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Alba (Scotland) - One Last Gasp? Winter Part 25

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Medium range range non- scientific forecast from me after all this nice dry weather I predict that heavy rain, gales and snow will arrive on the 14th of March as we have arranged to have some slabs layed commencing on that date and they are in a very exposed area!!!!!!

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Medium range range non- scientific forecast from me after all this nice dry weather I predict that heavy rain, gales and snow will arrive on the 14th of March as we have arranged to have some slabs layed commencing on that date and they are in a very exposed area!!!!!!

This good weather has to break eventually NL! As you predict, it always comes when you least want it.

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Medium range range non- scientific forecast from me after all this nice dry weather I predict that heavy rain, gales and snow will arrive on the 14th of March as we have arranged to have some slabs layed commencing on that date and they are in a very exposed area!!!!!!

Sod's law is as good as any NL!

I've enjoyed the last few days, with frost by night and fairly warm-feeling sunshine by day. Certainly beats most of February weatherwise!

I must apologise for only really posting here intermittently but most of my activity, when i actually am on, tends to be concentrated in the political area. Since I last posted on here I got into the Scottish Space School in June and am doing a project at St Andrews University's Geophysics department in the summer holidays, so that will keep me busy and hopefully up my chances of getting into the uni I want to go to.

Anyway, more proper cold zonality perhaps on the horizon, a la early January perhaps http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110302/18/168/h500slp.png

We can, obviously, still get snow in March, but it tends to be shorter lived. March 2006 was the last properly snowy one, though 2008 had its moments, as did early March 2005 before that.

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Anyway, more proper cold zonality perhaps on the horizon, a la early January perhaps http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110302/18/168/h500slp.png

We can, obviously, still get snow in March, but it tends to be shorter lived. March 2006 was the last properly snowy one, though 2008 had its moments, as did early March 2005 before that.

And of course March 2010 will have the crown as the month with the longest sticking snow, despite (or because) the snow fell in late February and stayed for almost two weeks.

(good luck to you with all the school stuff, as ever...space school sounds fantastic :good::) :) )

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And of course March 2010 will have the crown as the month with the longest sticking snow, despite (or because) the snow fell in late February and stayed for almost two weeks.

(good luck to you with all the school stuff, as ever...space school sounds fantastic :good::) :) )

Of course, I do have a tendency to forget significant snowfalls outside of MBY, but that was pretty exceptional. And we had a bit of snow at the end of that month, even though the red warning was somewhat unwarranted for the amount most people got.

And yes, I'm looking forward to a week's 'geeking out' at Strathclyde Uni with other sciency types, and if I get through that I get to go to NASA at Houston in November.

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Of course, I do have a tendency to forget significant snowfalls outside of MBY, but that was pretty exceptional. And we had a bit of snow at the end of that month, even though the red warning was somewhat unwarranted for the amount most people got.

And yes, I'm looking forward to a week's 'geeking out' at Strathclyde Uni with other sciency types, and if I get through that I get to go to NASA at Houston in November.

Hey fingers crossed for you LS. Really hope you get to NASA at Houston!! What a fantastic opportunity!

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Calm morning here. Grey and 7C

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Dull, grey & still; or cack here too. :whistling:

Mission control to LSS: seed some snowstorms on your way up please!

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you tend to forget how the year is moving forward with the temps getting to the dizzy highs of 10c today still cloudy but and looks like it will continue this way for the next 3-4 days before it turns wet and windy again I was hoping this would last another month wishfull thinking

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GFS 12z is a belter so the ECM will be a party pooper. Still, I'm keeping the summer tyres on now, summer's just round the corner. :whistling:

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GFS 12z is a belter so the ECM will be a party pooper. Still, I'm keeping the summer tyres on now, summer's just round the corner. :whistling:

You mean all seasons? I suggest you buy some real summer tyres - just a couple of rain grooves and that's it. Will really encourage summer to come that would....:whistling:

GFS bringing in BBQ weather.....

http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110303/12/120/h850t850eu.png :mellow:

http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110303/12/144/h850t850eu.png:o

http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110303/12/168/h850t850eu.png:D

Snow BBQ at T144? http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110303/12/144/prectypeuktopo.png

ECM suggesting its possibly time for the the shades too, maybe just a little less warm, dry and sunny, but more on the right track compared to this morning:

http://www.netweather.tv/ecmimages2/20110303/12/ecmt850.144.png

http://www.netweather.tv/ecmimages2/20110303/12/ecmt850.192.png

http://www.netweather.tv/ecmimages2/20110303/12/ecmt850.216.png

http://www.netweather.tv/ecmimages2/20110303/12/ecmt850.240.png

GFS ensembles - definite warming trend in the T850s.....

I suggest everyone put away gloves, scarves, sledges etc. Might just work........:whistling:

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Of course, I do have a tendency to forget significant snowfalls outside of MBY, but that was pretty exceptional. And we had a bit of snow at the end of that month, even though the red warning was somewhat unwarranted for the amount most people got.

And yes, I'm looking forward to a week's 'geeking out' at Strathclyde Uni with other sciency types, and if I get through that I get to go to NASA at Houston in November.

Yes good luck with the School work, projects, Uni entry and all that guff LS. It was 12 years ago I started out at Uni (frightening thought) but it was a great time and the crux of my friendships today exist from that period. Hope you get your 1st choice :good:

Regarding the red warning from last March, my major quandary from that period was why it had taken until the very end of last winter to necessitate one? Especially given the amount of snow events that had preceded it in the months leading up. I don't doubt that it was merited though. We got over 50cms of snow within a short time and it was accompanied by high winds so some major drifting, road closures etc. Once I managed to get the drive cleared I had to head to Edinburgh and the only way south was via Aberdeen/Dundee, grueling stuff. Not forgetting that terrible incident with the School bus overturning which happened during that period. Very sad

Gonna miss this thread when it's gone, great to have a localised weather perspective/update from all around the country. Hopefully it can bow out with a visit or two from the white stuff

edit- though looking at the post from SS the white stuff may well be posted missing for the near future

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edit- though looking at the post from SS the white stuff may well be posted missing for the near future

I was joking of course. Reverse psychology and all that. The charts acutally look not bad today, at least for kiltland, but no guarantees!

h850t850eu.png

ECM similar at this stage http://www.netweather.tv/ecmimages2/20110303/12/ecmt850.144.png

GFS ensembles right way round:

t850Midlothian.png

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I was joking of course. Reverse psychology and all that. The charts acutally look not bad today, at least for kiltland, but no guarantees!

Haha as was I SS, though forgot my smiley so realise how it looked :D

Charts could indeed look worse, as you say no gaurantees, but at least the carrott has been dangled :drinks:

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I was joking of course. Reverse psychology and all that. The charts acutally look not bad today, at least for kiltland, but no guarantees!

[GFS ensembles right way round:

t850Midlothian.png

Scamp! You should have left it upside down, you've blown our chances now! :bomb: :ph34r: :diablo::aggressive:

8)

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Scamp! You should have left it upside down, you've blown our chances now! :bomb: :ph34r: :diablo::aggressive:

8)

T144 looks a bit dire. Cold just too far south.:whistling:

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T144 looks a bit dire. Cold just too far south.:whistling:

Scary, thought I was back in South Africa and the Antarctic had gone mad!!! rofl.gif(Reverse Physc very good SS, just hope it works sssshhhhhh.)

Grey but pleasant day here, temp currently 6.2C. Deck furniture unearthed for it's first outing, seeing as it arrived Mid November 2010!!!

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Scary, thought I was back in South Africa and the Antarctic had gone mad!!! rofl.gif(Reverse Physc very good SS, just hope it works sssshhhhhh.)

Grey but pleasant day here, temp currently 6.2C. Deck furniture unearthed for it's first outing, seeing as it arrived Mid November 2010!!!

http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110303/18/120/h850t850eu.png

http://www.netweather.tv/gfsimages2/gfs.20110303/18/144/h850t850eu.png

Nothing to see here. Move along please.

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One final TOORP to finish winter on. Great - it's all gone against us, the mild air is nailded on and we might as well give up on the witner of 2011-2012, it's just one big bartlett waiting to happen, such a shame I thought it was a 1963/47 rerun last week cause of the CFS at +100000 hours. :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

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One final TOORP to finish winter on. Great - it's all gone against us, the mild air is nailded on and we might as well give up on the witner of 2011-2012, it's just one big bartlett waiting to happen, such a shame I thought it was a 1963/47 rerun last week cause of the CFS at +100000 hours. :wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:

Has a certain well known prat's bottom person has been made a mod for winter 2011/2012 then...whistling.gif.....rofl.gif

BBQ cleaned and ready.

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I'm going to put my tomatoes out in the yard tomorrow, looks like 20c+ all next week.

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I might as well start hardening off my bedding plants from this weekend!!!:whistling:

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Here's to the memories some great slideshows courtesy of the beeb..

Winter Wonderland

That Week...

Trapped !

Let It Snow

Pictures Archive

One of my favourite shots is this one of Edinburgh getting an absolute dumping from a streamer...

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Who can forget this little feature..

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Or this blast of cold http://www.wetterzen...00120101130.gif

Interestingly March brought us this very late on last year..

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/8596448.stm

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