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  • Location: inter drumlin South Tyrone Blackwater river valley surrounded by the last last ice age...
  • Weather Preferences: jack frost
  • Location: inter drumlin South Tyrone Blackwater river valley surrounded by the last last ice age...

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    This shows how large the area of missing snow currently is .. eastern europe/russia .. green line shows average extent for this date 

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  • Weather Preferences: Lots of snow!
  • Weather Preferences: Lots of snow!

    Kimmirut is almost completely frozen over today. Only yesterday it was open water, there were strong winds and the sea was choppy, it must have frozen over fairly quickly after the wind died as it was -21c.

    Kimmirut Weather, Kimmirut Webcam

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  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hoar Frost, Snow, Misty Autumn mornings
  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL

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    This shows how large the area of missing snow currently is .. eastern europe/russia .. green line shows average extent for this date

    Link missing?

    Anyway, today snowline edging West, some loss in Kazakhstan but overall gains. Hudson Bay starting its annual freeze, and the tongue edges closer to Iceland. :-)

    http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/DATA/cursnow_asiaeurope.gif

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  • Location: Cardiff/Reading Uni
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Sun, Heat, Cold,T/storms via Spanish plumes *rare*
  • Location: Cardiff/Reading Uni

    Link missing?Anyway, today snowline edging West, some loss in Kazakhstan but overall gains. Hudson Bay starting its annual freeze, and the tongue edges closer to Iceland. :-)http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/DATA/cursnow_asiaeurope.gif

    Its getting close to Iceland would be nice to see the bridge form.... Quite an extensive ice gain too in the last 24hrs!

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  • Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

    The ice bridge to Iceland would be fascinating to see. Surely you can see the ice coming from the cost of Iceland now

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  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Summer:sunny, some Thunder,Winter:cold & snowy spells,Other:transitional
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.

    Although they may yesterday's charts these two are of interest, especially given the fact that parts of Poland have had snow within the last 24 hours, it seems.

     

    Firstly cryosphere is back up from its long holiday and then the latest from NOAA.

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  • Location: Paris suburbs
  • Location: Paris suburbs

    The ice bridge to Iceland would be fascinating to see. Surely you can see the ice coming from the cost of Iceland now

    Nah. Can you see Belgium from the Essex coast? They're similar distances, and ice is on the water's surface rather than being a landmass, so even less visible. And it's not an ice bridge forming there, as in the ice originates from that area, but rather it's rather flowing south from cooler seas and then melting. That's one reason why it won't make any significant progress. Sorry to be a party pooper!
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  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level
  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level

    Very surprising to see snow so far south in Texas of all places, so early in the season.

     

     

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  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania

     

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    Gstaad-Saanenland on Thursday morning: the snowfall is not yet sufficient to open most ski resorts. Photo: Switzerland Tourism (Webcam)
    Snow marks winter's return to Switzerland
     

    Published: 21 Nov 2013 10:53 GMT+01:00

    Updated: 21 Nov 2013 10:53 GMT+01:00

    Snow hit low-lying areas of Switzerland for the first time this season on Thursday with accumulations of up to five centimetres in the western part of the country and up to 20 centimetres in the mountains.

    The wintry conditions led to tailbacks on the A1 and A9 motorways and main roads around Lausanne, according to media reports.

    The right lane of the A-1 was blocked for an hour between Winterthur and upper Matzingen in the direction of Saint Gallen on Thursday morning because of an accident in icy conditions, the Blick newspaper reported online.

    Zurich is bracing for snow on Friday when more of the white stuff is forecast across the country, except for the valleys of Ticino, MeteoSwiss, the national weather service said.

    Up to 15 centimetres is expected in areas of the canton of Zurich at an altitude between 600 and 800 metres.

    Actual accumulations will depend on temperatures, which are hovering either side of zero in the valleys and on the plateau.

    There is still not enough snow for most of the country’s ski resorts to open, although Switzerland Tourism said seven ski areas were open with limited lift services on Thursday.

    At Zermatt, in the canton of Valais, 16 of the area’s 54 lifts were reported operating.

    Other resorts with limited operations included Gstaad Mountain Rides (Glacier 3000) in the Bernese Oberland, Engelberg-Titlis and Rigi in Lucerne, and the Graubünden ski centres of Davos, Klosters and Engadin-St. Moritz.

    Most ski resorts are not scheduled to start lifts running until the end of the month or in December.

    However, Verbier in the canton of Valais announced it will open this weekend with a limited number of runs open, while Crans-Montana, also in Valais, is scheduled to start its season on Saturday.

     

    http://www.thelocal.ch/20131121/snow-marks-return-of-wintry-conditions-to-switzerland

     

    Rather poor winter beginnings in Switzerland..

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  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 78m asl

    I don't think it is a poor beginnings for winter in Switzerland - most resorts don't open until December anyway!

    It is bring hailed as an excellent start on the alps discussion thread... Certainly, if there's snow in interlaken, which is relatively low lying, then that's good news! :)

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  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania

    I don't think it is a poor beginnings for winter in Switzerland - most resorts don't open until December anyway!

    It is bring hailed as an excellent start on the alps discussion thread... Certainly, if there's snow in interlaken, which is relatively low lying, then that's good news! Posted Image

     

    Oh that is good news then...I will check out the "Alps discussion thread" too as the subject is of interest! I have relatives and brother living in canton St.Gallen (NE) whom have expressed a different opinion however... I do too remember snow in Zurich and in the lowlands in early November in the late 90s...this juncture in the year is not unusual...but its early days as you imply to judge a seasons worth. ! 

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  • Location: lincoln
  • Weather Preferences: erratic weather,week of v.heavy snow or cold
  • Location: lincoln

    Very surprising to see snow so far south in Texas of all places, so early in the season.

     

     

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    well that a decent positive! post-15601-0-71476500-1385297860_thumb.p 

     

    http://www.snow-forecast.com/maps/dynamic/usa?over=none&symbols=snow&type=snow.next3days

    http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/snow-ice-targets-albuquerque-o/20260411

     

    http://www.wunderground.com/weather-forecast/US/TX/Amarillo.html?MR=1

    wonder how long before the reds go from over europe...they never stay the same for more than a couple of weeks. this picture will change! post-15601-0-82083000-1385298180_thumb.p

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  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and Cold.
  • Location: High Wycombe

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    Its getting closer....  The Icelandic Ice Bridge that is.

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  • Location: Bude
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme weather...heavy snow and heat waves
  • Location: Bude

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    Its getting closer....  The Icelandic Ice Bridge that is.

    Only a couple of pixels away now
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  • Location: Puddletown, Dorset
  • Location: Puddletown, Dorset

    Only a couple of pixels away now

    A bit worrying - will polar bears start raiding the bins in Iceland if the ice sheet makes contact? LoL

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  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and Cold.
  • Location: High Wycombe

    I dont imagine its vety thick right now. But if it makes it, it would perhaps allow the ice to thicken gradually.

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  • Location: lincoln
  • Weather Preferences: erratic weather,week of v.heavy snow or cold
  • Location: lincoln

    Just for a bit of fun not super accurate Posted ImageSaturday post-15601-0-56322400-1385335665_thumb.g Sunday post-15601-0-87681700-1385335678_thumb.p

    310miles=20 pixels 1 pixel= 15.5 miles dover to calais 30 miles http://www.vedur.is/hafis/tilkynningar/ !!

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  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Hoar Frost, Snow, Misty Autumn mornings
  • Location: Near King's Lynn 13.68m ASL

    Just for a bit of fun not super accurate Posted ImageSaturday Posted Imageicebridgecomingsat.gif Sunday Posted Imageicebridgecomingsun.png

    310miles=20 pixels 1 pixel= 15.5 miles dover to calais 30 miles

    That image transports me to the 1980s and swapping computer game cassettes with your mates. If only we could find the right hex address for the POKE we could send those pixels to Iceland.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEEK_and_POKE

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  • Location: lincoln
  • Weather Preferences: erratic weather,week of v.heavy snow or cold
  • Location: lincoln

    That image transports me to the 1980s and swapping computer game cassettes with your mates. If only we could find the right hex address for the POKE we could send those pixels to Iceland.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PEEK_and_POKE

     so BASICALLY we need the weather to give the charts a Killer Poke (8 bit cheat) in the right direction. loved playing boulder dash on the acorn electron! hope this winter does not drop a rock on our heads! post-15601-0-73578000-1385338346_thumb.p

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  • Location: lincoln
  • Weather Preferences: erratic weather,week of v.heavy snow or cold
  • Location: lincoln

    Snow news here but Low latitude based  Texas is still having a large serving of winter weather post-15601-0-24516200-1385340496_thumb.g its  very cold for that area.

    http://wtvr.com/2013/11/24/deadly-storm-extends-to-texas-east-coast-in-its-sights/

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  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Summer:sunny, some Thunder,Winter:cold & snowy spells,Other:transitional
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.

    Snow news here but Low latitude based  Texas is still having a large serving of winter weather Posted Imagecursnow_usa (2).gif its  very cold for that area.

    http://wtvr.com/2013/11/24/deadly-storm-extends-to-texas-east-coast-in-its-sights/

     

    The USA looks highly likely to get a properly EPIC start to winter, going by those images.

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  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Summer:sunny, some Thunder,Winter:cold & snowy spells,Other:transitional
  • Location: Newbury, Berkshire. 107m ASL.

    Plenty of snow coming to Finland in the coming days, this forecast courtesy of Helsinki and then the ensembles for the same location.

     

    http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-FIXX0002:1:FI

     

     

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    Some serious scatter there and quite early on in the run, but I think the trend will be our friend.

     

    Likewise, Moscow's forecast continues to be a thing of beauty and some decent ensembles being produced too.

     

    http://uk.weather.com/weather/10day-RSXX0063:1:RS

     

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    The early signs are that December 2013 is shaping up to be good one over in Europe right now, just whether we become entrenched in some of that cold remains to be seen.

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