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Scotland Regional Weather Discussion 27/01/14


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Yup luvly in fife. Had a wee drive wi ma pal up to st andrews n it was gorgeous. Freakn freezn wen u wer out the sun tho. View on way into st andrews was magnificent. Its only just dawned on me shudve got a fotie. Deary me...

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Just went out to empty the overflowing recycling bin and it's snawin.

 

Wet snaw, but snaw aw the same.

 

Falling on flowering snowdrops, first crocus and daff stems.

 

1.9 C.

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5C with sunny spells. Just a rogue shower early. Heavy sleet for a time last night.

 

A cover of snow in my mum's garden in Aberfeldy this morning though gone now. Local farmer says he expects more next week?? Not sure where he is getting that from.

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I got.... wait for it.... SLEET!! Ten mins driving through sleet this evening, I was so excited I nearly hit a deer!  Then there was a badger a few mins later, what an exciting time!

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Quite a decent weekend here weather wise. Saturday was bright and sunny pretty much all day, starting with a slight frost that didn't last long in the sun. Watching the kids footy in the afternoon the wind had an edge to it which reminded you that spring hadn't yet fully sprung. We had 3.5mm of rain sometime during the early hours of Sunday morning but dry and bright by the time I got up and just above freezing with no real sign of a frost. Went out for a run to take advantage and was overdressed as it wasn't as chilly as I thought it would be. There were signs though that the overnight rain had fallen as wet snow on the hills to the west,  but the sun had made that much less obvious by end of the hour that I was out. Later in the afternoon it clouded over and by the evening there was some light rain.

 

This morning started kind of damp but not wet and we've got a cover of white cloud with no breaks in it. Didn't note the exact temperature but sitting around 4/5C at 9am.

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Fairly cold here this morning first thing at 1.5c and sleet falling . Hills down to 600 feet have a fresh covering. Still only 2c but but breezy and sunny now. Been a strange old winter where even when it seems cold enough we never get snow to fall  at low level. Realise we have quite a few parameters to satisfy to get snow to fall but its made even stranger when you look at hills over 2000 feet have a solid mantle of snow. 

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A bit nippy here this morning, but a very pleasant day yesterday, we even had sun! So, winter never having shown it's face yet has now definitely been given a big shove by spring!

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The overnight ECM is promising if you like warm spring weather. Depending upon the position of the high pressure some places could be hitting high teens if not 20ºC within a week. My laptop isn't letting me copy and paste charts, or to save them properly, so you'll either need to have a peek or take my word for it.

 

Does anyone know what might be causing my problem? I only get an option to save charts as a GIF or bitmap, and then can't post these images into the forum.

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The overnight ECM is promising if you like warm spring weather. Depending upon the position of the high pressure some places could be hitting high teens if not 20ºC within a week. My laptop isn't letting me copy and paste charts, or to save them properly, so you'll either need to have a peek or take my word for it. Does anyone know what might be causing my problem? I only get an option to save charts as a GIF or bitmap, and then can't post these images into the forum.

Yes please!! Can feel the warmth of the sun now and starting to think about days spent outside with the kids and in the garden
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d'uh...it does work as a GIF:

 

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Some lovely settled weather coming up, for the first time in months Posted Image

 

Latest ECM not as warm looking as the 00z, but it will still be very nice in the sun. If we can't have snow and ice then I'll settle for chilly nights and warm days :good:

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Warning. Gratuitous snowy scenes, with sunshine, in Scotland coming up. If you're adverse to such things please look away now.

 

 

 

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There's going to be some cracking days out to be had in the hills and mountains in the next couple of weeks. Sunshine and snow...if I wasn't so skint I would go skiing :(

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Spring will definitely have sprung if ECM verifies. Not too far off that March week a couple of years back which delivered a weirdly warm and huge anomaly of a week.

 

Had to dig this one out, March 2009.

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ECM Day 6

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Some beautiful pictures on this thread of the mountains, may have to take a drive and take the kids sledging this weekend.

 

Apologies for not being on as often as I would like, new job at work demanding massive attention / travel, plus the good lady returning to work and having the wee guy to look after highly restrictive on time. ( ...that Plus the Atlantic driven muck beat me into submission..).

 

Good to see the hardcore Kilties still posting away. Top Effort.

 

 

 

 

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Going to be a lot of melt in mountains today and tomorrow. Roller coaster temps but back to snow on Friday. Hopefully not too much damage. Think Nevis and Glencoe will come out about even. However Glenshee is already getting patchy at the car park area so this could do some damage!

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Going to be a lot of melt in mountains today and tomorrow. Roller coaster temps but back to snow on Friday. Hopefully not too much damage. Think Nevis and Glencoe will come out about even. However Glenshee is already getting patchy at the car park area so this could do some damage!

 

Will a thaw/freeze cycle not help in the longer term? When we had the snow in late Feb 2010 it lasted for days on end as it thawed quite strongly and then froze solid into snowcrete.

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Will a thaw/freeze cycle not help in the longer term? When we had the snow in late Feb 2010 it lasted for days on end as it thawed quite strongly and then froze solid into snowcrete.

Yeh higher up it will be fine. However Glenshee relies on the lower slopes for access. The lecht has had it as already pretty patchy there. Cairngorm shold be ok but the volume of snow is not exceptional lower down there. Could probably do without the temps going up in March as the freezing will be limited to higher areas.
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