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Stiperstones village - 30 minutes of moderate wet snow falling, varying temperature 1.6C current from 0.9C.

 

The overnight dusting on old snow thawed. Further sugar coated with light graupel at 9.00am.

 

All a load of rubbish really. The met office are totally inept - ensure warnings cover a big area and everthing is forgiven. I don't think so!

Oh come on really!

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A cold clear day, With everything still frozen. A few shots while out walking earlier. Temp 0.4c Dp -1.9c WC 0.2c

METO should have followed the map 

Great Longstone at 11.00am this morning pretty difficult journey, what with fog and blowing snow very tricky approx. 20 to 25cms   also plenty of vids from Beeley Moor most are at 250m to 350mtrs

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Its the usual case of over-hyped expectations not coming to fruition and then lets blame the Met Office - pathetic..

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Dont blame the met this could have easily gone the other way. If it wasnt for the pesky warm sector it would have been a different story.

All it MAY have taken for large areas of the Midlands to see lying snow would have been say DPs 1c lower.

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Average depth is 13.5cm  now with light snow still falling. Thick fog since 2030 yesterday evening and the temp' according to the Davis on the roof mast, is -0.2c.

 

Party at TM's tonight, folks! Bring a sled!

 

Still cloaked in hill fog here, rain's stopped now. 3.7oC currently.

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The met office advance warning system is faulty. The weather teams today have square heads and  blind faith. 

surely multi million pound computers can be more accurate than they are currently?  otherwise what's the point.  Might as well just stick with the way they used to do it 50 years ago.

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the met put out warnings even for a lite breaze now a days. nothing but cold rain here atm.

Probably have to do it for Health and Safety reasons.

 

Ian Fergie said recently when asked about Weather Warnings that if it helps one person then it has served it's purpose.

 

One person may have been prevented from a broken leg after not slipping on last nights snowflake that fell at 600m asl.

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The only thing faulty with the MetO warnings were the people who failed to read what the warnings actually said!  

If you can't read, get Mummy to read them for you.   The pweety yellow piccy-tures do not depict where snow is actually expected to fall .....

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Awful, awful day here. 3-4 °C, raw, damp, murky, dull. The absolute worst kind of winter weather.

 

Yes, it's been better for coldies than last year. So would be going down to Sainsbury's and sticking your head in the freezer cabinet. :p

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Zzzz nothing here all day, nothing last night, all we had was that shower this time yesterday then drizzle, to mild anyway 3.3c/2c dp.

Blandest winter goes on.

 

You are right. It has been another pathetic winter, yet again, for most of us.

Hard to believe how good it looked this time yesterday and look how it all turned

out for most of us. Dull, dank, cold and horrible out there. The worst sort of weather.

I don't think we will get any decent snow events this winter.

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The only thing faulty with the MetO warnings were the people who failed to read what the warnings actually said!  

If you can't read, get Mummy to read them for you.   The pweety yellow piccy-tures do not depict where snow is actually expected to fall .....

 

As far as the warnings go, certainly I have no criticism of the MetO for issuing them based on what the pros saw at the time. The situation changed between the first and second warnings, and it would have been a failure on their part if they hadn't updated the warnings in those circumstances.

 

That said, I suspect I (and maybe some others) would have been less disappointed if the first warning hadn't existed at all, given that it was significantly more bullish than anything seen before or after. Yes, it got my hopes up (for a few hours) and I don't think that (disappointment, rather than anger at the MetO) is unreasonable.

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You Midlanders must be gutted, twice in the past 4 weeks I have promised my relatives in Tamworth heavy snow due to MetO warnings and twice it's been a flop with Yorkshire nicking your snow!

At least here I wasn't promised any in the first place!

Why does Edinburgh and Sheffield get so much snow these days, both Cities have on average the same number of days with snow lying as Birmingham - I checked the 1961-1990 average yet both Cities get a snow blitz while brumies miss out, as someone born in Birmingham that ain't fair.

Andy

Not to rub salt into the wounds or anything lol Snow at Holmesfield.

It won't look half as pretty by Friday lunchtime!

Just jealous

Andy

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Light snow 6-10pm apparently (MetO) it stopped snowing around 3.30pm here so we had a good 6 hours of falling snow today, though not accumulating to much it was nice to see it falling. We still have around 6/7cm of lying snow from overnight.

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Hi Midlanders ! Looking for some info, my County football team are playing Nottinghamshire at Rainworth FC on Sunday.

Is there anyone from the area on here ? Do you have much lying snow, if so, I doubt the game will be played, unless a quick thaw and it drains quick.

Thanks

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