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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)

    I know it's only the GFS and the precip forecast is a little hit and miss but I'd bank this if I could:

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    I'd have a fun drive to work on Friday morning at half four :) 

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    We haven't seen a blizzard like this for a few years! Can't walk outside, it's blinding.

    Whole family has had fun with pup today who picked up a snowball on her name tag proof of freezing temperature.  Mrs Northernlights took these photos      Clear skies now and -0.8c Quite the Snow Dog!

    Still piling up. About to don my ski goggles and head out for a wee wander.

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  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter and dry and very warm in summer
  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
    13 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

    I know it's only the GFS and the precip forecast is a little hit and miss but I'd bank this if I could:

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    I'd have a fun drive to work on Friday morning at half four :) 

    You'd get the day off ;) 

    Looks like you're snowed in to me...

    Also, charge your phone son :p

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    57 minutes ago, JoeShmoe said:

    Be very surprised if Embra gets anything (before the weekend at least) - 101 lives outside the bypass and up a hill so he doesn't count :D

    If memory serves me correctly the last time we both had snow you did quite a bit better LOL

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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Freezing fog, frost, snow, sunshine.
  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl

    Met Office going for 10 hours of heavy snow here overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning whereas the GFS says relatively dry tomorrow with 19cm of snow on Thursday night. 

     

    Which will be right? I'm going to guess neither! 

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  • Location: Motherwell
  • Location: Motherwell
    1 hour ago, spindrift1980 said:

    Friday now subject to Met Office snow warnings for just about the whole of Scotland in the northerly flow - two slightly different warnings north and south of the central belt.  Not convinced about my own location as it notes that 

    "Some inland areas, sheltered from the northerly wind, seem likely to escape most of the showers."

    But it looks promising for some parts, and it does seem to have the 'wishbone' effect on the showers very far south (northern England).

    Model Thread is also getting excited about upgrades for Friday, which perhaps augurs less well! 

    As they say, this.  So many times I've seen heavy snow forecast and we miss out due to being "sheltered from the Northerly wind".  Fed up with that!

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  • Location: Southern Ochils 150m ASL
  • Location: Southern Ochils 150m ASL

    A pity we are not in California. A blizzard warning is in force at the moment in the Lake Tahoe area with up to 10 feet of snow predicted in the mountains!

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire
    9 minutes ago, Rickoza said:

    You can be guarenteed Motherwell would definetly be on that list too.........-)

    Oh quit your moaning, you'll be fine. It could be worse; you could stay in central London ;)

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  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
  • Weather Preferences: Lightning, Snow
  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
    14 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

    There could be a warning like that for all of Scotland and @Hairy Celt and @Hawesy would still miss out.

    ...and us.... don't forget us.... we'd definitely miss out. The only time we ever get anything is when a weather warning for heavy rain is issued for the West Coast - somehow that also means we will get drenched. But everything else is pretty much - even with a warning, it's going to miss us.

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire
    10 minutes ago, Rickoza said:

    You can be guarenteed Motherwell would definetly be on that list too.........-)

    Oh quit your moaning, you'll be fine. It could be worse; you could stay in central London ;)

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire

    Nice to see some of you familiar faces again after a little while since being on here. Models looking rather promising for the rest of the week I must say. Here's hoping there's no backtracking at the final hour! Anything akin to 2010 would be more than welcome in my books. Usually once Metoffice start reporting on it and the warnings come out that signals the death knell :p

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
    5 minutes ago, WhiteXmas said:

    Nice to see some of you familiar faces again after a little while since being on here. Models looking rather promising for the rest of the week I must say. Here's hoping there's no backtracking at the final hour! Anything akin to 2010 would be more than welcome in my books. Usually once Metoffice start reporting on it and the warnings come out that signals the death knell :p

    You know there's potential for snow when you turn up!! Have I even spoken to you since I moved to the dark side? :D Long time no see. 

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  • Location: bo'ness
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Sunshine
  • Location: bo'ness
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    Think my drive to work is going to be white then :D Met office warning for snow only for Friday but Sean's weather forecast on stv seems we're due for heavy snow tomorrow night 

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)

    The ECM at +240hrs is enchanting, if you spend a lot of time looking at charts you'll know they very rarely look like this:

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  • Location: Glasgow Southside 30m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Summer: Warm/Dry enough for a t-shirt. Winter: Cold enough for a scarf.
  • Location: Glasgow Southside 30m ASL.

    Forgive my skepticism but as far as snow in Glasgow is concerned I'll believe it when I see it, particularly when the direction of attack is from the north. And with the forecast temps, even if any snow does make it here I doubt there will be much to it.

    I can't see this being too prolonged either. Just a wee cold snap of the kind you should expect during winter. Nice to have, but I can't see it being one to remember.

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  • Location: Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow/Blizzards, Storms, Sun, Lightening
  • Location: Renfrewshire
    39 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

    You know there's potential for snow when you turn up!! Have I even spoken to you since I moved to the dark side? :D Long time no see. 

    All good here sir! Yourself? And what dark side would this be? :rofl:

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
    Just now, WhiteXmas said:

    All good here sir! Yourself? And what dark side would this be? :rofl:

    The far east of southern Scotland, not sure when I spoke to you last. It's different than being out west that's for sure :) 

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  • Location: Duddingston, Edinburgh
  • Location: Duddingston, Edinburgh
    2 hours ago, 101_North said:

    If memory serves me correctly the last time we both had snow you did quite a bit better LOL

    :-) .. aye in most cases it's the opposite though and the  rule of thumb is usually -10  uppers here in an easterly. In a northerly we usually get hee-haw  unless it's a trough / front 

    Numpties on the mod thread trying to compare this to 2010  - lol

     

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  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter and dry and very warm in summer
  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
    23 minutes ago, Hawesy said:

    Right, here's my predictions, carefully plucked from thin air and in no particular order, of your peak snow depth in the coming few days (let's say by end of Saturday). Apologies if you're not on the list, I'm not familiar with everyone's location! 

    HC 4cm (would have liked to have gone with 0cm here but just can't see it once we're in the Arctic air on Friday :D)

    Northern Strath 30cm

    Catch 8cm

    Ravelin 12cm

    101 North & Joe Schmoe 5cm

    Northern Rab & NL 10cm

    SW Saltire 5cm (Stirling)

    Nut & Cheggers 6cm

    Polar Gael 15cm

    Edo & Over the Rainbow 6cm

    Benvironment 15cm

    Big Innes 10cm

    Blitzen 8cm

    Mardatha 15cm

    Misty Queen 2cm

    SS 12cm

    Me (Hawesy) Trace (<1cm)

    How wrong can I be? If the models do a u-turn for the worse overnight I'll be in hiding....:D

    At home (until weekend) so 2/3 miles west of Dumfries.

    However Stirling and here look similar, maybe Stirling a touch better idk. Will get friends to update me but i reckon Graeme on here will send in pics

    I'm permanently jealous of Northern Strath (in winter) haha

    I hope you see a cm mate! It's possible 

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  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
  • Weather Preferences: Lightning, Snow
  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft

    If Catch is down for 8cm, I'm guessing I'll be around 4-6cm.

    But.... I'm expecting -10cm (that's right, a snow debt) - because - we probably owe snow back after 2010.

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  • Location: Comrie, Perthshire, Bonnie Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: bright & frosty/snowy; summer: hot and sunny.
  • Location: Comrie, Perthshire, Bonnie Scotland
    1 hour ago, Hawesy said:

    Right, here's my predictions, carefully plucked from thin air and in no particular order, of your peak snow depth in the coming few days (let's say by end of Saturday). Apologies if you're not on the list, I'm not familiar with everyone's location! 

    HC 4cm (would have liked to have gone with 0cm here but just can't see it once we're in the Arctic air on Friday :D)

    Northern Strath 30cm

    Catch 8cm

    Ravelin 12cm

    101 North & Joe Schmoe 5cm

    Northern Rab & NL 10cm

    SW Saltire 5cm (Stirling)

    Nut & Cheggers 6cm

    Polar Gael 15cm

    Edo & Over the Rainbow 6cm

    Benvironment 15cm

    Big Innes 10cm

    Blitzen 8cm

    Mardatha 15cm

    Misty Queen 2cm

    SS 12cm

    Me (Hawesy) Trace (<1cm)

    How wrong can I be? If the models do a u-turn for the worse overnight I'll be in hiding....:D

    *BANK*

    TOORPing outreach centre ODing on prozac-laced cup cakes this evening due to ECM having taken on the GFS in a drinking session that's turned into a lock-in. Stellas (obviously) for all of Fluffyshire. 

    Honestly, you'd think they'd never seen a snowflake...:whistling:

    Anyway, after a wee breeze and a bit of a dusting, looks like it might turn a wee bit chilly for the next several days. Bless. 

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  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
    1 hour ago, Hawesy said:

    Right, here's my predictions, carefully plucked from thin air and in no particular order, of your peak snow depth in the coming few days.

     

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    I'll take that. Can some be thundersnaw please?

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    SS checking in anyway; word is there be some snaw a comin.

    Certainly blawy oot the now. Euro 4 looking tasty for the morn onwards .

    Definitely time tae dust aff the old ramp. Been a while since its seen use.

     

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