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Looking at forecasts for weather and aurora, think I will head as far east as I can and take up station overnight at either Crail or St. Andrews. Last night was a total washout.

Kp hit 7 last night and is still currently running at 6. Just hoping the cloud keeps off till morning. 

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Good road trip up to Fort William. Snow from Crianlarich northwards until you reached the coastal plain.

Right just for fun here are some personalised snowfall predictions - these are for accumulation by the end of Wednesday and do NOT include Wed night/Thursday's potential storm.  @aggy 5cm  @M

An insight in to a snow lover texting their partner when away from home "Snowed overnight.." Me "Cool, how much??" "Not sure.." Me " send a picture of the bins" "Why the f##k

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44 minutes ago, frogesque said:

Looking at forecasts for weather and aurora, think I will head as far east as I can and take up station overnight at either Crail or St. Andrews. Last night was a total washout.

Kp hit 7 last night and is still currently running at 6. Just hoping the cloud keeps off till morning. 

This is as good as the cloud forecast gets:

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It's currently clouding over from the west:

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Good luck, sorry to sound doom and gloom but I don't fancy your chances :(

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Thanks Catch. Your pic just about sums up current conditions but we live in hope. With luck there may be a Foehn effect for the east coast. Really surprising the difference a few miles makes around here if there's a westerly flow.

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On 04/09/2017 at 22:58, More Snow said:

Actually having looked at the map in more detail, we will be NW of Aberdeen the nearest point on the map is a place called Wells of ythan.....just a few miles from Largue... I'm sure this winter will bring snaw for all of us.. yes even here in the peak district the trees have started to turn and that morning chill is most definitely there now...Winter is my favourite time of the year...and I cant wait for this one to get under way.

Hi there,I know the area,your around 15 miles east of me,I live in a wee village called Kennethmont,It's a fantastic part of Aberdeenshire,everything you need round about,your 15 minute drive to the small town of Huntly and 1 hour drive to Aberdeen or you can get the train.If you need a hand with anything give me a shout

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@Northernlights well quite, it's not like they can hide the rain!

We had lots more overnight last night, followed by a stunning sunny day today.... and guess what, it's raining again now.  Bloody snails and slugs are wreaking havoc in the winter greens at a time when the nights should be cold enough to put them to bed.

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Just now, Hairy Celt said:

@Northernlights well quite, it's not like they can hide the rain!

We had lots more overnight last night, followed by a stunning sunny day today.... and guess what, it's raining again now.  Bloody snails and slugs are wreaking havoc in the winter greens at a time when the nights should be cold enough to put them to bed.

Yes combines out again late  afternoon in spite of high humidities, moisture contents being ignored although some buyers have upped their maximum moisture levels from 24% to 26%. It really is turning into a salvage operation now. With even ash trees leaves going yellow it is really begining to feel like a very strange autumn.

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Many thanks Standfree... this move has been a long time coming. we are all really looking forward to moving just not the 9 hour drive to get us there.. checked the elevation out today and its actually 162.5m asl... so really hoping this will help with me getting my snow fix...ive spent the last few weeks scrolling threw the past regional threads from past few years to try and gage the snow potential.... I'm really looking forward to getting my weather station set up and coming in this thread to give up dates learn from others and hopefully plenty of pictures of lots and lots of Snaw...

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18 hours ago, Northernlights said:

It seems it wasn"t our imaginations  Scotland is getting wetter in the summer

 

https://blog.metoffice.gov.uk/2017/09/29/atlantic-depressions-bring-above-average-rain-for-some/amp/

It's been slightly above average here but nothing unusual. 

As for the above about the increase in rainfall, it's defo a trend alongside increases in temps and I'm sure I read somewhere about the last few years being far windier than normal too. 

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Yellow combines out in force this afternoon on the Black Isle. I hope none get stuck! Bizarre but just coincidence how most of our rain the last few days has been nocturnal.

I think Moray (as in @Northernlights's patch) has been especially wet this last few weeks, just based on my occasionally obsessive radar watching. I was lucky to get back home from my ride today just as the sky opened briefly. 

We went to see Wind River this evening - I was looking forward to some procedural cop stuff in the snow but it's not like that at all, it was at times brutal, harrowing and intense, but still pretty snowy. Fake snow mostly.

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Not a lot happening with the weather, the rainstorm for tomorrow was just a figment of the GFS's mind, probs for the best.

Today has been showery at times after a cool and clear start this morning:

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We're now heading into my least favourite weather month...please prove me wrong mother nature.

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19 hours ago, CatchMyDrift said:

Not a lot happening with the weather, the rainstorm for tomorrow was just a figment of the GFS's mind, probs for the best.

Today has been showery at times after a cool and clear start this morning:

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We're now heading into my least favourite weather month...please prove me wrong mother nature.

raft-on-the-river.jpg     Damn, and I took you at your word - we were trying this out on the firth earlier...

 

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Well after a fine  Friday and Saturday with combines everywhere I think the bulk of the harvest is done in this area and most of the straw was baled before the wind got up this afternoon. Now the grain will just have to be dried and the quality checked. We have been busy calving cows so the better weather is helping the calves get on their feet quickly. If it becomes more showery this  coming week then the mad rush to finish the harvest this weekend will have been worthwhile.

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7 minutes ago, Polar Maritime said:

The 1st 100mph gust of the Autumn season reported yesterday evening at Glencoe Mountain resort to.

Read that too fast. Was expecting to see a destination for the Glencoe Mountain resort at the end. Like Dundee. Not that windy though.

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8 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

Read that too fast. Was expecting to see a destination for the Glencoe Mountain resort at the end. Like Dundee. Not that windy though.

No nothing unusual as you say Hairy, Its just been a while since we've had any real wind to speak of. 

Apart from me earlier this morning:whistling:

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5 minutes ago, Polar Maritime said:

No nothing unusual as you say Hairy, Its just been a while since we've had any real wind to speak of. 

Apart from me earlier this morning:whistling:

Yeah it's been blowy since yesterday morning here. I was getting blown about on my bike, easy uphill at times, pedalling downhill and minding the hedges and ditches in crosswinds (no echelon to hide in). First big swirls of yellow leaves appearing.

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Cool breezy day here with odd shower early am.Made it up to 9c so grass growth slowing up. Getting dark early in the evenings so really an autumnal feeling. Still a fair number of fields of cereals to cut in the North of Scotland especially in Aberdeenshire .Not a vintage year on a lot of farms.

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21 hours ago, Northernlights said:

Cool breezy day here with odd shower early am.Made it up to 9c so grass growth slowing up. Getting dark early in the evenings so really an autumnal feeling. Still a fair number of fields of cereals to cut in the North of Scotland especially in Aberdeenshire .Not a vintage year on a lot of farms.

No, and it looks worse up beyond Alness from what I see from the A9, with lots of fields still standing.

I was down by Invergarry today and it looked like a proper gale had been through there at the weekend, with plenty of trees stripped of most of their leaves - more so than further north.

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