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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold. Enjoy all extremes though.
  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
    3 minutes ago, LomondSnowstorm said:

    Hi everyone, long time no see!

    If you haven't been following my antics on facebook I'm back in Scotland this year working in Cumbernauld for an MP/MSP for my sins, but I've still been tracking the charts closely. It took me a wee bit to get into the schedule of 9-5 rather than the ad hoc night time working I'm used to so I haven't posted in far too long but the -15C uppers have drawn me back in again:cold::cold::cold:

    I'm just back in from a (quiet) night out with some other long lost friends so I'm a bit tired but if I don't do a proper summary tonight I'll get one up tomorrow morning after the 00Zs are out. There were one or two moments in the evolution where it looked a tad dicey, and had the potential to turn into something of a high pressure snoozefest here a la February 2012 but fortunately I suspect it's more a question of how good and how long rather than if we'll get any snow at all at this stage, at least for those of us not to the west of the mountains...

    You know you're going to be asked loads of embarrassing questions don't you?  ( Not by me) :rolleyes:......but I will be looking out for the answers!:laugh:

    Great to have you back LS.

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    This will get lost amid the avalanche of posts....scuse the pun. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN FOR ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN 7 AND A BIT YEARS I HAVE A MEASURABLE SNOWFALL!  Only a cm mind but a landmar

    Let's just start with the money shot - both the ECM and the GFS agree that, as of Wednesday 12pm, the upper air temperatures will be sitting at -14/-15C over most of Scotland, the wind will be pretty

    We had a bit of a struggle to get to the hospital this morning, the bus was 20 mins late and the taxi got fed up waiting and had gone. But we got there and hubby had the op, it's not cancer it's just

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256

    Little Fluffy Clouds, Cumulonimbus mix

    and boy is it good with the new sub.:yahoo:

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  • Location: Leith
  • Weather Preferences: Anything outwith the mean.
  • Location: Leith
    10 minutes ago, Sawel said:

    Have many events bettered that other than 2010 I'm guessing?

    There's been a few good ones in my memory but Feb 1978 here was biblical at points and is 2nd in my mind to Dec 2010.

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  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
  • Weather Preferences: cold and snowy in winter, a good mix of weather the rest of the time
  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
    3 minutes ago, 101_North said:

    For the 2nd time tonight I find myself typing Welcome Back :D

    Cheers, good to be back :D It's been a decent enough winter especially given how often we've had westerlies (3 days off because the office was closed for snow isn't bad for cold zonality!) But we haven't really had a decent easterly since 2013 and even that winter was mostly too marginal or too late, but this one is really setting up very nicely, with the depth of the cold pool and the positioning of the block leaving something like a November 2010 as a distinct possibility. 

     

    5 minutes ago, Paul Martin said:

    Yay you're back ! We've got the full house :friends: Will someone be relaying back reports from the Freuchie met station  ? :D

    Well I'm back living at the Freuchie Met Station until the summer at least so I suspect that Tuesday onwards the commute to Cumbernauld will get 'interesting' to say the least:cold:

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  • Location: bo'ness
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Sunshine
  • Location: bo'ness

    According to sean batty its the wrong type of snow to make a snowman! But perect  for sledging as the air will be so cold There goes my plan of making use of a week off from work lol 

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    4 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

    Little Fluffy Clouds, Cumulonimbus mix

    I haven't heard The Orb in years but now 2 mixes of that track in one evening :D

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  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Severe Gales, Hot & Sunny or Cold & Sunny!
  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
    18 minutes ago, LomondSnowstorm said:

    Hi everyone, long time no see!

    If you haven't been following my antics on facebook I'm back in Scotland this year working in Cumbernauld for an MP/MSP for my sins, but I've still been tracking the charts closely. It took me a wee bit to get into the schedule of 9-5 rather than the ad hoc night time working I'm used to so I haven't posted in far too long but the -15C uppers have drawn me back in again:cold::cold::cold:

    I'm just back in from a (quiet) night out with some other long lost friends so I'm a bit tired but if I don't do a proper summary tonight I'll get one up tomorrow morning after the 00Zs are out. There were one or two moments in the evolution where it looked a tad dicey, and had the potential to turn into something of a high pressure snoozefest here a la February 2012 but fortunately I suspect it's more a question of how good and how long rather than if we'll get any snow at all at this stage, at least for those of us not to the west of the mountains...

    Bloody hell mate from Stockholm to Cumbernauld!? So sorry to hear that. :D Would not wish that on my worst enemy. :rofl:

    Good to have you back! 

     

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  • Location: Trinity, Edinburgh
  • Location: Trinity, Edinburgh

    Hi all.. Old lurker here coming out of the woodwork :) can't believe I joined here in 2005 lol 

    I'm expecting most of us to get plenty of snow next week, but perhaps not for too many in the first hit from the East

    No signs yet of this being a brief cold snap and opportunities abound with those crazy uppers and relatively high SSTs

    Expecting to be sledging on Corstorphine Hill by the start of March, and the West must be hit at some point... 

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
    13 minutes ago, Paul Martin said:

    Can only speak for Embra in Feb 1991 easterly. 2-3 weekdays of heavy snow showers then on the Saturday afternoon into the Sunday a heavy and long fall. Decent depths, I'd have to find the pictures I took in town on that Sunday (didn't do digital photography back then!). 

    It was certainly a good event in Glasgow. I was up skiing in the Cairngorms and when I got back to Glasgow there was about 8” of snow. Not in the same league as Jan 1987 but notable nonetheless.

    Nice to see you back @LomondSnowstorm :)

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee
    6 minutes ago, Paul Martin said:

    There's been a few good ones in my memory but Feb 1978 here was biblical at points and is 2nd in my mind to Dec 2010.

    1978 was great here too and only equalled or bettered by 2010. Inland especially in the Highlands there have been many better events but for the East coast these are the best since 1963/47 etc.

     

     

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  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
  • Weather Preferences: cold and snowy in winter, a good mix of weather the rest of the time
  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
    Just now, Mr Frost said:

    Bloody hell mate from Stockholm to Cumbernauld!? So sorry to hear that. :D Would not wish that on my worst enemy. :D

    Good to have you back! 

     

    Thanks - I'm still living in Freuchie so I haven't had the full experience of Cumbernauld other than my office in the village but the job's good and there's only so long you can stay in Stockholm without actually earning money :rofl: I've still got the option to do another year back over there too after the summer but for now you're stuck with me :friends:

    Anyway I'm going to have a bash at a summary now...

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  • Location: Barrhead, East Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Severe gales, thunderstorms, snow
  • Location: Barrhead, East Renfrewshire

    This place is buzzing tonight!

    Netweather may need a bigger server or this forum is going to crash next week!

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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold. Enjoy all extremes though.
  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
    7 minutes ago, Michael Kaii said:

    According to sean batty its the wrong type of snow to make a snowman! There goes my plan of making use of a week off from work lol 

    Trust batty Sean to know that!     Doesn't stick to the dog either.:D

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  • Location: Barrhead, East Renfrewshire
  • Weather Preferences: Severe gales, thunderstorms, snow
  • Location: Barrhead, East Renfrewshire

    I don't why but I found this comment hilarious!

    Rust accumulations! :rofl:

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  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
    20 minutes ago, Norrance said:

    1978 was great here too and only equalled or bettered by 2010. Inland especially in the Highlands there have been many better events but for the East coast these are the best since 1963/47 etc.

     

     

    I've been in Dundee since 1999. Moved from Northern Ireland. 2010 is head and shoulders above anything I've experienced to date and is the yardstick of cold and snowy spells that I judge others against. I love hearing and reading about the famous winters in bygone years from 47 up to the 90's. Would have been amazing to have experienced them but with this cold and snowy spell looming I have a chance to experience something akin to those epic winters of the past. 

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  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Severe Gales, Hot & Sunny or Cold & Sunny!
  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
    17 minutes ago, 101_North said:

    Well - loads of old faces reappearing today! At this rate even @More Snow could drop in :D

    Speaking of old faces - what ever happened to @Buriedundersnow ?

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

    I've been in Dundee since 1999. Moved from Northern Ireland.

    What a coincidence! I've been in Edinburgh/Currie since 1999. Moved from Northern Ireland :)

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    5 minutes ago, Mr Frost said:

    Speaking of old faces - what ever happened to @Buriedundersnow ?

    Stillburiedundersnow?

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  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Severe Gales, Hot & Sunny or Cold & Sunny!
  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
    1 minute ago, 101_North said:

    Stillburiedundersnow?

    I know what happened now - judging by this farewell post. :D

    I am sure you all kept in regular contact and emailed all the time...:rofl:

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    4 minutes ago, Mr Frost said:

    I know what happened now - judging by this farewell post. :D

    I am sure you all kept in regular contact and emailed all the time...:rofl:

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    Looks like he abandoned the forum in anticipation of something @Hawesy was about to post! Snow depths? More wet baws chat?

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee
    24 minutes ago, Norrance said:

    1978 was great here too and only equalled or bettered by 2010. Inland especially in the Highlands there have been many better events but for the East coast these are the best since 1963/47 etc.

     

     

    @sawel Just checked the records. Late Jan 1984, Jan1987 and Jan 1993 all had similar depths of snow in Dundee in comparison with 1978.  For higher parts in NW Dundee Feb 2001 and Jan 2013 also had around 30cms but early Dec 2010 did beat all records since 1963.

    For the record 1984 and 1993 came from depressions crossing the country West to East in very cold PM air. 1987 and 1978 were Easterlies. Feb 2001 a North Easterly and i think Jan 2013 was Easterly as a depression came up from the SW into a Scandy high.

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  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl
  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl
    1 hour ago, 101_North said:

    Heavy Weather! Great album!

    Anyone for an evening of snow related song titles :D

    Anything by The Drifters

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  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
    18 minutes ago, 101_North said:

    What a coincidence! I've been in Edinburgh/Currie since 1999. Moved from Northern Ireland :)

    I come from North Tyrone (Strabane area) how about you?

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