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  • Location: Isle of Skye, 14m/49ft above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, wild! wild! wild! Frost, a wee bit o' sun....
  • Location: Isle of Skye, 14m/49ft above sea level

    Will try and get some pictures this week too! I'm sure it'll be like a competition for best snowy view in Scotland this week!

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

    Please God, give it to 101-North....I haven't got time for the pain!:D

    Hope you are right Catch.  

    Sitting here this morning with the sun streaming in seems a bit surreal and a bit hard to take in that which appears to be sitting on our doorstep for the next week or so?

    -0.1c/-1c

     

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    Just block me now - might be easier :D

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

    Could someone please explain what a Forth-Clyde streamer is? Is it when the showers travel further inland because they’re going over water?

    Hi mate 

    Have a read of @Jo Farrow blog explains it all perfect and is a fantastic read! :santa-emoji:

    Link below!

    https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/8748-sea-effect-snow---the-uk-version-of-lake-effect-snow-very-cold-air-across-the-north-sea

     

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  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
    13 minutes ago, CameronWS said:

    Could someone please explain what a Forth-Clyde streamer is? Is it when the showers travel further inland because they’re going over water?

    It's more some sort of semi-organised disturbance in the flow which creates a stream of showers which line up (with wind direction) to carpet bomb a narrow geographical area with one snow shower after another. 

    As it stands, we have cold, dry (continental origin) air moving over a relatively warm north sea. That means the air is undersaturated with moisture when it comes in contact (attempts to achieve equilibrium) with the sea so quickly sucks it up. When it hits dry land, it begins to rise and cool again, meaning its equilibrium water saturation drops sharply and it hits the dew point. As it's very cold, the dew appears directly as snaw.

    Combine these two and you might as well have a snaw machine on full downwind of you in the neigbour's garden.

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    See link in post above from a weather expert (I'm just a geochemist).

     

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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.
    1 minute ago, 101_North said:

    Just block me now - might be easier :D

    Now why didn't I think of that before now!:D

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  • Location: Carnoustie Angus Scotland. (week days) Dundee (weekends)
  • Location: Carnoustie Angus Scotland. (week days) Dundee (weekends)

    Morning all :) wonder if we may see thundersnow this time?  it fascinated me in 2010

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  • Location: Ancrum
  • Weather Preferences: HOT SUNSHINE!
  • Location: Ancrum

    SS did you ever get yer gas canister? Amazon brought me a breadmaker last night so we're in full seige mode here, it can snaw until Easter sunday lol

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  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
    Just now, mardatha said:

    SS did you ever get yer gas canister? Amazon brought me a breadmaker last night so we're in full seige mode here, it can snaw until Easter sunday lol

    Not yet. I'll come over by sled if we run low in bread. We're good for flour.

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  • Location: Luncarty (4 miles north of Perth 19m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summers Snowy Winters Stormy Autumns
  • Location: Luncarty (4 miles north of Perth 19m ASL)

    i think this graphic illustrates streamer/convective nicely 

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  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
    Just now, edo said:

    i think this graphic illuatrates streamer/convective nicely 

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    Thursday:

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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.
    1 minute ago, GraemeB said:

    Thursday:

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    WOW! .....Sayonara!

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  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl
  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl

    Grey skies here.  Awaiting the snowfest to come here this week.

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  • Location: Luncarty (4 miles north of Perth 19m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summers Snowy Winters Stormy Autumns
  • Location: Luncarty (4 miles north of Perth 19m ASL)
    10 minutes ago, GraemeB said:

    Thursday:

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    101 is getting buried?

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  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL
  • Location: Upper Tweeddale, Scottish Borders 240m ASL

    Glistening sunshine with a hint of mist. Beauty of a Sunday morning.

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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.
    Just now, edo said:

    101 is getting buried?

    Thank you God!:D

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

    i think this graphic illuatrates streamer/convective nicely 

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    One of the important parts is the convergence. In a similar fashion to a Pembrokeshire Dangler (see Google :) ) we've got a large lump of East Lothian and/or Fife which converges the wind and triggers the whole thing. The streamer can end up going slightly north of west towards Stirling or slightly south of west towards Glasgow. In the right conditions the Forth can be central Scotland's snow machine, if the streamer is strong enough it'll clear Greenock.

     

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  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
    4 hours ago, Snow Monster said:

    Morning all. Not posted in a while but this coming week has got my attention. What a stunning outlook from the Met Office to wake up .can’t remember them being so blunt about a forecast for a long time. 

    I spent a bit of time last night making new snow depth sticks as couldn’t find the ones from 7 years ago. Nearly time to see if I made the scale high enough.....

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    "Frequent and heavy snow showers for the rest of the week. Travel disruption likely." 

    Not sure I've seen a forecast like that before!

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  • Location: Tibbermore......Perth, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, frosty, snow....lots of snow! Oh....and more snow!
  • Location: Tibbermore......Perth, Scotland

    With such a sunny calm morning it’s hard to believe that we’re even going to have a visit from the beast!! Is this the calm before the storm? ? My family think I’m nuts for even mentioning a chance of snow and freezing temps! 

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
    1 minute ago, Landylou said:

    With such a sunny calm morning it’s hard to believe that we’re even going to have a visit from the beast!! Is this the calm before the storm? ? My family think I’m nuts for even mentioning a chance of snow and freezing temps! 

    It's definitely the calm before the crazy. It's beyond glorious this morning, stunning blue sky and birds singing like crazy:

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  • Location: Aberfoyle 50m asl
  • Weather Preferences: any storms
  • Location: Aberfoyle 50m asl

    Morning everyone what a beautiful day (again)  hopefully these blue skies are a sign of things to come this summer  We're long overdue a good one.anyway it looks like an interesting week ahead I'm not expecting much snow over here in west stirlingshire but you never know .I can't complain  it's been a good winter snow wise here in the trossachs without any deep freeze.

    I'd just like to add that @Mr Frost your voice of reason over in the mad thread is most welcome good luck in trying to bring stability into that area. some  more good posts and the Nobel prize maybe heading your way .:hi:

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

    The wife keeps asking me why I am always on my phone and not listening to her when she asks me something. I told her I am on the NW forum and checking weather charts for next weeks snow potential. She looked at me and told me to grow up, how dare she say that! I want a divorce! :closedeyes::rolleyes::laugh:

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