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  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night

    Looking ahead to Sunday (i know!) as the milder air pushed north, we could be caught by a nice little event as it fights against the colder air

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    I fear for the bench.

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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: Leith
  • Weather Preferences: Anything outwith the mean.
  • Location: Leith
    2 minutes ago, Penicuikblizzard said:

    I think the media circus have over hyped this cold spell,,,Ive seen more snow in Edinburgh from a Westerly ?

    That memory must put your age at 93. :D

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  • Location: Moffat - D&G
  • Location: Moffat - D&G

    It's nuking it here and Moffat Academy is closed today too. I was supposed to be working at Chesser in Edinburgh but despite winter tyres on the van, I'm giving it a miss. Bashing through snowdrifts on the way out or the way back anywhere in the 20 miles without mobile phone signal between the Beeftub and Broughton is probably not a great idea.

    I'm actually really surprised by the snowfall totals here so far because the hills to our east normally suck up most of the moisture when it comes from that direction, generally leaving us with bright but braw days. Radar suggests more to come :)

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

    Beautiful morning here :)

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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.
    5 minutes ago, Paul Martin said:

    Aye. I don't grudge it to anyone here either. Frustration on my part, and part of that is my inability to understand why there's a (relatively) effective snow shield here so close to the north sea action, whilst areas far west of here get hammered. I understand some of why that happens but the basic recipe of uppers, dew-points, convection, flow appears to be in place here so I'm not getting my head around whats going on. And hey someone's got to be the grump on here right ! :pardon:

    I'm sure it's to do with the northerly element in the wind?   You can see the thinning of the showers in the sea opposite Fife on the radar.  Until that shifts round a bit to full easterly,  then what we've got is what we'll continue to get.   (and I'm never wrong):laugh:

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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, GraemeB said:

    Streamer....

     

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    YOU CAN STREAMER OFF!   Lochgelly is shining like a beacon there!:laugh:

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  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl
  • Location: Near Lauder, SE Scotland, 175 m asl

    Must have around 12 cm here. It's really difficult to tell as drifting is getting serious.

    Looks like I'm aboot tae be streamed!

    If you don't hear from me; come with avalanche search poles.

    Edit.  Quick gairdin shot while I can still get oot the door.

     

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  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
    3 minutes ago, Blitzen said:

    yOU CAN STREAMER OFF!   Lochgelly is shining like a beacon there!:laugh:

    It's missed me anaw.

    :nonono:

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  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl
  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl
    4 minutes ago, GraemeB said:

    Streamer....

     

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    The full band is moving due west by the looks of it rather than in the direction the 'streamer' is pointing. Really intense looking on the radar 

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  • Location: Glenrothes, Fife 200m ASL
  • Location: Glenrothes, Fife 200m ASL
    1 minute ago, Blitzen said:

    yOU CAN STREAMER OFF!   Lochgelly is shining like a beacon there!:laugh:

    Yep, 10-15 miles further north and we would be mullered, but it seems we are destined to watch it slide south of us.

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  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)
  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)
    8 minutes ago, GraemeB said:

    Streamer....

     

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    Might just make it into the sweet spot

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  • Location: Leith
  • Weather Preferences: Anything outwith the mean.
  • Location: Leith
    4 minutes ago, Blitzen said:

    I'm sure it's to do with the northerly element in the wind?   You can see the thinning of the showers in the sea opposite Fife on the radar.  Until that shifts round a bit to full easterly,  then what we've got is what we'll continue to get.   (and I'm never wrong):laugh:

    Maybe but just north of east is what usually works best here in multiple previous setups. Basically I'm toys oot the pram just now, best thing is to go for a walk in what is currently a beautiful snowy day here (just not remotely snowy enough though!)

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  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
    4 minutes ago, Cheggers said:

    Might just make it into the sweet spot

    Just need a slight puff of wind to shift it a bit more to the north and we're good to go,.

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl

    Well.... the kids have been out with the 30cm Helix and we have an upgrade of sorts..... 5cm on the grass :yahoo:

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  • Location: Bo'ness, up top o the hill 73m/239ft ASL
  • Location: Bo'ness, up top o the hill 73m/239ft ASL

    Oh I'm watching that streamer and willing it towards me! Got a couple of very impacted centimetres here but nothing major. The noise through the night was proper 'Day After Tomorrow' stuff! What a racket. 

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife

    It is the nature of these events (just as with lake-effect in the States and Canada) that when streamers set up some areas get pasted while others miss out. Not much we can do about that!

    However subtle changes in wind direction can lead to a redistribution of showers so just because you're not seeing anything yet...that may change as the day goes on!

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  • Location: South Falkirk 111m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny in summer, cold in winter.
  • Location: South Falkirk 111m asl
    10 minutes ago, Cheggers said:

    Might just make it into the sweet spot

    Hitting us now I think and I will just about to go out with my ruler 

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