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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: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!
  • Location: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!
    2 minutes ago, GraemeB said:

    Red Warning issued!

    Graeme

    Missed us by a smidjin! But... that looks worrying... stay safe folks!

    Tim

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    taking one hell of a pasting here today. wind is howling around ive had to tape the letter box down :rofl: exceptionally heavy snow coming in, short bursts of sunshine, black cloud heading in again and still -2c 

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

    And just like that Currie disappears in a white out! Today just turned interesting again! 

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    RED WARNING ISSUED

    • Central, Tayside & Fife
    • SW Scotland, Lothian Borders
    • Strathclyde

    Between 15:00 Wed 28th and 10:00 Thu 1st

    Heavy snow showers and drifting of lying snow in the strong easterly winds will become more widespread across the area later on Wednesday afternoon, through the evening and overnight into Thursday. Roads will become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers. Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel are expected. Some communities could become cut off for several days. Long interruptions to power supplies and other services.

    Chief Forecaster's assessment

    Snow showers already affecting the area will become heavier and more prolonged later on Wednesday afternoon and at times through the evening and overnight period, with 5 cm of snow falling within an hour in some places and lying snow reaching 20-30 cm and possibly 40 cm in a few places by mid morning on Thursday. Strong easterly winds will lead to significant drifting of lying snow.

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2018-02-28

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

    Are they likely to upgrade the NE Scotland one too or is that yet lot?

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

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

    Think I'll stay away from the radar torture and just see what unfolds :D

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  • Location: Newburgh(Aberdeenshire)
  • Location: Newburgh(Aberdeenshire)
    37 minutes ago, Gogoslo said:

    We definitely have got off a bit lightly here in Balmedie.      Ellon just a few miles up the road has had a right pasting this morning .     Boss has just told us we can go home when we want.... :)

     

     

    That streamer is missing Newburgh also and heading for ellon ??

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  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W
  • Location: Kingdom of Fife: 56.2º N, 3.2º W

    Yey! 

    THUNDER SNOW! :yahoo:

    Out in park with the dog, only one thunderclap but loud and it was snowing!

    Some more doggy pics after I've had a cuppa.

     

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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
    1 minute ago, howham said:

    Are they likely to upgrade the NE Scotland one too or is that yet lot?

    Nah, we're hardier than those soft central belters. :rofl:

    Seriously, probably more to do with population density causing it to be raised rather than severity. If the M8 is closed with snow and people stranded everyone takes notice, if the B979 is the same.....

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  • Location: South Falkirk 111m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny in summer, cold in winter.
  • Location: South Falkirk 111m asl

    It's been quite full on here (up the hill) in Falkirk. It's been coming down in sheets Husband sent home from work in Glasgow has just ploughed his way up the path. 

    Red warning out. 

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  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)
  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)
    1 minute ago, snowidea said:

    It's been quite full on here (up the hill) in Falkirk. It's been coming down in sheets Husband sent home from work in Glasgow has just ploughed his way up the path. 

    Red warning out. 

    Just about to head home as well whilst there is a wee lull in the chaos.

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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.

    The, what I thought was a shower starting at 10am, is still going here.  No more thunder though.

    Gritters up and down all the time but roads filling in as fast as they're cleared.

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

    More Snow - hang a heavy curtain at the front door that will cut out draughts.

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  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
  • Location: Dundee - 140m ASL
    3 minutes ago, Ravelin said:

    Nah, we're hardier than those soft central belters. :rofl:

    Seriously, probably more to do with population density causing it to be raised rather than severity. If the M8 is closed with snow and people stranded everyone takes notice, if the B979 is the same.....

    Yep, it seems to be reserved for the most populous areas of the UK with busy motorways, airports etc. Put it this way, how many times have you seen the highlands under a red warning? Zilch. 

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

    Drifting is really getting going here. Back roads just about passable to those who have decent tyres and know what they are doing.

    A few phone snaps from short dug walk.

    Big camera wasn't charged (d-oh). Will be for the next walk when snaw could be seriously impressive.

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    Just now, Sawel said:

    Yep, it seems to be reserved for the most populous areas of the UK with busy motorways, airports etc. Put it this way, how many times have you seen the highlands under a red warning? Zilch. 

    Although I agree to a certain extent with the Met's logic on this I think a 'red' should apply wherever there is threat to life or disruption regardless of population density. 

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

    In years to come many of us will be looking back on what is currently unfolding. Enjoy the snow everyone but more importantly stay safe and check on any elderly neighbours to make sure they are ok :)

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