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  • Location: Motherwell, Lanarkshire
  • Location: Motherwell, Lanarkshire
    8 minutes ago, John_T said:

    Do any of you live in the Lowther Hills? I would love to know the snow depths there. The webcam in Leadhills looks like there is some really deep snow in that area. 

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    The guy who installed that webcam posts on here (moffatross?) - I believe he is involved with the Lowther Hills ski club, which should get some action at the weekend.  The two villages in the area (Leadhills and Wanlockhead) only have a population of a few hundred each.  Was up there in December and it was difficult to park the car because all the lay-bys  and parking spaces were full of snow, but there is definitely a fair bit more now than the pre-Christmas snow.

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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: West Salford
  • Location: West Salford
    4 minutes ago, Spindrift2017 said:

    The guy who installed that webcam posts on here (moffatross?) - I believe he is involved with the Lowther Hills ski club, which should get some action at the weekend.  The two villages in the area (Leadhills and Wanlockhead) only have a population of a few hundred each.  Was up there in December and it was difficult to park the car because all the lay-bys  and parking spaces were full of snow, but there is definitely a fair bit more now than the pre-Christmas snow.

    Ah, cool. I've been to Wanlockhead a couple of times as a scenic stop off on my way to The Highlands. Us lot down in North West England are having to live vicariously at the moment - we've had nothing but sleet, rain, and hail from this current spell. 

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  • Location: West Salford
  • Location: West Salford
    1 minute ago, moffatross said:

    I was up in Wanlockhead this evening to do some measuring up for a job, and I called in to the Hopetoun Arms at Leadhills to say hello on my way back out. There's a lot of snow, maybe 30-40 cm level on average, and most lay-bys are unusable so if you want to park, best carry your own shovel to dig a spot. The roads are clear enough just now, but were intermittently white with fresh snow tonight and there's quite a lot  of ploughings scattered about so wouldn't recommend driving them with a vehicle with low-profile tyres. Met up with a pal to had a wee headtorch ski on the hill to the north (Broad Law) of the road from Leadhills down to Elavnfoot, and lovely powder it was too :) ...

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    Thanks for the information! Looks like there is a lot more to come. I wonder what the final depths will be.  

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

    Roads people need to sort out their matrix messages - Cumbernauld through to Kirkintilloch on m 80 all showing Amber Warning and AVOID ROAD TRAVEL.

    :)

     

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  • Location: Paisley 74.0 m or 242.9 feet above sea level
  • Location: Paisley 74.0 m or 242.9 feet above sea level

    Laughing at the met o warning:

    After clearance of overnight rain and snow in the south of the area, we are back to the regime of clear or sunny spells and wintry showers. For one reason or another, ice is likely to pose a hazard across some areas this morning. Additionally, a further few cm of snow is likely across some of the high ground in western Scotland.

    Well far be it from me to tell the MO why ice might pose a hazard? :)

    On an aside, got a full snow warning for tomorrow from midnight till about 9AM for here, and then sporadic through the day. I will believe it when I see it though!

     

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

    Glad I didn't stay up late for last nights predictable non-event here! Despite being under a Yellow warning, and a baw hair away from an Amber zone, I've woken to less snow on the ground than when I went to bed :rofl:

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    8 minutes ago, More Snow said:

    I want know which one of you lot secretly erected a snow shield over my house????

    I drove up there and left because of the queue :rofl:

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  • Location: Aberdeen, Scotland. 24m ASL
  • Location: Aberdeen, Scotland. 24m ASL
    30 minutes ago, More Snow said:

    I want know which one of you lot secretly erected a snow shield over my house????

    These are actual snow shields. They do exist. 

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  • Location: East Lothian 88m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, warm spring, hot summers - nae chance in Scottie though!
  • Location: East Lothian 88m asl

    Woke up to less snow than there was last night ? @101_North @Hawesythink we need an easterly soon . 

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

    Well, that non-event gave me 1 cm or so.

    Currently snawin lightly aff some surprise wee shower that's popped oot o nowhere.

    Back tae the salt mines though; road distinctly black.

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

    Glad I didn't stay up late for last nights predictable non-event here! Despite being under a Yellow warning, and a baw hair away from an Amber zone, I've woken to less snow on the ground than when I went to bed :rofl:

    Same! I gave up at 23:00 and called it a night! 

    Be interesting to see/hear how much snow Ayrshire/Borders got in the early hours of this morning? 

    Woke up to see a couple of centimetres wiped off my lovely snow! :nonono:

    The chase begins again later tonight/tomorrow - looking good currently. (Although the Metoffice APP will change about twenty times before it arrives) 

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl
  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl

    Here's euro4's take on tomorrow's snow at the moment:

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    which sees their accumulation chart go from this: 

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    to this by the end of tomorrow:

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    Im presuming that the MetO are devising the warning and will issue it later today for it as the only warning in place that I can see is for ice and wintery showers which expires at 11am this morning 

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

    Not convinced on tonight/tomorrow morning yet - looks like it's weakening in 00z gfs?

    BBC have me as heavy snow all night, which is a certainty to mean we're getting heehaw.


    Again

     

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

    Well the snow didn’t come to much here last night after a promising start. Tonight into Friday looks interesting though with plenty more heavy snow showers forecast to come in from the west.

     

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    @Ruzzi beat me to it :p

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  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl
  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl

    Yep just need to see how it plays out, should have a better idea as we go through today, hopefully the shower activity will start to pep up. The text update looks promising: 

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    as does this:

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    but ofcourse we all know the forecast on MetO changes continuously, yet we all still look at it every wee while to see what it says and there's always that part of your kind thinking, oh that looks good ??

    I'm still maintaining an amber warning for areas similar to Tuesday, especially with moderate to heavy falls being mentioned. 

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)

    Last night's snow never looked like it was coming north despite the best wishes and hopes of people on here, including me. The band was rotating across the front which some people mistook for northwards progression. The Amber warning looked too far north as soon as it was released, hardly any of the latest charts took the precip as far north. Having said that the end result was the heaviest snow went slightly south, it could have just as easily jogged north like the big miss I had at the start of last year (think back to my snow measuring stick).

    It's ironic here that we did so well off the showers the other night then the storm I had pinned my hopes to has melted half my snow. Always next time and an easterly sounds good now @snowy owl

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

    I got a wee covering on the cleared paths and odd flakes drifting down this morning. Icy and car frozen up.

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  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl
  • Location: Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire - 188m asl
    29 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

    Last night's snow never looked like it was coming north despite the best wishes and hopes of people on here, including me. The band was rotating across the front which some people mistook for northwards progression. The Amber warning looked too far north as soon as it was released, hardly any of the latest charts took the precip as far north. Having said that the end result was the heaviest snow went slightly south, it could have just as easily jogged north like the big miss I had at the start of last year (think back to my snow measuring stick).

    It's ironic here that we did so well off the showers the other night then the storm I had pinned my hopes to has melted half my snow. Always next time and an easterly sounds good now @snowy owl

    You called it spot on, you'll likely see more snow again before tomorrow night from the same kind of direction as earlier in the week, just to add to your irony lol 

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

    You called it spot on, you'll likely see more snow again before tomorrow night from the same kind of direction as earlier in the week, just to add to your irony lol 

    It doesn't look as potent in the next 36 hours, I think normal service of showers fizzling out before they reach here will be resumed. At least I know what's possible now :)

     

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  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
  • Location: Glasgow Day - Stirling Night
    9 minutes ago, CatchMyDrift said:

    It doesn't look as potent in the next 36 hours, I think normal service of showers fizzling out before they reach here will be resumed. At least I know what's possible now :)

     

    Yep - agree with that. 

    Having said that, MetO just went yellow for us...

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

    I was up around 3am and it was moderate snow - but nothing like Tuesday.  Disappointing and a lesson in frontal ppn behaviour as CMD suggests!  Local roads still closed and we are running out of supplies.  Send a helicopter with a curry.

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