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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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15 minutes ago, Northernlights said:

Looks as though we may have a more north of east wind tomorrow so we catch up with the snowfall. Fine sunny day now but wind picking up and  what little snow we have snow constantly drifting across fields. Currently  -1.5c

Aye exceptionally light, blowy snow, no wonder our southern friends on the thread are seeing sizeable drifting as even smaller cover is creating plenty here. Some showers around today and up to -4c. Caithness reporting severe drifting with the A9 shut at Berriedale. Cairngorm had a -41c windchill this morn, bit chilly

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Roads were cleared out front around 10am this morning but slowly filling in again now.   Showers becoming more frequent and heavier and still windy.

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Temperature here creeped up to 0.5C in the last hour (compared to max of -2C yesterday).  Not as sunny today though and the wind definitely stronger so it actually feels colder today than yesterday. 

Birds here are getting desperate for food - first time I've ever seen crows trying to feed out of a bird feeder (the local gentry have a passion for shooting them so normally they are very wary of coming near the houses around here).

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Just back in from digging the drive oot again that wind has a fair nip tae it...:cold:

The showers have really picked up in the last couple of hours as I type this it's absolutely pish'in doon.

Loving it...!!!

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Can't say with certainty but think we're past peak snaw here for most of Edinburgh, well Leith anyway. Fewer blobs and fewer hits, and the ones we do get are more fleeting and lighter. Subtle change in flow maybe (although hard to tell from radar replay) and a lot more high-cloud today, wonder if that's limiting convection a bit. Aware that uppers are moderating a bit too. That said, looks like lots of folk are still in the firing line for mair heavy snaw, good luck ! :good:

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4 minutes ago, LeithRayOfSunshine said:

Can't say with certainty but think we're past peak snaw here for most of Edinburgh, well Leith anyway. Fewer blobs and fewer hits, and the ones we do get are more fleeting and lighter. Subtle change in flow maybe (although hard to tell from radar replay) and a lot more high-cloud today, wonder if that's limiting convection a bit. Aware that uppers are moderating a bit too. That said, looks like lots of folk are still in the firing line for mair heavy snaw, good luck ! :good:

Hmm not sure if it's over just yet! This stuff should affect us in Edinburgh:

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At last! Wee change in wind direction has this lined up for areas just South of Glasgow city centre - all the action has been North of here so far today. 

 

Direct hit from that line! 

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9 minutes ago, LeithRayOfSunshine said:

Can't say with certainty but think we're past peak snaw here for most of Edinburgh, well Leith anyway. Fewer blobs and fewer hits, and the ones we do get are more fleeting and lighter. Subtle change in flow maybe (although hard to tell from radar replay) and a lot more high-cloud today, wonder if that's limiting convection a bit. Aware that uppers are moderating a bit too. That said, looks like lots of folk are still in the firing line for mair heavy snaw, good luck ! :good:

there's a decent line now to the ESE - think that will be a barometer for us here, if that hits and is heavy maybe were still in the game but if it fragments and splits to to N and S as its been doing all morning, i'd tend to agree - from tomorrow the uppers start getting marginal here 

Edit. Snowman beat me to it!

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Just now, Mr Frost said:

At last! Wee change in wind direction has this lined up for areas just South of Glasgow city centre - all the action has been North of here so far today. 

 

Direct hit from that line! 

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Noticed this too. Let’s see what comes of it

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9 minutes ago, over_the_rainbow said:

Just announced that schools in Perth and Kinross shut tomorrow too. Actually not been much in the way of snow here since just before lunch.

Heavy showers here now so my be heading your way.

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Point of interest for anyone on the East coast. Full moon tomorrow (2nd) and highest spring tides a day or so after. With these easterlies there could be a substantial storm surge on top of high tides and waves.

Please, please stay safe and don't do anything stupid. A large wave full of gravel and cobbles is like a cement mixer. Very serious risk of injury or loss of life if swept out into water around 5C.

Snow back on again, think today is worse than yesterday

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