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Anyone with a macro lens needs to go and photograph the amazing snowflakes falling right now. This is the best i can do

So, both hi res models over which whose territory this system is evolving - Hirlam and Arpege (both I would have a lot of respect for) - have very decent accumulations forecast by Friday morning from

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2 minutes ago, I remember Atlantic 252 said:

so far happy with this event, around 6cms in places, but it's so windy, not much in other places, not as effective as 10 Dec, as cover not as complete due to the wind

main band is way off to the SW at the moment, we getting flurries ahead of it now, similar to 17th Jan '13

Meanwhile in Birmingham we have a millimetre or so in the drifts lol

Snow is just blowing around in the wind like powder!

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Light to moderate snow here blowing around. Not making a great deal of difference to surface cover but still nice nonetheless. Probably a couple of cms on the surfaces it hasn't been blown away from so not to bad and certainly better than nothing. I'm actually enjoying this spell for its cold alone now though as its been a long time since it was this cold during the middle of the day. It's really bitter out there especially with the added wind chill. Still could get a more significant cover yet though so fingers crossed.

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4 minutes ago, staffsnow said:

Just started snowing again with the wind really picking up

A fellow Burntwooder! I'm just up the road towards the common in Gentleshaw but work in Lichfield, where abouts in Burntwood do you live?

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3 minutes ago, Natalie Till said:

I would have loved to see snow much like everyone else, but, wow this cold is something else, feels arctic out in Brum today, not been this cold skiing!

Yeah it does have a very 'siberian' feel out there!  I was walking through Birmingham city centre yesterday during a mini blizzard and it felt sooo cold and bitter!  a real experience :)

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Snows picked up in Shrewsbury again after a couple of hours of nothing. Look to be under light moderate snowfall for a fir few hours year looking at the radar as it inches north. Might fragment though. Unlike yesterday, hardly any snowmelt in the dry spells, two days of low ground temps and below zero today has helped. 

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1 hour ago, Gord said:

I thought Liverpool copped a lot of snow on Tuesday? Have they really got nothing there? Some parts of the northwest really do deserve better. At least we do get in on some events here in the West Mids.

Im in the north west and we got drifts up to 4 foot in Oldham. :-)

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15 minutes ago, Walsall Wood Snow said:

Light to moderate snow here blowing around. Not making a great deal of difference to surface cover but still nice nonetheless. Probably a couple of cms on the surfaces it hasn't been blown away from so not to bad and certainly better than nothing. I'm actually enjoying this spell for its cold alone now though as its been a long time since it was this cold during the middle of the day. It's really bitter out there especially with the added wind chill. Still could get a more significant cover yet though so fingers crossed.

A little more intensity again now, looking forward to the dog walk later !

 

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What a frustrating cold spell. Showers dying on approach, streamers missing by a few miles, snow struggling to stick/melting, too far west, too far north, 20 miles outside Amber warnings a few times. Looks tomorrow has downgraded as well.

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1 minute ago, V for Very Cold said:

now that's just showing off!:diablo: lol

No way lol..

Tbh western fringes of my region have nothing or next to nothing..my proximity to the pennines has helped massively.

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Just now, MattStoke said:

What a frustrating cold spell. Showers dying on approach, streamers missing by a few miles, snow struggling to stick/melting, too far west, too far north, 20 miles outside Amber warnings a few times. Looks tomorrow has downgraded as well.

light flurries for us for rest of event, Saturday evening could be our best chance

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2 minutes ago, I remember Atlantic 252 said:

light flurries for us for rest of event, Saturday evening could be our best chance

Considering today a couple of days ago was supposed to be our best chance, then yesterday tomorrow now today it's Saturday we can't really get too excited by that. Maybe we'll catch a break yet though. Not that its bad at the moment mind, just somewhat underwhelming compared to other places.

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7 minutes ago, I remember Atlantic 252 said:

light flurries for us for rest of event, Saturday evening could be our best chance

Lol im afraid thats it for the majority of the midlands well if you live in hereford you must be doing the snow dance

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19 minutes ago, Walsall Wood Snow said:

Light to moderate snow here blowing around. Not making a great deal of difference to surface cover but still nice nonetheless. Probably a couple of cms on the surfaces it hasn't been blown away from so not to bad and certainly better than nothing. I'm actually enjoying this spell for its cold alone now though as its been a long time since it was this cold during the middle of the day. It's really bitter out there especially with the added wind chill. Still could get a more significant cover yet though so fingers crossed.

I work for Vaisala, who some of you may have heard of with regard to weather sensors and systems, in their Birmingham office. I get to see a lot of data, particularly related to road weather, and can say that this cold spell is exceptional both in intensity and extent and especially for this time of the year. It is comparable to anything I've seen in the last 30 years in this line of work. At 1100 this morning only 6 of the 1200 or so road weather stations I can view data from in the UK and ROI were above 0C, and these were, with one exception, right on the NE coast. Nowhere in Cornwall was warmer than -2.5C and a station within a few km of Land's End was reporting -4C. I was in Finland yesterday, where at 8am it was -24C, but it felt no colder than the dog walk I went on here first thing this morning !

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