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  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
  • Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
    10 minutes ago, MartinD said:

    Still Snowing steady here in Worcester and can't believe how amazing some of the drifts look, took this photo just down the road from my house.

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    Looks like Mount Rushmore Of England! 

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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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  • Location: Sedgley Black country 731ft 222 metres
  • Location: Sedgley Black country 731ft 222 metres

    Unbelievable snow tonight. Lovely alpine snow  and  in such a relative short time.   That's me done now. If there is a whiteout at Easter then you can have it.  What a winter in the west mids 

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  • Location: Upton, Northampton.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms
  • Location: Upton, Northampton.
    1 minute ago, MartinD said:

    Not good if you need to urgently pop out to the shops.... This was just around the corner from my house at 2:00pm this afternoon.

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    Amazing! Looks like shaving foam. The snow has looked a bit like that in this cold spell actually because of the powdery nature of it.

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  • Location: Worcester
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and tornadoes
  • Location: Worcester

    Just taken a total snow measurement in a sheltered part of my garden, currently we have just a shade under 21cm. Quite amazing really.

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  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Heatwaves, thunderstorms, cold/snowy spells.
  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL

    Looks like its getting more patchy from the West of the system now 

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  • Location: South Staffs
  • Location: South Staffs

    Also makes me laugh the coverage on the news. Banging on about everywhere apart from the areas worst effected tonight. The Midlands. Its the same with the football. They always ignore us. Up yours national media 

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  • Location: South Staffs
  • Location: South Staffs
    1 minute ago, MattStoke said:

    A fresh dusting so far. Few more hours to come hopefully.

    Pleased for you. Hope you get a decent covering. You have suffered more than any of us on here this winter.

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  • Location: Coventry
  • Location: Coventry

    Not that i'm bothered but we have had plenty of snow here and its still falling but the met off app is showing.clear skies for coventry at the moment ??? no wonder the beeb told them to do one

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  • Location: Russells Hall, Dudley, West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, hot sunshine and snowstorms
  • Location: Russells Hall, Dudley, West Midlands

    Still snowing very lightly here. Off to bed, might go for a walk in the morning :) 

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  • Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
  • Location: Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
    3 minutes ago, The Wolf said:

    Pleased for you. Hope you get a decent covering. You have suffered more than any of us on here this winter.

    Like someone said earlier, Stoke is greatly positioned to get snow from every direction but tends to only catch the edge of events rather than getting a direct hit. That sums up the winter here. A lot of small, short lived snowfalls. Good but a bit frustrating too.

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  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and sun in winter; warm and bright otherwise; not a big storm fan
  • Location: Bewdley, Worcs; 90m asl

    Some amazing pictures on Midlands Today after the 10pm news. The Bromyard to Ledbury road looked like the Arctic, with snowdrifts 10 feet high and more. I don't recall seeing anything like it.

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  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)
  • Location: pelsall, 500ft asl (west mids)

    Had gone light and patchy , now thumping it down again ???❄️❄️❄️

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  • Location: acocks green birmingham
  • Location: acocks green birmingham

    Severn Trent having a major issue in the B27 area no water pressure what so ever! Had a text off them to say they trying to fix the issue but been an hour now and nothing! No water and my bolier is reading zero. 

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  • Location: Frankley, Birmingham 250masl
  • Weather Preferences: the weather extremes in general but my favourites are snow & thunderstorms
  • Location: Frankley, Birmingham 250masl

    I love snow but I’m thinking that I’m ready for a warm up now, never thought I’d say that but yeah I think I’m going to send it all to MATTSTOKE as I wana get my Bmw back out ?

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  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent
  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent

    There were a few flakes & amazingly the ground is wet! Am I living in some strange micro-climate?

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  • Location: Harborne, Bham 187m asl
  • Location: Harborne, Bham 187m asl
    13 minutes ago, weirpig said:

    Unbelievable snow tonight. Lovely alpine snow  and  in such a relative short time.   That's me done now. If there is a whiteout at Easter then you can have it.  What a winter in the west mids 

    Incredible winter for the West Midlands. On par with 2012/13 if not better

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford
    1 minute ago, Arctic Hare said:

    Some amazing pictures on Midlands Today after the 10pm news. The Bromyard to Ledbury road looked like the Arctic, with snowdrifts 10 feet high and more. I don't recall seeing anything like it.

    Luckily I remember 1982, our village was cut off for around a week before diggers could get to us.  I remember seeing and playing in drifts that were easily 15' high and we made tunnels in drifts on the local lanes.  I'll have to have a look through my mom's photographs to see if I can find some with the snow on.

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  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Location: Worcestershire
    57 minutes ago, Dancerwithwings said:

    Hi DRL, Do you know why when using mobile phones you can't see someone's location , Laptop/desktop etc is okay ....?

    Hiya. If you scroll to the top of your screen and then click on the 3 dots , then tick the desktop site box. Then you can see peoples location 

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  • Location: Harborne, Bham 187m asl
  • Location: Harborne, Bham 187m asl
    2 minutes ago, markw2680 said:

    I love snow but I’m thinking that I’m ready for a warm up now, never thought I’d say that but yeah I think I’m going to send it all to MATTSTOKE as I wana get my Bmw back out ?

    Oh I have a BMW M Sport. No chance of that getting out anywhere soon

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  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Heatwaves, thunderstorms, cold/snowy spells.
  • Location: Walsall, West Midlands 135m/442ft ASL
    5 minutes ago, nobble said:

    Had gone light and patchy , now thumping it down again ???❄️❄️❄️

    yep very fine flakes though by the looks of it, but still counts and adds more :) 

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  • Location: South Leicestershire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow. Cold
  • Location: South Leicestershire
    3 minutes ago, high ground birmingham said:

    Incredible winter for the West Midlands. On par with 2012/13 if not better

    This event and the one in mid december is easily the best I can remember in Leicester for me personally. We did not do well in 12/13, 10 etc. Pretty much all the great winters for the rest of the country were still nothing more than 3 to 5cm at best in Leicester if my memory serves me.

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  • Location: Telford, c.150m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, ice, cold
  • Location: Telford, c.150m asl

    To be fair... the Amber Warning system is a reflection of potential disruption, hence why they're rare in the Highlands of Scotland even with two foot of snow, but more common in London with three centimetres - so the Ambers all week related directly to the fact that the vast majority of the population needed to get to work, etc. This is a Friday night, with much of the area already having snow-affected roads, schools closed, etc., and as people have said over and again in this thread this evening, a  lot of this snow wasn't really expected to reach this far, or was expected to be further over west, etc. 

    So, as with snow so often, it was difficult to forecast the track specifically, but also, a Friday night has far fewer people out and about urgently, so less of an impact. So less of a warning, or none. 

    It isn't any anti-Midlands thing, imo. It's just how statistics are applied. Nothing new. Nothing biased.

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  • Location: Frankley, Birmingham 250masl
  • Weather Preferences: the weather extremes in general but my favourites are snow & thunderstorms
  • Location: Frankley, Birmingham 250masl
    1 minute ago, high ground birmingham said:

    Oh I have a BMW M Sport. No chance of that getting out anywhere soon

    Mine before the snow got it. Tried to go to work in it today had to abandon it at the bottom of the road lol, thank f**k for my mrs trusty Mazda 

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  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and Snow -20 would be nice :)
  • Location: Solihull, WestMidlands, 121m asl -20 would be nice :-)
    3 minutes ago, mr benn said:

    Hiya. If you scroll to the top of your screen and then click on the 3 dots , then tick the desktop site box. Then you can see peoples location 

    Thank you Mr Benn never knew that :hi:

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