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South West and Central Southern England Regional Weather Discussion 22/02/2018 Onwards

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Just now, SN0W SN0W SN0W said:

I have no words

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Only 4cm for me. :nonono:

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Just looking at the Met Office synop' charts for the next 5 days, on the 5th day, I do like the look of the Scandinavian low heading for G.B. Very low pressure it is and if it gets here, well, I think we are talking snow and lots of it. Fingers corssed if you like snow.

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1 minute ago, Mapantz said:

22:30 update from pantz headquarters:

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I'm North of the M4 So I'm remaining on the ground

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That blizzard showing up on Thurs/Fri looks to be going on all night and all of the next day!

Netweather GFS Image

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3 minutes ago, DiagonalRedLine said:

If this is how busy the thread gets on the run up to a bitter and potentially snowy spell, then I do wonder how busy it’ll get should some disruptive snow breaks loose over the region later next week! We’d probably get through 100 new South West and Central Southern England chat threads and it still wouldn’t be enough! 

Not if the power goes off. :doh:

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Just now, wiltshire weather said:

That blizzard showing up on Thurs/Fri looks to be going on all night and all of the next day!

Netweather GFS Image

:air_kiss::give_rose:

Oh you tease!

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Down to - 0.9c and DP of - 3.1c. I think we can say the cold has started, and only going to get colder 

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Looks like the stack of logs to keep us warm when the power goes out that I've just finished chainsawing is going to need building a bit bigger!

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6 minutes ago, EllyTech said:

Not if the power goes off. :doh:

Just a note...facebook won't be any use to us either if we lose power 

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8 minutes ago, Zephyr said:

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Hope we see this again <3

I don't. Weymouth and Portland were the green shoots of recovery at the time. The hardest part of UK to turn white. 

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In all of the excitement I almost forgot my current obs:

Temp: 0.6°C - Hum: 77% - Dew: -3°C - Apparent Temp: -3°C - Wetbulb: -0.6°C - Wind Chill: -1.5°C - Bar: 1021.61hPa - Wind: E ~ ENE @ 4mph.

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1 minute ago, Frosty hollows said:

Just a note...facebook won't be any use to us either if we lose power 

4g :rolleyes:

I have back up power pack for phone too :D

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IAN JUST USED THE WORD RAMP! It’s like he’s giving us a sign... :spiteful:

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-0.1°C. The first of many air frosts to come. 

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1 minute ago, Nights King said:

4g :rolleyes:

I have back up power pack for phone too :D

Me too! I have two power packs that I got for Glastonbury.. the kids aren’t touching them!!

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1 minute ago, khodds said:

IAN JUST USED THE WORD RAMP! It’s like he’s giving us a sign... :spiteful:

Give us a sign!

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Blizzards devastated the South West 40 years ago 

It is the 40th anniversary of the start of what was one of the worst blizzards to have affected the United Kingdom in the last 100 years. It affected South West England and south Wales for five days from 15th to 19th February 1978 before milder weather edged in bringing a general thaw.

The cold air initially moved into the UK from the east around the 7th, and was further enhanced by a cold pool of air moving in from central Europe between the 10th and 14th .

The weather set up, with a huge contrast in air-masses either side of a weather front, led to considerable snowfall for the South West on the 15th and 16th and this was followed on the 18th and 19th by an unusually severe blizzard which extended to south Wales.

Snow accumulated to depths of about 60cm in places on Dartmoor and Exmoor and to 85cm at Nettlecombe (Bird’s Hill) in Somerset, but drifts of at least 6m were reported over a wide area which included Dorset and Wiltshire.

The exceptional weather cut communications and caused severe hardship, and although milder weather soon reached the south-west, several towns and villages were isolated by snowdrifts for some days and it was reported that there was still snow on the ground in early July.

Snow depths at 9am on 20th February:

Devon, Somerset, and Devon

85cm Nettlecombe, Birds Hill

60cm Princetown Prison

39cm Bovey Tracey Yarner Wood

38cm Crewkerne

40cm Winfrith (near Dorchester)

30cm Poole

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17 minutes ago, SN0W SN0W SN0W said:

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15 minutes ago, SN0W SN0W SN0W said:

I have no words

192-780UK.GIF?22-18

That’s feet right :spiteful:

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4 minutes ago, matt111 said:

-0.1°C. The first of many air frosts to come. 

Is this your first one of the year? :blink2:

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Just now, Frosty hollows said:

Is this your first one of the year? :blink2:

No it hasn't been quite that tropical here on the south coast. :rofl:

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7 minutes ago, Nights King said:

4g :rolleyes:

I have back up power pack for phone too :D

I've already used my data for the month :D

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3 minutes ago, karlos1983 said:

 

That’s feet right :spiteful:

Centimetres. European feet, which are rather small & irrelevant to proper UK life.

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