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Kent, Home counties and south London general weather discussion 25/02/2018 onwards

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Looking at NW Radar, we've got what, an hour of snow left in SW London the way it's moving and then that's all folks?!

Coming down quite heavy now though.

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Wife and I, arrived at her work, Care Home in Elmstead Lane, Chislehurst/Elmstead Woods border, just before 3. Main road from  Lee to Chislehurst, not too bad, side roads looked lethal though. Steady snow falling, in Elmstead Lane, from when we arrived, started to peter out a bit, about 4. As stated above, radar returns show, southern edge of band, fragmenting now.

Would just like to thank, Great Plum, for his advice earlier, it prompted myself and Colette, to leave earlier, as I sensed the weather would start to close in, by 3. Although snow was quite heavy at times, it hasn't added much to the cover, here. Would also like to thank Hotspur61, for his warning about underfoot conditions, fortunately, cab  journey, was door to door but thanks, anyway.

We brought quite a few things with us and told the Care Home manageress, Colette would like to leave this old f..t, here but there's no way I could afford BUPAs, £1500 a week charge, for a room! Bromley Social Services, will have to take up the cost! :D Manageress has now press-ganged Colette, into helping out! Have told manageress, I want my own Care Plan, drawn up, and expect a bed bath, in the morning. :D

So nice to have been able to bring my Laptop, with me. Will be able to keep staff up to date, for their journeys home, when their shifts, finish at 7 pm. Colette can relax now she's on site, for tom. mornings', 7 am start Would expect to return home, tomorrow night, once expected slight thaw, kicks in. But we're prepared to stay another night, if the thaw is delayed and road conditions, still remain icy. Colette has a 7 am start, on Sunday morning too.

Any members looking for a good, reputable Care Home, to place an elderly relative, who live in the area, near Elmstead Lane, could do far worse, than this one. The staff are brilliant, including my wife!! :D My father, lived here, for 13 years, until he died in October, last year, aged 95. So that's a recommendation, in itself. And no I'm not on commission!! :D

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your evening and a bit more, radar watching!!

Regards,

Tom.:hi: 

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Just walked to and from The Millhouse in Salfords with my 12 yr old son.  Snowball fights, drinks and chips at the pub....and then a very cold and snowy walk home.......amazing and 2 happy boys.  Warming up now at home with a vino and pointless.  Life is good today

 

BFTP

 

 

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Great spell of weather!! One we will all remember and can’t wait for the next one on here with all you guys !!! Thanks .... next up spring time.. please I need it now my business is suffering..... joys of being in the air conditioning trade 

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1 minute ago, BLAST FROM THE PAST said:

Just walked to and from The Millhouse in Salfords with my 12 yr old son.  Snowball fights, drinks and chips at the pub....and then a very cold and snowy walk home.......amazing and 2 happy boys.  Warming up now at home with a vino and pointless.  Life is good today

 

BFTP

 

 

Doesn't take much does it, BFTP? Simple pleasures. Great stuff. 

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22 minutes ago, throwoff said:

An ok winter saved at the last gasp by the Beasterly!

Signature updated, it shall be some time before it changes again!

Think it is about time for me to begin my great annual exodus, I shall return around October folks. Until then, farewell and enjoy the weather.

No.. your ultimately will keep em peeled.. Scout about the charts.. Forums.. And if there is an inkling of a flake.. Drop back to tell us your valued opinion...u won't be able to help it :-) 

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25 minutes ago, FiftyShadesofSnow said:

See you next weekend for the potential SE Blizzard:rofl:

 

Yes, one to keep an eye on in case, in case... the predicted nippy northerly undercuts the low over the SE as it moves eastwards.

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Before everyone hibernates for the season give it a few more days to see what transpires in the models.

Still a chance of something popping up in just over a week, unless that is you’re all bored of snow! 

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For anyone expecting the last pass of that band, for me here it was probably the heaviest it had been - really strong finish just before it petered out.  Now to find somewhere for a curry. 

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Thanks everyone. What a week! Been amazing. You lot are awesome! I topped out at 25cm with another few today, 5 days in a row of snow and ice days!! See you next winter (unless next Sunday’s forecast for a SE blizzard comes true......) ❄️❄️❄️

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Just back from a session on the Kentish alps. The North Downs have a Bruegel feel to them at the moment - low cloud, grey, misty, gentle fine snow falling. Apologies about the low-res nature of the pic.

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I've been lurking for a week or so but just want to say thanks to everyone for a fun few days! Kind of sad to see the beast departing but quite looking forward to seeing it warm up a little (although not too much as I hate hot weather - apart from when it storms....!)

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Wait till Monday be no one on here.has been great to watch the snow coming down and a few surprises that popped up,slow start to this beast but it once it go going it hasbeen awesome.

now time to look forward to the spring sun on our backs and looking forward to those long summer days.

bern a great experience with you guys and girls and look forward to the next beast.

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Been snowing well since 2pm here in SE London.

A mixture of big goose flakes and fine powdery snow,this followed a bout of freezing drizzle that coated surfaces in ice.Lethal underfoot and on some local roads.

The snow has dumped another inch today making a total for the week of 4 inches here.

Double the total of the SE coast where I hang my hat.

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Looking at the models and trends, plus SSW, I’m fairly confident of more snow later in the month, although nothing like this spell of weather. 

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Coming down really nicely now with this last little blob.. Went out with my boy and built a snowblob.. I also got a picture of a snow covered spider web. Screenshot_20180302-170945.thumb.png.bc051d7180a3ad41f612d7e658236913.pngScreenshot_20180302-171031.thumb.png.f936ef294493669a04700b118d16905e.png

 

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What an amazing week of near record cold, lots of snow, my first freezing rain event in the UK ever plus lots of great banter, knowledge and a mix of weather enthusiasts and people just wanting to find out where it's going to snow in this place. See you for hopefully some amazing storms in the summer or maybe record heat... or maybe before then :)

Thanks :)

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