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

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Whats so amazing is just how powdery the snow is...will be interesting to see if we get any wind over the next couple of days - could see some drifting.

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10 minutes ago, Nick F said:

Really no need for these kind of childish comments, just because some don’t have any snow, no need to take out on those who take the time and effort to post thoughts on what may happen, but may have been off the mark a little, never was looking to be lots of snow away from far SE and coastal E Anglia overnight and today anyway.

forecasting snow is not an exact science and the nature of these very cold showery easterly flows is that subtleties in the wind direction make quite a difference, NEly favours streamers for coastal E Anglia, Kent and E Sussex, ENEly favours more inland so S Essex, London, N Kent, Surrey, SEly drier for most apart from northern E Anglia and perhaps Channel coasts of E and W Sussex.

really need troughs or meso lows in the flow or frontal systems from low pressure on near continent for more organised snow getting inland on easterly flows. 

He has a point. Two days ago a perfectly reasonable poster tried to hold people's expectations in check for the forthcoming 48 hours (so up to now) and was hounded. He was simply saying its not 100% guaranteed across London and the home counties. He was right but those who hounded him offer no apology now I've noticed reading through the thread.

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looks like some heavy snow edging more west now - my way looks good

cheers southend!

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what are your thoughts on Thursday's low front guys? Do you think it will bring heavy snow to southern coasts? The thing is that I checked the latest models and all shows that the mild air is arriving around 12am Friday :( @Steve Murr ???

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What is a joy, is that Tonbridge appears to be the pivot point. By the way, hammering it down again

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I love it when there's no marginality like today.

Surface temperatures around -3c

Dew points close to -10c

But, Thursday & Friday will be a totally different matter!

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clear shift in wind direction has pushed the showers in a bit more - chucking it down here in Cliffe North Kent 

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20 minutes ago, username home said:

The irony in your post is off the scale. The bbc got their forecast right. 

Not for my location. I had several hours of heavy snow last night which they totally failed to forecast although the MetO had flagged it up for days. 

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Just now, username home said:

i am defending those that were shot down for erring on the side of caution - didn't see many messages of support for them when they were getting stick for being doom mongers. seems that you only get 'respect' on here if you say what people want to hear. 

Erring on the side of caution is fine but singling out other posters with personal snipes is not, it’s always the same, some miss out then take aim at those who suggested otherwise, just enjoy the cold weather and good possibility of snow for rest of week, I am, I have no snow but enjoying seeing photos from those who have, plus no problem getting to work or having to look after school kids on a snow day.

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Just now, SF-02 said:

He has a point. Two days ago a perfectly reasonable poster tried to hold people's expectations in check for the forthcoming 48 hours (so up to now) and was hounded. He was simply saying its not 100% guaranteed across London and the home counties. He was right but those who hounded him offer no apology now I've noticed reading through the thread.

The forecast from a few in this tread has been spot on,you just need to read what they say,steve murr is 1,always read his posts,always spot on,I love it here,so many great people,with a wealth of information,keep up the good work guy's,here's hoping for more action today

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no snow in surrey and the wind is light from the north east so need that to change to east :o(

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Just been for a walk out in the fields and took some pics. I crossed one road which still had hard-packed snow on it despite being gritted TWICE. I should imagine roads are like this all across mid-Kent, SE Essex and East Sussex right now, so the weather warnings were warranted. Even if this is not a deep snow event for all, this spell will be notable for the prolonged and deep COLD. If the breakdown occurs on Saturday it will have lasted nine days here.

 

Currently moderate snow.

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2 minutes ago, Steve Murr said:

looks like some heavy snow edging more west now - my way looks good

cheers southend!

Our pleasure, measured 6cms this morning in Westcliff, and it if this keeps up at the current rate we will easily pass 10cms today.

FC

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Still having a few light flurries here in Ashford but I am noticing the laying stuff is starting to thaw out now which is surprising considering how cold it is.

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Probably heaviest shower today at the moment, road white again where it was clear

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12cm in sittingbourne now! Still snowing!

what will tonight’s showers bring!!!

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11 minutes ago, Steve Murr said:

looks like some heavy snow edging more west now - my way looks good

cheers southend!

Heavy prolonged snow shower too! Added another 3cm, enjoy!

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6 minutes ago, SF-02 said:

He has a point. Two days ago a perfectly reasonable poster tried to hold people's expectations in check for the forthcoming 48 hours (so up to now) and was hounded. He was simply saying its not 100% guaranteed across London and the home counties. He was right but those who hounded him offer no apology now I've noticed reading through the thread.

Certainly right to have been cautious for those in London and Home Counties not seeing much snow and I was under the impression for this to happen too, though expected more in SE London and I wouldn’t haven’t have ramped up expectations for those away from far SE corner. But as I’ve mentioned, personal snipes at individual posters for being wrong is not tolerated on here, it’s just the weather at the end of the day and as there will always be winners and losers with the weather we are interested in experiencing, be it snow or thunderstorms, that’s the nature of weather, but organisations who keep things running smoothly have to be prepared in case when there is a risk, albeit small.

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Turned up this morning and job cancelled so you are stuck with me lol! I was due to start a large contract but due to the weather conditions the client has postponed it for 14 days even though I pre warned them. Never mind you win some loose some. 

Pretty much the same principle with snow, you win some loose some I find it absolutely disgusting that some people have the audacity to slate other people when they don't have snow. 

Some of us spend a lot of time analysing the data in front of us and trying to make educated guesses as to where snow may fall, which is bloody hard!! I bet not many people that are complaining couldn't even read a fax chart let alone the harder types. 

Fantastic pictures this morning from many who have seen snow, and if you haven't yet hold tight there is still opportunity for more snow this week! Maybe more widespread also and prolonged! 

Rant over, now where did I put the coffee.... 

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Chucking it down here. If i can stay under the 4mm/hr intensity for half an hour or so it should provide a few Cms! 

Wainscott, Medway. 

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Still chucking it down here (between Charing and Lenham on north downs). Must be nearing 20cm. Great stuff !

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