Jump to content

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


Recommended Posts

21 minutes ago, jayney69 said:

Little bits of freezing rain a while ago against the window (sounded like tiny shards of ice hitting).  The MetO has us under snow from 8am-11pm. Surely not right?

(Sittingbourne)

I could well belive it looking at some models for today, some have a very slow front others push it through quicker. Another evolving situation today and somewhere is getting even more snow! 

Just managed to get to tgne nearest town to me and the roads round my way are silly no traction and first and second all the way 

6 hours ago, D.V.R said:

Designed to keep me on my toes lol.. I don't mind it actually - I won't know it's there so I don't have to keep getting up  to watch it.. 

No idea why this is quoted, apologies 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 8.2k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Officially signing off from my Perch by the window. Have a great year -  Enjoy it with your Families- Current pic - 4.5 inches    my favourite pic - Cheers All

So this is it, the end of winter. Time to look forward to Spring..... Wait, what's this?        Apparently not. So for the time being, we will remain as one for this cold spell. Ple

Just popped in to wish my southeast friends lots of snow, the radar looks very active so you should do well and that includes the coming days!..you deserve this

Posted Images

5 minutes ago, Surrey said:

I could well belive it looking at some models for today, some have a very slow front others push it through quicker. Another evolving situation today and somewhere is getting even more snow! 

Just managed to get to tgne nearest town to me and the roads round my way are silly no traction and first and second all the way 

No idea why this is quoted, apologies 

Think we will get anymore snow  ?

Link to post
Share on other sites

K, last chance today, I would just love to see a covering, I'm still in the green bit of Kent. Who knows eh, there is still hope and if it doesn't snow this is still a fantastic cold snap. Due in London tomorrow, will wake up and see how the trains look in the morning.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Will be amazed if it snow here later.

according to the ever unreliable weather app that you should never rely on for anything other than a laugh, the chances are the highest it’s been all week for snow, but the temp is forecast to be just 0

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, tomp456 said:

Will be amazed if it snow here later.

according to the ever unreliable weather app that you should never rely on for anything other than a laugh, the chances are the highest it’s been all week for snow, but the temp is forecast to be just 0

Same here, met is giving us heavy snow. It's going to rain isn't it! :)

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, soopdragoon said:

Same here, met is giving us heavy snow. It's going to rain isn't it! :)

Prob.

was under amber warning yesterday for snow and only minuscule particles of snow fell lol

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hoping to squeeze an inch or two today, both local schools have already made the decision not to open until Monday. 
Have a nice day everyone, and if it snows, make the most of it! :)

Temp: -1.3c (Down from +0.7 just over an hour ago)
DP: -4.4c
 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, <<Ryan>> said:

Hoping to squeeze an inch or two today, both local schools have already made the decision not to open until Monday. 
Have a nice day everyone, and if it snows, make the most of it! :)

Temp: -1.3c (Down from +0.7 just over an hour ago)
DP: -4.4c
 

Schools here have done the same, so we have a snow day even if no snow, so yippee to that!

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

roads like a ghost town here I have to say today is by far the worst day for driving the ice is un real! And yet the select few want to drive within 1 foot of my back bumper. 

Back onto today and already the snow from last night has filled the foot prints in and made the drifts even bigger couple of the drifts near 7 -8" now!

 

Using the HILRAM there is scope for more snow today and quite a bit! Note aswell wind is still an issue! Big gusts coming through here 

7am Radfar grab vs 7am HILRAM Pretty bloody close if you ask me.. I Would ignore any rain showing on the charts to start with that will be freezing rain or snow. The snow builds from about 8-9am so the next hour or so will be pretty quiet radar wise 

overview_007.jpg?2018030200 5a98f4589d18c_snow1.thumb.jpg.15ab5c7f4b11b6d4f7d92e1ddc5a07f1.jpg

Running it through then..

overview_009.jpg?2018030200overview_010.jpg?2018030200 overview_011.jpg?2018030200overview_012.jpg?2018030200overview_014.jpg?2018030200

overview_015.jpg?2018030200overview_021.jpg?2018030200

 

Even by 9PM it still wants to bring snow in.. Now the ARPEGE

overview_009.jpg?2018030200overview_012.jpg?2018030200overview_015.jpg?2018030200overview_018.jpg?2018030200

Moves it through slightly quicker but same sort of idea... 

AROME which hasn't been doing that great if I am honest 

preciprate_009.jpg?2018030200preciprate_011.jpg?2018030200 preciprate_014.jpg?2018030200 preciprate_016.jpg?2018030200 preciprate_017.jpg?2018030200preciprate_018.jpg?2018030200preciprate_019.jpg?2018030200preciprate_021.jpg?2018030200

GFS for fun!

Netweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS Image

 

Eyes down to the Radar again

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 2
  • Confused 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

To add first signs of things kicking of albiet early.. down in Kent, expect the radar to kind of fill out with PPN as the front moves north 

Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, James Oliver said:

Raining in Dover? Temperature is 0.2 degrees? 

I am fully expecting to be still under the green bit by the end of today, just our little bit, made of teflon  I tells ya! :D

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Surrey said:

roads like a ghost town here I have to say today is by far the worst day for driving the ice is un real! And yet the select few want to drive within 1 foot of my back bumper. 

Back onto today and already the snow from last night has filled the foot prints in and made the drifts even bigger couple of the drifts near 7 -8" now!

 

 

Eyes down to the Radar again

Hi Surrey,

Yes, if the ppn is heavy enough, it's likely to be snow, rather than freezing rain. We seemed to have imported, much less cold 850 hPa temps now, which has caused the freezing rain issue. Temps, just above the surface and especially the surface, itself, are still mostly below freezing.

Regards,

Tom. :hi:

Edited by TomSE12
Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, soopdragoon said:

I am fully expecting to be still under the green bit by the end of today, just our little bit, made of teflon  I tells ya! :D

Is it likely to turn back to snow? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Morning

Wind very noisy around the house all night, nothing accumulated overnight with the flurries I saw falling just after midnight but not surprised given the wind..Maidstone probably have them!

Currently -2.3c (after a high of -0.2c at midnight) and DP -6c.

Edited by lottiekent
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, TomSE12 said:

Hi Surrey,

Yes, if the ppn is heavy enough, it's likely to be snow, rather than freezing rain. We seemed to have imported, much less cold 850 hPa temps now, which has caused the freezing rain issue. Temps, just above the surface and especially the surface, itself, are still mostly below freezing.

Regards,

Tom. :hi:

All models that can predict freezing rain have it only effecting costal areas which I would agree with inland we are okay. The reason being is now the temps have recovered slightly on shore wind is playing a factor

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Surrey said:

roads like a ghost town here I have to say today is by far the worst day for driving the ice is un real! And yet the select few want to drive within 1 foot of my back bumper. 

Back onto today and already the snow from last night has filled the foot prints in and made the drifts even bigger couple of the drifts near 7 -8" now!

 

Using the HILRAM there is scope for more snow today and quite a bit! Note aswell wind is still an issue! Big gusts coming through here 

7am Radfar grab vs 7am HILRAM Pretty bloody close if you ask me.. I Would ignore any rain showing on the charts to start with that will be freezing rain or snow. The snow builds from about 8-9am so the next hour or so will be pretty quiet radar wise 

overview_007.jpg?2018030200 5a98f4589d18c_snow1.thumb.jpg.15ab5c7f4b11b6d4f7d92e1ddc5a07f1.jpg

Running it through then..

overview_009.jpg?2018030200overview_010.jpg?2018030200 overview_011.jpg?2018030200overview_012.jpg?2018030200overview_014.jpg?2018030200

overview_015.jpg?2018030200overview_021.jpg?2018030200

 

Even by 9PM it still wants to bring snow in.. Now the ARPEGE

overview_009.jpg?2018030200overview_012.jpg?2018030200overview_015.jpg?2018030200overview_018.jpg?2018030200

Moves it through slightly quicker but same sort of idea... 

AROME which hasn't been doing that great if I am honest 

preciprate_009.jpg?2018030200preciprate_011.jpg?2018030200 preciprate_014.jpg?2018030200 preciprate_016.jpg?2018030200 preciprate_017.jpg?2018030200preciprate_018.jpg?2018030200preciprate_019.jpg?2018030200preciprate_021.jpg?2018030200

GFS for fun!

Netweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS ImageNetweather GFS Image

 

Eyes down to the Radar again

Hmmm those charts looks seriously good for the midlands!!especially arpege!!any snow accumulation charts mate?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, shaky said:

Hmmm those charts looks seriously good for the midlands!!especially arpege!!any snow accumulation charts mate?

I take them with a massive pinch of salt as it is VERY hard to predict where the heaviest of the PPN is likely to be. For instances not one model has that heavy PPN over Kent right now... 

BUT here they are by end of play today

HIRLAM                                                     ARPEGE                                                      GFS (lost the plot?)

snowdepth_024.jpg?2018030200 snowdepth_024.jpg?2018030200snowdepth_024.jpg?2018030200

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Surrey said:

All models that can predict freezing rain have it only effecting costal areas which I would agree with inland we are okay. The reason being is now the temps have recovered slightly on shore wind is playing a factor

I've had the freezing rain since I woke at about 5 ( in Boxley )

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
×
×
  • Create New...