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  • Location: Northiam, East Sussex, 70m asl
  • Weather Preferences: snow,thunder,tornados
  • Location: Northiam, East Sussex, 70m asl
    2 minutes ago, FiftyShadesofSnow said:

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

    Yes please,can I order that,for everyone though,and the same amount for all,say 3ft and 25ft snow drifts,if I pay more,can I have express delivery,not the paper though

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    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

    Some photos from the last couple of days. Near Bewl Water in East Sussex.

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  • Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: Snow!!
  • Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
    22 minutes ago, Steve Murr said:

    Yeah it was a 3-4 hour batch - depending on location

    Mid kent done by 530-6

    London 630-7 

    North London/ home counties -730 

    all approximations

    Thanks Steve and all for the great updates and to all for the camaraderie x

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  • Location: Coulsdon, Surrey 147M (asl)
  • Location: Coulsdon, Surrey 147M (asl)

    snowing really heavily now in Coulsdon and probably now have the heaviest snow fall of the whole period.

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  • Location: Bedford, 30m asl
  • Location: Bedford, 30m asl

    Well whilst it has been a little disappointing for me personally vs what some others have seen this week, this definitely goes down as one of those big events that will be talked about in years to come. To put it into context:

    Jan/March 2013

    Feb 2012 (pretty localised)

    December 2010

    Jan 2010

    February 2009

    1991

    1987

     

    That's the sort of company this spell goes in with in "recent" years. An unprecedented 50cms of snow falling in a single day in South Wales, probably the biggest number of road and rail closures I can ever recall (beating even December 2010). Glasgow airport earlier commenting that it's the most snow they've seen in their history. Whilst we only managed an inch or two really here in Greenwich, to have seen the rate of snowfall we saw in Central London, to see the pictures from elsewhere around the region and beyond, not to mention the number of ice days we have recorded, anyone who claims that this has not been an historic spell of winter weather is simply being IMBY. -16c 850mb temperatures from the east is something that it could be a long time before we see again (bearing in mind the last time we saw these before that was 1991)

    The more encouraging thing about all of this for all of us should be that with the sun going into a deep slumber again, this is just the start of another run of cold winters to come. If we think about what happened in Feb 09, and what followed through the years until 2013, we should all be just a little bit excited about what still lays ahead - I would be fairly confident in saying that at least 2 of the next 4 winters will feature significant cold spells, and I would punt at saying 3 out of 4 to be honest.

    I also hope that this, in combination with March 2013, finally puts to bed the myth on these forums that we can't get decent cold once we get beyond mid-February. In fact, I would suggest that temperature wise we have benefited from catching the North Sea at it's coldest point.

    The last hurrah of the cold spell is still unfolding outside the window as I speak, and whilst there is that personal disappointment, this will certainly be a spell that's referred to 50 years from now

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  • Location: Welling/ Barbican by day
  • Location: Welling/ Barbican by day

    What a surprise finish to the beast with the teeth. Finished early no trains through bexleyheath and no flights out of city airport. 

    Will it go down as a memorable one. Yes bit not on scale of 87 or 91 as i was living on a hill in purley croydon. Was surprised by the strength of the wimd last night and last couple of days.someone on the mod thread posted insane charts for 18th but as its my birthday and mothers day next week i would rwally like a walk in the park after gbk. 313 pages in under a week erm..... we love our snow 

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  • Location: Northiam, East Sussex, 70m asl
  • Weather Preferences: snow,thunder,tornados
  • Location: Northiam, East Sussex, 70m asl

    Amazingly,its snowing again

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  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Surbiton, Surrey

    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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  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy, wintry weather
  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.

    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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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Weather Preferences: Southerly tracking LPs, heavy snow. Also 25c and calm
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

    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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  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 105 m (top floor 120m)
  • Location: Reigate, Surrey 105 m (top floor 120m)

    Stopped now in Reigate. Nice way to finish.

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  • Location: Woking Surrey 49m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow winter. Hot hot summers
  • Location: Woking Surrey 49m ASL

    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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  • Location: Horley, near Gatwick
  • Location: Horley, near Gatwick
    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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  • Location: Tonbridge,Kent
  • Location: Tonbridge,Kent
    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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  • Location: North of Steyning - West Sussex - some 10 miles south of Horsham
  • Location: North of Steyning - West Sussex - some 10 miles south of Horsham
    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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  • Location: NR LOURDES SW FRANCE
  • Location: NR LOURDES SW FRANCE

    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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  • Location: Ashford Kent
  • Weather Preferences: 1. Clear skies 2. Cold 3. Snow 4. Hot
  • Location: Ashford Kent

    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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