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

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Yes, given that only a few weeks ago so many were bemoaning the fact that winter was over it's been pretty impressive, especially for March - I never want to hear it said again that late winter snowfall cannot deliver the goods! For some it has been awesome, most of us have seen several snowfalls - no complaints here. Hope everyone gets home safely tonight - see you all next November!

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Well, as it seems it's all done for me down here, it's probably an appropriate time to reflect on a memorable week for the region. Yes, I've not done anything like as well as some others but I've seen decent, settling snow for the first time since March 13, so can't complain. The extreme cold will be the most memorable thing for me, particularly Wednesday and Thursday. I'm sure we've all seen enough to ensure we'll be back at the beginning of November to start off on another adventure!

I'd like to thank everyone, without exception, for making this forum such a fun place to spend time in. Special thanks to Steve M for all the invaluable updates and for having the patience to deal with all of us asking "is it going to snow in xxxxx?". 

Just a final thought, although there's been a few disappointments, I find it oddly reassuring that we humans still can't be exactly sure how it's going to pan out, even just a few hours before "an event". Let's face it, it would become boring if we knew with 100% certainty it was going to snow at 11.10am in 4 weeks time.

 

 

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Forgot to mention the freezing rain episode,which was amazing,as @Southender has said,its been brill in here,I love it,this thread has been buzzing,and everyone is brilliant,roll on some epic summer storms

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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.

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chucking it down here. beautiful scenes. Best cloud cover of the cold period. 

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Bye bye Beast. Miss you already.

See you in 20 years.

It was a blast...

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3 minutes ago, Come rain snow or shine said:

 

Go on - be a devil ;)

I’m not doing now it’s getting dark and the flash will go off😜

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Still snowing well - temp -1.9c, dp -2.9c here in Reigate...

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That was awesome!   Finishing up now but great last hour of snowball fights and sledging with the kids!   Just what the Dr ordered. 

Must remember to change my tag line below after this week! 

Edited by Big Dave

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Another thank you to @Steve Murr,who has probably been inundated with questions this week,how long before we welcome the east anglia lot back lol

Edited by snowrye

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Actually quite sad that this is the end of it. Been enjoyable posting again and reading everyone's posts and reports.

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2 minutes ago, FiftyShadesofSnow said:

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

Have a feeling we’re going to be sick of cold and snow by the time March is out

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It's still lightly snowing here. The snow I saw on Tuesday was out of this world. I have never sen it snow like that in my life. Didn't quite meet the totals of 2010, but very pleased with the offerings. Just wish it had cleared up a bit today so I could have seen my boyfriend, but will have to wait until next weekend now (goes away on business again on Monday).

 

I have some great pictures and a short video but they are all too big to upload/

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

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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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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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I had my snowy walk, so very happy. Thank you to everyone on this thread, you are all amazing! :)

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