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Truly awe-inspiring..

 

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19 minutes ago, rubble79 said:

Definitely stopped here now. No matter how many times I check. 

Word of warning, if you have non weather fan friends over, and they bring a bottle of champagne, don’t make the first toast ‘to the Beast from the East’ - it quite simply  has made things awkward and I’m not sure I’ll be seeing them again... :oops:

Its Weather you forgive them :).. If the they understood they would be on here too 👍 

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1 hour ago, winterfreak said:

Whereabouts did he bale out?

If you look no slippery tyre marks... So it before it started snowing proper.. Freezing drizzle this morning took him out... Upper Green Road shipbourne 

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Just look at the tail on that big blob in the channel. Wonder where that’s going and if its rain or snow 

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15 minutes ago, Ellozee said:

If I see more falling snow in March, in Deal, I'll buy you a beer/wine/non alcoholic beverage

March can deliver more snow than the other cold months. Prepare to open your wallet <evil grin>  ...  yet March can deliver warmth! 

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My parting gift to this thread.

Great day. 5cm on top of what i already had. Temps all week below freezing , currently -0.5c hightest its been since monday. Still wth Snizzle..

As ive already said i will remember the spell for its deep cold..(Deep snow would have topped it )

I had 4 snow events but each only delivered 2-3cm at best. ( 5days of lying snow , not seen for 5 years)

Looked great each time though so not to dissapointed. Today was the icing on the cake wth the freezing rain ( not seen before) then topped up wth a 4 hour spell of snow.

Will i remember this Winter in 10 years time. ?? Probally !! But at the age of 45 ive seen a fair few better...

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Urgh. Like a dagger to our hearts. The big drip is upon us. 💧🙁

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5 minutes ago, Southender said:

Urgh. Like a dagger to our hearts. The big drip is upon us. 💧🙁

lol gr8 quote!!! Love it, even though what it means.

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Built a snow shelter yesterday, the eskimos will be disgusted but we gave it a go. Question is how long will it last. Taking bets, will do a daily update!!...

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5 minutes ago, Reefseeker said:

As I waved the snow goodbye this evening, I wondered when you are off storm chasing for me and my son to stay up far too late waiting for the live stream to kick in following you all. It's something we look forward to every year after winter has passed and there are no more dreams of snow to be had. 

On that subject, echoing what so many others have said, what a great cold spell it's been. I have seen falling snow every day since Monday, worn our 'Austria gear' because it is so cold outside, found out the dog really doesn't like snow and likes his 'snow coat' even less, and seen freezing rain on cars and bin lids. And of course, had snow on the ground to top it all off, with some lovely unexpected streamers and just catching the edge of the west country snow yesterday (my homeland in the Mendips got plastered). 

It's been a time of reminiscing with my son, who is 18 now, so 13 during the last proper snow, and 10 for the 2010 event, which was fabulous for us. Some of you know he has aspergers/special educational needs, so he is still in some ways a 6 year old in the body of an 18 year old, and he really misses 'old times' when it was OK for him to feel and act young, whereas now he really struggles with the complications of his evolving 'grown-up' life. The snow has instantly transported him and me back to this younger times, and today we spent hours in the woodlands in Esher tramping around in the snow just like the good old days, while yesterday we even managed to sledge down a bit of grass that had sufficient snow not to take out the whole of the bottom of it. The passing of time as shown through years between snow falls eh?

As with many others, I am here all year (and now reaching my 10th year - WOT?), but you can't beat a great winter spell for the excitement it brings. I really hope we don't have such a long wait between this one and the next:cold:

 

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All the very best for your son.  

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34 minutes ago, D.V.R said:

Because of the longer days, I'm very much an outdoors person during summer..

The shorter days in winter forces me into hibernation during winter so I spend more time in here, but I agree with the highlighted bit.

Me too, I’m an outdoors person all year though, when it’s not raining. Don’t like being stuck indoors at all. My allotment keeps me busy all year. Hopefully a nice summer to enjoy, this year.

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19 minutes ago, TomSE12 said:

Evening all,

Well what a fantastic last week of Winter, that was and a fabulous start to March. This is right "up there", with some of my favourite, late Winter spells. I mentioned, in a post the other day, that I would have to include, Feb 1986, not so much for the depth of snow, it never got that deep in the Bromley, N.W.Kent area but the depth of cold, was incredible, returning a below freezing CET, for the month, incredible. Also one of my favourite late Winter spells was late Feb/early March 2005. A bit like this year, a sudden change in synoptics, occurred at roughly the same time of the month, as this year. Some of the best northern blocking, synoptics, I've witnessed, since I started looking at model runs, on the internet, in about 2003/4. I recorded, nigh on 2 weeks of falling snow, on consecutive days. Albeit, mostly in flurry form but where I lived in Bromley, we had 2 Thames Streamer events.. Don't think that number of consecutive days of snow falling, was even matched by 1962/63, incredible.

The depth of cold, in this current spell, has certainly been noteworthy. Sure, not everyone benefitted, from snowfall, this week. Twas ever the case, with the convective, streamer-type events, we've seen, for some of this week. Those areas, to the north and west of London, are going to struggle, to see snowfall, due to their distance, from a source of moisture. Although, I do remember, an event in Jan, a few years ago, when, parts of N.London and a few locations, to the north of London, , caught the tail end, of a Wash Streamer. Think there were problems, on the M11, too but the year, escapes me? 

Just heard on News24, that South-Eastern trains, have had to stop running trains through the Lewisham area, owing to passengers, getting off a train, down onto the tracks, when a train, got stuck outside, Lewisham station. Totally crazy!!

My wife and I are holed up, at her work for the night, in Chislehurst.

Thanks to everybody, for their input, this week,  it's been a blast. This forum has really come into it's own, this week.

Hope you all enjoy, the rest of the evening.

Very best wishes,

Tom.

I remember March 2005. I’d just started seeing my now wife then and we both skived off work and watched as 9 inches fell through out the day. It was then she realised she was with a weather fanatic. She still married me so it worked out ok

This spell has been fantastic. But for me nothing will ever come close to 1987. That’s the holy grail in my eyes. Living up near blue bell hill even back then we were in the firing line and ended up with 2.5 feet of snow. I was a young lad and thought that was fairly normal, especially as 4 years later we had another amazing snowfall. 😂little did I realise the pain of snowless winters thereafter. Here’s some classic pics from around Medway in 1987 

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11 minutes ago, Reefseeker said:

As I waved the snow goodbye this evening, I wondered when you are off storm chasing for me and my son to stay up far too late waiting for the live stream to kick in following you all. It's something we look forward to every year after winter has passed and there are no more dreams of snow to be had. 

On that subject, echoing what so many others have said, what a great cold spell it's been. I have seen falling snow every day since Monday, worn our 'Austria gear' because it is so cold outside, found out the dog really doesn't like snow and likes his 'snow coat' even less, and seen freezing rain on cars and bin lids. And of course, had snow on the ground to top it all off, with some lovely unexpected streamers and just catching the edge of the west country snow yesterday (my homeland in the Mendips got plastered). 

It's been a time of reminiscing with my son, who is 18 now, so 13 during the last proper snow, and 10 for the 2010 event, which was fabulous for us. Some of you know he has aspergers/special educational needs, so he is still in some ways a 6 year old in the body of an 18 year old, and he really misses 'old times' when it was OK for him to feel and act young, whereas now he really struggles with the complications of his evolving 'grown-up' life. The snow has instantly transported him and me back to this younger times, and today we spent hours in the woodlands in Esher tramping around in the snow just like the good old days, while yesterday we even managed to sledge down a bit of grass that had sufficient snow not to take out the whole of the bottom of it. The passing of time as shown through years between snow falls eh?

I really hope we don't have such a long wait between this one and the next:cold:

 

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esher common.jpg

 Brilliant , simply brilliant. Lovely words and pics 👍

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everyone talking like this over, not so sure myself. we have all week the models fail to even predict snowfall accurately. that lot in channel should be going towards Plymouth as low goes north. looks like low is disrupting a bit to be and sending a shortwave east from radar. keep an eye on the eastern end of precip near Le H arve that big blob may shear into in next hour and places in Sussex/kent coast may get  bonus snowfall.

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Haha, quality. 

 

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Forgot to add. One thing I don’t recommend is trying to act like you’re 18 again, and “snowboard” on a sledge, down the steepest hill we could find. I went weeble over tit, and found bruises in places bruises shouldn’t be gained,! 

I have a feeling I’ll be walking like John Wayne tomorrow, but it’s been worth it. 

Will there be remnants tomorrow or is it set to thaw pretty sharpish?

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Think they changed what I originally  said, to Weeble 😂 oops, sorry.

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2 minutes ago, stainesbloke said:

Me too, I’m an outdoors person all year though, when it’s not raining. Don’t like being stuck indoors at all. My allotment keeps me busy all year. Hopefully a nice summer to enjoy, this year.

Iol.. I play football and i'll go visit family weekends, but during the week  I like being tucked away during the winter months.

What do you grow in your allotment?

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3 minutes ago, c00ps said:

This looks interesting...

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Radar says its rain, but the temp down there looks still to be at or below freezing!

Anyone from south coast confirm whether thats rain, freezing rain....or massive outside chance its snow?

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The radar looks very interesting that big block could be heading for us I’ve still got -2 here

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