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Met Office heavy snow here in half an hour!!  Three hours worth...

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59 minutes ago, Southender said:

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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I'll build a couple of snow men too with my boy and let's see who s whatever last longest.. laughing might not help you here elevation is your friend.. If anything it keeps it going :).  Little tip... Hope you built it North facing.. In shade... Ive been caught out like that before :hi:

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5 minutes ago, John Stevens said:

Met Office heavy snow here in half an hour!!  Three hours worth...

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Whaaat? I can’t deal with any more radar watching. I literally feel like I close my eyes at night, and all I see is pink blobs.

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59 minutes ago, c00ps said:

 Brilliant , simply brilliant. Lovely words and pics 👍

And while we all wax lyrical in here, every car in my street has a swear word or penis etched on it in the snow as someone has enjoyed the cold spell in their own particular way... ah well....

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Heavy grauple for last 2 hours even tho zero echos on radar had passed - my husband thinks im crazy now !

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Just now, Stroudley said:

1.5 C and raining steadily. Washing the snow away...

 

Just now, Stroudley said:

1.5 C and raining steadily. Washing the snow away...

Cor them warm 850s don t muck about do they :sorry:

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12 minutes ago, John Stevens said:

Met Office heavy snow here in half an hour!!  Three hours worth...

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lol dont take these so literally

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1 minute ago, steveinsussex said:

lol dont take these so literally

Well, two hours ago it said sleet... Temp has dropped off considerably in the last 45 mins and clouds looking very heavy again. I've lived here for 18 years and this is entirely possible...

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One last look at my white bowling green back garden, just a few bird feet imprints ( hope it isn't rats feet) but looks cold, lovely...such a shame that it will be gone soon.....Adios snow see you soon. God I love snow:cold:

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Just one more night with the blob! 

Temp -1.1 

dp -1.8 

blob dearly on top of me (Farnham) 

guess it will turn to rain pretty quick! 

 

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Heavy hail and freezing rain , really nasty out there 

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4 minutes ago, John Stevens said:

Well, two hours ago it said sleet... Temp has dropped off considerably in the last 45 mins and clouds looking very heavy again. I've lived here for 18 years and this is entirely possible...

well im glad you can clearly see the clouds in the dark

 

My point is though do not take the timings so literally

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1.7c and still rising with plenty of dripping outside. It been an interesting week,definitely the best cold spell since 2010 for me but nowhere near as impressive as 78/79, the snowy winters of the 1980s, or Feb 1991.

Being it was going to be the last day of the cold spell today I went down to the beach when it was still snowing this afternoon just to take in the scene as who knows, it might another decade before I see snow on the beach at Greatstone again. In the first picture the snow was being blown up the beach and piling up in the dunes, couldn't stay there long with east wind straight off the sea. The second picture goes all the way back to 1987 showing my garden in Higham after many hours of continuous snow. Now that was my favourite cold spell :) 

Really looking forward to spring now although I have a feeling it's only going to warm up slowly this year.

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Been walking the puppy for its late night walk.

Across the road is gunners park which is normally pitch black.

Apart from when it snows and its like the daytime, the beauty of snow.

Also couple of houses with wood burners, so you can just imagine the smell of wood smoke and the crunching underfoot makes you think you were back in the Alps.
I really miss the ambiance and sound that snow makes.

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24 minutes ago, John Stevens said:

Met Office heavy snow here in half an hour!!  Three hours worth...

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Now THAT would be a proper way to end the week...

Got work tomo and they want me on site in Piccadilly at 7:30am - if there ever was a good time for snow this week it’s right now! 😄

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This cold spell has reaffirmed my thoughts. Sounds great at first, snow everywhere, chaos. Until you have to go outside. Especially towards the end where it goes slushy. I am now on the lookout for some warmer temps. Not crazy mid 20's stuff but a good firm 12-17 degrees with single digit lows for sleeping.

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4 minutes ago, paget said:

Just one more night with the blob! 

Temp -1.1 

dp -1.8 

blob dearly on top of me (Farnham) 

guess it will turn to rain pretty quick! 

 

too much information, paget.. we don't need to know about your private life:help:

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29 minutes ago, John Stevens said:

Met Office heavy snow here in half an hour!!  Three hours worth...

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Pretty similar for me... seems unlikely!

 

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2 minutes ago, RichmondWeather said:

This cold spell has reaffirmed my thoughts. Sounds great at first, snow everywhere, chaos. Until you have to go outside. Especially towards the end where it goes slushy. I am now on the lookout for some warmer temps. Not crazy mid 20's stuff but a good firm 12-17 degrees with single digit lows for sleeping.

Isn’t it funny how we all want different things , I love snow but I’m now done with it lol , it’s march and I now want warm weather thunderstorms etc , I love summer and want it hot hot hot now .Shame we can’t get proper seasons here !! But saying that I love our unpredictable weather too 

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Plz tell stuff coming up from France now is just warm rain. 

Loved all the snow but now - my hubby needs to get back into London from a cut off village in N Kent !

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3 minutes ago, Honey said:

Plz tell stuff coming up from France now is just warm rain. 

Loved all the snow but now - my hubby needs to get back into London from a cut off village in N Kent !

It's the blob...but not the one we want....

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