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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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I know how you guys feel, I really do. Been there many a time as a lifelong resident of one of the warmest/driest towns in the country.

Keep the faith, the winds will be swinging back and forth for the next couple of days to hopefully give everyone a shot at snow.

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2 minutes ago, Big Snow said:

To be honest - and I don't mean to be harsh or pedantic - but if you had watched the forecasts you would not be surprised. Showers were always going to form streamers, narrow bands. So many areas were always going to miss out - it was never wall-to-wall snow. Feb 91 was a different beast, multiple low pressure systems in from the continent. None of that this time (down here anyway).

Also depends on how much you believe the rubbish that gets posted on here... 

some people’s posts should come with a health warning....

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1 minute ago, Big Snow said:

To be honest - and I don't mean to be harsh or pedantic - but if you had watched the forecasts you would not be surprised. Showers were always going to form streamers, narrow bands. So many areas were always going to miss out - it was never wall-to-wall snow. Feb 91 was a different beast, multiple low pressure systems in from the continent. None of that this time (down here anyway).

I agree to some extent

have been glued to every upgrade downgrade 

my point is expectation as well as media seems to overhype 

just not sure we can say this is a true easterly yet anyway

just my opinion 

hope we all get snowed in now

ian mc Caskill style

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3 minutes ago, chionomaniac said:

Nothing like writing off a cold spell just 24hrs in. Especially considering any significant snow was not forecast for until after 30 hours!

 Not what I said though at all

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7 minutes ago, snowbob said:

Right for starters I’m not being miserable 

or down beat or anything like that before I say this but so far.......

This beast from the east isn’t quite cutting it , for what was progged we should all really be getting absolutely hammered.

 Whether your in Dover , sheerness,

brighton and Cornwall and Devon to some extent.

this is what us south easterners look for year upon year 

As I said not moaning at all but I was around in 91 that was not even a close on what we have and I know it’s early on but

something just don’t seem right

showers merging to heavy snow day or night was the form horse

this seems hard work

hope I’m so so very wrong I really do

 

You gotta give it time - today was the start not the main event, it’s kinda living up to expectation so far from what I see

(by the way we haven’t had a flake yet this evening...)

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Just now, username home said:

Also depends on how much you believe the rubbish that gets posted on here... 

some people’s posts should come with a health warning....

That is true. I've learned who to take seriously in the MOD thread. It saves disappointment. Although I don't feel this spell was overhyped at all. It's still going to give a lot of snow to a lot of areas. Seems to have gone a bit wonky Friday onwards, admittedly.

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1 minute ago, snowbob said:

I agree to some extent

have been glued to every upgrade downgrade 

my point is expectation as well as media seems to overhype 

just not sure we can say this is a true easterly yet anyway

just my opinion 

hope we all get snowed in now

ian mc Caskill style

Well I was too young to enjoy Feb 91 so I have never really seen a true, 80s style easterly. This ain't a bad effort so far.

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1 minute ago, Steve Murr said:

Just got back in from a quick sledge tour of duty

Getting on for 2cm :)

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Steve you seen the 18Zs GFS now following the Icon with south East blizzard keeps all snow Friday with warming up Saturday but its big improvement from 12z its getting there Friday could be good lets hope

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Should i stay up or go for a few winks?

theres a few flakes falling every now and then 

nothing is settling

brighton got a decent amount just 10 miles directly east 

how much are the winds likely to change?

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4 minutes ago, snowbob said:

Right for starters I’m not being miserable 

or down beat or anything like that before I say this but so far.......

This beast from the east isn’t quite cutting it , for what was progged we should all really be getting absolutely hammered.

 Whether your in Dover , sheerness,

brighton and Cornwall and Devon to some extent.

this is what us south easterners look for year upon year 

As I said not moaning at all but I was around in 91 that was not even a close on what we have and I know it’s early on but

something just don’t seem right

showers merging to heavy snow day or night was the form horse

this seems hard work

hope I’m so so very wrong I really do

 

Chill. Most places will see some lying snow at some point, some places will luck out and get dumped on, a few places might get unlucky and miss out.

This was always going to be the case, as explained by others, due to the way showers form and 'cluster'. And it's still early.

Alternatively, spend some years watching, learn where the sweet spots tend to be, and move there... I can tell you the Tunbridge Wells area and just south of there in E Sussex almost always do very well in any kind of NE'rly set up. I used to be based there and you always win around there. I called a while ago and checked and it sounds like the same happening again. Over 4cm lying at last measure...

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48 minutes ago, Sarah Anne said:

Im looking at motorway webcams and on speed dial to saltwood it seems so odd.

Maybe the snow follows me as ive moved from Lyminge to ashford

 

Feel very lucky and so excites for my 2 yr old twins to see it all tomorrow

 

Magic memories like i made as a child.

 

 

My 11 year old went to bed asking how much we'd need in order to have a snow day...just like his mum :)

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1 minute ago, tomp456 said:

Should i stay up or go for a few winks?

theres a few flakes falling every now and then 

nothing is settling

brighton got a decent amount just 10 miles directly east 

how much are the winds likely to change?

Looks like the head of a streamer could well hit Worthing soon-ish. 

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1 minute ago, pages said:

Steve you seen the 18Zs GFS now following the Icon with south East blizzard keeps all snow Friday with warming up Saturday but its big improvement from 12z its getting there Friday could be good lets hope

Not yet

just taken 10 mins to get 30 layers off-

-3c out there!

Things hotting up on the radar now

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Looks nicely trough shaped-

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1 minute ago, Big Snow said:

Well I was too young to enjoy Feb 91 so I have never really seen a true, 80s style easterly. This ain't a bad effort so far.

Fair point

think my point came across all wrong to be honest and wasn’t worded correctly.

wasnt being pessimistic by any Means

hope it snows shed loads

 

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