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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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8 minutes ago, wellington boot said:

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...

Blimey.. I haven't seen one if your posts since what 2010...2012...dont think any thing has lasted after ten In Morning since.. :nonono:not that tonbridge was the bestest place for marginal setups.. It can only be a few ft above sea level.. Other wise the the medway would pour into the sea like niagara falls.. Hope your well:)

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7 minutes ago, c00ps said:

This was 1987. Its very unlikely to get close to it. You never know though by the weekend we’ll be saying it was good though 

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Weather like that is as rare as Unicorns these days, well in the south anyway.

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1 minute ago, Froze were the Days said:

I just saw a MetO forecast for Wednesday, they forecast a little trough moving through in this region as the wind switches to south east. What do you think?

Yes its been on the models for a couple of days -:) ideal TBH - weds will be the coldest day hopefully !

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Big area over Tumbridge Wells has definitely changed shape and direction in the last 15 mins. Reckon Reigate, Dorking and Surrey Hills are now in the firing line...

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7 minutes ago, tomp456 said:

It’s sort of snowing here too... just bits in the wind... not really doing much... but enough of them to notice they’re swirling around 

 

That's how it started here. Now picking up nicely. Decent size flakes and the cars are turning white.

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5 minutes ago, Snow Slave said:

Weather like that is as rare as Unicorns these days, well in the south anyway.

 

'87 was fab. 3-4 days of snow. 1ft in Guildford. Much more in  parts of Kent. London  - just a few inches.

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21 minutes ago, Snowstorm_Steve said:

snow absolutely punting it down in surrey :cold:! gonna be a good few inches by the looks of it, the kids will be happy.

 

how many inches everyone got in the home counties?

Hi Steve, where in Surrey is it ‘punting down’? Just light flurries here in Reigate atm

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3 minutes ago, TN9 said:

Blimey.. I haven't seen one if your posts since what 2010...2012...dont think any thing has lasted after ten In Morning since.. :nonono:not that tonbridge was the bestest place for marginal setups.. It can only be a few ft above sea level.. Other wise the the medway would pour into the sea like niagara falls.. Hope your well:)

Hehe, nice that I'm remembered by someone...! I still lurk and occasionally post when things get interesting and I have time. Sometimes wonder if I should get more involved again, but a) it depressed me when the site reset and I lost my post count with my thousands of old posts... and b) I feel like I would need to put in some more work and learn something new if I wanted to posted anything worthwhile - my accumulation of meteorological knowledge (reasonable at this point) has stagnated, and it's somehow less fulfilling to chatter away if I'm not learning actively. Anyway, generally don't have time these days, as it becomes a problematic drain of time if I get involved in posting and discussing...

Wrt to your point, I would agree there is a big difference if you go down to Tonbridge. I was at school there, and I remember how much worse it always did. Maybe 30m asl? Sometimes nothing there when 7 inches at home (2005 I think?), which makes snowdays look a bit suspect. South of T Wells, up in the Weald at 150m asl, we always get caught in the snow streams when E'rly through NE'rly, partic NE'rly, and temps and conditions are about as good as it gets in the region. Being a few miles in land in any direction helps as well.

I think the issue with the last few years has been a general lack of snow opportunities in the SE...

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