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East Anglia and North London weather discussion (25/02/2018) onward

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Light snow on and off for the past hour or here, nothing major and not settling yet just a lot of swirling in the breeze. Radar looks good out to the NE maybe things could get going this afternoon as per the MO warnings

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Light snow here again now. Fun, isn't it? Beefing up on the radar as well.

Will I get anything done today... working from home is a blessing and a curse.

Edited by Number 23

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8 minutes ago, Lampostwatcher said:

if you look the heavy showers near great Yarmouth there heading our way in London in the next few hours

Just had quite a heavy shower of snow came out of nowhere didnt settle lasted a couple of minutes all clear now

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7 minutes ago, Number 23 said:

You still think there's scope for that, BA? Maybe it's the old rose-tinted glasses overegging the severity of winters gone by! It just feels a bit 'wrong' at the moment - maybe it's the lateness of the season and length of the days making it feel more Spring-like than it actually is. Not temp wise but psychologically at least.

 

The shortwave dropping south tomorrow distorts the flow which is a shame 

i wouldn’t discount anything over the next 72 hours 

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Hmmm hope it gets better than this. Annoyingly the metoffice forecast map doesn’t appear to be working 

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1 minute ago, John Hodgson said:

Hmmm hope it gets better than this. Annoyingly the metoffice forecast map doesn’t appear to be working 

comes and goes,on it now but Netweather radar better as updated every 5 minutes

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Just woken up to find a wet ground and wet car! I thought we were supposed to be in bitter Easterly winds, how have I had melted snow?! :cc_confused:

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2 minutes ago, bluearmy said:

The shortwave dropping south tomorrow distorts the flow which is a shame 

i wouldn’t discount anything over the next 72 hours 

Worth taking note of BA's post, anything could and probably will happen over the next few days. It's still relatively early on, warnings etc don't even kick in till 12 and so many showers weren't forecasted at this point. 

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1 minute ago, fulham snow said:

comes and goes,on it now but Netweather radar better as updated every 5 minutes

For live radar I use netweather but I like using the metoffice one for forecasted precip.

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Well looking at the all the forecasts its not looking good for those in NW London at all until the possible snow of Friday which will be right at the end of this cold spell. It seems we are stuck between all the areas where snow showers are to set up today and tomorrow and then the SE wind dries the whole region out due to the short sea track. It really does go to show that 1991 and 1987 must have had something really special going on to cover 90% of our area in deep snow! 

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What's happened to the Met Office web site? Has it been down long?

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widely 1-2cm across Hunstanton from the past half hour of on and off heavy snow, in the shade of my garden where it's mostly stayed is at just under 4cm!

Pictures soon to come of snowy hunstanton beach..

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Hmmm, The event has only really started in the last 12 hours region wise and it is Monday....Long way to go to Friday, The potential is now with us all to get involved. I'm sure come  Friday evening comments will be much different in here. The chase is on Enjoy...

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Just now, Jason T said:

Hmmm, The event has only really started in the last 12 hours region wise and it is Monday....Long way to go to Friday, The potential is now with us all to get involved. I'm sure come  Friday evening comments will be much different in here. The chase is on Enjoy...

Here here! 

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