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  • Location: Nr. Tunbridge Wells (150m/450ft asl)
  • Location: Nr. Tunbridge Wells (150m/450ft asl)
    Just now, Steve Murr said:

    confirmation -0.5c at home

    ground dry & prepped for the meat & 2 veg later....

    My god what are you planning...? This is hardly the weather...

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    I'm losing the will to live.  Once again, for those at the back. The main snow risk isn't until 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. 4pm onwards. The colde

    So the cold is almost at an end with a steady thaw expected over the coming days. As such the region will be one again. May I just say that the last week has been a real experience and I must tha

    Some people need to grow up. If you want to bicker and snipe do it via PM. Because the rest of us don’t want to know.

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  • Location: Boxley - Kent 133.9 m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny Days and a little Snow.
  • Location: Boxley - Kent 133.9 m ASL
    2 minutes ago, Steve Murr said:

    confirmation -0.5c at home

    ground dry & prepped for the meat & 2 veg later....

    If it's dry you might want to start the foreplay before 4pm :diablo:

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  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl
  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl
    2 minutes ago, Steve Murr said:

    confirmation -0.5c at home

    ground dry & prepped for the meat & 2 veg later....

    i know you like snow but thats taking it too far! :shok:

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  • Location: Croydon. South London. 286 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, snow, Ice days, warm sunny days.
  • Location: Croydon. South London. 286 ft asl

    It's definitely freezing now judging by the lack of dripping and the icicles on my canopy

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  • Location: Rainham, Medway
  • Location: Rainham, Medway
    4 minutes ago, Steve Murr said:

    confirmation -0.5c at home

    ground dry & prepped for the meat & 2 veg later....

    I’ve heard of making snow angels in the snow, but, wow. That’s brave and shows dedication

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  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France
  • Weather Preferences: Continental type climate with lots of sunshine with occasional storm
  • Location: Mostly Watford but 3 months of the year at Capestang 34310, France

    Little stories here - my son was born on 05.03.1970 at Hemel Hempstead - it started snowing quite heavily the previous day, so had to trek out to the telephone box to call the midwife to ensure that she was given plenty of notice. 

    Our sone was born about 0500 the next morning. The snow depth by then was about 20 cm, possibly a little more, so later that morning I took our daughter then aged just short of 2 years into the garden to make her an igloo. 

    The second is about 06.03.2010, we were down at our house at Capestang in southern France. During the evening it started to snow, large flakes and I was quite surprised. It started off wet but with time it became dry. 

    The next day some friends of ours from Montpellier visited and reported that the A9 was almost blocked, mostly by the heavies losing traction on the uphill gradients but they had been able to get through with their 4X4. 

    The following day, the Monday we decided to go shopping in Narbonne. We got as far as Cuxac to find that their were diversions, so we travelled through the villages.

    The scenes were beautiful with the contrast of the fresh white snow against a wonderful azure sky - the French were using JCB's to clear the snow and once the road had been cleared most of the road surface, except for patches of melt water, became dry very quickly. 

    I still regret not taking my camera with me. 

    At Narbonne in the car park of the Commercial Centre I was fascinated to see the powder snow being blown off the roof of Tri Dome. 

    It remained fine for the rest of the week with thaws during the day and frosts at night. 

    Towards the end of the week, en route to Narbonne again, I saw the Sapeurs Pompiers dealing with a small fire in a ditch, though snow was still lying over a lot of the surface. It appeared a paradox that with the snow about the vegetation was still dry enough to burn readily in a small bush fire. 

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  • Location: Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex (11.8M ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, snow, and winter storms
  • Location: Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex (11.8M ASL)

    I went out for a coffee earlier, moderate snowfall gave a sugar coating on greenery, but nothing else. Right now it’s fluctuating between snizzle and snow. Absolutely nothing is settling though.

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  • Location: Linslade, Beds
  • Weather Preferences: Deep cold
  • Location: Linslade, Beds
    1 minute ago, mike Meehan said:

    Little stories here - my son was born on 05.03.1970 at Hemel Hempstead - it started snowing quite heavily the previous day, so had to trek out to the telephone box to call the midwife to ensure that she was given plenty of notice. 

    Our sone was born about 0500 the next morning. The snow depth by then was about 20 cm, possibly a little more, so later that morning I took our daughter then aged just short of 2 years into the garden to make her an igloo. 

    The second is about 06.03.2010, we were down at our house at Capestang in southern France. During the evening it started to snow, large flakes and I was quite surprised. It started off wet but with time it became dry. 

    The next day some friends of ours from Montpellier visited and reported that the A9 was almost blocked, mostly by the heavies losing traction on the uphill gradients but they had been able to get through with their 4X4. 

    The following day, the Monday we decided to go shopping in Narbonne. We got as far as Cuxac to find that their were diversions, so we travelled through the villages.

    The scenes were beautiful with the contrast of the fresh white snow against a wonderful azure sky - the French were using JCB's to clear the snow and once the road had been cleared most of the road surface, except for patches of melt water, became dry very quickly. 

    I still regret not taking my camera with me. 

    At Narbonne in the car park of the Commercial Centre I was fascinated to see the powder snow being blown off the roof of Tri Dome. 

    It remained fine for the rest of the week with thaws during the day and frosts at night. 

    Towards the end of the week, en route to Narbonne again, I saw the Sapeurs Pompiers dealing with a small fire in a ditch, though snow was still lying over a lot of the surface. It appeared a paradox that with the snow about the vegetation was still dry enough to burn readily in a small bush fire. 

    LOL, I was born 05-03-1976 at Hemel hospital. 

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  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy, wintry weather
  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.
    41 minutes ago, Daniel Smith said:

     

    I'm losing the will to live. 

    Once again, for those at the back. The main snow risk isn't until 4pm onwards.

    4pm onwards.

    4pm onwards.

    4pm onwards.

    4pm onwards.

    The coldest air isn't over us yet, once it reaches our shores and winds back ENE (from 4pm onwards) then showers/streamers will kick into action. Hope that clears things up a little.

    Yes Daniel, patience required here. We also need this overhang of frontal cloud to b....r off and do one!! If it hangs about for too long, could prevent convection initiating over the southern N,Sea/Thames Estuary.  The cloud acting like a blanket, coming between 850 temps of around -10c/-12c, preventing interaction with the S,North Sea/Estuary temps of 5c/6c. Hopefully that we be enough of a differential, to spark some convection. We're expecting upper air temps of -14c, to cross the region, later on. Generally, the greater the differential between upper air and sea surface, the deeper the convection. 

    Sat on my computer, a few years ago, with weather warnings out for parts of Essex, Kent and E.Sussex, for heavy snow showers, to kick off, on a NE flow, nothing initiated, There was an overhang of cloud, in the S.North Sea, associated, with a stationary warm front, which had stalled over NE France and Belgium. A salient lesson, learnt!! Going off to look at latest satellite pics, in those areas, I've just mentioned!!

    "Since the North Sea is relatively warm (around 13 °C or 55.4 °F at the beginning of winter, typically 10 to 6 °C or 50 to 43 °F by the end), sufficiently cold air aloft can create significant snowfalls in a relatively short period of time. The best-known example occurred in January 1987, when record-breaking cold air (associated with an upper low) moved across the North Sea towards the UK. The end result was over a foot of snow for coastal areas, leading to communities being cut off for over a week. In recent years, lake-effect snow has been much lighter and less frequent. The most recent lake-effect snowfall event along the east coast of England was on 30 November 2017, coming four years after the previous event".

    Regards,

    Tom.

     

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  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy, wintry weather
  • Location: Lee, London. SE12, 41 mts. 134.5 ft asl.

    Further, to my post above, you can quite clearly see the shower trains forming, in the clearer air, to the north of our region. We need that air to sink, further south. See satellite link below.

    https://en.sat24.com/en

    Regards,

    Tom.

     

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Passing showers have intensified a wee bit. It could be random or could be the start of something special. Perhaps there's a willy over the North Sea?:drunk-emoji:

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  • Location: Waltham Abbey, West Essex 144ft a.s.l.
  • Weather Preferences: snow, thunderstorms
  • Location: Waltham Abbey, West Essex 144ft a.s.l.

    Still snowing lightly here

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  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)
  • Location: Home: Chingford, London (NE). Work: London (Central)

    Light snow falling again in NE London. 

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  • Location: Erith. SE London/kent 40m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Winter Snow, extreme weather, mainly sunny mild summers though.
  • Location: Erith. SE London/kent 40m asl
    7 minutes ago, lassie23 said:

    dreaded snow grains have returned:nonono:

    Same here Lass, and I'm right under our big sausage warning too from 4PM, lets hope the sausage gets a move on....:aggressive:

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  • Location: Upper Belvedere, Kent.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and sunny days!
  • Location: Upper Belvedere, Kent.

    My friend just told me its starting to snow again in Chadwell Heath. We also have a bit starting to fall here again too!

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  • Location: Erith. SE London/kent 40m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Winter Snow, extreme weather, mainly sunny mild summers though.
  • Location: Erith. SE London/kent 40m asl
    7 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

    Passing showers have intensified a wee bit. It could be random or could be the start of something special. Perhaps there's a willy over the North Sea?:drunk-emoji:

    Its not a willy its Lassies 1cm sausage that he lost the other day.:laugh:

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  • Location: NW LONDON
  • Weather Preferences: Sun, sleet, Snow
  • Location: NW LONDON
    3 minutes ago, snowray said:

    Its not a willy its Lassies 1cm sausage that he lost the other day.:laugh:

    Anyone seen my sausage:oops:

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  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, more snow and even more snow..Oh and I love a good old Thunderstorm
  • Location: Thorpe Surrey (About 1 mile from Thorpe park)

    Never really stopped here all day just such fine flakes and blowing around its not amounted to much BUT everything is going to plan..

     

    Cold air pushing South YEP

    Colder air moving in and snow starting to settle YEP

    The actual main event was not until much later today and overnight into tomorrow morning ... 

    Good luck all and my the snow gods be forever in your favor 

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  • Location: Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk
  • Location: Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk

    Some beefy looking showers further north out of our region towards NE England. We need this precip hanging around EA to bugger off so we can get in on the convective action.

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  • Location: Binfield, Berkshire
  • Location: Binfield, Berkshire

    Developments are starting to occur on the radar. Expect to see expansion of precipitation returns from mid afternoon.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    3 minutes ago, lassie23 said:

    Anyone seen my sausage:oops:

    Come own, own up? Who's hidden lassie's salami!:yahoo:

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  • Location: Erith. SE London/kent 40m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Winter Snow, extreme weather, mainly sunny mild summers though.
  • Location: Erith. SE London/kent 40m asl
    3 minutes ago, lassie23 said:

    Anyone seen my sausage:oops:

    Oh no.......I think your goat has had it!:p

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