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And it's 'eyes down' for the full house......Tonight's bingo card!  

BINGO!    Full House.....  ;-)   Oh my goodness, my giddy aunt What is this, spring with a new slant? I said I didn't want you, go away snow But I'm here again, eyes all aglow

To help pass the time, lets play a game....Netweather South West Thread Bingo.....no prizes for the winner apart from the accolade of being a bit of a smarty pants

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
    3 minutes ago, SNOW CRYSTAL said:

    You should write a book Jethro. Fantastic. ?

    Aw thank you, maybe I will one day but having written gardening books I know exactly what a nightmare publishing houses are. Not sure I'd have the patience for it.

     

    It's still snowing :yahoo:

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  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy Winters, Torrential Storm Summers
  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL

    Myself @matt111 and @Mapantz are dangling dangerously close to the southern tip of that ppn :help:

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  • Location: Bath
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy winters, hot and sunny summers with thunderstorms!
  • Location: Bath

    how big are everyones flakes? still not white here and small flakes

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  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold snowy winters, warm springs, hot summers, warm then stormy autumn
  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl

    Road still pretty wet, but about 1-2cm elsewhere.

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  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold snowy winters, warm springs, hot summers, warm then stormy autumn
  • Location: Redlynch, Wiltshire / 110m asl
    Just now, Leon1 said:

    how big are everyones flakes? still not white here and small flakes

    Small but coming down moderately.

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  • Location: New Forest (Western)
  • Weather Preferences: Fascinated by extreme weather. Despise drizzle.
  • Location: New Forest (Western)

    Near an inch on the grass, half that on cars, but none on roads and only patchy traces on pavements. Makes for a nice colour palette :) 

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
    1 minute ago, Leon1 said:

    how big are everyones flakes? still not white here and small flakes

    On the large side of medium here (if that makes sense?).

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  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms in the summer, frost fog & snow in winter.
  • Location: Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
    1 minute ago, Leon1 said:

    how big are everyones flakes? still not white here and small flakes

    This big :D

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  • Location: Lincolnshire - 15m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Frost and snow. A quiet autumn day is also good.
  • Location: Lincolnshire - 15m asl

    Well well.. who'd have thought we would have such a blast of Spring snow. Falling moderately now in Wellington and starting to stick. How much can we get by midday tomorrow? Anyone care to hazard a guess?

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  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy Winters, Torrential Storm Summers
  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
    1 minute ago, Leon1 said:

    how big are everyones flakes? still not white here and small flakes

    Same as March 1st size flakes. Not as heavy though for now. Got a covering on most surfaces, it’s blowing around on roads and pavements and gathering where it hits a ridge!

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  • Location: Wembury, South West Devon.
  • Location: Wembury, South West Devon.
    1 minute ago, Leon1 said:

    how big are everyones flakes? still not white here and small flakes

    Nowt here at the moment. A few 0.5cm flakes early afternoon, but dust other than that.

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  • Location: Bath
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy winters, hot and sunny summers with thunderstorms!
  • Location: Bath

    it seems like bath is rubbish for snow probably it being a city and being in a valley doesn't help either. Grrr

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
    6 minutes ago, karlos1983 said:

    Myself @matt111 and @Mapantz are dangling dangerously close to the southern tip of that ppn :help:

    I made a post a while back of where to look - to the SE of the IoW. I still maintain that.

    As that begins to pivot around, vertical motion increases PVA (positive vorticity advection) 

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    If you look at the GFS chart above, you'll see the strong PVA in pink, just above the IoW. That strong PVA increases as it moves Westward, and precipitation will also pep up as it runs through it.

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  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy Winters, Torrential Storm Summers
  • Location: Lytchett Matravers - 301 ft ASL
    1 minute ago, Catacol said:

    Well well.. who'd have thought we would have such a blast of Spring snow. Falling moderately now in Wellington and starting to stick. How much can we get by midday tomorrow? Anyone care to hazard a guess?

    I’m holding off until I see that ppn get it’s act together near the Sussex Kent boarder near the coast. Think the Amber warning area looking spot on tbh.

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  • Location: Somerset.
  • Location: Somerset.
    1 minute ago, Catacol said:

    Well well.. who'd have thought we would have such a blast of Spring snow. Falling moderately now in Wellington and starting to stick. How much can we get by midday tomorrow? Anyone care to hazard a guess?

    Wondered when you would appear lol. I'd say 10-15cm.

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    7 minutes ago, karlos1983 said:

    Myself @matt111 and @Mapantz are dangling dangerously close to the southern tip of that ppn :help:

    I've been willing it to move or expand southwards for the last few hours. I can't get much closer. :clapping:

    Although having just looked at the radar again it's almost managed it on the latest frame. 

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  • Location: Lincolnshire - 15m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Frost and snow. A quiet autumn day is also good.
  • Location: Lincolnshire - 15m asl
    Just now, Leon1 said:

    it seems like bath is rubbish for snow probably it being a city and being in a valley doesn't help either. Grrr

    Hehe - its early days.... I love the start of an event like this. The end is far enough way (sometime later tomorrow afternoon) that we can just enjoy it to the full. Like the first present from under the tree.... :-)

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  • Location: Lincolnshire - 15m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Frost and snow. A quiet autumn day is also good.
  • Location: Lincolnshire - 15m asl
    Just now, Bazray said:

    Wondered when you would appear lol. I'd say 10-15cm.

    Yep - been quiet since "Emma" - didnt really think we'd see much more action this season even given a late Spring... but this little blast is going to be noteworthy I think. Just goes to show how much impact an SSW can have on our weather, way above and beyond the impact of pacific forcing if we are honest. The fact that there was a Canadian Warming in Dec 1962 helps explain the starting pistol on that famous year.

    Anyway - let the flakes fall and the fun commence. 2 snow days in one season for Somerset... and we have only just reached the beginning of the interest in terms of the falling solar cycle. Exciting stuff.

     

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  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
    2 minutes ago, Leon1 said:

    it seems like bath is rubbish for snow probably it being a city and being in a valley doesn't help either. Grrr

    Go up to Lansdown, it always snows there. Look on the bright side, being in a valley means you've got loads of hills to choose from for sledging in the morning, if you're feeling brave sledge down Brassknocker hill, it'll be traffic free because nothing will be able to get up it ;-)

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  • Location: Exeter, Devon
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms
  • Location: Exeter, Devon

    Snow picking up in Exeter as a more intense area of precip heads towards us. Small flakes but readily settling on most (if not all) surfaces by the looks of it

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland
    7 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

    I made a post a while back of where to look - to the SE of the IoW. I still maintain that.

    As that begins to pivot around, vertical motion increases PVA (positive vorticity advection) 

     

     

    there's nothing quite like a saturday night and having Positive Vorticity Advection in mapants .....lololol

    don't worry I've already fetched me coat...lol

    Just had an enjoyable read of the SE regional thread, funny as hell, a few members have lost the plot....handbags at dawn....lol

     

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  • Location: Bath
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy winters, hot and sunny summers with thunderstorms!
  • Location: Bath
    1 minute ago, jethro said:

    Go up to Lansdown, it always snows there. Look on the bright side, being in a valley means you've got loads of hills to choose from for sledging in the morning, if you're feeling brave sledge down Brassknocker hill, it'll be traffic free because nothing will be able to get up it ;-)

    it is true though, Lansdown always gets loads and we have little! Can see the hill from my window so I'll check in the morning. 

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  • Location: Somerset.
  • Location: Somerset.
    3 minutes ago, Catacol said:

    Yep - been quiet since "Emma" - didnt really think we'd see much more action this season even given a late Spring... but this little blast is going to be noteworthy I think. Just goes to show how much impact an SSW can have on our weather, way above and beyond the impact of pacific forcing if we are honest. The fact that there was a Canadian Warming in Dec 1962 helps explain the starting pistol on that famous year.

    Anyway - let the flakes fall and the fun commence. 2 snow days in one season for Somerset... and we have only just reached the beginning of the interest in terms of the falling solar cycle. Exciting stuff.

     

    What are your thoughts of what will happen overnight Cat? Do you think the met o predictions are about right?

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