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Well we had some proper heavy snow earlier from around 11:00-12:00 :yahoo:Heavier intensity than 'Emma' although not quite as much on the ground. Covered the lane but has turned slushy since so can tell the road temps are higher.

Best depth I can find is 10-11cm on one of our cars, and a few plant posts, and 8-9cm on the lawn.

It got lighter after that and has been a light/very light snow all afternoon.. Actually looks better on radar than reality..
Much heavier on the Dartmoor webcam even though radar shows it just as heavy/heavier here..Possibly because it's kind of grainy snow here, or it's drifting with the wind before it reaches the ground. 

Also a heavier line has been sat about 2 miles to my SW for a while now lol.

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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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2 minutes ago, tomjwlx said:

so can someone explain how the snow is thawing even though the temp has been below 0C all day?

Soil / asphalt temperature. We’ve had a milder week and the heat retention will be the main factor. Certainly when it comes to tarmac.

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5 minutes ago, s4lancia said:

Soil / asphalt temperature. We’ve had a milder week and the heat retention will be the main factor. Certainly when it comes to tarmac.

Interesting I said that and was challenged by a local member of the board who disagreed with the soil warming effect that would happen. I stand vindicated.....

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1 hour ago, Severe Siberian icy blast said:

Gonna stick my kneck out I'm forever the optimist, I think we are gonna see a second event tonight that's snuck through the back door, you know you all love a back door entrance!!!

Lets hope it's not muddy after the second event exits the backdoor. 

Recon it will still fall as snow through the night?

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8 minutes ago, EllyTech said:

I have puddles of water in the road here. The tarmac warmth is no match for the snow. It only settled on roads here because of the sheer precip rate last night.

I think you are right about this. When I went out with the ruler this morning, it was noticeable that there was 9-10cm on the bins and cars, but only 5-6cm on tarmac, albeit with some drifting to higher accumulations.

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5 minutes ago, Dorsetbred said:

Interesting I said that and was challenged by a local member of the board who disagreed with the soil warming...

It is true, soil doesn’t retain heat anything like as much as tarmac or water but still, it will have had a bearing.

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50 minutes ago, Nights King said:

Gfs and hirlam look good for most of region south of m4 :D

Sorry... can you just say that again please... :snowman-emoji:

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Just now, MidnightSnow said:

Liking the northern extent of the PPN coming from the SE. Backs up what some of the models are suggesting.

I'm going to name my next pet, Hirlam.

but when will it intensify?

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2 hours ago, Jase74 said:

Tavistock has a slight dusting, but seems areas close to the coast have it worse. Just got back from bere Alston and it was heavy snow there when we left. My old stomping ground on Dartmoor might have done well in particular the east side I would have thought

 

Yep east side is the best place. Been snowing here all day but only laid when we had a heavier burst around lunch. Still 5 hours of snow falling and counting is great!

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16 minutes ago, tomjwlx said:

explains a lot! 

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Hi @tomjwlx, Is this showing a trough out to the EDIT *WEST* of Land's End and a ridge running from Truro towards Exeter?  If so, has the ridge probably been responsible for killing the PPB in that area?

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Evening peeps :)

Looks like things are organsing to our east nicely and we appear to have more snow on the way. The snow band looks set to pivot later on tonight. If the band of snow coming in expands further north then forecast, or the low over the English channel moves south more sluggishly, then this could lead to a decent period of snow. Especially if the precipitation intensifies, it looks rather good already.

Plenty of activity in this band already with the showers moving in the WNW direction. Hopefully more showers keep forming over Belgium and carry on bringing more snow our way!

Cold and windy day here. Not much of a thaw really. Quite a bit of the snow has gone due to the high winds blowing snow about onto the warmer road and path surfaces.

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Latest radar looks to me to be following the HIRLAM:

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Comments in the SE thread look promising, and remember that when it reaches us, it will be dark.  The goat references in the SE thread are disconcerting though.  I can only surmise it's a coping mechanism for the failed Thames streamer :oops:

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11 minutes ago, festivalking said:

Yep east side is the best place. Been snowing here all day but only laid when we had a heavier burst around lunch. Still 5 hours of snow falling and counting is great!

Princetown is doing well I believe but it normally does! When I lived up there I couldn't believe the difference between there and Dousland, not to far apart in distance but snow levels at the top of the moor were massively different. Princetown is epic for snow!

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Been watching the radar for areas around Exeter, today they have experienced 7 hours of moderate to heavy snow equivalent to minimum dark blue/green echoes on the radar. Must be some exceptional accumulations down there.

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