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Just now, Aleman said:

And just watched Darren Bent on BBC 24 and no snow mentioned for here between now and Saturday.  HHhhmmm ....

The forecasts I've checked show snow for some Wednesday into Thursday, then cold and dry up to Sunday.

Any forecast 3 days+, I tend to ignore.

For actual snow forecasts, I don't put much stock in anything  a day or two in advance. 

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11 minutes ago, Aleman said:

And just watched Darren Bent on BBC 24 and no snow mentioned for here between now and Saturday.  HHhhmmm ....

 

So which do I moan about!?

he may be right, the real interest starts around 22nd, lots of GFS runs, bring PV chunk right over us, now EC too, deep FI, but being modelled a lot

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BBC have picked up snow for Pennines/Yorkshire Dales on Wednesday afternoon but Netweather is has more sleet for rest of week now. That means we're probably going to get cold rain! 😞

On a better note, it's 10C+ and mostly sunny out and I've just mowed the lawn in the middle of January! It must have needed it - I only did the back and got 6 bags of about 70% grass and 30% leaves. I even had to dodge various daff/narcissus shoots that are starting to make themselves obvious. It looks much better and I enjoyed the fresh air and spring-like warmth. It feels more like early March - but will March be spring or winter when it gets here?

 

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Will it snow in Carlisle?😁

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and so the hunt for cold and snow continue, yes things are due to turn chillier but the deep cold and snow have missed us again, i guess until we can get it into our heads that until snow is falling in our backyards we have to take any forecast with a huge pinch of salt. Models that show such potential 10 days away are never going to come off, i for one am now of the opinion that our tiny island will see winters turning ever milder.

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BBC/Meteo 24hr forecast has snow along M62 corridor tonight, then East Midlands and London tomorrow morning. The suggestion is it might get down to low levels wherever it hits down  that eastern side. The Met office is also suggesting snow showers in the morning down the west coast - even possibly into Cornwall and Devon. I presume it would be restricted to high ground there. It looks like the snowier models are winning so far. Temperature forecasts for the next few days also look to be dropping a bit lower than before.  Maybe there is a bit more hope for snow in the South and at lower levels.

It's already snowing up high on the A66 across the northern Pennines amongst the rain of the first weather front. The temperature here is 7.8C, from 8.4C an hour ago, and the clouds are starting to get that undefined wintery look of snow higher up.

Edit - Highest ground in North Wales also has a touch of sleet and snow on radar already.

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I really hope it stays nice and mild and dry as a postman that is perfect for me, dont want the cold and snow, and looking at the runs today looks like mild is winning happy days😁 

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A bit of snow already showing on high ground in Peak District NW of Sheffield.

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Didn't know where to ask so I guess I'll try here. 

How comes places like Hokkaido (Japan) that are further south than UK on a lower latitude have lying snow on the ground well into spring whereas over here the sun is too strong for snow to be long lasting in march? 

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2 hours ago, Zesyph said:

🌱Didn't know where to ask so I guess I'll try here. 

How comes places like Hokkaido (Japan) that are further south than UK on a lower latitude have lying snow on the ground well into spring whereas over here the sun is too strong for snow to be long lasting in march? 

Hi Zesyph,

I'll have a stab at answering this, if I can. Between 30 and 60 degrees North, the prevailing wind blows from West to East. 

See diagram below:

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Consequently, winds are blowing from the very cold interior of Asia and flowing towards Japan, in Winter. Whereas the prevailing westerlies in our part of the Northern Hemisphere, are flowing in from the relatively mild, Atlantic Ocean.

Unfortunately for cold and snow lovers, here in the U.K, we have a temperate, Maritime Climate. The British Isles has a similar Climate to Western Columbia (between 50 and 60 degrees, north) in Canada. At a similar latitude to the U.K., that part of Canada also has a vast, relatively mild, Ocean to it's West.

I hope that explanation helps.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:

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3 hours ago, Zesyph said:

Didn't know where to ask so I guess I'll try here. 

How comes places like Hokkaido (Japan) that are further south than UK on a lower latitude have lying snow on the ground well into spring whereas over here the sun is too strong for snow to be long lasting in march? 

The Gulf Stream, plus we have a maritime climate.

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5 hours ago, eddy88888 said:

I really hope it stays nice and mild and dry as a postman that is perfect for me, dont want the cold and snow, and looking at the runs today looks like mild is winning happy days😁 

lucky living in 2019, when I was a kid, cold and snow was common, now rare

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It's been sleeting on Exmoor and Dartmoor recently. Showers up North on hills are turning more to snow.

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when are they going to learn in the mod thread, tonights excitement will be the mornings doom and gloom.  

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7 hours ago, TomSE12 said:

Hi Zesyph,

I'll have a stab at answering this, if I can. Between 30 and 60 degrees North, the prevailing wind blows from West to East. 

See diagram below:

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Consequently, winds are blowing from the very cold interior of Asia and flowing towards Japan, in Winter. Whereas the prevailing westerlies in our part of the Northern Hemisphere, are flowing in from the relatively mild, Atlantic Ocean.

Unfortunately for cold and snow lovers, here in the U.K, we have a temperate, Maritime Climate. The British Isles has a similar Climate to Western Columbia (between 50 and 60 degrees, north) in Canada. At a similar latitude to the U.K., that part of Canada also has a vast, relatively mild, Ocean to it's West.

I hope that explanation helps.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:

Hi Tom, thanks for the reply. That does make sense. Japan stood out to me as they are also a small island like us but obviously in a very different location. Siberian winds on a westerly flow, glad to have learned something new 🙂

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4 hours ago, sparky1972 said:

when are they going to learn in the mod thread, tonights excitement will be the mornings doom and gloom.  

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People can only report on what they see. Go back to the old model threads and read up on the week(s) leading upto memorable cold spells (e.g 2013 & 2018). The model thread is a great tool in keeping a record of the drama/hysteria/science whatever you want to call it and reflecting upon it. 

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well i have to admit to being surprised this morning that the mood in the Mod thread was so positive, but i guess now the only way is downgrades for a while and get to some half way point so chilly yes, maybe a bit of snow for the hills

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Nice and cold out there today, frosty too all day in the shady spots.  Classic winter weather.  How anyone can prefer the mild, wet Atlantic dross that passes for our winter weather most of the time is beyond me.

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oh dear, looks like we have swapped the normal early morning disappointment to early evening disappointment, all things not rosey in the Mod thread garden

 

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4 hours ago, sparky1972 said:

oh dear, looks like we have swapped the normal early morning disappointment to early evening disappointment, all things not rosey in the Mod thread garden

 

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?? Seems fine to me!

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Well that's another 2 blocked, from this thread alone!

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MetO are now hinting of possible disruptive snow next week

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Might as well get some practice in........

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I'm sick.  I get a real kick out of the disruption that snowfall brings.   I mean, yeah I love the fun stuff, the snowmen with the kids, snowball fights etc, i love the sound of silence it brings, the muffled noises and orange glows of white streets but i also really love the chaos which accompanies it.  Cars sliding, abandoned, stuck, people slipping and sliding all over the place, nothing moving, country at a standstill, gives me a real kick. 

That must be a sickness, it cant be normal. 

But I think its because it also brings out the best in people... helping others, talking, sharing stories, laughing etc.  

Or maybe i'm just sick.  

Who knows. 

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