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Just now, Hairy Celt said:

I'll be popping over for snowballs and hooch this winter then, I'm working not far from there.

More than welcome. i'm sure the bacon sarnies will keep us full of energy for a snaw ball fight or 2.

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52 minutes ago, Northernlights said:

Got up the nerve to look round  the spring barley fields after an afternoon at the Grantown Show. The torrential rain on Tuesday has brackled (broken over)a few areas but  the main effect has been to bleach the crop speeding up the ripening process so we are looking at 10 days now instead of three weeks away. So you don"t need sunshine to ripen a crop continuous heavy rain will do the job.Seems there might be a window to do some second cut silage next Monday /Tuesday heres hoping. Currently dry  broken cloud and 12c.

That doesn't make sense!

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This is more of an outlook than a certain forecast as tomorrow will likely be an ever changing and complex setup with this deep low moving across the UK image.thumb.png.c85f384ab63cbf1a6388f618bcde79ee.png

Yellow zone = flood risk due to a band of heavy rain moving across the country tomorrow morning, and especially for us east coasters very unpleasant with a strong easterly wind accompanying the rain.

Orange zone = most likely areas to monitor for thunderstorm development tomorrow afternoon / evening as moderate amounts of CAPE build after the early band of rain clears, doubts for me will be how quickly the cloudy skies move away and let the sun / convection develop and also the winds will be due to switch from an easterly (thunderstorm killer)  to a southerly especially further south / west in the orange zone, also I would put the chances of funnels / tornadoes as a lower risk ATM but the threat could exist should the storms develop, main risks with the storms likely to be intense rainfall again leading to more flooding and lightning.

Best things will be to keep an eye on the radar and xc weather for that switch in wind direction.  

 

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5 minutes ago, bigsnow said:

More than welcome. i'm sure the bacon sarnies will keep us full of energy for a snaw ball fight or 2.

A winter to look forward to then 😝

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2 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

A winter to look forward to then 😝

just got to pull this house move off without the wife clocking what im up to with the move to higher ground... she mentioned a place called Buckie the other day. i nearly spat my vintage cider down my self... no offense to anybody from Buckie but thats a snaw no go area...

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1 minute ago, bigsnow said:

just got to pull this house move off without the wife clocking what im up to with the move to higher ground... she mentioned a place called Buckie the other day. i nearly spat my vintage cider down my self... no offense to anybody from Buckie but thats a snaw no go area...

Could do worse than Buckie tbh - the top end up by the A98 is at about 50m asl. (Understand that this is from someone living at 10m asl and about 50m from the shore. What is it with women and snowlessness?) I stayed in Portgordon a couple of winters ago and that was dreadful, you couldn't even see anywhere with snow when you knew that a few miles inland everywhere was plastered.

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2 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

Could do worse than Buckie tbh - the top end up by the A98 is at about 50m asl. (Understand that this is from someone living at 10m asl and about 50m from the shore. What is it with women and snowlessness?) I stayed in Portgordon a couple of winters ago and that was dreadful, you couldn't even see anywhere with snow when you knew that a few miles inland everywhere was plastered.

She dont like the cold. iv'e told her she can keep the heating on an extra hour a day and even offered to buy her a new jumper but still she moans. 200m asl was my target but i will take 180 well inland. i think i may have sold it to her or maybe it was the gin talking. i do normally have the final say on houses so reckon i will pull it off. it is about the only thing i have a say on..

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3 hours ago, bigsnow said:

@Ravelin its just 2 miles south west of Insch so well enough inland.

Auchleven/Leslie area then, probably as likely to see snow as anywhere, depending on the winter and the direction anything is coming from. If the snow is higher up then at least you have the Bennachie hills to the east and the Coreen hills to the south if you want a walk to get a snow fix with the kids. I'm just the other side of Sui Hill from there. 

Good luck, hope it suits. 

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Anyways to keep things weather related i'm watching this front from the south west move rapidly. and just look at the lightening strikes following on behind it, i think tomorrow is gonna be a cracking day for many in this group. up early again for me in the morning with the new puppy. (i leave the wife in bed for a few hours which means brownie points for me) she thinks i'm being nice.😂

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6 minutes ago, bigsnow said:

She dont like the cold. iv'e told her she can keep the heating on an extra hour a day and even offered to buy her a new jumper but still she moans. 200m asl was my target but i will take 180 well inland. i think i may have sold it to her or maybe it was the gin talking. i do normally have the final say on houses so reckon i will pull it off. it is about the only thing i have a say on..

she need one of these t shirts? :whistling: :oldlaugh: i-hate-snow-boots-gift-womens-jersey-t-s A case of opposites attract then was it given that you are Mr Snow? 😂 

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31 minutes ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

she need one of these t shirts? :whistling: :oldlaugh: i-hate-snow-boots-gift-womens-jersey-t-s A case of opposites attract then was it given that you are Mr Snow? 😂 

I hate snow but refuse to wear more than a skinny t-shirt? Hmm.

To keep warm... first layer merino wool, second layer bamboo, third layer some nice synthetic fleece, fourth layer not needed unless windy. (I've been doing my research as I'm going somewhere chilly soon...)

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1 hour ago, Hairy Celt said:

That doesn't make sense!

Did "nt make sense to me decades ago until my last  old employee said heavy rain ripened the crop in spite of little  sunshine.To explain this effect I quote the use of conditioners (plastic fingers )on modern mowers which bruise the grass and make it lose water or wilt much faster than normal thus speeding up silage and haymaking.

Huge drops of rain do the same to crops by battering ,breaking over and  bruising the stems in standing crops thus speeding up the ripening process .Crops today definitely much riper than three days ago. A gale can also have the same effect.

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6 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

I hate snow but refuse to wear more than a skinny t-shirt? Hmm.

To keep warm... first layer merino wool, second layer bamboo, third layer some nice synthetic fleece, fourth layer not needed unless windy. (I've been doing my research as I'm going somewhere chilly soon...)

perhaps she needs this on top 😂 I-HATE-WINTER-Tumblr-Sweatshirt-Women-me and where is the somewhere chilly that you are going? 🤔  Australia? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/08/thundersnow-weather-warning-as-icy-blast-sweeps-south-east-australia  https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-08/bom-issues-severe-weather-warnings-for-nsw-vic-act-and-sa/11397890

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9 hours ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Not Australia.... nowhere near that far away but definitely colder than here!

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What a wet and windy morning - and cold too! Cats in winter mode (adopt-a-sofa) and I'm glad not to be working outside today!

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Starting to get completely saturated out there one band of rain went through that was heavy even heavier dollops just went through really is very very chilly 

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*Apparently* it's warm and sunny in Penrith so there's hope for us yet...

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4 hours ago, Hairy Celt said:

Not Australia.... nowhere near that far away but definitely colder than here!

Puppebu, Jan Mayen? 🤔 😂

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3 hours ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Puppebu, Jan Mayen? 🤔 😂

Sort of right direction but not as extreme... and a lot bigger.

Still piddling down here. Easily had an inch today, it's been non-stop heavy pish.

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6 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

Sort of right direction but not as extreme... and a lot bigger.

Still piddling down here. Easily had an inch today, it's been non-stop heavy pish.

Lerwick? Faroe Islands? Iceland? Hairy Celt's version of who wants to be a millionaire 😂

Sun has been out here for a few hours but the easterly wind and heavy rain this morning were horrendous.

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Rain easing off here now. 32 mms fell today so far. Some localised flooding in parts nearby.

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When do the next round of storms kick off? is there a forecast anywhere ?

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