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1 hour ago, bobbydog said:

Not great is it? I had some optimism for this winter due to the deep solar minimum we have entered.

Best chances of cold weather usually happen at the start of the new solar cycle, especially if it is an odd to even solar cycle so I have little hope this one will deliver much as we are even to odd this time. Best chances of cold are around 2029 to 2032.

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Morning all Yesterday was one of my favourite Meteorological Winter days of all time - no snowfall but -4c to start the day with a lovely sunrise, frost stayed on the ground at sea level all day,

One of the cold persuasion waiting for snow

You could apply that to gale lovers, why would you want a potentially destructive storm causing death, damage, disruption? You could apply that to thunderstorm lovers, why would you want a severe

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Just now, SqueakheartLW said:

Best chances of cold weather usually happen at the start of the new solar cycle, especially if it is an odd to even solar cycle so I have little hope this one will deliver much as we are even to odd this time. Best chances of cold are around 2029 to 2032.

Going by the 11 year (roughly) cycle, we are at the equivalent of 2008/2009 by timescale and we have surpassed the space-age record minima this year. There was a decent snowfall in february 2009 and 2009/10 and 2010/11 were two of the snowiest winters I have experienced since living in the south east (30 years) after moving down from the north east. Obviously there are no fixed rules where the weather is concerned but we are long overdue a decent spell of snowy weather. Bear in mind some of the most memorable snowfalls have only really lasted a week or two...

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4 hours ago, Freeze said:

Personally if we can’t get any decent cold and snow I’d much rather see some deep Atlantic storms with severe gales, at least for me that’s exciting 

No thanks. Bad enough that we’ve got flooding to contend with. Structural damage on top of that accompanied by even more rain (which we’ve had too much of already) would push many people over the edge..

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1 hour ago, Carl46Wrexham said:

No thanks. Bad enough that we’ve got flooding to contend with. Structural damage on top of that accompanied by even more rain (which we’ve had too much of already) would push many people over the edge..

From a weather enthusiasts point of view it’s much more exciting, minus the floods and damage of course

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29 minutes ago, Freeze said:

From a weather enthusiasts point of view it’s much more exciting, minus the floods and damage of course

If we were coming out of a long settled spell, then yes, but seeing as we've had the above for best part of 3 months, even that on repeat gets exceedingly boring. 

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7 minutes ago, MP-R said:

If we were coming out of a long settled spell, then yes, but seeing as we've had the above for best part of 3 months, even that on repeat gets exceedingly boring. 

Absolutely, I don’t like any weather type on repeat, just a couple of notable storms to keep me interested 

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5 minutes ago, Freeze said:

Absolutely, I don’t like any weather type on repeat, just a couple of notable storms to keep me interested 

Sure. Despite the lengthy unsettled phase we are in, its notable how few actual storms we’ve had. I think I’ve registered a gale once in November and once in December!

Now I’m not bothered. Could do with shutting off the Atlantic for two months, come back in March for a few weeks like last year then spring!

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13 minutes ago, MP-R said:

Sure. Despite the lengthy unsettled phase we are in, its notable how few actual storms we’ve had. I think I’ve registered a gale once in November and once in December!

Now I’m not bothered. Could do with shutting off the Atlantic for two months, come back in March for a few weeks like last year then spring!

I remember the 2nd November storm that wasn’t named but produced near 90mph gusts here, but zilch other than that... yes can’t wait for ‘chilling in the garden with a beer’ weather.

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8 minutes ago, jordan smith said:

With my preference winter 2013/14 can either be classed as one of the best winters for me in terms of how many storms or one of the worst in terms of no snow. :pardon:

I know exactly what you mean, I’d rather a snowy winter but in terms of excitement stormy would be 2nd best

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4 hours ago, Freeze said:

I know exactly what you mean, I’d rather a snowy winter but in terms of excitement stormy would be 2nd best

You can pay to replace my damaged fence panels then in that event, like I had to pay to replace them in 2013/14.

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well last day work for  me till the 2nd of jan    with all the flooding problems near were i work im glad !!  , xmas  eve is looking  very  wet  , plus it now looks like there might be a storm on boxing  day with more  rain  ,im sorry for the people who could easy get flooded over the next  few  days  i hope i am not right??

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12 hours ago, I remember Atlantic 252 said:

January been affected the most perhaps in the modern eera, although February not far behind

I know you look back at the winters of the 1990s through dewy eyes but the Januarys of the 1990s were not exactly snowfests. 

I saw more days with lying snow in January 2010 alone than the whole of the Januarys of the 90s combined.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Weather-history said:

I know you look back at the winters of the 1990s through dewy eyes but the Januarys of the 1990s were not exactly snowfests. 

I saw more days with lying snow in January 2010 alone than the whole of the Januarys of the 90s combined.

 

 

perhaps all about location, but 90's were not as good as 80's and earlier, wasn't here for amazing 70's, 80's winters

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1 hour ago, snowblizzard said:

Spending a few days getting my annual snow fix in Val Thorens, French Alps  ❄️ ❄️ ❄️

Chalet Val 2400 (2400 Metres asl)

Heavy snow at the moment which is forecast to last most of the day, temperature is around -6c

Winter wonderland!

That’s just about sums up winters now,that you have to go above 6000 ft to see decent snow falling,lol

Can you post some pics ,please

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At the moment its seasonal models 1 cold hunters 0.

Yet another yr where  any anticipation during autumn is wiped away during dec...

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