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Some more pics from this morning in the Lomond Hills. Just the most sublime colours at sunrise. We had 12cm this morning, sunny all day except for a slight freshening up in the afternoon, now -0.7C an

Standing an impressive 5ft 5in tall - the kids have done well with limited resources ?

The snow still hasn't come to anything beyond a slushy mess at the house so we went to the snow. At the small car park at the top of Glen Ogle it was proper snow with a few inches on the ground. By th

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53 minutes ago, ciel said:

@CatchMyDrift ref hobbies

Why not take up fair isle knitting and patterns on these long dreich scottish winter evenings? lol

oooooo, we could knit weather related patterns with snowflakes and clouds and stuff ?

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It is 8 years ago today that there was a Red Warning out for wind for some parts of Scotland. As usual the Met-O were on the case and only issued the warning when the winds had reached their peak.

As far as I know it still stands as the most powerful storm to hit the Glasgow area since the Boxing Day 98 storm, although I am happy to be corrected ?

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Awful pic of the tree in my parents' house at the time, snapped like a twig:

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One thing I remember from that morning was the sound of the wind overhead, I've only heard a wind noise like that a few times, a proper raw roaring howl.

 

 

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6 hours ago, ciel said:

@CatchMyDrift ref hobbies

Why not take up fair isle knitting and patterns on these long dreich scottish winter evenings? lol

Doin it Catch, Going cross eyed and crabbit an all!

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Was begining to dry up two days ago but since then we have had more rain and showers today .Plowtering through the mud again today good fun.

A bit cooler today with fresh snow caps on the hills round the Firth .     Currently 6c

Suspect we will see more snow in the spring than in  the winter. Remember last year in early May rolling grass with the higher hills round the Firth all having snow on them.

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7 hours ago, ciel said:

Since a new (shiny) Scottish thread has been opened - is this good or bad news?

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Cononish goldmine expected to produce enough ingots to kickstart cottage industry

 

Last time that gold-mine was prepared for opening in the 1990s, the gold price plummeted and all the equipment was left to lie around to rust for many years.  The only gold-mine in Tyndrum since has been the Green Welly Stop - that must turn over a fortune as its mobbed on any half-decent day during the tourist season!

If gold prices are economical this time, it could be good for the local economy, but I hope environmental controls are stringent, particularly as the gold companies have had their eyes on other hills in the area too (Beinn Udlaidh, etc).  

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4 hours ago, CatchMyDrift said:

It is 8 years ago today that there was a Red Warning out for wind for some parts of Scotland. As usual the Met-O were on the case and only issued the warning when the winds had reached their peak.

As far as I know it still stands as the most powerful storm to hit the Glasgow area since the Boxing Day 98 storm, although I am happy to be corrected ?

winter-storms-early-january-2012---met-office.pdf 977.59 kB · 3 downloads

Awful pic of the tree in my parents' house at the time, snapped like a twig:

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One thing I remember from that morning was the sound of the wind overhead, I've only heard a wind noise like that a few times, a proper raw roaring howl.

 

 

Remember that one well, it only lasted for about 45 minutes but had frequent 80-90mph gusts.Quite a bit of damage done especially to sheet roofs, saw plenty of them scattered around over the next few days and over the coming weeks their were plenty of people up replacing lost tiles.Lots of damaged trees too with a few of them being cut down over the following months.

 

There could be a couple of wind warnings out next week with 50-60mph forecast quite widely across Scotland between Monday and Wednesday. 

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13 minutes ago, Spindrift2017 said:

Last time that gold-mine was prepared for opening in the 1990s, the gold price plummeted and all the equipment was left to lie around to rust for many years.  The only gold-mine in Tyndrum since has been the Green Welly Stop - that must turn over a fortune as its mobbed on any half-decent day during the tourist season!

If gold prices are economical this time, it could be good for the local economy, but I hope environmental controls are stringent, particularly as the gold companies have had their eyes on other hills in the area too (Beinn Udlaidh, etc).  

I know, and I do avoid that place when in the area.

Perhaps, this time round, the mine will make a positive contribution ( or not) to the local economy. 

On a purely sentimental note, I would love a simple gold band of scottish gold.

 

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A cool grey day in Strathnairn with a max of 6c and heavy showers of rain, especially in the morning.  Brisk wind throughout and Wyvis capped with some snow.

Thought Aberdeenshire had wet conditions underfoot but its a quagmire here.

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8 hours ago, Sceptical said:

The false prophets are assembling again in the MAD thread.

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More like 88/89.. i will get excited when its below freezing and snaw is falling.

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55 minutes ago, bigsnow said:

More like 88/89.. i will get excited when its below freezing and snaw is falling.

As it stands, no sign of any cold or snow for at least the next couple of weeks. Next Tuesday is forecast to be extremely mild with 15C possible in parts of NE Scotland. ?

Pish!

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