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21 minutes ago, Sceptical said:

Temperatures soaring again after the weekend. I can only see up to Monday via Met Office.

High pressure based to our [Scotland) South with mild South Westerlies particularly into NW Scotland. Possible inversion nearer the high which won't help the skiing areas at all.

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13 minutes ago, Norrance said:

High pressure based to our [Scotland) South with mild South Westerlies particularly into NW Scotland. Possible inversion nearer the high which won't help the skiing areas at all.

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Very frustrating, particularly for the operators of the ski centres who can ill afford another poor season.

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1 hour ago, Sceptical said:

Very frustrating, particularly for the operators of the ski centres who can ill afford another poor season.

Who could think that operating a ski centre in Scotland is a good business idea these days though?  Some sort of manic optimist?

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1 hour ago, Hairy Celt said:

Who could think that operating a ski centre in Scotland is a good business idea these days though?  Some sort of manic optimist?

Sort of folk you meet on here you mean then. 🙂

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There are some splendid snawy pics in here today (although there’s always a lot of pretty pics in here). 

Should no snow fall here down South during this Winter, I may have to take a trip to Scotland to see some of that white stuff. And I might even take a ginormous freezer bag with me, steal all of Scotland’s snow, stuff it in the bag and take it all back South with me! :spiteful:

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3 hours ago, Hairy Celt said:

Who could think that operating a ski centre in Scotland is a good business idea these days though?  Some sort of manic optimist?

I spent a fair bit of money up there in October on the tubing and in the cafe.... Kids had a magic time so a few more ideas like the tubing will be needed if snaw is becoming extinct 😢

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Looking at the radar western scotland getting pummelled - again though elevation.. 
 

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On 13/01/2020 at 20:24, edinburgh_1992 said:

I was out on my bike this morning and the black ice was lethal. It was +4 so no idea where that came from. Wind wasn’t too bad, even around lunchtime. I’ve experienced much worse on my bike

Car thermometers aren't supposed to be accurate but the local Met-O station is 2 miles away from where the pics were taken so the car temp looks reasonable:

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As you can see from the Met-O readings it's quite breezy too. The lowest overnight temp was 3C but the frost has not melted.

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8 hours ago, edo said:

I spent a fair bit of money up there in October on the tubing and in the cafe.... Kids had a magic time so a few more ideas like the tubing will be needed if snaw is becoming extinct 😢

Cairngorm were looking into installing a dry ski slope with floodlights. That would definitely improve year round income.

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Flying canoe located and will be rescued when the crap weather calms doon a bit! Was dry and calm overnight but we did have a few lightning flashes around 10pm. Back to the usual horizontal sleet and rain now. 

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14 hours ago, Norrance said:

High pressure based to our [Scotland) South with mild South Westerlies particularly into NW Scotland. Possible inversion nearer the high which won't help the skiing areas at all.

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The latest Met Office forecast is for rain tomorrow for the Scottish ski centres. Latest Webcam images are so so. The high winds are scouring the upper mountain again. Cairngorm expect to have the beginner runs open for the weekend with the aid of artificial snow.

Here's Glencoe at 1100 mts asl, scouring evident and not much depth.

By next week the hills could be back to brown again.

 

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Wild wind here in braemar and rain just started. Horrible day.

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Howling wind on the local hills, buffering around the summits. Cold enough to swap into a merino wool base layer. Soft shell on top earning its keep today.

Evidence of snow around 400 mts asl

 

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Thanks to the dry and windy conditions, the farmers are able to start ploughing the local parks.

 

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Breezy old day in NE Fife, latest reading from Leuchars: WSWly 36mph gusting 47mph. Temperature 7c/2c so around average but feeling cool in the wind.

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First Snaw symbol of the winter has just popped up on the BBC for me. its only 11 days away.

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18 minutes ago, Sceptical said:

Some impressive high temperatures being reported by NW:

 

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Thats taps aff weather 😂  currently 7.6 C and sunny here but really gusty and looking at the radar that rain slowly approaching from the NW 

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Surprisingly stormy night last night, enough to knock over the rubbish bin and scatter the contents to the four winds 🙄

Strong gusty winds a continuing feature today - the weather station says its 6.8c but it feels perishingly cold outside, though the strong wind is drying up the ground well.

Dry so far but the sunny start to the day has been replaced by threatening black cloud rolling in from the W.

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Not quite taps aff in Caithness although there was a guy here working on a culvert in just a t-shirt a while back. Personally I thought today felt colder than yesterday with a stiff Mandy Breeze this morning.  The frost has finally lifted though at 5C. As yesterday, a mostly clear sky. No frost forecast tonight....

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2 hours ago, Hairy Celt said:

Not quite taps aff in Caithness although there was a guy here working on a culvert in just a t-shirt a while back. Personally I thought today felt colder than yesterday with a stiff Mandy Breeze this morning.  The frost has finally lifted though at 5C. As yesterday, a mostly clear sky. No frost forecast tonight....

Ooooof, did he not have a cold bottom?

I wish this breeze would do one, it's just a pest now.

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