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On 17/02/2020 at 19:50, moffatross said:

It's already turned to snow in the higher roads further west.

 

I'll always have a soft spot for this webcam ? Alan from winterhighland did all the networking but I drilled the holes through the walls of the hotel, ran the cabling and fitted the camera to just under the upstairs eaves.

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I stayed there with wifey a fair few years ago so always check in on the webcam.

Snowing this eve

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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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4 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

That pink fairy of @Zak M is quite disturbing.... does it need a hug?

What? ???

It's my profile picture because it's cute and because it's from one of the channels that I watched my first ever YouTube videos on when I was about 6/7 years old and it takes me back to my childhood.

It is also from a channel that wasn't popular back then but is quite popular now, bet no one can guess ?

Sorry for being off topic!

Quite a lively weather front looks like it will impact Scotland on Friday, and has the possibility of dumping some heavy snow in places.

 

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4 minutes ago, Zak M said:

 

Quite a lively weather front looks like it will impact Scotland on Friday, and has the possibility of dumping some heavy snow in places.

 

Those "places" will be mountains / highest ground unfortunately ? ?

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1 minute ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Those "places" will be mountains / highest ground unfortunately ??

Depends on what the temperature is and when the front moves in. If the front is more during the day then yes - there will only be snow on higher ground. If it moves in at night however - then it might not just be on the hills! ?

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Fair amount of the white stuff above 200m this morning. Driving fine if a bit slushy in places. Still lots of flooding, and one of the worst sections of the A701 above Skirling has an enormous pot hole in the middle of a long stretch of flooding that took out the whole wheel of a car. Temporary traffic lights installed... Quite a bow wave at 15mph!

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11 hours ago, Zak M said:

What? ???

It's my profile picture because it's cute and because it's from one of the channels that I watched my first ever YouTube videos on when I was about 6/7 years old and it takes me back to my childhood.

It is also from a channel that wasn't popular back then but is quite popular now, bet no one can guess ?

Sorry for being off topic!

Quite a lively weather front looks like it will impact Scotland on Friday, and has the possibility of dumping some heavy snow in places.

 

U can't be off topic here 

 

Debated everything here..... Even vasectomy ?

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16 hours ago, Steve Murr said:

I stayed there with wifey a fair few years ago so always check in on the webcam.

Snowing this eve

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It's a great pub and Rab & Rachel are lovely. On the camera, this one is hardwired to the internet and powered over ethernet but the one on the hill is solar powered and uses an antenna pointed at Sanquhar so as to overcome the RF interference from the radar dome. I really can't imagine a location at which winterhighland's Alan couldn't get a webcam working one way or another. He's a genius with them ?

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32 minutes ago, moffatross said:

It's a great pub and Rab & Rachel are lovely. On the camera, this one is hardwired to the internet and powered over ethernet but the one on the hill is solar powered and uses an antenna pointed at Sanquhar so as to overcome the RF interference from the radar dome. I really can't imagine a location at which winterhighland's Alan couldn't get a webcam working one way or another. He's a genius with them ?

Im not sure if im imagining it but im sure at the top of the hill theres a little railway you can get on-? It was about 8-9 years ago

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3 hours ago, Hairy Celt said:

How's it going?

Crisp blue morning in the Caithness wastelands. More crusted mud and scummy ditches. 

Very well ? I steered clear of vasectomy and have avoided adding to the 4 kids but have a complete lack of snow

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1 hour ago, Steve Murr said:

Im not sure if im imagining it but im sure at the top of the hill theres a little railway you can get on-? It was about 8-9 years ago

There's a wee dead-end road in Leadhills that goes up to the railway line that runs to Wanlockhead. It's the last remaining operational part of a narrow gauge line that carried the ores away, and the route of the track can be seen running alongside the road all the way down to Elvanfoot where it linked with a siding at what's now the West Coast mainline.

The off grid, solar storage hill camera I'm referring to is the one on Lowther Hill itself at around 720 m ASL, one which we installed a couple of years earlier than the Hopetoun Arms one, pretty much straight after we built the ski tow engine hut.

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Travelled by train from Montrose to Glasgow today. 

Between Dundee, Perth and Stirling, the water levels were about as high as I have ever noticed. Purely observational, of course, but the outer Tay, at almost high tide, appeared to have been contained by the sump/pumping work etc east of Perth, but westwards the Earn has flooded acres of agricultural land. It was odd to see a Gooseander swimming in a field. Fortunately, no homes which I passed by were affected, although the Allan Water looked rough passing through Bridge of Allan.

Anyway, Glasgow was mild and drizzly, with the usual  grumpy taxi drivers.

Edit: Of course, I didn't mention there was a sprinkling of snow on the Ochils.:oldmellow:

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5 hours ago, edo said:

Very well ? I steered clear of vasectomy and have avoided adding to the 4 kids but have a complete lack of snow

Good move. Mine's come back to bite repeatedly over the years.

Moving on.... a day of three turds here - cold raw and sunny start, dull grey middle and a very wet end.

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1 hour ago, Mr Frost said:

Weather boredom is kicking in for me now - Winter 2019/20 has been a non starter for prolonged cold or snow.
Outlook is for more of the same with snow above 200 meters (surprise surprise!) and wintry showers on low ground - in between the mild/wet days! 

Ten days of Meteorological Winter to go...I’m now half searching for cold/snow and the other half warmth/sunshine! (I would have taken a repeat of the great weather we had in the last week of February 2019)

Roll on Summer...repeat of last year would be great from a convective/thunderstorm/warmth point of view! 

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Would also not mind a repeat of the heat/sunshine of 2018! 

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I don’t know if my weather preferences are changing but Summer is beginning to hold the most excitement for me nowadays! Winter 2018/19 and Winter 2019/20 have been absolutely dreadful from a cold/snow point of view. 
Summer delivers the goods nowadays while Winter has become an extension of Autumn...

Was just having a browse of my pictures from last Summer...has put me right in the mood for it! 
 

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Looking forward to some big convection/thunderstorms and those first 25 degrees days! Bring on those warm/light Summers nights! ?

Hopefully some decent snowfall for us all before the late Spring warmth appears.

Have a good night. 

In my opinion, storms are starting to get more frequent in Scotland then they ever had been before. Usually it would be the south that gets all the storms, but recently Scotland is starting to become the thunderstorm capital!

Around 10 years ago, I used to get monstrous storms here, especially between the 2010-16 months. But now, things are changing quickly. If I didn't go to Florida, then I would have only had two major storms here, one on the 23rd-24th July, and the 27th August (that I was actually there for) meaning that I only witnessed one major storm. 

Besides that, incredible photos! Especially the first photo you took, with that lonely cumulonimbus that looks like it starts to die out over the hills. If you lived in the coasts of Florida, then you would see at least one of those every summer morning!

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