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  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: January 1987 / July 2006
  • Location: Purley, Surrey - 246 Ft ASL
    10 minutes ago, johnholmes said:

    I think all you need do this morning if you want to know chances for cold and snow is see at the bottom for how many are browsing!

    Currently THREE including myself

     

    Yes, better indicator than the models! I think there are some signs though, the movement of the PV more towards Siberia is certainly encouraging. 

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    New blog entry up which will hopefully paint a broader picture. This winter has always for me been about February having most wintry potential.  The evolution in the MJO and wider low freque

    Hi this is the senior systems override manager for ECMWF Ive hit the big red button. All systems go.

    COMPLAINT LETTER TO WINTER Dear winter I have been your sincere customer for many years but the patience of waiting is really running low now. I started my contract with you in autumn hoping it w

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  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, thunder, hail & heavy snow
  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands

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    Reasons the 00Z ECMWF day 10 chart may not happen ?

    1). Could be a chance of it over-doing the amplification of the High Pressure in the Atlantic area. The model can apparently be prone of over-amplifying the weather patterns at times. (although a lot of models can be sorta guilty of this in some form - perhaps ECMWF being the worst with this, mind).

    2). Not really any support from other operational models, such as the GFS and GEM

    3). The NOAA 8 to 14 day 500mb anomaly chart not supporting any blocking in the Atlantic at the moment. More of a UK/Southern UK upper high.
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    4). It’s at 240 hours away, models less reliable at that time-range (but can be good for trend spotting).

    Reasons the ECMWF chart at day 10 could happen

    1). There’s a small(ish) chance it may have picked up a new signal. Not impossible for it to get an outlook correct at the day 9/10 range.

    2). Despite what I said about the GFS not supporting the ECMWF, some future runs from that model could possibly lead to a scenario where more of a proper ridge in the Atlantic occurs. Having Low Pressure to the North of the UK quickly clearing away to the East of the UK, while ridging to the South-West of it in the Atlantic ridges further North or North-East to become more of a proper, amplified Atlantic ridge. As shown by the arrows below. Would be ideal as well for Low Pressure exiting Eastern Northern America to not quickly run over any possible ridging in the Atlantic, as that would likely keep the pattern flatter. 

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    Never worth taking charts at the day 10 range too seriously. All for a bit of amusement though, since it’s fairly quiet in the thread this morning, which is understandable. Probably for now best to be weary of that ECMWF chart. Rather pretty to look at if you’re after colder weather.

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  • Location: Reigate Hill
  • Weather Preferences: Anything
  • Location: Reigate Hill
    28 minutes ago, Decemberof2010 said:

    Here is the day 10 ECM mean

     

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    I’ll take that. Not saying it’s going to lead to anything but there are definite signs of a change later this month. I mentioned the other day about a few GFS members moving the PV to Siberia and this shows there is a signal there now from the ECM

    Hi

    The problem is that the tPV is not static, it is mobile and although it may drain towards Siberia, there is nothing suggesting it will set up shop there. Of course, if there was wave blocking, that could be assumed, but in this instance what you show is just a snapshot and can be taken out of context viz the whole picture? The mean from D8-D16 highlights that the tPV will go to Siberia and return to our NW:

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    That is the current cycle within a bigger picture status quo. Unless there are reasons we think the tPV will stop in Siberia all that transient migration allows is maybe a +'ve height anomaly in our sector before it is swamped by the circulating vortex. We see this in the current output. I think that any optimism should be concentrated on hopefully background signals forcing the pattern; not muted by what has currently made this winter such an epic non-entity!

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  • Location: North Newbald , East Riding of Yorkshire 139 f asl
  • Location: North Newbald , East Riding of Yorkshire 139 f asl

    spacer.pngECM 0Z @ t192  

    ECM has demonstrated some good progression over the last 2 days ( from t240 to t192 with similar charts to the above ).

    It will be interesting to watch Jan 19th as we approach the t144 timescale in 48 hours time to see if this is maintained ( and supported by UKMO or not ?)

    With suggestions of the PV moving away towards Siberia , there are tentative signs that a pattern change may commence around Jan 19th. 

     

     

     

     

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  • Location: chellaston, derby
  • Weather Preferences: The Actual Weather ..... not fantasy.
  • Location: chellaston, derby
    29 minutes ago, Decemberof2010 said:

    Here is the day 10 ECM mean

     

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    I’ll take that. Not saying it’s going to lead to anything but there are definite signs of a change later this month. I mentioned the other day about a few GFS members moving the PV to Siberia and this shows there is a signal there now from the ECM

    Eh?..... youll take a moderate westerly flow? I cannot se anything on that (or previous) charts posted recently to suggest theres any cold evolution building. Nothing unusual there is there? what am i missing?

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    1 minute ago, mushymanrob said:

    Eh?..... youll take a moderate westerly flow? I cannot se anything on that (or previous) charts posted recently to suggest theres any cold evolution building. Nothing unusual there is there? what am i missing?

    Snow-tinted spectacles of course!8)

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Warm summers, wild or foggy/frosty autumns and cold winters
  • Location: Bedfordshire
    5 hours ago, Mr TOAD said:

    I've noticed that just now.

     

    I think we have to accept the heights to our south as the new climate norm.  Climate change will push things north-wards, and that means we can kiss any decent cold winter weather goodbye.  We're faced with a future of either Atlantic storminess, or the pallid dross we've experienced so far this winter.  I give up.

    I hear you mate

    I'm sure we could cope with a) the occasional mild winter if we have decent winters in other years and b) 8 or 9 weeks of mild weather if we can have 3 or 4 weeks of cold and snow to go with it

    However, the run of warm winters, especially January's, is remarkable and suggests something has changed including the bloated nature of the azores high and its displacement north. 

    Good news is that has, generally, made our summers much better! In the south anyway

    The ECM looks great today at days 9 and 10, including the NH and polar profile, but with the changes being experienced, you always get the feeling that the models are underestimating the strength and persistence of the AZ/Euro high combo and it will all collapse as it gets nearer the time due to the atmosphere behaving in a different way

    Desperate stuff

    Having said that, if things continue to bloat northwards we might get cold spells as the azores high boats towards Greenland! If there is any cold left in the Arctic by then! ? 

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  • Location: Carryduff, County Down 420ft ASL
  • Location: Carryduff, County Down 420ft ASL
    20 minutes ago, IDO said:

    Hi

    The problem is that the tPV is not static, it is mobile and although it may drain towards Siberia, there is nothing suggesting it will set up shop there. Of course, if there was wave blocking, that could be assumed, but in this instance what you show is just a snapshot and can be taken out of context viz the whole picture? The mean from D8-D16 highlights that the tPV will go to Siberia and return to our NW:

    anim_kos2.gif

    That is the current cycle within a bigger picture status quo. Unless there are reasons we think the tPV will stop in Siberia all that transient migration allows is maybe a +'ve height anomaly in our sector before it is swamped by the circulating vortex. We see this in the current output. I think that any optimism should be concentrated on hopefully background signals forcing the pattern; not muted by what has currently made this winter such an epic non-entity!

    I don't think anyone is expecting a lasting high latitude block.  Even a one day toppler would do.

    We're that desperate.

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Warm summers, wild or foggy/frosty autumns and cold winters
  • Location: Bedfordshire
    11 minutes ago, mushymanrob said:

    Eh?..... youll take a moderate westerly flow? I cannot se anything on that (or previous) charts posted recently to suggest theres any cold evolution building. Nothing unusual there is there? what am i missing?

    He's probably referring to the pv sodding off to siberia and what that might lead to but, yes, it's pretty thin gruel we're being fed

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: Bitter Cold in winter and Extreme heat in summer
  • Location: Leeds
    54 minutes ago, IDO said:

    Hi

    The problem is that the tPV is not static, it is mobile and although it may drain towards Siberia, there is nothing suggesting it will set up shop there. Of course, if there was wave blocking, that could be assumed, but in this instance what you show is just a snapshot and can be taken out of context viz the whole picture? The mean from D8-D16 highlights that the tPV will go to Siberia and return to our NW:

    anim_kos2.gif

    That is the current cycle within a bigger picture status quo. Unless there are reasons we think the tPV will stop in Siberia all that transient migration allows is maybe a +'ve height anomaly in our sector before it is swamped by the circulating vortex. We see this in the current output. I think that any optimism should be concentrated on hopefully background signals forcing the pattern; not muted by what has currently made this winter such an epic non-entity!

    Hi. Thanks for the in depth reply and analysis. It’s just better than what we’ve had all winter so far that’s all I’m saying. We have a slight chance of something better, again not difficult. 
     

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  • Location: Leeds
  • Weather Preferences: Bitter Cold in winter and Extreme heat in summer
  • Location: Leeds
    45 minutes ago, mushymanrob said:

    Eh?..... youll take a moderate westerly flow? I cannot se anything on that (or previous) charts posted recently to suggest theres any cold evolution building. Nothing unusual there is there? what am i missing?

    Hi. No nothing unusual you’re right. I am referring to what it could lead to (most likely won’t as IDO has replied to). This is how deperate our hunt for cold has become unfortunately. 

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Dear Mr God

    Will you please let the esteemed FV3 know that it is still January, and not May? Thank you very muchly.

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  • Location: NR Worthing SE Coast
  • Location: NR Worthing SE Coast
    1 hour ago, General Cluster said:

    One thing I've noticed, SLEETY, is that the 00Z tends to emphasise warmer T850s, and the 12Z rather less-so...? Not that that's likely to mean much, at the end of the day...

    Yes that's correct sometimes, and let's hope the next 12z run shows something even resembling winter, because the 06z run currently going is absolutely horrendous for cold weather fans. 

    Which country in the whole of Europe is going to be the mildest in about a week or so time, according to gfs lol, answers on a postcard 

     The warmest Jan CET must be underthreat if this run comes off. 

    Wretched model viewing continues.. 

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Anything out of the ordinary!
  • Location: Cambridge, UK

    00z clusters:

    Day 10 - strong heights likely close to/over the UK

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    Day 12 - Some divergence, a couple of clusters showing something similar to the OP run with a northerly setting up

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    Day 15 - Most ensemble members showing a return to westerlies in some form

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    My summary would be don't expect any long lasting dry and settled spell....maybe a few days before we end up back at square one.

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.

    6z GFS corker so far - certainly compared to recent model output. Surface cold certainly anyway.

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: cold ,snow
  • Location: sheffield
    4 minutes ago, feb1991blizzard said:

    6z GFS corker so far - certainly compared to recent model output. Surface cold certainly anyway.

    It is a decent run be it isolated.be very good for scan and eastern europe.think the clocks ticking so surface cold isn't for me

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
    1 minute ago, Griff said:

    Breaking news? More to follow? 

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.

    Remember if the surface pressure is high even if the 500mb profile isn't spectacular, you can still get real cold, although the problem can then be PPN.

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  • Location: NR Worthing SE Coast
  • Location: NR Worthing SE Coast

    The chances of any cold weather charts verifying for the UK appear to be zero this winter so far anything mild shown, no problem with it verifying then of course! 

     

    Not holding hope for this gfs run either,but the very mild part will of course be correct! 

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  • Location: Blackboys, East Sussex, 275ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Blackboys, East Sussex, 275ft ASL

    GFS 006 gets interesting from 216 onwards. Watch the pressure rise rapidly over Greenland from 1016 @216 to 1060 @ 252hrs.

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Anything out of the ordinary!
  • Location: Cambridge, UK
    22 minutes ago, Convergence said:

    GFS 006 gets interesting from 216 onwards. Watch the pressure rise rapidly over Greenland from 1016 @216 to 1060 @ 252hrs.

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    Don't be fooled too much by that - it's not a true Greenland high....a day or two later and it's completely gone. You need a proper rise in 500mb heights too rather than just a SLP rise, which is often 'false' due to the topography of Greenland.

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  • Location: Royston , Herts
  • Weather Preferences: SNOW
  • Location: Royston , Herts

    The model outputs have got a lot more interesting the last few days . ECM good days 9 and 10 , yes we know it over amplifies in its later stages but now the GFS is showing height rises to the NW . About time we had some interesting output. 
     

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and warm in the Summer, cold and snowy in the winter, simples!
  • Location: Manchester

    Yes we have had to wait a long time even to see anything remotely interesting in FI so the idea the Azores high may may relent last 3rd of Jan is definitely news.

    Let's hope we see a strengthening signal for blocking over the next few days though if we aren't getting snow then I prefer it to be mild - getting old ?

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