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  • Location: Broadmayne a few miles north of Weymouth in Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Snowfall
  • Location: Broadmayne a few miles north of Weymouth in Dorset

    A slower run to a blocked solution on the 00z GFS. But a Scandi block still evident. I like the West Country slider late on as well. Not all bells and whistle lime the 12z buy happy to settlef for that going into Dec.

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    Hi all . I’m back from my summer hibernation . A warm welcome to all the new members . It’s hard to believe we’re back again chasing those hard to come by good winter charts . It’s true the older

    This is the ECM at 96 hrs v's the reanalysis for the 3rd of Nov 2010 and bears similarities in our part of the world now you wouldn't think that the epic winter of 2010 would come from that

    Time to start wheeling out the ECM snow depth charts then 😍. Please remember it is mandatory to reply with how unreliable they are and how it accumulates all falling snow even if it doesn’t settle bla

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  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
  • Weather Preferences: Northeasterly Blizzard and sub zero temperatures.
  • Location: Salzburger Sportwelt Lungau/ Pongau Region. Somtimes Skipton UK
    42 minutes ago, Broadmayne blizzard said:

    A slower run to a blocked solution on the 00z GFS. But a Scandi block still evident. I like the West Country slider late on as well. Not all bells and whistle lime the 12z buy happy to settlef for that going into Dec.

    I agree with you on that. I have not seen a upper wind flow chart like the one below for a very long time. A  text book prelude to an old fashioned west v east scenario ( remember them ) as we approach the end of the month into December. The zonal jet buckles and weakens near to the British Isles as it comes up against a powerful and developed upper ridge from Central Europe up into Scandinavia. You can almost see the Omega shape that transfers a constant supply of cold air into Western Russia. The million dollar question is whether you in the British Isles can tap into some of that ?  Its an evolving situation but looks encouraging for some early winter, real cold, to develop on a wider scale.

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  • Location: Cyprus and North east Swindon. 104 ASL
  • Location: Cyprus and North east Swindon. 104 ASL

    Not much blocking up over the Greenland at T192, those cold charts of the last few days are typically getting watered down!! image.thumb.png.961193f287efaa575868f58d3591803a.png

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  • Location: Bournemouth
  • Weather Preferences: Dry mild or snow winter. Hot and humid summer.
  • Location: Bournemouth

    At least we didn’t all get sucked in right?🤣

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    AA61D2D0-F95A-465A-AB78-78038E79DC47.pngDay 10 has potential 😩😩🤣

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  • Location: Raynes Park, London SW20
  • Location: Raynes Park, London SW20
    3 minutes ago, That ECM said:

    At least we didn’t all get sucked in right?🤣

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    AA61D2D0-F95A-465A-AB78-78038E79DC47.pngDay 10 has potential 😩😩🤣

    The high quality NWP has been trending the wrong way for a few runs now!  Yesterday’s EPS were rather poor and the ECM sub seasonal wasn’t much to write home about. I fear this is going to be a long winter of chasing!  Hopefully we will strike it lucky at some point over the next 3 months!

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK

    I'm so surprised to wake up and see the more amplified charts in the mid term from yesterday's runs gone up in smoke today.....not. Back to waiting it is.

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  • Location: Reigate Hill
  • Weather Preferences: Anything
  • Location: Reigate Hill

    We have the same issue as we have every year, the ECM blows up heights in FI. What makes it worse, the new-improved (hehe) GFS (with ECM tweaks) is now showing similar FI phantom heights. It will be a Winter of Discontent with these two now in combo trolling us!

    The ECM this morning has returned to standard November fare:

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    The GFS is like a mirage in the desert, those heights always seem to be way out in the distance; the GFS not buying what the op and control are selling.

    The FI charts of late reminds me of a saying, "you are what you eat" and those anomalous HLB charts seem a whole lot of BS!

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  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT
  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT

    Its been the coldest November on Record in FI...

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  • Location: Nuneaton,Warks. 128m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow then clear and frosty.
  • Location: Nuneaton,Warks. 128m asl

    Yes it's the same old story once a large chunk of the PV builds to our north west. 

    Models showing more mobility this morning with any ridging being quickly flattened. 

    The jetstream though likely to track further south at times so transient cold shots, like Thursday, will become more likely. 

    It seems the best we can expect for now. 

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK

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    There's still a smaller cluster (19/51) showing a more blocked pattern in the longer term, but the bigger +NAO cluster is growing and is now 32/51.

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  • Location: Orpington Kent.
  • Location: Orpington Kent.
    9 minutes ago, mb018538 said:

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    There's still a smaller cluster (19/51) showing a more blocked pattern in the longer term, but the bigger +NAO cluster is growing and is now 32/51.

    Think we need to write this episode off now, trend is everything in my view.

    Brush ourselves down, rest and hopefully onwards to next installment

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    6 minutes ago, TSNWK said:

    Think we need to write this episode off now, trend is everything in my view.

    Brush ourselves down, rest and hopefully onwards to next installment

    I hereby declare Lockdown Meltdown 1.1 to be over!:santa-emoji:

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  • Location: Broadmayne a few miles north of Weymouth in Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Snowfall
  • Location: Broadmayne a few miles north of Weymouth in Dorset

    Some deflated westerlies win again let's write this off posts this morning. Of course it could be that there is a blocking signal amongst the chaos but that yesterdays nwp was a just a bit too progressive with it.  The Meto extended has always been bout things happening in December rather than November. So it could be that the modelling is correcting on timing rather than regime. Just a thought.

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK

    As Mr Hugo has posted this morning, still a fair amount of westerly momentum in the mid latitudes. With that still in play it's hard to get a block to develop. 

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Warm summers with thunderstorms, stormy or fog/frost autumns, cold winters
  • Location: Bedfordshire

    Not sure what everyone is complaining about. I mentioned yesterday that GFS is probably being a bit progressive in bringing in the cold but that it still might be picking up on the correct signal

    GFS ensembles still look good and the op this morning still reflects what the Met Office are saying - settling down, especially in central and SE areas, possible fog, average temps, less settled the further NW you go, etc, etc

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    The ECM output isn't as good as it could be, admittedly, and I s'pose that's why everyone has got the right miseries. It seems to me the ECM clusters and EC46 updates change as much as CFS, GFS and every other operational model we see.

    Having said all that, there are big Met Office updates today and tomorrow. If they keep on talking about cold, then I ain't ruling it out yet despite what models may or may not show in the coming days. If it starts to back off then fair enough, we might get another December 'heatwave'

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  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy disruptive snowfall.
  • Location: Manchester Deansgate.
    8 hours ago, DiagonalRedLine said:

    Hi Zak, I genuinely felt this was a well thought out post that went into great detail. A good job with it! 🙂 

    Sums things up well I feel. It does seem it’s a little all over the place at the moment regarding cold weather possibilities. One real possible trend from some of the charts could be to see a ridge of High Pressure get pushed over the UK into early next week, then hang about close by to our East. However, I think it is a bit early to be sure and there is a chance a more encouraging High Latitude Blocking situation could arise. Would help as well to see a stronger signal for some kind of European trough to the South or South-East of us. But could deliver directly over the UK too if the Lows associated with the UK trough had enough cold air wrapped around them. A number of us would love the snow to come and give us a wave. Fortunate that there’s a few months ahead where that could become a prospect. ❄️

    we might need it the other way around by January, a Wave to come and give us the snow, a propagating wave in the stratosphere!

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  • Location: County end Oldham 202 m Above sea level
  • Location: County end Oldham 202 m Above sea level

    We have Eastern QBO in the lower strat , hoping this, with a developing -AO can produce the goods for Europe and assist sending the jet south....

    We absolutely do NOT want trop and strat coupling !!

    As it did last Winter ...

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK
    39 minutes ago, LRD said:

    Not sure what everyone is complaining about. I mentioned yesterday that GFS is probably being a bit progressive in bringing in the cold but that it still might be picking up on the correct signal

    GFS ensembles still look good and the op this morning still reflects what the Met Office are saying - settling down, especially in central and SE areas, possible fog, average temps, less settled the further NW you go, etc, etc

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    The ECM output isn't as good as it could be, admittedly, and I s'pose that's why everyone has got the right miseries. It seems to me the ECM clusters and EC46 updates change as much as CFS, GFS and every other operational model we see.

    Having said all that, there are big Met Office updates today and tomorrow. If they keep on talking about cold, then I ain't ruling it out yet despite what models may or may not show in the coming days. If it starts to back off then fair enough, we might get another December 'heatwave'

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    GFS 00z ensembles certainly don't match the Met Office extended outlook. It's trending unsettled rather than trending settled like this morning's update says below:

    Saturday 21 Nov - Monday 30 Nov

    Spells of rain will spread southwards across England and Wales on Saturday with brighter, showery conditions in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sunny spells are expected in the south of the UK on Sunday with blustery showers across the north. For the remainder of November conditions will begin to become more widely settled, especially across the south and east where there will be an increased risk of slow clearing fog. Unsettled interludes bringing spells of rain and strong winds are still likely at times, especially in the north and west. Temperatures look to be around average with increasing incidence of overnight frost, as is typical for this time of year, as well as bringing an increasing chance of wintry precipitation

    Monday 30 Nov - Monday 14 Dec

    Heading into the middle of December, high pressure is likely to become the dominant weather pattern across the UK, bringing settled conditions to many parts. Occasional unsettled periods with outbreaks of rain and strong winds are still likely at times, these most likely to affect northwestern areas of the UK. Temperatures will probably be close to or below average with an increasing chance of wintry precipitation, notably for higher ground in the north

    A bit of a stand off developing perhaps!

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  • Location: Salwick Lancashire +0.000000002 ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Horizontal Drizzle
  • Location: Salwick Lancashire +0.000000002 ASL

    Utter depths of FI - the great Easterly cooldown begins 🤨

    00z

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  • Location: Pershore
  • Location: Pershore
    35 minutes ago, mb018538 said:

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    GFS 00z ensembles certainly don't match the Met Office extended outlook. It's trending unsettled rather than trending settled like this morning's update says below:

    Saturday 21 Nov - Monday 30 Nov

    Spells of rain will spread southwards across England and Wales on Saturday with brighter, showery conditions in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Sunny spells are expected in the south of the UK on Sunday with blustery showers across the north. For the remainder of November conditions will begin to become more widely settled, especially across the south and east where there will be an increased risk of slow clearing fog. Unsettled interludes bringing spells of rain and strong winds are still likely at times, especially in the north and west. Temperatures look to be around average with increasing incidence of overnight frost, as is typical for this time of year, as well as bringing an increasing chance of wintry precipitation

    Monday 30 Nov - Monday 14 Dec

    Heading into the middle of December, high pressure is likely to become the dominant weather pattern across the UK, bringing settled conditions to many parts. Occasional unsettled periods with outbreaks of rain and strong winds are still likely at times, these most likely to affect northwestern areas of the UK. Temperatures will probably be close to or below average with an increasing chance of wintry precipitation, notably for higher ground in the north

    A bit of a stand off developing perhaps!

    If you only look at London, maybe. But bigger picture, not so much. Most of the members which go for higher pressure on the 00z have it centred either further west or further north, so London isn't really indicative of that. Plus of course, the settled bit in the forecast is prefaced with 'into the middle of December', and the ensembles only go up to the third at this point so would perhaps only be picking up on the very start of that process. 

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    Regardless, a ton of time between now and the end of the month, and even longer between now and the middle of December, so things are bound to change - both in the forecasts leading up to it and in the outcome. 

     

     

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  • Location: Orpington Kent.
  • Location: Orpington Kent.

    06z out to around 280. Pretty mobile, hints of NW to SE jet to our west but appears to scoop up milder air over us each time. 

    My first attempt hope I got the jist right

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  • Location: Reigate Hill
  • Weather Preferences: Anything
  • Location: Reigate Hill
    8 minutes ago, TSNWK said:

    06z out to around 280. Pretty mobile, hints of NW to SE jet to our west but appears to scoop up milder air over us each time. 

    My first attempt hope I got the jist right

    Yes, spot on, compare FI charts from 0z to 06z:

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK
    15 minutes ago, TSNWK said:

    06z out to around 280. Pretty mobile, hints of NW to SE jet to our west but appears to scoop up milder air over us each time. 

    My first attempt hope I got the jist right

    It's a very common scenario of a zonal flow - mild and cold alternating as the lows roll through. 6z shows a pretty typical spell of UK autumn/winter weather.

    We just end up with our usual problem on the 6z Op run - very cold and very mild air meeting off the eastern seaboard which fires up the jet. PV anchored it it's favoured spot. Big block out to the east though:

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