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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    1 hour ago, Kevo22 said:

    Kind of reminds me of December 1981 where there were no cold uppers of any note, but due to a sudden nationwide wet snowfall the cold became locked in with severe frost and further snowfall throughout the month. I’m not saying it will happen this time but it’s always a possibility. ❄️❄️

    Now I feel like playing some Foreigner, Kraftwerk, Human League and Ultravox, just to give me that late December 81, early 1982 feeling. 

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    I have heard from a reliable source that henceforth the European high will be known as 'Prozac Ridge'

    I’m just wondering rather than having model verification stats, we should perhaps have poster verification stats. That way we can see who it’s worth paying attention to and who to disregard.....just a

    Yes, I agree. I wanted snow as much as anyone but along with others was never enthused with this spell. I don't claim any crystal ball or magical abilities, but I can (most of the time) read a chart a

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  • Location: Louth, Lincs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost, thunderstorms and sunny summer days.
  • Location: Louth, Lincs
    49 minutes ago, Sunny76 said:

    Now I feel like playing some Foreigner, Kraftwerk, Human League and Ultravox, just to give me that late December 81, early 1982 feeling. 

    You have all the groups spot on for that period. Human league at No1 with Don’t You Want Me. 😁

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  • Location: Staines, UK or Prague, Czech Republic
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and sunny, thunderstorms, snow, fog, frost, squall lines
  • Location: Staines, UK or Prague, Czech Republic
    14 minutes ago, Kevo22 said:

    You have all the groups spot on for that period. Human league at No1 with Don’t You Want Me. 😁

    Just booked tickets to see The Human League next December on their Dare 40 tour. They are fantastic live. Now, if only we could get some 1981 weather, too 😊

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  • Location: Nelson, Caerphilly, South Wales. 175m ASL
  • Location: Nelson, Caerphilly, South Wales. 175m ASL
    1 hour ago, Sunny76 said:

    Now I feel like playing some Foreigner, Kraftwerk, Human League and Ultravox, just to give me that late December 81, early 1982 feeling. 

    Fun fact: The League got stuck in the snow in West Wales in early '82 while on their way to (or back from) Ireland.

    Speaking of which, the blizzard of Jan. 6th-9th that year was incredibly severe in Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, as these photos taken in my hometown show:

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    Level depths were widely 50-75 cm and this was followed by a week or so of extremely low (as in sub -10°C) temperatures. And all soundtracked by the superb "Dare" album!

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  • Location: G.Manchester
  • Location: G.Manchester
    2 minutes ago, Snow White said:

    I agree it’s not fantastic output at the moment but I think you should see some snow over next few days. In Scotland you have a better chance than most looking at the models.

    There does seem to some hefty snow showers moving into the west coast of Scotland.

    I am hoping to wake up to a covering from the feature moving south over northern England overnight. 

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    Checked out the metoffice forecast for Burnley, NW England....hovering around freezing midweek onwards and overcast

    A tad nippy if you ask me. Think December"s of the 60's and your not far wrong.

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  • Location: Tyne and Wear
  • Weather Preferences: Cold snowy weather in winter. Dry and warm in summer.
  • Location: Tyne and Wear
    1 minute ago, Optimus Prime said:

    Checked out the metoffice forecast for Burnley, NW England....hovering around freezing midweek onwards and overcast

    A tad nippy if you ask me. Think December"s of the 60's and your not far wrong.

    My Grandma is from Burnley she has some fantastic stories of the deep drifts on the moors around Burnley from the 40s, 50s and 60s.

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    10 hours ago, MATTWOLVES said:

    Hi mate.

    The highest daily total in an inhabited area was 173cm..68 inches the location was Huntingdon,Warren, Dartmouth on the 16th Feb 1929.

    So far so good with the 18s..improvements.

     

    Cheers Matt,

    Well over 5 feet of snow. Thats incredible. Most of been something to watch the flakes fall at that rate.

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  • Location: Croydon. South London. 286 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, snow, Ice days, warm sunny days.
  • Location: Croydon. South London. 286 ft asl

    Let's hope we're all still laughing at the GFS with it's terrible flips at the end of today. 🙄😂

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  • Location: Blackwood SE Wales
  • Location: Blackwood SE Wales

    Talking about severe and minor snow events.. It's often the snow showers that prove to be potent. 2004-2005 winter ,. I remember looking out of the college window, I said to my class mate, if that mountain (Welsh valley) disappears behind snow.. we're in trouble.. 

    A snow shower came along 30mins later, everything covered, mountain/valley disappeared.. and we were all sent home. 

    Now reading through the comments , the word "marginal" keeps showing up. If even a small cover of snow over a fairly decent sized area falls ,. how much impact will it have on the air temperature and the precipitation falling? I feel like we're in a degree of uncertainty.. (pun intended) 

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  • Location: Louth, Lincs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost, thunderstorms and sunny summer days.
  • Location: Louth, Lincs
    8 hours ago, stainesbloke said:

    Just booked tickets to see The Human League next December on their Dare 40 tour. They are fantastic live. Now, if only we could get some 1981 weather, too 😊

    I’m hardly jealous at all.😶 seriously though, I wish I was going. 

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: cold ,snow
  • Location: sheffield
    1 minute ago, Kevo22 said:

    I’m hardly jealous at all.😶 seriously though, I wish I was going. 

    I met Phil a couple of years ago in a pub in Sheffield. Great guy altho his health isn't good. I saw the original line up pre the girls joining. Empire state human is a great track. 👌👌

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  • Location: Louth, Lincs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost, thunderstorms and sunny summer days.
  • Location: Louth, Lincs
    3 minutes ago, swfc said:

    I met Phil a couple of years ago in a pub in Sheffield. Great guy altho his health isn't good. I saw the original line up pre the girls joining. Empire state human is a great track. 👌👌

    I didn’t know Phil wasn’t in good health. Agree about Empire State Human, I have the album and it was before they became really well know . 

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  • Location: Louth, Lincs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost, thunderstorms and sunny summer days.
  • Location: Louth, Lincs
    8 hours ago, Jackfrost said:

    Fun fact: The League got stuck in the snow in West Wales in early '82 while on their way to (or back from) Ireland.

    Speaking of which, the blizzard of Jan. 6th-9th that year was incredibly severe in Glamorgan, Monmouthshire and Gloucestershire, as these photos taken in my hometown show:

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    Level depths were widely 50-75 cm and this was followed by a week or so of extremely low (as in sub -10°C) temperatures. And all soundtracked by the superb "Dare" album!

    Incredible photos! We really don’t get winters like that anymore. 😮

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    A level 2 alert for severe cold weather has been extended to the West Midlands

    Current alert level: Level 2 - Alert and Readiness

    Issued at: 09:26 on Sun 27 Dec 2020

    There is a 60% probability of severe cold weather/icy conditions/heavy snow between 0900 on Sunday 27 Dec and 0900 on Tuesday 29 Dec in parts of England. This weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services. Please refer to the national Cold Weather Plan and your Trust's emergency plan for appropriate preventive action.

    Colder air developing across the UK through Sunday 27th as rain clears and winds ease. Overnight frost and icy patches developing, along with the potential for some freezing fog. This also bringing a risk of wintry showers, which may merge into more persistent hill snow early Monday 28th, perhaps down to lower levels briefly, with an increased risk for parts of the West Midlands. Coldest conditions will continue to be across the Northeast, Northwest and Yorkshire and Humberside at first, where thresholds are likely to be reached for this period. Elsewhere daytime temperatures should recover sufficiently to remain above thresholds. Confidence is low, however. This alert will need to be reviewed as confidence increases for the coming week, and beyond, but is likely to be extended.

    An update will be issued when the alert level changes in any region. Alerts are issued once a day by 0900 if required and are not subject to amendment in between standard issue times. Note that the details of the forecast weather are valid at the time of issue but may change over the period that an alert remains in force. These details will not be updated here unless the alert level also changes, the latest forecast details can be obtained at the following link: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/forecast/#?tab=map

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  • Location: Staines, UK or Prague, Czech Republic
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and sunny, thunderstorms, snow, fog, frost, squall lines
  • Location: Staines, UK or Prague, Czech Republic
    54 minutes ago, Kevo22 said:

    I’m hardly jealous at all.😶 seriously though, I wish I was going. 

    They are touring around the country, so I’m sure that you could get tickets 😊

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  • Location: Louth, Lincs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost, thunderstorms and sunny summer days.
  • Location: Louth, Lincs
    21 minutes ago, stainesbloke said:

    They are touring around the country, so I’m sure that you could get tickets 😊

    Thanks. I’ll have a google and see where the nearest place is for me. 

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  • Location: Arendal, Norway
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, snow and more snow!
  • Location: Arendal, Norway

    Insane run, GFS 06z..

    This is exactly what I need to stop moaning 😄😄

    Lots of snow in coastal southeast Norway. That combination of Scandi high and low pressure in England is what we need for the Sea effect snow bands along the Skaggerak Sea.

    And the end of this run is astonishing! Polar vortex in Scandi with extreme low temperatures even at the coast.

    Come on Santa pleeeeasseeeee

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London

    Here you go guys:

    Christmas 1981, into early 1982.

    Bring on the snow, hopefully!

    I hope we get a severe spell, as I was predicting one back in the summer, but could go tits up.

    The main chart is available on Mixcloud for that week. 

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  • Location: London
  • Location: London
    2 hours ago, Kevo22 said:

    Incredible photos! We really don’t get winters like that anymore. 😮

    Yeah, although 2010 and 2018 gave us some decent snowfall. 
     

    I would love another 1991 or 1987 spell.

    And yeah, the snow was better, plus the British music bands were better back then. It just seems everywhere you turn now, everyone wants to have that rubbish Urban sound, or sound like Stormzy.

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  • Location: Louth, Lincs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost, thunderstorms and sunny summer days.
  • Location: Louth, Lincs
    8 minutes ago, Sunny76 said:

    Yeah, although 2010 and 2018 gave us some decent snowfall. 
     

    I would love another 1991 or 1987 spell.

    And yeah, the snow was better, plus the British music bands were better back then. It just seems everywhere you turn now, everyone wants to have that rubbish Urban sound, or sound like Stormzy.

    I agree regarding the music these days, but I think it may be something to do with getting old. 😂

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  • Location: Tonbridge Kent
  • Location: Tonbridge Kent
    14 minutes ago, kevvo said:

    SunnyWarm sun on the patio. Where is the snow? 😏

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    Patience Grasshopper!

    We were never likely to see widespread snow this weekend although some on higher ground might see a decent covering during this coming week.

    It's later into January that we could hit the jackpot if the SSW & displaced/split vortex falls in our favour as some experts are predicting might happen.

    But, still finely balanced and nerve wracking, as usual, in UK

    Surely, we deserve something notable in terms of cold & snowy this winter. ❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️❄️

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  • Location: Louth, Lincs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, frost, thunderstorms and sunny summer days.
  • Location: Louth, Lincs
    32 minutes ago, Sunny76 said:

    Here you go guys:

    Christmas 1981, into early 1982.

    Bring on the snow, hopefully!

    I hope we get a severe spell, as I was predicting one back in the summer, but could go tits up.

    The main chart is available on Mixcloud for that week. 

    Fantastic! Thanks for putting this on, I’ll listen to it in it’s entirety later, the memories of that snowy month will come flooding back. 

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