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Ladies and gentlemen you are not going to believe it. After a wait of almost 3 years... ūüėģ ¬†

I don't suppose I have anything to complain about this winter...      .      

I've waited years to get a picture of the house covered with snow.  Finally!  

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  • Location: Scottish Highlands, 1000ft
  • Location: Scottish Highlands, 1000ft
    27 minutes ago, SW Saltire said:

    Random question but take it you have a nice 4x4 of some kind to live up there? 
    Each winter I start to convince myself I could own a Hilux/L200/Nivara etc but at 20,000 miles a year the fuel would bury me.

    My seat leon is shocking on roads like that

    Aye I’ve got a 4x4 pick-up for work which makes things easier in the snow. Tbh though, a good set of winter or all weather tyres (few aficionados on here) will convert a lot of vehicles in to performers in the snow. Some cars surprise you though, partner’s wee Renault is rarely stuck, correct driving goes a long way. When conditions are dicey I often take the back roads as a fair few people on the a9 seem to sh*t themselves and drive too slow, you need a steady pace in the stuff

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  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Wind driven falling snow
  • Location: Calgary, Canada (1230m asl)

    My take on last night's precipitation was that it was modeled pretty well but seemed to be a few hours early arriving and leaving. It was never going to be another Dec 2010 as it was just a trailing front rather than a proper wee system running into cold air.

    @Hairy Celt yes the precip will quite often evaporate before it hits the ground but after it's been picked up by radar, during the day it can be visible which is always cool to see. 

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  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl
  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl

    Snowing and settling here!

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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Location: Aberdeen

    It seems to be snowing (lightly) here in Aberdeen currently. It will be interesting to see if anything more significant materialises later. 

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  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter and dry and very warm in summer
  • Location: Dumfries, South West Scotland.
    58 minutes ago, Northern Strath said:

    Aye I’ve got a 4x4 pick-up for work which makes things easier in the snow. Tbh though, a good set of winter or all weather tyres (few aficionados on here) will convert a lot of vehicles in to performers in the snow. Some cars surprise you though, partner’s wee Renault is rarely stuck, correct driving goes a long way. When conditions are dicey I often take the back roads as a fair few people on the a9 seem to sh*t themselves and drive too slow, you need a steady pace in the stuff

    Appreciate the reply, yes winter tyres could well be an alternative. Luckily got access to a landrover defender for planned trips.

    Nothing worse than the car in front heavy braking/panicking.

    I just ask as this car with bigger engine and higher gearing (ie stalls if you put¬†it in¬†second below 10 mph, 80mph is below 2000 rpm) is garbage in the snow. I‚Äôm technically a ‚Äėprofessional‚Äô driver and could not keep up with my pal who‚Äôs a teacher driving his wee renault Clio. Car was bambi on ice, Winter tyres it is

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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    0.2/-0.1C, snowing and lying, but not to any depth. Quite a lot still to come though by the looks of the radar. 

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  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl
  • Location: N.E. Scotland South Side Moray Firth 100m asl

    Fabulous sunny frosty morning but clouded over in the afternoon and period of heavy sleet turning to snow started about 4.30pm and lasted  about an hour settling quickly on the very cold ground.Currently  1.5c with  snow falling.

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  • Location: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!
  • Location: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!

    Nice to see others, including Mair Snaw getting the white stuff ūüôā

    Don't expect to see it here... again... but you never know! ūüėČ

    Tim

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  • Location: Fife
  • Weather Preferences: Subzero
  • Location: Fife
    1 hour ago, Northern Strath said:

    Aye I’ve got a 4x4 pick-up for work which makes things easier in the snow. Tbh though, a good set of winter or all weather tyres (few aficionados on here) will convert a lot of vehicles in to performers in the snow. Some cars surprise you though, partner’s wee Renault is rarely stuck, correct driving goes a long way. When conditions are dicey I often take the back roads as a fair few people on the a9 seem to sh*t themselves and drive too slow, you need a steady pace in the stuff

    On snow I'd trust my wee Fiesta with winter tyres on more than I'd trust the 4x4 we have at work...which has pretty rubbish summer tyres on it. It's certainly never failed me getting up and down the hill here. But at the end of the day it's the clearance underneath that brings me to a halt rather than the actual snow surface. The winter tyres are great but there's just not enough clearance underneath the car between the tyre tracks, and so I end up ploughing instead. 

    EDIT - not that we ever get so much snow that ploughing occurs, mind ūüėČ

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256

    Most common winter car I've seen is aged Panda 4x4, jacked up (probably just extended struts) and with knobbly winter tyres. Not common here but in the Alps.  Big jeeps like we see in the UK aren't as common partly cos they're so damned expensive to keep on the road and I don't think mountain folk out there feel like lining the pockets of dealers as much as Brits seem willing to do.

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  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire 150m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow winter, hot summer
  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire 150m

    Moderate snow on and all surfaces covered¬†ūüėė

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  • Location: Ayr
  • Location: Ayr

    well after this mornings rain, at 4pm it was already frozen over. Now got some freezing fog developing, pretty rare we get fog here as we are low lying. One of the reasons Prestwick airport is usually used for emergencies. going to be another cold one tonight 

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  • Location: 6 miles SE of Perth ( 40m asl )
  • Location: 6 miles SE of Perth ( 40m asl )

    very very light snow falling at 40m approx 6 miles SE of Perth

    Temp: 0.4C

    Dew: -0.1C 
    This confirms that its unlikely to be crap falling at 0C

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  • Location: Scottish Highlands, 1000ft
  • Location: Scottish Highlands, 1000ft
    46 minutes ago, SW Saltire said:

    Appreciate the reply, yes winter tyres could well be an alternative. Luckily got access to a landrover defender for planned trips.

    Nothing worse than the car in front heavy braking/panicking.

    I just ask as this car with bigger engine and higher gearing (ie stalls if you put¬†it in¬†second below 10 mph, 80mph is below 2000 rpm) is garbage in the snow. I‚Äôm technically a ‚Äėprofessional‚Äô driver and could not keep up with my pal who‚Äôs a teacher driving his wee renault Clio. Car was bambi on ice, Winter tyres it is

    No worries, happy hunting (be it tyre or 4x4!) Nice to have access to a¬†Defender, not a lot of places they won‚Äôt go. Aye those¬†wee clio‚Äôs can be¬†mean too ūüėĄ

     

    43 minutes ago, Benvironment said:

    On snow I'd trust my wee Fiesta with winter tyres on more than I'd trust the 4x4 we have at work...which has pretty rubbish summer tyres on it. It's certainly never failed me getting up and down the hill here. But at the end of the day it's the clearance underneath that brings me to a halt rather than the actual snow surface. The winter tyres are great but there's just not enough clearance underneath the car between the tyre tracks, and so I end up ploughing instead. 

    EDIT - not that we ever get so much snow that ploughing occurs, mind ūüėČ

    Great stuff. Aye some¬†of the wee cars are perfect until it‚Äôs too much and they essentially¬†end up burrowing ūüėܬ†We used to have an old vw¬†beetle around when I was growing up, tweaked with pretty high clearance, the engine in the boot made it near¬†unstoppable in the snow (without snow tyres). Bags of fun


    Snow still going here

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  • Location: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!
  • Location: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!
    2 minutes ago, MAXcrazystorm said:

    Juicy stuff... 

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    Oooh... that is juicy stuff ūüôā I wonder if I'll get mega lucky and it will get here lol¬†

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  • Location: 6 miles SE of Perth ( 40m asl )
  • Location: 6 miles SE of Perth ( 40m asl )
    8 minutes ago, TinyTim said:

    Oooh... that is juicy stuff ūüôā I wonder if I'll get mega lucky and it will get here lol¬†

    Looks likely in Perth , good covering it looks like. 

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  • Location: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!
  • Location: Perth - Usually Snow Deprived!
    Just now, MAXcrazystorm said:

    Looks likely in Perth , good covering it looks like. 

    Thank you my friend ūüôā At least it's showing up before it's too late... if it does start I'll nip out and get a few pics ūüôā

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