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

    Yes, I had a quick lunch and got some sledging in with my daughter.  Conditions were perfect (apart from missing out on the "Aberdeen streamer to the south...")

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

    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: Milltimber, Aberdeen (73m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: Snoooowwww with some thunderstorms on the side
  • Location: Milltimber, Aberdeen (73m asl)
    1 minute ago, doctormog said:

    That may depend on what area out east is and where it is headed? I wonder if the radar returns are genuine.

    It certianly looks interesting, fingers crossed.

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  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl
  • Location: Tarves, Aberdeenshire, 86m asl
    2 minutes ago, doctormog said:

    That may depend on what area out east is and where it is headed? I wonder if the radar returns are genuine.

    I'll let you know if it lands up here.  Fingers crossed!

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  • Location: Straiton 145m asl
  • Location: Straiton 145m asl
    3 minutes ago, GraemeB said:

    I can't help shaking the feeling the amber warning isn't southerly enough.

    What is your thinking 🤔 

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  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
  • Weather Preferences: cold and snowy in winter, a good mix of weather the rest of the time
  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
    9 minutes ago, Sunny Leith said:

    Forth Estuary is gagging for it but flurries apart, being spurned by blobs and streamers to the north in Fife, and to Berwickshire in the south. Something going on in the 3-D dynamics this time that I don't understand. I normally give family and friends 3 or 4 days notice of these events when I'm convinced they're going to happen (anything to make me look clever about the weather LOL), but didn't this time - probably based on the relatively non-standard winter we've had . Something not quite right in the setup for us and not convinced its going to resolve significantly. Anyway, just TORPing in the absence of anything much happening here 😄

    Tell me about it - I'm currently on the "Edinburgh track" (or maybe a tad to the west of it) and it's been a painful couple of hours aside from the odd shower 😂The Forth is looking as decent for convection as it has all day though so I'm hopeful, maybe a slight change in the wind direction would help too (although ultimately once the convergence zone heads that'll probably do the trick).

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  • Location: Wallyford, East Lothian
  • Location: Wallyford, East Lothian
    1 hour ago, LomondSnowstorm said:

    I do think you guys should do pretty well, theres no particular reason the showers would avoid East Lothian, certainly compared to the issues Edinburgh faces where we need a bit more of a northerly tilt, and you'll still be getting heavy stuff well into Wednesday as well even if it's not quite as good today for whatever reasons 

    Sounds promising, hopefully your right! 😀 We’ve had a couple of showers so far today, but nothing that’s lasted longer than a few minutes so still little on the ground. 

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  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)
  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)

    Big blob inbound on Falkirk area

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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Location: Aberdeen
    6 minutes ago, doctormog said:

    That may depend on what area out east is and where it is headed? I wonder if the radar returns are genuine.

    Exactly my thought, raised a bit of an eyebrow to recent evolution on the radar 🤔 had been tracking it since earlier this morning coming off the Norwegian coast. Not 100% convinced yet, bit I nearly am!

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    17 minutes ago, Sunny Leith said:

    Forth Estuary is gagging for it but flurries apart, being spurned by blobs and streamers to the north in Fife, and to Berwickshire in the south. Something going on in the 3-D dynamics this time that I don't understand. I normally give family and friends 3 or 4 days notice of these events when I'm convinced they're going to happen (anything to make me look clever about the weather LOL), but didn't this time - probably based on the relatively non-standard winter we've had . Something not quite right in the setup for us and not convinced its going to resolve significantly. Anyway, just TORPing in the absence of anything much happening here 😄

    I'm still hopeful that things may change. The charts do show the convergence zone affecting the Forth more overnight and tomorrow and a definite more northerly tilt. It's painful though. Been almost a week of chart and model watching and still hee-haw to show for it  😂

     

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife

    Drove to work this lunchtime, leaving behind Pittenweem where there's still nothing (of course) - been sunny most of the day. Here in St Andrews there's a thin covering.

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
    3 minutes ago, 101_North said:

    I'm still hopeful that things may change. The charts do show the convergence zone affecting the Forth more overnight and tomorrow and a definite more northerly tilt. It's painful though. Been almost three years of chart and model watching and still hee-haw to show for it  😂

     

     

    Adapted that for my perspective...😂

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  • Location: Luncarty (4 miles north of Perth 19m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summers Snowy Winters Stormy Autumns
  • Location: Luncarty (4 miles north of Perth 19m ASL)
    2 minutes ago, 101_North said:

    I'm still hopeful that things may change. The charts do show the convergence zone affecting the Forth more overnight and tomorrow and a definite more northerly tilt. It's painful though. Been almost a week of chart and model watching and still hee-haw to show for it  😂

     

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    I know exactly where you are coming from, I feel like I can relax now have 8cm on the ground and been able to watch a ton of showers fall. Will still be very jealous if everything falls so far south miss out on the real juicy stuff but don't mind giving you 3 or 4 cm 😅

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  • Location: West Aberdeenshire
  • Location: West Aberdeenshire

    My top three winters since I moved here in 2004.

    1. 2009/10.

    2. 2010/11

    3. 2020/21.

     

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  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)
  • Location: Dennyloanhead. (49m ASL)

    Looking like a direct hit @ home.

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  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
    26 minutes ago, Sunny Leith said:

    Forth Estuary is gagging for it but flurries apart, being spurned by blobs and streamers to the north in Fife, and to Berwickshire in the south. Something going on in the 3-D dynamics this time that I don't understand. I normally give family and friends 3 or 4 days notice of these events when I'm convinced they're going to happen (anything to make me look clever about the weather LOL), but didn't this time - probably based on the relatively non-standard winter we've had . Something not quite right in the setup for us and not convinced its going to resolve significantly. Anyway, just TORPing in the absence of anything much happening here 😄

    To be honest I think the snow has followed the forecast quite well so far. If anything there's been a few more showers than I expected by this stage in Edinburgh. The main event should be tonight into tomorrow while the convergence line moves south! We hope...

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  • Location: Angus
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme
  • Location: Angus

    We have had quite few brief but intense showers today (the kind that all  goes dark and blizzard like moment 👍)  but I’m intrigued as to why has every one of them been mostly graupel apart from the very end of the shower when it changes to dry fluffy snow flakes. Temps are below freezing as are wb so not like that’s a problem. What are the conditions that cause precipitation to fall as graupel most every time today?

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  • Location: Balmedie
  • Location: Balmedie
    31 minutes ago, doctormog said:

    That may depend on what area out east is and where it is headed? I wonder if the radar returns are genuine.

    Just noticed that on radar.  Fingers crossed.  Looks quite a hefty amount of it reaches us.  

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

    I know exactly where you are coming from, I feel like I can relax now have 8cm on the ground and been able to watch a ton of showers fall. Will still be very jealous if everything falls so far south miss out on the real juicy stuff but don't mind giving you 3 or 4 cm 😅

    You have 8cm!!!??? i have about 3cm here. 

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
    1 minute ago, cragonmore said:

    We have had quite few brief but intense showers today (the kind that all  goes dark and blizzard like moment 👍)  but I’m intrigued as to why has every one of them been mostly graupel apart from the very end of the shower when it changes to dry fluffy snow flakes. Temps are below freezing as are wb so not like that’s a problem. What are the conditions that cause precipitation to fall as graupel most every time today?

    Good question and one for the more meteorologically astute contributors like @LomondSnowstorm. What I can say is that I frequently experience the same thing (particularly so in 2010 when half of what ended up on the ground was graupel). I understand it's particularly common just onshore in these kind of set ups but what causes the snowflakes to be covered in a layer of ice I'm not sure!

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