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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: Straiton 145m asl
  • Location: Straiton 145m asl
    1 hour ago, 101_North said:

    -11.4c on the garden sensor 🥶🥶🥶 Impressive for a suburban location! 

    Could be a 18c swing by Tuesday next week up to +9c 😳

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    2 minutes ago, Penicuikblizzard said:

    Could be a 18c swing by Tuesday next week up to +9c 😳

    Can't wait! Really Looking forward to some sleety pish on Sunday too 😢

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

    A few snow showers have appeared on the horizon to the NE over the North Sea, A real reminder of December 2010 where showers appeared over the sea with the intense cold but hardly seemed to move in the calm conditions.

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  • Location: aberdeen 65m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow in winter Sun in summer
  • Location: aberdeen 65m

    Two very  different airmasses heading together, a spell of snow over in Ireland and a band of light snow showers to the North East ,the approaching front from the West losing precipitation quickly as it hits the very cold dry air ,interesting to watch .

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee
    1 hour ago, Bumsliding said:

    I've always found car temperature readings to be not dissimilar to those of the nearest official sites - when I see pictures like this it does make me wonder how cold it really gets in sweet spots with no official station. 

    No thermometer here but it feels a little redundant just now to quote numbers - it's freezing! 🥶 but lovely and sunny. I often find the main perk of cold spells during winter, and especially now given the strength of the sun, is that you can do a little bit of living room sunbathing 🙂 

    I think that one problem with  the car readings is their height from the ground. Official readings are at a specific height and most of the time in frosty conditions it is substantially colder at ground level. 
    Meanwhile my modest minimum of -11.2C  is my coldest since earlyDecember 2010.  Gorgeous morning too!
    My accurite went a bit  colder but I do not trust their readings. A couple up in Highland Perthshire had -25.4C and -24.5 respectively which is well too low.

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  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms, Severe Gales, Hot & Sunny or Cold & Sunny!
  • Location: Gourock, Scotland
    1 hour ago, Mr Frost said:

    Saturday risk is looking a bit rubbish currently - patchy snow!

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    Met Office have just updated the warning for Saturday.

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    For all of us in the warning just expect some light snowfall at the very least and with a bit of luck we will all get a heavy snowfall surprise! 
    Hopefully the band of snow makes it into western Scotland with a bit of oomph! - Northern Ireland the sweet spot at the moment for the heavy stuff.

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  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
    2 minutes ago, Norrance said:

    I think that one problem with  the car readings is their height from the ground. Official readings are at a specific height and most of the time in frosty conditions it is substantially colder at ground level. 
    Meanwhile my modest minimum of -11.2C  is my coldest since earlyDecember 2010.  Gorgeous morning too!
    My accurite went a bit  colder but I do not trust their readings. A couple up in Highland Perthshire had -25.4C and -24.5 respectively which is well too low.

    I hope this isn't derailing the thread, but would height above the ground be countered by the fact they are above a road surface, not typically covered in deep snow unlike almost all official sites just now?! 

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  • Location: Motherwell, Lanarkshire
  • Location: Motherwell, Lanarkshire
    1 hour ago, A Winter's Tale said:

    Does anyone know the coldest temperatures recorded in February 1985 and 1979? We could be looking at the coldest temperature in February since 1955!

    https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/library-and-archive/archive-hidden-treasures/monthly-weather-reports

    The Met Office has -16.4C at Lagganlia (in Glen Feshie, on the west side of the Cairngorms) on 9 Feb 1979, and -17.7C, also at Lagganlia, on 15 Feb 1985, so last night was easily lower. I think I read or heard somewhere that it has been confirmed as the lowest Feb temperature since 1955.

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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Location: Edinburgh

    Alex Deakin' s MO video forecast yesterday, said there was potential in some areas to get freezing rain, on Saturday. More likely in NW England.

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  • Location: 140m, Oyne, Aberdeenshire
  • Location: 140m, Oyne, Aberdeenshire

    Minus 17c at 0930 this morning according to the pickup so could have been a little colder earlier on. Not in a particular frost hollow here so pretty exceptional stuff. 

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  • Location: aberdeen 65m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow in winter Sun in summer
  • Location: aberdeen 65m
    3 minutes ago, Ravelin said:

    Ask yourself, do we really need any more? ☺️

     

    Mmmm thinks extremely briefly 😉

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  • Location: Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire
  • Location: Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire
    44 minutes ago, Mr Frost said:

    Last one of the day - excitement of it all is too much for me now! 😆😃

    -23.0C! Winter 2020/21 has now peaked! That official minimum temperature will not be beaten this month. 😃

    I’m delighted we’ve achieved an incredible -23.0C. It’s amazing to think that only 13 years since 1875 have recorded a lower temperature - and only 2 years between 1920 and 1978. Only twice (1895 and 1955) has February recorded a lower temperature. Interesting to see some other stations saw record low temperatures. I wonder where Sean gets the data for station records. 

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

    Well we’re still at -0.1c at Midday, pretty good going for a stones throw from the sea. Leuchars at -4c.

    Still a few wintry days to go but on the plus side, when the thaw hits, it’ll be easier to keep track of the posts on this thread 🤣

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  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL
  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL
    1 hour ago, Mr Frost said:

    -23.0C! Winter 2020/21 has now peaked! That official minimum temperature will not be beaten this month. 😃

    Surprised nobody in the PR department at the Met Office didn't headline it as "coldest night in the UK this century".  Suppose the Express already has that up somewhere...

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