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  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
  • Weather Preferences: Lightning, Snow
  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
    1 minute ago, drm said:

    And safe from a sea sourced wind too?

    Yeah that's true, we only have a river.

    Google says we are about 18 miles from the Sea (straight line), and we are at 154m ASL.

    We are about 30 miles from Edinburgh (straight line).

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  • Location: aberdeen 65m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow in winter Sun in summer
  • Location: aberdeen 65m
    Just now, asjmcguire said:

    Yeah that's true, we only have a river.

    Google says we are about 18 miles from the Sea (straight line), and we are at 154m ASL.

    We are about 30 miles from Edinburgh (straight line).

    I've only 2 miles or so from the sea so it's got little land to cover still snowing but I have my doubts it will stay that way inland 5 miles definitely snow curtain busy time again😂

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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold. Enjoy all extremes though.
  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.

    -4.1c/-5.2c/E/calm&twinkly clear.🙂

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  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
  • Weather Preferences: Lightning, Snow
  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft

    Guys, I know it's not Scotland - or weather related but -

    Google "Dartmoor national park fire"

    😮

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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold. Enjoy all extremes though.
  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
    2 minutes ago, asjmcguire said:

    Guys, I know it's not Scotland - or weather related but -

    Google "Dartmoor national park fire"

    😮

    Goodness! my brother's house is on the edge of Dartmoor.  He goes walking there every other day.   Didn't know about this.   (kinda had other things going on!)🙄

    I better give him a call.

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  • Location: Newburgh(Aberdeenshire)
  • Location: Newburgh(Aberdeenshire)
    Just now, Blitzen said:

    Goodness! my brother's house is on the edge of Dartmoor.  He goes walking there every other day.   Didn't know about this.   (kinda had other things going on!)🙄

    I better give him a call.

    There are wild fires on west coast too. While we have all been getting snow on east coast it’s been bone dry over there in the far west 

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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Location: Aberdeen

    Snowing but a bit wet. My understanding is there a bit of a milder sector and parameters improve later in the night. Snow compacting. Fear for my gutters! On the bright side, the sledging will be fast tomorrow! 😃

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

    Guys, I know it's not Scotland - or weather related but -

    Google "Dartmoor national park fire"

    😮

    Christ almighty. 

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

    Snowing again here now and has covered any gaps back up.  -1.8C so doesn't appear to be mild...

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    1 hour ago, Norrance said:

    Did you see the follow up piccy sent in to the paper? 

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    Was there any context given for this photo?

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee
    8 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

    Was there any context given for this photo?

    Not really. Just someone stirring a bit following the article about the car driving with snow all over and having seen a police car drive up and park elsewhere in Dundee. There were several pictures of the same police vehicle on facebook. The driver may be getting a bit if stick now from colleagues, if not his boss.

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

    Big flakes now temp dipping below freezing again -0.3c 

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  • Location: NH7256
  • Weather Preferences: where's my vote?
  • Location: NH7256
    2 minutes ago, Norrance said:

    Not really. Just someone stirring a bit following the article and having seen a police car drive up and park elsewhere in Dundee. There were several pictures of the same police vehicle on facebook.

    Ah ok. It just struck me that the photo might have been lifted from somewhere else (France maybe?) just to - as you put it - stir it up a bit. If it really is local, then it's not clever and very poor practice, especially by the police.

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl

    Temp holding steady at -3.2c here. Certainly being influenced by an increased breeze as it's up over 3 degrees this evening. 

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  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
  • Weather Preferences: Lightning, Snow
  • Location: Scottish Borders (SE) 150m/492ft
    6 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

    very poor practice, especially by the police.

    While it is not illegal to be driving with snow on your roof, if you are caught - it's 3 points on the license and a £60 fine. It should really be illegal, because it's not exactly uncommon for the snow to slide along the roof and down the windscreen, nor is it uncommon for snow to fly off the roof of someone else's car and land on one behind it.

    Meanwhile - re Datmoor:

    I've just been reading that the fire in Cornwall is suspected to be Arson, and it's suspected that the Dartmoor fire is probably Arson too. I'm reading (on Twitter) that the fire crews are struggling to reach the fire because of it's location, and very icy roads. It is not clear if they have actually managed to reach it yet, but reports from people who can actually see it - are that it is still spreading, and spreading fast.

    re Weather:

    We are at -11.6C

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee
    16 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

    Ah ok. It just struck me that the photo might have been lifted from somewhere else (France maybe?) just to - as you put it - stir it up a bit. If it really is local, then it's not clever and very poor practice, especially by the police.

    I can't be sure that it is Dundee but if so very poor practice as you say. Having said that my neighbour opposite is a bobby and left for his early shift this morning in his own car which was pretty well covered. In fact the roof still had the previous days snow on it as well as the bits that fell last night. 
    Meanwhile starry here and the current showers are well offshore at least for now. Looking good for Aberdeenshire in the next few hours.

    And re fires several now in the Western Isles. Wonder how they started?

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

    Temp has risen to -0.3C but snowing in blustery winds.

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

    Temp has risen to -0.3C but snowing in blustery winds.

    Its -0.3 in the city so you should drop again shortly 

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  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl
  • Weather Preferences: Freezing fog, frost, snow, sunshine.
  • Location: Inbhir Nis / Inverness - 636 ft asl

    -15.2°C last night which is the coldest since 2010.

    -12°C currently. 

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  • Location: Motherwell, Lanarkshire
  • Location: Motherwell, Lanarkshire
    21 minutes ago, Norrance said:

    I can't be sure that it is Dundee but if so very poor practice as you say. Having said that my neighbour opposite is a bobby and left for his early shift this morning in his own car which was pretty well covered. In fact the roof still had the previous days snow on it as well as the bits that fell last night. 
    Meanwhile starry here and the current showers are well offshore at least for now. Looking good for Aberdeenshire in the next few hours.

    And re fires several now in the Western Isles. Wonder how they started?

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    I suspect estates in the west have been taking advantage of the dry conditions to burn off heather for ‘land management’, ie. grouse-shooting purposes. The Muirburn season was suspended last year, I believe, during the lockdown, but is open at the moment, as far as I know. I believe mistyqueen, or possibly another Highlands and Islands poster mentioned it a few pages back in this thread.

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

    Horizontal heavy snow.  Nice!  Caking surfaces!

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

    Snowing quite heavily and blowing around here too, a couple of inches fallen already. I hadn't really been paying much attention to the forecast so was quite surprised when I looked out! 

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