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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: St rads Dover
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, T Storms.
  • Location: St rads Dover
    22 minutes ago, Hairy Celt said:

    Sister  reports 'warmth' just now; mother (sensibly) still puts on winter coat, hat, scarf and gloves. 

    Yep at the moment it's warmer but still feels chilly to me lol, 7c and feels freezing.

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  • Location: aberdeen 65m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow in winter Sun in summer
  • Location: aberdeen 65m
    1 hour ago, Mair Snaw said:

    Well ladies and gentlemen the Mair Snaw family have found a new home to move to... its not everything i wanted but it is better than what we have... our new destination is Sauchen Aberdeenshire 100m asl.

    Will update with details as things go along but hopefully we will be moved and settled before the end of March...

    Much better than the Ellon area for snow probably 2 or 3 c colder in cold spells especially with winds off the North sea,frosts for sure too.

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    1 hour ago, metallikat34 said:

    Question for the group. Is anyone else surprised how little flooding there was considering the rapid melt? I checked Braid Burn and the Water of Leith today and both were certainly high, but not nearly as high as I was expecting. What gives? Perhaps the snow had a low water content? There was a considerable "fluff" factor. But I am a bit shocked that there hasn't been more widespread flooding issues. 

    @LomondSnowstorm  @101_North 

    Noticed that myself. Even on a walk today there wasn't anything like the level of water running off the hills as I was expecting. No idea why that would be. I'd hazard a guess at the strong wind playing a part but there's no science 😀

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  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Location: Aberdeen
    12 minutes ago, 101_North said:

    Noticed that myself. Even on a walk today there wasn't anything like the level of water running off the hills as I was expecting. No idea why that would be. I'd hazard a guess at the strong wind playing a part but there's no science 😀

    I wonder if the wind is a factor in that it scours and deposits in to deeper patches. On walk today the weight of snow is considerable to a few days ago for these deeper areas. Presumably they are retaining much of the rain that's fallen still 🤔 and as per drm says give it a few days, though working week nights are not too mild this week inland and not too wet either so slow slow?

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  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
  • Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
    7 hours ago, Quinach said:

    Light Permagloom today but feels so mild, currently 6.5c with light winds (good to have those back!).

    Had to head into Westhill this morning and surprised at how much more snow was there, goes to show how localised the snow showers were last week.  Roads clear but some major potholes appearing.  Thaw has been swift but thankfully no flooding, about 2cm left on the grass.

    I'm down to my last 6 inches, might see out tomorrow but I'd be surprised if there was much left by Wednesday ☹️

    Having spent 30 years living in Westhill I have always wondered why it does so much better than surrounding areas and those considerably further inland. A combination of a reasonable amount of land at a reasonable altitude and close enough to the coast for the elevation to pep up precipitation?! 

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  • Location: aberdeen 65m
  • Weather Preferences: Snow in winter Sun in summer
  • Location: aberdeen 65m
    1 minute ago, Bumsliding said:

    I'm down to my last 6 inches, might see out tomorrow but I'd be surprised if there was much left by Wednesday ☹️

    Having spent 30 years living in Westhill I have always wondered why it does so much better than surrounding areas and those considerably further inland. A combination of a reasonable amount of land at a reasonable altitude and close enough to the coast for the elevation to pep up precipitation?! 

    I once drove through Westhill in 2010 there was a good 8inches at the main road in the town then took a nosy up the road to the golf club it was easily double the depth no more than a half mile apart the altitude change would be 100m maybe or less 

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

    The snow has had a fright here it’s all gone apart from the two piles where I have cleared the driveway,, 😞

    Obliterated! Can't remember snow as deep being taken so quickly! 

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  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL
  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL
    3 hours ago, drm said:

    Much better than the Ellon area for snow probably 2 or 3 c colder in cold spells especially with winds off the North sea,frosts for sure too.

    54 minutes ago, Bumsliding said:

    I'm down to my last 6 inches, might see out tomorrow but I'd be surprised if there was much left by Wednesday ☹️

    Having spent 30 years living in Westhill I have always wondered why it does so much better than surrounding areas and those considerably further inland. A combination of a reasonable amount of land at a reasonable altitude and close enough to the coast for the elevation to pep up precipitation?! 

    Living near Sauchen, the village itself and immediate area actually have a bit of a micro-climate as it sits in a sheltered "hollow" surrounded on all sides by higher ground (I'm told it used to be a glacial lake at the end of the last ice age).  In the 12 years in the area, only had two periods of snow that were very disruptive - 2010 and last week.  For sure you'll get more snow here than Ellon or Aberdeen but definitely not as much as you would expect for being 16 miles or so inland - Westhill usually has more and it's quite a bit further east (and ever so slightly higher).   

    It's always fascinating how drastically different the weather can be in a short distance - about 3 miles from Sauchen is Tillyfourie which is 80m higher up.  That is where you will get snow before anywhere else round here, helped by being very sheltered - some of the houses there on the south side of the A944 must be horrendous to heat as there never seems to be any sunshine in the winter (Corrennie hills blocking the sun out).

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee

    Max of 6.5C here with the slow thaw continuing. Where undisturbed ground still completely covered but thinning steadily.

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