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  • Location: Horwich, Bolton
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy snow.. frost. Freezing fog
  • Location: Horwich, Bolton
    2 minutes ago, Had Worse said:

    image.thumb.png.42fb41d579f44c4bffafaa211b056d85.png Heading this way bit by bit

    Thought the winds were ENE.. so that would make any bands  of showers go in a WSW direction?? 

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  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
  • Weather Preferences: Summer heat and winter cold, and a bit of snow when on offer
  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines

    The BBC website has run a story throughout the day about the snow in the South and yet there are still no photographs of any deep snow other than a couple taken in Scotland.

    surely in times when no event is more than a couples of metres from a camera, someone would have sent in pictures of the snow.

    or was it a widespread letdown.

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Location: Manchester

    MetO is forecasting snow for the whole day tomorrow in Manchester, hoping this doesn't suddenly change.

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  • Location: Horwich, Bolton
  • Weather Preferences: Heavy snow.. frost. Freezing fog
  • Location: Horwich, Bolton
    1 minute ago, Frigid said:

    MetO is forecasting snow for the whole day tomorrow in Manchester, hoping this doesn't suddenly change.

    Probably will change 

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
    2 minutes ago, Winter Hill said:

    Thought the winds were ENE.. so that would make any bands  of showers go in a WSW direction?? 

    You are correct with the track and wind direction but if you look at the Sat 24 link I posted up the page, you will see the precipitation slowly edging North as that line of showers does.

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  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms and stormy weather
  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
    6 minutes ago, Winter Hill said:

    Thought the winds were ENE.. so that would make any bands  of showers go in a WSW direction?? 

    That's correct, but perhaps it is following/forming along the convergence line which is giving the impression it is moving North?

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  • Location: Castlefield, Manchester
  • Weather Preferences: Whiteouts
  • Location: Castlefield, Manchester
    6 minutes ago, Joe Bloggs said:

    You asked for my thoughts yesterday - convective easterly snow showers do usually make it over the Pennines to affect Manchester. 🙂 They sometimes die further west. 

    According to a fair few models (but not all), Manchester will get snow showers tonight and tomorrow. 

    They haven’t throughout today, so why will tonight/tomorrow be different? Is it just a matter of intensity, i.e. heavier pulses making it over before fizzling out, or stronger winds transporting them faster?

    I will keep tempering my expectations, I’ve come from Edinburgh and experienced that proper dumping in early March 2018 - I’ve been spoilt!

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  • Location: Bollington
  • Location: Bollington
    4 minutes ago, Had Worse said:

    You are correct with the track and wind direction but if you look at the Sat 24 link I posted up the page, you will see the precipitation slowly edging North as that line of showers does.

    Is it likely to be building on its northern flank  with the convergence zone making its movement look northwards?

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
    1 minute ago, MancRM95 said:

    They haven’t throughout today, so why will tonight/tomorrow be different? Is it just a matter of intensity, i.e. heavier pulses making it over before fizzling out, or stronger winds transporting them faster?

    I will keep tempering my expectations, I’ve come from Edinburgh and experienced that proper dumping in early March 2018 - I’ve been spoilt!

     

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  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms and stormy weather
  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
    1 minute ago, Wardlegacy said:

    Is it likely to be building on its northern flank  with the convergence zone making its movement look northwards?

    Yes, that's my thinking too.

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  • Location: Cheshire
  • Location: Cheshire

    The wonderfully named Sara Blizzard referred to 'snow streams' for the NW tomorrow on tonight's local TV news bulletin. Catch one and you could get some significant snow, miss it and you'll get none, is roughly what I heard her say.  

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  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
    2 minutes ago, MancRM95 said:

    They haven’t throughout today, so why will tonight/tomorrow be different? Is it just a matter of intensity, i.e. heavier pulses making it over before fizzling out, or stronger winds transporting them faster?

    I will keep tempering my expectations, I’ve come from Edinburgh and experienced that proper dumping in early March 2018 - I’ve been spoilt!

    Heavier showers basically. And I think slightly colder air. They were never meant to today but there are consistent signs in the models of them making it over the hills tomorrow. But still quite uncertain.  

    I lived in Edinburgh during December 2010 - now that was an experience. ☃️

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  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
    7 minutes ago, Had Worse said:

     

    Explanation

    That’s a better explanation! 

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  • Location: Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs

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    Thats as far as the front gets next Friday. 
     

    Move on. 

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
    1 minute ago, Spah1 said:

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    Thats as far as the front gets next Friday. 
     

    Move on. 

    If you could legally drive to Aberdaron, you'd get some action.

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  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
  • Weather Preferences: Summer Heatwaves and Disruptive Heavy Snowfall any other time
  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
    3 minutes ago, Spah1 said:

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    Thats as far as the front gets next Friday. 
     

    Move on. 

    😫

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  • Location: Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Clayton-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs
    2 minutes ago, Kasim Awan said:

    Ok folks here is my current assessment for tonight and Monday.

    Vorticity (convection) is building now, and will continue to build overnight. It will remain highest over Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and South Derbyshire which are currently favoured for high totals of 10-20cm. Locally 25cm can't be ruled out in the vicinity of this area, say Chesterfield or south Sheffield area.

    I am expecting moderate scattered showers further north into the Peak District, East Manchester, East Cheshire, East Cumbria and further north into "central" and West Yorkshire. Here, a covering of up to 5cm is possible by the morning, especially above 200 metres. The instability will wave northwards during the morning so I can see an area of more organized converge move into north Sheffield, Glossop, East Manchester area (more of us in this forum) through Monday, and potentially Monday evening as the streamer further south reduces in it's convective potential. This will result in more convection further north due to convective laws, and subsequently more snow showers late Monday into early Tuesday for Halifax, Huddersfield, Manchester. This is unlikely to be as intense as the streamer further south, the Humber > Chesterfield > Ashbourne one, however will be enough to produce a 2-5cm covering  and in places 10cm >200m in the East.

    This pattern, I expect, will be quite repetitive through Monday and even Monday evening. So I can see further big accumulations in "the south", - relative to us, and relatively short lived heavy showers further north., before a switch to more northerly convection through Monday.

    As a prognosis of streamer activity, uncertainty here is relatively high so I expect this to "go wrong" in some regard, for example the switch further north may occur earlier on, or the two streamers may exist in tandem

    In terms of western progression, fortunately wind speed and instability is ample to allow showers to climb over the Pennines now. Lighter yes but enough for accumulation. So in general a dusting to 2cm locally west of the M6 > east of the M6 1-5cm, east of the 100 metre contour in the East Manchester region > 2-8cm, and 5-15cm over and on the Eastern flank of the Pennines even to low levels.

    Looks like my 1cm bet is safe! 

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District

    Does that mean we get double portions Kasim?

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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire

    Looks like I'll be in the dry patch between the two streamers...couldn't make it up after looking in an ok spot up until this morning.

    Looks like I'll be staring at grey scenes then as per.

     

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
    1 minute ago, CreweCold said:

    Looks like I'll be in the dry patch between the two streamers...couldn't make it up after looking in an ok spot up until this morning.

    Looks like I'll be staring at grey scenes then as per.

     

    Feel for you mate. I do think you'll see a flake or 2, hopefully 2 million or more.

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  • Location: Sale 35m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Sale 35m asl
    6 minutes ago, Kasim Awan said:

    Ok folks here is my current assessment for tonight and Monday.

    Vorticity (convection) is building now, and will continue to build overnight. It will remain highest over Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and South Derbyshire which are currently favoured for high totals of 10-20cm. Locally 25cm can't be ruled out in the vicinity of this area, say Chesterfield or south Sheffield area.

    I am expecting moderate scattered showers further north into the Peak District, East Manchester, East Cheshire, East Cumbria and further north into "central" and West Yorkshire. Here, a covering of up to 5cm is possible by the morning, especially above 200 metres. The instability will wave northwards during the morning so I can see an area of more organized converge move into north Sheffield, Glossop, East Manchester area (more of us in this forum) through Monday, and potentially Monday evening as the streamer further south reduces in it's convective potential. This will result in more convection further north due to convective laws, and subsequently more snow showers late Monday into early Tuesday for Halifax, Huddersfield, Manchester. This is unlikely to be as intense as the streamer further south, the Humber > Chesterfield > Ashbourne one, however will be enough to produce a 2-5cm covering  and in places 10cm >200m in the East.

    This pattern, I expect, will be quite repetitive through Monday and even Monday evening. So I can see further big accumulations in "the south", - relative to us, and relatively short lived heavy showers further north., before a switch to more northerly convection through Monday.

    As a prognosis of streamer activity, uncertainty here is relatively high so I expect this to "go wrong" in some regard, for example the switch further north may occur earlier on, or the two streamers may exist in tandem

    In terms of western progression, fortunately wind speed and instability is ample to allow showers to climb over the Pennines now. Lighter yes but enough for accumulation. So in general a dusting to 2cm locally west of the M6 > east of the M6 1-5cm, east of the 100 metre contour in the East Manchester region > 2-8cm, and 5-15cm over and on the Eastern flank of the Pennines even to low levels.

    Can you represent that graphically on a map @Kasim Awan? Accumulation is quite clear but the streamer distribution/timing bit confusing or complicated lol

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