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  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire
  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire

    I don't have the strength to do any more straw clutching. What a complete and utter load of bilge this has been for many of us.👎 Sorry to be such an old misery guts.😞

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  • Location: Yate, Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: SNOW BABY
  • Location: Yate, Bristol

    Little snippet for Saturday from the recent MetO 10 day trend video. Snow and Freezing rain for the NE of the region.

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  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Gales, frost, fog & snow
  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol
    2 minutes ago, MidnightSnow said:

    Little snippet for Saturday from the recent MetO 10 day trend video. Snow and Freezing rain for the NE of the region.

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    That image is literally an exact copy of the 03z UKV extended;

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    Here's hoping the 15z UKV (when it comes out later) improves.

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  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire
  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire

    Freezing sodding rain? That just about sums it up........😬

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  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire
  • Location: Coalpit Heath, South Gloucestershire

    Sorry to be grumpy, but next door's dog won't shut up yapping and they seem to be banging doors for a past time at the moment. I won't post any more until my mood has improved. Don't want to infest the thread with misery! Good luck everyone, anyway! ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄

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  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Gales, frost, fog & snow
  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol
    1 minute ago, noggin said:

    Sorry to be grumpy, but next door's dog won't shut up yapping and they seem to be banging doors for a past time at the moment. I won't post any more until my mood has improved. Don't want to infest the thread with misery! Good luck everyone, anyway! ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄

    Grumpy posts are allowed too.  😁

    To be fair, come Saturday evening, there is every chance many of us will be in the same mood you are now.

    You never know though, the ICON might yet rule and the unexpected might yet happen.

    If only we didn't have to always chase scraps every winter hey?!  🙄😭

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  • Location: Split between Wells and Bridgwater
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and sunny or cold and snowy. Nothing inbetween.
  • Location: Split between Wells and Bridgwater

    I have given up all hope of ever seeing a decent snowfall again. There. I said it.

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  • Location: Calne, Wiltshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow & storms.
  • Location: Calne, Wiltshire

    Been a beautiful day to be driving around north wilts today (for my job) & was able to make a quick stop off at Bowden Hill, Lacock for lunch. You must be able to see 50+ miles W/SW from up there. I did wonder if any of you were getting any little flurries from these lovelies

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  • Location: Shaftesbury, Dorset, 217m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow,cold, & sunny & warm
  • Location: Shaftesbury, Dorset, 217m asl

    Still snow left on the ground and current temperature -0.7c.

    I haven't any technical knowledge except having lived through some great cold spells from the 70's on cold highs are very difficult to budge and often come back with a vengeance after relaxing for a short period of time. The continent is very cold and likely to stay like this for sometime and even a slack southeasterly will be cold.

    I feel we are not done yet with the cold but will have to go through a short period of average temperatures first.

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    A high of 3.4°C here. Mostly cloudy with a few sunny spells.

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  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!
    52 minutes ago, noggin said:

    I don't have the strength to do any more straw clutching. What a complete and utter load of bilge this has been for many of us.👎 Sorry to be such an old misery guts.😞

    I'm with you. Hubby said have you seen outside and I looked and it was the lightest fewest flakes of snow in the world in full sun shine. Not worth looking at.

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  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme!
  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
    3 hours ago, CentralSouthernSnow said:

    I wasn’t aiming it at you, I mean in general, everyone goes crazy over them and think that what MO say must be right. Everyday there 6-30 day forecast changes. For them being such professionals they never stick to an output it’s always wishy washy, When in all honesty they have just as much of a clue than we do when model viewing! 

    Forecasting beyond day 5 is always going to be tricky. The atmosphere is ever moving, ever changing, so forecasts beyond this timeframe will ebb and flow based on the newest data.

    The Met office have a workforce of experienced and trained staff to interpret the data and they also have access to the best computer models over and above what we get to see. So although they may not be correct all the time using the Met Forecast is absolutely worthwhile. Not sure if people get 'excited' but definitely pay attention to the forecasts.

    Netweather members can certainly add a slightly more open view on things as we are not accountable to the nation, an I think that's an important point. 🙂

     

     

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  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme!
  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire

     

    54 minutes ago, kumquat said:

    12Z GFS Parallel similar to Icon for Saturday:

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    Haven't ventured into the Mod thread yet this eve or checked any runs except the GFS Para.....and it looks a peach up 200h, repeated fronts turning to snow then this at 192.....Now ill go and check the GFS and UKMO to be brought back down to earth lol...

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    It's gonna be a chilly one tonight. Below freezing again now with a DP of -8C. Decent.

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  • Location: Marlborough, North East Wiltshire 143M/469ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snow in the winter, warm and dry in the summer !
  • Location: Marlborough, North East Wiltshire 143M/469ft ASL
    5 minutes ago, chris55 said:

     

    Haven't ventured into the Mod thread yet this eve or checked any runs except the GFS Para.....and it looks a peach up 200h, repeated fronts turning to snow then this at 180.....Now ill go and check the GFS and UKMO to be brought back down to earth lol...

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    That's an insane GFS // run! Just goes to show what could happen if the Scandi high never loses it's grip. 

    Entirely within the realms of possibility but so far of course out on its own! 

    I think this is the one to pray to the weather gods for to come true 🙂 

     

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  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme!
  • Location: Stroud, Gloucestershire

    Looking at both the UKMO 144 and GFS 144 you can see a lot of interest synoptically, with a return to a colder flow brewing.... I know its like wading through quicksand, but we do need the cold air in place for ANY chance of snow, so tonights runs not looking top bad at all IMO up to day 6 (which in the current set, up is FI anyway)

    UKMO and GFS at 144.

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  • Location: Marlborough, North East Wiltshire 143M/469ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snow in the winter, warm and dry in the summer !
  • Location: Marlborough, North East Wiltshire 143M/469ft ASL

    No big snow event on the ECM, this is the best it has to offer which comes in on Saturday.

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    The writing is def on the wall for an end to the cold spell, but whether it goes out with a bang or a whimper is still not completely set in stone yet.

    I'm still not convinced of the model output for next week either so am sitting firmly on the fence 🤺 (sorry, but is the only emoji I could find for 'fence'!)

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  • Location: Poole
  • Location: Poole
    3 minutes ago, chris55 said:

    Looking at both the UKMO 144 and GFS 144 you can see a lot of interest synoptically, with a return to a colder flow brewing.... I know its like wading through quicksand, but we do need the cold air in place for ANY chance of snow, so tonights runs not looking top bad at all IMO up to day 6 (which in the current set, up is FI anyway)

    UKMO and GFS at 144.

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    I've just had a look at the local ens. That must have been a colder run? 

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
    1 hour ago, noggin said:

    I don't have the strength to do any more straw clutching. What a complete and utter load of bilge this has been for many of us.👎 Sorry to be such an old misery guts.😞

    Tonight could be the coldest temperature for 10 to 11 years. That would make it a very notable spell.

    Snow has fallen on 10 days out of 41 in Warminster so far this year. Admittedly ‘only’ flurries on 7 of those but that’s making this a proper winter.

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    BBC have it down for -6°C and heavy snow tonight. Words honestly fail me! 🤦‍♂️

    Last time they had -6°C it got to -2°C.

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  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Gales, frost, fog & snow
  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol

    Latest 15z UKV extended is nothing to write home about.  Pretty similar to it's 03z output really (without looking at it in too refine detail).  Shows a fragmented band of snow crossing the region during Saturday, nothing meaningful though;

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    A wintry day there, light on/off snow for northern and eastern areas but nothing meaningful to write home about.

    Essentially, to summarise where we are now.

    ICON & Arpege offer a modest snowfall across most of the West Country and are the current best outcomes with regards to snowfall.

    UKV & GFS offer a fragmented snow band with mostly light on/off snow as the front weakens substantially as it crosses the region.

    EC & Nwx MR model offer a mainly dry day on Saturday with any PPN fragmenting way out west.

    Just watched Ian's points West forecast, essentially a lot of uncertainty which he understandably didn't want to go into too much.  

    We aren't really any better in the know as we were yesterday.  Only bonus after today is that it isn't just the ICON now but the ICON & Arpege.  Confidence of a decent snowfall remains at critically, stupidly low.  😭

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  • Location: Westbury, Wilts and Lulworth, Dorset
  • Location: Westbury, Wilts and Lulworth, Dorset
    8 minutes ago, AWD said:

    Latest 15z UKV extended is nothing to write home about.  Pretty similar to it's 03z output really (without looking at it in too refine detail).  Shows a fragmented band of snow crossing the region during Saturday, nothing meaningful though;

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    A wintry day there, light on/off snow for northern and eastern areas but nothing meaningful to write home about.

    Essentially, to summarise where we are now.

    ICON & Arpege offer a modest snowfall across most of the West Country and are the current best outcomes with regards to snowfall.

    UKV & GFS offer a fragmented snow band with mostly light on/off snow as the front weakens substantially as it crosses the region.

    EC & Nwx MR model offer a mainly dry day on Saturday with any PPN fragmenting way out west.

    Just watched Ian's points West forecast, essentially a lot of uncertainty which he understandably didn't want to go into too much.  

    We aren't really any better in the know as we were yesterday.  Only bonus after today is that it isn't just the ICON now but the ICON & Arpege.  Confidence of a decent snowfall remains at critically, stupidly low.  😭

    You can certainly see why there would be no need for a yellow warning for Saturday further south than Gloucestershire based on the 15z UKV. Snow yes, but not a lot.

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