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Old 12th Jan 2021, 16:56
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Well, sorry about this ORAC, now that a quality media source mentions it.....

UK weather: Beast from the East might return next week, says Met Office | UK weather | The Guardian
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 16:58
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That's a Novel idea. The Grauniad described as "quality media"!!

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Old 12th Jan 2021, 18:16
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 20:03
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Alas, even the Guardian is taking horse. No beast from the east making that weather. Warmer for weekend.
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Old 12th Jan 2021, 20:26
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Old 13th Jan 2021, 05:31
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Alas, even the Guardian is taking horse. No beast from the east making that weather. Warmer for weekend.
Before you start getting your kit off and basking in the sub tropical ( for Norwich ) +1C, still coy, but gradually becoming more specific, the Met Hoffice forecast would be worth a look.....taken from their site ...same period as before .

" Confidence for this period is low, though there is a signal for weaker than average westerly winds with Atlantic systems likely to track further south than normal. Therefore, for the north of the UK risk of precipitation is expected with temperatures around average to a little below. Further south there is an increased chance of unsettled conditions, with above average precipitation and with periods where temperatures may be slightly above average also. Through this period there is a greater than average chance of cold spells across the UK with the associated risk of wintry hazards. There is potential at times for significant snowfall on the boundary between milder and colder air masses, with greatest risk across central and northern areas.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Wed 13 Jan 2021

ORAC, nothing like a bit of culture here on JB, , but, alas, given her unfortunate end you might say, possibly Cass, bless her, weren't really the most apt choice
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 00:01
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Originally Posted by Krystal n chips View Post
Before you start getting your kit off and basking in the sub tropical ( for Norwich ) +1C, still coy, but gradually becoming more specific, the Met Hoffice forecast would be worth a look.....taken from their site ...same period as before .

" Confidence for this period is low, though there is a signal for weaker than average westerly winds with Atlantic systems likely to track further south than normal. Therefore, for the north of the UK risk of precipitation is expected with temperatures around average to a little below. Further south there is an increased chance of unsettled conditions, with above average precipitation and with periods where temperatures may be slightly above average also. Through this period there is a greater than average chance of cold spells across the UK with the associated risk of wintry hazards. There is potential at times for significant snowfall on the boundary between milder and colder air masses, with greatest risk across central and northern areas.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Wed 13 Jan 2021

ORAC, nothing like a bit of culture here on JB, , but, alas, given her unfortunate end you might say, possibly Cass, bless her, weren't really the most apt choice
A moderate dose of snow over Scotland and the hills of North England. I have been at ABZ with snow of 5 CM Low Level on a Good Friday. it is January and not even late. If it was dropping the levels Spain got, I would be bothered. Next week, strong westerlies. Strato bomb warning decrease. It was trying to snow at NWI today. It did not sit.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 06:52
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Originally Posted by Non Linear Gear View Post
A moderate dose of snow over Scotland and the hills of North England. I have been at ABZ with snow of 5 CM Low Level on a Good Friday. it is January and not even late. If it was dropping the levels Spain got, I would be bothered. Next week, strong westerlies. Strato bomb warning decrease. It was trying to snow at NWI today. It did not sit.
Snow on Good Friday you say ....and in Scotland as well ! ...now there's a correlation which will test the minds of theologists given Good Friday tends to move around a bit along with the rarity of snow in ABZ.

However, back to the present and why your local husky teams can now stand down, at least for a few days. I was thinking of training our dog to carry a cask of brandy around her neck for emergencies, but, given she's (a) intelligent enough to open it and (b) mercenary enough to drink it, based on your wx predictions, I think I'll give this a miss.

This is what the Met Hoffice has to say for next week..

."From Monday onwards unsettled conditions look likely to continue, with winds from the north bringing colder conditions from a cold airmass currently resident over Scandinavia west across the north and potentially much of the country at times throughout the week. A north-easterly flow may bring frequent showers, particularly to the northern windward coasts, possibly falling as snow over high ground and sometimes down to low levels. The jet stream will become shifted southwards bringing rain to southern areas throughout the week, with a possibility of some organised snowfall forming on the leading edge of these features. Temperatures most likely rather cold for the north of the UK and near or slightly above average temperatures across the south, but cold spells can't be ruled out here also.

Updated: 04:00 (UTC) on Thu 14 Jan 2021"


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Old 14th Jan 2021, 08:53
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Think somebody else mentioned snow in the SE UK in June '75 - I remember that too was a bit of a shock ev en to this then 11 year old... now if we get snow in March it feels like the world will end.

Having seen blackberries fruiting between Christmas and New Year (honest!) and catkins and daffodil shoots all over the place at the moment, it is something of a relief to see the crocuses poking their leaves cautiously above the surface - that's normal!

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First week in May 1970 we watched the snow covered fields of southern England from the comfort of a VC10 out of Brize enroute Changi.
Prior to that, c.1966, I left on a 24 Squadron Hastings for an (almost) 3-months detachment when there was snow on the ground in Wiltshire.
There was snow on the ground when we returned - not sure if it was the same snow though!
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Think somebody else mentioned snow in the SE UK in June '75 - I remember that too was a bit of a shock ev en to this then 11 year old... now if we get snow in March it feels like the world will end.

Having seen blackberries fruiting between Christmas and New Year (honest!) and catkins and daffodil shoots all over the place at the moment, it is something of a relief to see the crocuses poking their leaves cautiously above the surface - that's normal!
It was far, far more serious than a few flakes in the S.East. One of Gods representatives, the team does attract them, was on 167 for a start !......and then Derbyshire pulled the infamous Buxton eco-system out of the hat ! Tsk !....

Weatherwatch: freak snow stopped cricket on 2 June 1975 | Extreme weather | The Guardian

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Old 14th Jan 2021, 12:27
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post
Think somebody else mentioned snow in the SE UK in June '75 - I remember that too was a bit of a shock ev en to this then 11 year old... now if we get snow in March it feels like the world will end.

Having seen blackberries fruiting between Christmas and New Year (honest!) and catkins and daffodil shoots all over the place at the moment, it is something of a relief to see the crocuses poking their leaves cautiously above the surface - that's normal!
Yes it was me. Got a rose bush with one flower on it at the moment as well in the garden. Good luck in finding a pollenator! It is baltic here, with 3 degree temperature rain and moderate easterly. Excerise today serverly curtailed. Even the swarms of Bradley Wiggen's are not out today. Stay at Home!
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 12:38
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We’ve had continuous snow since about 0800 this morning. I’d estimate there’s about 6 or 7cms on the ground so far. We have just been notified of a flood warning in place for the lower half of the village. South Yorkshire/North Midlands. Deep joy.

Edited: Still snowing here, eased off slightly in the last hour but there’s about 10cms now. Cleared the front path and put down some rock salt. The OAT has lowered from plus 1 to minus 1 as the day’s progressed. Looks like it might stay around for a while. Maybe fitting my car’s snow tyres will be worth the effort and expense after all. Got to go out to a post office in town soon because our local, which is within a couple of minute’s walk, is closed due to its new owners having tested positive for Covid.

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Old 14th Jan 2021, 12:43
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And the name of the beast is ... Bison! What a hare brained scheme someone has come up with. Importing bison from Eastern Europe because we used to have them here apparently. 6,000 years ago!
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 14:15
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And the name of the beast is ... Bison! What a hare brained scheme someone has come up with. Importing bison from Eastern Europe because we used to have them here apparently. 6,000 years ago!
Actually it is Burrows. My mention of the lack of cyclists on the road didn't include Mr Mike Burrows, possibly the most famous person from my village. Designer of the concept of the monocoque frame cycle that lead to the Lotus Type 108 and designed Guy Martin's 24 hour cycling record vehicle. He was on his factory transport bike.

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Old 14th Jan 2021, 21:39
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Mrs Mac reports 120cm at home in Yorkshire. I am currently hold up in Buckinghamshire where it has just porwd down on me all day while I have been looking at some projects down here for insurers. Could be intresting returning home on Friday night.
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Old 14th Jan 2021, 23:22
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Mrs Mac reports 120cm at home in Yorkshire.
The forecast definitely got that wrong then!
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 00:50
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Mrs Mac reports 120cm at home in Yorkshire. I am currently hold up in Buckinghamshire where it has just porwd down on me all day while I have been looking at some projects down here for insurers. Could be intresting returning home on Friday night.
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120cm? Thatís almost four feet deep! Do you mean 120mm?
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 20:51
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Beast from the East is actually coming from the West tomorrow!
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Old 15th Jan 2021, 21:30
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Yes she was correct, but she gave me dims on the biggest drifts-on my way in but a lot has melted by my return. However I would say my V90 CC has done as well as my previous A6 Audi Allroads for a lot less money but as long as right tyres. No comments please on her dimension ability, we spend quite a time away through or work
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