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Title: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Shetland Coastie on December 12, 2009, 07:06:32 PM
Hi folks.

The models are currently showing a likely cold spelll coming up from about Tues/Weds onwards, which may well extend into the festive period. Looks like there could be a good bit of snow about. Hope you've all got the winter woolies ready!  ;D


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: weathermaster on December 13, 2009, 02:07:28 AM
I'm happy we ain't got any more stormy and wet weather. I like the weather at the moment sunny spells and cold. But with possible snow on the way it just gets better.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Ballogieweather on December 13, 2009, 01:41:07 PM
I'm in agreement on that.

I've got snowy conditions from about the 20th; with the duration covering the festive period, now wont that be grand!


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Budgie on December 15, 2009, 10:17:52 AM
My WXSim is now starting to show snow in the forecast from Saturday onwards with windchill down to -7 on Sunday.
Although Wundergound are being a wee bit optimistic with a windchill to -15.  ::)


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: weathermaster on December 16, 2009, 05:19:33 PM
Met Office have a watch out for Sunday,

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There is a moderate risk of severe weather affecting parts of north and western Scotland, Northern Ireland, northwest England and northern Wales on Sunday. Heavy snow showers may give accumulations of 2-5cm and there is a risk of 5-10cm over hills.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Shetland Coastie on December 19, 2009, 02:49:11 PM
Heavy, driving snow up here at the moment with blizzard conditions. Been heavy snow off and on since first thing this morning.  ;D


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Budgie on December 19, 2009, 05:51:33 PM
Passing snow showers down here but they are mostly snow pellets. Still giving a slight covering on the ground and more to come looking at the radar.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Shetland Coastie on December 19, 2009, 06:47:25 PM
Well its been pretty hellish for the last couple of hours here and the roads are atrocious. Im on nights tonight and they're sending the Lerwick team out in the 4X4 to pick me up lol! Met Office has just issued a flash weather warning for Orkney & Shetland for further, heavy overnight snow!


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Budgie on December 19, 2009, 09:29:08 PM
I'm on dayshift and having my own 4x4 I have to pick up most of the watch on the way in in the morning.  :D
Heavy snow showers coming through here at the moment, still it's nice in front of our new wood burner.  ;D


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: skyewright on December 19, 2009, 09:40:35 PM
Around 2cm on the ground when I was last out at around 5pm. Lots of snow showers through the day with gusts up to 42mph. At around 1430 the temp took a particular tumble to almost -2C and we had a new max (min?) windchill of almost -9C. I'm sure it's worse elsewhere - NW to N are our most sheltered directions!


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Tugmistress on December 20, 2009, 12:33:30 AM
been interesting here today, max gust of wind 61.9mph this morning at 11.30 with a wind chill of around -10c and i was out working in it brrrrrrrrrrr  :-\
been working late tonight too, what snow showers we have had have been fast and furious but not heavy though.

hope i wake up to about 3ft of snow - i'm not working tomorrow but have to drive out to a friend in reay with some salt so they can get out of the house! lol

and yes i have a tonka truck (4x4) and it has been in 4 wheel drive all afternoon because the roads where i am haven't been gritted til about 10pm tonight!


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: munrobaggins on December 20, 2009, 10:10:06 AM
More snow here overnight....about 4cm...quite pretty as long as you don't have to go anywhere by car....It looks really dark to the NW of us, where I would imagine that there is plenty of snow still falling...


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: weathermaster on December 20, 2009, 10:56:57 AM
A dusting of snow here and a few cms on the hills.

Uploaded a video of the snow I recorded included current temps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH5B2FviBc4


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Budgie on December 20, 2009, 11:18:56 AM
Mostly rain & sleet here this morning with the occasional flash of lightning.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: munrobaggins on December 20, 2009, 11:53:17 AM
..... with the occasional flash of lightning.
Well, that kinda explains why my Boltek has been going a bit OTT this am....I thought that maybe I had messed up the settings a tad on the changeover....mmm


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Budgie on December 20, 2009, 12:12:56 PM
It's lightning alright, even the Icelandics agree: http://andvari.vedur.is/athuganir/eldingar/i_dag_na.html?  ;D


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: skyewright on December 20, 2009, 12:21:15 PM
A dusting of snow here and a few cms on the hills.
4-5cm of lying snow here this morning.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: weathermaster on December 20, 2009, 05:24:12 PM
It's lightning alright, even the Icelandics agree: http://andvari.vedur.is/athuganir/eldingar/i_dag_na.html?  ;D

Wow am I right in thinking there has been lightning strikes down at my part? Didn't notice anything just that showers are really heavy with gusty winds.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: Budgie on December 20, 2009, 06:42:45 PM
It's quite hard to see the lighting Sean, we saw a couple of flashes up here and heard one rumble of thunder but there's a lot more around, it's just hidden in the squally showers.  ;)


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: munrobaggins on December 23, 2009, 02:11:11 PM
I saw some very impressive series of lightning flashes last night around the 0300 time frame.  :o :o Something I have never seen before in Elgin during the winter.  At the time there was heavy sleet/snow for some hours and I had been awoken by the very bright lightning flashes.  Needless to say they were also being detected by my Boltek which was an excellent confirmation, although it would appear that some flashes that could be seen were well over 20 miles south of us. 

It is surprisingly warm here now (+2C) after the very cold days/nights of the last few days.  Plenty of lying snow too and I expect that there are considerable amounts to the south of us in the mountains.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: SunnySymington on December 24, 2009, 09:28:10 AM
Hi guys, long time since I posted here, but I'm a regular lurker.

We reached an all time minimum last night of -13.1C, 1.5C lower than the last minimum.  It might have been colder the previous night, but the station was offline.  I recall several years ago, before the station was setup here, we had a -15C overnight, but that was only registered on our car's temperature guages and can't be relied on.

As for snow, you know it's getting serious, when children start getting bored with it.  It's snowed every day for a week now.  Like many other parts, we have accumulations of well over a foot and from the satellite and radar images, there's more to come this morning.

Take care everyone and have a peaceful and safe Christmas.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: skyewright on December 24, 2009, 11:35:51 AM
We reached an all time minimum last night of -13.1C, 1.5C lower than the last minimum.
eek! A mere -2.4 minimum here.


Title: Re: Snowy spell coming up?
Post by: SunnySymington on January 03, 2010, 11:48:29 PM
A week later on and there is no end in sight to the Arctic weather :(

We've just passed our minimum yet again, now reading -14.5'C and quite likely to go even lower tonight :o

The site here is quite exposed to low temperatures.  We are about 220m asl on the Northern edge of the Southern Uplands, sitting above the River Clyde sandwiched between Tinto Hill and Coulter Fell.  With no urban heat to keep us warm and crystal clear skies we get some quite low temps in winter, but this spell has been the worst we can recall.  Talking to some of the old timers in the village here, it's not just us that think so either.

I had planned some upgrades to the station - a new video camera is ready to be mounted outside to take away the reflections off the window.  I suspect it will be several weeks before it it safe enough to climb a ladder to fix it up.

Stay safe and warm everyone!