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Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:27 pm
by Mapantz
I'm sure some of the British members have read headlines about a 'big freeze' coming?! I would ignore them to a certain extent. But, we're on the cusp of something very special since the Sudden Stratospheric Warming has taken place.

I've been follow the charts closely (as many others have) over the past 10 days, and confidence is growing on a severe blast from the East. Upper temperature being progged at -13 to -15 in parts of England, that could produce nighttime surface minima's towards -10 for widespread areas. A noticeable windchill too. Snow *could* be an issue too!

You can bet your life that the Met Office are watching this unfold very carefully.

Exciting times!

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:29 am
by mcrossley
Roll on spring! :lol:

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:33 am
by RayProudfoot
I was getting sceptical about this cooling off period because the BBC Weather people were talking about temps dropping down towards the end of this week. And daytime temps of 3-5C aren't anything unusual.

But it's next week (Monday onwards) where daytime maxima for this area are forecast to hardly rise above freezing. Interesting times. I imagine visitor numbers to my site will shoot up at the weekend.

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:26 pm
by Mapantz
I'm still keeping an eye out on the charts. Quite frankly, they look outrageous! I'd still expect to see minus double-digits in places over night, but if this was the beginning of January, it would probably break cold temperature records.

-15C 850hPa temperature across most of England and Wales - extremely impressive!

GFSOPUK18_159_2.png


The next stage is to watch for any kinks in the isobars which will enhance shower activity - particularly across Eastern areas, but spreading inland. And then the one to watch... a channel low! Living down here, snnow is very rare, so this is the best opportunity to get significant falls of snow.

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:53 am
by forestedge
Yep, historic spell of cold weather coming up this week with chance of major snow event over Southern England Thur/Fri ! :D

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:56 am
by weatherist34
Mapantz wrote:I'm still keeping an eye out on the charts. Quite frankly, they look outrageous! I'd still expect to see minus double-digits in places over night, but if this was the beginning of January, it would probably break cold temperature records.

-15C 850hPa temperature across most of England and Wales - extremely impressive!

GFSOPUK18_159_2.png

The next stage is to watch for any kinks in the isobars which will enhance shower activity - particularly across Eastern areas, but spreading inland. And then the one to watch... a channel low! Living down here, snnow is very rare, so this is the best opportunity to get significant falls of snow.


a big change(for us) in the model last night put us in for a blast of snow upto friday it had stalled in the balkans north of us now its pushed south and its game on :-)

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 am
by Mapantz
First light covering of snow down here for many many years. I'm also in an amber warning area for snow later today, and freezing rain. I hope that doesn't break my third anemometer?!

A rare red warning for central belt of Scotland, and parts of Devon and Cornwall.

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:49 pm
by Altocumulus
We have snow here like we've not had for many years. Drifts upto 4 feet across the local fields and local roads blocked. Occasional blizzard conditions with the snow slightly on the wet side (longer sea track for NE Scotland than further south across East England). Met Office warnings timely and to be praised in general.
We've had a record wind-chill at -11.2C (data back to 2011).

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:00 pm
by Mapantz
I am unable to get out of my back door due to a huge drift. This is easily the most snow for 20+ years. It might even be 30 years - 1987?!

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:48 pm
by Mapantz
Now we have freezing rain!

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:09 pm
by Mapantz

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:48 am
by Altocumulus
Now it's raining. Unpleasant walking conditions as snow slowly turns to mush.

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:53 am
by Toxic17
Altocumulus wrote:Now it's raining. Unpleasant walking conditions as snow slowly turns to mush.


our so called snow, was all gone yesterday. we hardly had anything to talk about here. 20 miles or so, south of here, was a different story.

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:15 am
by Mapantz
Round two incoming!

Re: Potentially, a special period of weather closing in..

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:52 pm
by Mapantz
9cm of snow during this morning. A rare occurrence during Winter, let alone March 18th.