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Winter 2019/2020

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rroff, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. darael

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    +1

    We had 5 inches of snow in December 2010. I hope we get that again, if not more. :cool:

    Those complaining about the snow keeping the ill and elderly in. What about the heat? You just can't win!
     
  2. pastymuncher

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Hell no, I don't want another 2010 winter. We had 4 feet of snow and a whole month below zero. The lowest temps were -13 degrees C during the day and -23 degrees C at night. It was a nightmare. The only time I have been colder and seen more snow was being based on top of a mountain on West Falkland in their Winter.
     
  3. Kreeeee

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    30C is hardly a heatwave, it's barely warm!
     
  4. Rroff

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    18Z updates are an improvement

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    Still everything to play for but good support for the potential for wintery weather - more so than the 12Z runs.

    EDIT: 0Z the control and operational runs are all reaching at milder conditions while the ensembles are all over the place - which isn't so good on the face of it but IMO with a potential SSW event in play an indication that the models aren't able to nail down anything.

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    Way beyond the scope of my knowledge and needs combining with other data to tell any kind of story but that looks very potent for polar disruption and potential cold outbreaks

    Other factors like the jet stream and NAO are marginal - not good, not terrible in terms of potential for wintery weather in the UK. Sun continues to be quiet without sunspot activity as far as that goes though some minor geomagnetic storming.

    Data from www.theweatheroutlook.com
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2019
  5. Blackjack Davy

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    I remember in the 80's and early 90's when it stayed below freezing for an entire month all the pipes were freezing up including the soil pipe on the toilet. That was fun chucking hot water down the toilet to thaw it out or there would be an unpleasant event occurring otherwise.

    In scotland it dropped to -20 I remember even the sea started to freeze over.
     
  6. Rroff

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    Yeah I don't really remember winters like that - I think there have only been two in my lifetime in this country I've seen proper icicles forming from pipes and gutters, etc. I think the coldest I've ever seen in this country was -10C and that was only overnight once.
     
  7. Rroff

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  8. TonyTurbo78

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    So, one says milder than average winter, and the other says colder than average winter.
     
  9. Participant

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    Modelling = another word for no one has a ******* clue what's going to happen.
     
  10. Minusorange

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    It does make me laugh, they're so sure what the weather will be like in 20 years due to climate change, but can't predict what the weather will be next week
     
  11. CaptainRAVE

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    Pretty wet and mild winter so far. Going to warm up again this weekend. Fingers crossed for huge snow days.
     
  12. robfosters

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    Location: Welling, London

    I will counteract you with my crossed fingers for no snow at all.
     
  13. CircleFaust

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    ok yes it is officially winter
    nothing grates more than folk going on about 'the winter' in Autumn
    you think autumn is bad wait until the cold dark days on jan or feb :p
    it's a lot milder today anyway
     
  14. Rossi~

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    Meteorologically speaking, it's winter as of 1st December. But astronomically speaking it's not winter until 22nd December.
     
  15. TonyTurbo78

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    Or next day
     
  16. randomshenans

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    Who's going to be putting on winter tyres though?
     
  17. Rroff

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    Got "all terrain", "all season" tyres on mine not sure about winters unless we have a solid forecast for prolonged cold.
     
  18. 413x

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    For me there's 2 seasons. Summer and not summer.

    This year I remember the day summer ended We were in the sea and it was stonking warm. Then this gigantic cloud came over And I said, I bet that's the end of summer. It was. But had a lovely warm summer in Wales. And I'm eagerly awaiting next summer
     
  19. Parsley

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    This story gave me chills. :D
     
  20. Huskycharllie

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    I would love to see nothing more than a good few weeks of deep snow bringing this country into chaos for the pure and simple fact we as a country never learn and cant cope..a dusting and everything stops! Pah! Not so hopeful however for anything significant...