Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

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Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by daveB » 28 Feb 2018 10:49

I haven't seen snow as bad as this since the late 1980's. I've got pictures of my 3 yr old in the back garden at that time - and it is just as bad now. We measured 7 inches of snowfall in total. Overnight temp fell to -11.2 C - at 09:30 this morning it was - 5.0 C and we heard thunder yesterday evening.

Mind you, the all time worst was back in the mid-80's when we had 3 foot of snow on the Monday morning I was due to provide technical support at the paper mill at 6 am! I walked in when it got light. Got moaned at for not being on time. Never mind that half the workers hadn't got in and nothing was running! There was also a time when the temperature outside was -20 C and we were trying to unfreeze chemical supply lines. Five miutes after we cleared the lines ad started the pumps - the whole lot froze again - it was that cold!

I'm glad I no longer have to go to work. and the wife got the weekly shopping in just before the snow started laying.

Tropo reception conditions continue to be abysmal - my usual signals from Egem and Lille are well down and tropo-scatter from Germany is very weak.
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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Feb 2018 11:14

It's the worst snow here for many years. Skegness, being on the coast, rarely gets snow. I haven't seen it this bad in the seven years I've been living here. I know from talking to people that this will have been the worst snowfall for at least 20 years.

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Snow in Skegness!

I know this is hardly bad. I remember seeing several feet of the stuff regularly in the winter months when I was a kid. (That's a metre and far more in drifts!)

I didn't think to check the band. I rarely do at this time of year, but I was surprised to hear Egem NOISE FREE on 98.6 when I turned on the rig. The antenna is horizontal too! Langenberg is still noise free on peaks. Even Brocken is there. It's almost like summer here regarding aircraft scatter. I wonder why with all this weather? Usually it's gone during cold, low pressure weather. Oh yes, and aircraft scatter IS affected by conditions. That one always mystifies me.

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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by Catherine » 28 Feb 2018 11:42

I made it into work this morning but only one of my immediate colleagues was there, and we left without doing any work! I won't bother trying again tomorrow. The roads are probably in the worst state I've ever seen.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 28 Feb 2018 16:19

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 28 Feb 2018 16:26

cars keep turning into our road , deciding they can't do it and going back :D
its not that big a slope
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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 28 Feb 2018 17:57

Thankfully we have got away with snow again here for now but hopefully we will continue to get away with it getting too old for that snow clearing caper.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Feb 2018 18:36

Skegness is closed! lol. Our post offices are shut today and tomorrow. No collections. Mind you, there has been a fair amount of the stuff. There are frequent showers coming in off the North Sea as I type, so it will get worse. Main routes in Lincolnshire have been closed, partly through accidents.

That's a downpour Tim! Although the camera hasn't captured much of the falling stuff, you can see how dull it is. We really are having a PROPER winter at last. I just hope it doesn't stick around too much longer.

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Post by eastangliauk » 28 Feb 2018 19:43

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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by pe1etr » 28 Feb 2018 20:50

26 °C and sunny yesterday 27th Feb, very strong winds today 28th Feb.

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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by daveB » 28 Feb 2018 23:37

26 °C and sunny
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Post by eastangliauk » 01 Mar 2018 11:11

Still snowing in Clacton my dad made it to colchester today hope he gets back home took him 1 hour 15 mins normal its 30 to 40 mins.
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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by Jim (Bournemouth) » 04 Mar 2018 18:02

We had great fun in these parts.

Went to work Thurs but came home lunchtime after looking at the radar.

Just as well I did, as finishing at my normal time would hasve seen me taking many hours to get home - I have to use the A31 through the New Forest. That road was the lead item in Friday Morning's news as hundreds of drivers had to spend the night trapped in their cars.

The main snow started early afternoon and we had 4-5 inches before it gave way to hours of freezing rain, leaving about a third of an inch of solid ice over everything by Friday morning. Even the cats went arse over tit as soon as they went out of the front door.

Three days later, all the snow has gone and it feels quite springlike out there.
That wass a pretty memorable few days. I've been keeping weather records for 22 years now and 2 records fell - that for windchill which was as low as -12.7°C and the dewpoint -13.1°C.

That cold spell was very well forecast. The various weather models were following it in from about 10-12 days out, from the timing of the onset, through to ther cold peaking Weds/Thurs. Even the breakdown (one of the hardest things to get right, ever) was reasonably well forecast from a week out.
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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by daveB » 05 Mar 2018 12:09

Snow - followed by burst water mains! We lost mains pressure drastically from around 5 pm on Sunday 3rd, it then went off for a relatively short period, but it is back now. Sittingbourne made the national news due to a burst main - but they have not said where.
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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by eastangliauk » 05 Mar 2018 14:02

glad the snow now melted and much better for dog walking
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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by Catherine » 17 Mar 2018 21:40

The 'mini beast from the east' hit last night and the snow is quite heavy now. Some of my neighbours have a habit of keeping their windows open at all times, even in this biting wind.

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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 17 Mar 2018 22:00

It's hit here too. Almost total cover of snow on the ground.

This is like a repeat of the previous winter storm, but less snow so far. It's drifting a little and the wind is strong.

I was up at the sea front yesterday and the waves were on the large side. We have shifting sands on the coast here and they are always getting blown around. One part of the beach had dropped by about four metres, much of it blown into people's gardens. There have since been lots of tractors moving the sand back to the beach again. I guess the current weather means it's back to square one again.

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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by pe1etr » 18 Mar 2018 03:12

32 C where I am.
I am no longer in the Canary Islands

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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by Nick Gilly » 18 Mar 2018 08:16

A couple of inches of snow here after continuous mainly light snow yesterday and heavier snow overnight. It's not as much as the snow we had at the beginning of the month - we had about 5 inches then.
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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 18 Mar 2018 10:02

Are we having another guessing game as to where you are? I'll start with .....

Clue number 1: "It's not Blackpool" ;)

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Re: Somebody has got to do it! (Snow)

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 18 Mar 2018 19:40

Well just a few snow showers here in past few days but non of it stuck just got blown somewhere so we got away with it again thank god :lol:

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