The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2018/2019 thread

The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2018/2019 thread

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Puggit

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41,621 posts

192 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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It has snowed in the Cairngorms. We are go...


Scabutz

1,674 posts

24 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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woohoo Winter baby.

What are the weather crystals suggesting about this winter? Snowmaggedon? Hope its not the dreary and wet one we had last year.

S100HP

9,910 posts

111 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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We want Snowmageddon down on the South Coast again please!

Blib

35,146 posts

141 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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I blame Puggit.

Puggit

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41,621 posts

192 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Looks like we can close this thread then. We've seen it all already.

deckster

4,479 posts

199 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Feels early. How does this compare to the average first snowfall date?

RZ1

3,850 posts

150 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Its a bit early for this thread, thought you said next week was going to improve in the south east?

RicksAlfas

9,827 posts

188 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Scabutz said:
Hope its not the dreary and wet one we had last year.
It depends where you were!
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P-Jay

8,977 posts

135 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Scabutz said:
woohoo Winter baby.

What are the weather crystals suggesting about this winter? Snowmaggedon? Hope its not the dreary and wet one we had last year.
Well some of the more clickbaity "news" sites are claiming 'The Beast from the East' could return next month, but I'd give you 20/1 they're acurate.

Also dreary and wet? Did you sleep though Feb and March? We were balls deep in snow and 'enjoying' some seriously low temps.

Last winter and summer were like a Daily Mail readers idea of what the past was like, bitter cold and snow, a 2 week spring and then wall to wall sunshine and high temps for months.

cptsideways

13,010 posts

196 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Finally we have some wind, woohoo. After an almost windless summer I've dug out the windsurfing kit over the past few weeks & got myself back into shape for the windy season which has arrived with a bang.

Yesterday was the first of the gale warnings on the old shipping forecast, 35knots gusting 50knots is quite a lot of fun so long as your not in a boat!

And when the video uploads I'll post up the evidence from "onboard"

rossub

2,187 posts

134 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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RicksAlfas said:
Scabutz said:
Hope its not the dreary and wet one we had last year.
It depends where you were!
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Yeah... was nothing like that here. Temps consistently below average for most of winter - rarely above 5c

Jasandjules

62,914 posts

173 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Impossible. There is no more snow due to Global Warming...............

MentalSarcasm

5,953 posts

155 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Will the El Nino mean it's too warm for snow?

Cold

7,162 posts

34 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Some of the Canadian Rockies resorts are reporting early snowfall too.

DAVEVO9

3,027 posts

211 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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62/63 winter please driving

cptsideways

13,010 posts

196 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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You do not want to be on a boat in this weather smile 50 knots of wind is plenty scary fast enough on the open sea down Dorset yesterday, testing out the "not a gopro" cam

https://youtu.be/4SZswGVin_0

JakeT

2,491 posts

64 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Well, it's still summer (just), but may as well check in. Hoping for some good snow and cold action this year!

schmalex

12,953 posts

150 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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cptsideways said:
You do not want to be on a boat in this weather smile 50 knots of wind is plenty scary fast enough on the open sea down Dorset yesterday, testing out the "not a gopro" cam

https://youtu.be/4SZswGVin_0
I’ve sailed a race boat offshore in 50kts tws. Even when you and the rest of the crew know exactly what you’re doing, it’s utterly terrifying and not something I’d wish to do again

Puggit

Original Poster:

41,621 posts

192 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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Cold said:
Some of the Canadian Rockies resorts are reporting early snowfall too.
Not just the mountains, it has snowed in Edmonton

schmalex

12,953 posts

150 months

Thursday 20th September 2018
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I’ve bought a Panda 4x4 for this winter. It had better bloody snow hard enough to mean that the mighty Fiat is our only means of survival in the snowy wastelands that North Hampshire will become as Mrs K and Mstr K currently refer to it as “that tiny stbox.

Mind you, the Rayburn is getting serviced next month so that’ll put the scuppers on any cold weather

Edited by schmalex on Thursday 20th September 21:17