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

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

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Scabutz

648 posts

16 months

Thursday 6th December
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colin_p said:
The magic seaweed still says "rain-a-maggeddon and nearly as warm as a typical summer".

Puggit, is the Atlantic going to continue to slay beasts from the East? Just watched the weather on the BBC news and it is as the magic seaweed above, very wet indeed.
Was the same this time last year. Grey, mild, wet. Booooooring

deckster

4,055 posts

191 months

Thursday 6th December
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Scabutz said:
colin_p said:
The magic seaweed still says "rain-a-maggeddon and nearly as warm as a typical summer".

Puggit, is the Atlantic going to continue to slay beasts from the East? Just watched the weather on the BBC news and it is as the magic seaweed above, very wet indeed.
Was the same this time last year. Grey, mild, wet. Booooooring
Certainly was not. Second weekend of December last year I was stuck on the M1 in a blizzard.

Scabutz

648 posts

16 months

Thursday 6th December
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deckster said:
Certainly was not. Second weekend of December last year I was stuck on the M1 in a blizzard.
Oh. Don't remember that. I was training for something and doing long cycle rides and all remember was the rain.

MentalSarcasm

5,908 posts

147 months

Thursday 6th December
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Last year on 10 December my corner of Essex had snow (had to go back and look at the photos I took on my phone to check the day).

colin_p

1,421 posts

148 months

Thursday 6th December
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deckster said:
Scabutz said:
colin_p said:
The magic seaweed still says "rain-a-maggeddon and nearly as warm as a typical summer".

Puggit, is the Atlantic going to continue to slay beasts from the East? Just watched the weather on the BBC news and it is as the magic seaweed above, very wet indeed.
Was the same this time last year. Grey, mild, wet. Booooooring
Certainly was not. Second weekend of December last year I was stuck on the M1 in a blizzard.
I remember it as well, it even snowed here in the normally sub-tropical Thames Valley. It snowed again in late Dec, very rare. The Atlantic was most certainly on holiday last Winter, in fact most of this year with that horrible summer we have just had.

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Mr-B

1,762 posts

130 months

Thursday 6th December
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Was looking at photos the other day on my phone and 10th December in the Midlands there was pretty deep snow around. Another similar load at the beginning of March too.

Cold

5,700 posts

26 months

Friday 7th December
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Soggy. Today is soggy.

carinatauk

884 posts

188 months

Friday 7th December
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Cold said:
Soggy. Today is soggy.
It's that soggy that dogs won't go outside, until they are desperate.

S100HP

9,097 posts

103 months

Friday 7th December
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carinatauk said:
Cold said:
Soggy. Today is soggy.
It's that soggy that dogs won't go outside, until they are desperate.
Two of mine wouldn't get up. The third happily had his rain coat put on, stuck his nose outside then buggered off back to his bed. It is grim.

Puggit

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40,471 posts

184 months

Friday 7th December
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No good news at the is point really. The cold northerly and easterly winds have watered down. At least the Atlantic will be quieter for a short period.

As always, plenty of hopeful signs for the mid-future, but they keep getting pushed back. We're at the point now of losing a cold/white Xmas, for the usual warm wet, brown/green guff.

frown

Usually when I throw in the towel, within 24 hours we're staring down the barrel of a severe cold spell - here's hoping

Paul Dishman

2,998 posts

173 months

Friday 7th December
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colin_p said:
I remember it as well, it even snowed here in the normally sub-tropical Thames Valley. It snowed again in late Dec, very rare. The Atlantic was most certainly on holiday last Winter, in fact most of this year with that horrible summer we have just had.
We’ve had a fabulous summer, dry sunny and hot.
I hate cold weather


Edited by Paul Dishman on Friday 7th December 15:28

Nigel_O

1,500 posts

155 months

Sunday 9th December
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One year ago today, I slithered across to north Wales in my Alfa GT with my son for some winter photography. You can see in the tracks behind the car that underside was scraping the snow - great day out smile

Alfa in the snow by Nigel Ogram, on Flickr

Northwest view from the south shore of Lake Vyrnwy by Nigel Ogram, on Flickr

schmalex

12,400 posts

142 months

Sunday 9th December
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^^^ belting photographs thumbup

MentalSarcasm

5,908 posts

147 months

Sunday 9th December
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So the Atlantic is what's blocking our cold? What is it that makes it stop blocking it? XD (I'm sure I ask this every year but I can never remember all the different set ups and what they cause)

Scabutz

648 posts

16 months

Sunday 9th December
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It's the MK winter half marathon today. This time last year it was cancelled because of heavy snow.

So me saying it did nothing but rain last year was bks.

Confirmation bias from a couple of soggy rides no doubt.

JonChalk

1,195 posts

46 months

Sunday 9th December
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Scabutz said:
It's the MK winter half marathon today. This time last year it was cancelled because of heavy snow.

So me saying it did nothing but rain last year was bks.

Confirmation bias from a couple of soggy rides no doubt.
Indeed - I had to practically lock my OH in the house; she desperately wanted to race / run even though they cancelled it.

Much nicer today, so she's run up to it, done 8 miles (!) warm up, going to run it, then run home. Mad! (but I love her all the same).

Puggit

Original Poster:

40,471 posts

184 months

Sunday 9th December
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MentalSarcasm said:
So the Atlantic is what's blocking our cold? What is it that makes it stop blocking it? XD (I'm sure I ask this every year but I can never remember all the different set ups and what they cause)
The Atlantic is our eternal source of warmer than average weather because the Earth turns and generates the constant west to east winds. Hence why the UK is MUCH warmer than Labrador in Canada. The same happens on the western coast of North America.

As for current patterns... A quieter week starts today. High pressure starts forming to the south, and slowly migrates towards Scandinavia. Eventually bringing some form of easterly winds by Weds/Thurs. No Beast from East though, not at this point.

Models are REALLY struggling with what happens later this week. Current forecast is for an Atlantic/High Pressure battleground over the UK. Really not cold enough for a mass snow event, but don't rule it out. Plus, the high pressure is slowly being modelled as stronger and stronger.

Towards Xmas we see increasing signs (from low!) for cold weather around the festive time of year. Most likely a northerly wind, which generally doesn't last long.

PLUS - sudden strasopheric warming around the Xmas period is being shown with more and more possibility. This takes time to spread its effects, so January is looking more and more likely for a proper spell of winter. Effects from SSW can be very random, so again - this is not a certain forecast!


Lack of posting recently due to issues using the site on my phone - anyone else suffering with massive lagging and trouble opening links?

JakeT

2,163 posts

56 months

Sunday 9th December
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Always nice to have a refresher. Thank you. smile

I never use PH on my phone, the mobile site has always been dreadful. It's usable on an iPad though.

donaircooleone

325 posts

113 months

Sunday 9th December
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Puggit said:
*snip*

Lack of posting recently due to issues using the site on my phone - anyone else suffering with massive lagging and trouble opening links?
Yes, thought it was just me on my el-cheapo android phone !

MentalSarcasm

5,908 posts

147 months

Sunday 9th December
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Thank you for the meteorology lesson Puggit! I'll bookmark this page so I don't ask again!