The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2019/2020 thread

The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2019/2020 thread

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Puggit

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42,550 posts

199 months

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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Thanks to S100HP for the nudge - and it's true, there is snow on Cairngorm!



The title has never been more apt... During the day it's become clear that ex-Hurricane Lorenzo will reach a point west of Northern Ireland on Thursday night and then turn sharply and aim at the Midlands. This is caused by a high pressure block between Scandinavia and Greenland.

Charts show it will rapidly lose power as it heads east - but not sure on rainfall levels at this point.


colin_p

2,409 posts

163 months

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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YES ! beer

Faust66

1,619 posts

116 months

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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colin_p said:
YES ! beer
^ Oh yes!

woohoo

woohoo

woohoo

colin_p

2,409 posts

163 months

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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My predictions with absolutely NO knowledge, scientific or otherwise about this winters weather are;

That overall it is going to be a mild, wet and blowy one.

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Pug, how does this start date compare to previous years?

Puggit

Original Poster:

42,550 posts

199 months

Tuesday 1st October 2019
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Earliest UK snow falls, not thread opening wink

2018 - Sept 20th
2017 - Sept 14th (thread opened earlier than that due to a big storm)
2016 - Oct 17th (after a false start of thread)
2015 - Oct 23rd (another false start!)

Anthony Micallef

1,030 posts

146 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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A fairly chilly 4.2 degrees this morning in East Lancs!

Riley Blue

16,144 posts

177 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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I had to de-ice the windscreen in Chesterfield earlier this morning.

Jasey_

2,051 posts

129 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Riley Blue said:
I had to de-ice the windscreen in Chesterfield earlier this morning.
Mine was fine this morning - but had to de-ice yesterday.

Aberdeenshire.

RicksAlfas

10,446 posts

195 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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colin_p said:
YES ! beer
These threads come round quickly don't they?!

Very chilly morning, but at least it's stopped raining!

A.J.M

6,534 posts

137 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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1 degree this morning, heated seat, steering wheel and screens in operation.
Seems central Scotland didn’t get the clear screens before driving off memo, quite a few cars driving with barely anything cleared.

Yet the sun is out so hopefully will warm up a touch.

bobbo89

3,008 posts

96 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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First windscreen frost of the year, close to gritting temps on high ground round our way. We didn't go out but Calderdale did next door.

Puggit

Original Poster:

42,550 posts

199 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Houston...


JakeT

2,943 posts

71 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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wavey

IN. I had the adenoidal PH voice in my head as I left the house this morning:

"IT'S SIX DEGREES. WINTER TYRE TIME".

This year I've been foolish enough to buy some. Will I need them? Probably not. hehe

Scabutz

2,502 posts

31 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Predicted track of Lorenzo shows it straight over the top of me. But forecast says bit of rain, little wind.

Puggit

Original Poster:

42,550 posts

199 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Scabutz said:
Predicted track of Lorenzo shows it straight over the top of me. But forecast says bit of rain, little wind.
I would trust the man made images I posted over a computerised single-model forecast.

It does look like it loses power rapidly as it turns east. I maintain rain may be far more of an issue than wind.

My boss will be trying to fly home from Dublin on Thursday night hehe

The Don of Croy

5,105 posts

110 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Signing in.

When is the 'major southern drift' due this winter?

Cantaloupe

1,056 posts

11 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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JakeT said:
wavey

IN. I had the adenoidal PH voice in my head as I left the house this morning:

"IT'S SIX DEGREES. WINTER TYRE TIME".

This year I've been foolish enough to buy some. Will I need them? Probably not. hehe
Always thought winter tyres were too much expense and way to much bother
[ 4 extra wheels ? where to store them in my wee flat ? ] we don't have 6 month winters
like Canada or Norway.

However, my knees are playing up, a sure fire indication we are in for a long, cold winter, so
reliable tyres might come in very handy

Laurel Green

27,703 posts

183 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Shorts have returned to the bottom drawer!

Fonzey

1,152 posts

78 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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After spending the most money I've ever spent outside of car modifications, cars and actual houses - I can't wait to use our new boiler in anger this winter.

Also got the log burner all sorted to match HETAS requirements too.

Bring it on.

RicksAlfas

10,446 posts

195 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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bobbo89 said:
First windscreen frost of the year, close to gritting temps on high ground round our way. We didn't go out but Calderdale did next door.
Whereabouts are you based bobbo?