Snowmageddon - is it coming?

(45 Posts)
AngryFeet Fri 07-Dec-12 16:16:51

Keep seeing stuff in the papers and saw a cold weather warning on met office www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/coldweatheralert/.

Is it true? Where? When? How?

<panic buys>

<not really>

ThwartedbyMum Fri 07-Dec-12 16:22:51

Hmmmm might do a bit of a shop tomorrow!

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 07-Dec-12 16:27:41

The met office think its is likely to be a colder than average winter, but whether it will be a snowy one is anyone's guess. At the moment GFS is showing some good snow potential for next Thursday and Friday, for first the north then maybe further south. However, that is a long way in forecasting land and its only one model.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Fri 07-Dec-12 16:30:28

Btw, early next week looks verrrrry cold.

meditrina Fri 07-Dec-12 16:43:55

UnderArmour under the schooliform then!

headfairy Fri 07-Dec-12 17:02:10

Cripes, better get that coal order in!

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sat 08-Dec-12 19:46:12

Im soooo feed up of waiting for a snow day sad

Last year i got the kids snow gear in September but we had no snow untill March.

This year i waited til first December and still no snow.

I think its all a fairy tale and we will be living on pasta, rice and beans for the next four months for no reason!

Anyone know a snow dance? grin

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sat 08-Dec-12 19:47:54

And dont even get me started on snowboots angry

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sat 08-Dec-12 19:49:05

should snow now i have ranted

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sat 08-Dec-12 21:02:22

Thursday looks possibly interesting if GFS is correct. However any snow would at the moment be a temporary affair as it looks like it will now warm up after.

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sat 08-Dec-12 22:49:55

I just dont think it will be as bad as 09/10 to be fair and i miss all the snow.

poncyettia Sat 08-Dec-12 22:57:17

I want snow <stamps feet>

We were teased last week by a dusting and I keep obsessively checking the snow radar and charts but its not looking hopeful sad

I liked 09/10 - think the dcs made it into school for a total of 4 1/2 days that Jan grin

AnAirOfHopeInAManger Sat 08-Dec-12 23:04:21

I liked it too I had my first child in Feb 09 and it was snowing and that xmas we went to Loch Earn and its was sooo scaery getting up there its was a real adventure and it was so fun.

My dh was driving and he did a fab job but he freaked out that we would not make it home for months and we came back early.

I miss snowball fights and then a hotshower and hot choc with cream and marshmellows.

I miss how excited it makes my children blush

poncyettia Sat 08-Dec-12 23:11:13

And I am actually organised this year - plenty of food stores in, snow suits for the dcs and me snow boots, sledges etc etc and loads of hot chocolate. Just need to get my mother off the plane from Belfast on the 18th and then it can dump as much snow as it likes!

Its due to be a full moon round about Christmas as well and I really fancy walking to Midnight Mass across snowy moonlit fields hipflask in hand

^ that means it won't snow doesn't it? sad

DeckTheHallsWithBoughsOfJolly Sat 08-Dec-12 23:14:51

We have had snow lying for a week. It's warm tonight though so hopefully will clear most of it.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 08:52:41

well, the warm up has been postponed in this round of models until the weekend! (apart for perhaps the SW) Met office are now showing peak temps of -2C in parts of central England on wednesday. Maybe some snow showers down the eastern coast on tuesday and some flurries about through the week. Maybe more generalised snow on Friday, but dont pay too much attention to timings at the moment as the models push the breakdown back.

PottedShrimp Sun 09-Dec-12 09:03:21

So, what is all this 'Beast from the East' prediction on Sky news all about then. East anglia could be 'obliterated' so they say!

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 09:17:40

grin I have no idea which models they are looking at! Yes, this week it is going to get very cold and yes, EA may get some snow showers coming in off the coast but all of the models currently show a breakdown in the cold occurring, with the main question being when?

FancyPuffin Sun 09-Dec-12 09:21:17

OhYouMerry is there a chance of snow in the South East (near the coast) Met Office says not on the 5 day forecast but weather warning says maybe confused

BrittaPerry Sun 09-Dec-12 09:23:33

I need to get across the pennines on the 20th. Is this realistic? Then DH needs to catch the train across on the 22nd.

I will cry if I am away from my parents, sisters and nana for Christmas :-(

InkleWinkle Sun 09-Dec-12 09:25:30

Kitten is there supposed to be some kind of meteor shower this week 13th maybe? I'm sure I read that on one of your threads in the summer?

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 09:43:30

The Geminids will be on the 14th/15th smile Look towards orion and then up and left past the left 'shoulder' of Orion at around 11pm onwards. Very sadly its when the weather is due to come in.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 09:44:30

Fancypuffin, yes there is.
Britta, I'm really sorry, but I cant give you any idea that far ahead as it depends on what happens after this breakdown happens, if it happens.

OYMLK are you excited about this week's weather? I don't get excited until you do!
Hope you are feeling better

FancyPuffin Sun 09-Dec-12 10:07:43

Thanks kitten smile

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 10:11:26

I'm pricking my ears up over Fridays potential grin though if it comes off it will be shortlived.

Lots of pain today. hey ho.

fancypuffin, you are very welcome smile

Oh no sorry Kitten. Here is some brew and thanks

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 10:16:02

awww, thank you smile

Sparklingbrook Sun 09-Dec-12 10:20:33

Please no snow. None for worcestershire til the schools have broken up. Thanks....

OYMLK, sorry today is a bad day. sad

Hot Chocolate is called for I think.

Grey, damp and murky here. DS2 had a football match at 8.30 this morning - I am thankful it wasn't freezing - he is in goal so gets pretty cold. Then cries.

All three little Mankies are desperate for the white stuff.

I hope it snows! I live in NW and we NEVER get good snow! Too close to the coast! It's poo! We keep getting snow warnings and then no snow!hmm

DowntonSprouts Sun 09-Dec-12 10:29:25

I have a wedding on Saturday up in north Yorkshire.

Am holding off deciding what to wear until the middle of the week. What can you predict weater wise? Am hoping for cold and bright. Rain would be unfortunate and snow could be a disaster.

OYMLK, sorry today is a bad day. sad

Hot Chocolate is called for I think.

Grey, damp and murky here. DS2 had a football match at 8.30 this morning - I am thankful it wasn't freezing - he is in goal so gets pretty cold. Then cries.

All three little Mankies are desperate for the white stuff.

Sparklingbrook Sun 09-Dec-12 10:31:48

Oooh another goalie Mum manky. I have two of them. smile

OYMLK hope you are feeling better soon.

Sparklingbrook DS 1 is right back and sub goalie for his under 11 team, DS2 is one of two main goalies for the two under 7's.

The last time it was cold he stood in goal and cried. blush

Today he went out to the game with so many layers on he looked like the Mitchelin Man! grin

The sun has just made an appearance here. shock

PTA Sun 09-Dec-12 11:45:57

We had some lovely predictions for snow last Thursday. I had it all planned, snow day for the kids, sledging, hot chocolate, smores, Christmas films etc, etc,

What happened, rain!!! Rain and then more rain.

We want snow!

Sparklingbrook Sun 09-Dec-12 12:15:40

manky being a goalie Mum is stressful. I always have to take the hand warmers. I can barely watch the game as if the ball goes anywhere near them i can't look. grin

We have sunshine too now but the sky looks a strange grey colour. sad

I agree it's awful. Especially when you have a DS who gets distracted while in goal. blush

It's gone grey here again, in time for DH and DS1 to head off to watch football. I've just had to reset the hand warmers from this morning for them to take this afternoon!

InkleWinkle Sun 09-Dec-12 12:33:09

Thanks Kitten

sittinginthesun Sun 09-Dec-12 13:30:52

Joining this thread - I normally just take the weather as it comes, but we are supposed to be doing a 5 hour drive to Yorkshire on the 21st, and back on the 23rd. I really hope it's either completely clear and dry, so we can go, or thick snow, so we cancel.

The worst position is that it is a bit iffy, so we go, then get stuck. Or, we cancel, and MIL goes bonkers!

I am due to fly from Dublin to Gatwick on Wednesday night. I will have run out of clean pants by then so fingers crossed runways on both sides of the Irish Sea will be clear grin
Mind you, I love snow so much that I'd probably just turn my pants inside out and get on with the snowballs and snowmen and constant sky news updates on Arctic Britain

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 17:43:54

Breakdown is back on for Friday with snow looking most likely for northern half of England and Scotland.

Possible snow showers for eastern England perhaps down into Kent, for the first half of the week.

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Sun 09-Dec-12 17:57:21

kitten Oh I love the GFS model! I haven't seen that beforesmile

I have found myself getting more and more interested in weather changes <getting old> DH is sick of the updates on temp and possibilities of snow/rain etcblush

OhYouMerryLittleKitten Mon 10-Dec-12 07:37:09

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