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Snow Watch Part 2. Return of the Excitement!!!

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OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 16-Jan-13 07:01:16

Apologies to those in Norfolk who may well not be excited any more!!!!
This a continuation of This thread and is for model watching, forecasting and general excitement grin

Off to look at the models (and get dd up) back in a few minutes with latest thoughts!

MegGriffin Wed 16-Jan-13 15:35:58

So excited, i really hope this comes off !

SparkleSoiree Wed 16-Jan-13 15:36:18


OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 16-Jan-13 15:42:39

sparkle. Fear not! Your turn is coming very soon!

fimbo - you need to start blowing hard towards the west and send it to those who have been so far deprived.

zombie - neteather uses gfs as a raw output and boy does gfs overcook in these circs!!! I wouldnt be surprised to see a -8C but Im really not sure about -14c!

gnushoes Wed 16-Jan-13 15:44:09

Thank you! I've never had a personalised weather forecast before.... grin

SilverAndSparklyKat Wed 16-Jan-13 15:48:58

What do you forecast for Birmingham kitten? DO we get snowmageddeon for Friday?<crosses fingers, does dance>

mankyscotslass Wed 16-Jan-13 15:52:49

Absolutely freezing all day today - lovely sunshine though.

I have a huge pot of carrot, lentil and chili soup cooking. That should warm me up!

snowflakehellokitty Wed 16-Jan-13 15:52:51

Looks like heavy snow heavy here from 8am se is this right?!

fedthefup Wed 16-Jan-13 15:58:19

Thank you Kitten, lunchtime flight so might be ok - at least Jersey have their own met office so i'll be able to take a look at the airport camera in the morning! smile

SparkleSoiree Wed 16-Jan-13 16:02:35

Kitten you have made me smile - sitting home with a chest infection dying for snow! Strange woman I am..

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 16-Jan-13 16:10:10

Birmingham does look snowy.

snowflake somewhere between then and midday depending on exactly where you are and which model you look at.

JenAT Wed 16-Jan-13 16:15:35

we are meant to be driving from home (Worcestershire) to the back of beyond (near Grosmont) on welsh borders on Friday after 3pm for the weekend. Me (35wks preg) dh and 2 kids. Its not looking good is it? DH will attempt the journey even if the snow is really heavy but I am feeling pretty concerned about it. The thought of being stuck in the car in heavy snow in the middle of nowhere, not good. Will be keeping a v close eye on weather forecast over next few days, looks like we could have pretty significant amount of snow.

BettySuarez Wed 16-Jan-13 16:15:41

Could we have a likelihood of snow for Cirencester please? smile

Supposed to be dropping DS there at a friends this weekend!

Lifeisontheup Wed 16-Jan-13 16:17:13

Any idea about Reading area? I'm working 0700-1900 shifts from Friday and I've never driven an ambulance in proper snow before. eeeeekkkkkk

Love the snow though and these threads thanks to OYBK

EndoplasmicReticulum Wed 16-Jan-13 16:17:29

I think it will miss us again. North Yorkshire, in the middle. Monday's snow was mostly to the East of us, and it looks like Saturday's is going to be mostly to the West.

I want to go sledging at the weekend, please.

SparkleSoiree Wed 16-Jan-13 16:18:26

JenAT Make sure you have plenty of supplies in boot should you need them enroute.

Dawndonna Wed 16-Jan-13 16:19:56

OYBBK Are we okay now or are Norfolk and North Suffolk liable to get any more. The met office pretty maps show yellow, but I can't work out if that's for ice or snow!
Thank you!

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 16-Jan-13 16:20:34

So looking at the latest gfs only (bearing in mind that other models may have different ideas)

Pretty much the same as this mornings summary. Front seems to come in a bit faster by an hour or two I think. Cornwall and sw tip of Wales remain too warm for snow and along the south coast the snow may change to rain later in the day as dew points rise a little. Away from the far sw remaining a very cold weekend. GFS is going for ridiculous temps in central england, so just in case, make sure those outside taps are turned off at the inside.

Then next week it shows the cold mostly remaining with more snow opportunities but perhaps more of a messy mix too in the south similar to last Monday.

Labradorlover Wed 16-Jan-13 16:22:17

Frost...well it's a start.....

LeChatRouge Wed 16-Jan-13 16:22:17

JenAT that sounds stressful for you! Met office showing huge yellow band for part of Wales. Do you HAVE to go?

I hate driving in the snow when it's actually it comes towards the windscreen, it's hypnotic and I get mesmerised by the falling flakes.

JenAT Wed 16-Jan-13 16:22:48

will do Sparkle, I am also concerned that I have to wee every hour at the moment, so if stuck in traffic may end up in comedy emergency wee at side of road moment!

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 16-Jan-13 16:25:41

dawndonna, yup, more snow for you! for both Friday and saturday, perhaps into Sunday a little too.

life - snow for you too, starting probably mid morning and going right through your shift. Good luck!

betty - looks like snow Friday and perhaps also some on Sat morning too.

jenat - I think there could be a fair amount of lying snow for you I'm afraid. Not looking like a terribly fun journey.

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 16-Jan-13 16:27:40

shock Jenat - yellow snow!!!

Dawndonna Wed 16-Jan-13 16:28:44

Right, Thank you OYBBK best start making some more bread!

mumat39 Wed 16-Jan-13 16:30:57

Thanks kitten.

Was loving your summary but I'm ignoring the last bit. La la lala. the last Monday bit. We had sleet and rain most of the day, so I'm hoping if anything has to fall that it's snow.

sparkle, we're down the A3 towards London, so if the weather stops near you and asks for directions, will you please tell it to go down the a3 and turn left at tolworth please? grin

JenAT Wed 16-Jan-13 16:32:42

Yep! Yellow snow may be seen at intervals along the hard shoulder of the M5, M50 and the a49 if the traffic is v slow and even worse my bare bottom glinting in the headlights, be warned wink

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