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Snow...is it a coming OYBBK?

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Sallycinnamum Sun 30-Nov-14 17:15:14

My Facebook news feed had a post from Metcheck saying there is a possibility of snow around christmas week. They were at pains to say it was a long range forecast but I had a lurk on a few weather forums and there does seem to be a general feeling that we could have a cold snap at the end of December, particularly in the south.

Of course I have to ask you OYBBK as you are the weather oracle after all. So, what after the chances of snow towards the end of December?

Perihelion Sun 30-Nov-14 18:26:23

Well there's going to be snow on the hills this week in Scotland. But nothing at low levels yet. Mind you winter doesn't start till tomorrow officially....

Llareggub Sun 30-Nov-14 18:40:40

It's been unseasonably mild here. My boys had a paddle in the sea and ended up just in shorts and bare chests. It was very sunny with no wind at all. My face is a little pink too.

DontPushTheButton Sun 30-Nov-14 19:36:56

<marks place for snow news> exciting! Love snow!

magimedi Sun 30-Nov-14 19:52:40

If I had my way it would never snow again!

Filthy horrible stuff.

Try spending 3 winters in the far NE of Scotland & then see how you like it!

Grump, grump & grich grin

immortalwife Sun 30-Nov-14 20:13:35

Piers corbyn says snow around 5-8 December due to an incoming solar flare. That's high "major red" risk of snow too. I'm buying a new sledge.

BoreOfWhabylon Sun 30-Nov-14 20:16:52

<awaits the Oracle that is OYBBK>

BIWI Sun 30-Nov-14 21:37:36

Oh, I was just going to post this!

We 'have' to drive to the PILs on 27/12, in the SW (from London). DS1 has to get back from us (SW London) to Brighton on 26/12 and we then 'have' to go to my family in the North on 2/1/15

What are our chances, OYBBKY?!

BlackeyedSusan Mon 01-Dec-14 14:39:12

snow is great.... when it is a treat and not often. when it disrupts everything for a long while, then different matter.

hoping for snow. next weekend would not be good though we are off to see a certain person... fgrin

2tired2bewitty Mon 01-Dec-14 14:45:37

Marking my place. We have to drive from north London to Yorkshire on 27/12 and back on 29/12 and I really don't fancy being stuck on the M1 with a baby sad <-- cold

Quenelle Mon 01-Dec-14 14:52:31

It's quarter to four and so dark here right now the cars need their lights on. It reminds me how dark it gets just before a huge dump of snow.

This Piers Corbyn fella, how reliable is he? [anxious] I'm torn between childish excitement for playing in the snow and grown-up dread for the hassle it causes.

Liveinthepresent Mon 01-Dec-14 14:54:38

My DD (3.5) is determined there must be snow for Christmas so for once I will watch hopefully for news of an influx.

hashtagwhatever Mon 01-Dec-14 14:57:25

I hope it does snow

MsIngaFewmarbles Mon 01-Dec-14 14:59:39

Placemarking for snow news

OddFodd Mon 01-Dec-14 15:02:16

I really need snow this year before DS gets too heavy for the sledge I bought him 2 years ago!

AdventCaroline Mon 01-Dec-14 15:07:12

I don't think you can say at this stage. All you can say is "It might snow".

I hope it doesn't personally!

Sallycinnamum Mon 01-Dec-14 17:37:31

Had another lurk on the weather forums today and they're saying much the same re chance of snow but whisper, the daily hell said it was going to be a wet xmas according to the met office. Hmmm, calling OYBBK, where we you???

FoxSticks Mon 01-Dec-14 17:43:49

A white Christmas would be amazing. My dd has just turned three and is really excited about Christmas for the first time, snow would blow her mind I think smile

Rachie1986 Mon 01-Dec-14 17:56:56

much rather no snow please for travelling reasons..

OhYouBadBadKitten Mon 01-Dec-14 18:24:11

Am discussing it here at present smile
sorry that I'm bonkersly busy at the moment, it will settle in a few days. First flurries for central Wales possibly on Friday.

Will start my Christmas thread in a weeks time fgrin

Sallycinnamum Mon 01-Dec-14 18:53:33

OYBBK you tease!!

AdventCaroline Mon 01-Dec-14 19:08:36

grin at "it will settle in a few days" - I thought you meant the snow!

Arkkorox Mon 01-Dec-14 19:08:46

Nooo sad I dont want to be stuck at the top of a massive hill with a newborn and miss christmas at my mums sad

meglet Mon 01-Dec-14 19:24:50

Can it not snow until I've bought some snug new winter boots please.

Sallycinnamum Mon 01-Dec-14 19:47:44

I've just done the metcheck white Xmas shaker and we've shot from 25% chance of snow to 50% in Greater London area!

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