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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Posted this on UKWW and TWO

    Here's something that might bring some Christmas cheer to our colder loving members

    Here are a series of charts that culminated in easterlies that looked as though they almost appear out of nowhere within a few days. So you never know, things may look bad but it can all of a sudden change, just like that.

    Chart for 11th of December 1997

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119971211.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 15th of December 1997

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119971215.gif

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    Chart for 30th March 1989

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119890330.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 3rd of April 1989

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119890403.gif

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    5th January 1987

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119870105.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 11th of January 1987

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119870111.gif

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    28th January 1986

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119860128.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 1st of February 1986

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119860201.gif

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    15th February 1981

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119810215.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 19th of February 1981

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119810219.gif

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    28th January 1976

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119760128.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 31st of January 1976

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119760131.gif

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    28th October 1980

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119801028.gif 1980

    lead to this easterly on the 5th of November 1980

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119801105.gif

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    25th January 1972

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119720125.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 29th of January 1972

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119720129.gif

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    27th January 1956

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119560127.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 1st of February 1956

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119560201.gif

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    29th December 1954

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119541229.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 2nd of February 1955

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119550102.gif

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    After the winter of 1946-47, winter 1947-48 was a disappointment

    13th February 1948 and it looks desperate

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119480213.gif

    lead to this easterly 18th February 1948 and winter 1947-48 ended on a wintry note for the southeast

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119480218.gif

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    17th January 1947

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19470117.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 23rd of January 1947

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19470123.gif

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    25th December 1928

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19281225.gif

    lead to this

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19281231.gif

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    26th January 1900

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19000126.gif

    lead to this easterly and the start of a prolong snowy spell: 30th January 1900

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19000130.gif

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    19th November 1890

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp18901119.gif

    26th November 1890 and the forerunner that would lead to the coldest December on record

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp18901126.gif

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    Posted
  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL
  • Location: Derby - 46m (151ft) ASL

    Excellent post Mr D.

    It just goes to show that, no matter how much you look at the charts, surprises can sometimes be around the corner (also encouraging that this happened even upto 97).

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    Posted
  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Here's a couple more

    17th February 1916

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19160217.gif

    23rd February 1916

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19160223.gif

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    7th January 1926

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19260107.gif

    13th January 1926

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19260113.gif

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    Posted
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    One thing I notice about those easterlies is that not all of them were very snowy- some of them were, but others were not.

    The easterly in December 1997, at least where I lived in Tyneside, produced nothing but layers of stratocumulus, 5C, and drizzle, while that of 1947 was exceptionally snowy.

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    Posted
  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Well here's a few more

    17th February 1916

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19160217.gif

    23rd February 1916

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19160223.gif

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    7th January 1926

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19260107.gif

    13th January 1926

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19260113.gif

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    7th December 1957

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119571207.gif

    13th December 1957

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119571213.gif

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    19th February 1962

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119620219.gif

    25th February 1962

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119620225.gif

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    Posted
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts
  • Weather Preferences: Rain/snow, fog, gales and cold in every season
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District 290 mts. Wind speed 340 mts

    That's a post to give hope where all hope is gone, Mr D.

    It must have taken some time to trawl through the charts to find the relevant examples; I know, because I'm always looking through back issues of the DWR and the net-weather archive charts and it's a time consuming business.

    Perhaps you have a database where you can type in 'unexpected easterlies', if so, I wish I had one.

    T.M

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    Posted
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    Excellent post Mr_D. Shows that you should never give up hope on a winter!

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    Posted
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
    Excellent post Mr_D. Shows that you should never give up hope on a winter!

    You never should. Winter in my books is a wonderful season. It's jammed packed full of everything. Thunderstorms, gales, dull gloomy days, frost, snow - everything as far as clear blue skies. Roll on more winter weather I say. :o

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    Posted
  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Well here's 3 more :D

    18th December 1940

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19401218.gif

    20th December 1940

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19401220.gif

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    7th January 1966

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660107.gif

    12th January 1966

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660112.gif

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    5th February 1966: Very mild, temperatures as high as 13C

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660205.gif

    and the easterly sets in 12th February 1966

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660212.gif

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    Posted
  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    I'm kicking myself now for not mentioning why I originally posted this thread and that was because I had a gut feeling this was going to happen. There was something in the charts that told me an easterly was around the corner, it just felt as if this was going to happen. :)

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    Posted
  • Location: Dublin, ireland
  • Weather Preferences: Snow , thunderstorms and wind
  • Location: Dublin, ireland
    I'm kicking myself now for not mentioning why I originally posted this thread and that was because I had a gut feeling this was going to happen. There was something in the charts that told me an easterly was around the corner, it just felt as if this was going to happen. :)

    Hi Mr Data,

    You would not have been posting as such if you thought it would not happen :)

    A number of us cold lovers have beeen talking about likelyhood of this for many months,

    It looks like it is going to come to pass.

    Regards,

    John

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    Posted
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.
  • Location: Powys Mid Wales borders.

    Fascinating thread :)

    That chart of april 3rd 1989 rings a bell with me as I remember plenty of snow showers from that... now thats something we havn`t had much of in recent years a cold easterly in april with snow :lol:

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    Posted
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    It's the ones that disappear that bring tears to the eyes though.

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    Posted
  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Location: Shrewsbury

    One I remember well from a few years back

    Rrea00119940209.gif

    Rrea00119940214.gif

    The first proper snow for 3 years from that one

    And another I remember well:

    Rrea00120021128.gif

    Rrea00120021208.gif

    which takes some beating as letdowns go- barely a frost let alone snow from that.

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    Posted
  • Location: Shirley, Croydon, Greater London
  • Location: Shirley, Croydon, Greater London
    Some much needed prozac :lol:

    I've got some Times articles on this easterly and I'll post them nearer the time but here's December 1938. The first half was mild and at times very mild

    Rslp19381212.gif

    Just in time for Christmas :lol:

    Rslp19381219.gif

    Hi Mr Data, I love your posts. They are full of facts. :D

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    Posted
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    None of the links work for me.

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    Posted
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
  • Location: City of Gales, New Zealand, 150m ASL
    None of the links work for me.

    Old links (from 2005)

    The first easterly mentioned:

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119971215.gif

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00219971215.gif

    You can choose the date you want as the format on that site is quite simple /ra/yyyy/Rrea001yyyymmdd.gif

    00 is the run and the number after that is the chart type.

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    Posted
  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Fresh links

    23rd December 2005

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/20...00120051223.gif

    28th December 2005

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/20...00120051228.gif

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    Chart for 11th of December 1997

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119971211.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 15th of December 1997

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119971215.gif

    --------------------------------------------

    Chart for 30th March 1989

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119890330.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 3rd of April 1989

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119890403.gif

    --------------------------------------------

    5th January 1987

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119870105.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 11th of January 1987

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119870111.gif

    --------------------------------------------

    28th January 1986

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119860128.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 1st of February 1986

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119860201.gif

    -------------------------------------------

    15th February 1981

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119810215.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 19th of February 1981

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119810219.gif

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    28th January 1976

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119760128.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 31st of January 1976

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119760131.gif

    ----------------------------------------------

    28th October 1980

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119801028.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 5th of November 1980

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119801105.gif

    ---------------------------------------------

    25th January 1972

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119720125.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 29th of January 1972

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119720129.gif

    --------------------------------------------------------

    7th January 1966

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660107.gif

    12th January 1966

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660112.gif

    ---------------------------------------------------

    5th February 1966: Very mild, temperatures as high as 13C

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660205.gif

    and the easterly sets in 12th February 1966

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119660212.gif

    ------------------------------------------

    19th February 1962

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119620219.gif

    25th February 1962

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119620225.gif

    --------------------------------------------

    7th December 1957

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119571207.gif

    13th December 1957

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119571213.gif

    -----------------------------------------------

    27th January 1956

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119560127.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 1st of February 1956

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119560201.gif

    ----------------------------------------------

    29th December 1954

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119541229.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 2nd of January 1955

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119550102.gif

    ---------------------------------------------------

    13th February 1948 and it looks desperate

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119480213.gif

    lead to this easterly 18th February 1948 and winter 1947-48 ended on a wintry note for the southeast

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/ra/19...00119480218.gif

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    17th January 1947

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19470117.gif

    lead to this easterly on the 23rd of January 1947

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19470123.gif

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    18th December 1940

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19401218.gif

    20th December 1940

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19401220.gif

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    25th December 1928

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19281225.gif

    lead to this

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19281231.gif

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    7th January 1926

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19260107.gif

    13th January 1926

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19260113.gif

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    17th February 1916

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19160217.gif

    23rd February 1916

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19160223.gif

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------

    26th January 1900

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19000126.gif

    lead to this easterly and the start of a prolong snowy spell: 30th January 1900

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp19000130.gif

    ------------------------------------------------------

    19th November 1890

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp18901119.gif

    26th November 1890 and the forerunner that would lead to the coldest December on record

    http://www.wetterzentrale.de/archive/slp/1...slp18901126.gif

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  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl
  • Weather Preferences: warm and sunny, thunderstorms, frost, fog, snow, windstorms
  • Location: Saddleworth, Oldham , 175m asl

    I didn't even notice they were from 2005, thanks for all the fresh links.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    Well- as in December 2005, your evident hunches were spot on, although the build up to this easterly has been very slow, so perhaps not such a good example of a "where did that come from" easterly.

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