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Posted
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 a.s.l.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything extreme
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District. 290 mts a.s.l.

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Posted
  • 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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