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Snow/wintry Precipitation Reports, February 22nd 2006


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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.

    almost blizzard conditions one time during the night. Started as heavy hail the started turning to snow but stopped.

    It was just starting to dust the roads and cars. All gone now though.

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  • 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

    Light-moderate snow falling since the early hours of this morning.

    A great lesson in the importance of altitude in marginal situations. The lower limit of any lying snow is 260m (850 ft ) where there is a bit of white slush in the grass, at 275m (900ft ) the fields are white with about 0.5cm of snow, at 300m (1000ft) there is just over 1cm lying and at 330m (1100ft) there is 2cm. Above 370m (about 1200ft) the snow is powdery and drifting.

    T.M

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    light snow since 8:30, stopping now ,no settling.

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  • Location: nr lorton cumbria (145m ASL)
  • Location: nr lorton cumbria (145m ASL)

    Snowing for a couple of hours now, heaviest bits about a 5/10 on a made up intensity scale, now about a 2, temp is 1.4 and stopping any settling save for favourate surfaces such as glass.

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  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
  • Location: Steeton, W Yorks, 270m ASL
    Light-moderate snow falling since the early hours of this morning.

    A great lesson in the importance of altitude in marginal situations. The lower limit of any lying snow is 260m (850 ft ) where there is a bit of white slush in the grass, at 275m (900ft ) the fields are white with about 0.5cm of snow, at 300m (1000ft) there is just over 1cm lying and at 330m (1100ft) there is 2cm. Above 370m (about 1200ft) the snow is powdery and drifting.

    T.M

    Very true. Snowing lightly (need one of those yet to be developed new words for very very very light snow which is more than just random grains blowing around) at Stratos Towers this morning. Raining down in the valley at 300' or so. Sleeting on the outskirts of Bruddersfaxburywike at around 700', and raining in the centre of the metropolis.

    A dusting on the some of the moors to the north this morning, though very strange how some had it and others didn't. Nothing settled below about 1000' anywhere though.

    To paraphrase a great British leader:

    Never, in the field of all human winters, have so many snow days delivered so little snow for so much potential.

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  • Location: cheddar in somerset
  • Location: cheddar in somerset
    Light snow showers at present

    yeh, your right, i am a few miles south of you, and it has just started to solidly start snowing, it ain't sticking yet but i'll keep you posted

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  • Location: Brixton, South London
  • Location: Brixton, South London

    I forgot to post the exciting news of a 5 minute very wet snow shower yesterday in Brixton at 1.50pm. Sleetish rain late evening.

    Now that makes so far:

    3 days sleet

    1 day snow grains

    2 days snow flurries/showers one of which produced a temporary and pitiably light covering (27.12: the day of the fabled Thames Streamer)

    Worse total than the previous 2 winters.

    Now if the amusingly precise NW "chance- of- snow -in- Lambeth" forecasts were to have come off (how in the name of all that is holy can anyone presume to forecast a 95% risk of snow 7 days in advance when it is hard enough to get it right 12 hours in advance?) then I would have had well over 20 days of snowfall already...

    regards

    ACB

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  • Location: Nelson, Caerphilly, South Wales. 175m ASL
  • Location: Nelson, Caerphilly, South Wales. 175m ASL

    Dusting on top of the hills, constant light snow since the early hours, flakes too small and ground is too wet to settle. A few heavy showers of soft hail, sleet and snow yesterday. :)

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
    I forgot to post the exciting news of a 5 minute very wet snow shower yesterday in Brixton at 1.50pm. Sleetish rain late evening.

    Now that makes so far:

    3 days sleet

    1 day snow grains

    2 days snow flurries/showers one of which produced a temporary and pitiably light covering (27.12: the day of the fabled Thames Streamer)

    Worse total than the previous 2 winters.

    Now if the amusingly precise NW "chance- of- snow -in- Lambeth" forecasts were to have come off (how in the name of all that is holy can anyone presume to forecast a 95% risk of snow 7 days in advance when it is hard enough to get it right 12 hours in advance?) then I would have had well over 20 days of snowfall already...

    regards

    ACB

    hi ACB

    Perhaps I can try and explain.

    They are taken direct from GFS output, then using some additional calculations, like, dewpoint, 850mb temp, zero deg isotherm, wet bulb temp, intensity of ppn etc, the prediction then shows up.

    Its not the technical side of Net Wx but how reliable GFS is that governs the output.

    Try using the Net Wx Guides, one which I did early in the winter for trying to predict snow for a specific location, including height. At T+24 it will be near enough spot on.

    At FI land, like all things, forget it it or at best look for consistent trends in GFS or any other model..

    John

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  • Location: Brixton, South London
  • Location: Brixton, South London
    hi ACB

    Perhaps I can try and explain.

    They are taken direct from GFS output, then using some additional calculations, like, dewpoint, 850mb temp, zero deg isotherm, wet bulb temp, intensity of ppn etc, the prediction then shows up.

    Its not the technical side of Net Wx but how reliable GFS is that governs the output.

    Try using the Net Wx Guides, one which I did early in the winter for trying to predict snow for a specific location, including height. At T+24 it will be near enough spot on.

    At FI land, like all things, forget it it or at best look for consistent trends in GFS or any other model..

    John

    John many thanks: I was just about going to edit (having read the impressive posts by you and Brickfielder on another thread ) that I would always distinguish the "pure" NW forecast team input from the gfs based snow forecasts. Apologies as I should have made that distinction.

    Regards

    ACB

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    Hi folks,

    new here but would like to report about 1mm of snow this AM over the highest part of Dartmoor, Devon. now melted.

    Yesterday there were a few flurries across Devon but nothing significant

    I can only use the Net for about 1/2 hr a day during works lunchbreak but will try and post when I get reports of sbow in Devon.

    rgds klk

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  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France
  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France
    Hi folks,

    new here but would like to report about 1mm of snow this AM over the highest part of Dartmoor, Devon. now melted.

    Yesterday there were a few flurries across Devon but nothing significant

    I can only use the Net for about 1/2 hr a day during works lunchbreak but will try and post when I get reports of sbow in Devon.

    rgds klk

    Hi klk

    Welcome to NW look forward to your reports, you live in a great part of the country....

    Cheers

    FC

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    Been raining on and off today, but in the last hour there has been some snow flakes as well as just rain.

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  • Location: Purton , North,Wiltshire 125m ASL / Winchester
  • Weather Preferences: Storms
  • Location: Purton , North,Wiltshire 125m ASL / Winchester

    snowing here in swindon now

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