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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    This has to be the dullest and calmest winters since being on the Isle of Lewis.

    started with a big bang with 2 big systems way back in September and then part from 2 or 3 days since then virtually nothing.

    this winters highest wind speed of 78.8 mph

    compare that to other winters.

    09/10 78.8 mph

    08/09 105.9 mph ( with sustained winds in of 98 mph for a time )

    07/08 94.4 mph

    04/05 108 mph

    hopefully this winter was just a one of, and back to normal service next winter.

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    A winter largey without strong winds, mild temps and rain, after that awful November. Hopefully the start of a trend.

    Must have been eerily calm there!?

    its been really wired to tell you the truth, you just get so used to it.

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

    great winter, atlantic free mostly, except the last day with dreaded Xynthia, didnt affect the uk, maybe only the extreme SE, Xynthia (Sunday's low) even has a wikipedia page now

    cookie im sure it will be back to normal sadly next winter

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

    November was the only month with gales this time,but it was the roughest/wettest november since 2000.

    Otherwise the jet is too far south to bring any storms to the north and most of the UK,so instead lots of highs and cold easterlies/N-ly for the north,there must of been some E-lys gales recently in Scotland.

    Spain and France was the place for 100mph+ gusts!!!!

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  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
  • Weather Preferences: cold and snowy in winter, a good mix of weather the rest of the time
  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)

    Here's to one of these next winter (along with a subsequent spell of northerly blocking of course!!)

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    Here's to one of these next winter (along with a subsequent spell of northerly blocking of course!!)

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    i will make a deal with you, one month of cold blocking and lots of snow followed by a month of Atlantic lows mild temps and rain?

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  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
  • Weather Preferences: cold and snowy in winter, a good mix of weather the rest of the time
  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)

    i will make a deal with you, one month of cold blocking and lots of snow followed by a month of Atlantic lows mild temps and rain?

    Sounds like a good winter to me, though of course that particular low brought incredible snowfall to northern Britain, although it was followed and preceeded by a very mild and wet few months. If we can swap the order around i.e. one month of mild, atlantic, windy, wet weather with that storm and then a month of northerly blocking to preserve the huge snowcover and build on it, we have a deal - pity the deal's way way out in FIlaugh.gif

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, convective precipitation, snow, thunderstorms, "episodic" months.
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
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  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)
  • Weather Preferences: cold and snowy in winter, a good mix of weather the rest of the time
  • Location: Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire (this lockdown) Freuchie, Fife (normally)

    I was considering that but as even '93 was before my time '84 was way too far back for me! I believe that had an average which was 0.1C above this January for Alba http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/datasets/Tmean/ranked/Scotland.txt Just shows that blocking and cold zonality can work equally well this far north! I also realised (off topic here!) that February was very cold this year at 0.3C, yet it honestly was less snowy than February 2007 here (in terms of maximum depth) and much less so than 2005. '47 at -2.4C average just seems insanely cold!

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  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland
  • Location: Dunoon Argyll Scotland

    For here end of September 2009 was windy and November was really stormy. December was more mild and cold we did have the odd wet and windy day. December is usually calm here. But January was something unexpected about 3 weeks worth of cold and snowy weather. At the end of January we had two storms reaching gusts of 70mph nothing compared to last January when 120mph gusts were recorded. During February we didn't get one storm and March so far none.

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

    Yup two winters on the bounce without any real storms. One of the quietest periods I can remember.

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

    It's also a big contrast from some other recent seasons- the first half of January 2005 was very windy in northern England, with a notable gale on the 8th which caused considerable structural damage (probably the severest since January 1990) and then January 2007 had repeated gales in the first two-thirds of the month, on a par with February 1990 & January 1993.

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles

    force 10 already out here from the met office for tonight,

    not sure weather or not to start an atlantic lows thread or just to keep it in here.

    HebridesGale warnings - Issued: 1013 Thu 18 Mar

    Southerly gale force 8 veering southwesterly and increasing storm force 10 later

    Shipping Forecast - Issued: 0505 Thu 18 Mar

    WindSouth or southeast, veering southwest, 6 to gale 8, occasionally severe gale 9 later.

    Sea StateRough or very rough occasionally high.

    WeatherRain or squally showers.

    VisibilityModerate or good occasionally poor

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