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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

A cold start with light Snow and a stiff breeze

Temp 0.2C

Wind F3 ENE

Rainfall unmeasured as it's snow

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

-1deg snowing 3 inch already,blowing. maybe first real blizzard since 1995.working out today at 250m should be interesting

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

Cloudy murky start,

Temp 5.4c

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

White-out conditions here, strong winds with mod/heavy drifting snow, around 15 cm level snow and drifts up to 50cm. An overnight low of -1.4c. Really is like mid-winter out there...

Temp -1.1c

Dp -1.8c

Wind Chill -5.3c, E/S/E 21mph

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

very light snow after rain earlier with a breeze from ENW, low of 0.8C at the moment, snow now settling but not on road or paths

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

4.6°C

1015.8 mb steady

Wind 12.8 mph gusting 15.7 mph max SE

DP -0.0°C

Humidity 72%

No rain last 24 hours

Cloud base 1903 ft

Bitingly cold but bright

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  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme winter cold,heavy bowing snow,freezing fog.Summer 2012
  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet

Friday 22nd March 2013:

Snow wet continued through the night, moderate at times producing a thin cover. The day dawned cloudy and windy with light to moderate wet snow. The morning saw more moderate wet before turning light then just the odd flake falling around observation, Feeling bitterly cold in the fresh to strong east wind. Snow depth 2.5cm, 65%

Today's readings for the 24 hrs up to 09:00 GMT:

Maximum temperature to 18:00 GMT yesterday: 5.0°C

Minimum temperature overnight 0.4°C

24-hour maximum 5.0°C

24-hour minimum: 0.4°C

Minimum temperature on grass: 0.0°C

Maximum wind gust: (Midnight to Midnight) 37.1 mph E

Rainfall total: tr.mm.

Current Conditions:

8 Oktas: Nimbostratus.

Visibility: poor, around 1 mile.

Temperature: 0.5°C

Humidity: 94.1%

Dew point –0.3°C

Wind Direction: Force 5-6 ENE

Barometer 1011.8 mb: Trend: falling slowly.

Yesterday:

A good deal of cloud persisted overnight with a few cloud breaks appearing just before dawn. Low –0.5c with –2.4c on the grass. The day dawned partly cloudy with a widespread frost. The morning to observation has been mainly sunny as the rest of the low cloud thins and breaks up. There were further sunny spells for a short time through the morning, but high cloud soon made the sun hazy and with mid level cloud also building the sun disappeared well before lunch. The afternoon was cloudy and dry and feeling cold in an increasing east wind. High 5.1c briefly, falling through the afternoon. The evening began cloudy and dry. Light snow commenced around 22:00 GMT.

March 2013 so far:

Mean temperature: 3.0c (-3.3c) of local average)

Maximum temperature: 9.6c on the 2nd

Minimum temperature: -5.1c on the 14th

Grass Minimum: -9.4c on the 14th

Rainfall 48.5 mm

Wettest 24 hours 14.3mm on the 15th.

Maximum wind gust: 19.8 mph ENE on the 1st.

2013 so far:

Maximum temperature: 13.4c on the 29th January

Minimum temperature: -4.6c on the 16th Jan

Grass Minimum: -9.8c on the 16th Jan

Rainfall 148.5 mm

Wettest 24 hours 14.3.mm on the 15th March.

Maximum wind gust: 43.5 mph WSW on the 30th Jan

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

A cloudy night with light snow arriving around 2230 and becoming moderate at times during the early hours, the snow drifting in the strong E wind.

Currently cloudy with continuous light snow.

At 0900;

Temp; -1.1c

24 hr max' 2.1c

24 hr min; -1.5c

Grass min; -1.1c ( thermometer buried )

Rainfall in 24 hrs ending 0900 ( waiting from snow from gauge to melt )

Mean wind speed; 25 mph E

8 oktas St and Ns

Vis; 800 mts

Mean depth of undrifted snow 9.7cm. 100% cover.

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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

Well Snowaggeddon has failed to arrive. Mostly light Snow a heavier period for an hour around 08:30 before it turned light then stopped. Now cloudy and dry.

Temp 1.2C

Wind F3 ENE

Rainfall 3.1mm

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

After an hour or so with no falling snow light snow has resumed. Still plenty of drifting in the strong E wind. Temp' according to the Davis on the roof mast is -0.4c. Mean undrifted depth is a little over 10cm.

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

As just posted in regional thread TM, around 10cm here now as some surface snow has melted. Drifts 1.5m+ in the fields. An interesting evening coming up..

Temp -0.5c

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  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.
  • Location: Derbyshire Peak District South Pennines Middleton & Smerrill Tops 305m (1001ft) asl.

Current Conditions.

Very heavy snow with white-out blizzard conditions and drifting here, around 15cm of level snow and drift's up 2m in the field's around me.

Temp -1.1c

Dp -1.6c

Wind Chill -5.3c, East.

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

currently -2 deg and snowing medium winds snow depth 6 inch,just been up tops to 400m plenty of blocked minor roads nearly put rangy through wall in drifts had to back up as a ford ranger stuck in a big drift plenty of drifts 2m deep some roads will be wall to wall in morning

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

Same old, same old: dry, cold, grey and 4C...

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

Horrible cold wet day.

Max Temp 5.4c

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

A cloudy and very cold day with a strong to gale force E wind. The early morning snow became light by 0930 and remained light until around 1600 when moderate-heavy snow set in.

True blizzard conditions on the tops in the stronger gusts, the air filled with falling and blowing snow.

3.5cm of fresh snow since 0900, most of it in the last hour and a half. Today was the second latest 'ice day' I've recorded in the last 50 years.

At 1800;

Temp; -1.0C

Max' today; -0.5c

Min' last night; -1.5c

Grass min; -1.1c ( thermometer buried )

Rainfall ( melted snow ) in 24 hrs ending 0900; 11.1 mm

Rainfall from 0900-1800 ( waiting for snow from gauge to melt )

Sunshine today; 0.00 hrs

Mean wind speed; 29 mph E, gusting to 45.

Highest gust today; 46 mph E at 0838

8 oktas Ns

Continuous moderate-heavy snow and blowing snow

Vis' between 50 and 300 mts

Mean depth of undrifted snow 13 cm.

Edited by Terminal Moraine
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  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
  • Location: Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)

Overcast all day, periods of rain, heavy to very heavy at times, especially late morning. Fresh to strong ESE wind, and very cold feeling. Just the hint of sleet at times. Only intermittent light rain and drizzle since 1600.

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Min: 2.7c @ midnight (it also fell off to 2.6c in the very heavy rain 1100)

Max: 4.2c @ 1500

Rain yesterday: 30.0mm

Rain since 0900 today: 24mm

(Over 50mm falling in the 24 hours to 1500)

Currently: Intermittent light rain/ sleet

Temp: 2.5c

RH: 93%

Pressure: 1004mbar, rising slowly

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And Thursday:

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