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  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, thunder, hail & heavy snow
  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands

    A really good post by Weathermaster in the previous thread. (Just something else to help start the thread off along with some of the other great posts above, but it does go to show that even at 144 hours, the models aren't 100% certain on the positioning of the Low over the UK (although it does look like some sort of general flow from the North is likely). Also encouraging that the ECMWF operational model is following the ECMWF ensemble mean. Both of which show low heights to the South-East of us. Is good news if you want the cold to continue. Probably do, however, still need to be aware of what the GFS shows with its eagerness to flatten out the pattern as this cold spell could still end up to be a Northerly toppler (even though re-loads of the pattern are possible), although it's possible the GFS could start falling more in line with ECMWF's ideas on future runs and further strengthen the confidence of the European's model outlook. (Edit: although Steve Murr mentioned that the ECMWF's output tonight could be being a bit progressive/quick with one or two of its ideas, so a fair number of changes could obviously still be expected - at least probably until the models get an even better handle on the pattern).

    My view on the models this evening and where each one stands,

    Firstly the next 3 days (72 hours),

    Thursday -

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    A large area of high pressure sits to the West of the UK but there is a low to our far North East and with the UK in the middle it will give very strong winds. Gale to severe gale force along Scotland and Northern parts of Ireland and England. Overall it will be a cloudy day with showers for many but Eastern and South Eastern parts of England will see some sunshine. Minimum temperatures on Thursday evening and into the night will get down to -1c to 3c in Northern parts.

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    Friday -

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    High pressure covers most of the UK giving cloudy but dry weather everywhere with winds easing down. Scotland may see a few showers passing through and gale force winds will stay over the far North of Scotland. Minimum temperatures on Friday morning will be widespread ranging from -1c to 2c across inland parts in Scotland and England.

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    Saturday -

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    High pressure stays over England and Wales but lower pressure moves in over Scotland and Ireland. The weather will be the same as the day before cloudy, dry and dull although Northern parts of the UK may see some sunshine in the late afternoon. Showers will also stay in the North. Saturday morning will be cold across England and Wales especially in the South East of England with temperatures going down to 0c to 2c.

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    Now onto the outlook between 96 to 144 hours using GFS, ECM, UKMO, JMA, GEM, NAVGEM and CMA.

    96 Hours Sunday -

    Most of the models are starting to agree on the track of the big storm over Northern Norway although GEM and the CMA both place the center of the low in a completely different place to the other models.

    The good news today is that most of the models do seem to make a better attempt with the high in the Atlantic in getting it to go up North to Greenland.

    Comparing the models side by side the ECM seems to have good agreement along with the GFS, UKMO and a few other models backing it up.

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    120 Hours Monday -

    Each model does begin to struggle here none of them entirely agree with each other so I wouldn't take anything past this point too serious for now.

    To show the differences,

    Six models apart from the GFS agree on a low to the North of the UK none of them really know where it will be yet or how deep it is,

    UKMO is a good example,

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    Next the models aren't sure on how much PV will be to the North of Norway after that big storm moves on,

    The differences between GEM below,

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    And NAVGEM show the ranges of PV in that area,

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    Finally in the Atlantic all the models apart from the CMA make an attempt to build pressure towards Greenland and to add to the mix the models are asked to predict what the low entering the Atlantic is going to do when it meets this large high pressure system.

    The GFS, ECM, UKMO, JMA and GEM all do show something similar in that area so good agreement to some degree,

    JMA shows what 5 models show in some way,

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    NAVGEM and the CMA look like the odd ones out here and the CMA is the only one that looks flat out of all of them.

    144 Hours Tuesday -

    Big differences between the models now but most of them do show a large area of high pressure in the Atlantic.

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    The UKMO seems the most keen on building pressure the most to Greenland,

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    NAVGEM and the CMA both go their own ways at this point but the majority left do show some cold charts at this point despite their differences. The low I mentioned at 120 hours gets handled differently between each model and how it interacts and affects the high pressure in the Atlantic. The models show this evening we don't know yet since they all do something different but the good news is despite this they do show colder weather.

    Overall - The models in the past 24 hours have got a better hang of the large storm over Northern Norway although two models are still struggling with it. Next most models show a low to the North of the UK but there are differences between them at this point and even in the Atlantic on how the high reacts to the changes around it. By Tuesday most models do show cold charts and there does seem to be decent agreement among those who do. I would say the changes we have seen in the past 24 hours have been good.

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  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl
  • Location: Horsham, West sussex, 52m asl

    not an expert opinion by any means, more of a 'flying by the seat of my pants' observation of the models on a hemispheric level over the past few weeks.

    now, the big aleutian high has been an ever-present feature in the models for some time now and here it is-

     

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    to expect huge snowfalls in the UK in november is a little optimistic to say the least.

     

    however,.... i have a feeling that this big HP on the other side of the pole, is the 'brick in the washing machine'. (the washing machine being the tropospheric polar vortex. it has tried to balance itself with the atlantic ridging we keep seeing modelled.

     

    as it winds itself up for its winter spin-cycle and gets faster and faster, it will eventually shake itself to pieces.....

     

    and as steve murr might say-..... BOOM!.....

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  • Location: st albans
  • Location: st albans

    Impressive.

     

     

     

    certainly appears to show a propensity for higher heights further north though the shape and movement if you follow the run  could well be indicative of a wide variation of solutions, some of which could be where we have deep depressions running around the top of a uk block. i note the end of naefs again showing a signal for a se greenland height rise on the spreads - fairly weak at the moment but then we are looking for signs of a reload. all in all, a pretty cold outlook and who knows, we could even see a november snowfall before the month is out.

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  • Location: leicester
  • Location: leicester

    The ecmwf 10 day mean is brilliant.its showing practically a ridge in the atlantic going up into greenland.for a mean chart that's pretty impressive. Have a feeling where going to wake up to a wonderful ecm tomorrow morning

    edit:its way better than this mornings aswell.

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  • Location: Catchgate, Durham,705ft asl
  • Location: Catchgate, Durham,705ft asl

    A steady decline in temperatures on the 12z ECM long range ensembles as the troughing

    in Europe establishes.

     

     

     

    Nice to see the -10 appear on the scale!

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  • Location: Eastbourne and Larnaca,Cyprus .
  • Location: Eastbourne and Larnaca,Cyprus .

    Impressive.

     

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    Whats more interesting is the 850 spreads over Greenland which interestingly show a big range at day 8 but which lessens between days 9 and 10 while at the same time theres a narrow range across the UK.

     

    The suggestion here is still uncertainty regarding how far north any high gets initially but even with some toppling the cold flow is maintained across the UK. So its looking like our friendly low heights over northern Italy aren't going anywhere soon.

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  • Location: Essex, Southend-On-Sea
  • Weather Preferences: Warm, bright summers and Cold, snowy winters
  • Location: Essex, Southend-On-Sea

    CFS has just given us this...

     

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  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT
  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT

    More amplitude on the +PNA Pattern from the 18z at 114 ( digging the trough further south) plus a slower area of vorticity in the atlantic-

     

    Because the 12z GFS phased these 2 together ( due to timing ) then I expect another nudge towards the euros on this run-

     

    Can we get a fully blown decent GFS run - well that remains to be seen-

    * ignore the ensembles..

     

    S

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  • Location: Ireland
  • Location: Ireland

    18Z GFS doesn't look like following the ECM, notice the difference between the low pressure in the Med on the ECM, and the low off Newfoundland too. (T138)

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  • Location: Catchgate, Durham,705ft asl
  • Location: Catchgate, Durham,705ft asl

    More amplitude on the +PNA Pattern from the 18z at 114 ( digging the trough further south) plus a slower area of vorticity in the atlantic-

     

    Because the 12z GFS phased these 2 together ( due to timing ) then I expect another nudge towards the euros on this run-

     

    Can we get a fully blown decent GFS run - well that remains to be seen-

    * ignore the ensembles..

     

    S

     

    That's gonna be tough to do if it churns out stuff like this.Posted Image 

     

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: cold ,snow
  • Location: sheffield

    Looks like gfs is sticking to its guns?As sm said tho it does seem to be out of kilter with the euros so see how tom goes.Reverse psychology may work btw

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)

    Not been posting for a while due to family issues,although i have been viewing in here frequently,who wouldn'tPosted Image

     

    there has been some fantastic outputs in the last few days and not forgeting the input too

     

    back to MOD,i have just looked at the 18z from gfs and at just 96hrs,that shortwave N of scotland is a lot more deeper than the 12z at the same time frame,

     

    12zpost-16960-0-68976700-1384381238_thumb.p18zpost-16960-0-78480300-1384381256_thumb.p

     

    just a question for the more expierenced,would this give more amplification to the hp to the west,i have a hunch that it would.

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  • Location: Eastbourne and Larnaca,Cyprus .
  • Location: Eastbourne and Larnaca,Cyprus .

    Sadly the GFS 18hrs goes downhill even after a more positive start. It throws too much energy into Greenland and then decides to bring more shortwave drama into the mix by throwing this east/ne whereas the ECM phases this with low pressure moving out of Canada.

     

    Oh well it wouldn't be the same without some drama, the GFS just loves the attention, its like the NWP version of Paris Hilton! that makes me sound old, lets say Lady Gaga, all style over substance!

     

    Should make the morning model runs essential viewing, will the GFS be right and therefore avoid the cat litter tray or will this just be another GFS fiasco?

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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire

    Sadly the GFS 18hrs goes downhill even after a more positive start. It throws too much energy into Greenland and then decides to bring more shortwave drama into the mix by throwing this east/ne whereas the ECM phases this with low pressure moving out of Canada.

     

    Oh well it wouldn't be the same without some drama, the GFS just loves the attention, its like the NWP version of Paris Hilton! that makes me sound old, lets say Lady Gaga, all style over substance!

     

    Should make the morning model runs essential viewing, will the GFS be right and therefore avoid the cat litter tray or will this just be another GFS fiasco?

     

    The GFS makes for painful viewing. Nice to know the ECM and UKMO are in some form of agreement though.

     

    Just watch it throw out a brilliant FI.

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  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT
  • Location: New Ash green 150M / 500 FT

    another fail from the GFS- just another one in a long line-

     

    lets try it tomorrow 12z...

     

    night

     

    S

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  • Location: sheffield
  • Weather Preferences: cold ,snow
  • Location: sheffield

    Seems wev been down this rd over the last couple of winters regarding the euros looking solid and gfs being out on its own and brandished being poor ete.24 -36 hours later big change to gfs!!Im in the euros corner but it does come to mind.Anyway biblical blocking awaits in f1Posted Image

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  • Location: Castle Black, the Wall, the North
  • Weather Preferences: Spanish Plumes, Blizzards, Severe Frosts :-)
  • Location: Castle Black, the Wall, the North

    I'm not concerned what the GFS 18z shows because we have a stunning ECM 12z ensemble mean and op run and likewise the ukmo and gem..and we even have darren bett saying we are in for a strong cold blast and snow..so, 18z won't spoil a fantastic day and night of cold golden charts..more upgrades tomorrow please. : - )

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