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Remember this easterly from December 2002?


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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    If I remember, that brought some snow showers here in the West Country on the 10th leaving a very light covering. The easterly warmed up though a day or two later only for another frosty sunny spell to follow in the following week.

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  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine and 15-25c
  • Location: Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    If I remember, that brought some snow showers here in the West Country on the 10th leaving a very light covering. The easterly warmed up though a day or two later only for another frosty sunny spell to follow in the following week.

    i dont remember any snow showers from this at all?..was pretty dull and some drizzle that was it

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  • Location: Shrewsbury
  • Location: Shrewsbury

    It might have been sunny in the west, but in the North-East where I was at the time this was an absolute stinker. All it brought was day after day and night after night of thick cloud and temperatures around 5C, not a flake of snow or glimmer of sun in sight. Plus it came on the back of a really rotten November that consisted entirely of damp, dull, mild Atlantic southerlies and southwesterlies; a cloudy wet mild pattern was just replaced by a cloudy cool dry one. There was hardly any sun for about 4 weeks.

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

    I was at Lancaster University at the time, where the weather was generally sunny with a chilly wind, but the reports that I got from my parents in the Tyne and Wear area closely matched Summer of 95's observations (above).  There was one sunny day and the rest of the days were overcast. 

     

    The air mass moving over the North Sea was dry, stable and not especially cold and so the result was thick stratocumulus trapped underneath a cap, rather than bright intervals and showers.  Averaged nationally it was the dullest December since 1989, despite above-average totals in some western areas, and parts of E Scotland and NE England had less than half the normal amount of sunshine.

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  • Location: Longden, Shropshire
  • Location: Longden, Shropshire

    A non-event here.  A few days with maximum temperatures of 3-5C, but didn't get below 0C at night and no snow or frost, just dull and cloudy day and night.  However, January 2003 proved to be much more interesting and the Winter overall was the best IMBY for some time!

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  • Location: Ashbourne,County Meath,about 6 miles northwest of dublin airport. 74m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Cold weather - frost or snow
  • Location: Ashbourne,County Meath,about 6 miles northwest of dublin airport. 74m ASL

    Think i got a few harsh frosts from this easterly but nothing other than that. When i think of Dec 2002 its not this easterly that sticks in my mind but how mild it was around xmas. Seeing a wasp or two buzzing around out the back garden about 2 days before xmas day always sticks in my mind.

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  • Location: Longden, Shropshire
  • Location: Longden, Shropshire

    Think i got a few harsh frosts from this easterly but nothing other than that. When i think of Dec 2002 its not this easterly that sticks in my mind but how mild it was around xmas. Seeing a wasp or two buzzing around out the back garden about 2 days before xmas day always sticks in my mind.

     

    Yes it was a very mild Xmas and even felt spring like.  I believe it was the mildest Xmas since 1988.

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

    snowless virtually this one, the front on Thurs 12th just light wet snow that did not lie, up to then mainly cloudy

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    Think i got a few harsh frosts from this easterly but nothing other than that. When i think of Dec 2002 its not this easterly that sticks in my mind but how mild it was around xmas. Seeing a wasp or two buzzing around out the back garden about 2 days before xmas day always sticks in my mind.

     

    And then a mere ten days later a cold spell started. If only this year!

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