Snow report

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chrisc
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Re: Snow report

Postby chrisc » 10 Feb 2012, 8:50am

Had another 3 or 4 cms of fluffy snow last night in NE Hants; this coming on pretty much frozen ground. Definitely not 2-wheels conditions. But it is very pretty in the bright sunlight just now.

Went out yesterday in local woods on bikes. Abandoned after 500m as a daft idea due to ice. Getting withdrawal symptoms now, as nearly a week since a ride of any length.

Anyone out in Newbury area able to say what conditions are like this morning ? I am supposed to be running there on Saturday morning ...
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Re: Snow report

Postby phil parker » 10 Feb 2012, 9:18am

I'm to the SW of the Newbury area near Andover and we had about 2 - 3 cm this morning, but one of the guys who commutes from Newbury said it was slightly thicker there. It's quite mild now, but set for a big freeze tonight.

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Re: Snow report

Postby cjchambers » 10 Feb 2012, 10:02am

About 5cm here, although the fullness of our bin meant I couldn't obtain a SWBM. After a week of just the front studs, I put the back studded wheel on this morning.

Blimey I'm worn out - forgotten how much extra work they are. Tea break required before I start any work, methinks :roll:

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Si
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Re: Snow report

Postby Si » 10 Feb 2012, 10:18am

Despite the dire forecast earlier in the week we have nothing but a light frosting of snow. However, all the pavements are covered in ice and car windows are covered in the lumpy ice that is really hard to scrape off.

So far only one day of real snow this winter for us.

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Guy951
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Re: Snow report

Postby Guy951 » 10 Feb 2012, 10:21am

About an inch here. Main roads are clear. Side roads a bit slushy but ok. Footpaths crunchy.

I had absolutely no problems getting to work :|
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Re: Snow report

Postby Mick F » 10 Feb 2012, 11:12am

Damp and miserable here. I'm waiting for the rain to stop to go for a ride.
Yes, I know I could go out anyway - it's only rain! - but the forecast is better for this afternoon.

The past few days have been very cold - the frost staying all day - but yesterday afternoon, the temp went up to 5degC and stayed there. Then last night it started raining.

I was looking at weather forecasts earlier and found some stats about yesterday 9th Feb. Warmest was Kinlochewe in Wester Ross at 11degC. Coldest was Linton-on-Ouse in N Yorkshire at -10degC.

Quite a variation!
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Re: Snow report

Postby thirdcrank » 10 Feb 2012, 11:15am

We had a dusting of snow yestreday evening, but it's bitterly cold so anywhere that's not been gritted is treacherous.

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Guy951
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Re: Snow report

Postby Guy951 » 10 Feb 2012, 12:21pm

So much for the BBC. They promised us 2 deg C maximum today. It's currently 5 degrees and the snow is disappearing quicker than a small boy who's just rung your doorbell.
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Re: Snow report

Postby karlt » 10 Feb 2012, 12:32pm

Guy951 wrote:So much for the BBC. They promised us 2 deg C maximum today. It's currently 5 degrees and the snow is disappearing quicker than a small boy who's just rung your doorbell.


May be a local variation; 11am in Bedford today was -0.7C. The weather at the moment is being driven by a conflict between areas of warm and cold air; predicting the interface is always going to be tricky.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ ... _temp.html