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Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 12:07am
by thirdcrank
Last winter we had a snow report so members could report local conditions. It's been snowing here on and off all evening without really settling. I see there is now a covering of perhaps an inch but looking wet.

Not enough to fuss about but enough to prompt me to start a new thread for this winter.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 12:08am
by PW
Not reached Chesterfield yet, but forecast for 5am.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 7:54am
by Mick F
Cool and dry down here this morning.

If you have snow Up North, you can keep it. We don't want it, we had enough of it last winter - and the winter before! In fact we were basically marooned in our bungalow.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 8:55am
by SJSBrompton
I'm hoping that when it finally hits us in London this year, the fact that I am working in Central London, on a main road, as opposed to the suburbs, means that the road and pavements will be cleared to a higher standard (I work on one of the main roads out of Victoria station/coach station). Last year Kingston town centre was great, but about 1/2 a mile out the pavements were sheet ice and I ended up walking in the roads. Then we had the SouthWest trains 'snow timetable' which basically meant half as many trains - but then I think a lot of people just stayed at home so the trains that remained weren't too bad.

Re: Snow report - Buxton Derbyshire

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 8:56am
by nortones2
Its here all right! http://www.buxtonweather.co.uk/ - for web-cam proof:)

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 8:58am
by Mick F
It looks cold there.
:shock:

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 9:03am
by John-D
A light dusting here, since last night. Nasty shower 10 mins ago; now blue sky.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 9:11am
by phil parker
Frosty, but dry & sunny on the Hants/Wilts border this morning.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 9:45am
by LollyKat
About an inch of wet snow in NW Glasgow and looks as if more will be falling shortly. Our road rarely sees gritters but I assume the main roads into town will be clear by now.

Re: Snow report - Buxton Derbyshire

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 10:17am
by PW
nortones2 wrote:Its here all right! http://www.buxtonweather.co.uk/ - for web-cam proof:)



Aaahh Buxton :roll: The only place where a touring West Indies cricket team has been snowed off. In June!
It's hail & sleet showers down in Chesterfield ATM, sunny periods in between.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 11:18am
by karlt
Nothing at my level (450') beyond light sprinkling on cars but plenty on the moors it seems.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 11:21am
by nortones2
Still snowing but not much more than an inch at our level (300m). Now setting out on foot to get emergency rations.

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 12:39pm
by Big John
No snow in the Gateshead/Central Newcastle part of Tyneside this morning, but some of the roads (at least those without regular car traffic) were covered in black ice at 8am - I can personally attest to this having slid 20 yards on my belly down one of them following an abrupt and unexpected separation from my bike!

Happily I'm uninjured, but my bike's a little bent...

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 1:10pm
by MattyDeez
I got hit with a hail/sleet shower yesterday morning about 10:40 next to where i live, South Shields.

Brisk westerly and hail. Horrible, i was going to turn round and go back home but then i had seen blue skies behind so i just "rode" it out!

Re: Snow report

Posted: 5 Dec 2011, 1:59pm
by eileithyia
Very heavy sleet and hail showers here