Snow report

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Snow report

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Dec 2011, 12:07am

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.

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Re: Snow report

Postby PW » 5 Dec 2011, 12:08am

Not reached Chesterfield yet, but forecast for 5am.
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Re: Snow report

Postby Mick F » 5 Dec 2011, 7:54am

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.
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Re: Snow report

Postby SJSBrompton » 5 Dec 2011, 8:55am

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.

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Re: Snow report - Buxton Derbyshire

Postby nortones2 » 5 Dec 2011, 8:56am

Its here all right! http://www.buxtonweather.co.uk/ - for web-cam proof:)
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Re: Snow report

Postby Mick F » 5 Dec 2011, 8:58am

It looks cold there.
:shock:
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Re: Snow report

Postby John-D » 5 Dec 2011, 9:03am

A light dusting here, since last night. Nasty shower 10 mins ago; now blue sky.

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Re: Snow report

Postby phil parker » 5 Dec 2011, 9:11am

Frosty, but dry & sunny on the Hants/Wilts border this morning.

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Re: Snow report

Postby LollyKat » 5 Dec 2011, 9:45am

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.

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Re: Snow report - Buxton Derbyshire

Postby PW » 5 Dec 2011, 10:17am

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.
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Re: Snow report

Postby karlt » 5 Dec 2011, 11:18am

Nothing at my level (450') beyond light sprinkling on cars but plenty on the moors it seems.

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Re: Snow report

Postby nortones2 » 5 Dec 2011, 11:21am

Still snowing but not much more than an inch at our level (300m). Now setting out on foot to get emergency rations.

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Re: Snow report

Postby Big John » 5 Dec 2011, 12:39pm

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...

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Re: Snow report

Postby MattyDeez » 5 Dec 2011, 1:10pm

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!

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Re: Snow report

Postby eileithyia » 5 Dec 2011, 1:59pm

Very heavy sleet and hail showers here
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