2013 Winter Onward ever Onward

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2013 Winter Onward ever Onward

Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:59 pm

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Video taken during snow storm at 13:00 hrs when temp was 1ºC; 30 minutes later all had gone as temp rose to 3ºC.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:56 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:30 minutes later all had gone as temp rose to 3ºC.


At least it's gone. There's still quite a bit at roadsides around here from nearly two weeks ago!

cheers,

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:40 pm

Chris Stockdale wrote:
Gerry Bullock wrote:30 minutes later all had gone as temp rose to 3ºC.


At least it's gone. There's still quite a bit at roadsides around here from nearly two weeks ago!

cheers,


Yes BUT it's now come back, persistent snow settled everywhere - temp now < 0.
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:56 pm

It's obviously your turn :twisted:

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Postby Cross Kitter » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:57 pm

Hey Stockers did you live in Market Drayton when it allegedly got down to minus 23 at Cosford near Shifnal?

I was staying with my sister in Wellington at the time and even with the central heating on full blast was still shivering :shock: :shock:

I now live in sunny Cornwall :lol:
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:21 pm

Simon,

About three years ago it made -15 in a dip just south of Market Drayton. We've been here since December 2007 so I don't know if that timescale fits with your minimum.

What ever - I need it warmer to make it reasonable to get in the garden - there's a 7 1/4" railway wot needs building out there! :D

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:55 pm

Did not know middle England got that cold.
February 2012 I was down in France(only an hour from Mediterranean) and it got down to -11, Provence got down to -15. As we have no proper heating there, spent as long as possible in local supermarket to keep warm. Even the wine was too cold to drink at first.
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Postby Roger Jenner » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:50 am

Gerry,

Had the same scenario here today 11am and again at 2pm. Will we miss out on Spring altogether this year ? Will Summer ever arrive ? Has the world gone mad ?
Oh well never mind, another day off so more time for modelling.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:05 am

Roger Jenner wrote:Gerry,

Had the same scenario here today 11am and again at 2pm. Will we miss out on Spring altogether this year ? Will Summer ever arrive ? Has the world gone mad ?
Oh well never mind, another day off so more time for modelling.
:D :D :D


Hi Roger,
There are a number of scientists who are saying that we are on the edge of a Little Ice Age.
However Werner Curdt of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research (MPS) in Katlenburg-Lindau says no! It's "not a consequence of low solar activity, but rather an escapade,”
Escapade? Dictionary definition - a wild and exciting adventure!!!!!
There are other definitions.
Well it's certainly 'wild' - long ceased to be exciting. :twisted:
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Postby JeffSaxton » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:29 pm

We had a relatively light and mild Winter here, then a foot plus of snow on Easter Sunday. It looks to be a weird weather year.
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Postby Narrow gauge Nutter » Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:11 pm

Looking at the historical meteo data, there seems to be a problem with the "Gulf Steam" - it seems to be centered over the Med at the moment. This leaves the whole of Europe in the eastern/northern weather patterns.

So the weather will remain cold, with snow, etc everytime a front moves in from the Atlantic.

The BAD news - it doesn't seem to be moving, at the moment! :cry:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:47 pm

Narrow gauge Nutter wrote:Looking at the historical meteo data, there seems to be a problem with the "Gulf Steam" - it seems to be centered over the Med at the moment. This leaves the whole of Europe in the eastern/northern weather patterns.

So the weather will remain cold, with snow, etc everytime a front moves in from the Atlantic.

The BAD news - it doesn't seem to be moving, at the moment! :cry:


Gnot the Gulf Stream David which is an Ocean Current but the Jet Stream which controls the Weather patterns coming across the Atlantic.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:50 am

The Gulf stream does contribute to the overall temperature of the seas in our latitude though, it is all linked. If we lose the Gulf stream permanently at any time, it'll have an impact on the weather patterns including the Jet stream.
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Postby Thorness » Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:38 pm

I think if we lose the gulf stream we are in for a climate like northern Canada !!
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Postby steerngo » Sat Apr 06, 2013 8:46 pm

I see in one UK snooze paper, we should use water wisely as there may be shortages later in the year. All this when parts of the uk are still trying to recover from the wettest summer in decades. All down to global warming, mmmm :?

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:36 pm

Ken, we got off lightly with the snow round here, as you know, and its been a while since it rained properly.
Seem to remember Easter 1975(before the hot summer) was cold and it snowed , and that was down south not up north.
It would not be the first time when it snowed at start of week, and there was a heatwave at end of the week. :roll:
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Postby KEG » Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:30 am

Just to make you jealous. In Kraehwinkel, right around the corner from "Sunny side of Life" we transported some seeds and gave the hamster some fresh air in the bright noon sun.


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Only a week ago, on the banks of the river Elbe, 550 km east from here, the locals knitted scarfs and socks for their monuments.


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Will return to that area as soon as the temperatures improve there.


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