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Major UK Winter Storm 8th/9th December 2011 - NOW WITH FORECAST IMAGES

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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 12:38 AM
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I BOUGHT 4 SETS OF THESE FOR MY LOVED ONES!

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CONSIDERING THAT THE ALTERNATIVE COULD BE MINOR INJURY IF YOU ARE LUCKY. SERIOUS INJURY OR POSSIBLY DEATH IF YOU WERE UNLUCKY!

LAST WINTER A YOUNG GUY FELL BACKWARDS AND BANGED HIS HEAD -- DEAD! -- LET HIS DEATH NOT BE IN VAIN! IN WHICH CASE IT WOULD BE YOUR FAMILY WHO'D SUFFER AS YOU'D BE IN "HEAVEN" - LITERALLY!

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS/BIRTHDAY ALL AT "ATS" -- (YOU ARE "GOD" -- SO IT'S REALLY YOUR BIRTHDAY!

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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 12:39 AM
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I'm supposed to be flying into Newcastle on Friday afternoon - Should i be worried..?



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 12:49 AM
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Honestly, the more snow, the more fun!
It's great being snowed in from the outside world, having kids at home on snow days, making pancakes and bacon in the morning before everyone gets set to go outside and play and shovel out. Nothin' to fear, at least not where I come from.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 01:31 AM
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I seen these before. Some sky lodge employees where wearing them here in the U.S. but I have never found any in the stores here.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 01:42 AM
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Thursday morning here in Manchester .
The weather , though very cold , is eeriely still . I hope this is not the quiet before the storm



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:45 AM
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Good morning from the NW coast of Ireland. Peak gust so far was 124kmh at 0800. Quite mild. Peak winds now due here between 1000-1300 GMT. Bar the gusts nothing out of the ordinary for these parts. Temp to drop very quickly later with squally showers of skeet hail and snow forecast. Interesting day ahead.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:47 AM
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Originally posted by TiocfaidhArLa
Good morning from the NW coast of Ireland. Peak gust so far was 124kmh at 0800. Quite mild. Peak winds now due here between 1000-1300 GMT. Bar the gusts nothing out of the ordinary for these parts. Temp to drop very quickly later with squally showers of skeet hail and snow forecast. Interesting day ahead.


Stay warm and safe



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:50 AM
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Originally posted by SJE98
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I seen these before. Some sky lodge employees where wearing them here in the U.S. but I have never found any in the stores here.


These are a great idea. My Mum fell on some very thick ice in our last harsh winter and broke her wrist really badly. She wears them in Winter now. She gets the 'yaktrack' ones.

If you are in the UK you can get them here www.snowandicegrips.co.uk...
I think claus ohlsen sell them too if there's a store near you.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:53 AM
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I bought some of those yaktraks the other week. Hoping the snow stays off down here in the south east, I'm still rather wobby on my leg after breaking my ankle and leg rather badly in september. I really could do without it being really slippery too.

One thing about ice grippers for your shoes....TAKE THEM OFF WHEN YOU GO IN A SHOP *ahem* They are lethal on hard shiney floors.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by tpg65
Thursday morning here in Manchester .
The weather , though very cold , is eeriely still . I hope this is not the quiet before the storm



I thought the same thing last night walking my dog. Im just up the road (Chorley, Lancs) and it was a really calm night with pretty clear sky.
A bit damp this morning, but hey ... it's the UK so nothing new there.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by Essan
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Well to be fair, black ice isn't a major issue given the weather conditions. And whiteouts are nigh on impossible at low level. Obviously it's the winds which are the real worry.


I'd have to disagree here. During today, i'd agree...ice and snow will be limited to elevated locations, however, during tonight and first thing in the morning i would say Black Ice and Heavy snow in Scotland and Northern England is very likely



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:03 AM
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Don't know if anyone's mentioned this already, but a good way to check on weather is to use GoogleEarth with the weather layer turned on, including temperature and radar.

It's pretty close to realtime data, and you get to see the global picture.

Here in SoCal it's been terrifically windy and chilly the past few days, LA had a 96 mph gust recorded the other day.

Stay warm, and stay indoors, as this weatherman advises:

www.watchersweb.com...



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:08 AM
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Originally posted by queenofsheba
Honestly, the more snow, the more fun!
It's great being snowed in from the outside world, having kids at home on snow days, making pancakes and bacon in the morning before everyone gets set to go outside and play and shovel out. Nothin' to fear, at least not where I come from.

The world is not all about you.
Have a thought for elderly folks or anyone unsteady on their feet.
Have a thought for carers and those who need them.
Have a thought for those who have no choice but to go out in their cars.
Have a thought for the many who only get paid if they turn up.
As for 'snow days' they don't always conveniently start in the early hours. If you work or have responsibilities you can't just sit tight on account of 'the weather might turn nasty'. There is a risk that you will get to your destination but not so easily back home.
But please don't let any thoughts for others get in the way of your personal wants.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:14 AM
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Update as of 0900



There's only one weather story we have to cover this morning and that is the winter storm which is moving in towards Scotland this morning and will bring a spell of very severe weather during the next 36 hours or so.

The very deep and very potent low pressure system bringing the severe weather is approaching the west of Scotland now, and will be right over the top of northern Scotland by mid-afternoon, before pushing out into the north sea during the early evening.

Winds will be blustery everywhere, but strongest across a good bulk of Scotland with just the far north likely to avoid the worst until later in the day. Gusts will potentially peak at 100mph+ in exposed western coastal regions, other regions in that high risk area are likely to see gusts in excess of 70-80mph with the strongest winds peaking in the west from mid morning, slowly migrating east through the day. Northern England will also see some particularly gusty winds during the afternoon and evening, with gusts of 70-80mph in exposed places - perhaps peaking on northeastern coasts during the evening.

We also have heavy rain in the mix - which will fall as snow over the hills and mountains of Scotland. All parts will see a spell of wet weather through the day with some heavy bursts likely just about anywhere but it's western Scotland, Northwest England, Western Ireland and Wales which will see the wettest conditions with 25-50mm fairly typical totals - potentially more on higher ground.

As the low moves out into the north sea later, winds then swing to a more northerly direction (gusting from 60-80mph in northern Scotland for a time), bringing colder air and an increasing number of snow showers. Overnight and into tomorrow the most frequent of these will be in northern and eastern Scotland where blizzard conditions are likely at times. There is also the threat of further snow showers developing through other parts of Scotland and on higher ground of Northern England, Wales and perhaps also the north Midlands


AN UP TO THE MINUTE LIVE FEED FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES TAKING PLACE IN SCOTLAND HERE

And from the Scottish Government...



"Schools across west, central and southern Scotland are set to not open or to close on Thursday after the latest expert advice showed that the very severe gales due to hit Scotland were almost certain to close key routes and could result in police advising motorists to avoid traveling."

"The decision is a matter for individual authorities but the warnings are of the highest level of seriousness and we are clear that safety has to be the paramount issue. Parents should check locally through websites, local radio and with their schools to find out the specific situation with their own schools"



The above image shows the LP in terms of isobars. You can see how tightly packed they are and that they are feeding from a polar region. Once this passes through, expect the possibility of a pretty serious snow event.


This is an image of the upper air temperature. As a general rule, anything below around -6 will bring snow. A figure of around -5oC is usually marginal which means snow will be reserved for higher levels. As you can see, everywhere north of Manchester looks like its on the right side for snow. Any precipitation will be of snow.


An image of the forecasted precipitation areas. Obviously subject to change, none-the-less it looks like there could be a fair amount of snow for Central Scotland.


This image shows you clearly where the winds will be coming from. As you can see, the cold upper air will be dragged in from Scandinavia and Siberia. If this comes off, we could see some major snow for the NE


And the pinnacle...this is the LP just off of the coast of Scotland and Ireland. Winds have already hit Ireland at a speed of 120kph, expect this to intensify as the day goes on.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:15 AM
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Originally posted by DrHammondStoat

These are a great idea. My Mum fell on some very thick ice in our last harsh winter and broke her wrist really badly. She wears them in Winter now. She gets the 'yaktrack' ones.

If you are in the UK you can get them here www.snowandicegrips.co.uk...
I think claus ohlsen sell them too if there's a store near you.

I got mine in a walking shop in Hebden Bridge. Can't remember what make they are. I've not tried them out yet so don't know if they are cr*p.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:20 AM
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Originally posted by starchild10

Originally posted by queenofsheba
Honestly, the more snow, the more fun!
It's great being snowed in from the outside world, having kids at home on snow days, making pancakes and bacon in the morning before everyone gets set to go outside and play and shovel out. Nothin' to fear, at least not where I come from.

The world is not all about you.
Have a thought for elderly folks or anyone unsteady on their feet.
Have a thought for carers and those who need them.
Have a thought for those who have no choice but to go out in their cars.
Have a thought for the many who only get paid if they turn up.
As for 'snow days' they don't always conveniently start in the early hours. If you work or have responsibilities you can't just sit tight on account of 'the weather might turn nasty'. There is a risk that you will get to your destination but not so easily back home.
But please don't let any thoughts for others get in the way of your personal wants.


Chill!
lighten up
You are in danger of de-railing what is a very informative thread with having a snipe at someone who is just passing a comment about how to smile during adverse weather conditions.
Jeez, never ceases to amaze me how any adverse weather here in the UK can bring techiness out in people...it's just WEATHER guys, and I would like to think most people here know the pro's and con's of such bad weather without having a go.

Rainbows
Jane
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posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:23 AM
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Originally posted by SJE98
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Ok, I'm in the USA.I'm sitting here just thinking about how last week here in the Western US we had almost the exact same type of storm. Winds gusting to 75 miles per hour some other places clocked 85 Mph. blowing snow, Temps in low teen , to -4 in some places in New Mexico. The jet steam was from the north went over California turned right at Arizona went over New Mexico and into Texas. some people have died during this storm already, there is no official count as of yet. There was very little mention in the US media of this storm. though mostly reported by local weather news station. Interstate 40 and 25 Both major interstate highways in the USA were partly closed though sections of New Mexico , Arizona and Texas at times , then sometimes closed and shut down completely.

What you just described OP is the same storm that hit the Western U.S. a few days ago.

what are the chances for almost the exact same storm in the UK?

I thought the storm we had could have broken up by now. Think is possible it's the same storm?


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A rule of thumb here in the UK is, whatever the US East Coast gets, we'll get it 10 days later.

It does come to fruition occasionally.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Wow thanks, i'll look into those.

Although i live down south we've still been hit pretty hard the last two winters.

Where i live, theres a bridge over the motorway into town. The council took over 3 days before they decided they should grit the pavements. By then the snow had been packed down so much with people walking over it, you couldn't even get over this very steep bridge without causing yourself a serious injury.

Also on another safety note. If your going to be driving, please take the snow off the roof of your car. The amount of idiots i saw hurtling down the motorway with about 2 feet of snow on the roof of their cars was mad. Just an accident waiting to happen.



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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70kt (80mph) gust in western Scotland at 8am,



posted on Dec, 8 2011 @ 03:27 AM
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Originally posted by GeordieLegend
I'm supposed to be flying into Newcastle on Friday afternoon - Should i be worried..?


Only with possible snow. The winds should have died down by then. I think you'll be ok though



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