Big chill facing the Midlands


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We're just above the midlands. It's been trying to snow but then gave up and we've had some rain , but it's stopped now. Might get some snow on Friday.
 

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Hi,

Heavy snow forecast for us last night but no one let it know so we had a bit of frost instead. I'm not sure what it put down today because I've been too idle to go look but it looks wet at the moment. The forecasters keep giving snow out for us and I'm sure they'll eventually strike lucky. :D

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Supposed to snow this evening, 90 percent chance of it according to the forecast. So why have we got clear skies? Going to be rather frosty though and since the lane is very wet, tomorrow's walk may turn into a slide.
 

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Hi,

Supposed to snow this evening, 90 percent chance of it according to the forecast. So why have we got clear skies? Going to be rather frosty though and since the lane is very wet, tomorrow's walk may turn into a slide.
An easy question to answer Owdboggy; you've possibly got the same BBC weather forecasters we endure who with £millions worth of instruments and even satellites still can't correctly forecast our UK weather. Most of the year they only need to forecast rain for Yorkshire then their success rate would soar but they haven't yet sussed this out and I'll not tell them because I couldn't then start my day with a moan about the weather. :p

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So it froze and then we had about half an inch of snow. Walk turned into a slide and a fall. Elbow hurt, but I felt myself going so I dropped rather than going a over t.
Blue skies and defrosting now.
Mind what we get is nothing compared to the temps forecast for parts of the USA.
What really gets me about the forecast is that the weather station for round here is almost visible from our upstairs and they still get it wrong even when all they need to do is look out of the window! And don't get me started on the 'latest' Satellite images. Laugh when it shows us hidden under clouds and the sun is cracking the slates and vice versa.
 

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Hi

Sorry to learn of your fall Owdboggy but fortunately you bounced but still hurt your elbow; last year I was walking down our sloping path when suddenly I was looking at the sky; I've never fallen as quickly and totally without warning this being on black ice; not a mark on me but it did shake me up for a while.

I've just been out to visit the post office to post a couple of cards and collect cash; the PO I used has now closed; a PO has opened in the mini supermarket up the village about half a mile away; I never use this because it would mean abseiling from an helicopter parking being atrocious; I don't walk (climb) up to the village because we live on a very steep valley side; I used to walk up but then could do nothing for the rest of the day being worn out; I drove up to the top of the world at Grange Moor to find the PO closed so then I drove down to Flockton and finally a PO actually open. 10 miles later I was back home. The paths were all like glass so A&E will be doing a lot of business today.

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Being Widnes bread and buttered I played Rugby League from as soon as I could walk. Learning how to fall was part and parcel of it. Also, discovered after a bone density scan that I have unusually dense bones. Often wondered why every one else broke wrists, collar bones etc, playing but all I ever managed was fingers.
Have to admit that I have wrenched my back a bit so no Dancing on Ice for me.
Been a lovely day here, bright sunshine and plus temps (3c.). Lovely sunset now and getting very much colder.
 

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What really gets me about the forecast is that the weather station for round here is almost visible from our upstairs and they still get it wrong even when all they need to do is look out of the window!
Go and sort them out mate it's not good enough (n)
 
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