Another Weekend, Another Deep US To UK Low Which Snows On Both Continents

Written by on February 8, 2014 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

Back to back STORMY weekend’s for the UK!

This was the breath taking satellite presentations we were treated to last weekend as wind, rain and snow hit the UK, just the latest in what has been a constant parade of unusually strong Atlantic depressions which have stun up over North America and crossed the Atlantic, deepening exceptionally as they headed for the UK shores.

Courtesy of Stu Ostro

Courtesy of Stu Ostro

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That system produced this scene here at my house last Saturday morning on a howling southerly wind.

Courtesy of Mark Vogan

Courtesy of Mark Vogan

Here was the satellite over the UK this morning. Spot the difference?

Source: @eumetsat

Source: @eumetsat

An incredible image and like the last which brought major snow and ice to the southern US, this weekend’s also produced snow over the US from California to Massachusetts before really winding up prior to striking Ireland and the UK.

Here was the scene along the M74 at nearly the same time as it snowed at my house last Saturday (3.30am)

Courtesy of Mark Vogan

Courtesy of Mark Vogan

BOTH systems brought snow and even to low levels, why, because of what I’ve been saying for weeks now. These systems are forming along arctic boundaries and as their cold air remains in the vortex and over the North Atlantic’s coldest waters, they are able to bring snow despite it being on a south wind.

Winds gusted to 80 mph today along the south coast but what’s more fascinating about this particular system is the depth of pressure.

This is a reading captured on my back garden mini weather station. Yes, look at that pressure. Incredible. For perspective, that’s the equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane.

Courtesy of Mark Vogan

Courtesy of Mark Vogan

More stormy weather into next week? I’m afraid so!

RED ALERT FOR IBERIA, FRANCE

The highest level of alert has been issued along Iberia’s west coast as well as parts of France due to the threat of huge waves and hurricane-force winds. A system tracks in from the Atlantic tomorrow into Monday while the UK system weakens as it lifts up into the Norwegian Sea.

Source: AccuWeather Pro

Source: AccuWeather Pro

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Source: AccuWeather Pro

Source: AccuWeather Pro

Check this out for later next week. Another sub-950mb low??

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Source: AccuWeather Pro

Source: AccuWeather Pro

Third weekend with low pressure swinging in? This would be AFTER another 948mb low threatens. How many is that? I’ve lost count…

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Source: AccuWeather Pro

Source: AccuWeather Pro

Will have a video tomorrow.

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