Archive for January, 2019

Snow chances on the increase for UK but where, when, how much?

Written by on January 18, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Snow chances on the increase for UK but where, when, how much?

We all know it’s turning colder as a direct consequence of the late December sudden stratospheric warming. In fact as our tropospheric winds reverse from west to east, the stratospheric winds are returning to a westerly as the vortex up at 10hpa begins to recover. Thankfully for cold weather lovers like myself, this cold spell […]

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Strongest Storm of Season Batters California for 3-Days: 10″ rains, 52″ snows, 164 mph gusts

Written by on January 17, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
Strongest Storm of Season Batters California for 3-Days: 10″ rains, 52″ snows, 164 mph gusts

The strongest storm of the winter has plowed into California bringing a widespread 3-6 inches of rain from north to south below 4,000ft. This heavy rain has resulted in flooding. Bay Area totals North/Central Valley Southwest Calif The greatest rain total appears to be around Big Sur with 10.52 inches but even around the LA […]

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Colder, Snowier Times Are Headed for UK!

Written by on January 16, 2019 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments
Colder, Snowier Times Are Headed for UK!

GFS snow through the next 10 days. GFS ensemble 2m temp anomaly

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US: White Carpet Begins to Get Laid In Preparation of The Arctic Emptying South!

Written by on January 15, 2019 in United States of America with 0 Comments
US: White Carpet Begins to Get Laid In Preparation of The Arctic Emptying South!

A major cross country snow system during the past weekend produced record snow from St Louis to DC and this shall be followed by another three over the next 7 days. GFS snow forecast through the next 10 days. This stormy and increasingly colder pattern is the beginning to the much anticipated harsher 2nd half […]

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Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean (Crainlarich Hills)

Written by on January 14, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean (Crainlarich Hills)

Day/date: Tuesday 8 January 2019 Munros: Cruach Ardrain, Beinn Tulaichean (No 78-79) Start point: Inverlochlarig  Drive length: 1.5 hours / 56 miles Walk length: 7.45 miles / 4.5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, light wind -1C @ 9am / SUMMIT Mist/Fog, windy -3C, -11C wind chill.

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Mount Keen (New Year’s Day)

Written by on January 13, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Mount Keen (New Year’s Day)

Day/date: Tuesday 1 January 2019 Munros: Mount Keen (No 77) Start point: Invermark car park (Glen Esk) Drive length: 2.5 hours / 120 miles Walk length: 11 miles / 4.5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, windy 2C @ 8.30am / SUMMITS Mist/Fog, strong wind -3C, -11C wind chill.

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Ben Cruachan & Stob Daimh (40th of 2018)

Written by on January 13, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Ben Cruachan & Stob Daimh (40th of 2018)

Day/date: Saturday 24 November, 2018 Munros: Ben Cruachan, Stob Daimh (No 75, 76) Start point: Falls of Cruachan  Drive length: 2 hours / 80 miles Walk length: 8.75 miles / 7 hours Weather: BASE: Mostly clear, light wind 4C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mist/Fog, strong wind -2C, -7C wind chill Road route Walk route

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Meall a’ Bhuiridh & Creise @ Glencoe Ski Centre

Written by on January 13, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Meall a’ Bhuiridh & Creise @ Glencoe Ski Centre

Day/date: Saturday 17 November, 2018 Munros: Meall a’Bhuiridh, Creise (No 73, 74) Start point: Car park at Glencoe Ski Centre Drive length: 2 hours / 81 miles Walk length: 6.5 miles / 5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear, light wind, 3C @ 7.30am / SUMMIT: Icy with passing mist/fog, strong wind -2C air, -6C wind chill.  

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Beinn Eighe, Torridon

Written by on January 13, 2019 in Scottish Mountains with 0 Comments
Beinn Eighe, Torridon

Day/date: Thursday 8 November, 2018 Munros: Ruadh-Stac Mor, Spidean Coire nan Clach (No 71, 72) Start point: Just W of bridge over Allt a Choire Dhuibh Mhoir Drive length: 4 hours / 216 miles Walk length: 11.25 miles / 5.5 hours Weather: BASE: Clear 3C @ 7.30am / SUMMITS Mostly cloudy, moderate wind, 0C, -4C wind chill  

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Europe’s coldest temperatures by country

Written by on January 12, 2019 in Rest of Europe with 0 Comments
Europe’s coldest temperatures by country

As a colder weather pattern is looking more and more likely through the 2nd half of January, I thought it may be a good time to have a look at just how cold Europe has been in the past. Below shows the coldest ever temperature recorded by country across Europe. Close up of the Balkans. […]

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