Now that we are less than 18 hours from the possibility of any snow falling, surely their mesoscale model which they run every hour, has now come up with a definitive answer about how much snow will fall?
In any other year this would have been a named storm in it’s own right, the only reason it isn’t is because its north and not south of the border.
I can’t remember a month when it seems to have snowed in our part of the Highlands just about every other day, but any temporary covering of snow we did see never lasted for very long.
A look at temperature anomalies over Europe so far this February
Temperatures from a ship and the moist adiabatic lapse rate help solve the mystery of why chunks of ice fell.
Last night there was a slight to moderate frost across Scotland, which was locally severe in places with a snow cover.
The Met Office must be very confident in their mesoscale model, because rather surprisingly they are not expecting much in the way of impacts from snow away from the higher ground of the southern uplands and Cumbria (updated).
Not a single traffic cam on either the A57 or A628. Unfortunately Highways England only seem interested in traffic on Motorway and no other type of road.
I get the feeling that this particular forecast is taped much earlier in the evening, and is certainly not helpful to any motorist attempting to use the A9 tonight who is watching it.
Here in Ross-shire there has been a continual stream of light snow showers throughout the day, which until the last hour have not settled.
Now that we have waved a fond farewell to Ciara it’s now time to cast our gaze forward to later in the week.
This almost looks like a repeat performance of the 16th of December debacle in this part of the world.