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From the ashes…

This is the new and revamped xmetman site. I’m afraid this will time the blog will be without comments. The reason I disallow comments is because so many of the conversations ended up on the subject of AGW. The continual feuding that ensued to my mind made a complete nonsense of a site that was supposedly about climate and weather not just on this specific subject. Please subscribe if you like what you find. Apologies for asking you do this again but I somehow managed to delete my old list of subscribers.

Cold start to May in the north

It’s been quite a cold start to the month of May 2019 and their is a decent snow cover down to 2500 feet on Ben Wyvis in recent days. That’s not so surprising as the 1000-500 hPa partial thickness has been sub 528 Dm for the last week at Lerwick. I think this probably makes it one of the longest such cold spells in the entire winter-spring period of 2018-19. It’s been a long time since I saw snow falling in either October or May but it happened in a year with a comparatively mild winter. Another useful guide to...