The Met Office have finally seen sense and decided this morning to include the Northern Isles in their weather warnings of snow and strong winds from 16 UTC on Sunday. You’ll remember that I kicked up a stink about the fact that the Northern Isles had for some unknown reason of oversight been left out of the initial warning. I would like to think that it was something to do with what I wrote about lambing snow in my article that embarrassed them into it especially after the press team quoting Phil Stocker the chief executive of the National Sheep Association but modesty forbids. Having said all that the NWP models in my opinion have backed off slightly on the overall severity of Monday’s Arctic blarst if truth be known. The gradient is a little more backed off to west of north than in previous runs but it should still should produce a short lived shock to the system nevertheless.