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Offline Sevendust  
#101 Posted : 03 April 2013 06:49:06(UTC)

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Location: Alton, Hampshire

As a whole, probably classed as "reasonable" in terms of seasonal conditions. The cold spell of January was the only real cold highlight here with one significant snowfall and few other lesser ones. That spell also gave the 2 coldest nights of the winter although there was a distinct lack of severe frost throughout the season. Although not winter, March's cold weather added little to the overall picture apart from one 4cm snowfall and a severe frost that came in 3rd behind January's colder ones. Other downsides have been the persistent cold winds, high rainfall(especially early on) and general dullness 

Alton - deep in the Hampshire Alps
Offline Gooner  
#102 Posted : 03 April 2013 18:27:09(UTC)

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As I count March as Winter it has been a good one IMO the only really surprising factor was the lack of really severe frosts, too much clound around.

The canal here in Banbury didn't freeze, which is quite rare during a cold winter

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#103 Posted : 03 April 2013 18:59:00(UTC)

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I'd have to say its been interesting winter at my own location. I actually recorded 20 days with snow falling which for a lowland location within 3 miles of the English Channel is pretty good. Lying snow has been a different matter.
With only the fall on friday January 18th providing a deep cover of 10cm which lasted for about 5 days.

There was also a memorable if short lived blizzard of about 3 hours duration in the early evening of 22nd January with huge flakes which covered even wet roads within a few minutes but in the end amounted to only to about 3 cms.

Strangely the most talked about month namely March was the biggest let down with no significant snowfall and unremarkable mimima. Minus 4.5 being the lowest. As for maxima apart from the amazing low max of 1.2c on the 12th there were no other extremely low maxima of note. Here it was just the wind that made it feel bitter.

An interesting and enjoyable winter but not a classic.

Still for the UK AS whole the 4th colder than average winter period in the last 5 years.
Seems to be the beginnings of a possible of a pattern developing, next winter will interesting to see which way it goes. Hopefully though we will have a reasonable summer before we have to start worrying about that.
Offline aptid  
#104 Posted : 03 April 2013 20:39:43(UTC)

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Location: North Yorkshire Moors National Park - 200m ASL

It has been pretty good here in the NYM National Park, lots of days with snowfall from the earliest fall at the end of October to the almost weekly falls when winter got going in January up to now. Nothing excessively deep but lots of snowy days. 

Offline cowman  
#105 Posted : 03 April 2013 20:51:56(UTC)

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It has been along old winter here in the north midlands but as gooner says no severe frost but alot of snow
Offline Medlock Vale Weather  
#106 Posted : 03 April 2013 21:09:10(UTC)
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Like I said in an earlier post it was a good Winter overall for settling snow here, but mainly dull skies by both day and night meant there was a distinct lack of very cold nights (below -10C), it is a shame really as that would have made the snow on the ground freeze solid during the nights. I'll remember this Winter as cold, very cloudy with above average days of falling and lying snow.

Alan in Medlock Valley - Oldham's frost hollow. 93 metres/305 feet above sea level.
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Offline Gavin P  
#107 Posted : 07 April 2013 17:16:41(UTC)
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Hi all,

I'm VERY late with this, but have done a quick evaluation video for my winter 2012/2013 seasonal forecast;


If you would like to re-cap the original forecast you can still find it here;


Very pleased with how this one went. Feel I got temperatures and the overall pattern pretty close. Precipitation did catch me out somewhat, but generally a decent LRF following on from a decent autumn forecast in 2012.

I seem to be on a roll. The only wat is down from here.

Thanks all.

Edited by user 07 April 2013 17:20:45(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

Rural West Northants 120m asl
Short, medium and long range weather forecast videos @ https://gavsweathervids.com/
Offline Justin W  
#108 Posted : 07 April 2013 19:39:23(UTC)
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Location: North Downs, East Kent

If we include March then Winter 2012/13 turned out to be excellent and verging on epic. Sure, there was no particularly deep cold but I counted seven significant falls of snow, 30 days with snow lying up here and 13 ice days. All in all, a pretty amazing result.

#109 Posted : 11 April 2013 16:56:47(UTC)

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March 2013 more than made up for what was a fairly average winter overall here




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