Thursday, December 30, 2004

Busy Christmas

We’ve been so busy over Christmas, I’ve not had time to look at the weather forecasts, let alone get a post on here. We went over to Manchester on Monday to see my new in-laws and they had much more snow than us still lying from Christmas day.

I’ve been trying out my hovercraft I bought yesterday in the sales but I’ve had to put it away now because its sending the cat’s potty! It seems to have a mind of its own steering wise, I’ll have to get some practice in outside and see if it works ok on water.

I’ve had a quick look at the charts today and it looks like we might see some snow to higher levels on Saturday afternoon / night. I think we might be going back up to Holme Moss if it looks like it will snow before it gets dark.

I'm off again now because Eric won't leave me alone long enough to type anything!

View from a very cold and very windy Caringorm Mountain. Posted by Hello

Rocky Robin on lookout at the side of Loch Ness. Posted by Hello

View of Loch Ness while were on honeymoon. Posted by Hello

Saturday, December 25, 2004


Mr & Mrs Snowman are back in town!

The wedding was fantastic and the honeymoon in Scotland was out of this world!

We had the icing on the cake this morning to see snow falling as we woke for Christmas Day!

Merry Christmas to everyone :-)

We've posted a few pictures on Snowbabies with hundreds more to follow!

All the best,

Paul (Mr Yorkshire Snowman)

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Wedding Bells

My last post as a single man!

The wedding bells are calling so I'll have to rush off, I'll leave you with a view of Loch Ness this morning.

Paul :-) Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Taking It Easy

I was running about like a maniac again yesterday and ended up slipping on the stairs, pulling a muscle in my back, just in time for the wedding rehearsal! I was a bit concerned that I’d be stuck after kneeling down but I was fine and everything went well.

Today I'm having a bit of a break and keeping out of mischief, just making a few phone calls to make everything is still going to plan. I've spoken to the chap in Scotland, where we are spending our honeymoon, apparently it’s warm enough to sit outside today. I must admit it is milder here today, the temperature anyway, it still feels cold with the strong wind.

This year the Met Office appears to be going for a mild Christmas and most independent forecasters seem to think it will be cold. I've been monitoring this over the last few days and while every set of charts is different, it’s been looking cold next week for a while now.

Time for me to go and find if my waistcoat has arrived yet, I'll leave you with another lovely view from Finland.

Picture source: by Hello

Saturday, December 11, 2004

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This is Finland but could this be the scene driving up to Scotland after our wedding?

Picture source: Posted by Hello

Busy Couple Of Days

I’ve been a bit on the busy side over the last two days even though I’ve been off work, it’s been all go sorting out my wedding suit, our Christmas tree and doing a bit more Christmas shopping.

I’ve decided I want a cattle prod for Christmas, for next years shopping, so I can make my way through the crowds of people who haven’t got a clue where they are going or why.

I managed a couple of hours on the computer yesterday afternoon, doing the post on Snowbabies, I was battling again the gremlins, with FTP not wanting to play and Hello also being a pain in the butt. I just managed to get everything done before it was time to make tea and amazingly, that went to plan. Debbie even said it was a better lasagne than she had ever made, not bad for my second attempt!

This morning I’ve had time to look at the weather charts and it’s still looking quite interesting for our honeymoon in Scotland in just over a weeks time. There’s no detail available as the charts are changing every day but they seem to be consistently showing a cold spell before Christmas. Could this be the first Christmas for ages with proper falling and lying snow?

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Last Day!

It's my last day at work .... whoopee!

It's been a trying day so far though, no winding down for me just yet, I'll be dodging the flying brown stuff until home time I'm going to be rushing around like a maniac trying to get everything sorted before it's time to speed off home, never to return, well, until next year anyway.

Roll on 5.30pm.......... I'm not a celebrity, but get me out of here anyway!

Beautiful Austria.

Picture source: Posted by Hello

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Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Snowing Across Finland

Looking through the snow reports on Weather Online, I was spoilt for choice this morning with around 30 different webcams showing the snow falling across Finland today, I think this is the pick of the bunch though, very festive!

With the snow melting over the Cairngorms, I was pleased to see a fresh dusting of snow this morning, not much, but it does show that even though it's quite mild here at the moment, we're getting to that time of year when anything is possible up over the mountains of Scotland.

Picture source: Posted by Hello

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Monday, December 06, 2004


Only 11 days to go now to our wedding and the long range forecast is starting to include the big day and part of our honeymoon in Scotland.

After two days not looking at any weather charts, it's all change again, there's no sign of anything wintry this week and not really anything next week. The only sign of any snow at the moment starts to appear a week on Saturday ....... yep, that's our wedding day and I'm not going to go into any detail because it's too far away and I'll just jinx it

I almost wish I hadn't started looking that far out but I just couldn't resist it, I was always going to be a nervous wreck for the next 11 days and watching the charts chop and change from snow to rain and back again will probably send me completely cuckoo!

Friday, December 03, 2004

Frosty Rainbow

For once, there was something worth taking a picture of on the way into work this morning, a rainbow and quite unusual with frost on the ground.

The charts are still showing something next Wednesday through to Friday, but I think any snow at it stands now would be confined to Scotland and possibly the very highest places around here. I've started looking at the charts more than a week out, known as Fantasy Island (because they very rarely come true), but it's interesting to see what might happen as we move towards our wedding... Posted by Hello

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Attic Attack

Having a planned day off work yesterday, I spent the whole day sorting out the attic bedroom and by the time I'd finished I didn't have the energy to pop on-line and check out blogland or the weather and this morning, I've got aching muscles I didn't know existed!

Having done all the work yesterday, I was a bit miffed to find today that I've not lost any weight at all over the last week, probably due to too much beer over the weekend. I'll just have to make sure I keep away from the beer this week and get the exercise machine smoking every night to make sure I can get into those new jeans in time for the honeymoon.

I'm pleased to see today that there is still snow over the Cairngorm mountains, the charts aren't showing any imminent chances of more snow at the moment although I have got my eye on something that could arrive next Wednesday but it's far too early to speculate at the moment.

Monday, November 29, 2004

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Surprised to find so much snow on Cairngorm this morning :-)

Picture source: Posted by Hello

Chilling With The Pride

We had a great time at Knowsley Safari Park on Saturday, it was nice to get away from it all for a while, with less than three weeks to go to our wedding, things are starting to get a little hectic around here. You can't beat looking into the eyes of a lion, standing two feet away for taking you mind off things!

Luckily I'm finishing work next Thursday so I'll have over a week to make sure all the plans are still on track and sort out the last few details before the big day. The nerves are holding out quite well at the moment but I think as soon as I've done with work and started getting everything ready at home, I'll be sliding down the slippery slope to a jibbering wreck by the day itself! I'll just have to keep myself busy, turning the place into a palace so we can sell quickly next year and move to pastures new.

I was surprised to find that there has been quite a bit of snow up in the Cairngorm mountains over the weekend, with any luck the snow should stick around for a while with the continuing cooler weather. It would be nice to think that the snow will last right up to our honeymoon up there just before Christmas but I think that may be a long shot, although with 18 inches of snow reported at the top, you just never know.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Just a reminder why we don't open the windows when watching pussy cats at Knowsley Safari Park....... we like all our limbs where they are! Posted by Hello

Friday, November 26, 2004

Breathe In!

Well, the weekend is almost upon us and yes, it going to be colder but I can't any snow in the distance just yet. The charts don't show anything cold enough and usually an increase in straw clutching, divided opinions and even bickering in the Weather Outlook Forum means snow is going to be unlikely over the next few days.

My main concern at the moment isn't anything to do with the weather though, it's wondering how the chuff I'm going to get into those trousers I bought yesterday. I got them one size lower than I've got now, with the diet going so well I didn't want to be wearing baggy trousers on our honeymoon in three weeks time. I think what this now boils down to is that I need two inches off the beer belly between now and then, either that or I'll be walking around Scotland without ever breathing out and I'm not sure which is the harder!

Thursday, November 25, 2004

Christmas In Lapland

Well, the charts are still all over the place for the weekend and we're almost there, it still looks like being generally cooler for a few days, whether we see any snow is still anyone's guess at the moment.

With the lack of imminent snow this week, I've been mucking about with a new toy, Flickr. I kept seeing these free picture hosting sites but we don't really need one so I've left them alone until now. While browsing blogs, I spotted that someone had a selection from their photo album displayed in the side bar and I thought, how cool! So, I've signed up and loaded all the photos that have been posted here apart from the webcam shots which aren't mine to be putting in an album.

Picture source: Posted by Hello

Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Looks Like Getting Colder

Well, there's still 147 weather stations across Europe reporting snow with blizzards in parts of Norway and Poland! The pick of the webcams today is Taupltz, Austria, it might have been behind other locations snow wise but it's certainly making up for lost time!

There's nothing much to report on the snow front here, the charts are still a mystery at the moment, although it does look like it will be colder this weekend and then, more or less stay cold into December. There is a hint that we could see some wintry weather here towards the end of next week but it's too far ahead to call at the moment.

Picture source: Webcam Austria Posted by Hello

Monday, November 22, 2004

View from our attic window late on Saturday afternoon. Posted by Hello

Weather Gets Back To Normal

The snow has gone now but it did manage to hold on until Sunday afternoon which for November here is pretty good. I can't at the moment see where our next snowfall will come from, the charts are changing from one run to the next, the only thing this certain is that the next few days will be a little bit warmer, then after that, anything could happen :-)

One good thing at the moment is that there are still 159 weather stations across Europe reporting snow today so, with all that lying snow around, if we do get any weather from the East or North East, it should bring lots of snow here.

The weeks are flying by now as we hurtle towards our wedding three weeks on Saturday, I can't believe it will be December next week! Christmas decorations are starting to spring up around us, I think the early snowfall has got everyone in the festive a little bit early this year

Friday, November 19, 2004

Having a break from the weather watching while we get pissed for Pudsey with traditional riniging up with the credit card details later and trying to speak to a telephone operator when I can't even stand up! Posted by Hello

What a great day to be a Snowman! Posted by Hello

Thursday, November 18, 2004

All smiles as the snow falls..... Posted by Hello

Pleased as punch.... anounce that it's snowing in Barnsley!! Posted by Hello

Snow Update

Watching the temperatures falling away this morning, it looks like it could be a little bit colder than at first thought. The Pennines are sure to get some snow today it's looking more likely now that lower levels could see snow also :-)

I took a double take at the chart on this morning showing up to 15cm of snow in the midlands, at the time I didn't think it was very likely but the way things are panning out at the moment, with sleet reported earlier in north west Yorkshire, that chart might not be so far off the mark :-) Leeds/Bradford airport is allready down to 4c with the really cold air not due here for at least another 4 or 5 hours!

Lampost Watch

So, after being forecast two weeks ago, the cold snap is finally here :-) I could just be normal and just sit back and think if it snows, it snows, but where's the fun in that!

The 528 dam line is the key, any precipitation behind that line is more likely to fall as snow and looking at the charts, it looks like that line will pass over here between 6pm and 8pm tonight. The problem is that most of the precipitation is currently just in front of that line which is why it's all so very finely balanced.

The Cairngorms have already seen some snow and I'm at least expecting the Pennines to see a flake or two through today. We might just see something here but I've remembered to bring the camera in so that's probably put paid to that Nether the less, I'll be keeping a very close eye on that lampost tonight!

Picture source: Posted by Hello

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Will it Snow Tomorow?

Trosmo in Norway is back under a fresh blanket of snow once again and with 84 weather stations across Europe reporting snow this morning, the question is, when, if at all, will we get ours? That's what makes snow watching so intriguing, with less than 24 hours before the snow is forecast to arrive, no-one can be 100% sure just where and when.

The weather warning has receded a little now but there's still a chance that higher levels around here will see some snow over the next couple of days. The cold air will be moving down the country tomorrow, preceded by rain, if the cold air catches up with the rain then we could see snow here even at lower levels. On Saturday, rains look like sweeping in from the west and if the cold air is a little stubborn and doesn't get pushed out of the way too quickly, we could have another chance of snow :-)

Picture source: Posted by Hello

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Warning Of Heavy Snow!

The Met Office have today issued the first warning of heavy snow this season, the warning is for Thursday and it's not a surprise that Scotland has the highest risk (60%) with chances of snow diminishing the further south you go. It looks like we're currently in the 30-40% bracket but close to the 40-50% bracket. I would think this early warning will be updated again tomorrow morning and with any luck our chances of snow might have increased. are also showing snow on Thursday/Friday for Scotland and central/northern areas of England around the Pennies, again, this will be updated tomorrow morning and hopefully the big green patch on the map will still be there :-)

Monday, November 15, 2004


It's now snowing in lots of places in Europe, the pick of todays webcams is Zakopane, Poland.

Sadly, not even a frost over the weekend here although it was pretty cold. The next couple of days look like being a little bit warmer and then it looks like getting colder from late Wednesday through to the weekend, any snow looks like being confined mainly to Scotland, but you never know, we might just see a few flakes down here too :-)

Picture source: Posted by Hello

Friday, November 12, 2004

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Snow Arriving at Cairngorm

I'm happy to say the forecast was right, here comes the snow!

Picture source: Posted by Hello