A stiff cold breeze but will we see more snow? (WS7 weather report 2-3-2018)

smalllogoIt is a very breezy start to the day with regular 30mph gusts being recorded by my weather station.  With the wind deriving from the NE/ENE the wind is making it feel like a bitterly cold day.

The synoptic charts do, however, show that as the day passes the points of similar air pressure will widen slightly.  This indicates that we will see a gradual reduction in wind speed as the day passes.  Today’s average wind speed will be around 17-18mph.

The air temperature will below freezing point throughout the day.  Our top temperature will be around -1c to -2c and overnight the minimum temperature will be round -2 to -3c.  With the wind chill our top temperature of -1c will feel more like -8.5c (Steadmann method).

We are also very likely (80% certainty) of seeing some snow falling in our area today.  This morning any snow will be light and will be with us around 07:00 to 07:30 hours. This afternoon (around tea time we are right on the edge of a system of precipitation that will bring heavy snow to more southern parts of the UK.  At he moment it is difficult to see what level of snow fall we will receive but it is likely to be light to moderate.

The good news is that from next week we will see an increase in the daytime air temperature.

Summary: A windy and cold day with the risk of so further snow.

Observations made on 02/3/2018 at 06:35 hours Hammerwich, Staffordshire.
Temperature : -2.4c; Air pressure : 995.9 mb reducing rapidly; Relative humidity 86%; Wind :21 mph NE; Rain this month : 0mm; Rain this year : 86mm

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