Author Topic: It's Snowing on Dartmoor  (Read 1861 times)

lostme1

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #15 on: 15:04:16, 31/01/19 »
According to the amber weather warning it looks like there will be a lot of snow on Dartmoor later today with a lot of snow in a short period of time. Hope everyone in the warning area will be OK.
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Jac

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #16 on: 16:10:27, 31/01/19 »

https://www.dartcom.co.uk/webcam


Rain in Exeter but lots of the white stuff at Postbridge
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ninthace

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #17 on: 17:22:12, 31/01/19 »
Barely 2cm on the mid Devon ridges at present but still falling.  Been out in it but still not enough for my winter gear yet!
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BuzyG

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #18 on: 20:20:38, 31/01/19 »
A lot of snow falling as I drove home from the climbing centre this evening.  It covered the carriage way in just a few minutes.  I have parked up on the main road a few hundred yards from home.  Our road could well be treacherous by morning. :o


Sounds like they have basicaly shut all the road s accross Dartmoor.

ninthace

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #19 on: 20:43:52, 31/01/19 »
Glad we restocked yesterday as the snow is now deep and crisp and even.  Don't think we will be going anywhere until the plough has been through.  Trouble is one end of the village is North Devon Council and the other end is Mid Devon so neither council sees us as being their responsibility.  Last time it snowed, it was 3 days before a plough showed up.  Might have to get the snowshoes out  :)
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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #20 on: 13:52:40, 02/02/19 »
This time, thankfully Snowdonia and the rest of North Wales has escaped the heavy snow.
Its all been centred on Southern Britain.
None has fallen here in Dyffryn, meaning i can go about my daily routine.

ninthace

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #21 on: 15:22:03, 02/02/19 »
This time the snowplough went through about 3am after the snow. Major roads pretty well back to normal so I owe the Council an apology. Only inconvenience is they have had to reschedule the bin collection. We can live with that! Another day and I shall be able to get the car out. We have had some excellent roof avalanches - sounds like all the slates are coming off.
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Jac

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #22 on: 00:00:34, 03/02/19 »
Bit busy round Haytor today!
https://www.facebook.com/sheepstor1/photos/a.1015167818515213/2280678498630799/?type=3&theater

Sorry, for some reason I can't post the actual picture.
So many paths, so little time

richardh1905

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #23 on: 17:07:53, 03/02/19 »
Defeated by deep snow and deteriorating weather this morning whilst trying to climb modest Mid Hill here in Orkney, all of 903' high. Thigh deep in places whilst stumbling across, or should I say into, peat banks, and the poor dog had 'snow balls' the size of oranges sticking to the fur of her back legs. Time to sound the retreat.

Apparently Mid Hill is classified a 'Marilyn', whatever that means  ::) It is certainly the smallest hill that I have failed to climb.

Bigfoot_Mike

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #24 on: 17:58:27, 03/02/19 »
I believe a Marilyn needs to have a prominence of 150m, irrespective of its height, so the smallest Marilyn could be only 150m above sea level, if on a small island.

richardh1905

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #25 on: 18:11:01, 03/02/19 »

Hmm, don't think that I am going to become an ardent Marylinist.


PS - apparently only 10 people have climbed them all - sea stacks off St Kilda being a bit of an obstacle.

BuzyG

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #26 on: 19:10:52, 03/02/19 »
Hmm, don't think that I am going to become an ardent Marylinist.


PS - apparently only 10 people have climbed them all - sea stacks off St Kilda being a bit of an obstacle.


150m sea stacks respect to whoever climbed those. :o 


Not many on Dartmoor though.  Just lots of damp snow today.

Jac

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Re: It's Snowing on Dartmoor
« Reply #27 on: 10:29:26, 04/02/19 »
Going, going gone :-\
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So many paths, so little time