The Weather

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Just perusing my logbook whilst looking at the snow and -8C windchill outside. Last year on the 22nd March me and a pal went to Fenland. I noted in the 'comments' column it was 21C and I wore long shorts and a t shirt. Mind you wasn't it the wettest summer on record?
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I guess we just have to hope that the trade off for a carp spring is a stunning summer? Moggy

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I was going to Fenland next Sat to their spotter's fly in, looking at the forecast I doubt the field will even be open...:( Breighton fly in the Sunday after, let's hope it's cleared up a bit by then. God, you have to be bloody keen to fly GA in this country.
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I guess we just have to hope that the trade off for a carp spring is a stunning summer? Moggy
Pity it doesn't work that way. :( We have low (anticyclonic) stratus and wetness down here in Wiltshire, but no snow. We missed it because we pay more council tax in the southwest and our council paid for a warmer airmass for us. Its a bitch that there is a Siberian high keeping the country cold and snowbound. It could last for weeks but probably will improve by end of week I would guess. If anyone gets to fly while the snow is around you should grab the chance because its a great view, hard to navigate visually though. I had to use radio navs during a snow flight back in the early 1980s I did to Luton (one of the few airports open at the time due to snow). If anyone takes airborne snow pics I'd love to see them on this site!

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We missed it because we pay more council tax in the southwest and our council paid for a warmer airmass for us.
Have had nothing but a smattering of snow in Lincoln either. What we did get didn't settle.

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It's a nice bright day here and I'm working today so you're safe if you fancy venturing anywhere near WAP. Don't forget to take precautions regarding carb ice though I reckon the 0 degree isotherm is probably sitting at about 500 feet.