In case you don’t know about it, click on this link and then the ‘play’ arrow to see where it is raining / snowing, and the way the ‘weather’ is moving. If you have time, click on the ‘Satellite Imagery’ in the menu on the left of the page and click the play button here as well to get the cloud movements. It’s good stuff. Not rocket science… although presumably they used rocket science to get those weather satellites up there.
It is only for the UK, so apologies to my US readers. I’m sure you have something similar.
Well, I had to do something creative after shifting so much snow.
Steam, at 9am yesterday morning. Temperature 2ºC, the sun comes up and there’s steam blowing everywhere, like walking past the railway shunting yards when I was a boy. So what? I hear you say. The difference between this and the usual drifting mist is that this was fast-moving, almost billowing out from trees and hedges.
Then, several hours later, a flurry of snow, the first of the year. Last week I noticed that Schiehallion had a dusting of snow and Ben Lawers, in the distance behind it (and 131m higher) was brilliant white. Like my ceilings.
So, it’s cold – no big deal. This is Scotland and we are well into November. I’m going to miss wearing short-sleeves and my summer Craghopper trousers with pockets for everything. Where am I going to keep my camera? More importantly, where am I going to keep my writing notebook?