I've been seeking out different people to meet to talk with about the weather each time I'm on a research trip. This month I'm meeting a couple who used to work for the Met Office. This is the email I got back in reply to my request to meet:
"We will happy to meet you on Saturday 30th of January at home, if you’re willing to make the effort to come here. After 3 weeks of drifting snow, the minor road from Marchlyn to Dinorwic past our house (Garreg Wen ) has just been dug out by JCB. This has left a narrow gap between high walls of snow, with no room for passing other vehicles, and one parking space by each house. It will be ages before the conditions improve, so please park on the Marchlyn dam road near Talywaen Grid ref 594 634 ( our VW van is there now ) and walk the last ½ Km. To Garreg Wen Grid ref 592 637. If there’s an easterly wind on the 30th, don’t be surprised if there’s a blizzard on the slopes of Elidir, even if its calm and sunny in Bangor!"
Is anyone in north Wales now, who can tell me what conditions are like? Do you still have all that snow...?