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Snow Watch started in the Autumn of 2008 as a tumblr blog, which we'd update sporadically in the lead up to the low temperatures and snow of 28-30 October 2008. Nowadays, over 250,000 people in the United Kingdom use Snow Watch to help them plan their lives, protect their businesses and get more from their day throughout Autumn and Winter. 

Early years

We started out crowdsourcing winter-based disruption from members of the public, transportation businesses and local government with the occasional weather update and guides on how to stay safe and well during the coldest months of the year. This proved handy during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 cold spells where we saw our busiest period to date.

As our experience and knowledge developed over the years we were able to become more than a aggregator for other outlets.

Post 2011

From 2011 we started to focus more on meteorological updates which saw the creation of our advisories and many other graphics we now use to help convey the weather story. We try and keep our weather updates simplistic, realistic and reliable.

Moreover, we continue to work on this website when time allows. Below you can find some of the things coming in the next 12-18 months, the team and our contributors, and some reviews.

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Daniel Finch

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Daniel Smith

Blog Contributor
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Ryan Saunby

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Join The Team

  • Susan Wright
    Snow Watch give an up to date, accurate picture of the situation without the need for sacremongering.
    Susan Wright
    Following since 2013
  • Ian Barrett
    I personally keep a close eye on the useful information you provide and I am very greatful for the excellent service you offer.
    Ian Barrett
    Volunteer Rescue Officer HM Coastguard
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    Support Us

    When wintry weather occurs we often work extremely long hours. If you're feeling generous and want to support us and our continuing effort to improve we'd be so grateful. From a simple coffee (£3) or something more, if you can. 

    Money will be used for

    01. Coffee to fuel late nights and early mornings, often consecutively.

    02. Access to model data and the continuing effort to build more features into our website. And cover web hosting costs.

    03. Paying staff and contributors leading to better content for you.

    Road Map before Oct 2024