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  1. This is brilliant. It was certainly forecast then. Usually though, these kind of set ups bring snow further inland, on the Pennines etc and skip the coast where it rains. I wonder what was different this time?
  2. Yes, you are quite right it was the Monday afternoon, I think the 6th just sticks in my mind for some reason. We genuinely haven't had anything like that since and before that it was late 70's early 80's (from what I can remember). Fingers crossed we might just have a similar set up again this winter. You never know!
  3. February 6 1996... Fylde Coast I'll never forget it. Started falling gently early afternoon and just became heavier and heavier. By early evening my husband had to walk home because his mini was stuck in the snow outside work. We went for a walk and just took it all in, it was breathtaking. Never in my adult life had I seen such heavy snowfall and we are still waiting for a repeat episode! Once in a lifetime event I reckon, especially here. I think the Fylde Coast is the least likely place for snowfall in the whole of the UK! Keep hoping.... :)
  4. Thank you so much! I appreciate you taking the time to explain.
  5. Hi, I've just read on BBC that snow falls when it's between 0 - 2 degrees. Why does rain fall between those temperatures then? I live on the coast, so that is probably something to do with it, but it rained yesterday and Tuesday and the temperature hovered between one and three degrees. Thanks.
  6. We may not get much but it's fab to think we were, at least, a part of one a big snow event! And it was s big deal for us. Nothing like it ever since! I did once trawl through the archives on here to find the set up and I remember it was very 'blue' and from a NW flow! .I'll check the thread. Thanks!
  7. I'm certainly no weather expert but I'm a passionate weather novice. I can't tell you the set up which led to it but on February 6 1996, the Fylde Coast in lancashire had the heaviest snowfall since early 1980s. It was easily two feet deep drifting to 4ft in parts. It snowed constantly through the night leading to the snowiest conditions I have seen here. Bearing in mind being so close to the sea, we never see more than a flurry every couple of years. The days that followed in 1996 were cold, the snow was around for five days. I remember it well and I'm still waiting for a repeat 19 years lat
  8. Hi there, I'm also a novice when it comes to charts, but do these reflect John Hammond's words on last night's BBC report that they are watching 'something high in the atmosphere' over the next few weeks which will have an impact on our weather? I thought he meant jet stream. ::
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