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  1. 8 minutes ago, shadowfax said:

    Lovely streamer aiming straight for me -wasn’t expecting that so a good top up to what’s still lying from earlier. 

    Yep, surprised to see the velux window in the bathroom covered again this morning.

    i haven’t looked at the radar but wasn’t expecting anything overnight so whatever we end up with is a nice surprise 

  2. 20 minutes ago, Winter Hill said:

    Found some images of the winter of 1940 

    photos took on the main route from Horwich to Bolton ( top of Chorley old road) near scout road. About 5 mins drive from my house. About 900 feet above sea level 



    first photo is on the road from Bolton to westhoughton.





    My parents always said that the snowstorm in 1940 possibly January but not sure was heavier here than anything in either 47 or 63.

    a hell of a statement to make given the mythical like status those 2 have reached but aparantly the level snow was over 3 feet deep.

    big question is would it have warranted a Met O amber warning or being up here, would a yellow have been enough

  3. Just now, CreweCold said:

    But like Astral said, why not put in as much effort week in week out. Why is it only United that seems to fire your side up?

    I think you’d better ask Dyche that one and worryingly I have to agree that we’ve been bloody poor for much of the season but whether unfashionable teams like Burnley pee off the “fans” of the big clubs or not we are there on merit and as and when we get relegated, we’ll only get replaced by someone else who doesn’t fit in with the plan.

  4. 6 minutes ago, CreweCold said:

    You really didn't deserve the win. You cannot say you did.

    2-2 maybe a fair result considering you didn't play much football at all. I'll tell you something though, when you want to you can defend for your life. I remember the game a couple of seasons back when we had like 40 shots against you and they were either blocked by defenders or saved by the keeper. Shame you don't seem to want to put similar effort in against other teams...

    Where did I say we did deserve to win.

    After the mauling from the other Mancs in the cup i’d have taken a point before kick off and am happy with one at the end.

    tbh we couldn’t defend a two goal lead last time and it looks like Dyche hasn’t learned anything this time around either.

    as for your other comments, isn’t stopping goals what defenders and the keeper are in the team for and your keeper isn’t rated as one of the best on the planet for constantly losing you games.

  5. 1 minute ago, Had Worse said:

    It seems more like Rochdale. Hard to tell as the outer parts of the shower sometimes flourish later and the main core dies.

    No that’s the one I was talking about.

    the most easterly of the showers was right above Bacup so about 7 miles north of Rochdale.

    it wouldn’t take much of a change in direction to put Greater Manchester in the firing line and take the Rossendale Valley out of it. 

  6. I’m thinking the same as many in here that Thursdays snow will end up short of all but the most southerly parts of our region but the BBC forecast just before 7 seemed quite bullish about moving it across all parts.

    i suppose we have at least another 24-36 hours before we can firm up on its final path but in the meantime maybe some overnight showers for the lucky ones.

  7. Well that was a bit underwhelming, certainly around here.

    a full days steady snow dropped about 3 inches up here, maybe 2 inches at work and the heaviest snow I saw all day was from a shower on the way home from work.

    one good thing was how quiet the roads were coming up the valley as a lot of folk looked to have finished work early.

    i’ve seen busier Sunday tea times.

    maybe some decent showers overnight but as for who gets them, it’s down to lamp post watching.

  8. I had a cm of snow from a shower around 9.30 last night, but otherwise it looks to have been dry throughout.

    not looking bad for today though with the Met O icons (yes they aren’t the most reliable) giving me heavy snow from 7am through to well into this evening.

    yes a lot of it will be in the form of showers so very much subject to last minute change but we would have to be damned unlucky to not see a decent covering from today’s Synoptics.


  9. Just now, Winter Hill said:

    79 was special. 

    Must have been over a foot of snow here. Seemed to last for ages. 

    We had snow on the ground from new year into mid March and much of the time it was drifted as high as the top of the downstairs windows.

    just a shame it was before digital cameras and phones, the photos would have been amazing.

  10. 2 minutes ago, CreweCold said:

    It has been utterly pathetic. One of the worst winters I can remember, and there have been a few bad ones! 

    The thing is once you've experienced winter weather like 2010, the bad becomes REALLY bad.

    Unfortunately i’m old enough to remember 1979 and around these parts it made 2010 look pretty snowfree😄

    but I know what you mean.

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