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Your Highest Snow Depths....

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  1. 1. Largest Snow Depth of Winter 2010/2011

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    • 5-10 cm
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    • 10-15 cm
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    • 15-20 cm
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    • 20-25 cm
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    • 25-30 cm
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    • 30-35 cm
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    • 35-40 cm
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    • 40-45 cm
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    • 45-50cm
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    • 50-55 cm
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    • 55-60 cm
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    • 60-65 cm
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    • 65-70 cm
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    • 70-75 cm
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    • 75-80 cm
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    • 80-85 cm
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    • 85-90cm
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    • 90-100cm
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    • 100cm+
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  2. 2. Highest Snow Depths of Winter 2009-2010

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    • 10-15 cm
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    • 20-25 cm
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    • 25-30cm
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    • 30-35 cm
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    • 35-40 cm
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    • 40-45 cm
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    • 45-50 cm
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    • 50-55 cm
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    • 55-60 cm
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    • 60-65 cm
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    • 65-70 cm
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    • 70-75 cm
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    • 75-80 cm
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    • 80-85 cm
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    • 85-90 cm
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    • 90-100 cm
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    • 100 cm +
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  3. 3. Highest Snow Depth Ever

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    • 20-30 cm
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    • 30-40 cm
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    • 40-50 cm
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    • 50-60 cm
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    • 60-70 cm
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    • 70-80 cm
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    • 80-90 cm
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    • 90-100 cm
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    • 100-110 cm
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    • 110-120 cm
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    • 120-130 cm
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    • 130-140 cm
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    • 150-160cm
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    • 160-170 cm
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    • 170-180 cm
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    • 180-190 cm
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    • 190-200 cm
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    • 200 cm+
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Simple Question.

But interesting to hear the answers.

It would be great if you could post the following:

Snow Depth (e.g 5cm)

Location (e.g Penzance, Cornwall)

Date (e.g 19.12.10)

Extra Details (What type of snowfall, how long it stayed and the impact on the local area...)

My Highest Snow Depths for last winter was 25cm on the 6th December 2010 after a front stalled over the Central Belt of Scotland and dumped a further 10cm ontop of accumilations from previous snowfalls in Torrance, East Dunbartonshire, Central Scotland. Cars were just left in the snow all over the place.

Winter 2009/2010 highest snow depth was on the 20th December 2009 which saw low pressure out to the west bringing heavy snow showers and dumping more than 10cm of snow. There was some distruption but nothing compared to next year.

Highest Snow Depth ever occured here in Torrance on the 13th March 2006 with a battleground snowfall that dumped around 30cm. There was no traffic at all that day as the snowfall was forecast which meant people didn't go out and get caught. The snow melted quite a bit the next day.

Edited by A Winter's Tale

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There was at least two feet here last December, which resulted in many large span farm buildings suffering structural failure.

The unusual thing was relatively light winds allowing it to accumulate rather than more typically being periodically blown off structures.

It was the deepest snow I've ever seen here in 40 years.

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There was at least two feet here last December, which resulted in many large span farm buildings suffering structural failure.

The unusual thing was relatively light winds allowing it to accumulate rather than more typically being periodically blown off structures.

It was the deepest snow I've ever seen here in 40 years.

I find it quite hard to imagine who communities would could with two feet of snow. With 20cm of snow here, we barely got out of our drive.

I think plenty of places got quite a bit of snow with the East of Scotland and North East England atleast 30cm and of course some snowfalls around December 19th dumped quite a bit over the South aswell as the Porlar Vortex that brought at least 30cm of snow across Northern Ireland. The snow that arrived here came from showers driven by an easterly wind, however parts of Southern Glasgow got larger amounts when winds changed to a North Easterly which saw very heavy snow showers miss our location just by a fraction. I would quite like to Do a Map of the Snow Netweather members had last year.

So Far:

4wd - North York Moors - 60cm+

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

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The greatest level depth here last winter was 50cm at the beginning of December. The greatest level depth I've ever recorded was 60cm in February 1979 and April 1981 although to be honest the term 'level depth' on both those occasions was more a statistical mean rather than a reality as, in many areas, the snow was blown into huge drifts by E/NE gales.

As 4WD mentioned above, the snow in late November/early December last year was unusual in that it fell with very little wind leading to huge accumulations on buildings and structures. There were a lot of collapsed poly tunnels at the local garden centres.

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4wd - North York Moors - 60cm+

Terminal Moraine - Derbyshire Peak District - 50cm

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

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Highest snow depth 2010/2011: 25 cm on 3rd.

Highest snow depth 2009/2010: Between 15 and 20 cm.

Highest snow depth ever: Over 40 cm in 1995. (there's been much deeper snow here though in the 70's especially, before I began recording weather events)

Edited by aaron

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The snow streamer last December gave the most snow I can remember seeing here, had around 25cm.

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4wd - North York Moors - 60cm

Terminal Moraine - Derbyshire Peak District - 50cm

sunny scunny - Scunny - 45cm

Isolated Frost - Picktree, Durham - 42cm

aaron - Leeds - 25cm

Deep Snow - Bridgend, South East Wales - 25cm

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

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Nelson, South Wales, 160m ASL.

Last winter - 37cm on December 17th from the streamer.

2009-10 - 18cm on January 13th.

Deepest snow I've recorded - December 17th 2010. Although I have it on good authority (and from pictures) that level depths of 60cm and much deeper drifts were common in the 7th-9th January 1982 blizzard.

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9cms max on 01 Dec last year

this area sucks for snow, not close enough to a coast, and not the best elevation

highest depth I can remember was around 15cms on 19th Nov 1996

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Last winter - 3cm. Awful really. I was in the "dry corridor" last November-early December due to pesky shortwaves appearing at very short notice, preventing convective snow showers forming. Then, later on in December, a band of snow was forecasted to travel NE across the country, giving 10-20cm of snow to many areas. Then just 24 hours before it was due, forecasts had changed dramatically. The actual event only gave 3cm, as the front stalled, my location was barely on the northern edge, giving just a couple of hours of light snow. But the very cold conditions after this snowfall did make up for this somewhat. Then nothing else fell for the rest of the winter!

2009-10- 17th December 2009, giving 6-7 inches from a Wash streamer.

Highest snow depth ever- Not totally sure, but in recent years, we had about 20cm on the ground by mid afternoon on the 2nd February 2009. I reckon there was a similar depth in February 1991 too.

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4wd - North York Moors - 60cm

Terminal Moraine - Derbyshire Peak District - 50cm

sunny scunny - Scunny - 45cm

Isolated Frost - Picktree, Durham - 42cm

jack frost - Nelson, South Wales - 37cm

aaron - Leeds - 25cm

Deep Snow - Bridgend, South East Wales - 25cm

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

snow? norfolk n chance - Wildwood, Stafford - 9cm

Ben_Cambs - Cambridge - 3cm

Locations so Far...

North York Moors, Derbyshire, Scunny, Durham, South and South East Wales, Leeds, Dunbartonshire, Stafford and Cambridge.

It would be great if we can get some depths from NI, Scotland, Wales and other parts of England.

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I'll give stats for both Kendal and Windermere as I flit between the two often -

winter 2010/11

Kendal largest total depth - a mere 6cms on the 4th Dec. Late Nov/early Dec delivered many light snow showers/flurries which deposited a cm or two at best. The run up to christmas gave a further inch.

Windermere - largest total depth - 12cms on the 4th Dec thanks to a front from the NW overnight. The morning of the 27th Dec delivered a 3 inch fall.

winter 2009/2010

Kendal and Windermere - a level foot of snow on the 20th December.

Last winter was superb for depth of cold in the Lake District, many of the lakes froze over solid and the river kent in Kendal froze from bank to bank for the first time since 1963. However, it was very poor for snowfalls, being sheltered from the east/north east winds and also too far east to benefit from the cold northerlies and frontal attacks which hit n ireland and wales. Too far north for the frontal attacks from the south in late december and too far south from some of the frontal attacks later in the winter which hit central scotland. 2009/2010 was far superior and also 2008/2009. The highest total snowfall depth I have witnessed is 18 inches on the 6th Feb 1996 here in Windermere, however, I understand there have been greater falls in years gone by. Records show Jan 1940 brought trifling amounts to these parts and i also think the lakes were hard hit in winter 1947 much more so than 1963.

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About 25cm on the 18th December 2010 after that huge snow event. 25cm is a lot here being so far Inland. Proves decent snow can occur when it wants to! That was here in Stourbridge, West Midlands. Its impact was massive on the day. Everything shut down early on what is usually the busiest day before Christmas and by evening everything was dead quiet. Our road can be a funny one in snow because its on a slope. You end up watching people slide down the hill and struggle up hill and those argue because they are too close to the next car... :lol:

Its a main road I live on too so you do get a lot of fun when heavy snow occurs. :D

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4wd - North York Moors - 60cm

Terminal Moraine - Derbyshire Peak District - 50cm

sunny scunny - Scunny - 45cm

Isolated Frost - Picktree, Durham - 42cm

jack frost - Nelson, South Wales - 37cm

aaron - Leeds - 25cm

Deep Snow - Bridgend, South East Wales - 25cm

Blizzards - Stourbridge, West Midlands - 25cm

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

damianslaw - Windermere - 12cm

snow? norfolk n chance - Wildwood, Stafford - 9cm

damianslaw - Kendal - 6cm

Ben_Cambs - Cambridge - 3cm

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I'll give stats for both Kendal and Windermere as I flit between the two often -

winter 2010/11

Kendal largest total depth - a mere 6cms on the 4th Dec. Late Nov/early Dec delivered many light snow showers/flurries which deposited a cm or two at best. The run up to christmas gave a further inch.

Windermere - largest total depth - 12cms on the 4th Dec thanks to a front from the NW overnight. The morning of the 27th Dec delivered a 3 inch fall.

winter 2009/2010

Kendal and Windermere - a level foot of snow on the 20th December.

Last winter was superb for depth of cold in the Lake District, many of the lakes froze over solid and the river kent in Kendal froze from bank to bank for the first time since 1963. However, it was very poor for snowfalls, being sheltered from the east/north east winds and also too far east to benefit from the cold northerlies and frontal attacks which hit n ireland and wales. Too far north for the frontal attacks from the south in late december and too far south from some of the frontal attacks later in the winter which hit central scotland. 2009/2010 was far superior and also 2008/2009. The highest total snowfall depth I have witnessed is 18 inches on the 6th Feb 1996 here in Windermere, however, I understand there have been greater falls in years gone by. Records show Jan 1940 brought trifling amounts to these parts and i also think the lakes were hard hit in winter 1947 much more so than 1963.

Jan 1940 was snowy in the Lakes according article in Weather Jan 1997, it mentions 4m deep drifts on the side of Ullswater and Ambleside been cut off from the N.

Here in Teesdale the last few winters have brought some heavy snowfalls but these pale into insignificance compared to the winter of 1979 and the record breaking 1947.

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Peaked around 105cm early mid December here in Bonnybridge, although we are a little higher than the village

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Cheggers - Bonnybridge, Falkirk - 105cm

4wd - North York Moors - 60cm

Terminal Moraine - Derbyshire Peak District - 50cm

sunny scunny - Scunny - 45cm

Isolated Frost - Picktree, Durham - 42cm

jack frost - Nelson, South Wales - 37cm

aaron - Leeds - 25cm

Deep Snow - Bridgend, South East Wales - 25cm

Blizzards - Stourbridge, West Midlands - 25cm

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

damianslaw - Windermere - 12cm

snow? norfolk n chance - Wildwood, Stafford - 9cm

damianslaw - Kendal - 6cm

Ben_Cambs - Cambridge - 3cm

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For here:

2009/2010: 21cm on the 7th

2010/2011: 10.5cm on the 21st

There is a photo however of me when I was 3-4 years old in snow that was 50cm deep - January or February 1996 I think.

Edited by Michael Prys-Roberts

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Cheggers - Bonnybridge, Falkirk - 105cm

4wd - North York Moors - 60cm

Terminal Moraine - Derbyshire Peak District - 50cm

sunny scunny - Scunny - 45cm

Isolated Frost - Picktree, Durham - 42cm

jack frost - Nelson, South Wales - 37cm

aaron - Leeds - 25cm

Deep Snow - Bridgend, South East Wales - 25cm

Blizzards - Stourbridge, West Midlands - 25cm

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

damianslaw - Windermere - 12cm

Michael Prys-Roberts - Yatton, Bristol - 10.5cm

snow? norfolk n chance - Wildwood, Stafford - 9cm

damianslaw - Kendal - 6cm

Ben_Cambs - Cambridge - 3cm

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I gave known depths from where I live now [Dundee]. Can also give my home town of Aberfeldy in Perthshire.

Dundee 40cms early Dec 2010.

Previous Winter max of about 12 cms in December though it stuck around for weeks.

Deepest in my time here was last year.

Aberfeldy 35 cms Dec last year.

40 cms late Dec2009.

50-60 cms Jan 1984.

Historically there may have been deeper falls but before my time. [ I have seen pictures of March 1947!]

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Cheggers - Bonnybridge, Falkirk - 105cm

4wd - North York Moors - 60cm

Terminal Moraine - Derbyshire Peak District - 50cm

sunny scunny - Scunny - 45cm

Isolated Frost - Picktree, Durham - 42cm

Norrance - Dundee - 40cm

jack frost - Nelson, South Wales - 37cm

Norrance - Aberfeldy, Perthshire - 35cm

aaron - Leeds - 25cm

Deep Snow - Bridgend, South East Wales - 25cm

Blizzards - Stourbridge, West Midlands - 25cm

A Winter's Tale - Dunbartonshire - 25cm

damianslaw - Windermere - 12cm

Michael Prys-Roberts - Yatton, Bristol - 10.5cm

snow? norfolk n chance - Wildwood, Stafford - 9cm

damianslaw - Kendal - 6cm

Ben_Cambs - Cambridge - 3cm

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Peaked around 105cm early mid December here in Bonnybridge, although we are a little higher than the village

That Is crazy! I had not even a tenth of that! Jesus, did this come off the north sea?

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