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5 minutes ago, Dexter said:

To be fair, you were only a whisker away from the amber warning area but you were inside the yellow. I thought the metoffice warnings were fairly accurate to be honest, especially if the wording was read carefully.

The problem is that the warnings are based on probability of impacts and although I can understand it not being extended during the dry afternoon yesterday, the snow set in here at about 6pm and it’s been pretty well constant blizzard conditions since. 

It’s the failure to not react and extend as conditions deteriorated overnight that I don’t understand.

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Some heavy arguing this morning with patches of bickering at times. Very cold with a distinct  feel of unpleasantness in the air. Looking like a big improvement later with some intervals of sarca

Thaw setting in now! Some unbelievable scenes, still folk snowed in in places, imagine how this looked before the thaw and before being dug out when the snow was untouched!!  95BD1E10

Some self righteous folk on here it seems. Nature is nature is nature...that includes suffering/tragedy/ unfortunate events etc etc in any form of life, whether it be farming or in our daily live

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13 minutes ago, iand61 said:

The problem is that the warnings are based on probability of impacts and although I can understand it not being extended during the dry afternoon yesterday, the snow set in here at about 6pm and it’s been pretty well constant blizzard conditions since. 

It’s the failure to not react and extend as conditions deteriorated overnight that I don’t understand.

Yeah, I will agree with that last bit to an extent. The amber area could maybe have been extended a little yesterday evening. They need to react more to events on the ground perhaps. Maybe they just think you folk up there are hardy and used to these conditions....lol! The warning areas weren't that far off though to be fair.

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3 minutes ago, Dexter said:

Yeah, I will agree with that last bit to an extent. The amber area could maybe have been extended a little yesterday  evening. They need to react more to events on the ground more perhaps. Maybe they just think you folk up there are hardy and used to these conditions....lol! The warning areas weren't that far off though to be fair.

Except on Merseyside when they are very rarely right, and then when snow did arrive (last week) there was no warning. Pretty crap if you ask me.

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6 minutes ago, Dexter said:

Yeah, I will agree with that last bit to an extent. The amber area could maybe have been extended a little yesterday evening. They need to react more to events on the ground perhaps. Maybe they just think you folk up there are hardy and used to these conditions....lol! The warning areas weren't that far off though to be fair.

Very difficult isn’t it. Last time none of the areas that got the most severe snow in this region were under an amber inc. Buxton! At least this time East Cheshire was included in an amber and rightly so. 

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29 minutes ago, Spah1 said:

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amazing the difference between Bacup and Chorley. 

Prob got about 3-4cm bacup 6inch ?

it just fizzles out in that last 5miles over Belmont

The extra elevation and hilly location is great in snow events. The flip side more rain, drizzle, mist, wind, cooler etc the rest of the year. The difference between say Gtr Man, Rammy at 150m and the Bacup at 300m is amazing. Not sure a few extra snow events would be worth a year’s worse weather. Even here there are many dank days when I can literally see brighter skies just to the south west.

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1 minute ago, Wardlegacy said:

Very difficult isn’t it. Last time none of the areas that got the most severe snow in this region were under an amber inc. Buxton! At least this time East Cheshire was included in an amber and rightly so. 

Yes, not simple. The problem is, the metoffice can never win, damned if they do, damned if they don't. They could help themselves by being more reactionary to events on the ground perhaps, but in this particular event, they were not that far off with the warnings.

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1 minute ago, Dexter said:

Yes, not simple. The problem is, the metoffice can never win, damned if they do, damned if they don't. They could help themselves by being more reactionary to events on the ground perhaps, but in this particular event, they were not that far off with the warnings.

I think there main focus is getting the warnings right for the main population centres - Man, Liv, Leeds etc. I think missing the extent of the evap cooling event into Merseyside will be of more concern to them than getting the Amount/ distribution of events in Pennine areas slightly wrong.

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1 minute ago, Maz said:

I think there main focus is getting the warnings right for the main population centres - Man, Liv, Leeds etc. I think missing the extent of the evap cooling event into Merseyside will be of more concern to them than getting the Amount/ distribution of events in Pennine areas slightly wrong.

Yes, spot on. All about risk.

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21 minutes ago, Day 10 said:

Except on Merseyside when they are very rarely right, and then when snow did arrive (last week) there was no warning. Pretty crap if you ask me.

But it's not like other weather agencies get it spot on, is it not that the science isn't advanced enough rather than the met office being crap? Although I agree they are sometimes slow to alter warnings.

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6 minutes ago, chris78 said:

But it's not like other weather agencies get it spot on, is it not that the science isn't advanced enough rather than the met office being crap? Although I agree they are sometimes slow to alter warnings.

They often miss the impact that the severe weather will have on Pennines regions. Without a weather warning people come out sightseeing! 

Anyway, the local police have just tweeted about the difficult road condions 

 

IMPASSABLE
A6 Disley to New Mills
Styal Road, Styal
Roe Street Macc
Jordangate Macc

VERY DIFFICULT
A34 Wilmslow
London Road Alderley Edge
B5087 Alderley Edge to Macc
A536 Macc to Congleton
A523  Poynton
Chester Road Poynton
A523 Bosley to Leek
B5470 Macc to Kettleshulme

some of these roads are now blocked and many are low level routes that have not have not seen a snow plough since 1963!

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4 minutes ago, C11ady said:

Completey  snowed in here trying to get to Macclesfield to see my grandchild born last night....... No chance.!!!

Walk - it's only 10 miles*. Oh and congratulations to you and your child.

 

(*I'm joking btw don't do that)

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24 minutes ago, C11ady said:

Completey  snowed in here trying to get to Macclesfield to see my grandchild born last night....... No chance.!!!

Congratulations on the grandchild.  Sorry you missed the big moment because of this filthy weather.

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Still snowing lightly here. The sun poked through half an hour ago and made light work of decimating snow cover on one side of the street. Still some drifts several inches deep on the opposite side! Been another fabulous event. Wouldn't say no to one last hurrah before spring/summer kicks in.

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