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damianslaw

March 17 2018

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Nearly a year on from what turned out for many to be a very snowy St Patricks Day, thanks to a long drawn bitterly easterly feed, the second in the space of just over 2 weeks.. 

High pressure quickly nosed in on the scene after a relatively mild spell of weather, with cold uppers on its eastern flank pulled westwards into the UK. There was a marked change in temperatures from the 16th, many places in double figures, yet one day later struggled to get above freezing. Heavy bands of snow showers clumped together, with longer periods for many. SW parts especially badly hit I remember.

Here we had a few light snow showers until late afternoon, around 5pm the snow set in and continued on and off through the night, depositing abotu 3-4 inches by morning. The snow was very powdery and glistened everywhere. Sunday was another very cold day, temps maxed about 2 degrees, and the snow stuck - followed by a very cold night.

Unusual to have two severe easterly outbreaks in March in the space of just over 2 weeks. All thanks to the SSW in early Feb.

Early April brought another wintry blast to the north.

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I think Manchester Airport was -1C at midday. there were a couple of very heavy snow showers in the afternoon

 

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It’s a year to the day since we got a temporary pasting. Came in here from Torbay and led to a lovely covering but being March it melted within a few hours 

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We had some snow showers overnight and it was very cold overnight with a minimum of -4.2.C although the snow didn’t really settle until the evening where there was a few heavy snow showers in the afternoon with a high of only 0.7.C, the 18th had a lot more snow during the morning.

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