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I had to get out before the sun melted it all. 

Some brilliant walking conditions this morning apart from the sheer depth of snow, almost a foot fell here last night and not a Met O warning in site. made for some good photographs though, altho

Heaviest single fall of snow for several years here and the heaviest in April since 1981.  

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  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL

    Not a single flake here. Nothing. To be expected. 

    The block has dried everything out. 
     

    0C/-12C

    Meteorologically, a very interesting day. 

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  • Location: Preston, 19m ASL when tide out :(
  • Location: Preston, 19m ASL when tide out :(

    Can anyone else remember dew points being so low? No wonder the front fizzles so quickly the air is amazingly dry! Think in 2018 the lowest I saw -8

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  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)
  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)

    Met office had me down for Heavy snow earlier today.. not a flake!.. it now says light snow.. not a flake!.. what's the point in forecast if they're always wrong ? 

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  • Location: Walton le Dale, Preston, Lancashire
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, icy, snowy etc
  • Location: Walton le Dale, Preston, Lancashire

    Well if that's the snow we've had it 😂

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  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)
  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)
    2 minutes ago, Dan B said:

    Well if that's the snow we've had it 😂

    What snow?😂.. Considering moving to Norway!!🤣 only way I think I'm going to see snow for more than 5 minutes at a time.

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District

    Its that invisible see through snow. I've just been to the shop and it is up too my waist.

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  • Location: Lytham St Annes, near Blackpool.
  • Weather Preferences: Cold/snowy. Summer: Warm/gentle breeze. Anytime: thunderstorms/gales.
  • Location: Lytham St Annes, near Blackpool.

    ...and it's over...

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  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)
  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)
    2 minutes ago, snowdrifter said:

    ...and it's over...

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    Don't show that to the Met!.. they'll be putting out Amber Warnings...

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District

    image.thumb.png.855d2f75814936b1e537a1226b0ae755.png I told you it was that invisible see through snow. Gobsmacked if that came to fruition.

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  • Location: Whitefield, Manchester @ 100m
  • Location: Whitefield, Manchester @ 100m

    So in conclusion, we get the cold in and it's then too cold to snow. And then the snowshield did its job on top to keep any precipitation away anyway.

    Slow clap.

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  • Location: Sandbach, South Cheshire 65m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Summer heat, thunderstorms and winter snow
  • Location: Sandbach, South Cheshire 65m ASL

    I think today has proved to an extent the old saying ‘it’s too cold to snow.’ The air is remarkably cold and dry more so than the BFTE in 2018. It’s just shredded the front and any snow that does fall is very dry. Tomorrow might provide some initial interest for higher ground further east but for the majority it’s likely to be sleet/ freezing rain risk followed by plain old rain. Looking forward to Spring now. 

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

    Not a snowflake from that front. Woeful effort, but a good reminder why many a cold spell ends with a whimper.. low humidity combined with very low dew points and fronts are wringed out like a sponge. Often takes a couple of fronts to dislodge the cold surface air.

    Oh well, its been a good 7 day spell of very cold often sunny and mostly dry weather. Coldest 7 day spell since late February 2018. Unfortunately snowfall wise we managed a light dusting and nothing else. Watch us have our biggest snowfall if the season in Spring, only 2 inches to beat, in an average March we can expect such a fall..

    Next 7 days will be a complete opposite, wet at times, often gloomy and cloudy and dank, and mean temps probably a good 6 or 7 degrees higher with minimal frost. Tomorrow a transition day and looks to be a thoroughly dank miserable affair and still cold.

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  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)
  • Location: High Crompton, Shaw (213m/699ft asl)

     What I don't understand is how they can warrant putting heavy snow symbols and then say there is only a 9% chance of precipitation , surely it would be better to put a a symbol that represents the higher chance as most people just look at the symbols.

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  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
  • Weather Preferences: Summer heat and winter cold, and a bit of snow when on offer
  • Location: Bacup Lancashire, 1000ft up in the South Pennines
    19 minutes ago, Had Worse said:

    Its that invisible see through snow. I've just been to the shop and it is up too my waist.

    Are you sure it’s a heavy fall of potential you’ve just struggled through.

    amazing how much of that we’ve had this winter.

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District

    Well the gritters have just raced down Newshaw Lane. Is that for Ice or is a miracle about to happen as per my last post above.

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  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: All
  • Location: 150m asl Hadfield, Glossop Peak District

    image.thumb.png.1be83f0d0dfcc64beb43ece7d7377bde.pngThat was a quick change in the predictions.

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  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL

    Precipitation pepping up again ? 

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam
    14 minutes ago, Joe Snow said:

    I think today has proved to an extent the old saying ‘it’s too cold to snow.’ The air is remarkably cold and dry more so than the BFTE in 2018. It’s just shredded the front and any snow that does fall is very dry. Tomorrow might provide some initial interest for higher ground further east but for the majority it’s likely to be sleet/ freezing rain risk followed by plain old rain. Looking forward to Spring now. 

    The 2m temperatures are not that remarkably cold, infact some places are not to record an ice day today, including Manchester Airport. Its the wind and the very low dewpoints that make it feel colder than it is on the thermometer. 

    I remember seeing snow flurries during the January 1987 blast and the maximum was about -4C/-5C

    Its the dew points that are remarkable for today.

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  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms and stormy weather
  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
    5 minutes ago, SnowWatcher2 said:

     What I don't understand is how they can warrant putting heavy snow symbols and then say there is only a 9% chance of precipitation , surely it would be better to put a a symbol that represents the higher chance as most people just look at the symbols.

    That's just an automated forecast with no human intervention. Best to stick to the text forecast, which was actually pretty accurate for today.

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  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms and stormy weather
  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
    2 minutes ago, Joe Bloggs said:

    Precipitation pepping up again ? 

    Yes, noticed that over Wales on the radar. Developed from nothing really quickly.

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  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
  • Location: Withington, South Manchester, 38m ASL
    2 minutes ago, Dexter said:

    Yes, noticed that over Wales on the radar. Developed from nothing really quickly.

    Not to be trusted. Seemed to pop out of nowhere! 

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  • Location: Halewood, Merseyside, (29M ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - snow, Irish sea convection. Summer - thunderstorms, hot sunny days
  • Location: Halewood, Merseyside, (29M ASL)

    A bit more precip possible according to the TAF’s as we go through the evening but freezing rain/ice pellets becomes the main precip type.

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