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  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level

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A trip on the A170 & A171 to the North Yorkshire Coast. Had to contend with difficult driving conditions from 9am -> 4pm when I headed back home. Snow was settling all day expect right on the coast. A171 was closed for a time so I had to turn back. Best of the snow was between Pickering and Scarborough on the A170 which was just about passable. Several Inches in favored spots. Many minor accidents on the roads.

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  • Location: Weardale 300m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Weardale 300m asl
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A trip on the A170 & A171 to the North Yorkshire Coast. Had to contend with difficult driving conditions from 9am -> 4pm when I headed back home. Snow was settling all day expect right on the coast. A171 was closed for a time so I had to turn back. Best of the snow was between Pickering and Scarborough on the A170 which was just about passable. Several Inches in favored spots. Many minor accidents on the roads.

This one's surely your Christmas card this year :lol:

It looks lovely up there and so unusual to see snow with the rusty leaves still on the beech tree in the background. Great pics.

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

Should have gone there me thinks. Miss opportunity. Nice pics but what is that white stuff???? :lol: :D

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  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
Brilliant pics, amazing i'm only 1 hr away, is the last pic water froth stuff or ice?

Its "north sea froth stuff" as its known!

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)

Lovely pictures WS, thanks for sharing.

BL. :lol:

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  • Location: Wigan 259 ft ASL where it always rains
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Sun ,Snow and Cold
  • Location: Wigan 259 ft ASL where it always rains
A trip on the A170 & A171 to the North Yorkshire Coast. Had to contend with difficult driving conditions from 9am -> 4pm when I headed back home. Snow was settling all day expect right on the coast. A171 was closed for a time so I had to turn back. Best of the snow was between Pickering and Scarborough on the A170 which was just about passable. Several Inches in favored spots. Many minor accidents on the roads.

Those pics are out of this world , i can only dream about such scenes :lol: :D

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  • Location: North Worcestershire, Midlands. 158m A.S.L.
  • Location: North Worcestershire, Midlands. 158m A.S.L.

Great pics, thanks for sharing. :rofl: Lets hope more of us get to see scenes like that over the coming days. :good:

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

Nice pictures, I ventured out onto the moors also, going through Grosmont and Goathland. Some very pretty scenes although both towns became completely cut off by road.. Luckily I left the car in Whitby and went in on the train otherwise I'd have joined the dozens of people who had to abandon their cars in Grosmont after riding the Steam Train to Pickering and back. I'll put some pics up later, but it was well worth the 2 and a half hour walk to Goathland from Grosmont! (though we wished we'd realised it was all uphill before hand and took the train out and walked back instead!)

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  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
Nice pictures, I ventured out onto the moors also, going through Grosmont and Goathland. Some very pretty scenes although both towns became completely cut off by road.. Luckily I left the car in Whitby and went in on the train otherwise I'd have joined the dozens of people who had to abandon their cars in Grosmont after riding the Steam Train to Pickering and back. I'll put some pics up later, but it was well worth the 2 and a half hour walk to Goathland from Grosmont! (though we wished we'd realised it was all uphill before hand and took the train out and walked back instead!)

I was heading that way at first but the A171 was closed for a while, so decides to stay around Scarborough. I will look forward to seeing the pictures.

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  • Location: BD4, 173m (567.59 feet) ASL Bradford
  • Location: BD4, 173m (567.59 feet) ASL Bradford

[sounds like you big kids have been having fun out in the snow. I drove to Harrogate from Bradford this afternoon, the only snow i saw was on the front bumper of a car at tea time back in Bradford!!!!!!!

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

Here's a Chase report (like my storm chase reports from May, only with Snow!)

I set off this morning to meet a friend in Whitby with plans of heading into the moors to go Snow Chasing.. The Road North was treacherous and littered with crashed vehicles such as the one below. In all I saw about a dozen such scenes on this road and the rural areas around Whitby!

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I stopped at Fylingthorpe on route to Whitby. The snow was getting heavier in this area... There were lots of showers out to sea, with a threatening storm coming in from the North.

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Whitby was surprisingly clear of snow. Being right on the coast next to a warmish sea must have stopped any snow from settling. The views of the showers were great though, and the wind up on the West Cliff was almost enough to knock you off your feet.

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Out to Grosmont! The roads were cloased and the only way in was on train. We got their just in time to see the steam train arrive from Pickering, through a brief snow flurry.

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We walked from Grosmont to Goathland with the aim of catching the train back. At first, snow cover was spotty, as we watched the train steam by.

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU..... THE WORLDS WORST SNOWMAN (and me!) :good:

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Snow started to get heavier as the path rose towards Goathland, which is significantly higher than where we had come from!

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We arrived at Goathland as the sun was setting. It had had a pretty good pasting.

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Goathland Station was beautiful in the snow!

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Here comes the train through the snow again... How much I wish I could have the train drivers job today!

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Back in Gromont at the end of the day as night falls!

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Here there were about 20 cars left in the station car park. Visitors who had no way out of the town as all roads out were blocked. A local cafe stayed open late so we could keep warm until a pub opened, and then we all crowded onto the last train back to Whitby, with many leaving their cars behind. I'm thankful I was stopped from drving into Grosmont otherwise I'd still be stuck there now probably :rofl:

Anyway, hope you enjoy the pics!

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  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
Here's a Chase report (like my storm chase reports from May, only with Snow!)

Fantastic. Wish I got the train form pickering now. Although had my share of snow where I was.

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
Fantastic. Wish I got the train form pickering now. Although had my share of snow where I was.

I think Scarborough probably had more snow than many places on the moors. Goathland was the only spot where I would say it was much worse than what is here. It was still pretty bad when I got back at 8Pm here in Scarborough. I especially like your picture of the North Bay froth... I'd have normally been down there on a day like today, but ventured out to the moors for the first time during snowy weather. It was every bit as treacherous as I feared :good: I might have to nip out tomorrow morning. Hopefully, we'll get a bit more snow as the front pushes through...

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  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
I think Scarborough probably had more snow than many places on the moors. Goathland was the only spot where I would say it was much worse than what is here. It was still pretty bad when I got back at 8Pm here in Scarborough. I especially like your picture of the North Bay froth... I'd have normally been down there on a day like today, but ventured out to the moors for the first time during snowy weather. It was every bit as treacherous as I feared :good: I might have to nip out tomorrow morning. Hopefully, we'll get a bit more snow as the front pushes through...

The deepest snow was about 1/2 way between Picking and Scarborough on the A170. The gritters made very little impact!

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  • Location: Saddleworth 1000ft ASL
  • Location: Saddleworth 1000ft ASL

Beautiful pictures, well done to all of you, really made me smile, even though I havent sen any white stuff myself! Love the frothy sea......did somebody put bubble bath in it? lol. I love the pictures of heartbeat country. The station picture with people stood on the bridge was my fave...just wish I could have been there myself :good:

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
Nice pics!

Was around there the place in England with the most snow? How deep was the deepest place?

It was about 4-6 inches deep at the top of Goathland, drifting higher than that in many places. The roads had a bit less on, but it took a while for it to lay on the roads and overcome the salt which was laid down by gritters I suspect.

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  • Location: New Brunswick, Canada
  • Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Hi Guys,

Some lovely pictures there. I loved the steam trains and the snow Gorky, absolutely fabulous. It reminded me of Sheringham where I used to live, we had a steam railway there.

Thanks for sharing your pictures.

TTFN

Debs

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  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level
  • Location: Vale of York: 14m above mean sea level

SCARBOROUGH has been hit by a series of snow storms leading to chaos on the roads.

A total of six car accidents took place on Saturday morning which led to parts of the A171 Scarborough to Whitby road being closed.

Temperatures plunged to below freezing on Sunday and weather experts warned drivers to stay off the roads.

Scarborough Police closed the road between Boggle Hole and Pond Hill.

The road was closed for two hours while the vehicles were recovered.

The first accident happened at 1.36am at Fylingdales when a Ford KA skidded off the road. At 3.50am and van went off the road at High Hawsker and at 6.51am a Ford Transit van skidded off the road at Cloughton.

Three vehicles were involved in a collision at 4.52am at Fylingdales. A van was hit by a Vauxhall Vectra which was then hit by a BMW. The next accident happened at 7.26am at Cloughton Bank when a van went off the road and later in the morning there was another accident at Fylingdales between a Vauxhall Vectra, Renault Clio and Vauxhall Astra.

Nobody was injured in any of the accidents.

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  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)
  • Weather Preferences: Something good in all four seasons
  • Location: Near Beverley, East Yorks. (5 metres a.s.l.)

Thanks to you too Gorky, lovely snowy scenes.

BL. :o

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