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  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m
  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m

    Here is a small collection of resized pics from winter 2009 to 2010.

    18th Dec

    Heavy snow showers throughout the day led to a covering of 6-7cm on the ground with 10cm on the grass, temperatures were very low with temps not getting above -1.c. The only downside was when I was taking the photos I slipped on the snow and bashed my chin on the ground and scratched my new phone up, things we do for snow!

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    Between the 18th-23rd there was several more snow showers from North Westerly winds which brought 1-3cm on numerous occasions, this was very localised as the showers funnel through the gap in the pennines leaving most of Yorkshire (bar here) dry.

    23rd- 24th Dec

    A band of snow gave around 5-6cm of snow which at the time I wasn't overly impressed with, although this did add to the 5cm base I expected more. On the morning of the 24th an un-expected snow shower arrived form the south and intensified greatly as it passed over Leeds, resulting in 5cm of snow form a 1 hour shower with very heavy snowfall. I was very happy as this wasn't forecast and I really didn't expect it. This resulted in 15cm of lying snow, temps remained below freezing all day and dense fog made it look like Narnia. Due to the snowfall Harrogate train station didn't open, because there was only one person with the key and he was snowed in (you would think they would have more than one key!)

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    Then a sight you don't normally see, on Christmas eve in Asda bags of carrots were selling for 2p! This was because of the heavy snowfall so they had too much stock, some people were buying trolley full of carrots, what they will use them for I will never know!

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    3rd Jan

    The thaw had set in between the 25th and 2nd Jan, but it wasn't long before the next snowfall occurred. Anyway the snow became deeply compacted in Leeds centre due to a mixture of rain and freezing night time temperatures. The conditions were terrible I couldn't walk, because the ice and snow was so slippy which was very dangerous especially when shopping by the riverside (river was frozen).

    Soon enough the snow came back and gave 3-4cm of snow which would provide the base for the next substantial snowfall (5th Jan).

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    5th Jan

    Moderate snowfall started at 5am and lasted till 3PM which gave 15-20cm of snow on the ground and 20-25cm on the grass. For the first time the BBC mentioned the snowfall over NW England/ Yorkshire on the news which makes a welcome change.

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    This image is overlooking the main Leeds shopping street (Brigate), I found this photo on Flickr and can't find it again so credit to whoever took it.

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    Jan onwards

    There were several other snowfalls with highest fresh snowfall been 7cm, and the highest depth been 30cm.

    For the first time there was a weather event which warranted an Extreme weather warning from the meto, there was constant drizzle throughout the early hours and this froze on impact which created an inch of ice on the snow (temps were -2.c). The same happened to the un-gritted roads, by morning absolute mayhem across most of West/South and North Yorkshire with the worst conditions I have ever seen, I couldn't walk on the roads as there was black ice over every inch of the road, cars were travelling at 10mph and many had to walk. Stupidly enough I decided to catch my bus which travelled at 10mph, the bus driver decided to travel at 20 mph and the bus crashed fortunately no one was hurt. There was a six car pile up at the bottom of my road and all buses were suspended in Bradford, there were images on the news of people crawling over the road because of the ice. There are many videos of this that can be found on Youtube. Then the drizzle turned to snow in the afternoon...

    What was interesting was the precipitation wasn't showing on the radar which would explain the lack of warnings from the met, only after several reports from the media did a "be prepared" warning appear.

    February

    There were two snowfalls, both which provided 6-8cm of snow.

    Anyway hope you enjoyed my photos!

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    It's been a great snowy Winter for everyone.

    Nice photos

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

    Here is a small collection of resized pics from winter 2009 to 2010.

    18th Dec

    Heavy snow showers throughout the day led to a covering of 6-7cm on the ground with 10cm on the grass, temperatures were very low with temps not getting above -1.c. The only downside was when I was taking the photos I slipped on the snow and bashed my chin on the ground and scratched my new phone up, things we do for snow!

    post-8968-12701600796555_thumb.jpg

    post-8968-12701600927855_thumb.jpg

    Between the 18th-23rd there was several more snow showers from North Westerly winds which brought 1-3cm on numerous occasions, this was very localised as the showers funnel through the gap in the pennines leaving most of Yorkshire (bar here) dry.

    23rd- 24th Dec

    A band of snow gave around 5-6cm of snow which at the time I wasn't overly impressed with, although this did add to the 5cm base I expected more. On the morning of the 24th an un-expected snow shower arrived form the south and intensified greatly as it passed over Leeds, resulting in 5cm of snow form a 1 hour shower with very heavy snowfall. I was very happy as this wasn't forecast and I really didn't expect it. This resulted in 15cm of lying snow, temps remained below freezing all day and dense fog made it look like Narnia. Due to the snowfall Harrogate train station didn't open, because there was only one person with the key and he was snowed in (you would think they would have more than one key!)

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    post-8968-12701606048255_thumb.jpg

    post-8968-12701606217455_thumb.jpg

    post-8968-12701606320055_thumb.jpg

    Then a sight you don't normally see, on Christmas eve in Asda bags of carrots were selling for 2p! This was because of the heavy snowfall so they had too much stock, some people were buying trolley full of carrots, what they will use them for I will never know!

    post-8968-12701606463255_thumb.jpg

    3rd Jan

    The thaw had set in between the 25th and 2nd Jan, but it wasn't long before the next snowfall occurred. Anyway the snow became deeply compacted in Leeds centre due to a mixture of rain and freezing night time temperatures. The conditions were terrible I couldn't walk, because the ice and snow was so slippy which was very dangerous especially when shopping by the riverside (river was frozen).

    Soon enough the snow came back and gave 3-4cm of snow which would provide the base for the next substantial snowfall (5th Jan).

    post-8968-12701611212755_thumb.jpg

    5th Jan

    Moderate snowfall started at 5am and lasted till 3PM which gave 15-20cm of snow on the ground and 20-25cm on the grass. For the first time the BBC mentioned the snowfall over NW England/ Yorkshire on the news which makes a welcome change.

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    post-8968-12701614299855_thumb.jpg

    post-8968-12701614427155_thumb.jpg

    post-8968-12701614564055_thumb.jpg

    post-8968-12701614705755_thumb.jpg

    post-8968-12701614088955_thumb.jpg

    This image is overlooking the main Leeds shopping street (Brigate), I found this photo on Flickr and can't find it again so credit to whoever took it.

    post-8968-12701615955855_thumb.jpg

    Jan onwards

    There were several other snowfalls with highest fresh snowfall been 7cm, and the highest depth been 30cm.

    For the first time there was a weather event which warranted an Extreme weather warning from the meto, there was constant drizzle throughout the early hours and this froze on impact which created an inch of ice on the snow (temps were -2.c). The same happened to the un-gritted roads, by morning absolute mayhem across most of West/South and North Yorkshire with the worst conditions I have ever seen, I couldn't walk on the roads as there was black ice over every inch of the road, cars were travelling at 10mph and many had to walk. Stupidly enough I decided to catch my bus which travelled at 10mph, the bus driver decided to travel at 20 mph and the bus crashed fortunately no one was hurt. There was a six car pile up at the bottom of my road and all buses were suspended in Bradford, there were images on the news of people crawling over the road because of the ice. There are many videos of this that can be found on Youtube. Then the drizzle turned to snow in the afternoon...

    What was interesting was the precipitation wasn't showing on the radar which would explain the lack of warnings from the met, only after several reports from the media did a "be prepared" warning appear.

    February

    There were two snowfalls, both which provided 6-8cm of snow.

    Anyway hope you enjoyed my photos!

    You only got 6-8cm of snow in February? That's confusing, Leeds is much snowier than our town and we ended up with 1 foot of snow which lasted for half of February!

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  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m
  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m

    When did the 1 foot of snow fall over NW England? I don't remember any falls that deep in February for anywhere in England, are you sure you don't mean Jan.

    For Feb it was

    3rd- 4cm

    21st- 6-7cm

    24 th- 6-8cm

    March

    2nd- 0.3cm

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  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m
  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m

    Rest of pics

    Feb 3rd

    Around 3-4cm of snow fell, what was interesting was temperatures were around 3.c when the precipitation arrived, and normally the temps would rise but they dropped very quickly.

    Anyway throughout the night the snow melted very quickly despite freezing temps, mostly due to the dense fog.

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    Feb 21st

    Moderate and at times heavy snow lasted throughout the morning to give 6-7cm, for a change I got up very early (well for me) for a Saturday (7Am). I expected this to be the last snowfall of the winter but there was one more left.

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    23rd Feb

    The heavy snow that brought chaos to higher parts of Scotland affected here, ironically there was more snow here than lower parts of Scotland. Anyway some very heavy wet snow with gusty easterly winds, it was very marginal but still delivered to low ground Leeds. Around 6-8cm on the ground by morning.

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  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m
  • Location: London Waterloo 0m/ Leeds Bradford Airport 200m

    Found this pic on Flickr, credit to Chris McLoughlin, photos aren't copyright.

    Anyway this was the morning of 23rd Feb, at 30M ASL in Leeds center, which proves that even with 850's above 0 snow can happen.

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  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Storms & Snow.
  • Location: Swansea (Abertawe) , South Wales, 420ft ASL

    Nice pictures! And as always, the roads are a mess!

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