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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

10 years ago tonight (31/12/2003) parts of northeast England and Scotland saw snowfalls as frontal systems engaged cold air. I remember we has sleet and rain here but for the Pennines and northeast England saw some good snowfalls and a covering

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl

Rings no bells, must have missed here, Remember '05 which was a flop again for low levels in the south

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

A lovely event, one of my best for pleasure.

 

Started around 9pm and ended around 3am but it produced some of the biggest flakes i have seen and 9cm.

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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

I remember this NYE well, clearing the snow off the sky dish, making a snowman with the kids and an almighty snowball fight with friends after midnight with the snow still falling.

In the end we had about 6 inches of snow but it soon turned slushy the next day and was gone within a few days.

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

This was a very marginal snow event in the Lake District, with western parts seeing rain, but central and eastern parts snow. There were marked differences from valley to valley, Borrowdale for instance received none, but there was a good covering just 5 miles to the east near Dunmail and down into Windermere.

 

It was a surprise snowfall.

 

We have managed a number of surprise snowfalls in the first week of January in the last 20 years or so, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004 all delivered coming on the back of wet mild ends to the previous year.

 

Pity this year is not following suit, its the third year with back to back very mild atlantic dominated ends and starts to the new year. Similar in style to 1987/88, 88/89 and 89/90 and also 97/98. 98/99 and 99/00.

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  • Location: Droylsden, Manchester, 94 metres/308 feet ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Dry/mild/warm/sunny/high pressure/no snow/no rain
  • Location: Droylsden, Manchester, 94 metres/308 feet ASL

I remember that event - had a good couple of inches on this side of Manchester, relatives a few miles away had none at all.

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