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Offline KevBrads1  
#1 Posted : 31 December 2013 19:24:44(UTC)
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10 years ago tonight 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

Forecast by Michael Fish


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Offline Arcus  
#2 Posted : 31 December 2013 19:29:56(UTC)
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Remember this well - you needed some elevation in these parts to see some snow (Halifax et al did quite well IIRC), here we just got sleet then rain.
Ben,
Nr. Easingwold, North Yorkshire
20m asl
"'The reservoirs are colder and deeper than you think'
Well stop, wait a minute Mr Spokesman, you don’t know what I think
Is your lake about (hmm now let’s see)... a hundred miles deep, and ninety below?
And is it home to sharks?"

HMHB, SAFP
Offline Andy Woodcock  
#3 Posted : 01 January 2014 00:23:27(UTC)
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Remember this one well.

Snow started in penrith about 8pm and continued till midnight by which time 8cms had accumulated, the 2km walk back home after the New Years Eve party in town was interesting.

Looking back the winters of 2002/03 and 2003/04 were not that bad in penrith, indeed both had more days with snow lying than the 'snowy' winter of 2012/13 which was a real disapointment here.

How depressing that in 2014 I am looking back at those winters with fond memories!

Andy
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Penrith
Cumbria

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Offline Andy Woodcock  
#4 Posted : 01 January 2014 00:33:47(UTC)
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Looking back at the Michael Fish forecast I would say the Meto underestimated the snow in northern England.

It was bad enough here in penrith but above 800 feet severe blizzards brought power cuts and closed roads, the village of Shap at 900 feet was without electricity for two days and a friend of mine was trapped in the bar at the Shap Wells Hotel for 48 hours.

He reckoned it was the 'worse experience of his life' being forced to live on peanuts and Wainwright bitter.

Hmmm.......

Andy
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Plumpton
Penrith
Cumbria

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