The weather can produce some amazing variations over a short area but this is one of the most remarkable that I have experienced in how localised this snowfall was. Woke up on the morning of the 6th December 2010 to snow falling and a cover with fog, the main road was covered and traffic was moving very slowly I got a shock when I only drove a couple of hundred yards and there was nothing, a totally different world, no cover, foggy but hardly any rime and all within the same town. Where I was, there was an inch of snow covering everything and yet a couple of hundred yards, nothing. The snow was not forecast and it appears I was the only area that got it. Baffled what caused it.
Here's some pictures of Chat Moss which I live on the border.
What an amazing sight.
So do I. Great pics
I remember the event! Twas a cold morn when I set off from my St Helens home, frosty but not exceptionally so. My commute takes me along the M62, bordering/intersecting Chat Moss and, up until J11 (a couple of miles short of where Chat Moss begins), there was nothing but a moderate frost and some mist. That soon changed to a winter wonderland, with heavy skies, thicker mist and, most startling of all, a thick layer of fine snow depotited everywhere - on trees, bushes, grass, fences, etc. It was like a really thick hoar frost, although the air was thick with tiny snowflakes. As I neared J12, the skies cleared and the coating of fine snow on the ground/trees/etc stopped as quickly as it had started.
TWO member Gary L recently did a study on such events and I recounted this to him at the time (and linked to these very same pics, which were on NW)
Those are the kind of scenes I want to see outside every day
Great shots Kev