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Friday, 18 November 2016

We often get snow with this wind direction.

Often they say "Snow over the North of England", and it doesn't come.
A reliable indicator that we will get it is when the wind (a wet cold wind) comes in from the north- west.
It powers in across the sea to the north of Northern Ireland, but to the south of the Cumbrian mountains.
Then it has free reign across the Lancashire plain, and our hills are the first ones in its path where it gets forced up into the zone that cools it that bit more and the snow drops out.

Then again, I've seen some almighty drifts created around here by strong easterlies . . . .

(Snow enthusiast Steve, with apologies to those who detest it !)

1 comment:

Brian Sumner . said...

If you like snow you,ll have to move to Queensbury Steve, we,ve tons up here.
All our deep, straight lying snow up here in Queensbury comes in on the north westerly but as you say, our main problems are caused with the strong easterlies that cause the big drifts.