VARIOUS STUFF - SNOW JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2012
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Heavy rain on 27 January 2012 turned to snow giving a covering in higher areas of Saddleworth. This is on Standedge on the morning of the 28th Jan.


On the moors above Mossley and Saddleworth (Alphin Pike to be precise) at dusk on 28 January

                     


The summit of Alphin Pike beneath a crescent moon.


Dovestone Reservoir seen from Alphin Pike as night falls on 28 January 2012. The snow on the tops hung around all through the following week.

A week later, 4 February 2012, and snow began falling again. This is above Greenfield in Saddleworth as the snow began to cover the lanes.

On Pots and Pans, Saddleworth in a bitter wind and blowing snow.

By early evening of 4 February the falling snow had become heavy, as seen here by the Rising Sun pub in Mossley.

The morning after, 5 February on the Mossley border. Thick fog overnight had cleared but it was a very gloomy day. Level snow depth was around 10cm.

Above Greenfield on 5th February 2012.


Dovestone Reservoir. Some of the hillsides were quite bare of snow due to it blowing and drifting as it fell.


Evidence of some of the drifts at Chew Reservoir. Higher areas remained in low cloud all day with very little visibility.


On the Saddleworth Moors near Dove Stones Moss on 5 February 2012.


Dropping back out of the cloud cover above Dovestones.

Ladcastle Road, Dobcross 5 February 2012.

Snow was still around a week later, especially in more sheltered areas. This is the frozen Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Mossley on 12 February.

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