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January 2010.... Cold and snowy

January 2010 started with a substantial cold spell. Winds were mainly from an easterly direction. The average temperature after the first 14 days was -2.1C, and all of the first 14 days contained an air frost at some point in the day. For 3 days (7th, 8th, 9th) the temperature failed to rise above freezing point any time of the day and with calm winds in the early hours of Friday 8th the temperature dropped to -14.9C.

Steep snowy hill around Bwlch-Y-Ffridd Date: 07/01/10
Location: Bwlch-Y-Ffrydd
Altitude: 250m
Discription: A steep snowy hill around Bwlch-Y-Ffridd
Cold ice day around Bwylch-Y-Ffridd Date: 07/01/10
Location: Bwlch-Y-Ffrydd
Altitude: 140m
Discription: A cold ice day around Bwylch-Y-Ffridd, the temperature was still -8C at 1:15pm!
River Severn partially frozen Date: 10/01/10
Location: Newtown
Altitude: 110m
Discription: River Severn partially frozen
Snow drifts on the A483 south of Dolfor Date: 10/01/10
Location: South of Dolfor
Altitude: 375m
Discription: Snow drifts on the A483 south of Dolfor
B4355 road south of Dolfor Date: 10/01/10
Location: South of Dolfor
Altitude: 470m
Discription: B4355 road south of Dolfor just passable upto the top
B4355 road blocked by snow drifts Date: 10/01/10
Location: South of Dolfor
Altitude: 470m
Discription: B4355 Dolfor to Knighton road blocked by snow drifts
B4355 Knighton road being cleared by a snow blower Date: 13/01/10
Location: B4355 South of Dolfor
Altitude: 400m
Discription: B4355 Knighton road being cleared by a snow blower
B4355 Knighton road being cleared by a snow blower Date: 13/01/10
Location: B4355 South of Dolfor
Altitude: 400m
Discription: B4355 Knighton road being cleared by a snow blower
Huge snow drifts on the B4355 Knighton road Date: 13/01/10
Location: B4355 South of Dolfor
Altitude: 420m
Discription: Huge snow drifts on the B4355 Knighton road