It has been raining all day. There was to be a "big So'wester" blowing in off the Pacific, dumping near two inches of rain and buffeting the region with high winds and gusts that may well take down trees and limbs and potentially cut power. So far, it's been fairly steady, but not particularly heavy rain. The same with the winds. The big front is to roll through in about three hours from now. Of course, if it lives up to the forecasts, we'll be looking at high stream levels and lowland flooding over the next few days.
We were promised 4 to 5 centimetres of snow. I'm sure some people got that, but we sure as heck didn't! And what snow we got started at about 6 pm and was gone 12 hours later. No first time in the snow scene for us.
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Didsbury, just eight miles away, is the area most affected in South Manchester. The River Goyt runs through Marple Bridge and to the north of Marple and the fields surrounding the river are likely to be flooded. The Goyt river feeds into the River Mersey in Stockport town centre and it is the River Mersey that is flooding Didsbury. Marple itself is on high ground so we are not at risk of flooding but a couple of routes out of Marple could be affected and we could be cut off from my daughter who lives two miles away.