Only one game beat the elements in the top flight, and Wythenshawe Amateurs were lethal in front of goal as they lashed six goals past Prestwich Heys Reserves.
The three points edge the Ammies above Avro into top spot, but the Oldham side still have four games in hand.
Wythenshawe were two up in three minutes, Joel Aitkinhead getting both goals, and Heys never really recovered despite creating a host of chances.
The home side, however, had brought their shooting boots and lead 4-0 at the break, a well taken free-kick from David Wright and a fine low drive from Denielson Osigwe increasing their lead.
The second half saw more chances for both teams, but two further fine finishes from Wright for his second, and Ben Wild rounded off a great afternoon for the Ammies.
Leigh Athletic launched themselves into the promotion frame with a 4-0 victory at LSV over Chapel Town, who they move above into second place after this win.
Josh Brennan was the hero for the home side, bagging a fine hat-trick of goals, with Tom Scott adding the fourth, Chapel finishing the game with ten men.
Leigh are now level on points with Chapel, but have a better goal difference, and also have games in hand over virtually all the chasing pack.
Manchester Central threw their hat in the ring with a convincing 4-1 win over Westbury Sports Club, played at Nicholls College, and they now sit in fourth.
Lee Ellis opened the scoring on nine minutes before Westbury leveled to leave the game all-square at the break.
The second half saw Central take control, Danny Parker and Cory Knight making it 3-1 on the hour, with a Frank Detou penalty adding the icing on the cake.
There was just one game played in the fifth division and it served up a thriller that surely warmed up the hands of the goalkeepers. 14 (Fourteen) goals were scored with the Altrincham Hale Res running out 6-5 winners at home to Heywood St James Res.
Blake Roberts must feel a little unlucky after scoring four of the five for Jimmies, Aaron Boyle getting the other as the hosts but Hale move up five places to fourth and sit just 3 points off the top with a game in hand.
Atherton Town go top of Group A thanks to a 4-0 win over Radcliffe Juniors, which was reversed to Howe Bridge.
Town had the game effectively won at half-time when they lead 3-0, Leighton Mills grabbing the headlines with a fine brace of goals, with Henoc Mukendi and Tom Armstrong adding the rest.
A huge well done to all those club groundsmen who got games on despite the horrendous weather.