KevBrads1
17 September 2021 11:10:17

Newspaper clippings taken from the Guardian and Observer of this famous winter 


DECEMBER 1962 


3rd https://i.imgur.com/U1DNiap.jpeg


4th https://i.imgur.com/HoaLnPJ.jpeg


Smog


5th https://i.imgur.com/NrKa373.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/mFOKA2R.jpeg


6th https://i.imgur.com/gdMps9x.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/tN6hLgc.jpeg


7th https://i.imgur.com/bq7kp8m.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/pzHyk7j.jpeg


8th https://i.imgur.com/gIyzY5m.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/TKLCeF8.jpeg 


Smog phase ends


10th https://i.imgur.com/8tyyEw3.jpeg


11th https://i.imgur.com/1DCqT14.jpeg


12th https://i.imgur.com/IZdFwQj.jpeg 


First snowfalls of the meteorological winter


13th https://i.imgur.com/LWnRR9F.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/TX9fBRV.jpeg


14th https://i.imgur.com/CT4I0Xk.jpeg


15th https://i.imgur.com/fAHdDj9.jpeg 


Gales causes death


17th https://i.imgur.com/MnZFmBR.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/aF59stY.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/U0NfCzp.jpeg


18th https://i.imgur.com/FnqZ49k.jpeg 


19th https://i.imgur.com/njE2a2F.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/CQDnEHa.jpeg


20th https://i.imgur.com/CQDnEHa.jpeg


21st https://i.imgur.com/O8B19Hd.jpeg


22nd https://i.imgur.com/QWycbuY.jpeg


Foggy, frosty Christmas?


23rd https://i.imgur.com/NLAiGPl.jpeg 


24th https://i.imgur.com/HInZCAB.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/NbVwdZA.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/ZMAKcql.jpeg


27th https://i.imgur.com/Z60RJ6r.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/Qgm0lCI.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/Bay1Xe1.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/CwjwOl9.jpeg


Snow chaos and no thaw


28th https://i.imgur.com/Nn5hG0L.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/kMtbLUV.jpeg 


Fog adds to the chaos


29th https://i.imgur.com/6LwaqNL.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/x9OUg8Q.jpeg 


30th https://i.imgur.com/haYX9sp.jpeg


Deaths in the snow


31st https://i.imgur.com/T8fWoOS.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/mRZZdiG.jpeg


 


JANUARY 1963


Gales causes death


1st  https://i.imgur.com/6yViLQf.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/MAGs2Dt.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/c4oWVzy.jpeg


Worst snow event in south since 1881 snowstorm


2nd https://i.imgur.com/yLJ5DB8.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/ZILGGqp.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/6qHMuvS.jpeg 


More snow


3rd https://i.imgur.com/6ryCdIs.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/YvBFeoC.jpeg


Snow further north


4th https://i.imgur.com/9BvvEFW.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/X8uqufQ.jpeg 


H.H Lamb warns more hard winters could be on the way...


https://i.imgur.com/y6MgLRY.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/1GfJ8Ec.jpeg


 


Slow thaw 


5th https://i.imgur.com/nT62m75.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/Eyz0WWN.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/YqdOqmk.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/eGqEmdX.jpeg


Flood threat?


6th https://i.imgur.com/8vR6eLx.jpeg


7th https://i.imgur.com/HMLUSQR.jpeg


8th https://i.imgur.com/CRG9woS.jpeg 


Skating on Blackpool football ground


9th https://i.imgur.com/3qmMIqL.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/YgYueFo.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/93MPxmM.jpeg


10th https://i.imgur.com/1m7NjRE.jpeg


11th https://i.imgur.com/rP4jJNq.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/yQxjLqE.jpeg 


12th https://i.imgur.com/1dE4YNq.jpeg  football disrupted https://i.imgur.com/sPNbtAG.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/oTXryAC.jpeg


Colder still


13th https://i.imgur.com/hof7gpE.jpeg 


14th https://i.imgur.com/BQMe7ok.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/zAF1Or8.jpeg 


Another slight thaw


15th https://i.imgur.com/sp4x7kf.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/Haf4Unl.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/Tw6mwGU.jpeg 


16th https://i.imgur.com/KN7wOhk.jpeg


Ice problems


17th https://i.imgur.com/EhaDJZa.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/oWWzbDS.jpeg


18th https://i.imgur.com/nVAFvKN.jpeg


More snow


19th https://i.imgur.com/3nvqUVj.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/A8OTwJU.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/EaKAjHU.jpeg


Gales, snow, ice floes


20th https://i.imgur.com/6vkiww8.jpeg 


21st https://i.imgur.com/gJyIqud.jpeg  https://i.imgur.com/gUNIYIc.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/n5Y5crJ.jpeg 


https://i.imgur.com/GoDigGB.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/S5Wsk2X.jpeg 


22nd https://i.imgur.com/Pu6PtSf.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/oXNfPqI.jpeg 


 


Temperature chart of the last 5 weeks 


https://i.imgur.com/s6yUBlQ.jpeg


West German meteorologists warn the cold could last into February 


23rd https://i.imgur.com/j1OhcHx.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/BZpTPyM.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/GVXf7Ak.jpeg 


https://i.imgur.com/RbjLcMo.jpeg 


24th https://i.imgur.com/2m4iN4j.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/7L1Gii3.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/zKwXhTD.jpeg


25th https://i.imgur.com/WLgSK3D.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/OXOruyk.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/XF6cxzT.jpeg 


26th https://i.imgur.com/bzFb7oQ.jpeg


Thaw 


28th https://i.imgur.com/cugzOWL.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/LEujeb6.jpeg 


29th https://i.imgur.com/JRZpnFk.jpeg


30th https://i.imgur.com/hT5SSJN.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/n7obdBh.jpeg


Snow returns


31st https://i.imgur.com/5tCQ0Wu.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/iD5V6ce.jpeg 


 


FEBRUARY 1963


How cold January was


1st https://i.imgur.com/OTX8MWf.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/eN2sQNf.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/8oN9ffT.jpeg 


2nd https://i.imgur.com/dVtqopF.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/Anv8mdm.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/jDrBoCx.jpeg


More snow 


3rd https://i.imgur.com/hsRd0Rj.jpeg 


4th https://i.imgur.com/1DpCVhP.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/C1pxsQZ.jpeg


Blizzards in the west 


6th https://i.imgur.com/3MMnk60.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/zDhfOM0.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/2bv2UJy.jpeg 


Temperature graph for the last 7 weeks


https://i.imgur.com/UkL2l9B.jpeg


Thaw


7th https://i.imgur.com/N25N1fw.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/W3PIxA4.jpeg


Floods in SW


8th https://i.imgur.com/cKDzd4I.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/qtH070E.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/3snMY0c.jpeg 


North remains frozen


9th https://i.imgur.com/Jyd0n8Q.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/lOxLjtf.jpeg 


Cold back 


11th https://i.imgur.com/pmHXxFu.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/xgfXaYK.jpeg 


12th https://i.imgur.com/z7CiTVA.jpeg 


13th https://i.imgur.com/0qNbK3j.jpeg 


Thaw again


14th https://i.imgur.com/fw58zX7.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/BSKL6Uf.jpeg


Floods in SW and snow in north 


15th https://i.imgur.com/acEyBZA.jpeg


The toll, the winter has taken on bird populations


16th https://i.imgur.com/VAQ0tZu.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/VGVuSWw.jpeg


https://i.imgur.com/MRpMbAa.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/pEWneW4.jpeg


17th https://i.imgur.com/tDK2zV4.jpeg


18th https://i.imgur.com/6IRGjyD.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/0jUuoKC.jpeg


19th https://i.imgur.com/HuDIur5.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/6rnTdNZ.jpeg


20th https://i.imgur.com/Pkmj4h0.jpeg


21st  https://i.imgur.com/md7KW0C.jpeg


Wind direction for the last 9 weeks


https://i.imgur.com/Za5tzEm.jpeg


22nd https://i.imgur.com/kT9uRCA.jpeg


23rd https://i.imgur.com/80tdvuT.jpeg 


25th https://i.imgur.com/0hMZX1s.jpeg


26th https://i.imgur.com/BeoQ9Zr.jpeg


27th https://i.imgur.com/7EILEpq.jpeg


Analysis of winter


28th https://i.imgur.com/O5849NL.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/3fNP4Dj.jpeg


Temperature graph for last 10 weeks


https://i.imgur.com/Jv5gPk1.jpeg 


https://i.imgur.com/ILgQToq.jpeg https://i.imgur.com/DGDgnnb.jpeg 


1st March


https://i.imgur.com/EhSJ3qd.jpeg


 


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Saint Snow
17 September 2021 14:03:50

Kev, what was the year in the (I think) 1950's that saw NW England (at least) get an amazingly heavy snowfall? I'm sure it was you who reported it - something like 12" of level snow in Southport, drifts of 8' in Bolton, etc



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Hungry Tiger
17 September 2021 14:20:46

Thanks very much Kevin for this - I'll move this to the classic section in a few days. Although I put one myself there you're collection of all these newspaper cuttings which you've scanned in is well worth moving to the classic section.


Thanks again.




 


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Hungry Tiger
17 September 2021 14:34:29

I've moved your 1947 one over to the classic section Kevin. I lost your name in transit so I've quoted you at the head of the  article.


All the links still work.


 


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idj20
17 September 2021 15:38:43

More ideal teatime reading, might explain why I've been getting through a lot of cuppas lately. 


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KevBrads1
17 September 2021 15:47:42

Originally Posted by: Saint Snow 


Kev, what was the year in the (I think) 1950's that saw NW England (at least) get an amazingly heavy snowfall? I'm sure it was you who reported it - something like 12" of level snow in Southport, drifts of 8' in Bolton, etc



December 1950 was very snowy for NW England 


Manchester: 15cm of snow fell on the 4th December, another 18cm on the 14th and a further 15cm on the 30th. There were thaws between the falls. 


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Joe Bloggs
17 September 2021 22:52:29

Originally Posted by: KevBrads1 


 


December 1950 was very snowy for NW England 


Manchester: 15cm of snow fell on the 4th December, another 18cm on the 14th and a further 15cm on the 30th. There were thaws between the falls. 



 


https://www.wetterzentrale.de/maps/archive/1950/era/ERA_1_1950120412_1.png


Can see why ! Classic cold cyclonic westerly . 



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Gooner
18 September 2021 08:32:28

Great thread , thanks Kev 


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UncleAlbert
20 July 2023 14:34:44
Just came across this on Facebook.  

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02dPzzNvwdiJnSJGKrEUznyY1hKkQmTiZUswQM3nbyR7GyngwdtbpaebKCh3ZRwfjTl&id=100064327554389 

I think the postman might have been saying, pop this one over the road to 23 in March....
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