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The Times: the wintry spell of December 1937


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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    December 1937 had some very interesting weather ranging from blizzards, thundersnow, fog, sleet, hail, thunderstorms, deep snow cover.

    The CET for this December was 3.0

    4th-20th December CET: 1.1

    It was not a white Christmas though as it became much milder but it did become less mild just after Christmas.

    Here's a selection of Times articles from this period

    7th December 1937 edition



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  • Location: Rossland BC Canada
  • Location: Rossland BC Canada

    Mr Data, I wonder if you could find any accounts of the winter of 1866-67 ... have a look at the daily CET values, they go up and down like no other winter except perhaps that one time in January 1982. But it kept happening back in 1866-67. There must have been some big news-making events like floods, snowstorms and rainstorms that winter too.

    I happened to notice this because 1866-67 has some analogue characteristics for this winter. But I can't imagine temperature swings like the ones I saw for that winter. Case in point, early January, it went from almost -10 to almost +10 in the space of four days (daily mean) then back to severe cold, then back up to really mild conditions again, all in the same month.

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