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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    This caught the forecasters out when a low developed in a northerly flow as it tracked SSEwards through the UK.

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    The heavy snowfall caused widespread disruption. Depths of snow was close to 50cm over parts of the East Midlands.

    From the 5th of March 1970 Times

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Ten inches of unexpected Snow. Something we can only dream about now. That's mainly because we don't get such falls these days. Very rare to get two inches let alone ten.

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  • Location: Cheshire
  • Location: Cheshire

    I don't remember this one at all, a Wednesday so I was probably struggling to work in central London that day. Un-drifted snow of up to 48cm near Northampton, and a power failure trapped Kent coal-miners underground for several hours (Eden). I wonder what would be said in the media if the same thing happened now or what the reaction would be on this forum! 

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