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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

Here are some reports of snowfalls from June 1869

13th: Culloden; Fresh snow on high hills and continuing till the 16th, it was 2 inches deep on the Highland Railway at its highest level at Dalwhinnie

14th: Snow at Braemar

15th: Snow reported from Dumfries, Auchendrane, Castle Toward, Logierait and Aberdeen but only as seen on the hills. From Dumfries it is said to have remained till the 22nd and from Aberdeen it is stated the hills were several times covered with snow. Snow reported from Mesandbecks, Selside near Kendal.

16th: Westmorland; the hills to the north were entirely covered in snow and the drifts were 3 to 4 feet deep..the white wintry manlte had fallen as far down the valley as Stavely, a village between Kendal and Windermere

18th: 7 inches deep snow on Yorksahire Moors

26th: Snow on Skiddaw

The CET for the month was 13.2C

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl

Here are some reports of snowfalls from June 1869

13th: Culloden; Fresh snow on high hills and continuing till the 16th, it was 2 inches deep on the Highland Railway at its highest level at Dalwhinnie

14th: Snow at Braemar

15th: Snow reported from Dumfries, Auchendrane, Castle Toward, Logierait and Aberdeen but only as seen on the hills. From Dumfries it is said to have remained till the 22nd and from Aberdeen it is stated the hills were several times covered with snow. Snow reported from Mesandbecks, Selside near Kendal.

16th: Westmorland; the hills to the north were entirely covered in snow and the drifts were 3 to 4 feet deep..the white wintry manlte had fallen as far down the valley as Stavely, a village between Kendal and Windermere

18th: 7 inches deep snow on Yorksahire Moors

26th: Snow on Skiddaw

The CET for the month was 13.2C

A superb read. I know Staveley very well travelling to and from kendal from windermere. It's only 100m high in altitude - to have snow so late in the season at such levels is very rare.

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

I checked the daily CET means for the period, the average from 16 to 20 June was 10.6 C.

Only one day (16th) had a mean below 10.0 (9.6).

This shows that the current situation is probably cold enough for snow to appear on some higher terrain in the north, as we may have daily CET means near 10 C on Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross
  • Location: Cheddar Valley, 20mtrs asl

Oddly enough, the preceding winter of 1868/69 had been notably warm.

Taken from here: http://www.booty.org.uk/booty.weather/climate/wxevents.htm

November 1868 was a cold month, with a CET anomaly of -1.1C. However, this turned out to be a false start to the 'winter' season, as the subsequent 'standard' winter (DJF) became, until the 21st century, the warmest winter (by CET) in the series which began in 1659. The overall value (December, January & February) was=6.77, representing an anomaly of +3.1C on the all-series mean; December had a value of 7.2 (+3.1), January 5.6 (+2.4) & February 7.5 (+3.7). December was in the 'top-10' of warm such-named months, whilst February 1869 was the second-warmest February in the entire series. (Other warm winters/ending February of year indicated: 1686, 1734, 1796, 1834, 1935, 1975, 1989, 1990 & 2007.)

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  • Location: Newton Aycliffe, County Durham
  • Location: Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

Amazing to see 7 inches of snow on 18th June on the North Yorkshire Moors which rise to barely over 1,000ft!

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