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The Winter of 62/63 in and around Merseyside.


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  • Location: Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Crisp Winter Days, Thunderstorms & Tornados
  • Location: Wirral

    As there isn't much about the weather on the ground during the great Winter of 62/63 in and around Merseyside, I thought I'd do some digging of my own.

    Newspaper findings courtesy of the Liverpool Echo, images/videos from the web.

    I will tag in some of the North West Merseyside/Cheshire members who I'm sure will be interested in my findings:

    @Chris.R @Miamay @SP1986 @NickyB @loubie_4 @Joe Snow @severe snowstorm @cheshire snow @carl1980

    The main highlights I could find, I hope you all enjoy them!

    January 3rd - Merseyside Gets Another Fall of Snow.

    BL_0000271_19630103_001_0001.pdf

    January 12th - Freeze Up Will Go On.

    BL_0000271_19630112_001_0001.pdf

    January 22d - Ice Floes In The Mersey.

    BL_0000271_19630122_001_0001.pdf

    Ships breaking through the ice with the famous Liverpool Liver Buildings in the backround.

    2116635445_RIVERMERSEYFROZEN1963.thumb.jpeg.311cab6eeb7b9378d51ad9ad14753e07.jpeg

    A Mersey Ferry moving through the ice.

    838041656_Screenshot2022-01-11at09-42-32TheMountwoodferryinthebadwinterof1963pushingthroughpackiceontheRiverMers....thumb.png.43edf68269e3b39a2bb0ad44126ac6b5.png

    January 23rd - Huge Ice Floes, River Dee off Caldy.

    BL_0000271_19630123_001_0001.pdf

    River Dee Chester.

    February 1st - More Snowfalls, Weekend Outlook Dismal Again.

    BL_0000271_19630201_001_0001.pdf

    February 6th - Snow Havoc, 5ft Drifts On Local Farms & 6ft Drifts In Sefton Park.

    BL_0000271_19630206_001_0001.pdf

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  • Location: Halewood, Merseyside, 53.36, -2.84, (29M ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - snow, Irish sea convection. Summer - thunderstorms, hot sunny days
  • Location: Halewood, Merseyside, 53.36, -2.84, (29M ASL)

    Absolutely amazing. Thanks for tag.

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  • Location: Cheshire
  • Location: Cheshire

    Yes, thanks for this Nordic Freeze. I was in S London at the time and we had massive problems of our own, despite living about 10 miles from the centre of London. I wonder whether anywhere in the UK escaped the harsh conditions of that winter. I would love to know.

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  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms and stormy weather
  • Location: Near Northwich, Cheshire, 75m asl

    Thanks for sharing @Nordic Freeze. Much appreciated

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  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront
  • Weather Preferences: Summer Heatwaves and Disruptive Heavy Snowfall any other time
  • Location: Wallasey Village, Wirral. 15.7m ASL. 1 mile from the seafront

    Really interesting to see this. My Mum would have been 13/14 at the time (the age my son is now) so I’ll have to ask her if she enjoyed it .  Wonder if we will ever see anything like it here again 

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  • Location: Wirral
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Crisp Winter Days, Thunderstorms & Tornados
  • Location: Wirral
    45 minutes ago, NickyB said:

    Really interesting to see this. My Mum would have been 13/14 at the time (the age my son is now) so I’ll have to ask her if she enjoyed it .  Wonder if we will ever see anything like it here again 

    Would be fantastic to see it again. The last time we had ice floes on the Mersey where 82 (pretty bad) & 87, I remember 87, however it wasn't anywhere near as extreme as 63 so never say never. I'll do further posts once I gather enough to go off.

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  • Location: Walton, Liverpool. 38m asl.
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy weather
  • Location: Walton, Liverpool. 38m asl.

    Thanks for sharing g those. It wud be amazing if we could get that again !!

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