2 June 1975 – The day snow stopped play

I was tidying up my old SYNOP archive the other day and came across charts for June 1975 and thought that I would take a look at the synoptic circulation for the second of June that year and the infamous day that snow stopped play in a cricket match at Buxton. A cold cyclonic situation with a low across northern England and a (proper) trough embedded in a strong unstable northwesterly flow across northwestern areas. The Guardian article doesn’t say when the snow stopped play but I imagine it could have been this trough that brought snow to Buxton just after lunchtime. I’ll have to look out the chart for the sixth and the ‘heatwave’ that followed it. I was a window cleaner at the time and remember the event but never thought that much of it at the time.

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