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 Historical Cumbria Weather Events 
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 Post subject: Re: Historical Cumbria Weather Events
PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:04 pm 
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Meteo' journal of William Pitt

Went to the library and photographed and copied the (x6) tables of PITT for the 24yrs that he took readings
should also have copied the x9 pages of the journal that give a narrative prior to the journals. will go back next week and do this.

have today tried to upload the tables to the forum but doesn't seem to like it.

will try again at some point.

If anyone wants a photo copy of the journal let me know and I'll get a copy to you
Paul - internal mail
Everyone else - I could easily hand deliver them.
WMB did you get my msg re your prize? - could deliver at same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Cumbria Weather Events
PostPosted: Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:52 pm 
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YES, I will have a copy, thanks

Forum - it only allows certain files to be uploaded, mainly jpgs etc. What file format were you trying and will see if it can be added.

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Cumbria Weather Events
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:28 pm 
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Not many takers for a copy - will have the rest ready to send out at the end of the week.

PITT was based in Shaddongate in Carlisle.

That max temp of 85F seems a little low and quite amazing that whilst it was in May, it was not beaten in a 24yr period.

Little teaser...in the 24yr period of 1801 - 1824 what on average was the wettest month?
try putting them in order if you want.
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 Post subject: Re: Historical Cumbria Weather Events
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:50 pm 
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I would guess July?????
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 Post subject: Re: Historical Cumbria Weather Events
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:04 pm 
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Ann - spot on

July - Aug' - Oct' - Sept' - Dec' - Nov' - May - Feb' - March - Jan' - June - April

Looks like summers were crap then as well!! - July and august the two wettest months of the year and no temps much above 30c!!

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:59 am 
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Yey!!!!! :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Historical Cumbria Weather Events
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:04 am 
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Finally got back to the library this week and checked out the:

METEOROLOGICAL JOURNAL AS KEPT AT THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE CARLISLE - -by the librarian

The librarian may have been a Mr. William Fisher.

It is a purposely set out journal/diary and covers the period 1.8.1846 - 1.10.1853. However, during 1850 it looks like the keeper of the journal may have changed and the records are more sporadic eg: the min/max temp are no longer done every day.
It is set out thus:

DAY -- thermometer min/max - 9 a.m. -- 9 p.m. -- Barometer 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. -- HYGR -- Rain -- WIND -- WEATHER

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:12 am 
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A few of the notable temps that I noted were:

1847

27th May 72.3F
28th May 76.2F
3rd June 80.5F
18th Nov' 30.0F

1848

1st May 69F
5th May 71F
13th July 80.5F
20th Oct' 29F

1849

3rd Jan' min of 18F -- Max' of 28F
24th May 68.5F
29th May 71F

1851

29th June 85F
1st July 81F

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:27 am 
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Whilst the journal did not have any monthly/end of year tables (nor any other narrative about how it was kept, instruments, etc) - there was cut of from a newspaper stuck in the back where Fisher had given the monthly/yearly rainfall figures for 1845-48

NUMBER OF DAYS OF PPT

JAN -- 19 -- 25 -- 13 -- 16
FEB -- 10 -- 18 -- 13 -- 24
MAR -- 22 -- 23 -- 20 -- 19
APR -- 14 -- 21 -- 19 -- 18
MAY -- 15 -- 15 -- 21 -- 10
JUN -- 16 -- 15 -- 21 -- 21
JUL -- 23 -- 26 -- 12 -- 19
AUG -- 19 -- 18 -- 12 -- 25
SEP -- 16 -- 11 -- 21 -- 15
OCT -- 20 -- 19 -- 22 -- 25
NOV -- 17 -- 20 -- 20 -- 20
DEC -- 22 -- 17 -- 13 -- 16

TOT -- 213 -- 228 -- 207 -- 228

RAINFALL FIGURES

JAN -- 1.180 -- 2.564 -- 0.887 -- 1.472
FEB -- 1.166 -- 1.642 -- 0.914 -- 6.489
MAR -- 1.910 -- 2.162 -- 0.587 -- 2.93
APR -- 0.916 -- 2.862 -- 1.261 -- 1.143
MAY -- 1.792 -- 1.551 -- 4.812 -- 0.813
JUN -- 2.780 -- 4.230 -- 2.517 -- 6.356
JUL -- 2.259 -- 6.545 -- 0.994 -- 2.830
AUG -- 4.740 -- 3.006 -- 2.097 -- 3.389
SEP -- 3.055 -- 0.808 -- 2.069 -- 1.495
OCT -- 4.732 -- 4.735 -- 4.180 -- 2.99
NOV -- 2.409 -- 3.009 -- 3.902 -- 3.084
DEC -- 3.209 -- 1.375 -- 3.215 -- 2.455

TOT -- 30.148 -- 34.579 -- 27.435 -- 35.446

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 Post subject: Re: Historical Cumbria Weather Events
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 10:24 am 
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Good stuff, ppn look about right.

Will have to move this thread I think, looks like the wrong place in the weather events within global warming ?

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