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 Rainfall Event 3rd/4th October 2014 
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 Post subject: Rainfall Event 3rd/4th October 2014
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:19 pm 
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I thought I would start a fresh thread for my research into the rainfall event that started on the 3rd October and ended 10am 4th October

I have mentioned elsewhere on how difficult it has been to find data that is reliable and within the right time frame. From my research so far, very little is on the Met office site and most of it I have found on the Meteo Group website. I have located all the known reporting weather stations and found hourly data graphs. From this I have added up all the rainfall reports to create a final figure. I have started at 1000hrs and recorded the last reading at 1000hrs the following day (0900-0900ncm). This may mean a slight discrepancy at either end, but very few started or finished on a wet note.

Results so far - which I will edit as I go along
Honister - 126.6mm
Seathwaite - 122.6mm
Drumburgh - 96.1mm.
Bridgefoot - 96.0mm.
Isel Valley - 93.4mm
High Snab - 81.6mm
Carlisle - 80.0mm.
St Bees - 79.8mm
Eskdalemuir - 78.8mm
Keswick - 76.0mm.
Bewcastle - 75.2mm.
Seaton - 72.4mm
Thirlmere - 68.6mm
Scotby - 68.5mm
Mungrisdale - 66.8mm
Thursby - 65.6mm
Mickleden - 63.2mm
Brampton - 59.1mm
Blencathra - 59.4mm.
Spadeadam 49.0mm.
Newton Rigg 43.4mm.
Kentmere 27.2mm
Walney - 25.8mm.
Warcop - 19.6mm.
Barras - 13.4mm
Levens - 10.0mm

I have not included the Cockermouth figure, as the station has not been known before. It does appear to a Davis VP site which would hopefully mean high accuracy and the site is on the met Office WOW site. If anyone wants to a put case forward to have included, please do so. A site visit to confirm even better ! ?

Next step is to email the Environment Agency and see if I can obtain further rainfall gauge data

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 Post subject: Re: Rainfall Event 3rd/4th October 2014
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:42 pm 
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I was away vsad

However I have found that there was 28.4mm from 12.30pm to midnight on 3rd and 40.1mm from midnight until 10am on 4th.
A total of 68.5mm in less than 24 hours.
(not the largest amount I have had in 24 hours)

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 Post subject: Re: Rainfall Event 3rd/4th October 2014
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:46 pm 
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Thats ties in with other stations Anne, tks

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 Post subject: Re: Rainfall Event 3rd/4th October 2014
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:34 pm 
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Thanks to Met Office, I can confirm above details are correct for all met stations, subject to final quality control.

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 Post subject: Re: Rainfall Event 3rd/4th October 2014
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:37 pm 
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I have now had word back from the Environment Agency. They have very kindly sent me their entire data for the 3rd October :D

Please see below for the top rainfall amounts in Cumbria on that date ( appreciate that a few station Alston side will not appear as I think they fall into the North East area even though they are in Cumbria ) I feel there will also be a few anomalies, eg Drumburgh is listed as 81mm, where Carls Met reading was 96.1mm. They have stated its a 0900-0900 figure.


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 Post subject: Re: Rainfall Event 3rd/4th October 2014
PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Interesting.

Met Manual 96.1mm
AWS tipping bucket 91.6mm
EA tipping bucket 81.0mm

I suspect the EA needs calibrating!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 11:58 am 
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The EA have now kindly sent me further rainfall information which I have added to the main table

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