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Seathwaite Farm

Post by darrog » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:02 pm

I am in the process of transcribing the rainfall record for Seathwaite Farm.
The record commenced in 1845 and whilst the gauge may have changed location at times, it would appear to be a fairly continuous record.

At present I have done:
1846
1860-62
1864-66
1938 - to present.

1863 is a pesky one, but I have the averages for 1850-99 so I know that the records do exist and I have asked a 'friend' if he can help.

So, if anyone does have any records (other than the BRO - which I have) I would be interested.

Just a few little curiosities for you:

March 2018 - the driest back to at least 1938
Aug 1947 and Feb 1986 - both had 0.0 mm
1855 - the driest year found so far
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Re: Seathwaite Farm

Post by darrog » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:04 pm

Well, getting the views, if not the replies!

Seathwaite, March 2018 - the driest since 1900.

I'm getting there and have now got all the data (I think).

will get it transcribed, but slight, though not insurmountable issues are:
reading the writing of the day (is that an 0, 2 or 8?)
adding up all monthly totals and making sure they do add up (taking into account the point about the writing)
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Re: Seathwaite Farm

Post by darrog » Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:32 pm

and from 1845 the only other March (other than 1900) that was drier than 2018 was 1852.
The third driest in 173 yrs!
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Re: Seathwaite Farm

Post by Anne » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:36 pm

Could that be because all the snow just blew away? It was such fluffy stuff!
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Re: Seathwaite Farm

Post by wmb » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:48 pm

Yes, much of the ppt in March would have been very difficult to measure, so I would treat returns from March 2018 as suspect that had any significant drifting snow.

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Re: Seathwaite Farm

Post by Paul C » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:57 am

Darren

I take it you have asked the Met Office Library for help with this ?

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