January 2010

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Re: January 2010

Post by darrog » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:03 pm

Scores on the doors for George doors, soory Maulds Meaburn.

It doesn't seem to matter if you've only been recording a short time or a long time, but likewise January 2010 was my coldest month EVER.

Mean 0.5c
Mean Max' 3.0c
Mean Min' -2.3c

High 8.9c (27th) High Min' 3.7c (22nd)
Low -12.4 (8th) Low Max' -2.9c (8th)
Grass low -18.2c (8th) x5 days below -15.0c

x19 days of a minus temp'
x4 days Min' below -10.0c
x5 Ice days only had one in 2009!
x8 days Max above 5.0c

Rain just 36.6mm - 19 rain days - 7 wet days -- Max of 16.2mm (16th)
(both 2008 + 9 uncannily had 226.2mm with 26+25 rain days)

SNOW - fell on 9 days - laying snow=15 days (1st-15th) - Max depth of 14 1/2 cms (9th).
SLEET - fell on 2 days (11+12th)

WIND - max of 30MPH (x2 16+29th)

PRESSURE Min 992.6 - Max 1042.6 hpa (highest i've ever recorded at MM)
only 4 days fell below 1000 - usually the other way around isn't it?

It was my coldest ever month, one where the Lowest ever temp' record was broken x3 - the lowest Max' temp was =ed
successive days (29) of laying snow was shattered - most (11) successive days of a minus min temp' was =ed - and highest pressure broken.

Web stats went daft in the first 10 days of the month- new record there as well!!
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Re: January 2010

Post by darrog » Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:10 pm

Anne - liked the report.
I have just done something similar (yearly report for 2009) for my own Parish Mag' - seems to have been rec'd favourably.
I think I will be doing seasonal reports for it from now on.

Also saw someone the other day who liked to poke a little fun re my interest and he referred to 'ice days', he only knows about them because he now visits my website; I shall poke a little bit back to him.
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Re: January 2010

Post by Anne » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:30 am

Yes, I do a very short yearly summary as well. It has to be brief because of space in the Parish mag. I'm happy to post it on here if anyone wants to see it.
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Re: January 2010

Post by darrog » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:46 am

Ann - the yearly report that i did had to be in 400words - quite difficult for a whole year.
I'm not proud, please tear it to shreds if you want:

YEARLY WEATHER REPORT 2009

2009 maybe best remembered for the months of November and December, but in 2009 the weather had a little bit of everything, apart from a summer.
We had a five month dry spell, three very wet months, an ‘Indian summer’ and a return to proper winters.
January started with sunny, but cold days, but from the 10th it turned very wet, 68.0mm of rain been recorded on the 11th, this been the wettest day of the year.
February – June was very dry, the five months only totalling 224.3mm, January had seen 226.2mm.
February started cold with ‘days of laying snow’ recorded from the 1st -11th and after the 2nd only had 10mm of rain in the rest of the month.
March was a little sunnier than normal and the middle of the month saw a dry and warm spell.
April had 14 consecutive dry days, but Easter was cold with a low of -1.1c on the Sunday (12th)
May ended gloriously with sun and temperatures of upto 24.8c (76.64F), but had rain on 20 days and was the wettest of the five dry months.
Then we had 14 consecutive days of temperatures at 20.0c> (68F) from 22.6.09. - 5.7.09. including the years warmest day (2nd) at 28.3c or 82.94F
But July, the middle month of summer was wet. Rain fell on 26 days, totalling 200.2mm (7.88 inch).
August saw a slight improvement with the 3-9th pleasantly warm, but rain still fell on 23 days in the month.
Then at last a dry month, September, with rain on just 10 days and the 11+12th saw temperatures above 20.0c
Bizarre would best describe October. It got progressively warmer throughout the month and the diurnal range of temperatures was very narrow. The highest minimum temperature of 11.9c coming on the 31st.
November needs no introduction; rain on 28 days, 317.2mm (12 ½ inch), six days exceeding 20mm. The 18-19th saw the height of the worst, wild days, gusting upto 51MPH and 82.6mm of rain in 36hrs.
In November the wind and rain never relented.
So to December, the first month of winter. After snow on the 17th, snow lay on the ground to the months end. By the 23rd we had 13cms (5.1inch) of level snow. 20 days had a minimum temperature below freezing, dropping to -9.5c (14.9F)on the 20th with a ground frost of -15.0c.
The mean temperature for December was just 2.0c – but when you have snow on the ground on Christmas day it’s all worth it, surely?
Only April, October and November were warmer than the corresponding month of 2008 and the year was colder than 2008 with a mean of 8.77c
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Re: January 2010

Post by darrog » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:53 am

MONTH MEAN TEMP FOR MM

After Decemeber this still bugs me (a little):

WL showed a month mean of 0.5c - I'll take it, its cold and I have to for continuity.

If i did the mean via sum total of max/mins (just realised there is no 'divide by' symbol on the computer) divide by 62, I get

0.35c which is the same as Rumz at Shap.
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Re: January 2010

Post by Anne » Thu Feb 04, 2010 5:52 pm

Here's my summary for 2009 (for what its worth!)

2009 WEATHER SUMMARY

2009 was slightly cooler and wetter than the average for Scotby. Only two months, April and June were significantly warmer than average. Three months, January, February and December were much colder than average and December 2009 was the coldest December I have recorded.

The total rainfall for 2009 was 1019mm (40.1") compared with an annual average in Scotby of about 900mm (35.4"). The first six months of the year were quite dry, with February, April and June being very dry. During the last six months only September was much drier than average. July, August and November were very wet, with November being the wettest month I have recorded in Scotby.

2009 will be remembered for the misery and disruption caused by flooding, snow and ice. However spring and early summer were very pleasant, let us hope for more of that to come in 2010!

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Re: January 2010

Post by darrog » Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:54 pm

Hadn't realised that Scotby was, on average, that dry a place.

anne, at this rate everyone else on the forum will want to do an article for their Parish Mag.
also, had an e-mail from Mr. Tithecote tonight, your name was mentioned - one day when I have time, I fancy having a go.
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Re: January 2010

Post by Anne » Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:44 pm

LOL, Cumbria is such a small place!

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