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 Post subject: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:57 pm 
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Please add your 2014 reports here, looking forward to lots of charts and analysis


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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:15 pm 
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Temperature

Mean Max 13.3c

Mean Min 7.1c

Mean 10.2c i think this is the warmest year on record? 2011 was 9.9c

High Max 27.5c (25th July)

Low Max 3.4c (27th Dec)

High Min 16.5c (24th July)

Low Min -3.0c (6th Dec)

Rain

Rainfall Auto 1237.1mm (48 inches,115% of average)

Rainfall Manual 1222.0mm (113% of average)

Wettest day 0900-0900 - 93.4mm (3rd Oct)

midnight - midnight - 55.9mm (3rd Oct)

days rain >1mm 178

days rain >10mm 34

days rain >25mm 5

Wind

Mean Wind speed 6.0mph

Highest Gust 61.5mph (Feb 12th)

Dominant Direction - SW

Sunshine

Estimated using met office maps and my own data post August

Jan - May 475 hrs

Jun - Aug 583.6 hrs

Sept - Dec 308.2 hrs

Total Sunshine 1366.8 hours (below average thanks to May)

Other

Air Frost 17 (atrocious)

Thunder days 12

Snow Falling 8

Sleet 7

Snow Lying 5


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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:05 pm 
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Brampton 2014 - Yearly Report, Subject to change and verification

( anyone has a suggestion for a good looking spreadsheet layout for an annual report, please let me know )

Temperature
Mean Max 13.3c
Mean Min 6.9c
Mean 10.1c ( 0.9c ) New Record, warmest Year

Highest Max 27.3c - 25th/26th July
Highest Min 15.6c - 19th July
Lowest Min -2.5c - 29th December
Lowest Max 2.8c - 27th December
Lowest Grass Min -10.9c - 24th March

Number of Months warmer than average - 11
Number of Months cooler than average - 1
Number of Months warmer by >1c - 6
Number of Months cooler by >1c - 1

Frosts
Number of Air Frosts - 11
Number of Grass Frosts - 97
Number of Concrete Frosts

Rainfall
Total rainfall 1102.6mm or 116% of average
Raindays >0.2mm 232days
Wet Days >1.0mm 166days
Days >10mm 31days
Days >25mm 2 days
Wettest Day 59.1mm 3rd October
Wettest Day as a % of annual total = 5.36%

Number of months higher than average - 8
Number of months lower than average - 4

Days with Thunder - 5
Days with Hail - 10
Days with Fog at 0900hrs - 5

Snow ( to be clarified)
Days with snow lying at 0900hrs - 4
Sleet/Snow falling - 10
Max depth - 3cm 0900hrs 22nd March

Sunshine
Total 1156.7hrs or 94%
Sunniest Day 14.7hrs 21st May
Days with no sun - 74

Wind
Mean Wind Speed 6.7mph
Highest Gust 60mph 12th February
Days with Gale - 1 ( low)
Longest Wind Run ( Windiest day ) 506nm 21st December

Wind Direction at 0900hrs
North - 1
NE - 26
East - 57
SE - 33
South - 20
SW - 145
West - 55
NW - 24
Calm - 4

Cloud
Mean Cloud Cover at 0900hrs - 6/8
Full Cover 120days or 34%
Zero Cover 5 days or 1.4%

Air Pressure
Mean at 0900hrs 1010 ( -2mb below normal)
High 1041.11 29th December
Low 956.15 8th February

There cant be anything further to add ?

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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:44 pm 
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Paul, some interesting points

Our rainfall anomaly is the same (115%)

Mean Max identical

My Mean Min 0.2c higher but 6 more Air Frosts

7 extra Thunder days here

Snow amount pretty similar

Sunshine anomaly the same 93% v 94%

Wind speeds and gusts very similar with dom direction SW

Only notable differences are in totals of sunshine and rainfall, Im sunnier and wetter, a rather unusual pattern that occurs across much of england! esp the far south.


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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:58 pm 
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I thinks its quite re-assuring its similar, which shows at least our equipment and recording methods are OK

I am happy with higher rainfall for you, definite dryer spot here ( rain shadow) and thunder, yes your again better located nearer the fells

Sunshine - what kind of recorder have you got

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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:00 pm 
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Paul - I think that you have most points covered, but you will want MSLP (mean/high/low).

MY MSLP (09z) was 1009.7 Hpa - which based on the local mean of Newton Rigg is -3.6 below average.

Don't forget to calculate your wettest day as a % of the annual total - mine is very low this year at just 2.55%

also for rain don't forget the number of days 5mm+ 10mm+ and 1"+

WIND - include your windiest day - my windiest day (7th Jan at 22.3 mph) didn't include the high gust this year (61 Mph on 12th Feb)

CLOUD - I also include mean % cover, days 100% cover and days clear at 09z.

going further off track, but included in my own annual summary will be:

RAIN - No. of months drier/wetter than average
TEMP - No. of months warmer(11)/colder(1) than average and No. of months with a departure of +/-1.0c from the average.

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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:21 am 
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darrog wrote:
Paul - I think that you have most points covered, but you will want MSLP (mean/high/low).

MY MSLP (09z) was 1009.7 Hpa - which based on the local mean of Newton Rigg is -3.6 below average.

Don't forget to calculate your wettest day as a % of the annual total - mine is very low this year at just 2.55%

also for rain don't forget the number of days 5mm+ 10mm+ and 1"+

WIND - include your windiest day - my windiest day (7th Jan at 22.3 mph) didn't include the high gust this year (61 Mph on 12th Feb)

CLOUD - I also include mean % cover, days 100% cover and days clear at 09z.

going further off track, but included in my own annual summary will be:

RAIN - No. of months drier/wetter than average


TEMP - No. of months warmer(11)/colder(1) than average and No. of months with a departure of +/-1.0c from the average.


OK - I will see what I can muster :D

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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:31 am 
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Mean max 13.9c +0.7
mean min 7.8c +1.4
Mean 10.8 +1.0
Highest Max 28.6c 24th July
Lowest Max 4.8c 27th December
Highest Min 15.4c 19th July
Lowest Min -1.7c 29th December
Air Frosts 6
Rainfall 1132.4 109%
Wettest day 52.6 3rd October
Sleet/snow falling 7
Snow lying 0
Hail days 13
Thunder 6
Rain days 235
Wet days 161


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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
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Interesting year - the warmest with a record dry September followed by a record wet October with the wettest day on the 3rd.

Mean Mx 14.3c (+1.1)
Mean Mn 6.8c (+1.3)
Mean 10.5c (+1.1)

Highest Max: 27.9c 25th July
Lowest Max: 3.1c 28th December
Highest Min. 16.2c 19th July
Lowest Min. -4.1c 13th December
Lowest G.Min: -9.6c 13th December

A/F 21 38%
G/F 99

Rainfall 1006.0 mm 113%

Highest 96.1mm 3rd

Raindays 214 (+18)
Wetdays 161 (+14)
>5 67 (+5)
>10 26 (+2)

Thunder 8

Hail 11 (+4)

Sleet/Snow 6
Lying 1

N 11
NE 35
E 86
SE 22
S 18
SW 91
W 51
NW 12
Calm 39

GALE 0

FOG 6

M.Gust 59 mph 12th February

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 Post subject: Re: Yearly Reports 2014
PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 5:43 pm 
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Rainfall Anomalies

I have noticed one little point that could be a curiosity, but I will only really know once the rainfall totals for December for the Met'O sites are in.
But making a few assumptions about the Dec' rainfall, the Met'O sites at Shap, Keswick, Warcop and NR would suggest to expect an annual anomaly of 110-115% - very much what you have seemed to have experienced.
I also with x6 years full data (2008-13) prior to this year have had 110.4% ***.

The apparent anomaly comes at the EA sites:
Brothers Water - 130.9%
Seathwaite Farm - 124.2%
Nunwick Hall - 117.3&
Kirkby Thore - 124.0%

Far greater anomalies and NunHall and KT are more my neck of the woods - I will ponder as to why.

*** So with 7.5 yrs worth of rainfall data - so just six years with which to compare 2014 - my rainfall is 'suggesting' that it has reached a comparability!!?

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