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by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter rain trend
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: Winter rain trend

The trend in North Staffordshire is much the same for the period from 1985, but if I include my earlier records from 1977 it is less impressive. In this area there was quite a decline in rainfall from 1977 to 1984.
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by Paul Swinhoe
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Admin Messages
Topic: New COL Website Coming!
Replies: 0
Views: 1324

New COL Website Coming!

As some of you know, a new mobile-friendly website is under construction. Within reason, I am happy to consider suggestions from members about any extra facilities that might be included in the new site, so if you have any, please contact me via the main website. ;) Further good news is that the for...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Orange Sun
Replies: 8
Views: 2982

Re: Orange Sun

Here is the sky at Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on the same day at 11:10 UTC. This is without any filters or photoshopping!
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by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Autumn temperature trend
Replies: 1
Views: 1814

Re: Autumn temperature trend

Agreed - there does not seem to have been much increase since 2001, but placed in the long term, the trend is still very definitely upward, at least in Newcastle-under-Lyme, North Staffordshire.
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by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Absolute Drought?
Replies: 3
Views: 2223

Re: Absolute Drought?

No absolute drought in North Staffordshire, but he autumn as been dry. Despite this it looks as though the annual total will just exceed the long term normal, as the 7 of the first 8 months of the year had above average rainfall.
by Paul Swinhoe
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Tornado in Newcastle-under-Lyme
Replies: 0
Views: 906

Tornado in Newcastle-under-Lyme

After an afternoon of sunny intervals an increasingly squally showers of hail, sleet and snow, a thunderstorm occurred between 1645 and 1705 GMT on Tuesday 26th April 2016, right over the COL station, with some very bright lightning, low over the house, and torrential soft hail, then snow. Some of t...
by Paul Swinhoe
Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Admin Messages
Topic: Grass Minimum Dates Bug - December 2015 Monthly Data
Replies: 0
Views: 1716

Grass Minimum Dates Bug - December 2015 Monthly Data

:( With the help of members emails I discovered a bug in the monthly data submission system that prevented dates for grass minimum temperature being sent up to the server. This has now been corrected but members will need to update their December 2015 record and insert the the grass minimum date/s.
by Paul Swinhoe
Wed Dec 30, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Admin Messages
Topic: December Data Submission
Replies: 0
Views: 1165

December Data Submission

I discovered another bug in the system today (5th January 2016) - the dates for lowest grass minimum were not reaching the database when monthly data was submitted. This has now been corrected, but all members who have already submitted December's data will need to update their data and enter grass...
by Paul Swinhoe
Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Admin Messages
Topic: Annual Data Submission - 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1237

Annual Data Submission - 2015

The data submission system for annual records has been tested in the last few days, using a variety of station configurations. So far everything appears to be working well. However, with major changes to the code and a wide variety of members submitting data there is always the chance that some prob...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Autumn rainfall record
Replies: 2
Views: 2446

Re: Autumn rainfall record

For comparison, here is a rainfall graph for the same period, but for Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire. There is again a suggestion of an increase, but the very wet autumn of 2000 distorts things a little. Using a polynomial trend line (order 2) a different picture is suggested. During th...