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by Greg Gruner
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Long Term Weather Patterns
Topic: Soggy March
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

Re: Soggy March

Seems the sogginess carries on into April.
10.6mm on the 1st
5.2mm in the 2nd

April 2017 had only 6.6mm in the entire month!
At least I shan't have to water the garden for a while...
by Greg Gruner
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral

Snow depth at Farnborough peaked at 6.5 cm at 1730 yestetrday, before melting today - very little left now. I had two ice days, March 1 (max -1.3C) and March 2 (max -0.9C). I use 00-00 as my reporting period. These are the only two ice days I have recorded in my nearly 5 years of living here, and th...
by Greg Gruner
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: First significant winter snowfall on Wirral

Here at Farnborough:
3.5cm snow lying this morning at 0900 after yesterday's heavy snow showers.
4.5cm lying at 2015 after further mainly light snow today.
Max temp today -1.3C so looks like an ice day.
Possible heavy snow tonight; we shall see if it gets this far east.
by Greg Gruner
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Ophelia
Replies: 0
Views: 1400

Ophelia

Something strange is going on. It's 30 years after the Great Storm, and as we approach the anniversary, a hurricane is approaching the British Isles...well, an ex-hurricane, Ophelia. From the GFS chart, it looks like it will hit Ireland on the 16th - the exact anniversary of the Great Storm. My esti...
by Greg Gruner
Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: July - A Glorious Change in the Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 2062

Re: July - A Glorious Change in the Weather

Same change here at Farnborough, but I note that you had 25.5C today, whereas I only got to 22.4C. The wind, however, was generally from the NW, so maybe this stopped your sea breeze from developing and gave a higher maximum?
by Greg Gruner
Sat Jun 24, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Finally - rain!
Replies: 5
Views: 2603

Finally - rain!

After 15 rainless days, we finally had a shower here in Farnborough this evening. 0.5mm, so it didn't do much - still used the hose in the garden. But with that length of rainless spell and the heat (5 days >28C) it meant that unwatered grass and plants were showing drought stress. Looks like we mig...
by Greg Gruner
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Warmest June Day
Replies: 7
Views: 2990

Re: Warmest June Day

32.1C here in Farnborough. Third consecutive day >30C
by Greg Gruner
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: No named storm but
Replies: 3
Views: 2262

Re: No named storm but

24.2mm in my gauge here in Farnborough this morning. Winds quite strong but no damage around here - just a few branches down. After the dry April/start of May, the rain and warmth has got the garden growing with almost tropical speed. Roses flowering in May! I'm surprised they didn't name that storm...
by Greg Gruner
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Dry start to April
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Re: Dry start to April

Same here in Farnborough. 1.7mm in 10 days, none since the 3rd. Also remarkably sunny. Although I don't have a sunshine recorder, I see that Reading University has recorded 93 hours of sunshine in 10 days, which equates to approximately 75% of possible sunshine. Garden watering has started in earnes...
by Greg Gruner
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Short Term Weather Events
Topic: Dry continental air
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Dry continental air

At the present time (1815z) my RH is only 30% (T= 11.9C, Dew = -5.0C)
The lowest since May of 2016.