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by Paul Swinhoe
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: COL Admin & Committee Messages
Topic: Uploaded Images Need Replacing
Replies: 0
Views: 16432

Uploaded Images Need Replacing

Images included in your posts became corrupted while they were on the servers of the old hosting company. This is what you need to do to get them back: Login to the forum Find your posts Click the pencil symbol to edit them delete all attachments and images save the post Edit it once again Find the...
by Paul Swinhoe
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: COL Admin & Committee Messages
Topic: Website now served by Krystal Hosting
Replies: 0
Views: 12735

Website now served by Krystal Hosting

After six years with TSOhost, problems were beginning to emerge with the stability of databases. At first they did not extend as far as the COL website, but the risk was growing with time in case submitting monthly records became impossible. Because of this I took the decision to move our site to Kr...
by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Climate
Topic: Winter rain trend
Replies: 3
Views: 11654

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: COL Admin & Committee Messages
Topic: New COL Website Coming!
Replies: 0
Views: 18179

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: 18312

Re: Orange Sun

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Here is the sky at Wolstanton, Newcastle-under-Lyme, on the same day at 11:10 UTC. This is without any filters or photoshopping!
by Paul Swinhoe
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Climate
Topic: Autumn temperature trend
Replies: 1
Views: 7997

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: 9507

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: 6216

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: COL Admin & Committee Messages
Topic: Grass Minimum Dates Bug - December 2015 Monthly Data
Replies: 0
Views: 8146

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: COL Admin & Committee Messages
Topic: December Data Submission
Replies: 0
Views: 7519

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...