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2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

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2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by RayProudfoot » Sat 01 Mar 2014 10:36 am

Winter finished at midnight and I've now got the average temperature and a few other stats for what has been a remarkably mild winter for my station 10 miles south of Manchester, England at 53 degrees 21 minutes north.

Average Temp - 1 Dec - 28 Feb = 6.3C (1981-2010 average was 4.6C)

Number of days with minima at or below 0C = 1, 12th January.

Maximum Temperature = 12.8C on 23 February.

Lowest Pressure = 963.09hPa on 15 February (new all-time record).

Number of days with rainfall of 0.02" or more = 70 (out of 90).

Highest wind gusts - 56mph on 12 February and 54mph on 18 December. Both new records at the time.

Rainfall was above average at 10.39" (264mm) but not by much. It was a very stormy winter with numerous deep depressions crossing the country.
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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by madpierre » Sat 01 Mar 2014 11:48 am

My average temp for 1 dec to 28th Feb works out at 5.633.

Nice site BTW, It appears we, are allmost at the same Latitude.

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by tobyspond » Sat 01 Mar 2014 1:17 pm

From Concord, MA, USA

Overall the winter here was colder and snowier than normal.

Average High Temp 34.8 F( 1.6C)
Average Temp: 26.3F (-3.2C)
Average Low Temp: 17.3F (-8.2C)
Min Temp: -10F (-23.3C)
Max Temp:58F (14.4C)

7 days min temp <0F (-17.8C)
83 days max temp <32F (0C)

66.1 in snow (168 cm), 20 days of snow
8.83 in rain and/or snow melt (224 mm)
34 days with precipitation

Lowest pressure (new record): 28.821 in (976 mbar)

52% of possible sunshine

Kerry

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by RayProudfoot » Sat 01 Mar 2014 1:32 pm

Thanks Peter. Always colder in Yorkshire! ;)

Kerry, those temps take my breath away. At the same time we get a record-breaking mild winter you have one of the most severe for many years. One import we most definitely don't want from the USA. :shock:
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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by nitrx » Sat 01 Mar 2014 1:47 pm

We had the seconden warmest winter since measurements began in the Netherlands , at my place the average was 5,5 C (normal is 2,3) februari was warm too 6,1 c.

Rainfall was a little onder average ( Thank Wales and other parts of England for catching it :lol: , and parts from the USA for keeping the cold, Australia for sharing some heat)

We had no show lying thuis winter, bever happened as long as i live ! 56 years. Winter was good for the energy bill , last spring was awfull hope its this year also 3 degrees above normal :D

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by tobyspond » Sat 01 Mar 2014 1:54 pm

Ray,

And Spring is off to a cold start as well, -0.4F (-18C) here this morning. I have two dogs that need their daily xercise, so I have little choice but to be outside. It is really not too bad if you dress for it and with the snow, it is pretty.

Kerry

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by PaulMy » Sat 01 Mar 2014 3:47 pm

Ray, what do you mean "how WAS"... it still IS brrrr winter...

For 2013-2014 Winter Season (Dec-Feb)

Average High Temp -2.5C
Average Temp: -6.6C
Average Low Temp: -11.9C
Min Temp: -26.2C (ties station's 6 years record)
Max Temp: 12.3C

17 days min temp <-20C
81 days min temp <0C
59 days max temp <0C

7 of Station's Top 10 min temp
5 of Station's Top 10 min avg temp
10 of Station's Top 10 min apparent temp
8 of Station's Top 10 low max temp
9 of Station's Top 10 min wind chill

49 days with new snow
158 cm new snow (plus 80 cm in November)
87 days with snow on the ground
101.2 mm rain and/or snow melt

579.5 hrs of sunshine = 86.6% of 669.5 possible sunshine hrs (makes the cold a more bearable)

And the first week of March looks somewhat the same of much colder than recent normals

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by nitrx » Sat 01 Mar 2014 4:05 pm

PaulMy wrote:Ray, what do you mean "how WAS"... it still IS brrrr winter...

For 2013-2014 Winter Season (Dec-Feb)

Average High Temp -2.5C
ul
With these temps our country cant exist :lol:

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Post by grwkak » Sat 01 Mar 2014 4:19 pm

Don't have a full record - Dec 26th - Feb 28th only, but here is how it looks for NE Ohio:

Summary for period 12/26/2013 to 2/28/2014

Temperature (°F):
Mean (1 minute) 19.7
Mean (min+max) 19.1
Mean Minimum 9.3
Mean Maximum 28.9
Minimum -17.8 on 2/28/2014
Maximum 52.0 on 2/20/2014
Highest Minimum 36.1 on 1/13/2014
Lowest Maximum 1.9 on 1/7/2014
Air frosts 60

Rainfall (in):
Total for period 2.00
Wettest day 0.61 on 2/1/2014
High rain rate 0.54 day 2/20/2014
Rain days 17
Dry days 48

Wind (mph):
Highest Gust 36 on 1/27/2014
Average Speed 3
Wind Run 5129.6 miles
Gale days 0

Pressure (in):
Maximum 30.653 on 1/9/2014
Minimum 29.284 on 1/5/2014

Lowest windchill was -41F on 1/6/2014

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by MackerelSky » Sat 01 Mar 2014 4:55 pm

Personally,
<soapbox>
I would like to kiss that winter goodbye!
</soapbox>

Winter report for Smethport Pa from our NOAA reports.

Highest Temp = 60.8°F 16.0°C (back before Christmas)
Lowest Temp = -26.8°F -32.6°C
Ave. High Temp = 30.2°F -1°C
Ave. Low Temp = 9.7°F -12.3°C

And from our database

Our Ten Lowest Temps
****
-26.8°F on 2/12/2014
-22.4°F on 1/29/2014
-20.9°F on 1/28/2014
-19.9°F on 2/17/2014
-16.9°F on 1/30/2014
-15.1°F on 2/11/2014
-13.2°F on 2/8/2014
-12.4°F on 1/7/2014
-11.8°F on 2/10/2014
-11.1°F on 1/3/2014

Our Ten Lowest Windchills
****
-26.8°F on 2/12/2014
-24.3°F on 1/7/2014
-22.4°F on 1/29/2014
-20.9°F on 1/28/2014
-19.9°F on 2/17/2014
-18.2°F on 1/6/2014
-16.9°F on 1/30/2014
-15.1°F on 2/11/2014
-13.2°F on 2/8/2014
-11.8°F on 2/10/2014

Our Ten Lowest Dewpoint
****
-31.6°F on 2/12/2014
-27.1°F on 1/29/2014
-25.9°F on 1/28/2014
-24.4°F on 2/17/2014
-21.0°F on 1/30/2014
-20.5°F on 2/11/2014
-17.6°F on 1/7/2014
-16.9°F on 2/8/2014
-16.3°F on 2/10/2014
-14.5°F on 1/24/2014

and seven records here

Ten Lowest High Temp
****
0.2°F on 1/7/2014
7.6°F on 1/28/2014
9.8°F on 1/22/2014
10.3°F on 1/3/2014
11.4°F on 1/22/2013
12.0°F on 1/23/2013
12.9°F on 1/25/2013
13.1°F on 1/23/2014
13.2°F on 1/24/2014
14.4°F on 1/29/2014

And March coming in like a lamb this morning at -2.2°F for a low...

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by RayProudfoot » Sat 01 Mar 2014 5:26 pm

Paul,

Winter did end yesterday - honest! ;)

Why do so many people want to live in the North American continent with winters as brutal as that?

Honest question. With mild winters and reasonable summers would you prefer the UK climate?
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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by PaulMy » Sat 01 Mar 2014 5:53 pm

Ray,
The astronomical winter (Northern Hemisphere) 2013 began on
Saturday, December 21
and ends on
Wednesday, March 19
Google never lies...
Honest question. With mild winters and reasonable summers would you prefer the UK climate?
Noooooo
We do have 4 distinct seasons so there is always something sunny in the future... or something different, and you do get used to it, and a good excuse to go south for March Break. Just this current winter has been much more harsh than recent history and we forget the real old fashioned winters of a few decades ago.

Paul

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by RayProudfoot » Sat 01 Mar 2014 6:23 pm

Paul,

Not sure why you would pick astronomical winter rather than meteorological winter. Here in the UK the Met Office uses the latter and not the former. Maybe it's different over there. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter

Google doesn't lie but it is evil sometimes. :twisted:

For our latitude we get very varied conditions but rarely dangerous or extreme. We're at the crossroads of continental, polar and maritime air streams so living here is like a battleground. I can understand why you wouldn't want our weather and whilst I envy your summers there's no way I would want your winters. Even moderate ones.
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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by PaulMy » Sat 01 Mar 2014 7:21 pm

Further evidence it is still winter for us :twisted:
In the USA and Canada (and sometimes in Britain) the season is regarded as beginning at the solstice and ending on the following equinox[9][10] – in the Northern Hemisphere, depending on the year, this corresponds to the period between 21 or 22 December and 19, 20 or 21 March. In the UK, meteorologists consider winter to be the three coldest months of December, January and February.
In any case we are hoping for spring-like weather to get here soon as our 2013-2014 winter is was very cold with lots of snow days.

Paul

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Re: 2013-14 Winter - how was yours?

Post by RayProudfoot » Sat 01 Mar 2014 7:31 pm

Paul,

I'm not aware that winter has ever been determined to run from the winter solstice to the spring equinox in the UK. I shall listen and watch out carefully on March 20 for any statement.

I hope things pick up for you over there. Sometimes great summers follow bad winters. 1947 was a good example in the UK.
Cheers,
Ray, Cheshire.

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