Thursday 16th February 2012 Observations

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Thursday 16th February 2012 Observations

Postby Paul Carfoot » 2012 Feb 16, 09:30

Thursday 16th February 2012:

Dry with variable cloud overnight. Low 4.2c with –1.0c on the grass, so a slight ground frost detected. At observation, after some initial brightness, turning cloudy, dry.

Today's readings for the 24 hrs up to 09:00 GMT:

Maximum temperature to 18:00 GMT yesterday: 10.4°C
Minimum temperature overnight: 4.2°C
24-hour maximum = 10.4°C
24-hour minimum: 4.2°C
Minimum temperature on grass: -1.0°C
Maximum wind gust: (last 24 hours) 27mph. WNW
Rainfall total: 0.0 mm

Current Conditions:

6 Oktas: Stratocumulus, Cirrostratus, Cumulus.
Visibility: about 7 miles.
Temperature: 5.3°C
Wind chill 5.3°C .
Humidity: 91%
Dew point 3.9°C
Wind Direction: Force 1-2 WSW
Barometer 1028 mb steady.


The night has been dry cloudy and mild, low 5.9c. At observation, cloud breaking, sunny spells developing. There were further bright spells and sunny spells, though with a good deal of cloud for the most part with the odd light shower in the area, very mild.

February 2012 so Far

Mean temperature: -0.0c (- 4.2c) of the local average)
Maximum temperature: 10.4c on the 15th.
Minimum temperature: -8.9c on the 4th
Grass Minimum: -11.2c on the 4th
Rainfall = 19.2 mm
Maximum snow depth = 10cm on the 5th.
Wettest 24 hours = 4th 15.2 mm on the 4th (melted snow)
Maximum wind gust: 27.3 mph ESE on the 1st.

2012 so far

Maximum temperature: 11.8c on the 11th January.
Minimum temperature: -8.9c on the 4th Feb
Grass Minimum: -11.2c on the 4th Feb
Rainfall = 84.0 mm
Wettest 24 hours, 17.2mm on the 4th Jan
Maximum wind gust: 48.6mph, NW 5th Jan
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Re: Thursday 16th February 2012 Observations

Postby Roland Marshall » 2012 Feb 16, 10:01

Hi All

Obs 0915]
Weather:- Cloudy 7 oktas Some dark clouds
Dry Bulb 6.0c Wet Bulb 4.9c Humidity 83% 24hr Max 10.7c 24hr Min 5.0c Grass Min 3.7c Barometer 1026.0
Wind 4 mph W Max gust yesterday 22 mph Sunshine yesterday 0.80 hrs
Weather diary yesterday:- Some overnight rain - Cloudy some sunshine

Hull North
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Re: Thursday 16th February 2012 Observations

Postby Ken Cook » 2012 Feb 16, 10:52

Hi, All,
Bright and breezy again.
Current 16th 10:50Z, Wind WSW 22(Bft 6)G32KT, vis >10 miles, overcast, temp 7C dew 4C, 1023mb falling.

09Z-09Z 16th February 2012
Copley Lead Mill 218m
Max 9.7C min 2.3C snow patches
Copley Met O site 253m
Max 9.3C min 3.3C grass -0.9C, rain 0.0mm, sun 15th 3.2hr, snow patches.

Copley, nr Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham
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Re: Thursday 16th February 2012 Observations

Postby PhilipEden » 2012 Feb 16, 11:11


0900z 280° 7kn 24km 7Sc025 04.6/03.0 1028.6
Cloud has broken with intermittent sunshine since ob

Last 24h:
Lodge: max 9.7 min 1.9 grass -3.8 rain nil sun 3.9
Observatory: max 8.9 min 3.0 grass -1.4 rain nil

Still isolated patches of snow where it drifted windward of field hedges

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Re: Thursday 16th February 2012 Observations

Postby Richard Hunt » 2012 Feb 16, 15:25

Light rain showers started around 1445 UTC, milder.

16 FEBRUARY 2012 --- 1500 UTC ---

Current Air Temp: 9.5c
Grass Minimum: 3.0c
Relative Humidity: 81%
Dewpoint: 6.4c
Soil Temp (30cm): 5.5c
Barometric Pressure: 1022.9 mb
Pressure Trend: -0.5 mb/hr.
Cloud Cover: 8/8.
Wind Speed: 11 MPH.
Wind Direction: NW.
Maximum Gust: 22 MPH.
Rainfall Today: Trace.
Last 24 Hours:

Air Maximum: 10.2c
Air Minimum: 6.4c
Grass Minimum: 3.0c
RH Maximum: 80%
RH Minimum: 68%
Rainfall: 0.1mm
Pressure Maximum: 1027.6 mb
Pressure Minimum: 1021.5 mb
Wind Gust Maximum: 22 MPH
Direction: North.
COL Station: 25020.

Watson W-8681 AWS. Standard Stevenson Screen. Maximum and Minimum screen thermometers. Grass minimum thermometer.
5" Copper standard rain gauge. Roof mounted annemometer.
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Re: Thursday 16th February 2012 Observations

Postby Nick Gardner » 2012 Feb 16, 19:30

A bright morning with sunny intervals gave way to a cloudy but dry afternoon.

Min = 7.4°C
Max = 11.4°C
Rain = 0.0 mm
Sunshine = 1.7 hours.

The sunshine is gaining power quite quickly now, 835 W/m² at 12:30 and a UV Index of 2.3. The high solar irradiance suggests a lot of relected light from clouds.

With light winds, it was another very pleasant spring-like day. Dawn chorus going well now, and plenty of insects are emerging such as bumblebees. They must think spring has arrived.

A mild, cloudy evening.

(19:30), 8.4°C, RH 81%, DP 5.5°C, 1029 hPa (S), Wind 3 mph NW.
Near Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth - Devon
50:41N 3:17 W; 20 metres AMSL; Station Grade B-BAAA37
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