Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

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Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

Postby Paul Carfoot » 2012 Feb 19, 10:17

Sunday 19th February 2012:

Clear at times, though a couple of showers overnight produced a little sleet and hail. There was also a continuous fresh, at times strong north-westerly wind which prevented the temperature from falling to low, still a frost though, low -0.4c with –3.3c on the grass. At observation, clear and sunny, frost, icy patches with traces of hail and graupel pellets.

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

Maximum temperature to 18:00 GMT yesterday: 8.5°C
Minimum temperature overnight: -0.4°C
24-hour maximum = 8.5°C
24-hour minimum: -0.4°C
Minimum temperature on grass: -3.3°C
Maximum wind gust: (Midnight to Midnight) 30.1 mph. W
Rainfall total: 2.9 mm

Current Conditions:

2 Oktas: Cumulus.
Visibility: > 10 miles.
Temperature: 1.2°C
Wind chill –4.5°C .
Humidity: 89%
Dew point –0.5°C
Wind Direction: Force 3 NW
Barometer 1023 mb rising quickly.

Yesterday:

Dry, mild and overcast overnight with a fresh at time strong westerly wind. At observation, cloudy, dry and windy. Light rain set in around 11:00 GMT and this continued through to the afternoon with a steadily falling temperature. By mid afternoon a few sunny spells developed. After a mild start the day ended feeling rather cold with the temperature near 4c by tea time. The early evening saw a light sleet shower and gusty north west wind before the sky cleared.

February 2012 so Far

Mean temperature: 1.3c (- 2.9c) of the local average)
Maximum temperature: 11.1c on the 17th.
Minimum temperature: -8.9c on the 4th
Grass Minimum: -11.2c on the 4th
Rainfall = 22.1 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 = 86.9 mm
Wettest 24 hours, 17.2mm on the 4th Jan
Maximum wind gust: 48.6mph, NW 5th Jan
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Re: Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

Postby Nick Gardner » 2012 Feb 19, 10:23

A bright, crisp, frosty start to Sunday with a cloudless sky.

Minimum temperature = -1.9°C.

Hoar frost now gone from the shade/grass, temperature rising quickly.

(10:20), 3.8°C, RH 97%, DP 3.4°C, 1027 hPa (R), 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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Re: Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

Postby Richard Hunt » 2012 Feb 19, 10:45

Clear overnight, air and ground frost. Dry, sunny and cold.

19 FEBRUARY 2012 --- 1035 UTC ---

Current Air Temp: 3.1c
Grass Minimum: -1.6c
Relative Humidity: 62%
Dewpoint: -3.6c
Soil Temp (30cm): 5.4c
Barometric Pressure: 1022.7 mb
Pressure Trend: +1.0 mb/hr.
Cloud Cover: 0/8.
Wind Speed: 12 MPH.
Wind Direction: NW.
Maximum Gust: 18.5 MPH.
Rainfall Today: 0.0mm.
Rainfall Last 24hrs: 0.4mm.
Rainfall This Month: 14.4mm.
Rainfall This Year: 38.4mm.
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: Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

Postby Ken Cook » 2012 Feb 19, 11:13

Hi, All,
Sunny and breezy, snow showers yesterday afternoon left a dusting on the south side of the dale.
Current 19th 10:50Z, Wind WNW 15KT(Bft 4), vis >10 miles, few clouds, temp 1C dew -6C, 1023mb rising.

09Z-09Z 19th February 2012
Copley Lead Mill 218m
Max 5.2C min -3.0C
Copley Met O site 253m
Max 4.9C min -2.1C grass -5.9C, rain 0.2mm, sun 18th 6.5hr

Ken
Copley, nr Barnard Castle, Teesdale, County Durham
http://www.kencook.magix.net
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Re: Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

Postby Roland Marshall » 2012 Feb 19, 14:05

Hi All

0900 obs
Weather:- Sunny 1 okta cloud, cold wind
Dry bulb 1.5c Humidity 61% Grass Min -1.3c Barometer 1021.7 Wind 6 mph NW
24hr Max 10.1c 24hr Min 0.3c Max gust yesterday 33mph Sunshine yesterday 3.97 hrs
Current electronic temp 5.0c at 1405

Roland
Hull North
2m
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Re: Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

Postby PhilipEden » 2012 Feb 19, 17:47

Whipsnade

0900z 290° 7kn 40km 1Cu012 01.2/-01.8 1023.4

Last 24h:
Lodge: max 8.3 min -1.6 grass -4.9 rain 3.5 sun(CS) nil sun (Instromet) 0.1
Observatory: max 8.0 min -1.9 grass -4.0 rain 3.3

1500z 300° 14kn 50km 2Cu034 04.8/-04.0 1027.2

Philip
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Re: Sunday February 19th 2012 Observation

Postby Nick Gardner » 2012 Feb 19, 18:51

Nick Gardner wrote:A bright, crisp, frosty start to Sunday with a cloudless sky.


Shade hoar frost had gone by 10:30, long sunny periods throughout the day though cumulus clouds did build a little during the afternoon.

Minimum = -1.9°C
Maximum = 8.8°C
Rain = 0.0 mm
Sunshine = 6.3 Hours.
UV max = 2.1
Solar max = 765 W/m².

First air frost since the 12th, and the 7th air frost this month.

A clear, starry evening.

(18:50), 5.9°C, RH 71%, DP 1.1°C, 1031 hPa (Rising), Wind 2 mph NW.
Near Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth - Devon
50:41N 3:17 W; 20 metres AMSL; Station Grade B-BAAA37
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