A wet first half of October

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A wet first half of October

Postby Len Wood » 2014 Oct 13, 19:21

35.6 mm here today in 24 hrs to 1800 BST in my 5 inch gauge.

My record for an October day is 39.8 mm on 11th in 1993.
Record back to 1984.

The total for October to 13th is 94.2 mm.

The 1981-2010 average for these parts in October is 113 mm.
Len

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Re: A wet first half of October

Postby John Wilson » 2014 Oct 14, 09:16

My rainfall for 24 hours to 09.00GMT this morning was 32.8mm, so can't quite match yours, Len. My total October rainfall to date is 63.5mm, which has just exceeded my long-term average of 63.1mm for October. Still raining as I write!
My highest rainfall for an October day was 46.0mm on 15th October 2002. 2013 was the wettest October in my records, with 170.3mm (270% of long term average).

Good wishes to all

John
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Re: A wet first half of October

Postby greg_gruner » 2014 Oct 14, 11:51

October total so far at Farnborough is 62.7mm until 0900 this morning (now it is raining again!)

Yesterday was 13.5mm (0900 this morning) and the day before 15.4mm (0900 yesterday) so a two-day total of 28.9mm.

Reminds me of the old weather saying "Rain from the east, one whole day at least". This is often accurate (if by "from the east" one reads "arriving with an easterly wind").
The lows that arrive from the south, like this one, often hang around for a while.
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Re: A wet first half of October

Postby Nick Gardner » 2014 Oct 15, 19:00

Total for October (1st - 15th) now stands at 57.8 mm.

My very estimated October LTA (1981 - 2010) is 90 mm so running a bit above the average.

My wettest October day was the 30th in 2008 with 70.8 mm but treat that with a large handful of salt. The raingauge blocked so early on during the storm with hailstones that the actual figure has been estimated to have been somwhere between 100 and 200 mm. And that fell in under 3 hours and is now called around these parts as the Great Ottery Hailstorm. It was quite incredible to see cars buried metres deep in hail.
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Re: A wet first half of October

Postby Len Wood » 2014 Oct 19, 22:53

Up to 124 mm now.
Above the average of 113 mm for October.
That means another wet Oct on the way.
184 mm last year.
Record is 197 mm in 2006.
Len

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Re: A wet first half of October

Postby Richard Hunt » 2014 Oct 20, 17:45

Monthly Total: 56.9mm

24hr Maximum: 14.8mm -- Day 06

Rain Rate Maximum: 14·4mm/hr-- Day 08

Rain Days >0.2mm: 13

Wet Days >1.0mm: 8
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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