16th February 2014 - First Frost of the Month

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16th February 2014 - First Frost of the Month

Postby Nick Gardner » 2014 Feb 16, 18:36

At long last, a sunny, dry day with hardly a breath of wind.

With a minimum of -1.2°C, today saw the first air frost since the 21st January (-1.4°C).

Unbroken sunshine all day giving a total of 9.3 hours and brings the monthly total to 60.0 hours.

It was also the first day without any rain since the 29th January.

Maximum = 11.1°C
Minimum = -1.2
Grass minimum = -3.8°C
Monthly rainfall total = 104.5 mm.
Near Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth - Devon
50:41N 3:17 W; 20 metres AMSL; Station Grade B-BAAA37
http://www.ottervalley.co.uk
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Re: 16th February 2014 - First Frost of the Month

Postby greg_gruner » 2014 Feb 16, 19:51

Still no air frost this month in Farnborough - lat night was +1.4C and that's the lowest we've had so far.
Crocuses out in the garden, and daffodils have reached the bud stage.
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Re: 16th February 2014 - First Frost of the Month

Postby Nick Gardner » 2014 Feb 16, 20:17

greg_gruner wrote:Still no air frost this month in Farnborough - lat night was +1.4C and that's the lowest we've had so far.
Crocuses out in the garden, and daffodils have reached the bud stage.


I suspect that a few places a little higher up, out of the low-lying Otter Valley will not have had a frost this winter here in the hinterland.

The recent storms have left the windows on the south side (rear-facing) of the house covered in salt crystals. I was tempted to get the hosepipe out today but the forecasted rain over the next week (without gales) should wash most of that away.

Crocuses and snowdrops have been out for a while. Daffs (not the early varieties) in a few sheltered places have been in flower for a week or two. Most are in bud and ready to flower. Wild, native daffs still have a few weeks to go before they'll flower.
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50:41N 3:17 W; 20 metres AMSL; Station Grade B-BAAA37
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