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Everything posted by Mapantz

  1. I seem to remember the NetWx SR not showing any precip on the models last year - May 27th. And a nice arc of storms started developing down to the Southwest. This time, the NetWx IS showing something, and it is remarkable how similar it is to last year.
  2. Basically, a lid being in place to prevent free convection. A build up of convective inhibition will occur, before it is weakened by incoming troughs. Hopefully, that will be a good enough trigger for it all.
  3. Extended skew-t's are showing inversions here over the weekend. However, it also show's them being eroded late afternoon/early evening.
  4. Made it to 22.2°C today. Currently 19.9°C Some cauliflower Cu trying to grow as well.
  5. Hi Steve The solar panel is to charge super-capacitor inside of the station. That will allow it to run without using the batteries. The battery power takes over when it is cloudy/nighttime, or when the super-capacitor hasn't had any charge put in to it.
  6. Synoptically, the early hours of Sunday morning (27th) are looking very similar to the 27th May last year, and that brought some amazing thunderstorms to the SW. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset got nailed. It could be the perfect anniversary.
  7. The sun's out! Temp 19.3°C. Humidity at 75%, dew point at 14.6°C
  8. Barely any rain here today, but zero sunshine. Quite frankly, this past week's forecasts have been some of the most appalling i've seen.
  9. This is what I used to obtain data from Bournemouth and Swanage; https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate/gbyxgmvts I took all the rain, temp and sunshine records for both those stations, and then got a derived average. I live in between those Met Office stations, so it made sense to get an average which I can compare my own data to. For example, the combined average sunshine hours for those stations comes out at 219hrs. I'm currently sat at 204.2hrs.
  10. Mapantz

    Windows Creaters Spring update

    You don't need to go through all of that. In any case, why would you say it's best to update to 1803 and then suggest to do all of the above? Ridiculous suggestion for anyone with a mature machine. Do you work at PC World? That aside, i've had zero problems with the updates. I even cloned my drive over to my new M.2 SSD, took 15 minutes and I was able to boot from it straight away. Lightning fast web rendering, app/game loading now.
  11. Just like was forecast yesterday, overcast. Temp: 15°C. Tomorrow looks to be the same. I don't know why the BBC bother with a week ahead forecast on countryfile, it has been completely wrong.
  12. I now have a second (private) PTZ IP Camera with sound. So, I'm looking forward to the next few months in the hope of getting some recordings with sound, without the need to hold a camera in my hands.
  13. Tomorrow's forecast looks dreadful. My 'sunshine every day' record looks like coming to an end.
  14. Just catching up with it all.. spending so much time in the garden, i've forgotten what the inside of my house looks like! More chances over the weekend after having a casual glance? Temp 22.6°C Today's sunshine will take me over 200 hours for the month - most i've recorded on this station.
  15. It look's like it is about to piddle down again. I love days like this, warm and sunny, then a storm in the late afternoon. MOAR PLEASE!
  16. The garden looks awesome now the sun is back out. Everything is refreshed and green!
  17. Well i'm quite content. Plenty of rumbles and 5.2mm of rain in around 15 minutes.
  18. Temp dropped 6 degrees in around 30 minutes. 5.2mm from that. No need to water the garden tonight!
  19. Torrential rain now.. 2.4mm in a matter of minutes.
  20. Look at the rain rate on that bad-boy.. Heading right this way.
  21. Yep. Thunder now! Pressure increasing, as well as the wind.
  22. Might just get side-scraped by this storm - constant rumblings going on.