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  1. Durham Weather

    Your Deepest Snow Record

    End of November 1965. Snow a foot deep with 10ft drifts.
  2. Durham Weather

    Your Deepest Snow Record

    Three times in three months I recorded more than 18” of snow. The end of December 1978 was brutal in County Durham, with howling NE winds and snow completely burying cars and buses. Then around Valentine’s Day, Feb 1979 with 50 mph Easterly winds and air temps way below zero. Then, best of the lot, March 16th-18th 1979 marooned many communities and paralysed transport. Once again, buried buses and JCBs digging us out. Awesome.
  3. Durham Weather

    Winter 2018/19

    I think that’s a bit unfair on Bill. I think you should call it the Maddens.
  4. The total rainfall from last nights storm in Gilesgate, Durham was 30.3mm. That broke a rainless period of 25 days since June 20th.
  5. Now got a direct hit. Middle of a thunderstorm in Durham with some lovely pink tinged lightning.
  6. Got deluged on the Western bypass around 1pm, but less than 2mm in Durham. Looks like it could rain again at the moment, but 2mm will make very little difference to deficits. The radar seems to route the rain to the West and East of Durham, but no direct hit.
  7. Durham Weather

    Drought - Summer - 2018?

    19 days since we last saw rain in Durham (apart from this morning’s light drizzle, which wasn’t measurable).
  8. A little light drizzle this morning, but not quantifiable, meaning no measurable rain for 19 days now. Seems like this will extend considerably as high pressure re-asserts itself.
  9. June 20th (1.4mm) - 17 days ago
  10. Some big storms brewing on the Pennines at the moment, heading East towards Durham Regatta
  11. June 2nd turned into quite a wet day in the end. 23.8mm recorded in Gilesgate, Durham
  12. The mean for the first half of May in Gilesgate, Durham is 13.7degC. That’s quite phenomenal.
  13. Just in excess of 25degC in Gilesgate today and yesterday. This is a couple of degrees higher than forecast.
  14. I had 26.2C in Gilesgate, Durham this afternoon, but not confident in it. Anyone else near Durham get anywhere near this?