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  1. Weather-history

    Cricket - Summer Season 2015 and onwards

    Fantastic win by Sri Lanka with the last wicket partnership getting them over the line against South Africa.
  2. There was a cold spell at the start of the winter. 28th November-15th December 2008 had a CET of 2.1C
  3. February 2009 was interesting because we had a spectacular SSW event just before that month but the northerly blocking at least on our side of the globe was not spectacular. You compare that to the following two winters when we had more robust northerly blocking before any SSW events had occur, although with 2010-11, it weakened after the New Year. I don't think there was a SSW event during 2010-11 anyway.
  4. Yes, these anomaly charts look good but like you said the average pressure could be say 985mb, an anomaly chart could show it was +25mb that would only mean it was an average of 1010mb. That's not high pressure, it just means a weaker low pressure. This is the problem I have with these analogue charts that have been posted in the past. They give years when such pressure anomalies have been similiar along the bottom of the chart and too often I have seen the years given, they have given different weather to the UK.
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    Spring 2019 - Moans, Ramps, Chat etc

    Use to be the stats that was alway trotted out about two great summers going in pairs. Summers 1975, 1976? 1983, 1984? 1975 was a very great summer followed by an even greater one the following year. Manchester Summer Indices were 268 ('75) and 301 ('76), 278 ('83) and 271 ('84) The other pairs trotted as examples: 1989-90 1994-95 I think summer 1990 is overrated as summer 1994 is underrated,
  6. I remember posts just like this before 2008-09 and the criteria for cold was 2005-06. Infact 2005-06 was touted as the baseline. Then came 3 winters in the trot colder than 2005-06. What I find remarkable about your post is that you question if 2017-18, the modern version of 2009-10? 2009-10 was just under a decade about! What is your definition of modern? How can you question if a spell like 2010 is possible anymore when before 2010, question were asked if we could even get a sub 3 CET? The 31 day run up to Christmas 2010 were the coldest such run up to Christmas for the CET since at least 1772, that was only 9 years ago. Then we had March 2013 to take into consideration. If these happened over 40 years ago and nothing happened since then maybe questions could be asked but not when they happened within the last 10 years.
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    November 1965: A very snowy month

    6 of the Novembers of the 1910s were colder than the subsequent December, that is some quirk and 8 of the 14 (1910 to 23) were. 1910, 1911, 1912, 1915, 1918, 1919, 1921, 1923
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    Mars Opportunity rover 2003-19

    Sadly Mars Opportunity rover has "died". NASA declared it's mission has ended after being silent since 10th June 2018. The rover was launched on the 8th July 2003 and landed on the surface of Mars on the 25th January 2004 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3026722.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3427045.stm The mission itself was planned to last only 92 days but infact last over 14 years. The rover travelled just over 28 miles on the surface of Mars. From NASA on twitter #ThanksOppy for being the little rover that could! A planned 90-day mission to explore Mars turned into 15 years of ground-breaking discoveries and record-breaking achievements. Here's a look: https://twitter.com/i/moments/1095760482844184576
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    What ever happened to ?

    ....Star Gazing live? Looks like they have cancelled it because hasn't been on since 2017
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    North West Regional Discussion 30 Jan 2019 onwards

    Ice on cars where the dew has frozen. Looks a lovely sunny day,
  11. It will be gone in time for Easter, May Bank Holidays and the start of summer......
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    Winter 2018/19

    There have been 19+C in February before......1891 and 1990
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    What ever happened to ?

    Glacier Point? Seems to disappear when it goes pear-shaped.......