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TonyH last won the day on May 24 2014

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    Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
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  1. Thanks Paul yes its been normal since 2120. Thanks very much.
  2. Thanks Paul yes that does it although I cant tolerate the gaudy colours of the other schemes!
  3. Hi Paul blimey you were quick :). Will try that then but never had it do this before (in over 12 years subs). Actually the first blank frame was 1300 (alternate frames blank still back to then).
  4. Radar been a pain all day (my wettest September day!). Only appearing every other frame (10 minutes instead of the usual 5.
  5. Well that was the warmest night of the year here min 17c.
  6. As a Mushyman surely you cant wait for Autumn
  7. About 5cm slushy covering first thing at my parents in Long Lawford Rugby, 40.3mm in the Snowdon gauge, imagine if that had all been settling snow!
  8. 30.6c the high last week here near Lampeter, a June record srb 2006.
  9. TonyH

    The Midlands - Weather Chat

    Not trying to be clever at all CH its just that I have been recording the weather each day for over 40 years and cant abide inaccuracies or exagerration. I think the fact that you were only 13 has tinted your view of the event, and no doubt you do honestly perceive that there was over 2 feet, all I am saying is that would have been on the side of the road where it had drifted, as there are no measurements of level snow approaching 2 feet in the lowland Midlands for that event. Carry on and believe your perceptions but I actually measured the stuff All I try to do is inform and provide accurate data from my life long hobby of recording the weather, I am dismayed at the hype that has taken over Netweather and so will leave you all to it.
  10. TonyH

    The Midlands - Weather Chat

    My post in a previous thread about the Dec 90 snow event: I had 31cm in E Coventry, I know the west of the city, Solihull and Kenilworth had more, with greatest depths of LEVEL snow over 40cm. Some depths of level snow from 'COL' Dec 1990 accounts: Coundon Coventry: 28cm, drifts of 2 feet Knowle: 42cm, many drifts of 3 feet. Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs: 28cm, 2 metre drifts Middleton, Derbyshire: 38cm, 3 metre drifts Willenhall, W Mids, 23cm, 2 feet drifts across drives and lawns, This illustrates the difficulties in obtaining measurements of level snow following a blizzard. https://forum.netweather.tv/topic/52188-the-great-midlands-blizzard-9th-december-1990/page-2
  11. TonyH

    The Midlands - Weather Chat

    Photo of the snow at Allesley Park Coventry Dec 1990: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_of_1990%E2%80%9391_in_Western_Europe Note how deep it is drifted against the garden walls on the left. I mean CH started a thread about this event on here and since then his estimations have gone up over half a foot! "Almost 2 feet of level snow in the back yard and in the street " https://forum.netweather.tv/topic/52188-the-great-midlands-blizzard-9th-december-1990/ There was 42cm at Acocks Green again reported in COL. Thats the highest actual MEASURED depth anywhere from the event. Some more photos: http://www.geograph.org.uk/search.php?i=5468861
  12. TonyH

    The Midlands - Weather Chat

    That was my measurement on the back lawn - a representative amount, the official measurement obtained from putting the ruler in at various points and taking the average. For Coventry that day was 28cm at Bablake School, it was drifted to a couple of feet but its the level amount that counts officially. My rain station was contributing to British Rainfall Organisation at the time and I knew how to measure snow. It was not as difficult on that occasion as it was say in Jan 87 when the drifts were bad but level depth snow less. Here is a report from a fellow weather observer based in Coventry of the event:
  13. TonyH

    The Midlands - Weather Chat

    I am totally flabbergasted how you got 'two and a half feet' while I measured a LEVEL 31cm just 4 miles away at Walsgrave? The most I have seen recorded was 40cm in the Solihull area (Climatological Observers Link), and it looked around 40cm on a friends photos of Kenilworth. But yours blew these amounts away more like 70cm!?
  14. Daily weather summary Llanwnnen, Ceredigion Clear periods and frosty last night, light NNE breeze. Sunny start, then rather cloudy 09 - 1130, followed by a sunny afternoon. Light to moderate NNW to NE breeze. Quite cold. Overnight min: -5.1c 0640 24 hour min: -5.1c Daytime max: 4.4c 1334 24 hour max: 4.4c 24 hour rain to 0900 today: Trace Rain since 0900 today: Nil Monthly rain to date: 1.0mm Annual rain to date: 175.7mm Estimated sunshine from webcam captures: 6 hours Predominant wind direction: NNE Mean wind-speed: 3.9mph Maximum gust: NE 18mph Currently- Temperature: -0.2c Dewpoint: -2.4c RH: 85% Pressure: 1035mbar rising Trend per hour: 0.44 Weather: Clear frosty State of ground: Slightly damp, lawn frosted