TonyH

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About TonyH

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    Llanwnnen, Lampeter, Ceredigion, 126m asl (exotic holidays in Rugby/ Coventry)
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    Nature, birdwatching, archaeology, computers, photography, weather.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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:
  5. 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!?
  6. 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
  7. Daily weather summary Llanwnnen, Ceredigion Clear periods, frosty last night, near calm. Cloudy this morning, a little drizzle at first. Hazy sunny intervals early afternoon then cloudy again, but became sunny after 1530. Rather cold, light to moderate north breeze after a calm morning. Overnight min: -4.2c 2300 yesterday 24 hour min: -4.2c Daytime max: 5.4c 1432 24hour max: 5.4c 24hour rain to 0900 today: 0.1mm Rain since 0900 today: Trace Monthly rain to date: 1.0mm Annual rain to date: 175.7mm Estimated sunshine from webcam captures: 2.5 hr Predominant wind direction: North Mean wind-speed: 3.5km/hr Maximum gust: NNE 16mph @ 1456 Currently- Temperature: 2.5c Dew point: 0.5c RH: 86% Pressure: 1028mbar Trend per hour: -0.03 Weather: Fairly clear State of ground: Damp
  8. Not that drastic MPG I will take a lower profile, my main forum is UKWW now but I still feel duty bound to post my daily/ monthly summaries here as I know some appreciate them ...Besides I am coming up to my 10, 000th post :O
  9. Well at least Aberdeen was the sunniest place in the UK January so its not all doom and gloom up there, funny how you dont mention that!
  10. Daily weather summary Llanwnnen, Ceredigion Clear skies and sharp frost yesterday evening became cloudier about midnight with a temperature rise above 0c. Clear spells and frost again late night. Light north breeze. Rather cloudy start, almost unbroken bright sunshine from 0830. Cold with a moderate north breeze. Shade frost and ice persisted. Overnight min: -4.4c 2300 yesterday 24 hour min: -4.4c Daytime max: 4.5c 1459 24 hour max: 4.5c 24 hour rain to 0900 today: Nil Rain since 0900 today: Nil Monthly rain to date: 0.9mm Annual rain to date: 175.6mm Estimated sunshine from webcam captures: 8.5 hours Predominant wind direction: North Mean wind-speed: 8.5km/hr Maximum gust: NNW 18mph 1312 Currently Temperature: 0.1c Dewpoint: -2.4c RH: 83% Pressure: 1026.5mbar Trendper hour: 0.59 Weather: Clear frosty State of ground: Dried out, damp, frosty patches; lawn frosted
  11. My lowest is -8.4c 29 Dec, that would be a typical Winter minimum.
  12. Correct its a snow/ storm forum not a true weather enthusiasts forum.
  13. Llanwnnen, Ceredigion daily summary Clear periods with quite a severe frost last night, near calm. Sunny today, rather cold but shade frost mostly thawed. Light to moderate NNW breeze. Clear with frost soon setting in again after sunset. Overnight min:-7.1c 0758 24 hour min: -7.1c Daytime max: 4.4c 1436 24 hour max: 4.4c 24 hour rain to 0900 today: 0.3mm Rain since 0900 today: Nil Monthly rain to date: 0.9mm Annual rain to date: 175.6mm Estimated sunshine from webcam captures: 7.5 hr Currently- Temperature: -1.0c Dewpoint: -3.0c RH: 85% Pressure: 1014mbar rising Trendper hour: 0.73 Weather: Clear frosty State of ground: Damp and icy patches, lawn frosted
  14. Low of -7.1c this morning, third coldest of Winter (-8.4c 29 Dec). Lovely hoar frost Looks like a very dry first half of February with high pressure over us next week and a bit different to this time last year! 287mm here Feb 2014.
  15. Its held together well should give many places a dusting.