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About sundog

  • Birthday 03/10/73

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    Ashbourne,County Meath,about 6 miles northwest of dublin airport. 74m ASL
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    The weather of course particulary cold weather snow, frost etc. movies,sport and military history and painting military miniatures(toy soldiers).
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    Cold weather - frost or snow

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  1. Today i recorded my warmest march day since 2012. 15.6c.
  2. If 2017 sets a new recored for lowest min ,it will a 5 yr pattern. 2007, 2012, 2017.
  3. Another way of looking at it,48 spotless days since june 1st last yr. There wasnt any spotless days for the first 5 months of 2016.
  4. I thought winter 2016/17 was just as bad as last winter when it came to cold and snow. Over 40% of the days of the winter i recorded temps in double figures which is similar to what i recorded last winter. It was a rather cloudy winter here. The only good thing i can say about the winter was at least there wasnt many storms and little or no flooding. The number of days with snow falling here was 4,got a brief dusting on the 12th of jan and that was my snowcover for winter 2016/17 lol. 14 airfrosts Coldest min a pathetic -1.8c on the 3rd jan (last winter it was -2.4c) coldest max temp 3.1c on the 13th of jan (last winter it was 3.7c) Warmest temp 14.7c in the 7th of dec (last yr winter it was 14.5c)
  5. 6.4c for me please.
  6. Looks like this winter is all over bar the bs. Another winter for the tip.
  7. I think its come to the stage that when forecasting a winter that if there has been a warm sept before it then it should be seriously given thought to be used with teleconnections etc.
  8. Yes i understood what summer of 95 meant,but its stlll nothing thing to do with sept. Im only talking about sept and a warm one at that as normally i would agree that why should a 30 day period have any effect weeks down the line. But imo a warm sept for whatever reason does seem to be a sign of a crap winter at least in more recent times. In my head by the end of last sept i had already pretty much written off this winter however i got reeled in by the hype later in the autumn and indeed there was positive signs at that point of perhaps an interesting winter. But i should have gone with my earlier thoughts and if i had i might have saved myself being more frustrated then usual this winter given the positive signs in oct/nov.
  9. whats march got to do with sept though????
  10. It may not come in overly mild,but there is no getting away from it that this winter has been crap for proper cold and snow. The feeble attempt last weekend summed up this winter well,pretty pathetic. At my location a good number of days this winter the temp has gotten into double figures. Nearly half the days last month were in double figures here.
  11. One of my fears going into this winter despite positive signs during oct and nov was how warm sept was. I agree that a warm sept generally seems to be bad news if one wants the winter to a good one at least in recent yrs. All the hype last autumn seemed to ignore this fact. Yet again it been proven to be correct and isnt it a sept cet of 16.0c or greater has never been followed by a cold winter,yet again thats proven to be correct aswell,although not that theres been many of them. Maybe something that should be taken more seriously next sept especially those hunting late summer warmth in sept and still hoping for a cold winter.
  12. well that cold snap was real bottom of the barrel stuff,pathetic. Not that i was expecting it to be much better anyway. Perhaps the end of the month /start of march could deliver something half decent,but im sure there are some who dont give a toss at this stage considering the way this winter has gone.
  13. yep,the story of this winter so cant say im too surprised. Our cold spell now a cold snap with the usual watered down sh*te. When the chips are down the chips are down.We will get lucky at some stage with a major cold spell but it wont be happening this winter.