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What would be your ideal year? For me it would be quite a mild/warm year with thundery spells, for example:

 

1-24 January 1989, 25 January 2014, 26-31 January 2013

1-7 February 1998, 8-12 February 2008, 13-20 February 1998, 21-28 February 2012

March 2012

April 2011

1-12 May 2008, 13-20 May 2014,  21-23 May 2010, 24-31 May 2012

1-11 June 2007, 11-27 June 2005, 28 June 2012, 29-30 June 2006

1-17 July 2006, 18-26 July 2014, 27-31 July 1995

1-11 August 2003, 12-31 August 1995

1-24 September 2006, 25-30 September 2011

1-3 October 2011, 4-24 October 1995, 25-29 October 2013, 30-31 October 2014,

November 2011

December 1988

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What would be your ideal year? For me it would be quite a mild/warm year with thundery spells, for example:

 

Perhaps if might be more interesting if the theoretical CETs are included:

 

http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcet/cetdl1772on.dat

 

Your CETs:

 

Jan: 6.3

Feb: 7.3

Mar: 8.3

Apr: 11.8

May: 15.6

Jun: 16.4

Jul: 18.9

Aug: 19.4

Sep: 17.2

Oct: 14.1

Nov: 9.6

Dec: 7.5

 

Winter: 7.03

Spring: 11.88

Summer: 18.27

Autumn: 13.63

 

Annual: 12.73

 

I'm guessing you like mild weather then? :D

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Perhaps if might be more interesting if the theoretical CETs are included:

 

http://hadobs.metoffice.com/hadcet/cetdl1772on.dat

 

Your CETs:

 

Jan: 6.3

Feb: 7.3

Mar: 8.3

Apr: 11.8

May: 15.6

Jun: 16.4

Jul: 18.9

Aug: 19.4

Sep: 17.2

Oct: 14.1

Nov: 9.6

Dec: 7.5

 

Winter: 7.03

Spring: 11.88

Summer: 18.27

Autumn: 13.63

 

Annual: 12.73

 

I'm guessing you like mild weather then? :D

 

 

Well, that would be my absolute worst nightmare of a year!  Yuck!!!   :help:

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My ideal year would be:

 

January 1795 (-3.1C)

February 1947 (-1.9C)

March 1674 (1.0C)

April 1701 (4.7C)

May 1698 (8.5C)

June 1675 (11.5C)

July 1816 (13.4C)

August 1912 (12.9C)

September 1674 (10.5C)

October 1740 (5.3C)

November 1782 (2.3C)

December 1890 (-0.8C)

 

They're all the coldest on the CET record in case you haven't already guessed. This gives an annual CET of 5.36C.

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Nov like '96

Dec like 2010

Jan like 2013

Feb like 2009

Mar like 2013

Apr like 2007

 

May, 18-23 max temps, light winds sunny

June 20-24 max temps, light winds sunny

July 20-24 max temps, light winds sunny

same for Aug and Sept

 

0ct, dry with mild/warm start, but signs of early winter around holiday week (the last week)

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January 1963

March 2013

April 1995

May 2001

June 1992

July 1989

August 1990

September 1991

October 2012

November 1993

December 2010

 

I decided to put it on a wiki climate box, since I have nothing better to do.

 

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Yup, four-season lover.

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From the last decade or so...

 

Jan 10

Feb 10

Mar 12

Apr 07

May 08

Jun 06

July 06

Aug 10

Sep 12 

Oct 12

Nov 05 

Dec 10

 

Nov-Feb i clearly love winter. Something better than Feb 10 would be good, it's a weak month compared to the others. 

March-July i generally love hot and dry albeit i hate humidity so my love is very specific once we get to summer.

Aug-Oct i like an early Autumn. North westerlies and generous wind and rain. 

 

I have noticed that i like sharp, out of season things (March and August notably).

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I think I'll opt for 1947: a fabulous winter followed by a long, hot summer...And all in a year of very-high Solar activity. :)

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My ideal year would be a very cold year with a cold winter, cold spring, cold summer and cold autumn all included and would be made out of these months:-

 

January 1963 (-2.1C)

February 1986 (-1.1C)

March 2013 (2.7C)

April 1917 (5.4C)

May 1902 (8.9C)

June 1916 (11.8C)

July 1965 (14C)

August 1956 (13.5C)

September 1952 (10.7C)

October 1817 (6.4C)

November 1919 (3.3C)

December 2010 (-0.7C)

 

Year CET 6.07C! :cold:

 

I would have chosen the all of the coldest months on record but 22nov10blast beat me to it! :yahoo:

 

I must admit, I find Summer Blizzard's choice unusual.  A cool/very cold late summer through late winter period yet with a very warm early spring through mid summer period.  Hyper continental!  Not even countries like Alaska, Canada and Russia and Scandinavia can pull that off!

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My ideal year would be a very cold year made out of these months:-

January 1963 (-2.1C)

February 1986 (-1.1C)

March 2013 (2.7C)

April 1917 (5.4C)

May 1902 (8.9C)

June 1916 (11.8C)

July 1965 (14C)

August 1912 (12.9C)

September 1952 (10.7C)

October 1919 (7.4C)

November 1919 (3.3C)

December 2010 (-0.7C)

 

 

I must admit, I find Summer Blizzard's choice unusual.  A cool/very cold late summer though late winter period yet with a very warm early spring through mid summer period.

 

I like sunshine and dry weather but i only like dry heat. I cannot stand humidity and don't care much for showers ect.. 

 

Since late summer/early Autumn produces humidity more often in the hot spells, i prefer spring heat which is lovely (and often has a cool sea breeze). 

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My ideal year would be a very cold year made out of these months:-

January 1963 (-2.1C)

February 1986 (-1.1C)

March 2013 (2.7C)

April 1917 (5.4C)

May 1902 (8.9C)

June 1916 (11.8C)

July 1965 (14C)

August 1912 (12.9C)

September 1952 (10.7C)

October 1919 (7.4C)

November 1919 (3.3C)

December 2010 (-0.7C)

 

 

 

That's more like it!   :D

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Having spent several years in Austria and Canada, I do remember memorable weather event months in the UK. These stand out by a mile !

September 1959 Indian Summer and drought

January 1963 Extreme cold and drifting snow

February 1969 Polar Lows

August 1976 Summer heat

February 1979 Bitter winds and drifting snow.

December 1981 ? Early winter freeze and blizzards

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I find very mild winter months on the whole, tedious.

December 1988, January 1989, November 2011 were borefests.

January 1979

February 1986

March 1995

April 1995

May 1992

June 1992

July 1995

August 1995

September 2006

October 1995

November 1985

December 2010

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Im not going to pick a year Jan - Dec but rather Apr - Apr.

 

so my year would be if I could re-live it would be April 2010 - April 2011 in Edmonton Canada..had everything (including the kitchen sink) you could ever wish for..lots of cold..copious amounts of snow..early autumn warmth..massive summer storms..huge damaging hail..even the odd tornado thrown in for good measure.

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Ideal year:

Winter - generally cold and snowy with undercutting Atlantic and Channel Lows providing stalling frontal snowfall events over central UK. Would wake up to mornings of deep snow cover and thick, sparkling, frosts. Occasional, milder, sunnier periods to help break up the cold weather at times. But overall a blend of December 2010, January 2010/2013 and February 2010

Spring - A month delivering a mixture of everything from frequent potent North-Westerly and snow shower setups to warm, calm, sunny South-Easterly winds with blocking over Europe. Minimum amount of frontal rainfall events with most rain coming in the form of showers and thunderstorms. In early May, there would be an unusually cold, unstable, Northerly wind with -7*C 850 hPa temperatures reaching the Midlands and providing some monstrous snow showers and periods of thundersnow. But then a big warm up mid-month onwards with a 10 hour thunderstorm providing frequent hail and lightning. A blend of March 1995 and 2006, April 2008 and May 2006

Summer - No drizzle and North-Sea cloud allowed. The odd very heavy frontal rainfall event otherwise, like Spring, rain would come in the form of thunderstorms. Some sharp hail showers at times too, otherwise mostly warm and sunny. Would have elements from June 2006, July 2006 and 2014, and August 1995 and 2003

Autumn - Warm start with frequent slack Southerly winds with record breaking temperatures at the beginning of October. 31*C would be reached on the 1st of that month. Some very potent cold Northerly winds setting in towards end of the month with heavy hail and snow showers. November would see a mixture of warm and cold spells with some snow at times towards the end of the month. There would be a thunderstorm, too, that turns into a period of very heavy snow. Suitable matches for this: September 2006, October 2008/2011 and November 2005/2010.

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I find very mild winter months on the whole, tedious.

December 1988, January 1989, November 2011 were borefests.

January 1979

February 1986

March 1995

April 1995

May 1992

June 1992

July 1995

August 1995

September 2006

October 1995

November 1985

December 2010

To be fair though I find cold months tedious. December 2010: alright that one was very interesting and ironically enjoyable for me, but March 2013, what a misery-fest that vile, disgusting month was. Cold, cloudy and sleety garbage here.

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Ideal year:

Winter - generally cold and snowy with undercutting Atlantic and Channel Lows providing stalling frontal snowfall events over central UK. Would wake up to mornings of deep snow cover and thick, sparkling, frosts. Occasional, milder, sunnier periods to help break up the cold weather at times. But overall a blend of December 2010, January 2010/2013 and February 2010

Spring - A month delivering a mixture of everything from frequent potent North-Westerly and snow shower setups to warm, calm, sunny South-Easterly winds with blocking over Europe. Minimum amount of frontal rainfall events with most rain coming in the form of showers and thunderstorms. In early May, there would be an unusually cold, unstable, Northerly wind with -7*C 850 hPa temperatures reaching the Midlands and providing some monstrous snow showers and periods of thundersnow. But then a big warm up mid-month onwards with a 10 hour thunderstorm providing frequent hail and lightning. A blend of March 1995 and 2006, April 2008 and May 2006

Summer - No drizzle and North-Sea cloud allowed. The odd very heavy frontal rainfall event otherwise, like Spring, rain would come in the form of thunderstorms. Some sharp hail showers at times too, otherwise mostly warm and sunny. Would have elements from June 2006, July 2006 and 2014, and August 1995 and 2003

Autumn - Warm start with frequent slack Southerly winds with record breaking temperatures at the beginning of October. 31*C would be reached on the 1st of that month. Some very potent cold Northerly winds setting in towards end of the month with heavy hail and snow showers. November would see a mixture of warm and cold spells with some snow at times towards the end of the month. There would be a thunderstorm, too, that turns into a period of very heavy snow. Suitable matches for this: September 2006, October 2008/2011 and November 2005/2010.

What you have described is almost a typical year in Calgary.

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If we are going to split months up:

1-8 Jan 1997, 9-17 Jan 1987, 18-25 Jan 2013, 26-31 Jan 1996.

1-12 Feb 1991, 13-25 Feb 1994, 26-29 Feb 2004

1-7 Mar 1995, 8-13 Mar 2006, 16-23 Mar 2001, 24-31 Mar 2012 (what a month!)

All of April 2007

1-7 May 1995, 8-12 May 2008, 13-31 May 1992

1-5 Jun 1996, 6-13 June 2006, 14-27 Jun 2005, 28-30 June 1995

July 2006

August 1995

1-24 Sep 2006, 25-30 Sep 2011

1-4 Oct 2011, 5-9 Oct 1995, 10-25 Oct 2001, 26-31 Oct 1997

1-4 and 15-23 Nov 1988, 24-30 Nov 2010

1-7 and 17-26 Dec 2010, 8-10 Dec 1990, 11-15 Dec 1981, 27-31 Dec 1995

Still stuck for 5-14 Nov. Any years that were anything other than dull, wet and horrid? Cant think of any, especially 7-10 Nov. If anyone thinks 2001, there wasn't any real snow except on the hills, here it was just dull and 6C instead of dull and 10C. 1993 didn't go cold till mid month.

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Still stuck for 5-14 Nov. Any years that were anything other than dull, wet and horrid? Cant think of any, especially 7-10 Nov. If anyone thinks 2001, there wasn't any real snow except on the hills, here it was just dull and 6C instead of dull and 10C. 1993 didn't go cold till mid month.

 

Maybe 2007? If you like just generally dry autumnal feeling weather, that period of November 2007 felt autumnal enough with a few frosts from the 12th onwards. The 15th and 16th were particularly frosty though I see you've got that bit sorted. It was also often bright at least in my neck of the woods if a little breezy at times.

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Maybe 2007? If you like just generally dry autumnal feeling weather, that period of November 2007 felt autumnal enough with a few frosts from the 12th onwards. The 15th and 16th were particularly frosty though I see you've got that bit sorted. It was also often bright at least in my neck of the woods if a little breezy at times.

I don't remember much then, though I think that period in 2009 was at least pretty dry in a very wet November.

But the lack of interesting weather during that period of November can be shown by the temperature records for those dates. Here are the years they were set, note the absence of the last 30 years:

Highest max:

5th 1938

6th 1972

7th 2003

8th 1881 (!)

9th 1977

10th 1938

11th 1916 (TORRO query this, next up is 1954)

And the lowest min:

6th 1981

7th 1949

8th 1923

9th 1921

10th 1875

11th 1966

The 6th and 8th are particularly notable as the low records are only -7.2 and -8.9; higher than several days in October and May. The 2003 warm spell I remember well, it ended on the 7th and the following days were cloudy and boring, so it didn't cover this whole span of dates. 1938 may have been the year...

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1st to 8th Jan 1979.                Snowy with hard frost.

9th to 13th Jan 1987.             Powder snow.

14th to  27th Jan 1984          60 cms snow. PM bliss.

28th Jan to 12th Feb 1978   Great Highland blizzard then 30 cms 12th Feb.

13th to 20th Feb 1979         Big blizzards particularly 14th to16th.

21st to 26th Feb 1969         Snowy

28th Feb to 4rth Mar 2006  V cold Northerlies with snow shs.

5th to 10th Mar 1970           Snowy.

11th to 12th Mar 2006        Heavy snow on 12th.Toss up with 1970 for this date.

13th to 25th Mar 2013       Cold with snow shs.

26th Mar to 12th Apr 1975 Cold and windy with snow shs.

13th to 30th Apr 2007         Sunny and dry.

1st to 30th May 2008         Warm sunny and very dry.

31st May to 30th Jun 1975  V cold snow on 2nd then warm and sunny.

1st July to 31st Jul 1976    Hot and sunny

1st to 21st Aug 1981        Thundery

22nd Aug to 18th Sept 1976 Warm then the earliest lasting snow on the mountains Cairngorms in my lifetime.

19th to 22nd Sep 1998      Warm and sunny. 21st hottest day of that year [and my daughter's Christening]

23rd to 30th Sep 2005     Early frost.

1st to 22nd Oct 1992      Cold with some snow.

23rd to 31St Oct 2008   Cold again with some snow.

1st to 22nd Nov 2005  Warm then cold with some frost and snow.

23rd Nov to 8th Dec 2010  45 cms snow and the coldest temp I have recorded in Dundee.

9th to 23rd Dec1981 Cold and snowy.

24th to 26th Dec1995 A Christmas blizzard with powder snow.

27th to 31st Dec 2009 Vcold 45cms snow.

From my weather diaries though not all from the same place as i moved around quite a bit. I guess that I like snow but have a bit room for warm and sunny weather plus an occasional big thunderstorm.

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1st to 8th Jan 1979.                Snowy with hard frost.

9th to 13th Jan 1987.             Powder snow.

14th to  27th Jan 1984          60 cms snow. PM bliss.

28th Jan to 12th Feb 1978   Great Highland blizzard then 30 cms 12th Feb.

13th to 20th Feb 1979         Big blizzards particularly 14th to16th.

21st to 26th Feb 1969         Snowy

28th Feb to 4rth Mar 2006  V cold Northerlies with snow shs.

5th to 10th Mar 1970           Snowy.

11th to 12th Mar 2006        Heavy snow on 12th.Toss up with 1970 for this date.

13th to 25th Mar 2013       Cold with snow shs.

26th Mar to 12th Apr 1975 Cold and windy with snow shs.

13th to 30th Apr 2007         Sunny and dry.

1st to 30th May 2008         Warm sunny and very dry.

31st May to 30th Jun 1975  V cold snow on 2nd then warm and sunny.

1st July to 31st Jul 1976    Hot and sunny

1st to 21st Aug 1981        Thundery

22nd Aug to 18th Sept 1976 Warm then the earliest lasting snow on the mountains Cairngorms in my lifetime.

19th to 22nd Sep 1998      Warm and sunny. 21st hottest day of that year [and my daughter's Christening]

23rd to 30th Sep 2005     Early frost.

1st to 22nd Oct 1992      Cold with some snow.

23rd to 31St Oct 2008   Cold again with some snow.

1st to 22nd Nov 2005  Warm then cold with some frost and snow.

23rd Nov to 8th Dec 2010  45 cms snow and the coldest temp I have recorded in Dundee.

9th to 23rd Dec1981 Cold and snowy.

24th to 26th Dec1995 A Christmas blizzard with powder snow.

27th to 31st Dec 2009 Vcold 45cms snow.

From my weather diaries though not all from the same place as i moved around quite a bit. I guess that I like snow but have a bit room for warm and sunny weather plus an occasional big thunderstorm.

No mention of February 1986 or November 1985.Am surprised you picked a couple of warm months when its obvious you need to move to an Antarctic outpost!!

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I find very mild winter months on the whole, tedious.

December 1988, January 1989, November 2011 were borefests.

January 1979

February 1986

March 1995

April 1995

May 1992

June 1992

July 1995

August 1995

September 2006

October 1995

November 1985

December 2010

I chose July 1995 but thinking about it, July 1994 edges it for me due to the thunderstorms.

BBC forecasts from July 1994

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A mild cool summer, crisp autumn and cold snowy severe winter. Spring can do what it likes as long as I get the other three lol can't stand summers in the 20s, can't wait for it to be done so the proper countdown to start. Nothing better than when the good old winter predictions start. I see there are a few already, earlier than usual - fine by me!

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