February 2020

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February 2020

Post by darrog » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:23 pm

I know that there is a separate thread Re' the x2 storms this month - but will Feb' 2020 be a record breaker?

Appleby (from 1857) needs to beat 228.5 (1997) - Newton Rigg (1900) 239.1 (1990) and at Seathwaite (1844) it is 776.0 mm from 1848.

That Seathwaite one is one of the few months that exceeded an average of 25.4 mm per day (the winter 1847-48 had 1543.3 mm).

One of the other curios for me is the date on which I reach 500 mm - 1000 mm of rain each year.
So far I have 445.9 mm and expect to beat my earliest date of 20th March (2014) - the latest date is a staggeringly late 20th October (2010)
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Re: February 2020

Post by darrog » Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:29 pm

Should have included that to date this Feb' is also my windiest in terms of mean wind speed, currently 15 mph and comfortably beating the 12.9 mph from Dec' 2015.
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Re: February 2020

Post by Paul C » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:47 pm

darrog wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:29 pm
Should have included that to date this Feb' is also my windiest in terms of mean wind speed, currently 15 mph and comfortably beating the 12.9 mph from Dec' 2015.
15.1mph average wind speed for me - very similar indeed

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Re: February 2020

Post by Paul C » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:49 pm

darrog wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:23 pm
I know that there is a separate thread Re' the x2 storms this month - but will Feb' 2020 be a record breaker?

Appleby (from 1857) needs to beat 228.5 (1997) - Newton Rigg (1900) 239.1 (1990) and at Seathwaite (1844) it is 776.0 mm from 1848.

That Seathwaite one is one of the few months that exceeded an average of 25.4 mm per day (the winter 1847-48 had 1543.3 mm).

One of the other curios for me is the date on which I reach 500 mm - 1000 mm of rain each year.
So far I have 445.9 mm and expect to beat my earliest date of 20th March (2014) - the latest date is a staggeringly late 20th October (2010)
Some very high amounts there, will be very interesting to see if they are beaten - wont have to wait long now

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Re: February 2020

Post by darrog » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:53 am

Mm ended up with 343.4 mm and a mean wind speed of 14.1 mph - a new high for me.
Dec' 2015 at 12.9 mph pales beside this.
however, still only x1 day with a gale and that is despite x9 days having gusts of 50mph+.

Rain locally was:
Crosby Ravensworth 428.6 mm (this gauge is only 0.7 miles from me - but to the south)
CastleHowe Scar 498.5 mm (this is in between Crosby Ravensworth and Shap) - so Shap will be about 575-600 mm at a guess.
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Re: February 2020

Post by darrog » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:58 am

I expect that Seathwaite will have had its wettest Feb' - only has to beat 776.0 mm from 1848
But consider that is an average of 1.09 inch of rain per day.

I don't think that Appleby will beat its record of 228.5 mm (1997) - but could be close.
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