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Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

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Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby RayProudfoot » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:10 pm

Meteorological winter ended yesterday for the Northern Hemisphere. How was yours?

Fairly nondescript in the UK. No severe gales; no really bad snow and just moderate amounts of rain for the bulk of the country. Here's a few stats for this station:-

The mean temp was 5.0°C compared to the 30 year average of 4.6°C. Not as warm as last winter but warmer than 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2012/13.
Rainfall was 10.7" compared to 9.65" last winter.
Highest temp was 14.3°C on 9 January.
Lowest temp was -3.7°C on 3 February.
Highest gust was 53mph on 28 January.
Wettest day was 0.55" on 2 February.
Cheers,
Ray, Cheshire.

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby grwkak » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:44 am

In NE Ohio, started mild, ended brutal with the coldest Feb on record.

Summary for period 12/1/2014 to 2/28/2015

Temperature (°F):
Mean (1 minute) 22.2
Mean (min+max) 21.5
Mean Minimum 12.8
Mean Maximum 30.2
Minimum -29.4 on 2/20/2015
Maximum 57.0 on 1/4/2015
Highest Minimum 41.9 on 12/15/2014
Lowest Maximum -0.3 on 2/15/2015
Air frosts 82

Rainfall (in):
Total for period 4.31
Wettest day 0.90 on 1/3/2015
High rain rate 3.47 day 12/24/2014
Rain days 26
Dry days 64

Wind (mph):
Highest Gust 29 on 12/24/2014
Average Speed 3
Wind Run 6306.8 miles
Gale days 0

Pressure (in):
Maximum 30.894 on 2/28/2015
Minimum 29.233 on 12/24/2014

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby PaulMy » Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:55 am

Who said winter WAS? It is still here!
From my Top 10 (since October 2008): 5 min temp were this past month, the same with min avg temp, min apparent, lowest max, min wind chill.

January was also very cold but February set many daily low temp records (since 1941) for our area, the same as for most of the NE USA. The average snow depth for February was 39.3 cm. 204.19 hours of sunshine this February, compared to 242.50 February 2014.

Min Temp (°C)
-29.8 2015-02-20
-29.0 2015-02-16
-28.6 2015-02-15
-27.1 2015-02-27
-26.2 2009-02-05
-26.2 2014-02-12
-26.2 2015-02-19
-25.6 2014-01-22
-25.6 2015-02-28
-25.4 2014-02-17

Min Avg Temp (°C)
-23.2 2009-01-25
-21.8 2015-02-15
-21.0 2014-01-07
-20.3 2015-02-20
-19.7 2015-02-16
-19.2 2009-01-26
-18.7 2015-02-19
-18.5 2015-02-23
-17.8 2014-01-22
-17.8 2014-01-28

Min Apparent Temp (°C)
-33.7 2015-02-20
-32.9 2015-02-16
-32.4 2015-02-15
-31.4 2014-01-06
-31.1 2014-01-07
-30.9 2015-02-27
-30.0 2014-02-12
-30.0 2015-02-19
-29.4 2014-01-22
-29.4 2015-02-28

Lowest Max Temp (°C)
-17.2 2014-01-07
-15.7 2015-02-15
-14.4 2009-01-16
-14.2 2015-02-23
-13.7 2015-02-20
-13.4 2015-02-19
-13.3 2014-01-28
-13.1 2015-02-16
-12.8 2014-01-22
-12.4 2014-01-02

Min Wind Chill (°C)
-38.2 2014-01-07
-36.8 2014-01-06
-34.1 2015-02-15
-30.6 2015-02-19
-29.8 2015-02-20
-29.7 2014-01-28
-28.9 2015-02-16
-28.3 2014-01-29
-28.1 2015-02-23
-27.9 2015-02-14

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby Hunter362 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:39 am

Winter is still hanging on here as well... and usually last's well into late march.
Here's my stats so far, most of the NE US had a brutal Feburary with a mix of bitter cold and snow.
See my post here
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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby RayProudfoot » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:18 am

PaulMy wrote:Who said winter WAS? It is still here!
Paul

I don't know what the US Met Office equivalent determines to be the start and end of meteorological winter but it's 1 Dec - 28/29 Feb in the UK. This is different to astronomical winter of course. But as we're keeping weather records it makes sense to use the former.

Those are truly awful temperatures especially when you consider how much further south you are than the UK.
Cheers,
Ray, Cheshire.

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby studebaker » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:45 pm

Several new records established in Feb 2015

Lowest Temp = -35.1C on Feb 27

Lowest Wind Chill = -37.1C on Feb 15

Lowest Max Temp = -17.4C on Feb 13

Lowest Average Temp for the month = -9.3C

March 1st was the 36th day max temp has not been above 0C .

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby RayProudfoot » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:04 pm

Pardon my French but bloody 'ell! Do you turn off the freezer when it's that cold and just store the food in the garden shed?
Cheers,
Ray, Cheshire.

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby studebaker » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:16 pm

The upside of this cold weather is that I haven't seen any mosquitoes or black flies recently :lol:
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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby Viking » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:45 pm

Well for me in the Highlands of Scotland, my figures are:

Mean Temp 2.72c
Rainfall 16.57" (421.0mm)
Highest Temp 12.7c on 18 Feb 2015
Lowest Temp -8.8 on 22 Jan 2015
Highest Gust 35mph on 9 Jan 2015
Wettest Day 36mm (1.4173") on 15 Jan 2015
Highest Pressure 1041.32hPa
Lowest Pressure 951.41hPa
Snow falling on at least 7 days
Snow lying for 19 days

Today, it has been snowing on and off all day with about 60mm of snow lying. Just hope it doesn't freeze tonight - 2.4c just now.

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby RayProudfoot » Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:05 pm

Looks like you escaped bad storms with a high gust of only 35mph. Everything else looks pretty normal for the Highlands.
Cheers,
Ray, Cheshire.

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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby MackerelSky » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:37 pm

Like Paul, I'll use my top ten to tell the story.

Our Lowest Temps °F

-29.7° on 2/16/2015- (-34.3C)
-29.6° on 2/20/2015
-27.9° on 2/24/2015
-27.3° on 2/28/2015
-26.8° on 2/12/2014
-23.8° on 2/23/2015
-22.4° on 1/29/2014
-20.9° on 1/28/2014
-19.9° on 2/17/2014
-19.1° on 2/28/2014

Our Lowest Windchills °F

-29.7° on 2/16/2015 (-34.3C)
-29.6° on 2/20/2015
-27.9° on 2/24/2015
-27.3° on 2/28/2015
-26.8° on 2/12/2014
-24.3° on 1/7/2014
-23.8° on 2/23/2015
-22.4° on 1/29/2014
-21.7° on 2/15/2015
-20.9° on 1/28/2014

Low Apparent Temp °F

-36.7° on 2/16/2015 (-38.2C)
-36.6° on 2/20/2015
-34.9° on 2/24/2015
-34.3° on 2/28/2015
-33.8° on 2/12/2014
-30.8° on 2/23/2015
-29.9° on 1/29/2014
-27.9° on 1/28/2014
-26.8° on 2/17/2014
-26.0° on 2/28/2014

Lowest High Temp °F

0.2° on 1/7/2014
1.8° on 2/15/2015 (-16.7C)
7.0° on 2/19/2015
7.6° on 1/28/2014
9.7° on 2/20/2015
9.8° on 1/22/2014
10.3° on 1/3/2014
11.4° on 1/22/2013
12.0° on 1/23/2013
12.4° on 1/7/2015

Lowest Average Temp °F

-9.60° on 2/20/2015 (-23.1C)
-5.90° on 1/7/2014
-5.80° on 2/16/2015
-4.40° on 2/15/2015
-3.60° on 1/28/2014
-3.20° on 1/29/2014
-2.70° on 2/19/2015
-2.10° on 2/28/2015
-1.80° on 2/12/2014
0.50° on 2/23/2015

Our Lowest Dewpoint °F

-34.7°F on 2/16/2015 (-37.0C)
-34.6°F on 2/20/2015
-32.4°F on 2/24/2015
-32.1°F on 2/28/2015
-31.6°F on 2/12/2014
-28.0°F on 2/23/2015
-27.1°F on 1/29/2014
-25.9°F on 1/28/2014
-24.4°F on 2/17/2014
-23.6°F on 2/28/2014

Plus, we had 85 days during the period Dec. 1st to Feb. 28 with a low below 32°F(0°C) and 65 consecutive days with low below 32°F. If that isn't cold enough, we had 59 days during the period that never got above freezing. :shock:

My Noah Reports shows that since we began records four years ago this was the coldest winter we've had.

Insult to injury, we are under a winter storm warning for ice/sleet/freezing rain/snow 'till 7am on Wednesday. Time to break the seal on the bottle of rum.

Brad

Edit - On a lighter note, we've only had 58" of snow this season! ;)
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Re: Winter 2014/15 - How was it for you?

Postby De Hout » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:54 pm

Winter summary for Alkmaar, The Netherlands.
It was a very mild, wet and windy winter.

Summary for period 1-12-2014 to 28-2-2015

Temperature (°C):
Mean (1 minute) 4,8
Mean (min+max) 4,7
Mean Minimum 2,4
Mean Maximum 7,1
Minimum -5,4 on 23-1-2015
Maximum 11,7 on 22-12-2014
Highest Minimum 10,1 on 18-12-2014
Lowest Maximum 0,4 on 22-1-2015
Air frosts 20

Rainfall (mm):
Total for period 247,3
Wettest day 20,1 on 12-12-2014
High rain rate 27,6 day 12-12-2014
Rain days 64
Dry days 26

Wind (km/h):
Highest Gust 64,8 on 12-12-2014
Average Speed 11,3
Wind Run 24439,6 km
Gale days 0

Pressure (hPa):
Maximum 1040,6 on 18-2-2015
Minimum 971,5 on 29-1-2015

Days with snow falling 2
Days with snow lying at 0900 3

Total hours of sunshine 196,9


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