February and Winter Statistics

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February and Winter Statistics

Post by stephenprudence » Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:53 pm

It's quite an unusual one tonight, they will be available in just over an hours time. Just have to wait until midnight to ensure things don't change.
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USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by cheshirepalms » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:12 pm

I've has a 0.4c so far this month, its 1.7c currently so should be OK for the month but it will drop below 0c unless we get some cloud.


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by stephenprudence » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:05 am

February 2014 Statistics

February was a month that was fairly benign from those that preceded them, except for one final storm around Valentines Day and the snow snowfall of the season that occurred on the 11th, however the snow did not settled and it only lasted around 5 minutes. There was a fair bit of rain, without it being nearly as wet as January. Again this month will be noted for the absence of air frost, which has been the big headline hitter this Winter.

Below are the statistics for my weather station during the month of February

Mean Maximum: 9.8C
Mean Minimum: 3.9C
Overall Mean: 6.85C


Monthly Rainfall total: 82.5mm
Rainfall days: 19 days
Max rainfall in one day: 12.6mm (12th February)
Total Snowfall: 0cm
Snowfall Days (Sn*w falling): 1 day
Max snowfall in one day: 0cm

Highest daily maximum temperature: 14.0C (23rd February)
Lowest daily maximum temperature: 7.4C (10th February)
Highest daily minimum temperature: 9.7C (23rd February)
Lowest daily minimum temperature: 0.2C (10th February)

Days with Ground Frost: 5
Days with Air Frost: 0
Days of falling Sn*w: 1
Days of lying Sn*w: 0
Thunder days: 0

Temperature frequency breakdown

Maximum temperature:
5.0C to 9.9C: 19: 15 days
10.0C to 14.9C: 13 days

Minimum temperature:
0.0C to 4.9C: 21 days
5.0C to 9.9C: 7 days

Compared to the Colwyn Bay average (81-10 average = 5.55C), my average comes in at 1.3C above the Colwyn Bay average, making it an above average month
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Heswall, Wirral, UK
USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by stephenprudence » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:07 am

Winter 2013-14 Statistics and Summary

Winter 2013-14 will go down as one of the most memorable winters of perhaps any winter ever witnessed by man. The incessant violent storms, that saw widespread flooding, the exceptional low pressures recorded, plus the frequency of systems off the Atlantic. Further more, due to all the cloud, wind, and rain, this season will be known for it's lack of frost, ice, and snow, which in some parts were unprecedented. That is to say this winter will go down in the annals of Meteorology as perhaps the most famous winter, surpassing that of other memorable winters such as 1947, 1963 and 1988. On a personal level, winter of 2013-14 wasn't quite a record breaker, in that frost-free years have occurred before (2006-7), but whilst we didn't achieve a completely frost-free ticket, we did see a cool, but benign winter in terms of temperatures. The only snowfall of the winter occurred on Febuary 11th, and rainfall whilst high was not record breaking.

Below are the statistics for my weather station during the Winter season of 2013-14.

Mean Maximum: 9.6C
Mean Minimum: 4.0C
Overall Mean: 6.8C


Seasonal Rainfall total: 264.0mm
Rainfall days: 63 days
Maximum rainfall in one day: 15.9mm (23rd December)
Total Snowfall: 0cm
Snowfall Days (Sn*w falling): 1 day
Maximum snowfall in one day: 0cm

Highest daily maximum temperature: 14.3C (15th December)
Lowest daily maximum temperature: 4.5C (30th January)
Highest daily minimum temperature: 9.7C (23rd February)
Lowest daily minimum temperature: -0.7C (26th December)

Days with Ground Frost: 14
Days with Air Frost: 1
Days of falling Sn*w: 1
Days of lying Sn*w: 0
Thunder days: 0

Temperature frequency breakdown

Maximum temperature:
0.0C to 4.9C: 1 day
5.0C to 9.9C: 45 days
10.0C to 14.9C: 43 days

Minimum temperature:
-5.0C to -0.1C: 1 day
0.0C to 4.9C: 58 days
5.0C to 9.9C: 31 days

Compared to the winter CET average for Colwyn Bay (81-10 average = 5.75C ), my statistics come in +1.05C above the Colwyn Bay average making it a significantly above average season
Heswall, Wirral, UK
USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by stephenprudence » Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:09 am

All in all a great winter indeed for the plants.. I personally have had a great Winter, and thankfully the first air frost has held off until the other side of midnight, which makes winter 2013-14 look quite special... and that's when you consider Ive had some of the lower temperatures this winter.. so other people will be just as surprised at their own stats I think.
Heswall, Wirral, UK
USDA equivalent average temperature zone: 9a/RHS zone 3
AHS Heat Zone: 1
Last 5 winter minimums:
2007: -0.1C, 2008: -4.2C, 2009: -5.7C, 2010: -10.5 (record), 2011: -4.9C, 2012: -5.3, 2013: -4.5C (so far)


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by Nigel » Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:20 am

2006-2007 wasnt frost free for me Stephen. This is the first. The MET say 6th warmest winter since records began, considering the lack of frost i thought it would rank higher.
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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by philip kitts » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:10 am

yes amazingly mild but not particularly warm I remember feb maximums in the 1990,s of 16-18c.one year possibly 1997 :?: I had 19c on valentines day .I guess the air was moving far too much to warm up much this year stirring it up like goldilocks porridge not too hot !not too cold! but just right :lol:


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:31 am

Frost last night but a sunny morning.
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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by Exotic Life » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:19 pm

February did a good job with being warmer then January, if this will be a trend this then I will be happy. February have been mild and sunny, but wetter then average. February 2014 is now my mildest since I started recording, it is just a little milder (0,2C) then the old record from 2007. If you look to official weather stations it is the 4th mildest february since 1901.

Feb statistics

Mean Maximum: 10.5C
Mean Minimum: 5.1C
Overall Mean: 7.8C

Monthly Rainfall total: 80mm
Rainfall days: 14 days
Max rainfall in one day: 15mm (7th February)

Highest daily maximum temperature: 14.2C (24 February)
Lowest daily maximum temperature: 8.0C (13 February)
Highest daily minimum temperature: 10.3C (14 February)
Lowest daily minimum temperature: 2.5C (2 February)

Days with Ground Frost: 0
Days with Air Frost: 0
Days of falling Sn*w: 0
Days of lying Sn*w: 0
Thunder days: 1
Days with hail: 1

Days with sunshine: 27
Days without sunshine: 1
Sunhours: 106

Temperature frequency breakdown

Maximum temperature:
5.0C to 9.9C: 19: 12 days
10.0C to 14.9C: 16 days

Minimum temperature:
0.0C to 4.9C: 14 days
5.0C to 9.9C: 13 days
10.0C to 14.9C: 1 day
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Statistics winter 2013/2014 I will add them later.


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by Nigel » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:18 pm

6th out of over 100 winters is still pretty warm.
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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by Nathan » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:51 pm

Here in Malta February has also been above average & many days were dry, the only reason the rainfall came in around average was due to two particularly wet days...

Below are the statistics for my weather station during the month of February

Mean Maximum: 17.7C (+1.7C)
Mean Minimum: 13.5C (+3.6C)
Overall Mean: 15.6C (+2.6C)

Monthly Rainfall total: 58.0 mm (91%)
Rainfall days: 8 days
Max rainfall in one day: 30.2 mm (1st February)
Total Snowfall: 0cm
Snowfall Days (Sn*w falling): 0 days
Max snowfall in one day: 0cm

Highest daily maximum temperature: 22.1C (16th February)
Lowest daily maximum temperature: 14.3C (27th February)
Highest daily minimum temperature: 16.5C (19th February)
Lowest daily minimum temperature: 10.0C ( 25th February)

Days with Ground Frost: 0
Days with Air Frost: 0
Days of falling Sn*w: 0
Days of lying Sn*w: 0
Thunder days: 0

Temperature frequency breakdown

Maximum temperature:
10.0C to 14.9C: 1 day
15.0C to 19.9C: 22 days
20.0C to 24.9C: 5 days

Minimum temperature:
10.0C to 14.9C: 22 days
15.0C to 19.9C: 6 days

Compared to the Balzan average (average = 13.0C), my average comes in at 2.6C above the average, making it an above average month.
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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by cheshirepalms » Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:00 am

Below are the statistics for my weather station during the month of February

Mean Maximum: 10.3c
Mean Minimum: 3.7c
Overall Mean: 7.0c


Highest daily maximum temperature: 15.0C (24th February)
Lowest daily maximum temperature: 5.9c (10th February)
Highest daily minimum temperature: 9.0C (23rd February)
Lowest daily minimum temperature: 0.4C (10th February)


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by otorongo » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:46 am

Feb 2014: (based on Wunderground Kensington; my garden is warmer on sunny days)

Low 2.8C
Hi 14.3C
Mean 7.6C

I can't post Winter statistics because winter - like maturity - is a fuzzy term that doesn't have a clear beginning or end, but the overall mean for Dec, Jan, Feb was 7.5C.


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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:21 am

Nigel wrote:2006-2007 wasnt frost free for me Stephen. This is the first. The MET say 6th warmest winter since records began, considering the lack of frost i thought it would rank higher.
2006-2007 was not frost free for me either, and this one is no different. 7 air frosts.
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Re: February and Winter Statistics

Post by Dave Brown » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:27 am

stephenprudence wrote:
Winter 2013-14 will go down as one of the most memorable winters of perhaps any winter ever witnessed by man.
a bit of a wild claim Stephen. I'm sure that in the last 43,000 years Cro-magnon man has been around there must have been more memorable winters. Middle of the last ice age when Neanderthal man died out must have been pretty memorable. :wink:
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