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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    The winter of 1931-32 was virtually snowless

    December 1931: Generally anticyclonic and mild with a little snow from a northerly at the end of the month.

    January 1932 was a very mild month wth a CET of 6.3. The weather pattern was set in stone through the month with high pressure to the southeast and low pressure to the northwest and the UK in a mild southwesterly flow. Only on the 7th was there with a wind with a notable northerly component. This resulted in a mild month with few frosts and little snow. On the 18th, in Morayshire, a maximum of 16.1C was recorded due to the Fohn effect.

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    February 1932 was a generally cold and very anticyclonic month. As a result of the anticyclonic conditions, it was an exceptionally dry month.

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    December 1931

    CET: 5.3 (+0.8]

    January 1932

    CET: 6.3 (+2.1)

    2th-6th: 9.9

    16th-20th: 9.6

    February 1932

    CET 2.9 (-1.3)

    8th-21st: 1.4

    February is the 3rd driest February on record with just 8.9mm for England and Wales.

    For Scotland and Northern Ireland, February is the driest February in the Areal series for both countries.

    Not surprisingly, the winter of 1931-32 was virtually snowless

    Stornoway recorded only 3 days of falling snow in the whole of the winter months. Thats how bad winter 1931-32 was for snow.

    As I mentioned in another thread, the Decembers of 1929-34 inclusive were largely snowless.

    Edited by Mr_Data
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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

    that is going to cheer up lots of people this first day of 2007!

    Any more gems like that?

    John

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam
    that is going to cheer up lots of people this first day of 2007!

    Any more gems like that?

    John

    Total number of days of wintry preciptation recorded at Lerwick for these winters

    1929-30: 4

    1930-31: 11

    1931-32: 5

    1932-33: 12

    1933-34: 4

    1934-35: 12

    Not exactly brilliant for snow, the winters of 1929-30 to 1934-35

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  • Location: Bedfordshire/Herts border 40m asl
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, crisp, calm and sunny
  • Location: Bedfordshire/Herts border 40m asl

    Such positivism.

    Such immaculate timing with the hangovers and resultant grumpy moods around when they all crawl out of bed later.

    Your passport in date? <_<

    Edited by Soaring Hawk
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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Pressure anomalies and means for February 1932

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    The mean pressure reading for February 1932

    Malin Head: 1035.4mb (+25.7mb)

    Stornoway: 1034.8mb (+27.0mb)

    Pretty remarkable figures.

    Seathwaite, normally, a wet place recorded no rainfall during the month.

    At the end of the month, Ben Nevis, only had a slight covering in the top 500ft of the mountain.

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    Thinking back to this winter.

    A very mild January and a chilly anticyclonic  February. Across Scotland, there was bit more of an Atlantic influence so it wasn't quite as chilly but it was still a very dry month.

    Both killed snow chances that winter, the zonal mildness and the anticyclonicity

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    Night minima of 2nd-3rd January 1932

    Tynemouth: 12.8C

    Chester, Liverpool, Greenwich: 12.2C

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    18th January 1932

    15.6C at Llandudno

    15.0C at Bude, Dunbar and York

     

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    February 1932

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    Mean pressures that month

    Malin Head: 1035.4mb

    Stornoway: 1034.8mb

     

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    Posted
  • Location: Remote North Yorkshire 474ft ASL
  • Weather Preferences: All seasons veteran of the 1981 winter
  • Location: Remote North Yorkshire 474ft ASL

    This winter is one for the record surely 

    Oh well only 11 months to wait till November...

    Let's hope we get a hot summer 

    And no summer northerly winds 

    Soda law we will get snow in May. 

    This is the quietest I've seen this site

    In a long time...

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  • Location: Dartmoor (954 AMSL)
  • Location: Dartmoor (954 AMSL)

    Just to let the good folk on here know, that in December of this winter, it snowed on 28 days out of the 31 and so far this January it has snowed 23 days out of the 28 days of January, somewhere in the UK west of a line from Exeter to the Wash. It might not have snowed where you are but there has been plenty occurrences this winter...and we are not into February yet. 51 out of the 59 ain't bad especially when of those 8 days when it didn't snow, there was no precipitation because of a sitting high pressure area.

    Edited by OldBloke
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