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The 12th Century : Famine and Flood. Worcestershire.


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  • Location: Evesham/ Tewkesbury
  • Weather Preferences: Enjoy the weather, you can't take it with you 😎
  • Location: Evesham/ Tewkesbury

1105 ,flooding rains brought freak floods to many parts of England in January and late frosts in May damaged much of the fruit harvest.Early snow arrived in October. 

1110 ,sudden cold came in from the East and lasted the whole Spring.

1111, A long Bitter cold Winter which lasted from November to March.

1125, Stormy winds heavy snowfall and heavy rain brought frequent flooding.

1126, Extreme high temperatures over 100 f in Worcestershire resulting in the ground opening up as much as 3ft in mid summer.

1137, An extremely wet year with frequent flooding and landslides throughout the year. 

1178, Hard winter conditions and a lack of food.North winds were were prominent that winter.

1190, Another very wet year so much so that disease spread among birds and animals and crops failed along with the harvest.

1196,Famine again with long periods of heat and drought and then flooding rains. Many grassland fires happen on this year.

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

I remember it well....

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  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
  • Location: Windermere 120m asl
5 hours ago, ANYWEATHER said:

1105 ,flooding rains brought freak floods to many parts of England in January and late frosts in May damaged much of the fruit harvest.Early snow arrived in October. 

1110 ,sudden cold came in from the East and lasted the whole Spring.

1111, A long Bitter cold Winter which lasted from November to March.

1125, Stormy winds heavy snowfall and heavy rain brought frequent flooding.

1126, Extreme high temperatures over 100 f in Worcestershire resulting in the ground opening up as much as 3ft in mid summer.

1137, An extremely wet year with frequent flooding and landslides throughout the year. 

1178, Hard winter conditions and a lack of food.North winds were were prominent that winter.

1190, Another very wet year so much so that disease spread among birds and animals and crops failed along with the harvest.

1196,Famine again with long periods of heat and drought and then flooding rains. Many grassland fires happen on this year.

Interesting to note we were achieving temps over 100 f back in the 12th century! So much for this new climate change stuff!

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m
On 01/08/2021 at 23:09, damianslaw said:

Interesting to note we were achieving temps over 100 f back in the 12th century! So much for this new climate change stuff!

The climate in Roman times was much milder than today

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
12 minutes ago, hillbilly said:

The climate in Roman times was much milder than today

Or so some would want us to believe: 

TownHall_Gregory-Rummo_global-warming.pn
CLIMATEFEEDBACK.ORG

It's not true that the world has been warmer at other times during the last 2,000 years. But even if that were the case, it would not change the fact that human emissions of greenhouse gases are causing Earth's...

 

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m
19 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

Or so some would want us to believe: 

TownHall_Gregory-Rummo_global-warming.pn
CLIMATEFEEDBACK.ORG

It's not true that the world has been warmer at other times during the last 2,000 years. But even if that were the case, it would not change the fact that human emissions of greenhouse gases are causing Earth's...

 

Confusing Greenland warming vs global warming (skepticalscience.com)

The problem with statistics is we can bend them all over the place!

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  • Location: halifax 125m
  • Weather Preferences: extremes the unusual and interesting facts
  • Location: halifax 125m

Not sure why that link hasnt worked!

 

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  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)
  • Weather Preferences: Unseasonably cold weather (at all times of year), wind, and thunderstorms.
  • Location: Edinburgh (previously Chelmsford and Birmingham)

Amazing to me that nobody has yet disputed the authenticity of the 100F claim given that the Fahrenheit scale was invented six centuries later.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

Maybe some Greco-Roman genius discovered a way of measuring temperature using a sundial? They were a clever bunch, those 'Ancients'! 

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

Have you never heard of Pythagoras Theoremometer?

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