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Roman White
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« on: April 28, 2009, 03:06:15 pm »

Excuse but I couldn't write any else title to this topic  Grin
Looking at yesterday's - and especially today's weather here - I got very excited but next a bit frightened...
You know that I live at 50o latitude, and although the April is usually warm, having +30C in April is extremely abnormal!
I can easily call this weather a summer.  Cool

+30C max today!!!  Shocked
Yes, I typed it correctly, see my meteostation's screenshot:


Now the statistics...
Today, Apr.28: average daily +22C, min +5C, max +30C, clear, no precip, no significant winds

And compare to my statistics (2006-8) for Apr.25-30:
average daily +13...+15C,
average min. +5...+8C, average max. +16...+20C,
absolute min. +1C, absolute max. +23C.

Anomaly is more than evident...
Just to add: the temperature never rised here above +25C earlier of May.12, and something similar to current conditions occure each year, but usually on May 15-25 i.e. a month later.
Note also the amplitude of daily temperature - it is record high! (25C).

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 03:27:18 pm »

Above I told about the little sevral days anomaly, and now let me tell about April in general (days 1-28):

Average daily ~ +12C = normal
Month minimum -4C = record low
Month maximum +30C = record high (very high!)

Average cloudness ... now wait a moment... 20%. Can you believe?  Cool Before this time the most sunny month was Aug.2008 with 21%, and normally it is 40% in summer and 50...70% in spring.

Total precipitation: 2mm (insignificant rain only 3 times) - very dry indeed and that is another record (the most dry month before was Jul.2006 with 25mm of rain).

I can't stop wondering...  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 04:59:31 pm »

+28C max today, a bit cooler than yesterday due to partly cloudy skies. Rain will finally arrive here on tomorrow, and the weather will be back to normal  Smiley
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