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Old 05-12-2012, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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I'm not great with exact dates I mainly only recall extreme events that I've experienced, but they trigger 'where were you on this day' type memories for me lol.

-Coldest recorded minimum of -0.7C in June 2006. That month and entire disastrous year also happened to be our driest on record, I remember the grass still being brown well into July which is previously unheard of here.

-The 44.2C on Boxing Day 2007, I remember the news that night reporting that we were the hottest place on Earth at the time of the bulletin airing.

-March 2010 supercells. We reached 1 in 200 year rainfall intensities and had hail the size of cricket balls, the largest ever recorded in Perth. The insurance bill totalled over A$1 billion. The smell was intense as well with all the fallen eucalypt leaves from the hail, and many birds didn't fair to well either Also remember that there were similar storms in Melbourne that occurred a few days earlier
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Old 05-12-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: In transition
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I seem to remember only extreme winter weather but tend to forget about the extreme summer weather perhaps because I never find Vancouver's summer weather very extreme
I especially remember large snowfalls because I hate snow so much and so it always sticks in my mind.. December 2008 and December 1996 as well as December 1990 stick out in my mind as really bad years for cold and snow here I also remember the 2006 Windstorm that blew over many trees in stanley park and knocked out power for thousands.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Feb 73 -I remember school closing early after a few hot days, topping out at 39C/102 F

July 74- The big snow (1 inch) Schools closed.

Aug 85- Tornado, passed within 2 km of where I was staying.

July(?) 86 -Snow falling in Melbourne.

Feb 98- Getting to work in Central Otago, when the temp was already 27C/81F at about 6.00 am

Oct 2004- Having a 4 AM temp of 24C/75F in early October. Very unusual.

July 2011 -the big snow (part 2)No work that day, I was in a daze.

Motueka News Online: The big snow comes to Motueka
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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A few weather events I remember, but probably not very well

August 1990 - temperature reached 34.4C / 94F
January 1995 - big snowfall, of the likes I doubt I will ever see again
August 1995 - hot and dry
March 2001 - cold
August 2003 - shortlived heatwave broke down with thunderstorms
January 2004 - blizzard on one day, worst I saw for years.
July 2006 - hot
June 2007 - exceptionally wet
December 2010 - snowy
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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A few weather events I remember, but probably not very well

August 1990 - temperature reached 34.4C / 94F
January 1995 - big snowfall, of the likes I doubt I will ever see again
August 1995 - hot and dry
March 2001 - cold
August 2003 - shortlived heatwave broke down with thunderstorms
January 2004 - blizzard on one day, worst I saw for years.
July 2006 - hot
June 2007 - exceptionally wet
December 2010 - snowy
How much in the Jan 95 snowfall?

The biggest low altitude(350m/1100ft) fall I've experienced in NZ was 80cm/30 inches in July 94 near Queenstown, it fell in about 12 hours
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My earliest weather memory is the Blizzard of 1996. Some others are:

-1999 drought
-Tropical Storm Floyd in September 1999
-New Years Eve Snowstorm 2000/2001
-Snowfall in early December 2002
-Christmas Day snow 2002
-April 2007 cold wave
-Accumulating snow in early November 2007
-Major ice storm December 2008
-Snow the day before Thanksgiving sometime in the past decade

The snow events in early December 2002 and November 2007 were nothing major but for some reason I have very specific memories of what I was doing on those days.

Of course Tropical Storm Irene and the October snow storm last year will always be remembered.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Yorkshire, England
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^^ Good idea!

Feb 91 - Really deep snow (probably 12-15 inches), more than I can remember seeing in this country since.

August 95 - Unusually hot, practically no rain during the school holidays, reservoir largely dried up.

Winter 95/96 - Repeated decent snowfalls, probably 30+ days of total snow cover (compared to usual 10-15)

Autumn 00 - weeks on end of heavy rain (including one unforecast October lying snowfall), widespread floods

January-February 02 - 40 consecutive days with at least some rainfall. November that year also had 28 wet days.

August 03 - record-breaking heatwave experienced in France.

July 06 - warmest month ever recorded in England, grass widely turned yellow, saw the brightest sunset I've ever seen due to a nearby moorland fire.

January 09 - Saw a week averaging below -10C in Germany. River so frozen I could jump up and down right in the middle of it.

December 10 - Coldest month I've ever seen in this country, also probably the dullest.

April 11 - Absurdly warm, dry and sunny for time of year.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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How much in the Jan 95 snowfall?

The biggest low altitude(350m/1100ft) fall I've experienced in NZ was 80cm/30 inches in July 94 near Queenstown, it fell in about 12 hours
Around 40cm in just 3 hours, I believe. Was an average month temperature wise, the snowfall was caused by low pressure crossing the country smack-bang over Yorkshire (give it take a few miles!)

There have been far higher 24 hour snowfalls in the UK though, the highest was in SW England of all places.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Wellington and North of South
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Feb 73 -I remember school closing early after a few hot days, topping out at 39C/102 F

July 74- The big snow (1 inch) Schools closed.

Aug 85- Tornado, passed within 2 km of where I was staying.

July(?) 86 -Snow falling in Melbourne.

Feb 98- Getting to work in Central Otago, when the temp was already 27C/81F at about 6.00 am

Oct 2004- Having a 4 AM temp of 24C/75F in early October. Very unusual.

July 2011 -the big snow (part 2)No work that day, I was in a daze.

Motueka News Online: The big snow comes to Motueka
Where were you in Feb 73? Only eastern areas from about Timaru to North Canterbury reached 39C or more on the 7th. 40+ readings occurred from roughly as little south of Ashburton to at least Rangiora.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Where were you in Feb 73? Only eastern areas from about Timaru to North Canterbury reached 39C or more on the 7th. 40+ readings occurred from roughly as little south of Ashburton to at least Rangiora.
Motueka. The 39C was actually 38.8C. The information come from a high school visit to the Brooklyn DSIR in 1978, and I think was when I first got interested in weather etc. The total of 36.8C was given for Nelson.
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