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Old 02-26-2015, 12:29 PM
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Location: Surrey/London
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What did the sunniest towns get?
Eastbourne got 2162 hours, I assume somewhere like Bognor Regis or the IoW would've broken 2200 hours.

The sunniest place on the Met Office historic data page was Manston, Kent with 2202 hours.

The sunniest year across the British Isles was 1959 I believe, with 2291 hours of sun recorded in St Helier, Jersey. Heathrow only recorded 1786 hours that year.

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Old 02-26-2015, 06:45 PM
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My town has the highest diurnal range (11.9C) for the rainfall (1470 mm) that I can find anywhere. Might be higher somewhere, but I can't find it.
Northern California has a few spots:

ELK VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - Climate Summary

RICHARDSON GROVE SP, CALIFORNIA - Climate Summary

A few other spots in the Pacific Northwest:

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?wa1992

Mountaintops in the Northeast come close:

SLIDE MOUNTAIN, NEW YORK - Climate Summary

Sea level spots in the Northeast have about the diurnal range, but not enough precipitation (maybe 1100 mm). Deep south comes close, just need to find a wetter station:

http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?al8380
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Top of the South, NZ
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Northern California has a few spots:

ELK VALLEY, CALIFORNIA - Climate Summary

RICHARDSON GROVE SP, CALIFORNIA - Climate Summary

A few other spots in the Pacific Northwest:

DARRINGTON RS, WASHINGTON - Climate Summary

Mountaintops in the Northeast come close:

SLIDE MOUNTAIN, NEW YORK - Climate Summary

Sea level spots in the Northeast have about the diurnal range, but not enough precipitation (maybe 1100 mm). Deep south comes close, just need to find a wetter station:

TUSCALOOSA ACFD, ALABAMA - Climate Summary
All the west coast ones are at altitude and inland, plus get extended dry spells that tip the average - not really the same. Alabama and Slide Mountain are the same , but the sea level locations in the Northeast might be close. I usually put sea level as a qualifier, but forgot to in this instance.

I don't think I will ever find somewhere to match my local snow nearby, without snow situation though - just a quirk of the climate.
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Old 02-26-2015, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Socorro, NM
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All the west coast ones are at altitude and inland, plus get extended dry spells that tip the average - not really the same. Alabama and Slide Mountain are the same , but the sea level locations in the Northeast might be close. I usually put sea level as a qualifier, but forgot to in this instance.

I don't think I will ever find somewhere to match my local snow nearby, without snow situation though - just a quirk of the climate.
Another contender

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestv...lorida#Climate
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:49 AM
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All the west coast ones are at altitude and inland, plus get extended dry spells that tip the average - not really the same.
Richardson Grove is at 500 feet so not that high up. Though yes, the extended dry spells create a different situation. But March is very wet and has a large diurnal range there.
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Old 02-27-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Out of over 1300 months on record, only 17 of them have had an average temp in the teens in the Hartford Ct area.. Not even common for northern CT.

While they are having the coldest month on record since 1905, the Last time monthly average was in the teens was Jan 2004.

Not that common even for Northern CT to have an average temp in the teens...meanwhile the coast is also averaging in the teens this month and that's never happened (since 1948).


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Old 02-27-2015, 08:01 AM
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Looks like this month won't be as cold as Feb 1934, probably the same is true of Hartford if records went back that far.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Looks like this month won't be as cold as Feb 1934, probably the same is true of Hartford if records went back that far.
Actually.. correction there... Hartford goes back to 1905 and This is the coldest month ever recorded for Hartford. No month has been colder if it holds below 16.5.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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This month has been stat heaven for weather nuts.

Last time NYC had a month with a max temp of less than 44°F was Feb 1978. Only 7 months in history since 1872!
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:35 AM
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Actually.. correction there... Hartford goes back to 1905 and This is the coldest month ever recorded for Hartford. No month has been colder if it holds below 16.5.
Is the pre-1948 data from the Bradley Airport station or somewhere else? Interesting how big of our difference there is between Hartford and here, I'm about 30 miles north of the Bradley Airport station but this month is a bit under 12.0°F.
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