Thursday, 1 March 2018

Beast Blizzard

This started rather modestly but by 28th February conditions were severe with daytime highs about -3C compounded by high winds from the east and frequent snow showers.
During the showers conditions were hellish at times, but probably little more than 6 inches of snow has fallen so far.

Forecasts suggest more normal cold weather returns by the weekend with temperatures creeping above freezing, but very much on the cold side until perhaps mid-March.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Slo-Mo Snow

There's been no shortage of days with snow falling this winter,  but no great amounts so far.
This was a couple of weeks ago but another more serious and colder spell is underway to end the month.

speed is reduced to 25% in this (Sony RX100 video)


Saturday, 9 December 2017

December whoops

Picture from Twitter/Paddy Chamber BATA wagon trying to descend icy Chimney Bank at Rosedale. South of the moors roads were dry, but a snow shower had let an icy cover over the higher parts further north. It would help if water wasn't allowed to stream down the bank - but not a place to take a big truck, risky evenin good conditions (1 in 3 slope)

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Sudden snowy spell 30th November

This was quite well forecast but with nothing at first light it seemed unlikely it would get like this within a few minutes. Heavy showers continued most of the day with temperatures barely getting above freezing.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Sparrow Selfie

The weather webcam takes a still if it records movement.
Often it's flies in the window and once before it caught a barn owl  - but not as close as this.
Possibly after spiders round the window frame.



Friday, 7 July 2017

Heavy thunderstorm 6th July 2017






We hadn't really had the heat which powered this storm, in fact the day before barely reached 13C so it was a bit unfair to be hit by almost 30mm in less than an hour!

Thunder rumbled to the North and West for most of an hour before the rain and hail hit at about 5pm
Peak rain rate was an astonishing new calculated record of 1080mm/hour!

Roof guttering and drains were swamped and water cascaded everywhere for several minutes but luckily it ended as quickly as it began so the river only rose to a modest level and no major damage was caused.

It was rather similar to the June 2005 event which devastated Bilsdale and Hawnby after droppng well over 6" over a couple of hours.
Westerdale had a similar 30mm in that storm too.



Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Deja Vue

Exactly like last year on 26th April.