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01-06-2019, 05:09   #1786
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Warming up in Longyearbyen, Norway.



Within the next couple of weeks there will be no snow in this picture even on the mountains.

This is perfectly normal by the way.
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01-06-2019, 06:48   #1787
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Summer has now arrived!

New thread for general summer chat and observations >>>

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01-06-2019, 06:50   #1788
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Lovely out.. very fresh and lively but the lane is awash and exuberant with wild flowers as the rain takes effect.

Been three days since I was last along there and the difference in growth is amazing. Just checked my kale seedling box and the same there.

The wild field looks... wild.. summer exuberance,

So much needed as others have said and no issues with rain or cool .

west mayo offshore
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01-06-2019, 10:14   #1789
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Looks like Wexford the place to be again
This morning Wexford is the last place most people would want to be.
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Spring is indeed over now: Probably one of the overall coolest Spring's I can remember in a long time. Fire's lit from one end of Spring to the other.

Spring almost seemed colder than Winter this year and there were some weeks in March, April and even May that felt colder than some of the weeks in December and February especially.

If it wasn't for the 4 day warm spell in Easter, this would have been a properly chilly Spring overall.
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01-06-2019, 12:10   #1791
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We must have had a completely different spring down here in Cork. Mostly mild in my books and the last month has been dry.
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01-06-2019, 12:35   #1792
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Unlike most, I quite liked March. It was sunny and relatively mild. Most rain I did have here was limited to the first half and during the evening or night with fine (though at times windy) days. Had a ninja snow event on 3rd too. Second half was really nice with a great final week.

April was ok. Some very nice days like Easter Saturday to Easter Monday, 2nd, 7th or 10th but it felt too chilly for my liking outside of Easter, being exposed to easterly winds.

May was meh. Besides the 8th and 9th, felt the first half was nice but cold. Second half was boring and cloudy for the most part.

Not a memorable spring to me (huge contrast to Spring 2018 which was a very memorable season) and forgettable. This season lacked a progression in warmth - felt like many days in April and May were too similar in temperature to March.
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01-06-2019, 18:53   #1793
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May 2019 had a rainfall total of 40.6mm based on the 11-station grid (which MT uses for forecast contests) making it the sixth driest month of the decade. Only April 2017, September 2014, June 2018, March 2012 and March 2011 were drier.

More rainfall stats on the decade in my most recent post in the stats thread.
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May 2019 brought 39.8mm of rain to Dunsany, much of that fell in the first week.
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01-06-2019, 20:10   #1795
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Just 26.0mm of rain in May in Dublin 16.
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Less still in Arklow, just 21.6mm and just 2.8mm today
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Just 16mm here. My driest May on record.
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May 2019 was the third dullest May on record at Dublin Airport (back to 1942) with only 139.0 hrs of sunshine and dullest since 1999. In comparison, Cork Airport had 214.1 hrs of sunshine which was its sunniest May since 2007.

Spring 2019 was mixed overall. Rather unusually so, minimum temperatures were recorded in the first week of April with -3.4c at Moore Park on the 5th and a grass min of -8.6c at Cork Airport on the same day. It was relatively milder than average but there have been warmer springs. Oak Park recorded the max of 22.9c on Easter Saturday, April 20th. Cork Airport had its wettest spring day on record on April 15th with 54.6mm.

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FYI.

A post from cacatol on nw.

May 2019 was extraordinary for one factor in particular - namely the depth of the -NAO. After what felt like a never ending spell of +NAO setups for the most part (only 2 x -NAO months since end of summer 17 until we hit May this year) we hit a very low figure of -2.62. This is the lowest recorded May NAO score on NOAA records going back to 1950.

Cross reference this with seasonal impacts going forward. There is a theory out there that the NAO setup in May is an indicator of patterns for the following winter. So - which years had a May NAO of -1.5 or less? Answer:

2017, 2010, 2008, 1995, 1990, 1980, 1968.

Common theme here? None of the following DJF CET scores were higher than 1.6 and all bar 2 (1980/81 and 2017/18) were below 1.
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FYI.

A post from cacatol on nw.

May 2019 was extraordinary for one factor in particular - namely the depth of the -NAO. After what felt like a never ending spell of +NAO setups for the most part (only 2 x -NAO months since end of summer 17 until we hit May this year) we hit a very low figure of -2.62. This is the lowest recorded May NAO score on NOAA records going back to 1950.

Cross reference this with seasonal impacts going forward. There is a theory out there that the NAO setup in May is an indicator of patterns for the following winter. So - which years had a May NAO of -1.5 or less? Answer:

2017, 2010, 2008, 1995, 1990, 1980, 1968.

Common theme here? None of the following DJF CET scores were higher than 1.6 and all bar 2 (1980/81 and 2017/18) were below 1.
What does he mean by scores?
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