Winter 2011/12 Chat Thread What'll it be then?
Posted 19 February 2012 - 18:22
The forecast into the end of gennary talked of a severe wintry offensive, with the bridge between the high pressures Atlantic and Russian, that would have brought the big siberian cold in our Europe.
In Italy there was an inusual cold and a lot of snow, where have had storic records of temperatures, around -20° in the night, in the northern Italy and -10°/-5° in the centre. Instead our south hasn't written a story page, there was very little snow and temperatures less cold.
How much snow there was from you?
What temperatures have you had?
Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:17
Rainfall total will be low at around 134 mm or 67% of average, but very far from the driest ( 57.8 mm in 1991/92, and two others < 100 mm ). Just the single incident of snowfall which settled and about 4/5 days of 50% snow cover at 09z.
Posted 27 February 2012 - 11:57
Although Spring may be springing, it is doubtful Winter's going to throw in the towel just yet..
Posted 27 February 2012 - 19:03
Edit: that's based on the new SLAPin't'FACE Mk 7b lunar-tectonic forecasting model incorporating new Jovian II technology. None of which was paid for by subscribers.
The cold spell came later then I expected, but the early spring arrived as per predictions - and I reckon overall a fairly good call?
But congratuations also due to Brian Gaze at TWO who forecast:
Summaries of various forecasts issued in the autumn can be seen here - draw your own conclusions