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My Solar-passive House Photos and Details

Posts on “Indoor Climate” in this blog come from my experience living in my solar-passive house from 1999, and monitoring its performance.

Until now, I have not given readers a clear idea of what the house is like. 197 more words

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More Droughts After Heavier Rains I.

Droughts and flooding rains at Manilla NSW were related in a way that is remarkable and unexpected.

Part 1. Graphical logs

As the first graph shows, for most of the 130-year record year-long droughts came in direct proportion to very heavy daily rainfall five years earlier. 681 more words

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Cool cloudy days in April 2015

After 5 hot days in March (a record number), there were none in April. In fact, there were six days not reaching 20°, also a record number! 260 more words

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3-year trends to April 2015

Parametric plots of smoothed climate variables at Manilla
“April 2015: equable”   April raw anomaly data (orange)

In April, daily maximum temperature anomaly became very low (-2.1°) while daily minimum temperature anomaly remained high (+0.7°). 317 more words

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March 2015 was hot

March had 5 hot days over 35°: more than January (2) or February (3), but less than December (7) or November (10!). On the 20th the temperature reached 40.0°, making it the hottest March day of the century, 10.2° above normal. 223 more words

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3-year trends to March 2015

Parametric plots of smoothed climate variables at Manilla
“March 2015: hot”  March raw anomaly data (orange)

In March, the daily maximum temperature anomaly became very high (+1.6 degrees), but not nearly as high as the raw value had been in… 176 more words

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Very Wet Days at Manilla: Decade Excesses

Last month I posted a complete log of days at Manilla that had more than 50 mm of rainfall.
I call days that have more than 50 mm of rainfall “very wet days”. 227 more words

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