Last few days has really highlighted how isolated cells can be in the high humidity and highly unstable atmosphere.50 mm ( total) rain here over 24 hours till today morning. It was interesting as my neighbour about 500 metres away received 44 mm and his neighbour about 300 m from him received 39. We all have rain guages and monitor the rain closely being reliant on it for potable water. Generally the results are pretty much the same but not this time.
Meantime this evening, watched this little cell develop off the range. Some lightning and a few drops of rain.
According to my sources, heavy, wet sleet at the top of Kosciuszko Express in the last 20 mins.
Definitely fits better on this thread. Doesn't get much farther south than Nimmitabel in NSW…a mere ~ 50 km from the 37th parallel.
You sure love your thread policing, Homer.
Well to be fair, the precip pattern of the SW Slopes has always, traditionally, been one of a mediterranean nature, i.e. dry summers and autumms; wet winters and springs. Unfortunately (IMO), that long-term mediterranean pattern has weakened substantially, and abruptly, since the 2000s (source here).Warm to hot westerly/norwesterly winds of reasonable strength blowing for the last 36/48 hours across the southern Riverina and South West Slopes +plains. Once you get off the slopes the ground and vegetation is getting pretty dry ...... again. Storms crossed last night without incident but it wouldn't take much .............. and there is plenty that didn't burn last year. Admittedly atmosphere has a little more humidity but still .......
Please be vigilant and thoughtful if traveling in the region especially if your a smoker.
Your not telling me anything I cant see for myself every day.Well to be fair, the precip pattern of the SW Slopes has always, traditionally, been one of a mediterranean nature, i.e. dry summers and autumms; wet winters and springs. Unfortunately (IMO), that long-term mediterranean pattern has weakened substantially, and abruptly, since the 2000s (source here).
Snowfall on the western slopes, in particular, has taken a major blow as a result of this pattern shift. Cabramurra SMHEA AWS (1996–2020) has warmed about 1° C in winter, and suffered a drastic reduction in winter precip of almost –100 mm (!), from the 1955–1999 station.
We getting a smashing over the western side as well , about time.Well.......still waiting but somewhere on the Monaro and surrounds is getting a bit of weather.
Interesting that the cells I have been watching are predominantly from the SW however another has circled around from the SE. Dropped the temps and down-drafted some strong winds before going still again.
Thumping heavy rain and stiff winds now..... pic taken from indoors!!
EDIT: 30mm in 45 mins. Decent for the rain shadow!!
We got 7mm later yesterday but sky was looking much the same as you saw it. Light field fog in the valleys early this morning but burnt off pretty quick.
You can borrow mine. Will give you the log in to see how much rain fell in the Jindabyne Southern Highlands.We got a decent puddle filler last night on the Jindy North Shore. There is a lot of activity but the downpours are elusive. Big thunder about 3pm followed by intermittent rain continues the tropical summer in the Snowys.
I must buy a rain gauge sometime soon.