A great example of 'mountain wave' action over the Sherwood Bridge!183.2mm fell here in the 24hrs to 9am. Some more showers fell overnight / early morning. A little bit of thunder about early this morning as well.
The year-to-date total currently stands at 2012.8mm. This now makes 2020 very slightly wetter than 2011 (which brought 2008.6mm). It is the wettest year since 2009 when 2110.0mm fell here.
The Macleay River at Sherwood bridge this morning:
Moderate flood warning current for the Orara River.
Minor flood warnings current for the Wilsons, Richmond, Clarence, Bellinger, Nambucca, Macleay, Hastings, and Camden Haven Rivers.
Three wettest BOM gauges in the 24hrs to 9am were:
195mm Mundays Lane
192mm Maria River
171mm Seven Oaks
All of them being more-or-less under the same train of heavy rain that affected here.
The Severe Weather Warning was cancelled this morning.
Nah neither of the older sites have recorded any daily amounts in December in the 200's (Richmond Hill with 107.2mm and Centre Street site with 176.4mm).Wettest December day on record for Lismore (Current AWS since 2002), previous daily record being 148.6mm.
I'm sure the old site would have a figure in the 2's.
depends where the shop is. If in cbd block , i think its gotta go over 9mt height to go through . still under 7m now but rising. If the rain backs off now they should be fine. The basin should be filling up though. Athough with the whiz bang levee , who knows , i think it protects the cbd at the expense of nth & sth lismore.It's a shame that Blair didn't migrate here from WZ.
I drove through it from Tregeagle to Coraki around 2.00pm and it was bucketing down, low visibility fast water over the road in multiple places and padocks swimming. Richmond River inundating all that low land that use to be tea tree swamp back in the day.Jezz 128mm fallen since 9am at Lismore
I thought the levee overtopped in 2017 TC Debbie.. Did they rebuild the levee after Debbie?just heard from a rellie in Lismore, the cbd now has water in it , rising water from the basin that the pumps cant handle rather than rising up from the wilson river.... dear oh dear...the council may have some questions to answer as i think this happened not that long ago.
Dawson st gauge in Lismore maxed out at 7.5m. Hopefully that's the max anyway. I reckon that's into most of the cbd but barely, maybe nuisance value rather than a disaster, fingers crossed for them.
The normal NE flow over SE Qld is often ridge dominated as a high pressure system starts to weaken/move away. The next trough is approaching, but it will turn the winds NW by the time it gets close enough to clear the ridge's influence out. So generally quite fine conditions with broad scale descending air under the ridge. The surface might be quite muggy and humid, but descending air from dry uppers makes for a shallow layer of moisture.
In contrast we currently have the remants of an upper low and associated trough sitting in the region, so while the air is not particularly unstable anymore, it hasn't really stabilised. A clue to the difference from the sounding Ken posted is that the dew point drops away quite slowly with height. A more typical fine weather NE sounding would have the dew point drop far more rapidly as height increases, and the wind will usually turn westerly at a much lower level - maybe somewhere near 850hp. Rather unusual not to have any westerly component at all from 500hp and down.
I’m guessing that’s down the bottom end of woodlark st? If so that makes sense, would be a few feet lower than most of the block, it’s a kick in the guts for them for sure. Re the levee, I’m sure it’s all rebuilt, but it hasn’t been topped this time around,river still a few metres below doing that.Knee deep inside my friends shop, waist deep at the servo across the road, power gone out.
Compare the EC precip forecast that @Bello Weather posted in the very first post of this thread to what ended up falling:
It ended up being quite accurate!
- Correct with the placement of the heaviest rain (the far NENSW corner / Gold Coast hinterland, the Coffs-Dorrigo Plateau-South West Rocks triangle, and also the Comboyne inland of Port Macquarie)
- Correct with predicting an area of higher totals for the Sunshine Coast, and the Brisbane area getting lesser amounts.
- Correctly predicting a zone of higher totals stretching westward along the NSW/QLD border
- Correctly predicting the southern extent of the heavier rain (around the Taree area).
Seeing this thread is covering a large area, a decent storm approaching Putty North of Sydney, heading either towards the Blue Mountains or the North west part of Greater Sydney.
Ok miss la ninnny naa we had enough of the wet stuff on the GC , how about you use your amazing weather skills and steer it somewhere further west and north.....
what a great event and rain event for a lot of the east coast , pretty much all night Drizzle/light rain here and more heavy showers this morning. Sure is nice to. Lay in bed in the cooler temps listening to the rain.
had a family friend driving up from kyogle to get a car part I picked up for him as they are going to Fraser Friday. They made the right calls and and checked trafficlive site for flood closers etc He was driving though really heavy rain near kungur and uki and got the the bridge and it was under..bugger. Turned around and started to drive home and came the the bridge he just crossed and it was under.... that was maybe 15 mins time. Just goes to show once ground is wet those imbedded heavy showers make those smaller mountain streams rise fast. Some SES guys and council guys got caught as well. They all waited there for a bout 2 hrs and creek went down and he was able to make it home