Cyclone Ex-TC Esther - An interior washout

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  1. Undies

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    Canberra getting a good drop according tot he radar.
     
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    yep, downpour right on time at school dropoff
     
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    Poppy was lucky... dropped off for camp at 8am... right between some solid showers..
    All the later kids got drenched
     
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    Rain getting heavier again in Kambah ACT.
     
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    Interestingly there seems to be a low level onshore flow around the basin... with obviously a sustained rainband from the NW.
     
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    No needed IMO. Nice to have. Satellite Imagery is probably more useful in combination with the real time on ground rainfall obs.

    All the talk of providing real-time rainfall data to farmers is non-sense. In the west its flat, so flooding is a weeks and months scenario. Sowing paddocks takes days. Its not like knowing the rainfall will be there is a couple of hours is going to add any benefit to most. Much better to look at the model output for farm planning. Satellite imagery for real time obs.

    Also - radar data is far from perfect. Over the last few weeks we've had so many events where the radar was showing precipitation when there was none.
     
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    Not to mention how rarely they will actually be used... this Fowler’s Gap fall must be a one-in-ten-year type thing
     
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    One inch of rain - 25 mm - in Chatswood since around 2:00PM yesterday. Steady light rain without any break that I noticed. he lawns, which looked dead six weeks ago, are now deep green. It's brightening up a bit now and the rain band over Sydney seems to be retreating South and shrivelling.

    Good to see some worthwhile falls out West as well, about 20 mm in Bathurst, 24 mm at Canberra until 11:00 and a number of falls over 50 mm in the Far West.

    Hopefully over the next couple of days this event focuses West of the Divide where it's most needed. We've had enough in Sydney.
     
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    It's been light but fairly constant rain here in the Lower BM's and Penrith this morning for a total of about 12mm to go with the 6mm last night.
     
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    Damp Jindy but not very exciting so far
     
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    Looks to be a nice blob heading past Mt Ginini that has your name on it
     
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    32mm here so far, seems to be backing off atm.
     
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    All our tanks are already full so finally put the tank overflows in yesterday

    Need more tanks ....
     
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    You need a 50 metre ag pipe to run that tank water over the "lawn"
     
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    True but .... it started raining :D

    I have some in the container. It pretty flat so will soak in.

    Kinda temp as I will plonk another 22500l in there soon. Two into one into over flow.

    I also have an idea to harvest the water off the solar panels to a trough outside the house paddock fence.
     
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    29.4 mm for Tuggeranong ( 1pm) and continuing.
     
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    Amazing how everything greens up so quickly after that last soak
    Nice!
     
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    It's hard thinking of the brumbies and the children at the same time
    Sometimes I just think about cats instead
     
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    It should rain a lot in Jindabyne over the next 3 days. My youngest son arrived there today for school camp :p. Meanwhile showers easing in the Canberra CBD
     
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    A good drop of rain over the Simpson Desert. 95mm so far for this event at Birdsville...
     
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    This was earlier this morning:
     
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    Dodging us in Bathurst today so far, a couple of mm today. Waiting for it to redevelop
     
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    Yeah - bugger all here also. Looks like the next band for us is coming through Bourke now.
     
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    Summary
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    Rain. Possible heavy falls.
    Possible rainfall: 50 to 90 mm
    Chance of any rain: 100% [​IMG]
    Canberra area
    Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Winds northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h tending northerly in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
     
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    7news.com.au running with "rain bomb" to describe this system.

    Lord give me strength.
     
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    You may get a bit in the next 24 hours.
     
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    Time to stock up on some essentials then.. for the "RAIN BOMB"
     
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    Look out! Its a bloody rain bomb!

    Hide yo kids, hide yo wife.
     
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    Looking fairly good so far—just passed the 20 mm mark here.
     
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    Marge!
     
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    Yes. Looking fertile to the north west now. I just got a mow in after a mostly dry day and will throw some fertiliser out now.
     
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    There’s been no rain here since late morning. There have even been a few sunny breaks, allowing Sydney to reach its forecast max of 25°.

    Good to see Canberra up to 30 mm since 9:00 and counting, with an event total just under 40 mm so far. There have been good falls in the Snowy Mountains, South Coast and Southern Highlands. Not so good in the Central West but hopefully there’s more to come.
     
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    There has still been no rain recorded at OH since late yesterday morning but that looks set to change with a broad rain band moving in from the NW. There have been some good falls in the SW of the State and into Victoria, with many 25+ mm and 50+ mm. Albury is on 74 mm. Melbourne in on 48 mm and counting.

    I hear there’s a Cricket final in Sydney tonight. Good luck with that. What idiot would schedule a major Cricket final in Sydney in March?
     
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    Just checked my rain gauge in Tuggeranong, ACT. 46mm so far. Woo-hoo!
     
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    Sitting at 31.1 mm for the event here.
     
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    Only an extra 3mm overnight, total for the event here now at 34mm.
     
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    Probably the same ones as I see today wearing jumpers, hoodies and big jackets.
    It is a very warm and humid morning and most people are dressed appropriately in light clothing. However there seem to be some people who wear Winter outfits because the sun is not shining.
     
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    Steady soaking rain in Dubbo for the last 90 minutes after some light falls overnight. Looks to continue for most of the day. Enhanced infrared sat pic showing moisture spawning out between Lightning Ridge and Hungerford which is on target for us later today. Looks to be on a good trajectory for you up-landers also @DaveM .
     
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    Its raining but it ain't pouring. :thumbs:
     
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    Bom Canberra total = 50.6 mm
     
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    And slightly more for Tuggeranong - slow steady rain which is just what we needed...
     
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    Steady in NE Vic occasionally really heavy ,over 100mm for this period our creek is running at roughly 1 cubic metre per second.
     
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    Now 130 mm by our rain guage .
    The whole event was perfect , light rain starting wetting the ground gradually getting heavier and no thunderstorms.
    The last few major rains in the last 1-2 years have generally been w thunderstorms that cause damage.
     
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    There's been steady rain here since about 7:00, without a break as far as I can tell, let alone any prospect sun or breaks in the cloud. It accumulated very slowly at first, about 1 mm per hour or less, but has picked up in the last couple of hours. Chatswood has had 20 mm since 9:00, OH 26 mm. Judging by the 512 km combined radar, there's lots more to come, the band stretches hundreds of kilometers NW of Sydeny (the direction of movement), although it looks like it might clear further South.

    Here is the total rainfall for NSW in the week to 9:00 this morning. This would cover the event to that time. There have also been extensive falls in Qld, Vic and even Tas.

     
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    I can actually see a clearing trend...
    Rain should clear here Soonish... By six pm in Sydney IMO
     
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    Can't be much left in this for Dubbo but shes coming down as heavy as it has all day at present. Gutters not coping. Up to 30mm for the day on top of about 20mm for the previous two days. Ground is properly soden in the back yard as lots of the downpipes discahrge to ground. No need to be diverting water out of the gutter anymore!

    Not much action in the rivers upslope yet - hopefully later. Once again the lowlands seem to have done better than the tablelands in the central west.
     
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