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Extreme Weather

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by trappers, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So I'm currently in Houston.

    Yesterday Houston max was ~88F about 6F higher than the highest feb temp on record.
    New York area recorded some of the highest temps on record yesterday and then recorded record snowfall depths today

    And Perth ... WOW
    Highest recorded rainfall for the entire of Feb on record = 47.6mm
    Average rainfall for the entire of feb = 8.2mm
    Today received 114.4mm!!! Double the highest record for the entire month, and more than 10 times the average for the whole month!! WOW!!

    #justsayin
     
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  2. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah froze my wet ass off over in perth a few weeks back
     
  3. BrianDamage

    BrianDamage Hard Yards

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    The highest rainfall ever for Perth in a day is 120.4 in Feb 1992 so your stats are out a bit.

    The top ~5-10 wettest days in Perth have been in Feb.

    Still raining today, where has summer gone?
     
  4. cold wombat

    cold wombat Twitter Contributer Moderator

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    Hush. Let a good thing be.
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just last month Sydney broke the record for it's hottest overnight minimum on record & recorded the hottest January ever with an average minimum temperature of 21.6C and average maximum of 29.6C

    And... Just today, Sydney broke a 121-year-old heat record for the number of summer days above 35C.
    #climatechange #justsaidit
     
  6. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Really? I was going by this http://www.weatherzone.com.au/climate/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=9225 which admittedly only has data back to 1994. Maybe they moved the gauge or something? Either way 2x more rain in one day than for the entire of feb for 22 odd years ain't bad!
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @ScottGN might be able to verify, but I believe NZ has seen an extraordinary number of Summer snowfalls over the last month, also.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty! Ski Pass: Gold

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    News reports also saying highest ever...
     
  9. Darb

    Darb Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sure was a lot of rain , bloody gate post at front of my place seems to have started leaning after saturated ground. 300kg wrought iron gate on the lean.

    It's unde concrete and paving too, will be an absolute cluster duck to fix.
     
  10. ScottGN

    ScottGN One of Us Ski Pass: Gold Ski Pass: Silver

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    The number of January snowfalls we've had this year, while numerous, has not been overly unusual. What was remarkable with the January 22nd fall however, was the amount of snow that fell, 30 to 50 cms on the hills around Queenstown. The southern half of the South Island has been stuck in a rather horrible weather zone this summer, squashed between high pressure to the north and low pressure to the south which is generating near constant west-sou-west winds and plentiful rain off the south Tasman Sea. From about Marlborough north hot, drought conditions are worsening on the east coasts of both islands and in the far north.
     
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