NSW/ACT Rain Event - July 25-29, 2020

Lani

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Well after all the downcasts last week (my new word for decreasing forecast rainfall lol) I am thrilled to say we ended up receiving 31mm over 24hrs with thunder, lightning and tiny hail. And whoooeeee did it get cold after that last cell around 6:30pm with the hail. Breathing smoke outside now! Thank goodness for some good rain, it couldn’t be any more welcome!
 

ecowain

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the Holfuy site on Bald Hill has been busted for a day or so.
It is in pieces on a work bench getting some loving, according to a photo I saw a couple of days ago.

just a reminder for observations, could you please say where you are. It’s hard to look back thru pages of posts to figure it out.

Pouring down, mt vic NSW all night. 60mm at mt boyce.
 
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Belly

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I'll be going for a drive to the Bodalla bakery to get my partner's cake mid morning. Expecting lots of water. We went to the Bodalla pub last night, publican said in an understated way, "nice drop of rain". We won't be hiring a boat from Narooma Marina for her birthday, we'll be sitting inside :(
 

ShavedBadger

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I reckon we had about 170mm since Saturday here in Newcastle - the rain gauge was overflowing this morning and it maxes out at 150mm.
 
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Donza

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Rain n wind picking up here in Wollongong.
All my windward windows have leaf litter stuck on them..
 

snowgum

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Rain event is not reaching Melbourne Thankfully despite warnings in East Gippsland and on the Alps.

I note Sydney’s and coastal NSW’s (Good) weather mantra is often overstated - compared with dry old Victoria. ;)
 

MisterMxyzptlk

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Is there any foundation to my suspicion that these ECL's are forming and transiting to lower latitudes with global warming?
 

AshestoAshes

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Rain event is not reaching Melbourne Thankfully despite warnings in East Gippsland and on the Alps.
I note Sydney’s and coastal NSW’s (Good) weather mantra is often overstated - compared with dry old Victoria. ;)

We really scammed everyone with that one, more rain days as well than Melbourne AHAHAH.

About 95mms in the comparable 24hr period from BOM 9am to 9am. 102.2mms for the event total best July event i've seen in years.
 

davidg

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Did better than us we are at 75mm.
The way the escarpment is shaped the falls in that area around Lapstone/RAAF base always seems to be heavier than anywhere else in the Lower Mountains. The 100mm figure is for a private AWS right there at Lapstone Primary which is the highest point in that area with no ridges shadowing it so probably in the best spot in terms of local topography. I should get my own AWS for comparison, it's only 500m east of my place but I reckon I would be closer to 75mm for this event so far than 100mm.
 
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snowgum

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I swear With warming Melbourne is moving to a more subtropical climate with less winter-type frontal rain and a few more depression/troughs in summer/warmer months. Nothing like Sydney / Brisbane of course! :rolleyes::)
 

Majikthise

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The way the escarpment is shaped the falls in that area around Lapstone/RAAF base always seems to be heavier than anywhere else in the Lower Mountains. The 100mm figure is for a private AWS right there at Lapstone Primary which is the highest point in that area with no ridges shadowing it so probably in the best spot in terms of local topography. I should get my own AWS for comparison, it's only 500m east of my place but I reckon I would be closer to 75mm for this event so far than 100mm.
Geologically sitting atop the Horst Block.
 

Majikthise

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WarrandyteWX

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Not here anymore.
#usefulfalls

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Mcbobbings

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The 24 hrs to 9am at Sydney OH has had more rain than the past 3 Julys combined. This July so far is also the first above average July for rainfall since 2016, when 104.6 mm fell, this year so far we have 133.2 mm

That 75mm is the highest daily total since 2011, when 88.2 mm fell in a very wet July of 282.2 mm. For the record, July has not had a 100mm plus day since 1960, prior to that they were fairly common, occurring probably on average every 15 years, although lots of Julys with 200+mm have highest daily totals of less than 40mm.

24hrs to 9am: 75 mm

2019: 43.4 mm
2018:11.2 mm
2017:12.6 mm

2017-2019 Total: 67.2 mm.
 

Trail Blazer

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Jimi on Weatherzone. Pymble, Sydney
When you refer to a record as weak, are you using the Blair Trewin terminology of the short-ish time period of climate data?

Far less sophisticated than that. The site has 31 years of data but the months either side, and other locations not far away (e.g Jervis Bay with 483mm in July, though admittedly back in 1918), have higher monthly records.

Having said that, a lot of sites seem to have a dip in July with June and August records being higher (Kiama, for example, is 671mm, 455mm, 728mm), but maybe that's because August 1998 was just so extraordinary.
 
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