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Day to Day SA & Adelaide weather

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by StormCapture, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. wernerk

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    Total of 13.5mm in the gauge this morning plus only 5.2mm from today's effort.

    Wind must have been quite strong in the early hours of this morning as a large branch (~1/4) of our apricot tree sheared off at the trunk near the base :(

    Hoping not too much wind damage at my property near Mannum.
     
  2. Parklife

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  3. skifree

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    24mm in the Exeter gauge this morning from the last 48 hours.
     
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  4. Gary Smith

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    Another 18mm out of the gauge this morning. 34mm total so far.
     
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  5. skifree

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    Question for you South Australian folk...

    I am heading to the southern Flinders Ranges for a few days in early March (staying south of Hawker). I will be camping and am debating which sleeping bag to bring. I am a cold sleeper and hear that it can get pretty chilly at night even in late summer. My options are a crap synthetic that is good down to about 10 degrees or my old (and very tired) down snow bag which is probably good to sub zero but can be opened out to use as a quilt if its a bit warmer. They are about the same weight and volume when packed so its really a question of what sort of temps I am likely to encounter.

    Advice appreciated.
     
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  7. skifree

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    I'd take the down jobbie at present.

    Weather is all over the shop this Summer.
     
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  8. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

    ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ Hard Yards

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    yay, winter is here....:(
    windy, cold and getting blasted with frequent light
    quickfire shotgun showers.....
    URK!!!! i think im gunna heave.
    didn't someone say these pricks of systems have
    the virtuous habit of delivering the goods?
    at least we got that.
    would have been better if that rain was coming out
    of a giant pissed off TCU with a few anvil enhanced
    ground clamping megabolts thrown in for good measure.
    R.I.P. summer... what little there was of it.

    TH
     
  9. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

    ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ Hard Yards

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    what skifree said and....
    if they are both the same...ish then the down snow bag
    is IMO a no brainer, you can throw blankets off if it gets
    too warm but if you don't have them then you cant curl
    up into them if you get cold.
    ive got a double dacron holofil sleeping bag i bought
    when i was a teenager, over 40 years old now, ive used
    it a lot and its still like new. ive used it in a tent just below
    the snowline once and it was as warm as toast. the best
    part is the bag squeezes down to bugger all for storage.
    the crap synthetic is something to keep for the tropics
    where o/night temps don't go too far south.

    TH
     
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  10. FarmWeather

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    26 mm here both gauges thecsame
     
  11. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    another 6.4mm of dribble...(hang on while i wipe my chin).
    takes me to 34.3mm so far for this system.
    quite surprised at the dessert, a typical moist winter wraparound.
    maybe a little more but were in a clearing pattern now.
    hills may benefit though.
    so with this system done and dusted looking ahead.....
    er... ok... maybe not.

    TH
     
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  12. Parklife

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    32.7 mm, not bad for Feb. Total for 2021 thus far 61.2mm.
    Santa Anna is loving it. Unfortunately the weeds are showing some action.

    86 mm Jan and Feb last year.

    Mean Jan+ Feb rainfall from closest BoM station 40.4 mm.
     
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  13. wernerk

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    That 5.2mm increased to 9.3mm by the next morning. Recorded another 0.6mm until 4am this morning (had an early flight to catch).

    So 23.4mm to get February rolling, not too bad. Could have done without the damage to the apricot tree though.
     
  14. betsuin

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    30mm even out of that - good stuff!
     
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  15. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    (to the sound of gnashing of teeth)
    no sooner get a half decent infeed from the nw
    than the good 'ol indian ocean
    MEGA HIGH FROM HELL
    keeps it swept to the north.
    the delineation between bugger all and a good drop
    is sharp and im right on it, which side of the fence
    will it fall?

    TH
     
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  16. betsuin

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    TH - well I've got no idea until it is on top of me - looks impressive though:

    [​IMG]

    GFS seems to have an opinion:

    [​IMG]

    That'd be the south-east force field >.<
     
  17. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    yer you're not wrong Bet.
    need someone to hook on to that whopperin stuff
    on the NT border. think i heard something about
    flood watch for northern pastoral regions.
    not surprised looking at that.
    forcefield is spreading faster than a mutant
    corona virus at a tomorrowland concert.

    TH
     
  18. betsuin

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    Well we did have some rain here this evening, even some big heavy drops, just not that many..

    But still - a stream trying to line up, hope!

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. betsuin

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    > think i heard something about flood watch for northern pastoral regions

    Indeed:
    http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDS20374.html

    Flood Watch for the North West Pastoral District
    Issued at 12:32 pm CDT on Thursday 11 February 2021

    Flood Watch Number: 2

    FLOODING IS POSSIBLE DURING THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

    An infeed of tropical moisture associated with a trough and an upper level system is resulting in thunderstorms and rainfall across the north west corner of the North West Pastoral District.

    Satellite imagery indicates there has been significant thunderstorm activity and rainfall in the last 24 hours.

    Further localised heavy falls of up to 50-100 mm are forecast for the next 24 hours.

    Rainfall may cause ponding and overland flow, together with rises in local creeks and overbank flooding. Roads may be impacted causing disruption to travel and transport. Local communities may be cut off.


    Catchments likely to be affected include:

    Eastern Great Victoria Desert


    Warburton District Rivers
     
  20. Parklife

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    GFS modelled the event best as far as Adelaide was concerned, but it was all so close yet so far. Ernabella 100 odd mm, but the northern towns did not receive as much as some models predicted. Would be interesting to find out why so many pieces seemed to be there for a good downpour but the triggering mechanism did not happen.
     
  21. skifree

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    All of 1/2mm in the Exeter gauge yesterday morning.
     
  22. skifree

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    The Exeter min max gauge today, toasty.
     
  23. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    is that 15° min right?
    it hovered around 27° here most of the night with
    a quick dip to 25 at 7:40 same morning down here
    on the noarlunga aws.
     
  24. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good point, might not have been reset for a few days.
     
  25. skifree

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    Then again it was 17 early this am.

    We normally get quite a drop in temp somewhere between 0200 and dawn, mostly in the hour prior to dawn.
     
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  26. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    yer i know what your sayin mate but the last few nights
    have been hotties, i love hot summer nights, (25°+) and
    savour them like a good medium rare texas tomahawk t-bone.
    its all about to come to an end much to most peoples relief.
    is this the final hurrah of summer or is there more to come.
    look at whats happening up north in the u.s. are we going to get
    our version of a similar record breaking mongrel bastard winter
    down here. look how bushfires trashed california and 6 months
    later busfires trashed here. now the u.s. is getting trashed by a
    killer polar vortex....we can all put our heads between out knees
    and kiss our frozen butts goodbye.

    TH
     
  27. skifree

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    A cold Winter is a good Winter.
     
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  28. skifree

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  29. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    haha yeah i wus lookin at dat......
    never actually corepunched an anomoly before.
    gone across toward jamestown too now,
    often see similar anomoly on the ep gulf coast
    not sure what's causing it, dust maybe?

    TH
     
  30. betsuin

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    The Adelaide Force Field Revealed!...

    [​IMG]
     
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  31. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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  32. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    .....ZZZZZZZZZZZ.....

    TH
     
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    Updated Boring Weather Warning Summary for South Australia
    Issued at 3:50 pm CDT on Sunday 28 February 2021
    for the period until midnight CDT Monday 6 March 2021.

    Boring weather for the following areas:
    Adelaide and surrounds

    Whilst the weather might be described as "fine" keen weather watchers might require mouth guards to prevent the gnashing of teeth that this kind of spell can effect. A good old cuppa can work miracles as well experts say. Simply add a dash of milk and the proverbial "storm in a tea cup" can give some slight relief.

    The next boring weather warning summary will be issued sometime in the future.
     
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  35. skifree

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    Yep, tomoroz will be as per today, except shorter.
     
  36. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    the usual due to lack of interest the weather for the
    next few days has been cancelled.
    im back to making backsheared anvils out of my
    mashed potatoes while i watch my mate up at
    mission beach get a lazy coupla hundred mils for
    the day.
    what an absolute crap summer we've had.
    the eastern states can take their la nina and shove
    it where the sun don't shine, la nina sucks to the max.

    TH

    .
     
  37. skifree

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    We did have some pretty clouds today.

    It’s a nice change just having clouds.
     
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    Underwhelming.
     
  39. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    overwhelmingly underwhelming even.....

    TH
     
  40. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    HOLY CRAP!!!!
    there's a huuuuge radar anomaly crossing the gulf
    coming straight at us, it looks like rain but we all
    know it couldn't possibly be that, anyone got any
    ideas what might be causing it?

    TH
     
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    Just a little squall line, nothing init.
     
  42. betsuin

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    Just now:

    mm Rainfall
    Yunta 1.4
    Pirie 1.2
    Whyalla 1.2
    Clare 0.4

    Went to bed about 1:30ish this morning to have a nice rain on roof sound to drift off to :)
     
  43. skifree

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    Wooohooo it’s tha rains marge.

    ....

    maybe

    maybe not.
     
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    Its a fair way out but GFS, meteoblue and ECMWF both keen on a NW feed 13 - 15, all normal disclaimers of course this far out. GFS was predicting 50mm + yesterday, but settling for less than 10 midday today, ECMWF 20mm+ latest run.
     
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    So did it rain?
     
  46. ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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    it rained somewhere.
    might get wet saturday, if this past summer is
    anything to go by then the spider in my rain
    gauge should be fairly safe.
    my excitement overflows......

    TH
     
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    current setup coming off a mid level trough currently
    over the gulf areas and an upper low just south of KI.
    the whole shebang being fed with moisture from the ne
    pool over nw nsw and sw qld.

    TH
     
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    0 to 1 mm at 30% according to BOM.

    It’s raining at Exeter, just lightly but it is raining.:)
     
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    2.5mm of nice steady soaking light rain last night. Very good for the garden.
     
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    2.75mm in the Exeter gauge this morning.
     
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