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betsuin

Early Days
Nov 28, 2020
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And an extra 1mm to take me up to 9 today.
Chopped up a round of gum and the wood fire is warm - roll on the seasons!
 

wernerk

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Jul 5, 2019
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I recorded 6.9mm for the period 7/5 - 11/5, a bit lower than others I see. I suspect that most of the rain fell on Sat/Sun.

Went to near Blinman for some astronomy activities on Thu. The evening had patchy cloud come through early, then cleared up for about an hour or so around 9pm before becoming cloudy again later on.

It rained during the evening on Fri. The residual moisture after the rain was enough to create quite heavy dewing on Sat night which was a curse when trying to look through a telescope.

Got up on Sun morning to look at Jupiter & Saturn as well as to try and see some of the Eta Aquarid meteor shower. Sky was very clear around 2am and we did see some meteors from the shower as well as a number of "strays". Probably around 4am, a fog formed which was a nuisance for visual viewing. However, Jupiter was still crisp and sharp at 200x magnification with many cloud bands visible.
Sunday evening was clear and the best night for viewing.

The sunrise on Mon morning was quite spectacular with apricot/golden mammatus clouds hanging around if you pardon the pun! I may post some pics once I have downloaded them from the camera.
 

Parklife

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Jan 23, 2021
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Nice post Werner, I keep on telling myself to get interested in astronomy.... maybe after kids sports no longer dominate the vast majority of weekends. Not that I'm complaining, a great way to spend the weekend.

5mm from this mornings efforts and that looks like it for the next couple of weeks. Cold with no precipitation. I hope we don't end up with a sub 30mm May although looking at the local BoM site that has happened 6 times in the 44 years of records.
The local station has records dating from 1897-1921 and then 2001 to present, I'm not sure what happened in between.
1897-1921 sub 30mm May happened 3 times (02,12 & 13) and 2001 to present just the once, a very dry 10.2 in 2005. 2005 finished off OK though 60mm above the average annual.
 
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skifree

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And an evening view of some weather.
 
Jul 19, 2019
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heads up folks......
hints of a major break next week, cut off low,
nw infeed (of sorts), and a nice juicy slingshot
coldpool.
something interesting to watch in the lead up for a change.
enjoy this weekend, could be the last one for +20° temps
until spring...after that...it looks like head banging season
is about to begin.

TH
 
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betsuin

Early Days
Nov 28, 2020
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heads up folks......
hints of a major break next week, cut off low,
nw infeed (of sorts), and a nice juicy slingshot
coldpool.
something interesting to watch in the lead up for a change.
enjoy this weekend, could be the last one for +20° temps
until spring...after that...it looks like head banging season
is about to begin.

TH

I feel the need for a new cycling jacket.
And the car will be off the road for a minor mech repair next week. Timing!!
Bring on the soggy weather! I haven't had wet roads lifting off of the front wheel and blowing into my face for how long?
 

Gary Smith

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Dec 4, 2020
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Fairview Park
heads up folks......
hints of a major break next week, cut off low,
nw infeed (of sorts), and a nice juicy slingshot
coldpool.
something interesting to watch in the lead up for a change.
enjoy this weekend, could be the last one for +20° temps
until spring...after that...it looks like head banging season
is about to begin.

TH

Given the weather failures this year so far, no offence TH; however, I am not getting excited at all.
 

Parklife

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Jan 23, 2021
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Well the weather doesn't fail but the models do. Unless one has access to a supercomputer and of course the necessary analytical and programming skills, all you can all do is look at them and hope they are accurate. Upon saying that ECMWF and GFS are both agreeing on a trough and front May 25-28, rainfall varies between each couple of runs; 10-20 and then back to sub 5's.

The system behind that however looks interesting.
 

wernerk

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Jul 5, 2019
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Another 3.4mm recorded at home between 13/5 & 16/5 in drips & drabs.

Found about 10.4mm for the last fortnight in the gauge at Ponde. Must have clipped the northern edge of that cell that dropped 18mm in Murray Bridge. It was very welcome.
The first, very faint hints of green are starting to show in the sandy soil if you look hard enough. Next time I go up there, the green should hopefully be a bit more obvious.
I'm hoping that the system next week will drop a bit more on the property as the soil is still quite dry (anti wetting I assume) in places. We shall see.
 
Jul 19, 2019
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models always vary between runs.
how much they vary is an indication of their
current stability.seasonal transitions offer
greatest variation.that pretty much excludes
looking at anything more than a week out.
what does look interesting in the climate outlook
is the possibility of a -ve IOD later this winter.
things are still looking promising for next week.
models have consolidated since yesterday,
a decent nw infeed gives good creedence to
the upcoming system and ensure rainfall
penetrates inland through to at least southern nsw.
still too early to talk rainfall amounts but the
general spread across the southern ag areas
seems to be fairly even.
at this stage totals need to be more to be
classed as a decent opener.

TH.
 
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Jul 19, 2019
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models are consolidating and upgrading nicely
if they keep going the same way up to the event
were going to be in for a nice little bollocking.
the main event appears to be in the few hours
before and after sunrise Tuesday.
not a good morning to be on two legs or wheels.
totals upping to the 15-20mm mark some will
get less others a lot more.
not drooling over this just yet but it's looking
jucier by the run

TH
 
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wernerk

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Was racing against the light fading last night working on the veggie patch and managed to plant some spring onions & garlic albeit with the help of a headlamp! Also managed to feed the orange & lemon trees so that rain can wash the fertiliser into the soil and so far it hasn't let me down, 10.3mm as at 7:35am!!

However, my property at Ponde appears to be in a dry slot courtesy of the Mt Lofty Ranges and appears to have received nothing at all :( Very disappointing as I need the rain out there.
 

skifree

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We planted out our last 32 garlics last night as well. :) And 20 Freesias.

8mm in the Exeter gauge this morning as at 0630.
 
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Jul 19, 2019
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Also managed to feed the orange & lemon trees so that
rain can wash the fertiliser into the soil and so far it hasn't
let me down, 10.3mm as at 7:35am!!

years ago when i used to fertilise my lemon tree it
would water itself in.
i would feed them a mixture of rum and coke... however...
before i fed it to my tree it was very important that it
was filtered through my kidneys first.
as of about 7am 17.2mm for me, and even though i could
see them going through, dried up very quickly with no
follow up in the gauge in the form of showers.

TH
 

skifree

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5.5mm in the Exeter gauge at 0630 this morning.

So a total of 13.5 for this little squall line. Enough to put some back into my just now operational :) rain tank and pumps. And to turn off the irrigation for a day of so.

Some stiff breezes over the last 24hours, blew one of the tree dahlias down breaking the trunk. :( and sending flowers all over the yard.
 
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Parklife

Early Days
Jan 23, 2021
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17.5mm total, 15mm from the main band and then 2.5 from the showers. Speaking of cycling to work, I saw some poor commuter bike rider cop a gob full yesterday (Tuesday 25th) on Kensington Rd when a bus went through a puddle. Poor bloke totally wore it, mouth a gasp. I would like to say I was empathetic enough that I stopped myself laughing, but it was so classically comical I laughed for the next 10 minutes.
 

betsuin

Early Days
Nov 28, 2020
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Well I stood outside tonight expecting a sight. The Super Blood Moon
It rained.

I like the rain and that stuff .. normally.
 
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Gary Smith

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Dec 4, 2020
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Fairview Park
Thoughts of the impact, or the lack of, for SA of this system next week that seems to have some websites getting excited (but mainly for the eastern states).
 
Jul 19, 2019
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shouldnt be too bad, typical text book garden variety winter front
and follow up cold pool. there's no nw infeed so totals for such a
kickass system will be pretty ordinary but of note is the deep
penetration of the coldpool which will carry showers that normally
dry up after around 100k in from the coast well into sourhern ne
pastoral and central nsw. winds ahead of the front tomorrow will
be reasonably stiff as the gradient looks like it gets extruded through
a sausage machine. system appears not to be as organised
as it could be but things will prolly fall into place as it rears it's ugly
head. tuesday will be a good day for winds that will slice and dice
anyone fool enough to venture outside, rock solid coldies that go
snap, crackle and pop as they dump loads of 4-6mm hail and water
to help fill the rain gauges clearing somewhat as the day goes on.
still trying to work out if there's a tail end fetch associated with this.

TH
 
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skifree

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0.5mm in the Exeter gauge yesterday morning.

Lots of wave cloud cutting thru the 1/4 point on the Cu over Radelaide & hills mid this arvo. I wasn’t in a position to take pics :(. Looks it all bashed into the inversion level and parked once the Sun lost power.
 

Parklife

Early Days
Jan 23, 2021
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Rainfall totals wise ECMWF and GFS models appear to be backing off, at one stage for Adelaide anticipating 25-35mm but now both 20-25mm.

My May rainfall totalled 41mm against the BoM closest station average 74.9mm. For the year till the end of May 146.7 vs 187.2 average.
 

betsuin

Early Days
Nov 28, 2020
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Well that was a little intense!
Lots of large trees here and they sure got whipped by that.
A couple of claps of thunder, nice big rain drops as well.
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Flew out of Port Lincoln about 13:00 today when it passed through, so experienced that twice here and there ;-)
 

wernerk

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Jul 5, 2019
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Rumbles, what rumbles......

May 2021 rainfall ended up at 23.5mm at home vs 30.4mm at the airport. Another month of below average rain (YPAD mean = 53.6mm).

Autumn 2021 rainfall at home 53.1mm vs 59.0mm at airport.

YTD end of May 105.0mm at home vs 103.6mm at the airport.

Skifree at Exeter had a slightly wetter May but not by much. YTD however is ~35mm higher.

Commenced June with 2.6mm for the month as of this morning.

See how much of the 13-35mm rainfall which BOM forecasted for the Adelaide area I can manage to attract.
 

betsuin

Early Days
Nov 28, 2020
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4mm in the gauge a while back, a few showers since, a noisy one just now.
Next check in the morning!
 
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