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Discussion in 'Systems & Events' started by Seabreezes, Feb 4, 2020.
The surf from ex Eusi was flexing its muscles down at Snapper Rocks this afternoon.
Awesome shot gleno!
I’ll share that to fb with the necessary credit if you don’t mind.
Yeah Cool Gleno, hoping to get there tomoz, but apparently its some Valentine thing on, Lol ..
Also Heard the famous Surfer Occy was there this morn, snapped his board in half while taking off on a wave, free fall for a bit and went right through the middle of his board
Rainfall since 9am is 21.4 mm from further light rain in the last few hours with some moderate falls before the rain intensity tapered off to very light rain late tonight. The temperature continued to fall before stabilising in the last half hour. The dew point have been close to average whilst falling before becoming stable in the last 30 minutes. Relative humidity have remained high and continued to rise tonight and is currently 92%. Mostly calm winds in the last few hours with some W to SW winds at 8pm and some W winds at 9:45pm.
Last 24 hours:
Thanks Ken for sure go for it cheers
Thanks mate, yeah i heard about that, crazy stuff, some big names were out there riding the barrels
Q. When was the last time we had an event with this much rain over an extended period of time? Are we going to back to 2010/11 to find conditions similar to what we just experienced?
This new weather event might need a new thread . It's quite amazing::
It's STOPPED raining.
Haven't had a break in the rain like this for some time now , wonder what's causing it.
No doubt this unusual event will have meteorologists scratching their heads for an explanation!!
216.5mm all up for me. What a fantastic event. More importantly it was a fantastic event for farmers out on the Downs and Burnett. Not drought breaking but it has given them hope.
The start of 2013 was pretty wet, first Oswald and then I'm pretty sure it was wet in February as well.
Yeah in Northern NSW we haven't had such a wet start to the year since 2013. Oswald record flood in the Clarence River followed by ECL in February dumping 300-400mm in 24 hours over Bellingen and Dorrigo followed by another rain event in the beginning of March. We had almost a years worth of rain in three months.
Ferny Grove Weather
Date: 14 Feb 2020
Time: 7:25 AM
Min Temp since 9am yesterday: 20.9 C
Max Temp since 9am yesterday: 25.3 C
Min Ground Temp: 20.6 C
Rain since 9am yesterday: 31 mm
Temperature: 22.3 C
Relative Humidity: 93 %
Dew Point: 21.1 C
MSL Pressure: 1005.9 hPa
Wind Speed: 1 kph - light air
Wind Direction: WSW
Present Weather: Clouds generally dissolving or becoming less developed during the preceding hour
Visibility: 20km to 39km - Very Good Visibility
Cloud Cover: 6/8
Ground State: Ground Moist
Notes of yesterday weather - 13/2/20: Cloudy with cu, sc and ns clouds. A cold day with the temperature a little variable from the mid morning to mid afternoon. Light rain in the early hours of the day, temporarily heavier while remaining light for 5 minutes at 3:30 am before drizzle and very light rain from 5:30 am. During the morning the rainfall cleared before returning from the mid morning through to the early afternoon. In the evening was light rain with some moderate falls tapering off to very light rain in the late evening. The dew point fell slowly in the early hours of the day, rose during the morning, became moderately high in the late afternoon and then fell during the afternoon. The dew point returned to near average in the late afternoon. During the evening the dew point remained close to average while slowly falling. The relative humidity was stable and high from early in the day, before falling a little during the day while remaining high before rising from the late afternoon. Mostly calm winds in the early hours of the day, S to SSE winds in the early morning, backed during the morning to W to SW winds in the morning. From the late morning winds were S to SW, S to SSW in the early afternoon and SSW to SW from the mid afternoon. In the evening was SW to SSW winds with some S to SSW at the start of the evening light rain.
Today: No rainfall so far today. Mostly calm winds today. The dew point slowly fell early today before stating to rise this morning close to average. Relative humidity have remained high and have been stable so far today.
Event total is 353.2 mm, MTD is 365.1 mm and YTD is 548.4 mm.
Hello sunshine, a last 10mm from this event, almost 150 total.
Back to sunny hot & muggy!
I'll say that for the sunshine coast in general the event was not particularly remarkable - something that does come along every couple of years. But with some of the rain trains and slow moving storms I would not be surprised if some specific locations got some of their heaviest rain in an hour or a few hours for a decade or three, and that individual home owners may have had problems with flash flooding that they had never experienced before.
one heck of a photo gleno , well done.
Thanks for that - I'd forgotten how wet it was in 2013, as it was more than just Oswald.
Here are my figures for this event (for Camp Hill, Brisbane):
February 3: 7mm
February 4: 3mm
February 5: 0.0mm
February 6: 117mm
February 7: 10mm
February 8: 25mm
February 9: 28mm
February 10: 33mm
February 11: 7mm
February 12: 38mm
February 13: 68mm
Would love to see a list of overall totals from this event if anyone has it?
I posted the SEQ (Stapylton) 24 hrs to 9am radar accumulations up to the 11th back a few pages - see this link for reference.
To round off the event record, here are final days 12, 13, 14 Feb 24 hrs to 9am radar accumulations.
Couran Point Alert rain gauge on South Strandbroke Island had around 700 mm this event, and with the earlier rain event in mid January, it appears it has exceeded 1,000 mm year to date.
1st graphic above - 96hr totals up to 9am today via The Early Warning Network.
2nd graphic above - Month to date top rainfall obs in SE QLD (available so far) in descending order.
Cheers, Ken. Amazing totals. Certainly a very memorable event.
Awesome. Only a few days off to the year that Cyclone Oma did the same thing.
Not according to Mega it wasn't. I hope the next flood event evolves up that way but then again I'm not sure the other locals would be too happy. That Mary River can cause serious problems when it does flood.
Aside from all of that the locals down here are pretty happy after it all. Exciting thunderstorms, drenching rain now nice sunshine. Great stuff!
Thankyou and yes your right about Oma was february last year i was only looking at those images the other day
Look at the water difference. With our recent rain showing how murky the water is in Gleno71's pic compared to Oma. Pic I have is from Feb 22 2019.
Yesh, Sydney beaches and Harbour are foul at the moment.
BoM: "Currently the Mary River at Maryborough is expected to remain below the minor flood level (5.00 m) for the next few days."
10.2mm in the 24hrs to 9am this morning. The last of the showers clearing off by around daybreak. As expected, there's been no rain today. Some morning cloud cleared to a sunny afternoon.
100-150mm falls in the 24hrs to 9am in the upper catchments of the Nambucca and Bellinger Rivers, and also around Dorrigo. That rain also spilling into some upper northern parts of the Macleay catchment too, with the Macleay River at the locality of Georges Creek reaching minor flood level during today.
An event total of 400.6mm here:
Feb 2nd - 11.0mm
Feb 3rd - 3.4mm
Feb 4th - 0.6mm
Feb 5th - 5.0mm
Feb 6th - 38.8mm
Feb 7th - 23.0mm
Feb 8th - 191.2mm
Feb 9th - 24.2mm
Feb 10th - 7.8mm
Feb 11th - 17.0mm
Feb 12th - 68.4mm
Feb 13th - 10.2mm
400.6mm is also the month-to-date total here. It is the wettest February here since 606.6mm fell in Feb 2009.
Ken, where can we access the full month to date rainfall totals for SEQ (not cut off at Teddington)? I'd like to see how my neck of the woods compared to the larger totals.
NF: Is this what you're after? http://www.bom.gov.au/watl/rainfall/observations/index.shtml It includes a rainfall map at the bottom too.
Daily rainfall totals (24 hours to 9am) for this event (total of 364.9 mm) at Ferny Grove:
4th Feb: 9.6 mm
5th Feb: 1.6 mm
6th Feb: 45.6 mm
7th Feb: 93.9 mm
8th Feb: 3.5 mm
9th Feb: 37.5 mm
10th Feb: 33.5 mm
11th Feb: 35.5 mm
12th Feb: 12.9 mm
13th Feb: 60.3 mm
14th Feb: 31 mm
Long period rainfall totals for 6, 9 and 12 months have returned to near average values, whilst totals for 18, 24, 36 and 48 months still remain below average.
Of the last 30 years at Ferny Grove this is the third highest February rainfall total (365.6 mm, 125% above the long term average and 203.8 mm above average) so far and the highest since 464.8 mm in 1995. 2015 was 328.5mm and 2013 was 231.2mm. Looking at only the total rainfall for the first 15 days of past Februaries results in 2020 being the highest on record. For all months of the year this is the highest since 375.4 mm in March 2017.
The daily rainfall totals were not significantly high but the sustained culmination of rainfall over a long period was quite exceptional for my location. The highest daily rainfall total of 90.9 mm was the 9th highest February daily rainfall total and the highest since 143.4 mm on the 24st in 2018. For any month it was also the highest since 143.4 mm on 24 February 2018.
For the number of days of consecutive days of rainfall this was 11 days which compared to previous February wet spells equalled 284.4 mm in 11 days between 14 February 2015 and 25 February 2015. That was the second highest on record, whereas the longest February wet spell is 14 days between 31 January and 7 February 2003 (99.5 mm).
When compared with previous wet spells across all months there were 24 other previous periods of greater than 11 days with the highest being 62 days between 28 March and 9 April 2011 (70.5 mm).
But as for wet spell total this event was significant compared to previous wet spells rainfall totals and was the highest for February (previously 284.4 mm between 14 February 2015 and 25 February 2015). For any month this was the highest since 459 mm between the 23 January and 29 January 2013.
The year to date total of 548.9 mm (242.1 mm above average and 78.9 % above average) when compared with previous January to February totals is the highest since 711.9 mm in 2013.
I don't think BOM offer that (past current mnth) without paying, (I was looking for historical wind data recently) although weatherzone do I think (Rain not wind)
Wow, check out some of the northern NSW totals.
You can see why the Tweed area was declared a disaster area. Wow some big totals.
248.0mm event total for Salisbury
Yep a good drop, 640mm for the event, it's going to give the Murwillumbah 1973 february record rainfall of 645mm a nudge especially with two weeks to go. Locally we have beaten last years total of 950mm in 6 weeks.
Some weak thunderstorm activity here on the border this arvo with some rumbles, takes our thunderday tally to 29 since the start of the storm season in September.
A bit late as I was back down in Victoria again for the last couple of days (took storms with me to the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne yesterday which was fun!), but we finished on 418.6mm for the event in Bald Hills, making a total of 418.8mm for the month and 612mm YTD!
lol...nearly a year's worth of rain in one event where they get rain and storms all year round, but less than half or 3/4 of that in regions that don't. Mother nature is just not fair sometimes.
BTW, it was definitely a monumental event...ignore my troll post from the other night trying to play it down because it was posted out of pure frustration. The weather is just so mundane up here and 'monumental' weather is something that only happens once in a blue moon on this part of the coast unless it's monumental drought.
Mate I would be as equally frustrated.
If I was living there, I think I would have lots of mini breaks down in the storm zones when conditions are on.They are not that far away.
I don't know what it is about severe weather but I like you need a dose of it frequently, think it's an adrenaline thing,. . Just love it.
I just love watching mother nature take over. Especially when she pulls a rabbit out of the hat. Makes you realise just how much of a tiny speck on the planet you are.
Time to close this thread ? I't 4 days it's use by date!!
We're only allowed to talk about it for 4 days once it's over?