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Sizzling Summer Soliloquies

Discussion in 'Weather' started by Claude Cat, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    Vic has a state STW up. Doesn't look promising to get down to Melbourne currently.

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  2. Claude Cat

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    Storms hitting the Mt Macedon "force field" and not getting any closer.
     
  3. Majikthise

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    a better shot of Wentworth Falls today
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  4. MisterMxyzptlk

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    ^^^^^
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  5. mr

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    that's mad, victoria is so dry, a few t'storms not enough
     
  6. Majikthise

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    MR see BC banter thread for photos of where you went from saturday..would be bigger today.
     
  7. snow777

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    Looks like Melbourne is getting some good rain now. [​IMG]
     
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  8. Claude Cat

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    Been pouring here in the eastern 'burbs for the last hour or so.
     
  9. Vermillion

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    Yesterday arvo was weird in my area. You could see the storms off to the NW and moving this way, but there was an incredibly strong S/SE seabreeze bringing day fog in from Westernport. Then the very low cloud rolled in and the storms came in over the top when the wind died down. Around 9pm we had some rain for an hour or so, lots of thunder and lightning, then a few shower until about 7am when this band started, and it looks like continuing for a while and is quite heavy. At work now it's pouring pretty damn hard.
     
  10. Donza

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    watch this hook...hit kiama..

    I see rotation.
     
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  11. Claude Cat

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    Vic BOM have issued a STW for "heavy rainfall" (don't think I've seen that for a while).

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  12. Claude Cat

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    25mm since about 6am here in Melbourne. A nice drink.
     
  13. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Clearing out now but it's supposed to re-develop in the afternoon. I get the feeling the moisture will be to the East of Melbourne, but there is potential for storm lines to pop up pretty much right through VIC.
     
  14. Claude Cat

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    IMO I think it clear this afternoon, but redevelop tomorrow.
     
  15. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Stopped raining at work now.
     
  16. Vermillion

    Vermillion Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    There are some really nice embedded storms in the current rainband that is continually intensifying as it heads over the range. Central VIC will have some very big totals today, I cant see them dissipating too much as they cross the range either. I reckon i'll have had around 40mm at home by now, i'll have to check it when I get home.
     
  17. Donza

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    Whats it doing at Bayswater..?
    I'm over the inlaws whinging
     
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  18. Vermillion

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    About the same, probably a little more as they had a cell move over them before the bulk of the rain started. Mt Dande had 38mm to 9am and Baysie is in a bit of a rain hole so it wouldnt surprise me to see them have >30mm.
     
  19. Donza

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    cheers

    doesn't want to buy a water tank cause someone on 3aw said they would be taxed soon.
     
  20. Claude Cat

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    Vic BOM has issued flood watches

     
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  21. Vermillion

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    Ridiculous rain falling in the NE this arvo, heavy embedded thunderstorms. Now I can see a line to the West of Melbourne forming and heading towards the bay/city. Looks like it'll be another light show tonight.
     
  22. Claude Cat

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    Yeh a nice line out to the west. Might just slip south of Melbourne, but you look to be in the firing line Verm.
     
  23. Vermillion

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    Sort of moving, sort of dying then reforming as it slowly makes it way across. It wont hit the suburbs into the early hours I dont think.
     
  24. Claude Cat

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    Atmosphere feels like it's ready to explode here in Melbourne.
    Humidity between 75% & 85% for most of the metro area.
     
  25. Donza

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    same deal here in coastal NSW..
     
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  26. Vermillion

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    It's just about ready to go looking at the sat pic and radar. Could be very heavy come home time.
     
  27. Claude Cat

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  28. Claude Cat

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    [​IMG]

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  29. Vermillion

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    Feeeeeed me!
     
  30. Claude Cat

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    yup, beautiful moisture in feed.
     
  31. Donza

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    [​IMG]



    This pic is kinda scary. Tornado at Gerroa.
    So lucky it hit in a non populated area.
     
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  32. Claude Cat

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    Looks like I'll be getting wet on the ride home.
     
  35. Claude Cat

    Claude Cat On my bike Moderator Ski Pass: Platinum

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    I'm beginning to wonder if it will "happen".
    Seems to be lacking a trigger to fire it all off.
     
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    The twister was much closer to Shoalhaven Heads than Gerroa. About 2km north of houses on north side of Shoalhaven - maybe 5-8km south of Gerroa headland. Would be interesting to know just how far offshore these twisters formed.

    I just drove down and did the circuit. Smashed up all the way through to Mt Coolangatta. Nearly hit a small estate of one acre lots on the other side of Mt Coolangatta. Couple of farms smashed. Much wider path than the twister that came ashore in Kiama. Could have been a major disaster if a little bit further north or south.
     
  37. Donza

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    Yeah for sure..
    Hectic times.

    yes just wrote Gerroa as most crew would have been confused by coolangatta.
     
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    It's the media that has decided that Gerroa Road means Gerroa - when it was really a good part of Shoalhaven Heads that was barely 2 kms from being smashed to pieces. After seeing what happened to houses in Kiama - this could have easily killed dozen or more.
     
  39. Majikthise

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    pity it wasn't north of berry, could have prepared the bypass route
     
  40. Vermillion

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    Radar is ablaze right now, it's happening.
     
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  41. Claude Cat

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    Moderate rain out there without being over the top.

    BOM have issued a STW warning

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    Unreal satellite picture at the minute !
    Pineapple Express ,
     
  43. Donza

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    Got to say the amount of rainfall here in Melbourne today has been underwhelming. Still a bit to come tonight, but I think most of the rain was NE of us.
     
  45. Vermillion

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    Some serious totals in VIC today.
     
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    Good to see some decent rain forecast inland. Darling River should get another little run out of this. There is already a pulse of fresh water heading down from the Oswald event and some heavy rain forecast around St George on friday.
     
  47. snow777

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    Had 38mm here this week! [​IMG]




    <<Here is<<
     
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    Meanwhile in NZ another big fat high pressure system tracks lazily across the country. NIWA has just announced that we've had our sunniest summer on record. Drought has been declared in Northland with the rest of the northern half of The North Island likely to follow within the week. Soil moisture deficit levels are near critical in Canterbury, North and Central Otago. And the shark guy on the telly last night said that the unusually warm sea temps around NZ may well be attracting more sharks than usual - a possible factor in the fatal attack at Muriwai Beach near Auckland yesterday.
     
  49. Vermillion

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    [​IMG] New Zealanders complaining about sunny weather.
     
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  50. Claude Cat

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    Shep yesterday

     
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