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Discussion in 'Alpine & Snow' started by Claude Cat, Sep 26, 2014.
Probably the quickest way to work considering PT delays.
I'm counting on the worst of it being past by the time I ride. Have to do the school run and drop a laptop off to be repaired.
Roads will be a nightmare as well.
My employee is stuck at flinders st can't get to bonbeach, wife's stuck in bonbeach can't get to flinders st.
I wish Landscapers and EA's were interchangeable.
Bit rough on your kids making them dink to school.
Get the little fella on the shovel.
Ice cream crate, sidecart or handlebars
Got an ALDI wheelbarrow too.
Unacceptable transport for an APS school.
Bro pls. Would break down more often than a Range Rover.
That's in correct. I got a train that departed from Richmond just as that was being reported on the radio. Over 1hr late to work.
Not much difference between an EA and a landscaper really, they are both into creating good strong first appearances, they both have to deal with heaps of crap, and they spend a lot of time on the phone...the skills are almost interchangeable
Well there you go, information on the ground more accurate than second-hand radio reports eh?
I was only about 15-20mins late to work, not too bad considering the number of traffic lights out. Still pouring as I type, probably a little lighter but not sure, still heavy.
who'd have thunk it...
I got the first city loop train through the Burnley side. Bedlam at Richmond.
Cant wait for all the people going nuts on radio today blaming Metro for the train delays.
Yep, just spoke to the misses, she is stuck on the train at Richomnd, hasn't moved for an hour, the city loop is closed all but 1 line.
Radar suggests that the worst is been and gone
Yeah it looks like it, maybe some SW showers later on today but apart from that it should clear up.
Hey, they can't run to a timetable when it's wet. Or when it's hot.
Was so nice wasting 45 minutes this morning.
Anyway, it's starting to lighten up at Richmond. I woke at 1:45 from the impending thunder, and snatched my washing off the line just before it hit. Was surprised to hear thunder still at 7am. Anyway, about time we had a decent storm this spring.
Had reopened through the Burnley side as at about 8am. We sat between Sth Yarra and Richmond for about 40min in the end.
That's not entirely their fault, although that's not for this thread.
Apparently a lightening strike blew up a signal box (or the like) at or between Flinders St and Richmond. Would've been a pretty impressive show, had I been awake for it.
That's right. We have a thread for that in the Bear Pit.
Anyway, gotta at the BOM forecast from 5:15 this morning:
Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers this morning. Slight chance (30%) of a shower during the afternoon then dry tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Winds northerly 15 to 25 km/h shifting west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h in the morning then becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
The storm was raging when they issued it!
Still rumbling away here in Sandy.
My trip to work was fine. Going from Elwood to Sandy along the beach is never an issue though, 10min drive no matter what the weather is doing.
Beach road city bound looked not much fun at all, its usually pretty clear when I drive to work, but this morning it was banked up from probably Dendy street Brighton
I often ponder whether these things have lightning rods on them, or stand 30 metres higher than anything else surrounding them. Seem to get struck more often than anything
apparently a house in Prahan went up in smoke last night after a tree on the property was struck my lightening. Surprised there weren't calls to the SES.
Over 30mm at my place from this mornings' show. Not too shabby, I was thinking on the weekend if it doesnt rain soon I might need to water. Problem solved.
An example of BOM new style of forecasting not really working today.
60% chance of showers with 0 to 2 mm (which was downgraded from 3 to 10 mm in the new issue at 5am, and there was 5mm in the city gauge from 3am). Total was 28mm to 10am. How can it be 60% when it barely stopped for many hours over almost all of the forecast area.
How can "the chance of A thunderstorm" hidden in the long form (not on the precis) be sufficient?
Seriously, if there was a day for storms to make it onto the precis, today was it. I have used every available feedback mechanism to ask for this but still no luck. If there is the chance of a storm, it should be where everyone can see it.
Severe TS is large hail (over 2cm), heavy rain leading to flash flooding (which there is evidence of), damaging wind gusts (over 90km/h) or tornados.
Agreed. And why a STW wasn't issued? I'm still waiting for an answer to that one!
BTW ride to work was fine.
The drive to school & home was diabolical.
Yep been a bit wild across Melb this morning.....bears scared of lightening particularly multiple lightening strikes a same time...
BOM management is not interested in feedback - only group think. As a web publisher I look at those ads on BOM pages and just want to scream. My taxes being used to compete against my privately operated business is just so wrong. Despite writing to multiple parties at BOM - I have never received a response - not even an acknowledgement about my concerns that BOB has dumped millions of page views into Australian advertising inventory market using tax payer funded content.
I'm not sure why you think you would get anything different from a government organization?
I was also a bit confused that there was no STW issued. The latest AXS/GFS runs were showing some decent rain for SE Melb and west Gippsland.
This morning - cracking thunder (rather than rumbles) for hours on end. Almost reminiscent of SE Queensland.
I must be the lucky one who received a reply from the BOM when I sent them an email with a question and suggestion about Severe Weather Warnings.
Bom fully dumbed down.
They should have left dumb for the commercial networks.
About 50 kg difference in this case.
(insert wife joke here)
The percentage thing is a stupid idea because people dont understand it. EG if there is a 50% chance of showers and the amount is 0-2mm that doesnt mean there's a 50:50 chance of 2mm falling on your head.
Windy here, gusting to 120 kph this arvo, now to about 85 kph.
Still a lot of hanging snapped branches from last weeks snow being blown down.
It's over precise = always wrong. Keep it general and be correct most of the time IMO.
I did hear when I was at uni that the BoM prefer to err on the side of caution when forecasting IE were more prepared to say there was a chance of showers even if it was really low, it worked better for people who relied on the forecast for outdoor work etc, looks like things might have changed.
Was awesome to finally break the spell of stuff all thunderstorm activity.
But please please mother nature, if your gonna dish up something awesome like that, don't make it at 2am and 6am on a monday morning. Especially after the saturday night job i did on myself.
Yer the great Yacht race '98 changed the landscape quite a bit. IMO.
Looks like a solid snowfall in Tasmania today
Could see some more Saturday morning (might even extend to the mainland)
8 weeks back would be sticky for sure...
As Jane said
I can attest to the flash flooding!
I would have considered Mondays' events 'Severe' and worthy of a warning being issued.
We've seen them issued for far milder events.
But then again, when was the last time you heard a government department admit fault on anything?