Mega Thread The Great Summer Hotplate

Discussion in 'Weather' started by nfip, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Apresski

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    Tennis on the tv, sitting in the airconditioning......a bit chilly really, but the dog loves it.
     
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    Change can hurry up, its gross out there.
     
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    Avalon managed to hit 44.9c

    Pretty toasty by anyone's measure
     
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  4. Claude Cat

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    Walpeup 46.6 and Hopetown Airport 46 if you really want toasty.
    Avalon 45.2
    Could get a bit higher in the next hour before the change comes.
     
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    Squall warnings up for the bays.
     
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    It's not too bad, TBC and BWD have hit the lake and I am measuring up and cutting in the shed and occasionally going out in the sun to screw in a floor joist.

    No flies is wonderful and the breeze, whilst not is also cooling
     
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    Cool change through Avalon after hitting 45.8
    Now 35.5
     
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    That's a decent number
     
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    Avalon is an oven, despite being bay-side.

    Down to 26 now, so it's dropped 20 degrees in 20 minutes.
     
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    been hosing our dog down in the backyard.
    normally she runs but last couple of days she just stands there then goes hide in the coolness of concrete garage.
     
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    Our dog is a greyhound, doesn't like extremes of either type, likes her comfy spot on the couch in the air conditioning.
     
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    Change hit Aireys Inlet around 12.30 and Geelong about 2.45. Very pleasant. Guessing it should hit Melb. soon.
     
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    Hit Port Melbourne in the last 10 minutes.
    Very nice.
     
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    Small storm popped up behind Melbourne City. Nothing of note here but did hear a small rumble or two
     
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    A very nice 20c now in the Dandenongs. A few good rumbles around, now some nice light rain. Spent the afternoon floating in the river at Warburton, was much nicer than waiting for the change at home.
     
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    And again but skirting to the south.
    Some very impressive ground strikes happening in Kanimbla Valley, hopefully not ignition strikes.
    Hot too.
    Too hot!
     
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    A couple of spots of rain on the ride home. Not enough to get anything wet though.
     
  18. Donzah

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    Heavy thunderstorm warning for us tomorrow.
    Looks possible.
     
  19. POW_hungry

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    The radar showing a fair bit of marine instability for the Sou-Coast, SSE to the 'Gong. Seen any of that fro your joint @Donzah @nfip ?
    Nothing but blue skies for us here on the Sydney Coast.

    Shear and inversion driven, it seems?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe.

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    Nothing out there.
     
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    nah nothing of note down here either.
    bit of cloud only, but no flash bang obs.
     
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    This popped up on my YT feed... #wxporn
     
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    Weird pings. Must be Plankton gas...
    Nothing progged on GFS, EC and certainly nothing on Himawari....

     
  25. nfip

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    sea mist ?
     
  26. Donzah

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    Yeah some sort of funky temperature of ocean wind moisture thing.

    I notice when we get a stiff noreaster, we get strong echos.
     
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    fog/mist/dense humidity would usually show up on Infrared Sat, but who knows...
     
  28. nfip

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    Thinking a little more the radar may be too high for sea mist.
    Tho mention of shipping being detected so may be possibly the culprit.

    Geographical Situation
    The Wollongong (Appin) radar is located on the Woronora plateau about 18 km north-northwest of the Wollongong CBD. The site, at an elevation of 449 metres above sea level, gives the radar an excellent view in all directions. The rough topography of the Great Dividing Range and the Southern Highlands slightly compromise coverage in the northwest, west and southwest sectors, but coverage to the north, east and south is largely unobstructed.

    Based on detecting echoes at an altitude of 3,000 metres altitude, the radar coverage extends north across Newcastle and Singleton, northwest across the Bathurst region to Rylstone and Blayney, southwest to around Lake George (between Goulburn and Canberra) and south to Braidwood and Batemans Bay.

    Meteorological Aspects
    The radar will readily detect thunderstorms and deep rain-bearing systems approaching from any direction, often at greater range than quoted above. The high sensitivity of the radar assists the detection of drizzle and light shower activity over Wollongong and the Illawarra/Southern Highlands region as well as over southern parts of Sydney, but, as with other radars, at longer range these shallow weather systems may be under the radar beam and therefore not detected.

    While the Wollongong radar provides useful coverage of Sydney, users in that area are encouraged to use the Sydney (Terrey Hills) radar which will provide superior coverage in most circumstances. Similarly, people in Newcastle should refer to the closer Newcastle radar and Canberra residents the nearer Canberra (Captains Flat) radar.
    Non-meteorological Echoes
    In most cases, processing of the radar signal removes permanent echoes caused by hills, buildings and other solid objects, but sometimes a few remain. These usually show up as small, stationary or erratically moving specks, mostly over the higher ground of the Great Dividing Range and Southern Highlands. On cold clear winter nights and mornings these echoes may become stronger or increase in number due to downward refraction of the radar beam.

    Ships are regularly observed over the sea. These appear as specks or short arcs (oriented perpendicular to the direction of the radar). They can often be tracked moving towards or away from port over a series of images.

    In strong winds and very rough seas, the Wollongong radar may show sea clutter off the coast out to a range of about 100 km. This sea clutter tends to remain in the same area and can therefore be distinguished from rain echoes, which generally move with the wind.

    Areas of light stationary echo often appear close to the radar (within about 50 km) around sunset and can persist for much of the night. These are due to the collective activity of flying nocturnal insects and other wildlife.
     
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    " In strong winds and very rough seas, the Wollongong radar may show sea clutter off the coast out to a range of about 100 km. This sea clutter tends to remain in the same area and can therefore be distinguished from rain echoes, which generally move with the wind. "
     
  31. Donzah

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    It's calm AF here
     
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    residual from NE this arvo ?
    had a look at Cbr radar but pulls up short off Point Perp. to compare.
     
  33. Donzah

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    Bellambi point obs.
     
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  34. Untele-whippet

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    Sounds fun, bita this, bita that
    2°C [​IMG]
    Tomorrow 32°C
    Central Tablelands for Saturday: Hot. Sunny morning. Very high chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, which may locally raise dust. Thunderstorms in the east may bring heavier bursts of rainfall during the late afternoon and evening. Winds N 15 to 20 km/h turning NW 25 to 40 km/h early in the morning then tending NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 32 to 37.
     
  35. Donzah

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    Forecast temp for Wollongong 31

    Currently 30.9
     
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    A pleasant 22 here.
    Sthly pushed thru couple hours ago so you should see it soon Donza..
     
  37. POW_hungry

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    Southerly just hit Jervis Bay.
    Looks like it'll hit the Gong in about an hour/ Hour & half.

    EDIT, just hit Kiama!
     
  38. POW_hungry

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    AXS winning the model tustle so far
     
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    32/22 here in the Lower BM's at 9am. Southerly can't come soon enough! Will take a bit longer to push inland as always so 40c looks likely before midday
     
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    right on schedule . rain might be a bit ealier this arvo. was looking around 6pm yesterday - now mid afternoon.
     
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    At last some working outside weather.
     
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    A few cells developing behind Kiama now
     
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    28km/h Southerly just hit little bay at 12:30pm local.

    Something between AXSR and EC IMO.
     
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    Radar exploding near Albion park
     
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    gurls just rang thru she's pulled over off the road with hail / no viz up near Gerringong
     
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    Not liking that
     
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    neither.
    she's in my fugging car :eek::cry:
     
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    Line of small cells now pushing West into the Sydney Basin (East of BMs) behind the change. Here we go...
     
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