NSW/ACT Widespread Rain - August 7-10, 2020

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I can't say that we have had all that much rain here, since this time yesterday we have added 10mm, a total of 21mm for the event, and most of that has been since about 1pm.

If you were to believe the TH radar you would think it is raining heavily here being under a yellow/orange radar pattern, yet I would think that it is just a moderate rate at best.
 

Steve777

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Looks like a pair of small lows approaching Sydney from the South.


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Homer

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If you were to believe the TH radar you would think it is raining heavily here being under a yellow/orange radar pattern, yet I would think that it is just a moderate rate at best.

I concur.
Under the yellow/orange/red area now and it is nothing more than moderate rain.
Under the same colours last night during the brief storm, it was torrential.
Starting to get heavier now but not what I would call heavy rain.
Damn, it's cold though. 10.2 with a biting wind.
 
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Some pics from Queanbeyan river. I don't know much about river flooding but I'd guess +2m above normal levels. Note the tree behind the boy in pic 1 well under water, and it would normally be another 15m walk or so to the edge. In pic 2 the foreground would normally be exposed flats.
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7.5c here in Glenbrook (200m ASL) and moderate rain for the last hour.

1.6c at Katoomba so would be a heavy "wintery mix" up there no doubt. Higher peaks out on the CT should be seeing snow and further south around Shooters Hill it would be dumping. Looking forward to reports.
 

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+3.3C at Armidale and precip accumulating RN.
Interesting.

#112 POW_hungry, 31 minutes ago

Some sleety hail around midday on east side out of town but mostly scuddy showers and sunny breaks today. Snow further up the hill may have been possible earlier today. Nice day for restocking firewood. 12mm for this event so far.
Line of showers moving through in about an hour by the look of the radar. That's got sleet to 1000m written all over it IMO.
 

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I wasn’t expecting snow when I started the thread, so snow on the Central and Northern Tablelands is a nice surprise.

Meanwhile, the rain rate’s picked up here. There’s a red mass on the radar to the South heading this way. Totals in the Sydney basin range from a couple of millimetres in the NE to over 25 mm in the South. It’s also quite chilly, with OH and some other Sydney sites dipping below 10°.
 

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so ... in punter-speak ;)
is that 1 in 20 year event.
and 5% likelyhood ?
Yes - we have tended to move away from describing as a ‘One in whatever’ to a percentage as it’s really that there’s an ‘x%’ chance of a given event happening in any given year. I think the values in the Aust Rainfall and Runoff have recently been updated.
 
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