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

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by Steve777, Aug 6, 2020.

  1. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The thing with Bellambi AWS. It's so so exposed.
    Sits further east than any terrain for at least 10kms.
    It's also right beside one of the best waves in Australia.... If not the world.

    It's als
     
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    JM72 One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Strong gusty winds in Sutherland shire!
     
  3. Sideny

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    Just got home, glad to see Blackheath getting a dusting while driving past. Shocked at how windy it got back at home with leaves and branches on road. Temps has skyrocketed up with the wind. Feels really weird to me.
     
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  4. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Winds have dropped here to a light to moderate level.
    Bout 10-15 knots
    No rain either.
    So quiet
     
  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Made landfall. Nice tight signature.
     
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    nfip Cold n' Rusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  7. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Crazy
     
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  8. Perfect Storm

    Perfect Storm Hard Yards

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    Bankstown recorded a gust of 83 km/h at 7:35 pm.

    Quite breezy out!
     
  9. Spannabanana

    Spannabanana Early Days

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    Bridge across Shoalhaven River at Nowra this afternoon. Not expected to peak until late tomorrow afternoon.


     
  10. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    They're lucky to not have started works on the new bridge in Nowra, I guess.
     
  11. Spannabanana

    Spannabanana Early Days

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    And, Wandandian creek running through the property, before and after
     
  12. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Works have started, I think platforms into the channel had started to be built. A little bit under now!!
     
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  13. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow! Are you E or W of the highway?
     
  14. Spannabanana

    Spannabanana Early Days

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    West, but on top of a ridge. This is down in the valley.
     
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  15. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Fires 8 months ago......
     
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  16. Luke_Up

    Luke_Up First Runs

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    No sure if we are in the sweet spot of the Low out here in the North West Sydney - Rouse Hill, currently experiencing sustained gales with 90km gusts - which is unusual for here - normally the coast gets these winds and we are lucky to get 60km winds. Huge Squalls.
     
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  17. Spannabanana

    Spannabanana Early Days

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    Yep hard to believe this is the same place 8 months ago
     
  18. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Out the back of Armidale at 1100m ASL, today.
     
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    they actually have set up camp and started some prelim ground works.
    Also saw them placing a few buoys out middle of the river when I went thru on Thursday morn.
    wonders if they still there now !
     
  20. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    By 'start', I was meaning barges & cranes in the river etc...
     
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    Wow my parents live at Glenwood , i was on the phone to my mother and she said she hasn't experienced wind like that in a long long time
     
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    POW_hungry Old n' Crusty Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  23. Steve777

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    Meanwhile, deciduous trees are getting ready for Spring.

     
  24. stormy3

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    We got bugger all rain, and no winds,here in Ellalong sw of Cessnock, I got excited over nothing,I might get mine turn here with the next system.[​IMG]
     
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  25. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wild night in Wollongong.
    Not much sleep had.
     
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    davidg Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    65mm in Glenbrook since Friday from this event, that's a pretty good drop for August which is traditionally our driest month along with July.
     
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  27. Rainbow Spirit

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    So far 51mm for the event, those wind gusts last night were 'interesting'. it added a lot of jobs to my local SES unit. On my way back to start there again, lots of trees down.
     
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  28. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    After last summer i vowed never to complain about rain again... is rain , is good.
     
  29. stormkite2000

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    #61 graphic that tutt cell. Tried pointing to it
     
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  30. Majikthise

    Majikthise Sage Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    And with that I just disappeared down the TUTT rabbit hole.....
     
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  31. climberman

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    Crikey, you're no announcement manager!!
    They have certainly started prep work for piling.
     
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    This is a crossing before the Oallen Ford bridge. Those things in the middle are roof racks:

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    This is Oallen Ford this morning!

    [​IMG]
     
  33. Belly

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    Not good.
    I also heard on the news there was an ACT kayaking fatality on the weekend. I went to tidbinbilla on Saturday, there were a heap unpacking on Saturday just after lunchtime at Point Hut.
     
  34. nfip

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    They where standing looking at the river when I came thru around 7 ish. She's swollen to say the very least.
     
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  35. Steve777

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    It looks like it’s clearing in Sydney. After some showers about 90 minutes ago there are large patches of blue sky and there have been a couple of sunny breaks. Rainfall totals in the 24 hours to 9:00 around Sydney vary from about 20 mm in the North to over 60 mm in the South, with 35 mm in Chatswood and 31.4 mm at OH. Yesterday’s OH max finished at 14.9° a little before 9:00 - the reset strikes again. It was only the second sub-15 at OH this year.

    The rain band is now up in the Hunter. Stormy will be pleased by that.
     
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    Never ever...
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    We're going from sun to strong showers on the wind here in Wollongong.
    Will have to check out the ocean a little bit later.
    Should be wild.
    I wonder how Wamberal is faring....
     
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    Snow on the Northern Tablelands:

    Ben Lomond, NSW.


    near Ebor, NSW.
     
  39. Mcbobbings

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    Last summer I remember distinctly being in Melbourne the week before Christmas. 44c strong northerly gusts. My eyes were literally drying out within 2 minutes of being outside, I couldn't walk directly into the wind.You could see the plants dying right in front of your eyes.There was of course also the insidious smell and sight of smoke in the air, a preview of what was to come in just two short weeks at New Years. I remember driving back to my motel, it was so hot that the electronics started to fritz, my lights and wipers came on automatically and my radar cruise control didn't want to play ball.

    I certainly will take rain and cold over that every day of the week plus twice on Sundays.
     
  40. Telestrom

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    Was interesting to watch the rain radar last night in Canberra. Kept looking like heavy bands of showers were going to come over, but like some magic invisibility shield, Canberra only ended up with 5mm on Sunday, whereas a few kms east of Queanbeyan, it was over a 100mm
     
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  41. W0nkey D0nkey

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    Shoalhaven ski park this morning
    Getting a bit late for those that didn’t pull out yesterday

     
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    Warragamba dam has risen to 89.6%. Inflows rivers are still rising so it may get much higher.
     
  43. PeterM

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    Just checked as well, when should they evacuate Penrith and surrounds? Catchments are primed, a couple more systems before its full!
     
  44. Snow Blowey

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    Could be full in the next couple of days. 120,000ML/day flowing in the Wollondilly at present and rising.
     
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    90% by now and so needs 200 GL to spill. The Wollondilly at Jooriland is passing 127 GL per day so that's about 40 hours till the FSL is reached. Oddly, no flood warnings for Nepean/ Hawkesbury yet . And Nepean Dam is already 0.5 m over its spillway.
     
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    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Depends what sort of flow is behind the peak in the Wollondilly. Flow has to stay above the current level for 24hrs for the flow rate to result as accumulation. If if only peaks at that rate for a few hours then the total flow is not the dailly rate.
     
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    Warra has risen 0.8 m in 12 hours and plenty more upstream. Wingecarribee at Greenstead about to peak. Catchment saturated and Wollondillly level should only fall slowly. PS blue graph is faulty but red OK[​IMG]
     
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    Looking at the 10 day outlook is promising for some more dam filling. Another complicated setup of lows and highs in weird spots.
     
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    Via some old kayaking friends I got shared a video of the Shoalhaven Gorge, downstream of Oallen Ford from someone who has a property above the gorge out that way. The entire thing is washed out with monstrous waves, it looks like one of those epic North American rivers that drain big icecaps out of the interior.
     
  50. Donzah

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    Some of the highest three-day rain totals from Friday 9am include:

    Nowra Boat Shed - 369mm
    Berry - 368mm
    Braidwood - 348mm
    Robertson - 310.8mm
    Araluen Lower - 258mm