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#1297122 - 07/01/2015 23:33 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Plenty of thunder and lightening heading this way. I'm in Wyndham Vale, the rain is coming. Bring it on!
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#1297124 - 07/01/2015 23:39 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Well the sky has sparked to life down this way, think a nearby power source must've been hit by a bolt of lightning as we were greeted with distinct crack and fizzle followed by the power dipping out for a good 10 seconds

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#1297131 - 08/01/2015 00:06 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Seeing some decent flashes to the west and northwest. Man today just keeps on giving! Muggy as hell with a few spits of rain. Looks like the CBD is going to get it soon and some big buggers at the south end of the bay. Ive got a great view to the south so I'm liking that.
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#1297134 - 08/01/2015 00:11 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Captured this from my yard as the rain band moved through Wyndham Vale 15 minutes ago. Bring on tomorrow I say!

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#1297138 - 08/01/2015 00:47 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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After a muddled up forgotten log in, I have finally come across my password book accidently today. Have been reading all threads. Love this system. Fergus has being going off., for a couple of days now. It's been so dry and with so many of our neighbours and friends burnt out, hopefully this system may freshen Stewarton a bit and maybe add a green tinge to a blackened country side. Desperately would love to see some rain, to fill my empty dam next to the house that was sucked dry by our awesome cfa during the fires. Send it down Hewey!


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#1297140 - 08/01/2015 01:05 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Glad to see many people across Victoria got some action! And even though I'm away from Melbourne, I didn't miss out! smile

My story for the past day, from here in Corryong, Northeast Victoria...

My first 'catch of the day' was around 11:30am, with a few cells over the NSW Snowy Mountains (towards Adaminaby, Lake Eucumbene, and Jinabyne). These were my main attention, along with a cell over Tumbarumba, until after about 12:30pm after I crossed the hills to Tallangatta.

As temperatures soared beyond 35C from lunchtime onwards, convection increased dramatically, with a few storms forming over the Victorian High Country.

On my approach along the Murray Valley Highway to Albury/Wodonga around 2pm, my main focused turned towards a couple of storm cells just north of the Murray River. Over the following 2 hours, a string of storms (most likely multicellular) took shape along the northern horizon (in the direction of Jindera, Culcairn, and Holbrook), affecting air traffic along the Melbourne-Sydney flight path.

Soon after 4pm, a localised cumulonimbus formed just to my south; the skies over Albury/Wodonga turned unusually dark, and the air quite still! Rain could be seen descending in localised torrents from the base of the storm cloud, and thunder could be heard! I got to enjoy a brief 10-20 minute downpour with cool, gusty winds around 4:30pm, but didn't see any lightning. The humidity was almost insufferable once the rain stopped and the sun came out. Still, a great little thunderstorm! smile

A couple of nice cells formed around 5:30pm to the west over Corowa/Wahgunyah, Rutherglen, Howlong, Chiltern, and Barnawartha. The most distinctive feature was their anvils! smile

About 6pm, my family and I returned to Corryong. After passing Tallangatta, we ran into a multicell system over the hills separating Albury/Wodonga from the Upper Murray. A couple of cells had already died off, a few others were still in progress, and a couple more formed right overhead! While driving through Koetong, the skied turned very dark once more; cool, gusty winds arrived soon afterwards, dropping the temperature from the mid-30s to around 20C. Heavy rain (with steam coming off the Murray Valley Highway road surface) and a few dangerous CG lightning strikes followed while driving through Shelley and Berringama! smile

Another weakening cell was visible just east of Corryong while we drove through Cudgewa. The day ended with one final storm to the west, over Koetong and Shelley, dropping more heavy rainfall and sparking a few more lightning bolts (with a few CGs visible) followed by distant thunder, before dying at sunset. smile

Overall a good day for watching storms! Wind sheer (or lack of lol) was a serious issue, but the abundance of heat, humidity, instability, and convection meant that storms were almost assured! It was mainly a case of either going after the cells before they died, or hope that something would form nearby (if not overhead), or else simply watch the action from a distance. smile

Fingers crossed for tomorrow...

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#1297141 - 08/01/2015 01:08 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Looks like cold front having crash between SW and NE flow compression firing up line in ocean.

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#1297144 - 08/01/2015 01:29 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Great stuff, been getting the whole shebang for the last couple of hours. Periods of moderate to even heavy rain, of course being complimented with constant thunder and lightning. Power went out for a good 20 minutes and was pretty incredible being able to see the whole sky really light up without any sort of light pollution. Still abit of an annoyance though!

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#1297153 - 08/01/2015 04:28 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Unbelievably loud thunder, shook the house and still going, lightning and rain. Looking forward to today. 10.3 rain in gauge so far today and 24c

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#1297158 - 08/01/2015 06:45 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWaSHzEmJO8

Here's the video of a very close lightning strike

Edit: It's at 54 seconds


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#1297186 - 08/01/2015 08:47 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Really interesting and complicated day today (forget the days following - NFI until low forms and moves), models ranging from 60 odd mm on GFS today to less than 5mm on short range ACC. Interesting wind shift moving onto the fringes of the metro atm, worth noting the wind is back to the N and NNE across the far west of the state and into SA. I offer no prognosis, just really excited to see what happens / or doesnt as the case maybe.

Just following Petros comment from yesterday, was great to see this become a weather thread again...
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#1297188 - 08/01/2015 08:57 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Plagueis]
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[quote=Plagueis]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWaSHzEmJO8

Here's the video of a very close lightning strike

Edit: It's at 54 seconds[/quote

Great Video, certainly gave me a jolt as well as the cameraman/woman lol

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#1297190 - 08/01/2015 09:00 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Lucy]
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Originally Posted By: Lucy
[quote=Plagueis]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWaSHzEmJO8

Here's the video of a very close lightning strike

Edit: It's at 54 seconds[/quote

Great Video, certainly gave me a jolt as well as the cameraman/woman lol

HAHAHAHAHA that scared me more that it jolted you i reckon!!lol

Lucy

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#1297192 - 08/01/2015 09:04 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Ruckle]
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Originally Posted By: Ruckle
Really interesting and complicated day today (forget the days following - NFI until low forms and moves), models ranging from 60 odd mm on GFS today to less than 5mm on short range ACC. Interesting wind shift moving onto the fringes of the metro atm, worth noting the wind is back to the N and NNE across the far west of the state and into SA. I offer no prognosis, just really excited to see what happens / or doesnt as the case maybe.

Just following Petros comment from yesterday, was great to see this become a weather thread again...


Yeah its impossible to predict this event,like you say ruckle,just have to play it day by day and hope we get max rain out of it!
Accessg has ramped things up a little precip wise this morning,but gfs has done a complete backflip on the whole thing??and gfs has been rock soild on this event from the start!

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#1297193 - 08/01/2015 09:04 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Heavy and steady rain here at the moment - around 3.3mm
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#1297197 - 08/01/2015 09:18 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Good morning people! Hope you enjoyed the storms last night, and were able to get some sleep! smile

Nothing much to report from here in Corryong, Northeast Victora... yet! Good thing no storms that I know of occurred here overnight as I needed the sleep, but now I'm ready for another dose of action. smile

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#1297199 - 08/01/2015 09:21 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Some reasonable albeit spotty falls around... e.g. 36mm at Gardiners Creek since 9am yesterday.

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#1297202 - 08/01/2015 09:27 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: thunderunder]
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Originally Posted By: thunderunder
After a muddled up forgotten log in, I have finally come across my password book accidently today. Have been reading all threads. Love this system. Fergus has being going off., for a couple of days now. It's been so dry and with so many of our neighbours and friends burnt out, hopefully this system may freshen Stewarton a bit and maybe add a green tinge to a blackened country side. Desperately would love to see some rain, to fill my empty dam next to the house that was sucked dry by our awesome cfa during the fires. Send it down Hewey!


Welcome back thunder under . ( and the mighty fergus of course ) .
I know fergus is amphibian barometer , but I think his owner may also be one of sorts .
It seems it's been very dry since your last posts , and one you've ' piped ' up again on the cusp of a wet period ..... I've heard of dogs looking and acting like owners , but this takes it to a new level .... ;-)
Great to hear from you both , only good can come from this system now .... It's an omen ...
Was driving through Colac yesterday , and received some if the largest rain drops I've seen this far south . Was up there with a spot in Micronesia I visited years ago , which is also the second wettest place on the planet .....
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#1297203 - 08/01/2015 09:28 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Lots of activity most places and plenty of contributors in this thread which is good to see, so lots of reading to do. Nothing of note up this way, no storms, no rain, just heat so far. Daughter's place in Somerville was pretty badly damaged in the storms yesterday though. Trees down, house damaged, large shed destroyed. That was some microburst, if not a tornado.

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#1297204 - 08/01/2015 09:29 Re: Vic - arrival of a summer NW cloudband (rain??) 8-11/1/15 [Re: Petros]
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Around what time was that Gabby?

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