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#1314610 - 02/03/2015 11:01 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
GringosRain Offline
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Registered: 19/06/2007
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Loc: Quorrobolong NSW
We had three storms in a row yesterday for a total of 26mm.
Almost beat the whole season in one afternoon.
There was some quite impressive build up, especially the first 2 storms.

My mate and I were up the paddock when the first storm was building. It was blazing hot sun, clear air above and the storm was dark to the south. Im very wary about being out in storms, but I wasn't even concerned about the location at that point. So to cut a long story short. A clear air bolt arced over our head and smashed into the gully a couple hundred metres away. it was in instant flang that rattled us, as the bolt must have gone straight over our head, so we heard that crack, and than a split second later the CG hitting the ground.

I know the anvil was spreading further north, but this bolt, must have launched about 4or 5ks from the core of the storm. I have never been in 38 degree full sun and have CG flang just bomb me like that. It was certainly a bolt out of the blue. Scared us both, and Im even more wary now, having had a very very close call in 1999.

It landed where we had been walking only 2 minutes before....really makes you wonder....

As an aside, my mate than proceeded to tell me how he was in a shed that was struck by lightning in Thredbo recently and observed ball lightning about as big as your fist and a couple feet off the ground, which was very bright and made him leap from the room. Needless to say, we are both becoming like scaredy dogs when it comes to lighting!

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#1314617 - 02/03/2015 11:22 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Yep Many years ago (as a teenager) I was caught out in a storm carrying a 22 rifle (chasing bunnies), was really nervous, nowhere near the car etc. Still a bit jumpy with lightning too smile

Hey DB, I always know it will be warmer here but 30!!! USUALLY a change that strong would push the heat lower than that for a few days, just wondering what else could be at play. I have a suspicion that 27 may be about the highest it might get on the weekend. Hope I'm right.

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#1314637 - 02/03/2015 15:22 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
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Loc: Southern Sydney
Just a correction to my earlier post, it looks like the run of 20C+ nights at Obs Hill actually ended on the 26th of Feb with a 19.9C, must have occurred in one of those heavy showers. So the run was 17 days which may still be a record (Blair)?

I suspect it will remain pretty warm this month, days of 30C+ in places like Bathurst and Canberra will be the exception within a couple of weeks I should think, purely because of the shortening days.

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#1314642 - 02/03/2015 15:42 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
Wave Rider Offline
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I've got a story too!! Many hours ago (as a teenager) I was caught out in a storm while bike riding with some friends. I was also very nervous about being out in it. I thought I'd just tell my lightning story in the same format as Dave did lol poke smile

Nah seriously but, I actually forgot to mention yesterday how scared we were. I was quite nervous because the very long street that we were riding down had lots of big trees on either side of the road along with powerlines, so the risk was definitely real!!

Anyway it has clouded over from being a beautiful sunny morning to a cloudy and calm afternoon. The little breeze that there is though, is certainly quite cool!
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#1314654 - 02/03/2015 16:38 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
DaveM Offline
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grin love it SM grin

Should be about 10 tonight, that will be nice. smile

A max of 25 today, felt much warmer in the sun but the breeze was rather pleasant. smile

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#1314655 - 02/03/2015 16:41 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
DaveM Offline
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Actually, the official temps for February now finalised for here.

We averaged 29 degree max which is 1.7 above average, so it was a very warm month for us.

AND it actually beat our November 2014 average of 28.9 which until the last few days was the hottest month since winter. Mind you, Feb only beat Nov by 0.1 of a degree - how hot was November out here!!! smile

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#1314657 - 02/03/2015 16:49 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: DaveM]
EddyG Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2008
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Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Originally Posted By: DaveM
how hot was November out here!!! smile


Sounds beautiful grin

Actually to be honest, even i enjoyed today's cooler weather and it should make for an easier sleep tonight!!

Currently uploading my vid from yesterday's storm, should have it up in an hour or so.
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#1314661 - 02/03/2015 17:16 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
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November was a hot month in Western Sydney too, at least in terms of maxima:

Code:
	
                Nov	Dec	Jan 	Feb
Obs Hill	25.7	25.8	27.5	27.0
Airport	        26.3	27.3	28.3	27.4
Bankstown	27.9	28.1	29.3	28.0
Penrith	        30.2	29.3	30.2	28.7


In Penrith, the November average maximum exceeded that for February and equalled that for January. Even in Bankstown (about 22km from the open sea), November almost pipped February for maxima.

In Western Sydney's case, November had some very hot days, although the extreme heat did not break through to the coast. Penrith had 3 days over 40, including a 44.9.

After November it was mostly warm with a few hot days (mid 30s), especially away from the coast, but it never reached 38C anywhere in Sydney during what we might call 'Summer proper'.

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#1314671 - 02/03/2015 18:01 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
EddyG Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2008
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Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Here is a time lapse of the yesterday's storm, about 55 minutes footage into 2.40 minutes. When i get a chance i will put together just the bolts!!
Gets interesting from about the 55 second mark.

http://youtu.be/aXEjSkH0OsU
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#1314681 - 02/03/2015 18:43 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
Wave Rider Offline
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I thought you'd like it DM. grin

It may even get close to 10C here too as it is clearing up to a mostly sunny late afternoon. I suspect this cloud will clear completely when the land breeze takes over. Edit: Cloud is actually building again.

Also, looking at the forecast, it looks like we will be looking forward to mostly sunny weather this week. Usually in early March you see lots of rainy icons, often for the whole 7 day forecast. Who knows, maybe we will get an unusually dry March for a change. Last March I got 300 and something mms for the month. It may have been 342mm if my memory serves me correct.

Steve- It's strange how Bathurst's November average actually beat Penrith's February average. Surely that would have to be pretty rare and unusual.

SM.


Edited by Sea-Mist (02/03/2015 18:46)
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#1314725 - 02/03/2015 22:25 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
EddyG Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2008
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Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Another little video of the storm, close strike with loud thunder, then you will be suprised to see what slow motion shows!!
Enjoy and turn the volume up!!
http://youtu.be/9CH6E4Tnh7M
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#1314743 - 03/03/2015 04:41 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
Wave Rider Offline
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Cheers Eddy, nice videos.

I am awake now because a VERY noisy bird (I think) has woken me up for two mornings in a row now at around 4am-4:30am. Can someone help me pinpoint what it is? When you first wake up to it, it sounds a bit like a cicada but then it keeps going and going and going!! This bird does not stop with it's deafening death call and I went to sleep on the lounge but you can hear it through the whole house!! It's like nothing I have ever heard before. Urggghhhh I want some sleeppp!!

It's a nice, cool night but who cares when you can't sleep in it...
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#1314758 - 03/03/2015 09:01 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Kill all the birds!!!! smile Maybe not. smile

Yes I was interested to see that for a couple of months at least, we closely mirrored Penrith, that surprised me a bit too.

It all goes to show though how hot November was for a lot of people.

Our December and Jan were both a tad below average. Certainly finishing with a hot/warm flourish for here!!

Won't be long though that the cool nights will start to overpower the days. By the middle of the month 30 degree days will become much harder to find out here. Finally!! smile

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#1314761 - 03/03/2015 09:18 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
EddyG Offline
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Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Gee SM, you were an early bird this morning (pun intended poke )

Probably a Willy Wag tail, we have one that likes to sing at all hours of the night at certain times of the year!!

Funny enough i was wide awake myself, i tried reaching for the doona at around 4am this morning, but the dog had anchored it down.
Anyway 13.8c was the overnight low, nice for sleeping, warming up quite quickly now already in the low to mid 20s!!


Edited by EddyG (03/03/2015 09:18)
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#1314780 - 03/03/2015 11:35 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
DaveM Offline
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Eddy - won't be long till you get some cooler nights. smile

Canberra min for March is average 10.7 then 6.6 in April. Should notice that!!.

Those numbers very similar to here. smile

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#1314787 - 03/03/2015 12:43 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Wave Rider]
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Registered: 31/01/2008
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Loc: Southern Sydney
Originally Posted By: Sea-Mist
I am awake now because a VERY noisy bird (I think) has woken me up for two mornings in a row now at around 4am-4:30am. Can someone help me pinpoint what it is? When you first wake up to it, it sounds a bit like a cicada but then it keeps going and going and going!! This bird does not stop with it's deafening death call and I went to sleep on the lounge but you can hear it through the whole house!! It's like nothing I have ever heard before. Urggghhhh I want some sleeppp!!


It's not a (very) Common Koel or a Channel Billed Cuckoo? Both of those are ubiquitous from September-March in Eastern Aus, living in the tropics for the rest of the year. However, they tend to be noisiest in October and November which is breeding season.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs1XWYDiF_I (Common Koel)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOlRHWjGqOY (Channel Billed Cuckoo).

What you might be hearing is a juvenile of either species, which fly back to Northern Aus/PNG at the end of March.

DaveM- don't look at Ceduna's forecast like I did! Amazingly cool over the SE once again but the east is holding on to warmth. Adelaide also cool but they had a very toasty Feb.

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#1314789 - 03/03/2015 12:52 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Wow at Ceduna!! DB smile How nice that looks.

We will probably do a quick trip to Narrabri on Sat arvo to see the daughter and grand kids. Will prob be happy to hop back in the car to come home on sunday arvo. smile

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#1314820 - 03/03/2015 16:19 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
Wave Rider Offline
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Hahaha nah Dave, just that one. smile Only joking, I love birds. Seriously but if that bird does that tonight, I will walk outside and find with a torch and scare it away. When it sees me in a zombiefied state at 4am, I'm sure it will fly away as fast as it can- Seeing me at 4am would not be a pretty sight I imagine!!! poke

Eddy- Lovin the pun mate haha. laugh Actually funnily enough Eddy, I was in the same situation as you. When I woke up, I was cold so (left the window open all night) I pulled my blanket up and it wouldn't move!! My dog was fast asleep on half of my blanket haha. So there was no way I was getting back to sleep.

DB- Cheers mate, I appreciate your find what it may have been. I think it was a Common Koel. smile
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#1314826 - 03/03/2015 17:15 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: DaveM]
EddyG Offline
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Registered: 19/12/2008
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Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Originally Posted By: DaveM
Eddy - won't be long till you get some cooler nights. smile

Canberra min for March is average 10.7 then 6.6 in April. Should notice that!!.

Those numbers very similar to here. smile


Yeah not long now till the move down, next Monday. I suppose i should pack the odd jumper!!
Probably wear a jumper first up in the morning, cant remember the last time i wore a jumper in March. Up this neck of the woods i usually get to about mid May before i start searching for a jumper!!
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#1314849 - 03/03/2015 19:13 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - July 2006 to December 2018 [Archive] [Re: Grant]
Stormyjim Offline
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Registered: 08/01/2015
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Loc: Camden
Hey everyone . What's going on with the showers moving in over Western Sydney and around tahmoor? I didn't think any rain was forecast for today. Can anyone explain ?

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