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#1397858 - 20/12/2016 18:58 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
teckert Offline
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As i've mentioned, it's really starting to look like a massive rainfall event to finish off this very wet year. Will attempt to start a thread later tonight with the latest info.

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#1398868 - 27/12/2016 13:29 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
Pinni Offline
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I know this probably isn't the place for this. But, I'm looking at getting myself a weather station that I can check on through my phone.
As far as I'm concerned you guys are the people to ask. I read through teckert, TS, TH etc. posts most days, especially when there is a system coming. So I'm assuming you've tried and retried cheapies through to out of my budget... I want to spend round the $200 mark... but the must have is the ability to upload the data. I'm not fussed if the sensors are the most accurate as I have to compromise somewhere at my budget.

Any and all input is appreciated.


Edited by Pinni (27/12/2016 13:30)

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#1399027 - 28/12/2016 07:12 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Pinni]
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Originally Posted By: Pinni
I want to spend round the $200 mark... but the must have is the ability to upload the data. I'm not fussed if the sensors are the most accurate as I have to compromise somewhere at my budget.

Any and all input is appreciated.


Well since you asked...

I can't see the point in getting a cheap one that will only last a few years and give inaccurate readings. If you want data on your phone simply go to the local BOM or other such feeds, but if you're serious about records for your own neighborhood then exercise restraint and keep saving for something like a Davis or better.

I bought a Vantage view for $500, it doesn't allow uploads but it's been working faultlessly for 6 years and sits right in front of me on the desk. I have all the rain records for those years and the simple graphing function is more than enough for this amateur to analyze what's been going on across the year.

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#1399460 - 30/12/2016 11:06 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: kg8]
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Originally Posted By: kg8
Originally Posted By: Pinni
I want to spend round the $200 mark... but the must have is the ability to upload the data. I'm not fussed if the sensors are the most accurate as I have to compromise somewhere at my budget.

Any and all input is appreciated.


Well since you asked...

I can't see the point in getting a cheap one that will only last a few years and give inaccurate readings. If you want data on your phone simply go to the local BOM or other such feeds, but if you're serious about records for your own neighborhood then exercise restraint and keep saving for something like a Davis or better.

I bought a Vantage view for $500, it doesn't allow uploads but it's been working faultlessly for 6 years and sits right in front of me on the desk. I have all the rain records for those years and the simple graphing function is more than enough for this amateur to analyze what's been going on across the year.



Tha Vantage Vue does allow uploads but the optional Data logger is required which costs around $220-$240 which is what's I have connected to my VP2P

Many people go with a basic station, many with cheapies, people make a new and improved screen to help keep the temp to true as possible, then you have the professional units such as the Davis ones which are 800+

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#1399731 - 01/01/2017 09:16 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Pinni]
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Registered: 02/03/2002
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Loc: Reynella, S.A.
Originally Posted By: Pinni
I know this probably isn't the place for this. But, I'm looking at getting myself a weather station that I can check on through my phone.
As far as I'm concerned you guys are the people to ask. I read through teckert, TS, TH etc. posts most days, especially when there is a system coming. So I'm assuming you've tried and retried cheapies through to out of my budget... I want to spend round the $200 mark... but the must have is the ability to upload the data. I'm not fussed if the sensors are the most accurate as I have to compromise somewhere at my budget.

Any and all input is appreciated.


hi pinni,

here's my take.......
if you want good up to date obs. on your phone then don't
bother with your own weather station, just get the
weatherzone app and access the noarlunga aws which is
located just north of the bottom of the southern expressway
where it joins south road, you will have acsess to good,
reliable, accurate data updated every 10 mins 24/7, you
just cant beat that.
you also have wind, rain, temp., and DP graphs to look at.
i have a davis weather monitor II that i used to use with
5min data logging because i could and it took up bugger
all disk space. i say i used to because that was a few
years ago now, it's been packed in a box for the last 7
years, all i have here is a nylex 1000 and a laboratory
grade aspirated psychrometer and a couple of indoor/outdoor
thermometers. i don't need or want my weather station, i
have everything i need on the net.

if you want to get your own weather station to have a
play with then by all means do so, it's fun but i've
been there and done that and if i had one now it would be
simply for the sake of having it, it wouldn't serve any
pratical or useful purpose to me or give me anything that
i need that i havn't already got access to now.

TH
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#1399845 - 01/01/2017 20:28 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
ThD Ht Offline
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not too sure what to make of late this week, some
paramaters are excellent some are rubbish, the
rubbish ones are enough to cut the excellent ones
off at the knees atm which is a pity. also gfs seems
to have the hots for lows coming down through wa atm,
its got another one coming down on us monday week.
last thread was pretty cut and dried that something
biggish was going to happen, all the discussion was
about where, when, what and how ect. this next lot
is more about 'f' atm.
anyone feel free to have a crack.....either at me
or the models. poke

TH

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#1399866 - 01/01/2017 22:20 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
teckert Offline
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Loc: NE suburbs, Adelaide, South Au...
ok here are my stats for 2016 at Valley View. (12 years of recordings)

December: 93mm (Dec record beating the 89.5mm in 2010) on 9 rain days.
60mm above average.
Of interest is that now for my location December is a wetter month on average than Jan, Feb, March, and Nov. And only 0.4mm less than my October average.

Yearly Rainfall: 866mm (all time record beating the 681mm in 2005) on 119 rain days (also a record).
Almost 300mm above average.
Of interest as well is that there were 13 days we recorded 20mm or more, which is easily a record, and a crazy 5 days where we recorded over 35mm....

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#1400198 - 02/01/2017 22:09 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: ThD Ht]
Jet entrance Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2015
Posts: 474
Loc: North Brighton, SA
Originally Posted By: ThD Ht
not too sure what to make of late this week, some
paramaters are excellent some are rubbish, the
rubbish ones are enough to cut the excellent ones
off at the knees atm which is a pity. also gfs seems
to have the hots for lows coming down through wa atm,
its got another one coming down on us monday week.
last thread was pretty cut and dried that something
biggish was going to happen, all the discussion was
about where, when, what and how ect. this next lot
is more about 'f' atm.
anyone feel free to have a crack.....either at me
or the models. poke

TH


Looks like a Trough stalls over us and to the East Thursday-Saturday.

Something potentially big brewing next Thursday(12th) according to latest GFS and ACCESS-R


Edited by Jet entrance (02/01/2017 22:12)
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#1400246 - 03/01/2017 06:14 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
ThD Ht Offline
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Registered: 02/03/2002
Posts: 3886
Loc: Reynella, S.A.
yer Je it's easy to see now, yesterdays afternoon run the
models subbenly picked up the ball and this mornings run
they are playing nice together.
i've just started a thread.........

as far as the 12th goes i'm not even going there, i'll worry
about that after this upcoming event, i've got bigger fish
to fry atm.

TH

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#1400290 - 03/01/2017 10:21 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Registered: 30/01/2016
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Loc: Renmark
Bloody hell it's cold this morning in these damn southerlies. Hard to believe it'll get to 33 with this freezing southerly fungus windchill.

Feel sorry for those poor Melbournites, they're having the most FECAL start to the new year possible. F------------------


Edited by Galaxyman (03/01/2017 10:24)

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#1400327 - 03/01/2017 14:16 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
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The 'cold' can stay as long as it wants, bloody beautiful. Greening up nicely in the valleys with these temps after all the rain and storms we've had.
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#1400340 - 03/01/2017 15:37 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
Galaxyman Offline
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Registered: 30/01/2016
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Loc: Renmark
What's bloody beautiful is the forecast. Can't wipe the smile off my face.

Warmed up nicely, 30C atm. Nah this morning was 100% tasmanian windchill.


Edited by Galaxyman (03/01/2017 15:38)

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#1400484 - 04/01/2017 14:32 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Galaxyman]
ThD Ht Offline
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Loc: Reynella, S.A.
Originally Posted By: Galaxyman
Dec 28, 2016: The most catastrophic fizzer in history. Fail at life


Dissapointment = Expectation

TH
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#1400502 - 04/01/2017 17:41 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: ThD Ht]
Galaxyman Offline
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Registered: 30/01/2016
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Loc: Renmark
Originally Posted By: ThD Ht
Originally Posted By: Galaxyman
Dec 28, 2016: The most catastrophic fizzer in history. Fail at life


Dissapointment = Expectation

TH




Becker said it best - No expectations, No disappointment. But seriously, that evening was an absolute freaking piss-take of the highest magnitude.

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#1400909 - 06/01/2017 21:46 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Another pretty spiral rolling into The Bight:


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#1401161 - 08/01/2017 20:47 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Got the final tally for Clare for 2016, a WHOPPING 987.4mm at home...Clare AWS 821.8mm, some 3km away lol, what a useless representation of Clares rainfall lol. Average annual of 630mm.

Makes it our second wettest year since settlement, only 1917 was wetter with 1051.7mm. Records go back to 1862...makes it about a 1 in 100 year type wet. Wettest month was September with 219mm, wettest day was September 29th with 55mm.

Might never see a year this wet again in my lifetime.
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#1401169 - 09/01/2017 00:56 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Markus]
betsuin Offline
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Loc: Magill, Adelaide
Originally Posted By: Markus
Got the final tally for Clare for 2016, a WHOPPING 987.4mm at home...Clare AWS 821.8mm, some 3km away lol, what a useless representation of Clares rainfall


Umm .. are you suggesting that the AWS is inaccurate? Are there any other people in the area with precipitation data to confirm what actually occurred?

2016 certainly was great for rain though the outlook for 2017 at this point appears somewhat less so. Nonetheless given the state of things perhaps that 1 in a 100 event might not be quite that far off...

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#1401170 - 09/01/2017 01:22 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
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No there's nothing wrong with the gauge, it just sits in a much drier spot north of the town itself amd is generally a windier location. Clare is much wetter than its AWS suggests.

There's a another bom gauge called neagles rock which records exactly the same as mine, and I live in the town itself.
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#1401199 - 09/01/2017 09:57 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
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WHile all BoM stations are maintained by the crews it is something That does occur even here. I have noticed Edinburgh AWS should be a bit wetter than what it read for this year at 622.0mm. I'm 8km direct west which I know is a MASSIVE gap as far as climate data goes but for me to record close to 950mm even though being on a hill.

I'm located in a Hole of gauges as there's no gauge for a minimum of 6 radius, closest is lower Hermitage RG to the SSE, Edinburgh to the West and Mount Crawford to the East but at 20km approx.

I believe also a partial rain shadow may affect Clare's gauge itself, I think if you relocate it it'll read better.


This also raises eye brows for other stations including Whyalla and Port Augusta as their stations are a few km out of the township itself


Edited by StormCapture (09/01/2017 10:00)

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#1401215 - 09/01/2017 12:14 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Thunderstruck]
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Registered: 07/04/2010
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Loc: Magill, Adelaide
Snowtown 10.8mm and Clare 3.8mm of rain since 9am this morning - not too bad!


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