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#1399492 - 30/12/2016 15:30 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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Registered: 12/07/2016
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Loc: Brighton, Tas 55m ASL
Some good totals there Snowies and SF! smile

A storm passed by home this morning, just to the east of us, not much rain, picked up 12mm in 45 minutes..

Very muggy again this morning, wind change came through about 30 minutes ago, went from being humid (75%) down to a more comfortable 48% humidity! grin

Current obs, 25.1 degrees (26.2 max) 48% Humidity, 991.8 hPA baro, WNW 33 km/h gusting 52 km/h.

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#1399499 - 30/12/2016 16:17 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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Loc: Brighton, Tas 55m ASL
Very intresting to note the current wind obs in the south east at the moment as they're quite confused!

Hobart -ENE 15km/h, gusts 20km/h
Hobart Airport -SSE 15km/h, gusts 15km/h
Brighton -WNW 34km/h, gusts 55km/h
Grove -WNW 20km/h, gusts 24km/h

Big difference between Brighton and the airport, as were just 26 kilometers away as the crow flies! smirk

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#1399566 - 30/12/2016 23:55 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Sam T Offline
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Registered: 07/11/2008
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Loc: Hobart or Launceston
Down at Marion Bay for falls festival at the moment. Last night we had an intense patch of rain come over (red on the radar) which I'm guessing dumped around 10mm in a 10-20 minutes. Today it has been one heavy shower after another! Bit of a change from Christmas weekend!

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#1399747 - 01/01/2017 11:24 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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Happy New Year all!

Would have loved to have gone to Falls! however work takes priority...so i was on-call instead frown

Fairly wet down at Marion Bay! Seen a few photos of friends down there on facebook, looks like everything turned to mud! grin

Bit overcast this morning, was up just after 6 for a call out, misty at the time at home, has eased off now though, had a measly 0.2mm to 9am.

Currently, 18.3 degrees, 1002.5 hPA, southerly 10 km/h Gust 19 km/h. smile

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#1399768 - 01/01/2017 13:16 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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Road Weather Alert for Tasmania
for Midlands, East Coast, Upper Derwent Valley and South East forecast districts
Issued at 1:08 pm EDT on Sunday 1 January 2017.
Reduced visibility in heavy rainfall in thunderstorms will make road conditions dangerous during Sunday afternoon and evening in parts of the Upper Derwent Valley district, the southern halves of the Midlands and East Coast districts, south of Ross and Bicheno, and for northern parts of the South East district including the northern suburbs of Hobart. Isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop late afternoon and clear to the east during the evening. The heaviest falls are expected about the southern Midlands.

Sure feels like a good storm brewing!! Very unstable and muggy!

Currently, 21.4 degrees, 77% humidity, SE 16 km/h gusts 27 km/h. smile

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#1399811 - 01/01/2017 17:30 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of the
South East Forecast District.
Issued at 5:19 pm Sunday, 1 January 2017.
Severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall have been observed around parts of the southeast, including the northern suburbs of Hobart. The heavy rain is slowly moving towards the southeast. Heavy rainfall may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include the eastern suburbs of Hobart, Hobart Airport, Coal River Valley, Sorell and the Tasman Peninsula.
Rainfall rates of 20 to 30mm per hour have been observed around Bridgewater.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.
The next warning is due to be issued by 8:20 pm.

Well the storm went through about 30 minutes ago... max rainfall rate at home when it moved through was 34mm/h and we received 7.2mm in roughly 30 minutes, was not even close to the rain rate when we had a severe TS move through last month with a max rainfall rate of 115mm/h! eek

Rain just started again. smile

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#1400419 - 03/01/2017 23:32 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Stale fish Offline
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Registered: 23/06/2001
Posts: 1985
Loc: Leslie vale 310m asl
31mm for us and max around 47mm hr and about 10mm in 30mins

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#1400452 - 04/01/2017 09:45 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Snowies Offline
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Registered: 16/10/2001
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Loc: Westbury
Some final 2016 numbers.

The rainfall total was 1251mm, 17 days exceeded 20mm, 3 of the 17 days exceeded 50mm and 1 day exceeded 100mm, the highest was 125mm on June 6th.

69 mornings dropped below 2 degrees and 63 days exceeded 25 - never did both occur on the same day, so 1 in 3 days in 2016 did one or other.

Of the 69 mornings under 2 degrees, 32 were below 0 with a lowest of -4.5.

Of the 63 days over 25, 13 exceeded 30, with a top of 36.1, 7 of the days over 30 occurred in January.

In summary, warmer and much wetter than average after a very dry start to the year, which followed the dry, warm end to 2015.

Prognosis for 2017? Probably a fairly average year, possibly trending toward El Nino later in the year.

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#1401297 - 09/01/2017 21:43 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Registered: 23/03/2012
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Loc: Hobart Lenah Valley Tas 198 as...
Hi all , a most interesting read and data there Snowies ..Great Work.
Hobart heading into it's 4th day over 25 c in a row. Pretty scorching Sunday indeed. Looks like plenty more of the 25 c on the way in the next 7 to 10 days as well. Could turn out to be a very toasty Jan 2017 , it all seemed to change around Xmas day after some very mild wet months. We need a few good old fashioned Cyclones crossing the North Qld and West Aust to blow some of this heat out of the middle.

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#1401367 - 10/01/2017 13:17 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: MOUNTAIN h2o]
payshense Offline
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Registered: 06/03/2013
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Loc: West Coast, TAS, 310m ASL / Bu...
Hi all.

Bring on 2017 and whatever it has to offer.

Had a friend check my rain gauge while I was away over the New Year holidays. He called in yesterday so here are my final rainfall stats for 2016.

December Rainfall Total 169mm
2016 Rainfall Total 3602mm

Snowies, just wondering how you collect and record your data?

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#1401495 - 11/01/2017 10:50 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Snowies Offline
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Registered: 16/10/2001
Posts: 1781
Loc: Westbury
I have an electronic weather station that logs all the data at a specified interval + it has a manual max/min facility that I can reset daily and I just record the data to a spreadsheet. Spreadsheet is good for pulling out the stats like I did above.

The automatically logged data can also be downloaded and looked at. I log at 3 minute intervals, but could be done every 10 min or every 30 min etc.

Averaging 25.1 so far this Jan but haven't broken 30. 14 of the last 21 days have exceed 25.

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#1401498 - 11/01/2017 11:03 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
Posts: 9249
Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Hello All.

Good to read all your posts smile

Hope you are all well.

Looking at Tassie weather today with a HUGE amount of envy grin

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#1401499 - 11/01/2017 11:05 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
payshense Offline
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Loc: West Coast, TAS, 310m ASL / Bu...
Thanks Snowies. What make is your weather station? I've been told by a few here that a Davis Vantage should be on top of my wishlist.

A very handy 22mm in the gauge this morning

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#1401501 - 11/01/2017 11:26 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Snowies Offline
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Loc: Westbury
Temperature closer to your age than your shoe size Dave? Be a bit like hell if that's the case.

Mines not a Davis, much cheaper but seems to do a pretty reasonable job - can't think of the brand.

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#1401559 - 11/01/2017 18:07 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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Registered: 12/07/2016
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Loc: Brighton, Tas 55m ASL
Hi all,

Thought i would share some data as well that I've recorded through 2016 at home (Brighton).

The total rainfall for 2016 was 616mm (yearly average 480mm), 155 days of rain throughout the year, the month of june saw the highest monthly total of 103.8mm, April saw the lowest amount rain with just 12mm, however May had the most amount of days with rain, 20 days.

Max temperature for the year was 34.2 in January, minimum was -3.6 in June, monthly mean max temp was 22.8 in december with mean min of 9.8. Lowest mean max temperature was in July with 12.5 degrees, lowest mean min was in August with 3.1 degrees.

A total of 11 wind events with gusts in excess of 90 km/h, 3 of which had gusts over 100 km/h, highest gust 106 km/h in July.

Managed only several frost which was quite unusual, and only a few thunderstorms in the area, one of which had very heavy rainfall. smile

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#1401561 - 11/01/2017 18:17 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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Loc: Brighton, Tas 55m ASL
Been a windy day down here, it has averaged 35-45 km/h most of the day, gusts in the 60 km/h range (max 71 km/h), reached a comfortable top of 21.4 degrees. No rain in the gauge the past couple days frown

We had 32.4 mm last monday (2nd) with those thunderstorms, Tea Tree managed 56mm, goes to show how isolated the falls were!

Hey P, decent fall overnight by the sounds of it! guessing its still nice and green up your way? grin


There's a lot of decent wireless weather stations on the market these days, the only thing you have to watch out for is the data refresh rate, some take 48 seconds between data readouts. Fine offset make some decent stations which don't break the bank, Oregon Scientific also make some good ones, we've had the WM-918 on the roof of the house for over 12 years and it's still going strong! (however don't use it for observations as the sensors are in poor positions).

The newer Oregon Scientific WMR300 is good however i've experienced a lot of issues with wireless interference and spontaneous high wind readings,

You can't go wrong with any of the Davis Products, the Vantage Pro2 is an extremely reliable station which many will back up! all my obs come from the vantage Pro2 out in the paddock, i can't fault it! I'll try put a photo up of it! grin

Forecast for the Southeast district looking interesting on Saturday... crazy

"Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds northwesterly 45 to 65 km/h turning westerly 60 to 80 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 21." eek

Current Obs: 18.9 degrees, Baro, 1001.6 hPA, Westerly 37 km/h gusts 62 km/h. smile

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#1401583 - 11/01/2017 20:39 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Registered: 23/03/2012
Posts: 644
Loc: Hobart Lenah Valley Tas 198 as...
Hello Tassie Fans ,
Great read again on the stats BB , yes BB Saturday looks like whacko weather . But it's been like that of late a packet of all sorts , it blew it's bum out up here on top of the LV hill last night. Almost like the BBL Hurricanes season some real up and downs and the Wild Thing thrown in for good measure.
Friday looks like the Far North will visit with hot humid and wet conditions , should make it a muddy day outside at work smile
Looking ahead Monday and Tuesday in Hobart another 27 c each day. smirk Not getting much running in at all per the heat and am sticking to the black line in the indoor pool instead.

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#1401646 - 12/01/2017 10:09 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
Posts: 9249
Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Pool seems like a good idea smile

Snowies - prefer my shoe size for temps to my age for sure!!!

Nice posts lads smile Love reading them.

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#1401759 - 12/01/2017 19:04 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
BrightonBreeze Offline
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Loc: Brighton, Tas 55m ASL
Evening all,

The pool is definitely the go hey MH2O! Has been a bit cooler the last couple days, but as you mentioned warming up again! grin

Going to be a windy, warm and humid day tomorrow, northwesterlies look to be around the 50-55 km/h mark later tomorrow arvo! Hopefully we get a decent amount of rain out here to keep the dust down. crazy

Not having a Bom Bash, however there is no severe weather warning out yet for damaging winds... Currently three other states have damaging wind warnings out, Ahh well should see one hopefully in the next 12 hours! grin

Been a warm breezy day, a max temperature of 24.7, gusts reached 51 km/h this morning and not a single drop of rain again. frown

How's the heat been up your neck of the woods the past few days DaveM?

Current Obs: 22.6 degrees, 1004.9 hPA WSW 19 km/h gusts 27 km/h.

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#1401805 - 12/01/2017 22:19 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: BrightonBreeze]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Originally Posted By: BrightonBreeze
Evening all,

The pool is definitely the go hey MH2O! Has been a bit cooler the last couple days, but as you mentioned warming up again! grin

Going to be a windy, warm and humid day tomorrow, northwesterlies look to be around the 50-55 km/h mark later tomorrow arvo! Hopefully we get a decent amount of rain out here to keep the dust down. crazy

Not having a Bom Bash, however there is no severe weather warning out yet for damaging winds... Currently three other states have damaging wind warnings out, Ahh well should see one hopefully in the next 12 hours! grin

Been a warm breezy day, a max temperature of 24.7, gusts reached 51 km/h this morning and not a single drop of rain again. frown

How's the heat been up your neck of the woods the past few days DaveM?

Current Obs: 22.6 degrees, 1004.9 hPA WSW 19 km/h gusts 27 km/h.
Originally Posted By: BrightonBreeze
Evening all,

The pool is definitely the go hey MH2O! Has been a bit cooler the last couple days, but as you mentioned warming up again! grin

Going to be a windy, warm and humid day tomorrow, northwesterlies look to be around the 50-55 km/h mark later tomorrow arvo! Hopefully we get a decent amount of rain out here to keep the dust down. crazy

Not having a Bom Bash, however there is no severe weather warning out yet for damaging winds... Currently three other states have damaging wind warnings out, Ahh well should see one hopefully in the next 12 hours! grin

Been a warm breezy day, a max temperature of 24.7, gusts reached 51 km/h this morning and not a single drop of rain again. frown

How's the heat been up your neck of the woods the past few days DaveM?

Current Obs: 22.6 degrees, 1004.9 hPA WSW 19 km/h gusts 27 km/h.
Originally Posted By: BrightonBreeze
Evening all,

The pool is definitely the go hey MH2O! Has been a bit cooler the last couple days, but as you mentioned warming up again! grin

Going to be a windy, warm and humid day tomorrow, northwesterlies look to be around the 50-55 km/h mark later tomorrow arvo! Hopefully we get a decent amount of rain out here to keep the dust down. crazy

Not having a Bom Bash, however there is no severe weather warning out yet for damaging winds... Currently three other states have damaging wind warnings out, Ahh well should see one hopefully in the next 12 hours! grin

Been a warm breezy day, a max temperature of 24.7, gusts reached 51 km/h this morning and not a single drop of rain again. frown

How's the heat been up your neck of the woods the past few days DaveM?

Current Obs: 22.6 degrees, 1004.9 hPA WSW 19 km/h gusts 27 km/h.
Yes BB a strange day tomorrow indeed but 3 days ago the BOM was saying big falls our way . Been downgraded somewhat and now it's clearing showers of 1 to 4 mm , which I'm not surprised as tonight over this way there is not a cloud in the sky and the moon is massive also not a breath of wind either. Downtown Moonah currently around 18 c and 75 % humidity. I hold only one hope and that is the ants have been going nuts the past few days in the bathroom sink and chasing the cat's dinner , so lets hope they are right. smile
Almost feels like the previous years Summer ( El Nino') is making a comeback sick

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