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#1405333 - 04/02/2017 18:12 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: aussiestormfreak]
DerekHV Offline
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Originally Posted By: aussiestormfreak
I'm at Paddy's Market in downtown Sydney atm. I'm having a hard time getting a clear view, but from what I can see, those storms stretched between Putty and the Cessnock/Mainland area are HUGE!! grin


All huff and puff here, some lightening and a brief heavy downpour. Seems to be dissipating right now.
Just checked was 7.8 mm from this event.
Not much more in Stormy's territory in Cessnock.


Edited by DerekHV (04/02/2017 18:21)

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#1405337 - 04/02/2017 18:39 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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There have been helicopters going over all day for a fire up at wattle flat. There is some very difficult terrain up there, I hope they put it out.

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#1405342 - 04/02/2017 19:20 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Loc: Ellalong,10kms SW of Cessnock ...
DerekHV,21 MMS here 10kms SW of Cessnock so far more coming as I type.earlier a huge CG lightning strike hit between me and the house next door it was as load as a bom.
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#1405350 - 04/02/2017 20:16 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Good stuff Stormy, as for here there was absolutely nothing because this area is a storm hellhole. At least someone somewhere got something decent, surely GR would've seen that storm too?
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#1405357 - 04/02/2017 21:45 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Loc: Ellalong,10kms SW of Cessnock ...
There was another storm after the one I got,Wave Rider,it slipped around just south of me,GringosRain,would have to got it.
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#1405359 - 04/02/2017 22:23 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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He would be happy with that then I'm sure.

The humidity here tonight is just rotten. 22C with 99% humidity, up here. Meanwhile dew points of 24C are the norm on the Illawarra and south coasts. Soon enough we're going to break more minimum temp records- not because it's a heaps hot airmass but the dew point is so high that the temp cannot drop.

Was the best late afternoon you could wish for here with 32C, breezy and very low humidity but then the annoying NEer came in.
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#1405363 - 04/02/2017 22:55 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Woke up to a dull morning. Extremely fine drizzle was falling. At 11.10 the humidity was 85% humidity with a feels like of 29.6 degrees. I could not believe how humid it was, I spent most of the day sweating.

I thought the amount of energy that must be in the air was incredible. After midday the sky began to clear as my family and I made our way to a festival in Darling Harbour.

Unfortunately, as the afternoon wore on my excitement for what may pop up was dwindling as to the north both visually and on radar I could not see anything forming to our west.

Not sure what happened today but we've seen rogue (albeit small) cells pop up even when GFS was forecasting even the most marginal sets ups lately (most likely due to the heat) so I felt today would be a better day than we've seen in a while. Oh well.

Tonight has been clear with a DP of 22.5 at 10:50 pm so I'm using the dehumidifier option on my air conditioner which is working a treat.


Edited by Perfect Storm (04/02/2017 22:57)
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#1405364 - 04/02/2017 23:08 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Loc: Ellalong,10kms SW of Cessnock ...
The severe CG lightning strike that hit the ground between me and the house next door in the storms this afternoon,whipped out our house phone,but we still have the internet,we need our house phone here as we get bad mobile service.my weather camera is out as well.


Edited by Stormy3 (04/02/2017 23:10)
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#1405365 - 04/02/2017 23:12 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Here's a shot from the M4 of the storm towards Colo Heights at 8.00 pm which made for a nice backdrop.

EDIT: Sorry to hear about that Stormy3. Hope you're back up and running soon.



Edited by Perfect Storm (04/02/2017 23:12)
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#1405369 - 05/02/2017 00:30 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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It's a sultry night in Sydney, humidity you can cut with a knife. It's 28 inside and 26 out (so all doors and windows open). The building is hot and radiating heat inside. Indoors heats up when I close up.

At OH it's still 27, as it has been since late afternoon. Earlier this evening I was in the city. It was a bright, sunny late afternoon. We had a clear view of the Cessnock cell from the Opera House. Took a couple of photos of the distant cell but they weren't good enough to post. There was a gentle seabreeze blowing, not a sea gale, which made it feel pleasantly warm. Lots of people about enjoying a hot, sunny Summer's day.

I notice winds have now switched to light Westerlies.

Looks like this week is a rerun of last week, a hot couple of days, mild mid week, more heat for next weekend, then ... who knows, it looks like a major flip to cooler and wetter, but we'll see.

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#1405371 - 05/02/2017 01:52 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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A clear, starry night, at least from my view of the sky. The wind is picking up. A hot NW'er breaking through in Sydney, it's warming up. 28.6 at OH, 29.9 at Sydney Harbour which for once is the hotspot, 26-28 across most Sydney sites.

Tomorrow (actually today) will be a hot one, at least inland. No sign of a Southerly till Monday.

26.6 at OH earlier this evening might be as cool as it gets before sunrise, but no new record because OH was 25.9 at 9:30Am.

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#1405383 - 05/02/2017 08:05 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Yes I saw a storm finally WR.
It was an enjoyable afternoon....any afternoon that sets up with a storm train is. We had 4 cells pass either over us or close to us. Unfortunately for all the hours of lightning and constant thunder we only collected 17.5mm. Not complaining as everything is appreciated, but it wouldn't have been hard to get 40mm if we were in exactly the right spot, just a couple k's north was probably the pick. We only collected the 2nd cell head on which was the smallest cell. The first cell was the pick, and I think Stormy got the best of that one.

The temp only dropped to 28 for the first 3 storms and didn't want to drop under 26 even after the last storm passed. The only place I can recall experiencing heavy rain like that where it still feels warm and you are still sweaty is Singapore.

I had the kids out on the verandah to watch the storm, and a CG hit a metal outdoor picnic table (ex outdoor maccas table). Has a steel tube up the middle about 500mm high protruding from the top of the table which you can put an umbrella in and this acted like a lightning rod. Fair to say everyone jumped and it finally gave dad some cred for pulling them away from their movie. This was one mighty Flang within 20m of us, and the 2 year old babe in arm just soaked it up and laughed with us....definitely a storm bird because I recon most bubs would have been screaming! I was happy as I think its a good spot to have a lightning rod as I have large ground mount solar arrays only 15m from where the lightning stuck.


Finally coupling the hot weather with a little bit of wet stuff which is definitely helpful. Subtle shift in the weather.

Models showed great potential, but really showed no rainfall totals for around here....bit of a fail, because most of the lower Hunter would have got 5-30mm. BOMs evening forecast was going for 30% rain upper Hunter, near zero else where and it was pissing down across the board!

So in the end memorable if not slightly disappointing re rainfall totals considering how much was going on around us.

27, still and cloudy again this morning

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#1405389 - 05/02/2017 08:17 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Ouch, just saw 38c forecast for here next Saturday. That'll be a February record if it comes through. 38.1c is the annual high record for Orange AP, so wouldn't be hard to reach that.
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#1405397 - 05/02/2017 08:49 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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It is a humid, muggy morning again here, it's a pity that humidity doesn't want to turn into rain. Last night the sky was clear, this morning it is cloudy which is the combination you want in summer. A cloudy night followed by a hot sunny day is worse.

Last year Feb and March were dry but I picked up a couple of lucky heavy falls which got me through nicely. This year the luck has turned and I seem to be missing out. I guess that's just the way it goes, always enjoy the good times while they last.

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#1405420 - 05/02/2017 10:01 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Awesome stuff GringosRain, looks like your kid is taking after you with the weather side of things. smile

Albion Park is very hot atm, up to 36C at 9:30am which is way warmer than anywhere else in the area. Even western Sydney is only high 20's.

PS: Nice pic PS.


Edited by Wave Rider (05/02/2017 10:02)
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#1405451 - 05/02/2017 11:10 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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The sea breeze is established near the coast, although the BOM must be expecting it to be pushed back later since it's still forecasting 38 for Sydney in the 9:54AM update. The early morning NW surge seems to have died around dawn.

Meanwhile, inland locations are warming up, now 37 in Richmond, for example. Before the sea breeze arrived, coastal locations like Bellambi reached the low 30s.

P.S. The minimum to 9:00 at OH was the warmest in February since 2011 (when 27.6). 25+ minima are normally rare. The press will probably report "Sydney's warmest night in 6 years". Of course, it's only the warmest night in about 7 weeks.

P.P.S. The cicadas were going full on at 5:30AM when it was still dark but about 29 degrees.

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#1405454 - 05/02/2017 11:18 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Great shot Perfect Storm! I saw that exact same storm from Darling Harbour last night, a real nice treat on what was most definitely a hot, sultry day for Sydney. smile

Yesterday it ranged from 22.7C to 30.0C in the City, and 22.2C to 32.2C at the airport. There was no denying the fact that it was very humid! poke

Extensive mid-level cloud blocked my view of most of the late-afternoon thunderstorm activity to the north (following my last post), but I got treated to the spectacle of the cell near Colo Heights at sunset! The backsheer anvil was solid and illuminated in yellows, oranges and pinks as the sun went down. smile

As the storm approached the Central Coast after dark, I got to see random, sporadic lightning flashes (including a few cloud to cloud bolts) until about 9:30pm when it moved offshore and eventually died. smile

Pics of the storm to come on my Instagram! smile

A clear, breezy but very hot night, around 26-29C, but I slept like a log once again! smile

Any idea about storm potential today for Sydney? smile


Edited by aussiestormfreak (05/02/2017 11:18)

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#1405479 - 05/02/2017 12:55 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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A few places in Western Sydney have hit 40 including the usual suspects. Most of Sydney away from the coast will join them soon.

Feels hotter but less humid than yesterday. Yesterday was acsauna, today is an oven with sauna characteristics.

NW'er has picked up in the last hour or so.

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#1405488 - 05/02/2017 13:23 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Even Mona Vale has hit 39.1!

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#1405494 - 05/02/2017 13:59 Re: NSW: The Big Heat (Jan 27th - Feb 12th 2017) [Re: HumphreyBear]
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As at 1.50 pm have exceeded the maximum of the forecast 40 by 1.8 degrees as OBS taken from my closest Aws at Bankstown.

Wasn't expecting to hit 41.8 will be interesting to see whether it goes higher during the afternoon.

Edit: looks like it may have been a hotter tongue of air that was passing through. Olympic Park was at 41.3 and Bankstown at 41.8 as at the 1.50 pm reading which after the latest update have been their maximum.

As at the 2 pm reading Bankstown was reading 40.2 and Olympic Park 39.8.


Edited by Perfect Storm (05/02/2017 14:09)
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