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#1421061 - 08/04/2017 21:27 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Great shots Ruckle! smile

What a day it's been, here's my report! smile

The leading edge of the storm front moved into the Belgrave just after 4pm; amid the gathering darkness an impressive shelf cloud, shaped almost like a tidal wave, came racing in! smile

The shelfie swept overhead at 4:17pm, accompanied by a surge of colder, blustery southwest winds. And it got incredibly dark. Minutes later, the thunder started up, and a blinding lightning flash sent me rushing for shelter!

It took over an hour for the main storm to actually hit us. On radar, numerous intense cells kept slipping past us, dissipating before reaching, or forming to our east/southeast; we just missed being under a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING for damaging winds and large hailstones. During this time, all we got was intermittent bursts of thundery rain with the occasional burst of wind and sporadic flashes of lightning. The sky was very dark with turbulence galore and isolated rotation, and plenty of scud below. poke

At about 5:40pm, the main thunderstorm action FINALLY moved in! Very little wind, but had around 20 minutes of moderately heavy rainfall, along with thunder and lightning on average once or twice a minute or so. At the height of the storm, we had two blinding, heart-stopping,dangerously-close CG lightning strikes, followed by defeaning thunder, roughly 5 minutes apart!! =D

The storm cleared off by around 6:15pm.

Collected 4.2mm of rain during the storm's passage, with the peak observed rainfall rate being 7.9mm/hr. The temperature dropped from 25.5C just before the storm and associated gust front arrived after 4pm, to 14.5C around 7:30pm.

At the last check, the temperature had risen back up around 17C. Further showers are moving through Melbourne atm.

Here's a few pics I took of the shelf cloud after 4pm:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSnkkWqBhB6/?taken-by=aussiestormfreak

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSnlgySh17S/?taken-by=aussiestormfreak

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSnoLUyhqQT/?taken-by=aussiestormfreak

And of the lightning closer to 6pm:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSnws1ThW9u/?taken-by=aussiestormfreak

https://www.instagram.com/p/BSnwwVXhU_m/?taken-by=aussiestormfreak

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#1421063 - 08/04/2017 22:36 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Lot of talk about Monday being very wet but bom hasn't said more than 40% chance of 1mm for Geelong, anyone thinking otherwise? I work outdoors pays to have a real clear idea of what im in for!

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#1421068 - 08/04/2017 23:36 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Goodness! It's turned very stormy here over the past hour or so!

The barometric pressure has now plummeted to 1009hPa, and it's become very windy. The temperature has continued spiking, currently around 19C.

Had some further showers come through this evening, mostly the remnants of the thunderstorms that developed out west behind the main storm front that came through this arvo. An additional 1.1mm of rain collected, so 5.3mm in total for this event so far.

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#1421074 - 09/04/2017 06:04 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Woken up at 5 by thunder and it's been going since. Moving off to the east now but been quite a show. Few brief heavy showers as well
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#1421075 - 09/04/2017 06:12 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Wild morning here with about 1mm in the gauge and 18C.

Blustery N/W winds rattling the house and dark skies racing about.

CG to within 5 or 6 km's last night, the odd strike still happening in the Alpine area, nothing close.

Glad rain is on the way, be plenty of fires up there.
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#1421080 - 09/04/2017 08:07 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Another 5mm since emptying the gauge at 5pm yesterday so 11.5mm so far for the event. 10.4c with steady North winds for a few more minutes at least.
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#1421083 - 09/04/2017 09:23 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Down to 7.9c now and more rain
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#1421084 - 09/04/2017 09:28 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Crazy conditions out there! crazy

It was a balmy night, with a "high" of 19.0C. Then I got woken up at 6:15am by an hour-long line of thunderstorms, complete with blustery winds, thunder, lightning, and torrential rain! The rain sounded like hail at times BTW. The thunder, which was loud at times, finally subsided into the distance just after 8am, and I was able to go back to sleep! smile

Been very windy since then, and now the front is moving through.

The "pre-9am" minimum here in Belgrave is 13.4C, but after rising back up a few notches afterwards it has now plummeted, currently around 12C and still falling!

My lowest barometric pressure reading was 1003hPa, now it's back to 1005hPa.

Collected another 6.3mm of rain from this morning's surprise storm, with the peak rainfall rate being 15.7mm/hr. 11.6mm in total in the 24 hours to 9am. A good start for this event! smile

Still overcast out there, and the next round of showers is arriving from the northwest.

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#1421088 - 09/04/2017 11:17 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Had 3 thunderstorm bands from 4pm Friday to 6am this morning bring 12mm and now 12c.

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#1421092 - 09/04/2017 11:40 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Cant wait see cold hail cells pumped from SW is likely go right through North Victoria as Low Eye is in SW.

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#1421101 - 09/04/2017 13:17 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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0.2 degrees at Buller now.
Looks good for some nice falls.


Edited by Snowy Hibbo (09/04/2017 13:17)
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#1421105 - 09/04/2017 14:05 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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It is now snowing at Hotham.
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#1421110 - 09/04/2017 14:52 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Come on bay effect...

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#1421113 - 09/04/2017 15:03 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Sydney lots people swimming at Bondi beach and Victoria cold.


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#1421114 - 09/04/2017 15:03 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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5.9c at my place, steady rain. Brilliant.
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#1421115 - 09/04/2017 15:07 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Two more waves of heavy rainfall came through since my last post! The first at about 11am for around 20 minutes, the second at 1pm for about 45 minutes! The longer-lasting second wave was much more intense, and accompanied by yet another thunderstorm! =D

It was sunny for about 30 minutes around lunchtime, then it got very dark, then came heavy rain and thunder, but no visible lightning. Peak rainfall rate during the storm was 5.3mm/hr. smile

The temperature managed to climb towards 15C when the sun came out, but otherwise it's been around 10-12C for most of the afternoon. Currently showing 10.1C.

Another 5.3mm of rain collected since 9am; more showers arriving now, and the worst of the weather hasn't even hit yet! One huge "wrap-around" rainband flooding into Melbourne on radar. eek

Barometer showing 1003hPa. If Windyty.com and Ventusky.com are anything to go by, this low could come swinging north straight into the Melbourne area (or somewhere down towards Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory) tonight!

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#1421126 - 09/04/2017 16:50 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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And around the eastern suburbs it goes...

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#1421130 - 09/04/2017 17:10 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Since the heavier rain and wind started an hour or so ago the temp has risen here, guess the coldest uppers are moving on and maybe some Bass Strait in April air is making its way up. Got down to 5.8c at 315pm, now 6.6c and pretty breezy.

LOL at eastern burbs - practically never rains there! poke Long way to go with this event.
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#1421140 - 09/04/2017 17:39 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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May never see this again, from WATL this arvo' -

"Mon 10 Apr Forecast - Min10C Max17C

Possible rainfall: 20 to 50 mmChance of any rain: 100%
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Re home, Nth Gipp.

At posting - 5mm, plenty of room left in the gauge !

Not home all day but prob max 20C, sunny and mild, very little breeze.

Heavy rain when thru' Maffra round 1115hrs. Still 16C.


Edited by samboz (09/04/2017 17:45)
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#1421141 - 09/04/2017 17:41 Re: VIC - Intense Cold Front, Trough & Possible Cut-Off Low/ECL - Warm, Then Colder, Wet, Windy & Stormy, Possible Alpine Snow - April 6-12 2017 [Re: aussiestormfreak]
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Good snaps ASF.

We had a grazing lazy storm last night, and a ripper late morning to provide a 10mm start to this thread.

The SatIR shows the cold air pool that crossed Mt Gambier heading NE'wards earlier today seems to be tracking near Wagga Wagga with some remnant ENE'ly momentum remaining. I greedily hope it can end up NE'wards enough to encourage the recently formed low level centre over King Island to track towards Merimbula.

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