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#1423559 - 17/05/2017 20:52 Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017
Steve777 Offline
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The following is quoted from the NSW / ACT forecast issued 4:30PM Wednesday May 17:

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A broad low pressure system near South Australia links with a trough extending to central parts of the continent, drawing moisture southwards. The trough and low will slowly move east and generate a significant rain bearing system, with thunderstorm activity, to much of New South Wales over the next couple of days. Rain and thunder will extend to areas west of The Divide during Thursday, and throughout during Friday. The system will have weakened by Saturday, with rain areas shifting to the east. An easing trend is expected Sunday as a high pressure system extends across the State.


The totals aren't huge, certainly not compared with media reporting, but it is set to produce useful falls across a wide swathe of the state.

Forecast totals for the period May 18-21 (millimetres)
Code:
Sydney      20 - 42 mm
Penrith     19 - 37
Bathurst    20 - 30
Newcastle   10 - 22
Bathurst    20 - 40
Wagga       17 - 24 

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#1423584 - 18/05/2017 07:44 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Teddy Offline
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You can add 21-45mm for Canberra for this rain event. I'll be looking forward to that if it ever eventuates seeing as we've only had 3mm so far this month and that came after a near three week dry spell.
Teddy

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#1423591 - 18/05/2017 09:05 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
EddyG Offline
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Hope you do well out of it Teddy

For my neck of the woods the Bom are going for 10-20mm, not that we really need it, just hope it falls where its needed!!

Nice line of convection spanning the horizon just offshore this morning.
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#1423596 - 18/05/2017 10:20 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
DaveM Offline
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Wait and see now smile

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#1423602 - 18/05/2017 10:51 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Max744 Offline
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We could do with a bit out here at Cooks Gap. House tank is getting really low, thank goodness for the borepump smile


Edited by Max744 (18/05/2017 10:51)

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#1423603 - 18/05/2017 11:20 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
DaveM Offline
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Hope you get some Max smile

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#1423604 - 18/05/2017 11:51 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Thanks Dave smile

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#1423610 - 18/05/2017 12:26 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
EddyG Offline
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Satellite picture is starting to look the goods.
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#1423616 - 18/05/2017 13:46 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
DaveM Offline
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Interesting to watch the two cloud masses edge ever so slightly closer together.

Should run a sweep on when they will meet each other smile

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#1423631 - 18/05/2017 16:19 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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#1423632 - 18/05/2017 16:26 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
DaveM Offline
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Happy thoughts of a job well done smile

She's joined at the top for sure.

Each run lately has the BOM upping our rain for this event. It might actually be damp here the next couple of days.

Better get some wood under cover. smile

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#1423635 - 18/05/2017 16:33 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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I thought I was getting cash.

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#1423636 - 18/05/2017 16:34 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Homer]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
I thought I was getting cash.


Homer likes the cash jobs?
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#1423637 - 18/05/2017 16:40 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
DaveM Offline
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grin - didn't read the fine print grin

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#1423638 - 18/05/2017 16:47 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: EddyG]
EddyG Offline
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Originally Posted By: EddyG
Nice line of convection spanning the horizon just offshore this morning.


On may way to work this afternoon, I spotted a nice spout from that line, but by the time I reached the beach it was gone, I'm sure had I stayed for the arvo, I reckon I would have jagged one!!
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#1423639 - 18/05/2017 17:25 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Quite a decent old sea breeze blowing here this evening and not to mention its mild and humid as well.

A few drops of rain about too!!


Edited by EddyG (18/05/2017 17:25)
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#1423643 - 18/05/2017 18:02 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: EddyG]
Donzah Offline
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Originally Posted By: EddyG
Quite a decent old sea breeze blowing here this evening and not to mention its mild and humid as well.

A few drops of rain about too!!


Same here without the rain
The animals looking at the heater fondly...
It remains off.

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#1423644 - 18/05/2017 18:03 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
Donzah Offline
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AXS/R has turned up the precip for 10am Friday on , but less duration.

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#1423646 - 18/05/2017 18:23 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Less duration and more precip sounds great. Let's get this rain over and done with but if it rains it might as well pour.
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#1423647 - 18/05/2017 18:46 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
EddyG Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Less duration and more precip sounds great. Let's get this rain over and done with but if it rains it might as well pour.


Yeah I agree, I hate those days where it rains for 5 hours for just 2mm!!
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