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#1423822 - 20/05/2017 12:40 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Some good falls in the NWSP too Gunnedah 38mm and Tamworth 44mm. And some useful falls in the upper Hunter as well.
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#1423824 - 20/05/2017 13:25 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: EddyG]
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Originally Posted By: EddyG
Some good falls in the NWSP too Gunnedah 38mm and Tamworth 44mm. And some useful falls in the upper Hunter as well.


Very good falls indeed, it was much needed in those areas too.

We had 25mm here which is a respectable amount and about what I was expecting in this area. Nice that it's cleared off quickly though.


Edited by Wave Rider (20/05/2017 13:32)
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#1423825 - 20/05/2017 13:38 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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I reckon the Bom did pretty well with this event, far from a dud imo!!

Starting to cloud over again.
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#1423826 - 20/05/2017 13:46 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Tamworth's 44mm could that be a May daily highest record?
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#1423827 - 20/05/2017 13:56 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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I agree Eddy, a great event for many areas, especially for what is a very dry time of year in areas west of the Divide.

Yep, previous wettest May day was 40.0mm.
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#1423830 - 20/05/2017 14:03 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
I agree Eddy, a great event for many areas, especially for what is a very dry time of year in areas west of the Divide.

Yep, previous wettest May day was 40.0mm.


Thanks WR, yes that's all I could find too was 40mm.

A few showers are now moving into the upper Hunter.
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#1423835 - 20/05/2017 16:12 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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A cell just popped up near Bilpin, moving SE.

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#1423837 - 20/05/2017 16:31 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: EddyG]
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Originally Posted By: EddyG
I reckon the Bom did pretty well with this event, far from a dud imo!!

Starting to cloud over again.


They had the trough stalling a bit on the coast which didnt happen. You could see what was going to happen as high pressure took hold to the north west of the low pressure centre in sw victoria.
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#1423843 - 20/05/2017 17:18 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Knot]
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Originally Posted By: Knot
Originally Posted By: EddyG
I reckon the Bom did pretty well with this event, far from a dud imo!!

Starting to cloud over again.


They had the trough stalling a bit on the coast which didnt happen. You could see what was going to happen as high pressure took hold to the north west of the low pressure centre in sw victoria.


Possibly, but in the terms of rainfall I think they did pretty well!! Plus it was never really our event as such, more inland event imo.

From the Bom late this afternoon.
Weather Situation
A weak low pressure lies along the New South Wales south and central coasts and over northeastern inland. The trough is moving northeast and weakening further as a cold front approaches from the west. The front will cross the state during Tuesday with a high pressure system expected to move in it"s wake over southeastern Australia on Monday.
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#1423850 - 20/05/2017 18:10 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Fair enough Eddy.
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#1423851 - 20/05/2017 18:26 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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All good Knot!! I understand where you're coming from, 2 weeks out from winter and its still early Autumn so to speak. Yes I'm loving it but at the same time I'm wanting some serious fronts to come through too!!
But I also know that winters here on the far north Hunter coast/Lower Mid Nth Coast can be very short at times.

Here's hoping to some decent fronts!!

Now I better get back to finishing my Baked dinner!!
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#1423853 - 20/05/2017 18:45 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
I agree Eddy, a great event for many areas, especially for what is a very dry time of year in areas west of the Divide.

Yep, previous wettest May day was 40.0mm.
It's a record for the current airport site at Tamworth (records, 1992 to present). But not a record if you include the history of the previous Tamworth Airport site, 1.7kms away (records, 1876 to 1993), which has a May daily rainfall record of 88.9mm (27th May 1889). The 44.4mm is still notable as it is the wettest May day in 37 years and also ranks in the top 8 wettest May days in the combined history of the two sites:
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#8 - Yesterday (44.4mm)
#7 - 29th May 1980 (45.5mm)
#6 - 9th May 1903 (47.0mm)
#5 - 19th May 1963 (49.0mm)
#4 - 2nd May 1953 (49.8mm)
#3 - 13th May 1968 (55.4mm)
#2 - 2nd May 1956 (60.2mm)
#1 - 27th May 1889 (88.9mm)
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#1423854 - 20/05/2017 18:56 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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I have been a bit morose about the lack of cold fronts Eddy. Probably coming across as a bit of a whinger. Its just disappointing for a winter lover like myself to see nothing happening by now.
Still around a very balmy 20 here. T shirts and short sleeves eveywhere
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#1423855 - 20/05/2017 19:08 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Seabreeze]
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Originally Posted By: Seabreeze
Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
I agree Eddy, a great event for many areas, especially for what is a very dry time of year in areas west of the Divide.

Yep, previous wettest May day was 40.0mm.
It's a record for the current airport site at Tamworth (records, 1992 to present). But not a record if you include the history of the previous Tamworth Airport site, 1.7kms away (records, 1876 to 1993), which has a May daily rainfall record of 88.9mm (27th May 1889). The 44.4mm is still notable as it is the wettest May day in 37 years and also ranks in the top 8 wettest May days in the combined history of the two sites:
Quote:
#8 - Yesterday (44.4mm)
#7 - 29th May 1980 (45.5mm)
#6 - 9th May 1903 (47.0mm)
#5 - 19th May 1963 (49.0mm)
#4 - 2nd May 1953 (49.8mm)
#3 - 13th May 1968 (55.4mm)
#2 - 2nd May 1956 (60.2mm)
#1 - 27th May 1889 (88.9mm)


Thanks for clarifying that Seabreeze.

A little storm cell has popped up in that Bilpin area again.


Edited by Wave Rider (20/05/2017 19:09)
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#1423856 - 20/05/2017 19:24 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Thanks Seabreeze, much appreciated.

Knot I know how frustrated you are, as a summer and storm lover, just look at my signature for how many storms I scored!!

Winter will happen in one way, shape or form albeit probably very short in this neck of the woods!!

And Donzah your recipes rocks!! grin
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#1423857 - 20/05/2017 20:09 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: EddyG]
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Originally Posted By: EddyG
All good Knot!! I understand where you're coming from, 2 weeks out from winter and its still early Autumn so to speak. Yes I'm loving it but at the same time I'm wanting some serious fronts to come through too!!
But I also know that winters here on the far north Hunter coast/Lower Mid Nth Coast can be very short at times.

Here's hoping to some decent fronts!!

Now I better get back to finishing my Baked dinner!!


This is looking potentially much better for upcoming winter fronts: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/daily_ao_index/aao/new.aao_index_ensm.html

Reckon if there is one thing that will help the chances of a decent cold front coming through it is the AA dropping right down smile
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#1423860 - 20/05/2017 21:06 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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GFS is hinting at a significant cool change around the end of the month, with the blue line over Sydney on June 1 and the 850 zero isotherm passing just to the South. Also looks to be a weak cool change around next Thursday.

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#1423872 - 21/05/2017 12:08 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Is this significant cool change still on long range GFS, Steve?

That would be right in time for winter and a nice change from the current weather pattern. Anyway a superb day down here, about 21C. The winds are from the southerly quadrants once again.
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#1423877 - 21/05/2017 13:45 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: Wave Rider]
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GFS is still showing a weak cool change on May 25, with another weak change on May 30 a a more substantial change for June 1/2, with the blue line North of Sydney and 850 temps over Sydney of -1/-2 at 2200 on the 2nd. Cool conditions persist to the end of the run (June 5).

Access has the weak cool change overnight 24/25th, bouncing back to warm after a day or so. There might be a cooler change on the horizon at the end of the run (30th).

It's very early days, it could all change.

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#1423879 - 21/05/2017 14:51 Re: Widespread rain event - May 19-21, 2017 [Re: EddyG]
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Originally Posted By: EddyG
I reckon the Bom did pretty well with this event, far from a dud imo!!

Starting to cloud over again.


Have to disagree about the BOM doing well. A big area of the central West basically missed out. This was not as big of a general rain event out here as they were talking about. We were lucky to get under a shower to give us 15mm, next door 4mm. Far from the general 20-40mm with islolated falls of 100mm they were talking about leading up to the event.

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