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#1425858 - 13/06/2017 09:26 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
grayarea Offline
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Registered: 12/05/2007
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Loc: Doonan, Sunshine Coast
1mm overnight. 2.5 mm for the event.
Dark clouds and rumbles of thunder on the horizon but that is at the moment where they have been staying for the last few hours.
Hoping for 10-20mm at least just to water the garden.

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#1425859 - 13/06/2017 09:50 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
Ahab Offline
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Registered: 31/01/2011
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Loc: Brisbane
Looks like the rain is coming straight for Brisbane?

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#1425860 - 13/06/2017 09:52 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
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Loc: Diamond Valley
Should we be worried about that huge blob of rain heading straight for the coast - in particular - north of Brissy towards the Sunshine Coast? Shear is quite strong at 500hPa and steering it in that direction.
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#1425861 - 13/06/2017 09:53 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
nocturnal1 Offline
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Registered: 04/03/2010
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Loc: Murwillumbah, NE NSW
-72mm to 9am this morning
-64mm from 9am Sun-Mon
-97mm from 9am Sat-Sun
-19mm at the beginning (9am Sat, 10/06/17)

Event total as at 9am: 252mm (still raining steadily!)

I'm about halfway between Murwillumbah and the coastline.

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#1425862 - 13/06/2017 09:55 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: Inclement Weather]
nocturnal1 Offline
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Loc: Murwillumbah, NE NSW
Originally Posted By: Inclement Weather
Should we be worried about that huge blob of rain heading straight for the coast - in particular - north of Brissy towards the Sunshine Coast? Shear is quite strong at 500hPa and steering it in that direction.


If it reaches the land and maintains that intensity (which looks even heavier than here), then yes.

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#1425863 - 13/06/2017 09:57 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
BIG T Offline
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Loc: Albany Creek , QLD
335mm at Alstonville now for event , Big wow factor is nearby Rous Mill , still on the plateau's southern fringe , 550mm over wknd! not what they wanted as the area is under macadamia nut trees , and a lot of this years crop just washed down the gullys and creeks.

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#1425864 - 13/06/2017 09:57 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
Ken Kato Offline
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I think some of the high reflectivities from that mass is due to the bright-banding phenomenon (water-coated ice/snowflakes reflecting back a lot more radar energy than normal raindrops).

The freezing level is only around 9000ft at the moment and a lot of the precip above that would be a mix of supercooled droplets/ water coated ice/snowflakes.

Brightbanding is commonly seen on weather radars in situations like these and make precip reaching the ground look heavier than it really is.

There's still be a fair bit of rain under it though.

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#1425865 - 13/06/2017 10:01 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
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Loc: NENSW-Wet Subtropics
that low has made a definite move north the last couple of hours.

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#1425866 - 13/06/2017 10:13 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
Warwick Eye2Sky Offline
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Loc: Warwick, QLD
17mm total so far for this event since this morning. Not bad considering the range usually sucks the life out rain events heading towards us from the east.
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#1425867 - 13/06/2017 10:14 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
Inclement Weather Offline
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Loc: Diamond Valley
Thanks for that explanation Ken. That makes sense. If only we had a 3000m mountain range rising off the coast it would make for great skiing conditions. grin
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#1425888 - 13/06/2017 14:11 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
Mad Elf #1.5 Offline
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That rain totally missed us, bugger!

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#1425890 - 13/06/2017 14:31 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
Namarrkun Offline
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Registered: 17/11/2012
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Loc: Salisbury
Rain gauge sitting at 45.0 mm for the event at Salisbury, so just 4.8mm falling since 6.00 a.m today...watching the radar the heavier falls looked to be South of here this morning and now North of here this arvo.

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#1425892 - 13/06/2017 14:33 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Rsav Offline
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Registered: 07/12/2016
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Originally Posted By: Ken Kato
I think some of the high reflectivities from that mass is due to the bright-banding phenomenon (water-coated ice/snowflakes reflecting back a lot more radar energy than normal raindrops).

The freezing level is only around 9000ft at the moment and a lot of the precip above that would be a mix of supercooled droplets/ water coated ice/snowflakes.

Brightbanding is commonly seen on weather radars in situations like these and make precip reaching the ground look heavier than it really is.

There's still be a fair bit of rain under it though.

At what altitude does the radar beam penetrate the precipitation?

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#1425893 - 13/06/2017 14:36 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: Inclement Weather]
Rsav Offline
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Originally Posted By: Inclement Weather
Thanks for that explanation Ken. That makes sense. If only we had a 3000m mountain range rising off the coast it would make for great skiing conditions. grin

Would 3000m be high enough at that latitude?

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#1425894 - 13/06/2017 14:39 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
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Loc: Ocean View, Queensland
24mm so far today and still some nice Nd steady rain. The tanks are all rolled up again.
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#1425899 - 13/06/2017 15:57 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
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Registered: 23/08/2014
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Loc: Diamond Valley, Sunshine Coast
24mm so far. Just can't quite make it across deception bay...
Bom Maroochydore update says low possibly off Fraser tonight, hopefully that's more water on our head

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#1425903 - 13/06/2017 17:09 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
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Registered: 23/08/2014
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Loc: Diamond Valley, Sunshine Coast
Wow not a drop since my last post... this afternoon looked like 100mm was coming...

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#1425904 - 13/06/2017 17:25 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
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same here blowin. We've only had 10mm so far today after a very damp looking morning.

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#1425905 - 13/06/2017 17:51 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
tsunami Offline
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Loc: Wynnum SE Brisbane
Looks like its all over for brisbane area. Stars out.radar shows all rain off shore
All over red rover as lows moving north
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#1425911 - 13/06/2017 20:28 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: wet sky]
Seabreeze Offline
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Loc: South West Rocks, NSW
The rain pretty much cleared here during yesterday evening, with very little falling afterwards. 36.0mm in the 24hrs to 9am.
Today was a mostly sunny day until cloud moved in around 4pm. There have been a few showers pass over since then, but they have been quite fast-moving, so only 2.2mm has fallen.

Minor flood warnings current for the Orara and Richmond-Wilsons Rivers. Terania Creek (near Nimbin / the Nightcap Ranges) was the wettest place in the 24hrs to 9am with 101mm there.
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