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#1425843 - 13/06/2017 00:56 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Starting to freak out about what's happening across the South East of the county. The Highs are just lining up like reels on a poker machine. Absolutely nothing to show that things will change at all now. Just day after day of endless 15 degree temperature and not one drop of rain in sight either. Considering the vanishing cold seasons time is running out very quickly at this rate it will be back over 20 degrees by August the first (:

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#1425856 - 13/06/2017 09:13 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Indeed MH - crazy warm up here too.

As Snowies mentioned though, signs of change in a week or 10 days.

And as also mentioned, June is often boring grin

Sydney has it's wettest month as June - the main reason is a near constant easterly quadrant airflow due to the stable position of high pressure systems.

That also causes the stable June weather in Tassie and gives us one of our driest months due to rainshadow by the Gt div Range.

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#1425857 - 13/06/2017 09:14 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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BY the way - I do believe I saw some nursery owners' goofy grin on My house Rules last night. shocked grin

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#1425874 - 13/06/2017 11:17 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Hobart (15.4) not far off most of the other capitals this morning, ahead of Canberra, Melbourne and Perth, level with Adelaide, only a degree behind Sydney and 2 degrees down on Brisbane. Hobart's 0.0mm of rain in June is in contrast to Sydney's 163mm.

The current average max temp is comfortably above the highest June on record, but only first third of the month. Warmest June after 12 days was 2013 at 15.7, 15.6 was recorded in 1957. So we are well done on those months at this point, but would still be in the all time top 8.

The driest June was 1979, just 1.8mm. July only saw 12mm. The Annual total was just 390mm. The first 7 months were all well below average. Hobart had just 155mm to the end of July. The last really dry Junes were 2006 (6.6mm) and 1999 (9.4mm), both were poor snow years. Best snow in 2006 came at the end of October.

Yeah he was on tele and spruiking himself via messages before he appeared. Sat through a lot of commercials just to see him.

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#1425878 - 13/06/2017 12:00 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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We've had 0.4mm of precip - probably dew this month so far.

Yes Dave had a silly little half embarrassed but half chuffed grin on his dial grin

Spotted his "sleek shape" and boofy dutch head immediately grin

Well done SF smile Nursery looks great!! You've done it well as we always knew you would. smile

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#1425915 - 13/06/2017 21:10 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Evening all, flew back from Melbourne today and man is it dry as far as the eye could see from window . The whole flight path over Tas was nothing but an ugly brown , the only green where irrigation was being applied to a few paddocks.
Also 16 c here Hobart and I have never seen passengers actually REMOVING their jackets when disembarking smile
Reading another forum and this pattern is really to starting to stack up all sorts of and records form W.A across to S.A and Vic especially inland. So it's just not us in the poo , and of talk of this not breaking till early July is not great news.
Just saw another Nursery add during the First Dates show , any chance of getting some bare rooted Papaya and Mango trees to go with this new era in the Tassie climate ( Tongue in cheek )
Actually I really wanted some native Pepper berry Tasmannia lanceolata for the garden and was planning to get them started during the cold wet Winter. Maybe that plan has gone out the window so far.
Currently a chilly 9 c here.

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#1425917 - 13/06/2017 21:34 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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It looks like a guaranteed 16 day dry spell for Hobart ( up to 9am Friday ). Might be worth checking out what the winter record is. Add another 8 days to that for the all time record, I think it's something like 24 forget now. Maybe not so bad at this time of year as plants need less to drink and soil holds more moisture.

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#1425919 - 13/06/2017 22:04 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Hobart winter drought record is in fact 16 days ( 1949 and 1979 ).

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#1425936 - 14/06/2017 09:16 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Hey MH - Does mountain pepper grow that low (elevation)? Be fun to try I suppose - maybe need a shady cool side of the house? Good luck if you give it a go.

I only drank the last drops of my Lark Pepperberry liqueur on the weekend smile

The brown grass could also be contributed to by frost - This area always looks quite brownish in winter then an eruption of green in spring. However, the lack of rain as you say likely the biggest culprit.

When I first moved there, I was shocked at how desiccated and horribly bare much of the Midlands could look almost every Summer. I know many tourists get a hell of a shock too. But it's not Summer now and you would think it would have enough green about to be seen.

I hope you guys and us up here (& plenty other places) get a proper drink soon. Not overly confident of it though sadly.

At least the sunny days feel good on the face smile

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#1425955 - 14/06/2017 13:04 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Snowies Offline
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A question that has bugged me on and off for a number of years - what ever became of SPADI?

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#1425956 - 14/06/2017 13:04 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Snowies Offline
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and what did SPADI stand for?

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#1425971 - 14/06/2017 16:14 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Go find Daryl at Salamanca - pretty sure he's still there on Saturdays. smile

Snow something and Depth Indicator???

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#1426009 - 14/06/2017 23:49 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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The weather down here is getting even warmer the closer it gets to mid-Winter , crazy crazy stuff cry
Tomorrow outdoing Melbourne with 16 c and then 15 / 16 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 14 !
Here it is at nearly midnight and still a touch under 14 c out there tired

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#1426018 - 15/06/2017 08:09 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
Snowies Offline
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Loc: Westbury
A quick search and here is the earliest forum reference to SPADI - Snow Precipitation And Depth Indicator

Wonder if it got a WIFI update at some point.

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthrea...s_it#Post105409

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#1426023 - 15/06/2017 09:33 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Well found Snowies.

Fancy I couldn't put the P with precipitation - d'oh!!!

You guys might get lightly clipped by a system this weekend (only just) and maybe mid week, nothing exciting snow wise - maybey a couple dozen flakes somewhere, at least cool down slightly.

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#1426080 - 15/06/2017 21:43 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Another 16 degree here in the desert , if it doesn't rain by 9:00 am tomorrow we will break the record for the most Winter days in a row without rain. The average is now sitting at 14.7 c that's 2.7 c over average and 0.6 c above the old record 14.1 c in 1883. If the forecast in the next 10 days stays true we will easily surpass the old record and it's just a matter of by how far. The 15 day forecast ( and yes that's very unpredictable ) however there is not one day on or below average till the 30th.
With extremes we have seen since March I'm surprised that none of this seems to making it's way into media stories. Everyone is to busy enjoying the warmth forgetting the potential danger unfolding come Spring.

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#1426082 - 15/06/2017 22:04 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Since you mentioned it h2o I sent The Mercury an email this afternoon telling them about the possible dry spell record ( and the warmth this month ). The record will be tied tomorrow but broken on Saturday if it stays dry, maybe they'll write something up then.

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#1426083 - 15/06/2017 22:23 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
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Loc: Leslie vale 310m asl
Hi all,

Yes had some fun with House Rules, and they were all really nice people.
They could have showed my trailer when I delivered the stock for a little longer than 2 seconds and pronounced the business as Greenhill Nursery rather than Greenhills Nursery.
Well plenty of you have seen it so that's all that matters.

Very dry here and still only 1.4mm for the month and 3 frosts for the year.

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#1426092 - 16/06/2017 08:12 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
MOUNTAIN h2o Offline
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Great idea Yep , thanks for the update of the dry spell run.

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#1426098 - 16/06/2017 10:15 Re: What's happening in Tassie? [Re: duckweather]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
And nearly every mainlander thinks Hobart is always wet and rainy!!!

It's been a few years now of warm and dry for you guys (and many of us northerners too) I hope it all turns around again in the near future, like you fellas, not keen on it.

Nice info MH & Yep smile It would be nice if the Mockery actually took notice of your email Yep.

SF - no doubt you're a looney tune grin

Hopefully a slight cool off for you guys on the weekend, possibility of something a bit more substantial around mid week.

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