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#1434104 - 15/09/2017 16:00 Fire weather season 2017-2018
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Registered: 07/03/2006
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Loc: Diamond Valley
This season is shaping up to be a particularly bad one. Just looking at the end of next week, there appears to be a hot, dry, north-westerly building up over SE Australia. Low humidity, strong winds, and heat all make for extreme fire weather conditions. I hope this is not the pattern for the rest of the season. Goodness knows we need rain, and need it soon.
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#1434274 - 17/09/2017 20:35 Re: Fire weather season 2017-2018 [Re: Inclement Weather]
Fireduck Offline
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Registered: 16/01/2013
Posts: 22
Loc: Lake Munmorah
For those playing at home, BKDI and Drough Factor for NSW.

Some areas are currently tracking above 2002/2003 level which is a bench mark for dryness.


[img]https://ibb.co/jGYTYk[/img] [img]https://ibb.co/dGD6KQ[/img]

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#1434312 - 18/09/2017 13:22 Re: Fire weather season 2017-2018 [Re: Inclement Weather]
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Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 07/03/2006
Posts: 5187
Loc: Diamond Valley
Thanks for posting those images, Fireduck - very telling. It's certainly tinderbox conditions out there this spring with no relief in sight.
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#1434315 - 18/09/2017 14:18 Re: Fire weather season 2017-2018 [Re: Inclement Weather]
Mad Elf #1.5 Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2012
Posts: 2904
Loc: Mt Hallen QLD
So dry here its not funny, just finished cleaning the gutters, amazing the amount of fuel in them after these last windy few weeks. Time to clean them gutters, folks.

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#1434316 - 18/09/2017 14:21 Re: Fire weather season 2017-2018 [Re: Fireduck]
CoastalStorm22 Offline
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Registered: 10/07/2006
Posts: 2704
Loc: Lane Cove, Sydney, NSW
Originally Posted By: Fireduck
For those playing at home, BKDI and Drough Factor for NSW.

Some areas are currently tracking above 2002/2003 level which is a bench mark for dryness.


[img]https://ibb.co/jGYTYk[/img] [img]https://ibb.co/dGD6KQ[/img]


Thanks for those FD. Do you know what areas are currently tracking above 02/03?

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#1434319 - 18/09/2017 16:39 Re: Fire weather season 2017-2018 [Re: CoastalStorm22]
Fireduck Offline
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Registered: 16/01/2013
Posts: 22
Loc: Lake Munmorah
Originally Posted By: CoastalStorm22
Originally Posted By: Fireduck
For those playing at home, BKDI and Drough Factor for NSW.

Some areas are currently tracking above 2002/2003 level which is a bench mark for dryness.


[img]https://ibb.co/jGYTYk[/img] [img]https://ibb.co/dGD6KQ[/img]


Thanks for those FD. Do you know what areas are currently tracking above 02/03?


Coastal area's mostly.

Terrey Hills to Coastal parts North Coast are for the most part above 02/03 their equivalent level for this point in the year.

I wouldn't quite say tinderbox, but ground litter is becoming very crunchy to say the least.

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