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#1438173 - 20/10/2017 09:15 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Any showers with the southerly like that little patch blowing up the northern suburbs of Wollongong currently should be heavier than anything from the west, despite what the radar might say.

Funny weather here in Bowral, we got a wave of fog that smelled like rainforest for 15 mins and now it's gone again.
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#1438178 - 20/10/2017 09:50 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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That patch of rain mentioned by WR seems to be riding the Southerly change. It's now reaching Sydney's Southern outskirts. A 78kph gust was recorded at Wattamolla.

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#1438179 - 20/10/2017 09:52 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Defin the southerly change - temp has dropped to only 14 here and 15 at AP. Very cold airmass. Looks like the main band of rain is now clearing and will leave behind the odd shower. Oh well. Onwards and upwards for the next change.

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#1438184 - 20/10/2017 10:31 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Looks like some more showers/ rain areas building to the west. Go you beauties!!!
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#1438185 - 20/10/2017 10:43 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Some useful accumulations beginning here too. The rain is still coming from the west but the southerly is adding moisture which has caused some fairly decent drizzle for around an hour now and counting.
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#1438191 - 20/10/2017 11:36 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Another band moving through - seems the moister airmass is helping fire these showers/rain periods up as they hit the coast, for a change.

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#1438193 - 20/10/2017 11:41 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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It!s brighter, cooler and windy here. The rain has stopped, but the Terry Hills radar still looks pretty full, albeit with gaps. It looks like the showers should continue on and of for the afternoon.

Accumulations around Sydney, since the small hours of this morning:

OH ...12.2 mm
Olympic Park... 15.8
Bankstown ... 11.6
Penrith ... 13.8

There'll be some modest increases by sunset.

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#1438196 - 20/10/2017 12:00 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Bellambi on 7mm already, picked pretty well by ACCESS C. AP & Kiama barely troubling the gauge with 1mm and under.

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#1438199 - 20/10/2017 12:34 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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13 MMS Here in Ellalong SW of Cessnock since the rain started after mid-night,still raining lightly with heavier bursts at times,looks like still some more to come before clearing later,no winds as yet.
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#1438212 - 20/10/2017 14:49 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Beautiful moderate rain falling here now, shame its bitterly freezing. Cold spring this one.

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#1438214 - 20/10/2017 15:08 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Some pretty heavy rain here for the past 20 mins CS.
Just 14.7 degs and windy too. Feeling very cold indeed.

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#1438216 - 20/10/2017 15:50 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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After a few hours of light drizzle and spitting rain, the rain picked up again from about 2:00PM, becoming moderately heavy. OH is now up to 19mm for the event, Olympic park 25mm (an inch in the old money), Chatswood 18mm.

Just drove through Lane Cove National Park, Riverside Falls is flowing nicely again.

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#1438218 - 20/10/2017 16:01 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Steve777]
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Originally Posted By: Steve777
After a few hours of light drizzle and spitting rain, the rain picked up again from about 2:00PM, becoming moderately heavy. OH is now up to 19mm for the event, Olympic park 25mm (an inch in the old money), Chatswood 18mm.

Just drove through Lane Cove National Park, Riverside Falls is flowing nicely again.


Nice; those falls are quite sensitive to rainfall aren't they! 20-30mm across the Basin is a decent fall. Best here (on the auto gauges) is 8 - 23mm (quite a variation in such a small area).

Thought Kiama would do better actually, but seems Saddleback really diverges any western rainfall events.


Edited by Kino (20/10/2017 16:01)

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#1438220 - 20/10/2017 16:13 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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This is really looking good now, 21mm and rising, go you good thing.

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#1438226 - 20/10/2017 17:08 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Just started to rain heavily again here at Cooks Gap along with a wind shift to a quite stiff Sou Westerly. 27mm for the event so far smile

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#1438235 - 20/10/2017 18:18 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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looks like it's going to rain all night in liverpool.

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#1438237 - 20/10/2017 18:19 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Forecast of 17C here today, got to 16 at around 8am, but with 9am reset the official max would be about 12.7 recorded at 9am.

Most of the day was 10 or 11C so it really felt freeeeezing cold. We don't usually get these temps in winter but yet up here it's completely different.

Also the min/max temp was 12.7/12.7


Edited by Wave Rider (20/10/2017 18:29)
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#1438242 - 20/10/2017 18:58 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Originally Posted By: dknever
looks like it's going to rain all night in liverpool.

Actually, from the radar, it looks as though the rain band will clear Sydney soon. On the other hand, that's how it look this morning but the rain redeveloped after the Southerly passed through. I think it should ease off soon, however.

Originally Posted By: Kino
...those falls are quite sensitive to rainfall aren't they! 20-30mm across the Basin is a decent fall.

Those falls are on a small unnamed (as far as I know) watercourse that probably starts near Delhi Road and the Macquarie Park cemetery and flows maybe 1.5 km or so into the Lane Cove River. It fills up very quickly when it rains and the falls get going. They dry up during dry spells but there's usually at least a trickle.

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#1438247 - 20/10/2017 20:12 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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The rain has mostly cleared now and I don't expect much more, although it is still heavily overcast.
BOM got this system pretty well spot on.
Credit where it is due.

In the end.....geez the rain was lovely today. Long and soaking. The perfect first drought breaking event, soaking the soils that would have sucked it up like a ........ well, I won't go there.
I look forward to the local lawns turning a mad green in the next few weeks. It was THAT type of system.

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#1438250 - 20/10/2017 20:46 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
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Indeed Homer, some nice rain even it was a bloody cold day.

But saying that though, it won't take much hot and dry weather to be back to where we were, if it does occur.

PS- We haven't seen Donzah in ages!! Not surprised really but I do miss his contributions here.


Edited by Wave Rider (20/10/2017 20:50)
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