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#1438252 - 20/10/2017 20:53 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Homer]
Kino Offline
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Registered: 10/08/2017
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Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
Originally Posted By: Homer
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.


If models are right, we could see some substantial rain next week. Straws crossed.

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#1438253 - 20/10/2017 20:56 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Max744 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2002
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Loc: Cooks Gap - Kingsgrove NSW
Still raining here at the farm. Just pushed through 30mm smile

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#1438254 - 20/10/2017 20:58 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Wave Rider Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2014
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Loc: Wollongong and Berrima NSW
Excellent stuff Max!
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The longer you wait for storms, the more you appreciate them.

2017-18 storm total= 5
Oct 25th
Nov 6th(3), 17th

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#1438272 - 21/10/2017 07:34 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Rainbow Spirit Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2010
Posts: 475
Loc: Green Valley, just west of Liv...
I ended up with 23mm. Now for some follow up rain next week.

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#1438276 - 21/10/2017 08:30 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
DerekHV Offline
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Registered: 12/02/2010
Posts: 838
Loc: Aberglasslyn (Maitland) NSW
24.2mm so far from this mini-event, and with light drizzle around may get just over an inch in the old money if it keeps up.
Local farmers should be happy as well.

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#1438277 - 21/10/2017 08:40 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
It's bright and sunny in Sydney. It hasn't rained here since early evening and the cloud cleared from around dawn. It looks like most of Sydney finished with about 20-30mm, a bit more in a few places, a bit less in the outer SW. OH finished with 24mm, Chatswood 25, Warhongah 36 and Bankstown 21.


Edited by Steve777 (21/10/2017 08:41)
Edit Reason: Clarify

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#1438469 - 22/10/2017 19:37 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Rainbow Spirit Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2010
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Loc: Green Valley, just west of Liv...
If you were to believe the Terry Hills radar today, there could have been some hail today around the Bankstown area at about 3:30pm, although I really doubt that. We had a light shower at about 3pm today, and it is currently raining lightly here atm.

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#1438477 - 22/10/2017 20:04 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Rainbow Spirit]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rainbow Spirit
If you were to believe the Terry Hills radar today, there could have been some hail today around the Bankstown area at about 3:30pm, although I really doubt that. We had a light shower at about 3pm today, and it is currently raining lightly here atm.


There was a black cell on the BOM radar that pushed up from the south west earlier and there were reports of small hail. The black portion of the cell lasted for 6 or 7 frames I believe......maybe a few more, so hail was certainly possible.

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#1438537 - 23/10/2017 09:33 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Well Bathurst ended up with just under 40mm - that's just brilliant.

The wedding was soaked as expected but we all had a great time anyhow.

The green will explode around here and many places. smile

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#1438548 - 23/10/2017 10:25 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
It's already greening up here. Lawns which were brown just a few days ago and turning green.

Counting yesterday as part of this 'event' (most reports are under 'Day to Day Weather'), OH finished with 27.8mm and Chatswood near me 32mm. Most of Sydney would have received between 20 and 35mm.

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#1438574 - 23/10/2017 12:37 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Good drop in plenty of places it seems smile

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#1438578 - 23/10/2017 13:02 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Rob G Offline
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Registered: 31/07/2003
Posts: 673
Loc: Porters Retreat NSW
Quite cold here yesterday with a high of 15C (actually that's about normal, unlike the maxima for most of this month which have been well above). There was even a very light patchy frost early yesterday morning. Cloud built up during the day. It looked like rain would fall but not a raindrop was seen. Spirits sank as the cloud disappeared from mid-afternoon. Finally a line storms moved in last night dropping 12mm and put the smile back on our faces. So far 58mm this month.

It was already pretty green here before October's rain. Now its doubly green. Still, the rain's moisture will be needed when you look at the heat approaching this weekend. Will be in the mid 20's here on Sunday; high 30's in Sydney's west. Despite the rain, it is likely October will be yet another drier than normal month. It would require remarkably wet conditions in Nov and Dec to rescue us from a very dry year (only 545mm so far). I wonder how often non-El Nino years see such low rainfall?

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#1438622 - 23/10/2017 17:27 Re: NSW Rain Event - Breaking the Record Dry - 19 to 21 October 2017 [Re: Kino]
Rainbow Spirit Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2010
Posts: 475
Loc: Green Valley, just west of Liv...
So in total we got 27mm here, 23mm Friday and 4mm yesterday (Sunday). Some more in the next few weeks would be great, as we are still way behind what we should have had over the last four months.

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