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#1441683 - 19/11/2017 16:57 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Homer Offline
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Anyway, there's a few showers entering the basin from the east.
Hopefully, I get a drop from one of those, as I planted all my summer vegetable seedlings this morning (yeh, I know..... a little late).
Even though I watered them in, it would be nice if they actually got a little drink of mother nature's juice.

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#1441684 - 19/11/2017 17:08 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
kizz Offline
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My vegie/herb garden was dry as today. I was anticipating some rain, so kept holding off with the hose. As a result the seedlings were wilting. Gave up waiting today and had the sprinkler on it all afternoon. Geeze those little buggers perk up quickly with a little soaking!

Anyways, finally seeing some persistent thirties appearing at the end of the forecast period for some Sydney locations. About time.

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#1441685 - 19/11/2017 17:25 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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Good report ASF.
You should spend a bit more time in the Blue Mountains if you get the chance. Lots of nice walks and drives. One place you can get to by car is Narrow Neck, a few km from Katoomba, a 'peninsula' between the Jameson and Kanimbla valleys, only tens of metres wide in places. You can drive along a dirt road for about 5km then walk for a further 10. Great views on both sides. The drive to Jenolan Caves (esp Jenolan Road) is beautiful. The Caves are about a 78km drive from Katoomba.

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This event was a bit of a fizzer in Sydney, but the Tablelands, Illawarra and South Coast did very well. OH got a grand total of 3 mm from the event, typical of the rest of Sydney except the Eastern beaches.

Today was a very pleasant, sunny day. It's still having trouble getting much past 23 on the coast and hasn't reached 25 at OH in nearly a fortnight.

It's clouded over now and it looks like there may be some light showers overnight - just stuff blowing in off the Tasman in the E-SE'er.


Edited by Steve777 (19/11/2017 17:29)
Edit Reason: Tidy up

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#1441687 - 19/11/2017 17:32 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Homer Offline
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* I too am also enjoying ASF's reports. I was going to suggest a trip to Jenolan (as Steve just suggested) with a side trip to Oberon (preferably done in winter) if he was ever visiting here then. It would however require the use of a hire car.

** Kizz - yeh, I get like that sometimes throughout summer. I hold off watering if there is rain in the forecast, but in reality, vegies need water every day, whether from the hose or from the sky. Sometimes in the past I have been guilty of neglect by placing too much hope in the BOM.

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#1441690 - 19/11/2017 17:44 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Wave Rider Offline
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Never been to Narrow Neck but have heard it's really nice.

Yes I liked reading your report ASF, it's a shame that you haven't been to the BM's on a nice day.

I went there a few weeks ago on a partly cloudy 13 degree day. It was beautiful.



Haha Homer I guess it would be inferred that I was rubbing it in... poke

But overall it was a pleasant day.


Edited by Wave Rider (19/11/2017 17:45)
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#1441696 - 19/11/2017 18:07 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Crimson_Tide_ Offline
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A few Showers here tracking in from the SE, better than nothing I guess.

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#1441699 - 19/11/2017 18:17 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Wave Rider]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Never been to Narrow Neck but have heard it's really nice.

Yes I liked reading your report ASF, it's a shame that you haven't been to the BM's on a nice day.

I went there a few weeks ago on a partly cloudy 13 degree day. It was beautiful.



Haha Homer I guess it would be inferred that I was rubbing it in... poke

But overall it was a pleasant day.


Lol. Yeh, was joking haha but geez mate!! grin
I just went out and watered the vegies again, and guess what....... there was a bit of drizzle!!!
Funny thing is about the Blue Mountains......unless it is completely fogged in, it always looks spectacular in all types of weather.

**Edit.......Getting quite a heavy shower here now.


Edited by Homer (19/11/2017 18:25)

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#1441703 - 19/11/2017 18:38 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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Thick drizzle in Chatswood. Roads and paths are wet, umbrellas out.

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#1441707 - 19/11/2017 18:54 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Homer]
Wave Rider Offline
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Originally Posted By: Homer

Lol. Yeh, was joking haha but geez mate!! grin


We just got another shower here about 15 mins ago, for about 30 seconds!! Quite interesting clouds down here actually, plenty of blue sky but some big cumulus clouds scattered around giving some localised showers.


Edited by Wave Rider (19/11/2017 18:54)
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#1441711 - 19/11/2017 19:09 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Wave Rider]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Originally Posted By: Homer

Lol. Yeh, was joking haha but geez mate!! grin


We just got another shower here about 15 mins ago, for about 30 seconds!! Quite interesting clouds down here actually, plenty of blue sky but some big cumulus clouds scattered around giving some localised showers.


Was the same here mate all afternoon, but now the sky has got that fully overcast/drizzly look.

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#1441733 - 19/11/2017 23:08 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Evening gang! My report for today from here in Parramatta. smile

Little to report, but unlike yesterday the weather in Sydney today was absolutely beautiful! Except for a couple of nice showers that blew in from the Tasman Sea/South Pacific Ocean at about 7pm, it was a gloriously fine, mild to warm and mostly sunny day! A bit humid, but the easterly/southeasterly winds were very refreshing. smile

There was also a bit of leftover high cloud from the trough which has now weakened over NSW/ACT.

Perfect for spending the day here in Parramatta and later up in Baulkham Hills and Bella Vista.

Temperatures ranged between about 17C and 23C in the City, and between about 16C and 24C here in Parramatta. This evening's showers dumped about 5mm of rain out at Terry Hills btw.

Currently around 19C in the City and at Sydney's Olympic Park.

Thanks Steve, Homer and WR! Yes I want to spend more time in the Blue Mountains, the area reminds me a bit of the Dandenong Ranges area in Melbourne where I come from. I'd love to visit in all four seasons and in a variety of weather conditions (including sunshine, snow, and thunderstorms). Narrow Neck, Jenolan Caves and Oberon have now been added to the list btw! wink

PS great shot of the Three Sisters and Jamieson Valley in sunshine WR. smile

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#1441737 - 20/11/2017 00:05 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Homer Offline
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I actually spent some time myself today in Parra checking out the rebuild of the new Parramatta stadium, and then walking to Westfield for lunch.
It was a lovely afternoon.

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#1441747 - 20/11/2017 09:25 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
DaveM Offline
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Well it was indeed wonderful to have decent and real rain. Something I've not seen for a long time.

We were stuck under that persistent cloud band travelling down the GDR all Saturday - and it was very good.

Certainly a good 40mm or more in the event. Much of it slow and soaking although there were heavier bursts as well.

Can't see a lot about in the near future but it's still a bit humid even today out here.

Homer - shame you largely missed out. Another drink would have helped Sydney for sure. Coastal suburbs seemed to get a bit yesterday.

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#1441749 - 20/11/2017 09:32 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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All-in-all large part of NSW did very well except Metro and far north coast.

smile

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#1441753 - 20/11/2017 10:28 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
DaveM Offline
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Checking it more carefully, the airport had about 55mm for the whole event from Thursday morning.

Really nice, everything had begun drying out badly again - this will help it keep going a few more weeks.

River even had a little brown fresh in it.

North West Slopes & Plains had some ok numbers too - 20 odd mm around Tamworth but 60 odd mm for Gunnedah, NT's some readings around 20mm too.

Even Walgett about 20mm.

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#1441759 - 20/11/2017 12:46 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Friday I chased all around the place. Most of the day was spent out west of Goulburn in the Gunning area. Small storms were popping on wind convergence in the Crookwell area and drifting south. I did get some small hail and torrential rain, but overall it was a non-photogenic mess of short lived cells.

I was at the same watching on tracker that storm parked off Kiama for several hours. When it started to show signs of backbuilding I bailed on the southern highlands and headed to the coast.

I got to Kiama to torrential rain. As the rain eased there was barrage of 10-15 mins of numerous CG's all within 1km of Kiama Downs area. I even saw one smooth channel near Bombo. I believe the area lost power for 3 hours.

Around the Shell Cover area I recorded a power flash and the street lights went out.

Lawns will take off like anything now.
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#1441773 - 20/11/2017 14:29 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
DaveM Offline
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Yes my lawn was going brown again.

All of a sudden I will be mowing.

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#1441779 - 20/11/2017 16:01 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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Much of Sydney has had more rain from showers that have blown in as the wind has shifted to the SE than it did for the 'main event'. OH received 4.4mm since 6:00PM last night. I woke to a brigt sunshine early, but it soon closed in to a dreary, drizzly morning. It cleared in the early afternoon, it's now fine, coolish and partly cloudy.

EDIT: re erlier discussions of the Blue Mountains, here is a picture I took from Narrow Neck several years ago, looking SE. It features Mount Solitary and, in the distance, glimpses of Lake Burragorang:

Mount Solitary by Steve, on Flickr


Edited by Steve777 (20/11/2017 16:07)

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#1441781 - 20/11/2017 16:18 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
DaveM Offline
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Nice colours Steve smile

Might have been after precip too - leaves not dull n dusty smile

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#1441875 - 21/11/2017 14:11 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
J Pabo Offline
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Loc: Clydesdale NSW
Here is my report for that event for my place, and it is a very small report indeed. And here it is:

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