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#1447769 - 07/01/2018 13:21 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Loc: Melbourne (Belgrave); Corryong...
G'day everyone! smile

It ranged between 13.0C and 39.0C at the Corryong Airport yesterday, while nearby Khancoban, NSW ranged from 13.0C to 37.0C. I'll need to wait at least another 24 hours before I can get the exact stats from BOM and Weatherzone.

But in summary, it was a HOT day here in the Upper Murray! eek

Very warm evening last night here in town. These are the temperature observations I made from my thermometer at my private residence:

32C at sunset (around 8:30pm)
30C at 9pm
25C at 11pm
24C at midnight

But the dry air, and lack of cloud, pollution and moonlight made for a beautiful starry night! Perfect for viewing the Milky Way and Southern Cross while seeking the Andromeda Galaxy. Only some very slight light pollution visible to the west towards Albury/Wodonga, plus a few planes flying between Melbourne and Sydney (and one heading to Nadi in Fiji). smile

And it cooled off nicely as the night wore on, dipping to 12.9C at the local airport this morning, way below the predicted minimum of only 19C. smile

But it's getting very hot very quickly yet again! Still going for a scorching 41C here in Corryong. It's currently 37C on my thermometer, and 35C at Khancoban. The heat out there is punishing and the breeze has no relief to it! Indoors the air-con is bliss, and I'll head to the local swimming pool again later.

It's a bit hazy out there, and the skies to the northeast are cloud-free. To the west and southwest there's high cloud beginning to arrive as a result of the cold front crossing Victoria, and also due to a low pressure trough dipping south from the Northern Territory through Eastern South Australia and Western New South Wales and Queensland. We may see a stray shower and/or thunderstorm later, but not much chance of any useful rainfall until tomorrow at this stage.

Thankfully the Northeast district is only under a Very High fire danger rating, so no TFB atm.

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#1447777 - 07/01/2018 13:59 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Loc: Bendigo/ Kangaroo Flat, Vic Ra...
Winds mixing SE to SW to West winds of 34c and i think in middle of trough belt of North Heat and Cool SE narrow High pressure.

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#1447808 - 07/01/2018 14:58 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Just came back inside to check on conditions, it is a blast-furnace here in Corryong! eek

At the last check my thermometer showed 39C (it's 38C in nearby Khancoban). It is blazing hot outside, and even the wind or high cloud provide no relief from the scorching sun! Could easily top 40C. eek eek

There is some convection appearing off to the north and northeast beyond Tumbarumba and the NSW Snowies (particularly towards Canberra), and there's a line of storms sparking up along a line from Tumut into the Outback north of Hillston. Hopefully they're not high-based. frown

Seems that the best chance of relief will be overnight and tomorrow as the change combines with the incoming trough from the northwest; hopefully some good soaking storms are on the way. smile


Edited by aussiestormfreak (07/01/2018 14:59)

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#1447811 - 07/01/2018 15:11 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Overcast upper cirrus with green on radar is dry no showers..of 33c...
Thunderstorms likely along Murray VIC/NSW border.

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#1447820 - 07/01/2018 15:31 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Temperature's just nudged 40C here in Corryong, with 38C at Khancoban.

Convection bubbling away nicely along the northern horizon, and I can just barely see the cumulonimbus anvils of some juicy storms that are closing in on Canberra from Tumut/Gundagai. smile

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#1447842 - 07/01/2018 16:25 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Loc: Bendigo/ Kangaroo Flat, Vic Ra...
Heavy thunderstorms firing up North of SA past Broken Hill to Batesman Bay...

Tomorrow stalling trough thunderstorms chances effect Central to Northern Victoria and East Victoria depends on trough location

NSW more likely Bush-fires risk by lighting storms.


Edited by chasers addict (07/01/2018 16:33)

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#1447875 - 07/01/2018 17:45 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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28.5C here today after (....eventually) a reasonable overnight low of 19.9C. We didnt experience any "weather" with the change.

Despite working in the Power Generation Industry, yesterday's late afternoon/evening blackout in 42C weather was a sobering eye opener for me and many.

For example, I couldnt ring my old parents as their phone needs power, the mobile phone service and FTTN internet dropped out across the town after only an hour which affected communications for our local power distribution linesmen to contact each other/arrange call ins etc. Dairy farmers with herds stuck in a hot milking shed with no pump to cool the cows (many have standby generators, many more will after yesterday), the local pubs having to shut for Sat night counter meals during Lake Glenmaggie holiday season, most locals not able to cook tea till 7pm, all hot in stuffy houses etc...

For Maffra, this would have been chaos if the reason for the power failure was bushfire looming into the region!

Our power outage was apparently caused by "issues" at the towns main sub-station.

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#1447883 - 07/01/2018 19:11 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Did the 100+ generators at Morwell get fired up P, sounds like Maffra just got the chop to me - (as Devils Advocate)

The issue was - ?

Nice today, saw 29C at one stage, prob got to 30C but OK after y'day.

Loving the late arvo' sea breeze in the big smoke, very refreshing.
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#1447893 - 07/01/2018 20:04 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Todays Max over 40C , broke a record , it was the 6th day since Jan 1st. 2010 that , O.H. has reached 40C, previous record was in the 1940s with 5 days of 40C or more, were recorded. Between 1965 & 1976 no day reached 40C.

Just a bit of trivia..
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#1447920 - 07/01/2018 23:23 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Ops wrong thread !!!

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#1447946 - 08/01/2018 10:38 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
Petros Offline
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Issues at the Maffra Sub Station Samboz, I was told.

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#1447950 - 08/01/2018 11:26 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Keep eye as thundery activity from NW to NE "Northern Country" as through still in North and East as High Pressure has not moved upward yet..28c at 11am..

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#1447954 - 08/01/2018 12:05 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Thamks to humid got pull in from NSW last night now is raining easy

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#1448007 - 08/01/2018 18:42 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Some thunder around over the last hour here at home
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#1448009 - 08/01/2018 18:58 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
Petros Offline
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Circa 24C muggy here today, (needs/must ...I reset my gauge when I get home from work - was warmer at this time yest, so going by temps at Loy Yang). Drove through some fat-dropped showers on way to work this morning but cleared to a gloomy day, only a TC in my gauge here.

Hoping for a lick from storm remnants heading our way from NW right now.

Nice to see a tendancy for large areas of low pressure trying to form over central Aus as this season progresses, adds confidence for La Nina rainfall over coming months. .....another cyclone for WA add's the vital ingedient: X Factor!

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#1448012 - 08/01/2018 19:44 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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1.7mm just emptied
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#1448148 - 09/01/2018 18:20 Re: Severe heat/possible fire threat/cool change with storms(4/1/18-7/1/18 [Re: doogasnow]
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Just to cap off this thread.
What looked to be the more significant
Showers and storms all went to the north
Of us yesterday and early evening last night.
We only managed a trace of rain(which I couldn even record as first rain of month) with a couple
Of brief showers yesterday!!

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