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#1454561 - 25/02/2018 14:35 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
Knot Offline
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Do hope the Hunter gets something. Dank misty air. Not drizzle per se. Sun trying to poke thru now.
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#1454563 - 25/02/2018 14:43 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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I don't think it was expected that southern areas would do so well.

Forecast was 25-45mm here today. We have had 45.6mm in total since 4:30am and there's still a lot more coming.

Canberra had 15-25mm forecasted, 65.6mm was the result for today (doesn't look like there will be any more).

Moss Vale has had 69.6mm and counting.


Edited by Wave Rider (25/02/2018 14:43)
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#1454564 - 25/02/2018 14:49 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Maybe Canberra was on the edge of the expected big totals, but GFS has been progging 75mm+ for south coast + Illawarra, so I dont see any surprises there unless you get 150mm+ .

As for the Hunter...The upper Hunter is collecting now. I think a storm for us here would be bonus. The real event in this area wont be properly getting going till 8pm tonight and then overnight.

A nice 25mm storm to get us started shortly would be awesome though.

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#1454567 - 25/02/2018 14:53 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
DerekHV Offline
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NO rain yet, before 3pm.
Temp has dropped though to less than 24C, so that is one good thing so far.
Rain can't be too far way now, surely.

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#1454571 - 25/02/2018 15:11 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Tipped out 64mm from my gauge, BoM spot on for me here, very welcome.
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#1454573 - 25/02/2018 15:18 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Getting very dark here, southerly has backed off somewhat and the temp is sitting on 25c after a top of 28.4c.

A few spits here and there now.
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#1454576 - 25/02/2018 15:21 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Lightening up here, and back to a drizzle, only 5.5mm so far, not looking good.

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#1454582 - 25/02/2018 15:50 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Very light rain at the moment. Temp as dropped down to 19.7 degrees from a high of 27.7. The proper rain is just about to hit my location, so I'll report back with the totals later tonight. grin

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#1454584 - 25/02/2018 15:53 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Constant drizzle here. My unfavourite. Might get some rumbles soon. Reminds me of those lazy football watching Sunday afternoons in winter with a mug of hot chocolate. (minus the cold of course).


Edited by Peter Konnecke (25/02/2018 15:56)

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#1454590 - 25/02/2018 16:01 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Is it super drizzle. A cross between a fog and a extremely fine drizzle at the moment. Not really falling. More like blanketing. Like being licked on the face by a pooch. A slobber. A heavy salivation at smelling a roast. An opaque ooze.
I live metres from the lake and can hardly see where it begins.


Edited by Knot (25/02/2018 16:02)
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#1454591 - 25/02/2018 16:01 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Pickle]
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Originally Posted By: Pickle
Very light rain at the moment. Temp as dropped down to 19.7 degrees from a high of 27.7. The proper rain is just about to hit my location, so I'll report back with the totals later tonight. grin


Amazing the temperature differences around the place atm, everywhere south of me is around the 18-20c mark and places to my north still in the high 20s.

Have registered 0.5mm so far, rain is starting to get heavier now.
Temp 23.8c and falling.
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#1454592 - 25/02/2018 16:03 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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NSW/ACT - Sun 15:58 EDT

Severe Thunderstorm Warning for NSW. Severe storms may produce hail greater than 2cm, winds stronger than 90km/h & flash flooding.

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#1454594 - 25/02/2018 16:14 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Moderate rain just started here from NW.
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#1454599 - 25/02/2018 16:29 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Drizzle thickening
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#1454601 - 25/02/2018 16:33 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Rain at last. Ahhhhh
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#1454610 - 25/02/2018 17:00 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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The basin doesn't seem to be getting the forecast rain totals (yet), although BOM still forecasting 15-25 mm's for tomorrow.
Penrith was forecast to get 30-50 mm's today, and has so far received just 9.6 mm's.

Temp has dropped to 18.2 here now and steady rain is falling, but totals are building ever so slowly.

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#1454611 - 25/02/2018 17:06 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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If I didn't know about the impressive totals further South, I might be saying maybe 5 is the new 10 or 20 as far as millimetres of rainfall go. But the Sydney radar has filled up nicely now, it looked a bit patchy last time I checked. Nothing spectacular but maybe a slow, steady buildup is about to start.

For the first time today I can now actually hear the rain falling from indoors.


Edited by Steve777 (25/02/2018 17:15)

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#1454614 - 25/02/2018 17:13 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Great to have some rain and this beautiful cool temps. My place is bearable now. Perfect.
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#1454615 - 25/02/2018 17:20 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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Such a wonderful sound. I'm living for this right now. What a perfect welcome home from holidays kind of day. Perfect excuse for me to try my duty-free Bacardi grin

Keep it coming, Huey! grin



Edited by Perfect Storm (25/02/2018 17:21)
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#1454621 - 25/02/2018 17:47 Re: NSW/ACT Widespread rain event- 25th and 26th Feb 2018 [Re: Wave Rider]
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I hear ya perfect rain. Ive developed a taste for contreau on a rain on the roof sunday. 12mm here. 13mm at farm. Mostly heavy drizzle to moderate rain but the moderate rain has set in and getting slightly heavier. Hope the cessnock bushrangers are scoring now too

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