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#1477545 - 28/11/2018 12:56 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Current 'feels like' temp is 43C, 6C higher than the same time yesterday...
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#1477558 - 28/11/2018 13:24 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Storms rapidly approaching from the West at the moment, let's see if they can make the coast.
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#1477636 - 28/11/2018 15:33 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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STW has been issued:

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ21033.shtml

Quote:
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin districts. Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Ayr, Cardwell and Lucinda.
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#1477648 - 28/11/2018 15:46 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Absolutely bucketing down in North Ward at the moment!

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#1477652 - 28/11/2018 15:53 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Torrential raion and wind in the CBD, just amazing!!
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#1477654 - 28/11/2018 15:56 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some really close lightning too! Wow!

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#1477657 - 28/11/2018 16:05 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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70km/h gust at the AP, 124km/h gust at Lucida.
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#1477664 - 28/11/2018 16:21 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I was sitting in the car at Domain as the storm went through. The wind gusts were strong enough to rock the car. Initially very big raindrops. Thought we might have been in for some more hail but didn't see any.
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#1477665 - 28/11/2018 16:23 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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wow what a temp drop
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#1477699 - 28/11/2018 18:12 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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11.7mm that about it's from that storms/rain.
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#1477778 - 29/11/2018 10:47 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Nerd65]
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Originally Posted By: Nerd65
Originally Posted By: Mick10
Townsville Airport broke the November maximum record today. Prev was 41.0c in 1971, today reached 41.7c at 1234pm.

Bear in mind that the 1971 reading was taken with a slow acting mercury-in-glass thermometer which due to its nature would have effectively been responding to an average over several minutes. The new record would probably have been an instantaneous one second reading from an electronic sensor.

Pretty sure the still use both methods.
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/townsville/photos.shtml

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#1477847 - 29/11/2018 18:40 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Red Watch]
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Originally Posted By: Red Watch
Originally Posted By: Nerd65
Originally Posted By: Mick10
Townsville Airport broke the November maximum record today. Prev was 41.0c in 1971, today reached 41.7c at 1234pm.

Bear in mind that the 1971 reading was taken with a slow acting mercury-in-glass thermometer which due to its nature would have effectively been responding to an average over several minutes. The new record would probably have been an instantaneous one second reading from an electronic sensor.

Pretty sure the still use both methods.
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/townsville/photos.shtml

I know they use both methods at manned stations but the quoted record was stated to have occurred at a very precise time so almost certainly it came from the electronic sensor. The question is whether the electronic sensor or the manually read mercury-in-glass maximum thermometer provides the official maximum for the day.
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#1477897 - 30/11/2018 09:59 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Monday 48.6C
Tuesday 42C
Wednesday 44C 24mm rain
Thursday 38C
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#1477899 - 30/11/2018 10:07 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The mecury thermometers are max and min ones so it would be easy to see how accurate they are compared to the probe ones. And I think the changing temp in a stevenson screen would be slow enough for a mercury thermometer to register and the probes are thick and would take a while to register a change in temp too. I also think the BOM would be smart enough to work out any differences between the two methods.

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#1477927 - 30/11/2018 14:13 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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RTDs are also characterized by a slow response time and low sensitivity, and, because they require current excitation, they can be prone to self-heating.
http://www.ni.com/tutorial/7115/en/

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#1477941 - 30/11/2018 16:43 Re: North Queensland Build Up - Cardwell to Bowen - November 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I would like to see the manually read maximum and the electronic maximum for each day over a 12 month period. The data will tell the story one way or the other.
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