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#269347 - 20/01/2008 20:24 VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
stormygirl Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2004
Posts: 4036
Loc: Melbourne, SE Burbs
Hi all ASWA members & friends,

We announce the Mt Macedon Mad-Weather-Barbeque-Bash on Saturday 9th February from 11amish onwards..

Location: Days Picnic Ground (see map below)

http://www.stormchasers.au.com/Feb06/dayspicnicarea.jpg

Sausages, salads, bread & drinks will provided for all. A $2 donation from non members would be appreciated.

Come and enjoy the informal weatherfesting, bragging, cricket and impromtu stormchases that the day should offer.

Meet new friends, bring the family and enjoy the beauty of Mt Macedon.

Note: this barbeque will operate no matter what the weather - backup plans are in place!!!

After the barbeque (if there are no storms), enjoy coffee and cake at the Top of the Range restaurant (at own expense).

NB: Bring a warm jacket (just in case). You may also be greeted by the resident peacock or the occasional kangaroo.

Location & Directions:

http://www.stormchasers.au.com/Feb06/dayspicnicareamap.jpg
(see red cross on map)

If coming from Melbourne or south of the mountain..
Travel up the Calder Highway past Sunbury and Gisborne, turn off the highway at the Macedon / Mt Macedon turnoff (C322) and follow the signs to Mt Macedon through the turnoff and up the mountain. You will pass the turnoff to the Memorial Cross on the left as you reach the top, continue on for another 100m or so and turn right onto Lions Head Road and follow the road around to the left for just over half a km. Picnic area is on the left....

If coming from Bendigo or north of the mountain..
Turn off the Calder Highway onto C324 and turn left onto the Woodend - Romsey Road towards Mt Macedon / Hanging Rock (hint: keep going past the Hanging Rock turnoff on your left, you're not there yet). Turn right up Straws Lane/ Mt Macedon Road and follow the road up the north side of the mountain, turn left at the top (800m ASL). After a few tight corners on the way up (hint: don't speed), turn left onto Lion's Head Road and follow the road around to the left for just over half a km. Picnic area is on the left.... (if you get to the road to the Cross, you went too far)

Please RSVP to aswa_victoria@iprimus.com.au by Thursday 7th February so we can cater.

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Clyve Herbert - ASWA Vic Rep
mesof6@iprimus.com.au

Jane Gough - ASWA Vic Rep
janieg@optushome.com.au

Shane Ekerbicer - ASWA Secretary
shanee@gstormc.com

Jane ONeill - ASWA Vice President
aussky@iprimus.com.au

Australian Severe Weather Assocn (ASWA)
http://www.severeweather.asn.au
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#269348 - 20/01/2008 20:56 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Lindsay Knowles Offline
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Registered: 18/01/2003
Posts: 3939
Loc: Pakenham Victoria's Storm Capi...
I will be there and I am looking forward to it. laugh
Just have to get Deano and Karlos there somehow. And then theres the Yowieman from Wang. :p

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#269349 - 21/01/2008 09:19 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Rikki Pool Offline
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Registered: 16/03/2005
Posts: 2252
Loc: Bendigo/Strathfieldsaye
I'm hopeing to be able to come to this one. will let you know though guys. laugh laugh

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#269350 - 21/01/2008 13:23 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Adiabatic Offline
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Registered: 01/09/2001
Posts: 14190
Loc: Knoxfield 96m: 120.2mm
I think I will be there Loo smile I love the Mount Macedon BBQ! Especially when it storms!

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#269351 - 21/01/2008 17:34 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Twisters Offline
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Registered: 13/11/2001
Posts: 5241
Loc: Norman, Oklahoma, Usa
BUGGER i miss it again this year frown frown am on a silly Uni camp to learn people skills or some silly thing. Bugger loved the BBQ 2 years ago and be great to see you all havent caught up in ages

And typical you boys Loo and Karl are going and i am not

Such is life

Have a Great day i am sure you all will

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#269352 - 21/01/2008 19:56 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
stormygirl Offline
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Loc: Melbourne, SE Burbs
We can teach you lots of people skills at the BBQ, Twisters! wink laugh

I wouldn't miss it for the world, can't wait...just pray for a storm...but this time I plan on being safely in the cafe...NOT under the sparking gazebo/gatehouse thingy!!
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#269353 - 21/01/2008 20:18 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Twisters Offline
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Registered: 13/11/2001
Posts: 5241
Loc: Norman, Oklahoma, Usa
Lol yeah i likley learn more there than at this camp. What is there to learn any way

Such is life been a supposed responsible
3rd year have to look after 1st years frown

Would Love to go but is must attend camp silly unis

You will all have a great day

Come on Jane it was great under that Gazebo good times with thewater running though and the sparks

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#269354 - 21/01/2008 20:42 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Leasy Offline
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Registered: 03/08/2004
Posts: 1001
Loc: Currently - London, United Kin...
frown Sorry guys, I won't be able to make it, I'll be in America come Thursday, so have a snag for me! And I will bet there will be storms, because I won't be in the Country! :rolleyes:

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#269355 - 01/02/2008 22:11 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Blair Trewin Offline
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Registered: 13/07/2001
Posts: 3689
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
Should be there, with some stories from the American Meteorological Society meeting. Looks like the day has the potential to be meteorologically interesting.

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#269356 - 02/02/2008 13:20 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Adiabatic Offline
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Registered: 01/09/2001
Posts: 14190
Loc: Knoxfield 96m: 120.2mm
Yeah that gazeebo experience was quite something else! I think we could have been equally as fried as the BBQ that day.

And let's just say that you get a little bit more nervous when your one of the tallest objects on the top of Mt Macedon.

I'm with you, high tea for me in the Cafe Jane smile

See ya next week smile

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#269357 - 04/02/2008 23:20 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
stormygirl Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2004
Posts: 4036
Loc: Melbourne, SE Burbs
Looks like it's going to be the most 'comfortable' Feb BBQ we have had in recent years weather-wise!! Last year it was too hot and 'some' of us ended up resembling lobsters :rolleyes: , and the year before that...well, we all know what happened then!

22C for Melbourne on Saturday (at this stage), possibly a little cooler on the top of the Mt?

Can't wait, and very much looking forward to a great laugh! :bounce:
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2010 total: 813.5mm
2011 total: 1071.25
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#269358 - 05/02/2008 10:20 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
avalon Offline
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Registered: 18/07/2007
Posts: 1541
Loc: Mt Macedon Vic 870m elev
If its only going to be 22 in melbourne on saturday, i reckon you could be looking at around 13 or 14 at Days picnic area, my place, which is around 100metres lower than Days is often around 7 C lower than Melbourne in summer and nearly always 10C lower than Melbourne in Winter.
Enjoy the day

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#269359 - 05/02/2008 11:20 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Rikki Pool Offline
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Registered: 16/03/2005
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Loc: Bendigo/Strathfieldsaye
Forcast for Mt Macedon is is clearing cloud with an overnighter of 8C's and a top of 16C's.

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#269360 - 05/02/2008 11:46 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
avalon Offline
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Registered: 18/07/2007
Posts: 1541
Loc: Mt Macedon Vic 870m elev
Hi Rikki, wher do you get your Mt Macedon forecast from?

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#269361 - 05/02/2008 11:58 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Rikki Pool Offline
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Registered: 16/03/2005
Posts: 2252
Loc: Bendigo/Strathfieldsaye
Kilmore Gaps readings i find is the most similar to there...

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#269362 - 05/02/2008 12:39 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Lindsay Knowles Offline
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Registered: 18/01/2003
Posts: 3939
Loc: Pakenham Victoria's Storm Capi...
Weather should be good although 16c is a bit cold.
Need a lift Rog and Karl?
My wife is letting me have her Limo (Statesman) for the Day. laugh I can throw some storm chasing dvds on for the trip over.

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#269363 - 05/02/2008 13:50 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
avalon Offline
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Registered: 18/07/2007
Posts: 1541
Loc: Mt Macedon Vic 870m elev
ok thanks Rikki, have been trying to find something a bit closer to the Mount. I compare my readings with Kilmore gap pretty often, we are usually 2or 3C lower than their max temps.

Wouldnt you think there would be an AWS on Mt Macedon? they seem to have them in lots of other more obscure places

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#269364 - 05/02/2008 16:38 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Rikki Pool Offline
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Registered: 16/03/2005
Posts: 2252
Loc: Bendigo/Strathfieldsaye
I always though that there was one (AWS) up there. i thought that was what the big Golf Ball looking thing was..haha. ah well. Maybe you should ask if you could host one. laugh

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#269365 - 05/02/2008 18:07 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Adiabatic Offline
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Registered: 01/09/2001
Posts: 14190
Loc: Knoxfield 96m: 120.2mm
Loo I would love one - split petrol money. What time??

I have plenty of storm footage from the last few weeks still to upload but will save that til after the meeting.

Looking a little more showery and if the cold air can still around there might be some graupel and hail about the mountain.

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#269366 - 05/02/2008 18:20 Re: VIC ASWA BBQ 9th February 2008.
Lindsay Knowles Offline
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Registered: 18/01/2003
Posts: 3939
Loc: Pakenham Victoria's Storm Capi...
No stress about the petrol Karl. Its all good.
You can pay what I pay. wink laugh
I will let you know what time later in the week after I work out what time SG wants to be picked up.
Should be fun.Now to work out how to kidnap Twisters to get him there.

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