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#282601 - 11/06/2007 09:50 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Coasting Offline
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Registered: 09/09/2006
Posts: 223
Loc: NSW
Quote:
Originally posted by Rain - Very Welcome:
The daily fall of 112.2mm on 9th June 2007 at Ob Hill is the highest for any June since 1991 (150.6mm on the 11th).

Rainfall recorded during the past 7 days:-

Mangrove Mountain 461mm
Gosford 388mm
Newcastle 333mm
Clarence Town 307mm
Cessnock 265mm
Katoomba 191mm
Sydney 188mm
Prospect Dam 131mm
Maitland 109mm
Mudgee 76mm
Warragamba 50mm
Gunnedah 28mm
Some nice figures there !

Recorded 284 mm @ my place till 0900 today for this event...
also http://www.gwcwater.nsw.gov.au/main/news...ort_june_04.php
going by this link our main storage dam for the region was down to 10.5 % just before event hit, will be nice to see what 461mm has done for storage laugh

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#282602 - 11/06/2007 10:53 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Habs Offline
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Registered: 13/03/2005
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Loc: Blacktown
i heard on abc radio some guy who manages the dams on the central coast said mangrove had increased to 16% , and that the govt has now allocated 80million dollars to build a pipleine from the smaller coastal dams to pump the water to mangrove as they receive more coastal rain, which is apparantly something they should have done years and years ago... too late now the big rain event is over hehe

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#282603 - 11/06/2007 11:12 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Mrs Doc Offline
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Registered: 06/10/2001
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Loc: Stormchasers' Rest, Kariong
it's been a ridiculous fault of the state government. as we saw the water level dropping to around 12% this summer, the frustrations expressed by the locals have all revolved around that pipeline and now they were meant to build it 10 years ago but ran out of money and just opened the dam without the way to move the water around. bloody fools.

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#282604 - 11/06/2007 11:20 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Yabbra Offline
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Registered: 30/03/2002
Posts: 3398
Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
I rang mum at Woy Woy this morning and she said she is still without electricity.
So does this mean that after all this rain the tight water restrictions will still be in place down there?

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#282605 - 11/06/2007 11:22 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Judy Offline
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Registered: 06/06/2007
Posts: 15
Loc: Mona Vale
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Here are some pictures taken at Newcastle on Saturday. The flooded paddocks were alongside the main road - before the main flood arrived. The building with the damaged scaffolding was causing a major headache for the men trying to fix it all up.

As for the ship, well that was the main object of our trip to Newcastle. We actually drove straight through the main street of Newcastle which was flooded the night before and would you believe never took one picture. We were so shocked by what we saw, we actually had no idea that the main street had suffered so much. Then we could not believe that the road was even still open about lunch time on the next day. The force of the water had been so great that it had gone straight through some of the shops and offices, taking their doors and windows with it, leaving them basically stripped bare. At first sight we thought that the buildings were being readied for demolition. Others had the stock and contents of the buildings just strewn everywhere inside.

On Saturday I discovered that all of these pictures were taken while the passing of the 'eye' was occuring. I found the radar pictures on the weather forum today.

We did notice that the wind eased off and the sea became rougher at about the same time. I had been watching the clouds because there appeared to be water spouts trying to form out to sea. When the sea became rougher the ship began to move sideways - swinging like a short pendulum, we were watching it move against the breakwater in the background. We also observed very heavy rain out of the cloud band out to sea.

This particular part of the storm crossed the coast along Stockton Beach and we never had any rain until about 3.45pm when the wind began again from the south west, not as strongly but much colder than earlier.

We also noticed that 3 marks became more prominent on the ship's hull between the taking of the first picture and the last. We felt that this was because of the terrible stress that the movement and the sea were putting on the bow. You may be able to see them on the very front just to the right of the centre of the ship. They look like white scratches, for want of a better description.

We left Newcastle about 4.45pm and struck torrential rain on the highway. It was like that nearly all the way to around the Gosford interchange, it actually was so heavy, and we drove through so much of it, that it was kind of scary.

As to our house, well there is a heap of raking up of leaf debris all over the lawn but other than that, we got through the whole thing quite safe and sound. Total rainfall here came to 134 mm. Quite a bit less than Gosford that is not such a huge distance away in a straight line.
Judy

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#282606 - 11/06/2007 11:24 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Yabbra Offline
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Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
Quote:
Originally posted by bigwilly:
So any word on the height the Hunter peaked at through Maitland? The gauge has it still at 10.4 or so at 8:30 this morning, so I'm assuming it would have got pretty damn close to the levee if not over it.

:cheers: Will
Will,
I heard a figure of about 10.57m "I think"...but this was trying to listen to a scratchy radio at 4.30am this morning.

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#282607 - 11/06/2007 11:26 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
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Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
double post

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#282608 - 11/06/2007 11:44 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
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great images there judy, thanks fr sharing with the rest of us who cant get up there

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#282609 - 11/06/2007 11:55 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
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Registered: 07/03/2006
Posts: 5187
Loc: Diamond Valley
Wow, over 1000 posts for a mid-latitude system! It seems this 'nameless' storm now has a name for itself anyway. If you haven't already done so, I invite you all to this discussion on the naming of such systems:

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=005984;p=7#000095
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#282610 - 11/06/2007 11:55 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
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Loc: Tamworth
Yes, great pics Judy - in the Pasha Bulker ones you look as if you took them standing up to your neck in the surf! :wave:
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#282611 - 11/06/2007 12:04 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
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Registered: 13/03/2005
Posts: 1109
Loc: Blacktown
reports the pasha is taking on water, hull has a crack in it.

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#282612 - 11/06/2007 12:21 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Hunter Offline
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Registered: 19/07/2002
Posts: 592
Loc: Maitland
The flood no over yet i took these this morning underwater house flooded car morpeth bridge

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#282613 - 11/06/2007 12:30 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Yabbra Offline
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Registered: 30/03/2002
Posts: 3398
Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
Quote:
Originally posted by Yabbra:
Quote:
Originally posted by bigwilly:
[b] So any word on the height the Hunter peaked at through Maitland? The gauge has it still at 10.4 or so at 8:30 this morning, so I'm assuming it would have got pretty damn close to the levee if not over it.

:cheers: Will
Will,
I heard a figure of about 10.57m "I think"...but this was trying to listen to a scratchy radio at 4.30am this morning. [/b]
Will,
They said not long ago on Sky News that it did reach the predicted level (11.40) but didn't go over the levee itself...Hard to know though without records of levels...Shame they didn't have somewhere else you can look and see what the levels were at different times.

Hexham and Raymond Terrace still to get flood waters.

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#282614 - 11/06/2007 12:38 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Yabbra Offline
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Registered: 30/03/2002
Posts: 3398
Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
Quote:
Originally posted by Inclement Weather:
Wow, over 1000 posts for a mid-latitude system! It seems this 'nameless' storm now has a name for itself anyway. If you haven't already done so, I invite you all to this discussion on the naming of such systems:

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=005984;p=7#000095
IW,
The thing is that the event didn't finish when the winds died down or when the major area's eg Newcastle and Sydney stopped getting their rain...there is major flooding out there that is associated with this system.

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#282615 - 11/06/2007 12:38 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Rain Shadow (Fossy) Offline
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Registered: 26/10/2006
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Loc: Tamworth
Quote:
Originally posted by Habs:
reports the pasha is taking on water, hull has a crack in it.
Gees, that's not good, where did you hear that?
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#282616 - 11/06/2007 12:42 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Yabbra Offline
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Registered: 30/03/2002
Posts: 3398
Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
Fossy,
It was just on Sky News to...they were interviewing some fella about it.

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#282617 - 11/06/2007 12:42 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Grant Offline
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Registered: 18/08/2002
Posts: 1522
Loc: Greta NSW, 70m ASL
Quote:
Originally posted by Rain - Very Welcome:
Rainfall recorded during the past 7 days:-

Mangrove Mountain 461mm
Gosford 388mm
Newcastle 333mm
Clarence Town 307mm
Cessnock 265mm
Katoomba 191mm
Sydney 188mm
Prospect Dam 131mm
Maitland 109mm
Mudgee 76mm
Warragamba 50mm
Gunnedah 28mm
Hey Rain,

Just for the record your Maitland reading is severely low, the one so far with the most complete record (that I could find) is 'Maitland Belmore Bridge', & it recorded 285.0mm (till 10/6).

Another one of interest I thought was Paterson (Tocal) with 309.4mm.
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#282618 - 11/06/2007 13:10 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
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Registered: 30/03/2002
Posts: 3398
Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
How's this for revenue raising....
People have been complaining about getting parking fines with stranded cars...
The local member has told people of Newcastle/Hunter to send any fines to them.

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#282619 - 11/06/2007 13:29 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
ticky Offline
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Registered: 06/10/2006
Posts: 33
Loc: Taree, NSW

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#282620 - 11/06/2007 13:29 Re: NSW Cold Pool and Surface Low 5-12 June 2007 [OBS]
Rain Shadow (Fossy) Offline
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Registered: 26/10/2006
Posts: 2756
Loc: Tamworth
Serious???? that's just about the lowest of the low! Well, there is lower, but not much. frown
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