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#862393 - 08/05/2010 21:40 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: ant]
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I'm starting to understand how our Perth friends feel- fine and sunny every day does not a climate make. We seem to be getting no onshore flows at all and every change is a dry W-SW'ly. Hopefully this means more snowy changes as we get further along.

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#862420 - 09/05/2010 08:28 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: HumphreyBear]
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I tend to think that as long as mean temps come in near enough to LTA regionaly then sooner or latter all the weather events/cold fronts will eventually happen again. Yes perhaps the lack of onshore systems could mean that something better is lurking from the west like snowy chnages, does make some sense. ATM the coast is more above average than inland due to the lack of coastal systems and due to the high SST's, but the coast is only a thin strip compared to the inland so might not represent temps regionaly as well.

This morning is a very dry clear one here, still a light frost in grass and gullies but the screen low was only 4.4 and my mast WS at 6m had a low of only 7.8.

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#862421 - 09/05/2010 08:40 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: BOM99]
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6.4C minimum here this morning - a very mild-feeling 8.9C & sunny now - another cracker of a day coming up before the mid-week change.

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#862430 - 09/05/2010 09:31 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Originally Posted By: snow4sydney
We seem to be getting no onshore flows at all and every change is a dry W-SW'ly.

Quite normal now to get a run of off-shore winds and clear weather now. In the winter months the NSW coast can go for 2-3 weeks and barely see a cloud.

Only 9 days ago the weather was onshore winds and coastal showers. I'm sure we'll get a big 1040 high park its fat arse over Tasmania and give us a week of SE crud before too long.

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#862433 - 09/05/2010 10:11 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: kizz]
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-8 at cooma overnight! Now thats cold and only 0.6 off the May record of -8.6.

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#862435 - 09/05/2010 10:29 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: davidg]
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Where are you getting that from David? I see only -1.4C on the Canberra observations page.

Usually we see a lot more of the 1040 highs over Tassie this time of year (which promote the SE'lys). The westerlies have come a bit early this year, which hopefully means more snow later on.

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#862436 - 09/05/2010 10:33 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: davidg]
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That is almost an odd reading, not sure if I am willing to accept it just yet. The airport was only -1.4, but yes the Comma valley can be colder, however the mention of fog in the 9am obs does not agree with such a low temp. If it was a very dry morning it maybe could have happened however the airport RH has been quite high all night so it does not agree. I think its either a reporting error or observation error.

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#862438 - 09/05/2010 10:48 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: BOM99]
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The Comma valley next to Mt Semicolon? grin

Any reports from our friends north of the Arctic Circle (Walcha,Armidale) this morning?

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#862442 - 09/05/2010 11:17 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Hmmm not sure what happened there but it has since been revised to -2. I had a look at other nearby stations and they displayed nothing even close to that of the cooma reading. Must have been an error as you stated snowmi.

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#862468 - 09/05/2010 15:19 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Originally Posted By: snow4sydney
The Comma valley next to Mt Semicolon? grin

Yer, just up the road from Period River and down the valley from Bracket Hill.

Originally Posted By: snow4sydney
Any reports from our friends north of the Arctic Circle (Walcha,Armidale) this morning?

A mild 4.4C night in Armidale. It had me throwing off the doona overnight as I woke up hot and uncomfortable. It was warmer than forecast (1C), so I'm probably attributing the extra warmth to high levels of humidity almost all night (unlike the couple of previous nights).
One of those few times in the cooler months where the city was warmer than the airport overnight (it had a 3C minimum).


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#862508 - 09/05/2010 22:46 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: Seabreeze]
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Just when I thought that we would safely fall back to the May average for temperatures once again it is not certain as mild weather kicks in and the next cold changes die. Currently sitting between +1.6 and +2.4 above average here on the mean MTD, depending on how I measure the result.

Another mild evening here with the mast station still on 9.4, 6.2 at screen level.

Originally Posted By: Freeze
I nearly fell off my chair when I saw this in Armidale's 7 day forecast though! -6C in May is not unheard of here, but Winter's not pussyfooting around this year.


Freeze, you might have jumped the gun a little, seems to me that winter is going to pussyfoot around a bit longer now.

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#862509 - 09/05/2010 23:12 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: BOM99]
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What is happening with Wednesday? We had some cold weather arriving with soem wind and some rain, but now we have the cold weather arriving, temperature plummeting, but sunny each day! Is there a giant bubble of colder air coming all on its own? That seems a little odd.

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#862512 - 09/05/2010 23:55 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: ant]
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Models have downgraded quite a lot over the last 2 days, I cannot see a drop of rain or snow here in the foreseable future (that is about 10 days). Even the temps have been pushed up 5deg for the Wednesday cold change so there will be little in it cold air or rain or snow. It will still get cool and frosty but nothing much below average.

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#862539 - 10/05/2010 09:24 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: BOM99]
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Report from north of the Arctic Circle, Armidale that is:

Min this morning 0.0C in the screen and -2.5C on the grass, so there was a light frost.
There were a few fog patches around that kept it from dropping lower.
It was almost tropical at Salisbury Plains at +2.2C, probably had some fog there.
Waiting to hear from Ron in Walcha.

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#862561 - 10/05/2010 12:34 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: PeterB]
ant Offline
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Very clear warm morning at my place, sun was in full force from dawn, and the air never got cold last night. A few whisps of fog in the valleys. I could go a bit more of this, not looking forward to getting up on Wednesday, and with no rain to make it worthwhile!

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#862578 - 10/05/2010 15:32 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: ant]
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The Canberra 3:30pm forecast is out. We have a whole string of zeroes now, with a 1C among them. Daytime maximums now closer to average than it has been for the past month or so.....
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#862596 - 10/05/2010 17:18 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: Canberra's Weather]
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I thought that this next cold front was going to bring some snow to the CT's but it appears now that it will be just a cold windy event.

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#862609 - 10/05/2010 19:33 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: _undisclosed_]
ant Offline
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Sigh. Maybe my last night sitting here in just the pjs, bare feet. String of 0s when that cold air arrives. Can't we at least have some rain with it? Not fair, getting a monster cold blast without some precip.

My poor tomatoes, there's still heaps of lovely fat ones on the bushes, but they're green, they haven't even started to turn. Curses.

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#862611 - 10/05/2010 19:39 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: ant]
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Just pick the toms & hang em up in the garage & when you are ready blast em with ethylene or so I am told but I reckon they would taste worse?
You can always make green tomato chutney, I am told its good.

Yep there are going to be some cold rides into work this week with that string of zeroes.
Isn't the long term av for May supposed to be around 5C or am I mistaken?

Cheers Teddy

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#862613 - 10/05/2010 19:56 Re: NSW/ACT day to day weather [Re: Teddy]
ant Offline
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I made a really good green tomato chutney in April last year, took a year to come good. Taht's when we got tomato-killling frost last year. Still got plenty left! But I have that recipe that was in the Canberra Times some weeks back to try. The ones that have started to turn I've picked and they'll go red. But the totally green ones, sigh, they are a lost cause.

These are from self-sown Apollos, which is why they're late. Tons of fruit though.

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