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#902997 - 02/12/2010 02:09 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: Wingnut]
core puncher Offline
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Loc: Old bar NSW east of taree
Not sure how much rain i recieved yesterday as i had forgot to clear the memory in the weather station but it kicked in just after midnight and didnt give in until later in the afternoon with a few rain periods since, as a guesstimate i would say 50mm or so in the 24hr to midnight. Alot of water on the roads locally with a few smackcidents thrown in (got to put my new first aid cert into use) thankfully only minor injuries and a suspected rib break or three,.. Noticed though the roads were very slippery from oil build up as its the first decent sustained fall in almost a month. Still awaiting these imaginary storms that the BOM keep on forecasting! But the rains are welcomed.

Went and snapped a few photos to try and get a little daylight long exposure (well rather short) of the creek down the road, generally the creek up to the wiers only movement is from the tide and minimal at that.. and usually after even a week of rain the weir rarely overflows from the wetland above, i normally hand catch lots of big bull mullet as they are almost lifeless due to lack of oxygen.. but today it was flowing like the niagras! Weir has a 1mt high grated barrier to hold off all the rubbish-tree limbs etc and the water always flows through and never over the top..it was atleast a few inches above today and rapidly rising.




I'll have a look early morning to see how the water levels are before heading off to sydney for a few days, after seeing the clip posted earlier on of the BM falls i think i might escape the family doo and go walkabouts up the mountains..

Any locals have suggestions of some easy walk streams-smaller falls that i could get to? I'll be heading in from Mt Druit area, not to worried of distances needed to drive but the shorter the walks in the more i can hopefully cover.
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#903008 - 02/12/2010 07:50 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: Wingnut]
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Loc: Inner North, Canberra
Originally Posted By: Wingnut
Goodonya Scerophylla, looks good. With this protracted rain pattern I hope we do not see too much damage from flooding and erosion... Crop harvest damage is already happening!

WRT the Canberra stirring, I am happy to live and fly around ACT and region. I smile at the fact that the very people most of Australia hates and distrusts, ie the pollies, are exported from all corners of Australia and forced on us in ACT. We Canberrites don't choose 'em all. Some are good 'uns, some are dorks, some should never be inflicted on the rest of the human race. So the joke is on all of us! Hahahaha

Roll on tomorrow, and more interesting weather and storms I hope.


I've been here for 6 years (moved from Melbourne) and love it immensely. I don't even need to justify why Canberra is such a great city. Suffice to say, to those Canberra knockers living in the big smoke, have a Xanax for me haha...

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#903043 - 02/12/2010 10:13 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: radar obsessed]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Traffic on Gt Western Hwy through Bathurst still very slow and traffic heading west banked up way past Kelso still. Obviously still lanes colsed near Macquarie river bridge.

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#903047 - 02/12/2010 11:00 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: DaveM]
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At Bunyan near Cooma, no pollies, Cus at 1200ft, rain showers still coming in from NE. Huge amount of water on the ground, everywherre round here.
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#903050 - 02/12/2010 11:05 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: DaveM]
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Registered: 19/12/2008
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Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Just some light steady rain overnight here in Tea Gardens, recorded 20.2mm to 9am this morning. Event total so far stands at 40.8mm. Sun has been shining most of the morning making things quite humid and sticky, Starting to get a little dark towards the North atm.
Currently 23.9, Baro 1017.1, Humidity 86%, Dewpoint 21.4 wind NE
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#903059 - 02/12/2010 11:47 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: EddyG]
DaveM Offline
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Cloud building again (CU) around Bathurst - may get something later.

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#903061 - 02/12/2010 11:51 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: DaveM]
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Registered: 08/10/2007
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Loc: Northern Beaches Syd
Some weak sun here making things really humid.. if the cloud clears out things could get very active today.

Anyway, the latest flood watch already mentions the (now likely) system next week which could cause major flooding on top of whats coming tomorrow and sat!

Quote:
Bureau of Meteorology:
FLOOD WATCH FOR THE NORTH WEST, SOUTH WEST AND CENTRAL WEST DISTRICTS OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Issued at 10:23 am EDT on Thursday 2 December 2010

Note: This Flood Watch is a "heads up" for possible future flooding and is NOT a Flood Warning [see note below].

Further rain is expected over these districts this Friday and Saturday which could lead to some additional flooding in the several valleys for which Flood Warnings are current.

Minor flooding could also develop in the Bogan River valley later this week.

Another significant rain band is expected across the state next week which has the potential to cause major flooding in several valleys which are currently experiencing minor to moderate flooding. The situation is being closely monitored and Flood Watches for this event will be issued early next week.

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and streams must monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings and be ready to move to higher ground should flooding develop. Flood Warnings will be issued if Minor Flood Level is expected to be exceeded at key sites along the main rivers for which the Bureau of Meteorology provides a flood warning service. Across NSW, about 70% of Flood Watches are followed by flooding.


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#903078 - 02/12/2010 12:24 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Registered: 28/05/2001
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Loc: Canberra
We're operating 'in the dark' here in Canberra re. radar - Captain's Flat has turned up its toes. However, the lightning detector shows strikes to our west and they appear to be increasing and moving this way. As such the detector and satellite, together with peripheral radar coverage from Sydney and Wagga will be our only guides this afternoon.

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#903085 - 02/12/2010 12:56 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: upper level disturbance]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Few showers bobbing up around Bathurst now - storms further west and south west. Looks likely to give a bit more today. At least highway seems to be going ok again now.

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#903093 - 02/12/2010 13:27 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: DaveM]
Animbo Offline
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Registered: 02/05/2009
Posts: 91
Loc: Miranda, NSW
ULD - looks like Captain's flat is back up and running - Some nice little cells look to me coming in from the NNW...Not much doing here in Sydney ATM, just a bit in the W suburbs. Perhaps later on this afternoon?

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#903096 - 02/12/2010 13:34 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: Animbo]
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Registered: 31/01/2008
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Loc: Southern Sydney
Those "storms" out near Parramatta look like stream showers that have been enhanced by the heat in the Basin. Official forecast was isolated t'storms in the west, right on the almighty dollar so far.

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#903104 - 02/12/2010 13:59 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Loc: Ellalong.10kms SW of Cessnock ...
Cells popping up everywhere here at the moment,only small but heavy and slow moving,very humid with a light N Easter blowing.

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#903106 - 02/12/2010 14:10 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: Storm Hunter]
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Registered: 05/10/2002
Posts: 9063
Loc: Overlooking ACT at 848m
Thunderstorms have started up in the ACT: north, west and south of the city. Looks like a microburst over Civic or Belconnen from here, and a gustfront/funnel thing lowering very fast from teh main cloud, looks like Civic/just north of Civic.
It was bound to happen, very very warm and humid, with stuff happening everywhere in the sky, and rain this morning.

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#903108 - 02/12/2010 14:12 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: HumphreyBear]
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Registered: 14/07/2009
Posts: 85
Loc: West Pennant Hills, NSW
Hi all and hope you're all keepin' dry! crazy

I must say lookin' at this radar for the past few hours i'm stunned. The 'usual' is wet stuff out West (Mountains and/or Penrith) or CBD/coastal areas. We (Hills, etc.) usually get the big "miss" or it does a bit of a dance around us. Today we are right in the firing line of these showers, etc. Yahoo!!!! grin

? for anyone... I have that Weather Tracker thingy installed on my system tray here near my clock and it hasn't been working for a few hours now. Anyone know why? (I already tried doing the "exit" and kicking it up again and nope!)

Laurie

**Shocked that i'm sitting here first week of December in a jumper, socks, and my winter slippers! And the heater on a few nights ago!** shocked

EDIT: Somebody must have "heard" me! My little tracker thingy kicked back up as soon as I posted. crazy


Edited by lorelei (02/12/2010 14:16)

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#903115 - 02/12/2010 14:24 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: lorelei]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
Posts: 10135
Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Good cell developed west of Bathurst (towards Orange) very black with solid rain band underneath. Tracker shows some sparks in it too. Most action though looks more west and south of us.

Been a very persistent storm in the Conabarabran, Gunnedah, Boggabri area for most of the day too.

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#903156 - 02/12/2010 15:54 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: DaveM]
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Registered: 21/12/2007
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Loc: Inner North, Canberra
Looks like we have a super cell west of Canberra moving West to East

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#903162 - 02/12/2010 15:58 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: radar obsessed]
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Loc: ACT, Brindabellas, Cooma, Temo...
Watching it from Cooma, it looks ugly! Have to drive into it in an hour...
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#903175 - 02/12/2010 16:13 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: Wingnut]
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Registered: 09/11/2007
Posts: 1577
Loc: Australia
Some sunshine starting to appear in Sydney now. There still going for rain on friday, I'm presuming were just having a slight break in the weather?? Certainly a tropical feel to it that's for sure

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#903186 - 02/12/2010 16:41 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: gleno71]
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Registered: 25/09/2002
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Loc: Junee - just north of the 'Bid...
Yeah that Canberra cell is moving nicely left to the mean flow; looks like it might be passing over the souther suburbs at the moment?

Just had some strong, cool outflow winds, a few rumbles and a spot of rain from the storms that have so far managed to perfectly dodge town.
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#903197 - 02/12/2010 16:53 Re: NSW Storms & Rain 26 Nov - 4 Dec 2010 [Re: bigwilly]
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This is the Canberra cell that was left moving for a while around 4pm...




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