Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18

Posted by: Petros

Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 12/08/2018 11:51

Us Vic's will be sick of the wind by next weekend, not much rain, only adding to those SW to NW exposed regions that have continued to do well over the past month or so:



[edit] - how good is this snow season!
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 12/08/2018 12:45

Thanks new tread , i had enough cold winter, cant wait for Sun move over to south hemisphere by late September give us warm weather, but we will say oh not enough rain to dry is likely.
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 13/08/2018 11:21

Temperatures at the 30-hPa level over the South Pole has broke average to more colder.
Posted by: doogasnow

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 13/08/2018 20:04

This looks red hot for at this stage a really cold
Blast sat/sun according to gfs!!
Jane bun saying snow to very low levels
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 13/08/2018 21:15

Another windy day here, no rain past 24hrs.

CA - what does colder air over SP predicate?
Posted by: ThunderBob

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 13/08/2018 22:27

2mm over the weekend.
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 14/08/2018 09:52

Petros.......I been reading from experts from Antarctica of that winter will longer when Sun starts shine Antarctica with weak Sun Spots so the polar Belt more likely stronger from October to November.

I Can't confirm if SE "Victoria Australia will keep getting late cold winters fronts all way end November and or is Heat from NW WA will push fronts way more warmer.

We just wait see end of September/October see what our weather pattern doing..
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 14/08/2018 10:33

Some on climate thread hinting at conditions suitable for rain in SW Aus over coming months, same at AV Weather.

This weeks pair of systems still holding similar to prog's several days ago:

Posted by: doogasnow

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 14/08/2018 20:00

This one still looking pretty cold on sat/sun
With Jane bunn saying snow to 600m with
Flurries to 400m
Posted by: samboz

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 14/08/2018 20:06

Plenty of cold air with -4C uppers, be cool sure enough D.
Posted by: samboz

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 15/08/2018 07:51

What a windy mongrel night, blew and rattled the house/neighbours all night, highest gust at E/Sale 87kph.

Non recordable sprinkle of rain round 0700.

Day for indoor activities, might find the marbles grin
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 15/08/2018 11:07

Weak front has pass, no rain and hope some cold cells give some rain but more likely along the south.
Posted by: Lindsay Knowles

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 15/08/2018 12:08

Yep over the wind. We had a 66 km/h gust at home in Bayles but it was just constant most of the night. Still not as bad as the 80 km/h we had a few weeks back.
Posted by: ThunderBob

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 15/08/2018 14:46

No rain with the front ... just wind.
Posted by: ThunderBob

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 16/08/2018 12:13

1mm in overnight showers. Sounded better than that frown
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 16/08/2018 13:01

Yep terrible wind here Tuesday night, rearranged heaps of backyard articles and felled many trees around N Gippsland.

Havent checked the gauge, but would bet the same as TB's values over past 2 days.

Cold, cloudy and windy outside atm.
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 16/08/2018 15:15

Very terrible is worry please next front bring rain as Winter is finish soon...

Broken Hill is Emu gatecrashers and would funny they travel to Mildura wound surprise me.

January to August 18th is 240.7mm rain out of 376.4mm

135.7 rain is missing.
Posted by: logansi

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 16/08/2018 16:08

If BOM's outlooks are anything to go the only thing going up will be the deficit
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 17/08/2018 08:44

This second front looks wicked, I declare Sunday a sleep-in morning!:

Posted by: DanielB

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 17/08/2018 17:10

Originally Posted By: Petros
This second front looks wicked, I declare Sunday a sleep-in morning!:


You're kidding right? I'll be up Mount Dandy for hopefully the best fall since 2007!
Posted by: Twister1

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 00:43

Widespread low level snow lock it in.
The Yarra hills will get lots of snow Donna gonna be buried in snow come Sunday.
All places in Central hills and even Otways may see snow

Big cold out break hoping to see Snow this weekend

Get out and enjoy
Posted by: doogasnow

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 07:49

Yup!
If u like cold low level snowy weather then this
Weekend sit back and enjoy the show ❄️❄️

Hopefully I can report back with some flurries
From up where I am👍
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 09:56

Had 7mm overnight so hope good cold cells from SW bring isolated showers Today.
Posted by: Twister1

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 13:44

Roaring gusts pouring rain rice grain hail and huge boom of thunder.
First of the day now the sun is out loving it.
grin grin
Posted by: doogasnow

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 14:03

Nice twister!
We had the same up here was nearly sleet in
That shower!
Keep the reports coming 👍
Posted by: doogasnow

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 14:03

6c here now
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 15:11

Hail showers drop to 6c
Posted by: Ruckle

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 17:55

5.4mm overnight, 1.4mm today including a good rice sized hail hosing. Coldie Showers away from coast dissolving rapidly as they do when the sun goes down. Max of 8.9c today heaps of sun and all pretty run of the mill in these parts.
Posted by: Ruckle

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 20:04

Check the earlier pessimism, the showers now coming from SW rather than W s making it inland, well at least to the ranges 3.3c with big shower approaching.
Posted by: Ruckle

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 22:04

Snow and rain mix, was more snow than rain near the end of that shower. 1.5c now
Posted by: doogasnow

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 22:25

Nice ruckle❄️
Yep 3.5c here now with sleet in the showers
Posted by: Ruckle

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 22:29

1.3c mostly snow in the last little one and less wet so floating around and blowing in under the porch and wetting that when it melted. Big clump of precip coming - so much for the early night ha ha
Posted by: doogasnow

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 22:48

Yeah i won’t be getting much sleep either lol
Was just out in the car and there’s plenty of splatting
Hitting the windscreen at 3c
Posted by: Ruckle

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 18/08/2018 23:02

Entirely rain this lot and temp up to 1.8c, not super heavy so I guess not able to drag down cooler air. Should have gone to bed.
Posted by: Twister1

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 00:06

Bucketing Snow at Donna Buang even before the turn off to go up the mountion there was snow on the ground.
Had snow covered roads about a k or so after the turn off road was covered and couldn't go past the first area were you can park snow about 3cm deep though road wasn't closed others went up.
It puked it down from 515pm to 6pm had easy 3-5cm while there car was covered and all the trees and this was still 3ks from the summit amzing heavy snow was unreal.

Amazing heavy snow best ever seen up there was unreal

Had a number of hail showers in Ash-wood during the day and also one huge crack of thunder

Classic Melb cold outbreak love it
Posted by: samboz

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 07:45

9mm and 6.6C wind 28 / 41kph from WNW.

Coolish 'WINTER' day, chill factor o/side would
indicate an indoor pursuit of your choice is the
order of the day!!

Can't remember this much rain in one instance for
quite a while.

Wilsons Prom had a bit of wind, 139kph gusts after 0500hrs.

(BOM Obs 18mm on 12/5/18)


Posted by: duckweather

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 10:20

We've got sleet and small hail here in Wantirna smile
Posted by: ThunderBob

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 10:28

7mm to 0900. Light scattered showers since. V cold with intermittent gusty westerly. Sounds like a day for a picnic eh Duck?
Posted by: duckweather

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 10:34

Ooh yes ThunderBob. But this old Duck wouldn't want her old derriere sitting on a frozen pond. I'll just act like a dodo going big-eyed over the sleet that slipped down the windows and the the skids of hail still sitting in the garden for the last hour + half. I am easily pleased grin grin

This a good old winter's day reminiscent of yesteryear - but the water hasn't frozen in the pipes yet, like it used to.

Cheers, I mean quack, Duck wink
Posted by: Ruckle

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 11:17

Best fall yet, just now, air thick with big fat flakes. Sun out now. Current temp 2.2c
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 11:42

Yep Samboz, best rain in ages here too, tipped out 1.75mm last evening (most of which fell on me on 14th hole), and another 8.75mm is sitting in there at present.

Systems gone southerly now, puts Gippsland rain shaddowed by Tassie, but plenty of moisture left for snow up top! smile
Posted by: Alex_96L

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 11:59

Got to witness some brief snowfall up at Mt Dandenong earlier. There was plenty of hail and slush on the roads to go with it. smile
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 12:14

Bet it was busy up there Alex
Posted by: Alex_96L

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 12:50

Oh yes. Plenty of families were around enjoying it too!
Posted by: DanielB

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 14:56

Originally Posted By: Alex_96L
Oh yes. Plenty of families were around enjoying it too!

What time were you there, Alex?

I waited around from 9 till nearly 10:30, and only got some heavy hail (& thunder), graupel and then a few half-molten flakes.

BTW, this is called sleet. Not sure what you got in Wantirna, Duckweather, but I'm pretty sure the temperature at the base of the mountain (5C) was too warm for any of that.
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 17:55

A midday hail shower pushed us to 9.75mm since I poured out 1.75mm last evening to take us to 11.5mm from this pair of changes (only a trace from midweek one).

....the most rain received in 24hrs here since mid February this year.
Posted by: Alex_96L

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 17:59

Originally Posted By: DanielB
What time were you there, Alex?

I waited around from 9 till nearly 10:30, and only got some heavy hail (& thunder), graupel and then a few half-molten flakes.


I was in Olinda during that same time.
Posted by: smeagols_ghost

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 20:59

We where up on Donna Buang Rd. Walked for about an hour from the gap on the Melbourne side.

Had actual fluffy snow falling and 2-3 cm on the ground around 1030.

I'll upload some photos.
Posted by: duckweather

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 21:41

Hi DanielB.

Yep there was a burst of sleet, which was running down the windows of my house [south side coming from the SW - west side was protected from weather]. It came with a sudden burst of squally wind - bit like a downburst. Was definitely sleet. Have lived through all kinds of weather in my many years and it was nice to have a change from just hail hitting the house wink smile

Interesting day.

Cheers, Duck.
Posted by: Alexia

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 23:15

Petros lets hope its the start of more regular rain. We had 19mm rain over the weekend we have had 60.5mm so far this month nearly guilty of saying that just really lucky this little corner of the state.
Posted by: Alex_96L

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 19/08/2018 23:22

Some pics and videos grin

IMAG0826 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0831 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0833 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0836 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0839 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0840 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0842 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0844 by Alex, on Flickr
IMAG0845 by Alex, on Flickr


Posted by: ThunderBob

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 20/08/2018 16:56

Originally Posted By: ThunderBob
7mm to 0900. Light scattered showers since. V cold with intermittent gusty westerly. Sounds like a day for a picnic eh Duck?
And a further 4.5 mm to 0900 today. So a total of 11.5 for the vent. Not much but, as Samboz, has said it is, nevertheless the best for quite a while. If Alex, the winds would start coming from the S and E we might get somewhere but the N - SW gets us very little in this area. And these's been a lot of N lately.
Posted by: Petros

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 20/08/2018 18:42

Nil rain here today, but a very cold overcast breezy westerly day here. Perhaps a shower or two overnight may arrive.

The pessimist in me saw me poisoning weed at Royal Maffra this afternoon though.
Posted by: chasers addict

Re: Vic - a pair of closely spaced frontal systems 15-19/8/18 - 21/08/2018 10:57

Had unexpected heavy showers last-night to 4mm and not on radar very well if cold uppers fall showers easy.

Now over average August 59mm out of 58.6 average month..

Now 10 more days left of month..