General question and answer thread

Posted by: Sunday

General question and answer thread - 27/02/2013 22:45

Would it be possible to have a general stickied question and answers thread where those that are trying to learn could ask questions and receive answers from those willing to provide them without interuptiing the threads down below?

I've often got questions but don't want to interrupt the flow of discussion on an event and understand that some don't want that flow interrupted either.
Posted by: Seabreeze

Re: General question and answer thread - 27/02/2013 22:50

The General Weather sub-forum, or the various day-to-day threads (e.g. NSW day-to-day weather) are good places to ask questions. cool
Posted by: ROM

Re: General question and answer thread - 07/04/2013 08:39

The addition of the General Science Forum is an excellent addition to the forums but it's impact is completely lost with it being placed right at the bottom of the Forum lists.
I would suspect that most posters and lurkers on these weather / climate forums are by nature and their interest in weather and climate are very science orientated and would be keen watchers and participants in a more prominent General Science Forum.

There is a whole rag bag of science related subjects that regularly turn up in the weather and climate forums that could be included in a General Science forum.

My suggestion is that the General Science Forum be given a far more prominent position in the forum lists
Posted by: ROM

Re: General question and answer thread - 10/04/2013 16:49

WZ's policy and thinking on my suggestion above has been explained to me and covered.
Thanks Matt.
Posted by: timpane

Re: General question and answer thread - 23/08/2013 19:36

I would suspect that most posters and lurkers on these weather / climate forums are by nature and their interest in weather and climate are very science orientated and would be keen watchers and participants in a more prominent General Science Forum.
Posted by: SBT

Re: General question and answer thread - 25/08/2013 09:31

Never be scared to ask a question in a thread. You can bet pounds to peanuts that if you need to know then there is probably quite a few others who want to know as well so you should never be scared of interrupting the flow of a thread. If you can't/don't want to ask a question via the thread then PM a member and if they can't answer it they will probably know someone who could and forward the enquiry on to them.

A suggestion would be to have a sticky at the start of each area like the ones in the cyclone area or possibly a WZ Wiki where it can be edited by members and would gradually build to a large area of information. I have set these up on a couple of forums and they can be valuable resources or utter nightmares depending on how they are moderated.
Posted by: bd bucketingdown

Re: General question and answer thread - 03/09/2013 17:35

When are the Weatherzone sea surface temps going to bne updated again last one is 25th August 2013!!! Please guys!
Posted by: Daniel Hayward

Re: General question and answer thread - 21/11/2013 17:05

How can i delete i have posted in the wrong section or wrong topic on here?

Thanks
Posted by: Seabreeze

Re: General question and answer thread - 21/11/2013 17:09

Originally Posted By: TC Daniel
How can i delete i have posted in the wrong section or wrong topic on here?

Thanks
You can delete (or edit) a post for up to 10 minutes after you post, otherwise click on the 'Notify' button on your post and ask for it to be deleted or (if possible) moved to the correct topic.
Posted by: Daniel Hayward

Re: General question and answer thread - 21/11/2013 17:17

Thanks SB. I have Notify the post to the Moderators of the Topic and asked for it to be deleted Thanks for your help.
Posted by: Daniel Hayward

Re: General question and answer thread - 21/11/2013 17:49

I have a new Question for you how do i upload a image when i press upload it comes up with non floating and floating i choose the right one (I think) put the URL Address in and all i get in the preview post below is a URL of some kind but NO IMAGE. The Question do i have to Submit Post for the URL i see to Convert into the photo or am i doing something wrong. Plus what is the difference between floating and non floating?

Thanks
Posted by: Seabreeze

Re: General question and answer thread - 21/11/2013 18:59

Non-floating would be the one most people use. The left, centre, and right options change where the picture will be aligned (located) on the page.
Make sure you're putting the direct link to the picture (e.g. http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/sevwx/hailfact2.jpg or http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/radar/images/sample-radar.gif note the presence of .jpg and .gif on the end of the addresses), rather than the web address of the page where the picture is located.

If the image appears when you click 'Preview Post' then it will work when you fully submit the post. If it doesn't work in Preview Post, then it won't work when you fully submit.
Posted by: Daniel Hayward

Re: General question and answer thread - 21/11/2013 19:10

Thanks SB i will try what you have said and post to you again if i am still having trouble Thanks. smile
Posted by: adam17

Re: General question and answer thread - 03/01/2014 06:47

Anyone know why marine weather warnings for SEQ are appearing in the Herbert & Lower Burdekin?
Posted by: orangeroughy

Re: General question and answer thread - 15/01/2014 16:17

Just noticed a significant discrepancy that perhaps the gurus out there can explain: the WZ page for Orange AWS currently shows 3.30pm temp to be 33.3 deg rising from 32.3 at 3pm (nice pattern there), while the satpic annotation 'obs rose' shows 35 deg at 3pm???? Perhaps the obs are actually for Bathurst although they are written over the top of the word 'Orange' on the image? The obs seem to line up better if this assumption is made.
Posted by: orangeroughy

Re: General question and answer thread - 16/01/2014 10:00

Issue resolved. The obs rose on the satpic is, in fact, Bathurst, but given the large map scale appears proximate to Orange. Orange (and Bathurst) obs roses are readily available & distinguishable via the smaller scale radar image (Syd or Wollong).
Posted by: kizz

Re: General question and answer thread - 29/01/2014 15:17

Since January 19th all the Daily Summary entries are rounded to the nearest degree instead of the first decimal. Example here.

Is this a change in the feed from BoM or what? Is this the new format or a temporary aberration?
Posted by: Rhubarb

Re: General question and answer thread - 31/01/2014 08:30

Could someone please explain the "ignore button" that has been mentioned in various posts overnight please?

Thank you
Posted by: kizz

Re: General question and answer thread - 31/01/2014 09:51

It means you don't see what they wrote.
For ignore user - at the top there is a link called User List.
Click on that link and then search for a user you wish to ignore.
Click the link for that user.
You'll then see the 'Ignore this user' link.
Click that link and voila.
Posted by: Rhubarb

Re: General question and answer thread - 31/01/2014 10:10

Thanks kizz, found it ....
Posted by: Daniel Hayward

Re: General question and answer thread - 03/11/2018 18:44

Hey Ladies and Gentlemen,

I asking if anyone knows how to post images in the forum overall to a post with out having to type it as a link and it posting as a link. I want to attach it here in the post itself so when I post it appears under the post. I sure this has been asked but haven't been on here for a long time and things have changed so could do with some help?

I know this has probably been posted before but would be appreciated as can't be stuffed going through pages of topics to find were the last one would have been posted.

Cheers smile
Posted by: Kat-C

Re: General question and answer thread - 29/01/2019 16:48

Hi everyone,

Complete noobie question ;

I'm wondering why maximum temps in the current past 5 days area aren't correct as listed at Goulburn Airport.

As an example it lists the maximum temp for January 26 as 30.7C which is absolutely wrong @ 1530 the temp was 40.3C.

Additionally, that temp is a record Temp for January since records have been kept @ Goulburn airport and it also hasn't registered as a record.


Apologies if I've used the wrong area of the forum to ask these questions.

Thanks Guys

Kat-C
Posted by: Seabreeze

Re: General question and answer thread - 29/01/2019 18:01

Originally Posted By: Kat-C
Hi everyone,

Complete noobie question ;

I'm wondering why maximum temps in the current past 5 days area aren't correct as listed at Goulburn Airport.

As an example it lists the maximum temp for January 26 as 30.7C which is absolutely wrong @ 1530 the temp was 40.3C.

Additionally, that temp is a record Temp for January since records have been kept @ Goulburn airport and it also hasn't registered as a record.


Apologies if I've used the wrong area of the forum to ask these questions.

Thanks Guys

Kat-C

On WZ, the temps (and YTD & Almanac) shown for Goulburn for the past 5 days come from BOM's Goulburn TAFE weather station and not from Goulburn Airport AWS (because the TAFE weather station is closest to the point designated as Goulburn). So there'll be differences in the temps recorded at the two sites.

In the case of the incorrect Jan 26th temp of 30.7 that is still showing up the WZ page, it has already been removed from the Goulburn TAFE obs on BOM: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/IDCJDW2174.latest.shtml (it would have been very obviously incorrect as the 9am temp was already 33.3)
Goulburn Airport's obs on BOM show the maximum that day was 40.6: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/IDCJDW2049.latest.shtml

The 40.6 breaks the previous January record of 40.4 in 1999 at Goulburn Airport (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/tables/cw_070330_All.shtml). But these record highs (or lows) aren't changed instantaneously. It takes some time (it could be weeks).

Hope that helps you.
Posted by: Kat-C

Re: General question and answer thread - 29/01/2019 21:17

Thanks for the quick reply, Breeze......

Much appreciated explanation !
Posted by: Sox

Re: General question and answer thread - 05/02/2019 10:16

Noobie to this but very interested so question to all please. What chance is water of reaching Lake Eyre from the events in QLD are the flood waters enough to reach ???
Posted by: teckert

Re: General question and answer thread - 05/02/2019 20:55

A little should make its way from the falls out in western QLD.
Lake Eyre Basin map
Posted by: Joohnno

Re: General question and answer thread - 21/03/2019 11:25

Perhaps someone could explain the correlation between the Summary in the forecast and the rainfall prediction. For example Eildon forecast for Sat 23rd March Summary = Showers, Chance of rain = 60% amount of rain 1-5 mm Forecast for Sun 24th March = Summary = Possible Showers, Chance of rain = 90% amount of rain = 10-20mm.

One would expect from the language that "possible showers" would indicate rain is less likely than "showers" and yet the estimates of likelihood and amounts seem contrary.
Posted by: wilyms

Re: General question and answer thread - 24/03/2019 12:59

Check this thread Joohnno

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthreads.php/topics/1494148/So_is_it_50_or_80#Post1494148

Its not the most intuitive thing in the world....
Posted by: SnowedIn

Re: General question and answer thread - 30/03/2019 12:03

Hi team
Does anyone know if there is iOS app that can be used to read the wz forum or if wz is likely to develop a wz forum app.
The forum (powered by UBB.threads) works perfectly fine on a Mac or PC, but I find it very frustrating (especially resizing pages and navigating different threads) when trying to access the forum using Safari browser on my iPhone 6s.
Thanks
Posted by: wilyms

Re: General question and answer thread - 31/03/2019 19:07

Hey SnowedIn - not a direct answer but this thread laments the sad state of the forum software, so i would suggest not...

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthrea...e_D#Post1471960

Who knows what the future holds though...