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#1441561 - Yesterday at 09:13 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Max744 Offline
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So here at the farm 55mm overnight. Down at the mates place on Cope Road about 10km away they had 100mm. It's been patchy here, but widespread falls above 25mm. Very useful indeed!

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#1441562 - Yesterday at 09:22 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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One difference from yesterday: the shower cells are moving, both in the coastal band and the one over the Tablelands and slopes, roughly NNE to SSW. This means the rain will be shared around a bit more.


Edited by Steve777 (Yesterday at 09:22)

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#1441566 - Yesterday at 09:41 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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BoM have downgraded the forecast to a shower or two.

Combined total of 54.2 mm for the month of October and so far in November since the dry spell ended last month for the Bankstown AWS from small accumulations.

Highest daily fall so far since October was 13 mm on the 21st October. Total so far for 2017 is 595.0 mm. Average rainfall to November is 814.9mm.

Definitely room for improvement in this area.


Edited by Perfect Storm (Yesterday at 09:44)
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#1441578 - Yesterday at 11:09 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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We got our whole monthly rainfall in just over 12 hours. Now above averagw for the first time in 6 months!

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#1441590 - Yesterday at 12:55 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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One fall of rain - and we're now above average for Nov and also for the year. Very La Nina'ish despite the fact that the BoM haven't ticked it off as yet.

Bellambi and Kiama not quite there as yet.


Edited by Kino (Yesterday at 12:56)

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#1441603 - Yesterday at 14:36 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Absolutely bucketing down a little while ago in the Kurrajong district. Almost whiteout conditions for a little while. I'd have pulled over to the side of the road except that there was nowhere going up Bellbird Hill to stop. Thunder and lightning to go with it.

It's eased off and brightened up now. 14 degrees on the car thermometer.


Edited by Steve777 (Yesterday at 14:43)

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#1441604 - Yesterday at 14:43 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Just drove thru the bells line of road. Surprised there is still piles of hail 24hrs after the event

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#1441607 - Yesterday at 15:10 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Homer Offline
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This has been an eventful past two days for me.
There's been heavy rain 30 km's to my south east and 20 km's to my west. Falls of over 100 mm's not far south in the Illawarra as well. I have not received one single drop at all. Not one!!

Anyway, I'm really happy for those in the Central West/Tablelands who have had some decent falls, like Dave, Max, and all our Orange and Lithgow friends. Good stuff!!

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#1441610 - Yesterday at 15:35 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Homer]
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Originally Posted By: Homer
I have not received one single drop at all. Not one!!


Well hopefully you make up for it next event. smile

Sure was a drenching down here at home, drains are still audibly flowing with water and the usual floodplains are very much flooded. Also the creek down the road is a raging torrent. All this suggests to me we had more than 100mm in this local area. There's a PWS near me that reported 168mm but I'm slightly suspicious about that.
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#1441614 - Yesterday at 16:01 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Wave Rider]
Homer Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Originally Posted By: Homer
I have not received one single drop at all. Not one!!


Well hopefully you make up for it next event. smile

Sure was a drenching down here at home, drains are still audibly flowing with water and the usual floodplains are very much flooded. Also the creek down the road is a raging torrent. All this suggests to me we had more than 100mm in this local area. There's a PWS near me that reported 168mm but I'm slightly suspicious about that.

Cheers WR. Swings and roundabouts I suppose.
Disappointed I didn't get anything as I said, but the more pertinent point was how localised the heavy falls have been, and how it can be so hit and miss in events like these.
Not complaining though. I'll get my good times for sure.
Definitely some decent falls down your way!!!
Half ya luck!!

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#1441619 - Yesterday at 16:37 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Homer Offline
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Yay! I've just received my first 20 drops of rain.

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#1441621 - Yesterday at 17:07 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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Careful if you're out and about in Sydney tonight. It might get a bit windy:


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#1441628 - Yesterday at 17:56 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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First light shower of the day here. Hopefully get a couple more. Didn't last long just enough to wet the concrete.
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#1441629 - Yesterday at 18:14 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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There seems to have been no rain over Sydney.

Here's a view near Kurrajong just before the storm I mentioned earlier hit. There was some rumbling thunder and it was just starting to rain. It was pretty dark for early afternoon. Unfortunatey messy low- and mid-level cloud blocked any view of structure:



Nearby Kurrajong Heights has had 27mm since 9:00 today, most of which probably fell in a short time in that storm.

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#1441632 - Yesterday at 18:29 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Loc: Green Valley, just west of Liv...
It bucketed down here for about a minute 20 minutes ago, Woo Hoo...then nothing. No sign of anymore atm I'm afraid.

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#1441636 - Yesterday at 19:38 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Max744 Offline
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Loc: Cooks Gap - Kingsgrove NSW
Just looking at the satpic and NSW composite radar again. VERY interesting. I'm wondering if we're in for another round in the early hours of the morning.

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#1441648 - Yesterday at 23:24 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 21/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Cheers DaveM. Great reports all around gang, keep 'em comin'. smile

I spent the whole day up in the Blue Mountains. Or should I say the "Grey Mountains" lol. My story for today... wink

I left my accommodation in Parramatta at about 9am, and boarded the City-Mount Victoria train at 9:45am. From there it was a roughly 2-hour train ride through the urban sprawl of Western Sydney (including Blacktown, Penrith and across the Nepean River to Emu Plains) and over the Blue Mountains to Katoomba and Leura.

After spending roughly 4 hours aboard the Explorer Bus and doing all four attractions at Scenic World (Rainforest Walkway, Cableway, Skyway and Railway), I returned to Sydney at 4pm and arrived back at my accommodation in Parramatta at about 6:45pm.

The weather was even worse than yesterday, but that made the day all the more special and exciting! grin

All day long it was a cloudy, gloomy day; the only glimpses of sun and blue sky I caught were earlier this morning and again later this arvo here in the Sydney metropolitan area. Temperatures ranged from about 19-20C this morning to 22-23C this arvo. It was humid, but a fresh easterly/northeasterly breeze made conditions a tad more pleasant.

Up in the Blue Mountains it was totally dark and overcast, and much, much cooler than in Sydney. Temperatures stayed between about 10-16C, so good thing I rugged up! And during much of my time at Katoomba and Leura thick ghostly fog filled the Jamieson Valley, sometimes blowing up onto the higher plateau. crazy

Showers and thunderstorms began developing soon after 10:30am, by which time I was already up on the Blue Mountains plateau and making my way towards Katoomba and Leura.

Shortly after reaching Scenic World at midday the weather began taking a nasty turn. Showers and thunderstorms swept down from the northeast, dropping torrential rain! Despite my best attempts while out bushwalking (particularly down in the lush rainforests of the Jamieson Valley, and near Katoomba Falls) I got wet. but at least I had a wind-cheater and raincoat so wasn't soaked. And the rain wasn't constant, just very heavy with the passing of each shower or storm, but punctuated by drier spells. smile

I did hear one rumble of thunder btw, and that was at about 3pm at Narrow Neck Lookout, just 20 minutes before another heavy thunderstorm moved in. I didn't see any lightning though, just more dark clouds and more heavy rain. The only gusts of wind I witnessed in the Blue Mountains btw were just as this particular storm was about to hit, while I was on the bus at Echo Point. Otherwise it was virtually windless.

I had fantabulous views of the Jamieson Valley in-between rounds of fog and torrential downpours. And because of the recent heavy rainfall, the Katoomba Falls were a gushing torrent. And before anyone asks, yes I got to see the famous Three Sisters, albeit briefly!! grin

This was my third trip up to the Blue Mountains, the other two being in July 2010 and January 2012. Sadly, I am yet to experience a beautiful sunny day in the region. It seems that every time I go there, the weather is poor. Hence the nickname "Grey Mountains" lol but hopefully that will change during future trips to Sydney. smile

As a side note, I am eager to see more of the Blue Mountains. Clearly a day is nowhere near enough time to see what this beautiful region has to offer! Aside from exploring more of Katoomba and Leura, I'd so love to visit other places such as Wentworth Falls, the Megalong Valley, Warragamba Dam and the Grose River Valley. smile

Currently around 19-20C in the City and nearby Homebush. I wonder whether those showers blowing in from the Tasman Sea/South Pacific Ocean will make it far enough inland to give Parramatta a burst of rain this evening? smile


Edited by aussiestormfreak (Yesterday at 23:25)

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