Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#1467532 - 18/07/2018 10:20 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Eigerwand]
Thunderstruck Offline
Lightning man

Registered: 10/05/2001
Posts: 14939
Loc: Seaford Meadows, SA
The current LWT node around WA longitudes and the general progs over the coming week or so is definitely one of the most substantial I can remember in my time watching the weather patterns, certainly generating a very impressive swell across the Southern and Indian Oceans...great rains for the southern coastal areas that are getting clipped by it but being so zonal minimising the inland impact for now.

TS cool

Top
#1467540 - 18/07/2018 14:29 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Kino]
ozthunder Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 3132
Loc: Mt Warrigal, NSW, Australia
Originally Posted By: Kino
Nostalgia is an effective filter sorry - I recall the 80's were terribly dry and hot until the massive La Nina at the end. That's one of the problems with climate science - it's always re-writing or downplaying history. But Dorothea McKeller nailed our climate in the 1900's.


The summers of 83/84 and 84/85 were quite brutal..........for ice cream sales. Wollongong University recorded 8 days above 30C all summer in 83/84, and only 4 above 30C in 84/85.

I used to cut out weather maps from the Illawarra Mockery and remember that period well. Plus missed the hot days - I do not mind a 44C day, just the night I hate.
_________________________
Michael Thompson
http://ozthunder.com

Top
#1467541 - 18/07/2018 15:08 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: ozthunder]
Kino Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 10/08/2017
Posts: 2271
Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
Originally Posted By: ozthunder
Originally Posted By: Kino
Nostalgia is an effective filter sorry - I recall the 80's were terribly dry and hot until the massive La Nina at the end. That's one of the problems with climate science - it's always re-writing or downplaying history. But Dorothea McKeller nailed our climate in the 1900's.


The summers of 83/84 and 84/85 were quite brutal..........for ice cream sales. Wollongong University recorded 8 days above 30C all summer in 83/84, and only 4 above 30C in 84/85.

I used to cut out weather maps from the Illawarra Mockery and remember that period well. Plus missed the hot days - I do not mind a 44C day, just the night I hate.


How many did Albion Park record? Wollongong Uni isn't that good a measuring stick - close enough to the coast to get the moist cooler NE'ers, covered in lush gardens & shade and at the foot of a mountain.

Top
#1467550 - 18/07/2018 20:46 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Eigerwand]
Seira Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 27/08/2003
Posts: 7469
Loc: Central Adelaide Hills
_________________________
Demonstrated factual discussion is the anti-thesis of an untestable expression of views; facts support compassion and understanding.

Top
#1467607 - 19/07/2018 20:23 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Kino]
ozthunder Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/09/2001
Posts: 3132
Loc: Mt Warrigal, NSW, Australia
Originally Posted By: Kino
Originally Posted By: ozthunder
Originally Posted By: Kino
Nostalgia is an effective filter sorry - I recall the 80's were terribly dry and hot until the massive La Nina at the end. That's one of the problems with climate science - it's always re-writing or downplaying history. But Dorothea McKeller nailed our climate in the 1900's.


The summers of 83/84 and 84/85 were quite brutal..........for ice cream sales. Wollongong University recorded 8 days above 30C all summer in 83/84, and only 4 above 30C in 84/85.

I used to cut out weather maps from the Illawarra Mockery and remember that period well. Plus missed the hot days - I do not mind a 44C day, just the night I hate.


How many did Albion Park record? Wollongong Uni isn't that good a measuring stick - close enough to the coast to get the moist cooler NE'ers, covered in lush gardens & shade and at the foot of a mountain.


I take your point. I think the Illawarra would not have an ideal measurement spot. May be Warrawong? or even my home of Mount Warrigal/ Barrack Heights. Albion Park is rain shadowed badly for southerly rain / drizzle, and also the frostiest place in the Illawarra. Bellambi and Kiama are too far to close to the ocean.
_________________________
Michael Thompson
http://ozthunder.com

Top
#1467627 - 20/07/2018 11:33 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Eigerwand]
Kino Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 10/08/2017
Posts: 2271
Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
Yeah was thinking Lake Heights area (though elevated) and Oak Flats - seems to be on that boundary line.

Was re-visiting that rainfall map I provided ages ago, and it seems the Lake Heights/Berkeley area does pretty well rainfall wise (1300-1500mm shading) right on the border of the rain shadow effect and some sort of orographic enhancements perhaps?


Top
#1467628 - 20/07/2018 11:57 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Eigerwand]
Locke Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 27/12/2007
Posts: 4459
Loc: Brisbane
I grew up around the Shellharbour areas and can recall some brutally hot days in the low 40s in either late November or early December.

One day I was playing golf for school activities and it was so hot I would thoroughly wet my tshirt on the green and it would be dry by the time I got to the next tee.
_________________________
This post and any other post by Locke is NOT an official forecast & should not be used as such. It's just my opinion & may or may not be backed by sound meteorological data. For official information, refer to Australian Bureau of Meteorology products.

Top
#1467629 - 20/07/2018 12:10 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Eigerwand]
Kino Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 10/08/2017
Posts: 2271
Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
I distinctly recall 1988 as it was then that piqued my interest as a kid in weather. Huge rains in April that year - Lake Illawarra flooded - Albion Park, Oak Flats, Dapto (if I recall)

I recall coming home from the new Shellharbour Square, as it used to be called, and the rain was hammering down. I think it was an ECL but can't quite recall.


Top
#1467651 - 20/07/2018 16:52 Re: Giant High Pressure Systems [Re: Eigerwand]
Rigger Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 15/11/2008
Posts: 125
Loc: Leanyer,NT (suburb of Darwin)
April !986 was a hot month as I recall. I was visiting my parents at Menangle and we had a 38c day there early in the month then I was fishing on Lake Illawarra on Anzac Day and it was near on 30c from memory....

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2


Who's Online
1 registered (Pete R), 219 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Today's Birthdays
melbell, SanatKumara, Stephen-wx, Teunvm, Tropposurfer
Forum Stats
29612 Members
32 Forums
23935 Topics
1494573 Posts

Max Online: 2925 @ 02/02/2011 22:23
Satellite Image