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#1490552 - 15/02/2019 21:35 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Homer Offline
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Registered: 16/06/2007
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Loc: Dural
Absolutely fantastic pics Con M!!

I drove through Parramatta Park yesterday and was astounded at the amount of tree damage throughout the area.
I saw trees at least 100 years old, and at least 100 ft tall just torn apart. The area just around the Kings Oval (behind the new Parra Stadium) was the worst hit. Extraordinary stuff.

I took photos, but haven't yet taken advantage of Eddy's informative lesson thread about how to post pics. (Sorry Eddy. Will try and do soon.) Could you post the pics if I send them to you?

Cheers.


One thing I found quite weird was that trees had fallen in all different directions - some towards the east, (which is obvious as that's where the storm winds would have been focused) but there were many trees that were laying towards the west. Does this suggest some sort of locally concentrated tornadic influence?
The only other explanation could be lightning strikes splitting tree trunks.
Judging from Con's pics, this is a distinct possibility, although I've never personally seen a tree struck by lightning. I was looking for what may be obvious signs, but really, all torn trunks just looked as though they had been blown over.

Whatever way it was, I was shocked at the damage.


Edited by Homer (15/02/2019 21:38)

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#1490556 - 15/02/2019 22:09 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Homer]
Jac0b Offline
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Yeah the suburbs around Parramatta were hit the worst. Here in south west Parramatta all the fallen trees and branches fell towards the west. There were extremely strong and sustained cyclonic winds with that storm. Lightning was hitting pretty much everything at one point. The wind direction however was from the east/south east. We must have been at the southern end of that supercell for the winds to be easterly. Lots and lots of big branches still around.

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#1490560 - 15/02/2019 23:51 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
ashestoashes Offline
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Nice pics ConM from without a doubt Sydney's storm corridor.

Honestly this storm season has been an absolute god send in terms of rainfall. Avoiding much of the damaging wind gusts and gigantic hail, but seeing so much rainfall.

Rainfall from the beginning of September the start of the real turn around.
September: 68.1mm
October: 140.8mm
November: 140.8mm
December: 140.2mm
January: 115.1mm
Feb (so far): 38.9mm
Total: 643.9mm

The months preceding that (Feb 2018 to August 2018) 234.5mm.

With the lack of interesting weather I thought i'd post a bit of an analysis.


Edited by ashestoashes (15/02/2019 23:52)

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#1490579 - 16/02/2019 09:23 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: ashestoashes]
Steve777 Offline
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
Always good to see analysis.

Sydney's South West had been very dry in the year up to August last year. The total rainfall at Bankstown Airport (66137) in the 12 months September 2017 to August 2018 was only 314 mm, 36% of the average (868 mm). In the 8 months 1/1/2018 to 31/8/2018, Bankstown received just 212 mm. For the remaining 4 months of 2018, it received 467 mm to make up the annual total for 2018 to a respectable 78% of the average.
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Bright and sunny with cicadas after another cool-ish night, now about 23 degrees with light Westerlies. Very pleasant.

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Great lightning captures ConM.


Edited by Steve777 (16/02/2019 09:29)

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#1490584 - 16/02/2019 10:49 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
ConM Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2005
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Loc: Parramatta
Thank you very much for your comments Homer, ashestoashes and Steve777.
Yes, I agree with you Homer in relation to the storm's outflow winds coming from various directions. Firstly it came from the south. Then the strongest winds where I were came from the east and this was proven as the biggest trees to be uprooted were facing the west..
I have one more photo from this amazing storm.


DSC_6963 (2) by Con Marathos, on Flickr

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#1490628 - 16/02/2019 17:46 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Homer Offline
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Loc: Dural
Another great photo Con.

Here's some of the damage I was talking about in Parramatta Park.
Sorry about the quality of the pics. Taken on the phone. I think I might need to clean the screen. smile

Thanks EG for the help. smile












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#1490636 - 16/02/2019 18:32 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
ConM Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2005
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Loc: Parramatta
Great set of photos there Homer. Certainly some very strong winds associated with that storm. Again, thankful no one was hurt during the event .

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#1490655 - Yesterday at 00:48 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Stormy3 Offline
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Loc: Ellalong,10kms SW of Cessnock ...
Love the green in the 3rd photo.they are all ball tear'er photos.
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#1490661 - Yesterday at 08:23 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Quagmelson Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
Posts: 990
Loc: Glenorie NSW
Great pics everyone. That looks just like my place after december 15th Homer. It really has been a very interesting storm season (so far). Im in Orange this weekend, what a beautiful view from top of mt canobalas. Does anyone know when it was hit by bushfires, a lot of the hiking trails are closed

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#1490662 - Yesterday at 08:43 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Westerly Wind Offline
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Loc: Orange NSW (885m asl)
Welcome to Orange Quagmelson... Iím glad youíre enjoying the view from the highest spot on the Central Tablelands. The Mt Canobolas fire started almost exactly 12 months ago and went on for about a week. Great to see the regeneration of vegetation happening. One result of the cleared out scrub was that it made the settled snow much easier to see from a distance last winter.


Edited by Westerly Wind (Yesterday at 08:43)

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#1490686 - Yesterday at 13:07 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Quagmelson Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Loc: Glenorie NSW
You're right about the re generation WW, natures amazing at bouncing back. Mustve looked very bare directly after fire. Lovely wineries just below the mountain, not to mention Towac park racecourse. What a beautiful area you live in!

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#1490688 - Yesterday at 13:12 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Quagmelson Offline
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Registered: 15/11/2001
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Has anyone on here ever watched a storm line roll in from top of mt canobolas. Thats what i was imagining up there. That would be an amazing experience. Not for me this weekend. Nice whispy cirrus formations yesterday made for a nice "orange" sunset

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#1490711 - Yesterday at 17:33 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
DerekHV Offline
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Registered: 12/02/2010
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Loc: Aberglasslyn (Maitland) NSW
Hot enough today, not quite to the 35C forecast though.
Looks like Singo is still out of action.
Would not surprise me if they have moved the station there too.

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#1490748 - Yesterday at 20:27 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
EddyG Offline
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Loc: Port Stephens NSW
Anytime Homer.

A pleasant enough day here although the nights have cooled of quite significantly these past few nights.
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#1490766 - Yesterday at 22:03 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Marts Offline
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Registered: 10/01/2006
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Loc: Mona Vale, northern beaches , ...
Awesome photos there. You would not want to be out in the park when that [censored] was going on!

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#1490771 - Yesterday at 22:29 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Steve777 Offline
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Registered: 20/10/2011
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
Interesting photos Homer. Parramatta Park is beautiful, it's sad to see the damage.

Sydney's West to Northwest seems to have been hit hard by storms over the last couple of months. I drove through the Castle Hill area some weeks back, I think it was after the December storms. I noticed piles of boughs and branches piled up by the kerbside waiting for collection, plus tarps on some roofs.

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It was very pleasant here today, but it actually got quite hot inland today, 36 at Penrith, 34-35 at other outer West sites. Tomorrow will be very hot, it might reach 40 in the outer West, although again the heat won't reach the coast. After that, it looks like an early change Tuesday followed by unsettled, possibly stormy weather, then several days of cooler, showery weather that looks like a foretaste of Autumn.

As always,new shall see.


Edited by Steve777 (Yesterday at 22:35)

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#1490787 - Today at 08:26 Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
kizz Offline
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Registered: 11/02/2002
Posts: 2134
Loc: Beacon Hill, Sydney 152m asl
The behaviour of the weather has been very encouraging over the last 8 weeks but I fear that the models are showing a case of recidivism for Sydney.

Just like that alcoholic uncle that has fallen off the wagon again, Sydney is about to lapse into a lengthy dose of southern maritime gloom.

Will it push that 26+ water onto our beaches? Doubt it. But that is all there is to look forward to.

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#1490812 - 24 minutes 42 seconds ago Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Stormy3 Offline
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Loc: Ellalong,10kms SW of Cessnock ...
37 Deg,and rising here,a few cumulus clouds to my west but nothing building yet,light N winds.
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#1490814 - 14 minutes 1 second ago Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Sidney Online   content
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Registered: 20/12/2013
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Loc: Macquarie fields ( South west ...
Amazing how Penrith has hit 38.7c at 2:30pm while at Sydney Harbour it's at 23.4c.

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#1490815 - 7 minutes 48 seconds ago Re: NSW Day to Day Weather - 2019 [Re: Seabreeze]
Jimi Online   content
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Registered: 15/03/2004
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Loc: Cammeray
I was just about to say the same thing. Not too often there is a 15C+ sea breeze effect

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