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by daviescr
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Social Soapbox Archives
Topic: Congratulations to daviescr
Replies: 2
Views: 2477

Re: Congratulations to daviescr

Thanks so much Robyn, truly amazing experience for all of us - long story but in a nutshell, helen was having the odd contraction through the day on Easter sunday, nothing too major, then decided to have a bath at 10.30pm while I drove Rhys to our friends house round the corner, got home and was tol...
by daviescr
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Social Soapbox Archives
Topic: The Weight Loss Journey!!
Replies: 284
Views: 47115

Re: The Weight Loss Journey!!

OK, time to come out of the closet. I joined a gym in January. One of these new 24hr ones. No commitment, no silly routines, just pure and simple motivation. A bit of history - 5 years ago I was a lot fitter, under 95kg and in training for the The Age 10km run. Just 1 week before the big event I rip...
by daviescr
Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:26 pm
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: Storms and rain Feb 25th-March 2nd.
Replies: 297
Views: 33639

Re: Storms and rain Feb 25th-March 2nd.

Hey everyone, been very tardy recently on here. Cracking evening, and completely unexpected to be honest. Almost caught me off guard. Rain ramped up in just a few minutes and in the space of around 45 minutes dropped 33.8mm. Heaps of CC's and one or two CG's, one of which was just across the way fro...
by daviescr
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: International Weather Archives
Topic: New Zealand Weather Extremes
Replies: 862
Views: 106228

Re: New Zealand Weather Extremes

Thanks mate, yes it was a wild 36hrs here indeed, even by Wellingtonian's standards. Petone's beach is about 2ft deep in debris that has blown ashore. Turned into a cracking day here with crystal blue skies and about 18c I reckon. Even saw some someone out on their jetski this afternoon
by daviescr
Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: International Weather Archives
Topic: New Zealand Weather Extremes
Replies: 862
Views: 106228

Re: New Zealand Weather Extremes

Just arrived into Wellington, and it's been raining heavily non-stop for the last 3 hours.
by daviescr
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: Photography Central
Topic: A local made liightning trigger on Ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 3690

Re: A local made liightning trigger on Ebay

Thanks a million Mick, I've been looking at getting one recently and this is the best value one I have seen. Hmmm... maybe

for the record, here's the link
by daviescr
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: radar image
Replies: 2
Views: 3058

Re: radar image

yeah, it's certainly very weird looking. my guess is a hardware fault, but it is just visible on the Sydney radar too, very odd. Actually enjoying seeing some of the kooks coming up with their "HAARP" theories on certain facebook pages...
by daviescr
Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: General Weather Archives
Topic: X class flare exceeded X1
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Re: X class flare exceeded X1

Thanks for posting this Robyn - it's pretty amazing watching this develop - they have been tipping this sunspot for about two weeks. Thing I find very interesting too, and this will excite AV for sure, but after a very quiet period of activity on the sun, we have also had a very unusually quiet peri...
by daviescr
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: Warm then a change*2 Oct 15 - Oct 20
Replies: 73
Views: 11258

Re: Warm then a change Oct 15/16

Thanks HB, yes and a shocking day for allergies too - pretty much sneezed my way down eastlink this morning.
by daviescr
Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: The MET Centre
Topic: AWF Rainfall Details - Monthly rainfall stats
Replies: 387
Views: 571804

Re: AWF Rainfall Details - Monthly rainfall stats

bad news is that my weather station (that is supposed to store a year's info) has not stored the last 9 months, and has now crapped itself and lost month to date. Ah well.

good news? My garden is finally starting to dry out and I can cut the grass without it turning to mush :)
by daviescr
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:40 pm
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: Cold Outbreak Saturday 29/9/2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8493

Re: Cold Outbreak Saturday 29/9/2012

Amazing day today, nice to be inside most of the time, heating still pumping.

Chilly night too, and an absolutely cracking full moon too:
by daviescr
Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: September warm wave and troughs 26-28 September
Replies: 110
Views: 13117

Re: September warm wave and troughs 26-28 September

Capture of the amazing mammatus that blew through yesterday. Made 13.5mm here, garden all soggy again!
by daviescr
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: Cold Outbreak Saturday 29/9/2012
Replies: 53
Views: 8493

Re: Cold Outbreak Saturday 29/9/2012

Looks pretty good though, if we didn't know better :)
by daviescr
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: Unsettled Weather - Showers and storms. Sep 16th - Sep 22nd
Replies: 149
Views: 17510

Re: Unsettled Weather - Showers and storms. Sep 16th - Sep 2

Lovely crawler shots Phunkster, thanks for sharing. Missed all action up in Bright/Hotham/Falls Creek. Glorious long weekend up there with a very definite 'foehn' wind on saturday afternoon rattling down the Ovens Valley. Just 3.5mm for the event when I got home, looking on track for average the mon...
by daviescr
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: Climatology Archives
Topic: Winter 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2842

Re: Winter 2012

Interesting winter season for the southern hemisphere - saw a report that most VIC ski resorts are planning to extend their season for at least another 2 weeks, possibly 4. I was up at Hotham and Falls this weekend and the conditions are the best they have been in many years. I read today also that ...
by daviescr
Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
Replies: 752
Views: 147876

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Thanks Robyn! another year, another pair of socks for my birthday! nah just kidding, looking forward to a big weekend, and prepping for my mum to arrive from the UK on Tuesday!! can't wait - has been 18 months since I saw her! Helen bought me a 'dash-cam' for my birthday, supposedly for monitoring t...
by daviescr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: VIC: Severe Wind Event - Spring Fronts. Sep 2-8 2012
Replies: 275
Views: 24642

Re: VIC: Severe Wind Event - Spring Fronts. Sep 2-8 2012

insane squall just quietening down now, pulled 7.2mm in a tad under 15 mins, max gust I got was a wicked 59km/h :sccary:
by daviescr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Social Soapbox Archives
Topic: (Too) Specific Household Appliances
Replies: 20
Views: 8296

Re: (Too) Specific Household Appliances

Haha Karl - that's such a dutch thing! Although we have been thinking of buying one for a while, but sooo unhealthy
by daviescr
Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Social Soapbox Archives
Topic: (Too) Specific Household Appliances
Replies: 20
Views: 8296

Re: (Too) Specific Household Appliances

Yes, we've been pretty picky about faddy kitchen appliances. Actauuly just received from my brother a bread maker - now this is something I have wanted for years. I actually know people who use them just to make batches of dough, then split it up, freeze and then put in the oven when needed - that s...
by daviescr
Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:53 pm
Forum: Australian Weather Archives
Topic: VIC: Severe Wind Event - Spring Fronts. Sep 2-8 2012
Replies: 275
Views: 24642

Re: VIC: Severe Wind Event - Spring Fronts. Sep 2-8 2012

just lost ABC, SBS and 10 for about a minute. must be lively up in the Dandys right now