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by Didjman
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:19 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: January 9-16: Warm to hot, with the odd shower
Replies: 42
Views: 2071

Re: January 9-16: Warm to hot, with the odd shower

Was a fine dawn here with cirrus above. Then the fog rolled in! 15/14.1 atm.
by Didjman
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Just tipped out 20.4mm for the event so far. I this SE setup, we are being rainshadowed by HB's area lol.
by Didjman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

I am not writing this off yet!! Extremely tropical here with the sun now out! 23/19 :o Some seriously chunky congestus going up to my west!!
by Didjman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

4.8mm here so far this morning.
Edit: 8.2mm in the manual gauge for the event so far.
by Didjman
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Also HB, the radar is slowly developing north of an east west line through Wallan. At the surface the wind is cool southerly, but the sky visually is something else (looks very active convection wise)!
by Didjman
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

How is this for a mushroom! Just to my east.

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by Didjman
Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Just back from my recce up the hill. The cells around Packenham looks mean with black baselines. Stuff appears to be going up well to the west of here from Sunbury to Lancefield (starting to darken in the distance behind the foreground cloud). Much closer to me is a line of convection going up along...
by Didjman
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Chritc wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:20 pm
Wallan, Macedon, Sunbury area got rapid development.....
Total overcast here in Wallan town, so can't see what is happening. Will go for drive up the hill for a look.
by Didjman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Latest Satpic - pretty impressive even if central areas missed out today:

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by Didjman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

The Meredith cell from Wallan! HUGE!

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by Didjman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

The latest Melbourne sounding is impressive. PW 31.8mm, TT 49, Li -4.7. If an updraught gets going, it will rise from 5000ft to 35000ft! (I have forgotten my calculus so can't calculate the Cape :D ).
by Didjman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Here are some early morning shots from Pretty Sally:

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by Didjman
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Happy New Year to all! Storms coming down from the north already. Taken some interesting sky shots - will post later.
by Didjman
Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Latest Sev WX briefing from EMV: Significant weather commentary • Thursday: Shower and thunderstorm activity focused over NE Victoria this afternoon - heavy rain a risk. - Thunderstorm activity contracting to northern border tonight although isolated storms could develop over the south/west just aft...
by Didjman
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Agree Stevco it's going to be a case of watching how each day unfolds. I will be checking things like SigWx and Gridpoint Temp/Wind charts, GAFs etc to deduce possible target areas. From where I am, can be in say Wang in around 2 hrs. Here is another handy link: https://weathercams.airservicesaustr...
by Didjman
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Re: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

I have compiled a chasing checklist - including sound recorder and the drone! No work atm, so guess who's chasin :D
by Didjman
Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??
Replies: 207
Views: 9707

Finally a storm outbreak first week of the New Year??

Models have been consistently showing a low moving south over Vic/Tas for a few days now. BoM even has "possible storm" on its forecasts for Melbourne from Thursday to Saturday :D
by Didjman
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Rain and storms: December 21-23
Replies: 56
Views: 4053

Re: Rain and storms: December 21-23

3.4mm here since midnight with a total of 5.4 so far.
by Didjman
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Possible STORMS - hot and cold Dec 5/6
Replies: 68
Views: 5115

Re: Possible STORMS - hot and cold Dec 5/6

The next week looks epic for much of Northern Australia with the monsoon making its presence felt. Keep an eye on the area West of Uluru too, since it could get 100mm+.... Has anyone noticed the forecast for Brisbane / Gold Coast for the weekend? I am flying up/back visiting my new granddaughters &...