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by StratoBendigo
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: VIC - Strong front and trough - Sept 19-22 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 872

Re: VIC - Strong front and trough - Sept 19-22 2019

A cold start this morning - just 1c and light frost.

Only 1mm in rain gauge which is disappointing. And struggling to see any more rain this month 🙁

Quite a few crops up North are now being cut for hay to salvage something out of them...
by StratoBendigo
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: VIC - Strong front and trough - Sept 19-22 2019
Replies: 24
Views: 872

Re: VIC - Strong front and trough - Sept 19-22 2019

Cold front has passed and we got zero rain after forecast models suggested 3-6 mm. Ominous for the coming few months...
by StratoBendigo
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: The MET Centre
Topic: Climate Driver Discussion 2019 (Enso, IOD, PDO , SAM)
Replies: 277
Views: 7845

Re: Climate Driver Discussion 2019 (Enso, IOD, PDO , SAM)

Looks like the +ve IOD is going to head towards Neutral by summer. Although a neutral/weak El-Nino appears to keep hanging around.
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

I'm going to crunch some numbers. The last 5 years (2015-2019) seem to be quite similar to 1987-1991....
by StratoBendigo
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: New South Wales / Australian Capital Territory
Topic: SNOW FALLS in NSW...Past and present
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: SNOW FALLS in NSW...Past and present

Relatives in Lithgow confirm heavy snow there this morning. One of the best in a while.
by StratoBendigo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Re: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019

You must have passed 100mm mtd HB? Pretty good going for just past halfway :). Yep, about 105mm. Will add up tonight to confirm. Our average is about 120mm for September, so not far off that. I've not seen weather like this for years. We are on track for our fifth month in a row above average. In p...
by StratoBendigo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Re: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019

The rainband is very slow moving. Ended up with 9mm.

Looks like quite a strong cold front later this week. Potentially more good falls and snow on Alps by Saturday.
by StratoBendigo
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Re: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019

It's good to see a system deliver far more than the forecast models. EC last night had just 2mm for us this morning. Thus far 8mm and still raining!
by StratoBendigo
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Re: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019

We had some thunder this morning. But just a few drops of rain.

It looks like we'll be on the boundary between rain and nothing in the next week.
by StratoBendigo
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019
Replies: 55
Views: 2135

Vic - Trough and Rainband: Sept 16-17 2019

Some early indications of an embedded trough and rainband with the cold front next week. It could deliver quite good rain along the Great Divide and Central areas.
by StratoBendigo
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019

Bright sunny morning after a cold start of 1 degC.

Some interesting weather this Monday on 18Z GFS. It could get quite wet in much of Northern Vic with a stalled trough/front along the Murray.
by StratoBendigo
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019

Brutally cold this morning. Happy with 11mm over the weekend but it looks dry in coming week.

I was in the Southern Mallee this weekend. Grain and canola crops are looking very nice.
by StratoBendigo
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019

Cold one here today. 6mm for the event thus far.

Shocking dust storms in Western NSW atm.
by StratoBendigo
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019

Quite an amazing thermal gradient to our North. Currently 14c here, 16c in Swan Hill, 25c in Mildura, and 30c in Broken Hill!

Progs looks rather chilly from Friday onwards. Probably looking at 15-20mm of rain in this neck of the woods.
by StratoBendigo
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Troughs and possible low: September 1-7

It's a warm one today. We might have our first 20c+ temp since May 18. Currently 19c.

But it looks the goods for a nice cold outbreak later in the week :D
by StratoBendigo
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Troughs and possible low - September 1-7 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3278

Re: Troughs and possible low: September 1-7

Just a couple of mm yesterday afternoon.

Later this week has grabbed my interest. Although it looks a bit messy on some forecast models (hello Access-G!), it has the potential to bring very useful rain to parts of Vic. We need every little bit with the current +ve IOD...
by StratoBendigo
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Clipper system: August 24-25 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 972

Re: Clipper system: August 24-25

-2 degC this morning. Heavy frost.

Cool and dry mostly for the next week. Although it's interesting to note a build up of heat over inland WA in the next week too.
by StratoBendigo
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Clipper system: August 24-25 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 972

Re: Clipper system: August 24-25

Not sure if we'll get much. We're too far North to get anything decent this weekend.

That said, we did manage 3mm overnight which was more than most forecast models were suggesting.
by StratoBendigo
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Strong Cold Front August 18 - 19
Replies: 73
Views: 3411

Re: Vic - Strong Cold Front August 18 - 19

A cold -1 degC morning here today. But nice and sunny so at least a good day for drying clothes.

Doesn't look like much rain for us this week. Might eeck out 10mm of we're lucky.
by StratoBendigo
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Strong Cold Front August 18 - 19
Replies: 73
Views: 3411

Re: Vic - Strong Cold Front August 18 - 19

Decent frost here this morning. Down to -1c.

Forecast models are also suggesting a decent follow up front on Wednesday-Thursday. Going to be windy.