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Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020

Dark, foggy morning here and 16c. Will be interesting to see how the day unfolds. Looks like it will be raining in the Otway quite soon.
by snowfall
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020

Some PWSs around Lancefield are showing 30 - 40mm, although quite a bit of variation across the area. 2mm here. Just caught the edge of that developing storm, but had some great window-shaking thunder.
by snowfall
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020

Some big booms of thunder here. Looks like a bit of rain may start soon judging from the radar.
by snowfall
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020

Models not much changed today. Big wet slow moving storms. They look to peak in central areas. The trough will sit somewhere near a line from Swan Hill to Colac. Activity will be east of this line, and probably east of a line from about Geelong to Ballarat. Of course, could wiggle left or right. It...
by snowfall
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-20th Jan 2020

Obviously a lot can change in the course of a month, but so far I am struck by how different this January has been compared to last year. We’re currently tracking below average for maximum and minimum temps, and above average for rain. Last January, the average maximum temp was 29.9c. We had only on...
by snowfall
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-20th Jan 2020

A few light showers and drizzle overnight here, but these only amounted to 0.4mm. Nice and cool though - got down to 8.5c overnight. MTD is 86mm, which is above average and a very different picture to last January.
by snowfall
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-20th Jan 2020

51mm all up. Had some great close range CG lightning in that last band and some loud cracks of thunder, though rain wasn’t quite as heavy as earlier today. Can’t remember the last time we had as much thunder as we’ve had this afternoon. Thick fog has rolled in. It might also be mixed in with some sm...
by snowfall
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-20th Jan 2020

Incredible conditions here over the past hour. Torrential rain, squally winds, and almost constant thunder. We had a peak rain rate of 154mm/h! So far 45mm in the gauge. Lots of flash flooding around the property, with water coming right up to the front door. Still thundering and raining. The rain h...
by snowfall
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-20th Jan 2020

Amazing amount of rain in Avalon and in such short period of time. 45mm now. Must be a phenomenal rain rate and causing all kinds of problems around there. The outer south western coastal suburbs now look to be in the firing line. Cloud is starting to close in here now. It sure is hot - 35c at the m...
by snowfall
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-23rd Jan 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 14462

Re: Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-20th Jan 2020

Smoky one here as well, although it sounds like it might be thicker further east. Currently 24c and DP 14.7c. Certainly feels humid out there. Not expecting any showers/storms to crop out here today, but tomorrow is looking interesting. One problem with the smoke haze is that it’s impossible to see ...
by snowfall
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2226

Re: Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10

13.6mm here, which takes us up to 34.8mm MTD. January 2019 only totalled 20mm, so we’re already doing better than last year.
by snowfall
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2226

Re: Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10

Rain is clearing here. 13.6mm. Very welcome and more than I expected. Just checked the tanks and they are now full. We’re totally reliant on water tanks here, so great to have them full at this stage in summer. Currently 11c - quite the change from 31c this morning! Looks like a lot of areas have do...
by snowfall
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2226

Re: Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10

Big temperature drop. Currently 12.9c and 2.4mm. Got up to 31.3c before the change.
by snowfall
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Vic - Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10 2020
Replies: 56
Views: 2226

Re: Becoming hot and windy ahead of a strong change: January 8-10

Reached 32.6c here today. Very hazy skies all day and almost no wind. Quite humid too - currently 27c with a DP of 17.2c. Will be good to get some rain tomorrow. I suspect we might be rain shadowed to some extent, so not expecting a great deal here, but even a few mm would be welcome.
by snowfall
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4059

Re: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020

Another 1.5mm yesterday evening and overnight to give an event total of 20.9mm. Was misty and smoky this morning, but is clearer now though cloudy with occasional light drizzle. Currently 15c, so gradually warming up after the wintry couple of days we’ve just had.
by snowfall
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4059

Re: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020

It sure is a weird day. We've been shrouded in fog and smoke all day, and then drizzle this evening, which had produced 0.6mm so far. Made it to just 13.3c today and now 12.7c. This is two days now with the heating on, as if it were winter!
by snowfall
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4059

Re: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020

8.6mm overnight here, which brings us up to 19.4mm for the event. Very welcome, and quite a bit more than I had expected. It's currently drizzling and 11c. It's also smokey, which looks like fog until I go outside and smell it. Nice to see the place wet again with puddles everywhere. The radar is sh...
by snowfall
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4059

Re: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020

Reached just 12.6c today. We even had to have the heating on! Though it’s nice to have a break from raging hot weather. Radar is showing rain edging slightly south. Hopefully it moves well into central areas to add a bit more rain to this morning.
by snowfall
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4059

Re: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020

8.8mm here, which is very welcome. 10c and feeling quite cold (wind chill of 8c), especially after the heat of the past few weeks.
by snowfall
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Victoria / Tasmania
Topic: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020
Replies: 109
Views: 4059

Re: Victoria - More heat and then some rain? - January 2nd to 5th 2020

Sorry to hear about your friend's house Gordon - such a terrible thing to have to go through. Hopefully the rain will help to bring fires under control - it couldn't come faster enough. Raining steadily here this morning. Can't remember the last time we had steady rain, but it's nice to see. Only 9c...