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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by wolfcat » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:05 am

Things are going from bad to worse for the fires as well. 6 emergency warnings now in place.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by Jake Smethurst » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:18 am

Not looking good down there unfortunately. It's where I grew up and went to school (Cooriemungle/Simpson/Timboon/Camperdown), plenty of friends and family being affected tonight, I just hope they are all okay! My mum and sister have evacuated to Port Campbell with other family and friends, while my dad has stayed on the farm for now. I was meant to be down there tonight but had a last minute change of plans ...
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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by wolfcat » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:35 am

There a lot of little and big fires burning in the whole region, this wind and the subsequent change aren't going to help either.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by wolfcat » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:29 am

Oh joy, at 1:40 it was 28.8c at Moorabbin Airport.

At 2:20am it went up to 29.4c

And at 2:30am it was 29.6c

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by JasmineStorm » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:20 am

Feral night in the SW. Those 6 emergency warnings and 5 watch and acts around midnight not great. Westerly change fairly close to those fires now.

Trough in front of it having some isolated CG's as it comes towards central areas now.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by hillybilly » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:12 am

Nasty nasty night. Type of night you expect in the second week or January, not second half of March :( Expecting a lot of obscure records such as hottest at midnight, but not many overnight records as the front pushes across before 9am. Could well be more records in NSW for record maxima, particularly so late in the season.

Now just sitting and watching the radar. Not expecting a lot, but hoping for a surprise. Current batch of progs tending to show 5-10mm west and South Gippsland, 2-8 central and not much elsewhere.

Weak front to follow tomorrow arvo.

Firming that next weekend might bring some proper rain. Can’t come soon enough.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by Onetahuti » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:48 am

To me this is looking like what may have been, 1 - 2mm at best. Happy to be proved wrong.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by flyfisher » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:46 am

Yes does look like weakening as it comes into Melbourne. On the bright side the lightning as ceased which is a good thing given the dry conditions. Tasmania is getting another good drink - we really need that over the whole state. Those fires look nasty, if it gets into the Otways it will go for weeks.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by stevco123 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:13 am

Wow to that wind!!!

Just heard thunder to my north west
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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by Dane » Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:16 am

Squall line came thru just about 10am - wind gusts to 63kmh on my PWS.
Now getting some rumbles and briefly a heavy shower.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by Macedonian » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:10 am

Down to 15C here now after still being 20C at 3am.
Ten drops of rain with the passing of the front. :(

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by JasmineStorm » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:16 am

Having some gusts around 50 km/h, recorded zilch. Looks like the squall line sharpened up around north and NE of Melbourne with sparks. Going to be a fairly breezy few hours of westerlies ahead.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by Didjman » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:40 am

Flash flood here! 0.2mm with couple of rumbles

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by occluded » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:42 am

Down at Foster this weekend where it's been raining almost horizontal at times over the past hour and a half. Had a single CC nearby to kick it all off.

The normally lush green South Gippsland hills looking very parched after the endless weeks of no rain and baking heat.

Local AWS shows 7mm. Meanwhile nothing showing up at home.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by Lucia » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:04 pm

Didjman wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:40 am
Flash flood here! 0.2mm with couple of rumbles
HaHa , I am beginning to wish for one, that's not good!

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by Tassiedave » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:00 pm

Rainfall till 9 am in Tasmania: Mt Barrow 44mm, Nunamara 33mm, Deddington 24mm, Launceston 20mm, Scottsdale 17mm, Wynyard 12mm, Hobart 7mm

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by JasmineStorm » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:13 pm

things are getting real in the bay now with the westerly. South Channel Island 115 km/h, Wilson point 114 km/h in the last hour.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by StratoBendigo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Lots of raised dust here atm. Filthy weather.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by flyfisher » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:20 pm

Wilson's Prom got 15mm - what I would give for that. Perhaps the next system will inch north a little more and finally give us a decent drink. I could hear tree branches falling during the worst of the winds - you know that big crack sound them thump. We are more likely to get branches down as the hard ground is hanging onto the roots well, but branches are drought stresses. Saw one fall in complete calm a few days ago.

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Re: Cold fronts 18-20 March

Post by JasmineStorm » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:30 pm

As HB has mentioned earlier, something might be brewing from next weekend. http://www.theaustralianweatherforum.co ... 02#p104602

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