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VIC: Cooler with a series of weak fronts - Feb 14 to 19 2018

Post by hillybilly » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:05 pm

Thread for the next few days which see a vigorous westerly stream to our south throwing up weak fronts. The best of the weather will run through Tasmania and Bass Strait, but some decent showers should slide along the coastal strip. Not a lot in it, but hopefully can squeeze out the odd shower and perhaps even the odd coldie on the coast.

Looks like summery weather returns next week, with possibility of humid conditions and instability depending on where the likely TC in WA moves.

Tomorrow is shaping up to be dominated by wind with plenty of warnings out. Being the first big blow in a while after a hot summer anticipating a fair bit of tree limbs to fall :? Hopefully no fires get going in northern Vic with things crispy dry and gusty winds :?

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Gordon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:21 am

Short, sharp shower with that first band. Actually quite heavy rain but too brief to count for much. Second band looks slightly more organised?

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Dane » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:47 am

Just woke up to the sound of thunder ( sounds like a Bob Seeger song) from that fast moving cell to the west.
Quite a few rumbles
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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Horts » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:52 am

Massive couple claps of thunder at work in Mount Waverley!

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Gordon » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:06 am

Wind is pretty fierce here now - I can see why a SWW was issued.

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by stevco123 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:41 am

West Gate bridge down to 60km/h, and Vicroads considering dropping it down to 40km/h.

Gust so far here at home is 71km/h!!!
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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by stevco123 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 am

Minor dust storms around town, whole house shaking, trees looking like they're about to snap in half.

I haven't seen wind this bad in a very long time.

Visibility down slightly as well due to dust
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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by hillybilly » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:57 am

Feral in the city with gusty winds and blowing dust (and about 6 spots of rain).

Looks like a bust rainfall wise again :roll:

Lucky this one came early in the day, and not late arvo after a 40C maximum :(

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Hunter1890 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:59 am

Absolutely putrid outside. Power is out. Going to guess there will be a lot of homes without power
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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Tassiedave » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:45 am

Short storm in Launceston only 7 mm of rain so far but very strong winds. A number of trees down.

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Skywalker » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:46 am

Pure filth outside this morning, absolutely disgusting. :x :cussing:

Have to say I haven't missed this pointless wind nonsense at all. Just as well I watered the gardens this morning.
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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by StratoBendigo » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:06 am

It's like October out there today. But with dust and no rain...

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by occluded » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:21 am

Watched each rainband on the radar get shredded by the wind as it approached Melbourne.

Breezy but not nuts where I was in the CBD but plenty of wind damage in the SE and coastal suburbs. Crews will be out all day and evening at this rate!

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Onetahuti » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:00 am

Recorded top gust of 61km/h @ 8:48AM.

Played dodgems with recyclables when :D riding to the nursing home this morning, thankfully missed everything. :D

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Onetahuti » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:06 am

A couple of posts on Twitter ---

Route 788 Frankston / Portsea
Due to a House Roof on the road at Olivers Hill buses will have to divert due to Road Closures Stops Stops 121 - 124 will not be serviced

Hurstbridge Line: To those passengers on the train in between West Richmond - Jolimont stations, we have a fallen tree across track ahead. Please remain on the train and listen to further announcements or directions from staff.

Impressive shot of a fierce looking front approaching Elwood this morning, wind gust of 109 km/h recorded at St Kilda.

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by hillybilly » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:16 pm

Another front with zilch up here. Unusual to have such a strong front with nothing on it :(

Another front for tomorrow. This one has a decent rainband which will move north while it slowly contracts east. Looks like coastal areas could get locally moderate falls. EC showing nearly 10mm here which would be most welcome. Not that confident based on recent model performance.

Solid falls to our south across Tasmania and even the odd flurry on the mountains. To our north these dry westerlies in summer are making doe antsy fire weather in NSW with a big fire in the Blue Mountains :? Stark satellite loop at https://mobile.twitter.com/andrewmiskel ... 42/photo/1

Here’s a photo from BoM twitter of the front this morning as it hit Docklands.

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by snowfall » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:52 pm

Mostly dry here today as well. We had a short sharp shower this morning but it only amounted to 0.3mm. No great expectations for tomorrow. At this stage, we will really need something big by the end of the month to get anywhere near the rainfall average. Certainly turned cool tonight though - currently 11c.

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Post by 93ben » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:00 am

I just wish we got those awesome storms back. It's been dead for a while now. Only thing that happened today was a big branch falling onto Doncaster Road blocking the right westbound lane in front of Tunstal Square, Donvale.
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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by hillybilly » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:48 am

Solid rainband through Bass Strait today. Not sure whether it will get here or not. Thinking spots like Cape Otway and Wilson Prom could well get near 20mm. Really need rain now. Having to water trees I’ve put in which are struggling with these large gaps between rain events (and all the sunny weather).

Next week looking humid, warm and unstable. Could finally see a bit rain event?

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Re: Cooler with a series of weak fronts: Feb 14-19

Post by Australis(Shell3155) » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:44 pm

Darn app told me 1 to 5mm here.
Only got a dust stuck to my windscreen,
Hose in hand again..

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