VIC - Sequence of fronts: April 13-18 2018

Archived Weather Events since 2009.
If you have any valuable content to add to any locked thread, please PM board moderator.
Gordon
Supercell
Posts: 1665
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:01 am
Location: Near Gordon, Vic. 620 m asl

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Gordon » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:35 pm

Great video; got something like that at Kilcunda today. 13mm at home so far.

flyfisher
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:39 pm
Location: Belgrave

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by flyfisher » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:44 pm

What is even more exciting is this finally appears to be a change in the weather patterns. There looks like a cut off system next weekend and a series of fronts after that. The land can finally start to recover with consecutive rainfall events to build the soil moisture profile back to norms. :D

snowfall
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 257
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Location: Gisborne South (346m asl)

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by snowfall » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:14 pm

Yes looks like a few good signs in the models again for next weekend - hopefully these patterns materialise as the week progresses. It has been quite some time since we had more than one rain event in close succession. Finished the day here on 16mm. Not expecting much rain, if any, overnight. Currently 9c and still quite breezy out there, so a pretty decent wind chill.

Online
User avatar
hillybilly
Senior Moderator
Posts: 2138
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:26 am
Location: Ferny Creek 560m (about the coldest spot in Melbourne)
Contact:

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by hillybilly » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:38 am

15mm in FC so far. Heaps of hail, which took nearly six hours to full melt. Probably had a bit bounce out given the volume that fell.

Waiting on the next front tomorrow to reintroduce showers for us. Meanwhile, going to be a very wet few hours along the coastal strip.

StratoBendigo
Cumulonumbus Calvas
Posts: 959
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:18 pm
Location: Kangaroo Flat

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by StratoBendigo » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:27 am

We got 10mm yesterday which was at the upper end of what I was expecting. Nice to see some 'coldies' yesterday afternoon to top things off :D

Looks to be warm again on the coming weekend, but EC reckons decent rain (20mm or so) could fall with the front or trough after that.

Macedonian
Supercell
Posts: 1691
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:44 pm
Location: Mount Macedon Vic at 870m above sea level

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Macedonian » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:41 am

3mm of drizzle overnight and still going now, nice and misty and calm, 7.8C after a low of 5C.

Online
User avatar
hillybilly
Senior Moderator
Posts: 2138
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:26 am
Location: Ferny Creek 560m (about the coldest spot in Melbourne)
Contact:

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by hillybilly » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:03 pm

Lots of drizzle and fog in FC today with SW'ly warm air advection. Local gauges showing 6-9mm so far. Means most the Dandenongs have seen 20-25mm so a handy fall to break the latest dry spell.

Looks to be clearing a bit for today, with the last front in the sequence for tomorrow. That should be worth another 5mm or so.
What is even more exciting is this finally appears to be a change in the weather patterns.
Progs are pretty sprayed ATM. Still not confident at this point.

Online
User avatar
hillybilly
Senior Moderator
Posts: 2138
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:26 am
Location: Ferny Creek 560m (about the coldest spot in Melbourne)
Contact:

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by hillybilly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:03 am

Total of 14mm for Sunday, so event just shy of 30mm for us. One more front to come tomorrow, so could well get close to 40mm before it’s done :)

Decent little event for most southern areas, with close to half a months worth of rainfall around the coastal strip. So so for northern areas, and another miss for the northwest :(

Macedonian
Supercell
Posts: 1691
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:44 pm
Location: Mount Macedon Vic at 870m above sea level

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Macedonian » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:35 am

35mm for me on Mt Macedon, 22 of it was rain and the rest came as constant drizzle through Sunday til this morning.
By contrast just 14mm here at work in Macedon. Fine, sunny and windy again at Macedon now.

Gordon
Supercell
Posts: 1665
Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:01 am
Location: Near Gordon, Vic. 620 m asl

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Gordon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:54 pm

Rained/ drizzled off and on all day today, adding 2mm for the event to give us 22mm total. No sign of the sun; quite wintry.

At least when it finally decides to rain lately, it exceeds the model forecasts.

snowfall
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 257
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Location: Gisborne South (346m asl)

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by snowfall » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 pm

We mostly missed out on Sunday’s drizzle unfortunately, but picked up 1mm yesterday to bring the event to 17.1mm. Not bad overall, and certainly welcome in these otherwise dry times. Looks like another blocking pattern getting established with mostly dry weather for the next week, and warming up. I know some people will welcome continued warm to hot weather, but looks like we’ll be way above average for temps in mid to late April.

Tassiedave
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 394
Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:09 am
Location: Grindelwald Tasmania

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Tassiedave » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:38 am

The Forecast for Launceston suggests every day from April 19th to April 24th will be 20 degrees or above. Can't remember anything like that in the second half of April.

stevco123
Supercell
Posts: 1881
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:42 pm
Location: Cranbourne West 53m asl

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by stevco123 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:45 am

Minimum of 5.0 here this morning.

City's 6.2 minimum is the coldest April morning in 6 years.

This April is obviously warmer than the last, as my gas bill is showing I have used 25% less gas (heating) compared to the same time last year.
Last edited by stevco123 on Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:48 am, edited 1 time in total.
http://www.weatherlink.com/user/stevco1 ... &headers=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for current weather updated every 2 minutes

snowfall
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 257
Joined: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Location: Gisborne South (346m asl)

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by snowfall » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:46 am

First cold night for the year here - got down to 2.2c.

User avatar
Didjman
Moderator
Posts: 1057
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:52 pm
Location: Wallan, Vic 307m ASL
Contact:

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Didjman » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 am

It was 3c here at 0700

Macedonian
Supercell
Posts: 1691
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:44 pm
Location: Mount Macedon Vic at 870m above sea level

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Macedonian » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:58 am

3C at my place but it got to -1C in the garden i work at in Macedon. Nice and frosty, first proper frost of the season.
It was -1 at Trentham as well.

Online
User avatar
hillybilly
Senior Moderator
Posts: 2138
Joined: Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:26 am
Location: Ferny Creek 560m (about the coldest spot in Melbourne)
Contact:

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by hillybilly » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:02 pm

3mm in the gauge yesterday (morning) so finished the event just over 30mm. Had hoped for 40mm, but to be honest 30mm is a good outcome :D One quirk of the event is that we've now had (about) 90mm in the past "month" so surprisingly good, but of course before it there was seven weeks with basically zilch :o

Unfortunately, we now go back into a week+ spell of dry weather, and temps will once again approach record highs for the time of year...

We dipped to 6C this morning, and to be honest the mins this morning really had a "drought" look and feel to them... Uppers were mild, but below the inversion dry air and soils allowed things to drop like a rock.

stevco123
Supercell
Posts: 1881
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2010 7:42 pm
Location: Cranbourne West 53m asl

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by stevco123 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:36 am

Visibility down to about 20 metres in places this morning on the way to Mornington. Haven't seen fog quite that thick in a few years I'd say.

Other places just have low cloud
http://www.weatherlink.com/user/stevco1 ... &headers=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for current weather updated every 2 minutes

flyfisher
Cumulonimbus
Posts: 106
Joined: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:39 pm
Location: Belgrave

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by flyfisher » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:20 pm

I was wrong and the dry continues - I see nothing but high pressure dominance as systems move in all directions around SE Australia. It's depressing like the millennium drought. Can only hope that the forecast negative IOD eventuates and the SAM play ball at some point. Given the lag times between ocean and atmosphere it might be be until late June...

User avatar
Australis(Shell3155)
Supercell
Posts: 2327
Joined: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:05 pm
Location: Boronia
Contact:

Re: Sequence of fronts: April 13-18

Post by Australis(Shell3155) » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:29 pm

Lots of photos of Aurora Australis flooding Facebook,
Ballarat and Werribee noted.

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 8 guests