VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

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VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by hillybilly » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:25 am

Short lived system with a rapidly moving trough. The main wind change comes through late Tuesday, but the whole period will see showers and high winds. Already gusting to near 100km/hr in parts of Melbourne and out west. Airmass is pretty typical for winter, but wind chills will be feral :?

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by tonycynic » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:38 am

Wind is picking up and the band of rain crossing the city looks like it is intensifying. Was not expecting rain til later, going to mess up the synthetic turf laying. :x

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by StratoBendigo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:16 pm

Perhaps a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon with the band now entering the Mallee?

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by tonycynic » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:26 pm

Always a chance but anything that forms will be moving at a fair pace. The satpic has stuff just shooting through the bight like it is on a conveyor belt from south of WA. .

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by Gordon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Terrible wind here again for hours on end - branches and loose objects flying everywhere. Suspect it must be fairly localised though as, besides the general SWW, it's fairly quiet out there :? .

I don't have a reliable way of measuring these things, but this July feels like an exceptionally bad one for our area for damaging winds.

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by Macedonian » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:10 pm

Yikes! That breeze is getting up.

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by hillybilly » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:06 pm

Yikes! That breeze is getting up.
Windy in the Dandenongs but short of previous blows so not too bad thus far. Seems to be picking up - though - so perhaps worse to come???

0.2mm in the gauge and a fairly typical July max of 9.1C for us. Radar looks impressive with rain inbound, but anticipate a lot will got missing as it comes down from the ranges. The air mass is horribly dry (again) in the low levels which is really robbing us of rain. Feels quite El Nino like now, even if the indicators don't all agree :?

Better chance of rain tomorrow.

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by StratoBendigo » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:36 pm

Been raining a bit here this evening. We might end up with a useful amount too going by the radar and satpic.

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by Hawker » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:54 pm

Same here Strato light to good moderate rain
Sometimes like this it keeps appearing on the radar to the north west
As long as it doesn't move through too quick to the east we
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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by stevco123 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:57 pm

What a crap and uneventful winter so far
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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by Wilko » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:40 pm

The wind has gone ballistic in last 30 mins
I don’t have a wind gauge but I reckon 100km +
See what the Moorabbin site shows

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by wolfcat » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:44 pm

111kph 07:06pm - St Kilda Harbour RMYS
113kph 07:12pm - Fawkner Beacon.

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Re: Front with gales and showers:July 24-26

Post by Gordon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:56 pm

Gordon wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:36 pm
Terrible wind here again for hours on end - branches and loose objects flying everywhere. Suspect it must be fairly localised though as, besides the general SWW, it's fairly quiet out there :? .

I don't have a reliable way of measuring these things, but this July feels like an exceptionally bad one for our area for damaging winds.
That's what we've had most of the day! Wondering why it was so silent everywhere else but looks like the gales finally travelled the 100-odd km to Melbourne. Weird!

Pretty heavy rain here and wind seems to have eventually eased a bit with it.

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by snowfall » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:05 pm

Howling wind and rain here. The rain is mostly light, so only 2mm so far. Fairly chilly 6c.

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by jimmyay » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:07 pm

gale force here in Cheltenham now.

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by JasmineStorm » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:09 pm

Polar jet is currently interacting with the sub tropical jet over Melbourne, giving a kick to the trough and amplifying rain in the Macedon Ranges. Always beware of the interacting jets :)

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by hillybilly » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:21 pm

Dry air below the cloud layer is allowing the high winds to mix down with the evaporating rain. Similar set up to the nasty fire storm weather that hit western Vic in the evening back in March but 20C cooler. Has gone feral here, but no crashes outside amongst the tree and powers still on so good so far.

Looks like another rainfall bust here. Would guess a couple of mms of evaporation today and just 0.2mm of rain. Progs over did rain here again today which has happened a lot of times this year :?

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by Macedonian » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:36 pm

Howling gale and alternating rain/ sleet/snow here tonight. A smidge to warm for sustained snow but it's definitely trying.
It must have been marvellously snowy here before the climate warmed.

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by Gordon » Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:44 pm

7mm here over the last couple of hours, pushing us over 50mm mtd. I would guess spots just a few km north would have had double that in this setup.

It's extraordinary how the Dandenongs keep missing out HB, almost the opposite of what normally happens :(.

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Re: VIC - Front with gales and showers: July 23-26 2018

Post by Didjman » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:00 pm

Max gust here today of 58 yet 5klms nth at the top of the hill, Kilmore Gap AWS; 102klm/hr!

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