VIC - Sequence of fronts (Part 1): August 3-13 2018

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by JasmineStorm » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:36 am

3mm overnight to keep things ticking over. Up to 58mm now for August on the 11th day :) 100 year August ave is 84mm. I have a feeling August has plenty more to come. Haven't had pressure over 1030 hPa since the change in weather pattern in early July. Only 4 frosts since.....quite unusual but that is what negative SAM's do up here.

Good to see quite a few gauges around Melbourne got into double figures this morning.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by StratoBendigo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:15 pm

Not really cold here yet. Already hit our expected Max temp. Too dry too.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by stevco123 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:13 pm

Slow news day at the Herald Sun. Record rain? Hahaha

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by Hawker » Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:45 pm

After 4mm overnight a few showers are moving through. the last
one had some small soft hail, maybe bigger showers later.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by James » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:23 pm

where is all this rain? Nothing remarkable about today, its actually quite warm out in the sun and enjoyable!

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by StratoBendigo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:46 pm

Temp dropped from 12 to 8c this afternoon. A lot colder now.

Looks like 15cm so far at Falls Creek.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by Sean » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:06 pm

Another disappointing result. The fronts seem to be skint by the time they reach this area.

YTD even lower than last year, and by a wide margin. Hoping for a turnaround :-|

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by stevco123 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:17 pm

Sean wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Another disappointing result. The fronts seem to be skint by the time they reach this area.

YTD even lower than last year, and by a wide margin. Hoping for a turnaround :-|
How much rain you get this morning? I drove to Carrum Downs about 8am where it didn't seem that wet, and then back at Cranbourne West it was still coming down pretty hard.
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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by Australis(Shell3155) » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:34 pm

Some hail in Ringwood, about 1.45.
Was incredibley black over MT D, looking back @ around 4pm.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by hillybilly » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:37 pm

12mm here overnight and this morning and about 3mm today. Had lots of rumbles, from cells all around including a couple overhead, but cells are mostly small and sparse so rainfall hasn’t lasted long. Had plenty of small hail.

Looks like the wind change of sorts is pushing through the city. Nice band on it, but slipping away a bit.

Temperature here is down to 4.4C so about a degree off snow weather here now :D

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by stevco123 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:48 pm

Looks like something went wrong at BoM, with a forecast of 14 tomorrow for the city and 13 for Mount Dandenong?

Surely not in this setup.
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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by Macedonian » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:57 pm

Had another 20minute snowfall about an hour ago, caught me by surprise out in the garden. It was still about 4.5C but managed to snow. Gone now.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by snowfall » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:49 pm

7mm overnight and today here. Might get a little bit more. The temperature has been dropping quite steadily in the last hour or so - currently 5.9c.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by hillybilly » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:05 pm

Temperature hovering in the 3s here with bit of hail, rain and sleet. Still a degree or so too warm for snow.

Radar looks ok atm, and scored 18mm here today. Showers quite frequent atm. Tending to think we should get the odd flurry tonight, but it’s pretty marginal with the freezing level dropping to about 850m and 850Ts just touching on -4C.

Here’s a photo of hail here earlier. Got a similar cover on about four occasions under different hail showers.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by Macedonian » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:12 pm

Just had some more snow, quite heavy for a while, everything started to turn white but then it stopped. Grrr. The mountain looks like its splitting the showers on the radar. Frustrating because its down to 1.2C now.

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by stevco123 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:04 pm

Otways doing their thing and shredding everything to bits coming this way
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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by Gordon » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:43 pm

A couple of pics as promised from a few days ago in the Snowys:
Road near Adaminaby (about 1100m asl)
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And roadside drifts about 20km from Cooma (about 1200m asl)

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Hope your place looks a bit like this by morning HB :).

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by Macedonian » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:17 pm

Nice pics Gordon!

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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by stevco123 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:01 am

Macedonian wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Nice pics Gordon!
Looking at the radar, you're looking good for some snow cover by morning it seems.

Flow gone more southerly so precipitation should now penetrate through the metro area and beyond
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Re: Sequence of fronts: August 3-13

Post by hillybilly » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:51 am

Coldest night for the year here with 1C but no snow. We had a shower about 4am and I woke up but no sign of anything frozen and the precip I did see falling was slight rain. Possible there was a flurry. I did see a little sleet about 6pm and again about 8pm, but nothing I would quite call snow. About 19mm for the last day and a bit so a handy fall. MTD close to 50mm here so running close to average :D

Warm air advection kicking in now so will get drizzle later today.

These westerlies and frequent fronts go the whole week ahead. Possibility of a strong cold outbreak next weekend :?:

New thread or just extend this one for another week?

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