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Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - 14

Post by Gordon » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:39 am

A lovely spell of autumn weather here - if only we'd had a few inches of rain prior so we could properly enjoy it! (At least eastern Vic and the high country mostly finished March with a bang.)

Meanwhile, looks like weak fronts clipping past Friday night/Saturday, and again Monday, but no real rain in sight. Hope the next WA cyclone/low provides some moisture for the next significant system - whenever that is :? ?

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by Tassiedave » Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:40 pm

That WA cyclone has a remarkably similar path to the last one.

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by jmw2207 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:18 am

Even the Heading of this thread sums up the situation.

We are 24mm YTD. Average YTD is 130-150mm

The ground here is crispier than a fresh pringle.

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by hillybilly » Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:48 pm

Still not much to get excited about :( maybe a shower tomorrow. Warm, almost hot, one today.

In stats I wish we didn’t break, thw city has had the driest start to a year on record for Melbourne (42mm).

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by StratoBendigo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:21 pm

hillybilly wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Still not much to get excited about :( maybe a shower tomorrow. Warm, almost hot, one today.

In stats I wish we didn’t break, thw city has had the driest start to a year on record for Melbourne (42mm).
We're on 25mm YTD. 1923 and 1965 still the driest start to a year up to April 5 on record for us though - 9mm for both. 1923 is notable for only getting it's first decent drop of rain on May 8. And then a real wet winter after that with 350 mm falling between May 8 and August 14 that year!

Not really much rain in sight. A local long range forecaster (with a mixed record) has gloom and doom for 2019:
https://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/st ... son/?cs=12

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by hillybilly » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:52 pm

23C here for a max so getting warm for mid autumn. Gusty winds and hazy, maybe even a bit of dust.

I flew in over outback SA this arvo and there was a big dust storm south of Lake Eyre. Here’s a shot from the plane. Would expect it must have moved into parts of NSW and Vic.

Meanwhile, half decent band of storms over the far southwest. Should push through overnight, but be pretty sparse for most. Might get a rumble and a mm or just a gusty westerly change :?:

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by Australis(Shell3155) » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:15 pm

Radar - No gutters,...hmm.

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by Sean » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:41 pm

Record dry start in Melbourne: http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/reco ... rne/529544

The cooler days brought no respite from the garden hose, so you can tell it's dry, even with pockets of green grass in response to some wet last week.

Is it going to be another good snow bad rain kind of year? :|

Had so much frost damage in my yard last year and it just seems like it's going to happen again given the prevailing dry.

This weather has outstayed its welcome :x

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Post by Tassiedave » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:30 pm

Vigorous rain band with the odd thunderstorm here in Northern Tasmania at the moment

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Post by 93ben » Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:23 pm

And the windy weather is back lol. Crazy wind here in Templestowe atm.
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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by hillybilly » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:54 am

Zilch overnight :( More like a January front than an April one. Storms sparse and split locally :(

Guess we now look to late Monday til Wednesday which looks a bit better for southern areas, but again looks pretty lean for northern parts. Some chance late next week will see a cut-off develop over eastern Australia. Be good to have something to break this pattern.

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Post by Tassiedave » Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:39 am

Rainfall overnight in Tasmania: Fisher River 64mm, Poatina 35mm, Meander 32mm, Scottsdale 20mm, Launceston 16mm, Wynyard 16mm, Hobart 13mm

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by Australis(Shell3155) » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:00 pm

I read a post saying Warburton got some of that rain last night..
someone needs to hold another outdoor party, we got 55mm for mine,
Someone else's turn..

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by stevco123 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:44 pm

Big storm down here about 1.30am last night. Lasted about 10 minutes but very heavy rain was produced. Friend in Dandenong said they got nothing.
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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by hillybilly » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:29 am

stevco123 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Big storm down here about 1.30am last night. Lasted about 10 minutes but very heavy rain was produced. Friend in Dandenong said they got nothing.
Much in the gauge?

We picked up a little mizzle. Somewhere between 0.1 and 0.2mm.

Front for Monday arvo and second for Tuesday look ok for southern Vic. Progs holding around 10mm, perhaps near 20mm for here. Will be dribbles north of the divide and in the rainshadowed western plains. Does look like there could be a weak infeed so might sneak a few mms through the southern Wimmera and northern country. Quite cold with snow about the peaks.

Cut off late in the week. Looks ok for Gippsland and then NSW. Might sneak something in central areas, but lots of uncertainty.

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by stevco123 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:40 pm

hillybilly wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:29 am
stevco123 wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:44 pm
Big storm down here about 1.30am last night. Lasted about 10 minutes but very heavy rain was produced. Friend in Dandenong said they got nothing.
Much in the gauge?

We picked up a little mizzle. Somewhere between 0.1 and 0.2mm.

Front for Monday arvo and second for Tuesday look ok for southern Vic. Progs holding around 10mm, perhaps near 20mm for here. Will be dribbles north of the divide and in the rainshadowed western plains. Does look like there could be a weak infeed so might sneak a few mms through the southern Wimmera and northern country. Quite cold with snow about the peaks.

Cut off late in the week. Looks ok for Gippsland and then NSW. Might sneak something in central areas, but lots of uncertainty.
4.6mm. The Melbourne Water site up the road got 2mm. But sure was intense for a few minutes, including thunder and lightning
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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by StratoBendigo » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:38 am

Still no sign of rain for us. More raised dust yesterday. I haven't seen the countryside this bad for over a decade.

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by hillybilly » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 pm

Getting fairly heavy showers around the Dandenongs ATM. Unfortunately band is narrow and doesn't look like it will last long :(

So far scored about 2mm.
Still no sign of rain for us. More raised dust yesterday. I haven't seen the countryside this bad for over a decade.
Had a few friends in rural areas over the weekend and their reports are not good. Reports of dry and dusty conditions away from the immediate coast, and extensive tree die back. Progs still not really showing anything substantial (though might sneak something :?: ), and next week looks like be unseasonably warm.

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by hillybilly » Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:09 pm

Starting to get lumpy out there with the odd almost thundry shower. 3mm here now and 4mm at our nearby AWS. EC showing a bit of an upgrade the next 24 hours so might give a bit for people.

I see a shower inbound for Bendigo and others in the northern country. Let’s hope so :D

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Re: Settled with the odd weak front, 4 April - ?

Post by Australis(Shell3155) » Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:08 am

It can stop now - ie No Gutters
Time to share this rain - ie No Gutters
Makeshift old Gutters up and full buckets and wheel barrows.

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