Victoria - Warm then more rain - 13th-26th Jan 2020

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Hawker
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:18 pm

About 15 to 20 first lot, gauge wasn't empty(lol some people)
Then 14 in round 2, 30 to 35 all up, very nice.
Bring on the next one.
Skywalker
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:26 pm

Lucia wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Haha Not such a boring zone then... Upto 12 mls here, smoke haze not too bad at all here
Well not today at least. :P
It will need a lot more than 1 decent event in 9 years for it to lose it's title. ;)

Smoke haze has somewhat returned here as the final band of rain approaches from the west. :?
Caroline Springs, Melbourne's meteorological boredom zone.
Adam38
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:34 pm

Smoke is really bad now!!! Thunder rumbling again.
Sean
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 pm

Has literally not stopped raining since the storm first made landfall.

It was clearing us according to the radar, but it kept going and going... wasn't expecting it to morph into such a large patch of rain.

Another band forming in behind it, though whether it has the steam to keep going, I don't know, but I wouldn't count it out. We may end up with a nighttime show :D
Blackie
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:59 pm

Mansfield has just recorded 52mm in 40 minutes. RR of 230mm p/h at 7pm! Gullies are flooding in Howes Creek on Lake Eildon. One of the heaviest falls since 2011 la Nina event. Still raining.
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Sean
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:27 pm

The band is dying :(
Jezza
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:28 pm

First time the air quality has been classified as "good" in my area for over 48 hours.
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Australis(Shell3155)
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:32 pm

Wow... BLACKIE.. hope all fires are now out.. !

Just had another good rain fall Marcus Hill Belleraine..
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hillybilly
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:20 pm

Scraped out 17mm in the end. Three hours of steady rain with constant rumbles. Thick fog drifting in and out. Very odd weather to be honest. MTD near 70mm.

Locally the area around Monbulk scored about 70mm, while elsewhere falls vary from near 10mm south of here to scattered 25-30mm falls quite randomly distributed. All handy, but so hit and miss.

Incoming doesn’t look to exciting. Showers and storms east tomorrow, and in central areas as the winds go swly. Wouldn’t be surprised if this gives thick drizzle for a period in the morning.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:32 pm

51mm all up. Had some great close range CG lightning in that last band and some loud cracks of thunder, though rain wasn’t quite as heavy as earlier today. Can’t remember the last time we had as much thunder as we’ve had this afternoon. Thick fog has rolled in. It might also be mixed in with some smoke, but if it is I can’t smell it.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:52 pm

you have to go back to Mon 10/04/2017 to get a higher single daily total for Avalon from today's 49.4mm
QldTwister
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm

Great day many more of these please :D :D

35/18c at times so nice outside today, big stroms, west burbs got smashed, few hours of rain, great light show though missed most of it at work
Classic Qld day so good
Cool gloomy next 2 days lots of rain and TS in E Nsw and Vic lucky great for fires.

Warm, humid, unstable weeked with showers and thunderstorms central and east, then very wet Monday, slow clear Tues, Wet again Wed night and Thurs

This is not summer but nothing is normal now, so just enjoying the ride like spring now everything just running late so werid

Sadly Mallee misses out once again this coming week but everyone else will do alright

Wet Jan for many this will be

Summer prob be March April May
Bring on the heat and stroms
QldTwister
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:37 pm

18mm today over 50 for the Month crazy
Bring on the heat and stroms
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windyrob
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:45 pm

Nice to see some mist rising from the roads for a change!
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stevco123
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:29 pm

QldTwister wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:36 pm
Great day many more of these please :D :D

35/18c at times so nice outside today, big stroms, west burbs got smashed, few hours of rain, great light show though missed most of it at work
Classic Qld day so good
Cool gloomy next 2 days lots of rain and TS in E Nsw and Vic lucky great for fires.

Warm, humid, unstable weeked with showers and thunderstorms central and east, then very wet Monday, slow clear Tues, Wet again Wed night and Thurs

This is not summer but nothing is normal now, so just enjoying the ride like spring now everything just running late so werid

Sadly Mallee misses out once again this coming week but everyone else will do alright

Wet Jan for many this will be

Summer prob be March April May
That's quite an assumption to say summer will be until May. My tip is it'll be over by 15 February :D
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Sean
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:42 pm

The 77mm in St Albans seems to be the highest metro total (a western suburb, can you believe it? lol)

Incredible range of totals, but at least most of the metro got something.
Macedonian
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:54 pm

18mm at Mt Macedon.
Totally over the moon with that.
YTD is around 50mm already.
So much better than last year.
Amandagorural
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:54 pm

I feel like falling to my knees, weeping and gnashing my teeth, ripping my hair out.

I'm first week on holidays in WA. Home is Portarlington on the Bellarine. I cannot believe I missed that storm today.
I am seething!!!!!!!!
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:06 am

Super thick fog here this morning and heavy drizzle. 18.4mm in the gauge. Gotta be a good chance to crack 20mm from here. Pretty unlucky here in the end as we would have got double that if the development had of occurred 5km north/south/east or west. I do wonder if the radar was missing a fair bit of the detail on the storms and totals are so lumpy. Still MTD is just on 70mm and only 6mm to the average. Very happy with how the month is tracking :D

BTW did not get much commentary but those maxima yesterday were pretty ridiculous. 37-39C despite the shocking smoke and high dew points. On so many levels this weather is just getting silly. I do wonder if yesterday is the hottest-wettest day on record for Melbourne. Probably not, but has got to be up there :?:

Showers/storms today focussing out east. Hopefully the fire grounds can get more.
flyfisher
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:04 am

We got 18mm in the end after missing the first part of the storms. So good result and everything is nice and wet again. We are still green here mostly.

NE and East Gippsland missed out which is a real shame. Hopefully today delivers in those locations and start to put out fire and reduce the source of the smoke.
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