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Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Sun is out here this morning. 92.5mm since Tuesday morning. Rain eased off around 11pm last night and just a few more light showers this morning. All very wet around here.

Incredibly lucky event for Gippsland after such a dry winter. Flooding on the Macallister R looks significant with further releases from Lake Glenmaggie overnight.

We had a real infestation of ants in our house a week ago, I reckon they new this rain was on the way.
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52mm in total here. Very welcome, especially considering how much the cards are stacked against rainfall at the moment. Currently sunny, although a bit windy. Might be the odd shower later today, but otherwise a few fairly cool days coming up.
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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35mm for the event so far in Elwood but rain has started again. Now en route to Mansfield and eastern suburbs are very wet with solid moderate rain.
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Still raining here in Port Melbourne, 33mm for the event so far. We really needed this, it has been so dry.
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Just wow! arriving at Mansfield to find just shy of 140mm in the Nylex. This is an event total. Lake Eildon will surely exceed 100% tomorrow. Outflows are around 20k ml per day with inflows peaking around 120k ml per day around now.Unbelievable stuff :o
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Blackee wrote: Thu Oct 05, 2023 11:54 pm Just wow! arriving at Mansfield to find just shy of 140mm in the Nylex. This is an event total. Lake Eildon will surely exceed 100% tomorrow. Outflows are around 20k ml per day with inflows peaking around 120k ml per day around now.Unbelievable stuff :o
Jeepers that’s a good falls. Awesome to see the whole east pick up with this one. Shuts or largely shuts down the fire season for a month or two, which is a big relief.

Unfortunately a dud for most of TAS. Just 5mm back home. Might get a mm or two yet, but nothing meaningful. The northeast corner did well, but elsewhere just dribbles. Couple of cold days ahead, then back to the dominating westerly systems.

Decent snow fall on the alps but not really sticking, I guess because of the warm ground and rain leading into the system. Still, nice to see snow in spring.

Been a really strange El Niño and positive IOD year. Two huge events, the first in the subtropics and tropics in mid winter and now this one. In between dry and record warm. Funny how a bit of luck can make a big difference. Reminds me a bit of the very strong 1997 El Niño event.
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Another 2mm overnight. 40mm this week.

Eildon spillway has all 3 flood gates open
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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A further 9mm overnight from a southerly stream of drizzle and showers. Takes the overall event to 61mm.
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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We got another 11.5mm last night to push us up to 104mm for the week 🤩
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Just ducked home for lunch. It's only 4.8° at 1pm! That's low for October.
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Hi everyone,

Gosh it's been a looong time. Still many familiar names here from the WZ days. Life has been busy, but the weather never stops!

After 3 below average rainfall months, it's been lovely to finally have some worthwhile wet stuff.

42.8mm for this event (melb's east), surpassing July (23.6mm), Aug (30mm), and Sept (17.6mm).

415.2mm YTD. I can't even remember the last time I heard thunder...
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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38mm here and surprisingly sustained cold (well, surprising after September!), barely making it to double figure maximums for the last 4 days, and similar today. Burning firewood like its winter.

Nothing like the eastern Vic totals, but local streams and lakes are brimming again, and the country looks fantastic - back to full spring lushness (is that a word? :)).
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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51mm for the week a big system and so much rain for so many, pushed fire season, back filled dams, saved crops etc.

Over the cold :( but typical Melbourne always pay for the nice weather with winter next 2 weeks really nice Wednesday but another big cold burst late next week into next weekend as well. Oct prob come in below average after Sept record warm lol the month to month flips last few years have being impreassive.

Sunny tomorrow yay then slow warm up wram Wed cold showers windy return Thurs through Sunday
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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136.5mm here for the week, damaging winds, severe local bushfires (in regions that should have been subjected to hazard reduction burns over past 6 months), flooding rain/major flood (58 ML/d for 3 hours through Glenmaggie), snow, and yesterday an earthquake up near Nowa Nowa (3 on the scale).

Most memorable moment would have to be the Tuesday morning westerly change ripping through Gippsland which pushed a section of the bushfire into the pine plantation forests to the E of Stockdale causing a huge line of pyrocumulus cloud about 10 kms long N-S. Followed 2 hours later by sudden torrential rain - causing havoc for earth moving equipment working on clay.
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Great to hear from you Petros, huge week out your way and all this rain and flooding stop the fires for 4 to 6 weeks and set everyone up for great spring early summer

Back to boring drought weather but fairly cool, only 1 warm day next 10 days or so booo :( :( Oct will be colder than Sept way it going lol

Showers possible storm Thursday, then cool showery next weekend, Wednesday looking pick of week warm and sunny :D
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Re: Heavy rain and storms, with mountain snow: October 3-

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Finished with just less than 10mm. Was never our system. Too far north and east.

Now looking to the next week which looks more classically El Niño with fairly dry westerly systems which means a very wet west coast for TAS, but most other spots not a lot beyond showers. Some chance for storms mid week. Looks like a bit of a roller coaster initially mild then quite warm then finishing cold.

Been on holidays in southeast Queensland enjoying the surf pushed up the coast from the low :) Water up here is really warm, though winds have been fairly cool.
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