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Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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Some heavy SSE'ly showers pushed us 32mm here for this event yesterday afternoon (possibly the lowest tally in Central Gippsland luckily). Campers and water skiers at Lake Glenmaggie will be having a ball due to the better exposed beaches resulting from lowering its level by 1 metre due to the threat of this event. However there is enough inflow to refill it over the coming week.

It was the third system born from an Easterly Dip situation in past 3 months, with another highly likely to be in place early next week?
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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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Just arrived home after ten days o/s. Missed all of the action here. Just emptied 133mm out of the gauge. YTD is now 1097mm. So very happy.
Only one day out of the ten we were away managed to squeak above 20°. A good long period of cool weather. No days above 30° over ten months now.
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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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Macedonian wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:00 pm Just arrived home after ten days o/s. Missed all of the action here. Just emptied 133mm out of the gauge. YTD is now 1097mm. So very happy.
Only one day out of the ten we were away managed to squeak above 20°. A good long period of cool weather. No days above 30° over ten months now.
Love it.
The CO2 induced global boiling seems to be taking its time to arrive up at Mt Macedon!
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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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Petros wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 6:36 pm
Macedonian wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:00 pm Just arrived home after ten days o/s. Missed all of the action here. Just emptied 133mm out of the gauge. YTD is now 1097mm. So very happy.
Only one day out of the ten we were away managed to squeak above 20°. A good long period of cool weather. No days above 30° over ten months now.
Love it.
The CO2 induced global boiling seems to be taking its time to arrive up at Mt Macedon!
Give it enough time and it'll reach everyone, even the most stubborn.
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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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Petros wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 6:36 pm
Macedonian wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 12:00 pm Just arrived home after ten days o/s. Missed all of the action here. Just emptied 133mm out of the gauge. YTD is now 1097mm. So very happy.
Only one day out of the ten we were away managed to squeak above 20°. A good long period of cool weather. No days above 30° over ten months now.
Love it.
The CO2 induced global boiling seems to be taking its time to arrive up at Mt Macedon!
Not the case at all. Very difficult to get really cold winter temps here lately. No decent snow for over four years now. We used to get 2 or 3 good falls per winter.
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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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Scored 0.4mm here overnight which is the total for the event. Very dry here now in southeast TAS, though 50 to 100km to my northeast is green so a bit of bad luck.

Damn wish global warming wasn’t a thing. Used to get 30 foot drifts of snow on the mountain down here which lasted all summer. Hobart average two to three snowfalls a year and it even snowed in December once. We don't get a cover consistently in winter any more on the mountain, the Mt Field and Ben Lomond ski resorts are on their last legs and it’s nearly forty years since the last good snowfall in Hobart. Our kelp has largely died because the water is too warm, and tropical fish are now being caught off our east coast. Upside is the water here is currently near 20C and we haven’t needed a wet suit while swimming in the past week.
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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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93mm was our event total in the end. Spectacular really.
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Re: Wet Christmas 23 to 28 December

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StratoBendigo wrote: Fri Dec 29, 2023 9:54 pm 93mm was our event total in the end. Spectacular really.
That’s fantastic to hear. The positive SAM with no monsoon is a potent mix, I’ve never seen before. Fair bit of evidence that it’s tied at least in part to the Tongan volcano two year back which is keeping the polar vortex strong much later than usual. The recent ozone hole was the latest to break down on record.

Next trough already showing up in the progs with days of storms for the eastern states.
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