Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:33 am

Sunday Feb 06
9:30 am

overcast and windy are the two words for today
The BOM has 30 / 39 km/hr at the airport
currently 18.7, overnight 16.4
just under 1mm in the gauge from the drizzle
The BOM also hasn't recorded any rain which sort of indicates that the drizzle is right on the coast
and not going inland

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:59 am

Monday Feb 07
8:00 am

Pretty much the same as the last few days
overcast ( with some breaks ) and windy
currently 18.7, overnight low 16.4

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:06 am

Tuesday Feb 08
7:00 am

well after years of meticulous research I can finally announce
It's not really overcast here in Albany at all, yes people
the truth is
the sky here really is grey / brown !!
we get blue clouds, which is why the rest of the country gets confused when they visit Albany

so I can proudly announce
The weather here in Albany is fine and sunny, not a blue cloud to be seen
strangely though - the sun can't be seen either but we're working on that still
currently 20.0, overnight low 16.4
a little breezy here ( BOM has 20 / 30 km/hr )

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:06 am

Wednesday Feb 09
7:00 am

It's overcast here with one or two breaks
light winds from the SE
currently 20.0, overnight low 19.3
1mm in the gauge

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:31 am

Thursday Feb 10
6:30 am

partly cloudy, light SE wind
currently 19.3, overnight 18.5
yesterday was quite humid but it is relatively comfortable now at 70% indoors

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Fri Feb 11, 2011 6:50 am

Friday Feb 11
6:45 am

As I lay awake early this morning I was thinking
"gee that wind has picked up ..... "
of course it has
Friday is rubbish truck day here, of course it's windy
the BOM has gusts up to 40 km/hr
I'm think along the lines of
The heated gases escaping the bins creates a column of rising air, thus creating a ground level low pressure zone,
as more bin gas escapes, the lower the pressure and consequently a breeze is generated
That's why it is always windy at your local tip !!

Currently 19.6, breezy Easterly blowing
overcast to the south, breaking up to the north

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby Tasman » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:22 pm

Love your updates floppy. Think this is my favourite thread here :D

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:35 am

Saturday Feb 12
9:30 am

Well there hasn't been any climate change here recently
still overcast
still windy
still drizzle
strangely enough - we need a decent front to clear this stuff
currently 20.2, overnight 18.1

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:06 am

This bit is about the only thing that changes on this thread lately - the date and time
Sunday Feb 13
6:45 am

Catastrophic Overcast
Flash Drizzle
Damaging and Deadly Easterly winds up to 30 km/hr
People panicking in the streets screaming OMG OMG
The SES on high alert for mortal boredom
The Police patrolling the streets looking for punk pensioners with their hoon zimmerframes
People trembling with fear
The City of Albany debating - how much more of this cruddy weather can we take
Qld Premiere Anna Bligh sending messages of encouragement
Posters of Prince Charles urging the people of Albany to not give up hope
The Pope holding special services in Latin - praying for respite from the boredom
Devout people everywhere lighting candles
Hippies in California sending positive waves
Julia Gillard checking an atlas to find Western Australia
The US President checking an atlas to find where Australia is
Even the Apocalypse has been postponed

meanwhile it is currently 18.8, overnight low of 18.1
still overcast, still windy

Gawd strewth... roll on winter
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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:58 am

Monday Feb 14
6:45 am

well someone somewhere must have done something
because for a few hours yesterday arvo the weather cleared and instead of overcast and wind, we had partly cloudy and more wind
oh well a change is as good as a rest I suppose
currently there is still a bit of low cloud around and above that bits of cirro-stratus
currently 19.6, overnight 18.1
yesterday the BOM had gusts over 50 km/hr but it has settled down a bit with 19 / 24 km/hr

BUT NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
and no the Monty Python theme is not about to start

here is what is happening in space at the moment from spaceweather.com
EARTH-DIRECTED SOLAR FLARE: Sunspot 1158 has just unleashed the strongest solar flare of the year, an M6.6-category blast @ 1738 UT on Feb. 13th. The eruption appears to have launched a coronal mass ejection (CME) toward Earth. It also produced a loud blast of radio emissions heard in shortwave receivers around the dayside of our planet. Amateur radio astronomer Thomas Ashcraft recorded these sounds. Stay tuned for updates!

BEHEMOTH SUNSPOT 1158: Sunspot 1158 is growing rapidly (48 hour movie) and crackling with M-class solar flares. The active region is now more than 100,000 km wide with at least a dozen Earth-sized dark cores scattered beneath its unstable magnetic canopy. Earth-directed eruptions are likely in the hours ahead.


cool
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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:00 am

Tuesday Feb 15
7:00 am

quite a warm and sticky night last night
currently 20 9, overnight low 18.7
The overcast is back but at least the wind has dropped
it does seem to be lightening up so maybe we will see some blue

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:26 pm

Just an update

seeing as how Albany's forecast for the rest of the week is drizzle
which of course has the locals on the edge of their seats

I received this e-mail
Space Weather News for Feb. 15, 2011
http://spaceweather.com

MAJOR FLARE: Earth-orbiting satellites have detected the strongest solar flare in more than four years. At 0156 UT on Feb. 15th, giant sunspot 1158 unleashed an X2-class eruption. X-flares are the strongest type of x-ray flare, and this is the first such eruption of new Solar Cycle 24. The explosion that produced the flare also sent a solar tsunami rippling through the sun's atmosphere and, more importantly, hurled a coronal mass ejection toward Earth. This raises the possibility of geomagnetic storms in the days ahead. Visit http://spaceweather.com for images and updates.


woohoo an x-class flare
if this keeps up - it has the potential to seriously bugger up satellite comms and nav, power grids etc

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:22 pm

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:53 am

Wednesday Feb 16
8:00 am

nothing is moving at ludicrous speed down here at all
forecast right thru to Saturday is drizzle
speaking of Darth Vaders. I like that ad on TV with the little kid trying the force on the car

currently 21.0, overnight 20.5
overcast, drab and grey

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby brayden » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:29 pm

Hopefully the radar down there doesn't get jammed ;)
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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:10 pm

brayden wrote:Hopefully the radar down there doesn't get jammed ;)


sigh ..... sadly it wouldn't matter much if it did
the picture is going to be pretty much the same

I wish a decent cold front would come along
Westerly's would be quite a nice change

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby Fine Elsewhere » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:37 pm

forecast "drizzle" .....hm didn't get much drizzle, actual weather was overcast & 3rd week of bitterly cold easteries - blew all day, no fishing for another 10 days at this rate...
i don't think i've ever experience soooooo many days of easterlies - what do u recon floppy? is this a record or not cheers FE

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:41 pm

Hi FE
Got a bit of drizzle tonite in town about 7:30
was at SES talking to some guys in the midwest on the HF radio
and yep
waaaaaaayyyy too many easterlies

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Re: Albany & South Coast : Summer 2010 / 2011

Postby floppy » Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:37 am

Thursday Feb 17
7:30 am

Well the South Coast Severe Drizzle Chasers meeting last Sunday had to be cancelled due to unseasonally fine weather but everything is back on track now with the BOM forecasting drizzle right thru to Sunday

currently 19.1, overnight 18.6
wind from the East ( BOM has 24 / 32 km/hr )
we have had rain - I swear - but the gauge is almost empty
the car next to it is wet
and of course - overcast

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