General August weather 2008

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Re: General August weather

Postby Blue Skies » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:43 pm

Earlier this week I was going to post some comments along the lines of "oh, it looks like everything is moving along again!" but I hesitated because the MJO page wasn't updated over the weekend. Seems that that was a good move, because the MJO is very firmly stuck in a weak phase 2 and shows no inclination in moving anywhere in a hurry. As a result I'm not getting my hopes up about much wet stuff over the next few days, although Saturday looks very cold. Its a bit odd, as usually a tropical storm/typhoon near the Philippines and China drags the MJO over our way but it doesn't seem to be doing it this year. But its promising that the North Atlantic hurricane season seems to be picking up at the moment - I suppose there is not much of a connection but with reading blogs with people saying "yep, the world circulation pattern is strangely stuck right now" I find it encouraging that some parts of the world are returning to what might be considered "normal". The SOI also seems to be swinging back into the positive so that's also helping me to stay positive that this dry might not last much longer.

That long wave trough link Tim posted a few days ago is a beauty (thanks Tim!) and considering that it to me it looks like we might start to see some decent rain the second week of Sept.
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Re: General August weather

Postby EP-W.A » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:39 am

mmmm Clear skys at the moment. I can see that it has rained, but noting to much to keep dust down ha.
Oh well :P

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Re: General August weather

Postby Tim S » Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:57 am

Hearing a fair bit of thunder (well more than 4 rumbles! :)) from that cell just about to cross the coast of the far northern burbs!

3.5mm at my place overnight. :)
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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:08 am

Very exciting sky up this way folks though i suspect those further south would have a better view. I haven't spyed any strikes however it is going nucking futz with the thunder.:lol:

A nice way to have a bit a dry spell broken.

Plenty of orange on the radar so it would have to be severe associated. No fuel in the car :(

Woodridge would be about where it hits the coast or maybe Guilderton?

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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:22 am

the back of this storm looks awesome! and it has a tag along behind it too. Seems to be developing well but not sure if it will amount to much.

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Re: General August weather

Postby Lert » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:29 am

Yep, pretty black up that way..

3.5mm for me overnight.
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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:34 am

Using Chops great website
http://radar.strikeone.net.au/?fuseacti ... 1219972800
The line of moisture moving up from the southwest at about 150ks out right now might get interesting.

Using Chops radar loop and clicking the mouse on the time line indicator to move the sweep manually you really can see such an interesting movement of moisture. As Tim mentioned yesterday there was weather moving in several different directions at once. Such as the change in direction of the cell off garden island yesterday.

Oh and 3.5 mm overnight here

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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:21 am

This next cell is going off. almost a constant rumble of thunder. i wonder how many strikes are going on? Can't see any lightning yet?

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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:15 am

there are cells popping up everywhere!
where is everyone :)

hope to see some good pics today :)

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Re: General August weather

Postby J23 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:24 am

Looking great to the southwest. I thought by now the bom would have at least included a possible storm in the forecast.

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Re: General August weather

Postby Tim S » Fri Aug 29, 2008 11:50 am

sure is J23, Rotto just scored 5.6mm from the 'line' as it passed over them and now its heading towards us. :)
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Re: General August weather

Postby Rainbow Bright » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:14 pm

Only got 1.8mm this morning. i looked out the window half an hour ago and saw dark blue clouds. Just checked the radar and it hasn't been updated since 11.22am. The line of rainfall looked good though. I'm jealous you guys, you have all the rain and storms up there! :cry:
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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:21 pm

got some awesome pics with the phone!
2mm from that cell too :)

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Re: General August weather

Postby adamD » Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:45 pm

Saw most of it come over, just bad timing I was blocked in the Red Rooster Drive Thru queue when the best of the lightning and thunder came over (Damn their service is so slow :lol: ) so I missed it but had a nice quick downpour soon after, but it went away as fast as it came, wished it moved a bit slower.

Anyway what's up with the radar, looks to be back atm and more lines to come aswell!
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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:14 pm

adamD wrote:I was blocked in the Red Rooster Drive Thru queue when the best of the lightning and thunder came over (Damn their service is so slow :lol: )


Fair go. They gotta catch the chooks first :lol:

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Re: General August weather

Postby Vinny » Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:54 pm

Didn't hear anything last night... but apparently 1.4mm fell.... :shock: ... not enough for this time of the year!!

Not sure why the bom updated forecast is saying

Forecast for Friday
A few showers. The risk of a thunderstorm. Moderate SW/S'ly winds freshening
during the afternoon.

and yet it is sunny and fine outside with some cloud about... :?

September was above average in 2005, 2006 and 2007... can it be above average again?? ... with that 70 percent of above average rains bom 3 month outlook... i hope so !!
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Re: General August weather

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:20 pm

Vinny we have had some good strong cells move through today. Some reaching severe at times.
Lots of clear air in between them. More cells to the west and southwest right now. not as strong in their development as earlier but still have that chance.

Tim or other more technically minded members may be able to tell us more from reading the airport soundings?

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Re: General August weather

Postby weatherman08 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:19 pm

Just pelted down here with that cell moving up from the south. Its moving dead north and fast.

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Re: General August weather

Postby Blue Skies » Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:35 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:there are cells popping up everywhere!
where is everyone :)

hope to see some good pics today :)


I was out working! But I had one of the best vantage points for the day! The cloud structure around today and yesterday has been fantastic - heaps of pileus yesterday and anvils today! But sorry, no pics. :(

I was working in Hilarys this morning and around 10am I notice the big cell to the north towering up into the sky and yep, that was thunder! Enjoyed that one for a while then realised it was moving away and seemed to collapse. There was a nice wind-blown rain shaft on the south side for a while.

I turned around and spied a line of anvil tops to the south. Looks good, I thought. They kept developing and to my delight part of the line was heading straight towards me! There was a dark gust front - well, thats the only way I can think of describing it - hanging down with a rain curtain but I could see it was pretty thin. Heaps of thunder as that approached but I didn't see many bolts. That line passed over Hilarys about 12pm and the rain wasn't much. I saw a bolt to the north as it moved towards the NE.

Some work colleagues reported hail at Port Kennedy today - apparently 5 min worth! Seems an awful long time, but there it is. Been an interesting couple of days despite the lack of wet stuff.
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Re: General August weather

Postby Vinny » Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:36 pm

The ocf is going for

25.7 degrees on friday the 5 september ... that is if rounded up... 4 degrees off 30 :shock: :shock: :shock:

and 25 for the saturday 6th :shock:

also on thursday 4 sept and friday 5th september... it says 6mm thursday 2 mm friday... so some rain as well.... well hopefully :mrgreen:

no rain unfortunately near me today...a very light 0.001mm sprinkle about 4.30pm ish this arvo... but nothing to cause puddles.
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