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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:20 pm

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A few lazy storms meandering around the Kimberley.

On another note, the Orion was flying about again today. It came over mine this morning.
They had some fun on radar.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:10 pm

Bugger me! That wind just exploded onto the lower west coast. Bam! there it is.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:36 am

Based on the forecast the only suburbs to be spared the Apocalypse are Coastal suburbs. Extract from Perth forecast;

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 26, 2014 10:17 am

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Lert » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:06 am

mackerelmauler wrote:The radar artists are at it again. There are unusual echoes on Perth radar again.

It is now 82 days since the last rainfall for Marangaroo ( a whole 1mm). Last substantial total was 13mm on 20 October 2013.


I presume the radar artist are due to the dropping of 'charf' as part of exercises out there. Looked up charf on wiki and is very interesting in that how long it takes the stuff to come down. Seems to work :)
2006 - 543.5mm, 2007 - 701.5mm, 2008 - 833.5mm, 2009 - 579mm, 2010 - 631.5mm, 2011 - 872.5mm, 2012 - 770mm

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby chartphred » Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:47 am

Lert wrote:
mackerelmauler wrote:The radar artists are at it again. There are unusual echoes on Perth radar again.

It is now 82 days since the last rainfall for Marangaroo ( a whole 1mm). Last substantial total was 13mm on 20 October 2013.


I presume the radar artist are due to the dropping of 'charf' as part of exercises out there. Looked up charf on wiki and is very interesting in that how long it takes the stuff to come down. Seems to work :)


Well I too was wondering what was causing the radar echo's. My initial thinking was that if it was chaff there must be a lot being dropped (unless its some form of electronic chaff? - if it exists). But I was wondering how they made it stay in the air so long and came across this article: http://www.themonsterguide.com/MAGAZINE ... dSky2.html
"Researchers and environmentalists are beginning to take notice since the new generation of Chaff has aluminized fiberglass particles which can stay in the air for 20-hours or longer" - obviously its so light it floats for ages.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 pm

However, dispensing chaff for in excess of 150km seems extraordinary.
From what I know, chaff is dispensed in bursts and not for the prolonged period required to show like that. an extraordinary volume. Not saying it's impossible but improbable.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:16 pm

Argyle Airport in the Kimberley has recorded 51mm in 11hours today.
Some active monsoonal storms are going off right now.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:19 pm

Keep an eye on Whyndam rainfall tally. The storm moving right over the site. 14mm recorded since 9am

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:23 pm

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/pert ... cord/26994

Perth enduring 2nd longest dry spell on record
Rob Sharpe, Thursday February 27, 2014 - 13:41 EDT
Perth is now closing out one of its hottest and driest summers on record.

The western capital is no stranger to hot and dry summers, with an average rainfall of 35mm and an average maximum of 30 degrees. But this summer has been exceptional. The last time there was any significant rain was on December 1st, with 1.8mm recorded. Since then there has only been 0.2mm, making it the second longest dry spell in 132 years of records. The longest dry spell, with 0.2mm or less, was the 122 days from 21st November 2009 to 22nd March 2010.

Temperatures have consistently soared beyond 30 degrees in Perth this summer, leading to an average maximum of 32 degrees. This is likely to be the fifth hottest summer on record. In terms of combined minimum and maximum temperatures Perth will come out with the 9th hottest summer on record, with slightly above average minima.

Looking ahead and there is no rain in plain sight. The dominant dry easterly flow over most of Western Australia is set to linger this week with just the occasional weak trough setting up near the coast and causing inland thunderstorms. There is only a moderate chance of getting any measurable rain next week.

The long dry spell should be broken later in March as a stronger cold front should bring showers. Autumn is the transition season, with generally increasing rainfall towards the winter months. This time around long term models are suggesting that rainfall is likely to generally be near to, or slightly above, average for the Perth area and much of the southwestern quarter of WA.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:37 pm

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:38 pm

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:28 pm

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Lert » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:38 pm

Looks like the Poms got all the luck..
2006 - 543.5mm, 2007 - 701.5mm, 2008 - 833.5mm, 2009 - 579mm, 2010 - 631.5mm, 2011 - 872.5mm, 2012 - 770mm

2013 Jan 5mm YTD 5mm

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