Fried Egg February 2014

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby brayden » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:02 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:Cheers for the post Brayden :)


No probs... though you've got it all covered and better :)

Ah yes bout the radars lol (had to make up the joker one)

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:42 pm

Some random figures showing up on AWS.
A gust of 120kmh on Melville water around 1pm and 31mm of rain recorded in SW since 9am.
Esperance radar beaming down Scotty. It's all happening.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby brayden » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:01 pm

Saw on the news that someone in East Perth found a cane toad in their backyard, it begins! lol

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:14 pm

A rubbish chance of a thundery shower late arvo tomorrow for Perth.
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There has been a bit of AltoCu floccus and castellanus forming pretty much in the places we see in the image.

Possibly the best chance we see for northern suburbs to see rain since October or even longer.
Chance of it happening? None and Buckleys.

Heat? 36ºC is just warm. If we call 36ºC hot, what do we call it when it might bump to 45ºC?

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:21 pm

I saw some fluffy white cotton wool in the sky earlier this evening.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:49 pm

The last significant rainfall recorded (in Perth's Northern suburbs):
9th October 2013 24mm

Oh wait,
29th October 12mm

Minor falls recorded:
14th October 0.3mm
16th October 0.8mm

4th November 0.8mm
30th November 5.4mm (Is that significant? Kind of I guess, but not really at the same time)
2nd December 1mm
6th December 1mm

Today is day 80 on official records at Perth MtLawley
The 3rd longest on record.

The longest is 122 days 2009-2010 (We all know how that ended on March 22)
83 days 1973-1974

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:52 pm

The Murchison Flows

Murchison's new flow gives fresh life to parched landscape

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Fresh water in the Murchison in Kalbarri National Park for the first time in three years
PHOTO: Fresh water flows through the Murchison on Yandi Station, 70km inland from Kalbarri last week. (Source: Lucinda Jose)

The state's second longest river has begun flowing through the Kalbarri National Park for the first time in three years.

Heavy rains dumped north-east of Meekatharra have restored flows in parts of the Murchison River, which extends about 820 kilometres inland from Kalbarri.

The water has made its way down through the eastern boundary of the Kalbarri National Park and towards the coast.

Senior park ranger Mike Paxman says the last time the Murchison ran properly through the park was in 2011.

He says it has been months since the area received decent rain.

That dry river bed can be a little bit depressing, watching the parched landscape, but the river is looking magnificent now.
Senior Park Ranger Mike Paxman
"We've had a very dry summer period and coming off the back of the dry winter so the river has certainly felt the effects," he said.

"The river has basically been reduced to a sequence of permanent pools separated by dry river bed."

Mr Paxman says it is encouraging to see that turn around.

"That dry river bed can be a little bit depressing, watching the parched landscape, but the river is looking magnificent now," he said.

"Because it's been so dry in the park it's a welcome relief, certainly for wildlife and also for visitors."

Fishers in the area say they are excited about the prospect of the river flowing through Kalbarri.

Kalbarri-based fisherman Dean Robins says fresh flows tend to bring in new fish from upriver and entice larger fish into the river-mouth.

"It heightens up a bit of activity around the river mouth," he said.

It should just improve the fishing all round for the brim, mulloway, tailor and also the crabs.
Kalbarri-based fisherman Dean Robins
"The main fish that usually enjoy the conditions are the mulloway, they like the dirty water, they tend to ambush a lot of little fish that tend to get flushed down and a lot of guys tend to get down during those conditions and enjoy a bit of mulloway fishing.

"It should just improve the fishing all round for the brim, mulloway, tailor and also the crabs."

Mr Paxman says the fresh flows are just above one metre and are moving quite slowly.

He expected the fresh water to reach Kalbarri in a couple of days time.

"Hopefully it will flow for a good few weeks, albeit at a fairly low rate," he said.

"I certainly thoroughly recommend that people get out there and have a look."

"Mind you, the caveat at this time of the year is they take plenty of water with them and go very early in the morning because it's very hot."


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:58 pm

http://inmycommunity.com.au/news-and-vi ... f/7656977/

Elephant seal takes in sun and surf
19/Feb/2014
Lucy Jarvis, North Coast Times

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AN elephant seal took advantage of balmy weather to bask on the beach in Sorrento today.

The Department of Parks and Wildlife said people who encountered seals should remember the animals are not pets or tame.

“They may have lost some of their fear of people and may tolerate your presence or even be inquisitive toward you,” the department's website said.

“They are, however, unpredictable wild animals that can be dangerous to people, particularly anyone who gets too close, moves too quickly, or somehow threatens or scares them.”

The department said people should stay at least 5m away from the marine mammals on land, and 10m in the water.

Curtin University biologists are testing a method of tracking and identifying another marine mammal, the Australian sea lion, by their whiskers.

Senior marine science and technology research fellow Chandra Salgado Kent said while the species was listed as endangered, little had been done on tracking individuals over long periods in WA as they lacked unique spots or stripes.

“Scars are often obscured by fur and change over time with molts and fur colour also changes when maturing,” Dr Salgado Kent said.

“Currently, to study them at an individual level over multiple breeding cycles, sea lions have to be marked, which means they would need to be captured and sedated to apply a mark such as a micro-chip.”

Research associate Sylvia Osterrieder said the Whisker Patrol project team wanted to discover if the animals possessed unique natural markings from their whisker patterns.

“To test this method on a large scale, we need plenty of photos of sea lions and the community to pull out their cameras when they see one in the wild and send us their snaps via the website,” Ms Osterrieder said.

“When helping us, remember to maintain a distance of 10 metres from sea lions as listed in Department of Parks and Wildlife guidelines - while they are cute and cuddly, they are wild animals.”

Photos of sea lions can be uploaded at www.whiskerpatrol.org.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:02 pm

Oh and find a dark patch of sky and urban area to try and watch out for the feint hints of the Aurora Australis
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:56 pm

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:44 am

A fair bit of AltoCu around this morning.
Building cloud cover near Bunbury this morning.

Fingers crossed for some rain.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:21 pm

Development still looking good.
NNE and SSW.
Was just out near Pearce and things look promising. Good views Nth and Sth from there.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:14 pm

I'm now in Perth permanently and thus no more updates from old Gero. It was 35c at midnight last night and looks like 42-43 will be hit today so I'm not really missing it. Good thunderstorm potential for this afternoon though.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby chartphred » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:45 pm

Looks like the RAAF are doing their thing of the coast again today... hints of it on the radar just now.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:05 pm

Yeah some classics RottNessMonster stuff again.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:58 pm

I saw some virgins er virga while at Hillarys earlier this evening. The clouds were over the ocean so I doubt anyone got a drop or three.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Pete » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:55 pm

Some high based cells did develop near Yanchep around 5pm but they decayed rapidly. I was at Ocean Reef for sunset and took this shot as they came in.
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And this was the Ocean Reef marina at dusk.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby rothki » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:01 am

Is it just me or is it really windy tonight? I was just outside and it was blowing a serious breeze

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby floppy » Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:33 am

Thursday was quite windy in Albany
got up to 34 km/hr with gusts to 50 km/hr
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:33 am

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 28.86,3000
winds really accelerating once past the coastline.
Yeah a light breeze or two last night in few places.
50-70kmh in most metro stations as maximum gusts recorded.

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