Fried Egg February 2014

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby chartphred » Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:29 am

Just looking at the great sunset photos you lot are putting into WAWG this week I cant help but notice how much more the oranges and yellows are standing out now. Just wondering if the influence of volcanic activity in Indonesia might be enhancing the sunsets lately? Or is that just my imagination?
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:18 pm

Nope but it hasn't gone un-noticed by me. We get a great many images shared with us on twitter and having tapatalk working again means I can easily and quickly add things to the forum shared from other social media.

I have seen for years that sunsets are far more colourful around the world. It is said those great paintings from the 1800's are a testament to atmospheric dust due to a period of increased volcanic activity.

Now however we see a period of similar period of remarkable sunsets and as mentioned, its not just Australia. It's world wide.

My grandfather was a keen weather photographer in the 70's and his collection of images do not share the same colours. In fact the colours weren't even that obvious in the '90's in many of mine. But now it's just different.
Atmospheric dust is well up on previous decades for a variety of reasons. NASA do some good dust info.

We are kind of blessed to be witnessing these amazing light shows. Not enough folks are appreciating the spectacle. It's certainly not because there are more cameras etc. Just lucky so many are there to capture it.

Well spotted.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:28 pm

Would love for you guys to share some of these with credit to the photo owners on FaceBook, seeing how everyone lives on FaceBook.
I share what I can from our WAWG twitter account.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby chartphred » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:13 am

Fu Manchu wrote:Nope but it hasn't gone un-noticed by me. We get a great many images shared with us on twitter and having tapatalk working again means I can easily and quickly add things to the forum shared from other social media.

I have seen for years that sunsets are far more colourful around the world. It is said those great paintings from the 1800's are a testament to atmospheric dust due to a period of increased volcanic activity.

Now however we see a period of similar period of remarkable sunsets and as mentioned, its not just Australia. It's world wide.

My grandfather was a keen weather photographer in the 70's and his collection of images do not share the same colours. In fact the colours weren't even that obvious in the '90's in many of mine. But now it's just different.
Atmospheric dust is well up on previous decades for a variety of reasons. NASA do some good dust info.

We are kind of blessed to be witnessing these amazing light shows. Not enough folks are appreciating the spectacle. It's certainly not because there are more cameras etc. Just lucky so many are there to capture it.

Well spotted.


Thanks Fu, Yair I thought that was the case. Sort of glad we havent yet had to vote in any photo competitions on this site as it would be ridiculously difficult to vote in a winner - so many talented folk here. Then again? maybe we should have a photo section where we vote on the best pics to go onto a Facebook page of the best images from WAWG? Just a suggestion. This forum gets watched by more people than we realize - especially other media so our pics are a obviously better than average!
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:43 pm

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:36 pm

Watching the Cu building. Not confident of much.
Haven't been able to take a look at forecasts or the sounding.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:19 pm

Geeze its looking better. The cap seems to be keeping a lid on but further east it seems to be breaking and convection finally pushing through.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Greggo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:30 pm

Just noticed it too. Some cells around Toodyay popped up on the radar and heading SW toward the metro area... Some lightning just started sparking in the wheatbelt near Bencubbin too.

The 512km Gero and Perth radars look to be showing rotation? Cells near Morawa heading east, cells in the wheatbelt clearly heading southwest.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:42 pm

Winds at surface just now.
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Winds at 850hPa
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:46 pm

So Greggo, your observations are on the money.


Things really going well. I'm increasingly confident we will see the dry spell broken in Perth's North. Maybe not for metro though.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Greggo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:02 pm

Yeah I had a quick look after my post at what the surface winds and other levels were doing. I think things will have to go REALLY well though haha.

That Earth tool is definitely handy though.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:22 pm

That's a very defined cap. Mid base and a cap around 1000ft up from it.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:25 pm

We must be equal 2nd or gone past 83days no rain now?


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fastlane » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Looks to be fizzing out..

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:27 pm

Fastlane wrote:Looks to be fizzing out..

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:38 pm

This clip serves as an analogy for todays rubbish development.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:57 am

#WesternAustralia Cities & Regional towns forecast
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby chartphred » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:46 am

Fu Manchu wrote:Winds at surface just now.


Fu,
The wind graphic website is one that I find fascinating.. However can you please explain how if I zoom out to a Global view the winds appear to be completely different (even at the local level)? There is no date on the graphic, so how do we know what time is represented? Is there any way of configuring the time periods displayed or is it in real-time?

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:14 am

Oh mannn. :)
Yes, but you'll need to wait till I get home tonight & get some screen shots to help explain. :)


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:18 am

Bloody good question though. Would be good getting more people using it with a greater understanding of what it all does and represents.


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