Fried Egg February 2014

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby brayden » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:37 pm

Hi David,

If you click on the Earth tab (bottom left corner) it brings up a list of parameters that you can select from. Date and time is displayed too. Under the Control heading you can select current conditions (which is the preset) though you can select to go back 3 hours also forwards, the graphics are updated every three hours and ocean current estimates every five days (info is in the About link, at the bottom of the list).

You can also select the different hPa heights to see what the winds are doing at each level, there's also different parameters (eg. temperature) etc.

I'll stop there lol, enjoy playing around with the menu! :)
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:36 pm

You Brayden, you are a very helpful person :)
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:38 pm

What a bland weather day so far.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:42 pm

Neil Bennett wrote: Latest Seasonal Outlook for WA from BoM suggests Wetter autumn favoured in western parts of Western Australia. http://t.co/GHT7vfkXeg





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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby floppy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:58 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:What a bland weather day so far.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby schofield12 » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:13 pm

Well this is boring.

On a random note, has the question every been answered as to how the team at BoM accurately forecast minimum and maximum temperatures each day? What's taken into account? Pressure, wind speed and direction...?

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:16 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:
Neil Bennett wrote: Latest Seasonal Outlook for WA from BoM suggests Wetter autumn favoured in western parts of Western Australia. http://t.co/GHT7vfkXeg





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I do hope and that SW of Exmouth to Eucla gets at least average rainfall in the next 3 months. Getting more than average rainfall would be even betterer.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:43 pm

We have been having a run of Bright Colourless and Boring weather recently.

I am wondering whether management at BOM are encouraging staff to take leave during this quiet period?
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby brayden » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:07 pm

schofield12 wrote:
On a random note, has the question every been answered as to how the team at BoM accurately forecast minimum and maximum temperatures each day? What's taken into account? Pressure, wind speed and direction...?


Hey champ, have a look at the info here (http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ ... -body.html) regarding forecasts made up in relation to MetEye. Good read up on the Australian Digital Forecast Database (ADFD) that they use :)
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:04 pm

mackerelmauler wrote:We have been having a run of Bright Colourless and Boring weather recently.

I am wondering whether management at BOM are encouraging staff to take leave during this quiet period?


I think you'll find they are busy as ever.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Pete » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:20 pm

Geez, I can't wait for autumn. #:-s Hopefully we'll get regular cold fronts to make up for the abysmal storm season this year.

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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Cyclone Alby » Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:55 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:
mackerelmauler wrote:We have been having a run of Bright Colourless and Boring weather recently.

I am wondering whether management at BOM are encouraging staff to take leave during this quiet period?


I think you'll find they are busy as ever.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Cyclone Alby » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:03 pm

Pete wrote:Geez, I can't wait for autumn. #:-s Hopefully we'll get regular cold fronts to make up for the abysmal storm season this year.


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Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:27 pm

The Phantom of the WAWG, @weather_wa, has noted that there is boring weather ahead for the state and certainly Perth.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:38 pm

The Phantom of The WAWG writes:
"Severe Drizzle Alert For Northern Suburbs Of #Perth Up To #Lancelin On The Current Radar #SevereDrizzleAlert http://t.co/bYV27t1oz7"
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:00 pm

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Severe Rainfall deficiency for the metro area over the last 3 months.


Dry as a bone: Shark Bay pastoralists struggling
Lucie Bell, Friday February 21, 2014 - 14:34 EDT
While much of northern Western Australia has benefitted from significant rainfall in recent weeks, there is a pocket of Shark Bay that is bone dry.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology, over the past 12 months an area to the south of Denham has experienced its lowest rainfall on record.

Since the start of summer, Shark Bay has recorded 19 days of 40-plus temperatures and the region is on track to break the record, 22 days.

The dry patch encompasses around 10 stations and several are struggling to make ends meet.

Hamelin Station is 100km south of Denham and falls squarely in the rainfall deficit zone.

Brian Wake says they have been destocking for months.

"We've been flat out, I started selling animals last March and April," he said.

"When we got a bit of rain in June I thought if we get a follow up we'll be right, but when that didn't occur by the end of June we were rounding up 1000 animals each week.



"We sent a thousand goats by aeroplane to Malaysia before Christmas and we're just in the throws of mustering, drafting and preparing another mob for sale as we speak.

"I'm worn out. It's just been continuous with no let up."

In a good year Hamelin would normally run around 20 000 sheep and between 5000-10 000 goats, at the moment Brian has just 5000 sheep.

South-west of Hamelin, lies Tamala Station. Brian Beach and his wife Joke run sheep, harvest feral goats and offer station stays along Shark Bay's picturesque coastline.

Brian has lived in the area for more than 30 years and says he has never seen it this dry.

"In parts it's very dusty, it's been a very windy year too... there's no ground cover left.

"We're sort of lucky because we weren't overly stocked, we've probably got around 3000 sheep left."

In a good year Tamala could see up to 400-450mm of rain, if a cyclone were to pass through the area.

The average rainfall is 250mm and in the last 12 months they've only had 123mm.

Brian says according to station records it's the driest year since 1938.

It's not just stations feeling the bite either, Anita Glover is from Nanga Bay Resort about 50 kilometres from Denham.

She says they've been forced to install a desalination plant and if the drought continues they may have to start asking visitors to bring their own water.

"Anybody staying more than a week will have to bring their own water because we won't have enough to supply them with fresh drinking water.

"We probably have a dozen big rainwater tanks and 85 per cent of them are bone dry.

"People think because we're right on the ocean we naturally get a lot of rain, but the rain always seems to go around us.

"All we can hope for is a bit of rain between now and the beginning of April."

Hoping for rain is one thing, but with more warm weather predicted around Shark Bay, back on Hamelin Station Brian can't keep his fingers crossed for much longer.

He plans to write to WA Agriculture Minister Ken Baston.

"We will do that as part of our biosecurity group and we'll use any other groups we can to make the Minister aware just how tough it is."


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:07 pm

We are currently experiencing the 2nd longest dry spell for Perth metro on record.

Meanwhile back in time...
1934
DRY SPELL BROKEN
RAIN IN WEST AUSTRALIA.
PERTH. Jf&y !..
An unusually prolonged dry spell I
was broken yesterday, when rain
commenced in Perth, and later extend-
ed thrnusrh the farming area. At Perth
observatory 157 points were registeredFix this text
in 24 hours, and similar falls are report-
ed from agricultural centres. Condi-
tions are 'still threatening.


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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:12 am

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.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:41 am

Fu Manchu wrote:The Phantom of the WAWG, @weather_wa, has noted that there is boring weather ahead for the state and certainly Perth.
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The weather is even more so in the Wheat Belt location of Damboring which is north of Ballidu.
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Re: Fried Egg February 2014

Postby davo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:48 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:The Phantom of the WAWG, @weather_wa, has noted that there is boring weather ahead for the state and certainly Perth.
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What do you mean 'entering'? We've been spectacularly bored for months now! Bring on autumn indeed :ymhug:

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