Much Ado About March 2014

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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:46 pm

Remnants of Super Typhoon Isa in the 1997 image
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Re: March 2014

Postby brayden » Wed Mar 05, 2014 6:24 am

Apr 16 1997, Mar 2 2014.

I reckon wait til Apr 16 2014 and do the comparison hey.

Fu, the weather here has settled basically, storm season is pretty much over. Though might be storms early next week with that front pushing the trough inland over the weekend :)
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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:19 am

Phhffft



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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:20 am

This is pretty cool.
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Re: March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:50 am

90 Days since last recordable precipitation in Marangaroo. I might have to go to India and visit Mawsynnram to experience some rain.
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Re: March 2014

Postby davo » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:30 pm

On the 14th it will be 6 months since I have had any rainfall greater than 13mm (in a day) at my place!!...*sigh* :(

Just want it to cool off and have some moisture outside so we can have half a chance of fighting the ants/crickets etc. that seem to think our house is the local watering hole...

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Re: March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:39 pm

davo wrote:On the 14th it will be 6 months since I have had any rainfall greater than 13mm (in a day) at my place!!...*sigh* :(

Just want it to cool off and have some moisture outside so we can have half a chance of fighting the ants/crickets etc. that seem to think our house is the local watering hole...

On 30 September Marangaroo had 14.5mm. So it is now 5 months and 6 days since there was a decent rainfall.
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Re: March 2014

Postby adamD » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:56 pm

davo wrote:On the 14th it will be 6 months since I have had any rainfall greater than 13mm (in a day) at my place!!...*sigh* :(

Just want it to cool off and have some moisture outside so we can have half a chance of fighting the ants/crickets etc. that seem to think our house is the local watering hole...


I'm really over the ants. Weather is either warm and dry or hot and dry. Been like it since xmas.
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Re: March 2014

Postby adamD » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:52 pm

Since we had no rain in most parts of Perth for nearly the last 100 days, the logo is pointless with the lightning logo next to it so here is the sun instead until we do see rain in Perth metro :lol:

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Re: March 2014

Postby floppy » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:23 am

Wednesday and Thursday next week we are forecast storms
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next thurs at 5pm
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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:46 am

For the control of ants, first have the species identified. It's a free service with the WA Ag Dept.
Get some clear sticky tape. Stick it on them and stick on some white paper with your name and address email and phone written on it. They will get back to you in usually 3 or 4 days. They will identify the species and advise of a suitable specific insecticide that the species responds to. Once you know what species you can buy the right insecticide suitable for that species.
Ant killers are not a generic product.
"My neighbour used brand x and says it's good
Advice about what brand to use off a shelf or in a garden centre won't be specific to your problem.

The most common problem is Coastal Brown ants. They only respond to Amdro as an effective means to kill them. Amdro is not effective on many other species.

Bifenthrin based brands will more often than not only act to move the problem to somewhere else.
AntRid only works on some ants.
Borax and bread crumbs or grated parmesan sometimes works in very selected cases.

Crickets are effectively controlled with one of the oldest insecticides, Neem Oil.

In the words of Zac de la Rocca Know your enemy.


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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:55 am

Why I mention the ant thing is because there is a hideous over use of insecticides. Many of these act as endocrine blockers in many animals including humans. Residual insecticides can mimic hormones, particularly estrogen. This has significant effect on the biodiversity of River systems, wet lands etc. as well as hormone issues in humans.



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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:57 am

Check out this guys work.
An excellent photographic record of Perth weather:
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Re: March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:49 am

29.9C at 9.34 am at Mt Lawley.

It's very hot Ma. I could have used more colourful words but chose not to.
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Re: March 2014

Postby brayden » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:19 am

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Re: March 2014

Postby silvercloud » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:04 pm

Good suggestion Fu. Not many people know they can get their critters identified like that.

Brayden, that is also a good suggestion. It's been way too long. The trick is finding a free day :P

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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:29 pm

Good idea Brayden.


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Re: March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:36 pm

Fog horn alert for Lanno
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Re: March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:44 pm

There could be chaos on the roads tomorrow morning!

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Forecast issued at 4:20 pm WST on Friday 7 March 2014.\
Forecast for the rest of Friday

SummaryMostly clear.Chance of any rain: 0%

Perth area

Mostly clear. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.


Saturday 8 March

Summary Min 18 Max 26 A little morning drizzle.Chance of any rain: 20%Rainfall amount: 0 to 0.2 mm
Perth area

Partly cloudy. Patchy drizzle near the coast in the morning. Winds southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Fire Danger

Perth Coastal Plain: High

Perth Hills: High

UV Alert from 8:50 am to 4:00 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 10 [Very High]

Around Perth
Precis Icon Location Min Max
A little morning drizzle. Perth 18 26
A little morning drizzle. Joondalup 17 25
A little morning drizzle. Scarborough 18 26
A little morning drizzle. Fremantle 18 24
A little morning drizzle. Rockingham 19 23
A little early drizzle. Midland 17 27
A little early drizzle. Kalamunda 17 27
Partly cloudy. Armadale 17 27
A little morning drizzle. Swanbourne 18 26
A little morning drizzle. Rottnest Island 19 24
Cloudy. Mandurah 19 26

Sunday 9 March

Summary Min 14 Max 27 Cloud clearing.

Perth area
Cloud clearing. Light winds becoming southerly 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day.

Monday 10 March
Summary Min 14 Max 30 Sunny.

Perth area
Sunny. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h during the afternoon.

Tuesday 11 March
Summary Min 16 Max 32 Sunny.

Perth area
Sunny. Winds southeasterly 25 to 35 km/h turning easterly 20 to 25 km/h during the day.

Wednesday 12 March
Summary Min 18 Max 33 Mostly sunny.

Perth area
Mostly sunny. Winds easterly 15 to 25 km/h.

Thursday 13 March
Summary Min 20 Max 33 Partly cloudy.
Perth area
Partly cloudy. Winds easterly 15 to 20 km/h shifting north to northwesterly during the morning.

Friday 14 March
Summary Min 17 Max 30 Cloud clearing.

Perth area
Cloud clearing. Winds southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h turning southerly 25 to 40 km/h during the morning.
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Re: March 2014

Postby adamD » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:07 pm

mackerelmauler wrote:There could be chaos on the roads tomorrow morning!



Also could be power outages due to pole top fires!
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