Much Ado About March 2014

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Cyclone Alby » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Steady rain/showers in marg's since this afternoon and hasn't stopped yet. :) 8)
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby brayden » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Yeah deff. rain going through that region :) don't know why the mets haven't changed the forecast. Did ask one about it and they agreed on the rain lol
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:49 pm

Looking at the latest Perth radar it looks like we are in a period of dramatically dangerous drizzle. Then again it could all be virga.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby rothki » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:22 pm

i don't think anything that is showing up on the radar is even reaching the ground :(

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby silvercloud » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:36 pm

Lovely rainy afternoon and evening here. Not sure how much as I don't have a rain gauge at my new place yet.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby adamD » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:16 pm

silvercloud wrote:Lovely rainy afternoon and evening here. Not sure how much as I don't have a rain gauge at my new place yet.


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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby floppy » Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:24 am

3am and nothing here at all although Denmark ( only 50km west ) has had plenty since last evening
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:24 am

My nephew and I were wondering if an eccentric Gazzillionaire was to fly over the clouds over Perth ATM dumping plane loads liquid nitrogen whether there would be a noticeable increase in rainfall?

One starts to think of ways of getting it to rain when nearly all the ingredients are there.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:52 am

mackerelmauler wrote:My nephew and I were wondering if an eccentric Gazzillionaire was to fly over the clouds over Perth ATM dumping plane loads liquid nitrogen whether there would be a noticeable increase in rainfall?

One starts to think of ways of getting it to rain when nearly all the ingredients are there.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:53 am

Can't see much at all coming from this event.
The water vapour animation not showing too much left in her anymore.
http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/wv_sat.htm ... &stop=#nav


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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby silvercloud » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:20 am

According to BoM we had a lovely 7.2mm til 9am today :)

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Trevor » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:24 pm

5.2 mm here at my location.....nice :D
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby rob-dog » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:40 pm

Forecast looking nice and mild for the hills.Temps in the low twenties from Saturday onward.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:05 pm

Dropped a stone into my rain gauge. It is like a Tardis or something because it is far deeper inside than it looks on the outside. Still haven't heard the stone hit the bottom. Hate to think how hard it will be for the rain to fill it.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:45 pm

Some recent chatter about the effectiveness of the Serpentine Radar. Not sure how or why this is starting but I sense it may be due to a lack of understanding about the recent atmospheric conditions that robbed WA of the rain it deserves from TC Gillian.
The recent event saw rainfall show on radar but it wasn't reaching the ground due to a dry NE flow prior to the event and dry air evaporating the precip.
The radar was working fine.

Those complaining about outages need not because for those who have been around Perth a while, you will recall the old radar was out a hell of a lot more than the current one. further more no one other than the technicians and BoM managers will know what the causes were. What if the causes were not directly related to the asset itself?

Then the old Doppler comments have been flying about again and really for what its worth, we stand to gain little from it's installation. I feel that there are a few that view these as a new toy for storm chasing and that we should have one because the East has loads.
That's a lot of coin to shell out of tax payers money to satisfy the self interests of the very few.

So here is a bit of info about the WA radar network:
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/radar/i ... info.shtml

Serpentine radar site:
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/radar/i ... rpentine70

Comparison between the old radar and the serpentine radar:
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1820&hilit=serpentine+radar
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/radar/f ... dars.shtml

WeatherZone wrote:PERTH (SERPENTINE) WEATHER WATCH RADAR
Western Australia
32.3917°S 115.8670°E 40m AMSL
LocationSerpentine Airfield (Yangedi Rd North, Hopelands)Radar TypeEEC TVDR2500C C Band, 5 centimetre wavelengthTypical Availability24 hours
Perth (Serpentine) Weather Watch radar has good coverage in all directions. Intense thunderstorm or cold fronts can be seen up to 250 kilometres away, however at this distance the radar is sensing the structure of the system well above the ground and may give a misleading view of the actual surface rainfall intensity of the system. The radar is susceptible to anomalous propagation (AP) for distances up to 60 kilometres along the coastline and seaward of it. The AP appears as an area of low intensity echoes. A local phenomenon which has been observed occasionally is that of false mirror echoes approaching the radar from the southeast as an intense cold front approaches from the south west. Heavy rain directly over the radar site can cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation can also occur when the radar beam passes through intense rainfall, with the returned signals from cells further along that path reduced.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby brayden » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:27 am

Looks like a bit of precip. to come on Saturday, at this stage not alot to come from the front, 0-5mm.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:30 am

5mm at the very best? We will take it.
5mm onto dry soil is almost like that one drop of water when you are very thirsty.


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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby brayden » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:00 pm

Ah yeah the broome waterspout! Sweeps ya off your feet :)
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:28 pm

Rain
Just rain.


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