Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:07 am

Fingers crossed for Tuesday in the lower west.

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby floppy » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:11 am

as of Saturday morning the BoM forecast for Albany
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday next week is for possible storms and showers

I don't care about the storms, but gimmee the showers
it's soooo dry here
you can never always sometimes tell
when you least expect the most

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby floppy » Sat Feb 21, 2015 8:13 am

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you can never always sometimes tell
when you least expect the most

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby floppy » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:48 am

we got 2mm of rain !!
the airport got 1.8mm
this is good
you can never always sometimes tell
when you least expect the most

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Kexster » Sun Feb 22, 2015 6:54 am

Light rain in Donnybrook atm. Hope it continues even though I have washing on the line. Rain is so desperately needed.


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Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:56 pm

The view from the Pilbara tonight
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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby adamD » Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:25 am

I think we in for a reasonable chance for storms on Tuesday.
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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:38 am

Via the ABC

ABC LOCAL: REBECCA BREWIN, FILE PHOTO
A number of heat records have been broken in Western Australia's Goldfields region as a dry spell across the region persists.

Soaring temperatures have seen Leonora break its highest temperature record four times this month, with the new record being set at 46.8 degrees Celsius.

Laverton also broke its highest temperature ever recorded with 45.6C.

Kalgoorlie Bureau of Meteorology's Dee Taaffe said Leinster broke its record for the most consecutive days of temperatures above 40 degrees in January.

"The number of days over 40, they had 11 days in a row," she said.

"During that period the temperatures did not fall much below 25 degrees so not only were the days quite warm, so were the nights."

A dry spell has persisted with Kalgoorlie-Boulder and Leinster only receiving 0.4 millimetres of rain so far this year.

A total of 7.8 millimetres has fallen in Laverton and 1.6 millimetres in Leonora.

Ms Taaffe said while it was very dry around the Goldfields, no rainfall records have been broken yet.

"Across the Goldfields we have not had much rain at all," she said.

"But it's not unusual for the region to have a zero rainfall over the summer months. We haven't broken any records."

She said previous records showed the region experienced 149 days in a row without any rainfall.

"That was just short of five months; that occured from the seventh of December to the fourth of May from 1949 to 1950," Ms Taaffe said.

"So that was a really dry season."

Camels wreak havoc in search for water
Meanwhile, camels looking for water are causing havoc on pastoral stations in the northern Goldfields.

Laverton Shire president Pat Hill said large numbers of the animals were wandering in from the Great Victoria Desert in a desperate search for water.

"I manage a property south of Laverton, Mt Wells station, and roughly about 100km of the eastern boundary of that station backs onto vacant crown land," Mr Hill said.

"Basically there is no feral animal control from that boundary right out to the South Australia border.

"So we're the ones that cop the brunt as the camels and wild dogs move west for water and food opportunities.

"It's a big problem at the moment and we're getting over 200 camels at one windmill."

Mr Hill said the camels panicked when they finally came across water, causing widespread damage.

"We've had troughs, fences, yards, tanks all completely destroyed by them," he said.

"It's only since Christmas that it's got really bad. We do have camel movements all the time but you don't usually get them in packs like this of over 200. You might get half a dozen.

"At the moment it's the worst I've seen in about 15 years."

Heatwave also hits Pilbara
The north of the state is no stranger to summer heatwaves and in recent weeks has sizzled through soaring temperatures.

Roebourne, Shay Gap and Marble Bar in the Pilbara have all nudged record temperatures in the high 40s this season.

Today Marble Bar, known locally as Australia's hottest town, is set to record its 14th day in a row above 44C.

A cooler change is expected on Tuesday, when the mercury's forecast to reach 36C.


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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Benni.G. » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:47 am

My mum said it was very windy overnight in the hills, a tree blew over onto power lines and their neighbors fence got blown over
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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:48 am

It was.
Someone messaged us on twitter about it.
There are weather stations in the area, just not to WMO standards

A network of backyard weather stations is available via http://www.wunderground.com
Zoom in to Perth and get the network of backyard stations.
There is a station in Lesmurdie and it recorded the strong winds.

What I like about this is that it forms part of a new project in Australia. The first mainstream app operated irrigation controller uses weather underground's network of backyard stations to automatically adjust their irrigation according to very local conditions. http://hydrawise.com/pricing/

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:53 am

41ºC in Perth today.
Storms are almost a given for later today pretty much everywhere in WA except the places that don't get storms ;)

Nothing at this stage to suggest storms will be of a severe nature near Perth.

Looks like medium level based storms and areas NE of Perth to see the most of it.

BoM's Meteye Thunderstorm forecast v GFS based stormcast are sort of similar. Well in the sense that they both show thunderstorms in WA today :lol:

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby craigperth » Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:45 pm

Well we cracked 36 degree's but storms and even showers are now removed from today's forecast... bummer!! Was hoping for some nice rains and or storms!!
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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby adamD » Tue Feb 24, 2015 3:38 pm

If the Wly held off that bit longer then the storms would've been much closer to Perth.
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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Greggo » Tue Feb 24, 2015 11:36 pm

Lots of sparkage off the SW Capes all of a sudden..

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Cyclone Alby » Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:32 pm

Greggo wrote:Lots of sparkage off the SW Capes all of a sudden..


Yeah had lightning activity in margs and abit of rain, ground so dry though.
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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Ninox » Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:39 pm

Nice storm over York townsite, started around 3pm, we had 10.8mm of rain :D power was out for almost 10 hours though!

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Greggo » Wed Feb 25, 2015 2:41 pm

Looks like you might both be in for some more. Some development over the hills and also offshore heading toward the Capes again.

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby schofield12 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:12 pm

Looking awesome out to the east at the moment!

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Ninox » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:46 pm

BOM have issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Central West, Lower West, Great Southern and Central Wheat Belt

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Re: Fantastic Flangs February (Bunuru) 2015

Postby Kexster » Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:26 am

A little 2 min rain teaser after 10 pm Wednesday night then nothing..... Until Kabooms and lights at 1am in donnybrook and just enough rain the make the down pipes tinkle. Though it's quiet now. Hoping for more. Now to get back to sleep.


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