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Postby craigperth » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:25 pm

Are you new to WA weather?
Have a love of weather?
Are you visiting the WA Weather Group for the first time?

Well this link will provide you with a wealth of WA weather group information.
It is our treasure trove of weather links to free alternative and official weather predictions, live info and helpful websites for weather lovers.

Are you interested in surfing? well click this link too

http://www.waweathergroup.com/forum/vie ... 1277#11277

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Tim me ol matie...

Can we create a sticky thread (locked) and list all the good weather sites and a brief on each site? There is so many sites poeple can use like bouy sites etc... that not everyone knows about... saves us hunting through old threads looking for web sites... would be handy more for newbies than you seasoned guys...

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Postby Tim S » Fri Apr 27, 2007 8:50 am

Excellent idea Craig, I'll start it off,

http://australianweathernews.com/OCF/OCF_009.HTM

OCF or Optimal Consesus Forecast (for the SW), gives you a good idea of how much rain to expect in the next week or so as it takes the 'optimal' prediction from all of the models. Its only short coming is that it only has GFS and I think ECM past day 2 so is fairly unreliable for 3day plus forecasts, it also puts a lot of weight on GFS forecasts but usaully that isnt a bad thing as GFS is usually on the mark. :)
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Postby Lert » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:40 am

http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display ... ndi_precip

This link shows a 6 hourly animation covering about 7 days of pressure and rainfall of the Indian ocean..

(I burgled the link from the WZ forum)
2006 - 543.5mm, 2007 - 701.5mm, 2008 - 833.5mm, 2009 - 579mm, 2010 - 631.5mm, 2011 - 872.5mm, 2012 - 770mm

2013 Jan 5mm YTD 5mm

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Postby MikeF » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:22 pm

Jeepers with that link the land seems to be very dry. Not a drop falling on any of the land masses.

Seems to have some issue with land :)

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Postby Lert » Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:38 pm

Yeah but the big wave surfers dont give a hoot what happens on the land.. We ordinary people just have to extrapolate the final bits.. Good to hear from you anyway Chop :D
2006 - 543.5mm, 2007 - 701.5mm, 2008 - 833.5mm, 2009 - 579mm, 2010 - 631.5mm, 2011 - 872.5mm, 2012 - 770mm

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Postby silvercloud » Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:35 am

This site is another surfing one but has webcams of surf areas from around oz.

http://www4.coastalwatch.com/templates/default.aspx

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Postby silvercloud » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:13 pm

Something a bit different for us west ozzies, a site about snowforecasts

http://www.snow-forecast.com/resorts/Bl ... 3top.shtml

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Postby Vinny » Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:25 pm

http://www.eldersweather.com.au/raindates.jsp?lc=w00

this site has 28 day forecasts and 12 month rainfall predictions eg below or above average or neither, not sure what models it is based on though.

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Postby Tim S » Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:12 am

Blue Skies wrote:Regarding links, the best thing to do is keep a good record yourself of when other people post links and start a collection. I would also recommend that you explore the Weatherzone stuff on the front pages, there is a heap of good stuff that you can look at without needing Weatherzone Silver (no, I'm lazy, not cheap, that's why I don't have it :) ) Reading the forums there is a good way finding the links as people will often post them, but sometimes you really have to be alert and pay attention or they can just slip by!

Here's a few I use on a regular basis (and some not so regular but you might find them useful as a start)

http://www.hewsweb.org/storms/ quick overview of hurricanes/typhoons/cyclones world wide

http://www.gpats.com.au/php/cust-cgi/LIAS_free.php Australian Lightning Monitor

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDW60800.shtml Lastest Weather Observations for WA

http://www.apsru.gov.au/mjo/index.asp MJO homepage

http://mjositrep.blogspot.com/ MJO Situation Report

http://www.eldersweather.com.au/raindates.jsp?lc=w00 Elders long range rain forecast, but to be taken with very large amount of salt :wink:

http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/cyclone/index.shtml BOM's new page on cyclone warnings and tracks

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real- ... winds.html Upper level winds

also being lazy myself Blue skies, I just copied and pasted the above from another thread to add to the weather websites collection. :D
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Postby Lert » Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:15 am

A week or so ago someone mentioned an atmospheric optical effect seen.. These optical effects are well worth looking out for, particularly if there is some cirrus cloud around.. You can learn more than you really need to know from this site:

http://www.atoptics.co.uk/
2006 - 543.5mm, 2007 - 701.5mm, 2008 - 833.5mm, 2009 - 579mm, 2010 - 631.5mm, 2011 - 872.5mm, 2012 - 770mm

2013 Jan 5mm YTD 5mm

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun May 25, 2008 10:26 pm

http://www.inflowimages.com
This shows lightning strikes if you click the lightning box below the sat loop.
http://www.weatherzone.com.au/satellite ... ye=1&lyf=1
a 256 km radar loop from perth...
http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR122.loop.shtml

a 256km radar loop from Geraldton...
http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR062.loop.shtml

the national 36 hour radar loop...
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/nmoc/late ... &number=36

the national water vapour loop (shows what is feeding the clouds)...
http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/wv_sat.htm ... art=&stop=

info on cool season storms
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa/sevwx/ ... cool.shtml

tropical cycones affecting Perth...
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa/cyclon ... ndex.shtml

heat waves affecting Perth
http://www.bom.gov.au/weather/wa/sevwx/ ... aves.shtml

the home page for the Bureau of Meterology...
http://www.bom.gov.au

The most important one- Chops weather web site...
http://radar.strikeone.net.au/
The west coast warm water current, the Leeuwin current, and it's affects on our weather...
http://www.marine.csiro.au/LeafletsFold ... in/44.html

The Madden Jullian Occilation (MJO for short) which pretty much controls
out wet seasons and offers an indicator of "possible cyclone activity"...
http://www.apsru.gov.au/mjo/index.asp

Moon phases...
http://www.calculatorcat.com/moon_phase ... ases.phtml

this link shows the wind sheer...
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real- ... sshSW.html

This shows an alternative to the weather bureau forecasts. This is the predicted rainfall figures...
http://australianweathernews.com/OCF/OCF_009.HTM

Perth Summers...
http://members.iinet.net.au/~jacob/summer.html

Very handy this one. Point and click sea surface temps. How warm or cold is the water you are about to swim in? How will it affect the weather patterns?
http://www.marine.csiro.au/remotesensing/web_point/

This shows sea level anomolies
http://www.marine.csiro.au/remotesensing/web_point/

Cyclones.
Want to find out how they move or where they have hit?
click here...
http://www.marine.csiro.au/remotesensing/web_point/

The 1km visible cloud sat loop...
http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/vis_sat.ht ... art=&stop=

WA tornadoes till 1998...
http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/vis_sat.ht ... art=&stop=

weather photography- some very spectacular stuff here...
http://australiasevereweather.com/photography/

want more weather info for around your place?
http://www.weatherworks.com.au/


Please feel free to comment on any links and add to the info describing them. PM me so I can improve on what I have posted.

Any others? Just add them in and describe what the link is or does :)
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Postby Fu Manchu » Sat May 31, 2008 9:19 pm

Beefey this one is for you and anyone else interested in surfing...
Marz has one of the best sites going for swell info and it is Western Australian ;)...

http://www.srosurf.com/

The U.S navy links for swell forecasting are very good for weather watchers as well. not often too wrong if you look at them as being like the old saying, "where there is smoke, there's fire" ;)

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Postby Beef_Taco » Sun Jun 01, 2008 11:19 am

Weird, i just punched in "surf reports" in google and it came up with this.

It looks not bad, but the thing is, he doesn't seem to report on Sundays, which is the main day i can go...so seems kinda pointless.

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Postby Paul Natale » Mon Jun 02, 2008 6:54 pm

Here's another - http://www.stormchase-wa.com/gallery/

Particularly > http://www.stormchase-wa.com/gallery/di ... um=7&pos=8 - hows the price of that fuel!!! ...not to mention the storm hehe. Chasing could become damn expensive the way things are going :(

...and the three shots of the severe storm near kellerberin, fantastic. Looks awesome with the overshooting top, must've produced a good show.

As far as surf goes, I like to use a combination of:

www.swellnet.com.au
www.seabreeze.com.au
www.buoyweather.com/wxnav6.jsp?region=AW&program=Maps
http://srosurf.com/realtimesurf.html

Though, I think all these are useless to a degree and you're better off just going, then learning from mistakes/experiences.

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Postby bandit » Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:01 pm

who's is that last site?

there are a few pics of greg spencer on there, looks like they went to the AGM last year........

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Postby MikeF » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:08 am

Greg is everywhere!!!

He's like one of those people who get into a photo as some sort of prank :)

But the true fact of the matter is that he gets around :)

Oh and a link for your next storm chase on your mobile phone

ozradar.net

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Postby Lert » Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:46 am

This chaps site is worth a look.. :shock:

http://www.extremeinstability.com/
2006 - 543.5mm, 2007 - 701.5mm, 2008 - 833.5mm, 2009 - 579mm, 2010 - 631.5mm, 2011 - 872.5mm, 2012 - 770mm

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Postby silvercloud » Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:53 pm

There's some great pics on that site, thanks Lert :D

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:33 pm

Found this...
http://www.ga.gov.au/image_cache/GA5081.pdf
has some interesting records of Perth weather.

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Postby Tim S » Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:49 pm

As suggested by Blue skies here's the best guide to snow in WA on the web: http://www.feargod.net/wa-snow1a.php

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