Much Ado About March 2014

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Greggo » Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:58 pm

Rotto is up to 0.2mm :/ Lots of stinkin virga!

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby craigperth » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:21 pm

Yanchep seems the place to be... Have rain there for a while now... Seems to have stalled there for the last 20 - 30 minutes... Wish it would push south!!


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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby SimonB » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:24 pm

Trigg Beach this evening, iPhone version...

Radar seems to have stalled...




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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby 1987 hurricane » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:37 pm

Going to be frustrating tonight with very little rain, and the occasional flash of lightning over the Ocean.
Tomorrow will see heavy rain and thunder develop to the west and push south east, so we miss out most likely. Saying that there will be some thundery weather about through into Wednesday. Not much rain for Perth though, best we can hope for is some thunder and lightning with some big drops of rain from mid level cloud.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:49 pm

Greggo wrote:Rotto is up to 0.2mm :/ Lots of stinkin virga!


I think we could have the classic Perth weather where it is "rainy with little or no cloud" or we could play count the rain drops falling on the path.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:01 pm

The rain is getting "heavier" in that you can't count the individual drops on the patio roof any more but the drops are not noticeably wetting the path.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:16 pm

Greggo wrote:Rotto is up to 0.2mm :/ Lots of stinkin virga!


Perth is getting used to taking Virga. Seems like now the Virga makes it last all week.
Starts to hurt.

... Oh wait. Yeah. Virga. Rain. Yeah ummmm...

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:41 pm

The radar to date on this amazing non event.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:56 pm

Neil Bennett from BoM nailed the weather situation.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:08 pm

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:41 pm

I remember a few years back in February 2012 the rain band from a former cyclone came over Perth. It took about 5 hours of rain to saturate the air underneath and the rain to reach the ground.

I remember it well because I was driving to Ongerup the next morning and it rained nearly the whole way.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby rothki » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:52 pm

not a single drop of rain in cloverdale as of yet, despite the radar showing moderate falls. it must be evaporating before it gets here :(

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:36 pm

A bit of lightning to the NW of Perth. Saw a few more earlier as well.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:39 am

hearing thunder despite no lightning showing up on the tracker

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby floppy » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:27 am

Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:hearing thunder despite no lightning showing up on the tracker

that's because the lightning is evaporating before you see it
you can never always sometimes tell
when you least expect the most

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:58 am

Steady rain is falling at my house. Reticurain is so predictable.

In terms of sky rain there has been enough to wet the road and the driveway only.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby mackerelmauler » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:12 am

The sky to the SW looks to have greater potential for drops to reach the ground. Normally I would say that it's raining there.
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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby rob-dog » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:18 am

Arrrgh that massive patch of rain/drizzle (according to the radar) is just hovering off Perth. All being wasted away into the ocean. We could use that... :?

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby davo » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:11 am

mackerelmauler wrote:I remember a few years back in February 2012 the rain band from a former cyclone came over Perth. It took about 5 hours of rain to saturate the air underneath and the rain to reach the ground.

I remember it well because I was driving to Ongerup the next morning and it rained nearly the whole way.


Yeah, so in this situation then I guess the longer this system hangs around the more rain will reach the ground. The air needs to get nice and wet, then we can be more confident that the radar is accurate on the ground (not saying it's not accurate, just that it 'looks' above the ground). I think that's starting to happen, but not sure how much more actual rain there is for us here. Looks to be going south as the BOM predicted.

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Re: Much Ado About March 2014

Postby adamD » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:48 am

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