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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 4, 2020, 5:55 pm

It's dropped to 37.5 here now..it's 7pm.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 4, 2020, 6:39 pm

Still 39C here.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by Coastalraider » January 4, 2020, 8:40 pm

-PJ- wrote:
January 4, 2020, 5:55 pm
It's dropped to 37.5 here now..it's 7pm.
Southerly will be with us around 2am - can’t open the windows to let the fresh air in though, still too much smoke.

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 4, 2020, 9:21 pm

Thick smoke back in Canberra. Very thick, as thick as it’s ever been. Batlow reportedly has seen the service station blow up... but not that many buildings lost. Spot fires now on the ACT border.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 4, 2020, 11:03 pm

Huge fire threatening Eden now...

I’ve got to say, the pit of my stomach sinks every time I check, threatening places I love.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 5, 2020, 7:44 am

Woke this morning to incredibly thick smoke, yellow tinge to the sky. Guess that was the sun trying to get through. Had a small shower of mud and debris earlier too by the looks.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by Sterlk » January 5, 2020, 6:10 pm

Backordered an air purifier for when they get restocked in the next few weeks or so.

Did the research and landed on the mid-range Breville one for $329 to cover 40m2, excellent price considering how all the stats compare. Apparently I'm one of only a handful to order a Breville one, Dyson is the people's choice for some crazy reason; 50+ of them are backordered.

IMO, bolting a fan on top of an air purifier is not worth a $370 premium - which more than doubles the price... yet the hordes are lapping it up.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -TW- » January 5, 2020, 7:57 pm

I've been looking at one but with the Aus Post delivery hold it will probably be winter before it gets here

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by Sterlk » January 5, 2020, 8:43 pm

Depends if your location requires delivery, I guess.

In store pickup should be fine; businesses across the country are still getting stock delivered via trucks and pallets. You'd think the delivery halt is for the sake of the posties on the bikes, not drivers in enclosed truck cabins (plus, freight at scale is probably more of a Star Track/DHL thing than something most companies use AusPost for).
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -TW- » January 5, 2020, 9:05 pm

Couriers as well apparently

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by bonehead » January 6, 2020, 7:14 am

light rain up here, very little at home but wet roads and wipers on all the way to work.

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 6, 2020, 12:17 pm

We got steady rain for about 30 mins at 2284.

Fair dinkum rain..

It was beautiful..
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 6, 2020, 12:25 pm

We got some rain in Canberra... but not much. The smoke has cleared significantly, but the air quality is still listed as four to eight times the hazardous level. Yesterday was the worst day for me so far... the smoke seemed to somehow ooze into the apartment... coughing and sore eyes the result. Anyway, much better today.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by The Nickman » January 6, 2020, 12:34 pm

greeneyed wrote:
January 6, 2020, 12:25 pm
We got some rain in Canberra... but not much. The smoke has cleared significantly, but the air quality is still listed as four to eight times the hazardous level. Yesterday was the worst day for me so far... the smoke seemed to somehow ooze into the apartment... coughing and sore eyes the result. Anyway, much better today.
I see storms are predicted down there for the next few days... COME ON, RAIN!!
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 16, 2020, 12:27 pm

And..

We have thunderstorms and rain here in 2284...yippeeeeeeee.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2020, 12:54 pm

Thunderstorm hit north Canberra... skirted anything south of the lake. :( Hopefully we get one later.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 16, 2020, 1:14 pm

Our weatherman up here has said scattered showers for the next 2-3 days.

6-20 mil each day..

It's a start.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -TW- » January 16, 2020, 1:23 pm

Interesting there was an article in the paper that people have been reading the weather predictions wrong

Ie. If it says Chance of Rain: 70% Predicted fall: 4-15mm it doesn't mean there's a 70% chance of 4-15mm.

70% chance of literally any rain, 50% chance of 4 or more ml, 25% chance of 15 or more ml

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 16, 2020, 1:31 pm

Absolutely Tim.

Like today for example in my hood.

The BOM said there was a 70% chance it would rain. And if it rains, we could get 6-20 mil. .
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 16, 2020, 2:08 pm

We have level 2 water restrictions starting on Monday.

Things are getting serious.

They want me to have 4 minute showers !!!!
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -TW- » January 16, 2020, 2:32 pm

greeneyed wrote:Thunderstorm hit north Canberra... skirted anything south of the lake. :( Hopefully we get one later.
Next hour by the looks

Fair bit of red and black coming

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 16, 2020, 5:34 pm

Nice heavy fall of rain and some hail to boot. Outside, for the first time in probably a month, there is no smoke.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by bonehead » January 16, 2020, 6:48 pm

nothing, not enough drops to join together on the ground but our 2 dam catchments got a decent drop

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by bonehead » January 17, 2020, 3:16 pm

17mm today in my gauge, 7mm in the official one 2kms up the road.
water tank is full again and the farm across the road their dam is 3/4 full from near empty.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 17, 2020, 6:19 pm

Mrs PJ showed me footage on her phone from the Australian Wildlife Park at Somersby.

It was a Faceplant video, flash flooding. They had to close the park today.

I saw video of the animal handlers pushing back alligators with a broom. The water level in the alligators pond rose so quickly the gators were swimming over the fences.

I saw it..UNBELIEVEABLE !
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by Coastalraider » January 18, 2020, 3:51 am

-PJ- wrote:
January 17, 2020, 6:19 pm
Mrs PJ showed me footage on her phone from the Australian Wildlife Park at Somersby.

It was a Faceplant video, flash flooding. They had to close the park today.

I saw video of the animal handlers pushing back alligators with a broom. The water level in the alligators pond rose so quickly the gators were swimming over the fences.

I saw it..UNBELIEVEABLE !
It was coming thick and fast down that end of the coast yesterday!

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -PJ- » January 18, 2020, 5:29 am

Are you getting rain at Watanobbi ?

It's raining on my house right now..

Nice.
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Re: Weather Watch

Post by Coastalraider » January 18, 2020, 3:21 pm

-PJ- wrote:
January 18, 2020, 5:29 am
Are you getting rain at Watanobbi ?

It's raining on my house right now..

Nice.
Yeah we have had a good soak over the last 2
days,
Wasn’t as heavy as the peninsular where I work, so it actually did some good. It just hit hard and flashed off down there, like you saw at the reptile park.

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by -TW- » January 20, 2020, 1:34 pm

Massive hailstorm rolled through the middle of Canberra at about 12.30

Absolute carnage, cars with smashed or no windscreens, trees down

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Re: Weather Watch

Post by greeneyed » January 20, 2020, 4:44 pm

It was a super cell storm, hit my place. If you've seen the photos of Manuka Oval inches deep in hail... well I live two blocks from there. Skylight smashed in the bathroom, roof leaked downstairs too, hell of a mess. The ice piled so high on the roof, it got under all the flashing. I now have a huge hole in my roof... every single unit in my complex is the same.

Three quarters of the leaves on every tree have been stripped.

In a way I was lucky... I was at an appointment in Lyneham when it hit... my car was in the open... but it didn't hail there. Five minutes away... golf balls.
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