Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

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Post  Bobman on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:03 pm

That's the one. Great shots. I was there as well and got a heap of photos.

It was on January 29, 2004. Fire trucks from as far as Deer Park, Greensborough, Newport and Keilor East all attended the Glenferrie and Burwood Roads area. What an afternoon!

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Post  floydlove on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:07 pm

Haha insane wasn't it? The traffic lights went out as well. Reckon you could PM me and share some of your photos? Would be really interesting..

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Post  Lily on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:11 pm

Oi, no pm'ing photos, you need to share lol! Maybe in the photography area?

Amazing pics, floydlove, wish I had thought to get our camera out at the time. We were too busy moving furniture and trying to push water out our backdoor (which was a pointless exercise we realised in the end).

Karl, I didn't realise that's where it was. It's hardly Scoresby there, more like FTG.

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Post  hillybilly on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:14 pm

I wonder how DJ went??

Just for you I rang the misses Smile . 10mm to report from Ferny Creek so a very strong rainfall gradient on the north side of the band (6mm at Dunns Hill, 10mm for us - about 2km south, and 14mm at Cardina about 8km further south again).

I suspect the Scoresby AWS has calibration problems.

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Post  Karl Lijnders on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:23 pm

It's classified as Wantirna South Lily

Thanks DJ. Rang my sister and she reports 14mm in Monbulk near Silvan Dam.

I hope your wife didn't have to run outside Wink
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Re: Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

Post  Karl Lijnders on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:39 pm

20C in Melbourne. Isolated storms about various areas, one over Rhino in Maryborough and another down on the surf coast near Firestorm. May be something to come with reasonable convection.
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Post  floydlove on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:41 pm

The BoM have updated their forecast for today, don't see that happen too much.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers becoming more isolated during the afternoon. Local thunder is possible this afternoon. Winds west to northwesterly averaging 20 to 35 km/h tending north to northwesterly 25 to 30 km/h later in the evening.

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Post  Rhino on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:51 pm

Yeah Karl, been raining solidly here for the last 20 min, no thunder though.

Rhino. Smile Smile

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Post  Scott Lawrance on Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:54 pm

Nice blob of rain directly over Yea just now. Right on target!

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Post  Australis(Shell3155) on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:15 pm

Only 4.5mm here for the day.. So Id say that Scoresby is spot on..
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Post  Sniper on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:19 pm

Plenty of activity north of the ranges. Castlemaine up to 6mm, Maryborough 3mm. Good to see!!

BOM 4 day prog chart is out. Looks a beauty!!!

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Post  I_Love_Storms on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:29 pm

Sniper wrote:Plenty of activity north of the ranges. Castlemaine up to 6mm, Maryborough 3mm. Good to see!!

BOM 4 day prog chart is out. Looks a beauty!!!

What is Saturday like for Melbourne?

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Re: Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

Post  James on Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:40 pm

no thunder anywhere yet, but there is certainly some nice convection but it doesnt quite seem "storm" convection - just your average rain type

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Re: Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

Post  floydlove on Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:26 pm

14mm here in as many minutes. The last rainfall total was 19mm in about 5 hours so it was really coming down.

Last three totals have been 10mm+, (17mm, 19mm, 14mm) 50mm in a week!! I seriously must be dreaming and with Friday-Monday still to come with plenty of weather to get through! 71mm for the month. Smile

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Re: Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

Post  Karl Lijnders on Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:34 pm

All the information pertaining to the weekend system can be found in the new thread started today. This one is just going to get so huge that it will be hard to find info in it later on down the track.

Grand total of 17.8mm today with the 11mm falling within a 10-15 minute period and heavy showers before and after that.

Still some thunderstorms developing over northern and western ranges.

Not quite over!!!
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Post  firestorm on Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:38 pm

Karl Lijnders wrote:20C in Melbourne. Isolated storms about various areas, one over Rhino in Maryborough and another down on the surf coast near Firestorm. May be something to come with reasonable convection.
Not much to report really today must have missed the best stuff only the 1mm in the guage for today there was plenty of light showers during the morning and between 1-2 this arvo.

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Post  SC on Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:42 pm

Good to see plenty nice totals around.

10mm here.
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Re: Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

Post  Karl Lijnders on Thu Sep 24, 2009 2:54 pm

Seems that the rainfall was heaviest in a triangle from Berwick/Cardinia through to Rowville/Lysterfield/Knoxfield/Glen Waverley up to Viewank/Doncaster/Plenty and down through to Lilydale/Mt Evelyn/Woor Yallock/Dandenongs.

Amazing how quickly it developed over the land just from the CBD eastwards. Insane!

Nice fall there SC Smile
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Post  Power Storm on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:02 pm

Very cool to hear so many good reports today. EC spot on the money for today!

Convection mostly occuring over the ranges currently. Isolated thunderstorms remain possible across the central parts late this afternoon/early evening, but contracting back to the southwest overnight.

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Post  windyrob on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:05 pm

Scored 12mm taking me to 73mm for the month Smile I was certainly not expecting the white out conditions of heavy rain today!
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Re: Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

Post  Karl Lijnders on Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:06 pm

Certainly is a surprise I can take more often!!

Nice looking cell about Yarra Glen currently.
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Post  hillybilly on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:19 pm

Some really nice towering Cu around central areas ATM so wouldn't rule out the odd heavy shower popping up during the evening.

Today was a classic and just shows the importance of timing. A front timed for good solar heating often works a treat this time of year (when the low levels have reasonable moisture).

Up to 32mm of rain at Buller also so great for continued runoff (the more the merrier).

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Post  Guest on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:31 pm

4.5mm today was about 5km south of the heavy stuff.

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Post  I_Love_Storms on Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:45 pm

Karl Lijnders wrote:Amazing how quickly it developed over the land just from the CBD eastwards. Insane!

You're right KL, came out of nowhere, and although humid, I wasn't expecting that sort of convection.

It would be nice to get some of these set ups in the summer months, we would get some absolute monsters. However, I am thinking it is highly possible that the tropics may suck up all the moisture again and leave us with dry air similar to last summer.

I was just having a look and last November and December weren't bad rainfall wise, and then someone hit the switch and we went 35 days without a drop.

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Re: Victoria: A week of fronts/lows for SE September 21st-24th 2009

Post  SC on Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:26 pm

Thanks Karl and thanks to the Weathergod.

I see Hotham has a 100% chance of 20-40mm....impressive WZ call. I have really liked the weather patterns in the last 2 months. Alot more conversation and debate with results, indicating La Nina is now coming into play. Bring it on.

Yesterday I saw some Pilus on top of Cu that was building as it went past me in Richmond. Exciting stuff as we head into Summer.
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