Mad March MeteorologicalMayhemWithMaximumMinisculeRain 2010

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby ozzie » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:15 am

Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:...


I meant chase forecast not report :mrgreen: my mistake :lol:

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby ozzie » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:50 am

STW issued!!! i think the Cancellation bit is wrong :mrgreen:

IDW28201
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
CANCELLATION of SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for Damaging Winds, Large Hail and Flash Flooding
For people in the Central West district, the Lower West district, western parts
of the Central Wheat Belt, western Great Southern and southwestern parts of the
Gascoyne.

Issued at 9:45 am on Monday 22 March 2010

People are advised that there is a risk of severe thunderstorms during Monday
afternoon and evening. Storms may be accompanied by strong winds, large hail and
possible flash flooding that could result in damage to property.

The FESA - State Emergency Service advises that people should be aware of
thunderstorms. As storms approach secure loose items and move vehicles under
cover. If lightning accompanies the storm disconnect non-essential electrical
appliances and avoid using the phone. Stay indoors until the storms have passed.


If you are caught outside seek shelter away from trees and metal structures.
Driving conditions will be hazardous. Should flash flooding occur, avoid
affected roads, watercourses and floodways in the vicinity until safe to proceed
Issued at 9:50 am on Monday 22 March 2010




The next warning will be issued by 1:00 pm Monday.

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby StormGirl82 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:56 am

I just had that pop up on my computer too. I was like ahhh yeah right i don't think so.. when i refreshed Cancellation had disapeared.. :P :P :P :P :P

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby Vinny » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:09 am

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... risk/14131

Storm warning risk
Monday March 22, 2010 - 12:49 EDT
The Bureau of Meteorology is warning that some parts of the state will hit by severe thunderstorms after heavy rain in the mid-west and Gascoyne.

Heavy rain in the past 24 hours has seen 50-60 millimetres of rainfall north of Perth around Mount Magnet.

Duty Forecaster Tom Coleman says Garden Island has recorded 5.2 millimetres of rain and Mandurah 2.4

"It's looking like we'll have some severe storms in the central west, central wheatbelt, northern part of the great southern and the lower west districts with some local area of heavy rainfall and possible hail."

A spokesman for the West Australian Farmers Federation Doug Clarke farms in Lake Grace and says the rain is welcome.

"It's a nice start to the year compared to last year where we virtually got no opening rains at all so where we are at the moment we've had seven and a half mills and hopefully we'll get some more so for the croppers it gets some weeds up to control and for the people with stock it gives them some green feed."

The Bureau is also forecasting rain for Perth which will break one of its longest dry spells on record.

During the past 110 days just 0.2 of a millimetre of rain has fallen in the metropolitan area.

The Bureau's James Ashley says that is set to end.

"There was a couple of light falls around the city overnight with a couple of showers putting about two millimetres in Wanneroo's rain gauge."

"As long as we can get a thunderstorm over us we should break that long dry spell that we've had."

The thunderstorms are forecast to hit this afternoon.

Western Power spokeswoman Marissa Chapman says the utility is closely monitoring the grid because of the risk of pole top fires.

"At this time of year when we get the light rains or the first rains of winter there is a lot of salt and build up on our insulators.

"When we get light rain that can cause pole top fires so certainly this time of year we've got a heightened level of risk and alert for pole top fires."
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby stokesy » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:04 am

Western Power spokeswoman Marissa Chapman says the utility is closely monitoring the grid because of the risk of pole top fires.

"At this time of year when we get the light rains or the first rains of winter there is a lot of salt and build up on our insulators.

"When we get light rain that can cause pole top fires so certainly this time of year we've got a heightened level of risk and alert for pole top fires."


With the rain we had last night in northern suburbs & outskirts, was there any power issues?

Also some great looking (although small) cells appearing near Leeman already.

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby Vinny » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:24 am

Forecast for Monday
A shower or two with a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Moderate E/NE
winds shifting light W/SW near the coast for a period in the afternoon.

Precis: Shower, afternoon thunderstorm.
City: Max 30
Mandurah: Max 30
UV Alert: 9:10 am to 3:40 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 8 [Very High]
Fire Danger: Coastal Plain: HIGH
Hills: HIGH

Forecast for Tuesday
A shower or two with the risk of a morning thunderstorm. Moderate NE winds
tending light NW/W'ly near the coast in the afternoon.

Precis: Possible morning thunderstorm.
City: Min 20 Max 31
Mandurah: Min 20 Max 30


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I can't see us getting much with "shower or two " in the forecast....


So what time do you guys reckon Perth city etc should start seeing some showers ? 3pm perhaps ?

The radar around Perth is clear :o
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby adamD » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:37 am

1pm imo
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby 1987 hurricane » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:56 am

31c has been reached at Pearce and that is roughly the temperature required for explosive convection, so within the next 30mins to an hour we should see it kick off to the North like yesterday:-)

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby craigperth » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:00 pm

To true... although I am hoping for a few more degrees in it yet... also would be nice if the humidity would climb a little higher :)

With some luck we might get a drenching today/tonight :)
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby PeneJane » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:14 pm

Walked out my door to get something for lunch and HELLO!!!!!

These are straight off my camera as I am about to empty the memory card and go back out there hehehe. Sorry if they are a tad dark.

This is south of Gero so it could blow your way :D

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby SimonB » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:16 pm

StormGirl26 wrote:Well heres my photos...

StormGirl, now that I have seen the photo's full size, I can't quote the photo here, but the 3rd photo in your 1st post is the money shot, well done.

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby PeneJane » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:21 pm

and with that. Our street is flooded yet again. Thunder non stop!!! Those clouds I took pics off have moved way south now so its moving reasonably quickly and we now have another one over us. What a great Monday :lol:

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby StormGirl82 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:29 pm

Great photos pene. looks awesome. cant wait to see what happens later this evening..
Lenses polished batteries charged :P :P :P

Thanks Simon, I think id have to agree that was the best shot of the night.. could smell the ozone and feel the static from some bolts last night. just after this shot came some gale forced winds could hardly open the car door took the camera off the tripod and jumped in the car (left the tripod outside) got too scared to touch it.. and i don't get scared much during storms. butit was very intense :shock:

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby SimonB » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:56 pm

Ben.G. wrote:Went up to Campersic Road lookout

Ben.G., where abouts on Campersic is this? Any other good lookout locations in the hills? Is the Zig Zag easy to navigate and find somewhere to stop in the dark?
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby adamD » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:19 pm

Clouds beginning to explode above where I live.
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby StormGirl82 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:22 pm

zig zag is pretty good, several spots to stop, but dont stop on the main rd heading down, if u got some spotties or decent high beams should be easy to navigate on the way down at night, just take it easy stop the if the weather gets to bad.

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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby Vinny » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:32 pm

I don't think my area will get anything out of this... not even near Perth at the moment. I don't know why the BOM's Water and the land page has Perth getting 10-15mm... when is this supposed to happen ?
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby adamD » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:41 pm

Maybe Geraldton just stole it all or the weather gods hate us. :lol:
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby SimonB » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:41 pm

StormGirl26 wrote:zig zag is pretty good, several spots to stop, but dont stop on the main rd heading down, if u got some spotties or decent high beams should be easy to navigate on the way down at night, just take it easy stop the if the weather gets to bad.

Got decent lights, so should be good. I'll see how I go. Will pick up the tripod this arvo (didn't bother bringing with me to Hovea). Thanks.
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Re: Mad March Meteorological Mayhem with Maximum Miniscule Rain

Postby SilverRain » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:44 pm

Those storms near Lancelin seem to be heading offshore possibly? Hopefully more develop to the east.

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