All Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere

Message boards : Cafe SETI : All Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

Previous · 1 . . . 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 . . . 31 · Next

AuthorMessage
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2096677 - Posted: 29 Mar 2022, 1:13:32 UTC

Well the river here is still up here sending plenty down the Darling system while others send plenty down to the coast, but it looks like the eastern escarpment has saved us from the worst of it with only 5.75mm in the gauge this morning (MTD:114.25mm/YTD:317mm). A lite rain is still falling here though it may not last much longer as the low heads south.

Sadly people are still driving into flood waters for some stupid reason and while there has been many rescues 2 men have lost their lives in Queensland.

Meanwhile down in Sydney they have now recorded over a metre of rain which is 80% of their average annual rainfall. :-O

All that means is that I'm staying on top of this hill on this mountain. ;-)

Cheers.
ID: 2096677 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile ML1
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 19492
Credit: 7,508,002
RAC: 20
United Kingdom
Message 2096713 - Posted: 29 Mar 2022, 17:03:24 UTC - in response to Message 2096677.  

Rename you as Noah?


Stay safe folks!
Martin
See new freedom: Mageia Linux
Take a look for yourself: Linux Format
The Future is what We all make IT (GPLv3)
ID: 2096713 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
rob smith Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 7 Mar 03
Posts: 21960
Credit: 416,307,556
RAC: 380
United Kingdom
Message 2096717 - Posted: 29 Mar 2022, 17:25:20 UTC - in response to Message 2096677.  

Thought process of those driving into water :-
"Is that water across the road?"
"Well, maybe. Let's see how deep it is Claude"
"OK, here goes... Do we treat water like sand and go in as fast as possible?"
"You bet Claude"

Moments later they find he difference between driving through sand and water......
Bob Smith
Member of Seti PIPPS (Pluto is a Planet Protest Society)
Somewhere in the (un)known Universe?
ID: 2096717 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2096729 - Posted: 29 Mar 2022, 20:21:01 UTC

Well that low that was moving south decided that it would backtrack a bit and come in closer to the coast so we're still getting wet up here while more evacuations take place down on the coast with falls of 150-300mm being recorded down there so far this morning.

We should get 2-3 days off from this rain after today, but whether the ground will be ok to mow will be another story.

Cheers.
ID: 2096729 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2096735 - Posted: 29 Mar 2022, 21:30:25 UTC

Lismore's 10.5m flood wall now has the water lapping near the top of it and the flood water is expected to breach that barrier shortly while the town of Austinville, near Lismore, has recorded over 415mm so far for the last 24hr period with a half hour left to go until 9am. :-O

Meanwhile the rain here has now been replaced by a fine drizzle.

Stay dry.
ID: 2096735 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2096744 - Posted: 29 Mar 2022, 23:48:11 UTC

Austinville wound up recording 430mm (almost 17") over the last 24hr period and Lismore's levee is no longer holding back water so it'll be quite some time before I go down the hill to do any shopping.

Anyhow we received another 14mm over night (thanks mother nature for that eastern escarpment) which now has our monthly rainfall total up to 128.25mm (a touch over 5") and pushing our yearly total so far up to 331mm (about 13").

We have had some recent sunshine here this morning getting the temp up to 18C, but the southerly wind is knocking 4-5C off that, with 19C being expected.

Cheers.
ID: 2096744 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2097018 - Posted: 2 Apr 2022, 23:47:31 UTC

For the month of March our average min. temp was right on the long term average of 11C while our average max was 1C down at 23C.

Our 128.5mm for the month beat our long term average 87mm, but at least we didn't come close to our record setting March 2017 figure of 329.5mm.

Now I'll just have to see how April goes here in the Northern Tablelands.
ID: 2097018 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2097352 - Posted: 7 Apr 2022, 21:48:39 UTC

They're copping it again down south with more flooding, dams overflowing and the unfloodable bridge is set to go under again sometime today. :-O

Suburb submerged as torrential rain batters city.

Evacuation orders hit as Nepean, Hawkesbury rivers peak.

Stay high, dry and safe.
ID: 2097352 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Grant (SSSF)
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 13627
Credit: 208,696,464
RAC: 304
Australia
Message 2097370 - Posted: 8 Apr 2022, 5:29:19 UTC

And the BOM are forecasting La Niña to hang around till late Autumn.
The rain is starting to ease off, but more is expected in the not too distant future. It would be nice if it could hold off for at least a couple of weeks to allow things to dry out a bit, but i'm not holding my breath.
Grant
Darwin NT
ID: 2097370 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2097376 - Posted: 8 Apr 2022, 6:33:54 UTC

1 of the side effects of the big wet.

Sightings of spiders and snakes up thanks to wet weather in NSW.

Cheers.
ID: 2097376 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile ML1
Volunteer moderator
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 25 Nov 01
Posts: 19492
Credit: 7,508,002
RAC: 20
United Kingdom
Message 2097447 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 13:46:43 UTC

So... Which part of the world is suffering for all that misplaced rain misplaced from watering elsewhere?


All on our only one planet...
Martin
See new freedom: Mageia Linux
Take a look for yourself: Linux Format
The Future is what We all make IT (GPLv3)
ID: 2097447 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Grant (SSSF)
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 13627
Credit: 208,696,464
RAC: 304
Australia
Message 2097471 - Posted: 9 Apr 2022, 22:35:44 UTC - in response to Message 2097447.  

So... Which part of the world is suffering for all that misplaced rain misplaced from watering elsewhere?
Northern Australia.
It's meant to be our Wet season, but some areas have had one of their driest (if not the driest) Marches on record. Other areas are looking at one of their driest Wet seasons on record.
Grant
Darwin NT
ID: 2097471 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2098327 - Posted: 24 Apr 2022, 3:33:21 UTC

After a morning of trench warfare with the chipping hoe here this is all I need to hear.

Australian weather expert warns of increased flooding risk in 2022.

A dangerous combination of weather events not seen together in almost 50 years could see more communities Australia plunged under rising flood waters during the rest of 2022.

Sky News’ chief meteorologist Tom Saunders says signs have emerged showing the current La Niña wet weather system impacting Australia could be joined by another system which leads to increased rainfall — a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)....
I guess that I better get into swinging that mattock tomorrow morning. :-(

Cheers.
ID: 2098327 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2098702 - Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 23:26:07 UTC

For April here we were 2C up on our monthly minimum temp by 2.3C with 8.9C while our average max for the month was 0.6C down at 20.3C and we wound up 7mm short on the monthly average rainfall with 42.5mm though we remain in front on the year to date average (328.8mm) with 374.75mm.

Now to see what May has in store for us.

Cheers.
ID: 2098702 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2099425 - Posted: 12 May 2022, 23:36:30 UTC

With large sections of NE S.A., NW N.S.W. and W-SW Qld. mostly underwater evacuations are now happening in S.E. Qld. and NE N.S.W. (that's all that Lismore needs now) as this rain system slowly makes it's way eastward to the sea.

Our river that runs around the village is now at a height that I havn't seen since March 2017 when we got dumped with 329.5mm (13") and that was bad (then we went into a hard drought).

We got 53.5mm here over the last 24hrs which alone exceeds our average for May (44.7mm) and takes this month's total to 82.5mm so far (as the wet stuff continues to fall) while our year to date total is 457.25mm which is ahead of the 373.5mm average with less than half the month done with and there's still not a dry day in the week ahead forecast.

Anyhow my gumboots and rain gear are getting a good workout anyway while not much else is.

Stay dry and safe.

Cheers.
ID: 2099425 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2100051 - Posted: 24 May 2022, 2:19:52 UTC

After already getting twice the average rainfall for this month so far while being 100mm (4") ahead of the average year to this date this is the last bit of news that I needed to hear. :-O

With La Niña predicted to continue for months and potentially into spring, another developing weather system could bring even more rain.

I hope that my shoulder comes good quickly so that I can get back to finishing off that new drainage trench of mine.

Cheers.
ID: 2100051 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Grant (SSSF)
Volunteer tester

Send message
Joined: 19 Aug 99
Posts: 13627
Credit: 208,696,464
RAC: 304
Australia
Message 2100057 - Posted: 24 May 2022, 5:14:03 UTC

Hard to believe it wasn't that long ago when so much of the country was almost just one big fire.
Now it's never ending flooding.
Grant
Darwin NT
ID: 2100057 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Mike Special Project $75 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 17 Feb 01
Posts: 34143
Credit: 79,922,639
RAC: 80
Germany
Message 2100060 - Posted: 24 May 2022, 6:31:42 UTC

Get well soon Wiggo.


With each crime and every kindness we birth our future.
ID: 2100060 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Gary Charpentier Crowdfunding Project Donor*Special Project $75 donorSpecial Project $250 donor
Volunteer tester
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 25 Dec 00
Posts: 30355
Credit: 53,134,872
RAC: 32
United States
Message 2100069 - Posted: 24 May 2022, 12:59:52 UTC - in response to Message 2100057.  

Hard to believe it wasn't that long ago when so much of the country was almost just one big fire.
Now it's never ending flooding.

Two seasons like California, wet or fire and fire is most of the year.
ID: 2100069 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Profile Wiggo
Avatar

Send message
Joined: 24 Jan 00
Posts: 33686
Credit: 261,360,520
RAC: 489
Australia
Message 2100509 - Posted: 31 May 2022, 22:08:20 UTC

For May our average minimum temp May was 4.8C above average while our average max was 0.6C below average and we received 111.25mm of rainfall which killed our 44.5mm average.

So far for this year we recorded 486mm which is still ahead of the 427.8mm average to date.

Now we just have to see how soggy June will be.

Cheers.
ID: 2100509 · Report as offensive     Reply Quote
Previous · 1 . . . 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 . . . 31 · Next

Message boards : Cafe SETI : All Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere


 
©2023 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.