Vic: Fronts and troughs 9 - 19 July

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Didjman
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:23 am

The split in the polar vortex has all but "healed" looking at the following link:

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/w ... -83.95,488

But another stratospheric warming event is happening over Antarctica between Africa and OZ:

https://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/ ... 50anim.gif

An end of month polar blast is looking likely atm.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:41 am

0.3C min and 1C now. No more snow overnight, its actually fairly dry here, even my concrete terrace is dry.
I was surprised to see that the weather person on Ch 2 last night didnt even mention low level snow. A bit weird.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:09 am

Dry as a bone here with sunny blue skies & more wind. :roll:

Meanwhile down at the other place on the island it's been nice & wet with constant bands of showers pushing through. Approaching double figures so far down there. :D
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:29 am

Getting showers here now. Alternating between rain, sleet, graupel and snow. Temperature of 3C so about 0.5C too warm for propr snow. Next shower might chill it a bit more :?:
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:26 am

11mm here to 9am, 30.5mm for the dates. More since - doesn't stop! Odd burst of snow among the icy rain, but doesn't look like settling.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:30 am

its all going around us here though don't mind the sun! 8c atm
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:00 pm

Heard a rumble, walked outside and thought that cloud has a nice green tinge...

Two minutes later....

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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:01 pm

Heard that boom here. It was close.

Edit; now hail.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:18 pm

Now 13c with cloud breaks with sun and I wish High Pressure move more North of Australia as pushing polar belt too tight. So SW to SE Victoria wins for good cold isolated showers.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:32 pm

Had a good sleet shower a short time ago. Currently 4.8c. Wind has calmed down a bit this afternoon. It was quite windy overnight and this morning, with gusts up around 50km/h.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:44 pm

The last 3 showers here all had soft hail in it, temporarily and sparsely making the ground white. Temp has only reached 7 degrees down here with persistent showers. Currently 6.5 on the car gauge as i wait for the wife at the shopping strip.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:55 pm

Just got back from a snow chase up to Mt Donna Buang. Snowing heavily up there, blizzard like. Snowing down to the turn off road to the summit.

I was in a 4x4 so I was able to get to the top car park - but they closed the last bit of road to the summit. Put the 4X4 in snow mode and it did not slip once despite the road well and truly covered. Saw one car nose down in the creek gully near the booth - will need a tow truck to get that out and front end would be wreaked.

Measured 1C at the highest point. Sticky snow, clinging to everything even though it was windy. Timed my journey up there for just after that first band coming up from the SW arrived.

The Yarra river was a torrent and brown. I believe O'Shannassy dam is under maintenance for the next 12 months so water is flowing straight through to the Yarra currently.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:28 pm

Every shower that’s past through has been hail bearing. Some good totals actually
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:35 pm

flyfisher wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Just got back from a snow chase up to Mt Donna Buang. Snowing heavily up there, blizzard like. Snowing down to the turn off road to the summit.

I was in a 4x4 so I was able to get to the top car park - but they closed the last bit of road to the summit. Put the 4X4 in snow mode and it did not slip once despite the road well and truly covered. Saw one car nose down in the creek gully near the booth - will need a tow truck to get that out and front end would be wreaked.

Measured 1C at the highest point. Sticky snow, clinging to everything even though it was windy. Timed my journey up there for just after that first band coming up from the SW arrived.

The Yarra river was a torrent and brown. I believe O'Shannassy dam is under maintenance for the next 12 months so water is flowing straight through to the Yarra currently.
Upper Yarra Dam is under maintenance. But ye Yarra has really been flowing recently, it was really wide just a few weeks ago as well, when we had the last few tonnes of rain haha.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:03 pm

Had one of the better hail-bearing coldies I can remember in recent times pass through Box Hill around 1pm. Finished with a big boom of thunder too, not bad.
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:06 pm

No hail in East Warby, but 2 tanks full of water, been raining just about all day
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:49 pm

flyfisher wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:55 pm
Just got back from a snow chase up to Mt Donna Buang. Snowing heavily up there, blizzard like. Snowing down to the turn off road to the summit.

I was in a 4x4 so I was able to get to the top car park - but they closed the last bit of road to the summit. Put the 4X4 in snow mode and it did not slip once despite the road well and truly covered. Saw one car nose down in the creek gully near the booth - will need a tow truck to get that out and front end would be wreaked.

Measured 1C at the highest point. Sticky snow, clinging to everything even though it was windy. Timed my journey up there for just after that first band coming up from the SW arrived.

The Yarra river was a torrent and brown. I believe O'Shannassy dam is under maintenance for the next 12 months so water is flowing straight through to the Yarra currently.
We must have crossed paths. Great day up there. Lucky we went up early as they closed the road to everyone later. Had to use chains on the Subaru which is pretty unusual. I saw three cars off the edge - one in the ditch, another in a tree and another in a creek :o

Lots of sleet, graupel, hail and brief snow in FC. Max of just 4.7C. 12mm in the gauge so far. Hail/graupel been settled in the garden for a few hours.

Wet 24 hours coming up with another trough then warm air advection.

Here’s a video from Donna Buang. Was hammering down...

https://twitter.com/ozhillbilly/status/ ... 89280?s=20
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Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:37 pm

Cold one today - max of 8c during a period of sunshine but most of the day was between 4c and 6c. Windchill got down to -1c. Very brisk outside! Didn’t amount to a lot of rain, only 3mm, as showers were mostly brief, but occasionally heavy with sleet and small hail.
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Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:30 am

Fine cold night here, but that’s about to change with a front coming up from the southwest. This is one of those sliding fronts (comes up then tends to slide along its axis). Expecting some heavy falls through the Yarra Ranges to South Gippsland. EC has about 20mm here next 24 hours, and spot falls to about double that.

Happy to get it (MTD is about 45mm here which is still something like 80mm from the average, so we are actually tacking a tad below where we should be).
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