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Post by Tracer » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:28 am

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:08 pm

We're sweltering here in Queensland - and summer doesn't officially start till Saturday. After watching the disastrous Californian bushfires wreack so much havoc, we now have bushfires raging out of control throughout the state. Homes and cars burnt to the ground but, fortunately, no deaths.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-28/ ... m/10560952

And the heatwave doesn't look like it's going away any time soon...
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-28/ ... e/10558952

And while we're sweltering and burning on this side of the Tweed, Sydney and its surrounds are drowning...
https://www.news.com.au/technology/envi ... 4aa1d40b5b

C-r-a-z-y weather...

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:14 pm

This looks horrendous, RSG. Truly horrendous.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:11 pm

Stormy here. Weather warnings all over the county for driving, the ferry across Windermere suspended, one or two coastal roads shut at high tide. It hasn't been light all day. Wind speed is around 44 mph with gusts of over 60mph so a normal winter storm. The moon is waxing gibbous, though, which makes it all more exciting.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:34 pm

We have had cold and spitting snow alternating with rain most of the day, hovering right around the freezing point. It's miserable, but at least it's not cold enough to have great drifting piles we need to shovel.
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Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:51 am

We've got snow in the extended forecast for the following weekend (Dec. 8-9). Thankfully the 5 inches we got last week has melted except in a few shady corners.
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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:58 pm

Still hot here. And the bushfires aren't letting up. Thousands have been evacuated from their homes as nearly 200 fires are raging out of control across the state. Queensland's never really been a "bushfire" state - we're more used to dealing with cyclones.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-30/ ... s/10567540
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:16 am

Stay safe, everyone. We're okay here. Have had some heavy wind and rain but nothing to excess.
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Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:17 am

Goodness, RSG, that's really scary.
I hope everyone stays safe!

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:47 am

So far there are no reports of deaths - so thankful - but the rotten news is that two people have been arrested for having started at least two of these blazes. The winds blowing from the west are fuelling the fires and causing them to literally skip across the countryside and reignite in new areas. Also very thankful for the firies from NSW and Victoria who've volunteered to come up and help ours. We're fine where we are, though.

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Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:51 am

Well, the first death has just been reported. A 21 year old man was killed by a falling tree whilst clearing a fire break. So very sad.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:53 am

Yes, it is sad. I imagine there are severe penalties for the arsonists, and quite rightly, too.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:59 pm

Makes you wonder what goes on in their minds.

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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:47 pm

Need to send you our big storm, RSG. Thunder and (forked!) lightening right overhead here, bringing power cuts, closed roads, floods...all the usual fun. Personally this is annoying because today is moving day so everything is getting utterly soaked as it gets hauled to the truck, but at least we are all safe!

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Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:49 pm

Good luck with the move, id! I hope you have a smooth one without anything broken.

It was quite mild here today and I walked to the store and back at lunch today. I looked rather windblown when I got back to my desk, but thankfully I keep a hairbrush in my drawer.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:41 pm

That sounds most dramatic, id. Quite Shakespearean. Hope the move goes well despite the omens.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:45 pm

It's been cold here today. I have a friend who lives in a house on top of a cliff overlooking the North Sea. Next stop, Denmark. When we went today, there was a very cold, blustery wind. When we left, it was getting dark and freezing (at 4 pm) and my friends cars were freezing over. Gritters were out. We were glad when we got home that we didn't have to leave the house again.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm

Kismet wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:41 pm
That sounds most dramatic, id. Quite Shakespearean. Hope the move goes well despite the omens.
Me, too, id.
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Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:38 am

They just said on the radio that we have had the second-wettest autumn in recorded history, :rain: which makes me feel better about the puddle that has formed the lowest corner of my garage - there's nothing drastically wrong with my house, which is a relief. :lol: But they also said that if we have a snowier-than-average winter (which they are predicting), there could be large-scale flooding come spring, which makes me want to invest in some waterproofing work.... caulking and such.

I could also use that gradient that Algy wants to carry around with him...
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:16 pm

The weather here is incredibly cold, wet and windy but no snow or frozen rain so far. How are you doing Kismet?

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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:21 pm

It's freezing here and we have driving rain. No snow yet.
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Post by kylie_koyote » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:33 pm

We are unseasonably warm today at 11 C. Considering we barely got above freezing earlier in the week, everyone is trying to make the most of the mild temperatures today. (We know it won’t last!)
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:52 pm

The wind has increased and the rain is now hail.
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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:11 pm

Fairblue wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Kismet wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:41 pm
That sounds most dramatic, id. Quite Shakespearean. Hope the move goes well despite the omens.
Me, too, id.
Thanks all! Move went well. So well I am now 'enjoying' darting around some more wintery climes. Shame my time is at the whim of my boss or I would be able to suggest meeting some of you wonderful people!

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:30 pm

Frecks wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:16 pm
The weather here is incredibly cold, wet and windy but no snow or frozen rain so far. How are you doing Kismet?
Same as you. There is a lot of black ice inland and the snow starts over the Scottish borders.
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