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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:50 am

VV - I was at a conference on climate change and social instability recently (in the pacific) and was astonished at the detailed simulations people had produced on temperature/ precipitation fluctuations. Quite sobering to see that due to their climates these small nations were always going to be the worst hit. As one who deals more with the instability side of the equation it was both fascinating and distressing to be thoroughly taken through the science behind it by some very eager boffins. Now if only the media published useful stuff like that rather than telling us that yesterday was stinking hot in excessive detail...perhaps we would be less shocked!

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Re: The Weather

Post by Mr_Garth » Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:50 am

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A bit more of the white stuff is making Senor Boss-Dog quite happy

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:54 am

Wow what a cute pup! And that’s quite a good amount of snow you’ve got!
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Post by Mr_Garth » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:19 pm

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Thanks! He’s actually a fully grown Spanish Water Dog of 3 years. The colouring, long legs and relatively large paws do hyve him very pup like look though.

On snow, the pic is from back deck and lies a bit, there really isn’t a meter and in general but wind has collected some at his path to back garden

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:30 pm

Proper snow! I live by the coast so I rarely get more than a few flakes. There's usually some on the fells nearby but that's not the same. Nice to see a dog enjoying the snow.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:04 pm

It's actually - dare I say it without jinxing myself for the rest of the season - warm.

And I saw the most beautiful, vivid rainbow this morning on my drive to work.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:13 pm

Kismet wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Proper snow! I live by the coast so I rarely get more than a few flakes. There's usually some on the fells nearby but that's not the same. Nice to see a dog enjoying the snow.
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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:21 pm

Kismet wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Proper snow! I live by the coast so I rarely get more than a few flakes. There's usually some on the fells nearby but that's not the same. Nice to see a dog enjoying the snow.
Whilst we were visiting our daughter in Oregon over Christmas, we spent five days at the coastal town of Seaside - glorious sunny days (although extremely cold - brrrrrrr) and didn't even see any snow on the coastal ranges as we drove through. However, the snow has hit with a vengeance. A video of a very, very snowy Seaside was posted in the Oregonian yesterday.

I tried to copy the link, but it wouldn't work :cry:

However, here's a pic my son-in-law posted of nearby Cannon Beach.

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And our daughter (a school teacher) just said they're having their first snow day.

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Re: The Weather

Post by id_ten_it » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:52 pm

We are having rather different problems down here. Like our cousins, it is now warm enough to cause some real problems and evacuations/ state of emergency.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/110400 ... ntensifies

And today was supposed to be a public holiday and all.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:41 pm

That looks bad, id-ten-it. You are really suffering this winter/ summer. I hope you get it under control soon.

Your daughter's beach is beautiful, RSG.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:55 am

Fantastic photo, RSG - a competition winner I would have thought.

Sorry for everyone enduring extreme conditions.
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Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:38 am

Goodness, ID, I hope you are all right - that looks quite scary.

And RSG - what a lovely photo of the snowy beach.

We were originally forecast to get some snow this coming weekend, but then it warmed up slightly, so now they're saying it will just be rain.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tiffinata » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:07 am

Not nice, is it.

Today is the tenth anniversary of the Black Saturday bushfires that killed over 170.

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:42 am

We've got freezing rain today.

I'm heading out shortly to salt the driveway. Yesterday the school bus couldn't get up our hill until the third attempt.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:30 pm

A nice, warm (for winter), sunny day. I feel I ought to go somewhere and do something.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:21 pm

It was a very wet morning but the day has improved now - I too feel I should be out and about but I have been sitting in front of the fire reading a good book.

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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:19 pm

We've had a few days of really good rain around Brisbane and now the grass is turning green again. The northern part of the state is still pretty much submerged.

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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:21 pm

Storm Erik kept me awake Friday night and Saturday (the 9th) was wet and still windy. However, last night was fairly calm by comparison. Today has been "changeable", at best. Culminating in a tremendous hail storm about 1500 gmt. Only normal sized lumps of ice, but sounded larger on then workshop roof ...
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:47 am

Wow!

It's very windy here as well - we have kept all of our trees so far (knock on wood). Some of you may remember that we lost three large pines in a storm last year, and had to have 2 more trees removed because they were leaning dangerously.

I just heard on the radio that we are forecast to get 4-6 inches of snow tomorrow night (Tuesday into Wednesday).
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:34 pm

Schools in our town are dismissing at 1pm today due to the impending snowstorm, so I will be leaving work at noon to collect my son.

I'm not excited about going through the parent-pickup line when everyone else in town will be doing the same thing.
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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:40 pm

More proof of the amazing heat Oz has endured (and still is) this summer!! A cattle station in the top end where they literally fried an egg on the ground and a thermometer melted :shock: :shock:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019- ... n/10802676

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:06 pm

Wow. Meanwhile I am snowed in...

Luckily we have power, heat, and plenty of food.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:48 pm

I think I'd rather have Kylie's weather than yours, RSG. Spontaneous combustion of the ground is just a bit much.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Sizzling Sausages » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:45 am

And where I live is currently blanketed in smoke haze from a bushfire about an hour away from here, that's just been upgraded to 'emergency' level. Thankfully no lives lost as yet but some property has been.
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/nation ... 50xea.html

And this shows the disaster that has just befallen northern Queensland. WARNING - there's some graphic images.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/ ... and-cattle

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Re: The Weather

Post by RAAF Spitfire Girl » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:41 am

We watched this on the news last night, SS. There really are no words, are there? I don't think anyone has begun to appreciate the full impact this is going to have nationally.

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