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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2015, 12:37:20 PM
Its building as we speak now Bird out to the West, its the one thing we watch when sitting on an building site, that and the 35 degree mark. Lost production is a pain to us

GG
cant see that side of the world from here, but don't doubt it...

edit: Oh yes.
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Vk3bq on February 13, 2015, 12:41:43 PM
Lightning show at ballarat

http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime (http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime)

watch the strieks in real time :D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2015, 01:45:41 PM
http://www.standard.net.au/story/2881636/thunderstorm-warning-for-south-west-region-live-radar/?cs=73 (http://www.standard.net.au/story/2881636/thunderstorm-warning-for-south-west-region-live-radar/?cs=73)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 13, 2015, 05:38:04 PM
Please let us have some rain this time it is so dry and dusty here
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on February 13, 2015, 06:08:41 PM
No rain for you girl!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 13, 2015, 06:12:41 PM
No rain for you girl!

 :'( :'(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on February 13, 2015, 06:22:25 PM
Yeay rain!! Tank and pool filling up.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 13, 2015, 06:23:14 PM
No rain over here, just thunder.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on February 13, 2015, 06:27:48 PM
Getting good rain on the plains.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 13, 2015, 06:30:56 PM
Getting the lot up here, thunder, lightning and rain.

Getting a lot of fire warnings though, that lightning is playing up a bit

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on February 13, 2015, 06:47:10 PM
Normally the rain goes around us, so now its Plentys turn. ;D Looks like Shep might get a little bit. I'm jumping in the pool for a bit. That was invigorating and warm. The lightning was a bit if a worry though.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 13, 2015, 07:21:33 PM
28mm in less than an hour and its still going. Just went out and cleaned a couple of gutters as well

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 13, 2015, 07:31:53 PM
After the wind & light show it Priesting down with rain &  it looking like more rain this weekend  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cheers:



Send it Down Hughie  ,  You have the right nack of doing it now    :cup:   :cup:   :cup:   :cup:   :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 13, 2015, 07:37:02 PM
all huff and puff here.. but some impressive thunder...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: loanrangie on February 13, 2015, 09:54:22 PM
No rain over here, just thunder.
I think we got it all.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: dales133 on February 13, 2015, 10:06:47 PM
Had the sound and light show plus rain now it's back to dirty humid old geelong
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: InMused on February 13, 2015, 10:59:35 PM
36mm so far in Ballan
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 14, 2015, 06:54:02 AM
It's been raining on and off all night, good soaking rain too :cup:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on February 14, 2015, 06:55:37 AM
I woke up & thought I was in Brisbane, it was pelting down
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 14, 2015, 09:03:22 AM
Rain has stopped, only 15mm after all that
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: raider on February 14, 2015, 10:36:37 AM
Getting a nice shower in Wodonga at the moment. Looks like it might set in.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ratbag on February 14, 2015, 10:50:52 AM
According to our pool "gauge", we had about an inch last night (Bay side).
The roof area that drains into the pool is about the same as its surface area, so one tile = one inch ...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: InMused on February 14, 2015, 07:04:09 PM
We ended up with close to 70mm.

Frogs are happy.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 14, 2015, 07:35:34 PM
We ended up with close to 70mm.

Frogs are happy.

We would of been lucky if we got 5mm
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on February 14, 2015, 08:08:41 PM
Tanks have been topped up nicely in Dunolly

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 23, 2015, 11:30:15 AM
Look to the west
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: theins on February 23, 2015, 11:40:45 AM
Don't have to look - I have been listening to the thunder increasing over the past 30  min... >:(

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on February 23, 2015, 11:47:34 AM
Over our place now, no rain tho  ???
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on February 23, 2015, 11:48:28 AM
whoops spoke too soon, raining now
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 23, 2015, 11:52:56 AM
Just started at Sandringham and the tower crane driver at the job opposite does not look happy to be sitting up with the gods

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on February 23, 2015, 11:55:04 AM
The weather gods are angry  >:D Anyone got floaties?
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 23, 2015, 11:59:04 AM
Just started at Sandringham and the tower crane driver at the job opposite does not look happy to be sitting up with the gods

GG

He just got our of the cabin and is on his way down, I would be also with the amount of lightning around

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 23, 2015, 12:44:05 PM
Quite nice here in Eagle Farm Brissy :)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 23, 2015, 12:57:42 PM
Light & Sound show here      SSHh111TTT    & it B I G  :-[
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 23, 2015, 01:15:35 PM
Persisting down here...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on February 23, 2015, 01:17:20 PM
Ah, Melbourne weather.  Enjoy  ;D

KB
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on February 23, 2015, 01:32:03 PM
All gone now, hardly worth the effort
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on February 23, 2015, 01:33:21 PM
Probably snow next  ;D  ;D

KB
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 23, 2015, 01:37:58 PM
Myswag sets the trend ;D

http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/strong-winds-and-heavy-rain-to-hit-melbourne-and-regional-victoria/story-fnii5sms-1227235131989 (http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/strong-winds-and-heavy-rain-to-hit-melbourne-and-regional-victoria/story-fnii5sms-1227235131989)

Senior Forecaster Scott Williams told 3AW there would be “fairly severe” weather in Melbourne until the middle of the afternoon. “Be prepared, batten down the hatches,” he said.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on February 23, 2015, 01:41:28 PM
Probably snow next  ;D ;D

KB
jealous  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on February 23, 2015, 01:43:21 PM
Bahahahahahahahahaha

Living in God's backyard up here mate  ;D

KB
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on February 23, 2015, 01:47:32 PM
Quite nice here in Eagle Farm Brissy :)

Last time you came to Qld, just before your arrival, Brisbane was hit with the biggest hail storm in 3.5 million years.
This time, just before your arrival, a few towns were flattened by a cat 5 cyclone, with a couple of others left flooded. Just before you show up.

I see a pattern, and it's not a good one. Do you really need to visit Qld? If so, can you please leave the Shit weather down there?

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 23, 2015, 02:40:09 PM

Bahahahahahahahahaha

Living in God's waiting room up here mate  ;D

KB
fixed it, just what I've been told.......
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 23, 2015, 02:54:45 PM
Last time you came to Qld, just before your arrival, Brisbane was hit with the biggest hail storm in 3.5 million years.
This time, just before your arrival, a few towns were flattened by a cat 5 cyclone, with a couple of others left flooded. Just before you show up.

I see a pattern, and it's not a good one. Do you really need to visit Qld? If so, can you please leave the **** weather down there?
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: hey I did, didn't you see todays weather down there..
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 23, 2015, 04:58:35 PM
All gone now, hardly worth the effort

Yeah only 10mm after all that, doesn't even soak into the surface.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on February 23, 2015, 05:35:36 PM
Working in Child's Rd with the Sheriffs and we had the best light show. A friend of a collegue rang us when the storm hit his place, It gave us enough time  to get packed up and jump into our Highway Patrol cars to sit it out.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 23, 2015, 05:37:40 PM
It gave us enough time  to get packed up and jump into our Highway Patrol cars to sit it out.

Don't they supply you with high-vis rain coats ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on February 23, 2015, 06:32:36 PM
Yes and damned if I'm going to get wet with no reward.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 23, 2015, 07:19:36 PM
We had the light show touch down in a gum tree & cause a small grass fire . With the wind blowing it was tricky to put the wet stuff on the hot stuff 30 ft up a tree .  We got it in the end , then home  :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 23, 2015, 07:28:36 PM

We had the light show touch down in a gum tree & cause a small grass fire . With the wind blowing it was tricky to put the wet stuff on the hot stuff 30 ft up a tree .  We got it in the end , then home  :cheers:
is the gum tree saveable or do you need the mobile tree removal team from Northern Melbourne to help you out?
Yes we know, knock with our elbows
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 23, 2015, 08:53:35 PM
You are most welcome to deliver the under arm slabs & in return you will be able to burn said wood in 24/36 months . Though l might be able to fill your trailer with cut to size, split ,  dry  , ready to burn  fire wood ,     ;D ;D
                   Tell him he's DREAMING




                                                                 SEND GROg   ,  You know the deal                 :cup:                   :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 07:00:19 PM
Ere we go again
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on February 28, 2015, 07:16:02 PM
Nice mild, clear evening up here in God's back yard, again  ;D

KB
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on February 28, 2015, 07:19:10 PM
As above but some needed rain. Scott you might get it first.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 07:25:46 PM
Great lightning show heading your way. Not much rain as yet
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 28, 2015, 07:30:04 PM
Just starting to thunder now...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on February 28, 2015, 07:34:58 PM
How come this thread is 98 pages long and full of images and emoticons using up valuable forum server space but other threads, with no images or emoticons, gets culled weekly?  Just saying

KB
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 07:45:31 PM

How come this thread is 98 pages long and full of images and emoticons using up valuable forum server space but other threads, with no images or emoticons, gets culled weekly?  Just saying

KB
we're closer to the south pole, that's why;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on February 28, 2015, 08:02:33 PM
How come this thread is 98 pages long and full of images and emoticons using up valuable forum server space but other threads, with no images or emoticons, gets culled weekly?  Just saying

KB
better state. Just ask any victorian ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on February 28, 2015, 08:04:19 PM
Well out at lancefield doing the cancer council relay for life and copped the biggest 5 minute storm ice ever been in.

We lost 2x marquees, 2 tables, my awning off Frank got smashed

Having a beer now and will continue walking :)
S%it happens

Swannie
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 08:12:08 PM

Well out at lancefield doing the cancer council relay for life and copped the biggest 5 minute storm ice ever been in.

We lost 2x marquees, 2 tables, my awning off Frank got smashed

Having a beer now and will continue walking :)
S%it happens

Swannie
not good re Frank. At least you still have your dignity and a beer;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on February 28, 2015, 08:16:02 PM
all piss and wind here. nothing in it ???
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: bruce93 on February 28, 2015, 08:16:54 PM
Lost power in Vermont
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on February 28, 2015, 08:56:19 PM
No power in dunolly for the last 3 hours.  And some welcome rain

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on February 28, 2015, 09:02:00 PM
SFA north of speewaville
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Snow on February 28, 2015, 09:11:32 PM
How come this thread is 98 pages long and full of images and emoticons using up valuable forum server space but other threads, with no images or emoticons, gets culled weekly?  Just saying

KB
Well spotted KB. Sorted. :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 09:26:12 PM

SFA north of speewaville
still raining here in the land of emoticons atm;D;D;D;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on February 28, 2015, 10:27:26 PM
Trust everyone in and around Melbourne all ok. Looks like a long night for a few inc SES teams.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 01, 2015, 02:20:48 AM
Trust everyone in and around Melbourne all ok.

We're going to need a new ceiling in our lounge :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on March 01, 2015, 04:34:30 AM
We're going to need a new ceiling in our lounge :(
Rain damage D4D? Not good. We could hear the wind raging though the mountain before it hit us. Great light show though.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 01, 2015, 05:14:47 AM
Heavy rain for us a lot of the night. Inam doing the corporate Triathlon today and my swim leg is no longer on as the weather has blown out the course and the stormwater run of would be a mess. After a couple of months swim training I now have to do a run, bugger

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 01, 2015, 05:59:12 AM
Rain damage D4D?

Yeah, I think the wind dislodged some loose tiles and in the water came :(

EDIT - In the light of day I can see that the wind got under a piece of flashing and dislodged it taking a tile with it, hence open hole in roof and wet ceiling :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on March 01, 2015, 07:04:29 AM
Sad to see this morning a toddler has died in the Dandenong Ranges from a tree falling on their house.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 01, 2015, 07:08:09 AM
Agreed Rumpig, that was the wildest I have ever seen the wind, the rain was horizontal.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: InMused on March 01, 2015, 07:10:49 AM
We had half a 12 year old ornamental pear tree come down in the back yard. Not so ornamental any more.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ratbag on March 01, 2015, 08:43:08 AM
We had some wild gusts as the front came through, but no damage. About 1/2 inch of steady rain over night.

Sad about the toddler being killed. Not even started on its life  :'(.

Sorry to hear about your leak and ceiling damage, D4D. Hope it's not too bad and expensive to fix. Covered by storm and tempest insurance as the water came down, not up.
Had to put a screwdriver through ours back in the 1980s to let the water through, otherwise the ceiling would have come down on us (old type fibrous plaster)! Then got up on the roof in my togs at 3 AM and moved all the rubbish to find the broken tiles. We were having an upstairs extension done at the time.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ratbag on March 01, 2015, 08:46:05 AM
Well spotted KB. Sorted. :cheers:

That's an awful lot of  history consigned to the rubbish bin. Sad.

Just saying ...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: raider on March 01, 2015, 08:47:24 AM
We were at Hanging Rock watching the Eagles. We could see it coming and when it hit ,  one of their big screens folded in half and Don Henley saw it and bolted off stage. Wild and wooly for a while and it absolutely bucketed down. Those with poncho's were alright  ;D but eventually they were letting water in. To their credit the band came back and just played thru all the leaks. Joe Walsh talks like a grandad without his teeth in but absolutely smashed it with his guitar playing and his songs. Got home at 2.30 this morning.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on March 01, 2015, 08:57:34 AM
Yeah, I think the wind dislodged some loose tiles and in the water came :(

EDIT - In the light of day I can see that the wind got under a piece of flashing and dislodged it taking a tile with it, hence open hole in roof and wet ceiling :'(
Geez mate hope it's not too bad  :-[ We had a real wild front too some serious wind.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Meltdown on March 01, 2015, 12:44:43 PM
We were at Hanging Rock watching the Eagles. We could see it coming and when it hit it,  one of their big screens folded in half and Don Henley saw it and bolted off stage. Wild and wooly for a while and it absolutely bucketed down. Those with poncho's were alright  ;D but eventually they were letting water in. To their credit the band came back and just played thru all the leaks. Joe Walsh talks like a grandad without his teeth in but absolutely smashed it with his guitar playing and his songs. Got home at 2.30 this morning.
I was also at Hanging Rock raider, sunburnt during the day and soaked during the evening. Well worth it though and I agree about Joe Walsh, probably the highlight of the night apart from the lightning show.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: AdrianLR on March 01, 2015, 12:46:28 PM
Hanging Rock wasn't much fun. We had the projection screen in front of us. It was already playing up so it looks like they lowered it to patch it up which may have either been lucky that it wasn't much higher or unlucky as the bottom stays were loose. The water coming in the sides of the stage would have been a worry with the miles of cables. Plenty of other bands would have gone home so good on them. The mood, however, didn't recover as we sat in rain for the next few hours. Oh well, others have fared much worse.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: mrdenn1s on March 01, 2015, 01:29:02 PM
was down at RACV Inverloch camping in the CT. It nearly took off
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: brickiematt on March 01, 2015, 02:37:59 PM
Didn't cop any of that at Dargo. It was warm and humid all evening, we were sitting in the river til about 7pm.
Started drizzling about 2am and didn't really let up, but nothing of what Melbourne got smashed with.
 :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Snow on March 02, 2015, 08:09:01 AM
That's an awful lot of  history consigned to the rubbish bin. Sad.

Just saying ...
Really Ratbag  ??? ???. If you look at that particular thread it serves the forum little other than for members to amuse themselves in the moment. There is no history to it at all worth keeping. It bemuses me how precious some get over this stuff. If we see a thread getting huge on worthless posts then it will get culled.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on March 02, 2015, 06:10:26 PM
Really Ratbag  ??? ???. If you look at that particular thread it serves the forum little other than for members to amuse themselves in the moment. There is no history to it at all worth keeping. It bemuses me how precious some get over this stuff. If we see a thread getting huge on worthless posts then it will get culled.



Noooooooooooooooo ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on March 02, 2015, 06:12:00 PM


Noooooooooooooooo ;D

 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 02, 2015, 06:57:27 PM
Nice to meet you Dan and thanks for coming over to quote on my roof repair this arvo :cup:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: oldmate on March 02, 2015, 07:19:27 PM
Really Ratbag  ??? ???. If you look at that particular thread it serves the forum little other than for members to amuse themselves in the moment. There is no history to it at all worth keeping. It bemuses me how precious some get over this stuff. If we see a thread getting huge on worthless posts then it will get culled.

what about members??????



Just saying  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 02, 2015, 07:32:27 PM
Snow, if you haven't already done so, you could cull all my posts about my old Jeep. Pretty sure noone's interested in those. Might free up some space?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Snow on March 02, 2015, 09:29:29 PM

Snow, if you haven't already done so, you could cull all my posts about my old Jeep. Pretty sure noone's interested in those. Might free up some space?
But there is some real history there Scarps, and some quality Jeep vilification worth a revisit every now and then.


Sent from my pad, aye!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on March 02, 2015, 09:30:09 PM
what about members??????



Just saying  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Want a tissue for your issue oldmate  ;D ;D  ;D ;D  ;D

Just saying  ;D ;D ;D ;D  ;D

KB
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: B&B on March 02, 2015, 10:15:31 PM
So very sad to see that a toddler died, 22 months.  My 2 foster boys remind me every day just how precious that age is.
Kudos to the family for describing it as a trajic accident, which is exactly what it was.
Brickbats to Channel 9 for following with a shot of the up-turned base of the huge tree, accompanied by the comment that it had been confirmed that "the tree was on Council land."

What was their point exactly?
If we could tell which tree would come down and cause injury we could easily remove it in advance. But we can't... Does anyone seriously think we should remove all the trees in the Dandenongs?

In some ways storms are even more insidious than bushfires, at least with fires it is possible to clean up property in advance.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ratbag on March 03, 2015, 07:27:04 AM
Really Ratbag  ??? ???. If you look at that particular thread it serves the forum little other than for members to amuse themselves in the moment. There is no history to it at all worth keeping. It bemuses me how precious some get over this stuff. If we see a thread getting huge on worthless posts then it will get culled.

Gidday Snow

My own web site gives me unlimited storage and high speed access and download speeds (at least as fast as this site ... ). It costs me about $10 p.m. when I pay two yearly in advance.

Does it really matter if a few KB are taken up with mindless waffle?
If it does, half this site,  or any other, could be deleted ...

But that approach would also remove much of the social activity and content. It is this activity that makes us humans.

Just IMHO.

Regards, RB.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 03, 2015, 08:12:50 AM
What was their point exactly?
If we could tell which tree would come down and cause injury we could easily remove it in advance. But we can't... Does anyone seriously think we should remove all the trees in the Dandenongs?

Their point was pretty obvious. Some of the council decisions around tree work are made with the best interest of the environment, not for human safety. I have a 20m tree on my nature strip that needs to come down for safety, it is not classified as a significant tree as it was planted by the developer. Nillumbik Shire won't give me a permit to remove and replant a more suitable tree.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 03, 2015, 08:15:57 AM
Their point was pretty obvious. Some of the council decisions around tree work are made with the best interest of the environment, not for human safety. I have a 20m tree on my nature strip that needs to come down for safety, it is not classified as a significant tree as it was planted by the developer. Nillumbik Shire won't give me a permit to remove and replant a more suitable tree.
The bloke over the road from my joint just got that sorted out... sadly the tree.... DIED over months and once dead was removed...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ratbag on March 03, 2015, 08:19:24 AM
Their point was pretty obvious. Some of the council decisions around tree work are made with the best interest of the environment, not for human safety. I have a 20m tree on my nature strip that needs to come down for safety, it is not classified as a significant tree as it was planted by the developer. Nillumbik Shire won't give me a permit to remove and replant a more suitable tree.

While taking good care of it by removing grass growing around its trunk with a whipper snipper, the tree can accidentally end up becoming ring barked ... ;).

Injecting nitric acid under soil level also works wonders ...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 03, 2015, 08:23:11 AM
That is the path I should have taken in the first instance, however now they know I want it removed it would look suspicious if it died...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 03, 2015, 08:27:59 AM
Quote from: D4D
That is the path I should have taken in the first instance, however now they know I want it removed it would look suspicious if it died...

You had nothing to do with it.. must have been someone else. I wouldn't kill it with the risk of it falling on the car...  :angel:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on March 03, 2015, 08:32:12 AM
While taking good care of it by removing grass growing around its trunk with a whipper snipper, the tree can accidentally end up becoming ring barked

 :o a whipper snipper will do that ???
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on March 03, 2015, 01:37:51 PM
:o a whipper snipper will do that ???
Or pruning. At the base >:D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 03, 2015, 01:38:25 PM
Or pruning. At the base >:D
cordless drill and roundup...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 05, 2015, 02:57:03 PM
Hey Keith and Garrick, did the earth move for you today? And just so I keep the thread relative, I ask so we know if your 4WD and CT are ok?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 05, 2015, 06:10:03 PM
Hey Keith and Garrick, did the earth move for you today? And just so I keep the thread relative, I ask so we know if your 4WD and CT are ok?

Just got home, all safe and nothing off the shelves

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on March 05, 2015, 06:32:45 PM
The earth hasn't moved for me in years  :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 17, 2015, 12:10:04 PM
Well after a week on the gold coast, I lob back into Melbourne to find swmbo has the gas heater on.............
Wind and rain again this week.  Gotta love Victoria for it's culture, predictably unpredictable weather, Coast, River and High Country camping, and of course fantastic swaggers. Wonder what the rest of the country are doin;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Snow on March 17, 2015, 12:25:40 PM
Scarps, having grown up on the Mornington Peninsula, your post has me reminiscing....Nope I don't miss the fickle weather but all the rest is gold. We must be due for another trip south soon.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 17, 2015, 07:19:09 PM

Scarps, having grown up on the Mornington Peninsula, your post has me reminiscing....Nope I don't miss the fickle weather but all the rest is gold. We must be due for another trip south soon.
myswag swap meet in early May. Hook on up and come on down. You know we're a crazy lot and you'll have a ball. Grab Bigjules on the way through....,,,,,
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 17, 2015, 07:34:32 PM
Quote from: scarpsD40
myswag swap meet in early May. Hook on up and come on down. You know we're a crazy lot and you'll have a ball. Grab Bigjules on the way through....,,,,,
theres been an invasion from NSW to a Victorian event before.. and what a pisser of a night it was.. Most of them peoples aren't here anymore...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on March 17, 2015, 07:48:32 PM
theres been an invasion from NSW to a Victorian event before.. and what a pisser of a night it was.. Most of them peoples aren't here anymore...

I was there and lm still here  ;D
was a good night
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 17, 2015, 07:50:17 PM
I was there and lm still here  ;D
was a good night
yea BD, u, Rich that's about it, none of the invaders are here are they?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on March 17, 2015, 07:53:31 PM
yea BD, u, Rich that's about it, none of the invaders are here are they?

No all gone still see DNO every now and then
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 17, 2015, 09:21:59 PM
yea BD, u, Rich that's about it, none of the invaders are here are they?

Did you forget about me  :'(

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 18, 2015, 08:46:59 AM
Quote from: GGV8Cruza
Did you forget about me  :'(
GG
yea I did... :(
that was my first Swag meet of any form.. Great night ... even the boys planking was funny!


Edit: http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=14079.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=14079.0)

Gee, 2011.... Good thing there hasn't been any other invasions since!@
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on March 24, 2015, 03:08:51 PM
How cold today? Lit the indoor campfire early to compensate
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: theins on March 24, 2015, 06:43:35 PM
Freezing. .. what a shock to the system. .. ;D


Was hoping for a warm autumn, given the pitiful summer we have had..
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 05, 2015, 09:34:27 PM
The wind is picking up here and fairly steadily blowing thru too.. no rain on BOM though... strange...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 05, 2015, 10:38:02 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/rain-expected-to-dampen-holiday-spirits-20150405-1mewk3.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/rain-expected-to-dampen-holiday-spirits-20150405-1mewk3.html)

AND SNOW!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 06, 2015, 06:13:57 AM
Theres a lot of boys on tractors up this way as rain is on the way  . Lots of dust that is about to become mud as we go into the cropping growing season . As its been very dry it will be nice to see a bit of moisture again  . :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 06, 2015, 07:26:37 AM
Let in rain for a week to water in my new front garden!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 06, 2015, 07:52:49 AM
A week now and a week after ANZAC day because I'll sow on ANZAC day I reckon.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 07, 2015, 08:32:52 PM
Today we have had @12mm of rain in long slow drizzle all day . NOW its blowing the black spots off a Dalmatian Dog  .
 Tomorrow might not be warm  , as l think Summer is stuffed           ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 07, 2015, 09:22:43 PM
Today we have had @12mm of rain in long slow drizzle all day . NOW its blowing the black spots off a Dalmatian Dog  .
 Tomorrow might not be warm  , as l think Summer is stuffed           ;D ;D

Only 9 here. This wind will dry it all out overnight  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 07, 2015, 09:26:20 PM
lino have you got any summer left , tucked away in the shed ,, on a shelf maybe  . Give it BACK  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 07, 2015, 09:28:25 PM
lino have you got any summer left , tucked away in the shed ,, on a shelf maybe  . Give it BACK  :cheers:

Sorry mate, Nay-DMAX used it all up!!

Had to light the fire today.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 07, 2015, 09:30:43 PM
I was going to round up the front and back yard :( now its going to rain for weeks on end and the weeds will take over savagely
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 07, 2015, 09:35:07 PM
The way the wind is blowing here just hold off, when I do the paddock it'll probably land at your joint....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 18, 2015, 07:02:46 AM
27mm and counting, finally a decent bit of rain.

And Fuji, when I got your text yesterday we hadn't had 5mm so most of this has come over night!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 18, 2015, 07:06:25 AM
lt persisted down last night , too wet to go out & check the gauge & its still a bit dark  :laugh:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 18, 2015, 07:07:16 AM
27mm and counting, finally a decent bit of rain.

Good rain, we were lucky to get 4mm :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 18, 2015, 07:13:20 AM
We got some mighty dry dirt up this way at present . Most of it is scratched up & ready to go as soon as we get some deep water on to it .Yesterday the still but constant sprinkle started & got heavier as the day went on . The BOM said 12mm so that means we have really had about 23mm in all . Nice start  :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on April 18, 2015, 07:26:07 AM
Good rain, we were lucky to get 4mm :(

That is usually us here when everyone else gets it so we are happy for our turn
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 18, 2015, 07:40:42 AM
We got some mighty dry dirt up this way at present . Most of it is scratched up & ready to go as soon as we get some deep water on to it .Yesterday the still but constant sprinkle started & got heavier as the day went on . The BOM said 12mm so that means we have really had about 23mm in all . Nice start  :cheers:

Yep, I got about 4 acres worked up ready to go so this drop will be great. Was planning on sowing next weekend but might be a bit wet for that now, but is a good problem to have at this time of year.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 18, 2015, 07:58:18 AM
You Broad Acre boys are always winging about something  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on April 18, 2015, 08:00:00 AM
You Broad Acre boys are always winging about something  :cup:

It's the way of the landed gentry......
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ozsnowman on April 18, 2015, 08:15:41 AM
About 8mm here - can't remember last day we had this much rain......and that's pretty bad :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 18, 2015, 08:18:10 AM
About 8mm here - can't remember last day we had this much rain......and that's pretty bad :(

That's got to be tough on the local farmers, and community in general. Though on a selfish note, we are supposed to be go carting in Bendigo today so hope the rain holds off for that..... Actually no I don't, he it belts down!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 18, 2015, 08:21:16 AM
Send it Down Heghey You Beauty    . How much rain dose it take to bog a black duck  ??? ??? :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 18, 2015, 02:50:57 PM

Send it Down Heghey You Beauty    . How much rain dose it take to bog a black duck  ??? ??? :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on April 18, 2015, 05:58:11 PM
Took the kids to the zoo today,the weather  was beautiful in Melbourne

Swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: staghornflat on April 18, 2015, 06:05:31 PM
78mm for us last night and today, it was a nice day for a drive.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 18, 2015, 07:40:06 PM
78mm for us last night and today, it was a nice day for a drive.  :cheers:

Wow!!! Ended up a nice day in Bendigo, though they still closed the outdoors part of the track at go carts. :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on April 18, 2015, 07:52:07 PM
Cranking up the heater tomorrow for sure brrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 18, 2015, 10:17:52 PM
Just came across the Yarra Valley from Dixons Creek. She's blowing a gale and raining cats and dogs out there.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 18, 2015, 10:18:48 PM
Been steadily pissin down here for couple of hours...

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on April 18, 2015, 11:30:32 PM

Just came across the Yarra Valley from Dixons Creek. She's blowing a gale and raining cats and dogs out there.
how was the anniversary dinner?
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 19, 2015, 12:19:06 AM
how was the anniversary dinner?

We went to De Bertoli, had 3 courses and they were all awesome, highly recommended.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 19, 2015, 03:13:47 PM
27mm and counting, finally a decent bit of rain.

We got 20mm overnight and this morning, including hail. Great for the garden, not so much for the roof as I have found another leak :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 19, 2015, 05:08:06 PM
We got 20mm overnight and this morning, including hail. Great for the garden, not so much for the roof as I have found another leak :(

That's no good, hopefully an easy fix.

We had another 5mm overnight, so 32mm all up. Still trailing Staghornflat though!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 19, 2015, 07:57:08 PM
45mm for us this week, the tanks are getting topped up but the drinking set are only at half way. Declan and I braved the weather today and went out for a mtb ride. The rain held off while we were out but the tracks were very wet and slimy

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: B&B on April 19, 2015, 10:44:26 PM
Good soaking rain at Good Hope Flat in the Buckland Valley on Fri night.
Mt Murray flagged in Sat. We gave Blue Rag a miss and headed back to camp.
Sunny morning in camp today, so headed back up to Mt. Murray.
Slightly better visibility and precipitation falling as SNOW.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 20, 2015, 09:13:37 AM
A mate took his family to Craig's hut yesterday. He said they got a light dusting of snow there.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 24, 2015, 10:51:29 PM
stunning thunder and light show going on at moment, been pissin down for few hours too!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 25, 2015, 01:31:49 AM
lts raining right now   >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 25, 2015, 07:29:18 AM
Rain and thunder show stopped just before the dawn service.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 04, 2015, 10:06:08 PM
windy as hell here...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: B&B on May 05, 2015, 07:38:02 AM
Looks like a reasonable drop overnight.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 05, 2015, 07:45:35 AM
Looks like a reasonable drop overnight.
still stupidly blustery outside....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 05, 2015, 10:19:34 AM
2m waves in Lake Charm today. Only about 1.5m in Boga though...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on May 06, 2015, 06:45:44 PM
a delightful 29 degrees here in Brisbane it was today, lovely Autumn weather it was 8) 8) ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Clouty on May 06, 2015, 07:42:58 PM
a delightful 29 degrees here in Brisbane it was today, lovely Autumn weather it was 8) 8) ;D ;D

It was a great day on the goldy.. Had the footy shorts and singlet on working around the yard ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 06, 2015, 07:45:42 PM
a delightful 29 degrees here in Brisbane it was today, lovely Autumn weather it was 8) 8) ;D ;D

All the water dried up yet?????
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on May 06, 2015, 09:00:33 PM
All the water dried up yet?????
not entirely, the job site at work is still a touch damp / muddy, but it's drying out. Where i am on the Southside of Brisbane was fine as far as any flooding goes, i see news coverage tonight showing plenty of houses being cleaned up after water went through them up on the Northern outskirts of Brissy though.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 07, 2015, 09:39:43 AM
could be time for a snow run in a weekend or 2....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 07, 2015, 03:49:09 PM
Friggin cold snap to hit here on Sunday.

Lows of 13 and 14 and high of only 25 degrees for most of next week.
Terrible, its just gunna be terrible.

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 07, 2015, 05:35:27 PM
Really hope ice forms on ya nutz!!  :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on May 07, 2015, 06:06:51 PM
Really hope ice forms on ya nutz!!  :D

No, but sometimes, whipped cream out of an aerosol can does.  >:D

Just wish I didn't have to do it myself.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 07, 2015, 06:15:26 PM
No, but sometimes, whipped cream out of an aerosol can does.  >:D

Just wish I didn't have to do it myself.....

If you played footy for Geelong you'd have the crushed nuts to go with that  >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on May 07, 2015, 07:10:57 PM
If you played footy for Geelong you'd have the crushed nuts to go with that  >:D
Thats nasty stuff  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 12, 2015, 07:07:13 AM
Bring on the snow!!! Love winter in Vic.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 12, 2015, 08:06:59 AM
Bring on the snow!!! Love winter in Vic.
SNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!`
(http://www.gqpatrol.com/pics/woodstrip/hh.jpg)

prefect weather for Igloos on Skene again!
(http://www.lcool.org/trips/SnowTrip05/DSC04457.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 12, 2015, 08:52:37 AM
This looks interesting
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/?loc=VIC_FA001 (http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/?loc=VIC_FA001)

Tad windy
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR02I.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR02I.loop.shtml#skip)

Doesn't look that bad at moment.
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)

Quote
Severe Weather Warning
IDV28000
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds and blizzards
for people in the North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts

Issued at 5:02 am EST on Tuesday 12 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A deep low pressure system is located south of Tasmania and will move rapidly away to the southeast today. An associated cold front will move quickly across western and central Victoria this morning, reaching the east in the afternoon.

DAMAGING WINDS around 50 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h are forecast for parts of the North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts during today.

BLIZZARD conditions are forecast for Alpine regions.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
Keep clear of fallen power lines.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 am EST Tuesday.

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 12, 2015, 09:31:37 AM
Lake Eildon Forecast
Tue -  Snow falling above 800
Wed - Snow falling above 500
Thu - Snow falling above 1100
Fri - Snow possible above 1800 metres

All gone by the weekend, Keppels Hut or Mt Skene tomorrow would be good, pity I have meetings I can't get out of :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 12, 2015, 09:32:46 AM
Quote from: D4D
...Keppels Hut or Mt Skene tomorrow would be good, pity I have meetings I can't get out of :(
You can always ring in sick ;D Lets go play dude!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on May 12, 2015, 08:28:39 PM
SNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW DRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!`
(http://www.gqpatrol.com/pics/woodstrip/hh.jpg)

prefect weather for Igloos on Skene again!
(http://www.lcool.org/trips/SnowTrip05/DSC04457.jpg)
Its on the cards for sure, reckon we are in for a cccccccold one this year. Either that or I'm getting old   ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on May 12, 2015, 08:30:13 PM
Yep your getting old buddy  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on May 12, 2015, 08:31:52 PM
Yep your getting old buddy  ;D
Get Taxidermied  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 12, 2015, 08:51:57 PM
Its already verrrrrrrrry cold outside

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lindamc on May 12, 2015, 09:56:05 PM
Might snow at your place GG


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 13, 2015, 06:27:44 AM
Oh yes, there'll be snow today on the hills nearby and if low enough, in the street.
Time to break out the cold weather boots.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 13, 2015, 06:52:55 AM
Snow has begun falling at King Lake in the north east as Melbourne wakes to a wet, chilly morning with possible hail and storms.

(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2015/05/13/1227352/788964-a3c30bd6-f8e1-11e4-a758-97c89e8ea731.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on May 13, 2015, 07:44:07 AM
Almost cold enough to retire the shorts for the year, almost!

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 13, 2015, 11:23:53 AM

Snow has begun falling at King Lake in the north east as Melbourne wakes to a wet, chilly morning with possible hail and storms.

(http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2015/05/13/1227352/788964-a3c30bd6-f8e1-11e4-a758-97c89e8ea731.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 13, 2015, 11:40:27 AM
Rubicon Valley this morning

(https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/11255453_605932829543540_5006619353362385314_n.jpg?oh=7fd4ed643c120088be8a6714f3cf32c7&oe=5605950A)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 13, 2015, 11:44:07 AM
extreme amounts of water falling here, frozen and unfrozen....

cant explain the colour of the mountains in the distance on the way to work this morning... horrific baby diarrhea blerk colour...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 13, 2015, 01:24:02 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV60801/IDV60801.94906.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV60801/IDV60801.94906.shtml)

(http://img.myconfinedspace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/its-so-cold-out-I-just-keyed-someones-car-with-my-nipples.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on May 13, 2015, 01:37:49 PM
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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 13, 2015, 01:39:13 PM
Quote from: peter01
Craig's Hut is looking like a lot of fun !!!!!

If the weather is like it is now sadly theres no way you'd able to camp up there...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 13, 2015, 02:17:34 PM
Lake Mountain...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xta1/v/t1.0-9/11150741_452349568265460_1775822967318542318_n.jpg?oh=2507976b90468ab3b9248374d20a3e5d&oe=55CB2441&__gda__=1443262152_d9d84afb27f93aa575aedad341503213)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 13, 2015, 03:13:46 PM
Noice. Part of the uniqueness that is Victoria.

p.s. Along with some very unique myswaggers;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 13, 2015, 04:41:17 PM
http://www.traveller.com.au/australia-ski-season-cold-weather-sees-snow-fall-at-resorts-gh0npi (http://www.traveller.com.au/australia-ski-season-cold-weather-sees-snow-fall-at-resorts-gh0npi)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 19, 2015, 10:00:05 AM
much wee and thunder here at work in colouredburn

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 23, 2015, 07:17:56 AM
A little chilly this morning. Going to be cool for those heading up to Craig's Hut. Having said that, going to be a cracker day:D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on May 23, 2015, 08:18:24 AM
A cracker of a day for our ute party on the half forward flank

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 23, 2015, 10:29:54 AM
A little chilly this morning. Going to be cool for those heading up to Craig's Hut. Having said that, going to be a cracker day:D
bit warmer now
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 23, 2015, 01:30:54 PM
Glorious day now after a frosty start (and I mean temperature and not an angry SWMBO  ;D )
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 23, 2015, 01:32:23 PM
bit warmer now

Show off ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 23, 2015, 03:22:09 PM
Show off ;D
no, but this might be;D
2 nice Brown Trout this morning. Both returned to swim and grow for another day.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on May 24, 2015, 08:32:10 PM
Weather was a ripper out at Undera. Nice and crisp in the evening around the fire and in the t shirt during the day, the best bit did not see any other campers for the whole weekend

Swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on May 30, 2015, 08:32:15 PM
Cold front on the way Vic. Snow falls predicted down to 700m
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 31, 2015, 07:33:08 PM
Perfect weather this week for a sneaky snow trip before the tracks close Tuesday week.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/lmsnow.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 31, 2015, 07:39:45 PM
Perfect weather this week for a sneaky snow trip before the tracks close Tuesday week.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/lmsnow.jpg)


I could do Thursday this week??
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 31, 2015, 09:32:33 PM
I could do Thursday this week??
tempting.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 01, 2015, 06:18:59 AM
I've had an emergency cal from a customer and need to drive to Corryong today for 2 days.  Bugger;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on June 01, 2015, 09:48:54 AM
Looking even better

(http://lakemountainresort.com.au/tt?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.energylab.com.au%2Fassets%2Fcams%2Fcam2%2Fcam2.jpg&w=572&h=420&u=556b9d4bb10b6)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2015, 10:01:00 AM
Quote from: D4D
Looking even better
(http://lakemountainresort.com.au/tt?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.energylab.com.au%2Fassets%2Fcams%2Fcam2%2Fcam2.jpg&w=572&h=420&u=556b9d4bb10b6)
soooooo much morer tempting for Thursday....
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2015, 02:39:13 PM
http://weather.themercury.com.au/snow/report/vic/mt-donna-buang (http://weather.themercury.com.au/snow/report/vic/mt-donna-buang)



http://www.warburtoninfo.com/mount-donna-buang-snow-report.html (http://www.warburtoninfo.com/mount-donna-buang-snow-report.html)
June 1, 2015 - We've heard from Terry the Toboggan Man. QUOTE: 'Much snow around...season isn't open yet but great ground preparation...nearly snowing in Warburton...very low levels..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on June 01, 2015, 07:28:59 PM
I'm staying warm!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2015, 07:52:28 PM
out thru matlock, thru woods point for a brew and up over the mount deep ni snow.... virgin snow.

sounding gooderer!!!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on June 01, 2015, 08:06:12 PM
Maybe Wed?
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2015, 08:06:54 PM
Quote from: D4D
Maybe Wed?
could be on the cards...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on June 01, 2015, 08:37:28 PM
My manager just reminded me that he is on leave at the end of the week and I need to be around.....  :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2015, 08:41:25 PM
My manager just reminded me that he is on leave at the end of the week and I need to be around.....  :'(
yea that's the end of the week... wed isn't end fo week :P
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 01, 2015, 10:43:00 PM
Broody cold here in Corryong, ice but no snow
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on June 02, 2015, 07:43:18 AM
Broody cold here in Corryong, ice but no snow

Yep here too had to put thermals on to go out and feed the horses
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on June 02, 2015, 07:52:28 AM

Yep here too had to put thermals on to go out and feed the horses
crystal clear blue sky sunrise this morning in the Vic High Country. Days like this I feel sad about my friends who live in Qld;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on June 02, 2015, 08:55:46 AM
Some painted our surroundings white this morning.  Still @ 2c

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 02, 2015, 08:58:33 AM
Quote from: Nay-DMAX
Yep here too had to put thermals on to go out and feed the horses

my daughter loves walking glue sticks... she'd have gone out and fed em for you.. LOL!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 02, 2015, 12:17:38 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-winter-start-breaks-coldest-june-day-record-20150602-ghel90 (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-winter-start-breaks-coldest-june-day-record-20150602-ghel90)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Footy Shorts Shane on June 02, 2015, 12:37:28 PM
Days like this I feel sad about my friends who live in Qld;D

We feel your pity, honest, we do......  ;D

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2015, 08:57:57 PM
much wee wee's soon

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 04, 2015, 01:55:31 PM
Currently 4 degrees at my place, and Mt Buller looking good on the webcams
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 09, 2015, 07:31:40 PM
:)

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/the-niggling-melbourneproblems-a-melburnian-encounters-every-day/story-fnpp4dl6-1227434978312 (http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/the-niggling-melbourneproblems-a-melburnian-encounters-every-day/story-fnpp4dl6-1227434978312)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 10, 2015, 06:20:22 AM
Little bit chilly next few days. At least we're a week closer to Spring;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 10, 2015, 09:11:38 PM
Its getting very windy up here at the moment

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on July 10, 2015, 09:41:02 PM
Its getting very windy up here at the moment

GG
x2.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: LuckyDog on July 10, 2015, 09:48:05 PM
Keep it down there pleeeeeeeze

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on July 10, 2015, 09:59:56 PM
rain for the last 2 hours can only help those who need it, as well as the lawn
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 11, 2015, 04:03:07 AM
Geeee the wet stuff on the tin roof makes a noise   , woke us up . Really nice to hear  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 11, 2015, 04:59:39 AM
Leaving one place and heading to the other, but possibly in the wrong direction. Oh well, Spring is just around the corner.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on July 11, 2015, 08:54:10 AM
Geez I hope we got some good rain at home, the oats were looking as sad a speewa when he runs out of beer...

Bit overcast in Brisbane today.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 11, 2015, 11:30:42 AM
Don't threaten me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,run out of beer ,,,,,,,,,,,It has happened but as luck had it a great mate saved me from a very low tide , Thanks Geoff  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on July 11, 2015, 12:10:24 PM
Don't threaten me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,run out of beer ,,,,,,,,,,,It has happened but as luck had it a great mate saved me from a very low tide , Thanks Geoff  :cup: :cheers:
Thought you would have had reserves for the reserves.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on July 11, 2015, 12:16:42 PM
Don't threaten me ,,,,,,,,,,,,,run out of beer ,,,,,,,,,,,It has happened but as luck had it a great mate saved me from a very low tide , Thanks Geoff  :cup: :cheers:

No worries Jamie.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2015, 02:28:03 PM
much wee still fallin from the sky..

would have been a 100/100 day for a snow trip :(
our club had their annual Mt Skene trip this weekend... wish I'd have gone...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 12, 2015, 04:40:48 PM
We found snow today, pics to come. Snow at the 800m mark

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2015, 07:06:28 PM
We found snow today, pics to come. Snow at the 800m mark

GG
yea, so did people in Orange, and Bathurst! Snow on the Cold Ghost next weak.... :P
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: B&B on July 12, 2015, 08:02:12 PM
And n Daylesford this morning.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 19, 2015, 09:42:49 AM
Ripper morning, to be in bed :)

Melburnians have woken to a bone-numbing morning, the coldest morning in any month for more than 18 years, with the temperature in the city hovering at around one degree for an hour after 6am on Sunday.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-coldest-morning-in-18-years-20150718-gifi9l.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-coldest-morning-in-18-years-20150718-gifi9l.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 19, 2015, 10:19:47 AM
Got up this morning to find the temp wasn't really anything -.09 & dead still . Not going outside till its warmer  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on July 19, 2015, 10:22:51 AM
Got up this morning to find the temp wasn't really anything -.09 & dead still . Not going outside till its warmer  :cheers:

So not going outside till September??

The dog's water bowl was frozen over this morning, I had to throw a brick through it so the pooches could get a drink....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on July 19, 2015, 10:25:11 AM
Well, it is the middle of winter.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on July 19, 2015, 10:29:29 AM
Well, it is the middle of winter.....

You gotta have something to complain about till the hot weather arrives (to complain about)  >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 19, 2015, 10:36:44 AM
Ripper morning, to be in bed :)

Melburnians have woken to a bone-numbing morning, the coldest morning in any month for more than 18 years, with the temperature in the city hovering at around one degree for an hour after 6am on Sunday.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-coldest-morning-in-18-years-20150718-gifi9l.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-coldest-morning-in-18-years-20150718-gifi9l.html)
it's turning into a cracker day tho. This looking from my place toward your place.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 19, 2015, 10:37:50 AM
And this looking toward speewa & lino's
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 19, 2015, 10:43:36 AM
Just shot out to Packenham and back... driving down the street to mates place, there were cars that were 1/2 white - long ways where the sun had hit the cars on the drivers side but not the passeengers ... amazing sight! but ****in cold out there...

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 19, 2015, 11:00:29 AM
lts 5.7C at present almost time to start to think about going outside    :cheers: & brilliant sunshine  :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on July 19, 2015, 12:28:19 PM
Went out about 10.45am to feed the horses was not to bad with a beanie on the sun is shining but even at that time one of the horse baths was still frozen right over. I will be glad when the warmer weather arrives glad we got lots of firewood for this year.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 19, 2015, 01:05:52 PM
Finally ventured outside to tidy up. This is not broken glass, it is ice from the water that was sitting at the base of the slide.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/slideice.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: B&B on July 19, 2015, 09:56:27 PM
Ripper morning, to be in bed :)

Melburnians have woken to a bone-numbing morning, the coldest morning in any month for more than 18 years, with the temperature in the city hovering at around one degree for an hour after 6am on Sunday.
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-coldest-morning-in-18-years-20150718-gifi9l.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-coldest-morning-in-18-years-20150718-gifi9l.html)

Perhaps explains why my ~10 year old solar hot water panels sprung a leak this morning.    :-[
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on July 19, 2015, 10:31:16 PM
 Dunno im still spottin an innie WTF  :o its going to be -1 down my way tonight. Lucky im on the Wild Turkey Gobble  :-*  :cheers: Gobble  :-* Gobble  :-* Gobble  :-* Gobble  :-* Gobble  :-* Gobble  :-*  :cheers:  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 20, 2015, 10:24:17 AM
From Waz...


Beware guys. This was us yesterday on the walhalla road. We slowly passed a car and the road collapsed and we rolled. Fortunately the trees stopped us but a few meters either way and we would have kept rolling down mountain and this is on the main road between walhalla and Aberfeldy 5kms from Thomson bridge road. Cars also use this road.
(https://scontent-lax1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11752536_1098159283546369_8035379688301611185_n.jpg?oh=5ee3d137cdded7ccf64381dcf839f9d6&oe=561C5294)

This happened today in the Victorian High Country near Woods Point. A smaller car tried to move to the side to let us through but with all the rain we have had, the edges were too soft. I managed to squeeze past the oncoming the car, however our friends behind us weren't so lucky.
We managed to recover it by using 3 winches and plenty of recovery gear. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The winch motor on the Pathfinder worked pretty hard and needs a service. Came home with the cable wrapped around the bullbar.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t31.0-8/10511403_10153476122402351_8029902949455024418_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 20, 2015, 10:50:18 AM
From Vince
(http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb185/VinceGU05/42588180-ECA1-4834-AED3-B6356980A2DE_zpsg7sbjj9m.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 20, 2015, 11:00:00 AM
Nice job recovering the Patrol, that would not have been a pleasant experience.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 24, 2015, 06:50:08 PM
pissin down here and windy as hell
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 24, 2015, 07:16:07 PM
Absolutely pouring at the moment with massive thunder and lighting
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 24, 2015, 07:27:14 PM
Absolutely pouring at the moment with massive thunder and lighting
spewin... no lightning thunder here :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 24, 2015, 07:30:19 PM
All gone now, got to love living in VIC :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 24, 2015, 08:33:49 PM
Yep   Vic  Love it or ,  Well you know   . You don't have to go home But you cant stay here     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 25, 2015, 07:14:27 AM
Spring/Summer is just around the corner, right? This could make camping at Knockwood tonight very interesting.
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..............
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 25, 2015, 07:45:44 AM
That just sounds  so, so tempting              to stay home          Have Fun          :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on July 25, 2015, 09:30:35 AM
That just sounds  so, so tempting              to stay home          Have Fun          :cheers:
it's ok, I've goggled the gps coordinates for knockwood and aligned it to the weather warning map. It turns out we'll be camping in the very south east corner of the north central district that's not marked red.  According to the chart, we'll be camping in a balmy 15° but 100m along the track it will be -2°.
So just need to put my swag in the right spot and we'll be sweet;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 26, 2015, 05:04:26 AM
l see it but l don't believe it    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 26, 2015, 08:28:55 AM
if anyone finds a hatch mine blew away...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on July 26, 2015, 08:49:59 AM
if anyone finds a hatch mine blew away...

Just wait a bit....someone else's will drop in soon...maybe even mine.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 26, 2015, 09:25:42 AM
if anyone finds a hatch mine blew away...



hatch or Thatch   ,    lost you skull rug  ??? ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 26, 2015, 12:53:41 PM
Just wait a bit....someone else's will drop in soon...maybe even mine.
I lost the thing that it attaches to as well

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 26, 2015, 02:33:31 PM
Wind is out of control here now
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 26, 2015, 03:26:31 PM
Gentle luffing in the trees here & Blue Blue sky    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on July 26, 2015, 09:19:02 PM
it's ok, I've goggled the gps coordinates for knockwood and aligned it to the weather warning map. It turns out we'll be camping in the very south east corner of the north central district that's not marked red.  According to the chart, we'll be camping in a balmy 15° but 100m along the track it will be -2°.
So just need to put my swag in the right spot and we'll be sweet;D
Wasn't quite 15 deg but not far from it :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on July 26, 2015, 09:21:09 PM
Wasn't quite 15 deg but not far from it :cheers: :cheers:

and the distance from the fire was......
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on July 26, 2015, 09:31:37 PM
and the distance from the fire was......
Big Steve, jeans and fire = leg on fire
shorts and singles :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 05, 2015, 11:56:38 AM
Its almost snowing in Sandringham

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: AdrianLR on August 05, 2015, 12:04:32 PM

Its almost snowing in Sandringham

GG


View of Sandringham from the city. (http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/08/04/8db2563ec83604a15dfacab51befa155.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 05, 2015, 12:35:10 PM
Its almost snowing in Sandringham

GG
Its not bad in Colouredburn
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 27, 2015, 12:06:10 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml) touch wet... and plenty of flood warnings :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 27, 2015, 06:39:55 PM
Today a spasmodic rain event of Spring happened  . lt rained on & off most of today & AT 10 c IT WASNT REALLY BEACH WEATHER .   Spent most of the day gathering stuff required  to get the job done when the weather fines up  . Beer was on special today per chance    :cup:   it has been a long wait till 5 Oclock  somewhere  ;D ;D   But it HAS HAPPENED                     :cheers:                  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 27, 2015, 08:26:41 PM
We had over 2 inches today of slow gentle rain. The place is flooded at the moment and we are on top of the hill

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on August 27, 2015, 09:41:17 PM
Lovely day in Moliagul. Shorts and singlet. Heading back to Melbourne in the morning :-[

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on September 01, 2015, 06:39:01 PM
Bewdiful spring day - xcavator must be back in town.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 01, 2015, 07:33:13 PM
Spring has Sprung up this way  .
The grass is rise
l wonder where the Birdies is .


possibly a MOD now                                    ,    or not as the case may be                     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on September 02, 2015, 05:48:52 AM
Spring has Sprung up this way  .
The grass is rise
l wonder where the Birdies is .


possibly a MOD now                                    ,    or not as the case may be                     :cheers:
:cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 02, 2015, 05:10:36 PM
Just checked out BOM site  & its about to turn to Slip in a few hours or so . Nice big Fat Blue/Green fount rolling in  :cheers: :cheers: Bring it on , SenditdownHueeyuoBueaty  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on September 02, 2015, 05:16:19 PM

Just checked out BOM site  & its about to turn to Slip in a few hours or so . Nice big Fat Blue/Green fount rolling in  :cheers: :cheers: Bring it on , SenditdownHueeyuoBueaty  :cheers: :cheers:
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR141.loop.shtml#skip
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 02, 2015, 05:52:19 PM
& its starting to be persisting down       ,       Those that cant swim  ,  Grab  a Chair      :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on September 03, 2015, 07:57:02 AM
Had 10mm here good for the oats
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on September 06, 2015, 08:30:35 PM
OK where did all this rain come from?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on September 06, 2015, 08:32:26 PM
Cmon mate it comes from the sky  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on September 06, 2015, 08:34:12 PM
Touché :)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 06, 2015, 08:37:36 PM
Windy as hell here but pissin down in Malvern at mates place..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on September 06, 2015, 08:38:00 PM

OK where did all this rain come from?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 06, 2015, 08:41:10 PM
&b as l post it P:ersisting Down    . Are Yes Spring Rain     .          ;D        :cup:      :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on September 06, 2015, 08:52:01 PM
Ship loads of it on the way home from the footy almost need to have watercraft not car. Glad it wasnt like this at the game probably not raining at home
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on September 06, 2015, 09:14:13 PM
Smashing down at Harkaway, luckily we had the birthday party bonfire last night

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on September 09, 2015, 07:10:19 AM
Spring is in the air, but winter's definitely trying to hang on in there.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on September 09, 2015, 08:11:24 AM
Supposed to be a cracker of a weekend. Would have been a good one to get the camper out if we weren't busy.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on September 09, 2015, 10:24:10 AM
Spring is in the air, but winter's definitely trying to hang on in there.
Not bad down here in Geelong.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: UIZ733 on September 09, 2015, 10:32:11 AM
Spring is in the air......
Agreed...........it is a nice 25 ish with crystal clear blue skies here in Brisvagas at the moment.  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on September 09, 2015, 04:54:21 PM
Agreed...........it is a nice 25 ish with crystal clear blue skies here in Brisvagas at the moment.  ;D

Great I'm heading there now

swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: theins on September 09, 2015, 05:02:23 PM
Agreed...........it is a nice 25 ish with crystal clear blue skies here in Brisvagas at the moment.  ;D

Nice - rub it in....;-)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Wukkers on September 09, 2015, 06:50:05 PM
Bit rough in Perth today. 32 and pretty much cloudless.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on September 09, 2015, 06:52:40 PM
Bit rough in Perth today. 32 and pretty much cloudless.

Should be here just in time for the weekend!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on September 11, 2015, 06:39:13 AM

Should be here just in time for the weekend!!!
looking like a great day and weekend here in Vic. This morning's sunrise - cloudless
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on September 11, 2015, 11:00:01 AM
looking like a great day and weekend here in Vic. This morning's sunrise - cloudless

Bright sunny day here and only getting better over the weekend. Slight wind, but I did just read the AFL thread so may have come from there  >:D

You know the weather is getting better when they are predicting rain on Monday with a top of 21!! A lot better than rain and a top of 1.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on September 14, 2015, 08:00:34 PM
Bout to get wet feet in parts of Melbourne and east
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2015, 09:49:02 AM
yea did wee wee's as I picked up kids from roller skatin last night... magic lightning show - would have been awesome down Someville, or at the Baxter Tavern...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 22, 2015, 12:11:15 PM
We have hail..  sadly too small to run with the Vodka... :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on September 22, 2015, 02:26:48 PM
I would prefer to be seeing rain here than the snake that was out in the paddock. Just very windy here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Tim - Stratford on September 22, 2015, 03:29:55 PM
You can keep your snake up with you thanks Nay. 😃 Keep a safe distance!

We have had small hail, rain, windy & sunshine at times. All at different times today.

I have now given up & lit the fire.

What happened to the nice days???

Sarah
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 22, 2015, 03:41:30 PM
Quote from: Tim - Stratford
What happened to the nice days???
that was Sunday...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on September 22, 2015, 05:13:21 PM
You can keep your snake up with you thanks Nay. 😃 Keep a safe distance!

We have had small hail, rain, windy & sunshine at times. All at different times today.

I have now given up & lit the fire.

What happened to the nice days???

Sarah

Would prefer not to have it here wrecked my plans. We need rain here but have got fire going 13 today meant to be 23 tomorrow
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 24, 2015, 03:35:19 PM
https://www.windyty.com/ (https://www.windyty.com/)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 30, 2015, 12:55:50 PM
Throw open the hatches.....


Quote
After a grey day on Wednesday, the week will become progressively hotter, reaching a predicted 30 degrees on Sunday and 32 on Monday.

That's hotter than Fiji, where Monday is predicted to reach a paltry 24. It's also hotter than Thailand (30) and Bali (31).

It's official: the coldest winter in 26 years is finally loosening its frosty grip on the city.

For the first time since March, Melbourne will experience temperatures over 30 degrees

http://e.infogr.am/temperatures_for_melbourne (http://e.infogr.am/temperatures_for_melbourne)

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-hot-burst-on-way-with-forecast-tops-of-30-32-20150929-gjxq4u.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-hot-burst-on-way-with-forecast-tops-of-30-32-20150929-gjxq4u.html)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 09, 2015, 03:53:59 PM
Quote
(http://www.b2bmarketing.net/sites/default/files/u41/incoming-baby.jpg)

Severe thunderstorms are set to hit the north-west of Melbourne, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting damaging winds and hailstones.

The storm is affecting Sunbury and the area east of Sunbury, and is moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Whittlesea and the area west of Whittlesea by 4:35 pm.

The State Emergency Service  advised people to keep clear of fallen power lines, secure any loose objects in the vicinity of their home and stay indoors.

Residents were also advised to avoid using the phone during the storm, as well as switch off computer and electrical appliances.

Those caught outside should avoid sheltering under trees.

SES has urged people in the affected areas to listen to the radio for storm updates

Thunderstorms are also expected to hit North Central, Wimmera and parts of the Central, East Gippsland, Mallee, South West, Northern Country, North East and West and South Gippsland districts.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/severe-storm-descends-on-victoria-20151009-gk5j1p.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/severe-storm-descends-on-victoria-20151009-gk5j1p.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: muzza.au on October 10, 2015, 05:36:14 PM
Just had a brief hale storm here in Narre Warren. Only lasted a few minutes, but the hail was quite large.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 10, 2015, 06:00:59 PM

Just had a brief hale storm here in Narre Warren. Only lasted a few minutes, but the hail was quite large.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 10, 2015, 06:03:08 PM
Just had a brief hale storm here in Narre Warren. Only lasted a few minutes, but the hail was quite large.

Just copped that myself.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 10, 2015, 06:58:37 PM
Just copped that myself.
more heading your way. Currently over top of us.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 10, 2015, 07:10:40 PM
By the Living Be Gees its rolling in here now . Sound & light Show              :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on October 10, 2015, 08:51:44 PM
Dry as a bone here.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on October 10, 2015, 08:53:10 PM
Dry as a bone here.

Same here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 11, 2015, 05:06:49 PM
Good rain at home atm and heading for D4D's place
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 11, 2015, 05:07:25 PM
Got it for about 10 minutes...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 11, 2015, 05:08:59 PM
Normally see the hills behind your place
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 11, 2015, 05:16:12 PM
And Hail on it's way too
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on October 11, 2015, 05:45:28 PM
rain, hail,hail,lightning,hail  what a 15mins the house got pounded still going
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on October 11, 2015, 05:52:04 PM
some pics, hate to see what the cars look like
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 11, 2015, 05:52:27 PM
Sunny and calm here...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 11, 2015, 05:55:50 PM

Sunny and calm here...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on October 11, 2015, 06:11:34 PM
more hail in 15mins than we have ever seen, fortunatley no damage to house or cars now nice and sunny time to cook dinner on the BBQ
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: V8CRSA on October 11, 2015, 06:17:57 PM
Same thing here, I was out and stopped in the local car wash so the 200 was out of the hail.......summer has come very early.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 11, 2015, 06:29:58 PM

Same thing here, I was out and stopped in the local car wash so the 200 was out of the hail.......summer has come very early.
c'mon maaate;D

Even the Nissan survived that hail storm. I thought Toyrota's was tuff n all.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 11, 2015, 06:35:59 PM
Peter  We had big rain here , thunder & lighting in a cell that went over in about 30 mins . Only got about 8mm of rain . What did you do to upset the Camping Gods so badly  ???             :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on October 11, 2015, 06:38:06 PM
Peter  We had big rain here , thunder & lighting in a cell that went over in about 30 mins . Only got about 8mm of rain . What did you do to upset the Camping Gods so badly  ???             :cheers:
Linda prob forgot to ring em
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: V8CRSA on October 11, 2015, 06:47:35 PM
c'mon maaate;D

Even the Nissan survived that hail storm. I thought Toyrota's was tuff n all.....

Tuff yeah, but too much hassle if there is damage, the 200 is our only care mate........

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 11, 2015, 07:35:06 PM
Linda prob forgot to ring em

Has she got a fone yet  ??? ???                     With Floatties  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on October 11, 2015, 07:36:38 PM
Has she got a fone yet  ??? ???                     With Floatties  :cheers:

yep,9am Monday morning waiting at the telstra shop... supprised she did not facebook you Jamie  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 11, 2015, 07:45:28 PM
Lindas not been the same since she visited the Bush Telegraph Shop Fire Sale . She snapped up some bargains then bolted before she paid for them  . So we can pay out now  :-*     ;D ;D :cheers:
Whats Facebook  ??? ???l don't do that what ever it is  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: gordo350 on October 12, 2015, 09:10:12 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/11/8168453389c660294cccc9c9232956ba.jpg)
This was the cell that went over me last night in violet town.  Copped 10 mm in 10 minutes!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on October 12, 2015, 09:20:46 AM
Great pic
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 12, 2015, 09:50:46 AM
We had heaps of thunda, lightning, and about 5 mins of "rain" that was more like someone sneezing.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 25, 2015, 09:11:21 PM
nice light show tonight...
quite a bit of funder too
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on October 31, 2015, 02:52:57 PM
Just had the mother of all hail storms hrre in the golden triangle.

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on October 31, 2015, 02:57:07 PM
And 10 minutes later back to brilliant sunshine @ 28c



Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 01, 2015, 06:13:34 PM
22mm in to minutes, fair to say our place is wet!

Still better than some people at Strathy, looks like several homes damaged...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ozsnowman on November 02, 2015, 07:09:21 AM
People here in Rochester are saying totals of around 38mm in yesterdays storm! This place was freaking hammered! Table outside now has a water mark of an inch above the ground, and there are lots of photos going around on facey showing flash flooding in main streets of town
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 02, 2015, 07:30:29 AM
We are camping up the Murray. Bigsteve, Black Diamond and our family are all safe after surviving the tornado that ripped through here yesterday. Today will be a day of drying things out. The campers surived much better than some others camped on the same beach.

Turquoise sky is something that is not to be taken lightly, photos to come

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on November 02, 2015, 08:00:27 AM
Yep. Saw on the news that the north of the state copped it.

Hope everyone got through it OK.

A bit of a stiff breeze, and some rain, was all we got at home.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 02, 2015, 04:16:08 PM
We are about 20km from Strathy so we were lucky I think.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on November 02, 2015, 04:28:08 PM
The same area got hit pretty hard 2 or 3 years ago IIRC.
Having a tough few years, weather-wise.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 02, 2015, 04:37:45 PM

The same area got hit pretty hard 2 or 3 years ago IIRC.
Having a tough few years, weather-wise.

 :cheers:
yes, caravan park at Yarrawonga took a hit, and 2years prior to that Koonamoo Store (between Combram and Tocumwal) lost its roof and major property damage in the immediate area.
Could be Aus's own tornado alley
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 02, 2015, 05:12:06 PM
yes, caravan park at Yarrawonga took a hit, and 2years prior to that Koonamoo Store (between Combram and Tocumwal) lost its roof and major property damage in the immediate area.
Could be Aus's own tornado alley

That one went as far as Bundalong so it was a fairly long alley. Few trees down along the highway there after that tornado. Thankfully there don't seem to be any sharks in the Murray, hate for there to be inland sharknados....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on November 02, 2015, 07:33:51 PM


Thankfully there don't seem to be any sharks in the Murray

As I used to tell my kids when they were young, "....... that's coz the crocs ate them all"


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on November 03, 2015, 08:35:43 AM
Todays local paper, the video shows the damage around

http://www.mmg.com.au/local-news/shepparton/storm-shocks-strathmerton-1.101785 (http://www.mmg.com.au/local-news/shepparton/storm-shocks-strathmerton-1.101785)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2015, 07:58:54 AM
Quote from: GGV8Cruza
photos to come

well.... make with the photos...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on November 04, 2015, 01:57:58 PM
well.... make with the photos...
Was pretty hectic I tell ya......kids Shit themselves.........I was drunk at the time so was socially excited but it was a bit of a soberupperer ???
(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq272/jsouvas/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsemgxlqpq.jpeg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/jsouvas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsemgxlqpq.jpeg.html)
Boys need to invest in some of these they saved my ass big time :cheers:

(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq272/jsouvas/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiu5n0hfq.jpeg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/jsouvas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiu5n0hfq.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 04, 2015, 02:24:53 PM
Was pretty hectic I tell ya......kids Shit themselves.........I was drunk at the time so was socially excited but it was a bit of a soberupperer ???
(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq272/jsouvas/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsemgxlqpq.jpeg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/jsouvas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsemgxlqpq.jpeg.html)
Boys need to invest in some of these they saved my ass big time :cheers:

(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq272/jsouvas/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiu5n0hfq.jpeg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/jsouvas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiu5n0hfq.jpeg.html)

Picked up a bunch of sand pegs today :D

GG

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on November 04, 2015, 03:37:13 PM
Picked up a bunch of sand pegs today :D

GG

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Good move. Worth the money :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: graham on November 04, 2015, 04:33:37 PM
Was pretty hectic I tell ya......kids Shit themselves.........I was drunk at the time so was socially excited but it was a bit of a soberupperer ???
(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq272/jsouvas/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsemgxlqpq.jpeg) (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/jsouvas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsemgxlqpq.jpeg.html)
Boys need to invest in some of these they saved my ass big time :cheers:

[img width=640
height=480]http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq272/jsouvas/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiu5n0hfq.jpeg[/img] (http://s455.photobucket.com/user/jsouvas/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsiu5n0hfq.jpeg.html)

BD where abouts on the river were you lot , we were between Nathalia and Barmah  and there was a quick battening of the hatches ,especially at the sight of that big green cloud heading our way
I tied the camper awning to the patrol and all was good ,only just made it too ,got bloody wet pretty quick
Still was a great weekend though
Cheers
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on November 04, 2015, 05:24:46 PM
BD where abouts on the river were you lot , we were between Nathalia and Barmah  and there was a quick battening of the hatches ,especially at the sight of that big green cloud heading our way
I tied the camper awning to the patrol and all was good ,only just made it too ,got bloody wet pretty quick
Still was a great weekend though
Cheers
Wet is and understatement, Farken wet is a bit closer to the Mark, Big Steve had a saucer on his kitchen bench that filled up with a few inches of water in around 15 minutes of action ???
We were at Ulupna, somewhere between Carters and Forest beach.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on November 04, 2015, 05:36:00 PM
Full on Johnny
Been caught in crap like that up there a few times
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: V8CRSA on November 04, 2015, 06:14:45 PM

It must be the area for it, we have been caught out on charters with weather like that a few times.

Matt
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2015, 07:09:40 PM
theres a few bands of nasty around at moment

Adelaide is getting toasted, so we should cop it tomorrow... :(

**** I need new tyres
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 04, 2015, 07:11:28 PM

so we should cop it tomorrow... :(
I've been invited to the races tomorrow, horses are going to need mud shoes
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 04, 2015, 07:13:49 PM
well.... make with the photos...


http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=45658.0 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=45658.0)

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2015, 01:17:57 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 05, 2015, 01:19:31 PM
20mm of good soaking rain over a couple of hours today :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2015, 01:19:58 PM
pissin down here in Colouredburn
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 05, 2015, 01:35:24 PM
Melbourne weather: Tornado warning as dangerous storms head towards city

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 05, 2015, 04:23:15 PM
Copping it here big time. Got home just in time. Lots of huff and puff, lots of noise and the start of heaps of rain.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 05, 2015, 07:00:10 PM
Copping it here big time. Got home just in time. Lots of huff and puff, lots of noise and the start of heaps of rain.....

I didnt get home just in time I got home in the middle of it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 05, 2015, 07:07:52 PM
Copping it here big time. Got home just in time. Lots of huff and puff, lots of noise and the start of heaps of rain.....
The Landed Gentry  always complain about the weather . Too wet , Too dry  , too much moisture on the Quember Sambo   .                ;D ;D ;D    At least it rained     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 05, 2015, 07:12:11 PM

I didnt get home just in time I got home in the middle of it.
this is what it looked like when it made it's way past speewaville toward D4D's and Fuji's.


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 05, 2015, 07:16:12 PM
this is what it looked like when it made it's way past speewaville toward D4D's and Fuji's.
Looks like a Gorilla holding a Bad Weather Gun    :'( :'(                 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 05, 2015, 07:31:22 PM
I was on the way home from Warrnambool. Except for a bit of rain around Hoppers Crossing I managed to stay in front of the storm all the way home. The Western car park is painful in the rain around 3pm......
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on November 05, 2015, 07:33:41 PM
Looks like a Gorilla holding a Bad Weather Gun    :'( :'(                 :cheers:

Does too
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 07, 2015, 09:43:25 AM
Finally got out of bed this morning and the sun was shining. Shower, shave and ****. Breakfast then outside to clean up some odd jobs, felt the wind pick up and temp drop about 5°. Next thing sideways rain bordering on sleet. Gotta love the unpredictable Victorian weather;D

Only one thing to do. Head inside and burn wood on the indoor campfire


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on November 07, 2015, 12:50:13 PM
It's a bit nippy out at the races today  >:D
Swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 07, 2015, 12:54:47 PM

It's a bit nippy out at the races today  >:D
Swannie
are you wearing a fascinator?


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 07, 2015, 01:33:29 PM
lm fascinated not to know  :'( ::)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 07, 2015, 03:30:43 PM

lm fascinated not to know  :'( ::)
maybe that was swannie dancing in the rain in his undies the other day. No fascinator there either.........


 
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on November 07, 2015, 07:47:50 PM
Finally got out of bed this morning and the sun was shining. Shower, shave and ****. Breakfast then outside to clean up some odd jobs, felt the wind pick up and temp drop about 5°. Next thing sideways rain bordering on sleet. Gotta love the unpredictable Victorian weather;D

Only one thing to do. Head inside and burn wood on the indoor campfire


 

Bloody good here on the beach at Waikiki  >:D >:D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 07, 2015, 08:02:23 PM

Bloody good here on the beach at Waikiki  >:D >:D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
you know Keith, there's many great pics and images of ladies in bikinis on Waikiki Beach, and now unfortunately I have an image of you.........on Waikiki..........In ya bikini.........and it's a vision I'd rather not have.........


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 07, 2015, 08:03:38 PM
you know Keith, there's many great pics and images of ladies in bikinis on Waikiki Beach, and now unfortunately I have an image of you.........on Waikiki..........In ya bikini.........and it's a vision I'd rather not have.........

Mankini.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on November 08, 2015, 07:19:03 AM
you know Keith, there's many great pics and images of ladies in bikinis on Waikiki Beach, and now unfortunately I have an image of you.........on Waikiki..........In ya bikini.........and it's a vision I'd rather not have.........
You just gave Keith an idea. Nooooooooooooooo.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 08, 2015, 07:24:46 AM
Bloody good here on the beach at Waikiki  >:D >:D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Spectacular morning out in the urban fringe of MEL ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on November 08, 2015, 07:55:49 AM
Spectacular morning out in the urban fringe of MEL ;D

Yep, it's the same on our side of town Jamie.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 12, 2015, 12:17:25 PM
Looks like the north is getting poleaxed at moment

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on November 12, 2015, 02:10:46 PM
Looks like the north is getting poleaxed at moment

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)


An understatement!!! In the last 15 minutes have never seen rain fall so hard
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 12, 2015, 03:42:45 PM

An understatement!!! In the last 15 minutes have never seen rain fall so hard
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on November 12, 2015, 03:46:00 PM
Bright sunshine now !!! home to cook a BBQ
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 12, 2015, 03:47:48 PM
On my way, medium well please
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 12, 2015, 04:52:00 PM
An understatement!!! In the last 15 minutes have never seen rain fall so hard

And 30km north, not a drop....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on November 12, 2015, 08:16:54 PM
On my way, medium well please
obviously the bulk PM did not work !!!was good though
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 13, 2015, 08:26:52 AM
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12191648_1258064447537473_2183510967483698778_n.jpg?oh=173dccdc2dc46cdfe1b2e05d7644d32e&oe=56F6CE40)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: theins on November 13, 2015, 10:35:35 AM
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/12191648_1258064447537473_2183510967483698778_n.jpg?oh=173dccdc2dc46cdfe1b2e05d7644d32e&oe=56F6CE40)

WOW - great picture
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 20, 2015, 08:46:36 AM
Impressive night last night
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-weather-thunderstorms-strike-across-melbourne-20151119-gl3iqd.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-weather-thunderstorms-strike-across-melbourne-20151119-gl3iqd.html)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CUMthMuWcAIIiE2.jpg)
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(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CULrbmqU8AASiza.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 25, 2015, 06:46:25 AM
Gee... hate there to be any fires running today... :(

Quote
Melbourne is expected to be lashed by damaging winds on Wednesday as severe weather makes its way across the state.

A warm to hot northwesterly airstream is forecast to bring wind gusts of up to 100km an hour with peaks expected about 10am, 4pm and 8pm.

The Country Fire Authority has declared Wednesday a day of total fire ban across all of Victoria except East Gippsland

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Scott Williams said the weather system was unusually intense.

"It's not just during the day, it's into early evening too," he said. "It's likely to have a lot of intensity in the winds and very high temperatures."

Cloud cover will see Melbourne reach a top temperature of 33 degrees. In the north of the state, Mildura will swelter in 39-degree heat.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-damaging-winds-expected-to-lash-victoria-on-wednesday-20151124-gl6mks.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-damaging-winds-expected-to-lash-victoria-on-wednesday-20151124-gl6mks.html)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2015, 02:33:47 PM
Blow a dog off a chain at the moment
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 25, 2015, 02:36:20 PM
snow tomorrow at Baw Baw :o ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 25, 2015, 04:11:09 PM
Just walked out of the office in Sth Melbourne. There's a storm brewing. Can feel it in the air.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 25, 2015, 06:19:45 PM
Its not possible to be more calm outside than it is right now ... :( That worries me...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2015, 06:33:16 PM
Blowing a gale here still...Fawkner Beacon just clocked 107 km/h
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 25, 2015, 06:34:02 PM

Its not possible to be more calm outside than it is right now ... :( That worries me...
x2 here
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2015, 07:22:38 PM
Power is out, this post is brought to you by Honda EU10 :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 25, 2015, 07:24:02 PM

Power is out, this post is brought to you by Honda EU10 :)
do you need us to give you a running commentary on the Block auctions?


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 25, 2015, 07:25:50 PM
Quote from: scarpsD40
do you need us to give you a running commentary on the Block auctions?
you sad individual admitting you watch that faeces...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2015, 07:25:57 PM
do you need us to give you a running commentary on the Block auctions?

Nah we're good, TV was first priority for the missus, then the fish tank, finally the network/my pc. Just don't trip over any extension leads :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 25, 2015, 07:27:58 PM

you sad individual admitting you watch that faeces...
I've just become a big Carro fan.......anyone else?

And realised that the Qld'rs won't see it for another hour.


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 25, 2015, 07:31:20 PM
I've just become a big Carro fan.......anyone else?

And realised that the Qld'rs won't see it for another hour.
ya should watch something worth electrons
> NORTY WORD WARNING
> NORTY WORD WARNING
> NORTY WORD WARNING
> NORTY WORD WARNING
> NORTY WORD WARNING
> NORTY WORD WARNING
> NORTY WORD WARNING
> NORTY WORD WARNING

FUNNY BONE TWITCHING WAARNING




http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5050206/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5050206/)











https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvJBZlbqsBo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvJBZlbqsBo)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on November 25, 2015, 08:14:25 PM
do you need us to give you a running commentary on the Block auctions?
Couldnt think of anything worse..... Can't stand Scott Cams Ghey voice  >:(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 25, 2015, 08:16:04 PM

Couldnt think of anything worse..... Can't stand Scott Cams Ghey voice  >:(
who's Scott Cam?

Can't believe who won........


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 25, 2015, 08:17:45 PM
who's Scott Cam?

Can't believe who won........
cant believe you still admit to watching it, and knowing who the ****s on the show are...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 25, 2015, 08:28:49 PM

cant believe you still admit to watching it, and knowing who the ****s on the show are...
as opposed to all the peop's on here watching it and not admitting it?


 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on November 25, 2015, 08:44:23 PM
who's Scott Cam?

Can't believe who won........
The bloke with the fat ugly head, a real Farknuckle

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 25, 2015, 08:47:02 PM
The bloke with the fat ugly head, a real Farknuckle
that photo is just aching to be photochopped.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on November 25, 2015, 08:56:01 PM
that photo is just aching to be photochopped.....
Do it ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 26, 2015, 05:31:35 AM
Yesterday arvo l watched 2 ducks fly backwards as the wind was so strong . About 9.30 -10 pm  it blew so hard we lost the saddle off a nightmare & dust  . Going out to check damage soon  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 26, 2015, 05:35:07 AM
Still blowing like mad down here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2015, 08:24:11 AM
few damaged cars
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/six-teens-injured-as-tree-falls-at-lake-eildon-campsite-on-night-of-wild-weather-20151125-gl898b.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/six-teens-injured-as-tree-falls-at-lake-eildon-campsite-on-night-of-wild-weather-20151125-gl898b.html)

cheap Yota 86 anyone?
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 26, 2015, 03:53:27 PM
They were lucky they were not killed

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/1663fcb24f5d0c59c67b6474e886a7a2)
(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/bf7a6b5131eafbd77d1840b44c614fc6)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2015, 04:01:22 PM
They were lucky they were not killed

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/1663fcb24f5d0c59c67b6474e886a7a2)
(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/bf7a6b5131eafbd77d1840b44c614fc6)
fark!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 30, 2015, 05:34:41 PM
Storm coming in from the west
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 30, 2015, 06:07:14 PM
wee wees

sheet loads of wind at moment....

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)


For people in the Port Phillip, Western Port, Mornington Peninsula, Inner, South East, Northern, Western, Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula and parts of the Inner East Local Warning Areas.


Issued at 6:28 pm Monday, 30 November 2015.


The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:15 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the area south of Ballarat and the area southwest of Ballarat. These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. They are forecast to affect Balliang, Brisbane Ranges and the area south of the Brisbane Ranges by 6:45 pm and Craigieburn, Lara and Werribee by 7:15 pm.


Damaging winds are likely.




The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
 * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
 * secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
 * stay indoors if possible.
 * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
 * if you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
 * listen to the radio for storm updates
 * switch off your computer and electrical appliances




The next warning is due to be issued by 7:30 pm.


A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Central, Mallee, South West, Northern Country, North Central, Wimmera and parts of the West and South Gippsland districts.


Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au (http://www.bom.gov.au) or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 30, 2015, 06:25:59 PM
On it's way over to your place D4D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on November 30, 2015, 06:27:03 PM
This is the normal view from the back deck without a storm
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 30, 2015, 06:50:56 PM
All gone.. suns out again... humidity just hit GOOGOLPLEXIAN
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on November 30, 2015, 06:53:20 PM
All gone.. suns out again... humidity just hit GOOGOLPLEXIAN
Not here. still raining
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 02, 2015, 11:47:24 AM
and cammo has gone on a school hike to Mt Stirling today!

Quote
Fresh dusting of summer snow at Mt Buller (00:37)

A chill and some fresh snow... what those staying at Mt Buller didn't expect on the second day of summer. Vision courtesy Mt Buller

http://media.theage.com.au/video-news/video-national-news/fresh-dusting-of-summer-snow-at-mt-buller-7053357.html (http://media.theage.com.au/video-news/video-national-news/fresh-dusting-of-summer-snow-at-mt-buller-7053357.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 15, 2015, 02:35:20 PM
MAYDAY!

Melbourne weather: City set to cop first 40-degree December day in five years

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-set-to-cop-first-40degree-december-day-in-five-years-20151215-glnuss.html#ixzz3uMROj9rH (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-set-to-cop-first-40degree-december-day-in-five-years-20151215-glnuss.html#ixzz3uMROj9rH)
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on December 15, 2015, 05:24:13 PM
Feeling hot hot hot. I'll be setting up my tent at Lake Tyers on Saturday. Hoping the heat brings on the big lake lizards......
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 18, 2015, 02:58:02 PM
http://e.infogr.am/18decheatwave_starts_here?src=embed (http://e.infogr.am/18decheatwave_starts_here?src=embed)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2015, 11:53:15 AM
Im now officially concerned.. We got Rain here about 5 mins worth...

:o
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on December 19, 2015, 02:07:17 PM
Coupla storms on the way.
Balmy 44° here at Sale
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: dales133 on December 19, 2015, 02:28:50 PM
Coupla storms on the way.
Balmy 44° here at Sale
Caught anything mate?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: denidoug on December 19, 2015, 04:14:23 PM
Southerly just hit Mornington peninsula heavy rain and thunder storms temp dropped 39 to 22 in 10 min
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 24, 2015, 05:38:28 PM
Total Fire Ban for MEL tomorrow - Campfires, solid and liquid fuel barbecues and ovens are banned during Total Fire Ban Days.

Just as well I'm not cooking a Weber or spit...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: barrel01 on December 24, 2015, 05:46:59 PM
Well stuffs our Christmas!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 25, 2015, 06:34:24 AM
Total Fire Ban for MEL tomorrow - Campfires, solid and liquid fuel barbecues and ovens are banned during Total Fire Ban Days.

Just as well I'm not cooking a Weber or spit...


A great link for the do's and dont's

http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/ (http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/warnings-restrictions/can/)

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 26, 2015, 04:05:20 AM
Or use  " Common Sense "        :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 26, 2015, 08:06:26 AM
lts a bit cooler now   14C rain & gusty wind  :'( :'( Farcing Global Warming  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on January 02, 2016, 02:27:31 PM
http://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/2016/01/02/14/52/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-victorian-alpine-region (http://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/2016/01/02/14/52/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-victorian-alpine-region)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on January 02, 2016, 03:10:37 PM

http://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/2016/01/02/14/52/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-victorian-alpine-region (http://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/2016/01/02/14/52/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-victorian-alpine-region)
yep, just got home from Mt Buffalo and can see the clouds brewing to the north east from my back yard.   We had a bit of thunder and lightning up there last night, but nothing came of it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 02, 2016, 04:34:29 PM
yep, just got home from Mt Buffalo and can see the clouds brewing to the north east from my back yard.   We had a bit of thunder and lightning up there last night, but nothing came of it.
we had an AWESOME thunder and lightning show at knockwood one year... went on for hours. but no rain at all, it was all over the otherside of the mountain.. Wish I'd had me camera on me that night...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on January 02, 2016, 04:56:07 PM
Would have been pretty spekkie bruce, for sure.
Clouds brewing over Vic High Country atm
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on January 02, 2016, 06:50:51 PM
http://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/2016/01/02/14/52/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-victorian-alpine-region (http://www.9news.com.au/wild-weather/2016/01/02/14/52/severe-thunderstorm-warning-issued-for-victorian-alpine-region)
Just got home from the HC. Was going to stay another day but could see what was brewing. Looks like we made the right decision. Couldn't complain though had 9 days of superb weather and sitting and drinking in the river. Copped some gout thought because of it ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 02, 2016, 06:59:31 PM
For people in parts of the
 Northern Country and
 North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:15 pm Saturday, 2 January 2016.


Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Echuca, Shepparton, Yarrawonga, Wangaratta and Euroa.




Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North Central district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.


The State Emergency Service advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslides and debris across roads.


The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
 * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
 * secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
 * keep away from creeks and drains.
 * do not drive vehicles through flooded areas.
 * stay indoors if possible.
 * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
 * if you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
 * listen to the radio for storm updates
 * switch off your computer and electrical appliances
The next warning is due to be issued by 10:15 pm.
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 02, 2016, 07:09:15 PM
For people in parts of the
 Northern Country and
 North East Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:15 pm Saturday, 2 January 2016.


Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding, large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Echuca, Shepparton, Yarrawonga, Wangaratta and Euroa.




Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North Central district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.


The State Emergency Service advises that rainfall run-off into waterways in recent fire affected areas may contain debris such as soil, ash, trees and rocks. People in fire affected areas should also be alert to the potential for landslides and debris across roads.


The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
 * Keep clear of fallen power lines.
 * secure any loose objects in the vicinity of your home.
 * keep away from creeks and drains.
 * do not drive vehicles through flooded areas.
 * stay indoors if possible.
 * Avoid using the phone during the storm.
 * if you are outside, avoid sheltering under trees
 * listen to the radio for storm updates
 * switch off your computer and electrical appliances
The next warning is due to be issued by 10:15 pm.
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml)


Started raining here not long ago and temp has dropped  :D hope it brings a bit of rain here.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on January 03, 2016, 04:34:59 PM
the sound of hail cannons coming from the local orchards, photo from front yard 

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on January 03, 2016, 04:43:19 PM

the sound of hail cannons coming from the local orchards, photo from front yard
yep, just looking to the north from V8CRSR's front yard. Angry clouds over speewaville
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 03, 2016, 05:40:30 PM
Driving home from Shepparton this arvo the sky got darker than a black cows guts at midnight & lightening . Then it hit , big old fat rain . The traffic slowed to a crawl on the highway , or pulled over .
When l got to town the rain gauge showed 23MM  & that was 1 1/2 hours ago & its still thundering , & pi55ing down .
 The question l ask is " How long can you tread water "                 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on January 03, 2016, 05:54:10 PM
Driving home from Shepparton this arvo the sky got darker than a black cows guts at midnight & lightening . Then it hit , big old fat rain . The traffic slowed to a crawl on the highway , or pulled over .
When l got to town the rain gauge showed 23MM  & that was 1 1/2 hours ago & its still thundering , & pi55ing down .
 The question l ask is " How long can you tread water "                 :cheers:

speewa, should have sent a pm could have caught up of a  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 03, 2016, 05:59:03 PM
speewa, should have sent a pm could have caught up of a  :cheers:

....a  :cheers: ??

....with speewa ??

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 03, 2016, 05:59:10 PM
peter  " Bulk PMs " are not flavour of the month .    :cheers: are     :cheers:


& its still raining  ;D ;D Send it down Hughie You Beauty  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 03, 2016, 06:00:54 PM
....a  :cheers: ??

....with speewa ??
Ease up big fellow  l only have 2 a night . 1 & another 1 , 1 & another 1      :cup: :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scarpsD40 on January 03, 2016, 06:14:46 PM

Ease up big fellow  l only have 2 a night . 1 & another 1 , 1 & another 1      :cup: :cheers: :cheers:
you told me your Dr said "back to one per night for you, young fella". Then you went and got 6 x 2nd opinions who said same thing?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 03, 2016, 06:16:19 PM
you told me your Dr said "back to one per night for you, young fella". Then you went and got 6 x 2nd opinions who said same thing?

....I thought it was "two per night".....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 03, 2016, 06:37:23 PM
it is 2 per night , but if your running an auction l bid 3  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 03, 2016, 09:20:45 PM


& its still raining  ;D ;D Send it down Hughie You Beauty  :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

Didnt get much rain here unfortunately I cant add photo from my phone but we got the black skies and bit of drizzle
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 04, 2016, 06:18:26 AM
My gauge tell a 41MM story  Sadly a bloke drowned in a flooded creek early this morn . As its summer the ground is hard so water ran off & with the quantity we had flash floods everywhere ,,,.
The Hume was blocked by floods at Avenel  , so cars were stranded for a time . Still overcast & cool  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 04, 2016, 10:59:30 AM
My gauge tell a 41MM story  Sadly a bloke drowned in a flooded creek early this morn . As its summer the ground is hard so water ran off & with the quantity we had flash floods everywhere ,,,.
The Hume was blocked by floods at Avenel  , so cars were stranded for a time . Still overcast & cool  :cheers:


That is very sad to hear that someone lost their life. Some areas with a lot of damage, the whole thing seemed to pass us by I would have liked even 10mm but doubt we got even close to that.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 04, 2016, 03:43:26 PM
Much wee wee's coming
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)

and another storm for the top left of the state...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 10, 2016, 09:37:34 PM
Throw the hatches to the Shithouse!

Quote
Temperatures around Victoria are climbing above 30 degrees ahead of a warm spell to start the week. Monday is set to be a scorcher, with the Bureau of Meteorology predicting a maximum temperature of 35 degrees.

The heat is expected to stick around until Thursday when a cool change will hit much of the state, bringing showers and cloudy conditions with it.

Wednesday is forecast to be the hottest day this week, with temperatures in Melbourne peaking at 38 degrees.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-hot-and-dry-conditions-forecast-until-thursday-20160110-gm2tc6.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-hot-and-dry-conditions-forecast-until-thursday-20160110-gm2tc6.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on January 11, 2016, 08:16:22 AM
Throw the hatches to the Shithouse!

Only 42deg forecasted for up here on Wednesday
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on January 11, 2016, 08:51:36 AM
Only 42deg forecasted for up here on Wednesday

Should be lovely lucky that is a work day for me. Then Thurs 26 and Friday 20
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 11, 2016, 09:01:20 AM
Only 42deg forecasted for up here on Wednesday
oh goody.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 11, 2016, 03:26:06 PM
Black as Kamhal's tonsils here... and pissin down
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/weather-warning-issued-as-thunderstorms-approach-melbourne-20160111-gm3dwi.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/weather-warning-issued-as-thunderstorms-approach-melbourne-20160111-gm3dwi.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 11, 2016, 04:00:29 PM
Just got a state wide warning for Damaging winds & Thunder Storms on the way . Presently there about Maryborough heading East .              :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on January 12, 2016, 05:50:18 PM
Heat warning as 41 degree day looms

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/heat-warning-as-41-degree-day-looms-no-running-no-gardening--stay-inside-and-keep-cool-20160112-gm4710.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/heat-warning-as-41-degree-day-looms-no-running-no-gardening--stay-inside-and-keep-cool-20160112-gm4710.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 13, 2016, 04:02:55 PM
Just looking at The BOM & the front coming in across the state is nasty . This looks kike the cool change & rain that they have been on  about . l hope it dosent mean fire just rain  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 13, 2016, 04:07:45 PM
It's hot, damn hot!!!

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/hot130116.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on January 13, 2016, 04:18:19 PM
Glad work to home is only 18mins
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 13, 2016, 04:22:24 PM
Bugger, you beat me by 1 degree >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 13, 2016, 04:57:00 PM
D4D if it makes you happy l will Email you 1 degree  so its a tie  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on January 13, 2016, 05:05:11 PM
Glad work to home is only 18mins

Same in the car park at work. The wind here is a bit of a concern added to the heat.

Air conditioner if on full noise and currently 33 inside our house. I'm about to clear a shelf in the freezer and I'm going to sit in there....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 13, 2016, 05:25:40 PM
Wind has just picked up crazy, change of direction as well, hopefully the temp drops and the rains start to fall

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 13, 2016, 05:31:40 PM
Spirit of Tas ferry has broken it's rear mooring and is now sitting parallel with the beach
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 13, 2016, 05:37:51 PM
Spirit of Tas ferry has broken it's rear mooring and is now sitting parallel with the beach


That's going to cause a whole lot of issues for travellers...
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-spirit-of-tasmania-crashes-into-pier-in-port-melbourne-20160113-gm59n5.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-spirit-of-tasmania-crashes-into-pier-in-port-melbourne-20160113-gm59n5.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 13, 2016, 05:46:59 PM
That's going to cause a whole lot of issues for travellers...
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-spirit-of-tasmania-crashes-into-pier-in-port-melbourne-20160113-gm59n5.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-spirit-of-tasmania-crashes-into-pier-in-port-melbourne-20160113-gm59n5.html)
and freight and logistics off the Apple Isle. Is there one or two ferries?
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 13, 2016, 06:01:39 PM
and freight and logistics off the Apple Isle. Is there one or two ferries?

2 ferries but only 1 pier, which is now in pieces...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 13, 2016, 06:14:21 PM
Loading starts at 6PMish  so if your rig is loaded it might not get unloaded till the job is fixed . The up side is there's a job going for somebody that can tie big ropes to a bollard on a pier   :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2016, 08:04:22 PM
the change hit when I was on east link... saw a plastic bag about 20,000ft up doing mach 2
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 13, 2016, 08:10:08 PM
Today was at or about 42C  & clear . The clouds are rolling in & its inland cooling  32C , not as fast as coastal cooling .Make no mistake its still tropical , ideal for cold  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2016, 08:11:51 PM
Humidity can drop down to 5 figures anytime it likes...

Had a shower hour ago, still trying to dry off.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on January 13, 2016, 08:48:27 PM
Humidity can drop down to 5 figures anytime it likes...

Had a shower hour ago, still trying to dry off.
Victoria and humidity....you crack me up mate  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 13, 2016, 08:58:05 PM
Rumpig
              Sadly you don't know of  " Dry Heat " it will drain your glass on its way to your lips .    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on January 13, 2016, 09:04:46 PM
Rumpig
              Sadly you don't know of  " Dry Heat " it will drain your glass on its way to your lips .    :cheers:
Dry Heat...nup never heard of it, is it anything like Deep Heat?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 13, 2016, 09:16:03 PM
Dry Heat...nup never heard of it, is it anything like Deep Heat?
                      Nope  & not even close  . & it dosent come in a tube . Beer dose though  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 13, 2016, 09:28:47 PM

                      Nope  & not even close  . & it dosent come in a tube . Beer dose though  :cheers:
he doesn't drink beer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 14, 2016, 03:44:44 AM
The change has come in & its a bit cool might have to get a jumper  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 14, 2016, 06:20:35 PM
Just put a jumper on - 10°
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 19, 2016, 04:27:19 PM
Hatches were hot this arvo. Jumped into the Prado after a customer visit and it was a little warm...

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/hot1901.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 19, 2016, 05:42:47 PM
Hatches were hot this arvo. Jumped into the Prado after a customer visit and it was a little warm...

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/hot1901.jpg)

 Did you leave the Kids in the Car    ??? Got to 40C today l suppose it was hot out there , but l wasn't out there     :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2016, 09:28:30 AM
Lookin like a really awesome weekend weather wise...
high 20's throughout at Mansfield. Should see every bogan out there in the bush...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on January 20, 2016, 11:12:27 AM
Lookin like a really awesome weekend weather wise...
Should see every bogan out there in the bush...
So YOU WILL be out in the bush :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 20, 2016, 11:14:10 AM

Lookin like a really awesome weekend weather wise...
high 20's throughout at Mansfield. Should see every bogan out there in the bush...
so come to Corryong. Classy intellegent people going there. Well a couple anyway
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2016, 11:39:46 AM
Quote from: scrapsD40
so come to Corryong. Classy intellegent people going there. Well a couple anyway

Would really REALLY love to (Trust me I need some campfire smoke), but old man is in surgery at moment with his broken hip and Shit... :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: jayjay on January 20, 2016, 12:07:20 PM
Would really REALLY love to (Trust me I need some campfire smoke), but old man is in surgery at moment with his broken hip and Shit... :(

I can so relate to your comment Bird.  I do hope your Dad is ok. As one who went to Corryong last year and really enjoyed it, I am really disappointed that we can't go again this year- my Dad has had recent surgery (which didn't go according to plan)- this ageing parents thing has whiskers on it, doesn't it?!! It is a tough gig....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 20, 2016, 03:59:19 PM

Would really REALLY love to (Trust me I need some campfire smoke), but old man is in surgery at moment with his broken hip and Shit... :(
sorry to hear that Bruce. I did suspect that might be the case.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on January 22, 2016, 07:18:27 AM
Here comes the rain  :cheers:

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 22, 2016, 07:25:30 AM
Getting it at our place now.....just starting...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 22, 2016, 07:42:52 AM
There was some nice lightning driving into the office this morning. I had just about made it in when the heavens opened. Hopefully it rains all day and the garden gets a good watering.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 22, 2016, 01:29:22 PM
Melbourne weather: Storms and flash flooding set to hit city

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-storms-and-flash-flooding-set-to-hit-city-australian-open-20160122-gmbpvh.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-storms-and-flash-flooding-set-to-hit-city-australian-open-20160122-gmbpvh.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 22, 2016, 03:23:19 PM
Pleasant drizzle in Corryong atm. Who knows from here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 22, 2016, 03:37:00 PM
Quote from: scrapsD40
Pleasant drizzle in Corryong atm
no such thing... ;)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: raider on January 22, 2016, 03:44:03 PM
Got the daughter's 18th Brthday tonight so I'm real dirty. Has been hot all week up here but it had to piss down today didn't it. Rain has stopped for the moment but guess what ? Humidity.  Grrrrr.....    Time for several beers and a chill out.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 22, 2016, 06:39:16 PM
Got the daughter's 18th Brthday tonight so I'm real dirty. Has been hot all week up here but it had to piss down today didn't it. Rain has stopped for the moment but guess what ? Humidity.  Grrrrr.....    Time for several beers and a chill out.

l have a huge tarp , poles  , & ropes . l can have a tarp over the back yard in no time .

                Please advise how much  :cheers: you have at hand   ,   we can haggle  :cup:     :cheers:
Have a great night              Enjoy  :-* :-* :-* :-*                                 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: raider on January 23, 2016, 12:01:23 AM
too late .... rain stopped and I'm typing this one eyed so I've nearly had too much. thanks Speewa  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 27, 2016, 03:45:11 PM
Hear Geelong's been smashed. Lookout Frankston, you're about to be dumped on apparently
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2016, 07:04:45 PM
Hear Geelong's been smashed. Lookout Frankston, you're about to be dumped on apparently
wasn't too bad here... got pissed all over on Blackburn Rd/Westall Rd... franga freeway was stopped, so shooftyed over to Eastlink and got pissed on again but the lightning was amazing!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 27, 2016, 07:10:03 PM
30mls for us so far, tanks are getting a good fill

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 27, 2016, 07:14:39 PM
30mls for us so far, tanks are getting a good fill

GG
is that after you bought the water?
(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/m/f/5/m/3/image.related.homepagePortrait.300x370.gmf1o6.2f8s9.png/1453885688874.jpg)


edit: More Coming :( http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 27, 2016, 07:31:37 PM
We got 19MM of P!55ANTANCE TODAY EARLY . Then the sun came out & we all went out to play  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 27, 2016, 07:37:28 PM
We got plenty here.....a little too much, in fact.

Now drying out some carpet...... :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 27, 2016, 07:39:07 PM
We got plenty here.....a little too much, in fact.

Now drying out some carpet...... :(

Not the " Shag Pile in the Shed "  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???                           :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 27, 2016, 07:40:23 PM
Not the " Shag Pile in the Shed "  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???                           :cheers:

Shed's nice and dry.... :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 27, 2016, 07:49:43 PM
Shed's nice and dry.... :cup:
Did you forget to wind up the windows in the Tug    ??? ???                           :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 28, 2016, 05:26:46 AM
is that after you bought the water?
(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/m/f/5/m/3/image.related.homepagePortrait.300x370.gmf1o6.2f8s9.png/1453885688874.jpg)


edit: More Coming :( http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)


We didn't buy any in the end, we were getting low but held out. If the forecast holds we may be full by weeks end.

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 28, 2016, 06:41:28 AM
You guys must have hogged it all, we didn't get enough to trouble the rain gauge...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2016, 10:13:56 AM
More coming
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on January 28, 2016, 12:52:10 PM
Anyone got any floaties I can lend?? Workshop just got flooded again  ???
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 28, 2016, 01:27:03 PM
Anyone got any floaties I can lend?? Workshop just got flooded again  ???

Blow up some tyre tubes :)

That workshop is jinxed, flooding, walls being pushed in...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 28, 2016, 01:41:13 PM
not a drop here at Colouredburn...

but dude's house near Moorabbin Airport, his garage looks like niagra falls.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: stabicraft on January 28, 2016, 02:43:50 PM
Heading north to Coffs Harbour tomorrow.
Have no choice and its rain forecast.

Guess Ill be seeing how the camper handles rain.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 29, 2016, 10:29:19 AM
Gee, HC and Gippsland are copping a fair share..

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 30, 2016, 06:51:31 AM
The rain gauge had a good inch of rain this morning from the last 24 hours. Good for the garden, the spring rain that never came.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 30, 2016, 08:44:43 PM
****ing pox on the "weather forecasters"... how ****ing useless they really are...
had a day of cleaning up the old mans yard planned, with mates comin and chainsaws etc... then we are supposed to have 40 years of rain in 1 minute for 7 days straight... so canned it yesterday

not a drop of rain until late this evening..

now we got a great lightning show happening.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 30, 2016, 10:06:00 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/ (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/)

really setting in here..
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2016, 07:01:19 AM
Yeah we got 15mm in about an hour overnight. Not as good as Friday but good follow-up rain to soak into the garden.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 31, 2016, 07:44:22 AM
l have switched off the irrigation system last week as the rain is doing the job . The builders are at home twiddling their collective thumbs as its too wet to move .Grow Mud is everywhere . As you walk across Grow Mud you grow taller  8) 8) Send it down Hughie  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 31, 2016, 08:00:14 AM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 31, 2016, 08:22:18 AM
I'm hoping to get out for a bike ride this arvo, same forecast as yesterday. Toss a coin if it will rain or not...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on January 31, 2016, 08:30:59 AM
Raining here now. Have about 2 hours of outdoor painting to finish.........
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on January 31, 2016, 10:59:21 AM
7mm total here. Should make the bindi's grow.....

Another 7mm this arvo. Hard ground here now looks like a lake.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 01, 2016, 06:24:30 AM
Don't know for sure but at present we have had 38mm this weekend  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on February 16, 2016, 03:50:23 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160216/cbf8bc3588a60b9d8be57864a2652340.jpg)

More wind here than at a Vic Myswag weekend but still better than working!

Sent from the maker of FIGJAM

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 20, 2016, 06:55:59 AM
Feeling the coolness in the air this morning. Think summer is over.....
Bring on the wind, rain and snow trips??
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 22, 2016, 01:23:22 PM
How cool was the Mexican sunrise this morning over D4D's place. Autumn just around the corner. You know what that means...............Grand Prix weather time
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 22, 2016, 01:50:02 PM
How cool was the Mexican sunrise this morning over D4D's place.

I left for work before sunrise this morning so I didn't see it...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 22, 2016, 01:51:03 PM
I left for work before sunrise this morning so I didn't see it...
lol.......there goes my theory then about where the sunshine was eminating from

Maybe it was fuji......
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 22, 2016, 02:22:47 PM
Much pee pee on its way
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on February 23, 2016, 12:13:39 PM

Much pee pee on its way
any water will evaporate today
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 23, 2016, 12:31:56 PM
yea nasty feeling out there... very dangerous weather..
Dry, windy and fawkin hot.. even the wind is hot

From a mate this morning at around 9ish in Darwin..
'....too hot its only 32 in the shade this morning but 72% humidity already'...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on February 23, 2016, 02:19:22 PM
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12745426_10154041872729416_1171875193579904401_n.png?oh=ad5d47983a6c39c93eaf5c162f38d2f5&oe=576B2B48)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 23, 2016, 02:20:50 PM
(https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/t1.0-9/12745426_10154041872729416_1171875193579904401_n.png?oh=ad5d47983a6c39c93eaf5c162f38d2f5&oe=576B2B48)
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-bushfires-emergency-warning-issued-for-fastmoving-fire-near-ballarat-20160223-gn1a1m.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-bushfires-emergency-warning-issued-for-fastmoving-fire-near-ballarat-20160223-gn1a1m.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Tim - Stratford on February 23, 2016, 02:55:32 PM
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Keep safe Keith & any other swaggers around!

Sarah
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 04, 2016, 04:45:43 PM
35+ degrees, windy as and it just rained for about 60 seconds, got to love MEL weather :laugh:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 06, 2016, 12:28:06 PM
My garden is drier than when we were 'officially' in drought, who would have ever thought we were going to need to 'make' water...

The first water order from Victoria's controversial desalination plant will be made by the Andrews government to help combat declining water storages across the state.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Water Minister Lisa Neville made the announcement at Cardinia reservoir on Sunday morning for 50 billion litres (50 gigalitres), ending months of speculation that an order would be placed.


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/water-bills-to-rise-as-desal-plant-get-the-goahead-to-start-making-water-for-the-first-time-20160305-gnbmp2.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/water-bills-to-rise-as-desal-plant-get-the-goahead-to-start-making-water-for-the-first-time-20160305-gnbmp2.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on March 07, 2016, 05:17:42 PM

My garden is drier than when we were 'officially' in drought, who would have ever thought we were going to need to 'make' water...

The first water order from Victoria's controversial desalination plant will be made by the Andrews government to help combat declining water storages across the state.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Water Minister Lisa Neville made the announcement at Cardinia reservoir on Sunday morning for 50 billion litres (50 gigalitres), ending months of speculation that an order would be placed.


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/water-bills-to-rise-as-desal-plant-get-the-goahead-to-start-making-water-for-the-first-time-20160305-gnbmp2.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/water-bills-to-rise-as-desal-plant-get-the-goahead-to-start-making-water-for-the-first-time-20160305-gnbmp2.html)
usually starting to cool down in Vic in March. Not this
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 07, 2016, 07:45:58 PM
Quote from: scrapsD40
usually starting to cool down in Vic in March. Not this
I gotta make up mind on if we cancel the club trip this weekend or not. Don't want to get stuck in middle of HC if things go tits up.

Early forecast for the weekend weather is equivalent to Black Saturday :(

Although Mansfield now shows
Tues 37°C
Wed 35 °C
Thurs 31 °C
Fri 33 °C
Sat 31 °C
Sun 29 °C

Might divert to Lake Cobbler for a swim!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 07, 2016, 08:01:05 PM
Early forecast for the weekend weather is equivalent to Black Saturday :(

Nah way more humidity at the moment, and that week was 40+ for a couple of days. It's not even a TFB day tomorrow. You'll be fine.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 18, 2016, 03:32:55 PM
I think I just peed my pants from the huge lightning and thunder hit we just had :o
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on March 18, 2016, 03:40:15 PM
35mm today for us so far and more on the way. It was needed for sure

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on March 18, 2016, 03:49:27 PM
Only 15mm here :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on March 18, 2016, 06:55:44 PM
I think about 12mm here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on March 20, 2016, 08:17:17 AM
It's a very nice day for the Grom Pricks........ :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on April 21, 2016, 08:41:21 PM
A great bit of constant wet on the roof since 4pm today. Should be fun in the VHC this weekend

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 29, 2016, 06:02:28 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/wet-weather-ahead-across-the-whole-weekend-all-parts-are-going-to-get-something-20160429-goie6l.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/wet-weather-ahead-across-the-whole-weekend-all-parts-are-going-to-get-something-20160429-goie6l.html)

apparently a wet and wild weekend
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 30, 2016, 03:04:12 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/wet-weather-ahead-across-the-whole-weekend-all-parts-are-going-to-get-something-20160429-goie6l.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/wet-weather-ahead-across-the-whole-weekend-all-parts-are-going-to-get-something-20160429-goie6l.html)

apparently a wet and wild weekend
[/quote
You off to Knockwood  are you  ??? ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 30, 2016, 03:21:39 PM
Quote from: speewa158
You off to Knockwood  are you  ??? ???
if its this wet and wild as it is right now on the Knockwood weekend I'll be wrapped!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 30, 2016, 03:26:03 PM
if its this wet and wild as it is right now on the Knockwood weekend I'll be wrapped!

It's blue sky and mid 20's over here :)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 30, 2016, 03:33:09 PM
It's blue sky and mid 20's over here :)
same.. bit breezy but acceptable to sit round a fire with.

theres zero rain on the 512klm at moment either ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: greygonads on April 30, 2016, 05:42:51 PM
Big intense low way down below SW tassie going to generate some huge swell they reckon
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on May 01, 2016, 02:36:21 AM
Rain
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on May 01, 2016, 02:42:43 AM
Getting absolutely smashed out at Sunbury , haven't seen weather like  this in a long time
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on May 01, 2016, 03:39:03 AM
Yes same here
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 01, 2016, 07:34:15 AM
Awesome storm with some good rain 8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 01, 2016, 10:37:04 AM
16mm overnight here and 11 on Friday. Glad I got my crop in Thursday now.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 01, 2016, 11:24:22 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-wild-storms-lash-city-20160430-goj4ya.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-wild-storms-lash-city-20160430-goj4ya.html)

nice of the kids to leave th window open last night
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 01, 2016, 11:28:40 AM
Getting absolutely smashed out at Sunbury , haven't seen weather like  this in a long time
must have been bad for u to be up at 2.40 surfin the forum!!!!

insane morning for little ****s to set fire to the basketball stadium/community center down the road from Keiths joint.. where casmmo plays basketballq
http://mpnews.com.au/2016/05/01/somerville-stadium-destroyed-by-fire/ (http://mpnews.com.au/2016/05/01/somerville-stadium-destroyed-by-fire/)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on May 01, 2016, 11:33:13 AM
must have been bad for u to be up at 2.40 surfin the forum!!!!

insane morning for little ****s to set fire to the basketball stadium/community center down the road from Keiths joint.. where casmmo plays basketballq
http://mpnews.com.au/2016/05/01/somerville-stadium-destroyed-by-fire/ (http://mpnews.com.au/2016/05/01/somerville-stadium-destroyed-by-fire/)


Nah mate I was just getting home  8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 01, 2016, 05:13:13 PM
3AM we had a front come through that seemed to be a mini cyclone , in a tight path tore trees to shreds . The Van park on the lake took a beating , with trunks snapped off like trigs . No power as the wires were down ,trees all over the place & cars crushed . looked like a bomb had hit it . Spent from 3.30 till dawn with CFA helping rescue campers . A number of cabins along the river were trashed & are now unusable . lts amazing what a wet gum tree can destroy .
There was 1 lucky camper that won a weekend in the van park in Nagambie in a raffle . He & his family are OK but the car is going home on a flat bed truck . l wonder what was 2nd & 3rd prize .Really a trip to remember  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 01, 2016, 06:06:08 PM
Gee thats no good.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 01, 2016, 07:04:26 PM
Quote from: speewa158
There was 1 lucky camper that won a weekend in the van park in Nagambie in a raffle . He & his family are OK but the car is going home on a flat bed truck . l wonder what was 2nd & 3rd prize .Really a trip to remember  :cheers:
you gonna ask the van park if they will donate a weekend for the Knockwood Raffle?? Should be pretty empty for a while.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 02, 2016, 04:04:10 PM
YAY TEAM!

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Thought Sunday's storms were rough? Well there's worse to come - and soon - with the SES predicting chaos on Tuesday with winds of 100km/h and seas topping seven metres

Wild storms on Sunday caused widespread blackouts across the state, and left about 36,000 homes without power, but they're merely a foretaste of what's to come.

Strong winds of about 100km/h are tipped to hit Melbourne on Tuesday afternoon shortly before a forceful cold front hits the state.

Waves of more than seven metres are expected to batter the state's west coast on Tuesday  night and Wednesday.

The front is tipped to hit the south-west coast at about 10am on Tuesday and Melbourne about 4pm, risking peak hour chaos on Melbourne roads.

At a press conference in the State Emergency Centre on Monday afternoon, experts warned of likely power outages, fallen trees and branches and gusty winds hitting Melbourne of 90-100km/h.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/storms-monster-waves-on-the-way-as-wild-weather-rolls-in-20160502-gok4o8.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/storms-monster-waves-on-the-way-as-wild-weather-rolls-in-20160502-gok4o8.html)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: loanrangie on May 02, 2016, 04:53:43 PM
Better stick the chainsaw in the car just in case.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 02, 2016, 10:02:29 PM
Its mad windy here at moment...

no rain yet, but cant see much sleep tonight
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 03, 2016, 07:55:13 AM
Hang on folks Here we go Again       :o
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 09:30:53 AM
apparently the main front is 2 hours away.. **** its windy enough now!

Anyone out for a drive this weekend, have chainsaw will spend weekend cutting..


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The Alpine regions are expected to bear the worst of the windy conditions today.

VicRoads has warned that drivers on the Mount Baw Baw Tourist Road, near Vesper Road, Vesper, should take care travelling between Noojee and South Face Road.

"We have reports of trees and branches over the road," it says.

It says there may be delays getting through and drivers should seek an alternate route.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-express-tuesday-may-3-2016-20160502-gojsfl.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-express-tuesday-may-3-2016-20160502-gojsfl.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Tim - Stratford on May 03, 2016, 10:28:26 AM
Very windy down here.

I wish the power would make up its mind & stop continually flicking on for a bit & off again. I don't think I am going to get much sewing done today!  >:(

Sarah
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 03, 2016, 10:34:18 AM
Down at Dandenong South on an open paddock at the moment and its dangerous walking across the site. Its blowing really hard but no sign of rain

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 03, 2016, 10:37:00 AM
lts building up up here , constant blow across the lake from the North & brillante sunshine  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 10:49:29 AM
Down at Dandenong South on an open paddock at the moment and its dangerous walking across the site. Its blowing really hard but no sign of rain

GG
not much on BOM either... but the one cloud patch is movin quick down south
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 11:00:02 AM
Severe Weather Warning
for damaging winds
for people in the North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts

Issued at 10:54 am EST on Tuesday 3 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A strong cold front will move through the State today. Strong and gusty northwesterly winds will turn westerly behind the front and ease later.

North to northwesterly winds around 60 km/h with DAMAGING peak gusts of 90 - 110 km/h are forecast for the South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts and parts of the North East forecast district during today, mainly over the coast and elevated areas. Wind gradually easing from the west during the afternoon and evening.

The strongest wind gusts recorded in Victoria up until 10:50am this morning were;

Mt Buller - 113 km/h

Aireys Inlet - 109 km/h

Wilsons Promontory and Mt William - 106 km/h

Mt Hotham and Yanakie - 104 km/h

Mt Gellibrand - 98 km/h

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
Move vehicles under cover or away from trees.
Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
Keep clear of fallen power lines.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 11:09:38 AM
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10:32am: Marie - a caller to radio station 3AW - is on board the Spirit of Tasmania which is about to dock at Davenport and says the ship has been battered by strong winds and swells.

"All of sudden there was one big wave and we all went sideways," she said.

Some passengers were knocked off their feet.

"There was one poor bloke who was sitting on a seat and went flying off the seat to the other side of the boat," she said.

She suspects a couple of truck trailers may have fallen over in the car park level of the ship.

"We were supposed to get off at 7.30am this morning, but now we're not sure when we'll get off."

(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/m/5/b/d/3/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.goko9s.png/1462235573519.jpg)

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-express-tuesday-may-3-2016-20160502-gojsfl.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-express-tuesday-may-3-2016-20160502-gojsfl.html)





dust storm just hit Geelong
(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/o/k/o/p/i/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.gokpwv.png/1462237596078.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 03, 2016, 01:26:24 PM
Starting to get windy here but nothing over the top. Stay safe those that are in it.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 01:46:53 PM
WTF?

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Eight kayakers have been pulled from the water off Anglesea after apparently ignoring all the warnings and going for a paddle this morning;

I say Natural Selection on ****wits like this.. someone else has to put their life on the line to save them....
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: loanrangie on May 03, 2016, 01:56:18 PM
WTF?

I say Natural Selection on ****wits like this.. someone else has to put their life on the line to save them....

And no doubt there will some surfers trying catch some of those 7m swells  ???
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 02:03:23 PM
Quote from: loanrangie
And no doubt there will some surfers trying catch some of those 7m swells  ???

Yup.. They were talkin about it on radio this morning how they 'couldn't wait'..
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 02:18:45 PM
Current Wind Map
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=143.53,-34.86,3000/loc=144.837,-37.814 (http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=143.53,-34.86,3000/loc=144.837,-37.814)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GQMacca on May 03, 2016, 02:47:53 PM
Spirit of Tasmania got the sways up apparently:

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/l/t1.0-9/13138933_701719343264543_4663195815822323309_n.jpg?oh=44c3c8bd00910ecee7dc5a65f5187a52&oe=57AFBD3A)

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/13087583_701719399931204_3827002194527639840_n.jpg?oh=93fb9d12007335d9d36fa7e04a32e628&oe=57E6597F)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: AdrianLR on May 03, 2016, 03:23:44 PM
Spirit of Tasmania got the sways up apparently:

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfl1/v/l/t1.0-9/13138933_701719343264543_4663195815822323309_n.jpg?oh=44c3c8bd00910ecee7dc5a65f5187a52&oe=57AFBD3A)

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/13087583_701719399931204_3827002194527639840_n.jpg?oh=93fb9d12007335d9d36fa7e04a32e628&oe=57E6597F)
Bugger!

Lucky the Patrol had an industrial strength roof rack otherwise it would have really suffered
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2016, 03:44:24 PM
 :cup: :cup:
(https://igcdn-photos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/e35/13117906_219821978400625_1430321095_n.jpg)


here comes the rain again...
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lukeycat on May 03, 2016, 07:20:17 PM
Yup.. They were talkin about it on radio this morning how they 'couldn't wait'..

Bells and the west coast is going to be going off this week with even bigger swells out on the outer reefs along there. There's a few big wave surfers from torquey and surrounds who will be all over it. Reality is the guys that are likely to be out there are pros and 7m swells aren't even that big in their world. The kayakers however seem a little mad heading out.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 04, 2016, 06:16:04 AM
Lost lots of trees at the van park on Lake Nagambie  , stuff blown everywhere . Lots of cabins damaged lots of booking cancelled till repairs are finished .Then they can rake up the leaf trash all over the place  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lukeycat on May 06, 2016, 03:22:49 PM
WTF?

I say Natural Selection on ****wits like this.. someone else has to put their life on the line to save them....
Just read more on this it was students and a couple of teachers surely the schools duty of care to its students would prevent this sort of thing happening pretty bad.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: AdrianLR on May 06, 2016, 03:32:16 PM
"We chose to hold this activity at Anglesea front beach because lifesavers were present," she said.

"This incident occurred early in the morning, well before [the bad] weather set in.

"Our staff monitored weather reports throughout the morning to ensure students were nowhere near the water by the time the weather changed," she said.

Weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows that at nearby Aireys Inlet, the wind was gusting at 89km/h at 6.30am on Tuesday and peaked at 109km/h at 9.30am.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 06, 2016, 04:39:38 PM
Looks like we are in for a moist weekend.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 06, 2016, 05:31:50 PM
Looks like we are in for a moist weekend.
half ya luck
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 08, 2016, 07:25:41 AM
Looks like we are in for a moist weekend.
It started raining  last night & its still falling down in a long slow wet spot over us . Good slow soaking rain . Just the thing for all the farmers that have dry sowed . The season is away  :cup:                         :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 08, 2016, 07:44:09 AM
Yep looks like some good rain over the next few days. The missus is running in the Mother's Day Classic this morning, going to be a little damp.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 08, 2016, 07:48:08 AM
Take a thermos of hot coffee for the finish line   & Well Done    :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on May 08, 2016, 08:05:27 AM
Cracka of a day up here in Gods Country, not a cloud to be seen in the blue sky for Mothers Day picnics. Looks like I better be sure to put plenty of sunscreen on the kids whilst they run around in the sunshine in their shorts and t shirts playing today  8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 08, 2016, 08:41:44 AM
Autumn rains as required for the crops  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 08, 2016, 10:52:38 AM
Autumn rains as required for the crops  :cup:

Its going well here too, nice steady rain. Our place has a green tinge again.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 08, 2016, 11:57:09 AM
Arrrrrr a weather report  from The Landed Gentry to our North . Hope it keeps up . We have only had 15MM so far but tis still falling  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 08, 2016, 11:59:37 AM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)
shame the other side of the middle isn't getting more.. around Bendigo/Grampians etc..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 08, 2016, 12:19:08 PM
Has stopped here now. Might be able to go and check the gauge
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 08, 2016, 12:22:21 PM
Take your Gumboots & don't play in the puddles  ::)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2016, 01:14:12 PM
Well that was interesting
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)

Wonder how deep it is at BD's work ... LOL
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on May 09, 2016, 03:00:59 PM
Well that was interesting
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)

Wonder how deep it is at BD's work ... LOL


I was out on the mountain bike, half dry ride, rest riding in rivers

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 09, 2016, 07:46:52 PM
36.5MM of rain in the last 2 days & counting  :cheers: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Shippo on May 09, 2016, 08:16:47 PM
I live south of Adelaide and we have been absolutely flogged today with wild weather! the satellite picture looked positively evil of the fronts hitting us today.
My local beach, which usually has no waves at all due to Kangaroo Island blocking most of the swell, was about 6 foot and looked like a washing machine, and if our jetty is still standing by tomorrow I will be surprised. So look out Victoria, you will cop these fronts too very soon!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on May 09, 2016, 08:22:17 PM
I live south of Adelaide and we have been absolutely flogged today with wild weather! the satellite picture looked positively evil of the fronts hitting us today.
My local beach, which usually has no waves at all due to Kangaroo Island blocking most of the swell, was about 6 foot and looked like a washing machine, and if our jetty is still standing by tomorrow I will be surprised. So look out Victoria, you will cop these fronts too very soon!

Yep, on it's way(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160509/9acb759d2f6f24997f61f52fe28aeca1.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on May 10, 2016, 09:17:08 AM
And today will be a 'little bit windy'(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160509/c2a578da4d19dcd873514a4dcb3d6def.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2016, 08:49:00 PM
Its windy as hell out there and fawrkin freezing... specially in BD's driveway.... :(  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on May 10, 2016, 09:06:35 PM
Its windy as hell out there and fawrkin freezing... specially in BD's driveway.... :(  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Lol your not wrong  :D I just moved the ute because I reckon the next door neighbours tree is gunna get uprooted tonight  ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2016, 09:07:40 PM
Quote from: Black Diamond
Lol your not wrong  :D I just moved the ute because I reckon the next door neighbours tree is gunna get uprooted tonight  ???

wont be far from it... but you might get a new ute.. hit them for a new Lux :D
Windy enough to blow a beer out of Speewa's hand!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 10, 2016, 09:09:54 PM
Bd   Get real if the tree wants to , shell we say  " Up Root You  "  bend over  :'( >:D >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on May 10, 2016, 09:11:30 PM
Sounds inviting that weather you lot are having...NOT!!!
I actually woke at midnight last night and turned our ceiling fan on, was a pretty warm night here in Brissy.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 10, 2016, 09:11:37 PM
Windy enough to blow a beer out of Speewa's hand!
[/quote]

                                         Dreaming                      :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2016, 09:13:45 PM
Quote from: Rumpig
Sounds inviting that weather you lot are having...NOT!!!
I actually woke at midnight last night and turned our ceiling fan on, was a pretty warm night here in Brissy.


http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-208.14,-36.79,2048/loc=147.535,-40.243 (http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-208.14,-36.79,2048/loc=147.535,-40.243)

I reckon there might even be snow soon!! :D ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on May 10, 2016, 09:18:41 PM
Sounds inviting that weather you lot are having...NOT!!!
I actually woke at midnight last night and turned our ceiling fan on, was a pretty warm night here in Brissy.
The wind is full on. I had to throw some guy ropes on the trampoline as it got picked up like a UFO across the back yard, luckily it jammed up under the eve of the house and didn't smash any Windows  ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2016, 09:20:49 PM
The wind is full on. I had to throw some guy ropes on the trampoline as it got picked up like a UFO across the back yard, luckily it jammed up under the eve of the house and didn't smash any Windows  ???
click that link above your post and check the wind out!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on May 10, 2016, 09:21:40 PM
click that link above your post and check the wind out!
Awesome link never seen that :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2016, 09:25:16 PM
try this one
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-215.14,-60.60,1821/loc=145.404,-47.406 (http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-215.14,-60.60,1821/loc=145.404,-47.406)

love how they all end up in a black hole!


or the whole planet in 1
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/particulates/surface/level/overlay=suexttau/patterson/loc=145.404,-47.406 (http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/particulates/surface/level/overlay=suexttau/patterson/loc=145.404,-47.406)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 16, 2016, 09:21:53 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)

well foxtel just went out!

windy as **** here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 26, 2016, 08:48:43 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/snow-and-shivering-temperatures-hit-victoria-20160525-gp3yb5.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/snow-and-shivering-temperatures-hit-victoria-20160525-gp3yb5.html)


Bureau of Meteorology duty forecaster Beren Bradshaw said snow was expected down to 1300 metres from late on Wednesday, with lower falls down to 1200 metres on Saturday



 :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Tim - Stratford on May 26, 2016, 09:52:23 AM
Hothom had 5-10cm last night & still snowing. From Mt hothom Facebook page.

Sarah
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 26, 2016, 10:20:29 AM
Hothom had 5-10cm last night & still snowing. From Mt hothom Facebook page.

Sarah
:cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on May 26, 2016, 11:04:45 AM
29 degree day is the forecast here in Brisbane...suns out and there's nothing but blue sky smilin' at me, nothing but blue sky do I see...geez, someone should a song about lyrics like that one day  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: MadMarv on May 26, 2016, 03:54:34 PM
29 degree day is the forecast here in Brisbane...suns out and there's nothing but blue sky smilin' at me, nothing but blue sky do I see...geez, someone should a song about lyrics like that one day  ;D

looks like you've stuck your hand up for this one .......  :-)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 26, 2016, 07:29:58 PM
28mm on the ground has left our place rather.... um..... SJI want to help me out with the right word?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 26, 2016, 08:13:56 PM
28mm on the ground has left our place rather.... um..... SJI want to help me out with the right word?
               Moist           :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on May 26, 2016, 08:26:08 PM
28mm on the ground has left our place rather.... um..... SJI want to help me out with the right word?
Damp
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on May 28, 2016, 07:02:09 AM
Anyone going for a snow run today?(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160527/5fb63e63211e91fa8b527c333d30653d.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 28, 2016, 07:08:42 AM
Anyone going for a snow run today?

Nope :(

This weekend there is a private event on the roads leading up to Lake Mountain.
The roads will be closed for significant periods of time on Saturday and Sunday.

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 28, 2016, 07:14:58 AM
Not the Snow but the pubs should be open  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 03, 2016, 01:52:38 PM
Only if you listen to the news channels, it appears, most of S/E Qld will be washed away tomorrow.

We're gunna get a really cold, sunny heat wave, with lots high winds, plunging temps to as low as 5 degrees with several calm times with no wind, and expect anywhere from no rain to 200mm in 10 minutes.

Couple that with an earthquake, tsunami, a king tide, a sinkhole and a meteor shower....... we could be in friggin trouble here.   
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: edz on June 03, 2016, 02:05:49 PM
Bugger looks like we better cancell our trip,  or  stock up on beer and head out in that boat of yours, Do we need to bring extra floaties  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on June 03, 2016, 05:45:53 PM
Bugger looks like we better cancell our trip,  or  stock up on beer and head out in that boat of yours, Do we need to bring extra floaties  ;D

Do they make floaties big enough for you?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 03, 2016, 06:39:06 PM
Yay.. rain on the weekend ... again.
Quote
Victorians should prepare for a wet weekend with the possibility of flooding in some areas, particularly in the far east of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology has warned of dangerous weather in Australia's eastern states because of a large and complex weather system, and a developing east coast low.

The bureau has predicted rain and possible thunderstorms for Melbourne on Saturday, with falls of 20-40mm in the far east and 5-15mm in the east.

Rain is forecast to continue across eastern Victoria into Saturday night and Sunday, with the possibility of 50-100mm falling in east Gippsland that could result in flooding

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-wet-and-wild-weekend-forecast-20160603-gpb87w.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-wet-and-wild-weekend-forecast-20160603-gpb87w.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 03, 2016, 06:43:23 PM
Bugger looks like we better cancell our trip,  or  stock up on beer ;D
lf you have enough beer   ,    consumed said   , you wont care or know just where you are ???????
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 03, 2016, 06:46:38 PM
Bugger, raining at home already, site at Dandenong has just dried out and will be a muddy mess again on Monday, the joys of groundworks in winter

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 03, 2016, 06:48:34 PM
Don't feel   " Special " there is mud everywhere    F@#$
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 03, 2016, 06:55:20 PM
Don't feel   " Special " there is mud everywhere    F@#$

6000m2 is a bit more than I want, we may not get the two cranes and associated booms out next week

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 03, 2016, 07:28:06 PM
Only if you listen to the news channels, it appears, most of S/E Qld will be washed away tomorrow.

looking forward to getting some wet stuff here for a change, it is much needed. Will be nice to see stuff start greening up again, as everything is starting to go brown from the lack of rains.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 04, 2016, 06:35:27 AM
Do they make floaties big enough for you?

  How long can you tread water Noah              ????????????
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Foo on June 04, 2016, 08:40:22 AM
Can't even check the Bom site for how things are travalling towards us, they are down.  ???

Foo
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 04, 2016, 09:28:54 AM
No big deal here at my place, abit of rain (just under 50mm) and a tiny bit of wind gusts blowing...hardly Armageddon like for us. The Goldy copped heaps more rain and would be much more wind blowing closer to the water then we are though.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 04, 2016, 09:33:21 AM
sydneys getting pissed on from a great height... but that's all Sydney deserves
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Foo on June 04, 2016, 09:45:57 AM
^^  :cup: ^^  :laugh:

Foo
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on June 04, 2016, 09:48:00 AM
132mm for 24 hrs & blowing about 40k at the moment on the GC & supposed to get worse over next several hours.

Hope no-one picked this weekend to go out camping!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: UIZ733 on June 04, 2016, 09:55:03 AM
We were camping on the Sunshine Coast and 'decided' to come home yesterday. Might have been a wise decision.  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 04, 2016, 09:58:20 AM
Rain has ramped up here, now just cracked the 70mm mark (added 20mm in about 15 minutes). Wind was blowing strong just before also, but it's fire down again.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: fuji on June 04, 2016, 09:59:35 AM
132 on the GC, at least your dams will fill up.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 04, 2016, 11:17:02 AM
Cracked the 100mm mark here a bit earlier, and the usual places down the road at Rocklea are going under.

WAS FUNNY SEEING ALL THE BIRDS LINED UP HAVING A SHOWER THIS MORNING

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/Storms/tn_IMG_0336_zpshmyahmpa.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/Storms/tn_IMG_0336_zpshmyahmpa.jpg.html)

THIS SET UP HAS BEEN PARKED AT ST BRENDANS FOOTBALL CLUB FOR OVER A MONTH NOW...MIGHT SEE WATER UNDER HIS BOAT YET

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/Storms/tn_IMG_0340_zpsei2h8oyf.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/Storms/tn_IMG_0340_zpsei2h8oyf.jpg.html)

BEAUDESERT RD ABOUT TO GO UNDER...WAS HIGHER 10 MINUTES LATER WHEN I DROVE HOME, AND WOULD HAVE HAD A HEAP OF WATER FROM SUNNBANK AREA TO COME DOWN THAT CREEK YET

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/Storms/tn_IMG_0343_zpsv9yzdlsw.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/Storms/tn_IMG_0343_zpsv9yzdlsw.jpg.html)

SOME BUSINESSES BACKING ONTO STABLE SWAMP CREEK AT ROCKLEA

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/Storms/tn_IMG_0344_zps79hmzn3d.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/Storms/tn_IMG_0344_zps79hmzn3d.jpg.html)

THIS IS MUSGRAVE RD AT ROCKLEA...TO DEEP FOR CARS TO DRIVE THROUGH AT THE ALTON ST INTERSECTION
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/Storms/tn_IMG_0346_zpsfrovn9ng.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/Storms/tn_IMG_0346_zpsfrovn9ng.jpg.html)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk237/qld-bundy-drinker/Storms/tn_IMG_0350_zpslgyfxtdj.jpg) (http://s281.photobucket.com/user/qld-bundy-drinker/media/Storms/tn_IMG_0350_zpslgyfxtdj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Steffo1 on June 04, 2016, 12:46:22 PM
Rain moving South East. Just about stopped here after 127mm.

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 04, 2016, 03:48:34 PM
Batemans Bay about to get soaked
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR034.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR034.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 04, 2016, 05:48:02 PM
l might pop out to the shed & check on how much wood is at hand .
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 04, 2016, 05:56:50 PM
l might pop out to the shed & check on how much wood is at hand .
if you wait till morning it might float past....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on June 04, 2016, 05:59:47 PM
Not really getting a lot of rain on the good side of town......some, but not much....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: JB on June 04, 2016, 09:07:25 PM
Not really getting a lot of rain on the good side of town......some, but not much....
You must live near me!


Cheers

JB
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 05, 2016, 07:30:31 AM
At 8.30AM we had 14 mm on the ground , then it rained all day till it got dark .Then it rained in the dark to maintain the moisture levels . This morning it rained sideways for a change ,Though its stopped now the ground is soft enough to bog a Black Duck .
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on June 05, 2016, 09:11:44 AM
All you folks whinging about the rain should spare a thought for you country cousins who are still doing it tough.  Ground dry, pastures dead, dams empty.  Only had 23mm total out of this weather event.  We are grateful but would have liked a lot more.  Just remember, whatever goes on your table, doesn't come from the cities.

KB
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 05, 2016, 12:31:22 PM
yay for the week.. :(
hope it ****s off before long weekend


Quote
Wild weather and heavy rainfalls that slammed Queensland and NSW is heading for Victoria bringing warnings of flood, wind and heavy rain.

The heavy rains in the north, saw the Sydney versus Gold Coast game reduced to a sloshy affair. Across NSW there were 3000 calls for emergency services on Saturday as the weather damaged homes and property. Rivers have flooded and much of Sydney's light show, Vivid was turned off.

The highest falls in NSW were recorded at Ballina Airport (217 millimetres), and at Coolangatta (280mm) in Queensland.

Those heavy rains are descending onto Victoria where they will buffet far East Gippsland.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/wild-weather-from-the-north-heads-for-victoria-20160605-gpbvfa.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/wild-weather-from-the-north-heads-for-victoria-20160605-gpbvfa.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 07, 2016, 08:33:34 AM
even the Tassie ferry has been cancelled due to weather... both directions.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 17, 2016, 09:25:36 PM
Hairy moist weekend coming
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 18, 2016, 08:22:06 AM
Checked the road to Atherton this morning & its open at present . Animal hazard south of Charleville & lm not there yet . Should be an interesting run up in a few days  . Might pack the floaties ,,,,,,
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 21, 2016, 02:31:33 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160621/fbdeef7452ba9e470774e8eba9a1cd85.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 21, 2016, 03:09:35 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160621/fbdeef7452ba9e470774e8eba9a1cd85.jpg)
that'd be nice... give my new black rim protectors a test out..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 21, 2016, 03:39:53 PM
That's it lm OUT OF HERE ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 21, 2016, 03:48:36 PM
That's it lm OUT OF HERE ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

And take the weather with you.   Hang on, it's up there too
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/cold-fronts-to-deliver-hail-and-snow-to-large-parts-of-australia-as-the-first-winter-cold-snap-hits/news-story/c7c9f8dbe8849cd8ee76715c10f32f13?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_medium=Facebook

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160621/9e8f6e0a9702e4779ea5c8e6f447eb47.jpg)

Same thing happened last year. Something to do with global warming
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 21, 2016, 04:03:05 PM
    But ,  But  ,   But     its the Winter Solstice today so its   A l m o s t   Summer again ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 21, 2016, 04:14:58 PM
    But ,  But  ,   But     its the Winter Solstice today so its   A l m o s t   Summer again ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Well based on what the crazy Tasmanians were wearing today to go swimming, you would think it was
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on June 21, 2016, 04:19:20 PM
That's it lm OUT OF HERE ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Likewise, disappearing tomorrow morning, on my pat for a week  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 21, 2016, 05:55:51 PM
Likewise, disappearing tomorrow morning, on my pat for a week  :cheers: :cheers:
[/quote)
 You off to swing coils    / ,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 21, 2016, 07:47:32 PM
And take the weather with you.   Hang on, it's up there too
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/cold-fronts-to-deliver-hail-and-snow-to-large-parts-of-australia-as-the-first-winter-cold-snap-hits/news-story/c7c9f8dbe8849cd8ee76715c10f32f13?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_medium=Facebook (http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/cold-fronts-to-deliver-hail-and-snow-to-large-parts-of-australia-as-the-first-winter-cold-snap-hits/news-story/c7c9f8dbe8849cd8ee76715c10f32f13?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=EditorialSF&utm_source=DailyTelegraph&utm_medium=Facebook)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160621/9e8f6e0a9702e4779ea5c8e6f447eb47.jpg)

Same thing happened last year. Something to do with global warming
doubt we'll get snow here in Qld, there was the low chance of 10 - 30% probabilty Guyra (just over the border in NSW) would get it, but it seems they've cancelled the chance of it happing now
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 22, 2016, 10:27:19 AM
Friday 24 June
Summary
Min 6
Max 11
Showers. Local hail and thunder.
Possible rainfall: 3 to 10 mm
Chance of any rain: 80%
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 22, 2016, 07:07:50 PM
Spent the day pulling Black Ducks out that were bogged in the mud ,,
l call it " Grow Mud " the further you walk the taller you get .,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 23, 2016, 04:26:06 PM
code brown
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)

bout to be pissed on from a great height
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 24, 2016, 09:43:47 AM
code brown
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)

bout to be pissed on from a great height
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on June 24, 2016, 10:07:46 AM
Likewise, disappearing tomorrow morning, on my pat for a week  :cheers: :cheers:
[/quote)
 You off to swing coils    / ,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Yes mate, good weather for a swing.
the sun has just made an appearance but still only 8 degrees
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 24, 2016, 10:10:01 AM
Quote from: Kangaron
the sun has just made an appearance but still only 8 degrees

I'm sure its colder than that here in Colouredburn
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 24, 2016, 03:20:44 PM
Highway Drouin!!!!!!
(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/p/r/8/5/o/image.related.articleLeadNarrow.300x0.gpr88j.png/1466744690882.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on June 25, 2016, 06:55:27 AM
Am I reading the regs right for up the snow? As we are in snow season I need to carry snow chains at all times and fit where directed? If so who has a set of chains for 265/70/17 tyres for 'rent'?
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 25, 2016, 06:57:59 AM
Am I reading the regs right for up the snow? As we are in snow season I need to carry snow chains at all times and fit where directed? If so who has a set of chains for 265/70/17 tyres for 'rent'?

You are correct bud, I last hired mine on the way up and they just rattled around in the back.

I do know of a couple of people who go to the op shop and purchase a pair and put them in the back, they may fit our big tyres when force is applied  :angel:

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on June 25, 2016, 07:04:26 AM
Thanks GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 25, 2016, 07:18:13 AM
Am I reading the regs right for up the snow? As we are in snow season I need to carry snow chains at all times and fit where directed? If so who has a set of chains for 265/70/17 tyres for 'rent'?
Could do a bulk buy
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 25, 2016, 02:55:07 PM
Quote from: D4D
Am I reading the regs right for up the snow? As we are in snow season I need to carry snow chains at all times and fit where directed? If so who has a set of chains for 265/70/17 tyres for 'rent'?

Everytime we go to Donna Buang we never get asked... bum holes to chains
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 10, 2016, 05:22:06 PM
Hairy afternoon and night. Definitely pack your deck furniture away.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/a6fe6e0fdd1de16a436e4c122eee08e6.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/95953bdb92f104746072d5b2304451cd.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160710/6ad834af154dbcc7c12c4c5e7bfd343d.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on July 10, 2016, 07:08:44 PM
Might get some white stuff at home
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 10, 2016, 07:13:19 PM
Might get some white stuff at home
You still live in St Andrews?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on July 10, 2016, 07:24:34 PM
Might get some white stuff at home
got Ben Cousins coming over have you?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2016, 08:03:34 PM
"We're looking at very low levels on Tuesday and Wednesday; that's when we'll see snowfall developing to 300 and 400 metres," Mr Efron said.

"With such a low level of snow, we could see snowfalls in the Ballarat area, also across the Otways, Macedon and Dandenong Ranges, the Strzelecki Ranges and across Southern Gippsland."

Snow falls in the Otways every few years, behind Anglesea in the area where the annual Falls Music and Arts Festival was held, Mr Efron said.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on July 10, 2016, 08:35:08 PM
You still live in St Andrews?

yes mate
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on July 10, 2016, 08:37:17 PM
got Ben Cousins coming over have you?

 :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 10, 2016, 10:00:13 PM
Blow a dog off a chain out there at the moment.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 10, 2016, 10:07:40 PM
Blow a dog off a chain out there at the moment.
Big Ol' pine tree down over the road near our place
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: V8CRSA on July 10, 2016, 10:20:26 PM
yes mate

I grew up in just down the road from there, I've seen snow in that area a few times.

Matt
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: V8CRSA on July 10, 2016, 10:21:55 PM
Big Ol' pine tree down over the road near our place

Funny that, so have we 🤔
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 10, 2016, 10:26:29 PM
Funny that, so have we
Must be a big tree
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 10, 2016, 11:17:23 PM
My location is 150M. above Sea Level and I can feel the house moving a fraction now and again with the wind.
Live on the slopes of Donna, and the wind is howling through the valley ATM. making lots'a noise as it roars across the chimney.
Nearly sucking the fire out of the Heater.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 11, 2016, 05:34:19 AM
It was an interesting landing last night t Melbourne airport. Roughest roller coaster ride I have been on and the plane was delayed two hours to try and let the bad winds pass

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 11, 2016, 06:40:33 PM
Get ready for tomorrow night. Jane Bunn's got you covered(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160711/1ff07d8c72b411e892c102b1dc782fed.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160711/b15ffe46cfd6c32f5f80102a1c71dc3b.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2016, 09:22:32 AM
Club run up to Mt Skene could be interesting this weekend if this weather continues...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2016, 09:32:45 AM
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/mountbuller.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/mountbuller.shtml)

Wednesday 13 July
Summary
Min -6
Max -4
Snow showers.
Windy.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 15 mm
Chance of any rain: 80

Thursday 14 July
Summary
Min -5
Max 0
Possible snow shower.

Friday 15 July
Summary Min -4
Max 1
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5%

Saturday 16 July
Summary
Min -6
Max 3
Sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm

Sunday 17 July
Summary
Min -7
Max 4
Becoming cloudy.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on July 12, 2016, 11:12:45 AM
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/mountbuller.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/forecasts/mountbuller.shtml)

Wednesday 13 July
Summary
Min -6
Max -4
Snow showers.
Windy.
Possible rainfall: 4 to 15 mm
Chance of any rain: 80

Thursday 14 July
Summary
Min -5
Max 0
Possible snow shower.

Friday 15 July
Summary Min -4
Max 1
Partly cloudy.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm
Chance of any rain: 5%

Saturday 16 July
Summary
Min -6
Max 3
Sunny.
Possible rainfall: 0 mm

Sunday 17 July
Summary
Min -7
Max 4
Becoming cloudy.

Snow in Langy tonight according to Mrs Bun.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2016, 11:15:41 AM
Snow in Langy tonight according to Mrs Bun.
fuk that I'll stay at work.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 12, 2016, 12:59:42 PM
Snow in Langy tonight according to Mrs Bun.
You should join the Mrs Bunn appreciation group.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on July 12, 2016, 01:00:38 PM
You should join the Mrs Bunn appreciation group.
I started it  :-*
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 12, 2016, 01:02:05 PM
I started it  :-*
Now that does not surprise me
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on July 12, 2016, 01:16:27 PM
I started it  :-*


top job mate  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2016, 01:59:29 PM
Mayday
https://www.windyty.com/?-38.445,145.591,5 (https://www.windyty.com/?-38.445,145.591,5)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on July 12, 2016, 06:46:11 PM
Interesting drive back from Albury tonight, wind blowing hard, raining heavy, and douche bags stopping in the middle of the road when visibility was at 1m....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2016, 10:01:45 PM
Interesting drive back from Albury tonight, wind blowing hard, raining heavy, and douche bags stopping in the middle of the road when visibility was at 1m....
seen people doing that on the Eastlink too before... just goes to show you don't have to have brains to get a car license anymore... or speak engrish
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2016, 11:30:29 PM
almost dead calm here at moment... I feel a little bit of poo might escape soon...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 13, 2016, 07:20:14 AM
Went outside this morning clear sky no breeze, thought maybe a frost, but looked ok. Tried to wash my windscreen, big mistake. Froze solid.

Son also just messaged me that it was snowing at Romsey and pics here of his building site at Daylesford upon arrival.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160712/c9bd199fb2ddd22c8f890e1e48c77f7d.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160712/eab853c75b2f233afeffce13cf35ec2f.jpg)

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on July 13, 2016, 09:17:18 AM
So what does that do to his building materials?

I know the snow isn't going to hurt the real timber much, but what would it do to gyprock, MDF, chipboard etc, not to mention any bags of cement / plaster that may be lying around - surely they'd all be shot, wouldn't they  ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 13, 2016, 09:34:15 AM
So what does that do to his building materials?

I know the snow isn't going to hurt the real timber much, but what would it do to gyprock, MDF, chipboard etc, not to mention any bags of cement / plaster that may be lying around - surely they'd all be shot, wouldn't they  ???
Here in Mexico we deal with inclement and radical weather all year. Builders usually won't take items that can be subject to water damage until the roof is on new building, and on existing building renno's, heavy duty tarps  are always included in quotes.

Having said that, those ladders look quite stiff
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on July 13, 2016, 10:03:40 AM
Bit cool out this morning, I made this observation working outside at 6:30  because the snot was freezing as it run out of my nose. Cant wear gloves so I am using my butane torch to get some feeling back into my fingers.  Get a bit sooky after spending the last few weeks working in Brisbane

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on July 13, 2016, 10:35:14 AM
Bit cool out this morning, I made this observation working outside at 6:30  because the snot was freezing as it run out of my nose. Cant wear gloves so I am using my butane torch to get some feeling back into my fingers.  Get a bit sooky after spending the last few weeks working in Brisbane

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk

Snotcicles, a true sign of it being cold. The other is when you go outside for a wizza and when you look down there is a pile of yellow ice cubes on the ground....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2016, 11:11:54 AM
Went outside this morning clear sky no breeze, thought maybe a frost, but looked ok. Tried to wash my windscreen, big mistake. Froze solid.
When did you upgrade to a GQ?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 13, 2016, 01:25:09 PM
When did you upgrade to a GQ?
Ford Mav badge. Bought it for my son about 5 years ago from the SIL as the weekend warrior. He's done all the mods including the turbo. He's on the patrol forum.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SambOz on July 13, 2016, 07:57:47 PM
Club run up to Mt Skene could be interesting this weekend if this weather continues...

Found an obs. re Licola/Jamieson Rd. bird, 18.4mm to 0900 this morning, generally speaking not as much snow in a
lot of areas north of Sale as the forecasts suggested, ie Mt Wellington got quite moderate fall at 1630M.

You could ring the Licola Gen. Store, they would prob. advise re conditions. (51 488786)

Have a good one  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on July 14, 2016, 05:57:59 AM
...... He's on the patrol forum.

Bruce isn't...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 14, 2016, 07:18:46 AM
Bruce isn't...
Now that's a surprise, actually no it's not
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on July 17, 2016, 08:20:41 AM
A couple of truly magnifcent mid-winter days this weekend.

They don't come any better than this..... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 17, 2016, 08:35:47 AM
A couple of truly magnifcent mid-winter days this weekend.

They don't come any better than this..... :cup: :cup:

Indeed, perfect day for a snow trip, pity I am otherwise engaged :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2016, 08:34:33 PM
Was toasty up Mt Skene... reasonable amount of snow, apparently 1mtr deep from Licola side, but I think he needs a new tape... Was T-shirt and shorts weather at the summit.

Little bit around Matlock fire tower
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on July 17, 2016, 09:01:12 PM
Was toasty up Mt Skene... reasonable amount of snow, apparently 1mtr deep from Licola side, but I think he needs a new tape... Was T-shirt and shorts weather at the summit.

Little bit around Matlock fire tower
Pics or didn't happen ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2016, 09:07:35 PM
Quote from: Black Diamond
Pics or didn't happen ;D
GAGFC.. :D too tired.
came home through Marysville/.. one of them green birds stole me pie while cammo sat there taking photos of the theft - and watching it happen.

got about 2klms out of town, stopped and took 40 mins to get to the spur turn off, where it was blocked by cops- trees down thru the spur - go -=---> that way sir and have a nice day :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Black Diamond on July 17, 2016, 09:11:06 PM
GAGFC.. :D too tired.
came home through Marysville/.. one of them green birds stole me pie while cammo sat there taking photos of the theft - and watching it happen.

got about 2klms out of town, stopped and took 40 mins to get to the spur turn off, where it was blocked by cops- trees down thru the spur - go -=---> that way sir and have a nice day :'(
Sounds like a good trip report coming up then ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2016, 09:14:44 PM
Quote from: Black Diamond
Sounds like a good trip report coming up then ;D
I found out I could reverse up a snow covered hill for bout 1/2 a klm easier than mates 100 also on 1 week old P3's who was going forward... :D But it is a Patrol... what more could you expect.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 17, 2016, 09:33:56 PM
got about 2klms out of town, stopped and took 40 mins to get to the spur turn off, where it was blocked by cops- trees down thru the spur - go -=---> that way sir and have a nice day :'(

Yup, power lines down on the spur yesterday and trees down today, it's a PITA when blocked, back to Alex and through Yea, glad I didn't go to the snow now :)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2016, 09:38:25 PM
Quote from: D4D
Yp, power lines down on the spur yesterday and trees down today, it's a PITA when blocked, back to Alex and through Yea, glad I didn't go to the snow now :)

what was strange is that the cops were diverting traffic, 2 GU's blocking the road, so the only way to go was RIGHT... but the traffic wasn't moving.. the cars came to the T intersection and all stopped for a minute or so... ??? thus the 40 mins to get there.. shoulda gone Warby instead of Marysville...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 25, 2016, 01:08:11 PM
there was stupid amounts of water layin round paddocks and creeks on my way home from Albury on weekend.

http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/ (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/)
Warnings current:
Marine Wind Warning Summary for Victoria,
Severe Weather Warning for Wimmera, North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts,
Warning to Sheep Graziers for Mallee, Wimmera, Northern Country, North Central, North East, South West, Central, West and South Gippsland and East Gippsland forecast districts,
Flood Warning Summary (VIC),
Flood Warning - Mitchell River (VIC),
Flood Warning - Macalister River (VIC),
Flood Warning - Latrobe River (VIC),
Flood Warning - Kiewa River (VIC),
Flood Warning - Ovens and King Rivers (VIC),
Flood Warning - Goulburn River (VIC),
Flood Warning - Murray River Upstream of Lake Hume (VIC).
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on July 25, 2016, 08:12:41 PM
Hammering down in Traralgon ATM. Hopefully I can get the truck out of the car park.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on July 25, 2016, 08:26:16 PM
Got soaked walking home from the station.....again  ::) ::)

Brollies don't do a lot when the rains nearly horizontal......

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 25, 2016, 09:37:11 PM
Fark.. did someone lose a dog, just saw one sailing past the house at about fifteen thousand feet with a chain on it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 27, 2016, 05:52:56 PM
Only 35 days til Spring
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160727/c9d023f1261025a192a5e8f70ab16802.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: denidoug on July 27, 2016, 07:22:28 PM
Only 35 days til Spring
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160727/c9d023f1261025a192a5e8f70ab16802.png)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160727/7319e64b01a114648ee9cd8a3ae7b989.jpg)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160727/7319e64b01a114648ee9cd8a3ae7b989.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on August 01, 2016, 04:49:56 PM
That is just disturbing

Swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on August 01, 2016, 06:19:14 PM
That is just disturbing

Swannie

So's this. Hope the farm dams and lakes are filling up.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160801/3e9e82e3c4529f4e4f98ca48706cb62c.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on August 01, 2016, 06:26:15 PM
The river at Toc is very high. There'll be flooding somewhere. Doubt Boucher's beach will be visible.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on August 02, 2016, 01:58:13 PM
Another 30mm here just yesterday some of the paddocks are under water. Sunny and windy today.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 03, 2016, 07:52:59 AM
Will spend the day towing Black Ducks out of bogs it that wet here     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 03, 2016, 08:46:11 AM
Quote from: speewa158
Will spend the day towing Black Ducks out of bogs it that wet here     
:cheers:
LOL!  :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 09, 2016, 08:28:58 PM
Blowing hard at home tonight, has been going all day. We had some 90 km/h gusts at Dandenong today while lifting 22m long roof sheets, made for some interesting times

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on August 09, 2016, 08:33:34 PM
.....22m long roof sheets.......

Any left-overs for your new shed GG? Might be just long enough.

It's a bit breezy over here too, but not too bad....

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2016, 07:31:10 PM
been rather windy here...
its gone very calm outside now though :(
 http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-rain-90kmh-winds-tipped-to-turn-up-in-time-for-journey-home-20160810-gqp800.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-rain-90kmh-winds-tipped-to-turn-up-in-time-for-journey-home-20160810-gqp800.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2016, 07:49:11 PM
its returned with hail now...

Windy as **** here now!!

https://www.windyty.com/?-39.317,145.020,7 (https://www.windyty.com/?-39.317,145.020,7)


http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 18, 2016, 04:02:37 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDV20032.html (http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDV20032.html)

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING for DESTRUCTIVE WINDS

For people in the Central, South West, North Central and parts of the East Gippsland, North East, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts.


Issued at 10:45 am Thursday, 18 August 2016.


WEATHER SITUATION:
 A low pressure system is expected to continue to rapidly intensify south of the Bight during Thursday and an associated cold front will reach western Victoria on Thursday evening then slowly extend across the remainder of the State on Friday.






DAMAGING WINDS, northerlies averaging 50 to 65 km/h with peak gusts of around 100 km/h are expected to continue to develop on Thursday afternoon over the Southwest, Wimmera, Central and North Central districts. These winds will then extend to elevated parts of the Northeast and Gippsland districts later in the afternoon and evening.


Locations that may be affected include Horsham, Warrnambool, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat,
 Geelong and Melbourne.




DESTRUCTIVE WINDS, northerlies averaging 70 to 90 km/h with peak gusts at 130 km/h are expected to develop about Alpine peaks above 1200 metres elevation within the Northeast and Gippsland districts Thursday night, and continue into late on Friday afternoon.


Locations likely to be affected include Mount Buller, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Mount Baw-Baw




These winds are expected to persist well into Friday morning over Central and elevated eastern areas but will begin to moderate in the Southwest and Wimmera with the onset of a rain band very late on Thursday evening.










The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
 * Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
 * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
 * Keep clear of fallen power lines;




The next warning is due to be issued by 4:45 pm.


Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au (http://www.bom.gov.au) or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 19, 2016, 09:08:57 AM
https://vine.co/v/5MigZdB7mOD (https://vine.co/v/5MigZdB7mOD)
https://www.windyty.com/?-38.048,146.580,5 (https://www.windyty.com/?-38.048,146.580,5) how is the loop off SW tassie!!!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on August 19, 2016, 04:03:03 PM
https://vine.co/v/5MigZdB7mOD (https://vine.co/v/5MigZdB7mOD)
https://www.windyty.com/?-38.048,146.580,5 (https://www.windyty.com/?-38.048,146.580,5) how is the loop off SW tassie!!!!!


Bit of circle work  >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 19, 2016, 06:01:20 PM
13MM of rain over today   . Glad it came as we were nearly in Drought ,no rain for 4 days . Now we got just enough to drown those crop that are still alive   :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: cruza driver on August 19, 2016, 07:35:54 PM
13MM of rain over today   . Glad it came as we were nearly in Drought ,no rain for 4 days . Now we got just enough to drown those crop that are still alive   :cheers:

I was in town today and it was a good drop for sure.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 19, 2016, 07:39:29 PM
I was in town today and it was a good drop for sure.

Which town    ???   ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: cruza driver on August 20, 2016, 01:03:08 PM
Which town    ???   ???
Yours
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 09, 2016, 02:53:24 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-plague-of-snakes-in-coleraine-as-deluge-traps-townsfolk-20160909-grcomi.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-plague-of-snakes-in-coleraine-as-deluge-traps-townsfolk-20160909-grcomi.html)

Floodwaters are rising in western Victoria, with residents in the town of Coleraine rushing to fill sandbags to protect their homes and businesses.

People are being moved from homes and businesses to a relief centre at the Coleraine racecourse and the Glenelg Highway has been closed.

At least five people were stranded in their houses as floodwaters surrounded their properties on Friday morning.

Tiger snakes have reportedly been seen fleeing through the streets, although Fairfax Media has be unable to verify precisely how many.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 09, 2016, 05:10:26 PM
Was moist in Ballarat today
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on September 09, 2016, 09:23:39 PM
Ankle deep moist here.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 10, 2016, 07:31:42 AM
Spent most of the day pulling Black Ducks out of the bogs  , tad damp           :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 10, 2016, 03:50:52 PM
Spent most of the day pulling Black Ducks out of the bogs  , tad damp           :cheers:
Were they Werribee Ducks Jamie?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on September 11, 2016, 07:36:42 AM
Hope all the Swaggers (& everyone else for that matter!) are safe down there  :-\
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 11, 2016, 07:40:18 AM
Hope all the Swaggers (& everyone else for that matter!) are safe down there  :-\
Pretty sure most are ok, but appreciate the thoughts.

I'm more concerned about the effects on Vic when xcvator and fuji get back
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 11, 2016, 02:50:04 PM
http://www.triplem.com.au/melbourne/news/blog/2016/9/melbournes-weather-is-about-to-stink/(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160911/56280f74d656cb3a4a35ba1ebc573d52.jpg)


I don't like odd numbers
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on September 11, 2016, 03:33:49 PM
Pretty sure most are ok, but appreciate the thoughts.

I'm more concerned about the effects on Vic when xcvator and fuji get back(https://emoji.tapatalk-cdn.com/emoji848.png)

I'm back , :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 11, 2016, 04:56:59 PM
I'm back , :cup: :cup: :cup:

Welcome back. I had a bottle to share upon your return, but you were gone longer than expected(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160911/9ca0ed92c6cc63f0115831cd60a4bb6a.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SambOz on September 11, 2016, 08:44:34 PM
The next 8 days according to GFS - wet in the N/E & Gippsland, Vic., too much for some areas and very handy for others -

(http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g462/bill338/forum%20pics/gfs.raincast.bsch.init-2016091100z.start-0.stop-192.vic.%20%20RESIZE_zpsopda6str.png) (http://s1103.photobucket.com/user/bill338/media/forum%20pics/gfs.raincast.bsch.init-2016091100z.start-0.stop-192.vic.%20%20RESIZE_zpsopda6str.png.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 11, 2016, 11:01:53 PM
Fair wack of wee falling here, quite constant for last hour or more.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 13, 2016, 07:27:09 AM
Moist(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160912/94b4557a10d1edeec9dc87ab23198fc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 13, 2016, 08:35:04 AM
(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/r/d/x/n/u/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.greuyp.png/1473718145048.jpg)
Nigretta Falls near Hamilton in west Victoria after the heavy rains.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 13, 2016, 10:41:29 AM
Geelong's getting the carwash today!
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bullant4x4 on September 13, 2016, 11:36:01 AM
Been a great 16 days to season the camper but over all the rain and storms.

I'm ready to pack her up and get her garaged.

Wet as a drowned rat on the outside and dry as a nun on the in :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 14, 2016, 05:18:45 AM
lm not worried about the rain , its the water collecting on the ground that's a problem . lt doesn't seem to be soaking in as it used to . Might brush up on treading water trill it dries     a bit    :cup:   Might swim over to the fridge again     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 14, 2016, 02:46:59 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-floods-evacuations-in-hamilton-other-towns-fear-worst-as-rivers-rise-20160914-grft17.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-floods-evacuations-in-hamilton-other-towns-fear-worst-as-rivers-rise-20160914-grft17.html)


Victorian floods: Evacuations in Hamilton, landslides close Great Ocean Road
(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/r/g/0/z/h/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.grft17.png/1473827868703.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2016, 03:46:10 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsXjGukVMAAObjW.jpg)

(http://www.theage.com.au/content/dam/images/g/r/g/u/w/e/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.grgs3h.png/1473915670317.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on September 16, 2016, 05:45:56 PM
I drove across this ten days ago.
About 8 m deep in the middle.

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: AdrianLR on September 17, 2016, 05:46:01 PM
Laanecoorie boat ramp in April:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/af97ade33cc41852e28ab7a60e41e08b.jpg)

Yesterday:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/b9e6def8d5866c4c04453f9761b19be8.jpg)

The spillway:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/54361f374e3c5a0f33dc0edfbbca1c8f.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 17, 2016, 05:55:42 PM
Laanecoorie boat ramp in April:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/af97ade33cc41852e28ab7a60e41e08b.jpg)

Yesterday:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/b9e6def8d5866c4c04453f9761b19be8.jpg)

The spillway:
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160917/54361f374e3c5a0f33dc0edfbbca1c8f.jpg)

looks a lot better than last time I was there. Should be a good water skiing season this summer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on September 17, 2016, 06:01:40 PM
Laanecoorie? Where's that??..... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 17, 2016, 06:10:53 PM
Bendigo, Tarnagulla area.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on September 17, 2016, 06:14:24 PM
Bendigo, Tarnagulla area.

Yes Rob. I was quoting old bumper stickers and T-shirts  ;D

 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 17, 2016, 06:30:58 PM
I spose I shoulda puta ? on the end.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: AdrianLR on September 17, 2016, 07:11:55 PM
Yes Rob. I was quoting old bumper stickers and T-shirts  ;D

 :cheers:
Reminds me of an old joke ending with Prince Charles wearing a fox hat under instructions from his mother.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on September 18, 2016, 08:33:50 AM
Pretty sure that's what Geoff's getting at  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2016, 12:47:42 PM
The murray river at Tocumwal
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14391021_2001454813484183_2765623311137639507_n.jpg?oh=c440dc26ff808ea3596a844219a30b6c&oe=586628C2)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on September 21, 2016, 12:50:25 PM
The creeks around home are flowing over the road. There is water over the road to Yarrawonga just out of Katamatite too. Think we are in for a floor around home.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 21, 2016, 02:41:15 PM
Corowa caravan park today
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14448948_2001691053460559_4530789570490137038_n.jpg?oh=6e242bbf034d2108badd8598bda4abc7&oe=5874D931)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 26, 2016, 03:26:21 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-wet-and-wild-commute-as-rain-hail-and-thunder-moves-toward-city-20160925-grobgx.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-wet-and-wild-commute-as-rain-hail-and-thunder-moves-toward-city-20160925-grobgx.html)

Heading home from work between 5pm and 8pm this evening? Keep your brolly handy, with rain, hail and thunderstorms expected across the city during peak hours.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bullant4x4 on September 26, 2016, 07:11:24 PM
Looks like we are winching across the Goulburn.
Heading up Jamieson Thursday to cut wood. As long as the water goes up halfway on the windshield my mate will be driving through it!
Lucky I'll be well numb when we hit the river, it will be dark and I'll be in superman mode lol.
"Ándale, Ándale, arriba" :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 26, 2016, 07:20:21 PM
The creeks around home are flowing over the road. There is water over the road to Yarrawonga just out of Katamatite too. Think we are in for a floor around home.

Bloody Landed Gentry   winging about the wrong season irrigation that they are  getting on the cheap .            :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 26, 2016, 07:23:00 PM
Corowa caravan park today
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14448948_2001691053460559_4530789570490137038_n.jpg?oh=6e242bbf034d2108badd8598bda4abc7&oe=5874D931)
So Where is your CT  Capt  Nemo       ???         20,000 leaguers under the flood    ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 27, 2016, 08:31:05 AM
So Where is your CT  Capt  Nemo       ???         20,000 leaguers under the flood    ???
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3a/1d/ef/3a1defdbf87f4d11c2fba9f68434d7be.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on September 27, 2016, 11:32:49 AM
The BOM is giving a fair warning.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yhj8gmrrP8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yhj8gmrrP8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 27, 2016, 12:05:48 PM
The murray river at Tocumwal
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14391021_2001454813484183_2765623311137639507_n.jpg?oh=c440dc26ff808ea3596a844219a30b6c&oe=586628C2)
Might be time to lift up the bridge      ???        :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: loanrangie on September 27, 2016, 12:34:22 PM
The murray river at Tocumwal
(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14391021_2001454813484183_2765623311137639507_n.jpg?oh=c440dc26ff808ea3596a844219a30b6c&oe=586628C2)

We used to have 400 acres at Toc and i can only remember seeing the river that high once before.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 27, 2016, 03:04:39 PM
Bit wet out through Big Desert on weekend - this is the shallow end near the exit :)
Bloody learner drivers ;)
(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/murraysunset/raining.jpg)


Very lush and green, and if you got out of the car, every step you took, you got 3 inches taller... flaming clay was like glue, but nearly had to winch to get moving it gummed up all tyres on the weekend without trying.
(http://www.gupatrol.com/myswag/murraysunset/green.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 27, 2016, 05:50:44 PM
That Big Desert is looking a bit too lush to be a desert    :-[ :-[                :cheers:
Don't you hate  " Grow Clay " the further you walk the taller you get    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 27, 2016, 06:53:04 PM
..(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160927/44223191e9c0fed58dd2df5999ce76ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 27, 2016, 07:10:24 PM
Just got the Sky weather report & warning  . South Aus is going to cop a real caning , then us .    Beware                :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 27, 2016, 08:35:05 PM
Just got the Sky weather report & warning  . South Aus is going to cop a real caning , then us .    Beware                :cheers:
Then I look at the map and theres barely a cloud anywhere over Vic/SA
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR021.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR021.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 28, 2016, 02:36:12 AM
Hook up the CT  & watch it turn      >:D              :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 28, 2016, 02:33:10 PM
Hook up the CT  & watch it turn      >:D              :cheers:

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/f8ca6a2557225a0c396ea9ff1f5bd3e3.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Tim - Stratford on September 28, 2016, 02:34:41 PM
Just pulled the roof off the shed....this might wash it out!  ;D

Tim
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on September 28, 2016, 03:49:15 PM
Just pulled the roof off the shed....this might wash it out!  ;D

Tim

Line the shed with rubber sheeting and watch it fill up.
It could be a new tank, or a swimming pool. :cup: :cheers: ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Tim - Stratford on September 28, 2016, 05:20:42 PM
.....swimming pool.

 :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 28, 2016, 05:37:09 PM
Storm smashing SA and now moved into western vic.
https://www.facebook.com/julie.minge/posts/10211288202823461(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/eb8b2dc1e94b2666e020eb723d937be7.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/7483f3fb90795e582525875c1c7202e4.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 28, 2016, 06:06:18 PM
they just said on the news.... all of South Australia is without power.  :o

Hope all our swaggers, well, anyone for that matter, is safe and dry.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 28, 2016, 06:13:53 PM
they just said on the news.... all of South Australia is without power.  :o

Hope all our swaggers, well, anyone for that matter, is safe and dry.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-to-narrowly-escape-worst-storm-in-50-years-20160928-grqkqo.html
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: whitey001 on September 28, 2016, 06:15:32 PM
We just changed to a cabin for our last night instead of setting up the camper and packing up wet tomorrow morning.

Al.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 29, 2016, 09:44:00 AM
..(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160928/725658bba800a077672a823820e5b720.png)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on September 29, 2016, 06:39:52 PM
Where's this Armageddon they keep predicting...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on September 29, 2016, 06:44:19 PM
Where's this Armageddon they keep predicting...

Not here, thankfully....
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bullant4x4 on September 29, 2016, 08:11:18 PM
Where's this Armageddon they keep predicting...

Yep, that cherry wasn't that tasty roflol :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 29, 2016, 08:50:04 PM
             Just Whom would be Brave/Stupid  enough to go camping when  :police: has a Huge BLits on anything that drives on roads . Oh yes it might rain too  :cheers:
To those that have  ,,,,,,,,,,,,,   Enjoy  & to those at home warm & dry  :cup: :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 29, 2016, 09:09:40 PM
l might be a bit DEAFF but why cant l can only just hear the rain as something is BANGING on the tin roof                        :-[ ;D                     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 29, 2016, 09:37:55 PM
l might be a bit DEAFF but why cant l can only just hear the rain as something is BANGING on the tin roof                        :-[ ;D                     :cheers:

Here's why(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160929/b79aa220f2d6442ae39272b46ea5030e.png)


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on September 30, 2016, 04:23:55 PM
We've got hail
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 30, 2016, 07:35:50 PM
We've got hail

                 hail Scarps                  m,,,, why do we hail Scarps  ??? ??? ???


                Somebody dosent like you  so they throw ice balls at you    >:D             :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 01, 2016, 08:24:42 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-warm-and-windy-and-then-brace-yourself-for-thunderstorms-20161001-grszcg.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-warm-and-windy-and-then-brace-yourself-for-thunderstorms-20161001-grszcg.html)
Victorians, brace yourselves. It's going to be warm and windy, followed by thunder and lightning.

A severe weather warning applies to most of Victoria on Sunday, with wind gusts of up to 100km/h expected.
 
But hold onto your hats – it's also going to be a warm day with a top of 23 for Melbourne, albeit with a cold front arriving in the west of the state in the afternoon and rain hitting Melbourne late at night.

Wild weather continued around the nation on Saturday with severe winds resulting in 23,000 people being left without power in Western Australia.

And in Sydney, a driver made a lucky escape when a tree branch pierced the windscreen of his van after the city experienced winds of 65km/h on Saturday.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Scott Williams said a severe weather warning remained current for most of Victoria.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 01, 2016, 08:32:30 PM
Yeah yeah yeah heard it all before, I'll believe it when I see it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 01, 2016, 09:19:22 PM
So if you still back the Swans ,,, That have been mauled  by the Doggies    :cup:
 Lock All Doors & windows as The dogs are let out after 61 Years,,,,,,,,,, :-* >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2016, 09:58:35 AM
Windy as Shit here.. has been 1/2 the night.. woke up to something next door flying around the yard and the neighbour swearing like hell as he tried to rescue it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on October 02, 2016, 04:05:41 PM
This is one huge cold front

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-224.37,-22.32,512
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 02, 2016, 04:42:30 PM



             & into our lives a little nasty weather will come  .              :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2016, 05:28:49 PM
This is one huge cold front

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-224.37,-22.32,512
you weren't kidding eh!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 02, 2016, 05:40:53 PM
The sky is grumbling   Big Time  , rain big old fat rain . lm really glad I'm under tin tonight  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on October 02, 2016, 05:55:03 PM
A few trees have fallen over around my place must be tired  >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 02, 2016, 06:08:44 PM
A few trees have fallen over around my place must be tired  >:D

fuji could come and help cut them up if ya need

About to get dumped on again and they're predicting October to be even wetter due to the water temps in the Atlantic ocean at the moment.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161002/c51e1ac2f93a851a622a460e70762592.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on October 02, 2016, 06:20:39 PM
bit hard to get to them
wait till it dries up a bit and drag them out
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 02, 2016, 06:25:44 PM
bit hard to get to them
wait till it dries up a bit and drag them out
Try out the new winch then
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2016, 06:32:25 PM
Quote from: scrapsD40
Try out the new winch then
I'll show ya the incab workin..

Must be nearly time for an Amigos at St Andrews pub...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on October 02, 2016, 06:42:31 PM
Try out the new winch then



need about 10 extention straps
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on October 02, 2016, 06:43:50 PM
I'll show ya the incab workin..

Must be nearly time for an Amigos at St Andrews pub...

Yes to that  8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 02, 2016, 06:44:02 PM



need about 10 extention straps
its a patrol... it will drive in there mate...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on October 02, 2016, 06:47:03 PM
its a patrol... it will drive in there mate...

You know how steep it is
Nothing will go up there but dozer at moment
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 02, 2016, 08:19:30 PM
You tell im Brettus.

Be fun to watch though.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ozsnowman on October 02, 2016, 10:48:08 PM
Been friggin ferocious over last 1/2 hour up here near Rochester - very heavy rain!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 03, 2016, 01:49:03 AM
Had 13mm of very windy fat rain in the last few hours . l think the house is still at the same address, to dark to see just yet                :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on October 03, 2016, 03:05:34 PM
I only knew we had hail as the boys ran outside threw hail down there pants and ran around screaming how cold it was..idiots

Swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2016, 03:19:53 PM
Quote from: Doggies
I only knew we had hail as the boys ran outside threw hail down there pants and ran around screaming how cold it was..idiots

thought you were going back to bed... :P
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on October 03, 2016, 03:22:15 PM
thought you were going back to bed... :P

nope come good after some kfc and whiz fizz
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2016, 03:24:38 PM
Quote from: Doggies
nope come good after some kfc and whiz fizz
teh fizz fixes everything... only found it at a shop near home again late last yr... :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 03, 2016, 04:18:48 PM
By 7.30 AM we had 32MM of rain in the gauge  , its a tad moist under floatie at present . The Goulburn Weir has all 9 gates open & going well . Squalls on & off all day to keep it moist & interesting                 :cheers:            & more to come



 Oh Joy ,, Oh Bliss    :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 03, 2016, 07:20:05 PM
Upper end of the Yarra Valley has been hit with 80mm of rain up to 1pm. today(Monday), since Friday last.
Rain gauge in Yarra Junction told the story.  That's more than 3inches in old measurement.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 03, 2016, 09:31:09 PM
Mad windy here today...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 04, 2016, 05:53:14 AM
Are Yes a New Day   ,  & today the weather will be the same as yesterday or wetter  :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 04, 2016, 06:05:31 AM
Are Yes a New Day   ,  & today the weather will be the same as yesterday or wetter  :'(

Yep, moist.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161003/0335f7a3a501af3bc9383af96fa18d09.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 04, 2016, 06:58:37 AM
Todays rain seem to by buoyant as its still sitting on the rain that fell yesterday . l was chatting to a Grotty Yachtie about him wanting a bigger house boat . OnYar Noar  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 04, 2016, 10:05:39 AM
Quote from: speewa158
Todays rain seem to by buoyant as its still sitting on the rain that fell yesterday . l was chatting to a Grotty Yachtie about him wanting a bigger house boat . OnYar Noar  :cheers:

Meanwhile in speewa's backyard... a secret project takes hold....
(https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/33814/width926/zwhz9nw4-1382705651.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 04, 2016, 09:38:55 PM
interesting evening.. massive lightning show around here....

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-rain-hail-and-thunder-returns-as-cold-front-sweeps-across-victoria-20161003-gru461.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-rain-hail-and-thunder-returns-as-cold-front-sweeps-across-victoria-20161003-gru461.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 05, 2016, 06:22:58 AM
Meanwhile in speewa's backyard... a secret project takes hold....
(https://62e528761d0685343e1c-f3d1b99a743ffa4142d9d7f1978d9686.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/files/33814/width926/zwhz9nw4-1382705651.jpg)
Gezzz now every animal will want to come on the Booze Cruse  with me     :-[ :-[   :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 05, 2016, 06:39:56 AM
Gezzz now every animal will want to come on the Booze Cruse  with me     :-[ :-[   :cheers:
Maybe you can list it on the stock exchange. I'm sure there'll be interested parties. It might float
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 05, 2016, 08:30:45 PM
Bright is pretty much cut off by rivers now.... :o
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on October 05, 2016, 08:38:14 PM
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/10/05/10/02/homes-evacuated-without-power-vic-floods (http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/10/05/10/02/homes-evacuated-without-power-vic-floods)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 06, 2016, 01:13:16 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-floods-man-and-dog-clinging-to-tree-surrounded-by-floodwaters-20161006-grw625.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-floods-man-and-dog-clinging-to-tree-surrounded-by-floodwaters-20161006-grw625.html)

Not Keith is it...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 06, 2016, 07:39:50 PM
Brace yourselves Its Drought Time . Didn't rain today  :'(                        :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 06, 2016, 08:26:48 PM
Brace yourselves Its Drought Time . Didn't rain today  :'(                        :cheers:
Better fire up the Desal Plant... calling all white elephants... come in...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SambOz on October 06, 2016, 08:41:48 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-floods-man-and-dog-clinging-to-tree-surrounded-by-floodwaters-20161006-grw625.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victoria-floods-man-and-dog-clinging-to-tree-surrounded-by-floodwaters-20161006-grw625.html)

Not Keith is it...


Apparently rescued in same place two days in a row, slow learner ?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 06, 2016, 08:43:34 PM
How about we use that special pipeline out of Eildon and put some more water into Cardinia Dam and Sugarloaf Reservoir.
Bugger can't do that either, there's lift pumps burnt out that couldn't handle the load.
Another white Elephant, money wasting, very efficient way of spreading problems across the country.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 08, 2016, 09:34:46 AM
Cracker day today, but make the most of it. Tomorrow maybe not so but it will be warmer.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161007/c39fed6966e7ddce5b4c987b5fb6b4a5.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 08, 2016, 01:20:03 PM
Ulupna Island evacuating
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161008/e20ac861b69f1925fb5e953b090efa53.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: isportfish on October 08, 2016, 01:37:40 PM
Ulupna Island evacuating
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161008/e20ac861b69f1925fb5e953b090efa53.png)


Barmah Nat park has been closed for many weeks. All the gates were closed when we had a look 2 weeks ago. Were only a few tracks to boat ramps open then, but doesn't mention anything open now.

We managed to get into Echuca reg park for 4 nights but had to leave once the track in became flooded too. Was dry day we went in then water level rose 100mm each day. Once at 500mm deep we got out. About 4 other campers were still in day we left.

Water level of the river be at least 4 meters higher than same time last year. Wonder when it will stop raining.



Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on October 08, 2016, 03:47:40 PM
What's all that water going to do for the Murray's stagnation / silting / salinity problems?

Help clean things out at all or just temporarily?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 08, 2016, 05:28:49 PM
The Murry River will be in Full Flush  , & every river creek will help the run off . To South Australia you might get some cleaner drinking water . lt might be a bit brown & silty  but it will taste better                     :cup:                   :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 08, 2016, 05:51:39 PM
The Murry River will be in Full Flush  , & every river creek will help the run off . To South Australia you might get some cleaner drinking water . lt might be a bit brown & silty  but it will taste better                     :cup:                   :cheers:
So...........SA wine might taste better this harvest, gritty, but tastier
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 08, 2016, 07:52:37 PM
No Next year SA wines will flood the market & highways & the byways & the grog shops near you    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SambOz on October 09, 2016, 07:13:47 AM
The Murry River will be in Full Flush  , & every river creek will help the run off . To South Australia you might get some cleaner drinking water . lt might be a bit brown & silty  but it will taste better                     :cup:                   :cheers:

Pretend it's South Aussie beer  :angel:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 09, 2016, 08:17:09 AM
SA beer will never taste as good a the Murry in Flood      :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 09, 2016, 02:45:17 PM
****in chaotic wind here.. power outages... go round BD's joint as he has power... had power..

crazy amounts of Shit on the roads and people with no clue what to do or how to drive around things...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 09, 2016, 02:57:59 PM
We have ferocious winds here at the moment, between me and the neighbour we have around 10 trees down at the moment. Not sure if I can get to work tomorrow, one of my trees are over his drive. Will report more when it settles down, inside bunkered down at the moment

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 09, 2016, 03:00:42 PM
****in chaotic wind here.. power outages... go round BD's joint as he has power... had power..

crazy amounts of Shit on the roads and people with no clue what to do or how to drive around things...

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/d38e7793ce841b379d91f4ed3df6b2d8.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 09, 2016, 03:02:35 PM
Glad not on this plane
https://www.facebook.com/Sociallyrandon/videos/1126757694076142/
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SEADOO on October 09, 2016, 03:06:30 PM
Where do people in Melbourne the planes coming? I've heard there is a public place where plane geeks can go and watch the planes land.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 09, 2016, 03:24:22 PM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/d38e7793ce841b379d91f4ed3df6b2d8.png)
look off Tassie
https://www.windytv.com/?-38.393,149.106,6 (https://www.windytv.com/?-38.393,149.106,6)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 09, 2016, 03:35:49 PM
Where do people in Melbourne the planes coming? I've heard there is a public place where plane geeks can go and watch the planes land.

There's 2 areas for plane spotting. One at the north end on the road to Sunbury. Great spot for kids as there's usually a Mr Whippy van there.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/d2dabf552ca5c8bea9be3ca8fd1a51c9.png)
The other is on the west side on Operations Road.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/2bb88fccc48901f01ef08de338f83c97.png)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/553daf959ecc26c08f87a168a993e175.png)
Btw, plane spotting is what happens in these car parks during the day. I've heard the same locations have a different use of a night
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 09, 2016, 03:44:13 PM
We have ferocious winds here at the moment, between me and the neighbour we have around 10 trees down at the moment. Not sure if I can get to work tomorrow, one of my trees are over his drive. Will report more when it settles down, inside bunkered down at the moment

GG

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/26a72d9907c756d3a6963b82b3312cd5.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on October 09, 2016, 04:17:08 PM
Yarrawonga Weir, seriously insane amount of water around

https://youtu.be/KLkR07fmVh8
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on October 09, 2016, 07:03:46 PM
We have ferocious winds here at the moment, between me and the neighbour we have around 10 trees down at the moment. Not sure if I can get to work tomorrow, one of my trees are over his drive. Will report more when it settles down, inside bunkered down at the moment

GG
Nearly lost the shed due to a tree from the back neighbour and the sheds 12mts from the fence line. Another down in the front yard.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on October 09, 2016, 07:08:22 PM
Some of the mess i have to clean up tomorrow

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/336e5a20f391116742cd9165fff57b2d.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/ece6f08d8d853376cb87eeaf2c00f295.jpg)

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161009/4588fa4d50c37d6d8b6b62a6ad819735.jpg)

GG

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on October 09, 2016, 07:12:28 PM
AOK on the proper side of town.....a bit breezy is all....
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 09, 2016, 07:15:24 PM
Some of the mess i have to clean up tomorrow

That's a lot off mess, that'll give the saws a good work out.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: mrdenn1s on October 09, 2016, 08:58:39 PM
My house got flattened. Roof gone. Structurally a mess. Cruiser roof crushed.  Lucky none of us were home. Now living in hotel rooms for 12 months. But no real issue. It's just a house. Others lost their lives. Think of the hell those families are living.

(http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q526/mrdenn1s/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1476005036142.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 09, 2016, 08:59:18 PM
Nearly lost the shed due to a tree from the back neighbour and the sheds 12mts from the fence line. Another down in the front yard.
Fuji will be round tomorrow with saw in hand.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 09, 2016, 09:39:17 PM
Quote from: mrdenn1s
My house got flattened. Roof gone. Structurally a mess. Cruiser roof crushed.  Lucky none of us were home. Now living in hotel rooms for 12 months. But no real issue. It's just a house. Others lost their lives. Think of the hell those families are living.

(http://i1162.photobucket.com/albums/q526/mrdenn1s/Mobile%20Uploads/FB_IMG_1476005036142.jpg)

Fark... glad you weren't home dude... that's totalled...

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 10, 2016, 05:50:20 AM
Fark... glad you weren't home dude...

x2
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: mrdenn1s on October 10, 2016, 07:07:16 AM
Fark... glad you weren't home dude... that's totalled...



Yep, Cruiser got squashed too. Damn it
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: listo on October 10, 2016, 07:23:19 AM
That's the part I'd be most hurt about. They'll repair the house but I doubt they'll do that for the beloved cruiser & it's hard to replace what you didn't want to replace.
Sorry to hear mate, good that you and your family are safe & well though
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 10, 2016, 08:17:02 AM
Quote from: listo
That's the part I'd be most hurt about. They'll repair the house but I doubt they'll do that for the beloved cruiser & it's hard to replace what you didn't want to replace.
Sorry to hear mate, good that you and your family are safe & well though
Hes only had the car a couple of months and just spent up doing it up too.. :(

Hopefully its not toast and fixable.. shoulda held off getting that rust fixed :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: mrdenn1s on October 10, 2016, 08:25:40 AM
Hes only had the car a couple of months and just spent up doing it up too.. :(

Hopefully its not toast and fixable.. shoulda held off getting that rust fixed :(

Worst part is roof is slightly crushed. Should be fixable? Rest is a respray and some minor dents.

Insured for $25k with Shannon's. Let's see.  Can't even get a tow truck up as road is blocked by a monster tree.

The Killa Concepts roof cage took the brunt of it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on October 10, 2016, 09:29:22 AM
Worst part is roof is slightly crushed. Should be fixable? Rest is a respray and some minor dents.

Insured for $25k with Shannon's. Let's see.  Can't even get a tow truck up as road is blocked by a monster tree.

The Killa Concepts roof cage took the brunt of it.
Sorry to see that destruction mate. Nature can be ugly at times.
 
Hopefully Shannons have better policies for you then most other insurers.
A few years ago after seeing the carnage left by some big storms on the Gold Coast, I was doing the ring around before my renewal and I asked everyone the same question, sadly got the same answer from everyone.

Q; If I have my boat hooked up to my car and they're both parked in front of my garage (not inside), then a tree comes down in a storm and flattens the boat, the car and the house, will you replace everything?

A; NO. Only the boat, the house and the contents are covered for storm damage.

I hope everything works out for you though.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: mrdenn1s on October 14, 2016, 06:48:15 AM
UPDATE:

Shannon's wrote the car off as a repairable write off

I bought the wreck for $3k. Can get it fully repaired and resprayed for $19.5k.

Payout was $25k minus the $3k purchase, so I'm ahead.

It doesn't get registered as a write off as it is over 15 years old. It's is all just panel damage. Nothing structural or mechanical.

I could have taken the $25k and started again, but like many of you, I've put too much into this car just to walk away.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on October 14, 2016, 07:09:06 AM
At least one piece of good'ish news, Mr D  :cup:

Hope everything goes well from here on in.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 14, 2016, 04:40:34 PM
Hope everyone enjoyed the sun today.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161014/92f381f43837ec2056852ab9077582d4.png)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 14, 2016, 04:57:31 PM
Yep, Cruiser got squashed too. Damn it
Dose that mean a 200 is on the horizon   ??? ??? ???      :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on October 15, 2016, 08:59:18 AM
Dose that mean a 200 is on the horizon   ??? ??? ???      :cheers:
So a raffle is about to start :D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 15, 2016, 09:31:11 AM
So a raffle is about to start :D


                                              ;D                 >:D                           :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 15, 2016, 07:27:54 PM
Quote
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST


SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in the Central, South West, North Central and parts of the East Gippsland, North East, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts.


Issued at 5:04 pm Saturday, 15 October 2016.




WEATHER SITUATION:
 A low pressure trough and cold front crossing the Bight today are forecast to reach western Victoria on Sunday morning and extend to eastern areas Sunday afternoon.


DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 50 to 65 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 to 100km/h are expected to continue for the remainder of Saturday into Sunday morning over the Central, South West, North Central and parts of the East Gippsland, North East, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts. Peak gusts may reach 110 km/h on the higher ranges above 1000 metres elevation overnight.


Winds are expected to ease somewhat over most areas by 9am Sunday, although the winds will persist over the northeast Alpine areas during the afternoon.




Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Maryborough, Ballarat, Geelong, Melbourne and Bacchus Marsh.






The highest wind gusts to 4:30pm EDT have been 89km/h at Wilsons Promontory, 85km/h at St Kilda and Kilmore Gap and 83km/h at Mount William and Mount Hotham.


The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
 * Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
 * Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
 * Keep clear of fallen power lines;




The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEDT Saturday.


Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au (http://www.bom.gov.au) or call 1300 659 217. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 15, 2016, 08:34:59 PM
Check out the pressure line where the two wind patterns meet starting in SA and heading down to TAS.(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161015/0f88b23d9324f940f407c78cc64115cc.png)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161015/6d9865efd98d7e60757a6db1dd7ca6e7.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 15, 2016, 09:34:39 PM



                       4 Sale Honda 10  Gen set  , can be delivered ( at minimal cost ) to your dark location            ;D ;D                     >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 15, 2016, 09:50:24 PM
Getting silly windy here again...

was bad enough today helpin a mate rip down a 3 car size shed he got off gumtree.. all single lengths of colourbond style Shit.. his missus wore one as the wind just took it - nothing we could do to stop it
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 16, 2016, 05:00:42 PM
Missed me by this much(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161016/de713335bd172eefdd36b07bfcb541b8.png)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 16, 2016, 05:05:09 PM
Getting silly windy here again...

Just started here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: jayjay on October 16, 2016, 05:09:27 PM
I am soooo sick of the wind!!!! And we are not even camping!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 16, 2016, 05:51:44 PM
just heavier than drizzle for last hour or so, but really set in ...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: raider on October 16, 2016, 06:51:02 PM
Getting smashed in Wodonga right now.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 16, 2016, 06:51:33 PM
Getting smashed in Wodonga right now.
that aint kewl.... how much did the water recede from last weeks flood?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: raider on October 16, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
Been in Fiji so haven't checked it out yet but I don't think they're letting any out of Lake Hume at the moment. That storm that came in ended 5 minutes later. It was moving fast so dumped it's load and moved on. Great lightning show though.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on October 16, 2016, 09:46:37 PM
alerts@ewn.com.au
Floodwatch Melbourne and Central forecast areas
Threat Level AMBER


VIC Flood Watch: Greater Melbourne Catchments

As of 11.41AM 16/10
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 17, 2016, 05:31:50 AM
Made 2500 sand bags last Monday night out of Cobram . Can let you have them but cant deliver              :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: denidoug on October 21, 2016, 04:54:05 PM
Made 2500 sand bags last Monday night out of Cobram . Can let you have them but cant deliver              :cheers:

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: KingBilly on October 23, 2016, 10:39:40 AM
Made me smile

KB
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 23, 2016, 11:48:46 AM
Made me smile

KB
Gold KB hoping that by splashing a bit of 2 stroke around it might make the clouds go away and sun come out
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 23, 2016, 07:33:01 PM
Made me smile

KB
that's sadly so ****in true....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on October 23, 2016, 08:12:07 PM
 ??? ???....you do realise it's still spring.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 24, 2016, 07:50:22 AM
??? ???....you do realise it's still spring.....
yea but summer is a MS product... you need to install it a month early and run updates for months before its ready.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on October 29, 2016, 01:02:17 PM
Just when you thought it might be safe to go outside for the weekend in Mexico.  https://www.facebook.com/victorianstormchasers/videos/1512266565450592/
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161029/3d0b32dfb499f63c15bcf547f2e8d0fd.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161029/dc044bec5af619910bf4042e9f93c4f2.png)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 30, 2016, 10:11:55 AM
Just when you thought it might be safe to go outside for the weekend in Mexico. 

Armageddon didn't arrive again, cloudy and warm all morning...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Champin on October 30, 2016, 03:34:55 PM
Windy enough to can the power boats at Glenmaggie today.  Blowing a gale down this way.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 30, 2016, 06:45:05 PM
Windy enough to can the power boats at Glenmaggie today.  Blowing a gale down this way.
same here.. been like that since middle of last night.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on November 01, 2016, 09:25:12 AM
Enjoy today, it gets interesting again from tomorrow(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161031/650206d2e1452213c97005dd6ce067fe.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on November 01, 2016, 09:44:25 AM
Enjoy today, it gets interesting again from tomorrow(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161031/650206d2e1452213c97005dd6ce067fe.png)



yes, already for the  weekend  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 04, 2016, 08:38:12 PM
OK, this wind can bugger off now...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 04, 2016, 10:12:33 PM
OK, this wind can bugger off now...
pretty average outside here at moment. can hear the eves rattling :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on November 05, 2016, 05:36:25 AM
I've had enough of it too....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 05, 2016, 05:48:57 AM
Been blowing all night and at 5am this morning when the first concrete truck rolled in it picked up some more. Bloody cold as well in Dandy South this morning. After yesterday I thought the weather was improving. Its going to warm up soon I hope

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 05, 2016, 06:02:39 AM
As usual the wind blew & got stronger in the arvo  27C a pleasant temp to toil in .
 TTTTTTThat was yesterday  18C & cool today        ???
lt must be spring time                     ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on November 05, 2016, 06:19:02 AM
Should be great for putting roof sheets on the new hay storage facility.......
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 06, 2016, 09:22:27 AM
Quote from: D4D
OK, this wind can bugger off now...
it can still **** off.. :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: denidoug on November 11, 2016, 08:23:52 PM
Here we go again(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161111/8a450551fb87dc1664b73fdbc5fd238e.gif)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161111/8a450551fb87dc1664b73fdbc5fd238e.gif)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on November 13, 2016, 08:26:33 PM
Warm day on it's way. Could be a cracker weekend next Sat & Sun(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161113/18407c8d87aed08c0d4a2a51e61475de.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 14, 2016, 07:49:58 AM
Melbourne weather map for the next thousand years
(http://www.theweatherchaser.com/images/IDR023-2010-03-06.png)

Chopper doing Alice Springs Style
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2-vg7070fo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2-vg7070fo)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 20, 2016, 06:43:14 PM
all early reports are all hatches have melted shut.

Tonight/tomorrows forecast
Fukin hot
Min 21 Max 38

Then all back to normal
Rain
Min 15 Max 19
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 21, 2016, 05:03:09 AM
Off to work early as it going to be " Cocktail Hour " a bit earlier today in the heat  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 21, 2016, 06:25:53 AM
Quote from: speewa158
Off to work early as it going to be " Cocktail Hour " a bit earlier today in the heat  :cheers:

I think your pajamas will get a run very soon - if they do today, wear brown not yellow... hideous weather out there if they do, that wind is hideous.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on November 21, 2016, 02:01:58 PM
I think your pajamas will get a run very soon - if they do today, wear brown not yellow... hideous weather out there if they do, that wind is hideous.

Couple of storm cells wandering down into Vic. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161121/dbb5b076897660f773aa63232a730e68.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161121/92c71a90636815d62708b8ebb43cc73f.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161121/2a2902feae4b140e4e7186c4ed9cddb3.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 21, 2016, 06:52:23 PM
That was a 3cylinder Suzuki Stockman running on 1 cylinder and no fuel in it of a storm
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 21, 2016, 08:08:05 PM
About an hour ago we had a light show & rumble to match anything . Then we had rain of Biblical prop0ritations   ( Big Old Fat Rain ) . & now its cooling from 37C



                            Might be time for a/or 2      :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:or so
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 22, 2016, 03:58:26 PM
Today its cold & raining , most of today . Spent it dodging the weather & in the shed .  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on November 22, 2016, 08:13:53 PM
Today its cold & raining , most of today . Spent it dodging the weather & in the shed .  :cheers:

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 24, 2016, 07:38:19 AM
Nice thunder and light show going on at the moment, lots of rain too...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on December 24, 2016, 07:44:35 AM
Nice thunder and light show going on at the moment, lots of rain too...
So much for 32 and fine, hey?

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 24, 2016, 07:51:58 AM
So much for 32 and fine, hey?

Looks like it is one big front then it'll probably turn humid...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 24, 2016, 11:14:25 AM
So much for 32 and fine, hey?

What a difference a couple of hours makes, 32 and fine here now...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 24, 2016, 12:10:50 PM
What a difference a couple of hours makes, 32 and fine here now...
& windy
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 24, 2016, 03:08:16 PM
& windy
                     Very W i  n   d     y       :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 24, 2016, 06:22:47 PM
Just watched the news looks a bit moist up Alice/Central Aus way for the next few days . Get out the Floaties                    >:D                               :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on December 24, 2016, 06:52:03 PM
It's nice now.... ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 24, 2016, 06:59:47 PM
It's nice now.... ;D
Maybe not out Tim & Sarah's way in the east of Vic

https://www.facebook.com/victorianstormchasers/posts/1580657135278201
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on December 24, 2016, 07:02:14 PM
Maybe not out Tim & Sarah's way in the east of Vic

https://www.facebook.com/victorianstormchasers/posts/1580657135278201 (https://www.facebook.com/victorianstormchasers/posts/1580657135278201)

Tim and Sarah are always welcome here......
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Tim - Stratford on December 24, 2016, 09:12:29 PM
We didn't get a single drop of rain sadly!
It has at least cooled of nicely though for me to cook the turkey & damper before it heats up again tomorrow.

Sarah
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 26, 2016, 07:00:08 PM
Today and tomorrow you might... Renmark looks like its getting pissed all over from a great height at moment...
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR301.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR301.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 26, 2016, 08:09:31 PM
The purple swirl must be what created the waterfalls at Uluru. Could be interesting camping in the Flinders Ranges ATM before it heads into Vic in a few days.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161226/3bedfb97ac8a5699fe0e62b3aa6fe2bf.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 27, 2016, 05:35:32 AM
Lets break out the floaties  & sand bags &  :cheers: Aint Nothing going to burn after this  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 27, 2016, 10:09:53 AM
Lets break out the floaties  & sand bags &  :cheers: Aint Nothing going to burn after this  :cup:

https://www.facebook.com/victorianstormchasers/posts/1583145388362709:0(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/8ec5982e7a641365571d720074526989.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/da4f0845b6d007c25e86583b8ca26c6e.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/e0996edd36f48e92b1420fa8a3736b6e.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 27, 2016, 05:20:47 PM
Bit of a change in the last 24 hours.
Then
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/99ea43da40ffb7f5a977041d9b287e04.png)
Now
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/dfdcea320a0574c5fe808e4556cc077c.png)
Could be some wet tents, swags and campers in the next 24hrs(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/cee76b82f516af848916b9519dd777bd.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 27, 2016, 10:47:59 PM
I'm no meteorologist, but looking at the wind/rain/pressure pattern on these, it looks like the storm cell in SA is splitting up and heading south. May not hit Vic at all.....(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/7c96b3161681a702f622002313e4f065.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/f888f70a560c58375d8226f0d5abc020.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 28, 2016, 12:16:31 AM
May give them some curry in Bass Strait though.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 28, 2016, 04:54:16 AM
So you thought it rained a bit where you live from time to time.

The following quote is from the 1893 Brisbane flood records.

"For the first flood, Crohamhurst recorded an all-time Australian record of 914.4 mm of rain in a 24-hour period"

So you don't know where Crohamhurst is, "Crohamhurst is a rural community in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland"
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 28, 2016, 04:56:17 AM
May give them some curry in Bass Strait though.
bit windy this morning, but no rain here
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/3ab31c962953c95a92dd9377f5a69514.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/2bbb56f5cf08f99855e125840c7643aa.png)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 28, 2016, 05:07:29 AM
bit windy this morning, but no rain here

Still hot, min was 28 overnight...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 28, 2016, 09:32:11 AM
constant drizzle all night.. only stopped 20 mins ago
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 28, 2016, 11:56:35 AM
Getting lots of Big Old Fat Rain blown  in the ear today . It will blow the saddle off a nightmare  . Glad lm not camping            :cheers:   
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on December 28, 2016, 12:23:35 PM
A bit breezy here.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on December 28, 2016, 02:11:21 PM
Getting lots of Big Old Fat Rain blown  in the ear today . It will blow the saddle off a nightmare  . Glad lm not camping            :cheers:
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 28, 2016, 02:16:12 PM
I'm no meteorologist, but looking at the wind/rain/pressure pattern on these, it looks like the storm cell in SA is splitting up and heading south. May not hit Vic at all.....(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/7c96b3161681a702f622002313e4f065.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/f888f70a560c58375d8226f0d5abc020.png)

It has come south for sure

GG

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 29, 2016, 11:36:37 AM
It has come south for sure

GG

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Could be more on the way coming through western Vic this afternoon(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161229/37c58a8cfffd04a44bc71bd400cb117d.png)
Having said that, looking at the current radar (and I'm no meteorologist), I'd be tipping a cancellation of the warning......
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161229/5e73c866db8ad408af57a026147fad91.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: scrapsD40 on December 29, 2016, 12:02:05 PM
Look out Rosebud foreshore. There'll be intents carnage(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161229/9fdb76990eecbea0d08f3e74e59b18d0.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 29, 2016, 01:08:55 PM
Just had the single clap of thunder from the gods here... insane rain for about 10 mins, and now humidity just sailed past Googolplex%
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on December 29, 2016, 03:03:59 PM
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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 29, 2016, 03:08:17 PM
Marge! The Rains are Here!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 29, 2016, 03:34:20 PM
1klm section of road near dads prison is not only underwater, the kerb is under, and about 12-18inches of nature strip is under.. with dude on a surfski going north...
also the water is bubbling up out of the drains...
luckily the puddle in the shopping center carpark was only 8-12inch deep that I ran through making a bolt for the car during heavens display

you can tell mother nature is a woman....
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 29, 2016, 03:35:36 PM
you can tell mother nature is a woman....

 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 29, 2016, 03:51:39 PM
still thunder rumbling around here...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C00NLkqVQAASBi4.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 29, 2016, 05:30:56 PM
Today had the dark clouds running around us , thunder & lightening around us . This morning we coped a Pizziling  & the arvo at about 4pm yet another . We only got 37mm in 20 mins , now it a Tad Moist under foot     :cup:
 So glad lm not in the camping areas around here    :cup:                 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on December 29, 2016, 05:32:25 PM
It sure is making the grass grow....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 29, 2016, 06:08:46 PM
Can somebody  please supply me  " Floaties  " for the grass as its being washed out the ground . lts at it again    pissisting  down . The BOM shows Red Rain & that's not good .
A Deep Rumbling voice asks   " How long can you tread water Nora ??? ???  "     :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 29, 2016, 06:09:11 PM
Missus has been stuck outbound on the Ring Rd between Edgars Rd and Plenty Rd for 3 hours. For those of you who don't know the road, it is usually 4 lanes plus an emergency lane wide, a little bit of water about.

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/ringrd1.jpg)
(http://blkmav.com/myswag/ringrd2.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 29, 2016, 06:09:50 PM
Can somebody  please supply me  " Floaties  " for the grass as its being washed out the ground . lts at it again    pissisting  down . The BOM shows Red Rain & that's not good .
A Deep Rumbling voice asks   " How long can you tread water Nora ??? ???  "     :cheers:
its been red and black over us all fukin day since I touched the mower..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 29, 2016, 06:27:25 PM
That little squall has just gone through  only 27mm in the rain gauge & it might rain later  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on December 29, 2016, 06:37:18 PM
That little squall has just gone through  only 27mm in the rain gauge & it might rain later  :cheers:

on its way, dark as here and ready to bucket down
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: OldPaj on December 29, 2016, 08:54:38 PM
Over here, we had 65.5mm today up to about 7:30pm.
Went into Bendigo this afternoon, had a huge downpour in the Axedale area, but in Bendigo looked like they had minimal rain.

Happy days! As we have 2 dams on our place, and both are now full to overflowing (as are the tanks on the house), should mean (hopefully) that we will have adequate water for the gardens and the fruit trees through the summer.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 29, 2016, 08:55:45 PM
Quote from: OldPaj
Happy days! As we have 2 dams on our place, and both are now full to overflowing (as are the tanks on the house), should mean (hopefully) that we will have adequate water for the gardens and the fruit trees through the summer.
Noice work! you got aminals etc, or just a hobby farm kinda place?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 29, 2016, 08:58:22 PM
Well done Bird, nice job with the mower.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Gives 'em something to think about.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 29, 2016, 09:01:33 PM
Well done Bird, nice job with the mower.  :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Gives 'em something to think about.
need to find me a self propelled.. shame its not a bit bigger, theres some bargain ride-on's on ebay at moment.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 29, 2016, 09:07:01 PM
Get the self Propelled job and there'll be a fight to use it.
Usually it's washing the car that causes rain.
Well done.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: OldPaj on December 29, 2016, 09:25:38 PM
Noice work! you got aminals etc, or just a hobby farm kinda place?

No animals, our block is only 6 acres, so we have only veggie gardens, fruit trees (apples, peaches, cherries, oranges, lemons, apricots and (eventually) figs and olives. Around the house is flower gardens.

Not having reliable water is a bit problematic with animals. Buying in water is expensive, not so much for the water ($2.80/1000lts last year) but the cartage. It comes from the mains stand pipe in town.

The neighbours on one side run 2 horses and on the other side a small flock of sheep, but they are regularly buying in water during summer at about $300/13000lts delivered.

We considered putting in a bore, but their is no guarantee of usable water, in this area the bore water can be 300 - 13,000ppm salt. (not necessarily NaCl, but other salts, mostly sulfurs). Risking a minimum of $5K to find out is out of the question if you cannot use the water.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on December 30, 2016, 01:42:27 PM
What rain. :D


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Alan Loy on December 30, 2016, 06:50:47 PM
we had 83mm, most of it in an hour according to the Viewbank weather station
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on December 30, 2016, 06:55:49 PM
I'm no meteorologist, but looking at the wind/rain/pressure pattern on these, it looks like the storm cell in SA is splitting up and heading south. May not hit Vic at all.....(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/7c96b3161681a702f622002313e4f065.png)(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161227/f888f70a560c58375d8226f0d5abc020.png)


how funny in hindsight I'm no meteorologist
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 30, 2016, 08:03:33 PM
lt didn't rain today  & it wasn't overcast  . We are into drought after 64MM of rain yesterday .
But it might change if we are lucky                         >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 05, 2017, 08:35:27 AM
believe what you will LOL!
Quote
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/victorian-weather-rain-thunder-and-hail-approach-as-weather-bureau-issues-severe-warning-20170104-gtm5dd.html

Batten down the hatches: parts of Victoria are bracing for heavy rainfall and large hailstones expected to hit on Thursday morning.

The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning just after 8am, saying the extreme weather conditions should affect Victoria's north-west and towns north-west of Melbourne in the next few hours.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 05, 2017, 08:37:47 AM
We got 10 mins of heavy rain and thunder about 7am this morning, sunny and hot now...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 05, 2017, 09:03:44 AM
We got 10 mins of heavy rain and thunder about 7am this morning, sunny and hot now...
It was cloudy over your way but must have been one little cell over your suburb, sunny and fine when I was out with my coffee
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 05, 2017, 10:56:21 AM
Been Sunny all morning here, North of Pakenham in the Yarra Valley.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 05, 2017, 03:23:15 PM
....North of Pakenham....

Pakenham Upper??
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 05, 2017, 03:34:16 PM
Packenham Upper isn't in the Yarra Valley, Ok.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 05, 2017, 03:38:30 PM
Pakenham Upper??

Is that near Far Kew?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on January 05, 2017, 03:40:14 PM
Is that near Far Kew?
:cup:


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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 05, 2017, 03:43:18 PM
Is that near Far Kew?

Is Far Kew in the Yarra Valley?
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 05, 2017, 03:47:36 PM
Is Far Kew in the Yarra Valley?

Depends how far you drive :)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 05, 2017, 03:52:13 PM
Better off in Farkurnell... closer to the water
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 05, 2017, 06:14:39 PM
l have been to Distant  Kew under instruction of my clients .            :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 05, 2017, 07:01:33 PM
Quote from: Bird
believe what you will LOL!
as I said earlier....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 05, 2017, 08:12:27 PM
as I said earlier....

Yep, what he said.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 05, 2017, 09:19:32 PM
Crazy part about this is we'll start to ignore the warnings waiting for them to be cancelled. The smart people pay attention while the ignorant just couldn't GAF.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170105/23208aae04189c28ca5d580eb2c044cd.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 05, 2017, 09:52:07 PM
Crazy part about this is we'll start to ignore the warnings waiting for them to be cancelled. The smart people pay attention while the ignorant just couldn't GAF.
its been 40 years since anyone believed the weather people.. snap out of it!!!
its not even windy...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 05, 2017, 10:08:07 PM
its been 40 years since anyone believed the weather people.. snap out of it!!!
its not even windy...

Always windy somewhere. Interestingly there's a very small low pressure off the Kimberley coast. They'd have to be keeping an eye on it to see if it's got potential to become something bigger. (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170105/3c5003b33124c8044957da5f0c118231.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 06, 2017, 02:24:39 PM
Not really sure, but maybe cancelled sometime soon

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170106/9c4cbbd0c16687737b815e99b7216fb2.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 06, 2017, 02:28:14 PM
Not really sure, but maybe cancelled sometime soon

(http://www.simtalk.com/news-2-you/monarch/graphics/sad-monarch.gif)
fixed.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 06, 2017, 04:52:49 PM
fixed.

Told ya(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170106/bb11e1e436da070052d33791189eb7d2.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 12, 2017, 10:47:47 PM
Just thought I'd post this up, so you can prepare yourself for the cancellation when you wake up tomorrow(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170112/b2d1a919dd6a0fb571c6f9e72a25a81d.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 13, 2017, 08:24:03 AM
Just thought I'd post this up, so you can prepare yourself for the cancellation when you wake up tomorrow(http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-sleep-zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.png)
fixed
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 19, 2017, 04:36:43 PM
Here we go again:
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/55e5c395e2b0c85f9b4532d6091bcd9b.png)
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/0118236dea32f45abe1cd606ccc8a796.png)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/aa57714a76fdfd8ebb0af296082c2afc.png)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/b5c67a5aeda1073b5abd4a535f06efff.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 19, 2017, 08:30:05 PM
**** look at it all... 40 days and 40 milliseconds at least
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 19, 2017, 08:35:36 PM
**** look at it all... 40 days and 40 milliseconds at least
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)

Yep, pretty regular now. People will start to ignore the warnings
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: JPH on January 19, 2017, 08:36:04 PM
Have you seen the Adelaide radar? Looks rather moist...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 19, 2017, 08:36:59 PM
Have you seen the Adelaide radar? Looks rather moist...
Just saw this(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/d687af6beb2d01305737b7cf9088987e.png)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/90f27fae6580bf64818c87f89e245784.png)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 19, 2017, 08:43:07 PM
Have you seen the Adelaide radar? Looks rather moist...
yea takes more than an hour for it to get to Melbourne :D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: JPH on January 19, 2017, 09:12:59 PM
True that! One of my good mates was the State Duty Officer for Vicses the other weekend when we were supposed to get smashed.. Bom was all excited about the weather but just couldn't work out when or when.... It's such a hard one we're damned if we don't give warnings and an area gets smashed and damned if we give out warnings and they get Bugger all weather... Community expectation is fairly high that they will be told what to do.  One of the biggest focus for all emergency agencies in Vic is Community Resilience, preventative before response.... Anyway let's see what we get..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 20, 2017, 05:07:07 AM
We had a Huge front blow through here early this morn . Big wind ,Rain & its till raining . The BOM has a very nice Duck Egg Blue all over the 128KM  page over us at present .
The sun might come up later so l can go  have a look at any damage           :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 20, 2017, 06:08:06 AM
All but over(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170119/4cc8abf3cf36907c28436cf5d101c550.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 20, 2017, 08:33:05 AM
Nice 24mm of rain              :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2017, 04:15:13 PM
Rainin n windy when we got here
Then 135787545578986% humidity
Now just fukin Windy as fuk at inverloch  :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on January 20, 2017, 09:36:56 PM
Rainin n windy when we got here
Then 135787545578986% humidity
Now just fukin Windy as fuk at inverloch  :(
you'll be right, they've cancelled the wild weather
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2017, 01:52:57 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR641.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR641.loop.shtml#skip)

looks like it'll miss the big dot though..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 05, 2017, 04:29:01 PM
Rain n thunder happening here..

awesome for paddle pop stick racin in the gutters... flyin along.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 05, 2017, 04:56:44 PM
Rain n thunder happening here..

awesome for paddle pop stick racin in the gutters... flyin along.
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 05:30:12 PM
12mm of rain today but who cares as Bathurst was on 12 hours of Crash & Bash  :cup:         :cheers: Didn't go outside till l had to get more  :cheers:from the Engal in the Shed :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: brickiematt on February 05, 2017, 06:46:48 PM
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: denidoug on February 05, 2017, 07:44:44 PM
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on February 05, 2017, 07:51:18 PM
Gutter over flowing. House water tanks full and doing the same.

Nothing better than rain on the tin roof

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on February 05, 2017, 07:54:41 PM
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Nothing better than rain on the tin roof

Yep. Getting some of that ourselves..... :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 05, 2017, 08:09:13 PM
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Inland_Sailor on February 05, 2017, 08:26:46 PM
You gotta be kidding!!! Not a drop up the highway here at Wang. Plenty of Verga on the Yarra radar, but only spots here on the ground, would love 12mm!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 08:48:14 PM
Had 12mm & counting . All Good Here       :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on February 05, 2017, 08:54:18 PM
Flogging down at Tullamarine airport... Some serious water on the road too...

Had a car carrier aquaplane and go sideways in front of me going from the M1 to the Western Ring Road.... Easy 50m of water at least a foot deep across three lanes...

Called him up on the radio to see if he was ok, and to say awesome save... He said it was invisible until the car 20m in front of him went sideways when it hit the same water...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 05, 2017, 08:57:18 PM
Had 12mm & counting . All Good Here       :cheers:
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2017, 09:17:49 PM
& still the rain pisseth down & probably will all night long . Must remember to get the frogs out of the skimmer box in the pool tomorrow morn . :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Nay-DMAX on February 05, 2017, 09:48:06 PM
Hardly a drop here hope we get some of what is meant to be here tomorrow.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 05, 2017, 10:10:14 PM
Hardly a drop here hope we get some of what is meant to be here tomorrow.
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 06, 2017, 10:23:13 AM
Got 23mm to 7.30 AM slow steady light rain  All Night Long     :cup:35 frogs in the pool skimmer box this morning , very pleased to be out again      :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 07, 2017, 06:22:50 AM
Bit of a chill in the air this morning, feels like Autumn not far away
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 07, 2017, 01:15:21 PM
Bit of a chill in the air this morning, feels like Autumn not far away
Yep Tax return sometime next week, and Christmas in a coupl'a months, right
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on February 08, 2017, 05:49:27 PM
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/08/17/23/heatwave-warning-issued-for-this-weekend (http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/08/17/23/heatwave-warning-issued-for-this-weekend)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on February 08, 2017, 06:23:08 PM
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/08/17/23/heatwave-warning-issued-for-this-weekend (http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/08/17/23/heatwave-warning-issued-for-this-weekend)


It's summer.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 08, 2017, 06:28:46 PM
Northerly breeze  99% clear blue sky with soft fluffy clouds 37C Monday l had thw full winter kit on                :'(                       :cheers: Tomorrow will be nice again    :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 08, 2017, 06:29:19 PM
It's summer.....
Just for this next Weekend?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on February 08, 2017, 06:30:22 PM
This song seems appropriate then (for some people not male or names Scott....)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeZZr_p6vB8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeZZr_p6vB8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2017, 01:43:49 PM
Dropped 10 degrees pretty quick
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV60901/IDV60901.95867.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV60901/IDV60901.95867.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on February 12, 2017, 07:57:53 AM
What's that falling from the sky?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 12, 2017, 08:48:58 AM
Scarps is your real name "Chicken Liddle"? >:D >:D >:D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on March 04, 2017, 07:28:47 PM
think we are going to get smashed !!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on March 05, 2017, 11:30:01 AM
think we are going to get smashed !!!!

Only 17mm of rain here bit an awesome lightning show
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 20, 2017, 05:44:26 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-severe-storm-warning-with-months-worth-of-rain-expected-by-wednesday-20170320-gv288q.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-severe-storm-warning-with-months-worth-of-rain-expected-by-wednesday-20170320-gv288q.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on March 20, 2017, 06:38:40 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-severe-storm-warning-with-months-worth-of-rain-expected-by-wednesday-20170320-gv288q.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-severe-storm-warning-with-months-worth-of-rain-expected-by-wednesday-20170320-gv288q.html)

Oh Joy   Oh Bliss    Oh Sh1t             Break out the floaties     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 20, 2017, 06:46:19 PM
Oh Joy   Oh Bliss    Oh Sh1t             Break out the floaties     :cheers:

You definitely have a way wiv words Mister. ;D ;D ;D :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 20, 2017, 07:08:35 PM
Not sure about fuji and d4d but there is a pretty good thunder storm overhead atm. Not sure why cancelled
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Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: gordo350 on March 20, 2017, 07:13:46 PM
Not sure about fuji and d4d but there is a pretty good thunder storm overhead atm. Not sure why cancelled
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Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Why cancelled? Look at all the pretty colors(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/a15df61099dd0f4b3d59789ed5d966f9.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 20, 2017, 07:35:18 PM
Yep, here it is(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/5bc438c3ded2ef19bccad2242bcc6941.jpg)


Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 21, 2017, 06:03:00 AM
Take it easy out there everyone. Son's girlfriend has been in hospital overnight under observation and her car has been written off after hitting a patch of water on her way to work and rolling the car yesterday between Wallan and Whittlesea.
Hospital tests so far showing that she's fine, but a final MRI this morning before they'll release her.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170320/ef8c7dca8bb5ef73a12d431517ee9052.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigsteve on March 21, 2017, 06:43:04 AM
Sorry to hear that Scott but glad she should be ok.  Definitely greasy on the roads this morning so take take.

S
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on March 21, 2017, 07:58:16 AM
Hope all is ok Scarps
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 21, 2017, 10:04:20 AM
Hope all is ok Scarps
Thnx Peter, she's been given the all clear and heading home now.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170321/197e2b50f5d942fe044ae317c7995af8.jpg)
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Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on March 21, 2017, 10:13:10 AM
Take it easy out there everyone. Son's girlfriend has been in hospital overnight under observation and her car has been written off after hitting a patch of water on her way to work and rolling the car yesterday between Wallan and Whittlesea.
Hospital tests so far showing that she's fine, but a final MRI this morning before they'll release her.

Not the best of news Scott, but she's ok. 
She can get another car.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 21, 2017, 11:19:02 AM
Quote from: ScarpsD40
Thnx Peter, she's been given the all clear and heading home now

Good news... Shit like that happens so fawkin fast...



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Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: JPH on March 21, 2017, 12:25:19 PM
Good to hear she's ok.  It's amazing how much difference it can make having a newer car with a safety cell and airbags. It can be the difference between going home and not...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 21, 2017, 01:11:51 PM
Much wee falling from sky here at moment
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on March 21, 2017, 04:15:58 PM
Were getting tonnes of it now. Hopefully we don't have swimming pool
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 21, 2017, 04:37:02 PM
Were getting tonnes of it now. Hopefully we don't have swimming pool
When's the mexican myswag pool party?






Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 21, 2017, 07:30:32 PM
Bit more wet stuff to come tomorrow(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170321/4053d67d63531d0bf79dec28f9bf1b60.jpg)


Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 26, 2017, 09:07:03 PM
Just announced.
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Footnote:
It's astounding, time is fleeting
Madness takes its toll
But listen closely, not for very much longer
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on March 27, 2017, 05:46:56 AM
Could be interesting week(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170326/040d5c034923006ae91924a96ff4c482.jpg)
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on March 27, 2017, 06:27:19 AM
This could be fun if Debbie heads South enough to shake hands with Southern Buster .  Grab a jumper & your floaties  >:D >:D >:D                      :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 27, 2017, 07:28:30 AM
Quote from: speewa158
This could be fun if Debbie heads

yea shes finished in Dallas...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 05, 2017, 06:13:57 PM
Woo Hoo, hope the Qld'rs have bought sox with them(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170405/2804c1b0ec7e58272e334c59bf09361f.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 08, 2017, 05:04:43 PM
that was an interesting hour... good ol thunder n extremely good lightning show!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 08, 2017, 05:26:16 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/warm-melbourne-weather-to-give-way-to-cold-snap-20170407-gvgmg9.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/warm-melbourne-weather-to-give-way-to-cold-snap-20170407-gvgmg9.html)

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 06:31:40 AM
Cracker rain, lightning and thunder heading across Mexico now. Woke me up
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on April 09, 2017, 06:45:44 AM
Cracker rain, lightning and thunder heading across Mexico now. Woke me up

Nothing here.....not a drop, not a sound....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 09, 2017, 06:49:35 AM
Nothing here.....not a drop, not a sound....
Is here in the hills. Heavy too.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on April 09, 2017, 06:51:16 AM
Is here in the hills. Heavy too.

...is it drowning out the banjo's?? :P ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 09, 2017, 06:53:41 AM
...is it drowning out the banjo's?? :P ;D ;D
Yes. Didn't wanna write that as the QLD's are getting close, and we know how soft they are  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 09, 2017, 06:55:07 AM
Gone as quick as it arrived
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 09, 2017, 07:14:34 AM
Big Old Black Clouds are racing across the sky , bit of a rumble but SFA rain  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 07:34:15 AM
Just posted(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170408/91cb8b404aab274dc6a67e24203ed12c.jpg)


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2017, 07:51:49 AM
Yes. Didn't wanna write that as the QLD's are getting close, and we know how soft they are  ;D ;D
have noticed you lot are looking at putting on your finest weather for your out of town brethren...very hospitable of ya's
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 09, 2017, 07:59:39 AM
We have better weather but only on Special Days         :-[
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 09, 2017, 08:11:15 AM
have noticed you lot are looking at putting on your finest weather for your out of town brethren...very hospitable of ya's
Knew we would get a bite  :D it'll be perfect for Easter  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2017, 09:11:02 AM
Knew we would get a bite  :D it'll be perfect for Easter  :cup:
your idea of perfect is likely very different to us from up here in Gods Country. ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 09, 2017, 09:12:41 AM
your idea of perfect is likely very different to us from up here in Gods Country. ;D ;D
Gods country. Haha. That's why your all coming here.  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on April 09, 2017, 09:25:35 AM
Got absolutely smashed last night in the weather!! At least the tanks got some much needed water I was down to a third

Swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 09, 2017, 09:33:19 AM
Got our 1st hail of the coming season  this morn  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on April 09, 2017, 09:51:50 AM
Got absolutely smashed last night in the weather!! At least the tanks got some much needed water I was down to a third

Swannie
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2017, 10:05:31 AM
Gods country. Haha. That's why your all coming here.  :cup:
i'm not...last time I went to Victoria was to catch the ferry to Tassie ;) ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 10:06:38 AM
i'm not  ;)
But you would if you could. I'm sure mrs rumpig will survive without you for a week


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on April 09, 2017, 10:09:19 AM
Is it wrong that I need to drive today and because of the dirt road I got 3 options
1. 80 Series
2. 200 Series
3. Wives Mazda 3

Guess which car I'll take 😂
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 09, 2017, 10:10:09 AM
Is it wrong that I need to drive today and because of the dirt road I got 3 option
1. 80 Series
2. 200 Series
3. Wives Mazda 3

Guess which car I'll take 😂
Frankie :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 10:11:00 AM
Is it wrong that I need to drive today and because of the dirt road I got 3 option
1. 80 Series
2. 200 Series
3. Wives Mazda 3

Guess which car I'll take
You called your driver


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on April 09, 2017, 10:12:11 AM
You called your driver

I would of taken that option if I wasn't just going down to the local😂😂
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: peter01 on April 09, 2017, 10:16:01 AM
I would of taken that option if I wasn't just going down to the local😂😂


Have you not invested enough in there yet for them to buy a "courtesy bus"
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 09, 2017, 11:32:07 AM
More rain could fall in Melbourne on Sunday than is usually recorded for the month of April with damaging winds and possible flash flooding forecast also.

By 7am on Sunday, the State Emergency Service had responded to more than 140 requests for help across Victoria. But the emergency service said Saturday's storm was just a teaser to Sunday's worsening weather.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: loanrangie on April 09, 2017, 11:36:53 AM
Pretty mild so far, i expected worse overnight.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2017, 01:19:51 PM
But you would if you could. I'm sure mrs rumpig will survive without you for a week


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she'd likely be glad to get rid of me...lol...have plans to start to renovate our bedroom with my time off work, as much as I'd prefer to go camping instead. The Mrs has waited 15 years for it to get done, so should make a start on it I guess...lol
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 09, 2017, 01:23:19 PM
she'd likely be glad to get rid of me...lol...have plans to start to renovate our bedroom with my time off work, as much as I'd prefer to go camping instead. The Mrs has waited 15 years for it to get done, so should make a start on it I guess...lol
horse Shit... another few months wont make a difference
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 01:55:02 PM
I would of taken that option if I wasn't just going down to the local


Have you not invested enough in there yet for them to buy a "courtesy bus"
Actually this would probably be the go for the trip to his local. He might just need to pedal fast when the 5:15 from Southern Cross rushes through
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 09, 2017, 03:19:59 PM
horse Shit... another few months wont make a difference
as if you care if I go or not, it's not like you'll be there anyway...you'll tell everyone you are going, then pull out at the last minute as usual  ;D ;D ;D
I renovate other peoples houses all week and don't like doing it on weekends, especially when I don't get paid for it....hence my office reno taking near 6 months to complete. Gunna take the opportunity of an upcoming week off,  to finally remove some windows and install a door in it's place.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 03:25:06 PM
More to come(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170409/236322a3bebf60bfccf4c0620c7ee1f9.jpg)


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on April 09, 2017, 04:39:22 PM
More wind here than a speewa BBQ. More wind than a vic Myswag pub meal.

Think what I'm trying to say is it is windy....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 09, 2017, 04:47:02 PM
More wind than a vic Myswag pub meal.
Now that's pretty hard to beat.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: ScarpsD40 on April 09, 2017, 04:53:57 PM
More wind here than a speewa BBQ. More wind than a vic Myswag pub meal.

Think what I'm trying to say is it is windy....
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 09, 2017, 08:08:35 PM
More to come
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Mobi on April 09, 2017, 10:11:25 PM
Gee it was a lot of fun towing the hard wall camper in the wind this morning to Swan Hill >:( . Will have to fit a new air filter as I think I got half the Victoria mallee's top soil in the current one.

 :cheers:

Peter
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 10, 2017, 07:31:16 PM
Mobi in the Great Land Grab of 2017 . He came   , He saw ( a bit )   , Then He sucked it up & shot through . Only to take a part of Vic home to improve his plot                                      :-*                                   :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 24, 2017, 05:18:10 PM
Much pissin down on the way
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)

2 warnings
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDV20032.html (http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDV20032.html) Mansfield way

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV65756.shtml) Colac
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 24, 2017, 06:04:47 PM
Mates misses flew down to Melbourne on Saturday, today she started a 3 day horse ride in the High Country visiting huts and sleeping in a swag. Checked the forecast on Saturday and it had rain on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday weather is better but a 6 degree high and possible snow, sounds like fun...lol
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 24, 2017, 07:12:19 PM
Rumpig,

If the Lovicks are on the ride, she has nothing to worry about.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 24, 2017, 07:16:18 PM
Mates misses flew down to Melbourne on Saturday, today she started a 3 day horse ride in the High Country visiting huts and sleeping in a swag. Checked the forecast on Saturday and it had rain on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday weather is better but a 6 degree high and possible snow, sounds like fun...lol
they have spent a lot of $$ on razorback hut whih has bunks, horse corrals and kitchen fire place etc.. they have it sorted out :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 24, 2017, 07:18:35 PM
they have spent a lot of $$ on razorback hut whih has bunks, horse corrals and kitchen fire place etc.. they have it sorted out :)
geez I hope she's not glaming it up in a hut, was hoping she was outdoors...lol
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 26, 2017, 08:11:11 AM
that was an interesting night... and we got masses of thunda and shizzle happening at moment.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 26, 2017, 03:39:43 PM
I was stuck on the Eastern Freeway this morning when all hell broke loose. Thunder, lightning, hail, super heavy rain. I was stationary with the wipers going flat out and could barely see the car in front of me. Freeway had at least a couple of inches of rain running down it. Get into town and it was sunny, must have been the storm cell right above the freeway.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: loanrangie on April 26, 2017, 08:09:46 PM
I was stuck on the Eastern Freeway this morning when all hell broke loose. Thunder, lightning, hail, super heavy rain. I was stationary with the wipers going flat out and could barely see the car in front of me. Freeway had at least a couple of inches of rain running down it. Get into town and it was sunny, must have been the storm cell right above the freeway.

Same on the ring rd just as i got on it, pisses down heavy and could barely see with wipers going full- could have done with another gear on the wipers.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 27, 2017, 09:50:48 AM
and now the suns out you'd never know it was weeing down like a bitch yesterday!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2017, 11:02:07 AM
Lots a snow on the way?

https://higginsstormchasing.com/massive-winter-storm-hit-australia-next-week/
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 01, 2017, 11:45:16 AM
Lots a snow on the way?

https://higginsstormchasing.com/massive-winter-storm-hit-australia-next-week/
gotta love the way he always headlines his stories for maximum scare factor...A MASSIVE WINTER STORM COULD HIT AUSTRALIA NEXT WEEK....looks like SE Australia to me checking out that map...I'll still be wearing shorts and a t shirt I'd expect.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 01, 2017, 11:58:34 AM
gotta love the way he always headlines his stories for maximum scare factor...A MASSIVE WINTER STORM COULD HIT AUSTRALIA NEXT WEEK....looks like SE Australia to me checking out that map...I'll still be wearing shorts and a t shirt I'd expect.
I just want snow for snow drive :D

Tell the kids to put th washing out :D
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on June 11, 2017, 08:33:20 AM
A bit chilly this morning.

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 13, 2017, 10:34:29 AM
Pissed down on and off all 3 days at Portland  :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigsteve on June 13, 2017, 08:32:07 PM
I just want snow for snow drive :D

Tell the kids to put th washing out :D
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There's snow around if you look for it. 

Camped up at Howitt on the weekend
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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 14, 2017, 08:58:54 AM
There's snow around if you look for it. 

Camped up at Howitt on the weekend
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yea No interest in the HC anymore on long weekends... you have 2039480329480239482938092384092s of ****stains that can't drive battling for hours to get home..
Surprisingly there was no traffic coming home from west  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 14, 2017, 10:29:40 AM
Dear Victorians...
Come and get your cold wet miserable weather that you seem to have misplaced, it has been here since Saturday arvo and there is no place for it here in Qld  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 14, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
Dear Victorians...
Come and get your cold wet miserable weather that you seem to have misplaced, it has been here since Saturday arvo and there is no place for it here in Qld  :cheers:

You can keep it for a while, great sunny day down here today

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on June 14, 2017, 11:17:51 AM
You can keep it for a while, great sunny day down here today

GG
truth is we needed the rain here, just prefer it came in the usual one big dump rather then spread out over 4 days like you lot seem to prefer getting  ;D downside is it means no work today, been quite a while since i had a day off work from the weather, been lucky enough to have indoor work to do up till now.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: UIZ733 on June 14, 2017, 11:41:36 AM
You can keep it for a while, great sunny day down here today

GG
Victorian definition of a meteorological day;
Any duration greater than 10 mins. Periods less than 10 mins can be applied and justified as required.  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on June 14, 2017, 08:14:11 PM
Victorian definition of a meteorological day;
Any duration greater than 10 mins. Periods less than 10 mins can be applied and justified as required.  ;D
sadly you have No ldea of the realities of Weather   , Poor Buggers  >:D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 01, 2017, 11:53:14 AM
Melburnians have shivered their way through the coldest morning in two years as temperatures dipped to just 1.1? in the city on Saturday.

The morning is the coldest since 2015, when a low of just 0.6? was recorded on July 19

Temperatures in the state's north plunged even deeper, dropping to -6.9? in Rutherglen - the coldest July morning on record.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-chilliest-morning-in-two-years-20170630-gx2ivo.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-city-shivers-through-chilliest-morning-in-two-years-20170630-gx2ivo.html)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 03, 2017, 03:27:22 PM
been pssin down here

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on July 03, 2017, 04:30:33 PM
Spent 3 hours with the kids swimming in a unheated pool under glorious sunshine this morning... ;D

Oops sorry, we're not supposed to remind you lot how bad it is down there.
Forget said anything. :P
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 03, 2017, 04:31:33 PM
been pssin down here

Only a couple mm here :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 04, 2017, 05:24:00 AM
Sat was -4C ,,,,, a bit coolish & white under foot
Monday it rained & rained & rained to keep the farmers happy  . Crops are on the move up now     :cup: :cup:                :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on July 04, 2017, 06:51:04 AM
Just been down at the beach here at Fraser standing in the water taking pics of the sunrise, rugged up in my boxer shorts and t shirt ...lol. The ocean water is still nice a warm, I expected it to be cold.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: doc evil on July 04, 2017, 06:55:23 AM
Just been down at the beach here at Fraser standing in the water taking pics of the sunrise, rugged up in my boxer shorts and t shirt ...lol. The ocean water is still nice a warm, I expected it to be cold.

Yep, had a glorious 4 days on Moreton..............

Suffer in ya jocks (and uggies  ;D  )
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 04, 2017, 09:24:08 AM
Quote from: speewa158
Sat was -4C ,,,,, a bit coolish & white under foot
sounds good. got a snow run up Skene weekend after next :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 04, 2017, 08:34:06 PM
& its drizzled , rained  & been wet all day .    :cup: Now its raining Rain  :cup: :cup: :cup: The crops are loving it as are the Grain Cockies  up this way . Might crack over an inch tonight    :cup:
 Send it down Hughie   You Beauty  , You have the right knack of doing it Now   :cup:                                 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 05, 2017, 08:50:28 AM
(http://nerdapproved.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/brass_monkey_freeze_indicator.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 20, 2017, 11:03:36 AM
(http://files.explosm.net/comics/Kris/rain.png)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 21, 2017, 07:51:34 PM
Started today at -4C  & it was   kkkkkkkkooooolllld at 10.30Am the fog lifted  .
Later in the day after a clear sky with Full Sun it got a bit warmer , l took off my Big coat . The coat went back on at 4PM as the temp dropped again
Should only be -2 tomorrow morn ,,, but its nearly Summer again  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 23, 2017, 04:17:57 PM
wet and ****in freezing wind :(
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: UIZ733 on July 23, 2017, 05:57:45 PM
Are we meant to feel sorry for you blokes?  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2017, 09:23:17 AM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/severe-weather-warning-worst-winds-of-the-year-set-to-hit-victoria-20170728-gxl2mm.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/severe-weather-warning-worst-winds-of-the-year-set-to-hit-victoria-20170728-gxl2mm.html)


like this one around here all night
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: raider on July 29, 2017, 11:10:17 AM
Bloody Hell !  We are having a glorious day in Wodonga- not a cloud in the sky and not a breath of wind.  Hope it doesn't change.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on July 29, 2017, 01:14:06 PM
I've decided to lock myself indoors today and avoid Brisbanes glorious sunshine as a gesture of solidarity for my wind blowin bretheren down South....nah who am I kidding, i'm inside doing paperwork....but i'm gonna head outside soon for a break, might even give the Cruiser a tub to clean the dirt off of it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on July 29, 2017, 01:25:07 PM
I've decided to lock myself indoors today and avoid Brisbanes glorious sunshine as a gesture of solidarity for my wind blowin bretheren down South....nah who am I kidding, i'm inside doing paperwork....but i'm gonna head outside soon for a break, might even give the Cruiser a tub to clean the dirt off of it.
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on July 29, 2017, 01:27:48 PM
Dont worry about us Rummy, we'll survive somehow (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170729/81d7a5fa86c364e44ceff35973f7d0cb.jpg)

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Birds talking things up is he?.... Looks ok to me, or are you stealing pics from a Qlder's Facebook page?...lol
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on July 29, 2017, 01:31:34 PM
Nah, sunny south east Melbourne only about twenty minutes from Birds place

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Humphreythebear on July 29, 2017, 02:00:08 PM
i'm at work in sunny Campbellfield ......the wind has blown the factory over - no clouds tho !

Will go home to find what has blown away , we tied weights on the dogs so they don't end up 50kays away .


Its not really tent weather - tin tent might be alright
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on July 29, 2017, 02:33:04 PM
Yeah must be honest there has been a bit of breeze around, blew one of the downpipes off the back of the house

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2017, 03:26:02 PM
how windy? bent the goal posts!
(https://www.fairfaxstatic.com.au/content/dam/images/g/x/l/d/c/2/image.related.articleLeadNarrow.300x0.gxlavl.png/1501303866135.jpg)



A Newport football game was cancelled after winds bent a goal post during the pre-game warm up.

"We had to call it a draw. The ball would have not made it up the other end, the wind was blowing straight through," said West Footscray Football Club secretary Phil Rugg.


http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-planes-grounded-trees-down-as-wild-winds-hit-20170729-gxlavl.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-planes-grounded-trees-down-as-wild-winds-hit-20170729-gxlavl.html)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 30, 2017, 10:56:17 AM
good weather for a snow run!

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/winds-top-117kmh-at-mount-hotham-as-wild-weather-batters-melbourne-20170729-gxljz9.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/winds-top-117kmh-at-mount-hotham-as-wild-weather-batters-melbourne-20170729-gxljz9.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 30, 2017, 04:15:38 PM
Remember what happened last time.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 07, 2017, 09:42:12 AM
https://www.facebook.com/powertorquevic/videos/1716592998647153/ (https://www.facebook.com/powertorquevic/videos/1716592998647153/)

Wish I could take a couple of days off I'd do another Skene run :( stayin at Jamo pub
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 09, 2017, 06:05:01 AM
This thread should be renamed I reckon to a what made you smile thread or something.

47 pages of crap weather in Victoria..... why would ya put ya self through it.  ???

Now, i'm NOT SAYING its a dog of a place, but I did notice you even have "sea fleas"....... what more can I say.  ;D

Oh, at least in Queensland, the things that bite you are of .... shall we say.....  more of a substantial size and with a better attitude.

Although, it is cool here this morning, i may need to whack on a flanny for the first 1/2 hour of mowing.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on August 09, 2017, 06:45:31 AM
This thread should be renamed I reckon to a what made you smile thread or something.

47 pages of crap weather in Victoria..... why would ya put ya self through it.  ???

Now, i'm NOT SAYING its a dog of a place, but I did notice you even have "sea fleas"....... what more can I say.  ;D

Oh, at least in Queensland, the things that bite you are of .... shall we say.....  more of a substantial size and with a better attitude.

Although, it is cool here this morning, i may need to whack on a flanny for the first 1/2 hour of mowing.
Yeah and probably 37 of them replys from whinging Queenslanders

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 09, 2017, 07:47:07 AM
The little things that bite you up ypur way , usually kill you  . crocks , snakes , box jelly fish & on we go  . Ok its your shot now    :-*                         :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: outbackogre on August 09, 2017, 08:31:57 AM

Oh, at least in Queensland, the things that bite you are of .... shall we say.....  more of a substantial size and with a better attitude.


Like sandflies and midgies that swarm over you unseen, leaving bites that cause days of agony.  I'd rather do without that attitude.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 09, 2017, 11:25:49 AM
Ha ha ha ha ....went fishing and got 3 flatheads.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on August 09, 2017, 12:45:27 PM
Ya did better than me, I only hooked a dirty old mullet

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 10, 2017, 07:23:54 AM
Ha ha ha ha ....went fishing and got 3 flatheads.  :cheers:

    ,,,,,in good company then     ,,,,, >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on August 10, 2017, 08:08:26 PM
windy As F... at home and in Pakenham, Calm at Drouin today. Hope the weather is good for the next two days in Drouin
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 11, 2017, 07:39:01 AM
Windy up this way , sadly it blew the " Electric Fence  " signs off the wire .
No real problem as cattle cant read         >:D    Must get somebody to put them back up         >:D >:D                             :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 16, 2017, 11:19:11 AM
fark is nuts windy out there :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 18, 2017, 02:15:36 PM
We got horizontal pea sized hail at moment... and pissin down on and off in 5 min bursts.. should be entertaining when the kids come home from school :D

Plenty of warnings out there
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/ (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on August 18, 2017, 02:28:04 PM
We got horizontal pea sized hail at moment... and pissin down on and off in 5 min bursts.. should be entertaining when the kids come home from school :D

Plenty of warnings out there
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/ (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/)

Sunny here in Belgrave Has been all day


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 18, 2017, 06:55:40 PM
It's gunna get cold Scott.
Expectation of SNOW on Mt. Dandenong overnight into tomorrow.
Definitely cold enough here, in the shadow of Donna Buang, for snow.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 18, 2017, 07:50:43 PM
Sunny here in Belgrave Has been all day


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Hailed in Harkaway today, the chooks were running for cover

GG
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on August 19, 2017, 11:26:40 AM
Marge the rains are here!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 23, 2017, 03:24:10 PM
about to get pissed on from a great height

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on August 23, 2017, 03:52:13 PM
about to get pissed on from a great height

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Can confirm its ****ing pissing down in the city

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 29, 2017, 09:52:41 AM
Lovicks Hut this weekend just gone :D

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21078821_10154944683491009_641716314150571901_n.jpg?oh=78ad63663a4d5f8d16c7a343b91a8af6&oe=5A5F599E)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 29, 2017, 10:12:41 AM
Lovicks Hut this weekend just gone :D

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21078821_10154944683491009_641716314150571901_n.jpg?oh=78ad63663a4d5f8d16c7a343b91a8af6&oe=5A5F599E)

Just AWESOME!!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: brickiematt on August 29, 2017, 03:08:19 PM
Lovicks Hut this weekend just gone :D

(https://scontent-syd2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21078821_10154944683491009_641716314150571901_n.jpg?oh=78ad63663a4d5f8d16c7a343b91a8af6&oe=5A5F599E)

WOW!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 02, 2017, 03:45:39 AM
Oh well, that's another Queensland winter all over with for another year.

Its the first time in 83 years that winter has fell on a Tuesday.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on September 02, 2017, 09:51:42 AM
Oh well, that's another Queensland winter all over with for another year.

Its the first time in 83 years that winter has fell on a Tuesday.
hottest Winter on record i think it was for us here...bring on Summer 8). I'm loving waking up at 5.30 a.m to find i don't need lights on in the house now, makes the day fee so muchl longer when you go to work and come home in the dark.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on September 03, 2017, 01:58:04 PM
Blue sky, sun, wind, rain, armageddon, blue sky, sun just a normal Sunday in Victoria...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 03, 2017, 03:25:15 PM
Blue sky, sun, wind, rain, armageddon, blue sky, sun just a normal  Sunday day in Victoria...
fixed
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 03, 2017, 06:54:43 PM
Tried to really rain all day , managed a few spits enough to drive me into the shed for a  :cheers: . l don't take a lot of encouragement though . Windy in the morn then later in the late arvo & it got dark  . So its time for  :cheers: then off to mow tomorrow as Spring has sprung .                      :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 04, 2017, 04:54:12 PM
Snow will fall to the lowest levels of the season, about the 300-metre mark, dumping 60 to 90 centimetres across Victoria's alps, with a light dusting expected to fall on the outskirts of Melbourne.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/blizzards-avalanches-snow-on-the-hills-welcome-to-springtime-in-victoria-20170903-gya1ng.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/blizzards-avalanches-snow-on-the-hills-welcome-to-springtime-in-victoria-20170903-gya1ng.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on September 05, 2017, 08:27:18 AM
Shorts n singlet weather. Helps if ya got a fire going
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 05, 2017, 10:04:58 AM
Shorts n singlet weather. Helps if ya got a fire going
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on September 05, 2017, 10:12:42 AM
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Something like that, but a little bigger


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on September 05, 2017, 11:16:10 AM
Sunscreen weather here currently, gotta wear a hat on the job site or go home scorched...need rain badly, everywhere is brown and grass dieing off.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on September 05, 2017, 09:56:40 PM
lt blew like a Bitch today & rained & Blew & rained & it was COLD       :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 06, 2017, 04:04:40 AM
Cracker of a week weather wise here. As rummy said, rain would be nice.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: edz on September 06, 2017, 07:02:05 AM
Instead of mowing I reckon I should just get the vacuum cleaner out and use that, the result would still be about the same, A catcher full of sand,  dust and dirt and a few weeds.
 At least I wouldnt be wearing the mower blades away with the sand blasting .
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 06, 2017, 09:41:03 AM
Instead of mowing I reckon I should just get the vacuum cleaner out and use that, the result would still be about the same, A catcher full of sand,  dust and dirt and a few weeds.
 At least I wouldnt be wearing the mower lades away with the sand blasting .
instead of mowing in Victoria, they should just put a pool fence around the whole ****in Shithole
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 06, 2017, 11:35:28 AM
in Victoria, they should just put fence around the whole ****in Shithole

Queenslanders have been saying that for years.  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 15, 2017, 04:27:10 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR014.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR014.loop.shtml)

Some big hail round Norf Melb just now... and absolutely pissin down here at Colouredburn...
Supposed to be heading into St Kilda for dinner with mate whose moving to Port Macquarie tonight.. Only known the bloke for 48yrs... :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on September 15, 2017, 06:36:59 PM
I drove out of the Tulla airport carpark at 4pm today straight into the large pea size hail, hopefully I have no dents :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 27, 2017, 09:41:29 AM
Will need more firewood at Bretts!!!!!  or will it be a total fire ban ???

https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/a/37630051/bushfires-and-snow-forecast-for-vic/

Bushfires and snow are still predicted to hit Victoria in a 24-hour period in the coming days despite an earlier severe thunderstorm warning blowing over, Bureau of Meteorology senior meteorologist Scott Williams said.

Hailstones and flash flooding were predicted in the northwest of the state on Thursday but the severe warning was cancelled.

Strong winds are expected to sweep across the Mallee region on Sunday, with already dry conditions adding to the bushfire danger rating, which is tipped to hit "severe".

"Victoria, probably not with this first front, but a stronger front later on Sunday could push the Mallee towards severe or into severe fire danger even though they have had some rain," he said.

There were a couple of warm days but the fuel has dried and there would be a lot of wind, Mr Williams said.

"We'll be looking at the wind being the key reason to lift the fire danger," he said.

But there would be a rapid temperature drop up to 15C from Sunday into Monday which could result in snow falling in alpine areas.

"And we're likely to see a snow level on our ranges down to about 1000 metres or so," he said.

"It's a really big contrast (and) just shows the waters to the south of continent haven't increased in temperature much."
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Brett B on October 27, 2017, 03:19:56 PM
Will need more firewood at Bretts!!!!!  or will it be a total fire ban ???

Having a fire there's plenty of wood
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 27, 2017, 03:25:39 PM
Will need more firewood at Bretts!!!!!  or will it be a total fire ban ???

Having a fire there's plenty of wood
:cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on October 28, 2017, 07:04:01 PM
Over the weekend there is the possibility of Bush Fires & Snow in Vic .
Western Vic is very dry & the Snow country is looking like its going to cop a hiding . l do love a bit of variety in 1 state . All we have had so far is big old fat rain in showers  .   But the  :cheers: are cold    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 29, 2017, 06:43:44 PM
its dead still outside and black as Eddie Murphy.. :S


http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 30, 2017, 11:48:30 AM
Awesome hail storm about 30 mins ago, about to get another...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 30, 2017, 11:50:59 AM
Quote from: D4D
Awesome hail storm about 30 mins ago, about to get another...

Been watchin it drift in for hour or so... BIG rain drops here at moment, and it dropped 10+ in few minutes
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 13, 2017, 02:33:17 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)

Swannys joints getting a nice splash!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on November 13, 2017, 04:26:56 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)

Swannys joints getting a nice splash!

He can play in the puddles  ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on November 13, 2017, 07:24:23 PM
He can play in the puddles  ;D

Got none of it. Just brought in 45000ltrs if water. Only had 11 mm in 2 months. It seems to hit the Macedon ranges and split around me😳
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on November 13, 2017, 07:25:13 PM
But it’s ok I need to drive Bruiser tomorrow and if it rained and got the road muddy I would have to drive something else 👍
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 14, 2017, 06:47:48 AM
Walk ,,,,,,,,Beat the Feet     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 15, 2017, 05:07:42 PM
We got thunder and Shit goign on here.. its changin really quick
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on November 15, 2017, 06:36:14 PM
Just went nuts up here, Lightening and rain in the shadow of Donna Buang.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 16, 2017, 07:43:16 AM
Got none of it. Just brought in 45000ltrs if water. Only had 11 mm in 2 months. It seems to hit the Macedon ranges and split around me😳
you gotta be gettin this lot
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 16, 2017, 09:10:55 AM
lts pissssssssssssssssing down now that should fill my tanks nicely  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 16, 2017, 09:31:43 AM
lts pissssssssssssssssing down now that should fill my tanks nicely  :cheers:
yea pretty impressive around Seymour now!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 16, 2017, 10:05:24 AM
& still it falls , temp down to 16C ,,,it was 30+ a bit yesterday  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 17, 2017, 06:19:19 PM
https://twitter.com/VicStormChasers/status/9313(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOzVuuLVoAA-MML.jpg:large)
some awesome photos on VicStorm Chasers
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 18, 2017, 05:52:23 AM
Thursday gave us 28MM on rain  , just the thing in the middle of Hay season  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 21, 2017, 06:45:32 PM
Beach Weather

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-to-swelter-through-longest-november-heatwave-in-150-years-20171121-gzpwu1.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-to-swelter-through-longest-november-heatwave-in-150-years-20171121-gzpwu1.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 21, 2017, 07:53:28 PM
Beach Weather down town is scrub & grass fire conditions somewhere else  .
Warmer weather is relative to your location .
At about mid arvo today the serein went off  , telling us its coming into High Fire season .                               Be Careful Out There             :-*
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 22, 2017, 09:19:53 AM
Quote from: speewa158
Beach Weather down town is scrub & grass fire conditions somewhere else.
Warmer weather is relative to your location.
At about mid arvo today the serein went off  , telling us its coming into High Fire season.
Be Careful Out There  :-*
Yup, better have ya jammies ready... its ****in nasty out there and going to be for a few weeks yet
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 25, 2017, 05:08:14 PM
24mm in 30 mins at home. Now the sun's out again.

GG(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171125/f513f44da344c6cdc4e6c00a39c226da.jpg)

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 25, 2017, 06:37:04 PM
24mm in 30 mins at home. Now the sun's out again.

Bone dry here
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on November 25, 2017, 06:43:18 PM
Bone dry here

Same...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on November 25, 2017, 07:01:16 PM
Absolutely massive bang here, frightened the excrement out Bronny, Riley and me  :o
followed by howling gale front and torrential rain. All over in 15 minutes  :laugh:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on November 25, 2017, 07:07:51 PM
Not a drop in Malvern... Heaps of thunder though

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 26, 2017, 08:18:37 AM
Watching the Lightening maps  & Bendigo/Heathcote is copping a good pasting at the present  . Hope it dosent light up to much as its so dry         :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2017, 09:44:02 AM
much thunder n lightning here today... jack schitt yesterday
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: timmyh80 on November 26, 2017, 06:34:08 PM
We had a great lightning show come through Tallbotville last night.

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 26, 2017, 06:58:18 PM
We have had a Good Rumble up this way in the last couple of hours & enough rain to spit on a rollie paper .                           :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2017, 07:18:15 PM
We have had a Good Rumble up this way in the last couple of hours & enough rain to spit on a rollie paper .                           :cheers:
lookin at the map theres a bit around your way still and coming.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 26, 2017, 07:22:00 PM
                      & then some  , little rain but a lot of noise    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 29, 2017, 03:16:25 PM
YAY.......


Quote
Pack away your bathers and get your umbrellas ready – summer is set to be rung in with a fierce rainstorm.

As Melbourne breaks records on Wednesday for warm spring weather, we are being asked to brace ourselves for "extreme" rain to hit on Friday.

 
The city is forecast to be lashed with more than its monthly December rainfall average in just the first two days of summer.

Meanwhile, some areas of the state are expected to cop up to 250 millimetres. 

"It's certainly going to be a very wet start to summer," Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Richard Carlyon said.

The bureau will release a severe weather warning Wednesday afternoon regarding the slow-moving trough.

Northern Victoria will bear the brunt, with up to 200 millimetres expected to fall in areas. The North-Eastern ranges is likely cop up to 250 millimetres.

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/flash-flood-warning-set-to-follow-victorias-scorching-spring-weather-20171129-gzv2v7.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/flash-flood-warning-set-to-follow-victorias-scorching-spring-weather-20171129-gzv2v7.html)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on November 29, 2017, 05:50:35 PM
Believe it when I see it
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 29, 2017, 06:45:04 PM
Believe it when I see it
Geeeezzz you are doubting a Gov Dept  that has Millions of $ of weather computer modeling programs  ,    & no Bloody windows to look out of  .
 What could possibly go wronggOWrOngGoWrOnG        :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 29, 2017, 06:50:56 PM
Believe it when I see it
read my mind.. LOL
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on November 29, 2017, 07:25:57 PM
Not out near me yet either.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lukeycat on November 29, 2017, 07:48:48 PM
Geeeezzz you are doubting a Gov Dept  that has Millions of $ of weather computer modeling programs  ,    & no Bloody windows to look out of  .
 What could possibly go wronggOWrOngGoWrOnG        :cheers:

Wish they were wrong at the start of our last Fraser trip last month lol they said it would be 150mm plus each day for three days and they were spot on hahahaha we were hoping they were being their usual self and holding a finger in the air sniffing the air all for moisture all whilst whipping the donkey to spin the radar but clearly their technology got it right that time lol.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Spada on November 30, 2017, 07:54:17 AM
Brace your selves Victoria, news up here in Qld is that you are about to be inundated..........................................................................with reporters in raincoats.






why the bloody hell do TV Tards need to stand out in the rain to tell us it's raining.............I can look out the windows you idiots.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 30, 2017, 10:53:56 AM
There not all as clever as you are they  ???  Least you got a window to look out  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 30, 2017, 02:06:36 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-record-rainfall-and-flash-flooding-to-kick-off-summer-20171129-gzvk4s.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-record-rainfall-and-flash-flooding-to-kick-off-summer-20171129-gzvk4s.html)

"Half the inhabitants of Melbourne have probably never seen something like this," Scott Williams, senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology said."
he means the ones that came in by boat since June.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: dan150 on November 30, 2017, 04:47:06 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-record-rainfall-and-flash-flooding-to-kick-off-summer-20171129-gzvk4s.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-record-rainfall-and-flash-flooding-to-kick-off-summer-20171129-gzvk4s.html)

"Half the inhabitants of Melbourne have probably never seen something like this," Scott Williams, senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology said."
he means the ones that came in by boat since June.


i lol'd
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on November 30, 2017, 05:00:51 PM
Still nuthin.  Just High Clouds and lots of Humidity 97%.
Been sunny, and very warm, all day so far.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 30, 2017, 06:05:47 PM
PFSB  ( Pre Filled Sand Bags  )  Available
As The PDFP product  ( Pre Dug Fire Pits ) there is a surplus of fill at hand .  For those that are new around here  , a PDFP can save you time digging  at your next camp site  .  Tonight PFSB to protect yourself from the rain of Biblical proportions the BOM is sending us  could be interested .
 All you have to do is send me the required amount of Cold VB cans to my shed , after quality control testing its all good . l can then Fax/Email you the required amount of PFSB to what ever location l can see from the door of said shed  .
Please hurry to not be disappointed as demand is expected to be Heavy as is the rain     :cup:                :cheers:
Don't Be Scammed  By limitations PFSB are the real deal       :cup:      :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Alan Loy on November 30, 2017, 06:47:21 PM
Speewa, I hope the delivery of the PDFP is better than in the past.  I still remember the issues with your export to the USA.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=grand+canyon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB3ePP9OXXAhVFNJQKHaMZBFQQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=949#imgrc=eoiVFSny-wg8ZM: (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=grand+canyon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB3ePP9OXXAhVFNJQKHaMZBFQQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=949#imgrc=eoiVFSny-wg8ZM:)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 30, 2017, 07:02:59 PM
Speewa, I hope the delivery of the PDFP is better than in the past.  I still remember the issues with your export to the USA.

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=grand+canyon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB3ePP9OXXAhVFNJQKHaMZBFQQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=949#imgrc=eoiVFSny-wg8ZM: (https://www.google.com.au/search?q=grand+canyon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiB3ePP9OXXAhVFNJQKHaMZBFQQ_AUICigB&biw=1920&bih=949#imgrc=eoiVFSny-wg8ZM:)
l was acquitted of all the charges  due to a lack of any  credible evidence  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 30, 2017, 07:07:56 PM
I will have to go and dust of the McGirr special

"Rain Away", keeps all moisture away when plugged into a 12v source supplied by 6 B&S.  :cheers:

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 30, 2017, 07:12:35 PM
I will have to go and dust of the McGirr special

"Rain Away", keeps all moisture away when plugged into a 12v source supplied by 6 B&S.  :cheers:

GG
lm not saying anything about the " Rain Away " ,,,,,,,, but if its on the blink    :'( ???
You might need to reconsider my most generous offer    :-* :-*             :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 30, 2017, 07:28:55 PM
lm not saying anything about the " Rain Away " ,,,,,,,, but if its on the blink    :'( ???
You might need to reconsider my most generous offer    :-* :-*             :cheers:

Will a PDFP if placed in the lowest section of the bottom paddock be like a black hole and swallow all the water up, if so I will take 10 please  :laugh:  Pallet of green cans on the way

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 01, 2017, 05:22:55 AM
Noted    :cup:              :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 01, 2017, 05:55:15 AM
I got a few strange looks this morning from walkers/joggers when I was on the roof cleaning the guttering at first light :)

Hatches battened, bring it on!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 01, 2017, 05:57:15 AM
Just started at my place, will see you on the other side. One good part is I got the day off work as no-one was wanting to work in what was forecast, lets see how right they get it. Maybe some shed time today is on the cards

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 01, 2017, 06:42:16 AM
The street lights are back on as its only 1/2 light out there  & did l mention its bucketttttting down  . Thunder & a bit of a light show but moist   :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 01, 2017, 07:51:52 AM
132MM & its still coming down   . Theres Money in Mud             :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GrumpyOne on December 01, 2017, 07:54:30 AM
132MM & its still coming down   . Theres Money in Mud             :cheers:

You've had 132mm so far????

I am only about half an hour North of you and we've not had anywhere near that much?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 01, 2017, 07:56:19 AM
Sorry about that Chief it should read 13 MM Hit the extra 2 by mistake   :-[
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GrumpyOne on December 01, 2017, 08:06:32 AM
Gotcha. Sounds similar to us.

Had a minute there when I was thinking "what the hell is coming?????"
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 01, 2017, 08:19:45 AM
Just ducked out and got some fresh fuel for the gennie, battle stations are ready.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2017, 08:59:22 AM
surprising how many dickwads drive in conditions like this without headlights on.. apparently there was a black ford ute behind me in the spray...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2017, 01:16:46 PM
Wall of water falling here now... its PISSING down... went from zero to redline in 2 seconds.. I cant see the road which is about 4 car lengths from my window.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 01, 2017, 01:26:16 PM
Same here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on December 01, 2017, 01:36:10 PM
95% humidity here, all the windows fogged up , bloody queensland weather  :-*
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on December 01, 2017, 01:38:50 PM
And even the radars on the blink  :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2017, 02:00:45 PM
And even the radars on the blink  :'(
use the broadmedows one - the normal one has been on the fritz all day
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2017, 02:46:04 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-express-friday-december-1-2017-20171130-gzvqdd.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-express-friday-december-1-2017-20171130-gzvqdd.html)

"MONASH FWY at High St Rd - Flooding. 2 lanes closed inbound. Delays on approach. Avoid. More info: "

3:32pm
 
A flash flood warning has been issued for Elwood, with Vic Emergency warning the Elwood Canal is at risk of breaching its banks.

Much of the inner east has also been warned of flooding. Suburbs affected include:

Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Caulfield, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Elsternwick, Elwood, Gardenvale, Glen Huntly, McKinnon, Moorabbin, Ormond, Ripponlea, Balaclava, Brighton, Brighton East, Carnegie, Caulfield East, Hampton East, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, Oakleigh South, St Kilda, St Kilda East


I don't think I'll be other trying to get home tonight
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 01, 2017, 03:34:47 PM
At last look we have had 47MM in the gauge but that was a few hours ago . Been to wet to venture out there .
Thankfully its almost Cocktail hours     :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 01, 2017, 04:05:42 PM
Apparently that last front is all we'll get until tomorrow. We got 5 minutes of stormageddon this afternoon. Looking forward to tomorrow's episode...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on December 01, 2017, 06:54:57 PM
My folks had 48mm in under an hour near Korumburra, I was working up the road from you today, Bruce, and it rained for about 20 minutes, and the car was dry when I left at 16:00

Go figure

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 02, 2017, 04:23:13 AM
lts still persisting down ,, hasn't really slowed all night . l might swim out to check the rain gauge when/if the sun comes up  .  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Humphreythebear on December 02, 2017, 05:49:17 AM
Powers out, rolling misty rain - dogs don't want to go for a walk ...
See how it plays out , going to work shortly in Campbellfield.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on December 02, 2017, 09:27:00 AM
Oldies have now had over 90mm

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 02, 2017, 09:40:13 AM
must have rained more up north

Flooding from Victoria's super storm has closed parts of the Hume Freeway while residents in two townships have been told to evacuate as rivers bloated by heavy rain threaten to burst their banks.

Torrential rain lashed and battered the state's north-east overnight with residents in parts of Myrtleford and Buckland urged to flee as floodwaters continued to rise.



http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-victorians-warned-not-to-be-complacent-as-worst-of-super-storm-to-hit-on-saturday-20171201-gzx9ge.html (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/melbourne-weather-victorians-warned-not-to-be-complacent-as-worst-of-super-storm-to-hit-on-saturday-20171201-gzx9ge.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GrumpyOne on December 02, 2017, 11:40:35 AM
Yesterday wasn't too bad here in the end.  I think a total of about 60mm over the course of the day.

3 big downfalls about 10am, 2pm and again about 6pm, but the rest of the day was mainly drizzle.  Lots of water over roads in town.

Had to dump about 3000 litres out of the pool this morning as it was literally overflowing.

Very overcast now and another 10/20mm predicted for today so will see how we go
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 02, 2017, 03:12:48 PM
As of 7.30 am we had 80mm , blew like a bitch all day . Now the rain has started again . The pool was full to overflowing took 1/2 hour to drop the level . lts damp up this way but the floods haunt started as yet . Water will be pouring out of the hills to swell the rivers . There were a lot of trees down over the roads  kept the SES busy .                  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 02, 2017, 06:38:33 PM
Constant drizzle since about 4pm here..

but lookin interesting on the map... seems to have stopped for a beer at Clarkfield
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 03, 2017, 06:39:27 AM
Priced for Quick Sale Only Used  Once
      Sand Bags
 Pre filled , neatly stacked  , permissioned as is where is 
                                                                                 Best offer  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on December 03, 2017, 07:05:20 AM
Constant drizzle since about 4pm here..

but lookin interesting on the map... seems to have stopped for a beer at Clarkfield
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)


41mm in a day filled the tank so  stayed at the pub great day all rounds

Only issue plenty of mud means I can’t drive the cruisers
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 03, 2017, 07:41:18 AM
Swannie is Flooded in ,,,,,, Cut off from the outside world . Sent us your GPS position  so we can try to get a  :cheers: air dropped in    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 03, 2017, 08:00:56 AM
Where is my sunscreen    ??? as the sky is blue & the suns out    :cup:     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 03, 2017, 09:07:29 AM
New parking spot out the front of our place for the hoons

Had a bit of rain for the last 2 days. Tanks are all overflowing which is a great start to summer

Small showers today.

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 04, 2017, 05:58:14 AM
GG Did you run out of wrapping paper  so you hid the car in the bush  ???     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 04, 2017, 09:23:13 AM
New parking spot out the front of our place for the hoons

Had a bit of rain for the last 2 days. Tanks are all overflowing which is a great start to summer

Small showers today.

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what are the wheels/tyres like on it??  :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 04, 2017, 09:49:42 AM
what are the wheels/tyres like on it??  :D

It was towed out within the hour, did a fair amount of damage to something oily as there was a lot of sand on the road until the rain washed it away

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on December 04, 2017, 08:03:18 PM


Quote from: GGV8Cruza
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Cool looking weather station, what is it?

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 05, 2017, 05:27:35 AM

Cool looking weather station, what is it?

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It was from Jaycar, its around 3 years old and just looked at there store and they do not seem to stock this model anymore

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on December 05, 2017, 07:37:16 AM
It was from Jaycar, its around 3 years old and just looked at there store and they do not seem to stock this model anymore

GG
Always the way!!

I was looking at getting one that I could connect to the Net a few years ago, that ended up being some stupid amount of money by the time I bought all the bits.  Never bothered in the end, but still would like a nice weather station

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 07, 2017, 04:19:20 PM
Just starting to get a bit noisey near me, been overcast and drizzle for the last hour.
In the shadow of Donna Buang.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 07, 2017, 04:36:04 PM
Now it's coming down with a purpose.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 08, 2017, 08:54:09 AM
very much pissing down this morning massively...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on December 08, 2017, 12:17:27 PM
very much pissing down this morning massively...
Sun is shining, not a cloud in the city... Go figure

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 12, 2017, 09:53:14 AM
43 in Mildura today - hideous fire weather..

sounds like we should have some hot weather coming
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2017, 01:49:06 PM
another noahs ark storm coming *yawn*

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-weather-thunderstorms-giant-hailstones-could-batter-city-in-peak-hour-20171219-p4yxuh.html (http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-weather-thunderstorms-giant-hailstones-could-batter-city-in-peak-hour-20171219-p4yxuh.html)

".... severe thunderstorm alert warning has not yet been issued, but Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Stephen King is concerned the city could be hit with winds in excess of 90 km/h and hailstones bigger than two centimetres."


Note: Note the blokes name.. writes some good fiction I think..
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 19, 2017, 03:30:37 PM
Bad fire wind out here, other than that stinking hot for November.

Edit - she's black on the radar

•This is message replaces the advice message issued at 4:30pm.

•The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 4:35 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Frankston and Kilmore.

•These thunderstorms are moving towards the southeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Craigieburn, Greensborough, Ringwood and Rosebud by 5:05 pm and Healesville and Pakenham by 5:35 pm.

•Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near the area south of Lang Lang and the area north of Bass.

•Destructive winds, heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

•Laverton has recorded a wind gust of 98km/hr at 4:15pm.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 19, 2017, 05:27:08 PM
Nothing much here ATM. in the shadow of Donna Buang. 
Some thunder and overcast and a few sprinkles, but nothing like you blokes are talking about.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2017, 05:36:04 PM
large rain on the franga freeway, light rain here, heaps of thunda and no lightning.. but it was black as James Earl Jones' arse out east when I came down the freeway... its pissin down somewhere
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 19, 2017, 05:44:45 PM
We are getting heaps of rumble and the occasional big down pour. The best bit is the temp dropped down to 20 up in the hills

GG

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 19, 2017, 06:12:00 PM
Pissin down here now, heavier rain than the stormageddon weekend.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on December 19, 2017, 06:29:54 PM
So it's situation normal in Melbourne!!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on December 19, 2017, 06:40:24 PM
We just got smashed. Golf ball size hail and thunder and light show.

GG

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2017, 07:03:16 PM
We just got smashed. Golf ball size hail and thunder and light show.

GG

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:worthles: :worthles: :worthles: :worthles:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 19, 2017, 07:11:24 PM
Well 10mins. of noise and heavy rain, then light shower since.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 19, 2017, 07:17:14 PM
I think we're going to need a new central heating unit...

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2017, 07:20:33 PM
I think we're going to need a new central heating unit...
or a bigger boat :P
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 19, 2017, 07:23:41 PM
I think we're going to need a new central heating unit...

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/wetheater.jpg)


I hope it wasn't turned on at the time?
It'll be turned off now if it wasn't.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 19, 2017, 07:24:28 PM




                    DONT   BUY   THE       " JEEP  "  >:D       >:D          >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: rags on December 19, 2017, 07:24:36 PM
or a bigger boat :P
[/quote




And better drainage
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2017, 07:29:40 PM
comin down here quite weller now
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 19, 2017, 07:34:07 PM
I hope it wasn't turned on at the time?
It'll be turned off now if it wasn't.

It had power but wasn't on, tripped the safety switch. Insurance job I would think.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 19, 2017, 07:37:19 PM
Jamie you are perched on the side of a hill ........How do you start a  " Flood  "  ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 19, 2017, 07:40:38 PM
Quote from: speewa158
...How do you start a  " Flood  "  ???
plan to go camping
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 19, 2017, 08:16:34 PM
Jamie you are perched on the side of a hill ........How do you start a  " Flood  "  ???

Real easy, build up the side closest to the drop off and then block the drains.
Works every time.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: austastar on December 20, 2017, 08:18:23 AM
Hi,
     Kids used to do that in Malaysia. Block the drain with paper, flood the road, and charge $$$$ to push cars through.
Cheers

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 20, 2017, 09:42:18 AM
B-Double got blown over in the storm in Wangaratta ... apparently while he was still driving :o

not a bad photo from bordermail
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 20, 2017, 11:43:03 AM
 Warrigal Road "expected to be closed for sometime"... No Shit!

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on December 20, 2017, 09:15:12 PM
Warrigal Road "expected to be closed for sometime"... No Shit!

(https://www.fairfaxstatic.com.au/content/dam/images/h/0/7/m/e/3/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.h07m0s.png/1513732273805.jpg)

(https://www.fairfaxstatic.com.au/content/dam/images/h/0/7/m/e/6/image.related.articleLeadwide.620x349.h07m0s.png/1513732273805.jpg)
Is that at the golf course?

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 21, 2017, 08:26:33 AM
Quote from: DrewXT
Is that at the golf course?

between Canterbury and Riversdale or something like that..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Spada on December 21, 2017, 09:17:56 AM
Hi,
     Kids used to do that in Malaysia. Block the drain with paper, flood the road, and charge $$$$ to push cars through.
Cheers

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I used to do something similar when I was a kid. On the way to school, at every phone box you tear out a page from the yellow pages and stuff it right up the coin return chute. Then on the way home, fish it out with a bit of wire to collect the 10c pieces.

Usually ended up with enough for some hot chips and a game or two on the pinnies  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 21, 2017, 09:24:49 AM
Quote from: Spada
I used to do something similar when I was a kid. On the way to school, at every phone box you tear out a page from the yellow pages and stuff it right up the coin return chute. Then on the way home, fish it out with a bit of wire to collect the 10c pieces.

Usually ended up with enough for some hot chips and a game or two on the pinnies  ;D

:cup: :cup: We used to do that at the croulla post office - they had a row of about 10 phones.. was a great afternoon - until the postman dude caught us one day and called the old man in...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on December 29, 2017, 05:25:07 PM
Been power out, lotsa noise, lightening, and heavy rain for the last half hour.
Up near Donna Buang.

I hope D4D cleaned out his drains since the flood.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 29, 2017, 05:55:28 PM
We have  " Big Old Fat Rain  " plummeting from the sky . l have dropped 7mm of rain from the gauge so far , & l reckon there's another lot after the down pour .   :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 29, 2017, 07:59:14 PM
we had about 1 hour of rain, now the humidity is off the scale :(
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on December 29, 2017, 08:05:24 PM
now the humidity is off the scale :(

Yup, you could see the moisture in the air as the sunset.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 02, 2018, 03:25:16 PM
Mayday!

Quote
The hottest day in 12 months is forecast for this Saturday, with temperatures expected to rise to a sweltering 41 degrees across Melbourne.

The surprise scorcher will follow a week of pleasant weather in the mid 20s and cool southerly breezes.

http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/hottest-day-in-12-months-on-saturday-20180101-p4yy5u.html (http://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/hottest-day-in-12-months-on-saturday-20180101-p4yy5u.html)

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 02, 2018, 03:39:02 PM
It's summer and January in MEL, how is it a 'surprise scorcher'?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on January 02, 2018, 03:58:26 PM
The weather is always a surprise in Melb ;D ;D ;D
If you don't like it, wait fifteen minutes, it'll change!
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Gandalf the White on January 02, 2018, 06:51:54 PM
It's summer and January in MEL, how is it a 'surprise scorcher'?
yep, almost guarantee the first 2 to 3 weeks of January will be Hot, Hot, Hot with the hottest day being the men’s tennis finals at the Aus Open.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 02, 2018, 07:57:28 PM
l did get a " Wild Card " for the tennis but as its a dry gig l cannt attend  , whats the point    ???                                         :cheers: :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Gandalf the White on January 02, 2018, 08:19:02 PM
l did get a " Wild Card " for the tennis but as its a dry gig l cannt attend  , whats the point    ???                                         :cheers: :cup: :cheers:
was that to trim and mow the grass courts?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 02, 2018, 08:23:40 PM
No No   NO  l went Wild when l was told to attend the event  .
Bash,bash,bash,bash,bash,bash,bash     OH  Get on with it  >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on January 03, 2018, 08:00:33 AM
All I get from tennis is a neck ache! Boring!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 12, 2018, 05:19:58 AM
Well because of the hot weather today is Total Fire Ban ,but its raining now . l reckon we might be safe today . Dodged a bullet          :cup:                    :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2018, 08:12:10 AM
Quote from: speewa158
Well because of the hot weather today is Total Fire Ban ,but its raining now . l reckon we might be safe today . Dodged a bullet          :cup:                    :cheers:

Theres still lightning strikes to worry bout ;)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on January 12, 2018, 11:32:31 AM
Theres still lightning strikes to worry bout ;)
Long range for Adelaide next Wed and Thu is 36 then 41, you might have some hot, nasty weather coming your way, just as matter of interest it's raining in Adelaide today, sticky 27.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 12, 2018, 12:32:52 PM
Long range for Adelaide next Wed and Thu is 36 then 41, you might have some hot, nasty weather coming your way, just as matter of interest it's raining in Adelaide today, sticky 27.  :cheers:
you were saying :(
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 12, 2018, 05:34:41 PM
Really pizzzzled up here about 4.00pm.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 26, 2018, 10:03:32 AM
fairly intense light and thunder show last night.. it got dark really quick too..
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 26, 2018, 10:13:55 AM
fairly intense light and thunder show last night.. it got dark really quick too..

Yup, I flew in from CBR at 10pm last night and we had to park on the tarmac for 30 mins until the lighting had cleared. Lots of grumpy people on the plane.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 26, 2018, 02:47:25 PM
Better grumpy and on da plane than Belted by lightning and just a carbon mark on the ground.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on January 26, 2018, 03:27:38 PM
Yup, I flew in from CBR at 10pm last night and we had to park on the tarmac for 30 mins until the lighting had cleared. Lots of grumpy people on the plane.
Just the usual impatience of people wanting to get off the plane. Relax your luggage probably won't even be at the carousel when you get there.
Like cCruiser said better safe than sorry, not too many second chances with lightning.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 26, 2018, 05:55:18 PM
Pissin down here now, heavier rain than the stormageddon weekend.
apparently stormageddon is coming again tonight.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 26, 2018, 06:13:33 PM
A friend had an HF antenna over his house till yesterday arvo.
44 Metres of wire with a Balun in the middle (divider).
Now hes got 22M of wire and the balun.
Lightning hit the antenna and tracked out (to the tree holding it up) and then down the tree.
Blew out a TV and a few plug pack transformers.
Luckily nothing really a problem.
It'll get fixed.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 26, 2018, 06:57:00 PM
A friend had an HF antenna over his house till yesterday arvo.
44 Metres of wire with a Balun in the middle (divider).
Now hes got 22M of wire and the balun.
Lightning hit the antenna and tracked out (to the tree holding it up) and then down the tree.
Blew out a TV and a few plug pack transformers.
Luckily nothing really a problem.
It'll get fixed.
:worthles: :worthles:


Lookkin rough up north of us
www.bom.gov.au/vic/ (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/)


but the wind is picking up here now... :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on January 26, 2018, 08:24:39 PM
No pics because the wire Antenna was gorn, not there, can't take a pic. if there's nuffin left.
The Plug packs and TV. were shorted out and nothing to show there either.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 26, 2018, 08:31:00 PM
Tonight  we have had the Thunder & Lightening show followed by spits of rain  .
Now we have Big Old Fat rain , light & thunder show  & did l mention RAIN  .
Aint nothing going to burn tonight   .                  :cup:       :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on January 26, 2018, 08:34:09 PM
Looks like tonights drama will miss me, but last night had an incredible 57mm, wish that was a tad further north/west and my tanks would have been full again.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 26, 2018, 08:41:20 PM
We have had 30 Mins of  " Big Old Fat Rain  & sound & light show  " . Might not top the tanks but it was fun to watch  .                             :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on February 14, 2018, 07:52:10 AM
So I walk out of my hotel room in Melbourne CBD this morning straight into gail force winds and a dust storm that would make central Australia jealous.
And now it’s raining.

What a lovely place it is down here.... ;)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 14, 2018, 08:26:16 AM
that was an entertaining drive to work.... theres bundles of conjunct, foam, boards, all sorts of Shit down the Eastlink...

lovely lightning and thunda show around 7-7.30
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on February 14, 2018, 07:32:39 PM
 >:D & at 6.30 AM it rained
                                          then the Sun came out  & we achieved 30C +
                      Nice Day     ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Here
 

                                                                             :cheers:



                                                                             
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on February 14, 2018, 08:19:34 PM
>:D & at 6.30 AM it rained
                                          then the Sun came out  & we achieved 30C +
                      Nice Day     ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Here
 

                                                                             :cheers:

Would gratefully accept some rain in Adelaide if you have 15 to 20mm to spare, f....k all since Xmas



                                                                           
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 28, 2018, 05:57:46 PM
Stupidly windy and black down south...

nasty fire weather, with 1 burning up around Bunyip that could end up really bad
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 28, 2018, 06:11:00 PM
Fires just out of Hoddles Creek, Yellingbo, Woori Yallock.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 14, 2018, 12:16:01 AM
Windy as hell here... supposed to be an average night/weekend :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on April 14, 2018, 09:27:52 AM
Windy as hell here... supposed to be an average night/weekend :(

So situation normal in the fair state of Victoria  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on April 14, 2018, 09:31:57 AM
Lit the fire for the first time this year.

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on April 14, 2018, 09:41:51 AM
Lit the fire for the first time this year.

Turned the new central heating unit on for the first time this year, after the old unit went for a swim in December and we had insurance pay for the new one :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 14, 2018, 11:37:13 AM
How do you start a flood    ??? ???                            :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on April 14, 2018, 12:44:51 PM
How do you start a flood    ??? ???                            :cheers:
just wait 20 mins
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR013.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR013.loop.shtml)

****in pissin down here, and blowing so hard thw rain is coming sideways under carport 20ft!!!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 14, 2018, 01:00:19 PM
Right O ,,,,Whos the Funny Boy  that's nicked off with Summer  ??? ??? ??? ???     Bring it back & nothing more will be said ............ :laugh:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on April 14, 2018, 01:04:58 PM
Looks like it's gunna be a quiet period then. :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 14, 2018, 01:42:26 PM
We have just started another front of rain    & in the background the grain farmers  are starting to smile  . There a large rumble in the machinery shed as tractors are dusted off . There have been a lot of boys sitting on SodBusters in readiness for the Autumn rain break .
                                       :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Send it Down Hughie You Beauty                       :cup: :cup:                     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on April 20, 2018, 02:49:16 PM
Hi,

This is Queensland calling.
We just wanted to ask if Melbourne wouldn't mind please coming and collecting your weather?
You seam to have misplaced your cold drizzly rubbish up here today, it would be appreciated if you could take it back tomorrow.

Thanks.
 ;D  :angel:

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on April 20, 2018, 03:30:02 PM
Bloody hell the cyclone season must be coming to an end,  it appears their surfacing from under the water . Apart from one storm that lasted a day we have had beautiful weather and no rain for the last five months and not a word from up north, now we gotta put up with em telling us how Shit our weather is for the next seven or so months until they cop it again and go quiet for a while

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on April 20, 2018, 03:43:09 PM
Hehe.... Just trying to slow the convoy of Mexican highway snails from heading north for as long as we can.... ;)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2018, 04:03:16 PM
Hehe.... Just trying to slow the convoy of Mexican highway snails from heading north for as long as we can.... ;)
Go easy lm going to be 1 of then next week , heading off for 3 months or so .
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on April 20, 2018, 04:25:40 PM
Be careful, the border might be closed....

Believe it or not, that’s actually a kind of serious comment.
They’re expecting some serious rain over northern NSW / SEQ in the coming days. All signs so far are pointing towards a possible flooding event in the usual low lying areas.
Not sure how quick you plan on getting up past Sydney, but worth keeping an eye on things.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on April 20, 2018, 04:45:45 PM
Hehe.... Just trying to slow the convoy of Mexican highway snails from heading north for as long as we can.... ;)
You know thats not going to happen Pete, we're pushing them out if here as fast as we can You could catch up with Jamie tho you would be guaranteed a laugh, you might have to drink VB tho, that is if  your tough enough to

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on April 20, 2018, 05:13:44 PM
You know thats not going to happen Pete, we're pushing them out if here as fast as we can You could catch up with Jamie tho you would be guaranteed a laugh, you might have to drink VB tho, that is if  your tough enough to

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No worries there mate. Good ol’ NQ boy here, grew up on VB and Bundy rum. ;)
Wasn’t until I moved too close to Brissy that I got soft and started drinking Mid Strengths. My brother is still up there and still smashing down the green cans. ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on April 20, 2018, 06:34:02 PM
Geez, you are tough drinking both Bundy and VB. 

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2018, 06:39:29 PM
Brace yourself l will be on the road                    >:D                  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 20, 2018, 06:52:08 PM
Go easy lm going to be 1 of the GREY NOMADS next week , heading off for 3 months or so .

Fixed it  >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2018, 07:02:03 PM
Fixed it  >:D


                                   & your going off to work    :'(                      :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on April 20, 2018, 07:03:29 PM

                                   & your going off to work    :'(                      :cheers:
Nope. I’m at home 😁
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on April 20, 2018, 08:06:48 PM
Nope. I’m at home 😁

Good on you ,,,, Enjoy  ,,,, :cup:                     :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on April 20, 2018, 08:53:34 PM
Hi,

This is Queensland calling.
We just wanted to ask if Melbourne wouldn't mind please coming and collecting your weather?
You seam to have misplaced your cold drizzly rubbish up here today, it would be appreciated if you could take it back tomorrow.

Thanks.
 ;D  :angel:
wasn't that bad of a day at Capalaba, I was doing roofing up until about 2 p.m....had a shower of rain as I had lunch around 11.30 and it only started looking ordinary later in the arvo. The city looked to be getting abit more rain though, could hear thunder there for a while. Heard places up the coast got 60mm today, my place on Brisbane Southside got about 4mm, and Capalaba wouldn't have had 1mm up till 5 p.m.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 03, 2018, 10:18:34 PM
Gonna be an interesting night..

windy as **** here and pissin down

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR022.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 03, 2018, 10:41:00 PM
Just like the BOM said it would.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 04, 2018, 08:29:12 AM
pacman pisses on Melbourne :D

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcRLJyQWkAAEXS9.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on May 04, 2018, 09:48:15 AM
She’s a bit windy @ 55mtrs high.


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lino6 on May 04, 2018, 10:35:13 AM
She’s a bit windy @ 55mtrs high.


You are always "windy" no matter how high you are!!

SFA rain at home overnight, 7mm in total....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2018, 01:48:50 PM
Beach weather coming up...


The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting up to 15 millimetres of rain for Thursday, with another 25 to 80 millimetres expected on Friday - almost up to double the average May rainfall of 56 millimetres.

https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-to-endure-hail-thunder-and-a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-two-days-20180509-p4ze4k.html (https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-to-endure-hail-thunder-and-a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-two-days-20180509-p4ze4k.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on May 09, 2018, 03:58:46 PM
Beach weather coming up...


The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting up to 15 millimetres of rain for Thursday, with another 25 to 80 millimetres expected on Friday - almost up to double the average May rainfall of 56 millimetres.

https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-to-endure-hail-thunder-and-a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-two-days-20180509-p4ze4k.html (https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-to-endure-hail-thunder-and-a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-two-days-20180509-p4ze4k.html)
I can hear the caravans getting hitched up now, better go close the border... ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 09, 2018, 07:03:10 PM
Beach weather coming up...


The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting up to 15 millimetres of rain for Thursday, with another 25 to 80 millimetres expected on Friday - almost up to double the average May rainfall of 56 millimetres.

https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-to-endure-hail-thunder-and-a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-two-days-20180509-p4ze4k.html (https://www.theage.com.au/environment/weather/melbourne-to-endure-hail-thunder-and-a-month-s-worth-of-rain-in-two-days-20180509-p4ze4k.html)

And just like that the BoM have changed the forecast, no more Armageddon, 2-6mm on Thursday, 10-25 on Friday and 0-0.4 on Sat, crisis averted.

Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2018, 12:25:16 PM
Quote from: D4D
And just like that the BoM have changed the forecast, no more Armageddon, 2-6mm on Thursday, 10-25 on Friday and 0-0.4 on Sat, crisis averted.
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Mace on May 10, 2018, 02:29:35 PM
And just like that the BoM have changed the forecast, no more Armageddon, 2-6mm on Thursday, 10-25 on Friday and 0-0.4 on Sat, crisis averted.

Forecast here hasnt changed.  Still a big east coast low:

https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5392828/bureau-issues-damaging-wind-warning-heavy-rain-predicted/?cs=95 (https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5392828/bureau-issues-damaging-wind-warning-heavy-rain-predicted/?cs=95)


Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 11, 2018, 01:24:04 PM
Gettin Shit windy here now :(
https://www.windy.com/?-38.091,145.239,6,m:cCkakgX (https://www.windy.com/?-38.091,145.239,6,m:cCkakgX)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on May 11, 2018, 01:27:25 PM
Don’t know what ya talking about Bird.  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Swannie on May 11, 2018, 01:55:20 PM
I haven’t seen crazy weather like this for years 😳
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 11, 2018, 01:56:48 PM
Finally a real Winter.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: austastar on May 11, 2018, 02:44:52 PM
Hi,
     I'll send some more if you want it, there is more than we need here at the moment.
Cheers

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 11, 2018, 02:46:44 PM
Quote from: austastar
     I'll send some more if you want it, there is more than we need here at the moment.


yea looked very Shit down your way on news this morning

What we know so far:

Hobart city recorded more than 100mm of rain in a single day for the first time ever in May — doubling the previous record

No lives lost, authorities say
South east Tasmania's severe weather alert has been cancelled with conditions easing
Emergency contacts:
    SES 132500
    Life-threatening emergencies 000
    Police non-emergencies 131444
    Road closure notifications webpage
     

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-11/hobart-weather-record-rains-hit-flash-flooding/9750106 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-11/hobart-weather-record-rains-hit-flash-flooding/9750106)

Uni library in Tassie
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bunyip on May 11, 2018, 03:16:17 PM
Part of the internal hung ceiling collapsed on our top floor over night taking out one business. water got in through overflowing gutters.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Mace on May 11, 2018, 07:46:40 PM
Its going to be a long weekend.... 

Law library houses many irreplaceable books. Staff offices 40 cm deep in water.

12 month old data centre in engineering building lost along with research hardware, probably $5 million insurance claim right there alone.

Back tomorrow to try and bring 25 or so buildings back to life so we can get clean up crews into them......

Happy days.



Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 11, 2018, 07:50:59 PM
Quote from: Mace
Its going to be a long weekend.... 

Law library houses many irreplaceable books. Staff offices 40 cm deep in water.

12 month old data centre in engineering building lost along with research hardware, probably $5 million insurance claim right there alone.

Back tomorrow to try and bring 25 or so buildings back to life so we can get clean up crews into them......

Happy days.
Was wondering how you were going with it...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Mace on May 11, 2018, 08:05:03 PM
Probably going to have to relocate 200 plus staff all up during clean up...  by Monday!

Here is a tip, dont feed data centre ventilation systems  from beneath as all the high pressure fans do is force all the water pooled below up into the new $3million super computer like a fountain.....


Its been a bit of a blurr today....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: austastar on May 11, 2018, 08:41:20 PM
Hi,
    Well no power for about 22 hours so far. We got off lightly, all my drains and retaining walls worked.
Not much solar, so we lit the stove for warmth and ran the hot water radiator circulating pump from a generator. Plenty of Watts left to run some lights and the TV.
No enough to run just the fridge though with only 700W.
Some of the neighbours have moved out for the night as power is not expected to be back till tomorrow.
Still, can't complain, we are warm and dry.
Cheers

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on May 11, 2018, 09:10:47 PM

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
Of ragged mountain ranges,
Of droughts and flooding rains.

Just about sums it up.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: austastar on May 12, 2018, 07:53:25 PM
Hi,
   Nice having mains 240V again. 24 hours with extension cords was enough, makes you appreciate an every day convenience.
Cheers

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 11:06:34 AM
Got smashed last night for about 15 -20 mins.. havent seen such strong wind and horizontal rain like that in a loooooooonnnnnggggg time...  Was hittin the windows at home pretty damn hard
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 15, 2018, 12:07:39 PM
Got smashed last night for about 15 -20 mins.. havent seen such strong wind and horizontal rain like that in a loooooooonnnnnggggg time...  Was hittin the windows at home pretty damn hard

We did as well and I will need to clean up tonight or tomorrow. I know there is a tree limb on my garage, found it there this morning at 5.00am and couldnt do much in the dark. It looks to of done no damage to the roof. Its got really cold in the last hour as well, might have to find some long pants

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on June 15, 2018, 02:03:56 PM
We did as well and I will need to clean up tonight or tomorrow. I know there is a tree limb on my garage, found it there this morning at 5.00am and couldnt do much in the dark. It looks to of done no damage to the roof.
that would be a good outcome...

Quote
Its got really cold in the last hour as well, might have to find some long pants
yea nice infront of the heater at work here*






















* Im lying.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 07, 2018, 04:39:03 PM
just been at mates place in Franga. 26mm

it was fair on pissin down
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 07, 2018, 05:00:05 PM
Got bugger all rain here, the wind would blow a dog off a chain though.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 08, 2018, 09:58:21 AM
still pissin down here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 08, 2018, 05:41:32 PM
Raining most of the day at Harfra, the sun came out for a little while

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 09, 2018, 08:55:58 AM
Reports of 50-60cm of snow  on woods point warby road  8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 16, 2018, 02:38:26 PM
it was windy last night and this mornin'....

Quote
Victorians are being urged to park their cars under cover and secure any loose items outside their homes on Monday before damaging winds sweep through much of the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning as it expects a strong cold front to approach south-west Victoria on Monday night and rapidly cross the state on Tuesday.

Ahead of that front, gail-force northerly winds will strengthen, with gusts expected to peak at 120km/h in Alpine areas and 100km/h in the south-west district and parts of the Wimmera.

On average, though, the winds are likely to reach 50-60km/h in the south-west and 60-70km/h in the central and eastern parts of the state.

Specifically, the Bureau says affected areas include Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Warrnambool, Seymour, Maryborough and all Alpine resorts.

Ahead of the damaging winds, the State Emergency Service is urging Victorians to:

    Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
    Secure or put away loose items around the house, yard and balcony;
    Keep clear of fallen power lines.

The front is not likely to bring significant rain as it quickly moves across the state. So while you might want to pack an umbrella on Tuesday, the emphasis should be on wearing a warm scarf and coat.

Melbourne should only see 1 to 5 millimetres, says senior forecaster Michael Efron, while the outer eastern suburbs might get up to 10 millimetres. That rain – together with a possible thunderstorm – is expected in the afternoon, after a mostly dry morning.

A top of 16 degrees is forecast for Melbourne, which will probably be reached in the morning before the winds and showers send the apparent temperature down to around 5 or 6 degrees, says Mr Efron.

Other parts of Victoria will get more rain, with the bureau forecasting around 5 to 15 millimetres in the southern and mountainous regions.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/damaging-winds-to-sweep-across-victoria-bureau-warns-20180716-p4zrqr.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/damaging-winds-to-sweep-across-victoria-bureau-warns-20180716-p4zrqr.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2018, 11:30:40 AM
Interesting arvo ahead.
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/ (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/)

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on July 17, 2018, 11:34:46 AM
Wind has just got up a couple of notches at Hawthorn, I am sure to loose a bit of timber today

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2018, 11:47:10 AM
Wind has just got up a couple of notches at Hawthorn, I am sure to loose a bit of timber today

GG
yea all calm here, but looking on security cameras down moorabbin way - windy as hell.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 17, 2018, 12:51:08 PM
Little while ago there were a lot of Brown dogs getting blown away up here.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on July 17, 2018, 01:22:06 PM
Wind is F ...A...R...K...I...N   unbelievable here atm, big rain on the radar too
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2018, 03:07:26 PM
Wind is F ...A...R...K...I...N   unbelievable here atm, big rain on the radar too
Fawk! Rain apon us.... just in time to swim drive home and everyone to lose the ability to drive cause its damp
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Mace on July 17, 2018, 03:18:34 PM
Seriously harden up you guys.

Highest wind speed in Melb at 3:00 PM was 126 at Point Wilson.  http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/observations/melbourne.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/observations/melbourne.shtml)

Mt Wellington here topped 145 at 12:15.    http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/observations/hobart.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/tas/observations/hobart.shtml)

Its rubbish collection day here.  Bins everywhere over the road on the way home at lunchtime.



 ;D ;D

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2018, 03:41:07 PM
thunder and lightning from hell at Moorabbin
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on July 17, 2018, 03:55:25 PM
Horizontal rain
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2018, 04:16:05 PM
https://twitter.com/_hotham/status/1018660886016212992/photo/1

Minus 5C & the snow is falling at Hotham today. More snowfalls expected this week!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigfish on July 17, 2018, 04:25:44 PM
Absolutely beautiful day here in Cairns....... 8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 17, 2018, 04:36:51 PM
Quote from: Bigfish
Absolutely beautiful day here in Cairns....... 8)

yea but we only have hour drive to drive in Shit loads of snow :D :D :D  Our night snow run should be Shit cold this year  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 19, 2018, 06:26:00 PM
Really pissin down here and Shit loads of thunda.... waiting hoping for lightning show!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on July 19, 2018, 07:00:59 PM
Really pissin down here and Shit loads of thunda.... waiting hoping for lightning show!

Stick up a big metal pole, as high as you can get it.
That'll get you an unbelievable lightning show.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 24, 2018, 03:37:06 PM
impressive lightning show
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2018, 04:18:41 PM
if anyone lost a trampoline it just blew by at about 120ft
https://www.windy.com/?-37.810,144.954,5 (https://www.windy.com/?-37.810,144.954,5)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on July 29, 2018, 04:25:12 PM
if anyone lost a trampoline it just blew by at about 120ft
https://www.windy.com/?-37.810,144.954,5 (https://www.windy.com/?-37.810,144.954,5)
did you have a curry for dinner lastnight?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 29, 2018, 04:26:16 PM
Quote from: Rumpig
did you have a curry for dinner lastnight?
the state would be in trouble if anyone did...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on July 29, 2018, 07:45:43 PM
Going camping up the high country Tuesday night... I reckon it's going to be miserable as hell...

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 29, 2018, 07:48:07 PM
Going camping up the high country Tuesday night... I reckon it's going to be miserable as hell...


Better than working :)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lukeycat on July 29, 2018, 07:56:25 PM
Going camping up the high country Tuesday night... I reckon it's going to be miserable as hell...

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May get some of the white stuff mate I'd prefer to be snowed on than rained on though easier to just brush it off hahahaha.


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on July 29, 2018, 08:14:49 PM
May get some of the white stuff mate I'd prefer to be snowed on than rained on though easier to just brush it off hahahaha.


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I need snow!!

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 30, 2018, 10:57:24 AM
Quote from: DrewXT
I need snow!!
Our club had one of our annual Mt Skene trips Saturday night... will see how it went, but I'd say blizzard conditions up top
the boys stay at Crows Hut couple klm from summit.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: DrewXT on July 30, 2018, 11:03:48 AM
Our club had one of our annual Mt Skene trips Saturday night... will see how it went, but I'd say blizzard conditions up top
the boys stay at Crows Hut couple klm from summit.
You're a life saver!!  Now I just need to find the bastard on the map!

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 31, 2018, 02:12:05 PM
Nobody made the summit of Skene on weekend... DEEP and chewed up by some arsehat in a Unimog... but the cops are sorting him and his mates out  8) 8) 8) 8)


apparently these dudes are gettin hit with the bill for the rescue.
https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsShepparton/posts/update:-the-men-have-been/2050998031608663/ (https://www.facebook.com/WINNewsShepparton/posts/update:-the-men-have-been/2050998031608663/)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 31, 2018, 02:40:56 PM
(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/38130172_2116394035351400_8558748280412962816_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=3541242fefeed229769a76e67bcf0d73&oe=5C0B084B)
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Camped there overnight
Yesterday I came up to Mt Terrible with muddy tracks today going back with snowy tracks lol a fresh bump of 2 inches bloody awesome camping -3 degrees
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 03, 2018, 08:58:31 AM
Awesome weekend coming up :(
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/national_radar_sat.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/national_radar_sat.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on August 03, 2018, 07:32:18 PM
Camping at King Junction Station  in FNQ    . ln the morn we watch the sunrise on the air strip with coffie  . The days are 30 odd degrees or so  , cold  :cheers: from the Engals  . Brain  Freeze Cold   .                :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on August 04, 2018, 08:48:45 AM
Damn! I think he likes it up here & is planning on staying :'(

There go the Qld property values! >:D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on August 04, 2018, 09:12:45 AM
Camping at King Junction Station  in FNQ    . ln the morn we watch the sunrise on the air strip with coffie  . The days are 30 odd degrees or so  , cold  :cheers: from the Engals  . Brain  Freeze Cold   .                :cheers:
who are you again....maybe duck over to the introductions section and tell us abit about yourself :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 07, 2018, 06:05:11 PM
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/risk-of-avalanches-in-snow-country-after-strong-winds-heavy-snowfall-20180807-p4zw1e.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/risk-of-avalanches-in-snow-country-after-strong-winds-heavy-snowfall-20180807-p4zw1e.html)

lol!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2018, 09:50:43 AM
https://www.windy.com/?-40.082,144.448,7 (https://www.windy.com/?-40.082,144.448,7)

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 10, 2018, 12:48:59 PM
I am sure I will have some extra firewood tomorrow to cut up with the winds we have now and coming

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2018, 01:32:16 PM
All cops and ambos and firey's outside DFO nunawading
one of them big arse poles blew down!
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2018, 02:36:50 PM
https://au.news.yahoo.com/falling-tree-traps-mates-bucks-weekend-leaving-36-broken-bones-022343481.html


'We were camping at Frenchmans Camp ground in Big River.
The tree came from across the other side of the River, we weren't under it. (see attached photo)
No one was in the car'
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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on August 10, 2018, 04:20:54 PM
https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/driver-dies-after-tree-hits-car (https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/driver-dies-after-tree-hits-car)

Police are investigating after a car was hit by a falling tree in Lilydale this morning (10 August).
It is believed the maroon Holden Commodore sedan was driving west on Warburton Highway when a tree fell across the roadway and onto the car about 11am.
The 33-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the car, from Wandin North, died at the scene.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: lukeycat on August 10, 2018, 05:46:08 PM
https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/driver-dies-after-tree-hits-car (https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/driver-dies-after-tree-hits-car)

Police are investigating after a car was hit by a falling tree in Lilydale this morning (10 August).
It is believed the maroon Holden Commodore sedan was driving west on Warburton Highway when a tree fell across the roadway and onto the car about 11am.
The 33-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the car, from Wandin North, died at the scene.

How bloody unlucky can you be pretty sad situation.



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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 10, 2018, 06:01:31 PM
https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/driver-dies-after-tree-hits-car (https://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/driver-dies-after-tree-hits-car)

Police are investigating after a car was hit by a falling tree in Lilydale this morning (10 August).
It is believed the maroon Holden Commodore sedan was driving west on Warburton Highway when a tree fell across the roadway and onto the car about 11am.
The 33-year-old male driver and sole occupant of the car, from Wandin North, died at the scene.

How bloody unlucky can you be pretty sad situation.

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Exactly, once your number comes out of the hat, ya gotta go.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 11, 2018, 10:25:00 AM
I am sure I will have some extra firewood tomorrow to cut up with the winds we have now and coming

GG
Only one big one down. Took out my fence on the way down. Got something to do tomorrow now.

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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on August 11, 2018, 10:31:04 AM
Hate it when they take out the fence.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 11, 2018, 06:35:54 PM
Matlock yesterday
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on August 12, 2018, 09:58:33 AM
Nice today in the whipstick, been a cold and blowy 3 days previously(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180811/61c6ddb342aebcfa334ef8f06455f9c8.jpg)

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on August 14, 2018, 10:53:22 PM
Really blowin here now, my chimney's getting a real song going because of it.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 15, 2018, 12:11:06 PM
watched a bloke on the eastlink lose a load of timber sheeting and pipes off his car, and a dude with a trailer that was blowing all over the road
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: austastar on August 15, 2018, 02:39:53 PM
Hi,
    Trial Harbour was a tad breezy the other night.
Cheers

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on August 19, 2018, 07:56:41 AM
https://au.news.yahoo.com/falling-tree-traps-mates-bucks-weekend-leaving-36-broken-bones-022343481.html


'We were camping at Frenchmans Camp ground in Big River.
The tree came from across the other side of the River, we weren't under it. (see attached photo)
No one was in the car'
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3 of my mates were there for the bucks weekend
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 19, 2018, 03:31:57 PM
cold and mad windy in Jamieson today, no power in town when we woke up..

Insane wind on the way home, and hail and sleet and all sorts of Shit
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on August 19, 2018, 05:48:26 PM
Power went out around 2.30. Still out for the entire area. I knew I shouldn't have test ran the generator this morning.

By the sounds of the bang just before it went put a transformer went bang. I blame the weather

GG

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 21, 2018, 08:52:57 AM
2018 snow chart at Hotham
Records are being broken with 406cm of snowfall this season.
Another 8cm of snow overnight

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 27, 2018, 09:38:03 AM
I cant see this being possible - Lovicks Hut!!!!!!!

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how it looks without snow
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 02, 2018, 10:10:53 AM
we got thunder and lightning here and lots of short bursts of lots o rain.... great for humidity :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on November 02, 2018, 10:48:28 AM
Got a bit of rain about 5MM at best & now its gloomy out . But very nice to see  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ozsnowman on November 07, 2018, 10:27:57 AM
Was in Yarrawonga Tuesday morning, and it was pelting down up there - back home later that morning near Echuca and the road was barely wet :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 01, 2019, 07:30:18 PM
42 on Friday - thats abominable weather for fires...


Quote
Temperatures are expected to climb above 40 degrees on Friday as the state heads into the summer peak.

Following a balmy start to 2019, Melbourne is forecast to see the mercury rise on Thursday to 28 degrees before climbing to an expected 42 degrees on Friday.

Senior forecaster Rod Dickson said north-westerly winds were dragging heat from inland, causing a day of extreme heat.

"The maximum temperature depends on the time of the cool southerly change," Mr Dickson said.
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/a-balmy-start-but-get-set-for-a-scorcher-later-this-week-20190101-p50p1c.html#comments (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/a-balmy-start-but-get-set-for-a-scorcher-later-this-week-20190101-p50p1c.html#comments)



Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 25, 2019, 08:37:06 AM
What an absolute shocker of a day, and it's still early!! Fingers crossed things don't go pear-shaped.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: SJindustries on January 25, 2019, 08:40:39 AM
It’s bloody hot @ Mansfield


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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 25, 2019, 08:48:58 AM
Not just the temp, 50km/h northerly is going to cause trouble
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 08:51:08 AM
Quote from: D4D
Not just the temp, 50km/h northerly is going to cause trouble

Trucks were getting blown nearly a full lane coming along Eastlink where you drove over an overpass its that windy.. but its *sorta* keepin the temp down.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 25, 2019, 08:56:02 AM
Yep, we were heated off at 7.40. Will be happy to get home and monitor the fire app with all preparations ready just in case. Not good out there

GG
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 25, 2019, 12:21:22 PM
Stay Safe out there Any campers please consider getting out to a safe area .
lf it gets a start today it will be very hard to stop  .
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 12:43:58 PM
Stay Safe out there Any campers please consider getting out to a safe area .
lf it gets a start today it will be very hard to stop  .
troubles in Gippsland already

https://emergency.vic.gov.au/respond/
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on January 25, 2019, 01:11:40 PM
it just dropped 15 degrees in 10 minutes.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 01:30:35 PM
it just dropped 15 degrees in 10 minutes.  :cheers:
yea looked outside just now looked a little dull, but theres nothing but scattered on BOM maps...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 25, 2019, 01:54:59 PM
it just dropped 15 degrees in 10 minutes.  :cheers:

Yeah but that's still 45 to 30...still warm
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 25, 2019, 02:32:14 PM
Gezzzz lets not knock back 15D down that's a good start . lt will be hours before it hits here  , but its blowing dust all over the place . The wind is changing direction to keep us interested . :cheers:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 25, 2019, 04:24:34 PM
Yeah but that's still 45 to 30...still warm
agree but another front coming...

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/sit-tight-the-cool-change-is-almost-here-20190125-p50tmt.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/sit-tight-the-cool-change-is-almost-here-20190125-p50tmt.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 30, 2019, 06:51:33 PM
**** we got smashed with rain and hail round 5.30
few streets still closed with trees down adn underwater.... :o
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 30, 2019, 07:00:09 PM
For the last hour we have had a Thunder Storm , shake rattle & rain . This is Good as it cant burn if its wet  .                          :cup:                   :cheers:
   l can sit in my shed listening to rain  & rejoice  .           :cheers: :laugh:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on January 30, 2019, 07:23:03 PM
Yeah pretty heavy rain, thunder, lightening etc and a howling wind.
BUT,
 the Weber kept it's roast temp throughout and a lovely roast and veges.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: OldPaj on January 30, 2019, 07:35:23 PM
For the last hour we have had a Thunder Storm , shake rattle & rain . This is Good as it cant burn if its wet  .                          :cup:                   :cheers:
   l can sit in my shed listening to rain  & rejoice  .           :cheers: :laugh:

We got about 137 spots (1.1mm) here (Heathcote) and a little bit of wind.
Bugger need about 50mm fast to fill up the tanks and dams and a few months of steady drizzle to soak everything.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on January 30, 2019, 07:51:29 PM
We got about 137 spots (1.1mm) here and a little bit of wind.
Bugger need about 50mm fast to fill up the tanks and dams and a few months of steady drizzle to soak everything.

But where are you  , in regards to said rain    ??? ??? ??? ???                                 :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on February 01, 2019, 05:31:24 PM
They NEED rain in Langwarrin.
I hope BIRD (Bruce) is ok........?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on March 06, 2019, 03:30:37 PM
Snow at Baw Baw! + dust storms out west
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/dust-storm-rolls-through-melbourne-as-snow-falls-at-mount-baw-baw-20190306-p5126e.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/dust-storm-rolls-through-melbourne-as-snow-falls-at-mount-baw-baw-20190306-p5126e.html)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on March 06, 2019, 06:39:59 PM
After watching lightening on Friday night at about 8PM got called out about 15 mins later . Went to Avenal fire ground to play in steep rocky dry inaccessible fire ground in the dark . What could possibly go wrong .                                           :'( watching it all turn to ash    :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on May 02, 2019, 08:48:48 AM
47ml in the gauge at Dunolly over the last 48 hours.
17 here in Keysborough.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 02, 2019, 10:03:39 AM
LOL... gotta love the generic tornado photo they used in this one from last night

https://www.standard.net.au/story/6101593/cabins-thrown-over-300-metres-as-tornado-like-weather-event-rips-through-caravan-park/?cs=72 (https://www.standard.net.au/story/6101593/cabins-thrown-over-300-metres-as-tornado-like-weather-event-rips-through-caravan-park/?cs=72)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 02, 2019, 03:56:03 PM
Bit of lightning round at moment up north
(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59606375_2668759416467962_7682668002495430656_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent.fmel8-1.fna&oh=32db3ba83cdd3458e1582a845b830ee4&oe=5D65E8F9)

2 fronts coming together
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR493.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR493.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 02, 2019, 05:14:06 PM
Wouldnt like to be camping in the HC at moment :D
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on May 04, 2019, 05:14:11 PM
We got 36MM of rain  an average start  , but a start  .              :cup:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 07, 2019, 07:53:36 PM
Happy days in Mildura!

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/the-whole-town-went-pitch-black-mildura-goes-dark-as-dust-storm-hits-20190507-p51l0l.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/the-whole-town-went-pitch-black-mildura-goes-dark-as-dust-storm-hits-20190507-p51l0l.html)

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Cruiser 105Tvan on May 08, 2019, 02:33:45 AM
Happy days in Mildura!

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/the-whole-town-went-pitch-black-mildura-goes-dark-as-dust-storm-hits-20190507-p51l0l.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/the-whole-town-went-pitch-black-mildura-goes-dark-as-dust-storm-hits-20190507-p51l0l.html)

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Make your day for sure, right?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigfish on May 08, 2019, 06:52:21 AM
Well I can give you Victorians some good news.

  Perfectly sunny day with a top of 29 and a magnificent day in Cairns....

:cheers:


I knew there was a reason I left Vic 30+ years ago....apart from chasing barra in the N.T.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on May 08, 2019, 07:41:01 AM
Well I can give you Victorians some good news.

  Perfectly sunny day with a top of 29 and a magnificent day in Cairns....

:cheers:


I knew there was a reason I left Vic 30+ years ago....apart from chasing barra in the N.T.
Went for a surf on Monday, water temp was 24 degrees, air temp was 24 degrees.
I don’t know how I suffered through it for all of those hours and hours....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on May 08, 2019, 12:57:15 PM
Well I can give you Victorians some good news.

  Perfectly sunny day with a top of 29 and a magnificent day in Cairns....

:cheers:


I knew there was a reason I left Vic 30+ years ago....apart from chasing barra in the N.T.
Went for a surf on Monday, water temp was 24 degrees, air temp was 24 degrees.
I don’t know how I suffered through it for all of those hours and hours....
Bloody hell the sh!t weather has ended in Queensland,  now we have to put up with another six months of them whining about our weather. Don't know what you blokes are on about, it's a balmy 15 degrees and pissing with rain

BTW Big fish, I just checked, you were deported from Vic

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: BC66 on May 08, 2019, 01:04:36 PM
Nothing wrong with Qld weather
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: macca on May 08, 2019, 01:23:59 PM
Nothing wrong with Qld weather
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Nothing wrong with Melbourne weather either, we'll make those minimum figures no worries only difference is they be our maximum, keep it up we're sending a couple hundred thousand visitors your way

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigfish on May 08, 2019, 02:14:36 PM
Nothing wrong with Melbourne weather either, we'll make those minimum figures no worries only difference is they be our maximum, keep it up we're sending a couple hundred thousand visitors your way

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Its already began.  The annual lemming run began around Easter.  Caravans aplenty on the road.  Cant say we don't turn the weather on for them!!

By the way Macca...I wasnt deported...I escaped before they caught me.   :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: doc evil on May 08, 2019, 02:28:56 PM
Ain't half bad on this side of the paddock either.......... ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on May 08, 2019, 03:45:31 PM
Boring, same  day after day, shorts & thongs.

Our temps give you an incentive to get off your arze and do something.



Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: doc evil on May 08, 2019, 06:27:55 PM
Boring, same  day after day, shorts & thongs.

Our temps give you an incentive to get off your arze and do something.

What, hide inside near the heater ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on May 08, 2019, 07:08:51 PM
What, hide inside near the heater ;D ;D

At night yes, nothing like an open fire.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: chester ver2.0 on May 09, 2019, 09:30:30 AM
Nothing wrong with Qld weather
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Just packing the ute see you soon
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: BC66 on May 09, 2019, 09:39:33 AM
Just packing the ute see you soon
I went up to Mt Tamborine on the weekend and I swear half of Victoria was up there


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 09, 2019, 07:00:23 PM
I went up to Mt Tamborine on the weekend and I swear half of Victoria was up there


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they will be this weekend :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on May 10, 2019, 08:39:16 AM
You'll need a reservation if you want to go up there this weekend, being Mum's Day >:D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 10, 2019, 12:49:50 PM
My folks live near Wonthaggi and just got smashed with rain and hail. Flat roof and hail = flooded kitchen :(

(http://blkmav.com/myswag/cp1.jpg)
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Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2019, 07:33:56 PM
Quote from: D4D
My folks live near Wonthaggi and just got smashed with rain and hail. Flat roof and hail = flooded kitchen :(
obliteration down Dromana way... cars floating n Shit
HC will be busy with people looking for snow this weekend...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 10, 2019, 08:06:29 PM
FARKLES!



Extreme weather has destroyed a Gippsland life saving club, years after politicians were first warned it was vulnerable and just days before the end of repairs paid for by tireless community fundraising.

Heavy rain, winds, hail and tides lashed the the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club at Cape Paterson on Friday, gouging away land surrounding the club and flooding it as well as nearby community facilities.

Fearing the next high tide could finish the club off entirely, members were on Friday afternoon desperately trying to salvage valuable equipment and memorabilia from inside.

No official rain measurements exist at Wonthaggi, but the Bureau of Meteorology had received several reports that more than 100 millimetres had fallen during Friday's wild weather.

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-re-just-gobsmacked-freak-weather-destroys-life-saving-club-20190510-p51m6d.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/we-re-just-gobsmacked-freak-weather-destroys-life-saving-club-20190510-p51m6d.html)

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Facilities half submerged in slush and hail
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on May 11, 2019, 06:54:54 AM
FARKLES!



Extreme weather has destroyed a Gippsland life saving club, years after politicians were first warned it was vulnerable and just days before the end of repairs paid for by tireless community fundraising.

Heavy rain, winds, hail and tides lashed the the Wonthaggi Life Saving Club at Cape Paterson on Friday, gouging away land surrounding the club and flooding it as well as nearby community facilities.

Fearing the next high tide could finish the club off entirely, members were on Friday afternoon desperately trying to salvage valuable equipment and memorabilia from inside.

No official rain measurements exist at Wonthaggi, but the Bureau of Meteorology had received several reports that more than 100 millimetres had fallen during Friday's wild weather.

Yup, my folks live 100m from there :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 23, 2019, 11:56:04 AM
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 27, 2019, 02:45:00 PM
Matlock at 8am.... tempting to go for a run tomorrow

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 28, 2019, 11:22:34 AM
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/snow-traps-eight-on-mt-hotham-with-terrible-conditions-set-to-worsen-20190528-p51rv2.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/snow-traps-eight-on-mt-hotham-with-terrible-conditions-set-to-worsen-20190528-p51rv2.html)

Emergency service workers are trying to save eight people who spent the night stuck in four 4WDs near Mount Hotham.

The alarm was raised following heavy snowfall yesterday afternoon.

The four adults and four children, aged between six and 12, spent the night in their vehicles on the Blue Rag Range Track west of the Dargo High Plains Road.

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2019, 10:46:31 AM
Baw Baw
A number of trees have collapsed due to the weight of the snow and as a result resort entry road is closed until further update



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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on May 30, 2019, 11:23:08 AM
Looks just like here...NOT!!!!...currently sitting under an umbrella in the shade in shorts and t shirt by the pool of the house i’m renovating, it’s to hot to be in the full sun. See that blue stuff in the background, it’s the sky 8)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2019, 11:44:53 AM
Quote from: Rumpig
See that boy stuff in the background, it’s the sky 8)
Im concerned...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2019, 05:24:10 PM
Woods Point Warby Road now closed do to snow conditions :D

how good would it be to be at Woods Point Pub now with the fire blaring, booze cold and the footy on!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on May 30, 2019, 05:45:28 PM
Im concerned...
bloody phone...lol...should turn that auto text crap off, I spend more time fixing my posts half the time then writing them
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on May 30, 2019, 05:46:38 PM
bloody phone...lol...should turn that auto text crap off, I spend more time fixing my posts half the time then writing them
:cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on May 30, 2019, 08:00:42 PM
bloody phone...lol...should turn that auto text crap off, I spend more time fixing my posts half the time then writing them

Shuuuure you do   ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigfish on June 02, 2019, 02:18:22 PM
cOLD SNAP TO HIT US.....
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 08, 2019, 08:55:44 AM
I bought a digital rain gauge with a Bunnings voucher I had, works well, lots of nerdy rain data :)
https://www.bunnings.com.au/nylex-digital-rain-gauge_p0057137 (https://www.bunnings.com.au/nylex-digital-rain-gauge_p0057137)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: edz on July 08, 2019, 10:46:21 AM
Weve  got this modern type of one  ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on July 08, 2019, 07:31:19 PM
I bought a digital rain gauge with a Bunnings voucher I had, works well, lots of nerdy rain data :)
https://www.bunnings.com.au/nylex-digital-rain-gauge_p0057137 (https://www.bunnings.com.au/nylex-digital-rain-gauge_p0057137)
Just make sure you mount the rain collection bit in a good spot away from obstructions and out of reach of little kids shoving the hose in there when they’re squirting water at the dog..... ;)

Apparently it can be a pain having to remember to deduct 788mm from your annual total. Not that I’d know.... ;D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 08, 2019, 07:33:03 PM
Apparently it can be a pain having to remember to deduct 788mm from your annual total. Not that I’d know.... ;D

 :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on July 09, 2019, 08:04:12 AM
I bought a digital rain gauge with a Bunnings voucher I had, works well, lots of nerdy rain data :)

Thanks, been thinking about getting something similar.

Noticed on the blurb:

"The wireless rain collector sensor transmits data by using a low power radio frequency to the display main unit that can be located up to 100m away (within line of sight)"

How do you go with "line of sight" to inside the house ???
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on July 09, 2019, 09:11:34 AM
How do you go with "line of sight" to inside the house ???

Display unit is in the garage 5m away through a double brick wall. It drops out if I move it further away. Appears to be pretty low power.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on July 09, 2019, 10:04:23 AM
Mine is not the same brand/model, but roughly the same price range.

The rain collection bit is about 15m away from the display, but has line of sight through a glass window.
The tempreture sensor is about 20m away from the display and has to pass through 2 solid core filled concrete block walls and a timber stud wall, it works just fine.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 09, 2019, 10:23:43 AM
Mt Baw Baw
Cloud increasing during the day with some late showers in the south.
Snowfalls developing overnight that should become heavy above 1400m in the early hours of Thursday.
Winds increasing to gale force.

or Friday
15cm of snow
Snowfalls increasing during the morning in Victorian resorts and then up into NSW. Heavy snow and blizzard conditions reaching down to around 700m overnight.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 09, 2019, 07:25:37 PM
Rained this arvo , could have spat harder  :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2019, 06:59:47 PM
Phukin cold, and phukkkkin windy.
apparently going to need an ark in an hour or 2
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 10, 2019, 07:11:34 PM
Phukin cold, and phukkkkin windy.
apparently going to need an ark in an hour or 2
snow cam's are lookin fine for weekend
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 10, 2019, 09:00:35 PM
lts persisting down now & very windy .  So glad lm home with a heated slab floor , not a diesel heater  :cheers: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2019, 06:06:33 AM
Currently 3.2 at my place, with the forecast of a sunny day and 25 degrees. (Shorts and T shirt weather today)

Space heater running on medium, sitting here in shorts at 6am.

You southerners crack me up..... ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: rockrat on July 11, 2019, 06:56:13 AM
Yes, a fine morning indeed, except of course for those QLDrs still crying in their XXXX / Bundy / Great Northern over the loss to the mighty Blues last night


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on July 11, 2019, 07:02:30 AM
Yes, a fine morning indeed, except of course for those QLDrs still crying in their XXXX / Bundy / Great Northern over the loss to the mighty Blues last night


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Those that care might be.... :D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 12, 2019, 05:10:13 PM
they certainly need battening down today!!!! although they'd be frozen shut
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on July 12, 2019, 09:26:40 PM
With the strong weather warning out & about it might not be beach weather this weekend  :-*
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 13, 2019, 11:28:03 PM
Hailed a bit in Ringwood...

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 18, 2019, 01:01:23 PM
Mt Donna Buang last weekend...

this was a post from last Sat. They now only let one car up when one heads down...
and nowhere to turn around!!!


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on July 18, 2019, 01:18:28 PM
Can one of you Southerners please come and collect the grey nomad fella that I know is from Victoria, who just stripped down to his budgie smugglers and decided to sunbake just off to the side of our camp here at Canarvon Gorge please. My eyes, oh god my eyes, they burn from the glare of that lilly white skin.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 18, 2019, 02:29:15 PM
Can one of you Southerners please come and collect the grey nomad fella that I know is from Victoria, who just stripped down to his budgie smugglers and decided to sunbake just off to the side of our camp here at Canarvon Gorge please. My eyes, oh god my eyes, they burn from the glare of that lilly white skin.
Not driving a mux is it?

 :worthles:
 :worthles:
 :worthles:
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Rumpig on July 18, 2019, 02:38:37 PM
Not driving a mux is it?

 :worthles:
 :worthles:
 :worthles:
Colorado dual cab actually...thankfully he’s put his clothes back on now, so pics for you
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on July 18, 2019, 02:41:11 PM
Colorado dual cab actually...thankfully he’s put his clothes back on now, so pics for you
thought it might have been keithy!!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 08, 2019, 01:21:42 PM
Code Brown
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victorians-brace-for-the-worst-winter-weather-of-the-year-20190808-p52ezz.html

Glad im in perth :D
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on August 08, 2019, 09:06:36 PM
New SYD-MEL flight record tonight due to the wind in MEL, 3 hours :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pete79 on August 08, 2019, 10:07:29 PM
I’ve already started getting the text messages warning me that Sydney airport will be messing up the nations flights again tomorrow.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 09, 2019, 10:21:29 AM
Quote from: D4D
New SYD-MEL flight record tonight due to the wind in MEL, 3 hours :(
Would have been like being on a seagull?

Wondering if I'll get home tonight or not :(


Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 09, 2019, 10:51:51 AM
https://www.3aw.com.au/its-on-the-way-wild-weather-to-finally-lash-the-state-today/ (https://www.3aw.com.au/its-on-the-way-wild-weather-to-finally-lash-the-state-today/)

frankston pier usually

(https://www.3aw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2019/04/frankstonpier.jpg)


today... as it floats away down the coast towards Mordiallic!!!!!!!!!!!
(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67755181_10157592197387422_2259248240459251712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQlWGU38-OwRaKQzJwpFzkXb6D_UEin_GARVolxUZws15jvJx3bwji-mDlmvzBJjLSo0ANcKUOvfYArm6DLW1-qY&_nc_ht=scontent.fmel8-1.fna&oh=6a18ca23446bf0e11433e538993fb98e&oe=5DCEE504)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 09, 2019, 03:05:13 PM
Bita snow round Matlock
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on August 09, 2019, 03:10:06 PM
Solo 1 will be off the road due to ice and snow.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on August 09, 2019, 05:18:10 PM
Wondering if I'll get home tonight or not :(

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/wild-weather-sydney-flights-cancelled-due-to-gale-force-winds/news-story/190fa3af2a5accabab9dbc6b22f23df3 (https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/wild-weather-sydney-flights-cancelled-due-to-gale-force-winds/news-story/190fa3af2a5accabab9dbc6b22f23df3)
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on August 10, 2019, 12:12:22 PM
https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/wild-weather-sydney-flights-cancelled-due-to-gale-force-winds/news-story/190fa3af2a5accabab9dbc6b22f23df3 (https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-advice/flights/wild-weather-sydney-flights-cancelled-due-to-gale-force-winds/news-story/190fa3af2a5accabab9dbc6b22f23df3)
got home late...
but the dude picking me up had someone whose plane out of Shitney was delayed since 5pm, and this was well after 11!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigfish on August 10, 2019, 12:36:14 PM
https://www.3aw.com.au/its-on-the-way-wild-weather-to-finally-lash-the-state-today/ (https://www.3aw.com.au/its-on-the-way-wild-weather-to-finally-lash-the-state-today/)

frankston pier usually

(https://www.3aw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2019/04/frankstonpier.jpg)


today... as it floats away down the coast towards Mordiallic!!!!!!!!!!!
(https://scontent.fmel8-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/67755181_10157592197387422_2259248240459251712_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQlWGU38-OwRaKQzJwpFzkXb6D_UEin_GARVolxUZws15jvJx3bwji-mDlmvzBJjLSo0ANcKUOvfYArm6DLW1-qY&_nc_ht=scontent.fmel8-1.fna&oh=6a18ca23446bf0e11433e538993fb98e&oe=5DCEE504)

Looking out over backyard with hills in distance, Cairns whilst Vic freezes....No wonder they head North..



Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on September 06, 2019, 05:00:26 PM
Supposed to have 40 days and 40 nights worth tonight
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV21037.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV21037.shtml)

just drizzlin here now though
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on September 06, 2019, 05:11:03 PM
It's been heavy on and off since 3
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Palmer on September 06, 2019, 07:39:05 PM
Been heavy this side of the strait for most of the day, but has eased up in last few hours
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: BC66 on September 06, 2019, 08:24:13 PM
What is rain?


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on September 08, 2019, 10:30:56 AM
Supposed to have 40 days and 40 nights worth tonight

Ohh yes, please :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 19, 2019, 03:33:02 PM
Been pissing down here all day... lots of mm of rain.. windy as **** too
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on October 19, 2019, 03:39:13 PM
Been pissing down here all day... lots of mm of rain.. windy as **** too

Got about 10 minutes here
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on October 26, 2019, 10:57:13 AM
If anyone sees a hatch fly by, can they grab it and batten down..
****in crazy windy here... Funny watchin th bikes at Phillip is!

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV21037.shtml

 Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS

For people in Central, East Gippsland, South West, Northern Country, North Central, North East, West and South Gippsland and parts of Mallee and Wimmera Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:03 am Saturday, 26 October 2019.

Strong and squally winds today

A vigorous cold front will sweep across Victoria this morning.

DAMAGING WINDS, averaging 60 to 70 km/h with peak gusts of around 90 km/h are expected across the warning area, particularly during the late morning and afternoon.

The strongest gusts are likely to be associated with showers and/or thunderstorms.

The area of strongest wind gusts will contract eastwards during the afternoon and are expected to ease below warning threshold throughout by the early evening.

Locations which may be affected include Melbourne, Ballarat, Warrnambool and Bendigo.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move vehicles under cover or away from trees;
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony;
* Keep clear of fallen power lines;
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 01, 2019, 09:46:27 PM
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV21037.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDV21037.shtml)

So much for thunda storms... its calm, 500% humid and ****in hot.. even worse air cond blew up last weekend :'(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 02, 2019, 11:27:51 AM
Been constant 'rain' here all morning..

seems plenty around... Shit weekend to be camping!
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on November 02, 2019, 11:53:40 AM
Been constant 'rain' here all morning..

seems plenty around... Shit weekend to be camping!

Getting reasonable falls here, too. Not constant, but a good soaking.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on November 02, 2019, 12:00:03 PM
Been constant 'rain' here all morning..

seems plenty around... Shit weekend to be camping!
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Never a bad weekend to camp. Its only water Bird.

In Bright this weekend and its supposed to bucket down this arvo. Lets see what comes of it. Our site has good fall across it.

GG

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 07, 2019, 08:35:27 AM
Its a touch windy out there.
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 08, 2019, 11:17:06 AM
Bluff Hut few hours ago
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and


The 10th anniversary Targa High Country based at Mt Buller in the Victorian Alps is well underway. There are eight special stages today ahead of a further eight tomorrow, finishing with four runs on Sunday.
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 12, 2019, 05:28:07 PM
We got MAD wind happening here, pissin down and smallhail!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 20, 2019, 03:21:30 PM
Doesnt sound good...
Quote

People living in Victoria's north and north-west have been urged to leave their homes as soon as possible as the region faces the worst fire conditions in 10 years.

Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp declared a Code Red – the state’s highest bushfire warning level - for the Mallee and Northern Country regions on Wednesday afternoon.

“Do not be there. If a fire occurs, you will not survive,” Steve Warrington, the CFA’s chief officer, said on Wednesday.

“If you live in those areas and a fire occurs, a fire will take your home. You need to make sure you are not there. Code Red says to us that we cannot control a fire if it starts. Move out tonight.”


https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/move-out-tonight-first-code-red-since-2010-issued-for-parts-of-victoria-20191120-p53cfl.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/move-out-tonight-first-code-red-since-2010-issued-for-parts-of-victoria-20191120-p53cfl.html)

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Ozsnowman on November 22, 2019, 10:02:04 AM
Doesnt sound good...


Yep, I live in Rochester and yesterday was too close for comfort, especially when we started getting the emergency warning chimes through the phones telling us that it was too late to leave. Thankfully the 40+ CFA trucks and Water Bomber(s) did a brilliant job of fighting the fires and a bit of luck later in the day with a weather change. CFA crews came from as far as Mt Eliza and Pakenham, so big thanks to them for coming such a long way to help out!!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on November 26, 2019, 04:08:47 PM
Mt Hotham few hours ago


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Robbo on December 01, 2019, 06:28:07 AM
Money will fix it.. :D :D

"Yeah Right"   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on December 01, 2019, 03:08:02 PM
Just playing around with BoM weather radar & saw that Mt Hotham is currently showing as -2C.

Had a look a bit further &

$ Date/Time EDT   Temp °C    App Temp °C
01/03:30pm   -1.9   -11.6
01/03:30am   1.0   -8.8
30/03:30pm   3.4   0.0
30/03:30am   5.7   1.2
29/03:30pm   16.3   7.4
29/03:30am   9.6   1.7

So the last 2 days, it's been colder late arvo than before dawn, & December has started colder than November?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 01, 2019, 06:13:32 PM
Just playing around with BoM weather radar & saw that Mt Hotham is currently showing as -2C.

Had a look a bit further &

$ Date/Time EDT   Temp °C    App Temp °C
01/03:30pm   -1.9   -11.6
01/03:30am   1.0   -8.8
30/03:30pm   3.4   0.0
30/03:30am   5.7   1.2
29/03:30pm   16.3   7.4
29/03:30am   9.6   1.7

So the last 2 days, it's been colder late arvo than before dawn, & December has started colder than November?
numerous times have ahad snow in Nov/Dec on Skene... its snowing at moment

its all global warming... :P
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 02, 2019, 08:56:07 AM
ahhhhhhhh Summer in Victoria..
https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/a-white-christmas-summer-chill-brings-second-day-of-snow-20191202-p53fwm.html (https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/a-white-christmas-summer-chill-brings-second-day-of-snow-20191202-p53fwm.html)
.

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: speewa158 on December 04, 2019, 07:34:00 PM
lm not sure weather to pull out the woolies or shorts at present  ??? ??? ???
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 05, 2019, 09:47:00 AM
Quote from: speewa158
lm not sure weather to pull out the woolies or shorts at present  ??? ??? ???
just hang onto em so they dont blow away..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on December 30, 2019, 02:15:30 PM
Could be a ****in massive storm if going on the weather as it is right now in Melb


Severe thunderstorm warning issued for most of the state

The weather bureau has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Melbourne metropolitan region and Gippsland, as well as parts of the Mallee, South West and Northern Country districts.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2020, 02:05:16 PM
Been a while since I've seen BLACK on the rain map

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Fizzie on January 15, 2020, 02:07:20 PM
Yeah :D, but ...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/warragamba-dam-installs-booms-to-catch-bushfire-debris/11866838 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-15/warragamba-dam-installs-booms-to-catch-bushfire-debris/11866838)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: xcvator on January 15, 2020, 02:20:40 PM
Lots of thunder but nought else here atm
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 15, 2020, 02:38:06 PM
Lots of thunder but nought else here atm
Give it 15 mins LOL, go soap up the car, by the time you've finished, teh rain'll be there to rince it orf.. :P
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on January 19, 2020, 03:23:20 PM
Just got 8mm in less than 20min, rivers everywhere. I love the rain but I'd prefer 8mm over a day...
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 19, 2020, 04:20:41 PM
Just got 8mm in less than 20min, rivers everywhere. I love the rain but I'd prefer 8mm over a day...
Carrum got Shit loads of hail

we copped 20mins of thunda, in 10 mins of light drizzle. :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 19, 2020, 04:22:26 PM
Nothing at all over here......yet...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 19, 2020, 06:54:35 PM
All cars now under cover...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GeoffA on January 19, 2020, 06:56:07 PM
All cars now under cover...

All for nowt. Needn't have bothered.....
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: warthog on January 19, 2020, 08:19:32 PM
Nothing at all in Benders.


Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2020, 09:00:32 AM
All cars now under cover...
supposed to be the 3rd coming today again...
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 20, 2020, 03:00:13 PM
Bloke at work's emergency app is going insane around Pakenham where he lives.... apparently its all flooding.

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: #jonesy on January 20, 2020, 03:57:00 PM
Big dump an hour ago. All over in 10 minutes. Just spent the time since, cleaning the gutters again.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 23, 2020, 09:55:05 AM
Had some amazing constant rain overnight right through until about 10am... not sure of how much, but I dont think it stopped all night.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2020, 03:31:22 PM
Wind just got insane here for 10 mins... whole top floor was shaking  :'(  Never felt anything like it
pissin rain amd now 10000% humid
http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR023.loop.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2020, 03:48:53 PM
BREAKING: 8-10 power transmission towers near Cressy in Western Victoria have been knocked down by a storm. These lines feed into the Interconnector from Eastern Victoria to South Australia.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPlhn0xUYAAJ8Tm?format=jpg)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Marcus73 on January 31, 2020, 04:25:33 PM
BREAKING: 8-10 power transmission towers near Cressy in Western Victoria have been knocked down by a storm. These lines feed into the Interconnector from Eastern Victoria to South Australia.
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EPlhn0xUYAAJ8Tm?format=jpg)
That’ll be interesting


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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Pottsy on January 31, 2020, 05:55:58 PM
We’ll be alright we’ve got Elon’s big battery, that should see us through till .......?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on January 31, 2020, 06:52:53 PM
I'd say the other side of the eye of storm has hit..
windy as fark again....  horrible black outside.
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: GGV8Cruza on January 31, 2020, 07:06:03 PM
Bucketing down up in the hills. Looks to be a small heavy cell. Hopefully no dust in this lot as the pool has only just cleared.

GG

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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2020, 07:20:41 PM
anyone we know

A tree fell on a car at Nagambie Lakes, in central Victoria.Credit:State Control Centre
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: alnjan on February 01, 2020, 08:45:20 PM
anyone we know

A tree fell on a car at Nagambie Lakes, in central Victoria.Credit:State Control Centre


Just saw a facebook post about it, a few trees down and got a few cars. 
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 08, 2020, 11:24:10 PM
From the webs... poor ****..t hat would be Shit


Absolutely devastated............ massive winds ripped out our awning...... all pinned & tied down as always for the last few years...... freak massive wind gust.....ripped everything out of ground.. whole awning blown over roof..... tore 1/4 of roof off, stabiliser arms on one side.. torn off...... van is insured.. wait to see if the ride van of or repair.... gutted!!! Our pride & joy for last 3 years...


that was in Eildon
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Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 09, 2020, 11:52:58 AM
Still windy as fark around here :(
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 14, 2020, 01:08:38 PM
Much wee wee's coming any minute now.....

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml#skip)
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bigfish on February 15, 2020, 01:39:41 PM
Another pleasant 40 degrees here in Cairns. Hot, dry westerlies...at least there is bugger all humidity and swimming pool is getting a work out..
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on February 17, 2020, 03:39:55 PM
I would like some rain here in Central Goldfields.

Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 18, 2020, 07:57:41 AM
I would like some rain here in Central Goldfields.
Thats not cool...

how long apart are those photos?
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 18, 2020, 09:52:25 AM
Lots of thunda and Shit happening here... good constant rain too
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Kangaron on February 18, 2020, 09:56:49 AM
Thats not cool...

how long apart are those photos?

Might be a year or more, but the same happens every year.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: D4D on February 18, 2020, 04:01:37 PM
Lots of thunda and Shit happening here... good constant rain too

20.5mm in the rain gauge this arvo from 9am this morning.
Title: Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 18, 2020, 04:13:17 PM
20.5mm in the rain gauge this arvo from 9am this morning.
more coming in bout 20 mins here

we had 5 thunda storms all up today... love a good storm!
Title: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
Post by: Bird on February 18, 2020, 04:41:01 PM
eedit

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR024.loop.shtml)