I hate to bear bad news, but the macro-meteorological outlook isn't optimistic ...Drought.
No water,no feed, no stock, no soil, no income.
30 K's out of town.
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/antarctica-s-sudden-stratospheric-warming-is-impacting-australiaAntarctica's "Sudden Stratospheric Warming" Has Started Impacting Australia
Record warm temperatures above Antarctica over the coming weeks are likely to bring above-average spring temperatures and below-average rainfall across large parts of New South Wales and southern Queensland.
The warming began in the last week of August, when temperatures in the stratosphere high above the South Pole began rapidly heating in a phenomenon called "sudden stratospheric warming".
In the coming weeks the warming is forecast to intensify, and its effects will extend downward to Earth's surface, affecting much of eastern Australia over the coming months.
The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting the strongest Antarctic warming on record, likely to exceed the previous record of September 2002. ...
Thanks for the H/U EG - hopefully, the reach of the Vortex and it's periphery won't travel too far North. And hopefully, it won't disturb our usual Christmas rains.I hate to bear bad news, but the macro-meteorological outlook isn't optimistic ...
FULL STORY: https://www.sciencealert.com/antarctica-s-sudden-stratospheric-warming-is-impacting-australia
Thanks for the H/U EG - hopefully, the reach of the Vortex and it's periphery won't travel too far North. And hopefully, it won't disturb our usual Christmas rains.
This is the result of the 2002 event. http://www.atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca/SPARC/News20/20_Baldwin.html
And if it does effect us to a degree...maybe our furious/glorious Leader shall get some hurry up about turning the Easter coastal rivers inland.
We Live In Hope...
They're all in the running to be crowned Australia's 'Shit Town of the Year', in a competition that has attracted a mix of horror and enthusiastic support from residents.
A Facebook page with more than 150,000 followers has been conducting a series of polls to deliver the highest dishonour.
Football ovals Frides - they're the go. Grab the dogs, and a horse rug or two, and sit in the middle under the rugs - besides...rivers nearly always have trees and undergrowth growing next to 'em.
On a lighter note...
Shit Towns of Australia Facebook competition met with horror and amusement
What do Kalgoorlie, Tennant Creek, Mount Gambier, Dubbo, Mount Isa and Logan have in common?
I got a tank of bad fuel in Dubbo once. And it made the rest of the drive to Brisbane a nightmare.Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah............Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah....ah geeze that's funny...I'd better put me teeth back in now, eh.
Dubbo's not too bad though...they do a nice coffee and pulled pork bun at the Vietnamese bakery...an' they've got a Bunnings.
Kal...now there's a dropkick town...their idea of Sunday best is clean jeans, thongs, and a High Vis shirt - I'm being serious now.
Fire warnings here today were catastrophic (I'm in area 5). High temps (30+), winds gusting up to 90kmh and very low humidity make for very dangerous conditions. As I write this, winds have eased and a cool change has arrived, hopefully allowing the out of control fires in areas 2,3 and 4 to be better contained (unless the associated Southerly causes more havoc). Apparently, yesterday was the first day since records began that rain did not fall on the continent on Australia.Football ovals Frides - they're the go. Grab the dogs, and a horse rug or two, and sit in the middle under the rugs - besides...rivers nearly always have trees and undergrowth growing next to 'em.
Fire plans are encouraged here.