SA Hunter: G'day all - nice cold night for a glass or four glasses of red.
Jul 16, 2020 20:26:01 GMT 10
Joey: Pass on the red on a cold night, 17yrs sober
Jul 16, 2020 20:28:09 GMT 10
SA Hunter: That's a fair achievement Joey - good on ya!
Jul 16, 2020 20:39:11 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - just back from my bol - bone tired, but feel pretty good.
Jul 19, 2020 14:42:22 GMT 10
spinifex: Sounds like progress was made. Got any pics?
Jul 19, 2020 14:47:45 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Phone went flat. I'm going out again in a few days to plant more trees, so will take some then.
Jul 19, 2020 15:00:04 GMT 10
Jaffa: Anyone know what's happened to Peter, haven't seen him post for ages
Jul 21, 2020 15:02:28 GMT 10
SA Hunter: HI All - Mr Pete flat out with work atm. He'll be around soon.
Jul 21, 2020 16:58:25 GMT 10
Jaffa: OK Thanks SA H, good to hear that
Jul 21, 2020 17:10:55 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Morning - SA has a hard lockdown with Vic as of midnight.
Jul 28, 2020 12:31:45 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Well, weekend looking good for the bol - will take pics - hoping to do the floor all going well, and some more planting.
Jul 30, 2020 19:31:48 GMT 10
pugs: Looks like Dan has totally lost control here in Vic , we’re pretty much cactus here now ....
Jul 30, 2020 21:06:36 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - Stage 4 lockdowns in Vic.
Aug 2, 2020 16:26:05 GMT 10
pugs: all hells cut loose and Dan is in panic mode with curfews and much harder restrictions , shits on like donkey kong
Aug 2, 2020 18:58:57 GMT 10
blueshoes: Noooooooooo.... Also, Dan is currently on a pressconf talking about how "there's no need for anyone to be stocking up on months of groceries, the grocery stores will stay open"
Aug 3, 2020 15:37:17 GMT 10
blueshoes: Also, apparently there's going to be a permit system coming soon so people can be not harrassed by cops for going to work etc.... hmm
Aug 3, 2020 16:28:53 GMT 10
blueshoes: Dan andrews mentioned permits at about an hour in to today's press conference
Aug 3, 2020 16:34:44 GMT 10
kelabar: Hmm, a politician says no need buy months of groceries. Translation: buy a heap of groceries because you are going to need them. Or maybe they are telling the truth...nah, that'll never happen!
Aug 3, 2020 22:11:50 GMT 10
SA Hunter: kelabar - in other words "I've got nothing at home, so I need to get to the supermarket before anyone else does'. Yeah, when a politician says the sky is blue, chances are it's not. Believe your gut before a Politician.
Aug 4, 2020 17:19:52 GMT 10
I think this forecaster (Kevin Long) is on the money with his long range forecast released in 2010. Based on how the cropping season is shaping up in SA his shorter range,, more detailed stuff is looking accurate too.
After a cracker start ... July has been abnormally dry and abnormally cold where we live. Frosts for the third year in a row now (and none for the 12 years before that!). Abnormal amount of clear sunny days with warm-ish northerly breezes at a time when it should be regularly cloudy, rainy and with westerlies and southerlies. It's basically the weather of early October but it stared in July.
In his more detailed forecasts from 3 years ago he said this year will be worse than last two for dryness (both of which were record lows in many places in our region) and next year will be the same dryness again before a slow return to wetter years.
Fascinating read. I don't know a huge deal about long-term patterns but I do know that year on year our winters have gotten dryer and dryer in my area in the last decade. You used to be able to set your watch by the mid-morning rains. Now? It's only rained a couple of times in the last month. Scary stuff, given that we're in the middle of winter and normally everything is so wet that you squelch no matter whether you're on dirt or bitumen!
Hell, it actually rained here this year. I thought I had dropped a small scrap of green paper on the ground but it was a weed seedling! Not used to seeing them after two completely dry years. Drying out again now though.
Anything would be better than the meteorology forecasts. One week out 80% chance of 2 inches of rain which always drops down to 5% chance of >1mm by the time that day comes around. It would be funny if it wasn't so pathetic. Maybe the forecasts are adjusted to remove discrimination or something. Very PC but useless.