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    I believe I read that 2019 was the hottest year world-wide and it was the hottest decade ever. 2020, " Hold my beer."
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    Raining heavy today but, will have snow in the forecast for the next week or so.
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    Classic Puget Sound Convergence Zone.



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    Wind and moisture come in from the west and hit the Olympic mountains. Just like an island in a river, the wind and moisture flows north and south, then comes back together over that area that you see in yellow. When it does, it sets up unique weather patterns. Meteorologists love it.

    Right now, it is raining and we got some hail. Temperature went down from 41F at church to 35 at my house, about 5 miles away...in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone.

    Snow is forecast for this evening. Heavier amounts on the convergence zone.

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    Was 62F degrees on Saturday and got the Sertao out in the mud with some friends. Supposed to be 54F tomorrow and may need to sneak out...really unusually warm January. It was initially supposed to rain this past Sunday but the rain came overnight Saturday into Sunday and Sunday wound up being 69F and sunny, a record for the date.

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    https://graphics.reuters.com/AUSTRAL...2PN/index.html A very interesting set of graphics (well, for us here in Oz, anyhow) illustrating the sheer size of the disaster. I am still struggling to comprehend that about 2/3rds of the 5000Km of glorious scenery I rode through just two months ago is....gone!
    On the brighter side we have had some rain up and down the east coast in the last few days, even to the extent of some flash flooding in some spots. There are still many active fires on the go in Victoria and New South Wales and we are only half way through our "normal" fire season. We have had some days of really bad smoke pollution here in Melbourne even to the extent that some of the tennis rockstars are considering pulling out of the Australian Open this week. To their credit the same group of top players has raised or personally donated millions of $ for Bushfire Relief in just a few days. Respect!

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    6 inches of snow. So got the snowblower out. Colder weather coming.
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    We have been buried in snow up in Seattle. Actually, Seattle was missed. But the area north of that in the Puget Sound Convergence Zone (my house!) was hit bad. Other areas farther north and over on the Olympic Peninsula, got even more. We had a "bomb cyclone" form off the coast at the same time some arctic air came down from the Fraser River Valley. Glad I don't live there all the time!

    Then it melted just enough to make the streets all covered in water...and froze.

    I lived in Upstate New York for four years and they got 12 feet of snowfall annually in town. But, they had the equipment for it. Seattle doesn't. Plus, I think our governor has decided that if we're going to vote for $30 car tabs, we need to feel the pain of not getting around.

    I might be able to get out today. I don't mind riding in the cold. I've done an hour (each way) commute a couple times when the temps were down in the teens...but there was no moisture on the road. Last night as I came back from a Life Group at church, the roads had these pretty sparkles all over them in the headlights. And I could feel the tires slip ever so slightly under my Subaru Outback with AWD.

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    Wet, rain mixed with snow. A typical sloppy, wet, cold, grey sunless day for this time of the year.
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    Weather is warming up from the snow that brought everything to a standstill for about a week.



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    For light(?) relief from our bushfires, the Oz east coast has had a couple of days of cloudburst downpours, destructive winds and random wild hailstones - just for variety...
    Hasn't stopped all the fires, but provided some relief for many, particularly in the Vic. Alps and Blue Mountains areas. Our national capital, Canberra, was hit pretty badly with severe damage to cars and houses and public buildings from golf-to-tennis ball sized hail. Insurance companies are awaiting for the locusts and the plague...

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    Well...um..rain for ever and
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    The wife and I are in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument along the Mexican boarder in Arizona. We were going to ride some dirt roads today but the weather is not agreeing with our plans. It has been raining fairly heavy here since about 2:00 AM. This is the Sonoran Desert and average rain fall is 3 inches a year. I guess we stay snuggled in the RV for a while until things lighten up.

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    Thankfully the bushfire smoke has cleared here after good rain. Pity it's mainly been coastal. After being kept inside for weeks I've been able to get out on the beemer the last two morning.
    Day temps around 30C with some humidity. Tomorrow morning it's the (no motor two wheels) for the neighbours Thursday coffee ride where we solve all the worlds problems while sipping
    Latte's. All the best for Australia Day 26 January. I'll be keeping off the roads as they will be busy.

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    ... and rain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DOM View Post
    Thankfully the bushfire smoke has cleared here after good rain. Pity it's mainly been coastal. After being kept inside for weeks I've been able to get out on the beemer the last two morning.
    Day temps around 30C with some humidity. Tomorrow morning it's the (no motor two wheels) for the neighbours Thursday coffee ride where we solve all the worlds problems while sipping
    Latte's. All the best for Australia Day 26 January. I'll be keeping off the roads as they will be busy.
    We had some good rain also, Dom. The lawn has greened up nicely and needs cutting. It'll be too hot today to mow it but it can wait.

    Something interesting, Shellharbour is around 10 degC cooler than Warilla. I went out on the little Super Cub this morning to check on my father's house, 200 metres from Warilla beach. Shellharbour beach is much cooler that Warilla beach and both beaches have the same wind. Weird. There's a definite line between hot and cool just north of Shellharbour.
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    Raining.
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    Wow 39C and 16% humidity. Sky is coloured an orange / red from inland dust. Here we go again !!!!
    Jurgen your comment ( There's a definite line between hot and cool just north of Shellharbour.) I wonder if wind blowing over "the Lake" when the water temp is up, may have an influence ??
    I know it made a difference in winter where I lived at Kanahooka, we were always warmer than suburbs away from it.

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    Philip "RoadPizza" Wouldn't it be good if we could all share around some, rain, heat , snow , humidity, etc.
    You can look forward to getting the bike out soon, as spring and summer are not too far away for you .

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    More weird weather. Rained most of yesterday and last night, woke up this morning to everything covered with a layer of red mud. It seems the northwesterlies picked up stuff from dust storms in S.Aus and dumped it on us a thousand Km away ready-mixed in the downpour. OK for the fires, but a real PITA if you have a white car or left shirts out on the washline. Next we'll be getting a bill from our neighbour state for topsoil delivery...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOM View Post
    Wow 39C and 16% humidity. Sky is coloured an orange / red from inland dust. Here we go again !!!!
    Jurgen your comment ( There's a definite line between hot and cool just north of Shellharbour.) I wonder if wind blowing over "the Lake" when the water temp is up, may have an influence ??
    I know it made a difference in winter where I lived at Kanahooka, we were always warmer than suburbs away from it.
    Dunno, Dom. It was still blowing a north easterly this morning until around 11:00. I was having a coffee at one of the outdoor cafes in Shellharbour, overlooking the harbour thinking how pleasant it was. I get on the bike and there was a definite 'line' along Junction Rd between Shellharbour and Barrack Point. Like riding into a blast furnace. I thought the wind had changed to a nor' westerly but it was still blowing a nor' easterly at Barrack Point. Coming back, the same. It cooled heaps as I approached Shellharbour.

    I apologise to those who don't know the area.


    Anyway, the southerly came up around 7:00pm and the temperatures dropped at least 10 degC. We had 40 degC under our covered pergola this afternoon. It's now 7:45pm and it's 28 degC under the pergola. We may get a good night's sleep after all.

    These temperatures are rare here on the coast but we've had a few days like these this summer. We keep a bucket in the shower. With two people having daily showers, it doesn't take long for the bucket to fill, two showers actually. We empty that water into a large 65 litre bucket and use that water to water our plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanA View Post
    More weird weather. Rained most of yesterday and last night, woke up this morning to everything covered with a layer of red mud. It seems the northwesterlies picked up stuff from dust storms in S.Aus and dumped it on us a thousand Km away ready-mixed in the downpour. OK for the fires, but a real PITA if you have a white car or left shirts out on the washline. Next we'll be getting a bill from our neighbour state for topsoil delivery...
    We had a bit of ran this arvo also. The car (white) is covered in red mud. With the water restrictions, it will stay dirty. No one cares.
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    As a lady once wrote, "If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride in Seattle."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    As a lady once wrote, "If you don't ride in the rain, you don't ride in Seattle."




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    I say the same about summer trips on the east coast. You usually see at least a bit of rain on a trip, so prepare for it.
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    We got a lot of rain yesterday. Winds gusting to 60 mph. The danger here is the ground is totally saturated. Lots of trees went down, taking power lines with them. This morning, I-5 was closed northbound near Bellingham for a landslide.

    We woke up to a high of 55F this morning...and by morning, the temp will fall 20 degrees.

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    I went for a morning run and ran smack into a pea souper of a fog. Moist air coming off the ocean, rising quickly over the escarpment and forming fog. For around 15 kilometres I couldn't see 20 metres in front of me. I even had my hazard lights going. I rode to a spot which is a bit of a motorcyclist's hangout on the weekend. Stunning ocean views, but today shrouded in fog. At least is was a bit cooler at 25 degC. It's also a favourite spot for the hang glider/paraglider brigade.

    A quick photo. That's a paraglider in the background. They'd be launching blind into the fog with a 200 metre drop into the ocean. Scary thought.

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    Actual sun mixed with white fluffy clouds!.....​I think I'm going to cry...)
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    Sunny and 45mph winds blowing here today, thanks to a dry cold front passing though that was sent to us by Seattle.
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    Well, you should appreciate how we sucked all the rain out of that front!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daboo View Post
    Well, you should appreciate how we sucked all the rain out of that front!

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    Well, there is that. But we really need the rain. We are around something like only 70% of average rainfall so far for this season, with none in sight for the next two weeks.
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    Sunny and 50F here in Wisconsin, USA today. That is extremely rare in February. We rarely see above freezing temps at all in Feb. There's still 6 inches of snow on the ground, but I got out for an hour ride. A few salty patches at intersections, but otherwise the roads were clear. I tried to avoid the salty wet spots from snow melt.

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    I went for a morning run and ran smack into a pea souper of a fog. Moist air coming off the ocean, rising quickly over the escarpment and forming fog. For around 15 kilometres I couldn't see 20 metres in front of me. I even had my hazard lights going. I rode to a spot which is a bit of a motorcyclist's hangout on the weekend. Stunning ocean views, but today shrouded in fog. At least is was a bit cooler at 25 degC. It's also a favourite spot for the hang glider/paraglider brigade.

    A quick photo. That's a paraglider in the background. They'd be launching blind into the fog with a 200 metre drop into the ocean. Scary thought.

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    That's a great photo Jurgen. As a teenager I lived at Appin and worked at the steelworks, so I know what it's like to ride through that fog wondering if your going to be run over by a coal truck, etc.
    No hazard lights on bikes back then. Council has really improved that popular spot. Looks like we won't be having a coffee for some time, forecast for the coming week is RAIN Yipeeeeee !!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DOM View Post
    That's a great photo Jurgen. As a teenager I lived at Appin and worked at the steelworks, so I know what it's like to ride through that fog wondering if your going to be run over by a coal truck, etc.
    No hazard lights on bikes back then. Council has really improved that popular spot. Looks like we won't be having a coffee for some time, forecast for the coming week is RAIN Yipeeeeee !!!!!!
    I used to commute from the Illawarra to the Sydney Institute of Technology four times a week for four years on a BMW R65LS. This was in the mid 1980s. I'd leave Sydney around 9:30pm, unless we went to the pub after class. Then it was much later. Fog was common at the southern end of the F6 until halfway down Mount Ousley. The fog didn't worry me to much, 'spose I was braver then. It was the deer that soiled my pants.

    One year, I think 1986, we had a plague of Bogong moths. They were blown off course by strong winds and ended up on the South Coast. Coming home, riding through swarms of moths the size of sparrows was interesting.
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    That type of heavy wet fog defines my summer along the Pacifica ocean coast. And don't bother trying to ride a motorcycle during the winter in the Sacramento Valley during the morning when the Tule, or convection fog settles in. There is nothing thicker or wetter and you are unlikely to see more that 30 feet in front of you. Riding on the freeway with the rest of the traffic at 60 mph is not a good plan for a long life expectancy during those conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
    That type of heavy wet fog defines my summer along the Pacifica ocean coast. And don't bother trying to ride a motorcycle during the winter in the Sacramento Valley during the morning when the Tule, or convection fog settles in. There is nothing thicker or wetter and you are unlikely to see more that 30 feet in front of you. Riding on the freeway with the rest of the traffic at 60 mph is not a good plan for a long life expectancy during those conditions.
    Richard,, the predominant winds here in Summer are nor' easterlies. Moist and straight off the ocean. They also keep the temperatures down in Summer. Where this photo was taken is where the escarpment runs into the ocean.

    Bald Hill is actually quite a famous local spot. It's where Lawrence Hargrave used to launch his kites and gliders in the late 19th century. Hargrave was the guy who invented the box kite. He is to Australia as what the Wright brothers are to the USA.

    The sea breezes hit the cliff, rise sharply and condense. This pic gives you a better idea of the area.

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    We're getting a couple inches of rain. Were the tiny little marker on the map. The "firehouse" that's soaking us all is that bit of white coming up from Hawaii.

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    The ground is so saturated with water, the rain can only run off. Flood watches over the rivers and any flat areas.

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    Jurgen, just imagine what it would've been like at Tin Can Bay with 350mm(14") in 2 days.
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    Jurgen, just imagine what it would've been like at Tin Can Bay with 350mm(14") in 2 days.
    We haven't had a dump like that in years. I remember getting a month's rain in a couple of days.
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    We got a break in the rain. Lots of flooding, both in rivers and just any place that is fairly level and the water can't drain as fast as it came down. Mudslides. It's a mess.

    I put some "Wet & Forget" on the deck and sides of the house. Put it on when it is dry and let the rain wash things off.



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    It is still raining with flooding in parts of the state and when that happens, I breakout......
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    Over the weekend my brother copped 300mm in 24 Hrs in the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney. Just two weeks ago he was surrounded by fires and all packed up ready to evacuate. Go figure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanA View Post
    Over the weekend my brother copped 300mm in 24 Hrs in the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney. Just two weeks ago he was surrounded by fires and all packed up ready to evacuate. Go figure....
    Robertson, just on the escarpment above me has had 700mm of rain since last Thursday. Yesterday (Sunday) it absolutely chucked it down, driven by strong southerly winds. Luckily no damage to the house.

    I took the little Super Cub out this morning. King tides with huge seas. The kids were surfing the Shellharbour harbour breakwall, something that happens only a coupe of times every few years.
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    And East Gippsland has still got fires burning, although not as severe as a few weeks ago, after having between 5 and 25mms over the area.
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    And East Gippsland has still got fires burning, although not as severe as a few weeks ago, after having between 5 and 25mms over the area.
    The Rural Fire Service has finally extinguished the Currowan fire that has been burning for 74 days.
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    A sensational day today. Not a cloud in the sky, light wind and 23 to 25 degC all day. I jumped on the bike for a quick ride this morning and ended up in Mogo, 180 kilometres down the coast. Mogo was absolutely devastated in last month's bushfires. Many houses and business ruined.

    I pulled into a cafe and had a long chat with the owner. The little town is very slowly moving ahead, thanks to the resilience of its townspeople. He explained a steady flow of people have been coming to the town, stopping to spend a bit of money on food, drink, handycrafts etc. Many of the 'tourists' are day trippers from the Australian Capital Territory. In the main street parking was impossible and there were people milling about everywhere. Not bad for mid week. The cafe makes an excellent chicken schnitzel and cappuccino.

    The call went out from the media for people to visit these towns who are doing it tough due to the bushfires and support the local businesses.

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