July kicks off with another of Townsville’s circular shows.
The next day Townsville is at it again, there were five shows starting just before 1:00am and continued intermittently until almost 9:00am.
The 3rd day in July starts with this pattern in Victoria, which is visible in all frames from until 16:30 to 23:00 EST.
While that’s happening, West Takone shows a 30 minute spectrum line, and then Hobart an hour and a half later with a 20 minute spectrum line.
Two days later Geraldton gets back into it, also with a spectrum line.
The radar comes back online at 13:00 WST and it does this until 13:10 WST and then goes offline again:
Also around lunch time on July 5th, Melbourne experienced a 4.4 magnitude earthquake along with aftershocks, measuring 3.3 and 3.7 magnitude. Two hours later NZ’s north island was struck by a powerful quake – GNS Science in New Zealand said the earthquake was magnitude 6.5, but the US Geological Survey measured the quake at 5.3.
Then only one hour later:
After a quiet ten days, the next image was captured by a contributor to the Weatherzone forum. Along with the following quote, he also posted a screen shot which has since been “moved or deleted” from Photobucket:
There’s four isolated supercells heading for Perth!!
Here’s the screenshot I took later that night:
I’m glad he posted, because along with the above blank image, it proves that some things are being edited off the WZ radar. I’ve just found there are also no images available on the Weather Chaser archives for that time frame, not for Perth, or Perth Airport. There is a loop for Esperance, but the 13:10 to 14:20 WST frames are missing, but it does include a Kalgoorlie spectrum line near the end of the loop:
Note: You’ll have noticed a series of beams beginning at 16:10 in the above loop if you watched it – that’s the radar picking up the sun and following it as it sets. Esperance radar typically does this both at sunset and sunrise.
But before the sun set that day, there was a lot of action in the north of the state as well:
It’s a busy shot this one. Clearly Katherine is doing its thing, with a solid orange line in the centre of it. Running through it is a strong beam from Wyndham. Down the coast further Dampier was beaming on and off for several hours. Check it out on the loop, even Darwin Airport gets a decent flash in. Oh, and don’t miss the two spec lines from Wyndham:
How it looks on the loop:
In this next loop, from July 23 2011, you’ll see some impressive beams crossing each other from Wyndham and Katherine/Tindal, along with a spec line (bottom left of screen, 5th frame) from Halls Creek and another one near the end of the loop from Wyndham. And Darwin still doing its dotty circle thing.
The following day, Wyndham is still beaming:
Here it is on the loop, along with several spec lines, also from Wyndham:
The following day, July 25 2011, there seems to be some intensity at the Geraldton radar – only it isn’t weather:
Not only that, it seems to cut through the weather on the western side of it – the straight edge from the Geraldton anomaly lines up perfectly with weather near Three Springs
Meanwhile, both prior to and after that, Albany was also doing odd things:
This is from a post I made on Weatherzone to sum up the final week or so of July:
Things have been busy as usual in the northwest. Those Darwin circles are pretty much constantly occurring, and are at times intense with plenty of colours in them. The coloured lines pointing directly north as is visible at Katherine in the following image have also been popping up regularly on a handful of radars.
The beams from the Dampier area have backed off a lot compared to the past several months, but still happen occasionally. Also, check out Tennant Creek on the following image – it seems to have been raining in that one area there for several days now, although observations and satellite images suggest otherwise.
The following loop will give you a clearer idea of what I mean about the Darwin action, and it has a bonus beam thrown in from Wyndham:
Geraldton spent days beaming a broken line to the west as well:
Note: the green lines are always at the same level just south of west on the Geraldton images. I can’t discern any patterns in the timing for it to be a simple glitch with each pass over that area – sometimes they’re there, and sometimes not as I’ve shown from just one day in the following image.
Albany does something a bit different on July 28 2011:
Tennant Creek weirdness:
Gove radar finishes up July with a strange little dummy spit: