February began with floods in many parts of Queensland, NSW, the Northern Territory and the Gascoyne region of WA, along with the dying days of Cyclone Iggy, which in the same fashion as Cyclone Heidi that came before it, managed to defy the models practically from start to finish. The radar anomalies for the month so far have been subtle, but noticeable all the same.
Things began in Newcastle, with this broader than usual beam:
Then more Namoi weirdness. Check this loop out from Feb 2.
Then down to Woomera on Feb 4 with some odd spiral movement happening in the southern region only of the radar:
The evening of Feb 5 saw the north west getting back into the no clouds in sight but a lot of action on the radar routine. There were also partial radar circles visible on the Exmouth side of the radar only. Here’s how it looks on the loop:
They began late on Feb 6 and continued through the night into Feb 7 – partial circles and beams and cloud that isn’t. You guessed it, we’re back in the Dampier / Port Hedland region again…
Feb 9, 2012 saw Carnarvon burst back into life after a long quiet spell:
Followed up later the same day by a show from Gove radar:
Here it is on the loop:
The Gove circles began on the evening of the Feb 9 and continue through into Feb 10. Now, compare the national radar to the national cloud satellite:
Here’s a closer look at what’s happening at the Learmonth site on the west coast, near the home of the NWC ionospheric heater:
The oddities continue on the Feb 10, with Weipa radar displaying circles that mimic those across the Gulf from Gove:
Townsville also gets into the action with several beams
And further south, well, there’s dots and beams spraying out in straight lines and spokes from several places, including Gympie, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Yarrawonga, Wagga Wagga and Newcastle. Here’s a sample of one moment in time:
What the hell is going on in the north?? Circles overlapping from not two, but THREE places – this is something we have not seen before. Check out this loop, and stop it to see the third ring coming from Mornington Island at Thu, 09 Feb 2012 22:00:00 GMT:
Now look at the following Weipa loop. Aside from all the circles, there’s also what looks like a spectrum line, without the usual range of spectrum colours mind you, apparently coming from the ocean. You’ll see it if you stop the loop at Thu, 09 Feb 2012 21:20:00 GMT -look for the “T” in Thud Point. You’ll also notice that the line coincides with an intensity at the Weipa radar site. Here, check it out:
Geraldton kicked into gear today (Feb 15, 2012) with a couple of oddities. First was a partial circle:
Right after that came a strange anomaly – another partial circle seems to cross the first circle at an angle, but does not seem to be centred on Geraldton. A keen eye will also notice the dotty circles from Esperance at the same location that the beam is coming from. The beam however, is most likely due to sun-coincidence.
You can see all the action here from the Kalgoorlie 512 km overlay, including a spectrum line from Kalgoorlie radar:
Meanwhile, across the country on the east coast there has also been plenty of action for the past few days. Today was more of the same:
And finally this, from Mackay. The thick broken beams you will see in the below loop have been shooting from Mackay for days. There have also been many reports of the sudden onset of severe headaches and other unusual physical symptoms afflicting people in this area lately:
In the north of Western Australia from Exmouth to Broome, the heavy radar action is still occurring, regardless that the cloud satellite shows that should not be the case.