February 2012

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:

A hefty beam from Newcastle, Feb 1, 2012

Then more Namoi weirdness. Check this loop out from Feb 2.

See : 256km Radar Loop for Namoi, 23:00 01/02/2012 to 13:00 02/02/2012 UTC

Then down to Woomera on Feb 4 with some odd spiral movement happening in the southern region only of the radar:

Hours of arc shaped beams spiral back and forth south of the Woomera radar as rain approaches Adelaide - Feb 4, 2012

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:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Port Headland, 03:00 05/02/2012 to 03:00 06/02/2012 UTC

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…

See : 512km Radar Loop for Dampier, 02:00 06/02/2012 to 02:00 07/02/2012 UTC

No cloud in the Port Hedland region

Circles and beams from Port Hedland - sure looks cloudy, doesn't it?

Feb 9, 2012 saw Carnarvon burst back into life after a long quiet spell:

Carnarvon's first show for several months - Feb 9, 2012

Followed up later the same day by a show from Gove radar:

Odd circular action from Gove - Feb 9 2012

Here it is on the loop:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Gove, 02:00 09/02/2012 to 15:00 09/02/2012 UTC

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:

Note the radar "weather" in the far north and in the west...at Exmouth, home of the NWC ionospheric heater

Once again, there is no cloud to justify several areas showing weather on the radar

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 NWC Ionoshperic heating signature? It sure isn't weather, not a cloud in sight in that area on the satellite - Feb 10, 2011

The oddities continue on the Feb 10, with Weipa radar displaying circles that mimic those across the Gulf from Gove:

Weipa circles and dots galore along the east coast - Feb 10, 2012

Gove still showing sporadic rings - Feb 10, 2012

Townsville also gets into the action with several beams

Townsville beaming toward the circular action - Feb 10, 2012

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:

Several beams and dots in the south east - action plus! - Feb 10, 2012

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:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Mornington Island, 16:00 09/02/2012 to 16:00 10/02/2012 UTC

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: 

See : 512km Radar Loop for Weipa, 16:00 09/02/2012 to 16:00 10/02/2012 UTC

Geraldton kicked into gear today (Feb 15, 2012) with a couple of oddities. First was a partial circle:

Partial circle from Geraldton - Feb 15, 2012

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.

Crossed circles in Geraldton area with spotty circles from Esperance - Feb 12, 2012

You can see all the action here from the Kalgoorlie 512 km overlay, including a spectrum line from Kalgoorlie radar:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Kalgoorlie-Boulder, 04:00 15/02/2012 to 13:00 15/02/2012 UTC

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:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Namoi, 13:00 14/02/2012 to 13:00 15/02/2012 UTC

And this:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Yarrawonga, 13:00 14/02/2012 to 13:00 15/02/2012 UTC

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:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Mackay, 13:00 14/02/2012 to 13:00 15/02/2012 UTC

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.

Exmouth to Broome in the northwest with clear skies - Feb 15, 2012Exmouth to Broome in the northwest with much radar action, regardless of the clear skies... Feb 15, 2012


About beyond the weatherzone

Australia is in the grip of some very strange weather patterns. Massive cyclones, historic flooding, snow and hail out of season, and increasing violent stormcells have become the norm. Could this be due to experimentation? Australia is involved with HAARP, the VFL group, and we have the world's largest ionospheric heater at Exmouth. Australia is the ideal experimentation ground, and we don't even know! Is it possible - are we being conned? Let the radar do the talking. ---------------------------------------------------------------- ----------------------------------------------------------------- Fair Use Notice: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorised by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in an effort to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material . If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The views expressed herein are the writers' own and not necessarily those of this site or its associates. The Fair Use Notice will apply to the following: Images from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Images from Weatherzone Images from The Weather Channel Images from The Weather Chaser All other images obtained as links to information, or to highlight the subject of a post.
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