March 2012

For the record, three quarters of the entire state of NSW has been either flooded or was/still is on flood watch these past weeks, along with massive areas of flooding in both Queensland and Victoria. More rain is forecast. Meanwhile, in the west, Perth has sweltered through a record eight heat-waves this summer – that is, eight periods of 3 or more consecutive days over 35 degrees Celsius.

The radar anomalies have still been coming regularly, although they mostly appear as subtle areas and circles of dots, as opposed to the more easily noticed solid or lined circles and beams.

Until today that is, which is interesting, given that the monsoon trough is active again, feeding moisture into a large tropical low that is forming off Western Australia, as well as another tropical system that is forming in the Top End. This means that two tropical cyclones are imminent in the next few days.

Play the loop to see how Geraldton radar looked today:

See : 512km Radar Loop for Geraldton, 08:00 12/03/2012 to 15:00 12/03/2012 UTC

But the action began sooner in the day, with strong beams coming from Dampier, Wyndham, and somewhere near but not centred on Halls Creek.

Strong dark beam coming from Wyndham - March 12, 2012

And another beam from Wyndham

Geraldton fires up.

Parallel beams from Wyndham (dark green) and Dampier

Beam from Halls Creek, although it doesn't appear centred at the the radar station

The following day, Carnarvon gets into the action too, with a circular anomaly.

Circular anomaly from Carnarvon early in the day - March 13, 2012

Update: 17/03/2012

One of the two tropical lows has become Severe Cyclone Lua, its crossing is imminent on WA’s Pilbara coastline later today, although it is also affecting large areas of the Kimberly. Alerts and watches reach from Broome all the way down to Dampier and inland to Jigalong.  A storm that is comparable in size to last year’s Cyclone Yasi, it is still some 200 km from the coast, is still intensifying and is already a high end category four system.

Play the loop to see Lua’s eye pass nearby the Rowley Shoals out at sea, and how the Learmonth radar at NWC, Exmouth has suddenly begun “glitching”.

See : 512km Radar Loop for Dampier, 01:00 16/03/2012 to 01:00 17/03/2012 UTC

And as Cyclone Lua makes its way inland after crossing at remote Pardoo there is this pair of beams from Cairns the following day:

Cairns radar gets into action on March 18, 2012 with a couple of beams



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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