April 2012

Adelaide has been showing a persistent beam for the last week or so, along with the usual dots from all over the east coast and irregular beams in the west. In the past day or two Darwin Airport started showing partial circles, and then came up with a couple of colourful fan-shapes today.

Fan-shaped beams from Darwin Airport – April 2, 2012

Soon after the Darwin fan shapes were some odd beams from Cairns and Bowen radars.

Cairns radar slicing an unusual beam right across the cape

Bowen radar shoots off a beam parallel to the Cairns one, which is still partially visible above it

Below is a look at the Adelaide beam which has been pretty well consistent for at least a week:

Adelaide, stuck on high beam for at least a week

Adelaide radar is still stuck on high beam; Canberra radar has been throwing up the odd beam of its own, and Willis Island had an almost full circular anomaly today.  This is the first time Willis Island has been seen to produce any anomaly since we began monitoring the radar at the time of Cyclone Yasi, fourteen months ago. It was followed three hours later by another colourful fan shape from Darwin, as shown below.

An almost full circle anomaly from Willis Island – April 3, 2012

Another fan-shaped anomaly from Darwin – April 3, 2012

 

This update has been slow in coming (it is now the end of May) but here are the rest of the anomalies that occurred during April.

First up on April 9 is a circle from Geraldton in the west. Meanwhile, Adelaide is still stuck on high beam.

Circular beam from Geraldton and strong beam still visible from Adelaide. April 9, 2012

Next up is this colourful circular flash from Broome the following day, April 10.

A circular flash from Broome, April 10, 2012

Then back to Geraldton two days later:

Circular flash from Geraldton, April 12, 2012

 

April 17 saw Canberra light up:

Strong circular flash from Canberra on April 17, 2012

The next series come from Bowen in Queensland on April 22:

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3 Responses to April 2012

  1. artrageous says:

    Hello! I also watch radar. I’ve also been watching this page: http://wdssii.nssl.noaa.gov/web/wdss2/products/radar/rconusloop.shtml

    Dagger-like beams regularly shoot across the US from east to west (sometimes going NE to SW, sometimes SE to NW). Found your site while searching for “beams.”

  2. artrageous says:

    Hello from a fellow radar-watcher. I found your site while searching for radar “beams”. Dagger-like beams shoot across the US on and off during the day, from NE to SW or SE to NW. The site where these are most visible is this one: http://wdssii.nssl.noaa.gov/web/wdss2/products/radar/rconusloop.shtml

    • Hi Artrageous,
      Sorry for the slow reply, we’ve been having difficulties getting into the blog recently.
      Those beams you’re seeing in the loop you provided seem to be mostly due to “sun coincidence” – that is, the radar is picking up the sun when it’s low in the sky, which is why they’re visible around sunrise and sunset and are all pointing in the same direction. However, there are some in your loop that don’t apply to that and are pointing in different directions – they’re the ones worth taking notice of.
      Cheers

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