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Radar love (lost)

By Pommy bastard - 13 April 2009 29

At the BOM radar site, all is not well

Any keen weather watcher, like me, will be bemoaning the loss of the Captains Flat* radar. It would have to go down now, just when we are actually GETTING some weather for a change.

All I’m getting at the website is;

http://mirror.bom.gov.au/products/IDR403.loop.shtml#skip

    Latest Image
    Radar Equipment Failure 11-04-2009
    Start time: Unknown
    Duration: Unknown hours

Although if you are desperate you can go to the Sydney 256 loop, and watch that. Though somehow it’s not the same…

*”Captain’s Flat what” I often wonder…

What’s Your opinion?


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29 Responses to
Radar love (lost)
Deckard 4:33 pm 13 Apr 09

I think that weatherzone, who also supply the images for the Country Energy site, get their radar data from the Bureau of Meteorology anyway. They just change the colour of the rain.

So that Country Energy one above is a composite image of all the radars in NSW. The Captains Flat one will still be down so any rain around here won’t be as detailed as it’ll still be data from the Sydney and Wagga radars.

TP 3000 3:59 pm 13 Apr 09

I either follow the Country Energy Radar or Foxtel weather. The funny thing rhttp://www.weatherzone.com.au there radar for Canberra on Saturday was 24 hours behind.

Adza 2:48 pm 13 Apr 09

The Captain’s Flat radar never used to be there anyway… always use to check Wagga 256km radar before CF came online.

GardeningGirl 2:23 pm 13 Apr 09

You said :

I know of a pretty good solution.

Go outside and look up.

I don’t even need to go outside, thanks to my new bathroom exhaust fan! Whenever there’s precipitation about it very reliably deposits a sample on my bathroom floor 🙂

I miss the radar too. Thanks for the link deye.

Deckard 2:19 pm 13 Apr 09

Or you can use the 512km composite image and get them both in the one shot.

monomania 1:51 pm 13 Apr 09

Devil_n_Disquiz said :

Although if you are desperate you can go to the Sydney 256 loop, and watch that. Though somehow it’s not the same…

The same from the Wagga Wagga radar

Fiona 11:45 am 13 Apr 09

I miss the radar 🙁

Pommy bastard 11:29 am 13 Apr 09

Thanks for that link deye, most useful.

Snarky 11:27 am 13 Apr 09

Didn’t know about that one deye – thanks for the link! 🙂

deye 10:41 am 13 Apr 09
vg 10:24 am 13 Apr 09

You. Where do we get your 128 and 256km vision. Would save me looking it up.

If I look up all I see is what is directly above me

smitty 10:23 am 13 Apr 09

Maybe we could all go outside, hold up a rag in the matching radar color and wait for MODIS to make a pass and take a few happy snaps.. 🙂

You 9:47 am 13 Apr 09

I know of a pretty good solution.

Go outside and look up.

toriness 9:26 am 13 Apr 09

i noticed an error (severe timelag – maybe 12 hours) when i went to look the other day, i think it was friday. and yes, i did feel distressed too 🙁

Devil_n_Disquiz 8:24 am 13 Apr 09

I would have liked to see the radar from Sat night. Lanyon valley copped a hammering. Wagga radar can also be quite useful for westerly activity heading this way.

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