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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

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    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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Danman 11:55 am 03 Jun 09

Umm I may be late but it is working for me.

Pommy bastard 11:39 am 03 Jun 09

Still one has to keep up standards, even if onlt by proxy!

farnarkler 11:34 am 03 Jun 09

Not these days PB. You must’ve been away from the UK for too long. Things have changed there and not for the better.

Pommy bastard 11:09 am 03 Jun 09

One is either born British, or one is not British sir!

peterh 10:28 am 03 Jun 09

Thumper said :

My cat goes and sits in the rain….

Then again he is a british shorthair…

I just stand in the rain and enjoy it. does that make me a british idiot?

Pommy bastard 9:58 am 03 Jun 09

Ah, rain on the sensor, yes, that would explain it.

Thumper 9:31 am 03 Jun 09

My cat goes and sits in the rain….

Then again he is a british shorthair…

ant 9:27 am 03 Jun 09

It’s not used to rain. Like my dog. He was born in Yass in 06 and gets very upset at rain. It is not meant to be there.

I suspect that the BOM is not funded quite enough these days to do maintenance and stuff, and when your funding is chopped by federal politicians, I guess the first facility you might want to let go on the fritz is the radar servicing them and their departments. Just sayin’.

Whatsup 8:55 am 03 Jun 09

I think rain causes it to lose the plot. After so long without rain the software thinks there must be some kind of error and crashes.

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