Widespread distress as the Captains Flat radar goes down

johnboy 2 December 2010 18

radar screenshot

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

On the bright side, it’s stopped raining.

UPDATE: Relax everyone, it’s back up.


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BuzzwordBingo BuzzwordBingo 1:45 pm 29 Dec 11

Hurrah … there was much rejoicing as the Captains Flat radar comes back online…

astrojax astrojax 8:29 am 29 Dec 11

welkin31 said :

As of 7.29am on the 29th it is still down – sure I am suffering withdrawal symptoms.

I usually check the Wagga Wagga 256km loop in preference to Toytown.

wow, walkin can see at least 5mins into the future!

dungfungus dungfungus 7:45 am 29 Dec 11

It has been down since Christmas Eve. Hopefully they are fixing the software so that the wind farms (factories?) at Gunning and Tarago don’t show up when the blades are turning (occassionally).

welkin31 welkin31 7:24 am 29 Dec 11

As of 7.29am on the 29th it is still down – sure I am suffering withdrawal symptoms. I usually check the Wagga Wagga 256km loop in preference to Toytown.

Deref Deref 8:40 pm 28 Dec 11

Amanda Hugankis said :

Am I the only one enjoying the rain?

No, I’m enjoying it too.

But with the radar down…I dunno. I’m scared.

patrick_keogh patrick_keogh 8:02 pm 28 Dec 11

This seems to be an annual event. Down now since the 24th, no ETA.

ddesire ddesire 9:48 pm 02 Dec 10

I will admit that I freaked out this morning when I noticed it was down. It’s a sad addiction, I know.

deye deye 4:44 pm 02 Dec 10

banjo said :

When the Captains Flat radar goes down you can always use the next closest one available and extend the range out to 512km, it will still cover the ACT…

IIRC once you get to the 512 limit it combines the take from all the radars in the area into the image, hence it won’t actually have full coverage of the area when CF goes down, only where the radars overlap.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:03 pm 02 Dec 10

banjo said :

When the Captains Flat radar goes down you can always use the next closest one available and extend the range out to 512km, it will still cover the ACT…

Yup – Sydney.

We’ve had 108mm from Sunday to this morning at Gungahlin.
I waiting for ACTEW to hang out the “Dams 100% full” signs…

banjo banjo 3:30 pm 02 Dec 10

When the Captains Flat radar goes down you can always use the next closest one available and extend the range out to 512km, it will still cover the ACT…

Amanda Hugankis Amanda Hugankis 3:18 pm 02 Dec 10

Am I the only one enjoying the rain?

johnboy johnboy 3:09 pm 02 Dec 10

I think we’ve proved the weather radar is causing foul weather.

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 2:14 pm 02 Dec 10

Based on the pretty colours currently on the radar, we could be getting damp soon…

Holditz Holditz 12:30 pm 02 Dec 10

Holy crap, I was driving along when I saw blue lettering in the sky: “R a d a r s e r v i c e . . .”

D2 D2 12:27 pm 02 Dec 10

Did you ever think that it was the radar that was making it rain? This proves it.

I’m off to get my tinfoil hat!

Peewee Slasher Peewee Slasher 12:18 pm 02 Dec 10

cmdwedge said :

On the bright side, it’s stopped raining.

Without the BOM radar, how can we be sure?

This is precisely what worries me. If the internet stops working “you can’t break the internet – IT Crowd”, how will I know:

what time it is?
what the news is?
what directions to take to drive from my home to work?
what my freinds are doing; e.g “Peewee is chillaxing – OMG – LMAO”
what those initials even mean?
how will planes fly?
how will I send this tripe to you?

Argghhh…….

cmdwedge cmdwedge 11:50 am 02 Dec 10

On the bright side, it’s stopped raining.

Without the BOM radar, how can we be sure?

KB1971 KB1971 11:50 am 02 Dec 10

Yes, I saw a blue cloud before……..

OHH, I SEE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!

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