Predicted "Bomb" system 12-14 Oct

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Re: Predicted "Bomb" system 12-14 Oct

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In Reefton, pressure has dropped over 23 hPa since midnight - in a little over 12 hours.
and 35 hPa in the last 24 hours...
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Big drop there, bet you a drop or two of rain too.
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Heavy rain here now with a definate sleet intermixed snow level must be getting down but 8.7C currently.
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Was going to go to the Ellesmere show today at Leeston.
Seeing it was a wee bit wet, we stayed at home :(
Feel sorry for the exhibitors and participants. :(
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:Was going to go to the Ellesmere show today at Leeston.
Seeing it was a wee bit wet, we stayed at home :(
Feel sorry for the exhibitors and participants. :(
My son is there with a friend at the moment - he braved the elements - the rest of us stayed home!
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Wasn't far off in my guess. Was 86.9 in that squall. That's our 2nd highest gist since the station went in in 2008 or so
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Strong southerly breeze here, trees tossing; lashing rain with smushy bits in it;
temp. down to 4.0 degrees now from around 8deg at 8am.
I was in Methven late morning; crossed North and South branches of Ashburton River which were both running fast and dirty; even the Hinds at Mayfield is filling up and discoloured.
We had had 12mm rain here to 9am.
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Noticably windier in Christchurch over the last half hour. Rain moderate, occassionally slightly heavier. Looks to be some very decent heavy rain from around Rolleston southwards going by the radar over the last few hours.

Smashing down at the moment, heaviest of the day by far. Looks short lived running the loop with easing from north but its certainly wet and wild at present.
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Looks to be snowing in Methven (320m) going by this webcam: http://www.andi.co.nz/other_camera_methven.php
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My spies reported sleet in Methven about 1pm, with snowflakes nearer to Highway 72.
Here, now, it's 3.5 degrees and the rain is quieter and a bit slower than before.... Flurries of white ones in with the rain now...
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wind increasing here again , gusting to 110kmh
sunshine and 17C here
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Bright conditions here with 18.5C , dewpoint 14C, blustery conditions, one or two good gusts last couple of hrs.

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2.9 degrees here sleety with rain.
Snow falling but not settling at Kimbell which is 390m.
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Wind appears to have picked up in the last half hour, topping 60 km/h
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new low center taking over now east of Kaikoura, southerly picking up fast there now
so the pressure wind has been released here (i.e the wind was increasing here as the low was blocked by the mountains)
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Snow mixed in with the rain here now, 2.1 degrees.
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Currently only light drizzle here, not expecting anything significant for the city now for this system. Wind however is very strong, just had a huge gust a couple of mins ago. Love to know how strong that was!
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Almost reached 20 degrees here today despite the strong wind :)
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am out for a drive snowing heavily around Rakaia gorge. the river is massive.
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baro dropping again now as the new replacement low deepens quickly
and so the wind is increasing again now
Le Bons Bay, Banks Peninsular, and Lytleton is now gusting to 50 knots
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23mm of rain since about 6am this morning,here.
SW quite strong at the moment.
Rain still coming in from the north.
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That was random a long rumble of thunder just then sounded like it came from the NW.
Yeah definatly was thunder looking at the tracker.
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Radar exploding back into life in last half hour or so!
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more that the rain bands that were behind the coastal ranges of north canty are now out in full view of the rain radar on the plains, as they move south
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Just paddled out to the rain-gauge: a further 26mm has fallen since 9am, making a total of 38mm so far for the event.
Temp. has hovered between 2.8 and 3.0 degrees for last couple of hours. Just raining at the moment, nothing interesting.
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