Mon, 10 Dec 2007

2007 Rainfall // at 12:55

Manually recorded rainfall from the rain gauge in our back garden.

Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 5.0 7.5 1.5 2.5
2 1.0 0.5 1.5
3 3.0 0.5 0.5
4 9.0 7.0 18.0
5 3.5 7.0 7.0 0.5 26.0
6 4.0 5.0 7.5
7 6.0
8 6.0
9
10 1.5 0.5
11 3.5 1.5
12 10.0 1.0 7.5 0.5 1.0
13 2.5 1.0 4.5 2.5
14 3.75
15 0.5 1.0 2.5 0.5
16 5.0 6.5 7.0
17 0.5 1.0 2.0
18 9.5 27.0 2.0
19 3.5 1.5 1.0 4.5
20 1.5 1.0 4.0 4.0
21 22.0 12.0 0.25 6.0 38.0
22 5.5 6.5 7.0 7.5 39.0
23 0.25 6.0
24 4.0 12.0
25 0.5
26 1.0
27 0.25 0.25
28 0.5 1.5 2.0 1.0 1.5 9.0
29 8.0 1.5
30 0.5 3.5 12.5 1.0 0.5
31 2.0
Tot. 33.0 7.5 27.0 13.5 58.5 32.5 80.75 26.0 20.75 15.25 43.0 112.5
YtD 33.0 40.5 67.5 81.0 139.5 172.0 252.75 278.75 299.5 314.75 357.75 470.25

I'd love to get an electronic rain gauge, maybe one day!

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Thu, 03 May 2007

One derailment, and it all turns to muck! // at 23:59

An exciting morning, first we woke to the very unusual sounds of thunder, hail and rain on the roof — all very welcome in the drought and with Melbourne's water storage dipping below 30% of capacity for the first time in 40 years. Next, Jo went out to pick up the newspaper and came back in with the news that a train had derailed itself just out of Oakleigh station, right outside our front door.

Connex sent out their SMS warnings that no trains were running between Springvale and Caulfield, and with thoughts of how hellish the replacemenet buses would become I offered to drive her the 5km to Caulfield.... Its a very long time since I've driven anywhere in morning peak traffic and yet again I'm reminded why, creeping and crawling along, fifteen minutes stuck in a log-jam on Murrumbeena road, people hooting, people swearing, people pushing in. One of the major annoyances was sitting in that logjam while the boom-gates on the level crossing were down and watching three trains full of people go past from Oakleigh to Caulfield — these were the trains that Connex had told us didn't exist!

Finally got Jo to Caulfield, then re-entered the maelstrom and crawled my way back to Oakleigh, ran inside to get the bike and tried to refresh myself on a routine ride to work. An hour to drive the 5km to Caulfield and back, then fifteen minutes for me to ride the bike the same distance to Clayton!

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Fri, 19 Jan 2007

Rain! // at 23:59

It was still hot and humid when we woke this morning, but for the first time this year there was the sound of rain on the roof. Measurable rain too, all 3mm of it! I rode out to work in the rain, happily getting soaking wet, wondering how many other people across Melbourne and the rest of Victoria were doing much the same.

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Sun, 07 Jan 2007

2006 Rainfall // at 12:32

Manually recorded rainfall from the rain gauge in our back garden.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1 6.5 6.5 3.5 3.0
2 5.0 1.5 2.0 20.5
3 3.0 3.5
4
5 9.0 6.5 1.0
6 1.0 6.0 4.5
7 10.25 0.5
8 1.0 1.0 1.0
9 27.0 12.5 2.0 0.25
10 1.5 0.5
11 11.5
12 5.5 1.5
13 21.0 2.0
14 4.5
15 11.0 3.0 1.5
16 0.5
17 24.0 2.5
18 0.25
19
20 2.5 10.5 1.5 0.5
21 11.0
22 0.5 4.0
23 1.0 4.5 4.5
24 0.5
25 53.0 3.0 6.5
26 6.0 23.0
27 4.5
28 18.5 3.5 4.5
29 2.5
30 6.5 6.5
31 21.0
Tot. 49.5 95.5 21.0 76.0 45.0 13.0 7.5 33.0 14.25 5.0 25.5 24.5
YtD 49.5 145.0 166.0 242.0 287.0 300.0 307.5 340.5 354.75 359.75 385.25 409.75
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Tue, 05 Apr 2005

2005 Rainfall // at 07:05

Rainfall for 2005

  01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Tot. YTD
Jan 19.0 19.0
Feb 122.5 141.5
Mar 10.0 151.5
Apr 25.5 177.0
May 10.5 187.5
Jun 46.5 234.0
Jul 26.5 260.5
Aug 83.5 344.0
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
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Mon, 23 Apr 2001

Rain, more rain // at 23:59

More rain, lots more rain! It must be one of the laws of motorcycling that the time to dry out your shoes is proportional to the time until you next need to wear them. Today they were just down to “damp” by the time I had to put them on and come home again.

Melbourne's motorists did their best this morning to convince me that they have an expected life span measured in months, especially the semi-trailers doing 110km/hr in low visibility and high water along the freeway.

At least I felt something was accomplished at work. Finally had time to put some work into the MRTG monitoring of the NetWare servers. It's not complete (nothing ever is), but it seems to work.

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