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Bye, Bye, Blue Sky

After weeks of miserable wet weather the Ovens River has risen rapidly overnight.
This new section of the recreational path was laid just 3 weeks ago, this is the first time that it has been inundated, and it won't be the last.
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Just so that you don't get the idea that Wangaratta is some kind of Camelot, this is what happens when it rains on the plains.
(What a mixing of Musical metaphors! ) You are looking northeast up the line towards Sydney, approximately 400 miles away.
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In construction, engineers have allowed for seasonal flooding. The flood level gauge indicates how rapidly it rose overnight.
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Below: The approach to one of the new footbridges featured in my recent posts.
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Below: This is how it looked this morning and the river has nowhere near peaked. I may post an update tomorrow.
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Re: Bye, Bye, Blue Sky

Mark, what a sorry, sorry, sight to see

We viwed a prgrame on BBC TV about Weather - long forecast and they said "the Jet Stream which at this time of year usually passes over the Atlantic and then travels up north and over Scotland ... is stuck over middle of mainland Europe - HENCE WE ARE GETTING THS CONSTANT RAIN and floods ...

Which we are to expect for the next 4 to 6 weeks ... very very sad whats your weather experts excuse ?
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Mark, what a sorry, sorry, sight to see

We vieed a prgrame on BBC TV about Weather - long forecast and they said "the Gulf Stream which at this time of year usually passes over the Atlantic and then travels up north and over Scotland ... is stuck over middle of mainland Europe - HENCE WE ARE GETTING THS CONSTANT RAIN and floods ...

Which we are to expect for the next 4 to 6 weeks ... very very sad whats your weather experts excuse ?
??? The Gulf Stream (an ocean current) can't be stuck over mainland Europe! They would be washed away with huge masses of salt water...

It's the same miserable weather here, after SUCH a dreary winter. I am growing webbed feet...
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Re: Bye, Bye, Blue Sky

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Below: This is how it looked this morning and the river has nowhere near peaked. I may post an update tomorrow.
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Be careful, now when you go down there.
Looks like that went from a recreational path to a recreational swimming pool... What a multi-use facility.
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Re: Bye, Bye, Blue Sky

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We viwed a prgrame on BBC TV about Weather - long forecast and they said "the Gulf Stream which at this time of year usually passes over the Atlantic and then travels up north and over Scotland ... is stuck over middle of mainland Europe - HENCE WE ARE GETTING THS CONSTANT RAIN and floods ...
I think you must mean the Jet Stream!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18783422

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Jim Thanks for this - no wonder I could not find it
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I think you must mean the Jet Stream!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18783422

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Good, Jim.

I was getting rather worried we would never hear from our Central European forum members again...

And we Norwegians would rather like to keep the Gulf Stream here, thank you. It's what keeps us above the freezing point at least some of the year...
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Be careful, now when you go down there.
Looks like that went from a recreational path to a recreational swimming pool... What a multi-use facility.
We are unlikely to become another Lost City of Atlantis, Cathrine ... the phenomena is a natural pattern of our river system.
When the rains stop the river will recede and if the contractors knew their job then the pathway will remain intact. My guess is that they did !

I'll take another look this morning as soon as it gets light, and post you an update tonight.

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Mark, what a sorry, sorry, sight to see
We viewed a programe on BBC TV about Weather - long forecast and they said "the Jet Stream which at this time of year usually passes over the Atlantic and then travels up north and over Scotland ... is stuck over middle of mainland Europe - HENCE WE ARE GETTING THS CONSTANT RAIN and floods ...
Which we are to expect for the next 4 to 6 weeks ... very very sad whats your weather experts excuse ?
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I think you must mean the Jet Stream!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18783422
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Cathrine, Chevvy and Jim - We get the Jet Stream over our town too but visible only on clear sunny days.
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Re: Bye, Bye, Blue Sky


What a difference a day makes ...

This morning I waited to capture the Sydney-Melbourne Express on the viaduct,
frustratingly the E-PL3 refused to fire at the decisive moment another missed markterpiece!

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Re: Bye, Bye, Blue Sky

Mark, WoW thats a lot of rain ! in 24 hours

Mind you, theres folk about the UK suffering the same - only problem is their houses are in the way ... as rivers are bursting banks and we dont really have storm run offs like your country provides ... yet
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Re: Bye, Bye, Blue Sky

Nice story Mark. I remember when you took the pics of the bridge being constructed.

Gulf Stream is in the ocean - jet stream in the air. Are you pulling our legs?

Not trying to be a smartarxxx - but the jet stream is constant at high altitude and in the southern hempishere blows from west to east which is why the flight to Perth takes an hour longer than the flight from Perth. What these jet trails are is ice crystals created by the freezing temperatures at altitude. The cooling rate is 2 degrees for every 1000 feet (still used in vaition for altitude) so an aircraft at say 30,000 feet on a day like today will be flying in air at minus 50 degrees.

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Mark, WoW thats a lot of rain ! in 24 hours Mind you, theres folk about the UK suffering the same - only problem is their houses are in the way ... as rivers are bursting banks and we dont really have storm run offs like your country provides ... yet
Hi Chevvy - as Terry will confirm it doesn't take all that much rain to cause flooding in many of our country towns. The catchment area is spread over hundreds of square miles and from the high country run offs it may take days to reach us.
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Nice story Mark. I remember when you took the pics of the bridge being constructed.
Gulf Stream is in the ocean - jet stream in the air. Are you pulling our legs?
Not trying to be a smartarxxx - but the jet stream is constant at high altitude and in the southern hempishere blows from west to east which is why the flight to Perth takes an hour longer than the flight from Perth. What these jet trails are is ice crystals created by the freezing temperatures at altitude. The cooling rate is 2 degrees for every 1000 feet (still used in vaition for altitude) so an aircraft at say 30,000 feet on a day like today will be flying in air at minus 50 degrees. Pedant mode OFF.
Actually, I think it was Chevvy who mentioned "Gulf Stream" but she has changed it since.
But you are right about my leg pulling in thread #8, where I did a pictorial double entendre with the "jet stream" !

No worries with your Pedant Mode, I like it because you taught me a lot that I didn't know about the jet stream which affects aeroplanes.

Thank you, Terry.
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