FEBRUARY 2005
Weather Report, Climatic conditions Recorded from Raymond Terrace
Using a WM-918 Electronic Weather Station, and Nylex Rain Gauge 1000.
2005 by: Grant Burgess Circulation: 22 + Frequency: Monthly Issue #: 110
My Daily Min/Max Air Temperatures & Rainfall Readings can be found Weekly
in the Port Stephens Examiner. Circulation: 26 765
The Average Max Temp was 30.28 C The Avg Max Wind Gust was 28.23 km/h
(which is 0.45 C Above average) (which is 0.46 km/h Above average)
The Highest Max Temp was 39.7 C The Prevailing Wind Direction was S
(recorded on the 8th at 1545) (the average wind direction is S)
The Lowest Max Temp was 21.6 C The Max Wind Gust was 45.7 km/h
(recorded on the 10th at 1715) (recorded from the SE on the 10th at 1433p)
 
The Average Min Temp was 18.06 C The Avg Daily Wind Run was 130.95 km
(which is 0.01 C Above average) The Max Daily Wind Run was 258.7 km
The Highest Min Temp was 21.6 C (recorded on the 19th)
(recorded on the 26th at 0718) The Min Daily Wind Run was 52.1 km
The Lowest Min Temp was 11.8 C (recorded on the 22nd)
(recorded on the 4th at 0620)  
The Avg Min Wind Chill was 16.57 C
The Avg Max Relative Humidity was 95.21 % (which is 0.60 C Below average)
(which is 0.47 % Above average) The Min Wind Chill was 8 C
The Avg Min Relative Humidity was 43.93 % (A Record For Feb)
(which is 2.31 % Below average) (recorded on the 3rd at 0808)
 
The Avg Max Dew-Point was 20.50 C The Total Monthly Rainfall was 140.6 mm
(which is 0.35 C Below average) (which is 0.66 mm Above average)
The High Max Dew-Point was 25.5 C The Median Monthly Rainfall is 107.00 mm
(recorded on the 3rd at 1710p) The Number of Rain Days was 8 days
The Avg Min Dew-Point was 13.74 C (which is 2.57 days Below average)
(which is 0.92 C Below average) The Cumulative Yearly Rainfall is 205.1 mm
The Low Min Dew-Point was 3.7 C (which is 8.21 mm Above average)
(A Record For Feb) The Highest Daily Rainfall was 60.4 mm
(recorded on the 2nd at 0659n) (recorded on the 10th)
 
The Avg Max Heat Index was 32.06 C PHENOMENA: (Number of Days with)
The High Max Heat Index was 43.1 C Thunderstorms 6 Avg = 2.88
(recorded on the 19th at 1540) Distant Tss 10 Avg = 5.50
Hail 0 Avg = 0.11
The Avg Min Grass Temp was 14.85 C Dew 18 Avg = 17.43
The Min Grass Temp was 7.6 C Fog 2 Avg = 6.57
(recorded on the 4th) Frost 0 Avg = 0.00
 
SEASONAL STATISTICS: (Summer)
The Average Max Temp was 29.47 C
(which is 0.49 C Below average)
The Average Min Temp was 17.72 C
(which is 0.14 C Above average)
The Total Rainfall was 295.8 mm
(which is 26.67 mm Above average)
The Number of Rain days was 35 days
(A Record For Summer)
(which is 6.57 days Above average)
Hail Reports
Sun 20 Feb 2005 ~ Small hail & very heavy rain was observed near Maitland by Tim Grugeon.
Jimmy Deguara who is a stormchaser apparently reported 8.5cm hail near Belford (about 50km to the W). Some of his
video footage shown on channel nine's "A Current Affair" showed the giant hail falling and even cracking the front
windscreen of his car! This day saw another intense storm track W to E through Lake Macquarie seperated by under
30km. Radar loops show the two supercell storms moving virtually side by side with a similar intensity. I would be
very interested in hearing reports from the S storm as I suspect this too would have produced large & possibly giant
hail (S of Cessnock). The big surprise is that our home escaped both severe storms, one to the S, the other to the N.