Thursday 7th - Monday 11th, September 2006
From: Raymond Terrace, Written by: Grant Burgess
Hunter Extreme Winds
~ Rapid storm development from showers moving toward the SSE & the coast on Wed night indicated the strength
   of the coming SW change. Parts of Newcastle received hail overnight, none here but did see manly close flangs!.
   The Sydney metro recorded in excess of 100mm near the coast along with widespread 50-90mm falls to 0900 Thu.
   They also saw hail showers overnight.
~ The first of two SW changes moved through bringing gusty SW winds to 62.6km/h at 1407. Recorded a record daily
   wind run of 488.6km till 0900 on Fri. Coastal areas copped the brunt of the winds with max gusts being recorded as
   follows: Nobbys 109km/h at 1118, Norah Head 104km/h at 1430 & Williamtown 83km/h at 1220.
~ The moderate band of showers stretching SE-NW in Sydney overnight moved N to be over the hunter for much of Thu.
   This also brought snow to the Barrington Tops to a depth of 12cm at polblue till 1500 on Thu as reported in 'the Herald'
   newspaper from the NPWS. The Central Tablelands around Shooters Hill apparently also received a 5-10cm snow cover.
Raymond Terrace Extreme Rain
~ This rain event spanned 6 meteorological days & was very much needed. I recorded a total of 199.2mm till midnight
   Tue with a max daily fall being a Sep record breaking 88.0mm till 0900 on Sun.
~ Hail was observed on two days, Sun at around 1530 for about 2mins & Mon at 1028 for 3mins - both were no larger than
   0.5cm in diameter.
~ The reserve behind our house is almost fully under water which has not been seen for the last few years.