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Discussion: Moving to Albany

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Feb 8, 2016 2:14 PM # 
Well... I'm not, but days like today make it seem like a fair option!
Feb 9, 2016 5:21 AM # 
Apparently we hit 37 or 39 or something yesterday, didn't feel like more than low 30s to me - mind you by 4pm ish the wind was nice and cool. Today, by midday a nice easterly cooling things off luvverly. Downside of alternating showers and heat is the lawn grows about a half a foot a week!!!
Feb 9, 2016 5:28 AM # 
Consider it training
Feb 9, 2016 6:09 AM # 
At 4pm yesterday my station recorded 47.9°...then the wind changed and it started slooooowly coming down. The grass isn't so much growing at our place as "smouldering and threatening to burst into flame"
Feb 9, 2016 6:34 AM # 
At least you have grass.
Feb 9, 2016 9:59 AM # 
I have a sneaking suspicion that Juffy's instruments may have a non-standard exposure.

As for Albany, it's noted for big differences between the coast and the airport but yesterday was one of the bigger ones - 39 at the airport, 27 in town. (The town site is a manual one which only reports once a day, but you can see its numbers about 10am each day at
Feb 9, 2016 11:00 AM # 
It does - it's certainly not in a Stevenson screen or anything, just a little hobby weather station, and it's out in the full sun. It normally reads a couple of degrees above the nearest official station (Jandakot), but we're also 15km SE of it.
Feb 9, 2016 11:03 AM # 
In terms of distance from the coast (probably the most relevant factor on a day like this), it's probably best compared with Pearce, which had 43.1 yesterday (and 44.3 today). Don't think any official station in WA has yet exceeded 46 during this event, although the Pilbara ones should start doing so from tomorrow onwards.

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