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Weather Watch

Weather Watch- July 2013

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)How quickly things can turn around! In the last month, we have received 105mm of rain, with even more on our leased property. So, our crops are off to a great start. It’s a real pleasure to see...

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Weather Watch- June

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)To paraphrase a fashion term, patchy is the new black! May had some good rain events across SA, but you had to be under them! For example, at home we got 14mm in the gauge, while 10kms away on our...

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Participants ‘look beyond the horizon’ at the Hawker Forum

By Pene Keynes

After a long period of dry, rain on the roof was a welcome sound at the joint Natural Resources Arid Lands and Bestprac forum, ‘Looking beyond the Horizon’ in Hawker on May 31. 

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Weather Watch (May 2013)

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Last week we drove some friends around our whole property. As I’m chiefly an office girl these days, I don’t get out there much, so I got a real shock to see how dry it had become in just a couple of...

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Weather Watch April 2013

Weather Watch (April 2013)by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

My life experience has taught me that there is always someone worse off than myself. This belief was reinforced recently when Ben and I were in south-west Western Australia...

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Weather Watch (March 2012)

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Last week the Bureau of Meteorology released its Seasonal Outlook for March to May. When I looked at the map I got very excited as my patch has a 65% chance of exceeding median rainfall.

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Weather Watch (February 2013)

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Australia spent its birthday weekend living up to its reputation; a sunburnt country with droughts and flooding rains. However, I don’t remember tornadoes being mentioned in the famous poem!

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Weather Watch (December 2012)

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Last week I attended the POAMA workshop at the Melbourne Bureau of Meteorology. I had been asked to do a short presentation in which I explained how I first got interested in seasonal forecasts, and...

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Weather Watch (November 2012)

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Australia has the most variable climate of all agricultural producing countries; but last month that variation was ridiculous! On the 11th October we had snow around the Quorn district and the...

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Weather Watch (October 2012)

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

A spider has taken up residence in my rain gauge! Its thick web completely covers the top. However, I haven’t needed to evict it as we’ve had no rain for six weeks, and there’s nothing much in...

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Weather Watch (July 2012)

By Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Recently I attended a tourism meeting where we discussed the pioneering history of the Flinders Ranges. It got me thinking about how the early settlers coped with, and more often didn’t cope with,...

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Weather Watch (June 2012)

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

This month I’ll mention some weather information available from a variety of sources: the internet, mobile phones, television and even a higher power!

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Weather Watch - May 2012

By Susan Carn In mid April I went to the Adelaide Bureau of Meteorology Climate Forum, thanks to an invite from Darren Ray (Senior Meteorologist/Climatologist). It was attended by representatives from government and industry, for example SA...

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Weather Watch - April 2012

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Last month I was fortunate enough to attend the National Press Club lunch in Canberra to celebrate the Climate Champion Program. I am one of 34 farmers from different regions and enterprises across...

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Weather Watch - March 2012

by Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

Gosh it’s autumn already! Summer was cooler and a bit wetter than usual here, which was a nice change. This can be attributed to the current La Niña. During La Niña phases, temperatures tend to be...

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Weather Watch - Feb 2012

By Susan Carn This year had an exciting start for the Carn’s - the wrong kind of excitement – a Bushfire! It was located between our home, just south of Quorn, and Wilmington. Although it didn’t ever get closer than about 10kms, it was...

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Ben and Susan Carn - Technological Strategy

“Wootoona” Near Quorn in the Upper North of South Australia Prepared by John Squires (Rural Directions Pty Ltd) with Ben and Susan Carn

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Weather Watch - December 2011

By Susan Carn (Hawker/Blinman Bestprac Group)

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Weather Watch - November 2011

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Weather Watch - October 2011

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Weather Watch - September 2011

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Weather Watch - August 2011

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Weather Watch - July 2011

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Weather Watch - June 2011

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Weather Watch - May 2011

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Weather Watch - April 2011

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Weather Watch - March 2011

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Weather Watch - February 2011

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Weather Watch - January 2011

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