NSW got wet this weekend. In our own particular case we lost a large amount of our driveway and several paddocks spontaneously attained lake status. So there was nothing else to do but to poke around and see what I could turn up in the historic record (find yours here).
Some locals recorded up to 250mm in 24 hours this weekend. I thought that was an extraordinary amount until I checked the data (only available up until April this year so far, alas).
It turns out that sometime in the late sixties the local rainfall station recorded an extraordinary 392mm in 24 hours. Now that’s an outlier…!
I’ll invest in a new pair of gumboots just in case.
If you’re into this sort of thing, the plot was done using the “smoothScatter” function in R. It’s a change from the usual time series line chart. I think I’m a convert.