Worth watching but too far out for practical weather use. …
I finally figured out how to use Gimp in my latest Ubuntu spin off.
Just in time to point out an interesting development in the Antarctic:
They show three major systems from the Australian Antarctic model run, taken at 18:00 on Monday the 17th September 2012.
It starts at T+48 with the confluence of mixed fronts rattling loosely bound off the coast at 90 to 160 west. The system has an open core and the isobars extend well into the 'Pole. It than stands off and the feature is more or less dead half way through the animation.
Next look at the way the dartboard centred at 20 east (south of Africa) develops. A dollop of precipitation runs straight into it from Africa and the system takes a symmetry on that looks like a real quake fermenting.
Each one of those isobars is a drop of 4 mb. I counted 15 of them to 1000 mb. that's a core of 60 millibars. 940 at the centre by Friday evening.
Now, leaving aside it is the job of the senior meteorologist in charge of this output to correct it during his shift, it tells us that conditions showing on the evening of Monday night could provide for a bumpy time somewhere on this planet.
During this spell and probably well before the time the forecast points to.
Next look at the huge spiral between 80 and 140 east (south of Australia) this is as big as any on here (the size of Australia.)
By Thursday noon, T+72, halfway through the animation, the centre touches the continent of Antarctica and flattens out. The main core doesn't deflate but the system becomes three parts. Then on Saturday they are joined with another perpendicular injection of precipitation; this time from Australia.
Saturday night it hits and shatters on the coast at 130 east and disperses. It is followed by an aftershock by the look of it but that goes literally off the charts at the moment.