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#181 Posted : Wednesday, 4 December 2019 8:27:35 AM(UTC)
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We have moved to Level 3 water restrictions as of today. We now are sharing our water with another town downstream as they have run out of water. The dam is presently at 1.04% or 7300 megaliters which the local council says should supply both towns for 2 years.


1.04% will supply two towns for 2 years?
What do you need to do under Level 3 with that amount of water in the dam to make it last 2 years? (Perhaps the local council haven't taken evaporation into account???)

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#182 Posted : Wednesday, 4 December 2019 9:45:04 AM(UTC)
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1.04% will supply two towns for 2 years?


Both towns have a combined population of around 3000 people so not a huge demand on supply so hopefully it will last. We have a dedicated pipeline for our supply(as well as emergency bores) but the town downstream pumps their water from the river & only a 1/3rd of that makes it to the holding weir so a lot of lost water along the way.

I don`t trust this council, Tamworth is currently on Level 5 restrictions with 18,000 megalitres to supply 50,000 people but the are still going ahead with the Country Music Festival which brings in another 50,000 people for 10 days. Guess they can`t go without the $$$$$ it brings in.

On level 3 restrictions we can only use water outdoors(no sprinklers) for 15 minutes per day between 6pm & 8pm(or as many buckets as you can carry in 2 hours). Previously we could use a sprinkler or hose between 6pm & 8am.

Previous to the pipeline being constructed in 2014 we always had a severe lack of water so most of the towns folk are pretty conservative concerning the use of water.



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#183 Posted : Tuesday, 10 December 2019 9:09:06 AM(UTC)
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A high temp of 37 yesterday with an overnight low of 22. At 10:00 am it is already 30 degrees, expecting 39 today & for the next day or so. Humidity is also up at around 50% today with a Northerly at 10 knots.

Don`t mind the high temps but the Humidity does me in!
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#184 Posted : Thursday, 12 December 2019 8:32:27 AM(UTC)
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Hot day yesterday with a Max of 39.3. A few thunderstorms from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm delivered 5 mm of rain & some small sparse hail. Temp dropped 14 degrees to 25.2 at 4 pm.
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#185 Posted : Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:52:23 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ambient Go to Quoted Post
Hot day yesterday with a Max of 39.3. A few thunderstorms from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm delivered 5 mm of rain & some small sparse hail. Temp dropped 14 degrees to 25.2 at 4 pm.


I hope you manage round 2 today with some more storms!
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#186 Posted : Monday, 16 December 2019 12:22:43 PM(UTC)
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Nasty amount of fires, pretty much the length of NSW by the looks of it. (Image from 10 minutes ago)

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#187 Posted : Wednesday, 18 December 2019 1:06:08 PM(UTC)
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The news said this morning that a record heatwave is approaching SE Aus, so I went out at lunch in the CBD, to 24°C. Confused
Perhaps tomorrow then.
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#188 Posted : Thursday, 19 December 2019 9:05:16 AM(UTC)
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so I went out at lunch in the CBD, to 24°C


Enjoy it while it lasts!RollEyes

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#189 Posted : Thursday, 19 December 2019 1:05:58 PM(UTC)
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so I went out at lunch in the CBD, to 24°C


Enjoy it while it lasts!RollEyes



Emmm.. Yer.
Slight different today! 36°C when I nipped out.
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#190 Posted : Thursday, 19 December 2019 3:32:16 PM(UTC)
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My goodness. This is just a horrible sight. So many fires.
I hope we get some decent rain soon.


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#191 Posted : Monday, 6 January 2020 9:00:54 AM(UTC)
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G`day All.

Been away for a few weeks so thought I would catch up with a weather summary for December & a wrap up for 2019.

December Stats

Max Temp - 22nd 42.1 degrees
Min Temp - 3rd 7.3 degrees
Max 9 am - 22nd 33.2 degrees
Min 9 am - 3rd 7.3 degrees
Coldest Day - 2nd 24.2 degrees

24 Hour Rainfall - 12TH 5.0 mm
Total Rainfall 9.2 mm
Mean Rainfall 77.3mm

Mean Max 30.7
2019 35.5
4.8 degrees above average

Mean Min 14.7
2019 16.6
1.9 degrees above average

Rainfall for 2019 was well below the lowest on record(2002 - 337 mm) with only 145.4 mm recorded making 2019 the driest on record. Official records are incomplete for the first 4 months but there was no significant falls in that time.

Also set a new Heat record for December, 2019

Hottest Dec day on record 22nd - 42.1
Previous Record - 41.1

2020 got off to a good start with 13.6 mm on the 1st & 15.2 mm on the 2nd of January from afternoon storms, so we have had 20% of 2019`s rainfall in the first 2 days of 2020. Hope that trend continues!

All the best for 2020.



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#192 Posted : Wednesday, 15 January 2020 8:29:16 AM(UTC)
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Looking good for some much needed rain over the next 10 days with predicted falls of up to 100 mm. Image below is a forecast model(ECMWF) from windy.com. The marker is positioned over the head of the major catchment area for our town water supply.

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I might be a bit optimistic but I have cleaned the gutters, moved objects to higher ground & put new wiper blades on the car! Woot
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#193 Posted : Friday, 17 January 2020 9:51:43 AM(UTC)
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28.8 mm in the gauge to 9 am this morning BigGrin . Higher falls to the north & south of town(as usual). Few of the creeks were running a banker yesterday arvo, a good sign for the towns water supply.
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#194 Posted : Tuesday, 21 January 2020 10:26:12 AM(UTC)
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Over 60 mm recorded for the last rain event & just on 92 mm for the year so far(142 mm total for 2019). The local water supply had an inflow of 320 megalitres & has risen back up to 1% of capacity.

Looking a lot greener around the district & farm dams have some water in them. Forecast looking good for some more rain in the coming week. Long way to go, but a good start to 2020
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