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Offline NoDrops  
#181 Posted : Wednesday, 4 December 2019 8:27:35 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ambient Go to Quoted Post
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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#195 Posted : Thursday, 13 February 2020 2:04:23 PM(UTC)
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Good to see some widespread rain over much of eastern NSW over the last few weeks. I have recorded 190 mm so far this year, 102 mm for January & 88 mm so far for Feb, both well above average.

Total rainfall for 2019 was 147 mm.

Raining as I write this post as it has done on & off for the past 8 days. Local water storage is rising with around 2200 megalitres of inflow a day. Grass is growing & the temps have been nice & cool for the past 2 weeks.

Things are looking upBigGrin

This is the first time in over 3 years this waterfall near home has had water going over it. Taken 12-02-20

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#196 Posted : Monday, 2 March 2020 9:35:57 AM(UTC)
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Weather summary for February 2020

The first day of February was the warmest for the month with a maximum temp of 36.9. The month averaged 29 degrees which was slightly cooler than the long term average of 31.1.
The coolest day was on the 6th with a high of 24.3.

The minimum overnight temp was 12.2 on the 20th. The average was 18.1, slightly warmer than the long term average of 16.0.

Well above average rainfall for February with 136.4 mm recorded, 60.1 mm above the long term average of 76.3.
The highest rainfall over 24 hours was 25.2 mm on the 12th.

Our local water supply, Splitrock Dam saw an increase from 0.9% capacity at the start of the month to 3.97% with an inflow of 11,602 megaliters.

A few weather pics for February

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#197 Posted : Thursday, 5 March 2020 8:37:59 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ambient Go to Quoted Post
[size=6]Good to see some widespread rain over much of eastern NSW over the last few weeks.


Spectacular waterfall. Enjoy your photos.

Glad to see you posting. I'd like to see this forum start getting used. I think we have to start somewhere, and maybe more people will join if they see even just a few people active.

Us FNQers are trying to get our section going. You're welcome to pop in and say hello. We haven't had any weather to talk about this Wet Season.



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#198 Posted : Friday, 6 March 2020 7:16:51 AM(UTC)
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We haven't had any weather to talk about this Wet Season.


G`day 28,
Looks like you guys up there might have something to talk about next week with a possible cyclone developing off the Cape & heading down the coast. One to keep an eye on.........

Yeah, been pretty quiet in the NSW section of late, seems I`ve been talking to myself the last few months. Don`t know what is going on with the forum, kicked off pretty well but has gone nowhere it seems.


Will check in with you guys from time to time


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#199 Posted : Saturday, 7 March 2020 7:19:15 AM(UTC)
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Hi Ambient,

I have been overseas for a couple of months and missed out on seeing my place turn from brown to very green.

How are things looking where you are?
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#200 Posted : Saturday, 7 March 2020 7:48:36 AM(UTC)
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How are things looking where you are?


Welcome home CSN,

The change around my area has been phenomenal, from bare dirt & dry river beds to lush green & flowing water. Have had 248 mm of nice steady rain over the last 2 months, town water supply has gone from 0.8% at the start of Feb to 4.0%, an increase of 12,000 megaliters. The temps have been pretty mild as well.

Have had to mow the lawn every week just to keep up........BigGrin

Pic from a mate. Top - Mid February 2020, Bottom - November 2019
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Bet you had a surprise when you got home!
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