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Offline ronfishes  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, 17 May 2023 9:50:06 PM(UTC)
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Thought I'd give a new thread a go.

I finally measured the gauge, 8mm from a while ago, and two little frogs.
Dodgy records for 2022: 1520mm
2023: 2710mm 2024: 951.6mm
Jan 24: 449.6mm
Feb 24: 350mm
Mar 24: 152mm
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#2 Posted : Thursday, 18 May 2023 7:30:23 AM(UTC)
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Why not :)

Had a few days with misty drizzly stuff but nothing in the gauge.


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#3 Posted : Friday, 19 May 2023 8:48:36 AM(UTC)
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Good idea, the other one was getting unwieldy
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#4 Posted : Saturday, 20 May 2023 7:02:41 AM(UTC)
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Nice cool start to the day up here @ 15° , should see a couple of magic days.



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#5 Posted : Monday, 22 May 2023 11:43:11 AM(UTC)
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9 weeks without radar to look at every morning is going to be a hard habit to break...
Hard to believe it takes 9 weeks to upgrade a radar site.


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#6 Posted : Wednesday, 24 May 2023 6:37:38 AM(UTC)
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Got up, hmm, a bit of rain last night, I’ll just have look and see how widespre……. 😡 it’s going to be a long 9 weeks.
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#7 Posted : Wednesday, 24 May 2023 7:35:47 AM(UTC)
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13mm up here from showers most of the night.
Yeah still clicking on the radar link on my page out of habit ..

Don't need this, got dogs to trap and it's hard with wet ground.



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#8 Posted : Wednesday, 24 May 2023 7:37:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FNQ Bunyip Go to Quoted Post

Hi 28 & SM , Ron started a new thread for the dry season :) Cheers

Thanks Bunyip.

This used to happen to me all the time on WZ. Someone would start a new thread, but never made a last post linking to the new one.... I'd go for days before I realised. I'm one of these people who rely on email notifications.

Great idea Ronfishes.

I went away for a week - to Cairns and Cooktown. Nice weather.

Back in Chillagoe it had changed.

Jolted into the Dry Season with 17°C yesterday morning, cold winds, everything dried out, and dust starting up already.

Any water in seasonal creeks has disappeared, and the colour of the grass is fading rapidly.

Last Dry was pretty close to perfect all the way through. Comfortable cooler temps day & night. Green & no dust worth mentioning.

Originally Posted by: FNQ Bunyip Go to Quoted Post

9 weeks without radar to look at every morning is going to be a hard habit to break...
Hard to believe it takes 9 weeks to upgrade a radar site.

cheers

Noticed that. 9 weeks is awfully long. Lack of funding? Hunting up outdated superceded parts?? (Like Telstra's 3G outages here.)

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#9 Posted : Wednesday, 24 May 2023 9:32:04 AM(UTC)
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Thanks Ron & Bunyip, takes me a while to wake up sometimes. 10mm here this morning and still raining. Some showers quite heavy with 21C, feels very cool. A bit lost without the radar as well.

YTD: 1788.5mm
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#10 Posted : Wednesday, 24 May 2023 10:03:55 AM(UTC)
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Since we haven't got radar - here's what the clouds look like at Chillagoe, taken just now. (Then resized in the hope the pic won't take everyone off the page.)

**Almost** feels like rain, but not quite.

IMG20230524095631_R.jpg

IMG20230524095635_R.jpg

Now the sun is trying to peep through.

EDIT: Sun still keeps trying to peep through, breeze comes up, and then it goes cold again. Clouds scooting across the sky at a fair speed. Definitely 7.99/8ths cloud.

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#11 Posted : Thursday, 25 May 2023 9:48:45 AM(UTC)
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Nice photos 28. Fairly dark those clouds. 30mm here over the last 2 days. The forecast was for less than 10 so not to bad. Still light showers around this morning and a bit windy.

YTD: 1808.5mm
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#12 Posted : Thursday, 25 May 2023 1:34:09 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Sheridan Mist Go to Quoted Post
Nice photos 28. Fairly dark those clouds


Thanks SM. It was like that again for a large part of this morning, bit more sun, and sun right now. Yesterday cold, had a jumper on most of the time. Today a lot warmer.
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#13 Posted : Saturday, 27 May 2023 11:41:42 AM(UTC)
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Sorry guys, will remember to add a link if I do it next time.

finally got around to measuring the rain from the past week - bang on 25mm
Dodgy records for 2022: 1520mm
2023: 2710mm 2024: 951.6mm
Jan 24: 449.6mm
Feb 24: 350mm
Mar 24: 152mm
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#14 Posted : Saturday, 27 May 2023 11:51:54 AM(UTC)
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Sorry guys, will remember to add a link if I do it next time

No problems. I'll have to remember. Maybe I'll set a notification...lol.

Almost a cloudless sky. Just a few very faint streaky clouds.
Weeds are green, grass is brown now.




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#15 Posted : Tuesday, 30 May 2023 8:45:14 AM(UTC)
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Ah you are a bit of a trickster Ron...BigGrin

I thought it was rather quiet in here..

Anyway what a horrendous morning..felt a bit frosty so had to put my start time back to 9am today...

Typical Tradewinds set in ..we got out a week ago to the Mackeral grounds out of desperation ..Just one doggie mack hooked and pretty lumpy out there but nonetheless any day on the water is a good one..

We were forced into river croc spotting this weekend past though...a few sub 1m models getting about...more then I have seen before...

Anyway planning to spend the day turning over the vege garden and adding some ash to get started and yeah the radar thing makes it a bit hard to plan though we are fortunate that at least the Townsville one gives us and idea of whats coming our way..

Bunyip, are they Dingo or wild dog mix..we hear them howling in the hills behind us at times though rarely see them although the Vet next door said she saw a black one crossing the road recently...
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, 30 May 2023 12:34:42 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scott123 Go to Quoted Post
Ah you are a bit of a trickster Ron...BigGrin

I thought it was rather quiet in here..

Anyway what a horrendous morning..felt a bit frosty so had to put my start time back to 9am today...



I'd been away for a week otherwise occupied, and then started wondering why it was so quiet.

You aren't the only one.

I woke this morning to a freezing 15°C. 🥶 It's still only 26 inside. Not exactly hot.

Think this might be a cold Dry for us out here. Last Dry Season was pretty close to perfect. A few more like that would be nice.
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, 31 May 2023 8:10:33 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: scott123 Go to Quoted Post
Ah you are a bit of a trickster Ron...BigGrin

Bunyip, are they Dingo or wild dog mix..we hear them howling in the hills behind us at times though rarely see them although the Vet next door said she saw a black one crossing the road recently...


Mostly dingo , but anything that is chewing on cattle is fair game.

Mackies should be around soon. I'm hoping to get a few this year before they put a new hip in me.

They say rain coming today, but radar's will be no help.



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#18 Posted : Wednesday, 31 May 2023 5:10:43 PM(UTC)
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A few drops of rain on the windscreen today. Nothing in the gauge this morning though. 54.5mm for the month which is about half the average of 101mm for here.
I haven't got a boat at the moment so won't be chasing any mackerel this year which is a shame.

YTD: 1808.5mm
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#19 Posted : Thursday, 1 June 2023 7:53:05 AM(UTC)
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Thought our 9 week outage of radar was bad enough.
Checking around other radars that are out -- Mackay is out until 20 December 2023. That's almost 6 months with no radar.
http://www.bom.gov.au/pr...s/IDR223.loop.shtml#skip

Mount Isa and Townsville are both out since yesterday, with unknown duration - however, they're working to get them back up.

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#20 Posted : Thursday, 1 June 2023 8:33:06 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 28degrees Go to Quoted Post
Thought our 9 week outage of radar was bad enough.
Checking around other radars that are out -- Mackay is out until 20 December 2023. That's almost 6 months with no radar.
http://www.bom.gov.au/pr...s/IDR223.loop.shtml#skip

Mount Isa and Townsville are both out since yesterday, with unknown duration - however, they're working to get them back up.



Also Gove is out for 4 weeks.
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