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Offline ronfishes  
#761 Posted : Tuesday, 16 February 2021 5:24:41 AM(UTC)
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Well it's gone from 150-250mm 24hrs ago, to 15-25mm for tomorrow. Seriously, what a balls up.
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#762 Posted : Tuesday, 16 February 2021 6:41:08 AM(UTC)
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Haha what a laugh, where's the rain ??

Wow 28 you are having a real treat this year, sleeping rain , best fall in 10 years, lucky you.
It is so good for the whole area.


Off to mow my lawns, have a great day folks.


Cheers
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#763 Posted : Tuesday, 16 February 2021 6:49:45 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Dormant Go to Quoted Post
I'm confused, are we apres le deluge or avant?

Who knows. Radar shows the rain moving east to west, yet the pressure chart shows the low having moved east from mainland to the sea.

We had 34mm all up.
2mm in the morning, another 8mm by dark, the rest from continual rain overnight.

Originally Posted by: FNQ Bunyip Go to Quoted Post
Wow 28 you are having a real treat this year, sleeping rain , best fall in 10 years, lucky you.
It is so good for the whole area.
Cheers

We certainly are having a treat this year. Feel almost like a normal human being again. Haven't lived continually in such a dry environment for such a long time before now.

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#764 Posted : Wednesday, 17 February 2021 7:08:05 AM(UTC)
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Well a huge 15mm this morning :) :) haha
Looks like Tully way might be getting a bit better, how you getting on Yassi

Lots got to change to get 150mm in Kans today :)


Have a great day folks, hopefully our wet season will find it self soon.


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#765 Posted : Wednesday, 17 February 2021 3:05:49 PM(UTC)
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HMMMMM. BOM are going big again

Initial Flood Watch for the North Tropical Coast catchments between Rollingstone and Cooktown
Issued at 2:58 pm EST on Wednesday 17 February 2021
Flood Watch Number: 1

Flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area from late Thursday.

Heavy rainfall associated with a deepening trough with embedded lows developing in the northern Coral Sea, will affect the Flood Watch area from late Thursday and into the weekend.

Heavy rainfall has fallen intermittently over the Flood Watch area over the last few days. In the 24 hours to 9am Wednesday, widespread rainfall between 50-130 mm has been recorded particularly along the coastal areas, with less rainfall recorded of less than 20 mm across the tablelands. Catchments are relatively wet and rivers will respond quickly to further rainfall.

Daily rainfall totals of 70-150mm are likely between late Thursday and Saturday, with locally heavier falls of 200 mm or more possible causing flash flooding associated with thunderstorm activity.

Riverine flooding is likely within the Flood Watch area.

Localised flooding and disruption to transport routes are likely within the Flood Watch area over the next few days.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River
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#766 Posted : Wednesday, 17 February 2021 3:51:02 PM(UTC)
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beat me Weary.
I've lost count of how many of these we have had this season and yet too see any flooding.
A bit of water on the roads is not a flood, but as the population is dumbed down continually by the media
every time we get more than 20mm it is potential life threatening event.
So sick of the hype over a normal days rain.


Now to sit back and see how this trough develops and if it sticks around.


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#767 Posted : Wednesday, 17 February 2021 4:20:36 PM(UTC)
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HMMMMM. BOM are going big again

Initial Flood Watch for the North Tropical Coast catchments between Rollingstone and Cooktown
Issued at 2:58 pm EST on Wednesday 17 February 2021
Flood Watch Number: 1

Flooding is likely across parts of the Flood Watch area from late Thursday.

Catchments are relatively wet and rivers will respond quickly to further rainfall.



Do they ring up the farmers/ locals to see if the catchment are actually wet? How do they tell from Brisbane?

The Townsville mayor was advocating for the reinstating of local BoM staff recently, but it seems to have gone all quiet. Its something they really need to look at for our region I think.

MTD:215mm
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#768 Posted : Wednesday, 17 February 2021 10:41:16 PM(UTC)
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Yeah I think BOM might finally get one right..

Its already turning into a pretty wet night and going by the radar plenty more to come..

We watched some nice stormage right along the coast on Sunday night whilst sitting 75 kms out on the edge of the shelf...

If my property is anything to go by then any nearby catchment would be well sodden...

The creek beside my shack is already higher then its been in the past couple of wet seasons..

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#769 Posted : Wednesday, 17 February 2021 11:07:56 PM(UTC)
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Think we've had 11mm in the last 4 days. Oh well, Tinaroo only has 5m to go to fill up so here's hoping.

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#770 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 5:42:30 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: ronfishes Go to Quoted Post
Think we've had 11mm in the last 4 days. Oh well, Tinaroo only has 5m to go to fill up so here's hoping.


Glad to hear Tinaroo is filling up again.

We've just made it over 800mm since January. I keep expecting it to just stop.
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#771 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 6:28:37 AM(UTC)
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Well some good totals around Tully.
284mm at S Mission Beach is a rippa .

Only 23mm here
Radar is interesting, with what looks to be upper level stuff going W to E and the lower level stuff a normal SE push onto the coast.


Bring on the rest of it.


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#772 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 6:54:56 AM(UTC)
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Am still confused, as much as the clouds are.

And losing interest in visiting Cairns on a regular basis, used to enjoy it but reports of gridlock are daunting. Permanent traffic lights in Smithfield? Weird...
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#773 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 9:44:57 AM(UTC)
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Am still confused, as much as the clouds are.

And losing interest in visiting Cairns on a regular basis, used to enjoy it but reports of gridlock are daunting. Permanent traffic lights in Smithfield? Weird...


I used to go to Cairns every 2 weeks, for Rusty's Market staying Thursday nites. I've almost weaned myself now. It's every 5 or 6 weeks.

I like traffic lights. Roundabouts terrify me.
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#774 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 10:03:53 AM(UTC)
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The traffic is out of control.
Used to leave early and beat the worst of it but it starts earlier and earlier now.
The stupid new works make it worse, and the new traffic lights are shocking.
Left town at 14:00 to beat the rush and sat for 4 changes of lights to get through. Must be crazy after school.


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#775 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:25:19 AM(UTC)
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Ah, thanks, Bunyip. An update, since I refuse to answer all the personal questions the local paper want in order to get an online copy.

Yeah, been a few weeks since we went, usually leaving at 6am and getting the hell out by 1am but it had gotten worse and worse though I did prefer groceries from Coles Clifton Beach. Sure miss all the opshops we visited - I might have to pay new price for things one of these days...

I sympathise, 28, sometimes it's a treat to visit the 'big smoke' but this weather makes getting home iffy with a low slung car. I almost, I say almost, feel the isolation of those elsewhere in the world suffering from lockdowns however, remote without other people is our preference, anyway.
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#776 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 1:13:20 PM(UTC)
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The traffic lights causing the problems are temporary, so hopefully the gridlock will go away when they go.

That said, there will be lights in the final product......

The radar is looking patchy but not filling in like I was expecting it to.

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#777 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 2:55:47 PM(UTC)
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Hi Dormant, it's a bit iffy getting home here too, although it's only Eureka Creek at Dimbulah that will stop you. Pump Creek at Almaden goes up & down quickly.

I'm now driving an old Camry, also low slung & forget sometimes. Although highly conscious around crossings.

I find I'm usually at the Smithfield roundabout about 9.30am so miss the worst of it. I usually leave Cairns immediately after Rusty's on Friday morning, about 7.30-8am, via the Western Bypass. I look at the traffic coming in & hope I haven't forgotten anything important...

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#778 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 4:39:27 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: FNQ Bunyip Go to Quoted Post

Well a huge 15mm this morning :) :) haha
Looks like Tully way might be getting a bit better, how you getting on Yassi

Lots got to change to get 150mm in Kans today :)


Have a great day folks, hopefully our wet season will find it self soon.


Cheers


They were forecasting 250mm for Tully the other day so i heard, but we "only" got 173mm, fast approaching the average for Feb now.
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#779 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 6:32:57 PM(UTC)
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I used to go to Cairns every 2 weeks, for Rusty's Market staying Thursday nites. I've almost weaned myself now. It's every 5 or 6 weeks.


I don't think Rusty's stuff is any better than Woolies or Coles.

Woolies are quite strict on their suppliers quality, though Rusty's is probably a bit cheaper, especially toward pack-up time when the best stuff has already been bought.

Having to park three or four blocks away, has always been the biggest turn off for me.

55 mm here as of 15 mins ago. 10 mm better than the airport and over 40 mm better than the Racecourse.
My last tomato plant has turned it's toes up. The heirloom ones went a few weeks ago, but the grosse lisse's hung in a while longer. They handle having wet feet a bit better, so it seems.

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#780 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 6:51:50 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: 28degrees Go to Quoted Post


I used to go to Cairns every 2 weeks, for Rusty's Market staying Thursday nites. I've almost weaned myself now. It's every 5 or 6 weeks.




Woolies are quite strict on their suppliers quality, though Rusty's is probably a bit cheaper, especially toward pack-up time when the best stuff has already been bought.

Having to park three or four blocks away, has always been the biggest turn off for me.




You need to get there earlier mate, you can say “hi” to me and @28 at 06:00 on a Friday morning....
Also there is a reason why most shopping centres have a successful green grocer out the front of coles or woolies, the biggies fruit and veg are crap.
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