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#781 Posted : Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:22:57 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.


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.

I've found Coles Mareeba to be pretty good. Terrible 10 years ago but transformed. Quality is generally very good. They sell local avocados as well. Woollies is at Atherton but rarely get over there.

I'm generally at Rusty's by 5.15am. That means overnight & waking at 4am. Had enough of that, finally. What started me going early was Pena's chillies selling out too fast. And the parking, choose your spot. 😁

Now I have my own chillies growing, along with a couple pawpaws. They are loving these whole days of overcast and continuing drizzle. So am I. Been quite cool at night about 23 degrees.

The creek has been up & raging. Badly needed.

This drizzly weather this year is the first I've experienced in my ten years living here.

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#782 Posted : Saturday, 20 February 2021 7:49:48 AM(UTC)
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Enjoy your drizzle 28
We are having the second day of very heavy gray drizzle / rain, with 68mm in the gauge this morning.

Still not real happy with the quality of our radar, really not showing what is going on.

Fruit and veg is not real flash in woolies Mossman, but we do have private veg shop selling lots of local stuff
so that makes up for it.

Have a great day folk :)


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#783 Posted : Saturday, 20 February 2021 8:17:10 AM(UTC)
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49.6mm and a dead gecko here from the last 2 days, pleasantly cool at times.

You really are having a cracker out there @28. Seems to be quite a season on lots of the Cape as well. Meanwhile our local rivers and creeks have barely risen above normal flow this season, and Tinaroo is unlikely to fill if we don't get a decent drop in the right spots soon.
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#784 Posted : Saturday, 20 February 2021 8:37:40 AM(UTC)
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Good morning everyone.

42mm in the gauge at 7:45am. Better than I was expecting.

Not happy with the radar either. Still no response to my email contact.

These days of constant drizzle are wonderful, Bunyip. 😊

Lucky you with the fruit & veg shop.

Yes, it's been a cracker so far. Kinda hard to believe. Been in Chillagoe almost 11 years, this is the first time I've experienced continual daily drizzle. Not even aprés-Yasi gave us this.
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#785 Posted : Saturday, 20 February 2021 9:45:49 AM(UTC)
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146 mm in the gauge yesterday

35mm this morning..

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#786 Posted : Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:35:41 AM(UTC)
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Two day falls here have been 135mm total (the 40 feet to the gauge is a bridge too far sometimes).

Now if I could see on the radar what's coming towards me between Lakeland and Coen I'd have a fair idea of a forecast....

And I'm pretty sure pumpkins won't grow underwater so harvested one today, hoping the slight yellow instead of white stripes in one jap means...almost ripe, before its nether regions rots.
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#787 Posted : Saturday, 20 February 2021 5:54:32 PM(UTC)
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Well, if I got that newspaper I'd know more about it but I do check the highlights each day and woohoo, an article about the 'blind spot' on the radar but 'they can't do anything about it' Oh really? Yet it ranged further in the past...

Edit to add...Grrrr, looks like it refers to Gordonvale since I checked other google headlines.

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#788 Posted : Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:25:16 PM(UTC)
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Talking about the bridge too far Dormant, I've got my gauge set up so I can take a photo of it with my zoom camera. I don't need to get wet.

The radar did range a lot further in the past. Guess it's funding cuts that are the problem.
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#789 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 7:03:57 AM(UTC)
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Good morning everyone 😊😊

6mm & a dead small insect in the gauge just now.

23°C and quite a fair bit of blue between the high clouds.

Good as zero on the radar. Better do that load of washing while I got the chance.

What will the afternoon bring?

Blue sky in the north at 7.30am

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At 8am
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#790 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 9:46:27 AM(UTC)
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Looks great 28 :)

59mm here this morning , with most of that falling yesterday

I see the radar is up for maintenance this week , 23rd to the 25th .. fingers crossed.



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#791 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 10:33:46 AM(UTC)
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Looks great 28 :)

59mm here this morning , with most of that falling yesterday

I see the radar is up for maintenance this week , 23rd to the 25th .. fingers crossed.

Cheers

Chillagoe's unrecognisable at the moment. Like this I can't imagine it brown. When it's brown I can't imagine it like this. lol.

In desperation this morning I tweeted BOM Au and BOM Qld with screenshots of Cairns 512km & Weipa 512km single images. A very large expanse of white.

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#792 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 10:46:42 AM(UTC)
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Oh, well done, 28. A perfect example of what we're talking about. No wonder they can't supply a 512k composite unlike other areas - ain't no overlap.

Just one chainsaw going from neighbours this morning at sparrow fart, then a mighty crunch. Musta been a biggun.
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#793 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 11:05:38 AM(UTC)
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Oh, well done, 28. A perfect example of what we're talking about. No wonder they can't supply a 512k composite unlike other areas - ain't no overlap.

All those people in the white areas have absolutely nothing. Although I guess that's been the case for a large proportion of places around Mount Isa. I'm sure I heard talk several years ago of adding extra weather stations out in that region, maybe I dreamed it.

Where did this cloud cover come from?
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Yeah the day is changing as the radar is filling in with rain and storms by the look of things.
Been good to get a few bits of rubbish burnt and pick up sticks and fronds while it was clear this morning.

Nice work on the pics for the Bom 28 , shows the problem.
Must be why they have it down for maintenance this week, they have to fly someone up to do anything to it.



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#795 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:49:01 PM(UTC)
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Nice work on the pics for the Bom 28 , shows the problem.
Must be why they have it down for maintenance this week, they have to fly someone up to do anything to it.
Cheers

It hasn't been right since it was down for weeks on end at the beginning of the Wet Season.
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#796 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 3:46:12 PM(UTC)
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old news, but I think apparently one of these is actually going ahead, albeit in a different location.

https://www.abc.net.au/n...ather-blackspot/10940368
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#797 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 4:55:37 PM(UTC)
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old news, but I think apparently one of these is actually going ahead, albeit in a different location.

https://www.abc.net.au/n...ather-blackspot/10940368


Looking at "Other radars" it seems they've done absolutely zero. No more radars.
Typically, just more promises, maybe even allocated, but never release the money.
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#798 Posted : Sunday, 21 February 2021 5:10:57 PM(UTC)
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#799 Posted : Monday, 22 February 2021 10:56:50 AM(UTC)
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Absolute cracker of a morning up here. But I see the first little cells popping up out the back on the radar.
Only 31mm in the gauge this morning.



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#800 Posted : Monday, 22 February 2021 12:28:47 PM(UTC)
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5mm here.

No idea about the weather...

Edit: 7.15pm - I should've done the washing today, but looks like it will be a good washing day tomorrow, and the next day, sadly.

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