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Offline Hickory  
#861 Posted : Thursday, 4 March 2021 8:33:33 PM(UTC)
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Should see a week of nice weather now by the looks of things. Cheers


Yeah, the weekly note made mention that the MJO over the tropical Americas and Africa will move east in the coming fortnight, with below-average rainfall expected across much of N.W. Australia and the N.T. during the first half of March. I suppose that will then move across to N.Q. as well.

OK by me as, I want to have another go at the singapore daisy.
My last effort go a fair bit of it, but it never got 6 hours before it rained. My mate across the road gave me a small coke bottle of some good, strong stuff to bowl it over good and proper. He's got a poisons licence and can get stuff not available the general public.

I've filled the 5 litre pressure sprayer, and pretty sure I'll have a win with this stuff. Winds dropped too, so the poison won't drift over stuff I don't want obliterated.


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#862 Posted : Friday, 5 March 2021 9:28:52 PM(UTC)
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Think we ended up with a pretty quick 89mm in the pre-Niran blow. Some pretty epic foliage and tree damage for almost no warning. Wifey rang me and I came home about 1130am Monday when the manhole cover blew in lol. Had no power from then until Wed just before 6pm. Spent Tuesday on the chainsaw and will spend tomorrow as well. Lack of forewarning is big on the agenda for locals around here.
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#863 Posted : Saturday, 6 March 2021 6:11:38 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for everyone's updates. It was all a non-event for us.

I think it's now The Dry Season in Chillagoe.

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#864 Posted : Saturday, 6 March 2021 2:55:49 PM(UTC)
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Niran is now a cat 5 and looks set to shave Vanuatu. ouch!

It looks like it is a fairly small system, so hopefully they will be spared the worst of it.

Just my personal thoughts, but i wonder if This Month will be drier? going back over my previous years, each time we have had a very wet Jan and Feb, March is usually not as wet.

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#865 Posted : Saturday, 6 March 2021 6:07:40 PM(UTC)
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Niran seems to be moving fairly fast. Hopefully Noumea didn't cop it too badly.

Right now we're getting a little bit of rain from the storms to the east. Just at the very edge, as usual.

Refreshed everything very nicely, although it was only warm, not hot today. My food patch will be very happy.

Edit 7pm: Might've ended up with about 10mm after all. Still a bit damp to go check.

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#866 Posted : Sunday, 7 March 2021 6:02:47 PM(UTC)
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Just took this pic, hopefully you can see the brown on the ridges from the foliage damage.

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#867 Posted : Sunday, 7 March 2021 6:06:40 PM(UTC)
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Great photo Ron.
What caused the damage? Fires?

We managed 47mm last night, and another 6mm around midday today.
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#868 Posted : Sunday, 7 March 2021 6:11:47 PM(UTC)
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No, that is the pre-cyclone damage from Monday. Nice fall 28, I haven't bothered to measure since Tuesday morning.
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#869 Posted : Sunday, 7 March 2021 6:17:35 PM(UTC)
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This tree would be nearly 300mm where it snapped. It is still on my neighbours fence as I had the day off today needed a break. Trying to chop up a black wattle yesterday and I think my chainsaw needed a break too lol.

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#870 Posted : Sunday, 7 March 2021 6:23:56 PM(UTC)
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Edmonton would have scored a decent total today with a heavy shower hovering there for like 3 hours.
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