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Weary
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:39 am

Anyone know where the old Townsville thread people are posting?.
Hickory
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:27 pm

Weary wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:39 am
Anyone know where the old Townsville thread people are posting?.
They're still in hibernation, I think,- though Raindammit puts up a few posts.
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Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:46 pm

After a slow start to the Month / Year, I have had 396mm so far. Most of that fell in the 48 hour period on the weekend just gone, with 196mm on Friday night / early Saturday morning.

Grass is boggy, the bin stinks and the pool is overflowing into the garden beds... ah wet season... I missed you!

One thing of note is that we have had far more lightning and thunder than in recent years - bring it on, I love it!

Nice blob just skirting the coast of Cairns, hoping it backbuilds from the north!
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:29 am

Hickory wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:27 pm
Weary wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:39 am
Anyone know where the old Townsville thread people are posting?.
They're still in hibernation, I think,- though Raindammit puts up a few posts.
They may well be drowned.. :o

Holy cow...Nelly bay with 481mm for the week so far and up to 500mm around Ayr in the last 24hrs..

and just 36 mm here last night despite the radar looking the goods yesterday evening...
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:11 pm

Weary wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:39 am
Anyone know where the old Townsville thread people are posting?.
I think they all went "skiing" :P
75mm here over the past 2 days, look like the rains are going to set in for a bit?
Why is it in the era of "Time saving" devices, that people are more "Time poor" than ever?

Humans think they are the fabric of society,when they are merely part of the thread.
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:24 pm

From the BoM's MJO weekly note:
Tropical low to generate widespread rain across northeast Australia this week

Tropical low to generate widespread rain across northeast Australia this week
A tropical low currently near the southern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria is expected to be the focus of locally heavy rain for the next few days. This comes after a week of significant rainfall across much of northern Australia, associated with a burst of moist westerly winds across the region. As a result, some locations, particularly across inland northern Queensland, are expected to experience flooding.

The tropical low is expected to remain over land and track westwards through the Northern Territory in the next day or two. Later this week, the low is expected to be captured by a mid-latitude trough, and likely bring tropical moisture and heavy rainfall to southeastern Australia.
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28degrees
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Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:49 pm

I am really peesed off that I'm away for all that wonderful rain. 😭😭
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 am

scott12 wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:39 pm
Birdie wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:44 am
Nice to read chat about proper FNQ locations- Found my way over here thanks to Scott 🙂
We seem to be in under a dome abit here at Newell, nothing quite making it all the way to the coast. Only about 15mm last night.
Ho hum.
Hi Birdie..looks like those Daintree types have been been stealing all your rain unfortunately...

Yeah and a word of warning , just be careful of that marakai fella....

Don't be deceived by his charm and quick wit...

You do really need to keep an eye out for those backwoods folk...if you have seen the "Wrong Turn" movie franchise then you will know what I mean... ;) :D
Naw .. that's way too Modern Scott, we been here a long while. More like Deliverance LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE

I know it's OT really but any one else been keeping an eye on this Corona virus thingy? Could have a huge impact on the FNQ economy over coming months let alone other effects.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:42 am

marakai wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 am

Naw .. that's way too Modern Scott, we been here a long while. More like Deliverance LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE
I thought it was more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKdAhi_yc0
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:40 am

28degrees wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:49 pm
I am really peesed off that I'm away for all that wonderful rain. 😭😭
Which rain gauge did you leave out before you set off to the south,- the Nylex, or the little toy gauge ??

I've been watching that Flatrock Alert, (about 40 km to your east),- and there has been some reasonable falls there.
Surely you've scored enough for everything to be green & happy.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:28 am

Yes hickory, everything will be green, and totally overwhelming, when I get back.

Day after I left there was 60mm in a morning. Apparently quite a bit since.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:32 am

Bursts of proper heavy rain overnight :D :D 120mm overnight and still raining :D :D
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:06 am

Weary wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:32 am
Bursts of proper heavy rain overnight :D :D 120mm overnight and still raining :D :D
Crazy rain at the moment.

8 mm at 22:00 hrs, and just checked the nylex, and I'm up to 147 mm.
Front and back yard are flooded up to my ankles. Love to see it all the same.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:41 am

Hickory wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:42 am
marakai wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:27 am

Naw .. that's way too Modern Scott, we been here a long while. More like Deliverance LOL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE
I thought it was more like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKdAhi_yc0
Now come on Hickory, Wese is respuctable types round here....

Man Cairns is getting a good drop hey, 152mm so far with 20 or so of that in the last 40 minutes, .
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:08 am

.....aaand another 60mm in the last 2 hours :-D
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:43 am

Great rain in Kans this morning , pity we are missing it with only 24mm here.

Been loving the wet stuff, tanks are full again..lol
But would love a good flood day .

So happy to see rain has made it inland and even got some rivers running . Hopefully even the Darling will get a flow.



Cheers
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:55 am

I reckon that the people that live along Freshwater Creek are lucky that Copperlode was sitting at 70% full before this.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:55 am

And more fun and games.

Aircraft conducting missed approaches,- can't get visual at company minima.

Hainan Airlines HU745 holding out to sea, and may go to Brissie as an alternate.
Jetstar JQ 977 going around in circles too. Now lightning & thunder overhead.

Four lightning strikes just knocked out the VOR / DME, - - Apron at the airport closed.
HU745 just diverted to Brissie as their alternate. Running low on kero.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:02 am

Sooo.. 105mm in the last 3 hours. 225mm in total up tp 9am.
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Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:37 am

And 223.6 mm for Holloways.

Tried to go to sleep about 04:00,- but too noisy to sleep.
Not a big problem for us old retiree's. Just need a coffee and a long nanna nap. ;)
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