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Birdie
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:01 am

I was hoping there might be a like button or something for your post marakai because I agree with you. What is the harm with abit of chatter when there isn’t much weather going on.

BTW Where the heck has the rain gone?? I’m abit over that bloody hot shiney thing in the sky 😒
Jake Smethurst
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:10 am

Off-topic conversation is fine (there's been plenty of that I haven't touched), but what is not fine is the racial and derogatory comment made towards Asian ethnicity.
Jake - Senior AWF Forecaster
Feel free to send me a private message if you have any questions.
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28degrees
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:34 am

"BTW Where the heck has the rain gone??"

It's in Sydney and the south coast, and not doing my trees any good in Chillagoe. Maybe I won't need anyone to mow this season after all...
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scott12
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:41 pm

Where has the wet season gone indeed...!

We just spent a beautiful 2 days out at the reef....5-6 knots of wind maximum , beautiful sunset and just some light showers at dawn which made a sleep-in just divine with the pitter patter of raindrops on the roof..!

Nice visibility in the water and some awesome new coral gardens to explore....I just have to laugh at all the people that fall victim to the "GBR is dying Bullsh!t ....some of the areas of wall to wall healthy coral and amazing arrays of fish species we went to the past 2 days were badly damaged in both Cyclone Yasi and Larry...but have bounced back amazingly..some areas have no more room for any more coral..its quite amazing how resilient the reef is and how quickly it can spring back after cyclones/bleaching etc..

and what did I miss that was edited......were people discussing the diverse diets of the Chinese as a possible root cause of the corona virus or the heavyhanded approach of the Chinese Government regarding information on the real extent of the problem...…?

Hmmm...seems hard these days to hold a discussion without causing offence...
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drivenunder09
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:36 pm

It is oppressive out there. My nylex weather station is reading heat index (feels like) temp of 44C with a DP of 26C. Yucky! I am in the aircon. Seems like all the rain has gone...did I hear of something possible coming from GoC?
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FNQBunyip
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:19 am

100% Marakai ...
Hickory I would still be interested in what you had to say ! Censorship is uncalled for and a slippery slope for the eternally offended...

Don't really see much in the way of wet stuff for the next few days either :(

Been bloody hot but , So will it be an March / April wet ?
I see the MJO is back in our area , however weak at this stage , will it push out again?



Cheers
Hickory
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:08 pm

FNQBunyip wrote:
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:19 am
100% Marakai ...
Hickory I would still be interested in what you had to say ! Censorship is uncalled for and a slippery slope for the eternally offended...
Bunyip,- I'd send you a PM, but I don't think it would be very private with Smethurst poking his nose in and reading it.
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Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:06 am

Yep, yep and yep. I only keep posting in all weathers and no weathers and all seasons to keep a forum flowing. Kinda like community service. As I recall Raindammit did such a good job in that delicate balance of moderating and contributing.

Am sure sick of this weather, 11pm and the rooms are still close to 90 degrees, yeah I know, old terms but have to excuse me, am living with an American. Next I'll be taking a tent out on to the lawns.
Slipperyfish
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Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:11 pm

February last year I recorded 735mm, it is hard to imagine a third of the way through this February, that I will get to even half that total.

At a touch over 50mm and looking at some of the models it seems it would require a late month low to even go close to half of last years total for the month.

Very hot and very sticky. Even the breeze today is no respite.
marakai
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:51 am

Just posted a heap of stuff and all deleted...
marakai
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:53 am

Wow all of that is just gone Jake ?
Dormant
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:14 am

Is Jake even in the building? All forums have rivergirl as mod.
Hickory
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:46 am

Dormant wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:14 am
Is Jake even in the building? All forums have rivergirl as mod.
The deletions on/at 07 Feb 2020, 09:10 were under his handle.

A pimply faced kid on a power trip, methinks.
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:35 am

Heck I'd even take thunderstorms that make me rattle in my boots at this stage just to get some rain.
Sadly it looks like Cyclone Uesi as it gets closer in the south might affect us to the extend of dragging away all rain for quite some time.
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FNQBunyip
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Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:28 pm

Oh bugga :( have we got censorship issues here ?

Yes Dormant would love a storm or 2 , bloody hot out on the mower doing a few acres for a neighbor while they get away.
Not really my thing mowing all day , like to do my place around daylight or just before and its all over by 08:00 and I can
admire my work with a cold beer after my efforts.

Think you might be on the money with Uesi dragging all our weather away ,
A very long way out on the models shows a Gulf TC move East and South , but believing any of that is like going to church.. WOTAM

Marakai send me your email


Edit : Why I came here in the first place..
Looks like a good storm went over Kans ? Surely the beaches got something Hickory ? Or anyone south ? What was old mate from Gordonvale name ?




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Weary
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:46 pm

FNQBunyip wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:28 pm



Edit : Why I came here in the first place..
Looks like a good storm went over Kans ? Surely the beaches got something Hickory ? Or anyone south ? What was old mate from Gordonvale name ?




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Ronfishes
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:42 pm

Weary wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:46 pm
FNQBunyip wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Edit : Why I came here in the first place..
Looks like a good storm went over Kans ? Surely the beaches got something Hickory ? Or anyone south ? What was old mate from Gordonvale name ?
Cheers
Ronfishes
Seems Ron only made one post back on:- "by Ronfishes - 07 Jul 2019, 14:58", - - and that's it,
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28degrees
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Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:39 pm

Hickory wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Weary wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:46 pm
FNQBunyip wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Edit : Why I came here in the first place..
Looks like a good storm went over Kans ? Surely the beaches got something Hickory ? Or anyone south ? What was old mate from Gordonvale name ?
Cheers
Ronfishes
Seems Ron only made one post back on:- "by Ronfishes - 07 Jul 2019, 14:58", - - and that's it,
RF seems to be active on another forum I visit.
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scott12
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Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:54 pm

Bit of a warm one today...I have been finding excuses to stay inside I admit...might even have to get aircon one day or insulation at the very least...

I see Cairns hit 39.1c today......which may well be the highest Feb temp ever recorded... according to weatherzone the previous highest was 38.9c 51 years back in 1969....

and whats with this censorship BS...?...whatever happened to consenting adults being able to discuss stuff without the outraged moral crusaders telling us what we should think.... …..?...
drivenunder09
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:36 am

Why did this forum die all of a sudden? If we lose this one where we people like me get weather insights from people way smarter than me?

Either way, downslope winds have been howling past two mornings in Cairns / smithfield with my pool covered in leaves. It has been feral outside, absolutely awful heat.

I am concerned, with Feb meant to be rainy I feel we may only have another few 'windows of opportunity' before the wet ends formally in a few months... what are the models saying about any potential rain in March? We always talk about a 'failed wet season' but my gosh it is not good with less than 500mm for halfway through Feb. (maybe I am too pessimistic? )

Either way, any info or insights on this would be more than welcome. :)
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