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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #200 on: March 26, 2019, 01:29:54 PM »
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Bit of rain around

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #201 on: March 26, 2019, 02:48:57 PM »
Not sure if it was a flock of birds flying over having a whizz or you could call it rain, had to put the wipers on after about 5 minutes of spots on the windscreen .
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #202 on: March 26, 2019, 05:41:05 PM »
Weatherzone forum hasn’t been getting super excited about this event, so not expecting heaps from it here. Sounds like most places will get some rain, but the models don’t really agree on how much where.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #203 on: March 26, 2019, 06:11:46 PM »
Weatherzone forum hasn’t been getting super excited about this event, so not expecting heaps from it here. Sounds like most places will get some rain, but the models don’t really agree on how much where.

There are busloads of "reporters in raincoats" heading west as we speak
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #204 on: March 26, 2019, 06:53:38 PM »
Plenty Highway is cut.  Seen photos of local flooding.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #205 on: March 26, 2019, 08:09:58 PM »
Plenty Highway is cut.  Seen photos of local flooding.

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yeah there's been some good falls out Western Qld, some places getting between 100 - 200mm
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #206 on: March 27, 2019, 10:28:16 AM »
Looking at the radars it appears between Longreach and Barcaldine is getting a good rinse at the moment.

Isisford has recorded 171mm since yesterday.
And parts of the Channel Country have had between 50mm and 80mm in that time.
I hope everyone that's been suffering on the land in those parts gets what they need out of this event.

Would be fantastic to fly over that area and see nature doing it's thing out there once the rain clears.
I've heard from friends that seeing the channel country from the air when everything is flowing is just amazing.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #207 on: March 27, 2019, 11:22:46 AM »
Looking at the radars it appears between Longreach and Barcaldine is getting a good rinse at the moment.

Isisford has recorded 171mm since yesterday.
And parts of the Channel Country have had between 50mm and 80mm in that time.
I hope everyone that's been suffering on the land in those parts gets what they need out of this event.

Would be fantastic to fly over that area and see nature doing it's thing out there once the rain clears.
I've heard from friends that seeing the channel country from the air when everything is flowing is just amazing.
just had a quick look at Hollywood’s Facebook page...some pretty impressive rain totals have fallen around Qld the past 48hrs in some of the areas that really needed it.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #208 on: March 27, 2019, 12:22:56 PM »
just had a quick look at Hollywood’s Facebook page...some pretty impressive rain totals have fallen around Qld the past 48hrs in some of the areas that really needed it.

Starting to get some decent rain in the upper reaches of the Darling River too so hopefully might get to see that flowing again.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #209 on: March 27, 2019, 01:07:05 PM »
Nice, steady light rain out here.... perfect for out here now

Ah, the Lockyer Valley.... where the grass is greener and the girls are creamier.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #210 on: March 27, 2019, 02:30:22 PM »
Just cracked 9.91mm here but hasn't got over 21°. Had to throw a flanno on.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #211 on: March 27, 2019, 03:28:01 PM »
All 3 tanks for the house are overflowing now and the overflow should be reaching the back dam any second.
The cottage tank has been overflowing all day and is inflowing to the front dam.  :cup:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #212 on: March 27, 2019, 05:19:07 PM »
 14.2mm so far for us here today....grass is going crazy after the 120.0mm we got the other weekend, not looking forward to mowing it...lol.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #213 on: March 28, 2019, 05:07:03 AM »
All 3 tanks for the house are overflowing now and the overflow should be reaching the back dam any second.
The cottage tank has been overflowing all day and is inflowing to the front dam.  :cup:

Great news, now just send some of it down here please

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #214 on: March 28, 2019, 06:04:46 AM »
Mother Nature doesn't like me much... but i'll ask for ya.

Brand new blades are on the ride-on and i'm into it today if not too wet.

We have KFC grass here.... lots of growth hormones... bloody hell its getting long, really friggin fast.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #215 on: March 28, 2019, 07:04:17 AM »
60mm here at Cooroy in last day or so and still showers around, Craig
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #216 on: March 28, 2019, 09:19:13 AM »
Both my tanks now full for the first time in ages. Gonna cost me heaps to get petrol for the 2 mowers and snipper. Bloody grass is going apesh!t. You would think it hasn't rained in months... hang on..  :laugh: :laugh:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #217 on: March 28, 2019, 11:48:06 AM »
I've just mowed for 4 hours, so only about another 8 hours worth to do.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #218 on: March 28, 2019, 01:34:33 PM »
There are busloads of "reporters in raincoats" heading west as we speak

Watching the news the other night & the RiR was waffling about the weather & how we're all going to be washed away blah, blah, blah, but then he said that's it not raining here at the moment ???

So why are you wearing a raincoat ??? ::)

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #219 on: March 28, 2019, 01:55:03 PM »
There are busloads of "reporters in raincoats" heading west as we speak
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #220 on: March 28, 2019, 02:18:26 PM »
Same same for grass and weeds going crazy, Still just under 30* C temps wise and 85 mils of rain
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #221 on: March 28, 2019, 09:05:22 PM »
150mm all up so far since yesterday and still raining every now and then, Craig
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #222 on: March 30, 2019, 03:12:02 AM »
We have a kickarse storm going over right now.... 3am and its pissing down.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #223 on: March 30, 2019, 04:55:13 AM »
Heavy rain woke me about half an hour ago but no storm as such, now I can’t get back to sleep and am watching telly in the lounge room...gunna be a long day now I think. Forecast this arvo is for possible severe storms about, will see how that goes.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #224 on: March 30, 2019, 04:59:32 AM »
same dump from here Mal, it pretty much tracked straight to the Southside..... not much lightning for us, but lots of rumble.

The first bit hit at 1am and then the 3am jobbie I mentioned.

I'm dying to go check the dams, but in the dark, i'll end up arse over and in one of 'em.

update...
The back dam is only a foot from full and going over.
The front one will take another 2 feet yet.

We got 28mm over a 3 hour period.
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