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Title: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 24, 2016, 10:55:07 PM
Speewa's on his way
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: GGV8Cruza on June 24, 2016, 10:57:44 PM
Speewa's on his way

I know he was in Bourke earlier today from one of my spies, lookout indeed

GG
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on June 24, 2016, 11:03:25 PM
at this pace he will make the border by November.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tracker on June 25, 2016, 02:11:58 PM
Is he going through Mackay ????
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: scrapsD40 on June 25, 2016, 02:22:28 PM
Is he going through Mackay ????
Maybe, he's swagmailing Paceman's winch straps.....
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tracker on June 25, 2016, 05:19:36 PM
Maybe, he's swagmailing Paceman's winch straps.....


     Ok... Thanks mate....Was wanting to know if i needed to buy my piss now be fore he arrived ....that's all...... >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tracker on June 25, 2016, 05:21:26 PM
Argggggg !!!!!! ....That's right he drinks that awful VB chit.....So .. no need to worry then !!!!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: scrapsD40 on July 01, 2016, 01:40:16 AM
So, anyone had the pleasure as yet?
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tracker on July 01, 2016, 04:15:52 AM
Nope !!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: KingBilly on July 01, 2016, 07:39:58 AM
Yes, I have had the pleasure of meeting Jamie, on a previous occasion.  Why are you people being so unkind?  He is a nice bloke!

KB
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on October 19, 2017, 02:34:10 PM
And more to come....

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The deluge that hit central Queensland has broken a 64-year record for Bundaberg, with the city receiving seven times its October rain average well before the month's end.

A Bureau of Meteorology spokesman said Bundaberg had received 519mm of rain already this month, well in excess of the previous record of 280mm set in 1953.


https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/bundaberg-rainfall-breaks-64-year-record-20171019-p4ywji.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/bundaberg-rainfall-breaks-64-year-record-20171019-p4ywji.html)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on December 10, 2017, 07:51:27 AM
I know I posted this pic yesterday in the phone pics thread already, but I did it via this website....just checking if I've learnt how to use a extrrnal hosting site now since Photobucket isn't an option these days. Pic is from yesterday's afternoons storm
(http://i.imgur.com/P8S8n5k.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on December 10, 2017, 07:53:20 AM
Success by the looks of it, though i'm sure you'll let me know if it's only me that can view it...lol. That should make putting pics in trip reports better now 8)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on December 10, 2017, 07:58:01 AM
Success by the looks of it, though i'm sure you'll let me know if it's only me that can view it...lol. That should make putting pics in trip reports better now 8)

Rummie, I can see a photo of a ripper of a storm as well, so guess that it worked! :D

What's you use ???
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on December 10, 2017, 08:15:44 AM
Rummie, I can see a photo of a ripper of a storm as well, so guess that it worked! :D

What's you use ???
i assume you mean what host site?...i used Imgur. I still haven't worked out how to make separate albums in their site or if i have settings on private viewing and what not there yet, Photobucket was so much easier to navigate then this hosting site is. Might need to try looking at it on the home computer instead of the tablet and see if that shows stuff differently, i used to struggle with Photobucket on the tablet also...lol
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on December 25, 2017, 08:20:31 PM
Nothing like a beaut Summer storm to cool the afternoon / evening down....mate took this at Straddie just before

(http://i.imgur.com/ykA2Fit.jpg)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: speewa158 on December 25, 2017, 08:55:18 PM
lts not my fault ,,,, l wasnt there  & have never been there  , as yet  . BUT       >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on January 03, 2018, 03:16:03 PM
dunno bout batten down hatches...

but the tide is up
(https://static.ffx.io/images/$width_780,$height_440/t_crop_auto/t_sharpen,q_auto,f_auto/1fbe44c6aa6ef47da71a0592c726a152c9a99081)
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/brisbane-news/flooding-in-brisbane-following-king-tide-20180103-p4yy7u.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/brisbane-news/flooding-in-brisbane-following-king-tide-20180103-p4yy7u.html)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on January 03, 2018, 03:34:59 PM
SEVERE STORM WARNINGS  For wild storms from the Gold Coast to Wide Bay .. Look out   Jeepers
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: macca on January 03, 2018, 03:40:36 PM
Surely can't be true, not in perfect Qld

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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on January 03, 2018, 03:41:44 PM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on January 03, 2018, 03:50:15 PM
Notv a drop at our place once again...storms have been splitting and missing central Brisbane mostly,  which isn't a bad thing...abit more rain would be nice though, but can't complain about the 47.5mm we've had the past 2 weeks either.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on January 03, 2018, 04:08:03 PM
little bit of purple stuff on the radar, might be time to cover up the cracked and chipped windscreen on a panel van worth about $200.00.

I hope no hail stones go through my rust holes.  ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: jk on January 03, 2018, 04:58:45 PM
Just had our fourth  storm in as many days. Glad we're not camping !!!
Small hail today/now at Burrum Heads but not damaging  !!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on January 03, 2018, 06:04:11 PM
Just had our fourth  storm in as many days. Glad we're not camping !!!
we were camped on Straddie for 11 days over Xmas and New Year.....watched storm after storm hitting everywhere in SEQ and Northern NSW but where we were camped on the Northern end of North Stradbroke Island. Several times looking at the radar i commented to mates, "geez i'm glad we aren't camping at such an such location".....even the bottom end of North Straddie at Main Beach looked to cop a heap of rain and storms that we missed out on. We got real lucky with our Xmas camping weather this year, but i reckon there's quite a few people that'd have some horror stories to tell.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 12, 2018, 09:05:12 AM
Smashed overnight apparently...
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Hoyks on February 12, 2018, 09:18:13 AM
Yep, power off for hours, heavy pots on the veranda blown over and a tree over the fence.

Of course it happened 4 hours after I drove out the gate >:(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: GBC on February 12, 2018, 09:33:32 AM
Monthly gum tree stress test is now complete, please go about your business.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tomo on February 12, 2018, 09:37:10 AM
hi
Only your typical storm in Nth Qld  bitsa rain bitsa  thunder . Try power outages for at least 1wk upto 3wk
Once again SE Qld ,,,,  Yawn !!!!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: trinityalyce on February 12, 2018, 10:53:39 AM
No issues here. Wouldn't even know there'd been a storm... We seem to get lucky that way - when there's a lot of rain the parks near us flood, but anytime there's strong winds, hail, etc. it thankfully goes around us.

Sounds like some other suburbs got hit pretty hard... I saw photos of powerlines down etc. on the south side.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 12, 2018, 11:31:51 AM
Smashed overnight apparently...
we just got 80kh winds and abit of rain at our place...there's a few areas still without power currently, coppers doing traffic light duty at Sleeman Sports Complex as I went past a half hour ago. Redland Bay recorded 114kph winds, out Boonah and Beaudesert way had tennis ball sized hail...just depends where you live as to how bad you copped it.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on February 13, 2018, 09:33:12 AM
Back on line after 30hrs no power. Fairly savage wind with a couple of gum trees at home snapped off up high, but not a lot of water with it.

Lost the contents of the fridge, but managed to save most of the freezer contents by utilizing the camping fridges as a freezer. No power = no water for us (tanks & pumps), so bucket baths for a couple of nights............just like camping  :D

It's summer, it storms, the power goes off................plenty of people with bigger problems more worthy of attention than my defrosted ice cream. The TV news likes to beat up a frenzy bigger than the actual storm. I remember after a smallish cyclone (cat 2)in NQ once, all the friends and family ringing in a panic to check on our welfare after seeing the reports on the telly. We were confused cause the biggest concern in the town was the shade sail at the pub got damaged ?
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: trinityalyce on February 13, 2018, 01:03:45 PM
It's summer, it storms, the power goes off................plenty of people with bigger problems more worthy of attention than my defrosted ice cream. The TV news likes to beat up a frenzy bigger than the actual storm. I remember after a smallish cyclone (cat 2)in NQ once, all the friends and family ringing in a panic to check on our welfare after seeing the reports on the telly. We were confused cause the biggest concern in the town was the shade sail at the pub got damaged ?

Particularly early days after I moved to Queensland I'd have family from back home in Victoria call me all the time when there was a storm anywhere in QLD. I don't think they realised that a) its a HUGE state, and b) storms happen all the time up here in summer, we deal with them and move on. Some of them are nasty, but most are hyped up more than they are worthy of considering their frequency...
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on February 13, 2018, 02:16:13 PM
Particularly early days after I moved to Queensland I'd have family from back home in Victoria call me all the time when there was a storm anywhere in QLD. I don't think they realised that a) its a HUGE state, and b) storms happen all the time up here in summer, we deal with them and move on. Some of them are nasty, but most are hyped up more than they are worthy of considering their frequency...

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 13, 2018, 06:40:37 PM
Back on line after 30hrs no power.

....

No power = no water for us (tanks & pumps), so bucket baths for a couple of nights............just like camping  :D

We only had 10 hours without power, but it dropped out right as I finished cutting, grinding and welding a heap of steel brackets in the shed.

Washing off all that metal dust and sweat (38 degrees in the shed all day) in my bucket and cup shower was not a great way to end my weekend.

But nothing we haven’t been through many times before.... ;)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rags on February 13, 2018, 08:07:07 PM
Back on line after 30hrs no power. Fairly savage wind with a couple of gum trees at home snapped off up high, but not a lot of water with it.

Lost the contents of the fridge, but managed to save most of the freezer contents by utilizing the camping fridges as a freezer. No power = no water for us (tanks & pumps), so bucket baths for a couple of nights............just like camping  :D

It's summer, it storms, the power goes off.
[quote author=Pete79 link=topic=48770

Washing off all that metal dust and sweat (38 degrees in the shed all day) in my bucket and cup shower was not a great way to end my weekend.

But nothing we haven’t been through many times before.... ;)

On our old house in NSW Blue Mts that I built and lived in for 30 years had tank water / septic etc, we would often experience large wind storms that would result in power outages for days.My suggestion from that experience is that the best purchase you can make is a genie. I had a 4.5 Kva Honda genie.
My set up included a bypass on the kitchen rinnai gas hot water heater ( had 2 hot water heaters for house) to allow hot water to bathroom. Genie to run water pump, septic pump and air blower and fridge and  rinnai heater electronics. Originally gas lanterns for lights but towards end I installed a few LED strip lights wired back to a battery that I would keep charged. Gas cooking, fire place for warmth and we where happy self sufficient campers.
The best thing the power company did in our area was change street mains from single wires for each phase to a bundle cable resulting in fewer local outages, but this didn't help if it was the high voltage lines that failed.
Now I'm in Brisbane my only concern is the septic and fridge and again the gas heater that services the "granny flat" bathroom. I now can just get the van genie going to power up those items.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rags on February 13, 2018, 08:13:58 PM
Got in home with day light this arvo and realised that I dodged a bullet. Our van, camper trailer and box trailer are parked down the back surrounded by trees. Today I noticed that after Sundays night storm I had 2 trees where the crowns had snapped and fallen into each other but have not come down. Directly beneath these trees are the said trailers. So I relocated the trailers and will work out how to remove the trees. Lucky I guess.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on February 14, 2018, 09:38:27 AM
This is our home setup for a 6kva genset (tested output 5.6 kva). 15 A plug and runs the whole house easily. We do cook on the deck with gas appliances normally anyway so don't use the electric stove, microwave or kettle with the genny. Throw the billy on the wok ring for a cuppa.
We have two full size 'fridges, a three quarter size stand up freezer, beer fridge on deck and the 40 litre Engel and run all, no problems plus the pump for house water, lights, 'puter and if necessary, the telly.
Genny has AVR.
The board was installed professionally.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 20, 2018, 05:29:29 PM
Impressive dust storm out west
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-20/dust-storm-takes-outback-queensland-town-charleville-by-surprise/9466552 (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-20/dust-storm-takes-outback-queensland-town-charleville-by-surprise/9466552)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 23, 2018, 05:48:12 AM
70mm of rain here overnight and still hosing down....gunna be flooding occurring in lots of areas around Brisbane today.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: plusnq on February 23, 2018, 06:25:26 AM
70mm of rain here overnight and still hosing down....gunna be flooding occurring in lots of areas around Brisbane today.

Yes. 170 mm at my brothers place just out of Gympie yesterday. Creeks are all busting their banks around him.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 23, 2018, 06:34:32 AM
Yes. 170 mm at my brothers place just out of Gympie yesterday. Creeks are all busting their banks around him.

3rd rain day in a row for me today and next Wednesday looks to be the 1st day I'll be back at work.

No money coming is gunna break me, i'm finding with no income, i'll have to cut back to 3 meals a day.

I might have to break out the snorkel and flippers and start mowing anyway.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 23, 2018, 07:20:46 AM
Sun is out and only had 4mm last night.
Doesn’t bother me though, water tanks are full and garden is green, don’t really need 100mm+ around here.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on February 23, 2018, 08:28:29 PM
From midnight.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Cyclone71 on February 23, 2018, 08:35:17 PM
Nice weather station Steffo what brand is it Mate


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 24, 2018, 10:03:39 AM
We got just what we needed and not too much more.

3mm from Midnight Friday till now.
67mm Thursday/Friday
63mm Wednesday/Thursday
40mm Tuesday/Wednesday
26mm Monday/Tuesday

The creek is flowing beautifully, the gardens are loving it and the 30 odd tube stock natives that I planted in the last couple of weeks just got a kick along.

Sun is out now, all smiles here. :)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on February 24, 2018, 11:02:21 AM
Nice weather station Steffo what brand is it Mate


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It's an Acurite. It drops it's info into the desktop when scheduled. Has a wireless connected outside sensor. There are better ones on the market but this covered my needs.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Cyclone71 on February 24, 2018, 12:13:33 PM
It's an Acurite. It drops it's info into the desktop when scheduled. Has a wireless connected outside sensor. There are better ones on the market but this covered my needs.

Thanks Mate might look into one

Cheers


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on February 25, 2018, 07:03:48 AM
Maybe this should be in the rant thread...........but where has all the bloody rain gone.

The the reporters in raincoats said would be flogging down all week-end, so I rushed out early yesterday and hired a plugger, cored the whole yard, and spread 100kg of fertilizer.....raced around like a madman to have it all done by lunchtime to be ready for the wrath of god type rains that paul blerty blert said wold be coming........................................and not a frikkin drop yesterday. get up this morning..............blue sky's and sunshine  >:(  >:(  >:(

sorry SEQ, but if today is the start of a 100 year drought, it's all my fault.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 25, 2018, 07:16:26 AM
Maybe this should be in the rant thread...........but where has all the bloody rain gone.

The the reporters in raincoats said would be flogging down all week-end, so I rushed out early yesterday and hired a plugger, cored the whole yard, and spread 100kg of fertilizer.....raced around like a madman to have it all done by lunchtime to be ready for the wrath of god type rains that paul blerty blert said wold be coming........................................and not a frikkin drop yesterday. get up this morning..............blue sky's and sunshine  >:(  >:(  >:(

sorry SEQ, but if today is the start of a 100 year drought, it's all my fault.
that's why you don't go by what tv news says...Thursday night Weatherzone forum said rain would ease / stop Saturday morning and if the sun was out there was a chance of a storm occurring in the afternoon, any rain would likely be up Sunny Coast and down the Goldy and into NSW which is what happened, they also said today is a chance of a storm this afternoon. The problem with much of tv news is, they take SEQ's forecast and report it to being Brisbane alone.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on March 05, 2018, 08:23:36 AM
Sounds rather impressive!

Heavy thunderstorms continue to push northeast, with further development expected, particularly areas between Imbil and Nambour.
Around 50mm has been recorded around Jimna within a 60 minute period.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXbzZtCUQAArfT2.jpg)
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/80-millimetres-of-rain-in-half-an-hour-as-storms-hit-brisbane-20180304-p4z2st.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/80-millimetres-of-rain-in-half-an-hour-as-storms-hit-brisbane-20180304-p4z2st.html)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on March 05, 2018, 08:40:10 AM
Normal summer rains, sometimes a little later than usual, might even get a  few decent lows into April may .  ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on March 05, 2018, 10:29:17 AM
Yep, drove right through the middle of that southern one on the way home from our family night at the movies.
Kind of reminded me of driving around up north every day between mid January and March... ;D
We got about 40mm at our place, wouldn’t know it looking around on our 5km morning walk this morning. Just another day in paradise... ;)





Oops, sorry, I mean it’s bloody terrible up here. Victoria is so much nicer than this hell hole....
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on March 05, 2018, 12:03:01 PM
Meanwhile on the Southside of Brisbane, we got 0.8mm from that same system.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on March 05, 2018, 08:14:10 PM
Finally a little bit of info about the Brisbane radar ongoing outage...

Quote
The German manufacturer of the Mt Stapylton rain radar was being urgently called on to repair the weather-observation technology, as it remained offline for the third week in a row.
The Brisbane weather radar experienced incomplete radar scans and related outages in February following several days of stormy weather.
The bureau said it was “seeking to resolve the root cause of these issues urgently with the radar manufacturer” and is “estimated (to) return to service date (in) mid-March”.
The radar was taken offline on February 20. At the time, the weather bureau said repairing the radar was a priority.
“The frequency and recurrence of these issues is of concern, and is being given our urgent attention,” a spokesman said.
“In the meantime, southeast Queensland has overlapping radar coverage from Marburg, and also Gympie to the north and Grafton further south.
“While radar is an important tool used for observations, the bureau’s weather forecasts and warnings are based on a combination of many different observing systems.
“The composite nature of these national systems allows forecasters to monitor and predict approaching weather even in areas where there is little or no radar coverage.”
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on March 06, 2018, 01:49:14 PM
Finally a little bit of info about the Brisbane radar ongoing outage...

Thanks Pete

"While radar is an important tool used for observations, the bureau’s weather forecasts and warnings are based on a combination of many different observing systems. The composite nature of these national systems allows forecasters to monitor and predict approaching weather even in areas where there is little or no radar coverage."

Yes, but you only put out a foreguess twice a day, at 4am & 4pm - not much use to everybody trying to see where the rain is, how heavy it is, how long they've got before it hits, & so on :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on March 06, 2018, 02:03:03 PM
The 4am is generally a copy and paste of the 4pm.
Apparently the all of actual edumicated ones left in there only work on the day shift.... ;D

Don’t blame the bureau though. Thank our cyclist friend that famously said “science is crap”....




Oh yeah, we’re just about to tick over 50mm for today and it’s still bucketing down here.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on March 14, 2018, 07:08:14 AM
I see Bribie beach camping is currently closed due to this cyclone / future low pressure system.....there was no beach to drive on several weeks back when we were there with the big tides, was right up to the dunes, they reckon tides could be even bigger in the coming days.

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.Park alerts
Bribie Island Recreation Area closed due to severe weather
This alert applies to the following parks:

Bribie Island National Park and Recreation Area
Bribie Island will be closed from Tuesday 13 March through to Friday 16 March. Closure is due to a tropical low off the Queensland coast that is forecast to create dangerous surf conditions, strong winds, large swells and abnormally high tides over the coming days.

Check Park Alerts regularly for updates on current park conditions.

For people with camping bookings over the closure period, a booking change, refund or system credit will be available via the online booking system at www.qld.gov.au/camping (http://www.qld.gov.au/camping)   
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on March 14, 2018, 08:06:20 AM
All the Islands (Fraser, Moreton & Straddie), would be the same, wouldn't they ???

Any Swaggers currently on any of them ???
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on March 14, 2018, 11:53:01 AM
Wife just showed me a post of the beach conditions from a Happy Valley Resort staffer .. Memories of 2012 .. Oh well looks like there will be lots of exposed rock up there again for our  July trip .
Pic 2 looking South of the Happy Valley up ramp
The sea state at Rainbow Beach ATM https://www.coastalwatch.com/surf-cams-surf-reports/qld/rainbow-beach (https://www.coastalwatch.com/surf-cams-surf-reports/qld/rainbow-beach)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 14, 2018, 12:39:52 PM
Hook point would still be fine I reckon..... ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on March 14, 2018, 01:46:47 PM
Dont know on that one Kev, Manta Ray have put up due to conditions they have altered there operating times over the next few days.

Copy paste :
Manta Ray Barge
5 hrs ·
Due to the low pressure system moving closer to the coast leading to an increase in winds and swell, our barge operating hours have slightly changed to the following: Wednesday 14th March 7.00am-4.00pm, Thursday 15th March 7.30am-4.00pm & Friday 16th March 7.30am-4.00pm. For more information please contact our office on 07 5486 3935 or Barge 0418 872 599.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: speewa158 on March 14, 2018, 06:15:06 PM
The fishing will be great as the fish will be on the beach . So much easier to catch  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 01, 2019, 11:33:47 AM
Wow! You'd have to be special to keep that up

"Cloncurry was the standout both in terms of how hot the temperatures were and how long the high temperatures lasted. [It] had 43 days in a row over 40 degrees Celsius."

The previous record of consecutive days hotter than 40 degrees in Cloncurry, about 120 kilometres east of Mt Isa, was 31 days.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-town-swelters-through-43-days-hotter-than-40-degrees-20190201-p50uzu.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/queensland-town-swelters-through-43-days-hotter-than-40-degrees-20190201-p50uzu.html)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 01, 2019, 08:01:23 PM
Townsville dam levels.

This time last year 15% full.
As of 6pm today 190% full.
Fingers crossed it doesn’t get to 300% full which is apparently the trigger for some pretty drastic action.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190201/9791c0062a2d2f03f6a2d1eff1414454.png)


Looks like we might not be able to call it Brownsville for the next year or so.... ;)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on February 01, 2019, 08:41:30 PM
Gave my ex next door neighbor in Idalia a call this afternoon as I still own the house and have it rented out. The water level isn’t a threat yet but who knows what will happen over the weekend. But it’s fully insured so the most I have to lose is the excess I guess. Others are/could be in a much worse situation than I am.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pottsy on February 02, 2019, 02:23:56 PM
Hope all the "swaggers in qld" are safe and dry.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: KingBilly on February 02, 2019, 02:43:23 PM
Hope all the "swaggers in qld" are safe and dry.

Dry?  Driest January since 1880 where I am. It’s a big state Qld  :D.

Rained twice overnight.  First time 14mm, second time a week later, only 1mm.  Total 15mm for January  :-[ :-[ :-[

KB
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rags on February 02, 2019, 02:56:42 PM
Dry?  Driest January since 1880 where I am. It’s a big state Qld  :D.

KB

Agree, if Tony Grieg was visitin, he would not only be able to put his keys in the cracks in the ground but also half his arm.
Cracking and ground shrinkage is amazing, all due to the dry.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pottsy on February 02, 2019, 03:22:22 PM
Dry?  Driest January since 1880 where I am. It’s a big state Qld  :D.

Rained twice overnight.  First time 14mm, second time a week later, only 1mm.  Total 15mm for January  :-[ :-[ :-[

KB

Sorry, should have said around Townsville. 15mm of rain is not dry, try 0.5mm for Jan and non on the horizon.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 02, 2019, 03:39:18 PM
The dam at is currently at 215% and still more to come.

My cousins have been evacuated, the creek beside my sisters place is getting close to bursting and she is cut off from getting to my other sister’s and brother’s houses.

Some of our Townsville swaggers may have more accurate details, but I’m hearing stories about the army possibly having to take drastic action on the dam wall if the levels get too high.

Townsville is one of those special places, while it is in the wet tropics it doesn’t really get proper wet events all that often. It’s times like this when we see how poorly the city is able to handle proper rainfall.

Hope everyone up there is safe and things don’t get as bad as some are predicting.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 02, 2019, 03:42:56 PM
Sorry, should have said around Townsville. 15mm of rain is not dry, try 0.5mm for Jan and non on the horizon.
We recorded a grand total of 1mm for January at our place.

So far February has delivered 11 times that amount.... ;)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 02, 2019, 04:05:23 PM
Quote from: Pete79
We recorded a grand total of 1mm for January at our place.
typical Jeep driver... your missus must be disappointed :P
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 02, 2019, 04:08:00 PM
typical Jeep driver... your missus must be disappointed :P
Lol.

Can’t be too disappointed, she’s giving it a good scrub right at this moment.....








The Jeep that is. ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 02, 2019, 04:22:04 PM
Sorry, should have said around Townsville. 15mm of rain is not dry, try 0.5mm for Jan and non on the horizon.
pretty much same rainfall we’ve had here in our area of Brisbane...driest December on record ever and SFA in January thus far also. Had a couple of very light showers the other day and this morning, but nothing in the guage as such here.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 02, 2019, 04:39:03 PM
pretty much same rainfall we’ve had here in our area of Brisbane...driest December on record ever and SFA in January thus far also. Had a couple of very light showers the other day and this morning, but nothing in the guage as such here.
just enough to make it muggy and humid? :(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: KingBilly on February 02, 2019, 05:16:02 PM
pretty much same rainfall we’ve had here in our area of Brisbane...driest December on record ever and SFA in January thus far also. Had a couple of very light showers the other day and this morning, but nothing in the guage as such here.

Umm, it is already the second day of February Rummie.  Try to keep up  :D

KB
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Coolblue80 on February 02, 2019, 05:55:03 PM
Well my Dad made the news up in Townsville. He's been staying up at my sister's place having treatment for his cancer. They live out on 25 acres out near the dam. Anyway, he's started struggling with the side effects of his chemo and needed medical assistance. The only way out was with the help of the swift water rescue crew. That was Tuesday morning and unfortunately he is still in hospital receiving treatment. The upshot is that it's probably the best place to be whilst this weather event is happening. My sister and family have been on a 10 day cruise and left prior to all the weather. They arrived in Brissy this morning and can't get back to their property. Half of the 25 acres was under water when Dad left and they've had a heap more rain since, plus the releases from the dam. We were up there over Christmas and it's unbelievable seeing where the water is at the moment. Anyways, stay safe up there.
Cheers, Mike.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 02, 2019, 06:26:43 PM
Umm, it is already the second day of February Rummie.  Try to keep up  :D

KB
shows how little paperwork I do hey...lol
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: bkim on February 03, 2019, 12:57:27 AM
"Some of our Townsville swaggers may have more accurate details, but I’m hearing stories about the army possibly having to take drastic action on the dam wall if the levels get too high.

Townsville is one of those special places, while it is in the wet tropics it doesn’t really get proper wet events all that often. It’s times like this when we see how poorly the city is able to handle proper rainfall. "




As I have lived there for almost 70 years, I find some of your comments interesting.  I doubt many other major cities experiencing rainfall of around a metre plus in a few days would cope as well or any better, unless things have changed since I dealt with them, the army are neither equipped or permitted to do anything to the dam.

Townsville is not considered to be in the wet tropics, which starts approximately 100km or so further north, but it does get very intense rainfall on occasions at reasonably frequent intervals, I recorded 680mm in 20 hours in January 98 and there have been many other occasions of very high rainfalls, the main problem at the moment is consistent very heavy rainfall in the catchment area for an extended period, usually intense rainfall such as this in the tropics, tends to last 24 to 48 hours then ease off to a more steady rate.

My understanding from civil engineer's who were in QLD gov water resources dept and the Council, is the dam flow rates are controllable by the flood gates up to about 300% capacity, over that, water will be above the flood gates and flow cannot be controlled, the possibility of that ever happening is considered extremely improbable!

Unless we get extremely heavy rain prior to 9am Sunday I expect to be a bit over 1200mm since 28th January, when I check the gauge in the morning

 

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 03, 2019, 04:26:08 AM
Its pissing down there still on the radar at the moment.

in 2011, there was stories doing the rounds that Wivenhoe's dam wall was suspect and about to fail.

Also talk of uncontrolled issues with over the spill ways (earth style) and how they would wash away quickly.

True or not, I don't know, as the reporters an stories were getting out of control.

Hopefully, all will be ok with the dam  up north.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 03, 2019, 07:18:51 AM
As I have lived there for almost 70 years, I find some of your comments interesting.  I doubt many other major cities experiencing rainfall of around a metre plus in a few days would cope as well or any better, unless things have changed since I dealt with them, the army are neither equipped or permitted to do anything to the dam.

Townsville is not considered to be in the wet tropics, which starts approximately 100km or so further north, but it does get very intense rainfall on occasions at reasonably frequent intervals, I recorded 680mm in 20 hours in January 98 and there have been many other occasions of very high rainfalls, the main problem at the moment is consistent very heavy rainfall in the catchment area for an extended period, usually intense rainfall such as this in the tropics, tends to last 24 to 48 hours then ease off to a more steady rate.

My understanding from civil engineer's who were in QLD gov water resources dept and the Council, is the dam flow rates are controllable by the flood gates up to about 300% capacity, over that, water will be above the flood gates and flow cannot be controlled, the possibility of that ever happening is considered extremely improbable!

Unless we get extremely heavy rain prior to 9am Sunday I expect to be a bit over 1200mm since 28th January, when I check the gauge in the morning
Yes 1998 was “the big one” for Townsville. I happened to be stuck at a relatives house not far from the Ross River waiting for the highway north to reopen for that one.
I noticed yesterday that the Ross river had already passed the record height from that 1998 event.

Townsville’s average annual rainfall is 1100mm, so to have 1200mm in these last few days is just amazing.

My comments regarding Townsville flooding are purely observational. As you know South Townsville floods on the spring tides.
Townsville has a very small catchment area which is sandwiched between the mountains and the ocean. The areas most populated are very flat and the majority of the city center and to the south and west is built on mud flats. Natural drainage is poor in a lot of suburbs (the newly built ones seam to be better then those older ones closer to the city center).
Apart from the occasional cyclone that passes by, Townsville really just doesn’t get proper rain events when compared to the surrounding areas of that region.

At only around 750 square km the Townsville catchment area is much smaller then the surrounding river systems.
The Burdekin, for example, receives roughly the same annual rainfall, while its catchment is over 130,000 square km and has only recorded 10 major floods.

You mentioned other cities getting that amount of rainfall.
The 2011 Brisbane floods had exactly that. Over 1200mm of rain fall on a catchment area of almost 14,000 square km (18 times bigger then Townsville’s catchment) in the period leading up to the actual flood, including around 500mm falling above the dams in the immediate days prior. 
Poor management of the dam that was built for flood mitigation but now primarily used for water storage worsened the down stream flooding.

Which, thanks for clearing up, I was hearing the same about  the Townsville dam.
Some people get a bit over excited in big events like these and I was hearing all sorts of hyped up rumors about the dam wall.
Pretty much exactly as was happening in the Brisbane flood.

It’s a big call, release more water now and flood a few homes or don’t release it and risk a major incident if it keeps raining.

Anyway, this will be one for the record books and I hope everyone gets through it ok.
Stay safe.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on February 03, 2019, 08:15:10 AM

Some people get a bit over excited in big events like these and I was hearing all sorts of hyped up rumors about the dam wall.


Its usually the tv "reporters in raincoats" that hype the crap out of everything.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 03, 2019, 08:24:24 AM
yeah, all 28 of them.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 03, 2019, 08:25:02 AM
Its pissing down there still on the radar at the moment.

in 2011, there was stories doing the rounds that Wivenhoe's dam wall was suspect and about to fail.

Also talk of uncontrolled issues with over the spill ways (earth style) and how they would wash away quickly.

True or not, I don't know, as the reporters an stories were getting out of control.

Hopefully, all will be ok with the dam  up north.
i'd assume the concerns with Wivenhoe were real.... it wasn't that long ago really (about 20 years maybe) that they discovered the dam wall wasn't properly anchored to the bedrock below, and that if some of the earth started washing away beside it that the entire wall could possibly turn sideways. From what i was told (by a family member engineer involved with it)  they ended up drilling holes down through the spillway into the bedrock below and post tensioned reo into it
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 03, 2019, 08:26:48 AM
Quote from: Spada
Its usually the tv "reporters in raincoats" that hype the crap out of everything.

Also with the news in recent times, there always has to be someone "LIVE ON SCENE" they cross to ... and usually theres nothing there to see... ??? just revolving the same 10 seconds of footage
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 03, 2019, 08:39:00 AM
i'd assume the concerns with Wivenhoe were real.... it wasn't that long ago really (about 20 years maybe) that they discovered the dam wall wasn't properly anchored to the bedrock below, and that if some of the earth started washing away beside it that the entire wall could possibly turn sideways. From what i was told (by a family member engineer involved with it)  they ended up drilling holes down through the spillway into the bedrock below and post tensioned reo into it

Geez, that was clever by the original builders.
I guess that happens when you run with the cheapest quote.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 03, 2019, 08:52:48 AM
A grazier in a helicopter has rescued four tourists trapped in a car as the flood crisis gripping north Queensland intensifies.

The two Swiss and two German tourists are back on dry land after the private helicopter plucked them from floodwater near Middleton on Saturday.

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https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/grazier-rescues-four-trapped-tourists-as-queensland-s-floods-worsen-20190202-p50vai.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/grazier-rescues-four-trapped-tourists-as-queensland-s-floods-worsen-20190202-p50vai.html)

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 03, 2019, 08:53:40 AM
Geez, that was clever by the original builders.
I guess that happens when you run with the cheapest quote.
Pretty safe bet that a politician would have promised they would stop all floods for ever after the 1974 event.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 03, 2019, 09:49:34 AM
"The monsoonal deluge has been declared a catastrophe by the Insurance Council of Australia, with losses estimated at $16.7 million and the worst yet to come."

I bet the rejection letters will be ready before the claims even arrive on their desks.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on February 03, 2019, 10:24:02 AM
A grazier in a helicopter has rescued four tourists trapped in a car as the flood crisis gripping north Queensland intensifies.

The two Swiss and two German tourists are back on dry land after the private helicopter plucked them from floodwater near Middleton on Saturday.

can't quite make it out - Britz ???

Going to be an expensive trip for those 4 :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on February 03, 2019, 10:29:50 AM
Post deleted so as not to cause unnecessary fear anxiety to those already affected. Thanks Rowlie for adding a different perspective (although a different one to my personal experience).
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on February 03, 2019, 11:35:03 AM
some insurance companies are experts at dancing around the fine print.......will it be classed as flood" or "storm water run off?
I suspect there will be lots of reports of people believing they are covered, and insurance companies believing they are not.
So far my house is ok, but at least my insurer - Westpac - reached out via text on Friday afternoon stating “if you are affected by the impending flood and need to make a claim, please call us”.
I know a civil engineer that regularly does work for insurers and their position is “if there is any doubt go in favour of the insured”. They don’t want to go to court and by and apparently the courts tend to rule against them if there is even the smallest doubt.

I guess time will tell but hopefully the rain stops and the river doesn’t rise too much higher.

And to all th Swaggers up there, good luck and most importantly stay safe.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on February 03, 2019, 02:31:47 PM
Just spoke to my old neighbour again. Unfortunately his house has flooded and so it is almost certain that my place has gone under too. :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rowlie on February 03, 2019, 02:41:43 PM
Uninformed comments about insurance companies does nothing but create fear and anxiety in the minds of people who might have been impacted by the disaster. With the possible exception of one insurer (who also sells groceries) I think you will find that all of them ceased differentiating between rainwater runoff and flood some years ago. The only other exception is in business policies where flood is still an option. I am confident the insurers will all be bending over backwards to do everything they can in what will be very difficult circumstances. Anyone who is in doubt or has signs of water damage no matter how severe should inform their insurer. The new asbestos is mould and insurers don't cover mould unless the event that caused it can be identified ergo water getting in under the house or a bit of dampness in a wall should be reported just in case. If it all goes away and dries out great but if not you can fall back on the report if you need to.
Good luck to everyone up north - we in the bottom end are thinking of you. If you are insured have confidence that you will be well looked after.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on February 03, 2019, 03:07:51 PM
Well said Rowlie. The last thing people need now is worrying whether or not their insurance will cover them. I’ve also heard that some p#$cks are looting from evacuated houses. I reckon the army personnel helping out should be armed with orders to fire off a few warning rounds if they see anyone looting. If that doesn’t work then just shoot the bast@#&s.
Title: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 03, 2019, 07:32:53 PM
Sad to hear about your place Rockrat.

This situation is really getting serious tonight. We’re thinking of everyone up there at the moment.

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RISK TO LIFE AND PROPERTY

Dangerous and high velocity flows will occur in the Ross River Sunday night into Monday. Unprecedented areas of flooding will occur in Townsville. Expect access routes to be cut.

Conditions will change rapidly and continuously. Stay informed, look for updates and follow advice of emergency services.

IMPORTANT INFOMATION FROM TOWNSVILLE CITY COUNCIL:

Residents in many suburbs across Townsville are warned that they may experience flooding from rapid rises of the Ross River. This includes Rosslea, Hermit Park, Railway Estate, Townsville City, Oonoonba, Idalia, Cluden, West End, Rowes Bay, Garbutt, Aitkenvale, Cranbrook, Currajong, Mysterton, Pimlico, Mundingburra, Douglas, Annandale, Kirwan and Thuringowa Central and South Townsville areas.

Everyone in the above suburbs should ensure they move away from riverbanks and get to higher ground before 8.30pm Sunday night. Residents still in their homes in these suburbs should move to the highest ground in their dwelling before 8.30pm Sunday night.

A map of potential inundated properties will released shortly by Townsville City Council.

If you require evacuation assistance, contact SES on 132 500. For life-threatening emergencies call 000.

For more information listen to local radio, phone 1800 738 541 or visit Councils Emergency Management Dashboard disaster.townsville.qld.gov.au

Ross River:
The Ross River dam spillway gates may open to their full setting between the hours of 8.30pm Sunday night and 6am Monday. This setting would release up to 2000 cubic metres of water per second out of the dam.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 2.96 metres (above the major flood level of 2.90 m) and rising. The river level will continue rising overnight Sunday into Monday.

Download zoomable map here;  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1usclh2eqtdBW0vtEvafkQDWitIZIX-1d/view (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1usclh2eqtdBW0vtEvafkQDWitIZIX-1d/view)

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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on February 03, 2019, 08:01:39 PM
Thanks Pete. Thankfully our tenants got out well before the flooding and now it is pretty much over to the insurance company.
In a slightly funny twist, the tenant had been asking if I would replace the carpets and I said no. Perhaps she has connections with a higher power.... ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: bkim on February 04, 2019, 12:36:18 AM
Still raining as I type this, had at least 200mm+ so far Sunday night, mainly since 4pm, my 150mm rain gauge was on the verge of overflowing at 7.30pm, emptied into a bucket and will read it tomorrow with what falls for the rest of the night, the 250mm gauge will hopefully make it to 9am

BOM recently modified the estimate of the expected rainfall about 11pm, now predicting 450mm + over the dam catchment by 9am Monday, 300mm fell over dam between 2pm and 4pm.

Ergon conservative estimate, 15,000 properties without power at 10pm, mainly due to disconnection of suburbs because safety concerns from flooding.  Currently I'm one of the lucky ones with power and only rainwater runoff, street still has been 300mm under water for most of the night.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on February 04, 2019, 07:27:19 AM
With a bit of luck, going by the radar they may have dodged a fair bit more heavy rain today.. Wont help the poor buggers already under much though .
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: BBull on February 04, 2019, 07:55:18 AM
With a bit of luck, going by the radar they may have dodged a fair bit more heavy rain today.. Wont help the poor buggers already under much though .
The problem with the radar is it only shows what's falling now, not what is coming.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Niley on February 04, 2019, 06:45:47 PM
i'd assume the concerns with Wivenhoe were real.... it wasn't that long ago really (about 20 years maybe) that they discovered the dam wall wasn't properly anchored to the bedrock below, and that if some of the earth started washing away beside it that the entire wall could possibly turn sideways. From what i was told (by a family member engineer involved with it)  they ended up drilling holes down through the spillway into the bedrock below and post tensioned reo into it

Ross River Dam had Dam strengthening done about 6 or 7 years ago with tensioned ground anchors that have been installed to allow load checks every 5 years, this occurred last year. Most dams in Oz are always under constant review under ANCOLD to ensure they meet the ever changing compliance, ie 1 in 1000 year flood events. The same did and does apply with Wivenhoe and many other dams throughout oz. Company I work for recently completed upgrades to Boondooma and Lesley Harrison. Somerset will be next with a Shit load of anchors to be installed to meet ANCOLD standards, hence why Somerset has been sitting at 80% over the past 2 years.
Some dams have fuse plugs, ie Dam walls away from the main Dam that can be blown to relieve pressure on the Dam with big floods as a last resort. Think Wivenhoe needs to go to 210% for this to occur and if it ever has to those downstream would cop it. Unfortunately RRD can on rely on the spillway gates and if the water overtops the wall (higly unlikely) then its major.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on February 04, 2019, 08:29:18 PM
Photo of Idalia in Townsville. My old house, now an investment property, is circled.

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: MattNQ on February 04, 2019, 10:03:45 PM
Interestingly, a lot of the area in Idalia & Annandale that flooded with the dam gates open fully was wetlands 20 years ago.  Now new estates with up-market houses, new shopping centres......
who let them build there?......the council of course.... ???
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 04, 2019, 10:06:25 PM
Interestingly, a lot of the area in Idalia & Annandale that flooded with the dam gates open fully was wetlands 20 years ago.  Now new estates with up-market houses, new shopping centres......
who let them build there?......the council of course.... ???
same thing occurred in Emerald several years back
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2019, 05:49:34 AM
I was looking at the rain specs for Townsville and its pretty wild to say the least.
I then started looking at rain specs in my own area here in the valley.

Wettest on record for Feb was way back in 1928.
Driest on record for Feb was way back in 1923.

That sort of kills some of the global warming stuff..... maybe?
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: JD-120 on February 05, 2019, 06:05:15 AM
I was looking at the rain specs for Townsville and its pretty wild to say the least.
I then started looking at rain specs in my own area here in the valley.

Wettest on record for Feb was way back in 1928.
Driest on record for Feb was way back in 1923.

That sort of kills some of the global warming stuff..... maybe?
I think the term global warming say is it all, other wise it would be called jeepers local area warming

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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 05, 2019, 06:40:34 AM
ha ha ha .

Didn't give that much thought now, did I?  ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: speewa158 on February 05, 2019, 07:08:11 AM
Maybe Mother Nature is trying to tell somebody something  ??? ??? ??? ??? ???         :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2019, 12:53:37 PM
OOps

Quote
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/ute-caught-out-as-tropical-cyclone-oma-whips-up-big-swell-20190219-p50yqy.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/ute-caught-out-as-tropical-cyclone-oma-whips-up-big-swell-20190219-p50yqy.html)

Low-lying south-east Queensland coastal suburbs could be inundated in coming days with Tropical Cyclone Oma expected to whip up king tides and huge swells, battering the coastline.

A driver was caught out taking on the big swell at Rainbow Beach, north of the Sunshine Coast, on Tuesday and was forced to abandon his ute, leaving it at the mercy of the pounding waves.

The weather bureau has issued dangerous surf warnings for the Capricornia Coast, Hervey Bay, Fraser Island Coast, Sunshine Coast Waters, Moreton Bay and Gold Coast from Tuesday onwards.

A woman swimming in a natural pool in Noosa National Park was picked up and dumped onto rocks by a freak wave on Monday and had to be winched to safety by a rescue helicopter.

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A ute was caught in the big swell near Mudlo Rocks at Rainbow Beach.Credit:Rainbow Beach Towing - Facebook
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 19, 2019, 02:38:21 PM
Holy crap, thats never happened before.....  ;D

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 19, 2019, 05:22:44 PM
Holy crap, thats never happened before.....  ;D
the good old Rainbow Beach car wash hey...lol
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: hainess on February 19, 2019, 05:43:40 PM
Photos on the pub wall of the Rainbow Beach Rock Toll.
First saw them about 1980.

Rod
.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 19, 2019, 07:24:29 PM
OOps
LOL...
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Meteorologist Harry Clark said the category 2 tropical cyclone was 1400 kilometres north-west of Brisbane at 5am on Tuesday.

That would put the cyclone somewhere in the bush just north of Hughenden then.... ;D

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 19, 2019, 10:09:43 PM
Some of the models have SEQ getting smashed by cyclone OMA, the most accurate one currently has it crossing the coast around Fraser as a Cat 1 and Brisbane copping 1200mm of rain, the second most accurate one has it staying off the coast and substantially less rain, both have big swells though so the beaches will cop it.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 19, 2019, 10:14:03 PM
Some of the models have SEQ getting smashed by cyclone OMA, the most accurate one currently has it crossing the coast around Fraser as a Cat 1 and Brisbane copping 1200mm of rain, the second most accurate one has it staying off the coast and substantially less rain, both have big swells though so the beaches will cop it.
not good :(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 20, 2019, 03:04:50 AM
Don't be surprised if it does.

This has been a very odd summer so far.

We've had only 12mm of rain since early December, hottest, driest summer season in a long time.

I hope we don't get 1200mm, but a decent drop of rain would be very appreciated.

We also haven't had a day under 30c for the entire summer, our average high is 34.9 during the month of Feb.
The highest we've had is 42.9...so friggin hot.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 20, 2019, 05:44:06 AM
Don't be surprised if it does.

This has been a very odd summer so far.

We've had only 12mm of rain since early December, hottest, driest summer season in a long time.

I hope we don't get 1200mm, but a decent drop of rain would be very appreciated.

We also haven't had a day under 30c for the entire summer, our average high is 34.9 during the month of Feb.
The highest we've had is 42.9...so friggin hot.
Nrisbane has been 41 days in a row above 30 degrees and 52 nights above 20 degrees minimum apparently
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rodt on February 20, 2019, 06:08:42 AM
Some of the models have SEQ getting smashed by cyclone OMA, the most accurate one currently has it crossing the coast around Fraser as a Cat 1 and Brisbane copping 1200mm of rain, the second most accurate one has it staying off the coast and substantially less rain, both have big swells though so the beaches will cop it.

Heard on the news this morning that it is either going to cross the coast Southern Qld / Northern NSW or will continue south to NZ. The guy did clarify that it is still a week off which means the predictions can be widely inaccurate. They have no idea but obviously the information world doesn't accept that so they have to comment and predict.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 20, 2019, 06:30:26 AM
All the models basically showed it turning towards the Qld coast and coming closer as it is now doing, after that the models all varied dramatically to what it’ll do...from crossing the coast, to heading to NZ, and some even had it heading North hugging up the Qld coastline....to early for any model to know for sure.
Hopefully we get some decent rain from it atleast, but even that’s no guarantee yet....digging holes 600mm down in my backyard the other day and it’s hard and dry all the way, need a good bit of rain here for sure.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on February 20, 2019, 06:46:21 AM
Breaking news on channel seven! They had not 1, but 4 reporters live on scene, they did a live cross to all of them one by one so they could each give commentary and pictures of.................................









wait for it..................... this was dramatic breaking news, an event so big it warranted 4 reporters "live on scene"




















there are waves........................................................on the beaches!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 20, 2019, 07:02:46 AM
Heard on the news this morning that it is either going to cross the coast Southern Qld / Northern NSW or will continue south to NZ. The guy did clarify that it is still a week off which means the predictions can be widely inaccurate. They have no idea but obviously the information world doesn't accept that so they have to comment and predict.


I think if it hits, it will hit earlier than that, the BOM prediction is here
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml? (http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/viewer/index.shtml?) and has it hitting the coast in the next 3-4 days.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 20, 2019, 07:30:17 AM
Breaking news on channel seven! They had not 1, but 4 reporters live on scene, they did a live cross to all of them one by one so they could each give commentary and pictures of.................................









wait for it..................... this was dramatic breaking news, an event so big it warranted 4 reporters "live on scene"




















there are waves........................................................on the beaches!
Does ya head in eh.. .I've asked before why they feel the need - they did it at the fires too.. 



And something nobody has ever been able to answer..... Why are reporters and TV crews allowed into fire zones after the fire has destroyed a town - and the home owners are kept back klms away from the charred remains of their houses? The world gets a LIVE CROSS to the ash, before the owners have even been told their house is destroyed ...

How does that work?
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on February 20, 2019, 08:03:30 AM
Does ya head in eh.. .I've asked before why they feel the need - they did it at the fires too.. 



And something nobody has ever been able to answer..... Why are reporters and TV crews allowed into fire zones after the fire has destroyed a town - and the home owners are kept back klms away from the charred remains of their houses? The world gets a LIVE CROSS to the ash, before the owners have even been told their house is destroyed ...

How does that work?

It's the "American Way"! I don't think Oz media has had an original thought since "Aunty Jack". Just listen to the current  cricket commentators and their terminology. All baseball and what about standing outside during a cyclone, in the pouring rain with bits of debris flying around the place!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on February 20, 2019, 08:21:59 AM
Yeah yeah I know America but its funny, Bloody weather reporters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyrRCx8-fZk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyrRCx8-fZk)   FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS  ,,,, Then theres the Bloopers    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul_r4_QMAV8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ul_r4_QMAV8)             ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on February 20, 2019, 08:24:04 AM
Tropical Cyclone Oma expected to whip up king tides

Funny, I always thought that the king tides were astronomical, not weather related ??? >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 20, 2019, 08:45:24 AM
Quote from: Steffo1
Just listen to the current  cricket commentators and their terminology
I tried the other night while going round the grounds, I hit the Big Bash... listened to the boys club with their in jokes, and discussions on only Shit they would have a clue what they were on about for about 2 mins and wanted to smash the screen
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: doc evil on February 20, 2019, 08:59:56 AM
Funny, I always thought that the king tides were astronomical, not weather related ??? >:D

King tides sounds way worserer the storm surge...….media's thesaurus
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 20, 2019, 09:07:19 AM
Funny, I always thought that the king tides were astronomical, not weather related ??? >:D
from wiki

Quote
"King tide" is a colloquial term for an especially high spring tide, such as a perigean spring tide. "King tide" is not a scientific term, nor is it used in a scientific context. The use of the term "king tide" originated in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific nations to refer to an especially high tide that occurs only a few times per year. The term has now come to be used in North America as well,[1] particularly in low-lying South Florida, where they cause sunny day tidal flooding.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: GBC on February 20, 2019, 10:15:42 AM
Today - this morning - right now is the King tide for QLD. Hervey bay is getting a 4.32M tide today. On the local's facebook page there is a pic of the Kingfisher barge at the River Heads ramp. If any of you have ever been to Fraser that you'll understand when I say the barge is sitting as high as the carpark, the concrete ramp is completely submerged, and the barge ramp is set slightly downhill to the road to load vehicles. West beach camps at Coongul, Awinya, Wooralie will be getting wet and back beach camps with this swell and tide will no doubt be on the news tonight with a few getting washed away.
IF the low pressure, rain and storm surge was all aligned with today there would have been major trouble all along the East coast but the tides drop again from today - still pretty big though.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 20, 2019, 11:59:59 AM
Apparently, more models are coming into line with it hitting the coast, but maybe just north of Fraser.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 20, 2019, 12:08:54 PM
It's interesting looking at it's predicted path from a week ago

(https://stream.ecmwf.int/data/gorax-green-000/data/scratch/0f/58/ps2png-gorax-green-000-6fe5cac1a363ec1525f54343b6cc9fd8-e4Klra.png)

To now

(https://stream.ecmwf.int/data/gorax-green-000/data/scratch/bd/03/ps2png-gorax-green-000-6fe5cac1a363ec1525f54343b6cc9fd8-1yJabQ.png)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Niley on February 20, 2019, 08:51:17 PM
ECMWF has changed their model again

https://stream.ecmwf.int/data/gorax-green-002/data/scratch/e8/7e/ps2png-gorax-green-002-6fe5cac1a363ec1525f54343b6cc9fd8-j975MB.png


Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 20, 2019, 09:39:38 PM
Weatherzone forum saying it's as good as dead, Cat 1 by morning they are saying and it's struggling to intensify due to the size of it's eye and no evidence of dry air entertainment (track map says Cat 2 still though).....will see how much rain it brings though,  hope some places that need it get a drink
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2019, 07:36:51 AM
We'll get rain for sure and a bit of wind.

By the time it hits the coast, it won't be much bigger than a willy-willy by the current "modelling".

All the news channels are beside themselves, just itching for the first hit of a problem.
Some poor bastard at inskip will have his tent blow down and 48 news reporters will swarm on him like flies to a fresh Stanley Steamer.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: JD-120 on February 21, 2019, 07:42:38 AM


Some poor bastard at inskip will have his tent blow down and 48 news reporters will swarm on him like flies to a fresh Stanley Steamer.

Hahaha,.it's funny cause it's true


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on February 21, 2019, 09:07:27 AM
Stuck this one in the 70's thread too ..    All this talk and Hype over Cyclone OMA  going to do this and that ......
 Its time I  reckon,  We need another Cherry Venture type grounding event on  Teewah   [ Highly unlikely due to the lack of shipping traffic these days though  ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFagW_RTb_U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFagW_RTb_U)   ...      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3odV6wLMmY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3odV6wLMmY)  ....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTeb2_tHL0k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTeb2_tHL0k)      so the next generations can make memories of trips to the wreck .    ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on February 21, 2019, 09:29:30 AM
We'll get rain for sure and a bit of wind.

By the time it hits the coast, it won't be much bigger than a willy-willy by the current "modelling".

All the news channels are beside themselves, just itching for the first hit of a problem.
Some poor bastard at inskip will have his tent blow down and 48 news reporters will swarm on him like flies to a fresh Stanley Steamer.

Last night's news had people evacuating Fraser, "scared" that they could be marooned there ::)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on February 21, 2019, 09:37:27 AM
Meanwhile, in Birdsville :D

https://www.facebook.com/BirdsvilleBakery/videos/324267941620401/?t=1 (https://www.facebook.com/BirdsvilleBakery/videos/324267941620401/?t=1)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on February 21, 2019, 09:54:29 AM
it's even got an official name on the news now......OMAgedden

somebody should do the world a favour and blow up the news chanels
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2019, 10:09:26 AM
Last night's news had people evacuating Fraser, "scared" that they could be marooned there ::)

So, from one island to another..... good move.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 21, 2019, 10:11:56 AM
Weatherzone is saying to watch end of next week when it does a u turn from up North and returns South as a low pressure system / no longer a cyclone...should get plenty of rain they are saying.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2019, 10:19:21 AM
Out here, we're down for 3/4 of 5/8ths of fukk all so far.

Mal, if you think it was dry last time you were here, you should see it now.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 21, 2019, 10:24:27 AM
Out here, we're down for 3/4 of 5/8ths of fukk all so far.

Mal, if you think it was dry last time you were here, you should see it now.
yeah plenty of places had SFA / no rain this Summer, everyone in Qld other the FNQ wants the rain bad.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on February 21, 2019, 10:33:52 AM
Out here, we're down for 3/4 of 5/8ths of fukk all so far.

Mal, if you think it was dry last time you were here, you should see it now.

Are you on town water or just tanks?
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 21, 2019, 10:50:01 AM
Tanks only....

28,000 or 30,000 litre underground unit, the main unit that feeds the house.
10,000 gal tank for drinking water washing cars and stuff, but I can draw from it for the house by switching some valves.
1,500 emergency tank, so if ya run everything out over a long week-end, you still have some backup until the water truck gets there.

All run on a separate pump, so if a pump Shits itself, we're still good to go.

Tons of water here at the moment, its just the yard is screwed.
Front dam (little bloke) dead dry.
Back dam, about 2 feet of water in it.

The 50 ducks and 4 turtles that live there will be fighting it out soon for the last drops.

I'm getting sparks off the tyres on the cars as I drive over the grass.

Poor ol farmers, are running irrigation every day.... the sun steals most of it.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 21, 2019, 02:33:41 PM
Reading Weatherzone just now, don’t get your hopes up for to much rain...they reckon cyclone won’t come as close as first thought it might and might not even return next week now.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 21, 2019, 03:48:45 PM
Reading Weatherzone just now, don’t get your hopes up for to much rain...they reckon cyclone won’t come as close as first thought it might and might not even return next week now.

Yeah, the models seem to have it turning north further out so bugger all rain except for the coast, still plenty of uncertainty though so likely to change again.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: MattNQ on February 22, 2019, 09:58:38 AM
New tracking map makes it all clear..... (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190221/330d110f10a190891d740b77b9876926.jpg)

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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on February 22, 2019, 10:07:54 AM
Its that wild and wooly here atm apparently, its frightened or blew the skin of a Brown snake  ;D ;D Just had roughly a 5' long skin come blowing down the footpath and wrap around our bin  ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 22, 2019, 10:18:33 AM
Down to a Cat 1 now and seems to have pulled up a fair way off the Coast, looks like it will sit there for the Weekend before heading North. I think wind and waves will be about the extent of the effects.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 22, 2019, 10:46:28 AM
Down to a Cat 1 now and seems to have pulled up a fair way off the Coast, looks like it will sit there for the Weekend before heading North. I think wind and waves will be about the extent of the effects.
they showed a beach this morning that was pretty much gone, not sure which one it was - could have been TV speak - in other words very little changed not sure anymore.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 22, 2019, 11:43:28 AM
Wave heights up to 12m off of Brisbane

(https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/waves/graphs/brisbane_4183-wave.png)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 22, 2019, 01:19:14 PM
that's nuttin, i've had 3 out 4 wheelie bins blow over..... damn you Oma.

(We have 2 for the cottage and 2 for the house)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on February 23, 2019, 12:44:04 PM
Bye bye cyclone Oma,  Ya Bin bandit old bitch, Promised us all a decent wet blow job and only gave  a salutary puff and drizzle as you turned and run away,  Short changed us on the rain we were supposed to get, 30 mm out of 300 + is something at least I guess ...
Now onto the next apocalyptic event of the week so the Gnat brained media and local governor Bleeters and Dooms dayers,  can scare more of the mindless unwashed Sheeple ..
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 23, 2019, 12:50:06 PM
I wouldn't rule out it coming back yet....

Remember, years and years ago, we had a cyclone that behaved like a drunk walking up a steep driveway.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on February 23, 2019, 01:32:54 PM
Yeah, If it finds a nice warm deep patch of ocean it could spin up again, A few of lows pushing up from the Southern areas with a warm front might help in the mix too .
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on February 23, 2019, 04:46:45 PM
that's nuttin, i've had 3 out 4 wheelie bins blow over..... damn you Oma.

(We have 2 for the cottage and 2 for the house)

You've got a lot to answer for with your "Making everything secure". It's so dry here I've started watering my cactus.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 23, 2019, 04:57:03 PM
Weatherzone called it dead 2 days ago...appears they were right.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: KingBilly on February 23, 2019, 07:25:37 PM
Weatherzone called it dead 2 days ago...appears they were right.

Yah, Weatherzone got one right  :cup:  Just a lucky guess?   Wonder how many times they have got it wrong  ;D

KB
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on February 24, 2019, 06:51:30 AM
I'm having my morning coffee, looking out at a cloudless sky, with the lightest of a cool morning breeze...............and cursing like a drunk sailor cause I'd cancelled our weekend camping due to the forecast. The reporters in raincoats said we'd be having 10m waves at Beaudesert and 85 feet of rain blowing sideways from the 7000km winds.................curse the bastards.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 24, 2019, 07:12:45 AM
Same sort of morning here.... really nice.

A mate from the Sunny coast has cancelled a week-end at Somerset for the same reasons.

Oh well, i'd been putting off checking the roof, at least now its done.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 24, 2019, 07:34:46 AM
Yah, Weatherzone got one right  :cup:  Just a lucky guess?   Wonder how many times they have got it wrong  ;D

KB
more often then not they have the forecast right several days beforehand, it's why I frequent that forum over reading the likes of Hollywood Higgens Facebook page or listening to the media beat up an event like they do.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 24, 2019, 11:47:49 AM
Weatherzone called it dead 2 days ago...appears they were right.

Except for

Weatherzone forum saying it's as good as dead, Cat 1 by morning they are saying and it's struggling to intensify due to the size of it's eye and no evidence of dry air entertainment (track map says Cat 2 still though).....will see how much rain it brings though,  hope some places that need it get a drink

which was wrong, guess that's the thing with forums, plennty of opinions, sorting out the ones worth listening too is the trickey bit, the Weatherzone forum consensus is likely to be more accurate more often than those who have financial incentives in sensationalising it though.


Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 24, 2019, 10:01:53 PM
Except for

which was wrong, guess that's the thing with forums, plennty of opinions, sorting out the ones worth listening too is the trickey bit, the Weatherzone forum consensus is likely to be more accurate more often than those who have financial incentives in sensationalising it though.
the thing was dying, it didn't go Cat 1 that next morning but was dying...may not of been 100% in thier call, but was alot closer then the doom and gloom predictions  the news channels / weather guys they have continued on with the next 2 days, and then continued to tell everyone we'd get bucketloads of rain....some places got shower or two, we didn't even get a single spit of rain at my place.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Robbo on February 25, 2019, 07:20:04 AM
Could'nt resist this one.

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on February 25, 2019, 07:39:49 AM
more often then not they have the forecast right several days beforehand, it's why I frequent that forum over reading the likes of Hollywood Higgens Facebook page or listening to the media beat up an event like they do.

That's why I like South Brisbane Storms - very professional & factual, without any of the hysteria or dramatics >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on February 25, 2019, 07:42:44 AM
Yeah, If it finds a nice warm deep patch of ocean it could spin up again,


Just looking at JTWC http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html (http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html) & they also say a chance of Oma spinning back up. They're also watching another low out Fiji way
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 25, 2019, 12:01:33 PM
the thing was dying, it didn't go Cat 1 that next morning but was dying...may not of been 100% in thier call, but was alot closer then the doom and gloom predictions  the news channels / weather guys they have continued on with the next 2 days, and then continued to tell everyone we'd get bucketloads of rain....some places got shower or two, we didn't even get a single spit of rain at my place.

Fair enough, I didn't really see any media coverage of it so don't know what they were saying. The models I saw at that stage though showed it pull up further from the coast with no real rainfall, and it hanging there for a day or two before weakening and moving North which is what happened. The models aren't perfect but out to about 3 day's are generally pretty accurate. Further out than that everyone is pretty much just guessing, computer models included, but at least they normally show a low level of certainty as well.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on February 27, 2019, 03:42:52 AM
For Christ's sake, its gotta rain out here soon.... please.

To this date last year, 254.2mm of rain.
To this date this year, 11.2mm of rain.

We get a tad more heat out here than Brisbane, and i'm pretty sure, yesterday was the first day this summer, we dipped under 30 degrees.
The grounds here are shot to hell at the moment.

I can't help but think, when we get rain, we'll really get RAIN.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 27, 2019, 06:32:06 AM
Brisbanes run of 46 days above 30 degrees ended yesterday or the day before...Ipswich / out your way was at 61 days and still going
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 27, 2019, 07:24:24 AM
Brisbanes run of 46 days above 30 degrees ended yesterday or the day before...Ipswich / out your way was at 61 days and still going

Yeah, has cooled a little here on the GC just need some more rain as well now. I also in the news that Hollywood Higgins has himself in a little trouble
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 27, 2019, 12:00:01 PM
Yeah, has cooled a little here on the GC just need some more rain as well now. I also in the news that Hollywood Higgins has himself in a little trouble
hadn’t heard anything about him...just looked on his site and it appears he’s abused someone online did he?
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Chappie on February 27, 2019, 12:03:41 PM
Doesn't specify who did the abusing, just administrators for the site.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Chappie on February 27, 2019, 12:07:04 PM

https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/weather/higgins-storm-chasing-apologises-for-social-media-cbomb-tirade/news-story/7bb3d34b867c2399c84deb5adb3960dd (https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/weather/higgins-storm-chasing-apologises-for-social-media-cbomb-tirade/news-story/7bb3d34b867c2399c84deb5adb3960dd)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 27, 2019, 12:16:02 PM
hadn’t heard anything about him...just looked on his site and it appears he’s abused someone online did he?
Apparantly he's owned up to being one of the Admin team that posted the comments.

(have removed some photos Pete due to some language concerns. GG :police: :police:)

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on February 27, 2019, 12:18:47 PM
https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/weather/higgins-storm-chasing-apologises-for-social-media-cbomb-tirade/news-story/7bb3d34b867c2399c84deb5adb3960dd (https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/weather/higgins-storm-chasing-apologises-for-social-media-cbomb-tirade/news-story/7bb3d34b867c2399c84deb5adb3960dd)
The silly people at courier mail think people will pay for news...
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Chappie on February 27, 2019, 12:20:29 PM
Thought that might happen, Pete beat me to the cut and paste.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on February 27, 2019, 12:37:32 PM
But I got mine for free.... ;)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on February 27, 2019, 04:10:28 PM
hadn’t heard anything about him...just looked on his site and it appears he’s abused someone online did he?

Apparently so, I mentioned it as you commented about him here http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=48770.msg978114#msg978114 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=48770.msg978114#msg978114)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on February 27, 2019, 07:56:36 PM
Apparently so, I mentioned it as you commented about him here http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=48770.msg978114#msg978114 (http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=48770.msg978114#msg978114)
i occasionally check his site out, but can't say i follow his site as such, so hadn't heard about that.....reading that cut and paste shows his true character I guess.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on February 28, 2019, 09:10:41 AM
Did some checking yesterday & appears there's some uncertainty as to whether it's Higgins himself or one of his "mod's" who lost it ???

Not good either way :'( >:(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 18, 2019, 01:57:22 PM
Northside of Brisbane is gunna cop a drop of rain in a minute.

We got smashed with 40mm in 30 minutes or thereabouts.

Oh well, typical Queensland, its a nice sunny day now.
Title: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on March 18, 2019, 02:17:03 PM
Listening to the rumbles all around me and watching it preparing to do the magical split and diversion around us as storms always do when they come from that South West direction.

Will know in about 20 minutes if we get anything from it, but not expecting much at the moment.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 18, 2019, 02:31:51 PM
we were down for a 50% chance of up to 1mm......

All morning, its been a dirty sky. I'd gone down to Rosewood to have a look at a second 64 Cadillac. (The idiot wasn't home either)

Leaving there, the sky was just getting a real dirty look to it.
When we had the boat, I got pretty good at reading the weather huh.

I got the ol Caddy shuffling along and home and safe. It was a win that the idiot wasn't home, I would've been in his shed and missed the warning signs. 

I've got the caddy home dry,  :cup:i've now got water in both dams....
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on March 18, 2019, 02:32:14 PM
Plenty of noise and a small amount of rain at Lota, waiting for the rain to stop so we can climb back up the scaffolding to finish the trusses we were standing today....glad I didn’t peel half the existing houses roof off this morning, we plan to do that tomorrow instead...lol....gunna need a few tarps to cover that up rest of this week.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: saph on March 18, 2019, 02:42:50 PM
Annoyed with this rain not like i wanted to fish tomorrow or anything...
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rags on March 18, 2019, 07:46:11 PM
Must be plenty of rain up on the hills to the west of us, the Sth Pine river has broken the bank on our back yard and is up around 1.5 metres
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on March 19, 2019, 08:08:18 AM
Must be plenty of rain up on the hills to the west of us, the Sth Pine river has broken the bank on our back yard and is up around 1.5 metres

Awesome, that means there's a good chance the creek will be running at this weekends camping spot  ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: jclures on March 19, 2019, 10:59:03 AM
I think we are getting the Sh*t rain of Trevor, just a bit of drizzle and light wind.
I will go well north of us and go across to the gulf and keep going across they tell us.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on March 20, 2019, 02:40:07 PM
Awesome, that means there's a good chance the creek will be running at this weekends camping spot  ;D

We just got 25mm from a good little storm just now.
Though looking at the radar it was only on our side of Maleny, not much on the other side of the hills.

The whole area up here did get 120mm+ last Friday, so there should be something in the creek I expect.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 21, 2019, 05:53:39 PM
the Brisbane radar shows we gunna get some more wet stuff shortly.

How the hell does a person copy and paste a radar screen?









Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: GBC on March 21, 2019, 06:09:44 PM
Did some checking yesterday & appears there's some uncertainty as to whether it's Higgins himself or one of his "mod's" who lost it ???

Not good either way :'( >:(

That’d be Jeff. He has form. Pretty straight down the line type and a bloody good forecaster though. Just not so good at letting things slide - I respect that but you can’t win them all when it comes to social media.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on March 21, 2019, 06:31:41 PM
Here you go...

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on March 21, 2019, 07:21:27 PM
the Brisbane radar shows we gunna get some more wet stuff shortly.

How the hell does a person copy and paste a radar screen?
maybe you will, but not in Brisbane
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 22, 2019, 04:31:39 AM
Thanks rockrat....

At the last minute, it swung west enough to go past us....  ???
They're saying Lockyer Waters got 14mm, just not in my yard.

Only wanted it to make the grass keep going... we're green again here, but only just.

Just went out and had a look. 1mm  :'(

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on March 22, 2019, 07:43:15 AM
We ended up getting 2.3mm during the night (just down the road got 0.4mm), but bayside and some Northside suburbs got around 30.0  - 60.0 mm
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2019, 12:37:31 PM
Bit of rain around
https://www.windy.com/-Rain-accumulation-rainAccu?rainAccu,-25.130,143.635,7,m:cYKaj6z (https://www.windy.com/-Rain-accumulation-rainAccu?rainAccu,-25.130,143.635,7,m:cYKaj6z)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: KingBilly on March 26, 2019, 12:40:05 PM
Most of it heading to Lake Eyre, eventually.

KB
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on March 26, 2019, 12:42:27 PM
Most of it heading to Lake Eyre, eventually.

KB
over 100mm in some areas in <24hrs
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/index.shtml (http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/index.shtml)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on March 26, 2019, 01:29:54 PM
Quote
Bit of rain around

Hmmm.... Apparently so.....
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Believe it when I see it. ;)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz 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 .
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada 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
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: KingBilly on March 26, 2019, 06:53:38 PM
Plenty Highway is cut.  Seen photos of local flooding.

KB
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on March 26, 2019, 08:09:58 PM
Plenty Highway is cut.  Seen photos of local flooding.

KB
yeah there's been some good falls out Western Qld, some places getting between 100 - 200mm
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers 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:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: GGV8Cruza 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

GG
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on March 28, 2019, 07:04:17 AM
60mm here at Cooroy in last day or so and still showers around, Craig
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: noel_w 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:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 28, 2019, 11:48:06 AM
I've just mowed for 4 hours, so only about another 8 hours worth to do.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie 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 ??? ::)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on March 28, 2019, 01:55:03 PM
There are busloads of "reporters in raincoats" heading west as we speak
:cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz 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
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Craig Tomkinson on March 28, 2019, 09:05:22 PM
150mm all up so far since yesterday and still raining every now and then, Craig
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 30, 2019, 03:12:02 AM
We have a kickarse storm going over right now.... 3am and its pissing down.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers 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.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on March 30, 2019, 08:01:53 AM
update...
The back dam is only a foot from full and going over.
The front one will take another 2 feet yet.

"We'll all be rooned, said Hanrahan" ;D

So what happens when they top - you start getting wet feet, or is there a creek to take the overflow away ???
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on March 30, 2019, 09:43:50 AM
"We'll all be rooned, said Hanrahan" ;D

So what happens when they top - you start getting wet feet, or is there a creek to take the overflow away ???

That's when he wishes he made them bigger when they were dry!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on March 30, 2019, 10:55:08 AM
The back one just runs down the yard.... nowhere near the house.
The front one feeds the water channel next door that runs into Atkinson's Dam that we back onto.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on March 31, 2019, 06:49:18 AM
A refreshing 12.5 degrees this morning.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on March 31, 2019, 07:01:29 AM
A refreshing 12.5 degrees this morning.

Great isn't it
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on March 31, 2019, 01:54:11 PM
Yeah - 2 days ago we were sitting in air-con, heading out this morning at 4.30, I was thinking I should have put something warmer on! :D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on March 31, 2019, 04:53:33 PM
Yeah - 2 days ago we were sitting in air-con, heading out this morning at 4.30, I was thinking I should have put something warmer on! :D
my daughter was still swimming in a mates pool today though, so the cool morning gave way to a cracking day. I was high pressure washing corrugated iron before, was refreshing getting wet from the spray.  8)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on April 01, 2019, 07:29:08 AM
Yeah - 2 days ago we were sitting in air-con, heading out this morning at 4.30, I was thinking I should have put something warmer on! :D

Then last night we actually pulled the bedspread up!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on April 01, 2019, 11:39:56 AM
Then last night we actually pulled the bedspread up!
heard my misses get up early this morning to retrieve the doona i’d kicked off the bed onto the floor during the night...was nice of her to do that, I was getting cool by then...lol
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on April 01, 2019, 12:40:51 PM
Autumn at its best, beautiful days and cool nights. Perfect camping weather, if only I had some trips planned  :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: noel_w on April 02, 2019, 09:44:36 AM
Autumn at its best, beautiful days and cool nights. Perfect camping weather, if only I had some trips planned  :'(
Looking forward to Easter. Levuka should be good.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: saph on April 02, 2019, 10:21:25 AM
More rain on the sunshine coast and i wanted to go fishing today....... annoying rain.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Rumpig on April 02, 2019, 11:18:12 AM
More rain on the sunshine coast and i wanted to go fishing today....... annoying rain.
Sunshine Coast must have been named in jest, seems they get heaps more rain then Brisbane...no rain here today so far where I am other then an early sprinkle around 5.00 a.m
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: saph on April 02, 2019, 12:25:18 PM
Sunshine Coast must have been named in jest, seems they get heaps more rain then Brisbane...no rain here today so far where I am other then an early sprinkle around 5.00 a.m

Thats what i reckon and i wanted to get out of the house today tho might aswell not now for another 2 weeks because deliverys for camera stuff.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on April 02, 2019, 01:41:27 PM
Sunshine Coast must have been named in jest, seems they get heaps more rain then Brisbane...no rain here today so far where I am other then an early sprinkle around 5.00 a.m
Nothing today.
Nothing yesterday.
Nothing day before
4mm day before that.
6mm day before that.

Laid 50m of plumbing in the ground.
Redid the overflows on the water tanks.
Built a 10m2 deck and half done the handrails in the last 5 days.
Will probably mix up a couple of wheel barrows of concrete and install the stairs up to the deck this afternoon.

No shortage of Sunshine in this part of the Sunshine Coast. ;)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: saph on April 02, 2019, 02:02:16 PM
Nothing today.
Nothing yesterday.
Nothing day before
4mm day before that.
6mm day before that.

Laid 50m of plumbing in the ground.
Redid the overflows on the water tanks.
Built a 10m2 deck and half done the handrails in the last 5 days.
Will probably mix up a couple of wheel barrows of concrete and install the stairs up to the deck this afternoon.

No shortage of Sunshine in this part of the Sunshine Coast. ;)

you must not be down near caloundra cause its been patchy today
nothing yesterday that i know off

radar shows some more comming

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on April 02, 2019, 02:16:46 PM
We got  " P*ss Off " rain, Just start to get something done and down it comes, Heavy at times then gone ... Just when you think its ok to start work in comes another shower to wet everything ..   Thinking I need a shed  ..  Might have to put a tent up over the project in the front yard . ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on September 05, 2019, 04:15:27 PM
Keep an eye out on local conditions if you’re heading out camping tomorrow.

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts

Issued at 1:42 pm EST on Thursday 5 September 2019.
Weather Situation

Severe to Extreme fire danger ratings are forecast to affect southern, southeast and central Queensland on Friday. Locally Catastrophic fire danger ratings are also possible across isolated parts of the southern interior of the state.

Fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds are expected to bring hot, dry conditions across the warning area on Friday. A fresh and gusty southwesterly wind change is expected to move across the southern interior of the state during Friday afternoon and evening.
For Friday 6 September:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 05, 2019, 04:54:57 PM
I gave our firefighters pump on the dam a tune up yesterday because of the fire danger.

Was popping and farting and getting hard to start.

Back to one pull and its squirting again.
When ya on acreage, it pays to  be able to keep a fire at bay if ya can.

One knucklehead can start so much happening in a flash.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on September 05, 2019, 06:13:39 PM
Keep an eye out on local conditions if you’re heading out camping tomorrow.

Source: Bureau of Meteorology

for the Central Highlands and Coalfields, Maranoa and Warrego, Darling Downs and Granite Belt, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast forecast districts

Issued at 1:42 pm EST on Thursday 5 September 2019.
Weather Situation

Severe to Extreme fire danger ratings are forecast to affect southern, southeast and central Queensland on Friday. Locally Catastrophic fire danger ratings are also possible across isolated parts of the southern interior of the state.

Fresh to strong and gusty northwesterly winds are expected to bring hot, dry conditions across the warning area on Friday. A fresh and gusty southwesterly wind change is expected to move across the southern interior of the state during Friday afternoon and evening.
For Friday 6 September:

Extreme Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Maranoa and Warrego and Darling Downs and Granite Belt

Severe Fire Danger is forecast for the following forecast districts:
Central Highlands and Coalfields, Wide Bay and Burnett and Southeast Coast


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We were booked for ocean beach on Bribie from this Sat to Wed but that's been canned by Parks. I can't say I blame them.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on September 06, 2019, 05:55:00 AM
We were booked for ocean beach on Bribie from this Sat to Wed but that's been canned by Parks. I can't say I blame them.

Sounds like a win, the issue with booking somewhere like there is that the weather can turn to crap but you have already paid up. If the weather is crap (too blowy) then they might have done you a favour.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: JD-120 on September 06, 2019, 05:58:57 AM
Something like $6 per night per person there, not a big issue. Plus it the weather is looking Shite you can cancel and get your money back in credit for next time if you want

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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on September 06, 2019, 06:06:41 AM
Plus it the weather is looking Shite you can cancel and get your money back in credit for next time if you want

Didn't know that, that's pretty good then
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: GBC on September 06, 2019, 06:24:11 AM
I assumed there’d be jack all left to burn on bribie after those last fires.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on September 06, 2019, 09:30:34 AM
Something like $6 per night per person there, not a big issue. Plus it the weather is looking Shite you can cancel and get your money back in credit for next time if you want

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But it costs $250+ for annual beach permit so you need to figure that in.
$6 for the site is almost too good a deal. You generally need to book weeks in advance but when you get there you often see several empty sites....so maybe people just book them so they have the option to go but forfeit $6 at most if they choose not to.


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on September 06, 2019, 11:48:56 AM
But it costs $250+ for annual beach permit so you need to figure that in.
$6 for the site is almost too good a deal. You generally need to book weeks in advance but when you get there you often see several empty sites....so maybe people just book them so they have the option to go but forfeit $6 at most if they choose not to.


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I must have got a "Speshul Deel" as I only pay $158 P.A. for a permit.
I've also have a credit for the days paid for so, all good.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on September 06, 2019, 12:48:09 PM
I must have got a "Speshul Deel" as I only pay $158 P.A. for a permit.
I've also have a credit for the days paid for so, all good.
You’re right Steffo, it is Cooloola that is $265pa.



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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 07, 2019, 04:27:19 AM
Jesus H Christ, didn't it blow its friggin ring off last night.

At 1:30am, it was bloody roaring through here.

Its gotta rain soon.
Everybody says how Stanthorpe, well, the southern downs, or crap, most of the southern Queensland area in general, has had no rain and is in drought conditions.
We have had only 30mm here, more than the drought effected areas.
I might be wrong, but when the rains come, I can't help but think, it will be in biblical proportion's.
We've had 173mm of rain for the calendar year to date.
Normal is 525mm..... its pretty dry out here.
We have 3 year old frogs here that haven't learnt to swim yet. 
 
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: plusnq on September 07, 2019, 05:37:07 AM
Jesus H Christ, didn't it blow its friggin ring off last night.

At 1:30am, it was bloody roaring through here.

Its gotta rain soon.
Everybody says how Stanthorpe, well, the southern downs, or crap, most of the southern Queensland area in general, has had no rain and is in drought conditions.
We have had only 30mm here, more than the drought effected areas.
I might be wrong, but when the rains come, I can't help but think, it will be in biblical proportion's.
We've had 173mm of rain for the calendar year to date.
Normal is 525mm..... its pretty dry out here.
We have 3 year old frogs here that haven't learnt to swim yet.

Yep. Blowing a gale all night here too. Can only hope it helped rather than hindered the firefighters.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 07, 2019, 05:49:04 AM
Just been reading about the Stanthorpe fires..... it would seem they are in a world of hurt there at the moment.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on September 07, 2019, 10:04:44 AM
The sky is full of dust in Brisbane today.


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on September 07, 2019, 11:09:47 AM
About 10 Houses lost to the fires out near Canungra and others at Tenterfield, fires everywhere  and its only the start of spring . Not shaping up well for summer.  stay safe people and have the valuable in a fire proof place or grab kit .
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on September 07, 2019, 12:02:05 PM
The sky is full of dust in Brisbane today.


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...........it's hanging around a bit, too!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on September 07, 2019, 06:39:40 PM
View of Brisbane from Mt Coot-Tha this afternoon
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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on September 07, 2019, 06:52:49 PM
Quote from: edz
About 10 Houses lost to the fires out near Canungra and others at Tenterfield, fires everywhere  and its only the start of spring . Not shaping up well for summer.  stay safe people and have the valuable in a fire proof place or grab kit
its amazing reading comments in the papers when they are doing hazard reductions, arseholes in the cities complaining lilke **** about the smoke, and 'surely they can do it at a better time'...
bet arseholes are now being quiet about it, or they will complain about people building houses near the bush.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 08, 2019, 07:02:05 AM
Nice calm morning today, the sky is pretty clear, pretty much, no wind.

Bit of a change after yesterday.

Hope the firies can get on top of the trouble spots. 
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 08, 2019, 08:37:19 AM
Blowing its ring out now.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on September 08, 2019, 10:40:22 AM
Blowing its ring out now.
gotta feel for those in the line of the fires ... ****ed conditions to be out there
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 08, 2019, 12:02:37 PM
Geez, ya not wrong
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on September 08, 2019, 01:09:22 PM
Just saw that Binna Burra Lodge is gone! :o :'(

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-08/bushfire-destroys-binna-burra-lodge-gold-coast-hinterland/11489860 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-08/bushfire-destroys-binna-burra-lodge-gold-coast-hinterland/11489860)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on September 08, 2019, 05:29:30 PM
The town of Linville is under a "Leave Now" situation. It's not too good, by the sound of it.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 10, 2019, 05:43:06 AM
Friggin wind just howled through here yesterday and last night.

Must be just terrific for a fire fighter trying to work in it.

The wind has dropped off a tad this morning, same as yesterday before picking up a few hours later.
I had to go out yesterday, friggin kills me to drive a car with so much dust around.
You can cut through the dust with a knife and the engine of a car just love ingesting fine dust.

Oh, I took the wife's car, no sense mistreating a classic car.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on September 10, 2019, 06:05:41 AM
Had a mate that’s driving trucks in a mine at Dysart call me in a panic last night saying the fires are all over the news and he wanted to make sure we were ok.

I was laughing a said all of the fires are miles away from us.
After I hung up I chucked the news on to see and bugger me the Sunny Coast is alight. They where saying around 14 houses lost last night.

The wind was horrific down this way all night, I imagine the fires would have moved super fast in these conditions and it would have been a terrible night for everyone up there.

I hope everyone up on the northern end of the coast is ok today.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: krisandkev on September 10, 2019, 06:49:00 AM
I remember watching the news when there have been serious fires down south and I use to think how lucky we are in Qld that we don't get those type of fires. How wrong was I. And now on the Sunny Coast. No lives lost so far. I hope it stays that way. And how are the heros who fight the fires. Kevin
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on September 10, 2019, 08:03:36 AM
After I hung up I chucked the news on to see and bugger me the Sunny Coast is alight. They where saying around 14 houses lost last night.

& "Police are speaking to a number of teenagers over a fire that has destroyed at least one home and damaged up to 10 at Peregian Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast overnight, and continues to burn out of control"
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 10, 2019, 08:41:00 AM
12 years old or not, you'd just punch 'em fair in the face at full tilt, wouldn't ya.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: jclures on September 10, 2019, 08:48:47 AM
No, they will get a slap on the wrist and sent on their way. >:(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on September 10, 2019, 10:04:13 AM
Quote from: jclures
No, they will get a slap on the wrist and sent on their way. >:(

a stern finger waving.... lets be honest, not much you can do to the ****s, cant fine em, cant jail em...  I like JC's idea
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 15, 2019, 04:42:18 AM
I was talking to a lady yesterday from just up the road and I mentioned, we're supposed to get around 5mm of rain this week.

She said, no, October we are getting rain and lots of it.

How do you know that, i asked.

She said, that's what the onion man said, and he has never been wrong.
Apparently, Atkinson's dam refills every 7 years like clockwork..... it was last full in 2012.

Will be interesting now, to see if the onion man is still on form.
Mind you, while I want/need rain, I don't want a years worth in 1 month either.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on September 15, 2019, 08:21:50 AM
Mind you, while I want/need rain, I don't want a years worth in 1 month either.

That may well be what we all get ???

5ish years ago, there was a news article on Thursday night that Hinze Dam on the GC had hit 17%, & when it hit 16% the next level of water restrictions would cut in, which would include pumping recycled sewerage into the dam :'(. They finished off the article to say we were expecting "showers" that weekend, which would be nice but wouldn't have any real effect.

It absolutely pisted down that weekend ;D, & Monday night they announced that the Dam was now at 67%! :o It overflowed about 2 weeks later ;D

How did your area out there get on in the 2011 floods ???
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 15, 2019, 04:46:03 PM
WE had no flooding at all in 2011....  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: bmwfreak on September 15, 2019, 06:44:39 PM
Hey JC, I lived in Brightview from 2007-2016, so lived through all 2010, 2011 and 2013 floods. From our house, on a hill, the entire area was under around 2.5m of water. We were locked in for a week for each of these events. If you had no flooding in 2011, you weren’t in the Lockyer Valley😭
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 16, 2019, 04:40:42 AM
Pretty cool huh, we are one in about 5 houses that never copped it.  :cup:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on September 16, 2019, 09:48:45 AM
I was talking to a lady yesterday from just up the road and I mentioned, we're supposed to get around 5mm of rain this week.

She said, no, October we are getting rain and lots of it.

How do you know that, i asked.

She said, that's what the onion man said, and he has never been wrong.
Apparently, Atkinson's dam refills every 7 years like clockwork..... it was last full in 2012.

Will be interesting now, to see if the onion man is still on form.
Mind you, while I want/need rain, I don't want a years worth in 1 month either.
https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/weather/hally-predicts-weather-and-rainfall-using-only-an-onion-and-salt/news-story/240e24eb4fbc552aee0c1ca83bf6d2e8  :cup: :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on September 16, 2019, 11:06:13 AM
Looks like he got September, October, November right for us last year. ;)

And I recon his right hand side onion was dry, dry, dry, dry this year... ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on September 16, 2019, 11:22:45 AM
This is a photo I took on Saturday from the Glass House Mountains Cafe. It is unbelievable how dry it is.
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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: wetduck on September 16, 2019, 11:47:11 AM
Only dirt and dead grass here. 129mm rain for the year.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on September 16, 2019, 12:11:22 PM
.. and flood warnings in Victoria...
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/ (http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on September 16, 2019, 01:42:25 PM
Yeah, yeah. We all know Victorians hate living in Victoria.

Too cold last week, too wet this week and will be too hot next week... :P
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: tryagain on September 16, 2019, 04:03:24 PM
This is a photo I took on Saturday from the Glass House Mountains Cafe. It is unbelievable how dry it is.

Been out Beaudesert way a bit with work lately, that pic looks lush compared to out there at the moment.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 16, 2019, 04:52:56 PM
Yeah, yeah. We all know Victorians hate living in Victoria.

Too cold last week, too wet this week and will be too hot next week... :P

Next thing ya know, they'll be changing time on their clocks..... because they're not happy with the time of day it is.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on September 16, 2019, 05:01:23 PM
Next thing ya know, they'll be changing time on their clocks..... because they're not happy with the time of day it is.
Haha. Too much sunlight when they wake up for work... ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 18, 2019, 07:34:37 AM
We missed most of yesterday's rain.

we scored a whooping 2mm.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on September 18, 2019, 08:19:34 AM
We got 7.5!!! ;D :cup:

Sad, I know, getting excited about 7.5mm :'( ::)

On 28/6, we had 9.5mm - since then, up till yesterday, we've had a total of 6.5!, but our average for July, August & September is usually ~170mm.

At least it looks like it's done something to cool the bushfires up in the Hinterland.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 19, 2019, 07:04:33 AM
We are meant to get a tiny bit of rain next week..... believe it when I see it.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Steffo1 on September 19, 2019, 07:34:18 AM
We got 7.5!!! ;D :cup:

Sad, I know, getting excited about 7.5mm :'( ::)

On 28/6, we had 9.5mm - since then, up till yesterday, we've had a total of 6.5!, but our average for July, August & September is usually ~170mm.

At least it looks like it's done something to cool the bushfires up in the Hinterland.

0.76mm here :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 19, 2019, 08:12:30 AM
we had a cell develop right above us.... again, not a drop here, by the time it hit Lowood, pissing down.
It only had to from 300 metres further west and we would have got more than the bit we got later in the day.

On maybe, 7 or 8 times, we have a cell form up right above us.... got me beat why.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: noel_w on September 19, 2019, 08:25:10 AM
we had a cell develop right above us.... again, not a drop here, by the time it hit Lowood, pissing down.
It only had to from 300 metres further west and we would have got more than the bit we got later in the day.

On maybe, 7 or 8 times, we have a cell form up right above us.... got me beat why.
Most probably the hot air emanating from your property  >:D >:D :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on September 19, 2019, 08:34:47 AM
Mixed with all the chemical fumes! >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on September 19, 2019, 10:20:53 AM
Yep, that would pretty much be it i'm thinking... thanks you two.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on September 19, 2019, 01:23:19 PM
& "Police are speaking to a number of teenagers over a fire that has destroyed at least one home and damaged up to 10 at Peregian Beach on Queensland's Sunshine Coast overnight, and continues to burn out of control"
It’s not just kids being idiots with fires...

“An investigation is underway after two police officers fired their weapons during the dramatic arrest of a 53-year-old man suspected of lighting fires in north Queensland.

Police were called to Palm Grove in the Whitsunday Region about 3:00pm yesterday after a helicopter pilot witnessed a man allegedly lighting fires near Cedar Creek Falls.

Police allege when the officers found the man, he rammed their car with his vehicle.

Both officers fired at the man's vehicle.”

 https://abc.net.au/news/2019-09-19/north-queensland-bushfire-suspect-shot-at/11526808?pfmredir=sm (https://abc.net.au/news/2019-09-19/north-queensland-bushfire-suspect-shot-at/11526808?pfmredir=sm)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on September 19, 2019, 03:44:18 PM
anyone planning on straddy??



Stradbroke Island bushfire rages ahead of school holiday population boom

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-19/bushfire-queensland-stradbroke-island-fire-ferry-school-holidays/11527528 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-19/bushfire-queensland-stradbroke-island-fire-ferry-school-holidays/11527528)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on October 06, 2019, 04:57:55 PM
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-06/qld-heatwave-forecast-with-fire-conditions/11575298 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-06/qld-heatwave-forecast-with-fire-conditions/11575298)

Stay safe, & (try to) keep cool out there, everybody :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 06, 2019, 05:12:13 PM
40 for both days for us..... humidity will be the deal breaker, hopefully it stays low.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rags on October 06, 2019, 06:16:06 PM
40 for both days for us..... humidity will be the deal breaker, hopefully it stays low.

Or really high if you would prefer not to have fires
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on October 06, 2019, 06:53:10 PM
I expect just like every other day, I’ll be awake just before dawn.
Then we’ll head down to the beach sometime just after sunrise, should be swimming in the 22 degree ocean by 5:45am.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on October 07, 2019, 04:14:55 AM
Or really high if you would prefer not to have fires

Yeah... that's about it.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on November 08, 2019, 05:01:08 AM
Not looking good for today.
Tops of around 37 degrees in Brissy and extreme fire danger for the whole SE corner.

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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 08, 2019, 06:56:53 AM
we'll roll a 40 out here i think.

Hah, physio in Lowood at 8:30,then Ipswich for some paint matching and home.

Taking the Corona, so NO AIR COND..... aaarrrggggh.
Hopefully home before 11:30 and beat the worst of the heat.

I might have to blow up the inflatable soon.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on November 08, 2019, 07:20:57 AM
I might have to blow up the inflatable soon.

Way too hot for that, jeepers :'(











Oh, you meant the swimming pool, didn't you ??? >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on November 08, 2019, 07:25:38 AM
& this is the current total fire bans https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/Using_Fire_Outdoors/Pages/Fire-Bans-and-Restrictions.aspx (https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/Using_Fire_Outdoors/Pages/Fire-Bans-and-Restrictions.aspx)

Doesn't look like a weekend to go camping :'(

Stay safe out there everybody!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: plusnq on November 08, 2019, 08:24:56 AM
Way too hot for that, jeepers :'(

 ;D ;D ;D ;D :cup: :cup: :cup:









Oh, you meant the swimming pool, didn't you ??? >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on November 08, 2019, 09:37:32 AM
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 08, 2019, 11:55:55 AM
Home again, but its 37.7 here ATM.... and yes, it was the pool I was talking about.

My rubber dolly is down at Bob Jane Ipswich to have a puncture repair, it kept...... never mind.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: plusnq on November 08, 2019, 11:58:33 AM
Home again, but its 37.7 here ATM.... and yes, it was the pool I was talking about.

My rubber dolly is down at Bob Jane Ipswich to have a puncture repair, it kept...... never mind.

Was it a pin prick ? 😂😂😂
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Chappie on November 08, 2019, 01:22:34 PM
Was it a pin prick ? 😂😂😂




Nicely done, thanks
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on November 08, 2019, 02:05:24 PM



Nicely done, thanks

Arrrgh, go root ya boot the pair of ya's.....  :cup: :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on November 08, 2019, 05:07:59 PM
Looks like Peachtrees camping area could be getting burnt out now.

Quote
LEAVE NOW: Jimna bushfire as at 3.25pm Fri 8 Nov
Bushfire warning level: WATCH AND ACT
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) advises there is a bushfire approaching Jimna from the west, and conditions are getting worse.
Follow your bushfire survival plan now. If you do not have a plan, your safest option is to leave now if it is clear to do so. If you are not in the area, do not return, as conditions are too dangerous.
Currently as at 3.25pm Fri 8 November, a fast-moving fire is travelling towards Peach Trees Camping Area and the town of Jimna. The fire is approaching from the west. It is expected to impact the Jimna township within the hour. The fire could have a significant impact on the community.
Fire crews are working to contain the fire but firefighters may not be able to protect every property. You should not expect a firefighter at your door. Power, water, and mobile phone service may be lost.
People in the area will be affected by smoke, which will reduce visibility and air quality.
Police are in the area assisting people to evacuate. People should evacuate south via Kilcoy Murgon Road, towards Kilcoy. An evacuation centre is open at Kilcoy Memorial Hall
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on November 09, 2019, 01:27:42 PM
https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map/Pages/default.aspx (https://www.ruralfire.qld.gov.au/map/Pages/default.aspx)

LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Cooroibah/Ringtail Creek (part of the Cooroibah fire) as at 12pm Sat 9 Nov
LEAVE IMMEDIATELY: Noosa North Shore (part of Cooroibah bushfire) as at 12.30pm Sat 9 Nov

Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on November 09, 2019, 03:12:19 PM
Smoke haze over Brisbane city this morning.

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Compared to normal, taken a couple of weeks ago.

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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on November 10, 2019, 02:12:56 PM
Just as bad on the Coast / over water :'(

Normal view from Currumbin to both Burleigh & Suffering Parasites, & what it looked like this morning
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on December 04, 2019, 05:30:56 PM
Dunno bout batten down, but hope our locals are safe up there



Residents of Forest Ridge, about 110 kilometres south-west of Toowoomba, have been urged to take shelter with a large bushfire potentially posing a threat to "all lives directly in its path".

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services upgraded the fire to "emergency" level after 2pm on Wednesday as the fire approached Cypress Avenue and Wallaby, Koala and Kimberley drives at nearby Cypress Gardens.

But by 3.30pm QFES had advised those in Forest Ridge near Paddys Creek Road and its intersection with Pine Ridge Road it was "too late to leave".

"Your safest option is to identify where you will seek shelter from the bushfire," the warning read.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/residents-urged-to-flee-very-dangerous-south-east-queensland-bushfire-20191204-p53guc.html (https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/residents-urged-to-flee-very-dangerous-south-east-queensland-bushfire-20191204-p53guc.html)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 04, 2019, 05:39:07 PM
they were talking about this one a bit today.

Forecast is we're getting hotter too.

41 on Friday and 42 on Sat where we are.... it will be similar in the surrounding areas.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on December 05, 2019, 09:08:30 AM
they were talking about this one a bit today.

Forecast is we're getting hotter too.

41 on Friday and 42 on Sat where we are.... it will be similar in the surrounding areas.
yea thats not good at all.... looked hectic on the tele this morning with the 50 live crosses to experts from Sunrise on the ground nodding
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 05, 2019, 09:36:32 AM
yea thats not good at all.... looked hectic on the tele this morning with the 50 live crosses to experts from Sunrise on the ground nodding

Apparently, over 10 fire fighters injured already.

No burns or anything, just from tripping over the Sunrise and Today TV crews and reporters.

43 degrees for Saturday now for us.... faaaaarrk
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bird on December 05, 2019, 10:01:59 AM
Quote from: Jeepers Creepers
No burns or anything, just from tripping over the Sunrise and Today TV crews and reporters.
I'd love to see someone punch one of em.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on December 11, 2019, 07:21:33 PM
With a bit of luck  Stanthorpe / Warwick and surrounds might get a bit wet tonight .. hopefully no damaging stuff .
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 12, 2019, 04:57:49 AM
The first one went through..... radar (not him) said it was pissing down. (not sure how accurate the radar is)
Not enough to wet the roof, not one drop in the tanks.

Second one, Shit load of wind, some rain and this morning, we have had 6.4mm

Never thought i'd see the day, when such a piddly amount of rain, would excite me.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: noel_w on December 12, 2019, 08:30:39 AM
Radar showed a huge red area went over my place. Checked the gauge this morning and .7 of a ml.  :'( :'(
Yet others close by got 10-30 ml.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on December 12, 2019, 01:27:03 PM
Checked the gauge this morning and .7 of a ml.  :'( :'(
Yet others close by got 10-30 ml.

Did you remember to take the cap off the top of the gauge, Noel ??? >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: noel_w on December 12, 2019, 03:16:48 PM
Did you remember to take the cap off the top of the gauge, Noel ??? >:D
Haha, wish that was the case. Jimboomba missed out all together. Brown Plains just up the road got 15mm.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 12, 2019, 03:36:40 PM
Hey Noel, get ready ol mate, the next wave of storms are building up right now.

I've booked 40,000 litres of water for my dam to be delivered tomorrow.
I would love to be able to cancel that, but I bet we still need it.

I've switched water to the tanks that overflow into the main dam.

50 to 60mm, and i'm a happy little swagger, tanks will fill and then I have dam inflows plus the rain inflows.

Past reports, say I will still be getting the water dropped tomorrow.

I just did a naked dance/run around the boundary line..... clouds took off the other way. ???
Title: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: bmwfreak on December 12, 2019, 03:37:21 PM
Storm going through now. We had 11mm yesterday afternoon, and hopefully similar, or more out of this one :D
First decent rain in Nanango this year.
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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: bmwfreak on December 12, 2019, 03:40:00 PM
Our rainwater tanks are luvin it :cup: :cup:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 12, 2019, 04:40:20 PM
The bit headed for us crashed on the way down the range from Toowoomba.

I doubt we'll get a single drop now.   :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on December 13, 2019, 08:03:00 AM
So what's your Onion Man saying, Jeepers ???
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 13, 2019, 08:34:31 AM
One or two of the locals out here, reckons the onion man wouldn't know his arse from his elbow.

I tend to agree.

Some are saying, we'll get rain in Feb, others are saying April.
So, in other words, no silly kent has a glue when it will rain.

The best we can hope for, is a cyclone Cat 1or 2) to develop, cross the coast south of Mackay/north of Rocky.
Once it becomes a rain depression, it would bring very welcome rain to inland Queensland and down to us and northern NSW.

Will it happen.... fukked if I know.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on December 14, 2019, 08:39:56 AM
& not just you ???

From BoM:

"Summary of the Tropical Cyclone Seasonal Outlook for the Eastern Region (ie. the Coral Sea and the Tasman Sea):

* For the 2019-20 season, there is ~40% chance of more than average or ~60% chance of fewer than average tropical cyclones in the Coral Sea region.

* In an average season, the Eastern Region has around four tropical cyclones

* Any tropical cyclone in the Eastern Region has a one in four chance of crossing the eastern Australian coastline."

So probably less than 4 cyclones (although it's just about Christmas & not even a whisper of one yet) but only a 1:4 chance of crossing the coast.

Not holding my breath on a cyclone / depression fixing things in the short-term :'(
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bigfish on December 14, 2019, 10:24:39 AM
Speaking to a lass in Croydon, Qld this morning.  She said that for the last 14 days the lowest has been 25 and top of 44.....thats a tad wark.  One night it didnt get lower than 30...
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 14, 2019, 03:00:43 PM
we're up for a 42 on Monday, last time I looked.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Raym on December 14, 2019, 06:26:27 PM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4221366/Heatwave-January-1896-hit-49-degrees-killed-437-people.html?fbclid=IwAR241EY3Y9tN7EZM9LYUZEAp-0LsHNq8lcePPQmXqgdJfN_T1eneyjvLHcQ
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 16, 2019, 04:15:36 AM
The forecast highs for this week are shockers.  ???
The worse part, is whatever the forecast, we can always add 2 degrees to it here.
TODAY: 43
TUES: 35
WEDS: 33
THURS: 37
FRIDAY: 40
SATURDAY 41
SUNDAY 41

Went out yesterday and bought two portable Rinnai 3.5kw air conditioners.
Shop price of $799 each, walked out the door at $599 each.

Had one up and running yesterday after the house was locked up all day with a high of 42.
Not as good as a proper unit, but it worked pretty good, all things considered.

Could only fit one unit in the car, so back today for number 2.
Should've been in the Cadillac, could've got both in that at one time.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: edz on December 16, 2019, 06:42:29 PM
32.7 * C inside at the moment nearly 70% Humidity .. All the windows doors open .. Its been the same all week / week end  ... Friggen hate Brick and tile houses ..
2 am this morning it was still running 30* C inside .
Let us know how those airconds handle with the High Humidity if you wouldnt mind Kev .
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on December 16, 2019, 07:32:18 PM
25 DegC in Brisbane city tonight, down from 39.3 at lunchtime.


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on December 16, 2019, 07:38:23 PM
25 DegC in Brisbane city tonight, down from 39.3 at lunchtime.


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How good was that southerly when it came through late this afternoon.... :)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on December 16, 2019, 07:41:26 PM
How good was that southerly when it came through late this afternoon.... :)
It certainly cooled things down. The local dog park was packed between 6 and 7 tonight. The only downside is the pool will be full of leaves again in the morning.


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on December 16, 2019, 07:41:59 PM
32.7 * C inside at the moment nearly 70% Humidity .. All the windows doors open .. Its been the same all week / week end  ... Friggen hate Brick and tile houses ..
2 am this morning it was still running 30* C inside .
Let us know how those airconds handle with the High Humidity if you wouldnt mind Kev .
The humidity has been really up and down these last few days.

Has been getting up around the 70% here and there, but at 10am this morning it was only 30%....
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 17, 2019, 04:30:49 AM
32.7 * C inside at the moment nearly 70% Humidity .. All the windows doors open .. Its been the same all week / week end  ... Friggen hate Brick and tile houses ..
2 am this morning it was still running 30* C inside .
Let us know how those airconds handle with the High Humidity if you wouldnt mind Kev .

I reckon they are pretty good for the money spent. ($599 each)
Little bit of noise, just a bit of farting around to work out the best spot for them.

In Gatton yesterday morning, the "outside temp" on the statesman showed 44 at 10:30 am.
Here at home, with it parked in the carport since midday, at 3:15, it showed 49.

I know a place down the road was showing 45 on their verandah, so 49 might be correct.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on December 17, 2019, 07:04:08 AM
In Gatton yesterday morning, the "outside temp" on the statesman showed 44 at 10:30 am.

Had to shake my head watching the news last night.

They said that "Gatton hit 43.3, while Ipswich at 43.1 was the hottest place in SEQ" ???

Probably shouldn't blame her too much - she's probably never been any further west than Ipswich in her life! >:D
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on December 24, 2019, 08:05:01 PM
Nice storm just came through Brisbane city.


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on December 24, 2019, 08:14:41 PM
Nice storm just came through Brisbane city.


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For once the greenbank umbrella wasn't up and we actually got some of it. Just cleared us a few minutes ago, now i need the power to come back on so i can do the santa duties. Feel sorry for the energex crews out working tonight.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on December 24, 2019, 08:15:52 PM
Nice storm just came through Brisbane city.


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Jeepers neighbors are super happy that the storm didn’t come through until after dark.

Nobody needs to see the horrors of that teeth out nudie run... ;D :)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 25, 2019, 04:42:06 AM
Bloody 'ell, with my teeth out, i look like a friggin sock puppet.
Had to give the nudie run a miss fairly early into the run, after I stepped on one of my own nuts.
It would seem, at 60, underwear is a necessity rather than an option. :-[

Haven't checked the gauge yet, but I think we would've got 20 or 25mm last night.
Now that was pretty good rain, but I need more, I need this friggin dam up at least a metre.

I've put in 56,000 litres so far and its still low enough, that evaporation is still a big issue.

The turtles and birdlife always give me a thumbs up though whenever I shell out for water.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bigfish on December 25, 2019, 11:40:19 AM
Bloody 'ell, with my teeth out, i look like a friggin sock puppet.
Had to give the nudie run a miss fairly early into the run, after I stepped on one of my own nuts.
It would seem, at 60, underwear is a necessity rather than an option. :-[

Haven't checked the gauge yet, but I think we would've got 20 or 25mm last night.
Now that was pretty good rain, but I need more, I need this friggin dam up at least a metre.

I've put in 56,000 litres so far and its still low enough, that evaporation is still a big issue.

The turtles and birdlife always give me a thumbs up though whenever I shell out for water.

Dont be a tight arse.  Just buy 500,000 black plastic balls to drop in the dam and prevent evaporation... :cheers:
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Jeepers Creepers on December 25, 2019, 01:10:16 PM
Dont be a tight arse.  Just buy 500,000 black plastic balls to drop in the dam and prevent evaporation... :cheers:

All my ducks, about 30 to 40 maybe, will all look like Ding Duck coming in for a landing with balls everywhere.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: krisandkev on December 25, 2019, 01:41:15 PM
 OK you lot. Just stop it. I even got up the ladder yesterday and cleaned all of the cuttering ready for the rain to put some water in the tank. So far, 1.5 mls. Ahhhhhh.  Yes. One point five.  Kevin
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bigfish on December 25, 2019, 01:44:42 PM
OK you lot. Just stop it. I even got up the ladder yesterday and cleaned all of the cuttering ready for the rain to put some water in the tank. So far, 1.5 mls. Ahhhhhh.  Yes. One point five.  Kevin

You would have sweated ore than that!. 
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on December 25, 2019, 01:48:38 PM
OK you lot. Just stop it. I even got up the ladder yesterday and cleaned all of the cuttering ready for the rain to put some water in the tank. So far, 1.5 mls. Ahhhhhh.  Yes. One point five.  Kevin
Same, cleaned everything and dumped the first flush systems ready for it.
So far we’ve had 6mm.
Hardly enough to fill the pipes again.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fox67 on December 25, 2019, 08:22:17 PM
Yep, still waiting for that 200mm. I think we have had 10mm so far in the gauge.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rossm on December 25, 2019, 08:38:41 PM
Friend from  Moora WA holidaying with  her sister on Facing Island off Gladstone. Hasn’t rained for months she reports  but 50mm in last few hours,
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bigfish on December 26, 2019, 10:02:49 AM
Got a couple of big storm cells moving in Cairns area.  Heaps of thunder and lighting with rain.  Just watch the residents facebook explode with lost and found dogs!   Spose you just cant fix stupid!
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pottsy on December 26, 2019, 10:26:54 AM
Got a couple of big storm cells moving in Cairns area.  Heaps of thunder and lighting with rain.  Just watch the residents facebook explode with lost and found dogs!   Spose you just cant fix stupid!
Jeez, somebodies dog escape and their stupid, I’ve seen dogs scale Shit they wouldn’t normally even look at trying to get over when thunder storms hit, plus keep in mind dogs hear better than us so they will pick up on a storm well before we do.
Give em a break.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: plusnq on December 26, 2019, 11:16:15 AM
Jeez, somebodies dog escape and their stupid, I’ve seen dogs scale Shit they wouldn’t normally even look at trying to get over when thunder storms hit, plus keep in mind dogs hear better than us so they will pick up on a storm well before we do.
Give em a break.

Our cattle dog bashed its way through the laundry door in a storm. Literally smashed a dog sized hole through the door.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Bigfish on December 26, 2019, 11:22:51 AM
Jeez, somebodies dog escape and their stupid, I’ve seen dogs scale Shit they wouldn’t normally even look at trying to get over when thunder storms hit, plus keep in mind dogs hear better than us so they will pick up on a storm well before we do.
Give em a break.

Same old dogs getting out.  Also how smart do you have to be to know that dogs dont like thunderstorms. I,ve been through half a dozen cyclones and many thunderstorms and never had a dog get out. Always sit with em when storms are around. Missus also Shit scared of thunder.  Our local resident forum on farcebook sees dogs roaming everyday of the week. Often repeat offenders.  If you cant look after your dog properly...give it to some one who can. Its no wonder many people get pissed off with roaming dogs.  We also have recent cassowary, and chicks,  sightings and roaming dogs are the last thing we need decimating our wildlife.
Title: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on January 21, 2020, 06:58:26 PM
Just had our first ever proper storm here this afternoon.
We built 13 years ago and have watched every storm for all of those years form to our SW, come straight at us, then split in half and go either side of us. We always have to be content with just a bit of rain and thunder.
But today, this one formed right of top is us and let loose.
It was the first time I’ve seen hail here and the wind was intense.

I watched the crowns come off 4 trees around the house, I expect there will be heaps more down in the other couple of acres out the back.
Just finished cleaning up the 2 that came down on the boundary and repaired the fence enough to keep the dog in tonight.
Fortunately we had given the chickens away recently, I recon there would have been a few casualties in the pen if they had of been in there.
Will clean up that area tomorrow.

Edit;
And now as I finish off my beer and start to walk inside to go for a shower the power goes out..... :(
Lucky I serviced the generator last month... :)
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rockrat on January 21, 2020, 08:30:32 PM
Just had our first ever proper storm here this afternoon.
We built 13 years ago and have watched every storm for all of those years form to our SW, come straight at us, then split in half and go either side of us. We always have to be content with just a bit of rain and thunder.
But today, this one formed right of top is us and let loose.
It was the first time I’ve seen hail here and the wind was intense.

I watched the crowns come off 4 trees around the house, I expect there will be heaps more down in the other couple of acres out the back.
Just finished cleaning up the 2 that came down on the boundary and repaired the fence enough to keep the dog in tonight.
Fortunately we had given the chickens away recently, I recon there would have been a few casualties in the pen if they had of been in there.
Will clean up that area tomorrow.

Edit;
And now as I finish off my beer and start to walk inside to go for a shower the power goes out..... :(
Lucky I serviced the generator last month... :)
Glad to see you got some rain Pete.
I was sitting in the cube farm at work looking towards the north west from the 20th floor. It was looking pretty ominous but just like that the storm split and missed the CBD completely.


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Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Spada on January 22, 2020, 08:03:37 AM
Just had our first ever proper storm here this afternoon.

Saw that brown  & black on the rader yesterday and wondered if you were getting it. The whether warning said that one was nasty.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fox67 on January 22, 2020, 09:13:37 PM
Pete we have had two storms, Monday and yesterday. A few branches down and damage to the chook house and car port / shelter. I thought I was the only one that watched BOM in anticipation of a drop of rain, only to see it fizzle out just down the road.
Our big concrete house tank couldn’t take the rain load yesterday afternoon and the full height hairline crack let go and we lost over 50,000 ltrs of drinking water overnight, the cow paddock grass will appreciate that.

I didn’t realise how much new concrete tanks cost.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on January 22, 2020, 09:52:27 PM
Pete we have had two storms, Monday and yesterday. A few branches down and damage to the chook house and car port / shelter. I thought I was the only one that watched BOM in anticipation of a drop of rain, only to see it fizzle out just down the road.
Our big concrete house tank couldn’t take the rain load yesterday afternoon and the full height hairline crack let go and we lost over 50,000 ltrs of drinking water overnight, the cow paddock grass will appreciate that.

I didn’t realise how much new concrete tanks cost.

Man, that would be devastating to see all that water go. :(

I only deal with foleys (https://foleystanks.com.au) these days.
Their tanks have the same warranty as all the poly stuff these days. But most importantly, it’s a true family business with awesome customer service.
Seriously can’t recommend them enough.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: rags on January 22, 2020, 10:08:29 PM
Not sure if there is anyone around SEQ doing tanks like this company. My old place in the Blue Mts ( which is still standing after being impacted by recent fires again for the 5th time).
I had a 120000litre tank with a shed built over the top best $5000 (for the tank) I spent building the house in 1990.
 https://www.panthersconcretetanks.com.au/ (https://www.panthersconcretetanks.com.au/)

Only issue was I never had a big enough roof to fill the tank until I extended the house, plus 3 car garage and the shed, then it would overflow if a cloud cast a shadow over the property.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Pete79 on January 22, 2020, 11:09:42 PM
Yeah “All cast precast” will do whatever you want.
I looked at a couple of options from those guys, but once you go away from the standard 5,000 gallons the cost just blows them out too much.

I wanted to use their tanks to help form a bit of a retaining wall, but I could get 3 times the storage with gal tanks for roughly the same price.
Was much cheaper to get my mate over with his excavator to batter the bank I was looking to retain and form a pad for normal tanks while he was here.
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on January 26, 2020, 03:20:12 PM
& it never rains but it pours ...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-26/mount-isa-rain-brings-joy-local-river-rising/11901638 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-26/mount-isa-rain-brings-joy-local-river-rising/11901638) 
Title: Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
Post by: Fizzie on January 31, 2020, 12:47:26 PM
& there ain't no-one goin' nowhere up the Isa way

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-31/trucks-line-up-at-julia-creek-heavy-rain-and-highway-closed/11916814 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-31/trucks-line-up-at-julia-creek-heavy-rain-and-highway-closed/11916814)