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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #275 on: September 15, 2019, 04:46:03 PM »
WE had no flooding at all in 2011....  :cup:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #276 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😭
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #277 on: September 16, 2019, 04:40:42 AM »
Pretty cool huh, we are one in about 5 houses that never copped it.  :cup:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #278 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:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #279 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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #280 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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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #281 on: September 16, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »
Only dirt and dead grass here. 129mm rain for the year.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #282 on: September 16, 2019, 12:11:22 PM »
.. and flood warnings in Victoria...
http://www.bom.gov.au/vic/warnings/
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #283 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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #284 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #285 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.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #286 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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #287 on: September 18, 2019, 07:34:37 AM »
We missed most of yesterday's rain.

we scored a whooping 2mm.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #288 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.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #289 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.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #290 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #291 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.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #292 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:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #293 on: September 19, 2019, 08:34:47 AM »
Mixed with all the chemical fumes! >:D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #294 on: September 19, 2019, 10:20:53 AM »
Yep, that would pretty much be it i'm thinking... thanks you two.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #295 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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #296 on: September 19, 2019, 03:44:18 PM »
anyone planning on straddy??



Stradbroke Island bushfire rages ahead of school holiday population boom

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #297 on: October 06, 2019, 04:57:55 PM »
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #298 on: October 06, 2019, 05:12:13 PM »
40 for both days for us..... humidity will be the deal breaker, hopefully it stays low.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #299 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