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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #300 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #301 on: October 07, 2019, 04:14:55 AM »
Or really high if you would prefer not to have fires

Yeah... that's about it.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #302 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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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #303 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #304 on: November 08, 2019, 07:20:57 AM »
I might have to blow up the inflatable soon.

Way too hot for that, jeepers :'(











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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #305 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

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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #306 on: November 08, 2019, 08:24:56 AM »
Way too hot for that, jeepers :'(

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Oh, you meant the swimming pool, didn't you ??? >:D

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #307 on: November 08, 2019, 09:37:32 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #308 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #309 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 ? 😂😂😂

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #310 on: November 08, 2019, 01:22:34 PM »
Was it a pin prick ? 😂😂😂




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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #311 on: November 08, 2019, 02:05:24 PM »



Nicely done, thanks

Arrrgh, go root ya boot the pair of ya's.....  :cup: :cheers:

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #312 on: November 08, 2019, 05:07:59 PM »
Looks like Peachtrees camping area could be getting burnt out now.

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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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #313 on: November 09, 2019, 01:27:42 PM »
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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #314 on: November 09, 2019, 03:12:19 PM »
Smoke haze over Brisbane city this morning.



Compared to normal, taken a couple of weeks ago.




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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #315 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
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #316 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
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #317 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #318 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
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #319 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

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #320 on: December 05, 2019, 10:01:59 AM »
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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.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #321 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 .
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #322 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #323 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.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #324 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
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