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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #50 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://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/80-millimetres-of-rain-in-half-an-hour-as-storms-hit-brisbane-20180304-p4z2st.html
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #51 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
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #52 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... ;)





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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2018, 12:03:01 PM »
Meanwhile on the Southside of Brisbane, we got 0.8mm from that same system.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2018, 08:14:10 PM »
Finally a little bit of info about the Brisbane radar ongoing outage...

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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.”

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #55 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 :'(
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #56 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #57 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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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   
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #58 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 ???
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #59 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
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #60 on: March 14, 2018, 12:39:52 PM »
Hook point would still be fine I reckon..... ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #61 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.

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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.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #62 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:
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #63 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
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #64 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.




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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #65 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #66 on: February 02, 2019, 02:23:56 PM »
Hope all the "swaggers in qld" are safe and dry.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #67 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  :-[ :-[ :-[

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #68 on: February 02, 2019, 02:56:42 PM »
Dry?  Driest January since 1880 where I am. It’s a big state Qld  :D.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #69 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  :-[ :-[ :-[

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Sorry, should have said around Townsville. 15mm of rain is not dry, try 0.5mm for Jan and non on the horizon.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #70 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.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #71 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.... ;)

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2019, 04:05:23 PM »
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We recorded a grand total of 1mm for January at our place.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #73 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.....








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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #74 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.
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