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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2016, 05:07:06 PM »
Haha  yeah I've been in Greenbank a few years now and that "dome" gets a workout 😀

Someone once told me all the tree clearing for development causes the dome effect. Not sure if that's true though.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2016, 05:17:09 PM »
Domes not working, now I have rain all over my grass
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2016, 05:38:55 PM »
Looks like more is on the way, some red on the radar. Our tanks need it😀
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2016, 05:41:14 PM »
40 mm so far and as usual I'm out in it cleaning out the leaf catchers
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2016, 06:05:04 PM »
I've got $40K worth of re-roofing going onto 2 dwellings on either the 21st Nov, or the 28th NOV...   whatever the contractor decides / reckons   grrr...    >:D

(Original roofs; circa 1920's - 1930's)...

So I'm just holding my breath that one or both of them don't get the bejeebers thumped out of them in the interim...

Blame swmbo for the stress of this actually....   Got the quotes finalised in JUL - but she says:

"Don't spend the money - hold off till we get sorted with the new bank", (long story; and fair enough, actually...).

The bank has now been finally sorted; and I've signed the re-roofing contracts - and later the same day I am on the footpath walking past one of the tenancies; (a commercial shop).

I look in and happen to notice the tenant's wife staring out the door; and just glaring at me...

So next minute I'm past the shop about 50mtrs; and I suddenly hear her call me back...

"Has (husband) spoken to you about the roof?"

"No - ... what about the roof?"      ...(as if I didn't know...)

"Well we're coming into storm season again; and there was a couple of times last year (during insane downpours) - when water was 'flooding' in"   .... (Let's not exaggerate, me thinks)...


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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2016, 06:05:40 PM »
3 storms in 2 days, and barely a drop of rain from any of them. Maybe got 20 spits of rain yesterday from the 2 storms that hit Brissy, and not a drop from this one today. Storm literally got a few hundred metres from home, could see and smell it, but didn't rain one drop here.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2016, 07:44:49 PM »
Not exactly Brisbane, but there's been a fair few storms here today & yesterday, heading east. It's been patchy, some places relatively dry, some places getting a few inches.
We've not long had a flash storm spring up & drop a bit of hail a bit smaller than a marble.i hope the 2013 model triton is skillfully handcrafted in the Land of the Rising Sun by the deft hands of the infamous 7 Samurai like the 1998 one  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #32 on: November 09, 2016, 07:52:26 PM »
Greenbank should get a drop or two today, from the look of the BOM


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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2016, 10:31:22 AM »
3 storms in 2 days, and barely a drop of rain from any of them. Maybe got 20 spits of rain yesterday from the 2 storms that hit Brissy, and not a drop from this one today. Storm literally got a few hundred metres from home, could see and smell it, but didn't rain one drop here.

Strange hey. Probably only 8km tops as the crow flies from your suburb and we got some good rain overnight and early this morning. Boss is in Sherwood and reckons they had good rain also.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2016, 11:53:49 AM »
Strange hey. Probably only 8km tops as the crow flies from your suburb and we got some good rain overnight and early this morning. Boss is in Sherwood and reckons they had good rain also.
we ended up getting some rain late last night, though not sure how much all up as my rain gauge has flat batteries currently, was just starting to fall as I went to bed about 10.30 p.m. Was some nice lightning about, so that was the 4th storm cell in 2 days for us, finally got rain out of that one.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2016, 03:50:43 PM »
Well forget Brissy getting hit, We just got carpeted with a quick storm and hail here on the Tweed, Had some big hits but was all gone by the time we got out of the shopping center .. 4X4 and camper at home seems ok at this stage, maybe a couple of dings and a bathroom to swamp out [ open window ] ..
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2016, 04:07:56 PM »
38 here this afternoon and no sign of rain.

Friggin hot doing a BIG hand mow first up, then onto the ride-on.
Which decided to poop its pants, so that's in the shop and hopefully on deck again tomorrow.

Had to look for a goldfish today, that the elderly client thought had run away from home.
Spent 30 minutes walking the streets yelling out "Goldie, where are you?"

Turned out the little turd was hiding under Herman Munster's wife in the pond. (Lily)

Ah, gotta love hot days.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2016, 04:15:07 PM »
We just got carpeted with a quick storm and hail here on the Tweed

Then you sent it up to us at Burleigh, thanks very much!  :D

Thought it was going to slide past, then at the last minute reached out & swiped us - bit of pea-size hail & 15mm of rain in about 10 minutes!, then all over again.

Dropped temp about 5* but put humidity up roughly another 1000% on top of the previous 1000%  :'(
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2016, 05:17:48 PM »
Thought ya grass and garden was a bit dead looking and would like a bit of a drink, We dodged the second one though only caught an edge . ;D
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2016, 05:22:02 PM »
38 here this afternoon and no sign of rain.

Friggin hot doing a BIG hand mow first up, then onto the ride-on.
Which decided to poop its pants, so that's in the shop and hopefully on deck again tomorrow.

Had to look for a goldfish today, that the elderly client thought had run away from home.
Spent 30 minutes walking the streets yelling out "Goldie, where are you?"

Turned out the little turd was hiding under Herman Munster's wife in the pond. (Lily)

Ah, gotta love hot days.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2016, 06:05:34 PM »
Well forget Brissy getting hit, We just got carpeted with a quick storm and hail here on the Tweed, Had some big hits but was all gone by the time we got out of the shopping center .. 4X4 and camper at home seems ok at this stage, maybe a couple of dings and a bathroom to swamp out [ open window ] ..
was pretty much what they forecast on Weatherzone forum, no storm today in Brissy but Northern NSW to have the action and Goldy would be a chance of getting something. Saturday and Sunday they are looking at now for more action.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2016, 08:04:25 PM »
Lets hope Toowoomba is nice and sunny for when this mexican rocks up Sat. for work  ;D
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2016, 09:27:54 PM »
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Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2016, 11:31:19 PM »
was pretty much what they forecast on Weatherzone forum, no storm today in Brissy but Northern NSW to have the action and Goldy would be a chance of getting something. Saturday and Sunday they are looking at now for more action.
Might be an interesting weekend camping in the border ranges for us then. :|
We've got 2 nights up the top of the Clarence River over the weekend and just been looking at the forecast. We should be just west of the higher falls, but could still be interesting. I've packed some extra tarps and ropes in case.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2016, 05:52:28 AM »
Might be an interesting weekend camping in the border ranges for us then. :|
We've got 2 nights up the top of the Clarence River over the weekend and just been looking at the forecast. We should be just west of the higher falls, but could still be interesting. I've packed some extra tarps and ropes in case.
you may be ok, they are starting to say Saturday doesn't look good for storms now, and Sunday is not looking great in some forecast models either....time will tell though.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2016, 06:57:49 AM »
Yeah latest model is only saying a couple of mm on Saturday and we should be west of the showers on Sunday.

I hope we get something on the Sunny Coast over the weekend. We've got about 4 or 5 days of water in our tanks. I think even if we do get a storm or two I doubt it will be enough and we'll have to get a truck load next week to get us through this dry spell. We've only had about 8mm all up in the last month or so.

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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #46 on: November 13, 2016, 06:46:39 AM »
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« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2016, 06:54:07 AM »
We copped 3 good storms while camping over the weekend.
The worst one hit as we where out exploring some tracks, we where about 1/3 the way through a 3km long steep and rocky hill climb when it really fired up.
Within 5 minutes we where driving up water falls with lighting strikes all around us.

Then we drove through that big one that pushed through north of Brissy around 3:30-4 o'clock. I feel sorry for anyone that was sitting in that car park heading south yesterday afternoon. All lanes going nowhere from North Lakes to pretty much Caloundra.

After all that we got home and had just enough time to get the trailer in the shed when this strong little bugger formed right over our place and smashed Dickies/Caloundra.
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2016, 07:28:39 AM »
We copped the very edge of that one. The park 100m away lost half a dozen big trees. Some neighbours lost trampolines, others gained them  ;D
Two doors down lost a carport.

We got wet, real wet, as every fkn window in the house was wide open  >:(
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Re: Storm watch Brisbane
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2016, 11:33:04 AM »
We didn't get a drop on the Southside...happy to miss out on another destructive storm, especially one that packed category 2 cyclonic winds.
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