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#1069308 - 31/01/2012 22:12 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: pixie71]
Chris Stumer Offline
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animals are far more tuned into weather than we are, computer models are handy but can be prone to errors, CMC and extended GFS often have a problem called "boguscanes" that is computer modelling which is too eager to spin up a cyclone, true extended GFS and other models are predicting quiet weather for SEQ but nature is telling us something different, sugar ants wouldn't be piling up two feet of dirt around their nests for no reason, some people also experience a feeling of foreboding before a natural disaster, the past two days I have been getting this feeling that something is going to happen, we will have to wait and see I guess.

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#1069347 - 31/01/2012 23:23 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Chris Stumer]
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Every time there's an upcoming 'weather event' including the ones that never end up occurring, people post their 'ant observations'...

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#1069361 - 01/02/2012 00:35 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Nature's Fury]
mickyd Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nature's Fury
Every time there's an upcoming 'weather event' including the ones that never end up occurring, people post their 'ant observations'...


I ain't saying they are better than computer models, but 2-3 days out they know. Like I said I'll do the photo thing of their nest.


Edited by mickyd (01/02/2012 00:35)

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#1069370 - 01/02/2012 01:17 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: mickyd]
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#1069375 - 01/02/2012 01:50 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: JEFF.H.]
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#1069380 - 01/02/2012 02:21 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: JEFF.H.]
Markus Offline
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Just speaking from a local perspective about the ants here.

Here in South Australia in my region Clare, we will often have much longer breaks in wet weather than yous up in queensland (coastal region at least), and our rainfall events often arnt on the same level as yours. During the prolonged dry periods, especially during the Summer, ants nests are basically a hole in the ground in most instances with little or no mound of dirt protecting it. During these very much extended periods of dry they tend to form very long trails from their nests into our house, scaveging food etc. The only time they seem to do this is during the prolonged dry periods from what I have noticed, or at least its been the most noticeable at this time.

Often before rainfall events, even of only the small kind, they will madly build there nests up, this usually occurs within 2-3 days of an event and peaks as such within the 24 hours of rain. They have seemed fairly accurate in their building. This is only real evident after long breaks in rain. Perhaps it is a change in pressure or humidity that drives them to do it. The rest of the year I havnt really payed much attention to it as small rain events will occur semi regularly. But from a personal experience I would have to suggest that they do at least know when some form of precipitation is going to occur, at least around here.

The belief in ants has existed for a very long time so this suggests that either a hellovalotta coincidences have occured or that most people just convince themselves that the ants are right or they do indeed know when rain is going to occur.
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#1069422 - 01/02/2012 08:31 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Markus]
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While she was alive, my grey cat back in Townsville would start jumping up on top of cupboards to sleep about 3 days out from a monsoonal burst, and even in the dry season occasionally before rare showers. We lived in a high set house so flooding was a non issue. I spent many years in Charleville and fully subscribe to the ant theory..
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#1069423 - 01/02/2012 08:33 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: retired weather man]
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#1069548 - 01/02/2012 13:39 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Coxy]
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Originally Posted By: Coxy
I did a search on the ant subject not long ago, and funnily enough there's not much in the way of studies in the area.
But a theory is simply that ants generally know when it's "wet season" and "Dry season", and in preparation for wet season they seek higher ground.

There was little evidence I could find that suggested they built even higher when rainfall was imminent, although quite a lot of evidence that, not surprisingly, they do seek higher ground when it's already raining and their nests are likely to flood.

So in short, no, they're not miniature weather forecasters at all. LOL


This is what I had been thinking, that building nests higher etc is just a reaction to the change in seasons. Bit like my animals growing thicker coats as the day length shortens, because that means winter is coming.

Originally Posted By: retired weather man
While she was alive, my grey cat back in Townsville would start jumping up on top of cupboards to sleep about 3 days out from a monsoonal burst, and even in the dry season occasionally before rare showers. We lived in a high set house so flooding was a non issue. I spent many years in Charleville and fully subscribe to the ant theory..


This is like dogs that know there's a thunderstorm coming hours before it arrives.

It would be interesting to see how often the ants get it right, and are any species more accurate than others.

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#1069595 - 01/02/2012 15:08 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: rainkeepsfalling]
Adam Ant Offline
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I was just doing some reading on the February 1893 floods, all I can say is WOW!!! The whole of seq qld absolutely copped it. Crohamhurst in the sunshine coast received 3000mm for the month, 2000mm of that fell in 4 days! 900mm of that fell in one day. Brisbane got 1025mm for the month, The gold coast got over 900mm for the month, Toowoomba got over 700mm for the month. Three cylones affected seq over the month. Can you imagine if something like that happened today. I guess its not a matter of if, its when it will happen again.

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#1069602 - 01/02/2012 15:15 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Adam Ant]
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Yep, the 1893 Feb flood events will always be the benchmark for all floods in SE QLD. There were 2 8m+ peaks in the brisbane river and the reason why Somerset dam was built.

Most of the all time River height records happened during 1893 in most river systems in the brisbane catchment areas. I believed that the so called inland tsunami that occurred in Toowoomba and lockyer valley last year may have happened before in 1893 although maybe to slightly lower extent. One thing to note that the Gatton river gauge was a few feet higher 1893 then 2011.

Click link for daily rainfall totals during Feb 1893 for various sites in SE QLD > > http://www.australianweathernews.com/data/archive/40/1893_02.HTM


Edited by Squeako da Magnifico. (01/02/2012 15:22)
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#1069606 - 01/02/2012 15:37 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Squeako da Magnifico.]
zuldjan Offline
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Originally Posted By: Squeako da Magnifico.
Yep, the 1893 Feb flood events will always be the benchmark for all floods in SE QLD. There were 2 8m+ peaks in the brisbane river and the reason why Somerset dam was built.

Most of the all time River height records happened during 1893 in most river systems in the brisbane catchment areas. I believed that the so called inland tsunami that occurred in Toowoomba and lockyer valley last year may have happened before in 1893 although maybe to slightly lower extent. One thing to note that the Gatton river gauge was a few feet higher 1893 then 2011.

Click link for daily rainfall totals during Feb 1893 for various sites in SE QLD > > http://www.australianweathernews.com/data/archive/40/1893_02.HTM


Thats some incredible totals. A deluge of that amount today would cause utter devestation.
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#1069607 - 01/02/2012 15:39 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: zuldjan]
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Originally Posted By: zuldjan
Originally Posted By: Squeako da Magnifico.
Yep, the 1893 Feb flood events will always be the benchmark for all floods in SE QLD. There were 2 8m+ peaks in the brisbane river and the reason why Somerset dam was built.

Most of the all time River height records happened during 1893 in most river systems in the brisbane catchment areas. I believed that the so called inland tsunami that occurred in Toowoomba and lockyer valley last year may have happened before in 1893 although maybe to slightly lower extent. One thing to note that the Gatton river gauge was a few feet higher 1893 then 2011.

Click link for daily rainfall totals during Feb 1893 for various sites in SE QLD > > http://www.australianweathernews.com/data/archive/40/1893_02.HTM


Thats some incredible totals. A deluge of that amount today would cause utter devestation.

Yep thanks for the information there that's crazy! ,

Yeah if that happen today it would be seen as "The End Of The World"...

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#1069617 - 01/02/2012 16:22 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Squeako da Magnifico.]
Adam Ant Offline
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Originally Posted By: Squeako da Magnifico.
Yep, the 1893 Feb flood events will always be the benchmark for all floods in SE QLD. There were 2 8m+ peaks in the brisbane river and the reason why Somerset dam was built.

Most of the all time River height records happened during 1893 in most river systems in the brisbane catchment areas. I believed that the so called inland tsunami that occurred in Toowoomba and lockyer valley last year may have happened before in 1893 although maybe to slightly lower extent. One thing to note that the Gatton river gauge was a few feet higher 1893 then 2011.

Click link for daily rainfall totals during Feb 1893 for various sites in SE QLD > > http://www.australianweathernews.com/data/archive/40/1893_02.HTM


Yeah that Gatton river gauge is very interesting, its actually the reason why I was investigating 1893! I was reading the 2011 Lockyer flood report and I was amazed to see the 1893 flood peak was 0.95m higher than the 2011 one. http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_reports/lockyer_creek_fact_sheet_2011.pdf


I would have loved to see gfs that week grin Id imagine if another 1893 event happened this forum would go into meltdown like it did with Yasi!

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#1069643 - 01/02/2012 17:24 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Adam Ant]
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Nice crisp sea breeze here in Burleigh... I can smell rain smile

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#1069645 - 01/02/2012 17:26 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Adam Ant]
STRINGERBEAN Offline
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Absolutely bucketing down here in Eight miles plains/Runcorn
Small blip on the radar has got my grass awash again...

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#1069746 - 01/02/2012 20:00 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Nature's Fury]
red1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nature's Fury
Every time there's an upcoming 'weather event' including the ones that never end up occurring, people post their 'ant observations'...


the weather is a fickle science. maybe ants are just lookin at the odds like us oh so imperfect humans and just gettin prepared incase of a worst case scenario happening

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#1069834 - 01/02/2012 22:45 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: red1]
stevemack Offline
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I cant say that the national radar has ever given me the wow factor but looking at it now is just awsome, the way all that moisture is just being pulled from the top end all the way through central Qld and down.

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#1069884 - 02/02/2012 01:38 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: stevemack]
Melody Offline
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This is my third post to this forum smile My last post was about ants but was bumped to the "lounge" because it didn't fit with the SEQ threads frown Okay. I accept that poke Good to see mods doing their job. Fair enough. But now I read many posts about ant behaviour, not in the lounge, and they haven't been bumped. Not happy mods mad
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#1069886 - 02/02/2012 02:01 Re: SEQLD / NENSW Day to Day Weather - March 2005 to December 2016 [Archive] [Re: Melody]
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Loc: brinsmead cairns
Watch out for electric ants. Very Very dangerous . You can get electrocuted if it is raining , and come into contact with them . If you have a nest of them next to your house. Run a cord out and stuff it in there doorway . You can run your TV or Fridge. Very high powered little suckers. Give it time , and the QLD goverment will make them all the a contractors Licence. grin grin

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