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#1292741 - 20/12/2014 12:28 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Afternoon lightning near the airport a couple of weeks ago.


Lightning by anthonyeasman, on Flickr

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#1296047 - 04/01/2015 20:18 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
S .O. Offline
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Loc: Southern Victoria
It's been awhile since this region got a post .
So considering what looks to be the most significant event in years . Then I think it deserves a post or two !!!?
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#1296232 - 05/01/2015 15:41 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: S .O.]
ThunderBob Offline
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Loc: Sarsfield, East Gippsland, Vic
Yes, S.O., though I'm in sthn Vic now, I worked for most of 12 years out west of Alice. The progged rain looks impressive (if that's the word!). It would/could isolate some areas for some time. Wind could also be interesting around the low by some of the models. Will come back to it as the days and the models progress.

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#1296410 - 06/01/2015 13:02 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Monsoon rains spreading into tropical QLD
Rob Sharpe, Tuesday January 6, 2015 - 12:54 EDT

The North Australian Monsoon has been impacting the NT Top End and WA Kimberley for almost a week, but is now spreading into the Queensland tropics.

At the very start of the year the monsoon trough dropped in on the NT's Top End, with a tropical low slowly shuffling west through the Kimberley. The monsoon low and trough have combined to produce over 200mm to Darwin and as much as 485mm to Port Keats (Wadeye). In the Kimberley, the heaviest falls this year have been at Wyndham with 161mm thus far, but much more is likely to come.

The monsoon low is continuing to progress west and will come close to the coast near Broome on Thursday, possibly moving offshore where it could become a tropical cyclone. Meanwhile the associated monsoon trough will slide southwards across the Northern Territory and the Queensland Peninsula, drawing the monsoon rain further south.

Another tropical low within the trough will make itself known later this week over the QLD tropics. A small low is likely to be near to the QLD Peninsula on Thursday and Friday where it could produce some heavy rain.

By early next week the monsoon will have spread heavy falls in the order of 100-300mm across the northern Peninsula and along about some coastal parts of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Even Central Australia is due for a substantial drink as the tropical moisture feeds into a deepening trough. There is the risk of flooding rains in the region from Lake Eyre to Alice Springs to the Gibson Desert.

Next week the influence of North Australian Monsoon will dwindle, allowing a break in the monsoon for at least a few weeks. This will mean that the nation will see cloud cover decreasing and heat building again.

- Weatherzone

Weatherzone 2015

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#1296426 - 06/01/2015 14:24 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory

Flood Watch for Western, Central and Eastern Inland Rivers

Issued at 12:50 pm CST on Tuesday 6 January 2015

Flood watch number: 4

The monsoon trough is slow moving near the base of the Top End causing monsoonal showers and storms to persist in the north. Another trough over southern parts will continue to cause showers and storms with rain areas over the rest of the Territory. A deep tropical low over the Kimberley is expected to move southeast into central Australia late this week as a trough moves through from WA. Rainfall totals of 30 to 85 mm have been recorded in the area over the last 24 hours.

Daily falls of 25 to 50 mm, with isolated heavy falls to 100 mm are expected throughout the Western Inland Rivers and the western parts of the Central Inland Rivers during the next 24 to 48 hours. These falls are expected to lead to significant stream rises which may affect road access at times. Some communities may become isolated.

Daily rainfall totals of 30 to 70 mm with possible heavy falls to 100 mm are expected throughout the southern parts of the Western and Eastern Inland Rivers during Friday and Saturday. These falls are expected to lead to significant stream rises which may affect road access at times. Some communities may become isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include the Todd and Finke Rivers.

See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/ to view all of the Bureau's current warning products.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:

- Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways

- Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current

- Stop children playing in or near floodwaters

- Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillowcases and shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home

- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.

Emergency information including the latest road conditions is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts.

Next Issue:

The next flood watch will be issued by 1:00 pm CST Wednesday 7 January 2015.

See www.bom.gov.au/nt/flood/brochures/NT_FloodWatchBrochure.pdf for further information about flood watch in the Northern Territory.

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#1296934 - 07/01/2015 18:11 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory

Flood Watch for Western and Eastern Inland Rivers
Issued at 12:48 pm CST on Wednesday 7 January 2015
Flood watch number: 5

The monsoon trough is slow moving near the base of the Top End causing monsoonal showers and storms to persist in the north. Another trough over southern parts will continue to cause showers and storms with rain areas over the rest of the Territory. A deep tropical low over the Kimberley is expected to move southeast into central Australia late this week as a trough moves through from WA. Rainfall totals of 30 to 70 mm have been recorded in the area over the last 24 hours.

Widespread daily rainfall totals of 30 to 50 mm with possible heavy falls to 100 mm expected throughout the southern parts of the Western and Eastern Inland Rivers during Thursday, Friday and Saturday. These falls are expected to lead to significant stream rises which may affect road access at times. Some communities may become isolated.

Catchments likely to be affected include the Todd and Finke Rivers.

See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/ to view all of the Bureau's current warning products.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:

- Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways

- Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current

- Stop children playing in or near floodwaters

- Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillowcases and shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home

- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.

Emergency information including the latest road conditions is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au

Weather Forecast:
For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts.

Next Issue:
The next flood watch will be issued by 1:00 pm CST Thursday 8 January 2015.

See www.bom.gov.au/nt/flood/brochures/NT_FloodWatchBrochure.pdf for further information about flood watch in the Northern Territory.

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#1297036 - 07/01/2015 21:19 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Alice Springs town area just scored a nice 30 mm in 1 hr. South of the gap over 40 mm. That is the monthly average in one hit.


Edited by MillnerNT (07/01/2015 21:22)

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#1297074 - 07/01/2015 22:16 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Loc: Rockhampton QLD
That's a nice drop - might have to check in with the parents make sure they aren't floating down the todd!

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#1297162 - 08/01/2015 07:16 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Heavy rain hits Central Australia but only some reaping benefits
Nathan Coates, Wednesday January 7, 2015 - 23:58 EDT
ABC image
Stirling Station dog, Django, enjoys the water. Anita McCarthy says it is the first time Django has seen so much water. - ABC
Heavy rain has come to Central Australia but not everyone is enjoying the patchy falls.



Many stations around Alice Springs remain fairly dry but further north Coniston and Stirling Stations, among others, have received significant downpours.

More than 150 millimetres of rain deluged Stirling Station during the last five days, resulting in water lapping at the doors to the homestead.

She says consistent recent rain is 'fabulous' but now has important decisions to make.

"The only worry after good periods of rain is the possibility of fire," she said.

"I guess now we need to get more cattle on the place to eat the green feed down."

This week's wall of water has left the driveway and front porch submerged.

"Because we flooded in 2010 we are very aware of the possibility," she said.

"Especially when you get 50 millimetres in a day on top of what we've already had.

"So we sandbagged the front area of the house where water comes in.

"And it was in the porch so we really needed to act," she said.

Mrs McCarthy says the family was 'on shift' last night, checking the rising waters as the rain continued to tumble down.


- ABC

ABC 2015

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#1297300 - 08/01/2015 12:58 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
ThunderBob Offline
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Registered: 23/01/2011
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A not-very-usual warning for central Aus:

Severe Weather Warning
for heavy rainfall
for people in the Simpson and Lasseter forecast districts.

Issued at 10:50 am CST on Thursday 8 January 2015.

Weather Situation
A moist northerly flow into a trough extending through southern parts of the NT
is causing showers and storms and areas of rain areas, with isolated very heavy
falls possible.

Thunderstorms and very heavy rain which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are forecast
for parts of the Lasseter and southern Simpson forecast districts.

Locations that may be affected include Finke and Kulgera.

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#1297506 - 08/01/2015 18:05 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Severe Weather Warning



IDD20040




Severe Weather Warning
for heavy rainfall
for people in the Simpson and Lasseter forecast districts

Issued at 4:31 pm CST on Thursday 8 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A moist northerly flow into a trough extending through southern parts of the NT is causing showers and storms and areas of rain areas, with isolated very heavy falls possible.

Thunderstorms and very heavy rain which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are forecast for parts of the Lasseter and southern Simpson forecast districts.

Locations that may be affected include Finke, Kulgera and Hermannsburg.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
Secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate.
Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
Pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current.
Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
Be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 11:00 pm CST Thursday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureaus website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 214.

The Bureau and Northern Territory Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

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#1297510 - 08/01/2015 18:12 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Loc: Millner NT
IDD20525

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory

Flood Watch for Western and Eastern Inland Rivers

Issued at 12:46 pm CST on Thursday 8 January 2015

Flood watch number: 6

The monsoon trough is slow moving near the base of the Top End causing monsoonal showers and storms to persist in the north. Another trough over southern parts will continue to cause showers and storms with rain areas over the rest of the Territory. A deep tropical low over the Kimberley is expected to move southeast into central Australia late this week as a trough moves through from WA. Widespread rainfall totals of 30 to 70 mm and an isolated total of 100 mm have been recorded in the area over the last 24 hours.

Widespread daily rainfall totals of 20 to 50 mm, with possible heavy falls over 100 mm expected throughout the southern parts of the Western and Eastern Inland Rivers during Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rainfall contracting to the far southeast during Sunday morning.

These falls are expected to lead to significant stream rises which may affect road access at times. Some communities may become isolated. Travellers in the Tanami, Barkly, Lasseter and Simpson districts are advised to check road conditions and weather forecasts before embarking.

Catchments likely to be affected include the Todd and Finke Rivers.

See www.bom.gov.au/australia/warnings/ to view all of the Bureau's current warning products.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:

- Stay away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways

- Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current

- Stop children playing in or near floodwaters

- Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillowcases and shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home

- Be careful of fallen power lines. They are dangerous and should always be treated as live

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones call 132 500.

Emergency information including the latest road conditions is available at www.securent.nt.gov.au

Weather Forecast:

For the latest weather forecast see www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts.

Next Issue:

The next flood watch will be issued by 1:00 pm CST Friday 9 January 2015.

See www.bom.gov.au/nt/flood/brochures/NT_FloodWatchBrochure.pdf for further information about flood watch in the Northern Territory.

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#1297532 - 08/01/2015 19:32 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2007
Posts: 1594
Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Looks to be some rather heavy rain moving right in towards the catchment area - Todd might be gonna get a big peak at some stage - apparently all low level crossings closed now including taffy pick!

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#1297594 - 08/01/2015 21:44 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: mysteriousbrad]
JimmyGray Offline
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Registered: 29/08/2008
Posts: 1579
Loc: Palmerston NT
Yes its gonna be an interesting night. Have already seen some unreal photos and footage. Could be some major problems I feel eek

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#1297821 - 09/01/2015 14:32 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Registered: 09/01/2010
Posts: 323
Loc: Millner NT


Severe Weather Warning



IDD20040




Severe Weather Warning
for heavy rainfall
for people in the Simpson, Lasseter and Tanami forecast districts

Issued at 10:34 am CST on Friday 9 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A moist northerly flow into a trough extending through southern parts of the NT is causing showers, storms and areas of rain, with isolated very heavy falls possible.

Thunderstorms and very heavy rain which may lead to FLASH FLOODING are forecast for parts of the Simpson, Lasseter and Tanami forecast districts.

Locations that may be affected include Alice Springs, Alice Springs Airport, Finke, Kulgera, Ross River, Ti Tree, Hermannsburg, Papunya, Wulungurru and Yuendumu.

The Northern Territory Emergency Service advises that people should:
Secure loose outside objects and seek shelter when conditions deteriorate.
Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area.
Pull over if it is raining heavily and you cannot see, park with your hazard lights on until the rain clears.
Avoid driving into water of unknown depth and current.
Create your own sandbags if there is flooding, by using pillow cases or shopping bags filled with sand and place them around doorways to protect your home.
Be prepared in case of power outages, have an emergency kit with a battery operated radio, torch, spare batteries and first aid kit.
Keep away from flooded drains, rivers, streams and waterways.

For emergency help in floods, storms and cyclones, contact the NTES on 132 500. For more safety tips visit www.securent.nt.gov.au.

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm CST Friday.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureaus website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 214.

The Bureau and Northern Territory Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.







Warnings

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#1297828 - 09/01/2015 14:46 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2007
Posts: 1594
Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Young male died after entering the water at Wigglys yesterday evening... silly. I remember years ago another guy died same thing - tried to ride a tube down in a big flow. So many trees posts and rocks in that river - you'd be lucky not to hit something.

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#1298064 - 09/01/2015 20:36 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
MillnerNT Offline
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Loc: Millner NT
Not good about the death.
Hammering down again here in Alice. Very tropical like rain that I'm used to in Darwin.

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#1298085 - 09/01/2015 21:20 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2007
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Loc: Rockhampton QLD
mmm Must be hammering down - reports of homes inundated :\

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#1298098 - 09/01/2015 21:44 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2007
Posts: 1594
Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Parents reporting 60mm in 2 hours - yeah gonna be some flash flooding for sure

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#1298115 - 09/01/2015 22:10 Re: Central Australia General Weather [Re: desert storm]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2007
Posts: 1594
Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Wigglys is starting to rise again too. Looks like a wet night ahead too!
Water at the big dipper now too!! Def gonna be an interesting night.


Edited by mysteriousbrad (09/01/2015 22:11)

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