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#1400362 - 03/01/2017 18:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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#1400366 - 03/01/2017 18:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Thats it. We have zero chance of any decents falls. All inland again. Its dying out just b4 tsv and here well its cloudy and thats all. I say we all just plant cacti and be done with it. Rain to the north and the south but as usual sweet [censored] all in between.


Edited by rainthisway (03/01/2017 18:31)
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#1400368 - 03/01/2017 18:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
Originally Posted By: sangas
So apparently the dam is at 29.7% this morning. Is that possible?


no, that is incorrect data.
go to
https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/water-supply-and-dams/dam-levels

under RR Dam, remove all years bar 2017. will show the dam level on the far left of screen. can see its gone up to about 16-17%.

You can also get the current dam water height from here:

http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.532020.plt.shtml

On a different topic, does anyone know the source of the large pall of smoke from the airport/town common area this afternoon. Burning off?
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#1400370 - 03/01/2017 19:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Its just on the otherside of the BOM office, looks to be just a grassfire. Cant imagine they are burning off purposely knowing the smoke would come straight back over the suburbs.
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#1400372 - 03/01/2017 19:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Fingers crossed something happens for Townsville over the next few days. 18mm in the gauge at my place this arvo.

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#1400396 - 03/01/2017 22:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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as always, playing piggy in the middle due to this bloody upper low that wont go away.

cairns, rain. mackay, rain (100mm this afternoon). always stuck in the middle. to make it worse the smoke from this damn scrub fire at the airport has settled down to the ground and making me sick.
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#1400401 - 03/01/2017 22:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Well lets hope it goes away and give us rain.
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#1400402 - 03/01/2017 22:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Currently some storms out to the NE and winds coming from the NE at the moment. May see some rain tonight.
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#1400404 - 03/01/2017 22:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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storms out that way are moving northwards. also seeing convective showers forming to our north which is hopefully going to make landfall in teh next few hours. seeing weakish storm forming to the SE of us as well near Gumlu. slowly heading NW, but probs too slow to get to us.
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#1400415 - 03/01/2017 23:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Maybe tomorrow will be better?
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MTD (Apr 2017]: 5.1mm (Ave 130.4mm)
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#1400420 - 03/01/2017 23:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
I still cant get the image thing to work for me,
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Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Apr 2017]: 5.1mm (Ave 130.4mm)
Mar 2017: 246.3mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 912.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1400431 - 04/01/2017 06:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Just awesome to be the only region again missing out on the rain. Not like we are in drought or anything. Mother nature, you suck!
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#1400443 - 04/01/2017 08:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Welcome to hell. Bring on winter. Unless we get a Cyclone, low then we aint gonna get [censored].
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#1400455 - 04/01/2017 10:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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So frustrating.

The models are still optimistic rainfall wise for the next few days, so all hope is not lost yet.
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#1400458 - 04/01/2017 10:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Yesterday 3/1/17 at 11.22am I recorded 38.2C maximum with 47% humidity.
No rain recorded, observed or anything else.

Dam has a faulty sensor. For it to increase to 30% it would need about 400mm falling directly over the catchment in less than 24 hours not 40mm or whatever it actually was. TCC says dam level yesterday was 14.4% in a Facebook post explaining about the faulty sensor.

Want to bet we won't see a drop from this event?
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#1400460 - 04/01/2017 11:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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15mm for me yesterday. Came back from Lucinda a couple of days ago. Went through that nice patch of rain at Woodstock. Good to see the catchment get a dose of wet for a change.

I think we might see some more this afternoon, and maybe tomorrow. Gee Ayr got a nice drink yesterday.

Some nice rain in the Burdekin River catchment will see a nice flow coming down in a day or two, might replace all that water you Townsvillians are sucking out of the dam. poke

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#1400467 - 04/01/2017 11:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Heavy rain between Mount Stuart and the CBD, just a few spits in the city.
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#1400473 - 04/01/2017 12:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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The rain is getting closer to falling where its needed. The dam. Doesnt matter if the cbd misses out as long as the catchment gets something.
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Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Apr 2017]: 5.1mm (Ave 130.4mm)
Mar 2017: 246.3mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 912.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1400475 - 04/01/2017 12:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I don't know if this is the case or just rubbish, but I was speaking to someone who lives out at Toolakea and they are a bit annoyed.

They told me that they get their water from Paluma, well at least that is what they believe. I don't know if this is the case, but seems plausible. The problem they have is that they have been told that they will have to wear the cost of the pumping into Ross Dam like all Townsville ratepayers, even though they do not get their water from there.

Anyone know if this is the actual case or not?

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#1400488 - 04/01/2017 15:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen January 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Yes the northern burbs do get their water from Paluma. The council had already factored the cost of pumping into its budget. The mayor locked in a rates freeze and that includes a freeze in water costs in our rates. Shoukd be noted that this is for the current financial year only. What happens from 1 july this year is up to the weather gods. With current rainfall outlook a new water deal might have to be struck if more pumping is required. what that will mean to rates we dont know.
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