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#1404694 - 31/01/2017 13:05 Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017
Raindammit Offline
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#1404730 - 31/01/2017 17:34 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
RC Offline
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I do not think we have had a "wet" season yet this summer.

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#1404789 - 01/02/2017 07:26 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
RC Offline
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Not sure what the person at BOM who draws the rainfall maps is on.

It shows that coastal and slightly inland CQ had average rainfall for January.

Yet the weather station statistics I see show it was below average.

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#1404791 - 01/02/2017 07:44 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Dusty Rusty Offline
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Hi, my first ever post.

It is certainly not a 'wet' season.
The 3 Month rainfall anomalies (Nov-Jan) clearly indicates the big dry for the majority of eastern Qld.

http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/awap/rain/inde...=3month&area=qd

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#1404848 - 01/02/2017 15:58 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
bundybear Offline
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Loc: Between Bundy and Gladstone
I know this is not a wet season.
We haven't even had one storm. Managed to have them all pass around us. Most we have had is a very edge of one.

Dams are more empty than full for the second year running. The little rain we have had that greened the grass is now long gone. Grass is more brown than green. My citrus that have been in for 20 years are dying.

It has got to the stage that nothing but minor flooding rain is going to fix things.

Daughter who has her horses and hour and half south from home has had to up their feed to stop them losing weight. They have had a few good rains down there but now the benefit of it is lost with no follow up.

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#1404870 - 01/02/2017 19:10 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
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Loc: Near Yeppoon
Hi Dusty Rusty, welcome to the forums.

So damn humid on the coast. The breeze just dropped today and it made it feel so much worse frown

This might get downgraded to nothing but 14th of Feb going for 181mm for Yeppoon 107mm for Rocky...101mm for Gladstone...

http://ozforecast.com.au/cgi-bin/weather.cgi?location=Yeppoon.QLD&forecast=gfsext

http://ozforecast.com.au/cgi-bin/weather.cgi?location=Gladstone.QLD&forecast=gfsext

This year and last feel like they've been warmer summers.

Previous ones I'm sure the temps were high but not so bad, maybe more rain and cloud...


Edited by Vinnie (01/02/2017 19:12)
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#1404900 - 01/02/2017 23:03 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Looks like gfs picking up a coast hugger low about then... long way off

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#1404910 - 02/02/2017 00:13 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
bundybear Offline
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Wow, the most rain predicted for here in the next 16 days is all of 8ml.

My poor garden.

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#1404915 - 02/02/2017 00:56 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
raiderpete82 Offline
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Loc: Rockhampton
Welcome Dusty Rusty.

Take forecasts that far out with a grain of salt as they often change with further runs. Fast running out of time for rainfall this wet season and longer range modelling is also looking quite grim for the cooler months and possibly as far as next wet season.

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#1404920 - 02/02/2017 02:06 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Loc: Near Yeppoon
My grass greened up in 2 days when I put the sprinkler on it. Have it on every day now, beach sand so doesn't hold water well.

We put a sand spear down 5 years ago so free water.
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#1404955 - 02/02/2017 10:44 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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The next run it was only getting to Mackay before moving off shore, latest run it doesn't even happen.

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#1404967 - 02/02/2017 12:46 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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I don't trust forecasts more than 3 to 5 days out nowdays.
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#1405002 - 02/02/2017 16:30 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Its back again... CAT2 crossing Central Coast... 15-16th Feb.

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#1405008 - 02/02/2017 17:04 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Loc: Near Yeppoon
Cyclone ?
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#1405019 - 02/02/2017 17:35 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
bundybear Offline
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Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Its back again... CAT2 crossing Central Coast... 15-16th Feb.


Please tell me this is so.
Link?

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#1405022 - 02/02/2017 17:48 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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It's extended gfs so take it with a grain of salt, but there's a trend starting so who knows...

http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/...2017020200&fh=6

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#1405029 - 02/02/2017 18:12 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
bundybear Offline
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Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
It's extended gfs so take it with a grain of salt, but there's a trend starting so who knows...

http://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/...2017020200&fh=6


Thank you. I hope that it comes off. Nothing but enough for a small to large flood is going to fill the dams and creeks here.

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#1405054 - 02/02/2017 20:41 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: bundybear]
Bundy Lady Offline
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Registered: 08/06/2016
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Loc: Bundaberg QLD
Totally agree BundyBear, anything less then cyclonic rain will barely get a trickle into our catchment areas

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#1405059 - 02/02/2017 21:07 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Wrasse42 Offline
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Registered: 23/01/2013
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Loc: Gladstone, Queensland
Welcome to the forum Dusty Rusty! Something has to give sooner or later, this is like the weather we get in the pre "wet" season months except at least we have the occasional storm to get excited about. Yes GFS is throwing its familiar "end of run" low/tc for us to get excited about. But we all know how quickly that can change. The MJO should be more favourable at that time which is a good thing.

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#1405140 - 03/02/2017 15:40 Re: Central Queensland Wet Season - February 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
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Loc: Near Yeppoon
Only the 2nd time in the last 5 years, our 22,000 litre rainwater tank has gone empty.

Last wettish month was September.
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