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#1410010 - 28/02/2017 17:45 North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
start of another month, February was a massive failure, but March will be off to an ok start locally, a trough system will reach us thursday into friday enchancing rainfall and storms. Bom forecasting around 100mm at this point. but as we all know, we dont count it until its in the gauge.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410079 - 28/02/2017 22:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
forecasts still holding up well from thursday night onwards. just hoping the flow is onshore enough to actually hit us instead of sweeping by 10km offshore.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410087 - 28/02/2017 23:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Townsville.
Latest ENSO Outlook. This is just great news as we head into March.. frown

Likelihood of 2017 El Nino now close enough to 50/50. Makes me wonder if it actually shifted into La Nina.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

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#1410148 - 01/03/2017 11:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Deffo looking good up this way. Hoping to grab a nice 100mm or so. Be good. Got under half febs average. Maybe march will be like last year.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1410161 - 01/03/2017 13:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
forecasts still holding up well from thursday night onwards. just hoping the flow is onshore enough to actually hit us instead of sweeping by 10km offshore.

Looking at www.windytv.com GFS rain forcast most seems to be offshore.

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#1410187 - 01/03/2017 16:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Red Watch]
Red Watch Offline
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Originally Posted By: Red Watch
Originally Posted By: Mick10
forecasts still holding up well from thursday night onwards. just hoping the flow is onshore enough to actually hit us instead of sweeping by 10km offshore.

Looking at www.windytv.com GFS rain forcast most seems to be offshore.

I do take these model forecasts with a grain of salt and I bet it will change as it gets closer to the event.

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#1410202 - 01/03/2017 17:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
gfs is screwed up. showing no rain for the NTC with a trough system approaching from the coral sea! yeah right.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410203 - 01/03/2017 17:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
i guess the BOM is still working on Sundays district forecast lol -

Saturday 4 March
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm, with possible heavy falls. Light winds becoming easterly 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to the low to mid 20s with daytime temperatures reaching 27 to 32.

Sunday 5 March
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410300 - 02/03/2017 10:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Nil rain recorded. Still way too hot to work in my shed before 7.30pm without drowning in sweat.

Ants have been building walls in my lawn and we have had a couple of invasions into the house but none of them are wearing floaties so it won't be too much rain if any. Yard full of knobies (small lizards) a couple more snake sightings (another carpet and a common tree snake so that's 4 in 2 weeks). There is a lack of green tree frogs and even my resident cane is looking decidedly sick.

I'm getting as toey as a roman sandal about a cyclone. 6 years since Yasi and nada.
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173mm Mar 2017
Best 79mm 16/1/17
2017 Total 485mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm







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#1410351 - 02/03/2017 15:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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as usual, mother nature toying with us. booming thunder come from the cells to our west, very lightning active. of course the upper flow is easterly so they are going further inland.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410352 - 02/03/2017 15:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Seems all the activity is inland today. Maybe tonight we will get more coastal activity as seems to happen. Alot of times the rain forms at night even though BOM constantly has either rain in morning anf arvo or they say less likely in the evening. If you see those you know it will rain at night lol

also febs stats
Max: 34.4
Min: 23.7
Rain: 224.5mm over 20 days.


Edited by rainthisway (02/03/2017 16:14)
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1410362 - 02/03/2017 16:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
umm question. why is the rain moving NE while clouds are moving SE?
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1410366 - 02/03/2017 16:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: rainthisway]
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Originally Posted By: rainthisway
umm question. why is the rain moving NE while clouds are moving SE?

On the satellite imagery the higher clouds are moving in a different direction than the lower clouds I think that is called wind shear.
http://www.oceanviewweather.com.au/Satellite/HimawariSatellite-QLD.asp

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#1410470 - 03/03/2017 04:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Thank you. I didnt think of the upper clouds.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1410491 - 03/03/2017 09:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
fizzzaaahhhhh
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#1410526 - 03/03/2017 11:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
The massive yellow blob going over townsville is looking awesome.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1410535 - 03/03/2017 11:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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23.5mm yesterday and last night and another 10mm from that blob over at Mount Louisa.

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#1410539 - 03/03/2017 12:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Suns out here. 24.3mm which is surprising considering how torrential the rain got. I expected over 50mm. Then again the creek only rose like half a foot so is consistent with what we got. Gfs forecasts a weekly total of 25mm for me. So unless we get nothing else, I think that latest run is alittle off lol.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1410560 - 03/03/2017 15:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
12mm from the cell over central and western burbs earlier.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410577 - 03/03/2017 17:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Now we need to move Townsville 30kms or more north.....what a tease.

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#1410580 - 03/03/2017 17:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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patience..

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#1410601 - 03/03/2017 18:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: dormant]
Mick10 Offline
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Originally Posted By: dormant
patience..


is wearing thin!

another one goes either side of the burbs, yet to get a direct hit from a storm this season.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410618 - 03/03/2017 19:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Went for a walk this afternoon in the moderate to heavy rain, didn't care for one second that I was saturated lol.
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#1410626 - 03/03/2017 20:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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only had 1 60sec shower here.

ive updated my Feb totals. very sad.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410646 - 03/03/2017 23:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Something has to give doesn't it?
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2017
MTD: 101.0mm (March)
YTD: 944.5mm

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#1410661 - 04/03/2017 07:40 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
I thought we were gonna get a good widespread fall last night but that died. Still got a decent fall briefly.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1410887 - 05/03/2017 11:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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well notch that up as another failed event, about 10th for the season?

could have/should have received 100mm over a few days from a decent coral sea trough like that. i ended up with 15mm, some suburbs better with 25-35mm but overall another fizzer. story of our season.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1410974 - 05/03/2017 18:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
this is feckin stupid. I got a few good showers but nothing substantial. mick your right, we should had a heap more. its building up again up here but not expecting much.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1411009 - 05/03/2017 20:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
been a good area of rain to our NW all afternoon, just refuses to reach us, dies 15km before getting here.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1411012 - 05/03/2017 20:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Red Watch Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
been a good area of rain to our NW all afternoon, just refuses to reach us, dies 15km before getting here.

Looks like it is vaporizing when it gets too close to Townsville.

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#1411017 - 05/03/2017 21:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
must be dry air coming from somewhere, we just cant win a trick. every day the storms form in the spot and the flow is wrong, or the showers are just off shore or today it all just dries up. every day the rain is out there, but not want to get to us.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1411027 - 05/03/2017 22:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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damn its hot!

28.3c, DP 23.6C RH 81% App temp 33C
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1411092 - 06/03/2017 17:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Just another day with storms forming in the wrong spot
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1411099 - 06/03/2017 18:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Man this is bloody frustrating. Buildup all day and nothing. So as the wife is in Brizveags until Thursday I have been doing things around the house to make it rain, 2 cars washed, sheets and towels washed and left out over night, I left 2 sheets of chipboard on a couple of chairs and not a damn thing. I give up. I might have to find another mankini and start doing rain dances at night.
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173mm Mar 2017
Best 79mm 16/1/17
2017 Total 485mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm







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#1411102 - 06/03/2017 18:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
Man this is bloody frustrating. Buildup all day and nothing. So as the wife is in Brizveags until Thursday I have been doing things around the house to make it rain, 2 cars washed, sheets and towels washed and left out over night, I left 2 sheets of chipboard on a couple of chairs and not a damn thing. I give up. I might have to find another mankini and start doing rain dances at night.


Yea maybe they should change the Townsville weather forecast from % chance of rain to "God knows"

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#1411139 - 06/03/2017 22:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Bring on more drought i say.

Given up on it ever raining properly again.
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#1411142 - 06/03/2017 23:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Once the rain starts it probably won't stop.

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#1411151 - 07/03/2017 02:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Chris Stumer]
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Originally Posted By: Chris Stumer
Once the rain starts it probably won't stop.


In TSV ??
You make joke,..huh? mad

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#1411157 - 07/03/2017 07:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Thursday is the next day to watch. Apparently tsv potentially could see more then up here but that all depends where the local heavy falls end up.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1411184 - 07/03/2017 11:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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May even see some shower/storm activity if we are lucky later today, or this evening. Wed/Thurs seem to be the focus, with a mid level trough moving in from the North and an upper level trough approaching from the South.
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#1411199 - 07/03/2017 13:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Yeah gfs has between 100 and 150mm. If the locally heavy falls comes true then maybe some areas might see that or above.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1411259 - 07/03/2017 21:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
bom has increased the rainfall amounts for us on Thursday, im sure something will happen that will ruin it.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1411315 - 08/03/2017 12:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Reduced ours up here. Had 14.2mm last night.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1411325 - 08/03/2017 13:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Registered: 09/11/2015
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
What's out chances of a storm today. Will it really be only inland places like bom says. When I ask for our chances I don't mean just tsv. I mean up this way too.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1411377 - 08/03/2017 18:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Dying before it reach's the coast. Typical.
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Nikko

Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
YTD 2017 663.8mm (Avg 1964.9mm)

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#1411407 - 08/03/2017 22:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
ol mate Offline
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I've said it before. This radar seriously overestimates the rain that is actually falling. It's been constant very light rain. Nothing anywhere near moderate like the radar is showing.
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#1411413 - 08/03/2017 23:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
i think the radar has been out of whack for a few weeks since it went offline for two days. keeps showing echos over burdekin that are never there too.

again, another big failure tonight, rain to the north, rain to the south, nothing in between.
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#1411426 - 09/03/2017 07:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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#1411428 - 09/03/2017 07:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I was under the impression that the intensity on the radar is based on rain drop size. Which was the case last night. The rain rate was not moderate but the drops where the size consistent with what one would expect in a moderate shower.
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#1411436 - 09/03/2017 09:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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7mm to 8.30am so much for the 20 to 40mm.

I am over this bullshit lack of rain. Roll on sub 30C days asap.
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#1411437 - 09/03/2017 09:40 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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24mm for me up here from a nice 2am downpour.

I was starting to get a little despondent with the lack of rain. We were seeing it fall all around us but none in the town itself other than a mm or two here and there.

With the dry season on our doorstep, the lack of any reasonable wet season is going to make the year ahead very difficult for the people on the land. Not much has fallen out west of us at all.

I can remember when Toowoomba was having big issues with water supply not so long ago, and it would be on every second news bulletin. Now there is a bigger city with as bad, if not worse, water issues and we hear nothing, not even a murmur outside of the local rag. If you want to know how important NQ is to the south, this speaks volumes.

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#1411439 - 09/03/2017 09:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: TSVWeatherNerd]
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We had some good rainfalls last night.

44.20mm


Edited by Mathew (09/03/2017 09:47)
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#1411441 - 09/03/2017 09:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: SBT]
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7mm to 8.30am so much for the 20 to 40mm.

I am over this bullshit lack of rain. Roll on sub 30C days asap.


SE parts of the city did in fact receive 20-40mm.

16mm in BG.
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#1411452 - 09/03/2017 11:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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26mm for me last night.

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#1411454 - 09/03/2017 12:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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#1411458 - 09/03/2017 12:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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4mm up here.
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#1411459 - 09/03/2017 12:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
7mm to 8.30am so much for the 20 to 40mm.

I am over this bullshit lack of rain. Roll on sub 30C days asap.


Some people got between 20-40mm. So again forecast was accurate. Considering WATL only forecast 5-10mm yesterday for Townsville and surrounds, 7mm is within that estimate and others who had over 20 are even luckier.

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#1411460 - 09/03/2017 12:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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A surprising 78mm overnight down here. A very welcome surprise.
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#1411465 - 09/03/2017 13:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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We had a bit more rain since 24 hours 45.21mm
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#1411478 - 09/03/2017 15:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Nothing up here. Seems it's tsvs turn today.
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#1411483 - 09/03/2017 16:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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#1411484 - 09/03/2017 17:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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7mm in Kirwan overnight, YAY!!! not.

had a quick fire downpour an hour ago, another 15mm. sadly the big storm to our SW died, would have had 30-40mm in it if it hit the city.
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#1411499 - 09/03/2017 18:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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30.9 so far.
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#1411510 - 09/03/2017 19:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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#1411520 - 09/03/2017 20:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I get the feeling we are watching our wet season slide north on the radar...
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#1411527 - 09/03/2017 20:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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33.5mm to 9am in Idalia last night. A further 12.7mm to 5pm this arvo. 48mm from this event. Not a bad result. cheers

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#1411556 - 10/03/2017 07:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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41.7mm not bad.
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#1411567 - 10/03/2017 09:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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9mm from a few showers yesterday. Cleared off in the early evening.

Better sleeping conditions however. Much better for this Polar Bear.

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#1411579 - 10/03/2017 10:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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25mm recorded from yesterdays rain event. I ended up with sunburn from yesterdays hydrotherapy session. Started in pouring rain but finished in bright sunshine. Cooler overnight with no aircon needed for a change.
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#1411612 - 10/03/2017 17:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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ended up with 37.8mm from the rain yesterday arvo, better than I thought but not as good as I hoped.

sadly models are sticking with an ECL on the qld/nsw border while the MT remains well north. we of course will be in the middle with nothing.
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#1411618 - 10/03/2017 18:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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An ECL at this time of year. Talk about rubbing salt in a wound. There normally winter systems but nop thos year they invade our cyclone season.
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#1411631 - 10/03/2017 20:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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common for them to form in autumn, but certainly not this early.
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#1411805 - 12/03/2017 11:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Bloody weather stealing southern Queenslanders. Not only do we not have a cyclone for the last 5 years but they start stirring up ECL's 2 months early. Mongrels. I blame the Greens. (Now watch as some idiot reporter starts trying to tell people that ECLs are worse than cyclones and much stronger than any other weather event, again).

Nil rain last 24 hours. Wife firmly believes we should not be using aircons now as its Autumn, she is wrong, again.
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#1411888 - 12/03/2017 18:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Better watch your blood pressure SBT smile

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#1412014 - 13/03/2017 14:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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The only 'low' I'm seeing at the moment is the number of posts about local rainfall.


Edited by Tuco (13/03/2017 14:52)

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#1412300 - 14/03/2017 15:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Lol blood pressure is fine as I'm doing cardiac rehab at the moment. Oh yeah and 2 ECGs every time I go to a session.

So we just booked and paid a deposit for a cruise to NZ in October so that will probably mean Townsville will get a cyclone between the date we leave and when we get home again. Nah just joking.
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#1412303 - 14/03/2017 15:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Will probably rain the whole time too, if so take your time.

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#1412404 - 14/03/2017 22:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT


So we just booked and paid a deposit for a cruise to NZ in October so that will probably mean Townsville will get a cyclone between the date we leave and when we get home again. Nah just joking.



Pretty good time of year to cruise. I went last year in late August (first ever cruise for my 40th), had a ball. Planning to do another one next year. smile
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#1412513 - 15/03/2017 12:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Min March record was broken overnight. 27.9c eclipsing the old record of 27.4c on march 19 1990.
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#1412529 - 15/03/2017 13:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Must have been warm last night - wife had the aircon on again.
No rain but there was a couple of spots on the windscreen going to Pimlico about 7.30am. Nothing much in it though.

Our best friends who live in Oakey booked a couple of weeks ago and we decided to go on the cruise as well. The last time I did a cruise(?) was returning from PNG on the Malaysia which was just a small freighter with passenger accommodation.
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#1412536 - 15/03/2017 13:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I thought in Townsville you turn aircon on in late August and then leave it on 24/7 until early June the following year smile

I wonder if next year or the year after Townsville will have a wetter or very wet year . Dry year pattern has to break eventually. Maybe a flood ?


Edited by Vinnie (15/03/2017 13:18)
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#1412542 - 15/03/2017 13:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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SBT. ECL are stronger then any other weather event *troll face* but seriously wtf. An ECL in march is fecked. I really hope we get a late season drenching soon. That being said I was shocked to see black river still flowing and not just a trickle. Its not a bad flow to it.

Showers and small storms are forming. Looks like a nw flow. Might see some wide spread falls up here later but doubt it.
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#1412557 - 15/03/2017 14:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Not much of a feed at this stage. The cells are forming and dropping on the spot. Maybe we might see some movement shortly.

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#1412568 - 15/03/2017 15:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Yeah I noticed that over time, not doing much. I thought I saw a flow but thought wrong lol

oh well lol
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#1412592 - 15/03/2017 17:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Reposting my first post on a Far North thread:

Hi guys, I've just joined the forum. I found it while searching on Hell's Gate Dam. Anyone know of an informative site on that? I'm particularly interested on capacity: I recall that it will hold multiples of the Burdekin Falls Dam.

But on the topic, I'm in Townsville, I have dead trees and no grass and there is little prospect that our water restrictions will be lifted this year. I am getting the yard landscaped with a lot of paving and gravel. :sigh:
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#1412635 - 15/03/2017 20:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Welcome Hanrahan.

Nice cell to the west of CT right now. Great light show and a bit of rumbling. I hope it makes it.

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#1412636 - 15/03/2017 20:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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It's right on our doorstep, hopefully we'll get a few mmm out of it slippery.

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#1412646 - 15/03/2017 21:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Well, we missed most of it at our place. Went for a drive into town and it was raining quite nicely there though.

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#1412648 - 15/03/2017 21:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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3.5mm here Wezza.

Most of the real heavy stuff slipped to the south of us.

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#1412654 - 15/03/2017 22:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Yeah just not quite in the right spot for us. Yesterday was too far north and today too far south.

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#1412661 - 15/03/2017 22:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
Min March record was broken overnight. 27.9c eclipsing the old record of 27.4c on march 19 1990.


should also note the same temp was recorded on 2 march 1994 too!!

a lot of haze about tonight,

and welcome Hanrahan, great to have you with us.
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#1412681 - 16/03/2017 09:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
*sigh*
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#1412737 - 16/03/2017 14:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Hanrahan]
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Originally Posted By: Hanrahan
Reposting my first post on a Far North thread:

Hi guys, I've just joined the forum. I found it while searching on Hell's Gate Dam. Anyone know of an informative site on that? I'm particularly interested on capacity: I recall that it will hold multiples of the Burdekin Falls Dam.

But on the topic, I'm in Townsville, I have dead trees and no grass and there is little prospect that our water restrictions will be lifted this year. I am getting the yard landscaped with a lot of paving and gravel. :sigh:

The 2nd stage of the Burdekin dam will hold more than the proposed Hell's Gate dam and a lot cheaper to build, but it will be up to Sunwater which gets built first as they have to have enough allocation for the water usage to be viable because they are first and foremost agriculture projects......quote
https://gulftodarling.com/2013/02/14/the...resource-water/
"Two storage facilities east of the Divide have been the subject of continuing assessment over the years.

The Burdekin Dam spans Australiaís third largest river and stores 1.86 million ML with an annual flow of approx. 10 million ML. Proposals for a stage two increase in storage capacity to 8.5 million ML and the introduction of a 37MW hydro-power facility below the dam wall (generating sufficient power for 9,500 homes annually) are subject to assessment.

Upstream from the Burdekin Dam is a proposal for the Hellís Gate Dam 100m wide in a deep narrow gorge capable of storing 5.72million ML and also having optional hydro-power facilities."

It also should be noted that the Hell's Gate dam will take a lot longer to build than the Burdekin upgrade and could be well over 10 years to see water from it if was started right now so don't expect it to be Townsville's saving grace just yet.


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#1412751 - 16/03/2017 14:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Hanrahan]
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Also Hanrahan this is a quote from the Hellís Gate Dam Feasibility Study Overview as to how long the study will take.
"Townsville Enterprise is currently finalising funding arrangements with the State and Federal Governments. This process should be complete in late January 2017. In recognition of the level of public interest and expectation, and importance of the timely delivery of the Hellís Gate Dam Feasibility Study for government decision making processes, Townsville Enterprise is commencing the EOI phase of the consultancy procurement process prior to funding being available. This will allow the procurement process to proceed with the appointment of the successful consultancy firm anticipated in March 2017.
Once started, the study will take approximately 12 months to complete."
http://www.townsvilleenterprise.com.au/e...am-overview.php


Edited by Red Watch (16/03/2017 14:57)

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#1412753 - 16/03/2017 15:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Of course no dams are going to be built till after the new staduim is built as local government still think townsville foesnt have a water problem.

Sorry red just had to have a crack ..meant in good humor
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#1412760 - 16/03/2017 15:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: tsunami]
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Originally Posted By: tsunami
Of course no dams are going to be built till after the new staduim is built as local government still think townsville foesnt have a water problem.

Sorry red just had to have a crack ..meant in good humor

So we have to wait to 2020 to start the dam .......bugger. cry

"Preparatory works on the site are expected to begin in 2017 but building of the stadium structure will commence in early 2018.

The North Queensland Cowboysí new home ground is expected to be completed in time for the 2020 NRL season."

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#1412764 - 16/03/2017 16:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I get sick of saying every year it cant get any worse. Yet it does.
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#1412765 - 16/03/2017 16:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Least youll have a new stadium to watch the desert travv. Baahaaa
No no not funny
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#1412852 - 16/03/2017 21:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: tsunami]
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Originally Posted By: tsunami
Least youll have a new stadium to watch the desert travv. Baahaaa
No no not funny

http://www.sunwater.com.au/home/contact-us
Baahaaa 😁


Edited by Red Watch (16/03/2017 21:59)

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#1412879 - 17/03/2017 03:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I like that post redwatch
Sun water wont be around long as it will get bought out and renamed SUN.
Hehe
You can tell there snt much rain as bout to talk over
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#1412918 - 17/03/2017 11:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: tsunami]
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Originally Posted By: tsunami
I like that post redwatch
Sun water wont be around long as it will get bought out and renamed SUN.
Hehe
You can tell there snt much rain as bout to talk over

Yea one day you might be buying water from them according to this whitepaper.

http://agwhitepaper.agriculture.gov.au/IP%20Submissions%20for%20publication/2014-04%20April/IP330%20Terry%20Bowring%20(3).pdf


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#1413063 - 18/03/2017 01:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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28.6c at 1230am, rh 82%, dp 25.2c, app temp 33.1c - bloody disgusting. anywhere else in the tropics this would bring rain. not here.
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#1413114 - 18/03/2017 12:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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A few isolated claps of thunder over the last hour or so. All the nice activity is avoiding the greater Townsville area again, as usual.
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#1413115 - 18/03/2017 12:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Im in kirwan. Nothing more than a spit. Pissing down 2km away for last half hour.
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#1413118 - 18/03/2017 12:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Radar would have you believe that it is pissing down here in Wulguru too but it ain't. Weather radar is an imprecise science.

I'm an old radar tech [both me and the radar] and I assure you it is much easier to find a solid object than the density of rain. Besides, BOM radar is a min. of 14 min out of date.
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#1413120 - 18/03/2017 12:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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absolutely bucketing down Willows end of Kirwan

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#1413121 - 18/03/2017 13:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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STW issued for Townsville, but late, as usual
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ20041.html


Edited by mitasol (18/03/2017 13:02)

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#1413122 - 18/03/2017 13:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Bootiful cool breeze, just wafted through West End .. I can smell rain but none here yet!
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#1413123 - 18/03/2017 13:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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S*k(T ........ that was a big, scary flash of lightning ... also just had e-mail alert from BOM



Edited by Rhubarb (18/03/2017 13:07)
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#1413124 - 18/03/2017 13:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Rhubarb]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb
S*k(T ........ that was a big, scary flash of lightning ...


You ain't kidding, time to change my shorts!

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#1413126 - 18/03/2017 13:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Raining now in West End ...
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#1413127 - 18/03/2017 13:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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for the record -

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of the
Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.
Issued at 11:54 am Saturday, 18 March 2017.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Townsville.
77mm was recorded in 1 hour to 11:50am at Mt Bohle.

only had about 10mm in kirwan so far. only a few minutes of heavy rain, otherwise just been moderate.
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#1413129 - 18/03/2017 13:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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We had some good rainfalls here mate.

56.64mm 03/18/17 12:07 afternoon

p 24 h 1.02mm since 12:07pm


Edited by Mathew (18/03/2017 13:26)
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#1413130 - 18/03/2017 13:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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46 mm in the last 90 minutes

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#1413131 - 18/03/2017 13:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: mitasol]
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Originally Posted By: mitasol
46 mm in the last 90 minutes


im just off greenwood drive, be lucky if ive had 15mm now, always just misses me. watched for almost an hour as it poured just a few km's west of me, could see the rain curtain. take it you are closer to the football stadium?
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#1413132 - 18/03/2017 13:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: mitasol
46 mm in the last 90 minutes


im just off greenwood drive, be lucky if ive had 15mm now, always just misses me. watched for almost an hour as it poured just a few km's west of me, could see the rain curtain. take it you are closer to the football stadium?


Yep, near Ryan School

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#1413135 - 18/03/2017 13:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Nice storm for you guys.
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#1413138 - 18/03/2017 14:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Well done Townsville. 110mm at Mt Bohle. Wow.

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#1413139 - 18/03/2017 14:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Ahab]
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Didn't even wet the gutters here. What a let down.
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#1413144 - 18/03/2017 14:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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19mm at my place, 2km south had more than double that, 2km north had double that. 6km away had 6 times that. so frustrating!
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#1413145 - 18/03/2017 14:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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still, will take the 19mm over what we have been getting! just would have loved the 100mm of course lol
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March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
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#1413146 - 18/03/2017 14:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Amazing storm - NOT - measly 3mm here

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#1413148 - 18/03/2017 14:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Most importantly there was, yet again, bugger all on Antil Plains.
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#1413149 - 18/03/2017 14:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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1mm at Fairfield Swamp... Ten times that has already evaporated from the pool since the sun came out 30 mins ago. What an absolute stinker!

One days its gonna rain here. One day..

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#1413158 - 18/03/2017 15:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Backyard flooded from this rain.
Bolt of lightning hit the house.
Who says nothing exciting happens in Kelso...lol
Got a shock from the kitchen tap I was using at the time and fried a few electrics and destroyed my phone line.

Brought myself a lotto ticket
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#1413163 - 18/03/2017 15:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: CraziestOzzy]
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I hope the washer survived. You wouldn't want to be hand washing your pants. smile
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#1413164 - 18/03/2017 15:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: CraziestOzzy]
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Originally Posted By: CraziestOzzy
Backyard flooded from this rain.
Bolt of lightning hit the house.
Who says nothing exciting happens in Kelso...lol
Got a shock from the kitchen tap I was using at the time and fried a few electrics and destroyed my phone line.

Brought myself a lotto ticket


Bugger! There was a couple of really close ones here in Kirwan

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#1413173 - 18/03/2017 16:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I recorded 65mm from this morning. Hopefully a lot more fell in the catchment.
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#1413260 - 18/03/2017 23:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Not sure if everbody knows this but BoM Weather Radar Loops Archive - Rain Rate & Doppler Wind has radar records going way back.
http://www.theweatherchaser.com/radar-loop/


Edited by Red Watch (18/03/2017 23:08)

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#1413282 - 19/03/2017 00:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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showers forming to our north thru the palm group, storms near the towers and new cells forming between mingela and woodstock, hopefully a sign of another unstable morning ahead.
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March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
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#1413289 - 19/03/2017 02:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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storms popping up galore but again mostly missing the suburbs, massive cell to our west putting out decent cgs
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February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1413292 - 19/03/2017 03:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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be another 100mm storm up bluewater way, nothing around the city and burbs now. total bummer again. cairns about to get a ripper cell though, lucky buggers.
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February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1413306 - 19/03/2017 07:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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another 10 mm overnight, sorry Mick

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#1413315 - 19/03/2017 09:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: CraziestOzzy]
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Originally Posted By: CraziestOzzy
Backyard flooded from this rain.
Bolt of lightning hit the house.
Who says nothing exciting happens in Kelso...lol
Got a shock from the kitchen tap I was using at the time and fried a few electrics and destroyed my phone line.

Brought myself a lotto ticket


Wow, you were very, very lucky .... glad you're OK.

Please make sure you get all your electrics checked over by a qualified electrical contractor. Wiring can be partially damaged and you may think it's working OK, but it's not.

Hope you've also got an earth stake on your home and surge protection in your switchboard. This will stop your electrics from being fried. If you already haven't already, make these 2 things a priority, would save much heartache and maybe lives in the future.

Good luck, keep safe .....
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2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
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#1413332 - 19/03/2017 10:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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1mm added over night from a all to quick shower so 66mm recorded yesterday. Yes my yard was flooded as well, Gutters overflowing on the roof and every thing is a mud pit of a front yard from cars being parked on the grass. Bloody grass is laughing at me and the seed heads are already knee high. Bugger going to have to mow on Monday if the ground dries out enough.
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#1413348 - 19/03/2017 11:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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ended up with 24.8mm for the 24 hours, took some ok crawlers on camera early this morning. another missed chance for townsville, the weather will now focus further south.
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March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
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#1413349 - 19/03/2017 11:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Would the humidity in Yeppoon be similar to Townsville? Or is it just the temperature that is higher there not so much the humidity levels?
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#1413397 - 19/03/2017 14:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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massive activity to the south, east and west, and of course the flow is northerly now and there is nothing to the north.
driving me batty, when we have a westerly, no storms form to the west. when we have a southerly, no storms form to the south. no its northerly there is activity everywhere else. cant win.
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February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1413422 - 19/03/2017 16:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Yes mick thst used to annoy the f@#$! Out of me. When bom say rain. Storms they shuould add except townsville
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#1413424 - 19/03/2017 16:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Looks like the monsoon trough is gonna pay a visit. 3.9mm up here from a short passing storm. You guys might beat us this month.
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MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
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#1413425 - 19/03/2017 16:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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All around us at present but only 3mm to show so far. Story of the seaon. Lot of noise but not much action yet

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#1413462 - 19/03/2017 18:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Bit wet here in West End ..... smile
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Rainfall
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#1413463 - 19/03/2017 19:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Smashing down here in CT now. smile

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#1413466 - 19/03/2017 19:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Getting heavier by the minute .. WHOO-HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2017: To date: 427.5 mm
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#1413467 - 19/03/2017 19:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Squally rain here

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#1413468 - 19/03/2017 19:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Rain is building up nicely to my nw. Hope we get a good fall. Apparently showers becoming less likely later tonight. We shall see.
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#1413469 - 19/03/2017 19:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Wet wet wet!





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#1413471 - 19/03/2017 19:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Wicked Wezza, send a few drops around to West End! Damn that bloody hill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
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#1413475 - 19/03/2017 20:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: mitasol]
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25 mm in the last hour

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#1413477 - 19/03/2017 20:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Good luck tvl , u need it , hope u get it.

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#1413479 - 19/03/2017 20:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I tried Rhubarb, not sure if it worked. wink

I'll check my gauge here in the morning, I'm guessing around 25-30mmm here.

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#1413483 - 19/03/2017 20:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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17mm here from that line of showers moving thru the burbs. very happy with that but saddened that the rain to our NW seems to be dying as it moves over us, except at yabulu were it seems to be pouring once more!
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#1413485 - 19/03/2017 21:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Raining in Bluewater park. Not much so far but hoping for more.

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#1413494 - 19/03/2017 22:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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8mm so far. Had 3mm earlier so not much of an improvement.

Looks like you got a decent drop Wezza. Was black as over your way.


Edited by slipperyfish (19/03/2017 22:43)

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#1413497 - 19/03/2017 23:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Hey Wezza, thank you - just measured 13.5mm in the trusty Nylex. Looks as if we're about to get some more too!
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Rainfall
2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
2015: 430.5 mm

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#1413505 - 20/03/2017 07:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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36 mm to 6 am

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#1413509 - 20/03/2017 07:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Rhubarb]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb
Hey Wezza, thank you - just measured 13.5mm in the trusty Nylex. Looks as if we're about to get some more too!

You're welcome! wink

27mm for me yesterday. Happy with that!

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#1413512 - 20/03/2017 08:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Rhubarb]
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Originally Posted By: Rhubarb


Please make sure you get all your electrics checked over.

Good luck, keep safe .....


Cheers mate, have the earth rod and surge protectors and getting the roof checked this arvo.
I got a Division 4 win in the lotto...along with 50,000 other people.
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#1413533 - 20/03/2017 09:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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45mm at BG to 8:00am, absolutely poured down at around 7am this morning.
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#1413543 - 20/03/2017 10:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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23mm to 0900hrs this morning brings the weekend total to 88mm.
Yard is a swamp for a change.
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#1413551 - 20/03/2017 11:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Good tally SBT. Been a while since a nice 24hours like that.

The Old Man lives down near Willows and said he had a couple of inches. No rain gauge but he said the water only runs on to his patio when he gets about that.

Only 9.5mm all up for me. It was Wezza's lucky day yesterday, and looking at the current feed it might be his again today.

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#1413596 - 20/03/2017 14:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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We had some good rainfalls here in Wulguru last night.

p 24 h 45.21mm since 11:44am

105.92mm 03/20/17 11:44am morning


Edited by Mathew (20/03/2017 14:40)
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#1413620 - 20/03/2017 15:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: slipperyfish]
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Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Good tally SBT. Been a while since a nice 24hours like that.

The Old Man lives down near Willows and said he had a couple of inches. No rain gauge but he said the water only runs on to his patio when he gets about that.

Only 9.5mm all up for me. It was Wezza's lucky day yesterday, and looking at the current feed it might be his again today.

It was that final burst that delivered the goods for us yesterday, before that I thought we'd end up with 10mm max. Radar looking promising again today also.

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#1413656 - 20/03/2017 17:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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32mm in the past 24 hours for me. been a good weekend, but with a bit of luck our way could have been widespread 50-100 falls over the burbs, just never seems to go our way. today is another case in point, showers/storms everywhere, except where we need it.
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March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
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#1413750 - 20/03/2017 22:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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good areas of rain to the north, hopefully will move down the coast overnight
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March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
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#1413753 - 20/03/2017 22:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Had 29.5mm in the rain gauge when we woke up this morning and then an extra 7mm during the morning shower from the teensiest rain clouds, making a total of 35.5mm. Pretty good, but the humidity sucks .... went to bed last night and it was 84 and woke up this morning to find it at 86. I get in the shower (cool for 5 seconds, then warm) and by the time I have walked the 15 mtrs to my bedroom to dress in the morning, even though I leave the air-con on, I need another one! Bloody awful time of year - AND IT'S MARCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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2017: To date: 427.5 mm
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#1413756 - 20/03/2017 22:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Just looked at BOM radar - please tell me what's coming from the north isn't going to miss us ..
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Hen scarts and filly tails make lofty ships wear low sails.

Rainfall
2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
2015: 430.5 mm

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#1413759 - 20/03/2017 22:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Pouring in BG.
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#1413762 - 20/03/2017 23:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Pouring here in West End too ....
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2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
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#1413770 - 20/03/2017 23:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Which one of you lucky so and sos are getting thunderbolts and lightning? Just had flashes and rumbles, but far away ... good luck to you!!
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Rainfall
2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
2015: 430.5 mm

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#1413790 - 21/03/2017 06:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Got nothing from that band at 10pm last night in kirwan. Gap between cells lined up perfectly in kirwan. Sucks after watching it for two hours on radar.
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#1413793 - 21/03/2017 07:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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lost power here at alligator creek from the storm last night.
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#1413803 - 21/03/2017 08:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: slipperyfish]
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Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Good tally SBT. Been a while since a nice 24hours like that.

The Old Man lives down near Willows and said he had a couple of inches. No rain gauge but he said the water only runs on to his patio when he gets about that.

Only 9.5mm all up for me. It was Wezza's lucky day yesterday, and looking at the current feed it might be his again today.

Not so lucky after all, only 3mm for me yesterday.


Edited by Wezza (21/03/2017 08:04)

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#1413827 - 21/03/2017 09:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Showers on and off last night but only 4mm in the Nylex this morning. The last weeks events just show how hit and miss rainfall is in Townsville. So that makes 92mm in less than a week.
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#1413881 - 21/03/2017 14:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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25mm in an hour from that storm last night
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#1414021 - 21/03/2017 20:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: CraziestOzzy]
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Originally Posted By: CraziestOzzy
Originally Posted By: Rhubarb


Please make sure you get all your electrics checked over.

Good luck, keep safe .....


Cheers mate, have the earth rod and surge protectors and getting the roof checked this arvo.
I got a Division 4 win in the lotto...along with 50,000 other people.




That's really great .. both your house and your win - enough for a carton of beer maybe??
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2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
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#1414022 - 21/03/2017 20:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Got 17mm over night.

ALSO just heard that BOM are monitoring a Low in the Coral Sea with the potential to become a cyclone. Could it, would it, might it .....................
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2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
2015: 430.5 mm

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#1414034 - 21/03/2017 21:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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models are keen rhubarb but too far out at this stage. signs are good, just dont know where yet.

another day wasted, had a 20min shower that brought 8mm, again isolated though, head 2km east you wouldnt have got much. every cell that moves towards us dies, last night it was from the NW, today it was from south. cant win.
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#1414042 - 21/03/2017 21:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Just getting you keen for a big one Mick. Weather foreplay.

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#1414056 - 21/03/2017 21:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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haha its just a tease Slipperyfish, leaves a man hanging lol
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#1414097 - 22/03/2017 07:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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How can two people watch the same video and come away with two totally different conclusions..
Asked my husband to watch the Chasers video last night on prospect of the COral sea cyclone and give me a rundown .. He came back with yeah just another washout.. Had insomnia later decided to watch it myself... what I come away with is nearly every model says there will be a cyclone crossing some time next week and sounds like Nitso is keen .,

Anyone else watch it and have a different take ? Wondering if I go to the supermarket for my weekly shop if there will no bread and milk in store by 10am this morning !
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#1414099 - 22/03/2017 07:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Latest 12Z model runs all coming into line ( except GFS does not want a bar of it ) for a large ( and intense ) cyclone crossing coast around Monday 27th. At the 144hr mark with consistent runs starts to become more of interest models still looking at crossings btw Ingham - Rocky area but all major models ( except GFS ) agree on approx. time and for a coastal crossing.

Very populated along most of that coastline will need to pay attention next 24hrs and couple of model runs will start refining threat areas.

Watch by the weekend.

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#1414110 - 22/03/2017 08:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Heading to Bilyana tomorrow, will have to do a clean up I guess. Hopefully the TC/Low (if it eventuates) gives that place a WIDE birth...
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#1414130 - 22/03/2017 10:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Yeah I might do a yard cleanup but I was already planning to mow on the weekend anyway but I am not getting too excited about it yet.

5mm overnight.


Edited by SBT (22/03/2017 10:07)
Edit Reason: added rainage total
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#1414137 - 22/03/2017 10:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
All models are no in agreement. Tc/low crossing around north of ingham so far. Even GFS has jumped on board. Deffo interesting to keep an eye on.
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MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
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#1414145 - 22/03/2017 10:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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So good to have something to watch, feels like a long time between drinks.

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#1414170 - 22/03/2017 12:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Sure is intresting few days coming up. While models are keen on a crossing its not locked in 6 days out.
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#1414179 - 22/03/2017 12:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Deffo good to watch Mick. Might be our lucky week. Who knows. Should have a better idea by say sat/sun.
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MTD (Mar 2017]: 227.4mm (Ave 330.1mm)
Feb 2017: 224.5mm (avg 468.4mm)
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#1414399 - 23/03/2017 01:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Pouring here at Forrest beach hope it lasts , although my dogs not happy so. Wondering if the thunders next
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#1414477 - 23/03/2017 13:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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We had some good rainfall here since last night and this morning.

since 12:06pm 80.01mm

201.68mm 03/23/17 12:34pm last night and into the morning.


Edited by Mathew (23/03/2017 13:36)
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#1414517 - 23/03/2017 15:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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22mm last night.
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#1414551 - 23/03/2017 16:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
41.8mm for me in past 24 hours.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1414629 - 23/03/2017 22:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
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Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Oh my goodness, just pouring down in BG, this is tops smile

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#1414672 - Yesterday at 00:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
ol mate Offline
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Bucketing down in Ingham - and gusty too. Had to roll the exterior blinds up.
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#1414716 - Yesterday at 09:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14102
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
16mm overnight. The total is building but not of any great significance.

With this pre-cyclone (if it gets here) rain it was almost saturated the water table so there will be plenty of trees falling over if we get a decent blow.

Cyclone prep started at 7.30am - cyclone prep finished at 7.40am Just need to get 20 litres of ULP for the generator and we are all set.
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173mm Mar 2017
Best 79mm 16/1/17
2017 Total 485mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm







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#1414794 - Yesterday at 12:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Tan Offline
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Registered: 15/09/2003
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Loc: Barringha/Woodstock, Qld
Still missing out mostly out here - only 14mm over the last few days...I have a feeling that might change soon though:D

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#1414924 - Yesterday at 18:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
for the record!!

Sunday 26 March
SummaryMin 25Max 31Showers. Windy.Possible rainfall: 20 to 60 mmChance of any rain: 95%
Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Destructive wind gusts exceeding 130 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low.
Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 15 [Extreme]
Monday 27 March
SummaryMin 26Max 31Heavy showers. Windy.Possible rainfall: 50 to 150 mmChance of any rain: 90%
Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Very destructive wind gusts exceeding 170 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low.
Sun protection recommended from 8:40 am to 4:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 14 [Extreme]
Tuesday 28 March
SummaryMin 25Max 31Showers. Windy.Possible rainfall: 20 to 60 mmChance of any rain: 80%
Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Heavy falls possible. Very destructive wind gusts exceeding 170 km/h possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1414928 - Yesterday at 18:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
as good as that forecast is, my concern is the models are trending south this evening. still highly likely this system will go south of us.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1414942 - Yesterday at 18:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Yup.

I'm relieved that at this stage, Bilyana is out of the firing line - but Townsville is certainly still at risk.

My gut tells me Bowen will be in the bullseye though.
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#1414959 - Yesterday at 18:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: near ferry, FNQ
Understandable, RD, given the before and after pics you've shown us of Bilyana in the past.

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#1414975 - Yesterday at 19:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 20/03/2009
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Loc: Kirwan
it is nice to see a little action in the coral see. the last update of the tracking map is a huge jump. i was so excited but now i am afraid it will go to low for us to get the rain we need. oh well see what happens.

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#1415000 - Yesterday at 20:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
iluvrain Offline
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Registered: 02/03/2011
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Loc: Forrest Beach/Allingham
The models may have it heading South but I notice that The Chasers still have Townsville to Cardwell as their Chase Zone
I don't want it hitting Ingham and Cardwell have had their share ..but I still want some of that rain
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#1415135 - Today at 08:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: North Lakes, Brisbane QLD
Hi everyone! Long time no speak smile Thought I should come out of my 18 month hibernation seeing as there is finally a potentially decent weather event to talk about! grin
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Todays forecast - "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"...

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#1415136 - Today at 08:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Ronfishes Offline
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Loc: Gordonvale
How many batteries have you charged in the last 24hrs Trav haha
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#1415140 - Today at 08:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
I plan to drag out a few old smart phones I have and charge them up, just in case.

The Low (more than likely named in the next update) has slowed it's movement overnight, and should turn toward the WSW today.

Townsville is still very much at risk.
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#1415143 - Today at 08:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: North Lakes, Brisbane QLD
So bummed to not be in NQ for this one! Love the thrill of a looming cyclone grin

Early days but looks pretty cool already on the Earth Wind Map smile - Earth Wind Map
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#1415165 - Today at 09:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
ukmet has crossing right over tsv, access is just north of tsv. all the rest are south of us.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1415174 - Today at 09:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 394
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Will be watching with interest, next few days are going to be a tense waiting game for many. We did most of our prep yesterday - cleaned up, supplied up, fueled up and tested the gennies. Its so quiet and still this morning and its good the dump has free day today - hopefully a good chance for people to do some clean up if they need. I wonder when we will see the first bands coming through, maybe tomorrow sometime

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#1415180 - Today at 10:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14102
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Meh if it crosses as far south as Bowen it won't have very much effect on us. Maybe some heavy showers and a love puff of wind or two.
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173mm Mar 2017
Best 79mm 16/1/17
2017 Total 485mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm







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#1415197 - Today at 11:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 24631
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
if it crosses at ayr we will get bugger all. and im thinking that is exactly what the next track map will show.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
February 2017 total - 67.2mm (283mm)
March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 496.2mm (1107mm)

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#1415206 - Today at 11:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 28/11/2011
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Loc: Charters Towers
Don't get too excited, this thing will still have a few wobbles up its sleeve before now and crossing. May come down to how the blocking underneath interacts with it. Early days.

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#1415258 - 29 minutes 37 seconds ago Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Latest track run suggests I should put the boat away!

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