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#1418453 - 28/03/2017 14:23 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
PVW Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2010
Posts: 2372
Loc: Thuringowa, Townsville QLD
Weather stations in Mackay seem to be underreporting compared to other areas.

Marian recorded 139 km/h prior to the power going out not too long ago.

My weather station at Eton lost power at the same time having only recorded 91 km/h. I'm not there currently but am receiving frequent reports. Apparently the wind have significantly increased at my station there in the last 30 minutes but the wind sensor on my Vue has failed and is reporting 0 km/h frown

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#1418470 - 28/03/2017 14:54 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Dan101 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/2011
Posts: 241
Loc: Mackay, QLD
Yep I would have to say that current conditions are the worst we've had so far from this system in Mackay in terms of wind and rain. Lost power around 1:20pm, just cranked the genny up. Lucky to have lasted that long IMO. No complaints here, this is nothing compared to further north.

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#1418499 - 28/03/2017 15:26 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Registered: 11/10/2011
Posts: 519
Loc: Marian, QLD
143km/h on my Vantage Vue: has deteriorated rapidly in the last 30-45 minutes.

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#1418529 - 28/03/2017 16:08 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: AKM80]
Hailin Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
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Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Major Flood Warning for the Pioneer River
Issued at 1:38 pm EST on Tuesday 28 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 5
Major flood levels are possible on the Pioneer River at Mirani late Tuesday evening.
Widespread rainfall totals of 100-200 mm were recorded over the Pioneer River catchment in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday, with local falls of approximately 330-460 mm over the ranges in the upper catchment. In the 4 hours to 1:00 pm Tuesday, widespread falls up to approximately 50 mm have been recorded, with local falls of approximately 100-170 mm over the ranges.
Heavy rainfall will continue during Tuesday, but is expected to begin easing during Wednesday.
Pioneer River:
Minor to moderate flood levels are occurring in the Pioneer River, Cattle Creek and Blacks Creek.

Rapid river and creek level rises are likely in the upper catchment where the rainfall is heaviest.
There are currently no observations at Mirani. The river level is expected to be around the minor flood level (6.00 m) early Tuesday afternoon. Based on the forecast rainfall, the river level is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (8.00 m) Tuesday evening. The river level may exceed the major flood level (9.00 m) late Tuesday evening. Predictions will be updated as required.
The Pioneer River at Mackay is currently at 5.70 metres and falling. The Pioneer River at Mackay is likely to reach the minor flood level (7.00 m) overnight Tuesday into Wednesday on the high tide. Similar levels are again likely on the high tide early Wednesday afternoon. Higher levels are possible but dependent on rainfall. Predictions will be updated as required.

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#1418616 - 28/03/2017 18:05 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hailin Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
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Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Clarke Range2 Alert up to 410mm since 9am.

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#1418631 - 28/03/2017 18:48 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hailin Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
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Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Major Flood Warning for the Pioneer River
Issued at 5:20 pm EST on Tuesday 28 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 6
Major flood levels are possible on the Pioneer River at Mirani by late Tuesday evening.
Widespread rainfall totals of 100-200 mm were recorded over the Pioneer River catchment in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Tuesday, with local falls of approximately 330-460 mm over the ranges in the upper catchment. In the 8 hours to 5:00 pm Tuesday, widespread falls of 40-100 mm have been recorded, with local falls of approximately 200-430 mm over the ranges.
Heavy rainfall will continue during Tuesday evening, but is expected to begin easing during Wednesday.
Pioneer River:
Minor to moderate flood levels are occurring in the Pioneer River, Cattle Creek and Blacks Creek, with rises above the major flood level possible in the upper reaches.

Rapid river and creek level rises are likely in the upper catchment where the rainfall is heaviest.
There are currently no observations at Mirani. Based on the forecast rainfall, the river level is likely to exceed the moderate flood level (8.00 m) early Tuesday evening. The river level is likely to exceed the major flood level (9.00 m) by late Tuesday evening. Predictions will be updated as required.
The Pioneer River at Mackay is currently at 5.05 metres and rising. The river level is likely to reach around 7.50 metres overnight Tuesday into Wednesday. Similar levels are again likely on the high tide early Wednesday afternoon. Higher levels are possible but dependent on heavy rainfall continuing. Predictions will be updated as required.
Flood Safety Advice:
Remember: If it's flooded, forget it. For flood emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500. For life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000) immediately.
Current emergency information is available at www.qld.gov.au/alerts
Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 09:00 pm EST on Tuesday 28 March 2017.
Latest River Heights:
Location
Height of River (m)
Tendency
Date/Time of Observation
Teemburra Ck at Teemburra Dam HW Alert
0.80
Rising
04:40 PM TUE 28/03/17
Blacks Ck at Whitefords Alert
5.64
Rising
04:38 PM TUE 28/03/17
Pioneer R at Sarichs Alert
9.31
Rising
05:01 PM TUE 28/03/17
Finch Hatton Ck at Dam Site TM
2.727
Rising
12:20 AM TUE 28/03/17
Cattle Ck at Finch Hatton Alert
4.91
Rising
05:03 PM TUE 28/03/17
Cattle Ck at Frank Neilsen Br TM
6.56
Rising
04:10 PM TUE 28/03/17
Pioneer R at Mirani Weir HW TM
49.76
Rising
04:45 PM TUE 28/03/17
Pioneer R at Mirani Weir TW Alert
9.24
Rising
05:01 PM TUE 28/03/17
Pioneer R at Marian Weir Alert
3.51
Steady
05:00 PM TUE 28/03/17
Pioneer R at Dumbleton Rocks Alert
18.15
Rising
05:02 PM TUE 28/03/17
Pioneer R at Hospital Br Alert
7.10
Rising
05:03 PM TUE 28/03/17
Pioneer R at Mackay Alert
5.05
Rising
04:59 PM TUE 28/03/17
Outer Harbour Tide TM
1.78
Steady
04:18 PM TUE 28/03/17

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#1418765 - 28/03/2017 23:03 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Dan101 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/2011
Posts: 241
Loc: Mackay, QLD
Looks like Debbie has a bit more rain in store for us before she heads off, some really good feeder bands becoming visible on the Mackay radar and some with areas of heavy rain. Carmilla has been copping a flogging from a feeder band for the past several hours.

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#1418803 - 29/03/2017 07:33 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hailin Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
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Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Major Flood Warning for the Pioneer River
Issued at 5:08 am EST on Wednesday 29 March 2017
Flood Warning Number: 8
Moderate flood levels are possible at Mackay late Wednesday morning, and major flood levels are expected to be continuing at Mirani.
Widespread rainfall totals of 200-500 mm have been recorded over the Pioneer River catchment in the past 48 hours, with locally heavier falls of 800-1000 mm recorded over the ranges.
Heavy rainfall will continue during Wednesday morning, but is expected to begin easing during Wednesday afternoon.
Pioneer River:
Major flood levels are continuing in the Pioneer River at Sarich's and Mirani Weir, and moderate flood levels are continuing in Blacks Creek at Whitefords and Cattle Creek at Finch Hatton.

The catchment is currently saturated and rivers and creeks will respond quickly to any further rainfall.
There are currently no observations at Mirani. It is expected that the river level at Mirani is above the major flood level (9.0 metres) and near a peak of 11.0 metres. Major flooding is expected to continue during Wednesday morning.
The Pioneer River at Mackay is currently at 6.50 metres and rising. The flood peak may coincide with the high tide in the Pioneer River at Mackay, and if this happens, the river level may reach around the moderate flood level (8.00 metres) late on Wednesday morning. The river level may reach the minor flood level (7.00 m) again on the high tide overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

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#1418890 - 29/03/2017 11:45 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hailin Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
Posts: 848
Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
The radar has been showing a line of heavy rain west of mackay stretching from seaforth to south of eton for the last couple of hours. They must be getting hammered out that way.

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#1418913 - 29/03/2017 12:54 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hailin Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
Posts: 848
Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Greenmount up to 150mm since 9am.

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#1418953 - 29/03/2017 14:53 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Dan101 Offline
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Registered: 03/03/2011
Posts: 241
Loc: Mackay, QLD
Crazy rainfall over the Pioneer catchment. Just keeps on coming.

http://www.theweatherchaser.com/radar-loop/IDR223-mackay/2017-03-28-15/2017-03-30-08



Edited by Dan101 (29/03/2017 15:03)

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#1418971 - 29/03/2017 15:40 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Ree Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 873
Loc: Balnagowan, 20km nth Mackay
Balnagowan (between The Leap n Pleystowe) 463mmyesterday recorded but think a bit might have blown over the top of gauge. Today not sure how much but it has been torrential for a few hours with small breaks in between. Big flooding comparable to 2008 for this area.

Pretty ordinary in Debbie thread people complaining about missing out and looking forward to next cyclone when so many were touched by the destruction of Debbie still are and it's going to take years to recover! Thinking of everyone in the Whitsundays who felt her full wrath! Heading up this weekend to help mates who have lost too much! Very sad time!

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#1419007 - 29/03/2017 17:21 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hagrid Offline
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Registered: 13/02/2013
Posts: 219
Loc: Crediton Qld
Hope everyone is ok after that, [censored] that took its time! No idea how much rain we got, davis vantage vue could not keep up then broke at 312mm. All the gauges were full of course. Honestly amazing rain 600mm at Clark range is not suprising.

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#1419010 - 29/03/2017 17:26 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hailin Offline
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Registered: 27/12/2010
Posts: 848
Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Hi Hagrid and Ree, glad you are both ok. Just heard on the tele they are evacuating areas near Kinchant Dam?

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#1419037 - 29/03/2017 18:14 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Ree Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
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Loc: Balnagowan, 20km nth Mackay
Hi Hailin
Didn't hear bout Kinchant Dam but saw on fb Plain Creek Sarina has broken banks n evacuations there

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#1419040 - 29/03/2017 18:15 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Ree Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 873
Loc: Balnagowan, 20km nth Mackay
Anyone heard from Rainrunner?

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#1419275 - 30/03/2017 02:40 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Latitude 21 Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2011
Posts: 68
Loc: East Mackay, QLD
Awesome light show tonight. Such crappy timing thou

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#1419427 - 30/03/2017 10:09 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Rainrunner Offline
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Registered: 23/01/2011
Posts: 1331
Loc: Whitsundays
Originally Posted By: Ree
Anyone heard from Rainrunner?
Finally turned the laptop on and connected to the iphone wifi. No power here and there's power lines down everywhere so most likely a week without at least. Had a drive to Canonvale yesterday arvo as the road was reopened. The cane look devistrating.

Wow, several days of extreme weather.

27th: 110mm
28th: cyclone debbie with 275mm and max gust of 110k/h (we're shelterd at base of Mt Julian)
29th: flash flooding with 483mm
30th: 1am violent electrical storm with massive house shaking cracks of lightning with 125mm

Our house is good but garden is a mess with trees down everywhere. We're still cut off from Prossy.


Edited by Rainrunner (30/03/2017 10:10)
_________________________
Weather stations: Mount Julian and Proserpine Mill
Cyclone Chasee: Ului 2010, Dylan & Ita 2014

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#1419433 - 30/03/2017 10:20 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: bigjohn]
Rainrunner Offline
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Registered: 23/01/2011
Posts: 1331
Loc: Whitsundays
Originally Posted By: bigjohn
Yeah Rainrunner, I noticed that this arvo that it was not working. I was going to message you, but had a couple of meetings happening.
Hope you and the family stay safe

I did slip into the mill and had a quick look at the station before conditioned deteriorated too badly and saw the anemometer spinning around so looked ok mechanically. At 1am the next morning i saw it was working again with a gust of 63k/h before the power went out. Hopefully we get power back on to the mill soon otherwise the data will be overwritten and lost. Anyway see what happens.
_________________________
Weather stations: Mount Julian and Proserpine Mill
Cyclone Chasee: Ului 2010, Dylan & Ita 2014

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#1419809 - 30/03/2017 18:44 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Latitude 21 Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2011
Posts: 68
Loc: East Mackay, QLD
Nice to hear from you RR and that you still have phone lines. Take care.

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