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#1410059 - 28/02/2017 20:37 Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017
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Onto March...

Interesting stat on channel 7 news tonight: latest cyclone in the Coral Sea during a cyclone season to form was 7th March. Well looks like a new record will be broken this year, along with some high temperatures too. I haven't heard the temp stats for this summer yet but will be interesting.
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#1410642 - 03/03/2017 22:44 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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PS - Rainrunner, in no way is that a dig at your post, just a dig at the weather (or lack thereof).


Edited by Dan101 (03/03/2017 22:46)

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#1410664 - 04/03/2017 08:30 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Well the weather just got interesting for Mackay>Seaforth, wonder how long this is going to stick around for...?


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#1410681 - 04/03/2017 10:52 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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nice solid rain here in prossy atm... so very welcome after the prolonged dry spell we have had.
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#1410965 - 05/03/2017 17:44 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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That shower yesterday brought a nice 27mm at Prossy mill and only 13mm at Mt Julian. Gee we've gotta get something decent soon showerly! There're talking about another El Niño now and the SOI doesn't look good at all frown Hope everyone has other hobbys to do...
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#1410971 - 05/03/2017 18:19 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Doesn't look good Rainrunner, just checked the latest SST's, definitely warm water building up against the south American coast, el nino is on the cards. We have been lucky in Mackay, atleast we have had rain, but since Ive been here since 92 I don't recall going through a wet season without a cyclone developing in the coral sea. This maybe our last season here in Mackay, we are planning to move down south, goin to miss the rain, but ;looking forward to seeing seasonal weather again. 5 to 6 months of tropical heat each year is starting to wear a bit thin.

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#1411116 - 06/03/2017 19:49 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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nothing even remotely decent showing up on any of the models atm,,, live in hope that we get something but as you say r.r not looking good. Heat and humidity in prossy and out at the beach today was oppressive and still is as I type this... That shower on Sat lasted for a bout 2.5 hours and that was it.. Shame because the rain hovered off the coast all day and finally receded to the south east.
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#1411225 - 07/03/2017 17:10 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Hearing a few distant rumbles ..... something has to give soon.

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#1413010 - 17/03/2017 18:25 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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well that was a waste, stinkin hot all day and then 1 min of dribble rain and some faint rumbles and all gone..how long can this go on.
last post 10 days ago, slowest ever i've seen on here for a while.

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#1413046 - 17/03/2017 23:03 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I'm not angry, just disappointed...

That is quite the jump between March and April, from neutral to being on the El Niño threshold.

The only glimmer of hope is the bolded sentence.

Originally Posted By: BoM

Predictive Ocean Atmosphere Model for Australia (POAMA)
POAMA, run at the Bureau of Meteorology, generates a nine-month forecast each fortnight. The most recent model run (generated 12 March) indicates NINO3.4 will warm during the outlook period and shows an increased chance of exceeding El Niño thresholds in late autumn to early winter. However, this forecast straddles the autumn predictability barrier, meaning forecast skill beyond autumn is low.
The forecast values, shown below in bold, are for POAMA's ensemble mean.




http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/model-summary/#tabs=POAMA


Edited by Dan101 (17/03/2017 23:08)

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#1413099 - 18/03/2017 10:45 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I just want something, anything, to cool things down and to drop the humidity! Forecast looks ok with a few days of 10-20mm but will wait to see..
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#1413137 - 18/03/2017 14:02 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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same here mate, things are building up to a possible something atm.
just a break for a couple of days would be nice.
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#1413150 - 18/03/2017 14:46 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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one little storm cell has just dumped 40mm since last post
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#1413180 - 18/03/2017 17:03 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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yeah, we had 20mm here at Mt Julian and the mill had 40mm too - but most important its been 24-25C all afternoon and HI of only 27C! So good!
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#1413392 - 19/03/2017 14:50 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Totals being predicted for Mon-Thu have jumped a little in the last 12hrs.



http://www.australianweathernews.com/OCF/OCF_033.HTM

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#1413590 - 20/03/2017 14:30 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Nice Heavy rain now. Only a few light showers this morning.

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#1413602 - 20/03/2017 14:55 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hagrid]
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Yep, here in Glenella too😊
Hope I don't jinx it and scare it away.

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#1413608 - 20/03/2017 15:11 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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nearly 70mm in Prossy since this morning, hamilton plains nearly over.
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#1413613 - 20/03/2017 15:24 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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Originally Posted By: breezy04
nearly 70mm in Prossy since this morning, hamilton plains nearly over.

Holy moly! that's awesome!
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#1413657 - 20/03/2017 17:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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its been a good three days here so far, didn't think we were going to get anything at all after the last few months
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#1413670 - 20/03/2017 18:06 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Great to hear everyone getting a drop.

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#1413675 - 20/03/2017 18:17 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hagrid]
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Sarich's Alert(south of Mirani?) showing 135mm since 9am.
I'm currently in Northern Beaches area. Clouds coming in from the coast look like proper wet season stuff. Bummer Mackay's radar is down at the moment🙁

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#1414305 - 22/03/2017 18:25 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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This forecast is interesting...

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#1414314 - 22/03/2017 18:45 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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looking the goods atm
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#1414410 - 23/03/2017 08:08 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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coming down really hard here at Prossy atm, if this keeps up it won't be long until hamilton plains is over considering how much water is laying around.
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#1414413 - 23/03/2017 08:20 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Yeah coming down in Prossy alright. Both AWSs at Mt Julian and Prossy Mill have just ticked over to 1m for 2017.

Mt Julian 1004mm
Prossy Mill 1000mm
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#1414414 - 23/03/2017 08:26 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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missed that when i was looking at those very stations nice pick up rr,,,
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#1414499 - 23/03/2017 14:24 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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Picking up some good falls in Mackay today already I see (I'm in Moranbah).
Since 9am:
Mackay Alert 66mm
Hospital Bridge 60mm
Mackay Airport 58mm

Sorry missed Hamilton Island 55mm
and Mackay Alert now up to 80mm!!


Edited by nooty (23/03/2017 14:43)
Edit Reason: updated obs

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#1414619 - 23/03/2017 21:51 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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Rain still flogging down in Mackay/Whitsunday area:
Since 9am:
Mackay Alert 152mm
Mackay 112mm
Mackay Airport 113mm
Hospital Bridge 105mm

A few other stations going red soon too including Hamilton Island and Sucrogen Weir, both sitting on 97mm:

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/central.shtml

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#1414623 - 23/03/2017 22:08 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Yeah it is nooty - i'd love to be in Mackay/Sarina atm seeing the radar. Building up very nicely there... Here in the Whitsundays:

Whit a/p 62mm
HI a/p 97mm
Prossy mill 68mm
Mt Julian 90mm
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#1414627 - 23/03/2017 22:15 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Mackay alert on the blink? 111mm @ 8:30pm to 58mm @ 9pm?

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#1414628 - 23/03/2017 22:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Rainrunner
Yeah it is nooty - i'd love to be in Mackay/Sarina atm seeing the radar. Building up very nicely there... Here in the Whitsundays:

Whit a/p 62mm
HI a/p 97mm
Prossy mill 68mm
Mt Julian 90mm


Wishing I was there too Rainrunner. I'm out in Moranbah (zero action out here) until the weekend and then I'll sneak into town to make sure the old house is okay. Bit excited about this cyclone that's brewing (hopefully) in the Coral Sea. My hope is that it gives Townsville area a good drink without any of the destruction. Asking a lot, I know. I'm just a crazy old weather watcher who hasn't had much to watch of late lol!
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#1414635 - 23/03/2017 22:31 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Hope you make it home nooty with the possible flooding. I think Townsville will get it too just because. Hold onto your hat (and camera) Trav haha
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#1414639 - 23/03/2017 22:35 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Sarina is getting hammered, again...
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#1414645 - 23/03/2017 22:46 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Thinking this is just an appetiser to what we will be receiving over the weekend and into early next week.

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#1414646 - 23/03/2017 23:01 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Whitsundays about to be hit by another wave of rain - bring it on!
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#1414663 - 23/03/2017 23:26 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Rainrunner
Hope you make it home nooty with the possible flooding.

Thanks mate, enjoy the rain!

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#1414691 - 24/03/2017 08:00 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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when i was coming back from Bowen yesterday arvo, the Don was flowing.
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#1414697 - 24/03/2017 08:20 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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You guys are really lined up for some decent rain I reckon
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#1414699 - 24/03/2017 08:34 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
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we must have had since Saturday close to 350mm at a guess,, Thats in Proserpine
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#1414702 - 24/03/2017 08:41 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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and Prossy could get another 500mm+ in the next week - in fact all coastal areas between Sarina and Bowen could get that. Interesting week ahead
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#1414709 - 24/03/2017 09:06 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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ya gotta love it R.R, its one of the main reasons i love living here. Just an awesome few days coming up and plan on front row seats..
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#1414865 - 24/03/2017 16:05 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between Cooktown to Mackay extending inland to the eastern Gulf River catchments.
Issued at 2:35 pm EST on Friday 24 March 2017
Issue Number: 2
Re-issued: Corrected
River level rises above the minor flood level are likely across the Flood Watch area from late Sunday. Major flooding is possible.
Heavy rainfall with daily totals up to 200 mm with locally heavier falls are expected across the Flood Watch area from late Sunday and into Monday.
This rainfall is associated with a tropical low over the Coral Sea which is expected to strengthen into a tropical cyclone and track southwest towards the Queensland North Tropical Coast.
Heavy rainfall may also lead to localised flash flooding.
Catchments at risk within the Flood Watch area include the Daintree, Mossman, Barron, Russell, Mulgrave, Johnstone, Tully, Murray, Herbert, Ross, Bohle, Black, Haughton, Burdekin, Don, Proserpine, Pioneer, Mitchell, Gilbert, Norman and Upper Flinders Rivers and Bluewater Creek.

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#1414933 - 24/03/2017 18:10 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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Latest track map out has the system in the CS crossing further south. It's going to be a hairy ride for the next 48 hours. Buckle up!

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml

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#1414939 - 24/03/2017 18:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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Originally Posted By: nooty
Latest track map out has the system in the CS crossing further south. It's going to be a hairy ride for the next 48 hours. Buckle up!

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ65002.shtml

Not wrong nooty. Preparation day tomorrow...
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#1414963 - 24/03/2017 19:06 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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ouch,,, i still expect a further southerly adjustment as well,,,
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#1414965 - 24/03/2017 19:09 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I said 4 days ago to my work mates that Bloomsbury would be ground zero. I was spot on with Ului 7 days out so going with my gut feeling on this one too. Hold on to your hats Proserpine crew!!

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#1414969 - 24/03/2017 19:18 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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You could be right AKM, the models seem to be shifting the coastal crossing further south at every update.

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#1415021 - 24/03/2017 21:09 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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latest gfs run on tropicaltidbits has sent it right over the top of bowen.... batten down the hatches
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#1415125 - 25/03/2017 08:02 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Hmm Think I will be cleaning up today. Still not called yet but best to make plans early I guess. I have been surprised at the wind we can get up here in the past.

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#1415153 - 25/03/2017 09:12 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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looking at a few of the local community pages and finding it sad that a lot of people are bagging out those that are getting prepared and are taking this threat seriously. There are going to be tears for some after this event, no doubt about it and throwing caution to the wind and ignoring experts seems to be a matter of course for a lot of people in this area. Maybe it has to do with the transient nature of the Whitsundays location.
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#1415162 - 25/03/2017 09:24 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Agreed Breezy, the models have changed there forecast track over the last 24 hours bringing it further south, don't be surprised if we have a cyclone on our doorstep Monday morning.

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#1415276 - 25/03/2017 13:06 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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hammo already sitting at 50kms with gusts to nearly 70kms
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#1415289 - 25/03/2017 13:36 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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Originally Posted By: breezy04
hammo already sitting at 50kms with gusts to nearly 70kms

haha I posted a similar post on the Cyclone thread a little while ago and just noticed you did the same here. Good you're keeping an eye on local obs too smile

Showers look as though they're starting to increase on the radar around the Whitsundays and wind increasing at Mt Julian too.
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#1415301 - 25/03/2017 13:56 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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i don't comment to often in the other thread. Like our local area thread more although i keep up to date on the other... Personally I still favour a touch more south in the track to come
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#1415373 - 25/03/2017 16:06 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I'm sticking to my guns and saying a Whitsundays-Bloomsbury landfall. Even when the ridge grabs the big girl I think she will have enough steam to influence a more poleward movement and ultimately a more southern impact.

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#1415375 - 25/03/2017 16:15 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Yeah I was thinking a Bloomsbury crossing also

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#1415388 - 25/03/2017 16:56 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I'm going for a seaforth crossing, if not it will head s.e.

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#1415407 - 25/03/2017 17:40 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I hope not Seaforth! Have a beach house down there....not that I believe it will make too much difference in wind speeds if indeed my Bloomsbury theory comes true? Very short distance across Repulse bay from Seaforth.

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#1415441 - 25/03/2017 18:21 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I hope not either, I live at Eimeo, we'll have 170+ winds here if it hits seaforth

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#1415449 - 25/03/2017 18:26 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: AKM80]
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How's everyone's preparations going? I'm heading into Mackay tomorrow to do a clean up around the yard and get a few bits and pieces sorted.
It's hard to not be excited/anxious about the uncertainty of it all. I guess it's just a matter of that old saying, be prepared.
It's certainly going to be an action filled week for QLD with plenty of rain forecast as well.
I may have a couple of cold frosty beverages tomorrow night just to knock the edge off. wink
I wish all of you happy weather watching and a safe week!

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#1415462 - 25/03/2017 18:40 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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all organised Hailin, as i am sure many who are taking this system seriously, conversely though i know of many who still believe there is no threat and are running the gauntlet so to speak. Seen many posting on facebook and such that the threat is still Tully area and further nth.


Edited by breezy04 (25/03/2017 18:41)
Edit Reason: spelling
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#1415472 - 25/03/2017 18:49 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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Originally Posted By: breezy04
Seen many posting on facebook and such that the threat is still Tully area and further nth.


That's scary isn't it?
The weatherzone forum is so much quieter than the weather facebook pages.

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#1415475 - 25/03/2017 18:53 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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yeah not good at all
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#1415492 - 25/03/2017 19:30 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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To be honest, it [censored] me to tears that the complacency of people who I try to get through to just shines through! For years I've been fascinated with these things and understand the mechanisms that affect them and I get looked at like I'm an absolute twit when I try to warn people that this is a real threat to our region. I'm at the point where I say "bugger it, let the process of natural selection take place"......

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#1415497 - 25/03/2017 19:44 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: AKM80]
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I agree AKM80. Far tooo much complaincency as well.
Being over prepared as usual, I'm going to kick back now and learn. Looking forward to a long weekend

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#1415499 - 25/03/2017 19:47 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Me too AKM, for some reason Mackay people don't take it serious enough, you look at the folks in Tvlle, and they do take it serious.

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#1415516 - 25/03/2017 20:25 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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100 years since the last direct hit on Mackay next year....pays some truth to the 1 in 100 year storm don't it???

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#1415548 - 25/03/2017 20:52 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Scary thought AKM. What was the tides then? I don't like these later season cyclones and the 5.5Mtr tides

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#1415563 - 25/03/2017 21:04 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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The 1918 cyclone had a tidal surge which reached a couple of houses away from my grandparents house in George Street, near the Milton Street intersection (that's a few Ks from the coast). There was a line of pumice stone embedded in the ground there.
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#1415568 - 25/03/2017 21:05 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Latitude 21]
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King tides.....yuck.....


Edited by AKM80 (25/03/2017 21:06)

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#1415573 - 25/03/2017 21:11 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Rainrunner
The 1918 cyclone had a tidal surge which reached a couple of houses away from my grandparents house in George Street, near the Milton Street intersection (that's a few Ks from the coast). There was a line of pumice stone embedded in the ground there.


They wouldn't have had any notice or warning I guess either. Hard to imagine what that would have been like to go through.

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#1415586 - 25/03/2017 21:38 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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The 1918 cyclone had a tidal surge which reached a couple of houses away from my grandparents house in George Street, near the Milton Street intersection (that's a few Ks from the coast). There was a line of pumice stone embedded in the ground there.
P.S. Just for the time line, at the time I was told the storey, it was my grandparents house, but when it actually happened the 5 acre block back then was my great-great-grandparents.
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#1415604 - 25/03/2017 21:53 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Yes I know exactually where you are talking about RR..... I'm a couple of doors from Town Beach. Crazy to imagine the surge went over a 2 storey home ...

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#1415656 - 25/03/2017 23:49 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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No rain since midday and the wind gusts have dropped off considerably since about 10pm

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#1415666 - 25/03/2017 23:54 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Same in the Whitsundays, winds dropped and back to no showers
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#1415734 - 26/03/2017 07:39 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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looks like the rain will start to kick into gear for us today.
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#1415736 - 26/03/2017 07:41 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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BoM Mackay forecast updated at 5.13am, anyone know what it said before the update? Interested to see if it was upgraded or downgraded re wind estimates for Mackay...


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#1415741 - 26/03/2017 07:56 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Interesting forecast there Dan - anything is possible atm.

The Mackay radar shows a long shower line heading our way which could mark the start of cyclonic rain.
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#1415744 - 26/03/2017 08:00 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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all the bloody geese that have lived over the road from us for the last 4 months have just decided to up and leave during the night. Very quite outside right now
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#1415762 - 26/03/2017 08:33 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Dan101]
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Upgraded mate. Had 90km/h previously.

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#1415774 - 26/03/2017 08:52 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Birds have disappeared from our area, even our resident pair of falcons which have lived here for the last five years are gone.

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#1415783 - 26/03/2017 08:59 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Birds everywhere in Marian.

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#1415788 - 26/03/2017 09:13 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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the willpower vs bom vs jtwc scale is off the charts right now running at cat5.. in other thread i am just gonna wait and see i think. debbie is big enough to share herself around
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#1415789 - 26/03/2017 09:15 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Who else us thinking a Bowen crossing or slightly north of Bowen?

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#1415792 - 26/03/2017 09:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Cyclone_Tim_]
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I voted bowen on the pol running
just a guess mate no science involved..lol
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#1415810 - 26/03/2017 09:50 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Cyclone_Tim_]
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Originally Posted By: Cyclone_Tim_
Who else us thinking a Bowen crossing or slightly north of Bowen?


Oh I have no idea.... voted for Townsville in the poll thingy last night, thought it would actually be Cardwell the other day.....now I'm thinking the picture will be a bit clearer tonight....maybe...?

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#1415858 - 26/03/2017 11:45 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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https://m.whitsundaytimes.com.au/news/cy...3159180/?ref=hs


potential for evacuations as early as this arvo.


Edited by breezy04 (26/03/2017 11:45)
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#1415870 - 26/03/2017 12:14 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Track map slightly south to where it was last night again.

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#1415875 - 26/03/2017 12:22 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: AKM80]
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just noticed that myself, Just shut down the school i work at for the next two days.
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#1415891 - 26/03/2017 12:51 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Residents in Whitsunday council region Red and Orange zones to evacuate today
Due to the forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology for Tropical Cyclone Debbie:
Red Zone – You are directed to evacuate your property
Orange Zone – You are directed to evacuate your property
Yellow Zone – voluntary evacuations are recommended today, evacuate if directed
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is currently a category 2 system and is likely to reach category 4 intensity at the time of crossing the Queensland coast, possibly even category 5.
Based on current forecasts as at 8am Sunday 26 March 2017, significant storm tide is expected across the Whitsunday Council Region.
Across the Whitsunday Council Region, Storm Tide is expected to effect and inundate the Red and Orange Zones. A Queensland Police directed evacuation has been ordered for the Red and Orange zones.
If your property is located in the Red and Orange Zones, you should finalise your cyclone preparations and packing of your evacuation kit and evacuate the Whitsunday Council Region and Cyclone Warning area by Sunday evening.
Chair of the Whitsunday Disaster Management Group and Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said you should seek shelter with friends or family in the Blue or White zones to remove yourself from the Storm Tide risk.
“If you are unable to evacuate, the Cyclone Shelters in Bowen and Proserpine will be opened on Monday as a last resort,” he said today.
“The cyclone shelters have capacity for 800 people each and are only available to those people at highest risk from cyclone effects that have no other option.”
Residents in the Yellow storm tide evacuation zone are also encouraged to prepare to leave and finalise all cyclone preparations.
Yellow zone residents need to be ready to evacuate if directed, and reminded that leaving evacuation until Monday may mean evacuation routes are flooded and residents may not be able to leave the area.
For all the latest up to date information, follow the Whitsunday Disaster & Emergency Facebook page here - https://www.facebook.com/WhitsundayDisasterandEmergencyInf…/
Evacuation (Storm Tide) Maps and video can be viewed here - http://www.whitsunday.qld.gov.au/522/Evacuation-Storm-Tide
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#1415898 - 26/03/2017 13:03 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I don't normally weigh in on this sort of stuff....but....on any given day we normally have 7000 sparrows here due to my chooks and parrots throwing their food and seed out of the cages. Today they are non existent, there were pee wee's everywhere this morning but all have gone quiet. Just may be an indicator of some heavy weather coming?

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#1415908 - 26/03/2017 13:18 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Its looping.
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#1415915 - 26/03/2017 13:24 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: retired weather man]
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Originally Posted By: retired weather man
Its looping.


Can you elaborate a little on that one RWM?

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#1415933 - 26/03/2017 13:48 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: AKM80]
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Originally Posted By: AKM80
Originally Posted By: retired weather man
Its looping.


Can you elaborate a little on that one RWM?


Would also appreciate an elaboration smile

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#1415980 - 26/03/2017 14:57 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Dan101]
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2.4 Erratic Moving Tropical Cyclones.

Erratic moving or looping TCs are storms that move at speeds less than three knots and have significant changes in direction over short periods of time. These significant changes in storm direction are at times characterized by looping or circular direction changes (Fig. 4.5).

2.5 Equatorward of the Ridge


Edited by breezy04 (26/03/2017 14:57)
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#1416009 - 26/03/2017 15:33 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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so does this mean that there is a chance that Debbie might have an erratic movement and suddenly move more south or north?

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#1416025 - 26/03/2017 16:07 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Cyclone_Tim_]
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can't answer that mate just posting the info as i saw it on the other thread to be helpful. Not much has changed to my eye anyway,,, not that that means much
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#1416029 - 26/03/2017 16:13 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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ahhh ok thanks

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#1416116 - 26/03/2017 18:07 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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A smidge further south according to latest BOM track map

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#1416117 - 26/03/2017 18:07 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Latest EC has Debbie crossing at Bowen by the look, or even a touch below I think.
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#1416119 - 26/03/2017 18:10 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Been raining here for most of the afternoon, both EC and GFS are starting to meet.

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#1416127 - 26/03/2017 18:15 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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getting a bit more serious than it was earlier for the whitsundays. Bom track has come further south as well in last update
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#1416134 - 26/03/2017 18:17 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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GFS has been sticking to the Whitsundays crossing for days but because the model was slow in developing the TC, most people have been discounting it to a degree. EC has surprised me with it latest one though.
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#1416155 - 26/03/2017 18:51 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I've said Bloomsbury from the get go before it even became an invest.... I'm happy enough to take a slight error to the north if it crosses at the Whitsunday Islands. For you guys in the Whitsundays I'm hoping the effects won't smash you around too much, scary enough down here on the southern side let alone at ground zero! Stay safe you lot.....

By the way, I'm still sticking to my just south of Proserpine crossing....

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#1416157 - 26/03/2017 18:56 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Saw about twenty truck loads of rubbish being taken to the Prossy dump from Cannonvale transfer station so i think people started to finally got the message today that this was getting bloody real. School i work at shut for the next two days at least probably longer with power outages taken into consideration plus damage.
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#1416161 - 26/03/2017 19:02 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: AKM80]
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No matter where it crosses the Whitsundays may well cop a flogging -
I'm high up on a hill in Cannonvale (Ocean Side) and have spent the day lashing things down.

Unfortunately I lost my weatherstation in Ului @ 103 knots but my feeling is that Debbie is going to pack a MUCH bigger punch!

* Generator fueled - Check
* Plenty Beer/Smokes - Check
* Gas bottle full - Check

I'm ready are you?

TeeCee back from hibernation.



Edited by TeeCee (26/03/2017 19:03)

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#1416163 - 26/03/2017 19:02 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Wait what's the ec model saying?

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#1416171 - 26/03/2017 19:12 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: TeeCee]
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My weather station failed last week. Grabbed it down earlier today to no avail..... however I did find a Queen Green Ant just nesting inside ( quite high up and no green foliage on my roof )

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#1416174 - 26/03/2017 19:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Cyclone_Tim_]
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Wait what's the ec model saying?


EC has it crossing around Bowen too.....

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#1416178 - 26/03/2017 19:23 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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There's been an unusual purple sunset the last 10 minutes - amazing!
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#1416181 - 26/03/2017 19:25 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I was thinking Bowen to... Anybody else getting some strong gusts?

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#1416185 - 26/03/2017 19:30 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Cyclone_Tim_]
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Just the occasional.... nothing like previous weather events

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#1416189 - 26/03/2017 19:35 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Isn't the bom going with the ec model?

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#1416195 - 26/03/2017 19:41 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Cyclone_Tim_]
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Originally Posted By: Cyclone_Tim_
Isn't the bom going with the ec model?


BOM take an average of ALL the models. Currently the most northern outlier is Townsville and the most southern Mackay from the more reputable models. So, given that, expect a more southern trend on crossing point for their next track map.

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#1416201 - 26/03/2017 19:51 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Ahh OK thankyou I just saw and the cyclone Debbie forum that it looks like Bowen/Whitsundays is going to see the crossing

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#1416256 - 26/03/2017 20:51 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Hay Point now gusting to 40kts.

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#1416305 - 26/03/2017 21:34 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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** NEW UPDATE - PLEASE READ AND SHARE **
LATEST TRACK MAP & DETAILED ANALYSIS - IMPORTANT
Track Map #15
Issued by BOM at 8:02pm EST on Sunday 26 March 2017
[Please Share]

-- DETAILED ANALYSIS OF PREDICTIONS --
-- PLEASE SHARE AROUND --

-- CURRENT BOM PREDICTION --
Crossing Location: Ayr.
Crossing Intensity: Category 4.
Crossing Time: 6am Tuesday.

-- CURRENT JTWC PREDICTION --
Crossing Location: Home Hill/Inkerman
Crossing Intensity: Category 4.
Crossing Time: 10am Tuesday.

-- WHAT THIS MEANS FOR: --
At the strongest point, the current tracking predicts winds in each location of:

• Townsville: Destructive gusts of >150 km/h.
• Ayr: Very destructive gusts of >250 km/h.
• Bowen: Very destructive gusts of >170 km/h.
• Whitsunday Islands: Destructive gusts of >125 km/h.
• Proserpine: Destructive gusts of >125 km/h.
• Collinsville: Destructive gusts of >125 km/h.
• Charters Towers: Destructive gusts of >125 km/h.
• Mackay: Damaging gusts of >90 km/h.
• Pioneer Valley: Damaging gusts of >90 km/h.
• Sarina: Damaging gusts of >90 km/h.
• Glenden: Possibly damaging gusts of >70 km/h.
• Moranbah: Non-cyclonic winds.

-- CURRENT COMPUTER MODEL PREDICTIONS --
In order of most, to least, accurate computer model, the current computer model predictions indicate Cyclone Debbie crossing the coast at:

• ECMWF Model: Bowen.
• UKMO Model: Between Townsville and Ayr.
• GFS Model: Airlie Beach.
• ACCESS Model: Ayr.
• HWRF Model: Bowen.
• CMC Model: Bowen.
• NAVGEM Model: Bowen.

Bias-Corrected Mean Model Crossing Location:
• Guthalungra region.

Bias-Corrected Median Model Crossing Location:
• Bowen.

-- IMPORTANT NOTES ON COMPUTER MODEL PREDICTIONS --
Computer modelling this evening has been moving the expected crossing of Cyclone Debbie to the Bowen region as a Category 4.
At this stage, 5 of the 7 models surveyed (71%) predict a crossing in, or south of, Bowen.
Only 1 computer model is still predicting a crossing between Townsville and Ayr, and 1 other is predicting a crossing over Ayr.

This makes the situation complicated now, as the Bureau's official forecast favours a crossing at Ayr, while the prediction from the JTWC (who are typically more accurate than the BOM) are also predicting a crossing in the Home Hill region.

For now, it's worth remembering that models are predicting a crossing in Bowen, and preparing for that possibility, but keeping in mind that all official agencies predict a crossing in Ayr.

If the cyclone does cross the coast at Bowen, all locations in the forecast wind list above from Bowen, south, would have about 50 km/h added to their predicted wind. So, instead of >90 km/h for Mackay, we would be looking more at >140 km/h for Mackay.

-- RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES --

Most Northern Point where Cyclone has potential to cross:
• Townsville

Most Southern Point where Cyclone has potential to cross:
• Proserpine

-- NEXT TRACK MAP --
The BOM's next track map will be issued around 11pm Sunday

*Just copied and pasted from Mackay and district weather updated facebook page looks like models are indicating a more southern impact*

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#1416430 - 27/03/2017 00:14 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Hamo up to 51kts already too!

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#1416487 - 27/03/2017 06:28 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Must be getting windy there now
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#1416496 - 27/03/2017 07:18 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
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Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Must be getting windy there now


And very wet, copped good rain overnight with squalls

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#1416525 - 27/03/2017 08:22 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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still quite subdued here in Prossy atm,, blue skies out the back window, very little rain so far and not to gusty at all.
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#1416558 - 27/03/2017 09:36 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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Originally Posted By: breezy04
still quite subdued here in Prossy atm,, blue skies out the back window, very little rain so far and not to gusty at all.


Nice strong gusts here in Cannonvale - (Tops of gum trees airborne - heavy squally rain bands).

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#1416563 - 27/03/2017 09:48 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: TeeCee]
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TeeCee things have picked up a bit since I posted that, we are now getting some good gusts belting through, still very little rain as of yet but it is coming
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#1416709 - 27/03/2017 12:15 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Track now between Bowen and Airlie
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#1416743 - 27/03/2017 12:34 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I'm starting to think she'll cross well South of Bowen, not that far North of Mackay. She's still heading steadily SSW, with a more Southerly component in the last hour.

http://www.oscilmet.com.au/?page=l.m&r=241&noi=100
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#1416763 - 27/03/2017 12:48 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I know I've said it before but I'm sticking with Bloomsbury!

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#1416764 - 27/03/2017 12:48 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Raindammit]
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at this stage i am hoping she skips on past, due to size alone it will be bad enough
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#1416804 - 27/03/2017 13:32 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
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Getting some good solid rain here in Mackay at the moment. A little bit horizontal.
About 40mm here overnight. Looks like a big 24/48 hours ahead.

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#1416829 - 27/03/2017 13:54 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Belting down now in Prossy,
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#1416864 - 27/03/2017 14:24 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Rumbles of thunder around atm
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#1416865 - 27/03/2017 14:25 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Mills at Proserpine and Sarina are closed until Wednesday morning at least.
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#1416872 - 27/03/2017 14:29 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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74km/h already on my Vantage Pro.

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#1416878 - 27/03/2017 14:33 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: AKM80]
Hailin Offline
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Those rain bands coming in have got a bit of beef in them now smile
Just heard reports on the radio of power outages in Slade Point, a power pole down in South Mackay and traffic lights out in Paradise Street.

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#1416910 - 27/03/2017 15:08 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Mackay radar seems to be giving a better picture of movement than Bowen.
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#1417232 - 27/03/2017 19:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I reckon its going to be a arliebeach crossing or might dip a bit more south as it crosses winds are howling at the moment and trees in full motion

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#1417240 - 27/03/2017 19:19 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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I've got 7 bottles of scotch on my 7 day old Bloomsbury crossing prediction....no one would believe me a few days ago so I got to have a punt.....

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#1417243 - 27/03/2017 19:21 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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anyone got a live stream up and running down there?

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#1417250 - 27/03/2017 19:24 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: camtsv]
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Originally Posted By: camtsv
anyone got a live stream up and running down there?


I was just about to ask the same question

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#1417326 - 27/03/2017 20:15 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Hows everyone holding up so far, still have power in Proserpine and conditions are slowly deteriorating, very slowly, have heard that Cannonvale has lost power.
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#1417353 - 27/03/2017 20:33 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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All good at Mt Julian. We have power and the odd very strong gust but haven't heard any tree branches breaking yet. I've got a UPS for my computer and a genny ready to go, so i'll be here until I fall asleep.
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#1417368 - 27/03/2017 20:40 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Same mate, minus the computer, should be able to hook up to the mobile phones for a while until the towers power down or get torn out whichever occurs first. Don't plan on much sleep tonight. lol
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#1417369 - 27/03/2017 20:41 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Apperntly its moving west wards maybe Ayr is gunna get it

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#1417390 - 27/03/2017 20:52 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Cyclone_Tim_]
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I stick with what the bom says its to easy to be pulled into speculation, if the next bom update says west and changes their track map i will believe it. lol

Personally i am still seeing sw movement but i will still defer to the bom


Edited by breezy04 (27/03/2017 20:54)
Edit Reason: add text
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#1417487 - 27/03/2017 21:37 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Good evening all.

Have watched for many years, yet never commented. Its getting a bit hectic in the main debbie thread. In your opinions how many more updates till we can be pretty sure of a crossing closer to Bowen than Mackay.

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#1417490 - 27/03/2017 21:38 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Les Norton]
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we will have one every hour now from the bom
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#1417550 - 27/03/2017 22:08 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Les Norton]
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Originally Posted By: Les Norton
Good evening all.

Have watched for many years, yet never commented. Its getting a bit hectic in the main debbie thread. In your opinions how many more updates till we can be pretty sure of a crossing closer to Bowen than Mackay.


My opinion - probably by around the 2am update they should be pretty confident - 6hrs out from current predicted time of landfall (just after 8am). She's still dipping, dodging and winding all over the place.

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#1417557 - 27/03/2017 22:10 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Thanks

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#1417668 - 27/03/2017 23:03 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Mackay Port has lost power
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#1417681 - 27/03/2017 23:11 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Originally Posted By: Rainrunner
Mackay Port has lost power


...and Mackay's not quite in the gale radius yet according to the 10pm BoM track map...

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#1417683 - 27/03/2017 23:12 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Looks like the Prossy Mill AWS's wind anemometer broke this morning - can't believe it!
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#1417708 - 27/03/2017 23:23 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Here's some footage from one of my infrared security cameras at 10pm tonight, just to give an indication of conditions here in Mackay. Recorded with the phone so I could get audio too.

https://youtu.be/SIold7OQZ5M


Edited by Dan101 (27/03/2017 23:23)

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#1417753 - 27/03/2017 23:46 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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#1417808 - 28/03/2017 00:29 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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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
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#1417895 - 28/03/2017 02:27 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Lost power a coupe of hours ago ..... steady rain and a few strong gusts

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#1417934 - 28/03/2017 04:14 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Latitude 21]
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Still have power here in Glenella. Another 9 hours to go before Debbie crosses the coast according to the latest track map. Hang in there folks.

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#1417943 - 28/03/2017 05:13 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Man it sure is ramping up here at Walkerston. Keep an eye on the rainfall totals Clarke Range etc. This will show you what heavy rain is like. Going to be good run in the Pioneer River for a couple of days.

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#1417944 - 28/03/2017 05:14 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Tel Offline
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Lost power in mount pleasant, a couple of hours ago apparently. Winds sound like a plane roaring over

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#1417945 - 28/03/2017 05:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Tel]
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The observations in Mackay and Hay point are not showing anything too strong. But I swear the wind is gusting over 100k here now the whole house is shuddering. But we are on the upslope of a hill. Still have power.... unbelievable. At least we will be able to see soon. Its going to be a long day.


Edited by R.Dangerfield (28/03/2017 05:17)
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#1417947 - 28/03/2017 05:23 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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We r the same, up on a hill, def got winds above 100kn/hr

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#1417948 - 28/03/2017 05:25 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Tempest]
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Amazing how local topography funnels it and ramps up the velocity.

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#1417951 - 28/03/2017 05:31 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: R.Dangerfield]
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Originally Posted By: R.Dangerfield
Man it sure is ramping up here at Walkerston. Keep an eye on the rainfall totals Clarke Range etc. This will show you what heavy rain is like. Going to be good run in the Pioneer River for a couple of days.


Just thought I'd post some 100mm+ rainfall totals from 9am for the area so far:

Mt William 265mm
Clarke Range2 175
Strathdickie 147
Sucrogen Weir 145
Upper Finch Hatton 140
Walkerston 130
Mt Roy 129
Greenmount 118
Gargett 116
McCready's Creek 115
Munburra Road 114
Dumbleton Rocks 109
Sarichs 105
Rowallan Park 103
Mirani Weir 101
Fenners Road 101

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#1417952 - 28/03/2017 05:35 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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Imagine what they will be this time tomorrow?
Originally Posted By: Hailin
Originally Posted By: R.Dangerfield
Man it sure is ramping up here at Walkerston. Keep an eye on the rainfall totals Clarke Range etc. This will show you what heavy rain is like. Going to be good run in the Pioneer River for a couple of days.


Just thought I'd post some 100mm+ rainfall totals from 9am for the area so far:

Mt William 265mm
Clarke Range2 175
Strathdickie 147
Sucrogen Weir 145
Upper Finch Hatton 140
Walkerston 130
Mt Roy 129
Greenmount 118
Gargett 116
McCready's Creek 115
Munburra Road 114
Dumbleton Rocks 109
Sarichs 105
Rowallan Park 103
Mirani Weir 101
Fenners Road 101



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#1417960 - 28/03/2017 06:01 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: R.Dangerfield]
Hailin Offline
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Originally Posted By: R.Dangerfield
Imagine what they will be this time tomorrow?
Originally Posted By: Hailin
Originally Posted By: R.Dangerfield
Man it sure is ramping up here at Walkerston. Keep an eye on the rainfall totals Clarke Range etc. This will show you what heavy rain is like. Going to be good run in the Pioneer River for a couple of days.


Just thought I'd post some 100mm+ rainfall totals from 9am for the area so far:

Mt William 265mm
Clarke Range2 175
Strathdickie 147
Sucrogen Weir 145
Upper Finch Hatton 140
Walkerston 130
Mt Roy 129
Greenmount 118
Gargett 116
McCready's Creek 115
Munburra Road 114
Dumbleton Rocks 109
Sarichs 105
Rowallan Park 103
Mirani Weir 101
Fenners Road 101




Yep, and on top of what most of these places have already had in the last 7-10days.

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#1417975 - 28/03/2017 06:41 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
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Originally Posted By: Hailin
Originally Posted By: R.Dangerfield
Imagine what they will be this time tomorrow?
Originally Posted By: Hailin
Originally Posted By: R.Dangerfield
Man it sure is ramping up here at Walkerston. Keep an eye on the rainfall totals Clarke Range etc. This will show you what heavy rain is like. Going to be good run in the Pioneer River for a couple of days.


Just thought I'd post some 100mm+ rainfall totals from 9am for the area so far:

Mt William 265mm
Clarke Range2 175
Strathdickie 147
Sucrogen Weir 145
Upper Finch Hatton 140
Walkerston 130
Mt Roy 129
Greenmount 118
Gargett 116
McCready's Creek 115
Munburra Road 114
Dumbleton Rocks 109
Sarichs 105
Rowallan Park 103
Mirani Weir 101
Fenners Road 101




Yep, and on top of what most of these places have already had in the last 7-10days.


Just checked my gauge, 117mm since around this time yesterday.
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#1417982 - 28/03/2017 07:00 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: nthqlndr]
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Geez you're game going out outside mate grin
Good to hear from you nthqlndr.

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#1417985 - 28/03/2017 07:04 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Man this thing is so slow and not weakening one iota atm

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#1417988 - 28/03/2017 07:11 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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it looks like its moving slightly ssw

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#1417989 - 28/03/2017 07:12 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Yeah its moved slightly more south than bowen

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#1417991 - 28/03/2017 07:14 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
nthqlndr Offline
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Yeah, it's been a while since I've been on here. It's not too bad around my place at the moment. Only getting gusts below 30kmh. My weather station gave up the ghost last year & I haven't been able to replace it, so have to use the hand-held to get wind readings. I don't mind going outside at the moment, it's quite invigorating & I have to keep checking on my damn cat Elly, who refuses to come inside. She's sitting in my carport, just watching the wind & rain. I'm going to have to give her a new nickname, I think Stormcat might be the go, LOL! She seems to be enjoying it. Hope you're staying safe, Hailin.
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#1418014 - 28/03/2017 07:56 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
Hailin Offline
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Originally Posted By: Hailin
Originally Posted By: R.Dangerfield
Man it sure is ramping up here at Walkerston. Keep an eye on the rainfall totals Clarke Range etc. This will show you what heavy rain is like. Going to be good run in the Pioneer River for a couple of days.


Just thought I'd post some 100mm+ rainfall totals from 9am for the area so far:

Mt William 265mm
Clarke Range2 175
Strathdickie 147
Sucrogen Weir 145
Upper Finch Hatton 140
Walkerston 130
Mt Roy 129
Greenmount 118
Gargett 116
McCready's Creek 115
Munburra Road 114
Dumbleton Rocks 109
Sarichs 105
Rowallan Park 103
Mirani Weir 101
Fenners Road 101




Just updating a couple of those figures because they're amazing:

Mt William 371mm
Strathdickie 271
Clarke Range2 257

plenty of locations over 100/150mm.
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/central.shtml

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#1418025 - 28/03/2017 08:09 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Hailin]
R.Dangerfield Offline
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Yes starting to see real impressive totals. Just wait until the eye infills and she starts to really rain. Anyone in Rocky keep your eyes on the Upper Bee and Funnel Creek alerts. This is where the big floods come from.

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#1418027 - 28/03/2017 08:09 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: nthqlndr]
Hailin Offline
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Originally Posted By: nthqlndr
Yeah, it's been a while since I've been on here. It's not too bad around my place at the moment. Only getting gusts below 30kmh. My weather station gave up the ghost last year & I haven't been able to replace it, so have to use the hand-held to get wind readings. I don't mind going outside at the moment, it's quite invigorating & I have to keep checking on my damn cat Elly, who refuses to come inside. She's sitting in my carport, just watching the wind & rain. I'm going to have to give her a new nickname, I think Stormcat might be the go, LOL! She seems to be enjoying it. Hope you're staying safe, Hailin.


Seems to have settled down here too in the last hour or so. Bit hairy earlier but no dramas really. 122.5mm overnight.

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#1418044 - 28/03/2017 08:24 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Hailin Offline
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Holy moly! Strathdickie is up to 433mm now. It was sitting on 147mm at 4.30 this morning. That's nearly 300mm in 3 hours!

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#1418089 - 28/03/2017 09:28 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
R.Dangerfield Offline
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Hamilton Island just had gusts of 120 Knots and sustained at 97 knots. Those figures are closer to proof of a Cat 4.

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#1418111 - 28/03/2017 09:47 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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we are getting absolutely pummeled right now. Rain is torrential still hours to go
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#1418132 - 28/03/2017 10:05 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: breezy04]
Hailin Offline
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Our thoughts are with you Breezy! Hang in there mate.

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#1418134 - 28/03/2017 10:06 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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Would not want to be in a house at Conway beach or a boat in shute harbour, with that wind direction and incoming tide.

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#1418186 - 28/03/2017 10:47 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
R.Dangerfield Offline
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See the Finch Hatton and Sarich Pioneer tributory River alerts. Here she comes. Keep an eye on the tidal gauge at Mackay harbour to see if the surge is forthcoming.
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.533009.plt.shtml


Edited by R.Dangerfield (28/03/2017 11:01)
Edit Reason: added

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#1418450 - 28/03/2017 14:22 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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bloody devastating to see whats happening to this town, house has seemed to hold up pretty well except for some minor water leaking in the roof and walls. Bloody ground is sopping and just about slop from the top down to about 500mm. Not far off seeing the eye now and then we have the return journey to contend with.
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#1418453 - 28/03/2017 14:23 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
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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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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.
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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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Nice to hear from you RR and that you still have phone lines. Take care.

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#1420017 - 30/03/2017 22:09 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Latitude 21 Offline
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Loc: East Mackay, QLD
Sh****t whoever lives at the end of Hoey and Marsh St best turn genie off...... 6 am till 9 pm am still going .... geeeezzzzzx

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#1420085 - 31/03/2017 00:16 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
PVW Offline
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Loc: Thuringowa, Townsville QLD
Absolute bucket load of rain at my station in Eton.

Phone reception is knocked out currently, but last time I was in contact with my family who live at the property where I've got the station set up, it had recorded 790mm of rain in the 30 hours to 8pm last night.

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#1420229 - 31/03/2017 18:17 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Ree Offline
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Loc: Balnagowan, 20km nth Mackay
463mm day of cyclone and 612mm the following day. Torrential rain!

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#1420363 - 01/04/2017 16:40 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season - March 2017 [Re: Rainrunner]
Rainrunner Offline
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That's good rain Ree. I can't beleive the Sarina Range road, i'd like to hear what they got.
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