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#1406836 - 11/02/2017 12:37 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Ken Kato Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2012
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Ants have been on the move for months and yet nothing's happened. They tend to get very busy here when it gets hot.

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#1406849 - 11/02/2017 12:59 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: topmick]
RC Offline
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Registered: 29/09/2007
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Loc: near Rockhampton, Qld
Originally Posted By: topmick

Could they know something, we don't ?


Massive drought coming?

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#1406862 - 11/02/2017 13:37 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: RC]
topmick Offline
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Registered: 20/01/2011
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Loc: Buderim, SE / QLD
Originally Posted By: RC
Originally Posted By: topmick

Could they know something, we don't ?


Massive drought coming?


Could be because of Trump, for all I know.

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#1406981 - 11/02/2017 15:47 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
rainthisway Online   content
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Registered: 09/11/2015
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Ants moving is an indication of a system that should produce good rains. They can feel the change in the air however just because the atmosphere is perfect for rain doesnt mean it will happen. Ants only sense the change that should bring the rain. The ants have been right all season just they cant predict if the rains will fall in there area. They just sense the change and prepare. So far this years wet season has been awesome for my area. Just over average in jan and on track for maybe close to average feb depending on the coming systems. So the fact the ants are on the move is indication of a change, just may not rain as much in tsv but the atmosphere would feel similar in tsv as it would here when its hammering down and vis versa. Or tyen again it could be trumps fault. wink


Edited by rainthisway (11/02/2017 15:53)
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Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

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

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#1407100 - 11/02/2017 20:30 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
cold@28 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2011
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Loc: Chillagoe
We've had busy ants in the past, but not much rain. This time, they were building multiple entry/exits close together. Never seen them do that before. Even the mock orange (murraya) was in full bloom, and I've never seen that before either - and we had 18 consecutive days of rain.
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February: 221.0mm
January: 393.0mm
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#1407190 - 12/02/2017 10:44 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Rhubarb Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2011
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Loc: West End, Townsville, QLD
Our mock orange is covered in blooms and our dove orchids have flowered like crazy in the last few days. Don't have many ants around at all. Haven't seen a green ant in my garden for ages. Does anyone know what has happened to the green ants in Townsville? The one thing that I have in my garden horribly are masses of cane toadlets. Never seen anything like that in the 13 years I've lived in West End. Yuck .......
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2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
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#1407193 - 12/02/2017 10:51 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Rhubarb Offline
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AND the first year for many I haven't had a cyclone warning for my birthday (01/02) ... boo hoo
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2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
2015: 430.5 mm

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#1407198 - 12/02/2017 11:03 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Rhubarb Offline
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Could be an interesting St Valentine's Day ....

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Rainfall
2017: March: 161.5 mm
2017: To date: 427.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
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#1407241 - 12/02/2017 12:35 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
rainthisway Online   content
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Well a lot of the models are saying the GoC will happen, but no agreement to where it will go yet. *sigh* The waiting game is the worst.
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Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

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

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#1407326 - 12/02/2017 15:04 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Mick10]
Mathew Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2006
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Loc: Townsville, Queensland
Gfs is picking up a Tropical low off the QLD Coast from the friday 17th 2017. some things to watch out.



Edited by Mathew (12/02/2017 15:05)
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T 30.1c H 58 W 10.1 G 21.2km BAROMETRIC 751.8mmhg 10:20pm 03/27/17

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#1407506 - 13/02/2017 14:39 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: rainthisway]
Red Watch Offline
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Loc: Townsville
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Well a lot of the models are saying the GoC will happen, but no agreement to where it will go yet. *sigh* The waiting game is the worst.

EC has nothing forming


Edited by Red Watch (13/02/2017 14:46)

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#1407509 - 13/02/2017 14:49 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
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Yeah I was going to say, EC's hardly had anything up there for many runs.

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#1407515 - 13/02/2017 15:07 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
rainthisway Online   content
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Ec hasnt really picked up anything so far. Most gfs has gotten it. From my observations. Although I dont watch it 24 7 so could have missed something lol
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Mutarnee, Southern Wet Tropics - 70km North of Townsville and 40km south of Ingham.

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

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#1407530 - 13/02/2017 16:41 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
WANDJINA G'vale Offline
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Registered: 22/03/2006
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Loc: Gordonvale - Qld
Oz Cyclone chasers will need to find themselves a new past time - looking like they will not have anything to do lol


Edited by WANDJINA G'vale (13/02/2017 16:41)
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#1407558 - 13/02/2017 18:46 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
Red Watch Offline
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Registered: 14/03/2010
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Loc: Townsville
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Oz Cyclone chasers will need to find themselves a new past time - looking like they will not have anything to do lol

Yea sorta like the pub with no beer.

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#1407606 - 13/02/2017 22:17 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
gfs keeps changing run by run, has goc tc stationary, then moving east, then back west. all over the place.
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March 2017 total - 165.4mm (197mm)
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#1407607 - 13/02/2017 22:21 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Brett Guy Offline
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Registered: 05/10/2010
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Loc: Bently Park, Cairns
I like the latest run. Biblical rain for the NTC from something like that. I bet the next one sends it west again though

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#1407736 - 14/02/2017 22:05 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Red Watch Offline
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Registered: 14/03/2010
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Loc: Townsville
EC starting to show bit of action in gulf

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#1407793 - 15/02/2017 12:28 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Mega Offline
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Registered: 03/02/2003
Posts: 6171
Loc: Maryborough, Wide Bay, QLD
The Coral Sea is a joke.

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#1407937 - 16/02/2017 14:49 Re: QLD Tropical Cyclone Season 2016/2017 [Re: Ken Kato]
Red Watch Offline
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Registered: 14/03/2010
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Loc: Townsville
Convection is firing up in the gulf.

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