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#1420773 - 05/04/2017 14:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14150
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Yeah it is a pathetic amount. I was watching the channel 9 news a week before Debbie finally arrived and they were saying as how the average dam capacity was 70% that they would have to look at enforcing water restrictions in 12 months. Spokesman was moaning about how little rainfall that they had - seems Debbie fixed that for them. Back in the 1980's it was a good deal worse than this with a lot of people leaving town due to a lack of water.

Aah well maybe the low in the Gulf might bring us a bit of rain.
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202mm April 2017
Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 688mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#1420847 - 06/04/2017 08:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Our last proper rainfall event that was widespread over the catchment, was April 2014.
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#1420877 - 06/04/2017 12:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
yep last weather event was now 3 years again. very, very sad state.

had two 100mm+ day in that time as well. once in january 2015, and once in march 2016.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
April 2017 total - 12.2mm (62mm)
May 2017 total - 177.6mm (32mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 692.8mm (1122mm)

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#1420943 - 07/04/2017 09:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Flu jab yesterday and starting to feel a bit crook so that means its working. Had to have the aircon on last night just to get to sleep.

Not much chance of anything happening rain wise by the looks of it. This grumpy old wombat is a sad panda.
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202mm April 2017
Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 688mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#1420960 - 07/04/2017 14:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 28/11/2011
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Loc: Charters Towers
Just came back from Mission Beach. Moderate rain most of the way to Rollingstone. Then nothing.

Nice solid shower this morning at Lucinda. If only it would move south a bit. Almost forgot what real rain is like.

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#1421218 - 10/04/2017 08:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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And the lethargy of the dreaded Dry Season has begun. 4 days 1 post aah well at least you got to see some decent rainfalls slipperfish.

Dry low humidity and cooler overnight temperatures makes it liveable but boring.
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202mm April 2017
Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 688mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#1421541 - 13/04/2017 21:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 31/01/2011
Posts: 13
Loc: Currajong, Townsville
What's that orange blob on the radar tonight? It is very early or very late in the season.

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#1421618 - 16/04/2017 18:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Orange normally indicates high rainfall. In our case it's probably just a dust cloud blowing across what's left of the dam.

What to post about?
Umm?
23C minimum?
No rain?
Low humidity?
Finally getting back to my shed again?
Mowed last week but only once?
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202mm April 2017
Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 688mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#1421699 - 18/04/2017 11:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Looks like all the rain is gone until the end of the year. Very sad really as we are way behind in our annual rainfall, and by the looks of the next couple of weeks that situation is not going to change.

Was up at the Fletcher over the Easter weekend for a look. Hardly a soul there. Unheard of at Easter where it is usually standing room only. Might have had something to do with the fact that the creek had absolutely no water in it. I have only ever seen that once before in all my time in this region. Crazy.

Bleak dry season ahead.

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#1421724 - 18/04/2017 18:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
very sad state of affairs. what are we at now, 5 years below average now?
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
April 2017 total - 12.2mm (62mm)
May 2017 total - 177.6mm (32mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 692.8mm (1122mm)

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#1421735 - 18/04/2017 21:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
It's sad, but we will see a return to average (and above average) seasons in the years ahead.

I think what made this season so different was the multiple missed opportunities we've had, some of the inexplicable.

Frustrating.
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#1421744 - 19/04/2017 08:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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I have no doubt you are right RD.

However I will be moving in a few months up to Mission Beach. I reckon I might see a drop or two of rain up there.

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#1421765 - 19/04/2017 15:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Nice to have couple of showers today. Sadly not enough to wet the ground really. Best we can expect from a SEer.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
April 2017 total - 12.2mm (62mm)
May 2017 total - 177.6mm (32mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 692.8mm (1122mm)

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#1421949 - 22/04/2017 08:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Gawd its slowing down in here as the siesta of the Dry Season hits us like a tone of bricks. Overcast this morning with a hint of rain around the traps. Not going to get too excited that we could see something happen though.
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202mm April 2017
Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 688mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#1421972 - 22/04/2017 15:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: SBT]
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Registered: 14/01/2009
Posts: 81
Loc: Mount Louisa
9mm over here at Mount Louisa, nice drop for the garden.

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#1422055 - 24/04/2017 14:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
been nice to have a few showers about last few days. i havent scored over 4mm but its been nice.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
April 2017 total - 12.2mm (62mm)
May 2017 total - 177.6mm (32mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 692.8mm (1122mm)

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#1422128 - 25/04/2017 13:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
We enjoyed the cool of the dawn service at Thuringowa this morning. Caught up with a few mates from my army days and had a quick chin wag but didn't go to either RSL instead went to son in laws for gunfire breakfast with him and a few of his Afghanistan mates. I may have a had a few rumbos.

A couple of very quick showers a couple of days ago didn't even register in my Nylex.
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202mm April 2017
Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 688mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#1422275 - 26/04/2017 14:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
first real cool change to move thru Friday for a cooler start Saturday.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
April 2017 total - 12.2mm (62mm)
May 2017 total - 177.6mm (32mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 692.8mm (1122mm)

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#1422399 - 27/04/2017 20:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
feels like that cool change just moved thru
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
April 2017 total - 12.2mm (62mm)
May 2017 total - 177.6mm (32mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 692.8mm (1122mm)

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#1422482 - 29/04/2017 07:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - April 2017 [Re: Mick10]
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Registered: 25/03/2007
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Loc: Townsville
12C brrrrr
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