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#1425918 - 13/06/2017 22:00 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Whisper Offline
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Registered: 31/01/2011
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Loc: Gympie
Gympie had a light shower about 3am and nothing since.

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#1425928 - 14/06/2017 07:51 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
retired weather man Offline
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Registered: 01/07/2007
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Loc: Wynnum
Wynnum Nth 24 hour rain 23.8mm, making it 51.0mm for the event. Tue max temp 17.2C.
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Wyn Nth 2017-Jan107.6(158),Feb24.4(149),Mar410.2(123),Apr8.8(98),May32.2(101),Jun91.4(75),Jul16.6(57),Aug6.4(45),Sep4.2(33)YTD 702.0(841.0)

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#1425929 - 14/06/2017 08:08 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
retired weather man Offline
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Loc: Wynnum
Current radar shows curved band approaching coastline.

Then in looking at the current sat pic, the small low that initially started life off North Stradbroke Is. on Saturday night, moved NNE, and then east, away from the coast has now been picked up by the 20,000ft deep SE stream and is heading quickly toward the Fraser Is area.
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Wyn Nth 2017-Jan107.6(158),Feb24.4(149),Mar410.2(123),Apr8.8(98),May32.2(101),Jun91.4(75),Jul16.6(57),Aug6.4(45),Sep4.2(33)YTD 702.0(841.0)

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#1425930 - 14/06/2017 08:23 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Namarrkun Offline
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Registered: 17/11/2012
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Loc: Salisbury
Not another drop recorded in the gauge after my last post at 2.30 p.m yesterday, though some very light rain did fall here after posting that, stands at 45.0mm event total

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#1425932 - 14/06/2017 08:55 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Wight Offline
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Registered: 11/12/2011
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Loc: Montville, QLD
25mm here since Monday night. Light fairy mist at the moment.

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#1425933 - 14/06/2017 08:57 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Hopefull Offline
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Registered: 24/12/2008
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Whatever direction the low moved it seems to me that for some reason the cloud and rain just shrunk away to almost nothing very quickly. It certainly saved the Wilson, Richmond and Tweed from a possible serious flood event. I noticed that some parts of the Downs had some reasonable rain.

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#1425935 - 14/06/2017 09:05 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: Hopefull]
Ken Kato Offline
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Registered: 05/03/2012
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Originally Posted By: Hopefull
Whatever direction the low moved it seems to me that for some reason the cloud and rain just shrunk away to almost nothing very quickly. It certainly saved the Wilson, Richmond and Tweed from a possible serious flood event. I noticed that some parts of the Downs had some reasonable rain.

Yep which was pretty much expected. The winds started taking on a more southerly component as the low wound up and moved NW, confining the precip to the coastal fringe... warm air in the midlevels also started wrapping around over SE QLD stabilising the atmosphere a bit more as well.

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#1425939 - 14/06/2017 09:33 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Hopefull Offline
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Thanks Ken

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#1425940 - 14/06/2017 09:46 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Hopefull Offline
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A truly horrid event for the northern rivers. I read Big T's comments about the Macadamia's and wonder how much damage and misery this event has caused to many in that area.

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#1425941 - 14/06/2017 09:59 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Ken Kato Offline
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As bad as it was for the people/areas affected in recent days, it would've been far far worse if the ECL was bigger, stronger and hugged the coast for a long time (the less likely scenario in this case). Many areas got off lightly.

Having said that, there still was some decent rain and wind in the last few days depending on area.

Wind gusts ranged from 70 to 95km/hr near the coast and islands with some wild-looking surf along some parts of the Gold Coast.
Rainfall totals were modest away from the coast but closer to the coast 50-100mm fell in some places, well over 100mm in the Gold Coast hinterlands, and those even higher totals in the Northern Rivers.

It was good to see the rain again after being dry for so long. Some random wet weather photos I took yesterday in my area and the CBD:











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#1425942 - 14/06/2017 10:38 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
SteveB93 Offline
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Registered: 29/12/2016
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Loc: Brisbane Bayside, Queensland
Been raining here in the CBD for the past 20 minutes. Looks like being one of those days where trying to do any work outside is going to be difficult.

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#1425945 - 14/06/2017 11:09 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: SteveB93]
Namarrkun Offline
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Registered: 17/11/2012
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Loc: Salisbury
Originally Posted By: SteveB93
Been raining here in the CBD for the past 20 minutes. Looks like being one of those days where trying to do any work outside is going to be difficult.
we made the call lastnight to not bother going in to work today, was thinking this morning that it was the wrong call, but now thinking we made the right decision.
The shower of rain that just passed through here added 4.7mm to the gauge, now sitting at 49.7mm event total.

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#1425946 - 14/06/2017 11:18 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Locke Offline
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Still a circulation on viz sat over the bottom tip of Fraser Island. Cant work out whether its surface or mid-level feature.

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#1425947 - 14/06/2017 11:30 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Locke Offline
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Just compared the surface obs at Cape Morton and Double Island Point and there's a little bit of a pressure differential between the 2 that could not be attributable to the height of the weather station.

That to me suggests a weak surface low.

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#1425948 - 14/06/2017 11:35 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Ken Kato Offline
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The relative heights of the weather stations aren't a factor because the pressure obs at all stations are corrected to mean sea level.

Latest ASCAT satellite pass at 11:02am indicates the surface low is just SE of Fraser Island:



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#1425950 - 14/06/2017 11:57 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Locke Offline
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Thanks Ken. Useful to know.

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#1425953 - 14/06/2017 13:01 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
wetdreams Offline
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Registered: 25/10/2010
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Loc: Mooloolah Valley QLD
21mm yesterday and another 7mm this morning.

I was pretty happy to see that in the gauge earlier today, but the wife reminded me about how excited I was to get 3mm in February.... wink
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#1425959 - 14/06/2017 13:32 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: Hopefull]
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Registered: 24/01/2012
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Loc: Albany Creek , QLD
hopefull , oddly it wasnt a big area who really copped it. the southern edge of the alstonville plateau around rous mill and dalwood got a huge dump , where 10km , west or even east , and to the north only received half that , and much less crop loss , minimal even. mustve been training in on that exact localised area and the orographic lift just forced it to drop its guts. amazing really.

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#1425960 - 14/06/2017 13:50 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
mm997 Offline
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Registered: 06/09/2004
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17mm today seems like we are under a train of showers here at wynnum!

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#1425965 - 14/06/2017 15:37 Re: NENSW/SEQLD - Rain & Coastal Trough - 9/6/2017 to 14/6/2017 [Re: rainiac]
Hopefull Offline
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Loc: Toowoomba
Thanks ,Big T. For the whole area this was such a prolonged event.

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