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#1447878 - 07/01/2018 18:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: BongWater
.. the rain will get here when it wants to....
Just wondering how long have most of you guys been up this way for?


Born and breed, BW ay wink

6mm from that morning shower today

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#1447892 - 07/01/2018 20:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cheers for the feedback guys, I just wanted to see how long some have been in the region and seen the full cycle up here. and some of you have.
Myself 42 years born and bred,
BTW about 80mm from the other night
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#1447895 - 07/01/2018 20:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: BongWater
I just wanted to see how long some have been in the region and seen the full cycle up here. and some of you have.
Myself 42 years born and bred,

I moved here in Jan 1975,- so 43 years this month,- and yeah it's forever changing.
People talk about the wets of old with flooded areas everywhere, but this happens heaps less as the drains around town are lots bigger. They are now formed concrete channels. Some are 20 foot wide and 8 feet deep where they were just little creeks running from the hills to the inlet. The king tides that coincide with the wet will always cause minor flooding for a few hours too.

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#1447896 - 07/01/2018 20:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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My preference is for a MT, the weather is almost always much more interesting than these boring SE craps. Hopefully that low over WA gets a wriggle on and buggers off and maybe will allow the progression of the MT eastward.
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#1447904 - 07/01/2018 21:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: BongWater
Cheers for the feedback guys, I just wanted to see how long some have been in the region and seen the full cycle up here. and some of you have.
Myself 42 years born and bred,
BTW about 80mm from the other night


I reckon the reality is that nobody really sees the full cycle. Some of the smaller cycles maybe but i bet there are cycles that last far longer than a human lifespan

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#1447910 - 07/01/2018 22:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: BongWater
Cheers for the feedback guys, I just wanted to see how long some have been in the region and seen the full cycle up here. and some of you have.
Myself 42 years born and bred,
BTW about 80mm from the other night


I reckon the reality is that nobody really sees the full cycle. Some of the smaller cycles maybe but i bet there are cycles that last far longer than a human lifespan


For sure. There are definitely large areas along our river systems (Herbert, Tully, Mulgrave, Barron, Daintree etc) that are clearly formed as flood plains but exist higher than any floods in living or recorded history. I’ve seen coarse non-layered river sand pulled out of areas above current clay/silt flood plains. This region must have played host to some truly monumental rain and associated flooding events in the not too distant past.
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#1447928 - 08/01/2018 00:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
I reckon the reality is that nobody really sees the full cycle. Some of the smaller cycles maybe but i bet there are cycles that last far longer than a human lifespan

Exactly Brett. The cycle may go for (say) 5000 years and all the ridiculous hysteria about global warming may be part of the cycle that's happened 200 times in the last 1,000,000 years.
No-one has records going back 5000 years and anything recorded in the last few hundred years and from this day onward, will be studied long after the present residents of the planet are long, long gone.

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#1447931 - 08/01/2018 06:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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30 years for me. When you start talking geological time the Barron floodplain is very dynamic, a study was done back in the seventies which resulted in the banning of sand dredging in the Barron to try and preserve the beaches. In it it states that the Barron mouth has been in various places from Yorkeys Knob south
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#1447937 - 08/01/2018 08:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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There is plenty of evidence of previous climate smile .

0.4mm
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#1447939 - 08/01/2018 08:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Morning Guys, I see some of you can see where i was coming from, not the 100 - 500 year cycles, just the cycle within the cycle and so on.
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#1447941 - 08/01/2018 09:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I moved here from Mexico {Vic} In 1994 from a dryland farm with a 20 inch annual rainfall average, to Cow Bay with a 12 foot average. Fairly got my attention been measureing it ever since. Every year about December the Cairns Post has printed the Dire forcasts of some "Expert" about how many Cyclones we will get. Wish I had cut them out and kept them all. We probably should been hit by 200 or so according to the "Experts" In reallity we have dodged 5 or 6 that could actually blow ya hat off. No doubt we will get one one year. And there is nothing wrong with being prepared.

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#1447942 - 08/01/2018 09:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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0.4mm from some overnight drizzle
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#1447943 - 08/01/2018 09:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1447952 - 08/01/2018 11:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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11mm overnight.
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#1447964 - 08/01/2018 15:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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First moved up here 30 years back..had a couple of years O/S and couple down south (Brrrr) about the only thing that amazes me with the weather up here anymore is that people still try to actually predict whats going to happen..

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#1448006 - 08/01/2018 18:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The farthest south I have ever lived is here in the valley, I couldn't imagine living anywhere else except maybe further north away from civilisation.

picked up 14mm overnight.
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#1448010 - 08/01/2018 19:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Cow Bay Bob]
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Originally Posted By: Cow Bay Bob
Every year about December the Cairns Post has printed the Dire forcasts of some "Expert" about how many Cyclones we will get. Wish I had cut them out and kept them all. We probably should been hit by 200 or so according to the "Experts"

Bob, I did cut them out and save them for years, then wait 'til about late May and ring or email them to 'remind' them of the in-accuracy of the BoM clowns.
(Not sure what they printed for this season, as I stopped delivery last Oct).

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#1448017 - 08/01/2018 20:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Chillagoe
It seems to me they predict "6 or 7" cyclones every year...

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#1448024 - 08/01/2018 21:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Another 5mm today taking us to 106mm MTD
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#1448031 - 08/01/2018 22:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - January 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
..... about the only thing that amazes me with the weather up here anymore is that people still try to actually predict whats going to happen..

Tropical weather is super hard to predict,- and why the models are such a joke. They alter them daily,- so people are better off sticking their head out the window each morning.

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