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#1451024 - 31/01/2018 14:08 Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018
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#1451078 - 31/01/2018 22:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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All that rain on the coast for Jan and Tinaroo sits just above 38%. You seem to be doing alright though Simmo.
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#1451080 - 31/01/2018 22:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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You had pretty good totals for January, RF.
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#1451095 - 01/02/2018 00:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah I have been pretty lucky RF. Some farmers are still needing to irrigate and it is now February. crazy

Things looking good in a few days time
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#1451097 - 01/02/2018 00:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
...... and it is now February. crazy

Nearly grin

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#1451106 - 01/02/2018 07:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It was nice to have a relatively dry January compared to last year..last month only received about half of the rain of the Jan before..1234mm for Jan 2017..

Sure was a funky old moon last night..went through some interesting colour changes..

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#1451123 - 01/02/2018 11:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
It was nice to have a relatively dry January compared to last year..last month only received about half of the rain of the Jan before..1234mm for Jan 2017..

Sure was a funky old moon last night..went through some interesting colour changes..


We finished with 639mm for the month,yeah it was the ying and yang of years! 2016 we only recorded 130mm for Jan and the following jan was 1299mm for us.

The moon sure lived up to it's hype,and was spectacular to see. Best part there was no clouds (unlike the last time it occurred and it was completely cloudy).
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#1451164 - 01/02/2018 16:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Sure was a funky old moon last night..went through some interesting colour changes..

I thought it looked the best when totality was nearly over. The two different colours.

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#1451264 - 02/02/2018 08:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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So 10 days on from when we had that massive split in forecast rain by the models.
10 day forecasts were:

BOM Mareeba 10-50mm Cairns 50-100mm. Taken from the detailed forecast not the forecast map.
For the Cairns Mareeba area EC 25-35mm, GFS 200-250, CMC 150-200mm

What totals did people get?
I received 178.8mm, Mareeba 158mm, MAP 60mm, Cairns AP 222.4mm, Cairns RC 178.4mm.
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#1451366 - 02/02/2018 23:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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This is the 3rd time since last night these 2 mobs of clowns have changed their minds.
So much for a 7 day forecast. A daily appraisal is a nowcast but I don't know what to call a multiple daily change.

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#1451369 - 03/02/2018 05:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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In newspeak...I'd say they're ambitious in their accuracy.

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#1451409 - 03/02/2018 13:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Warm days of late
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#1451410 - 03/02/2018 13:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like some possible big falls in the next few days. Be nice to cool things down again.

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#1451439 - 03/02/2018 18:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Initial Flood Watch for the North Tropical Coast between Cairns and Rollingstone

Issued at 1:35 pm EST on Saturday 3 February 2018

Flood Watch Number: 1

Minor flood levels are likely across the Flood Watch area Monday and Tuesday.

A very moist onshore flow is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the Flood Watch area later Sunday through to Tuesday.

24-hour rainfall totals of 100-200 mm are likely, with isolated falls of 200-300 mm possible.

River level rises above the minor flood level are likely during Monday and Tuesday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River
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#1451441 - 03/02/2018 18:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1451449 - 03/02/2018 19:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Let's see what the wettest month of the year brings.
3rd wettest behind us, then the 2nd & 4th yet to come.

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#1451450 - 03/02/2018 19:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wet....? What's that?

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#1451451 - 03/02/2018 19:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Was planning on some outside work @Mission beach on Monday, anyone feel like giving me a heads up at 530am? laugh
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#1451457 - 03/02/2018 21:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just went on 5 weeks leave, looks like I picked the right time! smile

Having dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant in Cardwell at the moment, definitely worth the visit for anyone passing through.


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#1451466 - 03/02/2018 22:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Was planning on some outside work @Mission beach on Monday, anyone feel like giving me a heads up at 530am? laugh


I’ll try to remember as I am heading off to mackay about then.

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#1451467 - 03/02/2018 22:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Isn't it a bit premature to have a flood warning this early? Lets hope it actually happens. I'll check the gutters tomorrow!

I'm building, and expect the slab to be poured the week after next... lets hope its dry for that!
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#1451470 - 03/02/2018 23:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thinking that the kamikaze beetles had increased, but no, the sound is actually the tiniest bit of rain from a very faint cell to the east of us, that barely shows on the radar. Fingers and toes crossed.

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#1451490 - 04/02/2018 08:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Big raindrops here, sprung from nowhere...
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#1451496 - 04/02/2018 09:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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22mm mainly this morning from two seperate downpours. Very still and heavy.

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#1451509 - 04/02/2018 12:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: slipperyfish]
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Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Was planning on some outside work @Mission beach on Monday, anyone feel like giving me a heads up at 530am? laugh


I’ll try to remember as I am heading off to mackay about then.


Cheers mate, don't like my chances at this stage though haha.

1mm this morning to get the month started.
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#1451511 - 04/02/2018 12:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Plenty of lighning here form about 2:30am on wards, and some good grumbles of thunder from 4am.

Rain wise it was just light misty rain from 4:30am.
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#1451512 - 04/02/2018 12:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Falls up to 300mm predicted from Cairns post report this morning
http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/cairns...22fa3d362385b45

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#1451517 - 04/02/2018 13:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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2mm between 2am & 6.30am.
Heard a roll of thunder in the distance.

Nice overcast day. 32 degrees and 55% humidity.

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#1451540 - 04/02/2018 17:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Forcefield looks like its staying firm... by now it should be right on our doorstep - I am not optimistic about this...
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#1451544 - 04/02/2018 17:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Gliding past us as usual, east and north east.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aVhafvVV0EMEZs8nnKX5yrXbbaYltieN/view?usp=drivesdk

Must be a bit wild under that. Just received this text from EWN:

"QLD Severe T'Storm: Heavy Rain. Mareeba, Einasleigh, Atherton, Lyndhurst Station, Rollingstone, Millaa Millaa areas at risk next several hours."

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#1451546 - 04/02/2018 18:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Considering it was 100% chance of rain from late morning, it has been a long hot day so far. It will rain tonight however.
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#1451551 - 04/02/2018 19:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Stupid models and forecasts...we would have went camping to Hinchinbrook this weekend if I had known it was actually going to be a perfect weather weekend..

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#1451552 - 04/02/2018 19:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It looked very promising for Simmo an hour ago, then it all fell apart, just to his west.
DP and humidity have been right up there. Sorta feels like it did before that rain in the 3rd week of Jan.

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#1451553 - 04/02/2018 19:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Jeez. You could cut the air with a knife atm. Crazy thick. Has to break soon.

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#1451556 - 04/02/2018 19:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Plenty of rain to come over the next few days grin
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#1451557 - 04/02/2018 19:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I reckon, even my lawnmower gave up.
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#1451558 - 04/02/2018 19:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Your leading the month so far RF at 1mm........ wink
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#1451559 - 04/02/2018 19:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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That should have a couple of zeros in front of it by Tuesday all going well HF.
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#1451561 - 04/02/2018 19:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah, fingers crossed CF. The set up is looking good so far.
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#1451563 - 04/02/2018 20:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hangin in there waiting, was a perfect day for activities if you took the chance, plenty humid tho

I see WZ forecast now going for 40 - 80mm TODAY, got about 5hrs left on that score with a clean sheet start
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#1451565 - 04/02/2018 20:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Jeez. You could cut the air with a knife atm. Crazy thick. Has to break soon.


Yeah mate, crazy humid all right ,did a lap on the mower this arvo and gave up after that..will be a big relief when this rain hits..

I would be surprised if its much of a painting day tomorrow, Ron..I'm not making too many plans for outside stuff..


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#1451566 - 04/02/2018 20:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Waiting, waiting .......
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#1451568 - 04/02/2018 20:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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To the west of Simmo, to the east of us.
EWN had us right in the midst of it.

Reckon we all ought to go back to using our intuition.

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#1451576 - 04/02/2018 21:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nothing... I am going to bed. Hope to wake up with something wet and rainy approaching from the east...that has been the set up over the previous occasions like this.
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#1451577 - 04/02/2018 21:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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20 millimetres
Very nice.

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#1451582 - 04/02/2018 22:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just got home from work where it hammered down at about 6:30. Looks like the town got 31mm from it. I managed 15.2mm at my place. Hopefully it will be a wet night.

Off to SA tomorrow where it looks like perfect weather with sunny windless days and temps around 35c-40c. I just hope I can get down the range tomorrow.
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#1451588 - 04/02/2018 23:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice to hear 28...hopefully Tinaroo will get some inflow during the next couple of days too..

Its just starting to rain here now and the 512km radar is looking the goods with rain starting to converge on the NTC from all directions..

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#1451589 - 04/02/2018 23:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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A couple of pic from my side of that cell C@28. Was quickly taken with my phone on the drive to work so not the best pics.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/19CM_95ZGtfknOAEGi6AoM7MQjKcgRVG9/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ygLHab93iB3L0PKsBwoti7Gf8wNOOeTD/view?usp=sharing
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#1451592 - 04/02/2018 23:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice pic Simmo
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#1451593 - 04/02/2018 23:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah nice Simmo..how green is it up there..positively lush..!

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#1451594 - 04/02/2018 23:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Nice pic Simmo

Yes Simmo, thanks for sharing.

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#1451597 - 05/02/2018 00:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Well Mr Weatherzone, 3 minutes left to get 40 - 80 mm.
I'm not a betting man, but this would be a safe bet !

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#1451601 - 05/02/2018 04:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Well, well, well, go to bed early for once, rain still hasn't arrived, groggily hear heavy rain at one stage but then the wind wakes me so I get up, check South Johnstones weather at 3am and its 120mms!
So, do the dash to gauge and lo and behold, just in the nick of time - its at 150mm.
And still throwing down - sneaky old weather systems.


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#1451602 - 05/02/2018 04:48 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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South Johnston over 141mm now and going well.
Anyway, my bedtime. The mowerman is due to come today. I think he might find it too wet and make a mess.

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#1451603 - 05/02/2018 05:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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RF still raining down here but letting up a bit now. If I had to hazard a guess we would be close to 100mm. Might be a day to put your feet up and enjoy the rain as it heads your way.

Anyway off to Mackay for me. Wet start to the journey.

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#1451604 - 05/02/2018 06:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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200mm here now at 5am, creek sounding fearsome.
We usually get more than South Johnstone - see they are at 170mm now.
Beginning of December, we had a quick 60mm and Sth Johnstone - nothing.

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#1451605 - 05/02/2018 06:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yep i think I'll pass 😮.
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#1451606 - 05/02/2018 06:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1451610 - 05/02/2018 07:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks set in for a while now. Around 30mm here so far.I hope nothing closes the range.😟
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#1451611 - 05/02/2018 07:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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24mm overnight, this trough had better get its act together (after Simmo gets down the range of course)
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#1451612 - 05/02/2018 07:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The range is getting to capacity a lot these days..

43mm to 6am
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#1451613 - 05/02/2018 07:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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105mm here in Bilyana.
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#1451617 - 05/02/2018 07:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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nice eddy/rotation showing on the Cairns radar. Should enhance the falls south of the city. Quick glance at the guage suggests about 40mm so far

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#1451622 - 05/02/2018 08:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some nice falls to our south overnight, Japoonvale alert 274mm.

25.8mm to 7am
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#1451623 - 05/02/2018 08:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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168mm here so far..

Looks like Kowree at Mena creek must be getting up near the 300mm mark by now..

Radar looking good for Cairns and Gordonvale ..I think you might add to that inch today HF...

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#1451624 - 05/02/2018 08:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1451626 - 05/02/2018 09:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
nice eddy/rotation showing on the Cairns radar. Should enhance the falls south of the city. Quick glance at the guage suggests about 40mm so far

Have been radar chasing and watching that eddy come ashore. Love these smaller features that can pop up and disappear so quickly but can have a big impact on local rainfall. Over 200mm in the wet spots to the south of that feature.

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#1451641 - 05/02/2018 10:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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168mm here so far..

Looks like Kowree at Mena creek must be getting up near the 300mm mark by now..

Radar looking good for Cairns and Gordonvale ..I think you might add to that inch today HF...


I think it was Japoonvale AL 316mm.
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#1451642 - 05/02/2018 10:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Tully and Murray Rivers
Issued at 8:14 am EST on Monday 5 February 2018

Flood Warning Number: 1

Minor flooding is likely in the Tully River at Euramo on Monday afternoon.

Rainfall totals of 80-190 mm have been recorded in the Tully catchment since 9:00 am Sunday. Heavy rainfall is expected during Monday and Tuesday, with a further 200-300 mm possible.

Tully River:
Minor flooding is likely along the Tully River.

The Tully River at Euramo is currently at 3.53 metres and rising. River levels are likely to exceed the minor flood level (6.00 m) Monday afternoon.

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

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#1451648 - 05/02/2018 10:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Started of with just heavy showers in Babinda, now just consant rain.
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#1451649 - 05/02/2018 10:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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339mm at Japoonvale till 9am ,Ron...Liverpool Ck would be pumping as would Paronella park ...you guys must be getting a bit up there now..?.. edit: haha didn't see your last post..are you working today,Ron.?

Just light rain here now..



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#1451652 - 05/02/2018 11:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Inside today mate haha

Yes there would be plenty of flow there, pretty much would all be runoff now.
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#1451653 - 05/02/2018 11:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Flood Watch for the North Tropical Coast between Cooktown and Ingham

Issued at 9:53 am EST on Monday 5 February 2018

Flood Watch Number: 3

Minor flood levels are possible across the Flood Watch area Monday and Tuesday.

A very moist onshore flow is combining with an upper trough moving north, bringing heavy rainfall to the Flood Watch area since late Sunday. This is expected to continue through to Tuesday.

Heavy rainfall totals of 150-350 mm have been observed in the 24 hours to 9:00 am Monday, mainly over the central to southern parts of the Flood Watch area. River level rises have been observed in some catchments. A Minor Flood Warning has been issued for the Tully River.

Rainfall totals of 50-150 mm are anticipated for the rest of Monday. Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals of 150-200 mm are likely on Tuesday, with isolated totals of 200-300 mm possible.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible overnight Monday and Tuesday.

Catchments likely to be affected include:
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Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Murray River

Herbert River


Flood warnings have been issued for the following catchments: Tully River.
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#1451654 - 05/02/2018 11:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1451655 - 05/02/2018 11:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Inside today mate haha



Yeah I kinda figured that Ron.. wink grin

I just went for a refreshing creek dip..I couldnt budge the staffies from their natural environment of the couch and bed though...

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#1451656 - 05/02/2018 11:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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38mm overnight grin


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#1451658 - 05/02/2018 11:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: cold@28]
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280mm here, creeks are right up and nearly onto the road.

Day off school for the kiddies as we did not know what the rest of the day would bring.
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#1451663 - 05/02/2018 12:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Gordonvale is getting a decent serve, field runoff is massive at the moment and if it goes bonkers tomorrow as per prediction we will see some flash flooding

Ah the wet season, bring it on
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#1451665 - 05/02/2018 12:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1451672 - 05/02/2018 13:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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He he Scott12, was a fizzer after 8am - only ended up with 208mm and a further 25mm till now.
Japoonvale was the place to be it seems!
I am amazed at the wonderful natural drainage around here in the hills - after 9" rain back in Victoria in 12 hours - we'd be stuffed, but here, well it has all gone out to sea again - incredible.
Wouldn't say I'd mow the lawns right now though....

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#1451676 - 05/02/2018 17:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
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Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Gordonvale is getting a decent serve, field runoff is massive at the moment and if it goes bonkers tomorrow as per prediction we will see some flash flooding

Ah the wet season, bring it on


Had 188.6mm since 0630, hows yours?
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#1451677 - 05/02/2018 17:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like you are in the thick of it now, though Kowree..!

That line feeding onto the coast is just to north of us...with a lot more to come ashore this evening by the looks of it...

Gordonvale takes the lollies so far today with 132mm..but I reckon some totals around Innisfail will exceed that this evening..

edit...Geez Ron ..I just seems to post right after you ..188mm ..Wow..!..you probably should have headed down this way only 33 mm today so far..almost beach weather in comparison..! grin


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#1451679 - 05/02/2018 17:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Right under the nice stuff here at Jubilee Heights. My creek out the back is visibly rising. Was away last night but I can see a scour line from where it reached, not as high as last year but pretty decent.


Edited by Willraja (05/02/2018 17:56)
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#1451683 - 05/02/2018 18:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Peets Bridge well under now.

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#1451684 - 05/02/2018 18:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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laugh Pogo

The seldom seen back of the Pyramid:



Pelting again now.
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#1451685 - 05/02/2018 18:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Peets Bridge well under now.

Cairns Council's Cam


Looks like might be a few caught away from home tonight..
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#1451686 - 05/02/2018 18:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Awesome stuff!!

Just under 40mm at Bilyana so far today, has been nice and cool, if a bit breezy at times.
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#1451688 - 05/02/2018 18:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice rainfall on the NTC, 220mm since midnight here
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#1451689 - 05/02/2018 18:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cool. Didn't empty the guage this morning(estimated about 40-50 in there) and came home to 122 this arvo. Just emptied so plenty of space fpr the extra 200mm coming tonight wink

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#1451691 - 05/02/2018 19:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: hickory
Peets Bridge well under now.

Cairns Council's Cam


Looks like might be a few caught away from home tonight..

Probably quite a few never went to work, knowing if they did, they wouldn't be getting home.
Do you know what time it closed Ron ?

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#1451692 - 05/02/2018 20:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Not sure, maybe around 2pm at a guess
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#1451694 - 05/02/2018 20:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Gordonvale is getting a decent serve, field runoff is massive at the moment and if it goes bonkers tomorrow as per prediction we will see some flash flooding

Ah the wet season, bring it on


Had 188.6mm since 0630, hows yours?


Ron

Same same, I had 45mm before that time and about the same as you to 4:30pm but there has been some since

I suppose we must be roughly getting close to 240mm now
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#1451695 - 05/02/2018 20:27 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks nice and wet down there.
No more rain today, but at least it feels damp. grin

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#1451696 - 05/02/2018 20:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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30mm so far out of this event on the beaches - pretty poor effort frown South did really well, and north actually!!
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#1451697 - 05/02/2018 20:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
30mm so far out of this event on the beaches - pretty poor effort frown South did really well, and north actually!!


Yes, so disappointing out here. Very frustrating. Mind you, overnight there was a couple of very short, but very loud bursts of rainfall. Not much since and it looks like fizzing out again.

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#1451698 - 05/02/2018 20:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
30mm so far out of this event on the beaches - pretty poor effort frown South did really well, and north actually!!


Yep. Anywhere south of the eddy centre did well. I was on Green Island all day and was surprised as we got sweet FA but managed about 80mm in the same period at my house. Hopefully it shifts north tonight so the beaches get a good drink.

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#1451708 - 05/02/2018 22:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice totals so far down in the G.

60mm in the gauge for me so far today. If all goes to plan with the system moving north, we should see some decent falls around the city and to our north in the next 24hrs
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#1451712 - 05/02/2018 23:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like Japoonvale just cracked the 500mm mark in around 24 hrs or from whenever the rain started last night.....I'm kinda glad we didn't get that ridiculous amount..

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#1451714 - 06/02/2018 04:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Seems Copperlode is up to the Spillway.
Tinaroo at 40% just now.

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#1451717 - 06/02/2018 06:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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94mm for me, and the frogs went mad again😡😡
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#1451718 - 06/02/2018 07:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Received a further 122.2mm, so a total of 310.8mm for the last 24hrs shocked cool cheers laugh

Copperlode up to 0.36m above spillway now.
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#1451719 - 06/02/2018 07:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Seems Copperlode is up to the Spillway.
Tinaroo at 40% just now.

Yep Copperlode is now a foot over the spillway so that’s a good deal extra water coming into Freshwater Ck, might see the park at Freshwater roundabout go under. There was already decent flows there on the weekend from the catchment below the dam.

Tinaroo gained a foot of water overnight which is impressive, probably a third of that from direct rainfall and the rest from inflows. The mobile weather station that has been placed at Ravenshoe shows 100mm rain so far, if that’s a good indication of the southern Tinaroo catchment then we could see some pretty decent rises in Tinaroo over the next week as the streams feed in. Reduced irrigation demands too will go a long way to help.


Edited by Willraja (06/02/2018 07:17)
Edit Reason: iPhone autocorrects
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#1451720 - 06/02/2018 07:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Willraja]
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What is the link to check up on Copperlode Dam ?

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#1451723 - 06/02/2018 08:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Crystal]
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What is the link to check up on Copperlode Dam ?

Copperlode Dam
there you go
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#1451724 - 06/02/2018 08:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looked like about 70 on the guage this morning so probably around 200 so far for the event. Radar suggests it's already shifting north so might not end up with too much more than that. Hopefully hit 250

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#1451726 - 06/02/2018 09:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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80mm at Bilyana to 8:00am, 193mm in last 2 days.

Looks like the next 2 weeks across the NTC are going to be pretty quiet by comparison.
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#1451728 - 06/02/2018 09:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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128mm to 8:30am. Nice totals in the G, WOW!!
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#1451729 - 06/02/2018 09:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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170mm tipped out this morning, summary for the last two days - 378mm.
I like the old way of rainfall lingo - 14.88" - what a fossil I am.
And, its on again!
BTW, loved the photo of the Pyramid Ronfishes - love that hill.


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#1451734 - 06/02/2018 10:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1451736 - 06/02/2018 11:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just 103 mm here...Bit of water around the G at the moment as these backpackers found out...sorry don't know how to post a photo anymore..https://flic.kr/p/232cuU9

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#1451738 - 06/02/2018 11:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Around the 355mm for the event so far, nice for the normally drier Gvale
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#1451752 - 06/02/2018 15:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nothing too exciting out here.
I did a load of washing but unlike preceding days it is still overcast and damp. Three racks inside under the fan now....
don't think the red be one mil in the gauge tho.

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#1451755 - 06/02/2018 15:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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168mm for the two days I am told.

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#1451765 - 06/02/2018 17:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Man. She's blowin a gale on the reef today. 25 to 35kts

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#1451766 - 06/02/2018 17:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Who sent this mess up here?

I had to dash out first thing this morning to an appointment without tipping out the presumed 50mm from the gauge then come back at noon to it overflowing and the rain hasn't stopped at all. I wonder how much the nylex holds when it's brimming...185?

And looks like lasting awhile, the Daintree River catchment is really getting a load...

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#1451773 - 06/02/2018 19:48 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just emptied 176 out for a total of 298 for the event

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#1451777 - 06/02/2018 20:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I just emptied a total of 195mm for the whole event (since Sunday night). I kinda feel disappointed.

Feels like South Cairns (Gordy), Innisfail and Port D scored majorly out if this - but the beaches missed out - getting almost half what everyone else got frown

I may be sounding like a spoiled brat right now... I know... but I don't care! I feel like we only get a few windows in the wet season for decent rain (short windows of rain with high rainfall figures) and I hope the rest of Feb is wet.

I hear we are waiting to see if that low deepens... if it does - we'll get a bunch more rain? What are the chances of this happening?
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#1451780 - 06/02/2018 20:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I just emptied a total of 195mm for the whole event (since Sunday night). I kinda feel disappointed.

Feels like South Cairns (Gordy), Innisfail and Port D scored majorly out if this - but the beaches missed out - getting almost half what everyone else got frown

I may be sounding like a spoiled brat right now... I know... but I don't care! I feel like we only get a few windows in the wet season for decent rain (short windows of rain with high rainfall figures) and I hope the rest of Feb is wet.

I hear we are waiting to see if that low deepens... if it does - we'll get a bunch more rain? What are the chances of this happening?


Somewhat understandable. 100mm less for you than me and i reckon i would probably be around 100 less than Gvale. I suppose the reality however is that the rainfall distribution for this is event is spot on for what you would expect for an event on the NTC


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#1451783 - 06/02/2018 21:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I just emptied a total of 195mm for the whole event (since Sunday night). I kinda feel disappointed.

Feels like South Cairns (Gordy), Innisfail and Port D scored majorly out if this - but the beaches missed out - getting almost half what everyone else got frown

I may be sounding like a spoiled brat right now... I know... but I don't care! I feel like we only get a few windows in the wet season for decent rain (short windows of rain with high rainfall figures) and I hope the rest of Feb is wet.

I hear we are waiting to see if that low deepens... if it does - we'll get a bunch more rain? What are the chances of this happening?


Serious? You got more rain in a couple of days than some places receive in a whole year.
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#1451786 - 06/02/2018 21:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Mmmm. I couldn't be bothered checking the gauge...

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#1451792 - 06/02/2018 23:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Radar clearing...thats it for now looks like frown
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#1451794 - 06/02/2018 23:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Radar clearing...thats it for now looks like frown

Looks pretty dreadful. Think I might do ALL my washing tomorrow. Wonder if that will help.

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#1451803 - 07/02/2018 07:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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39.6, most during yesterday.
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#1451804 - 07/02/2018 07:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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90 mm for me, heavy rain yesterday afternoon
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#1451807 - 07/02/2018 08:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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90mm yesterday and 219mm this morning smile

Yesterday was a perfect wet season day, just lovely steady rain all day, The only let down was not any real heavy stuff to get the creek out of its banks to get a real flush out. Still just beautiful weather. smile

Could see a couple of steamy weeks ahead by the look of things frown
Bring on the next lot.


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#1451810 - 07/02/2018 08:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yep, Behana should be deliciously clear and clean for a swim next week.
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#1451811 - 07/02/2018 09:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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208 here at Cow Bay this morn . 327 for the last 3 days. What did Port Douglas get yesterday , seemed to be gettin lots on the Radar ???

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#1451812 - 07/02/2018 09:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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208 here at Cow Bay this morn . 327 for the last 3 days. What did Port Douglas get yesterday , seemed to be gettin lots on the Radar ???

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#1451818 - 07/02/2018 09:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Not keeping exact tally but its near enough to 400mm neat here for Gvale for the event. Much goodness
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#1451841 - 07/02/2018 17:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: BongWater
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I just emptied a total of 195mm for the whole event (since Sunday night). I kinda feel disappointed.

Feels like South Cairns (Gordy), Innisfail and Port D scored majorly out if this - but the beaches missed out - getting almost half what everyone else got frown

I may be sounding like a spoiled brat right now... I know... but I don't care! I feel like we only get a few windows in the wet season for decent rain (short windows of rain with high rainfall figures) and I hope the rest of Feb is wet.

I hear we are waiting to see if that low deepens... if it does - we'll get a bunch more rain? What are the chances of this happening?


Serious? You got more rain in a couple of days than some places receive in a whole year.

Seems that you can't please some people,BW.
Whinge when it doesn't rain and whinge when it does.

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#1451849 - 07/02/2018 19:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: BongWater
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I just emptied a total of 195mm for the whole event (since Sunday night). I kinda feel disappointed.

Feels like South Cairns (Gordy), Innisfail and Port D scored majorly out if this - but the beaches missed out - getting almost half what everyone else got frown

I may be sounding like a spoiled brat right now... I know... but I don't care! I feel like we only get a few windows in the wet season for decent rain (short windows of rain with high rainfall figures) and I hope the rest of Feb is wet.

I hear we are waiting to see if that low deepens... if it does - we'll get a bunch more rain? What are the chances of this happening?


Serious? You got more rain in a couple of days than some places receive in a whole year.

Seems that you can't please some people,BW.
Whinge when it doesn't rain and whinge when it does.


I'll remind you of this convo after a long hot and dry Feb with no further rain. Townsville got SFA! Gone are the days of actual wets. I remember the days of 100mm days for weeks on end. A distant memory! Thats my whinge! smile


Edited by drivenunder (07/02/2018 19:34)
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#1451851 - 07/02/2018 20:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: BongWater
Originally Posted By: drivenunder
I just emptied a total of 195mm for the whole event (since Sunday night). I kinda feel disappointed.

Feels like South Cairns (Gordy), Innisfail and Port D scored majorly out if this - but the beaches missed out - getting almost half what everyone else got frown

I may be sounding like a spoiled brat right now... I know... but I don't care! I feel like we only get a few windows in the wet season for decent rain (short windows of rain with high rainfall figures) and I hope the rest of Feb is wet.

I hear we are waiting to see if that low deepens... if it does - we'll get a bunch more rain? What are the chances of this happening?


Serious? You got more rain in a couple of days than some places receive in a whole year.

Seems that you can't please some people,BW.
Whinge when it doesn't rain and whinge when it does.


I'll remind you of this convo after a long hot and dry Feb with no further rain. Townsville got SFA! Gone are the days of actual wets. I remember the days of 100mm days for weeks on end. A distant memory! Thats my whinge! smile


One of the things about the FNQ page is that we have been able to have some banter about things without the shirtfronting that goes on in other pages. I recall similar comments a few years back after there was a lot of negative commentary on other pages. I’d like to think our little page remains the friendly page that it is, ie we accept when people have a bit of a whinge or whatever and can understand where each of us are at. The page is a great place for us all to discuss the good, bad and ugly about the weather and all that goes with being that little bit obsessed with it. 😀

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#1451862 - 07/02/2018 21:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Mr Dolphin]
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Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin


One of the things about the FNQ page is that we have been able to have some banter about things without the shirtfronting that goes on in other pages. I recall similar comments a few years back after there was a lot of negative commentary on other pages. I’d like to think our little page remains the friendly page that it is, ie we accept when people have a bit of a whinge or whatever and can understand where each of us are at. The page is a great place for us all to discuss the good, bad and ugly about the weather and all that goes with being that little bit obsessed with it. 😀


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#1451865 - 07/02/2018 22:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Had a big gust here so checked and it's gusting to 39kts at Arlington
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#1451871 - 07/02/2018 23:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Originally Posted By: Weary
Originally Posted By: Mr Dolphin


One of the things about the FNQ page is that we have been able to have some banter about things without the shirtfronting that goes on in other pages. I recall similar comments a few years back after there was a lot of negative commentary on other pages. I’d like to think our little page remains the friendly page that it is, ie we accept when people have a bit of a whinge or whatever and can understand where each of us are at. The page is a great place for us all to discuss the good, bad and ugly about the weather and all that goes with being that little bit obsessed with it. 😀


grin grin grin grin


Absolutely. A bit of light hearted whinging and a light hearted dig every now and again of course but it is a great page to talk crap on. Better now than ever. And of course we always have to remember that our whinging is relative to other areas nearby. Not to the middle of the desert or Southwestern Sydney.

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#1451876 - 08/02/2018 05:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
.... I remember the days of 100mm days for weeks on end. A distant memory!

Here are the last 11 wet seasons. I think that would see out your time in Cairns.
Yes there are quite a few 100mm + days, but not for weeks on end.
I'd like to try whatever you were smoking for those 'weeks on end'
[img:left][/img]

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#1451878 - 08/02/2018 08:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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So an avg of 1696mm for you over 11 years with App 3 days of 100mm or more.
Just more data to keep us all the little bit more educated about our weather here in the far north.
I would do my wet seasons but I couldn't be bothered,. A bit over 4m a year is close enough, lol

I do miss a few of our old members who have moved on in life, we had some good knowledgeable fellas
that put a bit more detail into their posts, But yes we have a good group without some of the angst
that gets tossed around in other chapters of the WZ Forums.

Stay clam and keep ya eyes on the sky folks, the next lot can't be all that far away.

Only 16mm up here this morning and it looks like a ripper of a day:)



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#1451882 - 08/02/2018 09:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Riding to work into a SE headwind is supposed to be a winter activity
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#1451890 - 08/02/2018 10:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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only 1mm here. might need to get a bottle washer onto the inner tube soon getting a bit hard to read. That or glasses lol.

A useless stat for you, My average for 5 yrs at Bentley park was 2317.5mm, My average for first 4 years at Gvale is 1697.4mm
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#1451892 - 08/02/2018 10:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Originally Posted By: Weary
Riding to work into a SE headwind is supposed to be a winter activity


Gusting to 40 knots last night at Agincourt..that would be no fun..or maybe lots of fun depending on how you look at it..

It should be calm waters,with possibly a bit of an afternoon breeze from the north this time of year..this constant ridging is total rubbish..


RF..Do those rainfall figures bear out a historical trend..?

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#1451921 - 08/02/2018 17:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
only 1mm here. might need to get a bottle washer onto the inner tube soon getting a bit hard to read. That or glasses lol.

A useless stat for you, My average for 5 yrs at Bentley park was 2317.5mm, My average for first 4 years at Gvale is 1697.4mm


Definitely believable, rains heaps more up there
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#1451934 - 08/02/2018 21:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Absolutely. A bit of light hearted whinging and a light hearted dig every now and again of course but it is a great page to talk crap on. Better now than ever. And of course we always have to remember that our whinging is relative to other areas nearby. Not to the middle of the desert or Southwestern Sydney.

If we actually had *serious weather* to talk about we wouldn't be whinging...would we??

Weird day today. Woke to sunshine, then a bit overcast, sun again and felt like early March autumn in Sydney. At one stage there was a big cloud that gave us a faint sprinkle. Intermittently thru the day we've had very strong blows. That wind is very strange. Sun set with stormy light.

My latest rain gauge is a $10 nylex you stab into the ground. I've got it in a pot of sand, to keep it away from the mud (still). However, the markings are raised, but clear, and impossible to read even with specs on. Went over them with a black texta. Works fine til it wears off.

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#1451941 - 08/02/2018 22:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12


RF..Do those rainfall figures bear out a historical trend..?



Peobably due to the last four years being Elnino in part and a bit of geographical difference as well, Bentley Park is definitely wetter generally.
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#1451949 - 09/02/2018 06:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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22mm over 2 days . Some of those scuds coming through were heavy if brief
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#1451955 - 09/02/2018 08:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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just ticked over 400mm for the month.
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#1451963 - 09/02/2018 09:27 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Fresh cool *autumn* day. Mostly clear sky, still only 25 degrees at 8.30am.

Yesterday was pretty cool as well, and last night was 2 woollen blankets and a heavy cotton throw.

The grass is still green, but wondering for how long. Haven't had to pay much for mowing this season.

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#1452058 - 09/02/2018 21:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Another dry day. Cool, definitely not hot. Chilly evening, even put a lot sweater on, since the temp dropped below 28...

There is a really strange wind blowing at the moment. Comes in spooky gusts, and a faint howl through the privacy screen.

----is it a portent of things to come ----?

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#1452071 - 10/02/2018 06:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
There is a really strange wind blowing at the moment. Comes in spooky gusts, and a faint howl through the privacy screen.

----is it a portent of things to come ----?

Yep. Dust!

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#1452073 - 10/02/2018 07:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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My water bill is $260 bucks for the quarter. We hardly use water, and the graph on back of the bill (not sure how accurate that is) show me that I doubled my water usage compared to others in my area, and higher than last period and this time last year.

Did the water restrictions in recently mean an increase i water? I am wondering if I have a leak somewhere... I'll keep an eye on my water metre and see if it is ticking over despite no water usage.
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#1452088 - 10/02/2018 10:48 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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3mm overnight from somewhere. I certainly didn’t hear it.

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#1452143 - 11/02/2018 08:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Last couple of mornings have been a little cool. If I didn’t know better I would think it was April.

A few days of sun to dry things out now.

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#1452275 - 12/02/2018 07:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: slipperyfish]
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Originally Posted By: slipperyfish
Last couple of mornings have been a little cool. If I didn’t know better I would think it was April.

A few days of sun to dry things out now.



Same thoughts up here, This morning with a light land breeze and a heavy mist/fog along the river flats it felt like Mackerel season as I was out running the hound.


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#1452277 - 12/02/2018 08:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Curiously cold this morning on the Tropical Coast. Looks like Mareeba has broken it's minimum record for February. A low of 14.6C at 6:24 am. Also Innisfail Aero on 16.3 C would be close to a record.

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#1452290 - 12/02/2018 09:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Certainly fresh here this morning...at least the days are beautiful..

Where did you get those Innisfail figures Seaweed..?..most figues I have seen locally suggest temps of around 18-19c

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#1452300 - 12/02/2018 10:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Just from the Queensland observations page.
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/qldall.shtml

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#1452315 - 12/02/2018 11:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cairns was 5c below average too, very weird, where is this cool air coming from since there are masses of hot air just about everywhere else in Qld .........

Innisfail at high 16s this morning, that's fresh for sure
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#1452323 - 12/02/2018 12:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It's another spectacular sunny Dry Season day here, again...
Not a cloud anywhere. Not even a hint. Like this all day yesterday.

Fortunately not too hot. Nights borderline 2 or 3 blankets smile

Last rain was Tuesday last week. The grass is still green, but not for long. The birdbath evaporates quickly.

If we're really really lucky we *might* get a tiny bit of rain end of next week, according to this: http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp

Fingers crossed. It would be nice to get some more rain. We've had just under 300mm since beginning of October.

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#1452328 - 12/02/2018 13:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: seaweed]
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Just from the Queensland observations page.
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/qldall.shtml


Yeah thanks seaweed..I cant remember ever experiencing a 16c day here in February...

and yes 28 it really does feel like a dry season day today..hard to believe its the 2nd week of February..I don't know what happened to this La nina that people speak of..

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#1452336 - 12/02/2018 15:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: seaweed
Just from the Queensland observations page.
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/qldall.shtml


Yeah thanks seaweed..I cant remember ever experiencing a 16c day here in February...

and yes 28 it really does feel like a dry season day today..hard to believe its the 2nd week of February..I don't know what happened to this La nina that people speak of..


I think it was more like la la land. Useless effort by BOM
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#1452348 - 12/02/2018 16:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Still not a single cloud in the sky, in fact it's like November in the outback if it hasn't rained at all for months, with that grey haze through the air.

The washing on the line dried instantly to brittle, even the slow stuff.

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#1452359 - 12/02/2018 17:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hopefully some rain around the 19th which will be OK. A bit of drying out in between is kind of needed lol
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#1452392 - 12/02/2018 20:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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How good is this weather for February? Changing of the guard maybe......
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#1452394 - 12/02/2018 20:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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20% humidity, this is ridiculous.
Still 33 degrees (made it to 35).

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#1452405 - 12/02/2018 21:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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3 days ago it was 23degrees at this time of night. Now it's still 30. What a difference 7 degrees makes.

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#1452449 - 13/02/2018 08:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Got back from SA yesterday. Was pretty hot while I was there with a number of 39c days. Dry heat so was quite comfortable but the SA folks were struggling.

Ground is still saturated at my place. My cow is leaving 10-15mm footprints where she walks. Short natural creeks that start on my property and run straight into the Baron are still trickling. It has definitely been the wettest 3 week period, to the end of the rain last week, that I have had here.

Looking good for rain this weekend. I really hope we get a good storm as my mates from Townsville arrive Friday morning and stay till Monday. Would be good to put on a show for them.
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#1452460 - 13/02/2018 09:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The morning temps are often below the forcast lows by 3-5C at the moment. Made 20c again this morning, lovely weather and no A/C at night
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#1452462 - 13/02/2018 09:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Last night at 9pm it was still 30°. This morning at 6.30am it was a beautiful 20°. Lovely to wake up to cool.

Now almost 9am it's 30° again. Reckon it'll be another very warm today.

Good to see you got so much rain Simmo.

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#1452489 - 13/02/2018 13:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Today feels hotter than anything I experienced in SA and it is only 33.6c at the moment. crazy
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#1452499 - 13/02/2018 16:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Today feels hotter than anything I experienced in SA and it is only 33.6c at the moment. crazy


Hottest day for weeks. 36.9°C and 20% humidity.

Third day in a row with not a cloud in the sky, my crazy old weather station says it's raining.....!!

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#1452506 - 13/02/2018 16:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: cold@28]
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Today feels hotter than anything I experienced in SA and it is only 33.6c at the moment. crazy


Hottest day for weeks. 36.9°C and 20% humidity.

Third day in a row with not a cloud in the sky, my crazy old weather station says it's raining.....!!


Aye, its a hot one today
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#1452533 - 13/02/2018 19:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah it sure was Wandjina. Bring on the next monsoonal burst to cool things off again.
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#1452549 - 13/02/2018 19:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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When will that be HF..?...its gunna be a bugga of a week..feeling my age at the moment..lol..where has the wet season gone..!

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#1452555 - 13/02/2018 20:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Simmo, good to see moisture up your way. As for ya mates from Townsville visiting goes you would only need a heavy dew to impress them😜😜😜
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#1452571 - 13/02/2018 20:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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When will that be HF..?...its gunna be a bugga of a week..feeling my age at the moment..lol..where has the wet season gone..!

Wet season? I think we had ours in November.
Hot today, got that wiped out feeling. Feeling my age right now too.

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#1452579 - 13/02/2018 20:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like all the action is in the NT, Scott.

Doesn't look like much in the way of rain for us over the next week unless we are lucky to get a storm over the weekend!

Here is the weekly climate note released today by BOM:

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#1452591 - 13/02/2018 21:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Crystal Valley]
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Simmo, good to see moisture up your way. As for ya mates from Townsville visiting goes you would only need a heavy dew to impress them😜😜😜


Hahaha CV. Got that covered, get 0.4-1.0mm in the gauge every morning from dew. This morning the ground was squelchy from dew in the paddocks.
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#1452616 - 14/02/2018 07:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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One of the heaviest fogs I have seen this morning. Vision must be down to about 20m.

Looks like it is going to be bloody hot over the next few days with 36c tomorrow and the humidity building from tomorrow too. Hopefully manage a few afternoon storms. Happy to miss out on most of it if the Tinaroo catchment gets a load.
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#1452619 - 14/02/2018 08:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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And, just like that the forecast rainfall amounts dry up dramatically

How are all the Casanova's today .......lol

Got a feeling its going to be a freaking hot one today


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#1452689 - 14/02/2018 16:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hot hot hot today, currently 36.7c.
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#1452721 - 14/02/2018 18:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Someone out here said it got to 39 degrees. I forgot to look.....

But walking to the post office at 4.15pm it felt like an early autumn day in Sydney.

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#1452729 - 14/02/2018 19:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wish it felt like that here C@28. Was 35.5c at 4:30 with a HI still over 38c. Yuk!!
All this heat has got to lead to some nice storms surely. Steering improves on Friday with lots of instability around from Friday onward too.


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#1452736 - 14/02/2018 19:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Still 33.8 degrees here and 38% humidity.
Dark sky to the south of us, but the cell is at least 50km away and heading west frown
But getting a slight cool breeze, occasionally.

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#1452779 - 15/02/2018 05:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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All this heat has got to lead to some nice storms surely. Steering improves on Friday with lots of instability around from Friday onward too.

I'm not too confident about your TSV mates getting a wet arse this weekend Simmo.
But you would be more of a chance up there than down here on the coast. Fingers crossed.

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#1452790 - 15/02/2018 08:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Forecast is not looking like fun at all
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#1452794 - 15/02/2018 08:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah things looking good Friday through Sunday out here hickory, with Saturday being my pick for something good. But, as we all know, storms are fickle things and 500m could be the difference between 50mm or 1mm.
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#1452810 - 15/02/2018 11:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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4c warmer than this time yesterday. Could be a 39-40c day.
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#1452824 - 15/02/2018 14:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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37.4 degrees at 1.20pm.
30% humidity, ughhh...

It was already 34 degrees at 9am

The grass still looked green yesterday, today it is very obviously drying out, difference a day makes.

Hope we get some of that predicted possible rain.

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#1452842 - 15/02/2018 15:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Currently 36.7c with 50% humidity, DP 24.6c, HI 44.7c. Yucky!!!!
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#1452849 - 15/02/2018 16:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Made it to 38 degrees at 2pm. Forgot to look at 2.30pm which is usually the hottest part of the day.

Currently 37.7 and 30% humidity.

Lots of puffy clouds in the sky again, not the promising type though. Occasional gusts of wind that are not hot but not cold, but the type that sets the sails flapping. Not a bad day actually, now that it's almost over.

Think it's still been dropping to about 22 degrees pre-sunrise.

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#1452870 - 15/02/2018 17:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Damn....it's all gone to the north again.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RbCfvfYO469teG2Y0h12SjWI-gwsZNCu

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#1452888 - 15/02/2018 18:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Damn, I hate it when I can smell it.

Small cells to the north-east and south-east, and nothing here.

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#1452901 - 15/02/2018 18:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeayyy, 10 minutes later we got rain. Without going out to look, I reckon about 2-3mm? Little bit of lightning and occasional thunder, not much tho.
The town guinea fowl were quite perturbed, big blobs of raindrops landing on them as they ran towards the sunshine.
...wow that was just a nice flash, and thunder, close by.

Edit: 7mm 29.1degrees 58% humidity


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#1452925 - 15/02/2018 20:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice C@28. The cells look pretty good out your way. The one near Watsonville looked awesome from here.
29.1c, 70% humidity, going to be a warm night I think
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#1452941 - 15/02/2018 21:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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27.4 degrees 70% humidity Nice

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#1452942 - 15/02/2018 21:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Still reading 30c here...and sticky as hell..I need to take another shower to get the last hours sweat off......filthy tropical lowland weather...!

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#1452945 - 15/02/2018 21:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1452960 - 16/02/2018 00:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
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Let's see how he goes.
Is he trying to make a quid off his old man's reputation ??

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#1452962 - 16/02/2018 01:27 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Power failed 10 minutes ago.
Radar shows a doozy of a storm. I don't see how this one can miss us this time. Lot of lightning, thunder in the distance.

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#1452969 - 16/02/2018 07:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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How did you fair C@28? Looks like it died on top of Chillagoe but hopefully you got some.
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#1452981 - 16/02/2018 10:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It died on top of the Featherbeds. We just caught the forward edge and thankfully it gave us 11mm.

So that's 17mm for previous 24 hours.

A lot of lightning but the thunder was mostly distant. We did get a few loud ones towards the end. Most lightning I've seen for ages. Power came back on as it started to rain, but it was over not long after 1am.

Currently 27.3 degrees 74% humidity, bit of high cloud around.

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#1452987 - 16/02/2018 10:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice C@28. Hoping to get some here today though I think you are still in for a better chance than me. Though it has them storm feels today.

30.5c with 70% humidity.


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#1452988 - 16/02/2018 11:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Still only 29.6 degrees & 64% humidity.
Fingers crossed for more this afternoon.

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#1452992 - 16/02/2018 12:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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That cell between Atherton and Ravenshoe looks great from here. It is exploding upwards. Might start sparking soon.
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#1452994 - 16/02/2018 12:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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That cell between Atherton and Ravenshoe looks great from here. It is exploding upwards. Might start sparking soon.

Can see it from here in the valley, looks promising for you guys this arvo.
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#1453008 - 16/02/2018 14:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Something coming towards Goldsborough at the moment - next in line could be G'vale
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#1453014 - 16/02/2018 15:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Unstable. That one east of Malanda went from 0 to pileus in about 10 mins. Was in portsmith by the time I got to Draper rd, bolts coming down.
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#1453017 - 16/02/2018 16:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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#1453021 - 16/02/2018 16:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Unstable. That one east of Malanda went from 0 to pileus in about 10 mins. Was in portsmith by the time I got to Draper rd, bolts coming down.

thanks RF, I had to google "pileus" , learn something new everyday.
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#1453050 - 16/02/2018 18:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Haha all good. Nothing here except a massively warm night ahead it seems.
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#1453056 - 16/02/2018 18:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Did someone grab reverse gear for the radar??
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#1453085 - 16/02/2018 20:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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No pileus here..just 31.5c ,insane humidity and loads of mosquitoes....its much like the wet season..just without the rain..

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#1453102 - 16/02/2018 21:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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This sucks. February is meant to be out wettest!
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#1453124 - 17/02/2018 02:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The MJO looks like it's just about the enter Phase 8.
Phase 4 to 5 is what we need.

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#1453133 - 17/02/2018 07:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Broome. 340mm to 4am. Now that’s rain
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#1453136 - 17/02/2018 07:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice light show this morning. Mostly offshore behind Dunk. Trying to rain now, might get an edge and a bit of grass rain if we are lucky.

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#1453137 - 17/02/2018 07:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Originally Posted By: Weary
Broome. 340mm to 4am. Now that’s rain


Would imagine they will have their wettest year on record before today is out. Thats 38 days into the year. crazy
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#1453138 - 17/02/2018 07:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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He he, great words on this page - 'pileus' by Ronfishes (which I too googled and liked) and 'Thumbles of grunder' by Yasified Shak.
Hearing distant thunder in the south east and seeing lightning and it's moving closer.
It has been carrying on since 5am.
I was sweaty and languid yesterday with the humidity, weak southerner that I am!

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#1453140 - 17/02/2018 08:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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A cracking 3mm. Nice cool breeze thankfully.

Moving north Toward Innisfail now. Main section still well out to sea. Tomorrow looks a better chance for the coast.

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#1453154 - 17/02/2018 11:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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So much more pleasant this morning, last 2 days were disgusting.


https://i.imgur.com/WRV9S6hl.mp4
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#1453155 - 17/02/2018 11:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Broome is going off rainfall wise, lucky buggers! Fingers crossed for some storm action tomorrow for us all, this heat and humidly is a killer at the moment!
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#1453158 - 17/02/2018 11:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Waterspout near Green Is this morning, Arlington gust 33kts, low Is gust 37kts.


Edited by Ronfishes (17/02/2018 11:55)
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#1453159 - 17/02/2018 12:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Gusts to 30knts down this way too on the water Ron..the missus and I would have been out there on an overnighter if it wasn't so hot yesterday..that would not have been pretty..!..Damn good sleep-in weather this morning..

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#1453190 - 17/02/2018 18:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thunder eminating from the SW again
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#1453192 - 17/02/2018 18:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Pretty constant but the radar says it is a lot further away than I would have thought. Not going to move much though I would think so we would have to rely on a cell building right on us to get anything.

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#1453197 - 17/02/2018 20:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lightning firing up to the sw, easier to see without power..
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#1453198 - 17/02/2018 20:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Quite a bit of stormage moving up from the Ingham area..getting close to Cardwell...hope it doesn't miss us like all the stuff this morning did...Lightning and thunder starting to arc up in the southern sky..fingers crossed..!

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#1453199 - 17/02/2018 20:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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No power at cowboys game either!
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#1453200 - 17/02/2018 20:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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oh no...!...Ron,,I thought you meant you turned the lights out to watch the lightning ..lol

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#1453201 - 17/02/2018 20:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Radar looks good around Ravenshoe.

Sounds like tinkles of rain on the roof here, but it's only kamikaze beetles. At least I got the big doors shut early enough tonight.

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#1453203 - 17/02/2018 21:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ergon website showing all of Cairns has lost power. Powerlink HV fault apparently.

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#1453205 - 17/02/2018 21:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: seaweed]
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Originally Posted By: seaweed
Ergon website showing all of Cairns has lost power. Powerlink HV fault apparently.


That seems pretty widespread.

We had an *almost* outage. Just a flicker.

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#1453207 - 17/02/2018 21:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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oh no...!...Ron,,I thought you meant you turned the lights out to watch the lightning ..lol


Haha no, only lasted around 20mins i reckon, we were in the pool. Gonna sit out the back with a few brews and watch it from a distance though.
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#1453208 - 17/02/2018 22:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Might be closing in lol.
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#1453209 - 17/02/2018 22:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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We had some light rain though it seemed to fizzle out...looks like you guys north of Babinda have a better chance of the heavy stuff...looking good for Atherton and Mareeba as well...

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#1453210 - 17/02/2018 23:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Let’s hope this is as good as it looks.

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#1453211 - 17/02/2018 23:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands Forecast District.

Issued at 9:31 pm Saturday, 17 February 2018.

Weather Situation:

Thunderstorms are likely to become more numerous over the warning area in the next few hours. Slow moving thunderstorm clusters may produce heavy rainfall leading to flash flooding over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Cairns, Port Douglas, Mareeba, Mossman, Atherton, Yarrabah, Millaa Millaa, Gordonvale and Babinda.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 12:35 am Sunday



There are some nice cells forming on radar! Could be some nice quick totals for someone if you're lucky enough to get a good under one

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#1453212 - 17/02/2018 23:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just catching the front now. Light rain. Thunder in distance. Temperature dropping.26.5 degrees 63% humidity.

Lights have flickered a few times. Looks like Dimbulah and Tableland are getting a decent drop.

Rain coming down heavier now. No mountain in the way to stop this one, and it hasn't split, yet. smile smile


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#1453213 - 17/02/2018 23:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Dont know which way to look for ⚡⚡
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#1453217 - 17/02/2018 23:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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This storm is insane. Crazy wind and was smashing down before. Looks like things are about to get intense again.
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#1453219 - 17/02/2018 23:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
This storm is insane. Crazy wind and was smashing down before. Looks like things are about to get intense again.


Looks pretty exciting.

All finished here.

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#1453221 - 18/02/2018 00:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loving this lightning and thunder, just awaiting the rain now

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#1453222 - 18/02/2018 00:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I think we will be lucky for 5mm at this stage,thunder and lightning pretty good and nice cool gusts now.
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#1453223 - 18/02/2018 00:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just had 2 massive lightening strikes hit not far from the house! One tripped the power points and myself and one of my kids got a small shock!!

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#1453224 - 18/02/2018 00:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Rain eased now, but nice steady rain for a good 30 mins. Radar still looking promising

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#1453226 - 18/02/2018 01:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Copped a good 40-50 mm in an hr and the place was lit up like daylight with all the lightning around the hill's, had a couple of good CG's in amongst it as well that shook everything up. About bloody time!

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#1453227 - 18/02/2018 02:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: marakai]
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Originally Posted By: marakai
Copped a good 40-50 mm in an hr and the place was lit up like daylight with all the lightning around the hill's, had a couple of good CG's in amongst it as well that shook everything up. About bloody time!

I was watching the radar and thinking that you'd be getting a good drop.

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#1453228 - 18/02/2018 03:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It seems the BoM's poor performance upset a few aviators in the BNE area on friday.
A link to a pilot forum I belong to:-
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#1453229 - 18/02/2018 06:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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30 mm for me last night. Magnificent stormage 😀😀😀
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#1453230 - 18/02/2018 07:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Was a brilliant storm last night. Really put on a great show for my Townsville mates.

Had a record rain rate of 295mm/hr, 20mm falling in 10 minutes and finished with nearly 30mm.
Had 3 power outages, each only lasting 5-20 seconds. Thunder and lightning were awesome.
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#1453231 - 18/02/2018 07:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Forgot to add that I think GFS and CMC have been the clear winners so far this season in regards to modelling rainfall for our area.
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#1453232 - 18/02/2018 07:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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88mm, horrible night.

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#1453235 - 18/02/2018 08:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Good morning weather watches smile smile
What a fantastic night of stormage , some very close crack bangs and an awesome light show for a couple of hours.
63mm of Nitrogen rich storm rain should kick things along again nicely.

smile

Happy too hear you got some nice rain Marakai , it's been a slow start for you..


Hickory , Yeah that MJO signal needs to get a march on and come on around , with a good monsoonal burst. Hopefully we get some good flooding while the ferry is out of action just to put a bit more pressure on them.


What a nice change it is this morning after a lovely storm...
Have a good day all.


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#1453240 - 18/02/2018 09:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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8mm for us.
Glad to see you got a decent drop Marakai.

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#1453241 - 18/02/2018 09:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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82 mm here at Cow Bay. And what a Thunder and Lightning show some very close hits around here. Me little Foxy has finally stopped vibrating, and blow me down the Phones are still working !!!!! Go Figure Eh ????

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#1453248 - 18/02/2018 10:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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50mm overnight
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#1453249 - 18/02/2018 10:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Rumbled all over the shop last night, like we were in a stadium for a bit. Only 12mm
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#1453275 - 18/02/2018 14:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1453279 - 18/02/2018 15:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wow very cool indeed Ron..!

We didn't even register double figures last night..and just enough thunder to upset the doggies..

Sprinklers still going 24/7..

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#1453282 - 18/02/2018 15:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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46mm here in Bentley P to 9am this mroning.

Captured this yesterday arvo; looks like Mammatus cloud to some degree? Explains the waterpsouts


Also captured this beautiful shot of a towering cumulo casting a shadow across the sky!


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#1453295 - 18/02/2018 17:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks for sharing pacman.

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#1453297 - 18/02/2018 17:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice shots Pacman!

Cells starting to pop up on radar
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#1453320 - 18/02/2018 20:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nothing for a few days now, something counted 110 000 lightning strikes last night

12mm same as RF
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#1453344 - 19/02/2018 09:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I havent heard rain frogs much yet this year, but did hear one proclaiming the coming wet
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#1453346 - 19/02/2018 10:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks good for more stormage from Wed.
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#1453419 - 19/02/2018 17:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Rainfall outlook is looking good for the next 7 days!

I need to catch up to you RF, you're powering ahead this month

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#1453457 - 19/02/2018 20:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Haha nah I need to catch up on YTD HF!

I like Livio's forecast on seven, gave a forecast for tomorrow and then said something like 'After that it's all pretty up in the air because the models change everytime you look at them' laugh
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#1453461 - 19/02/2018 20:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Got an EWN alert for severe storms from the south west, even naming Chillagoe. Don't think it even made it to Georgetown. Sigh...

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#1453470 - 19/02/2018 21:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I like Livio's forecast on seven, gave a forecast for tomorrow and then said something like 'After that it's all pretty up in the air because the models change everytime you look at them' laugh

Ain't that the truth !

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#1453506 - 20/02/2018 06:48 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah, so which (BoM) forecast do people think is more accurate, the am or pm? Because they are normally very sifferent in these situations.
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#1453557 - 20/02/2018 12:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Storms starting to pop up on the tablelands already
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#1453558 - 20/02/2018 12:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cloud is building real quick. Today reminds me of 4 weeks ago when I was under a storm at 12:15pm then there was widespread storms and rain by 2pm. Received nearly 100mm, 50mm between 12:15pm - 1:15pm.
I can only hope for a repeat. grin
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#1453563 - 20/02/2018 12:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I hope you are right Simmo and not just for the tablelands ...this heat and humidity is wrecking me..I'm just so unproductive I should be sacked..

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#1453566 - 20/02/2018 13:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hahaha Scott. Feel your pain. DP is at 26.8c here at the moment. Just finished mowing a paddock on the ride on and mowing the back garden with a push mower. Everything I am wearing is soaked through. Not going to do much now.

Really hoping that storm that has me lined up can make the distance!!!
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#1453569 - 20/02/2018 13:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah well you did better than me..I cleaned up and whipper snipped around the chicken pen so the young guinea fowl can be let out for the first time without getting lost in the grass..and then I had a swim and gave up..just too nasty..!

Simmo where is your place in relation to the Mareeba black dots on the radar..?

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#1453574 - 20/02/2018 13:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Simmo where is your place in relation to the Mareeba black dots on the radar..?


If you put the river overlay on and click on the black dot of Mareeba I am on the river bend 4km north and 1km east

EDIT: The storm has split and is washing out now. Will be lucky to get 1mm. Better for you guys down the hill


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#1453576 - 20/02/2018 14:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1453586 - 20/02/2018 15:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Well I hope we get as much as we got a few weeks back Simmo .
Banging and rumbling around.
Come on send it down.
A nice long night of storms banging and flashing would be great.



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#1453587 - 20/02/2018 16:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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7mm in the tube.

Can hear thunder from that monster cell near Innisfail.
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#1453594 - 20/02/2018 17:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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sound like its gonna split west of the G smirk
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#1453601 - 20/02/2018 17:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1453603 - 20/02/2018 18:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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That was cool.
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#1453607 - 20/02/2018 18:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Fading as hits Cairns. AGAIN
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#1453612 - 20/02/2018 18:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bit over 25mm in the guage now and no power since.
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#1453616 - 20/02/2018 18:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Bit over 25mm in the guage now and no power since.


Sounds like a trade off...

down here

0mm but we do have power ...I think I may look into aircon for next summer..I'm not as tough as I used to be.. frown

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#1453621 - 20/02/2018 19:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Very disappointing up on the tablelands today. Lots of small cells but nothing substantial. G'vale - Edmonton has done better.
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#1453631 - 20/02/2018 20:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Yeah, so which (BoM) forecast do people think is more accurate, the am or pm? Because they are normally very sifferent in these situations.

Here's yesterday's morning,- arvo and evening guesstimations for BoM & WZ/BoM.
WZ seem to make more bold (crazy) predictions.

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#1453645 - 20/02/2018 21:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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30mm for the day, and my life is currently powered by a Honda Genset, power been out for 3-4hrs so far

Some of the lightning was extremely powerful


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#1453647 - 20/02/2018 21:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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We probably got a tenth of a mm if that, but we got the most spectacular rainbow. It was the biggest and widest I've ever seen. It was so wide that my friends in the house below me, on the flat, didn't see it at first. I went up to the road to take a pic, and still couldn't get it all in.

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#1453648 - 20/02/2018 21:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Still no power, that storm provided excellent aircon , except it was no good because we couldn't open a window! Im pretty sure I got the actual bolt on video that took out the power.
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#1453678 - 21/02/2018 01:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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the line of storms that smashed into Townsville earlier tonight are still heading north, at Tully now, might reach cairns in the next hour or two.
should mention this line started at Longreach earlier this afternoon!
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#1453679 - 21/02/2018 01:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Holy crap that storm front just hit us..I was watching the light show for half an hour and I could hear it coming through the forest before it got here...some amazing wind gusts..and now some heavy squalling rain.....Nice to see Townsville get a bit..

You got power yet Ron..we lost it momentarily ..

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#1453680 - 21/02/2018 02:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Got it back around 9ish but internet verry slow. trying to upload some earlier stormage and watching the strobes getting closer.

Bugger work lol.
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#1453682 - 21/02/2018 02:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1453685 - 21/02/2018 07:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Good job RF. Thanks for sharing.

That storm that went through Townsville is still going strong. Pretty impressive.

A little bit of light rain at the moment. Hoping for some good falls today and overnight. Steering is really good and storms may have enough push to get over the range. Probably Gvale will smash us all again.
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#1453688 - 21/02/2018 08:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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All that fuss for just 12mm here...it was a good show though and the worse Ive seen my little staffy react to a storm...she was shaking like a leaf..

It sure gets a good rumble up around those valleys and mountains Ron..

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#1453697 - 21/02/2018 09:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It was a long but at least comfortable run on the genset, power was on a 9:30 and must have went off around 4:45pm

Really keen to see what today will provide.
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#1453722 - 21/02/2018 12:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loved the Storm yesterday, drove straight into it after work.

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#1453734 - 21/02/2018 13:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Pacman]
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Yeah, it was pretty nasty here for a while there form 12:30am,had to do the run around an shut all the windows.It didn't really last that long but it was pretty intense.
This morning there is plenty of palm fronds down and a massive branch (well half a tree really) and only 9.5mm here.
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#1453737 - 21/02/2018 13:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Friday looks like it may be interesting......

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#1453740 - 21/02/2018 14:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Oh damn that would be sweet if it comes off...

Emptied 16mm to 9am this morning.

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#1453742 - 21/02/2018 14:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Great pics Pacman.
Friday looks good YS. Pretty good chance of storms every day for the next week.
I could do with out any damaging winds though. Lost 2 trees in Saturday nights storm, one of them being my Barbados cherry tree in the orchard. 1/4 of it is left standing so it should recover.
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#1453746 - 21/02/2018 15:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cloud starting to build, shouldn't be long now still we see some nice cells.
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#1453747 - 21/02/2018 15:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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According to weatherzone Cardwell had wind gusts to 95kph.
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#1453749 - 21/02/2018 15:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Cloud starting to build, shouldn't be long now still we see some nice cells.


I hope so Simmo, Townsville have a severe thunderstorm warning but not us
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#1453750 - 21/02/2018 15:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cheers Simmo, and yeah Pogo, the hills seem to attract a few extra bolts around here. There were 4 or 5 hit the top of the pyramid before I decided to get the camera out.

Was cooler in town today, still muggy, but that heat in Mission beach yesterday was full on.
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#1453763 - 21/02/2018 17:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Cloud starting to build, shouldn't be long now still we see some nice cells.


I hope so Simmo, Townsville have a severe thunderstorm warning but not us


Our turn will come weary. Happy that Townsville is getting some rain and looks like a lot more to come for them. Should fill their dam a bit.
Cairns doesn't need anymore. poke
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#1453767 - 21/02/2018 17:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Was cooler in town today, still muggy, but that heat in Mission beach yesterday was full on.

I thought it was 3-4 degrees cooler today than yesterday.. Despite the humidity it was much more comfortable today..

Originally Posted By: @_Yasified_shak
According to weatherzone Cardwell had wind gusts to 95kph.


Felt like about 40 knots or so when the Storm front first hit up our valley...I have a bit of chainsawing to do to clean up some trees that snapped off and lost branches...the big wind only lasted for the first few minutes or so thankfully..

Simmo, its a real bugga to have your fruit trees knocked around..I has a falling quandong squash a soursop last night..I have plenty more though so no great loss..

Sounds like some storm cells are cranking up south of Tully...I wonder what the evening will bring..?

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#1453774 - 21/02/2018 18:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wish it was cooler out here. Reached 34.4c today and the humidity is crazy. Breeze has picked up now and cooled things of a bit.
Dissapointing again storm wise though going by the forecast. 2 days of Thunderstorms forecast and we get way less activity than when possible thunderstorms are forecast.
Don't see us getting the 20-60mm the BOM forecast. GFS, EC and CMC have had the main rainfall starting from tomorrow. They only had us for about 10mm today.

NEVER thought I would say this but the Models 5 day forecasting has been more accurate than BOM this year. Go the models lol!!!
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#1453797 - 21/02/2018 22:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Great rolling thunder and a few closer ones here outside Innisfail tonight. Some pretty solid rain as well. First storm split, missing us and looks like it got Innisfail earlier with the remnant over by Babinda. Making up for it now. No aircon required tonight, just a fan and a light blanket and rain on the roof.
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#1453798 - 21/02/2018 22:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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In Rocky atm.

My wife just checked the gauge at home and said it was almost halfway up the outer cylinder. So I checked the alert and wow!

She said it absolurely pounded down for a couple of hours.

Looks like a week of decent falls ahead.

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#1453799 - 21/02/2018 22:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Mareeba misses out ...

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#1453803 - 21/02/2018 23:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Great to see Brownsville getting some much needed Rain over the last couple of day's, Damn they need it given the last couple of years there, hope it keeps up and gives their Dam a good infill.
We got a good 25-28 mm yesterday up here following a few 50 mm fall's this month, but upon drilling down 1.2 Mt today for a new house footing, found it all dry below 1 meter out our way. Two years back the water table was found at around the very same level at 1.2 mt and it was all soggy sand during an official soil test for a septic system.
We have an old bore about 70 mt away that shows a constant 3 mt level or there about's for ground water here , but hitting dry dirt this far down at this time of year is pretty unusual for us.
Here's hoping for a decent low or something similar settling in over Brwonsvilles Catchment and filling their Dam soon.

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#1453810 - 22/02/2018 06:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Radar is out... hope its not for maintenance .. because to do that in Feb is insane. I hear tomorrow might be a big day, so lets hope its resolved by then!
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#1453811 - 22/02/2018 06:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hammering down here at the moment. Hope you are getting some MW.

Next 48 hours should see some good falls. I hope it falls in the right places.


Edited by Simmo FNQ (22/02/2018 07:02)
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#1453815 - 22/02/2018 07:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lightning and thunder now, still raining fairly heavy.
No idea whats happening without the radar. Kind of exciting. 🤣

EDIT just checked the ws and over 20mm now and still hammering down. Wind is picking up a little too.


Edited by Simmo FNQ (22/02/2018 07:22)
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#1453818 - 22/02/2018 07:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks for the report Simmo, given the steering seems to be westerly just swapped from road bike to MTB grin
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#1453819 - 22/02/2018 07:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hahaha no worries weary.

Up to 40mm now and still pissing down
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#1453820 - 22/02/2018 07:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks black up there Simmo
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#1453821 - 22/02/2018 07:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Slowing down now. Nearly 45mm!!!
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#1453823 - 22/02/2018 07:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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203mm from 9am.

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#1453824 - 22/02/2018 08:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wow SF. Always a bugger when you miss it though.

Anyone getting anything in Cairns yet? Looks black that way and steering should be good enough to get it over the range.

45.6mm and all but stopped
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#1453825 - 22/02/2018 08:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Wow SF. Always a bugger when you miss it though.

Anyone getting anything in Cairns yet? Looks black that way and steering should be good enough to get it over the range.

45.6mm and all but stopped


Starting to get drops in the valley, looks like it's coming from the west NW
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#1453826 - 22/02/2018 08:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I'm in Manoora this morning and it's raining steadily. Think I heard a rumble earlier. What a nice sound to wake up to.

Friend said Chillagoe has had 7mm so far and still raining.

Looking at this chart we may get the low we've been hoping for.
http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/synoptic_col.shtml



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#1453837 - 22/02/2018 09:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looked amazing to the south laat night didn't it? Quite surreal too as there was to sound to accompany the non stop lighting up of the clouds

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#1453840 - 22/02/2018 09:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Only need another 70mm to be my wettest Jan-Feb in Mareeba and with no MT making an appearance yet. Good chance of getting that over the next few days.

In regards to the MT, how often does it not make a appearance down to Cairns in a wet season? It has been fairly allusive in general this year and, in Queensland, has only touched the tip of Cape York Peninsula.
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#1453856 - 22/02/2018 10:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yes another night of non stop flickering. The rain was tantalizingly close at times, only resulted in 2.4mm
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#1453857 - 22/02/2018 11:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Plenty of 100mm plus from Innisfail south. S Mission did well 179mm, Bingil bay 119mm but clump point only 30mm.
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#1453865 - 22/02/2018 11:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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68mm here and constant thunder and lightning from around 5pm onwards.
More trees down this morning,as well as the obligatory palm fronds.
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#1453872 - 22/02/2018 12:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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78mm here..

Geez aren't these storms so random...it would be next to impossible to give an accurate rainfall forecast......

I was pretty happy seeing the main bulk of the storm pass just to our east..It must have been a ripper down at the beach..I cant remember when I last heard that amount of deep rumbling thunder..it was an absolutely constant noise..

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#1453873 - 22/02/2018 12:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Only need another 70mm to be my wettest Jan-Feb in Mareeba and with no MT making an appearance yet. Good chance of getting that over the next few days.



The good thing for you guys is you have been getting regular good falls every week or so Simmo...that's got to be better than a flooding deluge for your property...although the other way around would be better for Tinaroo of course..

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#1453878 - 22/02/2018 13:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1453886 - 22/02/2018 15:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah Scott, the rain this year has been great. Plenty of time to soak deep between downpours.

Redlynch Valley looks set to cop a bit. Southern burbs could get a bit if it makes it. Looks good so far.
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#1453888 - 22/02/2018 15:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looked ok 10 mins ago, was hearing rumbles coming,then pffft all gone
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#1453890 - 22/02/2018 15:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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81mm to 9am at Bilyana. Some tree damage as well from last nights storms.
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#1453895 - 22/02/2018 16:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Fingers crossed for tonight because this is pathetic. Thought we would be seeing more widespread activity by now.

Need a good downpour too as my Nylex had 48.5mm in it this morning. My WS said 45.6mm. They are 2cm's apart so should be spot on.


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#1453898 - 22/02/2018 17:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah I agree Simmo. Hopefully, things will ramp up later!! 5.5mm over the last couple of days is BS!!
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#1453899 - 22/02/2018 17:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Pouring in Bilyana.
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#1453914 - 22/02/2018 18:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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There seems to be what COULD be a potential line developing out near georgetown. Fingers crossed.
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#1453915 - 22/02/2018 18:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1453930 - 22/02/2018 20:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice RD. I had the surround sound on because I had been watching a movie. Sounded like I was there with ya. grin
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#1453945 - 22/02/2018 21:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It was the start of a line. A pretty piss poor line but a line non the less lol.

Looks like a solid nights sleep tonight again.
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#1453947 - 22/02/2018 22:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Awesome vid RD!!

Nothing here in Whitfield. A whole 4mm for the week so far....grrrrr.
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#1453975 - 23/02/2018 06:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: CuNimJim]
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Awesome vid RD!!

Nothing here in Whitfield. A whole 4mm for the week so far....grrrrr.

4mm!!, you lucky bastard! Whitfield beats Edge Hill grin
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#1453979 - 23/02/2018 07:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bom have Mareeba at 100% chance of getting 10-35mm today. WZ 70% of 5-10mm.

Next 24 hours EC say 5mm, GFS 10mm, CMC 20mm.
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#1453991 - 23/02/2018 08:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Bom have Mareeba at 100% chance of getting 10-35mm today. WZ 70% of 5-10mm.

Next 24 hours EC say 5mm, GFS 10mm, CMC 20mm.


Probably better to use chickens entrails or tea leaves, Simmo
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#1453995 - 23/02/2018 08:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Heres hoping the rain buggers of this morning and we get some good sun beating down and bringing some heat and energy to the system. Fantastic storm probabilities on BSCH but I reckon we will struggle without a sunny morning

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#1453996 - 23/02/2018 08:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Bom have Mareeba at 100% chance of getting 10-35mm today. WZ 70% of 5-10mm.

Next 24 hours EC say 5mm, GFS 10mm, CMC 20mm.


Probably better to use chickens entrails or tea leaves, Simmo


Hahaha I am actually due to dispatch some roosters.


Steering is from the NW today and that is usually when Mareeba can get some good falls. Yesterday was too westerly

Looks so black to the WNW at the moment. Nothing on Radar though

EDIT: Sun currently shining here BG. Hopefully it can burn off some of the cloud


Edited by Simmo FNQ (23/02/2018 08:50)
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#1453997 - 23/02/2018 08:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1454000 - 23/02/2018 09:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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About 7mm gvale last 2 days.

A good flash just east of gvale while heading into town around 7.
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#1454001 - 23/02/2018 09:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Awesome vid RD!!

Nothing here in Whitfield. A whole 4mm for the week so far....grrrrr.

4mm!!, you lucky bastard! Whitfield beats Edge Hill grin


Amazing...must have just caught the edge of something? About 12mm this morning. Just have to be lucky to be under one of these scuds and it seems Cairns hasnt yet. March looking like starting well.
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#1454003 - 23/02/2018 09:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Black as E of the city.
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#1454009 - 23/02/2018 09:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It has taken until Friday of the stormiest week of the year in the state for me to hear thunder in Cairns! Forming from nowhere! Finally.


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#1454016 - 23/02/2018 10:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hearing some rumbles on the south side. Hoping I am wrong about needing the sun out for this stuff to really go off.

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#1454019 - 23/02/2018 10:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Skipping the beaches, as usual.
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#1454022 - 23/02/2018 10:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice NNE flow, stuff off port should reach you DU. Hopefully build on the way.
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#1454028 - 23/02/2018 10:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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A few rumbles, been on the brushcutter and hoping lightning finds other conductors, lightning didnt happen

Big day of promise - supposedly best hrs for action are between 1-4pm but the weather gods dont listen to the puny human, so it would be unlikely that would be happening as forecast
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#1454035 - 23/02/2018 11:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Weary]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Bom have Mareeba at 100% chance of getting 10-35mm today. WZ 70% of 5-10mm.

Next 24 hours EC say 5mm, GFS 10mm, CMC 20mm.


Probably better to use chickens entrails or tea leaves, Simmo


There's that old guy west of Brisbane who's been cutting an onion at new year for the last 60 years, and reasonably accurate. (Over in the media thread.)

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#1454091 - 23/02/2018 16:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Things are starting to look for some widespread activity in the next hour or so. If all these little cells could merge into one cell the size of the tablelands that would be awesome. wink
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#1454102 - 23/02/2018 16:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Another dud day...
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#1454119 - 23/02/2018 18:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Haha Simmo. 9mm from that shower this morning.

Looks like something should be showing on the radar locally soon.
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#1454121 - 23/02/2018 19:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Might be a wet game of footy at Suncorp tonight.

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#1454131 - 23/02/2018 19:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some nice stormage developed over us, sporadic heavy bits.
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#1454135 - 23/02/2018 20:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bolt on top again. Power flicking already.
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#1454137 - 23/02/2018 20:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nothing close for me unfortunately but some decent rain. Is it just me or is this line coming down from the north somewhat reminiscent of the line of storms that came down after yasi moved west? I wasn't in cairns at the time but the radar signature looks similar

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#1454162 - 23/02/2018 21:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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If this line of storms continues as is the official rainfall figjres for cairns will be a lot lower than the reality for most of the town. Pretty much all missing the airport

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#1454163 - 23/02/2018 21:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bucketing in Bilyana, lots of lightning to. grin
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#1454164 - 23/02/2018 21:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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If this line of storms continues as is the official rainfall figjres for cairns will be a lot lower than the reality for most of the town. Pretty much all missing the airport


You're right BG. Just spitting here in the city area.
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#1454173 - 23/02/2018 21:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Holy crap that CG lightning was close!! Smashing it down now!!
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#1454175 - 23/02/2018 22:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Gonna try and snag one of these pyramids bolts...((0))
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#1454177 - 23/02/2018 22:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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That would be awesome RF. Give it a crack wink
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#1454178 - 23/02/2018 22:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Do it RF. Just whack the camera on interval timer and 30sec exposures and let it run. Bound to get one eventually

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#1454179 - 23/02/2018 22:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lost power out here about 6.30, following a close lightning strike,
genie on to watch the rugby but no foxtel signal, BOOO, been pissing down for a bit now over 40mm I guess.
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#1454181 - 23/02/2018 22:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It was wild and woolly about 4.30pm, very ominous. And it missed us...again, of course.


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#1454184 - 23/02/2018 22:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Gonna try and snag one of these pyramids bolts...((0))

Got a poncho for the camera? might need it
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#1454187 - 23/02/2018 22:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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things picking up a little with the light and sound show, my little dog is shaking like mad
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#1454189 - 23/02/2018 22:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ah. Kind of frustrating here. So many rumbles but no bangs or cracks. Nothing closer than about 3 or 4 kms i would guess. So often the case it seems when tou are nestled below these hills. All the action is generally down on the flats

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#1454191 - 23/02/2018 22:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Haha got a kids cubbie house I built, has a better view than the house!
Eased of for a bit but sounds like some more booms heading down from town.
Blew out a few close ones, had to knock the settings down a few nothces for a while there. Might have 1 or 2 keepers..
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#1454192 - 23/02/2018 22:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just had a massive CG hit near my house just then. Shook the hole bloody place!!
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#1454197 - 23/02/2018 22:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Haha HF, I'm now stuck in cubby house with equipment and its pelting again laugh
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#1454199 - 23/02/2018 22:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Had 180mm since 6pm in Redlynch and the backyard retaining wall collapsed with the fence above it. Hate to say it but bloody rain!!

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#1454201 - 23/02/2018 22:48 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like the Valley has copped the worse of this storm PDDave.
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#1454202 - 23/02/2018 22:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Haha HF, I'm now stuck in cubby house with equipment and its pelting again laugh

Did ya take a 6 pack with you ??

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#1454203 - 23/02/2018 22:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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My backyard disagrees ):

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#1454204 - 23/02/2018 22:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lets see if this next round can build as it passes us. 50mm in the gauge!
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#1454205 - 23/02/2018 22:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: PDDave]
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Originally Posted By: PDDave
Had 180mm since 6pm in Redlynch and the backyard retaining wall collapsed with the fence above it. Hate to say it but bloody rain!!


180mm since 6pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????? Holy crap. Thats insane. Bout 60 odd here. I thought that was good

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#1454206 - 23/02/2018 22:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: BongWater
Lost power out here about 6.30, following a close lightning strike,
genie on to watch the rugby but no foxtel signal, BOOO, been pissing down for a bit now over 40mm guess.

It was one of the wettest games I've seen in a while.
Played in a friendly, light hearted manner. Suncorp has brilliant drainage.

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#1454209 - 23/02/2018 23:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Haha HF, I'm now stuck in cubby house with equipment and its pelting again laugh

Did ya take a 6 pack with you ??


Haha, didn't last long, I'll get a couple of shots up in a bit.
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#1454210 - 23/02/2018 23:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bed time, nothing but prob about 25mm (guess) so bed time. Radar clearing up. Frustrating. The window for decent wide spread rain opportunities are running out.
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#1454211 - 23/02/2018 23:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
Originally Posted By: PDDave
Had 180mm since 6pm in Redlynch and the backyard retaining wall collapsed with the fence above it. Hate to say it but bloody rain!!


180mm since 6pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????? Holy crap. Thats insane. Bout 60 odd here. I thought that was good


wowsers! I haven't even bothered to check.
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#1454213 - 23/02/2018 23:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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These are my better ones, first one is an indication of the proximity of some of them.

Not daylight:






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#1454214 - 23/02/2018 23:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
[quote=PDDave]Had 180mm since 6pm in Redlynch and the backyard retaining wall collapsed with the fence above it. Hate to say it but bloody rain!!


180mm since 6pm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????? Holy crap. Thats insane. Bout 60 odd here. I thought that was good


wowsers! I haven't even bothered to check.[/quote
i might have to do the dash out side and look
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#1454215 - 23/02/2018 23:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Great shots RF. looks like that's it for tonight. Hopefully some more tomorrow?
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#1454216 - 23/02/2018 23:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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G'day All.Don't get on here much.Lived in Cairns 70 odd years and seen some pretty weired weather in those years and great advances in technoligy.But really can't understand why we are getting these storms at this time of the year.Where is our monsoon?Feb& march was always WET,big time.Have patience with me.Took 15 mins to type this.Stop laughing.HeHeHe.

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#1454217 - 23/02/2018 23:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Good stuff RF. Looks like you had a lot more sparky stuff than me. That close bolt looks really close. Bit of puckerage going on?

On another note. This is yet another storm that has been long lasting and not what we would call a 'typical' storm i that it dod not come off the tablelands. 4 or 5 storms for the year and not one of them has been 'nornal'. Bizarre


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#1454219 - 23/02/2018 23:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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just tipped out 130mm, my guess was out by a mile
nice shots RF
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#1454222 - 23/02/2018 23:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Brett Guy]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
That close bolt looks really close. Bit of puckerage going on?


Very close, one of many. You ever heard that sort of click sound? shocked

Tipped out 53.6mm, so around 44mm from that lot.

Freshwater creek should be fairly running out there lads?
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#1454225 - 23/02/2018 23:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
That close bolt looks really close. Bit of puckerage going on?


Very close, one of many. You ever heard that sort of click sound? shocked

Tipped out 53.6mm, so around 44mm from that lot.

Freshwater creek should be fairly running out there lads?

I can hear the creek running from my house , its about 200mts away.
The couple of clicks before the flash and the smell of redhead matches ?
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#1454226 - 24/02/2018 00:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: BongWater
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
That close bolt looks really close. Bit of puckerage going on?


Very close, one of many. You ever heard that sort of click sound? shocked

Tipped out 53.6mm, so around 44mm from that lot.

Freshwater creek should be fairly running out there lads?

I can hear the creek running from my house , its about 200mts away.
The couple of clicks before the flash and the smell of redhead matches ?


Yeah something like that BW, also a little crispy gum leaf smell on occasion wink
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#1454233 - 24/02/2018 02:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lol.....the stars are out in full force tonight. Although noticed a couple faint flashes in the east around 1.35am.

You've excelled yourself this time RF. Amazing shots. Thanks for sharing again.


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#1454235 - 24/02/2018 04:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks RF, for taking the trouble, scary times. The first shot is a shocker once I read the title!

3mm last 24 hours, could see from my bed on the deck the bright light show out to sea traveling south till falling asleep...

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#1454240 - 24/02/2018 07:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Awesome shots RF.
Wow PDD and BW, great totals.

Nothing up here and pretty much nothing for the tablelands. What a waste of a good setup.
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#1454243 - 24/02/2018 07:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Great shots RF.

All the rain sitting off the coast for now. Just walked the beach and the horizon is as black as six foot up a camels a..hole!

Only 8mm in paradise. Light showers for a good part of the evening.

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#1454245 - 24/02/2018 08:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hi everyone. Long time since I've been on here. :-) Great photos RF. Well I checked out Cairns Racecourse rain measurement, it shows only 74mm and definitely not what we got not that far away, just up the road on Anderson street. We had fairly solid / torrential rain for hours with only very few easing's amongst it. Reminded me of the night we got, I think about 300mm in about 3 hrs. I know it was the same night/early morning that Townsville had a tornado. Unfortunately don't have a rain gauge anymore. If we keep getting rain I might just have to get another one. :-) Here's hoping for more of the same today.

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#1454248 - 24/02/2018 08:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1454250 - 24/02/2018 08:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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51mm overnight. Nice totals in the valley!! Round two today?
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#1454254 - 24/02/2018 08:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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4mm here, good to see some nice totals around albeit hit and miss.
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#1454272 - 24/02/2018 10:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks guys, its good fun! Be good to get rainfall totals from that Bayview area Watchen, often see heavy rain up there.
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#1454295 - 24/02/2018 12:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Only 7mm down this way and very muggy today.
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#1454297 - 24/02/2018 12:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice tropical downpour just as I finished the mowing.
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#1454299 - 24/02/2018 12:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Hi RF. Yes will be interesting to see if there are any totals from around this area. We are near Windara Road. It was great to watch what looked like a canal feeding all that rain right down the coast (although a narrow canal until a bit later when it spread out a bit). Hope others that weren't as lucky with totals get a bit more today. Bring it on. :-)

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#1454301 - 24/02/2018 13:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Showers are pretty scattered already, bring it. Still smashing you this month HF, few more days to go, wonder if I can hold you out laugh

I reckon you should get that gauge Watchen wink
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#1454302 - 24/02/2018 13:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hmmm radar’s got measles. Hope it all fills in grin
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#1454303 - 24/02/2018 13:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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72 out of all that stormage yesterday. Man Redlynch mast have copped it. Lets hope round two happens this arvo. Got a photography club shoot on. A storm would be better than a sunset

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#1454306 - 24/02/2018 13:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Originally Posted By: Brett Guy
72 out of all that stormage yesterday. Man Redlynch mast have copped it. Lets hope round two happens this arvo. Got a photography club shoot on. A storm would be better than a sunset


Nice, got a waterproof housing laugh.
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#1454308 - 24/02/2018 13:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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40mm at the property to 9am, 31mm at the alert 90% of which fell during a storm last night.
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#1454315 - 24/02/2018 14:26 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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I reckon you should get that gauge Watchen wink


$10 for a basic 125mm Nylex you can just stab into the ground. smile

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#1454318 - 24/02/2018 14:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I reckon you should get that gauge Watchen wink


$10 for a basic 125mm Nylex you can just stab into the ground. smile


That's alright for you desert dwellers ..but 125mm can be just a couple of hours of good rain down on the Coastal lowlands, 28..!..and they are the events we most want to measure..!

Just 7mm here last night and 33mm the night before...

Day after day of storms in Mid February..what strange weather...where the hell is our Monsoon gone..?

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#1454325 - 24/02/2018 15:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
I reckon you should get that gauge Watchen wink

$10 for a basic 125mm Nylex you can just stab into the ground. smile

That's alright for you desert dwellers ..but 125mm can be just a couple of hours of good rain down on the Coastal lowlands, 28..!..and they are the events we most want to measure..!

Okay....take your pick. grin
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#1454335 - 24/02/2018 16:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Round 2 inbound?? really dark to the NW, I'm sure I'm hearing deep rumbles.....mmm yep

Get your camera ready RF, might be in with a chance for some good shots from your side
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#1454342 - 24/02/2018 16:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lots of rumbling up here. The main lot missed me but looks like the dam has some good falls on it though need it a little more widespread further south in the catchment area too.

Hopefully a bit more to come this evening.
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#1454343 - 24/02/2018 16:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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smashing down in the valley
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#1454344 - 24/02/2018 16:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Good too see you drop in Watchen smile
Nice shots RF


OH boy lots of noise but stuff all in the gauge and it fades away again frown frown , At least today it actually felt like it would storm it, feels more charged.
Would be nice to get more tonight..


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#1454345 - 24/02/2018 16:58 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lots of noise and lightening here at Rocky Point north of Mossman, but rain faded as it hit us just that bit too far north. I believe Mossman got a good down pour.

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#1454350 - 24/02/2018 17:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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That storm near Mt Molloy has some serious orange there.

Noisy up west of here.
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#1454357 - 24/02/2018 17:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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That storm near Mt Molloy has some serious orange there.

Noisy up west of here.

Moving with some pace too, be here soon if it holds
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#1454358 - 24/02/2018 17:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Reckon Simmo might be lined up for that one.
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#1454359 - 24/02/2018 17:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Reckon Simmo might be lined up for that one.

He is out in the yard doing the dance I reckon
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#1454365 - 24/02/2018 17:41 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Fair bit of action in Qld today



Just started pelting here now.
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#1454378 - 24/02/2018 18:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Arg, I had a snooze and got my hopes up an hour ago thinking "this is it...this looks awesome". Just woke up... I should have not got my hopes up. Sigh.
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#1454380 - 24/02/2018 18:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The storms and rain are pretty much missing Cairns and reforming south of Gordy

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#1454409 - 24/02/2018 20:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Water is falling out of the sky.
A little bit of light flashing.
A little bit of rumbling too.
How long it will actually last, who knows...

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#1454415 - 24/02/2018 20:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It tried to smash down, lasted about 5-10 minutes, good lightning, quite a few rumbles. Now already the rain has gone, again. Still a few flashes and nice rumbles in the distance.

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#1454422 - 24/02/2018 21:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Power out in Mission. Been out for a while now.

Decent storms rolling through, all quiet now though. Probably an inch or so in the gauge.

Bloody steamy without the fans😓

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#1454425 - 24/02/2018 21:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Still some nice lightning and thunder around, in the distance.
Still trying to rain, again.

Nicked out and had a look at the gauge - 17mm in 20 minutes, not too bad I guess. Pity it didn't last an hour. Never satisfied of course.

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#1454426 - 24/02/2018 21:25 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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lots of stuff to the NW
I recorded this image not long ago
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#1454463 - 25/02/2018 07:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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37mm for Mission Beach.

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#1454464 - 25/02/2018 07:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks for your images MW always good too see another option...

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#1454469 - 25/02/2018 08:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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17mm in that first big shower early yesterday evening, and add 1mm after that.

18mm


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#1454476 - 25/02/2018 08:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Reckon Simmo might be lined up for that one.

He is out in the yard doing the dance I reckon


Haha, I was at work so didn't get a chance to do a dance, probably why I only ended up with 13mm.

Hopefully this wet week ahead comes off. Most models going for good falls.

EDIT: Wouldn't the latest GFS be great. Look at the totals in the catchment area.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IrjajJnAJyzlCsvv0IULlqMP_NnHsSuV/view?usp=sharing

Some awesome totals just out of townsville. 232mm at Rollingstone. Looks like the dam catchment got a little bit but it missed the bulk.


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#1454489 - 25/02/2018 10:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looked like that storm was gonna smash you Simmo, moved through quick and died off.

12.8mm, sun is out in full force this morning!
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#1454491 - 25/02/2018 10:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah RF, moving too fast was the main reason I think. Only rained for about 10 mins

Just fiddling with posting images so adding this again.

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#1454525 - 25/02/2018 12:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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There was nothing on the radar, so washed a load of sheets.
Now it looks like we could get a sprinkle coming in from the west. Fingers crossed.

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#1454548 - 25/02/2018 14:03 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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So here it is at last. Very blustery with violent gusts. Horizontal rain coming blowing in from the west.

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#1454550 - 25/02/2018 14:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Only 68mms yesterday here but poor old partner went riding with mates to Cairns and got drenched at Babinda.
I had to duck once when making guest bed, the lightning hit just above me on the roof (I'm pretty darned sure) and the thunder a second later was extremely loud.
The storms are starting up again to the southish.
Quite invigorating and especially wonderful knowing its not going to set the countryside on fire.

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#1454555 - 25/02/2018 14:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hope that stuff thickens up and slows down as it heads this way @28
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#1454556 - 25/02/2018 14:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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It's so dark here it feels like time for a G&T, but it's not even 1.30pm yet. Still raining and blowing. An occasional rumble in the distance.

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#1454558 - 25/02/2018 14:27 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looking good for a bit soon. Agree though RF, hope it slows a bit but by the looks of the steering it will pick up speed a little if anything.
Wind is starting to pick up.
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#1454562 - 25/02/2018 14:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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First rumble just now. That shower skipping just E of here sounds heavy as.
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#1454565 - 25/02/2018 14:49 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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radar isn't lying it is black as to the N -NW, hearing the rumbles for getting closer
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#1454566 - 25/02/2018 14:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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10mm

22 degrees and feeling a bit cold


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#1454570 - 25/02/2018 15:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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For all the promise of the forecasts, little rain has occurred in Gvale in the past few days, 40mm or so but was looking forward to much more
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#1454577 - 25/02/2018 15:30 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just had 5mm in 2 minutes. Over now.
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#1454578 - 25/02/2018 15:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Is has gone crazy as it has passed Mareeba. Think Cairns my get a good storm!!!
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#1454588 - 25/02/2018 15:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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mmmm blackness
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#1454596 - 25/02/2018 16:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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What a ripper of a storm 😀😀😀
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#1454600 - 25/02/2018 16:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1454602 - 25/02/2018 16:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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A nice 25mm out of that storm. Still very dark out there, dusk like.

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#1454603 - 25/02/2018 16:39 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just under 19mm here. Seems to have wound up a little after passing
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#1454604 - 25/02/2018 16:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1454606 - 25/02/2018 16:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I can't believe we still have another 7 days with a pretty good chance of storms. Have heard thunder every day for 9 days already with all but 1 of those days being really close and 4 of those days having a direct hit.

I am pretty sure I have had at least 10 direct hits this year. Best storm season I have experienced up here by far.
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#1454620 - 25/02/2018 17:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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19 - same as RF, didn't last long, few good bolts on lightning and away it went
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#1454630 - 25/02/2018 18:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The line of storms looked pretty good until the southern flank impacted Lambs Range(1308mtrs)Chejuba Peak(1060mtrs)and Bellenden Ker. Notice the northern flank of the storm did well to make it off the ranges with no vertical interference from mountains.

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#1454632 - 25/02/2018 18:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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41mm here today...all gone now though.

48mm yesterday..

What a stormy old season..!...


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#1454641 - 25/02/2018 19:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Indeed Scott, was discussing the stormy season with the other half this afternoon; plenty of storms this season and no monsoon (so far ) and yet rainfall for us in Cairns has been above average.

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#1454650 - 25/02/2018 20:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The MJO Pulse has gone through Phase 8 and most of Phase 1 in just on a week.
Come on Phase's 4 & 5.

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#1454663 - 25/02/2018 21:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Pretty sure it nudged Cooktown breifly last time around? Southern side produced quite a bit of Jan totals? Could be wrong.

At least that storm mixed down some cool air this arvo.
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#1454665 - 25/02/2018 21:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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What is required to get into phase 4 + 5? Does phase 8 reduce our general chances of rain over the coming months?
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#1454668 - 25/02/2018 21:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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What is required to get into phase 4 + 5? Does phase 8 reduce our general chances of rain over the coming months?

Phase 8 & 1 has the pulse over Africa & the Western Hemisphere.
Phase 2 & 3 has it over the Indian ocean heading for NW of W.A.
Then 4 & 5 is over the top of Oz. So we just wait another week or more.

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#1454674 - 25/02/2018 23:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I had a look at the BOM's synoptic archive the other day and the MT was running through Queensland, above Cape Melville, from the 27th Jan through and left on the 1st Feb. It dipped below Cape Melville one day, either the 30th or 31st Jan.
The whole time the MT was running through Queensland I received 6mm. Does anyone know how close a MT needs to be to have weather associated with the MT? I don't know much about the MT as it is very rarely around. I much prefer a strong MJO for a more reliable increase in rainfall.
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#1454676 - 26/02/2018 00:10 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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From the time the MT fully 'linked' on 26 Jan,- 'til it broke on Jan 30 as TC Fehi moved a fair way S.East, CNS Aero had 162.8 mm.
All I've read over time is it needs to be north of us, not south. From memory, when it has run right through CNS rain hasn't been impressive at all.

We've had about 945 mm for the year (CNS Aero). Filling Tinaroo would be the ultimate achievement.

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#1454694 - 26/02/2018 08:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yeah Hickory , Been watch that MJO signal as well..

I think to get the best rain you need a strong MJO (the further out from the center the stronger) with the MT between about Princess Charlotte Bay and Cape Trib.

Any one had a look at the longer range models??? Because we need a good go with this next MJO passing or it could be April before we know it and our wet season will be gone..


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#1454702 - 26/02/2018 09:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: FNQ Bunyip]
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I think to get the best rain you need a strong MJO (the further out from the center the stronger) with the MT between about Princess Charlotte Bay and Cape Trib.


So would you say the distance from the MT that you generally have increased rainfall would be about 200kms.
When ever I think of the MT I think of a TL/TC sliding to the SE with all our rainfall lol. I think I have been unlucky since I have been in FNQ.
Here is an example. This is the synoptic from 31st Jan at 5am which shows the MT in an ok position but with the remnants of TC Fehi still tapped in to the MT taking our moisture to NZ.



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#1454714 - 26/02/2018 10:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Going by the MSLP map above the monsoon was south of Weipa passing through Cape Flattery to Pormpuraaw across the Cape with severe flooding occurring to the north of the monsoon trough. Weipa received 370mm over 2 days. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/dwo/201801/html/IDCJDW4133.201801.shtml

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#1454719 - 26/02/2018 11:33 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Pacman]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
41mm here today...all gone now though.

48mm yesterday..

What a stormy old season..!...


We had pretty similar result for a change.

I recorded 43mm against your 48mm and 42mm yesterday, where you had 41.
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#1454720 - 26/02/2018 11:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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the best rains for NE Qld come on the southern side of the MT usually due to the ridge pushing SE/E winds in the trough mixing with the NW north of the trough. The problem we had in Jan, as shown in the MSLP chart is that the tasman low stopped the trades (SE winds) pushing into the MT, so no convergence was created south of the MT. All the convergence remained north of it as the NW winds pushed into it. We have struggled all season so far with drier air into Northern Qld which has starved us of moisture, bar on a few occasion, and of course the last week as the upper trough and low have dominated.
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#1454726 - 26/02/2018 12:31 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Mick10]
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The problem we had in Jan, as shown in the MSLP chart is that the tasman low stopped the trades (SE winds) pushing into the MT, so no convergence was created south of the MT.


And there in lies the problem I have seen in majority of cases when we have an active MT. SE bloody sliders. Just when you think yay we are going into an active MT cycle a TL pops up in the CS sucking moisture in to it. Then slides SE, taking the moisture with it and blocking the trades.
Only been in FNQ since July 2012 and from what I have heard this is not always the case just seems to have been regular since then though.
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#1454754 - 26/02/2018 14:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some cells appearing on radar. Should be in with another good chance today.

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#1454807 - 26/02/2018 18:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Best thunder ever out here! Pure bone rattlers. Very heavy downpour of rain too, just settling now. Once the lightning has cleared I’ll venture out to the nylex.

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#1454811 - 26/02/2018 18:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Only 11mm out of that cell. It was a very quick 11mm though.

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#1454819 - 26/02/2018 18:55 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just build-up season cloud here.
Pleasant day.

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#1454821 - 26/02/2018 19:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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In the ‘ville and it’s pissing down. Most unusual. Probably won’t last long 😎😎
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#1454828 - 26/02/2018 19:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: cold@28]
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Right on cue at 3pm down it came 1 hour and 30 odd mm later it stopped,but there was a good solid bit of thunder and lightning mixed in there (again).
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#1454837 - 26/02/2018 20:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Was wondering how you and Pogo went YS, nice little cell formed SW of Tully. We bolted at 3 as we would've most likely got bogged where we were.

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#1454854 - 26/02/2018 21:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Absolutely hammering down here in the city. I am right under that tiny red dot!!
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#1454857 - 26/02/2018 22:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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The perfect, most lightning active storm out at sea... moving away... such a waste! Some real pearler-forks though!
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#1454859 - 26/02/2018 22:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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15mm out of that cell
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#1454861 - 26/02/2018 22:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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How good have these storms been the last couple of weeks. The one that passed through town half an hour ago may have dropped the heaviest rain I've ever seen. The lightning went nuts as soon as it hit the sea.

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#1454863 - 26/02/2018 22:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: FNQ Bunyip]
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Originally Posted By: FNQ Bunyip
Any one had a look at the longer range models??? Because we need a good go with this next MJO passing or it could be April before we know it and our wet season will be gone....

I think you're on the money there Bunyip.
If we don't do well out of the approaching pulse,- the sucess of the wet will be dependent on the April pulse.

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#1454866 - 26/02/2018 22:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: drivenunder]
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Originally Posted By: drivenunder
The perfect, most lightning active storm out at sea... moving away... such a waste! Some real pearler-forks though!


If I didn't have to get up at 5..
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#1454867 - 26/02/2018 22:52 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Here's a few distant ones from G'vale though:





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#1454869 - 26/02/2018 23:04 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice photos. It's looking quite good for some action later tonight.

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#1454880 - 27/02/2018 03:24 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Here's a few distant ones from G'vale though:

Just out of interest Ron, what ISO setting are you using ??

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#1454901 - 27/02/2018 09:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice shots again Ron , Good work, thanks for sharing..


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#1454905 - 27/02/2018 10:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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RF

I was floating in the pool watching it, been an amazing year so far. As good as anything I experienced in SEQ. The locals think its not normal but are liking it all the same smile
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#1454911 - 27/02/2018 11:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: hickory]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Here's a few distant ones from G'vale though:

Just out of interest Ron, what ISO setting are you using ??


Varies mate, depending on distance, shutter speed, frequency of bolts etc. I try not to go over 400 with my cheap lens as it shows a lot of noise.
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#1454912 - 27/02/2018 11:50 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
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Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
RF

I was floating in the pool watching it, been an amazing year so far. As good as anything I experienced in SEQ. The locals think its not normal but are liking it all the same smile


Was it 2012 or 13 that was a similar bolt fest?
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#1454917 - 27/02/2018 13:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Awesome pics RF!!
Cells popping up around Atherton. A lot slower moving today so should be some good falls around. Perfect for the dam.
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#1454918 - 27/02/2018 13:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
RF

I was floating in the pool watching it, been an amazing year so far. As good as anything I experienced in SEQ. The locals think its not normal but are liking it all the same smile


Was it 2012 or 13 that was a similar bolt fest?


2014 - I arrived in August that year, I cant recall when it all got started but it was epic

Hell of a lot of cloud going up right now, not sure if there are issues with the cap/cape up top, if not then this afternoon could be spectacular
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#1454925 - 27/02/2018 13:23 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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I arrived in July 2012 and only averaged 2 thunderstorms that were a direct hit per year till I moved to Mareeba in May 2015.
You guys in G'vale definitely do better than Cairns thunderstorm-wise.
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#1454930 - 27/02/2018 14:34 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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nice storm in the Valley, some nice CG hitting the hill
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#1454933 - 27/02/2018 15:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: BongWater]
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When i arrived in 2006 i think it was 2-3 years before we got our first thunderstorm.

Another 40mm from yesterdays rain.
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#1454935 - 27/02/2018 15:38 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Seems like the next lot of 3pm rain is on the way, can hear some good solid grumbles in the distance.
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#1454951 - 27/02/2018 17:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Great Storms up on the tablelands today very active, not much rain at mine but Atherton copped it!

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#1454963 - 27/02/2018 19:05 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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This is your 3pm storm YS, view from Mission beach Rd just before El Arish




Looked way better in person, just wow.


Edited by Ronfishes (27/02/2018 19:07)
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#1454965 - 27/02/2018 19:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks pretty impressive anyway.
Thanks again for posting your photos.

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#1454966 - 27/02/2018 19:13 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cheers 28, I just straightened it a little.

11.2mm or thereabouts from a storm the boss said came through around 1:50pm.
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#1454973 - 27/02/2018 20:00 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice pics RF.

You have smashed the rainfall totals this month mate!!

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