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#1455186 - 28/02/2018 21:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Smallfry Offline
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Registered: 25/12/2010
Posts: 31
Loc: Alligator Creek, Townsville
Iíve had 183mm since midnight at Alligator creek. Absolutely loving this rain.

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#1455189 - 28/02/2018 21:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
rainthisway Offline
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Registered: 09/11/2015
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.
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#1455194 - 28/02/2018 21:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Weary]
exodus Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2007
Posts: 593
Loc: Mount Louisa, Townsville
Originally Posted By: Weary
I know there was a post about this earlier but I canít find it Whatís the spillway level for Ross dam on the bom
http://www.bom.gov.au/fwo/IDQ65393/IDQ65393.532020.plt.shtml


Spillway is 34.656m, gates start to open at 38.65

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#1455195 - 28/02/2018 22:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
the low is too west for us, had to move a bit more WNW, so the wrap around is a bit drier, yet to our east the flow is much more northerly so you can see the widespread convergence from giru to home hill. sadly we are just not in the right spot for heavy rainfall right now. whether that changes tonight is up to mother nature. but not looking crash hot.
in kirwan, we have been stuck in a dry slot between feeder bands all afternoon, 25mm in kirwan, 125mm in city. still seems that way with cells to the east and west again, not much to the north bar drizzle.
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June 2018 total - 3.0mm (21mm)
July 2018 total - 14.0mm (15mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 814.8mm (1107mm)

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#1455196 - 28/02/2018 22:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
rainthisway Offline
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Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Nothing here at all.
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#1455197 - 28/02/2018 22:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
yep there it goes convergence east and west again, stuck in the middle with drizzle mad
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
June 2018 total - 3.0mm (21mm)
July 2018 total - 14.0mm (15mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 814.8mm (1107mm)

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#1455199 - 28/02/2018 22:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Mick10]
Mathew Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2006
Posts: 6791
Loc: Townsville, Queensland
We had over 173.7mm since the last 48 hours around here mate.


Edited by Mathew (28/02/2018 22:57)
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Aug 8/16/17->> 11/23/17 8:00am last night 24.9mm
06/30/18 Dec 3:12pm > Yr 609.0mm / Weekly rain 41.1mm month 41.1mm / 15.3mm

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#1455200 - 28/02/2018 22:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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Registered: 20/03/2009
Posts: 1946
Loc: Kirwan
Hopefully it moves into the right area very soon and we get more

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#1455201 - 28/02/2018 22:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Weary]
hickory Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2006
Posts: 1382
Loc: Holloways Beach QLD
Originally Posted By: Weary
I know there was a post about this earlier but I canít find it Whatís the spillway level for Ross dam on the bom

It's 38.6 metres, Weary.

Quoting CuNimJim :-
Quote:
The spillway was lowered a few years ago to its current level of 34.656 to allow for installation of the flood control gates which gives the dam operator more control and the ability to release greater quantities of water as required.

The Full Supply Level is considered 38.60 (100% capacity). As the water lever rises above this point the gates are progressively opened to a predefined sequence (there are three gates) and the level of opening is dependent on the measured rate of inflow.

So still a way to go to 100% (FSL) at 38.60m. Would be good if the BOM page was updated to account for this as it is definitely misleading.

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#1455203 - 01/03/2018 01:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: rainthisway]
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Loc: Townsville
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Edited by Dawgggg (01/03/2018 01:09)
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#1455204 - 01/03/2018 02:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Gulf Country, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:00 pm Wednesday, 28 February 2018.
Heavy rain potential continues for parts of northern Queensland as low pressure system tracks west.

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system lies to the west of Townsville and is forecast to move further west into the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders during Thursday. Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to accompany the low with its westward movement across north Queensland.
Heavy rainfall (including with storm activity), which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast for the warning area, though the heavier falls should gradually focus further west over the northern interior through the day on Thursday as the low shifts westwards.
6-hour rainfall totals of 50mm to 150mm are expected, with isolated falls up to 200mm possible.
Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals between 150mm to 250mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 350mm possible.
Rainfall rates have decreased over the Herbert and Lower Burdekin district in the last 3 hours to 11pm EST though bands of heavier rain may redevelop overnight.
Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Townsville, Palm Island, Ayr, Mingela, Giru, Alva Beach, Einasleigh, Lyndhurst Station, Rollingstone, Gregory Springs, Georgetown, Ingham and Cardwell.
The heaviest totals in the 6 hours to 11pm EST Wednesday have been:
106mm at Upper Major Creek (south of Townsville)
89mm at Mt Margaret
66mm at Ayr
59mm at South Townsville Alert
44mm at Giru
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Never drive, walk or ride through flood waters. If it's flooded, forget it.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132 500.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
June 2018 total - 3.0mm (21mm)
July 2018 total - 14.0mm (15mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 814.8mm (1107mm)

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#1455206 - 01/03/2018 03:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
nitial Flood Watch for the Herbert, Burdekin and Gulf River catchments
Issued at 12:42 pm EST on Wednesday 28 February 2018
Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises above the minor flood level are expected across the Flood Watch area.

An area of heavy rainfall currently near Townsville will extend across the Flood Watch area over the next 24 to 48 hours, with the focus shifting to the far northwest of the state by the weekend.

Showers and thunderstorms across the region over the last week has left catchments relatively wet.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall is current for people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible from Wednesday in coastal areas, with the risk moving inland on Thursday and Friday. Flood Warnings are in place for the Ross, Bohle and Haughton River catchments.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Settlement Creek
Nicholson River
Leichhardt River
Upper Flinders River
Lower Flinders River
Cloncurry River
Norman River
Gilbert River
Herbert River
Cape River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
June 2018 total - 3.0mm (21mm)
July 2018 total - 14.0mm (15mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 814.8mm (1107mm)

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#1455208 - 01/03/2018 04:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Flood Warning for the Haughton River
IDQ20740

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Major Flood Warning for the Haughton River Catchment
Issued at 3:54 am EST on Thursday 1 March 2018
Flood Warning Number: 4

Major flood levels in the Haughton River at Giru are expected to peak at around 2.85 metres midday Thursday.

80 to 200mm of rainfall has been recorded across the catchment in the 24 hours to 4:00 am Thursday. The heaviest of this rainfall has been downstream of Giru and across Major Creek. Further heavy rainfall is possible during Thursday.

Major Creek:
Minor flood levels are rising in Major Creek and will continue to rise during Thursday morning.

Haughton River:
Moderate flood levels are falling at Mt Piccaninny after a major flood peak overnight. Moderate to major flood levels are being recorded between Powerline and Giru.

The Haughton River at Giru is currently at 2.70 metres and rising, with major flooding. The river level at Giru is likely to peak near 2.85 metres around midday Thursday, which is just above the recorded flood peak from January 2013.

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

Next Issue:
The next warning will be issued by 07:00 am EST on Thursday 01 March 2018.

Latest River Heights:
Location Height of River (m) Tendency Date/Time of Observation
Haughton R at Mt Piccaninny Alert 4.98 Falling 03:22 AM THU 01/03/18
Major Ck upstream Haughton R Alert 7.70 Rising 03:28 AM THU 01/03/18
Haughton R at Powerline Alert 7.32 Rising 03:25 AM THU 01/03/18
Haughton R at Giru Alert 2.70 Rising 03:30 AM THU 01/03/18
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
June 2018 total - 3.0mm (21mm)
July 2018 total - 14.0mm (15mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 814.8mm (1107mm)

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#1455209 - 01/03/2018 05:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Dawgggg]
rainthisway Offline
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Registered: 09/11/2015
Posts: 809
Loc: Mutarnee.....70km north of Tow...
Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Because thats normal for tropical systems. I always felt SWW should be issued for unusual events but events like this are not rare occurrences in the tropics. With a SWW I always expect something extraordinary to happen but tbh this is just the kinda weather ive come to expect at this time of year up here. If this event happened in SEQLD or other southern areas I believe the SWW is needed but having a SWW for a normal tropical systems seems unneeded imo. I just personally dont class this as severe weather for this location.
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#1455210 - 01/03/2018 06:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25304
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
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Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Gulf Country and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:59 am Thursday, 1 March 2018.
Heavy rain potential continues for parts of northern Queensland as low pressure system tracks west.

Weather Situation: A deep low pressure system lies over the Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders forecast district to the southeast of Georgetown. The low is expected to shift further west over the northern interior of Queensland during the next couple of days. Areas of heavy rainfall are expected to accompany the low with its westward movement across north Queensland.
Heavy rainfall (including with storm activity), which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast for the warning area, though the heavier falls should gradually focus further west away from the coast over the northern interior later in the day today as the low shifts westwards.
6-hour rainfall totals of 50mm to 150mm are expected, with isolated falls up to 200mm possible.
Widespread 24-hour rainfall totals between 150mm to 250mm are likely, with isolated falls up to 350mm possible.
Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Townsville, Palm Island, Ayr, Mingela, Giru, Alva Beach, Einasleigh, Lyndhurst Station, Rollingstone, Gregory Springs, Georgetown, Ingham and Cardwell.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
The heaviest totals in the 6 hours to 5am EST Thursday have been:
202mm at Bluewater (northwest of Townsville)
183mm at Upper Black River (southwest of Townsville)
167mm at Toomulla (on the coast north of Townsville)
72mm at Rita Island
Since 9am Wednesday to 5am Thursday the heaviest rainfall recorded has been:
253mm at Bluewater
214mm at Upper Black River
191mm at Toomulla
146mm at South Townsville
129mm at Ayr
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
June 2018 total - 3.0mm (21mm)
July 2018 total - 14.0mm (15mm)
2018 Yearly total to date - 814.8mm (1107mm)

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#1455211 - 01/03/2018 06:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: rainthisway]
chestr Offline
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Registered: 12/10/2007
Posts: 117
Loc: Vincent, Townsville
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
Originally Posted By: Dawgggg
Originally Posted By: rainthisway
I think the SWW was premature and not required. This system is not giving the widespread falls as forecast...maybe over tsv but still I dont think the SWW was required.


There has been 300-500mm recorded in 5 days in some parts.

how could that not justify a severe weather warning?

Nellt Bay had 229mm in 6 hours today.


Because thats normal for tropical systems. I always felt SWW should be issued for unusual events but events like this are not rare occurrences in the tropics. With a SWW I always expect something extraordinary to happen but tbh this is just the kinda weather ive come to expect at this time of year up here. If this event happened in SEQLD or other southern areas I believe the SWW is needed but having a SWW for a normal tropical systems seems unneeded imo. I just personally dont class this as severe weather for this location.


I'm sorry but this has been the biggest event we have had in half a decade.... Just 20km to your south at bluewater there has had 260mm since 9am. What do you want a little hole in the SWW map for your house? there is 48 hour totals of almost 400mm. There have been houses with water through them. If we dont use SWW for this we are never going to use them.

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#1455212 - 01/03/2018 06:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2008
Posts: 728
Loc: North Ward, Townsville. Toll, ...
Rained here in CT all night, should be some good totals later today!

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#1455214 - 01/03/2018 06:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
chestr Offline
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Registered: 12/10/2007
Posts: 117
Loc: Vincent, Townsville
bluewater is now up to 306mm since 9am

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#1455216 - 01/03/2018 08:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2008
Posts: 728
Loc: North Ward, Townsville. Toll, ...
70mm for me yesterday & overnight. Thought it would be more than that but still pretty happy with it. It's still raining steadily so I'm sure there will be plenty more added to that today.

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#1455217 - 01/03/2018 08:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - March 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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Registered: 20/03/2009
Posts: 1946
Loc: Kirwan
Loving this weather it is great. Is it meant to stick around all day and tonight?

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