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#1462830 - 30/04/2018 13:16 Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018
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#1462854 - 30/04/2018 18:53 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Had 1.6mm this morning to finish the wet. Although April seems was well below avg.
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#1462856 - 30/04/2018 19:17 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Driest April for my time in Mareeba. 6.4mm
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#1462858 - 30/04/2018 19:21 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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211mm for the month. Most of it in one 24hr period.

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#1462864 - 30/04/2018 20:53 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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loving the cooler mornings lately. it is coming into sleeping season now.

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#1462875 - 01/05/2018 02:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Now 02:54hrs and 21.6°C.
A far more civilised temp than the last few evenings.

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#1462946 - 02/05/2018 06:28 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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56mm at the beach for yesterday and overnight. Some good falls inland as well.

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#1462965 - 02/05/2018 16:51 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Near 1/2 inch in the ol' scale here
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#1462984 - 03/05/2018 07:11 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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20mm at South Mission. Keeping everything watered nicely.

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#1463036 - 03/05/2018 18:05 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
Originally Posted By: hickory
Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
Spent plenty a day on the blocksplitter as a young fella myself pogo smile

I saw a home made splitter once where the bloke hooked 2 hoses up to the hydraulics of his tractor to drive a 2 foot ram in a frame setup made up of RSJ offcuts.
One push on the lever handle and bingo, a stack of firewood in 10 minutes.


That would take the fun out of it Hickory...I hadn't realised how much I missed the whole process of cutting the logs up in the paddock ,splitting them, loading them on the ute and then stacking them up ready for the fire....

Ron ,We had a slow combustion stove when I was a teenager so I spent a bit of time on the chainsaw and splitter too...when I saw my son trying to use the splitter ..it got me thinking about how different his life is these days to what my upbringing was growing up around farms....bit sad to think how much time he wastes on social media.....I do try and teach him some basic skills but he see's it as me trying to exploit him for free labour.....ungrateful sod..lol..


Fluctuating between drizzle and sun today..looks like the pattern for the week ahead..


Thought the same as Pogo sorry Hickory haha, but yep I've seen a similar setup somewhere. I used to enjoy an hour or 2 on the splitter, or doing a load or ten of logs with the old man. We had 1 bay of our house shed dedicated to wood.
We also had a slow combustion stove Pogo, which had a hot water system heating up a tank in the roof running through the back of it - no power required. Also we did have an open fire, but it turned into a more economical pot belly with renovations and the old fireplace bricks turned into an outside bbq smile.

0.4mm last measure.


Edited by Ronfishes (03/05/2018 18:06)
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#1463285 - 07/05/2018 10:56 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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2mm. doesn't really do much here tho. Still drying out. Might get a decent cold spell soon ay, looks like a big southerly fetch on the cards.
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#1463288 - 07/05/2018 11:03 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Just a nice day.
Lovely cool breeze blowing from the east.

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#1463443 - 09/05/2018 12:03 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
2mm. doesn't really do much here tho. Still drying out. Might get a decent cold spell soon ay, looks like a big southerly fetch on the cards.


Looking forward to a cold blast, after a fantastic wet and not too hot wet season and now a nice sharp blast of winter, love it all
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#1463651 - 11/05/2018 09:19 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Originally Posted By: Ronfishes
2mm. doesn't really do much here tho. Still drying out. Might get a decent cold spell soon ay, looks like a big southerly fetch on the cards.


Hopefully that cold spell is from GV south, RF wink
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#1463673 - 11/05/2018 13:22 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Hurricane force]
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Originally Posted By: Hurricane force
Hopefully that cold spell is from GV south, RF wink

I'll drink to that !

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#1463684 - 11/05/2018 16:02 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Mighty humid at times, what is ahead, nothing forecast, however some with a kind of white flowering vine/plant say its sure to rain.

Wally's weather says something for 23-25th range
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#1463809 - 14/05/2018 09:59 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Holy crap, we certainly could have done with a fireplace last night...it was down to 11.5c at the Innisfail aerodrome..not sure what the minimum was here..I was too busy battling 2 shivering Staffies that were trying to steal the blankets..

The Coral sea islands might be the place to overwinter...Willis island with 26c max and 24c minimum sounds very nice ATM..

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#1463811 - 14/05/2018 10:47 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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34 yesterday and 18 degrees this morning.
Not particularly cold yet, although nice cool evenings.

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#1463821 - 14/05/2018 14:28 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ha, Scott, was cold though could get worse. How come staffies don't learn to burrow? I'll share but not 90%.

Despite the chill and dry weather many plants are actually waking up, perhaps from relief from battling alternate rain and blazing sun.


Edited by dormant (14/05/2018 14:29)

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#1463827 - 14/05/2018 15:27 Re: Far North Queensland Dry Season - Cardwell Northwards - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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17c this morning, somewhat lower for tomorrow morning
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