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#1477606 - 28/11/2018 14:46 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Fire warning upgraded to Catastrophic... :\

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#1477620 - 28/11/2018 15:04 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Hailin]
Hailin Offline
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Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Originally Posted By: Hailin
Rocky 43.4 degrees as at 1.06pm and wind gust of 72km/hr recorded at 1.30pm!

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/observations/qldall.shtml



Spoke too soon, it's jumped to 44.4 at 1.46pm.
The 1990 record of 45.3 not too far off anymore.

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#1477628 - 28/11/2018 15:21 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Bad fire in Ambrose, being evacuated immediately, looking from here smokes very thick. Creating some Pyrocumulus cloud above it too.

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#1477633 - 28/11/2018 15:28 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Another fire popped up near Kabra/Neerkol, police being tasked to evacuate homes.

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#1477659 - 28/11/2018 16:08 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
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Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Another fire popped up near Kabra/Neerkol, police being tasked to evacuate homes.


Sister is in Rocky. She’s heard Gracemere is evacuating? Has anyone heard anything about that?

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#1477661 - 28/11/2018 16:16 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Yes Gracemere is being evacuated, kabra, Stanwell as well.

not good at all. these gusts are insane

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#1477667 - 28/11/2018 16:24 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Gracemere residents being told to go to the Rockhampton Showgrounds immediately.

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#1477671 - 28/11/2018 16:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
Hailin Offline
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Originally Posted By: mysteriousbrad
Gracemere residents being told to go to the Rockhampton Showgrounds immediately.

Thanks mate👍

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#1477673 - 28/11/2018 16:41 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Heres a photo from Allenstown looking south.


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#1477674 - 28/11/2018 16:41 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Steven Offline
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at 3.30pm Rockhampton weather station
42.5C
9% humidity
wind gusts of up to 85km/hr recorded earlier this afternoon.

Atrocious weather conditions for bushfires

Wide Bay ABC radio 855KHz on the AM band is broadcasting from Bundaberg continual information about the bushfires


Edited by Steven (28/11/2018 16:44)

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#1477675 - 28/11/2018 16:42 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Steven]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Originally Posted By: Steven
at 3.30pm Rockhampton weather station
42.5C
9% humidity
wind gusts of up to 85km/hr recorded earlier this afternoon.

Atrocious weather conditions for bushfires


From what i've read, first time Catastrophic rating has ever been used in QLD?

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#1477677 - 28/11/2018 16:45 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Steven Offline
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Until today the Catastrophic fire rating was never used in Queensland. Other states of Australia have had similar conditions before and history has shown how devastating they have been

(I grew up in the Melbourne / Macedon Ranges area in Victoria)

Queenslanders are not used to this type of extreme weather

Edit: moved to Brisbane during 1997
I have never seen 9% humidity before in Queensland for any area from any weather station. Near Ipswich (Brisbane) the humidity has been down to 18%


Edited by Steven (28/11/2018 16:47)

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#1477684 - 28/11/2018 17:20 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Steven Offline
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at 4pm for Rockhampton weather station
42.3C
8% humidity
wind gusts of 69km/hr with stronger gusts to 85km/hr earlier today

comparing with Bundaberg weather station
29.3C
76% humidity
wind gusts 37km/hr (up to 67km/hr earlier today)

Summary: the extreme dry near Rockhampton is driving catastrophic bushfires. the humidity is exceptionally low - meaning there is no moisture in the air. this is the worst case scenario during bushfires

Edit: Wide Bay ABC radio is broadcasting from Bundaberg on 855KHz AM radio. Rockhampton ABC radio frequency is 837KHz AM radio.

listen to local radio for continual information about the bushfire situation


Edited by Steven (28/11/2018 17:34)

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#1477709 - 28/11/2018 18:58 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Steven Offline
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ABC Radio is broadcasting bushfire information
837KHz AM radio (from Rockhampton)
105.5MHz FM radio (from Rockhampton)
855KHz AM radio (from Bundaberg)
100.1MHz FM (Wide Bay)
88.3MHz FM (Miriam Vale)

Edit: updated with extra stations. this information was broadcast by ABC about 5 minutes ago


Edited by Steven (28/11/2018 19:02)

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#1477720 - 28/11/2018 20:06 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Gracemere is now “Leave immediately” status...

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#1477726 - 28/11/2018 20:19 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Steven Offline
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There are so many bushfire alerts for Queensland it is somewhat difficult to keep up with. Several areas in the Capricornia are affected and there is a "Watch and Act" for a fire in the Gold Coast area

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#1477748 - 28/11/2018 23:35 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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What a nasty day it was.

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#1477765 - 29/11/2018 08:15 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
mysteriousbrad Offline
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Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Lucky for gracemere the wind died down as soon as it did. Not even a puff of smoke this mornin

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#1477768 - 29/11/2018 08:30 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Woke up this morning and the air in Yeppoon feels different, a lot dryer. I mean in Rocky it was dry but here it was more humid and today has gone down a lot , with the SW winds.


Edited by Vinnie (29/11/2018 08:30)
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#1477787 - 29/11/2018 12:07 Re: Central Queensland Dry Season - 2018 [Re: Steven]
LDRcycles Offline
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Loc: Kin Kin, Qld
Originally Posted By: Steven


Edit: moved to Brisbane during 1997
I have never seen 9% humidity before in Queensland for any area from any weather station. Near Ipswich (Brisbane) the humidity has been down to 18%


Not particularly unusual to get single digit humidity way out west in the channel country, I've seen it on meteye a few times recently. Near the coast is another matter of course, the last few days is the sort of weather that creates the horrific fires down south and I didn't think we would experience it up here.

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