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#1481063 - 16/12/2018 05:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25455
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Halifax approaching 600mm now. secondary low formed over Ingham and has sat stationary all night, Halifax getting the brunt of it.
Low now starting to move ENE out to sea by the looks. models had it moving SE so they got that wrong.

Bruce highway is cut north of Ingham, possibly south soon too.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481064 - 16/12/2018 05:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:54 am Sunday, 16 December 2018.

Weather Situation:
Ex-tropical cyclone Owen moving off the North Tropical Coast, producing severe thunderstorms in the area.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Rollingstone and Lucinda.

Halifax, east of Ingham, has recorded 314mm of rainfall during the past 6 hours, and 578mm since 9am Saturday.
100 km/h wind gust recorded at Lucinda at 3:30am.


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* 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 6:55 am.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481066 - 16/12/2018 05:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Long Road Home Offline
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Registered: 08/10/2007
Posts: 8797
Loc: Northern Beaches Syd
What's the 24 hr record? Surely must be pushing it, 588mm now with few hours left.

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#1481072 - 16/12/2018 06:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25455
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Not sure on that record for that aws. will have to try and find out.

enjoy the last few hours of rain folks, once that low gets to far east in a few hours time its all going to clear up. god knows when we will get a decent event again.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481074 - 16/12/2018 06:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
BIG T Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2012
Posts: 1251
Loc: Albany Creek , QLD
How long has it been since tvl last had a good drop like this.

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#1481080 - 16/12/2018 07:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13345
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Holy [censored] at Halifax!!!

Yup BIG T, has been awesome listening to the rain all night. Much needed.
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Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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#1481087 - 16/12/2018 07:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25455
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
we had a good drop back in late Feb, early March but this is the best December we have had since 2011.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481103 - 16/12/2018 08:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2008
Posts: 770
Loc: North Ward, Townsville. Toll, ...
Crazy totals for Halifax! Wow! Great to see some decent rainfall in Townsville also. Hopefully the dam is getting some good inflow.

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#1481104 - 16/12/2018 08:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 421
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
I so wish I was at home, I have been watching the radar from Melbourne and it still looks like some solid rain is continuing this morning

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#1481109 - 16/12/2018 08:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1232
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
I actually posed the below in the cyclone thread thinking I was in this one...

Ingham is for the first time that I can recall isolated from local water! Even the new highway to the south at Francis creek is closed, and a number of dead cows are up agains the Francis creek bridge. Last night there was significant local flooding and strong winds that kicked in around 1.30am. Luckily, the heavy rains fell at the lower end of the catchment - otherwise we'd be in for one hell of a flood if those falls fell inland around and upstream from Abergowrie.

Edit

Regarding rainfall records, Ingham exisiting record is 488mm in 6 hrs. I think Halifax will now take the crown for the district!


Edited by ol mate (16/12/2018 08:31)
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Ingham - Golden Gumboot holder of the Northern Region - cuz we steal Townsville's Rain!

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#1481121 - 16/12/2018 08:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
It's beautiful Hanksy, cool and a bit breezy with moderate rain. Very dark for this time of the morning as well.
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Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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#1481143 - 16/12/2018 09:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
tsunami Offline
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Registered: 06/12/2010
Posts: 1346
Loc: Wynnum SE Brisbane
So is the dam getting close to spillong
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#1481146 - 16/12/2018 09:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14286
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Last reading I got via twitter (Its an automatic tweet) was dam capacity as at 0300hrs was 64.9% so no according to that report the dam isn't about to over flow. See https://twitter.com/RossRiverDam/status/1074020857318526976

But in real life there should be a lot of inflows over the next few days that will push it over.

Went to bed around midnight last nigh and had recorded 85mm since 0900 Friday. Just checked and there is another 51mm in there. so 131mm for this event, so far.
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785mm Jan
799mm Feb
130 March
2019 Total 1714mm
2018 Total 822mm






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#1481152 - 16/12/2018 10:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Bye bye rain!

Models are hinting that it could be a wet Xmas/NY period.
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Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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#1481154 - 16/12/2018 10:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13345
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
166mm to 9am in BG.
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Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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#1481157 - 16/12/2018 10:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
exodus Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2007
Posts: 629
Loc: Mount Louisa, Townsville

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#1481175 - 16/12/2018 11:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
tsunami Offline
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Registered: 06/12/2010
Posts: 1346
Loc: Wynnum SE Brisbane
Thanks sbt
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#1481325 - 16/12/2018 21:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mathew Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2006
Posts: 6861
Loc: Townsville, Queensland
9 more night before Santa come to town.

I like to know what the weather will be like over Christmas?



Edited by Mathew (16/12/2018 21:36)
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 01/01/19 903.0mm -
feb-2019 month 883.5mm Mar 173.4mm April 7.8mm May 29.1mm>
(06-23-19_ 05:20 pm) Yr 1296mm / Wy rain 0.0mm month 1.8mm/ 0.0mm

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#1481328 - 16/12/2018 21:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25455
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
135mm in downtown Kirwan, best December total since 2010 and just crept over the yearly average.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#1481335 - 16/12/2018 23:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - December 2018 [Re: SBT]
Red Watch Offline
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Registered: 14/03/2010
Posts: 535
Loc: Cranbrook, Townsville
Originally Posted By: SBT
Last reading I got via twitter (Its an automatic tweet) was dam capacity as at 0300hrs was 64.9% so no according to that report the dam isn't about to over flow. See https://twitter.com/RossRiverDam/status/1074020857318526976

But in real life there should be a lot of inflows over the next few days that will push it over.

Went to bed around midnight last nigh and had recorded 85mm since 0900 Friday. Just checked and there is another 51mm in there. so 131mm for this event, so far.

Link to official site.
https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/water-supply-and-dams/dam-levels


Edited by Red Watch (16/12/2018 23:07)

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