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#1478314 - 04/12/2018 00:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Bit of snap crackle and pop in that cell just passing over us now here and some more to come by the looks of it on radar. Chuck a heap of course salt in there as well RF. Bro inlaw works on a local Barra farm out here and he recons the higher the salt content the cooler and longer it (slurry) will all last.
You can even make quick small lots of ice with fresh water in some of the mixes.

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#1478316 - 04/12/2018 02:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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To add as the rain comes down here smile

The first form of ice is created when water freezes. People assume that it occurs at 32°Fahrenheit, 0°Celsius, or 273.15 Kelvin. Freshwater density begins to increase at 4°C, and ice forms as fusion occurs at 0°C. However, saltwater fusion occurs around -2°C, but that varies with the level of salinity. This means polar sea water can cool as much as 6°C before ice forms.

So you can get a slurry down to 6-8c below or more with a bit more salt if sealed and make some ice with fresh water in a kill box as well.

That said, been fishing for quite a long time and never seen it happen as most Fisho's are very responsible types and would never mix Mojito's or Margareta's with salty ice while Fishing unless forced to.

damn Lightning has escalated a tad over the last 20 minutes an power dropped out for a minute there as well. Nice thunder though smile

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#1478318 - 04/12/2018 06:59 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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What a night here at Newell! Didn't crank up until early hours but the lightening was like paparazzi, just non stop and lots of rolling thunder with the odd boom to make me jump. Didn't sleep very well for wanting to listen to it. Not alot of rain out of it but we have a nice fresh morning (for now!)


Edited by Birdie (04/12/2018 07:01)

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#1478325 - 04/12/2018 08:12 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nice light show last night but only managed 5mm out of it with most falling out behind Dunk.

More rain to come hopefully.

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#1478328 - 04/12/2018 08:48 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Was around 15mm out my way. Apparently plenty of lightning and thunder. Most of the night.
Had a little bit of thunder and rain in Townsville. I would say about 2mm.
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#1478329 - 04/12/2018 08:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Power was out for just on one hour. Only affected the town.

No rain at all. Good light show for a while, too far to hear any thunder.
Starry night, with many flashes broadly across the heavens, is the best way to describe it.

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#1478330 - 04/12/2018 09:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Cairns - where nothing actually happens...is it our turn this afternoon???

Good to see some rainfall out there if you were under a storm yesterday. The video footage is amazing on the Tablelands.


Edited by CuNimJim (04/12/2018 09:12)
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#1478332 - 04/12/2018 09:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: CuNimJim]
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Originally Posted By: CuNimJim
Cairns - where nothing actually happens...is it our turn this afternoon???

Good to see some rainfall out there if you were under a storm yesterday. The video footage is amazing on the Tablelands.


What video footage? Can you link please? I couldn't find any.

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#1478335 - 04/12/2018 10:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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9.55am and already 38.1°C

The storms to either side of us last night did nothing to cool us down, as they often would have.

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#1478338 - 04/12/2018 11:15 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Refer Facebook and the usual weather watchers pages including Ozcyclone Chasers and Atherton Live Weather for the vids being shared. ABC Far North also had a few of them.
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#1478349 - 04/12/2018 12:29 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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A bee's d under 20 mm overnight in the nylex and a great light show with the power dropping out for a few hours from 1 onwards . Hoping for a repeat today.

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#1478351 - 04/12/2018 12:46 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: CuNimJim]
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Originally Posted By: CuNimJim
Refer Facebook and the usual weather watchers pages including Ozcyclone Chasers and Atherton Live Weather for the vids being shared. ABC Far North also had a few of them.

Guess I'll miss out then, price to pay for not using the dreaded FB, even though it can be a very handy tool at times.

Glad you got some marakai, maybe we'll get our turn tonight. Great timing, TMR has decided to spread some red dirt over the road to try and keep us quiet. Will only make slippery mud instead of making the road better.


Edited by cold@28 (04/12/2018 12:57)

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#1478372 - 04/12/2018 15:19 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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2.5 mm here last night...

I'm not liking the latest GFS raincast with Cairns down to 50 mm for the next 10 days.....Could this event be a fizzer..?


Interesting comments on the salt water slurry guys.....but just out of interest how cold do fish need to be kept for a day trip or a day and a half...?..I have always just used the ice bottles and some party ice tipped in between...I also don't usually bleed anything except Tuna and Mackies...when I'm eating them I cant tell the difference between a bled or non bled fish anyway..

Might have to give the ice slurry a go, though, as filleting is easier the firmer the flesh...

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#1478376 - 04/12/2018 15:35 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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We can only hope for some rain in a few days if Ex-Tropical Cyclone Owen moves west.
Somewhere on the coast might get a good drink out of it,- hope it's Cairns & surrounds.

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#1478405 - 04/12/2018 17:42 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Raining now.
After a bit of blustery wind.
Not a big cell though and the rest will miss us.
Reckon I'll still need to give my plants some water, esp since whatever we've got it won't take us thru to Saturday when I'm allowed to water again.

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#1478424 - 04/12/2018 19:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
Raining now.
After a bit of blustery wind.
Not a big cell though and the rest will miss us.
Reckon I'll still need to give my plants some water, esp since whatever we've got it won't take us thru to Saturday when I'm allowed to water again.


Ha ha the rest did miss us...

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#1478428 - 04/12/2018 20:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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lovely light show out to the NW at the moment, damn hot and humid though.
Chilled Tequila should fix that me thinks.

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#1478438 - 04/12/2018 21:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Nothing here but stifling humidity.....been a very uncomfortable day..

The frogs are going off tonight....quite a chorus happening and the missus's staffy is a bit freaked out by them..

Marakai..I seriously don't know why people drink Tequila..I'd rather drink lighter fluid...a nice glass of some type of American bourbon over ice is far more palatable IMO..... smile

Whilst hitchhiking in the middle of nowhere in Central Mexico many moons ago ...a wild bunch of dudes in a pickup offered me and another guy a ride in the back and we got got talking (kinda-in my really bad spanish) and they offered to take us to a party in a remote village..once there they ladled out cups of this liquid from some big vats of this white milky juice that got us pretty wasted after a couple of hours...tasted like sour crap but we had a great time...we left while we could still sort of walk and luckily eventually made it to a hotel..they told us it was a fermented cactus juice and could be distilled to make Tequila....frigging horrible stuff...it was called Pulque... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulque


Apart from Coke and Corona there is not much worth drinking from Mexico... grin

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#1478440 - 04/12/2018 21:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: scott12]
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Originally Posted By: scott12
they told us it was a fermented cactus juice and could be distilled to make Tequila....frigging horrible stuff...it was called Pulque... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pulque
Apart from Coke and Corona there is not much worth drinking from Mexico... grin


I thought the tequila and kahlua in Mexico was much nicer, & smoother than here -- but that was 30 years ago. I couldn't drink kahlua when I got back because it tasted like kero in comparison.

I quite like a malibu or cointreau on ice, in a nice glass, these days.

But what I would really really like right now is a full-on storm for a few hours with water running everywhere -- even if it means I'm driving in 2 foot of sludge tomorrow.


Edited by cold@28 (04/12/2018 21:10)

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#1478441 - 04/12/2018 21:09 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - December 2018 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Anyone from Atherton here? Looked like a winter wonderland up there with a big hail storm this afternoon!


Edited by CuNimJim (04/12/2018 21:12)
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