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#1483310 - 31/12/2018 10:59 North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019
Raindammit Offline
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Discussion continues.
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#1483394 - 31/12/2018 17:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Happy New Year, well a tad early but what the heck.
Several squally showers today. only about 0.5mm in it so far. Its looking like maybe we will see some more rain overnight.
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#1483398 - 31/12/2018 18:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Happy New Year SBT!!!

Absolutely nothing happening weatherwise here in downtown Moranbah. Thankfully I'm an avid armchair weather watcher and the whirly whirly up in the Gulf is enough to keep me going. grin

Hope 2019 is a good one for you and the folks in NQ.

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#1483485 - 01/01/2019 02:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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happy new year all.
with 2018 being only 20mm below average, let hope 2019 starts with a bang and gives us a better shot of breaking average for once.
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February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
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#1483934 - 03/01/2019 21:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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4 days out, still cant be certain to get anything from Penny, certainly can do with the rain again, already browning off from last month.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1483935 - 03/01/2019 21:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hey everyone. Long time lurker here. I've had an account for a while but haven't posted in years.

Anyway, Penny is starting to look better on satellite imagery tonight. I am patiently waiting to see whether we will see any rain out of her. Fingers crossed.

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#1484145 - 05/01/2019 06:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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because Penny has weakened quicker than expected highly unlikely she will track a wsw track towards our coast now. likely to remain direct w or wnw which will take her onto the NTC and given then another drowning, of course they are already water logged and soaked, meanwhile those area that need the rain like our stretch of coast and inland will most likely miss out now. and nothing else on the horizon after this either.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1484162 - 05/01/2019 09:24 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yup, looks like itís all over red rover for us as far as this system goes.
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#1484225 - 05/01/2019 15:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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We just had 0.6mm from this afternoon that was about it's.
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#1484351 - 06/01/2019 13:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Day 6 and nothing to record yet.
Didn't come all that close to making average but grateful for what we did get. Ross Dam is at 64%, a bit of a flush through the creeks and rivers so that may make a better than average prawn season and the barra may have had a chance to get to the heads of the creeks to breed. So in summary, 2018 memorable for a couple of big unexpected falls but not much else.
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#1484354 - 06/01/2019 13:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
Ross Dam is at 64%,



I thought it filled up early last year, and you had a near average rainfall, yet the dam is not low, but lower then I would expect.

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#1484358 - 06/01/2019 14:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yep, 2018 was an average year rainfall wise with the dam at a healthy level heading into the wettest time of year for Townsville.

Can't really complain...yet.
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#1484381 - 06/01/2019 18:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:59 pm Sunday, 6 January 2019.
Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts to develop between Alva Beach and Sarina from Monday evening

Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Sunday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 17.0 degrees south, longitude 154.5 degrees east, about 740 kilometres east to northeast of Bowen.
Over the next few days, the system is forecast to move further west towards the tropical east coast of Queensland, most likely as a tropical low. There is still some risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone over the western Coral Sea. However, regardless of its status, heavy rainfall and damaging winds are likely to develop with its passage.

Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop over the southern flank of the system from Monday evening. Heavy rain should initially develop about coastal areas between Alva Beach and Sarina, and extend inland during Tuesday. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm possible.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h may develop over the Whitsunday Islands from Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Bowen, Ayr, Proserpine, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Eungella, Alva Beach, Airlie Beach and Clare.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1484386 - 06/01/2019 19:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Could this warning come up to us Mick10? will we see much rain?

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#1484422 - 06/01/2019 22:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yes and maybe lol. There is a gale warning for the Townsville coast tomorrow.

Townsville is a bit more sheltered from SEíly gales however, so the worst of it will be on exposed parts of the coast and nearby islands.
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#1484443 - 07/01/2019 10:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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the warning will be extended north to us today, im sure. the effects will be felt by that area first as that part of the coast is further east than us.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1484446 - 07/01/2019 10:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looking a bit better for us Townsville wise, as long as the system passes to our North.

Lates GFS has it approaching the coast near Cape Cleveland and moving West over the city on Wednesday afternoon.
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#1484448 - 07/01/2019 11:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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can only hope, surely its our turn?
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1484457 - 07/01/2019 11:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:56 am Monday, 7 January 2019.

Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts to develop between Alva Beach and Sarina from tonight.
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Weather Situation: At 10am AEST Monday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 17.8 degrees south, longitude 153.3 degrees east, about 590 kilometres east-northeast of Bowen and moving west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.
Over the next few days the system is forecast to move further west towards the tropical east coast of Queensland, most likely as a tropical low. There is still a small risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone over the western Coral Sea. However, regardless of its status, heavy rainfall and damaging winds are likely to develop with its passage.

Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop over the southern flank of the system from tonight or early Tuesday. Heavy rain should initially develop about coastal areas between Alva Beach and Sarina, and extend inland during Tuesday. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm possible.

Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h may develop over the Whitsunday Islands tonight or early Tuesday.

Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Bowen, Ayr, Proserpine, Collinsville and Hamilton Island.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Monday.
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#1484459 - 07/01/2019 12:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
can only hope, surely its our turn?


Everything is crossed Mick!

Just need it to maintain a more Westerly track.
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#1484478 - 07/01/2019 15:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Initial Flood Watch for coastal catchments between St Lawrence and Cape Tribulation
Issued at 12:30 pm EST on Monday 7 January 2019

Flood Watch Number: 1

River level rises above the minor flood level are possible across the Flood Watch area from Tuesday onwards.

Heavy rainfall associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to develop over parts of the Central Coast overnight Monday into Tuesday. The focus for heavy rainfall will then move north during the week, most likely reaching southern parts of the North Tropical Coast overnight Wednesday.

Catchments between Cape Tribulation and Ingham are currently wet and river levels will respond quickly to the forecast rainfall. Elsewhere, catchments are drier and will initially be less responsive to rainfall.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to local flooding.

A severe weather warning for heavy rainfall and damaging winds is current for parts of the Flood Watch area.

Catchments likely to be affected include:

Daintree River
Mossman River
Barron River
Mulgrave and Russell Rivers
Johnstone River
Tully River
Murray River
Herbert River
Black River
Ross and Bohle Rivers
Haughton River
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam
Don and Proserpine Rivers
Pioneer River
Connors, Isaac and Styx Rivers and Plane Creek
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#1484501 - 07/01/2019 17:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:42 pm Monday, 7 January 2019.
Heavy rain and damaging wind gusts expected to develop between Alva Beach and Sarina on Tuesday.

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Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Monday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 18.1 degrees south, longitude 152.6 degrees east, about 630 kilometres east-northeast of Townsville. Ex-Penny was moving west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to continue its westward movement, and the system is likely to cross the tropical Queensland coast some time between late Tuesday and early Thursday. The most likely scenario is that ex-Penny will remain a tropical low, but there is a moderate risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone before it crosses the coast. Regardless of its status, heavy rainfall and damaging winds are likely to develop about parts of the Queensland coast as ex-Penny approaches.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Alva Beach and Sarina on Tuesday. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, are expected to develop about exposed coastal and island locations in the warning area on Tuesday, particularly about the Whitsunday Islands.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Bowen, Ayr, Proserpine, Collinsville and Hamilton Island.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Monday.
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#1484503 - 07/01/2019 18:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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I'd say this warning will be extended north tomorrow.

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#1484574 - 08/01/2019 00:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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agreed, latest warning hasnt really changed much, still WSW and track moves over townsville.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1484575 - 08/01/2019 06:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 am Tuesday, 8 January 2019.
Heavy rain and possibly damaging wind gusts expected to develop between Alva Beach and Yeppoon later today.

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Weather Situation: At 4 am AEST Tuesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located in the Coral Sea near latitude 18.8 degrees south, longitude 151.2 degrees east, about 340 kilometres east-northeast of Bowen. Ex-Penny was moving west southwest at 14 kilometres per hour.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to continue its westward movement, and the system is likely to cross the tropical Queensland coast some time between late Tuesday and early Thursday. The most likely scenario is that ex-Penny will remain a tropical low, but there is a moderate risk that the system will redevelop into a category 1 tropical cyclone before it crosses the coast. Regardless of its status, the system should continue to produce heavy rainfall and damaging winds over its southern flank, and these conditions are likely to develop within the warning area as ex-Penny approaches.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop in coastal areas between Alva Beach and Yeppoon during Tuesday morning and extend further inland during the day. Six hourly rainfall totals between 140mm and 180mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls in excess of 200mm.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90km/h, are expected to develop about exposed coastal and island locations in the warning area on Tuesday, particularly about the Whitsunday Islands.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Carmila and Ayr.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Tuesday.
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#1484699 - 08/01/2019 18:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL and DAMAGING WINDS
For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays, Capricornia and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:50 pm Tuesday, 8 January 2019.
Heavy rain expected between Alva Beach and Biloela overnight and Wednesday. Damaging wind gusts possible about Whitsundays this evening.

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Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Tuesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located off the central Queensland coast about 190 kilometres east of Bowen. Ex-tropical cyclone Penny was moving southwest at 18 kilometres per hour.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to continue moving west and cross the Queensland coast between Mackay and Townsville tonight or on Wednesday. The system is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone, but will still produce heavy rainfall and possibly damaging winds as it approaches the coast.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Bowen and Biloela tonight. Heavy rainfall will extend inland to the eastern Central Highlands and Coalfields district on Wednesday, and may also extend further north to coastal and adjacent inland areas south of Alva Beach. Six hourly rainfall totals between 100mm and 180mm are possible.
Damaging winds, with gusts over 90km/h, are possible about exposed coastal and island areas this evening, chiefly the Whitsunday Islands. The risk of damaging winds is expected to ease on Wednesday.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Rockhampton, Bowen, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Sarina, Biloela and Ayr.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Tuesday.
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#1484766 - 09/01/2019 06:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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SWW extended north to Townsville -

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Central Coast and Whitsundays and parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin, Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia Forecast Districts.

Issued at 5:00 am Wednesday, 9 January 2019.
Heavy rain expected between Townsville and Yeppoon Wednesday and Thursday morning.

Weather Situation: At 4 am AEST Wednesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located off the central Queensland coast about 115 kilometres east of Bowen, and moving west at about 6 km/h.
Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected drift onto a track towards the west northwest and move roughly parallel to the Burdekin coastline during today and approach the North Tropical Coast on Thursday. The system is not expected to redevelop into a tropical cyclone, but will still be capable of producing areas of heavy rainfall over its southern flank.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected through today in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Bowen and Yeppoon extending inland to the eastern Central Highlands and Coalfields district, although initially most likely between Bowen and Mackay. Later today and into Thursday morning, heavy rainfall may extend further northwest to coastal and adjacent inland areas south of Townsville. Six hourly rainfall totals between 100mm and 180mm are possible.
Damaging winds gusts are no longer expected with this system.
Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Collinsville, Hamilton Island, Sarina, and Ayr.
Preston, east of Proserpine, recorded 167 mm in 6 hours to 2am Wednesday
Prospect Creek, west of Koumala, recorded 107 mm in 6 hours to 2:30 am Wednesday
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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Wednesday.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1484794 - 09/01/2019 09:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Meh so much waffle from the BoM, so little actual action. Is it any wonder people ignore Bom warnings when this keeps happening.

Yes RC Ross dam was at 100% in March, water use by Townsville has dropped it to 64%. The dam is very shallow, is subject to huge evaporation loss combined with a miniscule catchment area means its basically not keeping up with the population expansion which is why the 40klm long pipeline to part of the Burdekin irrigation scheme is vital to keep us supplied with water. By this time last year we were on Level 3 water restrictions. Townsville city council dropped that to level 2 which we are still at.
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799mm Feb
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#1484801 - 09/01/2019 10:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
Meh so much waffle from the BoM, so little actual action. Is it any wonder people ignore Bom warnings when this keeps happening.


A lot of areas in the warning area have had plenty of action, rainfall wise.

Hamilton island had gale force winds last night.

The winds and rain could have been worse based on what the models were reporting (and the general unpredictability of the Low), so the BOM issued SWW's. And rightly so.
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#1484824 - 09/01/2019 12:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:48 am Wednesday, 9 January 2019.

Locally heavy rain developing between Mackay and Ingham, particularly with thunderstorms.
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Weather Situation: At 10 am AEST Wednesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was a weak tropical low and located near Gloucester Island, east of Bowen. Ex-tropical cyclone Penny is not expected to re-intensify in the Coral Sea.
A trough associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to move northwards along the tropical east coast in the next 24 to 36 hours and may lead to areas of heavy rainfall, particularly with thunderstorms.

Locally heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to develop through today in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Mackay and Ayr, particularly with thunderstorms.

Through Thursday, this zone of heavier rainfall should move further north to coastal and adjacent inland areas between Proserpine and Ingham.

Isolated six hourly rainfall totals between 150mm and 180mm are possible.

Locations which may be affected include Mackay, Proserpine, Bowen, Ayr, Charters Towers, Townsville, Rollingstone and Ingham.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central Highlands and Coalfields and Capricornia districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Preston, east of Proserpine, recorded 167 mm in 6 hours to 2am Wednesday.

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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Wednesday.
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#1484865 - 09/01/2019 18:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:50 pm Wednesday, 9 January 2019.
Locally heavy rain likely between Mackay and Rollingstone, particularly with thunderstorms.

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Weather Situation: At 4pm AEST Wednesday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny lay close to the coast near Bowen.
A trough associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to move northwards along the tropical east coast during the next 24 to 36 hours and may produce areas of heavy rainfall.
Locally heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to occur tonight and on Thursday in coastal and adjacent inland areas between Mackay and Rollingstone, particularly with thunderstorms.
Isolated six hourly rainfall totals between 150mm and 180mm are possible.
Locations which may be affected include Proserpine, Bowen, Ayr, Charters Towers, Townsville, and Rollingstone.
Ridgelands Alert, west of Mackay, recorded 74mm between 9am and 4pm today.
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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Wednesday.
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#1484885 - 09/01/2019 19:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Tweed Heads
Rain profile for the past 24 hrs for this region.
Some people are getting some of the gold
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/widebay.shtml
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WATL forecast rainfall for the region tomorrow ( Thursday 10th jan 2019)
http://www.bom.gov.au/jsp/watl/rainfall/pme.jsp


Edited by crikey (09/01/2019 19:58)
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#1484905 - 10/01/2019 02:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Some excellent storms popping up around the district, east of Tsv doing well with Alligator crk getting a decent dump, also eastern side of Maggie. slow moving too. just need something to form over the city now.
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#1484906 - 10/01/2019 05:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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total white out in the city, pouring down. sadly not widespread across the city, mostly just the eastern burbs, wont be a drop out in kirwan, upper ross area.
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#1484907 - 10/01/2019 07:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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40-50mm easily in BG, was a few good bangs as well.

Oddly, Townsville was removed from the SWW but I'm guessing that may change as the day goes on.
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#1484908 - 10/01/2019 07:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like a very wet day coming up for you guys, if Ex Penny stays stationary you could have a big 24hrs.

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#1484909 - 10/01/2019 07:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Was woken at 4:00am with flashes of lighting & then storm & rain started still raining now 🙂

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#1484910 - 10/01/2019 07:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Woken up at 5 with heavy rain and lots of rumbling thunder - looks largely below is now so I wonder if this is it for Townsville

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#1484917 - 10/01/2019 09:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
What a reprieve from yesterdays heat! We got 25 in the gauge so far, south of Townsville looks to be the sweet spot for rain right now

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#1484918 - 10/01/2019 09:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Tempest]
Mick10 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tempest
Looks like a very wet day coming up for you guys, if Ex Penny stays stationary you could have a big 24hrs.


need ex Penny to drift slightly further west, at the moment convergence zone is stuck 100km to our east.

400mm under than band. last month it was 100km to our north, just missing out again.

my biggest concern is if penny takes off again through the day and moves the trough with her, then the trough will move thru during our diurnal minimum in the afternoon and well get bugger all. need her to stay put until night fall and into tomorrow morning.

crazy watching the sky outside, dark and storm with thunder to my east, blue sky to my west and north.

22mm in kirwan.
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#1484921 - 10/01/2019 10:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The night of the Noah was 21 years ago today...
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#1484925 - 10/01/2019 11:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Initial Minor Flood Warning for the Burdekin River

Issued at 10:06 am EST on Thursday 10 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 1

Rises and minor flood levels are expected in the lower Burdekin River Thursday evening.

Heavy rainfall with isolated falls of between 200-430 mm have been recorded between Strathbogie and Eton Vale in the past 12 hours. Heavy rainfall is expected to continue over this area during Thursday.
Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam:

River level rises are occurring in the Bogie River and King Creek with rises extending downstream to Dalbeg in the lower Burdekin River.

The Burdekin River at Dalbeg is currently at 7.99 metres and rising. Further rises are expected but the river levels at Dalbeg are likely to remain below minor.

River levels are currently steady in the lower Burdekin River at Clare. River level rises and minor flood levels (8.00 m) are likely Thursday evening.

The Burdekin River at Inkerman Bridge is currently at 2.56 metres and steady. River level rises and minor flood levels (7.00 m) are likely Thursday night.
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 04:00 pm EST on Thursday 10 January 2019.
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#1484926 - 10/01/2019 11:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Lots of rumbles just off the coast currently. Come on ex Penny, go west a bit!

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#1484931 - 10/01/2019 12:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:46 am Thursday, 10 January 2019.

Locally heavy rain likely between Bowen and Townsville, particularly with thunderstorms.
Plan Image

Weather Situation: At 10am AEST Thursday, ex-tropical cyclone Penny was located inland near Charters Towers. Bands of thunderstorms with locally very heavy rainfall have moved onto the coast and nearby inland overnight and through this morning on the southern edge of the system.

Locally heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is expected to continue over the warning area with thunderstorms during the next few hours.

Isolated six hourly rainfall totals between 150mm and 200mm are possible.

Thunderstorm activity is also expected to develop about the coast and ranges near and north of Townsville through to Cairns during today and may also generate some locally heavy rainfall - Severe Thunderstorm Warnings will be issued as necessary.

A trough associated with ex-tropical cyclone Penny is expected to move northwards along the tropical east coast later today and through Friday, gradually shifting the focus for thunderstorm activity with heavy rainfall further northwards.

An initial minor flood warning has been issued for the Burdekin River. A Flood Watch remains in place for coastal catchments between Proserpine and Cape Tribulation.

Locations which may be affected include Mingela, Clare, Woodstock, Giru, Ayr, Alva Beach and Magnetic Island.

Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields districts and the warning for these districts is CANCELLED.

Strathbogie, inland south of Ayr, recorded 432mm in the 12 hours to 10am Thursday.

Groper Creek, near Ayr, recorded 187mm rainfall in the 12 hours to 10am Thursday.

Eton Vale, inland just south of Strathbogie, recorded 171mm in the 12 hours to 10am Thursday.

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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Thursday.
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#1484943 - 10/01/2019 14:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.

Issued at 12:17 pm Thursday, 10 January 2019.
Heavy thunderstorms developing across the Herbert & Lower Burdekin.

Weather Situation: Outside the severe weather warning area, heavy thunderstorms are developing to the west and southwest of Townsville. This is likely to shift towards Townsville later this afternoon.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Palm Island, Ingham, Rollingstone, Dotswood, Yabulu and Lucinda.
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#1484945 - 10/01/2019 14:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The centre of ex-Penny appears to be just North of Pentland at the moment, heading WNW.
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#1484965 - 10/01/2019 16:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Snappy Offline
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The fact that most of this system has completely skipped around Townsville is astounding.
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#1484973 - 10/01/2019 18:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
just cant fathom it hey. Tropical low and a coastal trough in January and best it can come up with locally is 0-40mm across the city. last month 100km north of us got hammered, today its 100km south. this isnt rain shadow issues either, these are systems coming from the east.
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#1484991 - 10/01/2019 19:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Tweed Heads
ACCESS showing a good precipitation signal from 19 to 16s tonight and in expanding into the whole peninsula tomorrow
Cairns 16.87 s
Cowleybeach 17.6 9s
Lucinda 18.52s

http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/charts/v...it=Refresh+View

On windstreams

Can see a 500hpa trough. elongated N/S
A persistent NE infeed into troughing and any eddys forming.
One such forming south of GOC resulting in stronger wetter southern flank across the peninsula



Edited by crikey (10/01/2019 19:22)
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#1485001 - 10/01/2019 20:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
acccess only model giving us hope. hopefully showers developing in the onshore stream overnight.
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#1485044 - 11/01/2019 08:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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115mm for me
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#1485100 - 11/01/2019 16:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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240mm all up from this event at home.
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#1485125 - 11/01/2019 18:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
blimey can only wish for those sorts of falls down there. that 240mm would overflow our dam.
26mm for me last two days.
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#1485128 - 11/01/2019 18:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
crikey Offline
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Loc: Tweed Heads
Rainfall map for last 24 hrs. Daintree to townsville
Some falls there over 100mm. Mainly Ingham scored the goods

Paradise lagoon 140mm

http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/north.shtml
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#1485485 - 15/01/2019 12:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Rain showers this morning. Naff all in them though. My rainfall total is like watching paint dry. Pissed off that after 7 days of amber alerts the most rain in one day was 11mm, 6mm on another day 4 days later and nothing in between.
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#1485902 - 18/01/2019 16:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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steady showers here all day, cool, certainly better than that humidity and heat we had earlier in the week!
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#1486112 - 20/01/2019 13:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
7mm during the week, So far the Wets season has been meh.
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#1486310 - 22/01/2019 11:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Another 3mm overnight. Paint drying is more interesting at the moment. This should be our second highest rain fall month and basically we have had 5/8ths of sfa.
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#1486458 - 23/01/2019 17:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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big juicy rain-band moving towards the coast! wonder what it'll deliver. looking good for areas north of the usual rollingstone.
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#1486645 - 24/01/2019 17:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Thought id had enough of the 40+c temps in Tsv last month, this is the 5th day ive experienced it while in SA this past 8 days. Record breaking temps in Adelaide, my closest aws on 47.7c at Parafield.
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#1486654 - 24/01/2019 17:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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GFS has us drowning from Sunday onwards.
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#1486771 - 25/01/2019 01:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
iluvrain Offline
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Loc: Forrest Beach/Allingham
Some Heavy rain here at Forrest beach, Happy nights smile
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#1486777 - 25/01/2019 06:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: ol mate]
Squeako_88 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ol mate
GFS has us drowning from Sunday onwards.


GFS is not the only model pretty much all of them say the same thing with that Gulf low hanging around the N Gulf Region/NE NT for the next 10 days or so.
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#1487161 - 26/01/2019 17:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Rusty Mango Offline
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Registered: 21/02/2016
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Loc: Forrest Beach, North QLD
Pouring down in Forrest Beach and more to come, judging by the radar.

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#1487163 - 26/01/2019 17:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mega Offline
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Registered: 03/02/2003
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Loc: Maryborough, Wide Bay, QLD
NQ is in for one hell of a drenching this coming week...latest EC has a strong NW/SE convergence along the monsoon trough bobbing up and down the coast all week.

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#1487191 - 26/01/2019 19:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Latest EC is concerning for those on the Herbert floodplain - which is basically everyone as the founder of Ingham build us right smack bang in the middle of the floodplain!
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#1487208 - 26/01/2019 21:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: ol mate]
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Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and parts of Peninsula, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.
Issued at 4:31 pm Saturday, 26 January 2019.
Increasing risk of heavy rain and flooding across areas of north Queensland tonight and Sunday.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is currently situated across Cape York Peninsula, but is forecast to shift southwards over north Queensland into tonight and during Sunday.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast through areas of far north Queensland during the remainder of today and should extend southwards to Townsville and Ayr on Sunday. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms. Into tonight and during Sunday, LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL AND FLOODING will become an increased risk about the tropical east coast and ranges with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 250mm possible.
Locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible across parts of north Queensland during the remainder of today and Sunday.
A Flood Watch is current for areas north of Ayr to Normanton excluding the far northern Cape York Peninsula north of Weipa.
Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Cairns, Yarrabah, Port Douglas, Palm Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Coen, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, Cooktown and Cardwell.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the Gulf Country district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Selected rainfall totals in the 6 hours to 3pm AEST Saturday:
129mm at Saddle Mountain
107mm at Cairns Airport

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#1487221 - 26/01/2019 22:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Cmon Team Tsv wake up!! Your rain is finally coming. Dam filling event? I think so.
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#1487225 - 26/01/2019 22:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Let's hope this is it!

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#1487237 - 26/01/2019 23:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
can only hope so, could be our best event since april 2014, still im not going to get excited until something happens. been let down too many times.
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February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
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#1487242 - 27/01/2019 00:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
no offence to those areas to our north, but im sick so seeing rain falling in the same area all of the time.
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February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1487243 - 27/01/2019 00:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Flooding record just got broken in the Daintree river at Daintree village
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#1487248 - 27/01/2019 00:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: ol mate]
Hailin Offline
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Loc: Moranbah/Glenella
Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Peninsula and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.
Issued at 10:53 pm Saturday, 26 January 2019.
High risk of heavy rain and flooding across areas of north Queensland tonight and Sunday.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough extends from a tropical low over western Cape York Peninsula eastwards to the east coast near Cooktown, and is forecast to shift slowly southwards over north Queensland through tonight and during Sunday.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast through areas of far north Queensland during the remainder of tonight and should extend southwards through Townsville to Bowen and Charters Towers on Sunday. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms. Through the remainder of tonight and Sunday morning, LOCALLY INTENSE RAINFALL AND FLOODING will remain a risk about the tropical east coast and ranges between about Cape Tribulation and Ingham with six-hourly rainfall totals in excess of 250mm possible.
Locally damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible across parts of north Queensland during the remainder of tonight and Sunday.
A Flood Watch is current for areas north of Ayr to Normanton excluding the far northern Cape York Peninsula north of Weipa.
Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Cairns, Yarrabah, Port Douglas, Palm Island, Ingham, Innisfail, Mareeba, Atherton, Tully, Coen, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, Cooktown and Cardwell.
Selected 6 hour rainfall accumulations ending in the 6 hour period to 10 pm AEST Saturday:
299mm at China Camp
151mm at Black Mountain
126mm at Saddle Mountain

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#1487279 - 27/01/2019 08:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Is it me or is that rain going all offshore!?!?
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#1487284 - 27/01/2019 09:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: ol mate]
iluvrain Offline
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Registered: 02/03/2011
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Loc: Forrest Beach/Allingham
Originally Posted By: ol mate
Is it me or is that rain going all offshore!?!?


Yes its me too .. Have been sadly watching that, and thinking dont think this was supposed to happen 😢
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#1487286 - 27/01/2019 09:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Barronriver Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2015
Posts: 25
Loc: Kuranda
385ml since yesterday morning here. Still drizzling. Wouldn't mind an off-shore break for a bit.

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#1487469 - 28/01/2019 08:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
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Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Glorious start to the day off! Raining steadily and so very cool, its quite dark outside. Power must have gone off at some stage last night as all the clocks have reset.

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#1487470 - 28/01/2019 08:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Yup, power went off here as well mate.

Gusty, dark and raining. Love it!
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#1487475 - 28/01/2019 09:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.

Issued at 7:41 am Monday, 28 January 2019.
Heavy rain remains a risk in areas of north Queensland during today and overnight.

Plan Image
Weather Situation: The monsoon trough currently extends across far north Queensland and is forecast to shift slowly southwards over north Queensland during today.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast about the coast and adjacent inland areas between Cardwell and the area just north of Mackay during today and overnight. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Hinchinbrook Island, Ingham, Townsville, Giru, Ayr, Collinsville, Palm Island, Bowen, Proserpine, Charters Towers, and Hamilton Island.
A Flood Watch is current for catchments from Innisfail to Proserpine. Various Flood Warnings are also current for north Queensland: refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings.
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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Monday.
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#1487481 - 28/01/2019 10:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Registered: 25/10/2011
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57mm in our gauge this morning at Ayr 🙂

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#1487483 - 28/01/2019 10:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
52mm to 9am in BG.
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#1487494 - 28/01/2019 11:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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Registered: 20/03/2009
Posts: 1961
Loc: Kirwan
This rain is beautiful.
How long is it meant to stick around for?

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#1487496 - 28/01/2019 11:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Rain is supposed to still be falling tomorrow but easing off. Just what everyone needs for the first day of school. Not.
48 hour totals is 85mm
Nice drop but the dam needs a lot more than that.
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#1487499 - 28/01/2019 11:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25426
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders, Central Coast and Whitsundays and Central Highlands and Coalfields Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:36 am Monday, 28 January 2019.
Heavy rain remains a risk in areas of north Queensland during today and overnight.
Weather Situation: The monsoon trough currently extends across far north Queensland and is forecast to shift slowly southwards over north Queensland during today.
Heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, is forecast about the coast and adjacent inland areas between Lucinda and the area just north of Mackay during today and overnight. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 100mm to 150mm are likely with locally heavier falls possible with thunderstorms.
Damaging winds, with peak gusts in excess of 90km/h, are possible about the coast and islands between Lucinda and Ayr during this morning and the early afternoon.
Locations which may be affected include Ingham, Townsville, Giru, Ayr, Collinsville, Palm Island, Bowen, Proserpine, Charters Towers, and Hamilton Island.
A Flood Watch is current for catchments from Innisfail to Proserpine. Various Flood Warnings are also current for north Queensland: refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Selected observations in the 24 hours to 9am AEST Monday:
184mm at Mt Sophia
168.6mm at Hamilton Island
164mm at Cardwell Range
88km/h wind gust at Lucinda at 8am AEST Monday
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure loose outdoor items.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Monday.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1487500 - 28/01/2019 12:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25426
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
havent bothered to empty my gauge this morning, up around the 70mm mark id say. rain has not been torrential, if this was 2008-2012 we would have got 200mm+ last night. just didnt get the NE feed we needed to make the moderate rainfall heavy. Still we never say no do we?
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1487509 - 28/01/2019 13:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Snappy Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2011
Posts: 55
Loc: Annandale
Yeah it's decent rain, but nothing crazy. All that stuff falling on the ocean would've been useful a few hundred ks to the west.
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#1487510 - 28/01/2019 13:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
Oriolus Offline
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Registered: 25/12/2010
Posts: 39
Loc: Mundingburra
Originally Posted By: SBT
Rain is supposed to still be falling tomorrow but easing off. Just what everyone needs for the first day of school. Not.
I remember older folks in Townsville saying that it would ALWAYS rain on the first day of school. Anecdotally of course, no idea if there is actually statistical truth to that. Even when I was at school, there would be a few times every wet season when school would be cancelled for the day because of flooding. That just never happens anymore.

The radar looks so promising today, but we're just not getting the kind of falls we should. Seems like areas to the north and south would just casually amass 100 or 200mm+ from this kinda weather, but we have to scrounge for 50mm if we're lucky.

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#1487541 - 28/01/2019 16:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Is it me or is the dome on steroids today??
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#1487552 - 28/01/2019 18:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
SWW has been cancelled.

Models still show significant rainfall for the Herbie Burdie over the next few days.
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#1487566 - 28/01/2019 18:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
Heavy thunder lighting and steady rain here at the moment.

Today feels like a bit of a let down after all the hype!
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#1487573 - 28/01/2019 19:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Rick22 Offline
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Registered: 22/01/2015
Posts: 52
Loc: Home Hill
Well this event has been quite disappointing so far. Only received 88mm since its started. Definitely thought there was gonna be more in it. Oh well guess its better than nothing.

Just had a quick look at ec and gfs, both are still showing some good rain accumulations over the next few days in the area but I'm struggling to see it happening after the last few days.


Edited by Rick22 (28/01/2019 19:45)

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#1487629 - 29/01/2019 10:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13338
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
68mm in BG to 7:45am.
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#1487662 - 29/01/2019 13:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Flood Watch for coastal catchments from Daintree to Mackay, parts of the western Cape York Peninsula and eastern Gulf of Carpentaria catchments.

Issued at 12:25 pm EST on Tuesday 29 January 2019

Flood Watch Number: 7

Moderate to major flooding is possible in the Flood Watch area later this week.

The monsoon trough is currently extending across north Queensland and is forecast to remain in the region over the next few days.

Some of the catchments in the Flood Watch area are saturated and have experienced flooding in the past week. This will result in a faster response in the rivers to any further rainfall.

Heavy rainfall is expected between Townsville and Mackay during Tuesday and Wednesday. From Thursday onwards, the monsoon trough is expected to start slowly moving northwards over the North Tropical Coast, western Cape York Peninsula and eastern Gulf catchments, resulting in multiple days of heavy rainfall.

Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding.

Flood Warnings are current for the following catchments: Tully, Murray, lower Herbert, Haughton and Bohle rivers.

Catchments expected to be affected include:
Norman River

Gilbert River

Mitchell River

Staaten River

Daintree River

Mossman River

Barron River

Mulgrave and Russell Rivers

Johnstone River

Tully River

Murray River

Herbert River

Black River

Ross and Bohle Rivers

Haughton River

Burdekin River to Burdekin Falls Dam

Burdekin River downstream of Burdekin Falls Dam

Don and Proserpine Rivers

Pioneer River


See www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings to view the current flood warnings for Queensland.

For more information on the Flood Watch Service: http://www.bom.gov.au/water/floods/floodWarningServices.shtml
Flood Safety Advice:

This Flood Watch means that people living or working along rivers and creeks should monitor the latest weather forecasts and warnings.

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.

This advice is also available by dialling 1300 659 219 at a low call cost of 27.5 cents, more from mobile, public and satellite phones.

Warning, rainfall and river information are available at www.bom.gov.au/qld/flood/
Next Issue:

The next Flood Watch will be issued by 01:00 pm EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
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#1487663 - 29/01/2019 13:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2008
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Loc: North Ward, Townsville. Toll, ...
Absolutely bucketing down at the Bohle right now.

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#1487665 - 29/01/2019 14:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Josh R Offline
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Registered: 28/02/2018
Posts: 4
Hi Everyone,

I recall last year, someone had put together a link showing the heigh and percentage of the Ross Dam levels. Does anyone know if its still working and what the link might be?

I've got the BOM link but I'm sure a clever someone had something else.

Cheers
Josh

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#1487669 - 29/01/2019 14:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13338
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Torrential in the CBD as well. grin

Here is the council link for the dam levels:

https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/water-supply-and-dams/dam-levels
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#1487670 - 29/01/2019 14:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2008
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Loc: North Ward, Townsville. Toll, ...
Dam has got some good inflow at the moment. It has risen about 4% since this morning. That number should rise throughout the next few days.

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#1487671 - 29/01/2019 14:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Sbv72 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2011
Posts: 74
Loc: Idalia, Townsville, QLD
This was a graph from last year but it doesnít seem to be functional at the moment.

http://aspgweather.com/new/rossdam

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#1487675 - 29/01/2019 14:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25426
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
156mm in the 48 hours ending 9am in kirwan. was a good night of heavy showers and rain areas, 97mm fell in that 24 hour period.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1487682 - 29/01/2019 15:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mathew Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2006
Posts: 6860
Loc: Townsville, Queensland
We had good rainfalls here mate the last few days.

(01-29-19_ 02:32 pm) Yr 210.3mm / Weekly rain 177.6mm month 248.7mm / 53.7mm
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> 01/01/2019 1:46pm (03-19-19_ 05:02 pm) Yr 1119mm / Weekly rain 11.7mm month 36.6mm / 11.7mm

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#1487702 - 29/01/2019 17:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
Posts: 472
Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
See this image - anyone can create the spreadsheet model for yourself using this data: Ross River Dam

Currently just under 74% using this graph and the river height data from BoM here:
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQ60290.html#Ross/Bohle


Edited by CuNimJim (29/01/2019 17:35)
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#1487711 - 29/01/2019 18:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13338
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Don't see this sort of forecast too often for Townsville:

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#1487744 - 29/01/2019 20:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hickory Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2006
Posts: 1598
Loc: Holloways Beach QLD
This twitter site seems to update quite a few times a day.

Ross Dam Levels

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#1487759 - 29/01/2019 21:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Josh R Offline
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Registered: 28/02/2018
Posts: 4
Thanks to the replies with the links to the Dam levels, everything I was looking for cheers.

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#1487778 - 30/01/2019 02:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25426
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
inland suburbs getting hammered tonight, even some embedded storms with lightning and thunder a bit earlier. RR Dam catchment getting a massive soaking. If this keeps up, the dam will be getting close to full in a few days time.
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January 2019 total - 539.8mm (269mm)
February 2019 total - 1111.8mm (297mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129mm)

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#1487782 - 30/01/2019 06:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Mick10]
hickory Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2006
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Loc: Holloways Beach QLD
Originally Posted By: Mick10
inland suburbs getting hammered tonight, even some embedded storms with lightning and thunder a bit earlier. RR Dam catchment getting a massive soaking. If this keeps up, the dam will be getting close to full in a few days time.

Looks like Ross dam catchment might have gotten as much, or a bit more than TSV city.
Dam is just over 81% just a little while ago.

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#1487785 - 30/01/2019 07:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
Posts: 472
Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Dam is at 86% and rising quickly! What a great 48hrs for TSV finally. Cheer up NQ. More to come. Some pics would be great!
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#1487796 - 30/01/2019 08:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14283
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Morning all. I snuck out at 0730 to check my Nylex and its sitting on 126mm. 100mm yesterday makes for great event so far.

Thunder storms and lightning as well.
Potential son in law is an ambo and he just told me there was a heck of a lot of roads cut around Townsville last night due to local flooding.
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#1487797 - 30/01/2019 08:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13338
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
130mm in BG to 7:45am.
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#1487803 - 30/01/2019 09:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
dormant Offline
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Registered: 30/01/2011
Posts: 727
Loc: near ferry, FNQ
Yayy for Townsville, 82% and 99%.
Finally it's your turn.

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#1487805 - 30/01/2019 09:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Registered: 25/10/2011
Posts: 119
Loc: Ayr
36mm in Ayr

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#1487807 - 30/01/2019 09:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
adam17 Offline
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Registered: 13/01/2002
Posts: 3268
Loc: Townsville - Queensland
Every time I look at the radar, I have to rub my eyes, we haven't had any decent rain since they moved the radar. I'm enjoying this rain, but I forgot how damp everything gets. It's been a while since we've had back to back days where you look at any direction and see dark clouds/rain. Normally we have to watch rain go around us in the distance.

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#1487810 - 30/01/2019 09:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Moderate Flood Warning for the Bohle River

Issued at 7:49 am EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 4

Moderate flooding is possible in the Bohle River at Mt Bohle.

Rainfall totals of 60-150 mm have been recorded in the Ross, Bohle and Bluewater catchments in the past 24 hours. Showers and heavy rainfall is forecast to continue for the next few days.
Bohle River:

Moderate flood levels are steady on the Bohle River at Hervey Range Road.

No observations are currently available for the Bohle River at Mt Bohle however river levels are expected to be above the minor flood level (4.0 m). The Bohle River at Mt Bohle may reach the moderate flood level (5.50 m) Wednesday morning.
Black River and Bluewater Creek:

Minor flood levels are easing on the Black River and Bluewater Creek.
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 02:00 pm EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
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#1487813 - 30/01/2019 10:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
137mm in Rasmussen (about 3klm from Ross Dam) for last 24 hours. Over a 3rd of last years total already.
Dam catchment is coping a heck of a lot of rain and its filling rapidly. Weirs are flowing over the walls and taking all that water weed with it too. Wrt lands are flooding which makes for a great fishing season for prawns, crabs and fish.
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#1487814 - 30/01/2019 10:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
adam17 Offline
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Looking at the latest Sat loop.. wow..we're not done yet.

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#1487815 - 30/01/2019 10:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics

Ross is at 90% Paluma is at 100% Ross Paluma
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#1487816 - 30/01/2019 10:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
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Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Dam is now at 91.2% - would expect the gates to be operated within 12-24hrs with the current rate of inflow and forecast continued rainfall over the catchment.

http://data.dnrm.qld.gov.au/eap/ross-river-eap.pdf

Go to page 33 of the document to have a look at what steps the operator must take.
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#1487817 - 30/01/2019 10:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
adam17 Offline
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might have to put some fuel in the car.. take some photos.

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#1487825 - 30/01/2019 11:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.

Issued at 10:12 am Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

Heavy, monsoonal activity affecting areas west of Townsville.
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Weather Situation: Rain with embedded thunderstorms have recently reached severe thresholds. This is likely to continue for the next few hours across this convergent zone, west of Townsville. There is the potential it may extend over Townsville.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Palm Island, Rollingstone and areas west of Townsville.

Upper Bluewater has recorded 102mm within the past 2 hours

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 1:15 pm.
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#1487831 - 30/01/2019 12:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
slipperyfish Offline
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Loc: South Mission Beach QLD
Supposed to be coming down to the Ville this weekend. Not looking great right now.

Been a long time since Townsville enjoyed multiple days of decent rain. Happy for you.

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#1487833 - 30/01/2019 12:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Sbv72 Offline
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Loc: Idalia, Townsville, QLD
Check out this weather station at Bluewater Park.

260mm and counting in the last 3 hrs.

https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IQNSBLUE3#history

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#1487838 - 30/01/2019 12:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Hmm could be a suss reading - the Bluewater Altert has had 105mm since 9am, and the other two alerts close by (Toolakea & Uppr Bluewater) are within 10mm of that reading.

Having said that, the surrounding Wundergroud stations are showing some huge falls..

*edit* looks like the Wunderground sites are reporting from midnight not 9am, so those figures are probably accurate!! shocked


Edited by Raindammit (30/01/2019 12:49)
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#1487839 - 30/01/2019 12:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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The Bluewater Creek (at Bluewater) has reached major flood levels..
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#1487841 - 30/01/2019 12:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Bucketing down in the CBD again. Blowing pretty hard as well.

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#1487843 - 30/01/2019 13:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:53 am Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

Intense thunderstorms occurring from Toolakea to Upper Black River
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Weather Situation: Rain with embedded thunderstorms, which are producing localised intense rainfall, are occurring across Herbert and Lower Burdekin, more specifically a swath from Toolakea and Upper Black River. Heavy and intense rainfall may extend over Townsville later this afternoon.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy, locally intense, rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Cardwell, Rollingstone and Lucinda.

Toolakea has recorded 147mm within the past 2 hours

Upper Black River has recorded 136mm within the past 2 hours

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 2:55 pm.
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#1487845 - 30/01/2019 13:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Transmitters serving the area Toolakea, Bluewater and Upper Black River are REQUESTED TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL BEFORE BROADCASTING THIS MESSAGE.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:17 pm Wednesday, 30 January 2019.
Very Intense thunderstorms occurring from Toolakea to Upper Black River


Weather Situation: Rain with embedded thunderstorms, which are producing localised intense rainfall, are occurring across Herbert and Lower Burdekin, more specifically a swath from Toolakea and Upper Black River. Heavy and intense rainfall may extend over Townsville later this afternoon.
Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Townsville, Palm Island, Ingham, Cardwell, Abergowrie and Lucinda.
Toolakea has recorded 133mm in under 2 hours
Upper Black River has recorded 158mm in under 2 hours.



Edited by ol mate (30/01/2019 13:26)
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#1487853 - 30/01/2019 13:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Moderate Flood Warning for the Ross and Bohle Rivers

Issued at 12:25 pm EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 5

Moderate flooding is possible in the Ross River at Aplin Weir. This could be close to the record flood level of 1.77 metres from the January 1998 flood.

Rainfall totals of 100-300 mm have been recorded in the Ross, Bohle, Black and Bluewater catchments in the past 24 hours. Showers and heavy rainfall is forecast to continue for the next few days.
Ross River:

Moderate flooding may occur along the Ross River.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 0.66 metres and rising. The Ross River at Aplin Weir is likely to exceed the minor flood level (1.00 m) Thursday morning. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (1.70 m) early Saturday morning. This could be close to the record flood level of 1.77 metres from the January 1998 flood.
Bohle River:

Moderate flood levels are rising on the Bohle River at Hervey Range Road.

No observations are currently available for the Bohle River at Mt Bohle however river levels are expected to be above the moderate flood level (5.50 m). The river level is expected to remain above the moderate flood level (5.50 m) during Wednesday.
Black River and Bluewater Creek:

Major flood levels are now rising on the Bluewater Creek while minor flood levels are rapidly rising on the Black River.
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 04:00 pm EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
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#1487856 - 30/01/2019 14:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Absolutely torrential rain in the CBD.

The dam is 4cm below the spillway...
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#1487857 - 30/01/2019 14:11 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mathew Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2006
Posts: 6860
Loc: Townsville, Queensland
We had more here mate.

(01-30-19_ 01:07 pm) Yr 338.4mm / Weekly rain 306.3mm month 377.7mm / 83.1mm
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#1487858 - 30/01/2019 14:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Sbv72 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/2011
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Loc: Idalia, Townsville, QLD
Dam is now over the spillway.

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#1487859 - 30/01/2019 14:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Transmitters serving the area Toolakea, Bluewater and Upper Black River are REQUESTED TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL BEFORE BROADCASTING THIS MESSAGE.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Thunderstorm Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in parts of Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast District.

Issued at 1:08 pm Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

Very Intense thunderstorms occurring from Toolakea to Upper Black River, flash flooding likely.
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Weather Situation: Rain with embedded thunderstorms, which are producing localised intense rainfall, are occurring across Herbert and Lower Burdekin, more specifically a swath from Toolakea and Upper Black River.
A separate severe weather warning for heavy rainfall is current over a broader area.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include areas west of Townsville, including Woolshed and Bluewater.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.

Toolakea has recorded 133mm in under 2 hours

Upper Black River has recorded 158mm in under 2 hours.

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services advises that people should:
* 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 4:10 pm.
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#1487865 - 30/01/2019 15:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
tsunami Offline
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Loc: Wynnum SE Brisbane
The dam must be 100% now
May be due to spill. Give the ross river a goid flush out
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#1487869 - 30/01/2019 15:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: tsunami]
exodus Offline
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Loc: Mount Louisa, Townsville
Went over around 1:17Pm , gates are open, ozclyclone chasers live at the dam now, she is thundering.

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#1487875 - 30/01/2019 15:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
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Loc: The Beach.
Some pretty amazing video of homes fluffed l flooded at Bluewater doing the rounds on ABC Brisbane.

Woolshed 200mm in 6 hours.
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#1487887 - 30/01/2019 16:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Loc: Ingham, North Qld
8.38m was the 1998 record for Bohle River at Harveys Range Rd. Its now 8.4m & rising...we have a new record!
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#1487890 - 30/01/2019 17:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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Registered: 20/03/2009
Posts: 1961
Loc: Kirwan
wow this rain is amazing. do you think we are in for more tonight?

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#1487892 - 30/01/2019 17:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Most certainly!
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#1487896 - 30/01/2019 17:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Flood Warning for the Ross River

IDQ20735
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
PRIORITY: The Bureau and Emergency Services would appreciate this message being broadcast regularly.
Major Flood Warning for the Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers

Issued at 4:08 pm EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 7

Major flooding is likely on the Bohle River at Mt Bohle late Wednesday afternoon or early evening. Moderate flooding is possible in the Ross River at Aplin Weir. This could be close to the record flood level of 1.77 metres from the January 1998 flood.

The heaviest rainfall totals of 90-290 mm have been recorded since 9am Wednesday in the Bluewater Creek and Black River coastal areas to the north of Townsville, with most of this rainfall occurring in a short 3 hour period. Elsewhere across the Townsville area, totals of 40-140 mm have been recorded since 9am Wednesday. This rain is in addition to totals of 100-330 mm recorded in the previous 24 hour period to 9am Wednesday.

Further areas of heavy rainfall are forecast over the next few days associated with the movement of the monsoon trough.
Ross River:

Moderate flooding may occur along the Ross River, but dependent on forecast rainfall. Ross River Dam has commenced spilling.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 0.81 metres (below minor) and steady. The Ross River at Aplin Weir is likely to exceed the minor flood level (1.00 m) Thursday morning. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (1.70 m) early Saturday morning. This could be close to the record flood level of 1.77 metres from the January 1998 flood.
Bohle River:

Major flood levels are rising on the Bohle River at Hervey Range Road.

No observations are currently available for the Bohle River at Mt Bohle however river levels are expected to be above the moderate flood level (5.50 m). The Bohle River at Mt Bohle is likely to peak around the major flood level (7.00 m) late Wednesday afternoon or early evening. Higher levels are possible as rain continues to fall.
Black River and Bluewater Creek:

Major flood levels have peaked on Bluewater Creek and are currently easing. Major flood levels have also peaked on the Black River, and are currently easing with minor flooding.
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 pm EST on Wednesday 30 January 2019.
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#1487897 - 30/01/2019 17:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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Registered: 20/03/2009
Posts: 1961
Loc: Kirwan
oh wow this is good inw ays that our dam is full and great to see rain here but wow more flooding tonight

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#1487899 - 30/01/2019 17:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14283
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Just emptied my Nylex, 90mm since 0900.
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#1487912 - 30/01/2019 18:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
batty Offline
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Registered: 04/12/2010
Posts: 481
Loc: Finch Hatton Gorge
Just keep one hand on something solid,and keep your eyes upstream, you should be ok.
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#1487915 - 30/01/2019 18:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Queensland
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:58 pm Wednesday, 30 January 2019.
Heavy rainfall set to redevelop for parts of the Herbert and Lower Burdekin.

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Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is forecast to remain slow-moving across north Queensland. A convergence zone embedded within the monsoon trough is forecast to redevelop overnight west of Townsville, once again producing a focus for heavy rainfall across an already saturated region.
Heavy rainfall, which is likely to lead to flash flooding, is forecast to redevelop later this evening across the warning area. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 130mm to 180mm are possible, particularly with thunderstorms.
Locations which may be affected include Rollingstone, Blue Water, Upper Black River, and areas to west and southwest of Townsville.
Severe weather is no longer occurring in the North Tropical Coast and Tablelands district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
Rainfall totals since 9am:
304mm at Upper Bluewater
301mm at Upper Black Water
208mm at Toolakea
151mm at Mt Margaret
101mm at Nettlefield
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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 pm AEST Wednesday.
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#1487919 - 30/01/2019 18:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Inclement Weather Offline
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Registered: 07/03/2006
Posts: 5365
Loc: Diamond Valley
Hmm, there's not a scratch about this unfolding flooding event in the Courier Mail. It seems that unless it has a name, the mainstream media aren't interested. The last time I looked, heavy flooding rain is still heavy flooding rain whether it comes from a named TC or a nameless monsoon trough.

Keep safe all.
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#1487938 - 30/01/2019 19:49 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Snappy Offline
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Registered: 21/03/2011
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Loc: Annandale
This weather event makes you appreciate the Night of Noah even more.
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#1487941 - 30/01/2019 19:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Crystal Valley Offline
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Loc: Woopen Creek
Wow, some nice totals, hopefully more to come for you all as long as it does not cause to much grief...
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#1487991 - 30/01/2019 22:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Inclement Weather]
RC Offline
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Originally Posted By: Inclement Weather
Hmm, there's not a scratch about this unfolding flooding event in the Courier Mail.


Well like anyone else outside the south east corner, you do not really matter.

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#1488006 - 30/01/2019 23:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
Posts: 18952
Loc: The Beach.
Looks like Ingham to Rollingstone might see some good totals by morning.

Woolshed approaching 600 mm for the past few days. Around 800mm for the month.
3.8mm so far for January in Bundaberg.


Edited by ColdFront (30/01/2019 23:41)
Edit Reason: added stuff for perspective
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#1488007 - 30/01/2019 23:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Kino Offline
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Registered: 10/08/2017
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Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
CF but wasnít it never supposed to rain again?

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#1488008 - 30/01/2019 23:41 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
Posts: 18952
Loc: The Beach.
I think that was Rockhampton mate smile
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#1488010 - 30/01/2019 23:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
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Loc: The Beach.
EC's 10 day rainfall outlook for Townsville area.

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#1488020 - 31/01/2019 07:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:56 am Thursday, 31 January 2019.
Further heavy rainfall expected in the northeast tropics due to the slow-moving monsoon trough.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is expected to remain slow-moving across north Queensland for several days. Bands of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely within the warning area through the remainder of today and Friday.
Areas of heavy rainfall, which are likely to lead to flash flooding, are forecast between about Ingham and Ayr through today. Areas of heavy rainfall are likely to extend further north towards Innisfail overnight and during Friday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 150mm to 200mm are possible, with isolated heavier falls possible, particularly with thunderstorms.
Creek and river catchments are already saturated and will therefore respond very rapidly to any rainfall.
Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Lucinda, Ingham, Palm Island, Rollingstone, Townsville and Giru.
Rainfall totals from 9am Wednesday to 4am Thursday:
365mm at Upper Bluewater
256mm at Woolshed
220mm at Toolakea
179mm at Mt Margaret
137mm at Little Bohle River
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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 11:00 am AEST Thursday.
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#1488026 - 31/01/2019 08:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Just wow, water close to my back steps, this hasnt happened for many years. Looks like we could be in for round 2 today

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#1488028 - 31/01/2019 08:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Question: The ross dam has gained to 124.5%, this means the dam has gained 24.5% in 18 hours with the spillway gates open. Dam height is 39.6m, dam failure occurs at 43m. Are the gates opened to 100%, if so we are in trouble, if not someone needs to open them to 100%. The water volumes entering lake ross are exceeding the spillage rates currently required in my opinion.

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#1488032 - 31/01/2019 08:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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148mm to 7:45am in BG.
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#1488034 - 31/01/2019 08:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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EC now forecasting over 2 metres of rain for N QLD, focused near Townsville. Good luck guys!

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#1488035 - 31/01/2019 08:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Is the ross dam going to gain another 24% in the next 18 hours, if so what will the Height be I wonder, anyone have any info regarding this.

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#1488037 - 31/01/2019 09:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Question: The ross dam has gained to 124.5%, this means the dam has gained 24.5% in 18 hours with the spillway gates open. Dam height is 39.6m, dam failure occurs at 43m. Are the gates opened to 100%, if so we are in trouble, if not someone needs to open them to 100%. The water volumes entering lake ross are exceeding the spillage rates currently required in my opinion.


Spillway can pass 3655 cubic metres per second maximum capacity. It will take a lot to get that maximum capacity.
http://data.dnrm.qld.gov.au/eap/ross-river-eap.pdf
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#1488038 - 31/01/2019 09:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Townsville city council has told me one gate is opened and sunwater are controlling the spill rates as they monitor the situation, I will be watching with great anticipation on the water release rates today. Better not to be to greedy with water storage when massive rain forecast rates have been forecasted for the next week. The Brisbane floods and the dam releases occurred while following the management plan, sometimes acting earlier is wise when epic rain events have been forecast in my opinion.

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#1488041 - 31/01/2019 09:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Flood Warning for the Ross River

IDQ20735
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland
Major Flood Warning for the Bohle River, Moderate Flood Warning for the Ross River and Flood Warning for the Black River and Bluewater Creek

Issued at 7:26 am EST on Thursday 31 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 11

Minor flood levels are rising in the Ross River at Aplin Weir with further rises above the moderate flood level possible during Thursday morning.

Heavy rainfall is forecast to continue across the warning area during the next few days as the monsoon trough remains active over northern Queensland.
Ross River:

Ross River Dam continues to spill. River levels at Black Weir are rising but remain below the minor flood level.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 1.46 metres and rising above the minor flood level. The river level is expected to remain above the minor flood level during Thursday with continued rainfall. The river level may reach the moderate flood level (1.70 m) during Thursday with further rises to the record flood level of 1.77 metres (Jan 1998) possible by the weekend.
Bohle River:

Renewed rises are being recorded on the Bohle River during Thursday morning.

No observations are currently available for the Bohle River at Mt Bohle, however moderate flood levels are expected to be easing slowly after a major flood peak on Wednesday. Renewed rises to the major flood level (7.00 m) are possible during Thursday morning.
Black River and Bluewater Creek:

Renewed river level rises and flooding are possible in the Black River and Bluewater Creek during Thursday, dependent on further heavy rainfall.
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 01:00 pm EST on Thursday 31 January 2019.
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#1488043 - 31/01/2019 09:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Vinnie Offline
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Didn't the dam in Townsville hit 100 percent last year after years of being low?
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#1488044 - 31/01/2019 09:34 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The problem with epic rain fall events is they are rare and dam filling rates from these events can be unrealised and never occurred prior, a factor that heightens risk. Earthen wall saturation over longer periods of saturation exposure are also a consideration with a lake that has a 15km long earthen wall. I live very close to this water storage and am very aware of the outcome of a dam failure event. The other problem is where does one evacuate when all roads and rivers to high ground are impassable. bungs in the boat and go for a wild ride !!

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#1488045 - 31/01/2019 09:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 8:27 am Thursday, 31 January 2019.

Heavy rain expected in the northeast tropics, flooding a high risk following recent rain
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Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is expected to remain slow-moving across north Queensland for several days. Bands of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely within the warning area through the remainder of today and Friday.

At 8:15am AEST Thursday, the heaviest rainfall was occurring in areas between Giru and Ravenswood, with 135mm recorded in the last 3 hours at Major Creek (southwest of Giru).

Areas of heavy rainfall, which are likely to lead to flash flooding, are forecast between about Ingham and Ayr through today. Areas of heavy rainfall are likely to extend further north towards Innisfail overnight and during Friday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 150mm to 200mm are likely, with isolated heavier falls possible, particularly with thunderstorms.

Creek and river catchments are already saturated and will therefore respond very rapidly to any rainfall.

Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Lucinda, Ingham, Palm Island, Rollingstone, Townsville and 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:00 pm AEST Thursday.
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#1488046 - 31/01/2019 09:40 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Vinnie]
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Didn't the dam in Townsville hit 100 percent last year after years of being low?


It got into the 90's but didn't hit 100%.

It's currently above 124% and over 1 metre above the spillway...
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#1488047 - 31/01/2019 09:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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That rain band has bee sitting over you guys for hours, does anyone have up to date totals?

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#1488048 - 31/01/2019 09:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Better not to be to greedy with water storage when massive rain forecast rates have been forecasted for the next week.
.... sometimes acting earlier is wise when epic rain events have been forecast in my opinion.

The perception of greed with water storage is at best unfounded speculation... Very simply it is not lawful to store water that exceeds the nominated water supply capacity.
And sometimes quite wise to not release water earlier if it also raining downstream of the dam as doing so has high chance of making downstream flooding worse than it needs to be. Best to follow the operating rules.

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#1488050 - 31/01/2019 09:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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I hope the rain goes away soon, stuck south and want to get home. frown this rain is not of much benefit anymore, dams are filled now it is just destructive.
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#1488051 - 31/01/2019 09:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Police have told people to move their cars out of the cutting in the city due to possible landslides.
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#1488052 - 31/01/2019 09:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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So what percentage of over 100% capacity is the nominated lawful water supply capacity. The failure of a dam causes far worse flooding than controlled releases period, Water is a commodity that is sold, more water more revenue. ask any cane farmer. Anyway I guess they have all under control.

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#1488053 - 31/01/2019 09:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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There's been a landslide on Sturt Street in the city:

https://twitter.com/TCC_News/status/1090726546397003776

A few schools are closed today:

https://closures.det.qld.gov.au/emergency/schools.html

Torrential rain in the CBD at the moment!!
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#1488055 - 31/01/2019 10:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Transmitters serving the area between Giru and Ravenswood are REQUESTED TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL BEFORE BROADCASTING THIS MESSAGE.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:05 am Thursday, 31 January 2019.

SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL OCCURRING AROUND THE HAUGHTON RIVER, FLOODING A HIGH RISK


Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is expected to remain slow-moving across north Queensland for several days. Bands of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely within the warning area through the remainder of today and Friday.

At 8:50am AEST Thursday, the heaviest rainfall was occurring in areas between Giru and Ravenswood, with 193mm recorded in the last 6 hours at Major Creek (southwest of Giru) and 179mm in the last 6 hours at Mt Piccaninny.

Areas of heavy rainfall, which are likely to lead to flash flooding, are forecast between about Ingham and Ayr through today. Areas of heavy rainfall are likely to extend further north towards Innisfail overnight and during Friday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 150mm to 200mm are likely, with isolated heavier falls possible, particularly with thunderstorms.

Creek and river catchments are already saturated and will therefore respond very rapidly to any rainfall.

Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Lucinda, Ingham, Palm Island, Rollingstone, Townsville and 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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 12:15 pm AEST Thursday.
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#1488056 - 31/01/2019 10:11 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The dam is in no danger of collapsing. We get these stories about how the dam is about to fail, the Army is going to blow up the weirs etc and its all just nonsense designed to make people scared. If you have a question then just ask.

Plenty of people here who can put your mind at rest about such things. If the dam was ever going to collapse it would have been either during the Night of Noah when we had 728mm in 48 hours or during Yasi. As it didn't fail on either of these much worse weather events its not likely to now.

The water pressure on the walls is well with in specifications and to ensure it doesn't collapse they actually lowered the height of the spillway about 10 years ago after the spent umpteen millions reinforcing the 7klm of earth bank walls.

203mm to 0900hrs this morning.
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#1488065 - 31/01/2019 10:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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46mm in our gauge in Ayr 🙂

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#1488069 - 31/01/2019 11:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Major Flood Warning for the Herbert River

Issued at 9:28 am EST on Thursday 31 January 2019

Flood Warning Number: 2

River levels may reach the major flood level on the Herbert River at Halifax during Thursday with forecast rainfall.

Rainfall totals of 30-60 mm have been recorded over the middle and lower Herbert River catchment since 9:00 am Wednesday, with locally higher falls to around 80 mm.

Further heavy rainfall is expected during Thursday, most likely continuing into Friday and over the weekend as the monsoon trough remains active over northern Queensland. This is likely to cause moderate to major flooding across the catchment over the coming days.
Herbert River to Nash's Crossing:

River level rises are occurring in the Herbert River to Nash's Crossing.

River level information is unavailable from Gleneagle Homestead (manual station) but levels are expected to be below the minor flood level (4.50 m). The river level is likely to exceed the minor flood level overnight Thursday into Friday with continued rainfall.
Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing:

Major flooding may occur along the Herbert River downstream of Nash's Crossing at Halifax.

The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge is currently at 7.11 metres and rising. The Herbert River at Abergowrie Bridge will remain around the minor flood level (6.00 m) during Thursday.

The Herbert River at Ingham Pump Station is currently at 8.07 metres and falling. The river level is likely to exceed the minor flood level (10.00 m) Thursday afternoon with continued rainfall.

The Herbert River at Gairloch is currently at 7.89 metres and rising. The river level is likely to exceed the minor flood level (9.50 m) early Thursday afternoon with continued rainfall.

The Herbert River at Halifax is currently above the minor flood level (4.00 metres) at 4.12 metres and rising. The river level may reach the major flood level (5.00 m) Thursday afternoon with continued rainfall.
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 05:30 pm EST on Thursday 31 January 2019.
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#1488072 - 31/01/2019 11:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The Herbert will be in at least minor levels before the catchment gets real rain. its a bit concerning, although by the looks the upper western catchment may miss the real heavy stuff.
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#1488100 - 31/01/2019 12:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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This rain is relentless! There's some insane amounts of water around the place.

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#1488105 - 31/01/2019 12:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Aplins Weir

31/01/2019 10:56 1.66
31/01/2019 11:11 1.71

so 0.06 off 1998 flood levels

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#1488111 - 31/01/2019 12:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 11:30 am Thursday, 31 January 2019.

BANDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY TO REDEVELOP, FLASH FLOODING REMAINS A HIGH RISK

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is expected to remain slow-moving across north Queensland for several days. Bands of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely within the warning area through the remainder of today and Friday. Monsoon flow is forecast to increase across Cape York Peninsula on Friday and the weekend, which is likely to maintain or strengthen the monsoon trough.

Areas of heavy rainfall, which are likely to lead to flash flooding, are forecast between about Ingham and Ayr initially, with these conditions likely to extend further east towards Bowen and Proserpine later today, and north towards Innisfail overnight and during Friday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 150mm to 200mm are likely, with isolated heavier falls possible, particularly with bands of thunderstorms.

Creek and river catchments are already saturated and will therefore respond very rapidly to any rainfall.

Longer term, the re-strengthening of the monsoon trough over the weekend may lead to multiple areas of heavy to intense rainfall over already saturated ground between about Innisfail and Bowen, with the potential for particularly significant and dangerous flash flooding.

Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Lucinda, Ingham, Palm Island, Rollingstone, Townsville, Giru, Ayr, Bowen and Proserpine.

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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 2:45 pm AEST Thursday.
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#1488117 - 31/01/2019 13:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT
The dam is in no danger of collapsing. We get these stories about how the dam is about to fail, the Army is going to blow up the weirs etc and its all just nonsense designed to make people scared. If you have a question then just ask.

Plenty of people here who can put your mind at rest about such things. If the dam was ever going to collapse it would have been either during the Night of Noah when we had 728mm in 48 hours or during Yasi. As it didn't fail on either of these much worse weather events its not likely to now.

The water pressure on the walls is well with in specifications and to ensure it doesn't collapse they actually lowered the height of the spillway about 10 years ago after the spent umpteen millions reinforcing the 7klm of earth bank walls.

203mm to 0900hrs this morning.

2001 - a panel of experts in dam safety and construction undertook an investigation of the dam. Over two years, the panel conducted studies of the dam's construction with the world standards.
2003 - The report confirmed that upgrades were required and by late 2003 because the dam moved 10 centimetres (3.9 in) a year. At that rate, the dam would have burst in a 10-year period, causing the whole suburb of Kelso to be inundated. The first stage of lowering the spillway by 3.5 metres (11 ft) was underway, the lowering of the existing spillway has been done so the installing of dam gates to control the flow downstream and water storage levels can begin.
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#1488121 - 31/01/2019 13:38 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Water over the road on the Flinders Highway just on the Charters Towers side of the Reid River bridge. Burdekin bridge at Macrossan will probably go under later today I think.

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#1488125 - 31/01/2019 13:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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501mm for Kelso drive so far for January at 12.45pm, wow this rain is not letting up whatsoever.

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#1488128 - 31/01/2019 14:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mathew Offline
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We had a lot of heavy rain since the last 48 hours here.

(01-31-19_ 12:56 pm) Yr 161.1mm / Weekly rain 514.2mm month 585.3mm / 161.4mm


Edited by Mathew (31/01/2019 14:02)
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#1488133 - 31/01/2019 14:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Rhubarb Offline
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Had 138mm overnight to 9am, then 64 mm up to 11am.
Total since 29/01 = 540mm - Wicked bounce


Edited by Rhubarb (31/01/2019 14:15)
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Rainfall
2019: 26/01 - 06/02 = 1,516 mm - Far Out!!!!!!!!!!!
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#1488135 - 31/01/2019 14:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Was going over to Maggie this weekend. Had a call from our accommodation, it's OK but there are a few landslips and extensive flooding. Also been told today the buses have stopped running and taxis are minimal, some restaurants are not opening this weekend either. The Barge may cut some services too.

SO - staying in the Ville this weekend.

PS It's my birthday tomorrow and I always have either a cyclone or a cyclone warning and/or rain. Having a wonderful birthday so far this year grin


Edited by Rhubarb (31/01/2019 14:20)
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#1488143 - 31/01/2019 14:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Went out to hydrotherapy in the pouring rain. Yes 4 of us turned up. We are all as mad as each other. Got home after some detours around back roads at 1330 and emptied 91mm out of my rain gauge. Poor thing is only a 150mm Nylex with no over flow catchment so I have had to empty it every 5 hours or so.
Going to the dam this afternoon for a sticky beak.

Am I worried that the dam wall will break? No.

Am I worried that water will flow over the dam walls? No

Should people be worried about the dam walls? No. The back waters of the dam come with a couple of hundred metres of the highway to Charters Towers and if it gets close to the height of the walls guess where all the water will go instead?

The weirs may be close to the night of Noah levels but the flooding we saw then cannot happen today due to the work done to put in flood mitigation works like the tide controlled sumps like the park at MT View where the Girl Guides and Scouts are located.
That was specifically excavated to hold run off until the tide dropped before it will let it flow out to sea. Townsville and Thuringowa City councils spent millions on a flood survey and flood minimisation works immediately after the Night of Noah to stop this happening again. And yes I was driving a Unimog down passed where Officeworks is today picking up my Platoon from 2RAR to assist with flood evacuations and sand bagging of telephone exchanges.
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#1488145 - 31/01/2019 15:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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wow this rain event is insane.

I kept my children home from school today and i will see if i will keep them home tomorrow. i know some school are staying closed tomorrow as well so will be interesting.

great to see such nice rain again

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#1488149 - 31/01/2019 15:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Whats it like to get 100mm+ in a day? Never seen rain that heavy.
Can someone post a link to a video?
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#1488151 - 31/01/2019 15:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: SBT]
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Originally Posted By: SBT

That was specifically excavated to hold run off until the tide dropped before it will let it flow out to sea. Townsville and Thuringowa City councils spent millions on a flood survey and flood minimisation works immediately after the Night of Noah to stop this happening again.


Just please be a little careful with expectations. Flood mitigation works can reduce flooding. But it is almost impossible to stop flooding. There is always chance a big rainfall event may produce more runoff and volume than what any works are designed for.

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#1488157 - 31/01/2019 15:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Severe Weather Warning
for HEAVY RAINFALL

For people in Herbert and Lower Burdekin and parts of North Tropical Coast and Tablelands, Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders and Central Coast and Whitsundays Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:41 pm Thursday, 31 January 2019.

BANDS OF HEAVY RAINFALL LIKELY TO REDEVELOP, FLASH FLOODING REMAINS A HIGH RISK

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough is expected to remain slow-moving across north Queensland for several days. Bands of heavy rainfall and thunderstorms are likely within the warning area through the remainder of today and Friday. Monsoon flow is forecast to increase across Cape York Peninsula on Friday and the weekend, which is likely to maintain or strengthen the monsoon trough.

Rainfall rates have eased over the warning area in the past three hours. However there remains a high risk of redevelopment of heavy rainfall bands, with the potential to produce flash flooding, between about Townsville and Proserpine through the remainder of today, and this risk extends north towards Innisfail overnight and during Friday. Six-hourly rainfall totals between 150mm to 200mm are likely with this activity, with isolated heavier falls possible, particularly with bands of thunderstorms.

Creek and river catchments are already saturated and will therefore respond very rapidly to any rainfall.

Longer term, the re-strengthening of the monsoon trough over the weekend may lead to multiple areas of heavy to intense rainfall over already saturated ground between about Innisfail and Bowen, with the potential for particularly significant and dangerous flash flooding.

Locations which may be affected include Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Lucinda, Ingham, Palm Island, Rollingstone, Townsville, Giru, Ayr, Bowen and Proserpine.

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.

The next Severe Weather Warning will be issued by 5:45 pm AEST Thursday.
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#1488171 - 31/01/2019 16:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: ifishcq]
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ifishcq its awesome to see. especially if you get rates up around 100mm/hr. When that happens you need to be aware of where you are, as the water will really be running over ground. If that type of rate holds for a few hours , then even more so.

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#1488172 - 31/01/2019 17:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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118mm since 7:45am in BG.
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#1488173 - 31/01/2019 17:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Townsville has cried out in anguish over the dry/rain dome for a long time, now they get their rain all in one event - hang on down there
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#1488176 - 31/01/2019 17:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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My kids schools are closed tomorrow I think all school are. Not sure about day care centres. Be interesting to see how much rain we get over night and tomorrow.

This lull has been nice.

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#1488178 - 31/01/2019 17:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: WANDJINA G'vale]
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Originally Posted By: WANDJINA G'vale
Townsville has cried out in anguish over the dry/rain dome for a long time, now they get their rain all in one event - hang on down there


It's like all the rain has gotten stuck inside the dome!
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#1488180 - 31/01/2019 17:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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137.5mm since 8am this morning in Fairfield Swamp.

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#1488190 - 31/01/2019 17:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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I noticed on the SunWater Emergency Action Plan that we are just about to take the number 2 position in the historical Flood height at the Ross River Dam (post gate upgrade)


Table 4: Historical floods experienced at Ross River Dam (post Gate upgrade) Flood rank Date Peak Height EL (m) 1 21 March 2012 40.73 2 24 February 2009 40.54 3 12 February 2008 39.84 4 03 Feb 2011 39.60 5 31 January 2010 39.45 6 23 March 2010 38.94 7 14 April 2014 38.69
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#1488196 - 31/01/2019 18:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1488203 - 31/01/2019 18:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wow - hectic times up at Townsville! - best wishes for all up there over the next week, looks to be a big flood event.

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#1488208 - 31/01/2019 18:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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So Just seen this on Facebook

TOWNSVILLE has been declared a disaster zone as all schools are closed and businesses are urged to allow workers to stay home if possible.

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#1488212 - 31/01/2019 18:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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That's an insane forecast!

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#1488215 - 31/01/2019 18:55 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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my thoughts 'bartolomou' . If in doubt move out. Its like bushfire preparation. For a catastrophic forecast one leaves early. I am one to err on the side of caution. I would leave and come back after the event
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#1488218 - 31/01/2019 19:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The ross dam spillway gates will certainly be all opened at 100% very soon with current volume and inflows, the insane future forecast will raise risk of the 43m level being reached if inflows become historic in nature. Risk must be alleviated to ensure the 43m level is not reached, as dam failure in the Emergency Plan states 43m level is the level where dam failure is likely to occur. The current level is 40.17m.

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#1488257 - 31/01/2019 20:58 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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No Twitter update on the Ross Dam capacity since the 11.00am report at 139.3%.
No 3.00pm or 7.00pm updates? I wonder why?

Considering its an automated system, its unusual to miss reports like this.

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#1488258 - 31/01/2019 21:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Even bom levels for the dam have not updated since 6pm, it does say telemetry radio and might be 3hour updates but itís usualt more frequently.

31/01/2019 18:03 40.61


Edited by exodus (31/01/2019 21:05)

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#1488268 - 31/01/2019 21:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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That band that is coming from the Ingham area looks to be exploding just before it hits Townsville. Get ready for another drenching I think!


Edited by Wezza (31/01/2019 21:35)

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#1488272 - 31/01/2019 22:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The regional scale of this rainy weather event appears quite broad.
Perhaps quite more than Cardwell to Bowen when one looks at the satellite Zehr enhanced images and national radar. Good to see to rain somewhere as those of us from further south look on with envy. Nonetheless the safety of people is always most important. Take care all.

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#1488274 - 31/01/2019 22:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: exodus]
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Originally Posted By: exodus
Even bom levels for the dam have not updated since 6pm, it does say telemetry radio and might be 3hour updates but itís usualt more frequently.

31/01/2019 18:03 40.61


31/01/2019 17:52 40.65

This is the level for full opening of the gates.

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#1488277 - 31/01/2019 22:28 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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All Gates arenít fully open till 43m, i imagine at 40.73~(heightesr recorded level) and then again if it reaches 41 they will open the gates more as it all compounds downstream at Aplins which is already at 1.55, not far from its next moderate flood level of 1.7/1.77m


Edited by exodus (31/01/2019 22:29)

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#1488286 - 01/02/2019 00:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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I just tipped out 90mm. Gauge was empty at 8pm.
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#1488287 - 01/02/2019 00:40 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Regarding speculation about the dam, these figures are floating around on Facebook. Perhaps SBT or someone else can confirm these:

Full supply (100%) is 38.55m
Full storage (369%) is 46.5m
Dam bursts (water comes over the wall) at 48.5m

As someone who lives near Aplin's Weir, I'm a little concerned about the predicted major flood level of 2.90m. Up until this event that kind of level seemed unthinkable. Would the river burst its banks at that point?

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#1488288 - 01/02/2019 02:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Wow, good ol Townsville turning it on.....I was working up there in the 98 event when it rained for days on end, seems to happen every 10 or so years, stay safe everyone.

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#1488293 - 01/02/2019 04:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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If you read section 5 of the ross dam Emergency Action plan, dam failure is likely to occur at 43m, long before a breach of 48.5. I have just realized that Saturday to Tuesday is king tides with the highest on Monday or Tuesday 4.05m, Yikes I hope Sunwater have been releasing water on all gates at 100% while they have the opportunity. It really is quite important to get rid off excess storage while you can, when you can causing as little down stream flooding where possible, but when you are faced with a dam failure no choice but just let her rip in regards to gates open 100%, King tides or not. forecasts also effect spillage rates.

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#1488294 - 01/02/2019 04:10 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Click on all observations on the BOM main web page, click on rivers, scroll thru to ross dam.

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#1488295 - 01/02/2019 04:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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3.02am height 40.67m, 2.12 above spillway, steady. At least it is currently not rising, small catchment means flow in volumes slow down quick when the rain stops compared to other larger catchment type dams. I imagine Sunwater are all over this like a bad rash, getting rid of as much water now as possible, as the rain and tide forecast seems not real good for future inflow rates. Wow who would have thought the day would come when you would be hoping the rain to friggen go away in Townsville.

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#1488296 - 01/02/2019 04:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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As for ross river breaking the banks of the river, the council or Sunwater would have flooding maps, Evacuation advice would be given prior to a ross river bank breach, the dam has been a great flood prevention tool for Townsville, my wife was born in Townsville, when she was a young child 50 odd years ago she remembers flood debri up in the gumtrees above the top of river banks. It was a dirt track up the river with no dam, so floods back then were terrible. no houses only a cattle station homestead about where the motorway bridge is now.

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#1488297 - 01/02/2019 04:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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At 43m all gates fully open no matter what, lets hope it stays under that level and excess storage can be spilled without causing any extra flooding, Awareness of the situation is good, no need to panic, we live in modern times with great communication to alert people prior to any adverse events.

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#1488300 - 01/02/2019 06:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Rainfall rate in kelso is insane at the moment

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#1488301 - 01/02/2019 06:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
I have just realized that Saturday to Tuesday is king tides with the highest on Monday or Tuesday 4.05m, Yikes

Try 3.41 metres at 09:16h.

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#1488302 - 01/02/2019 06:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Sorry my bad, got the date wrong 19/2/2019-4.18m

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#1488303 - 01/02/2019 06:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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It's a mystery to me how some people have their favourite weather as .. cyclones.

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#1488305 - 01/02/2019 06:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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01/02/2019 05:38 40.73

Ross river dam now officially at highest recorded level of flood, wonít be long till itís exceeded.

The eap has the evacuation zones on page 95ish, tbh if your worried bens over and kiss your ass goodbye lol, with bohle/black/alligator there is no chance they could evacuate the zoned area for a failure.

Flooding wise there isnít too much impact other than Rosslea and Oonoonba from water current contained water releases.

http://data.dnrm.qld.gov.au/eap/ross-river-eap.pdf



This was a good post off Townsville wtag group.

Quote:
Currently the 3 radial gates on Ross River Dam are opened to a level of 2.00 meters if it is being run by the manual
The level at present is 40.67 meters
When level reaches 40.75 M all 3 gates will be at 2.25 meters
When level is at 41.00 M all 3 gates will be at 2.50 meters
When level reaches 41.50 Gate 1 and 3 will be opened at 3.50 meters and gate 2 will be at 10.5 meters
At 41.75 M all gates opened at 10.50 meters
Above 41.75 m AHD, dam outflows are a function of
headwater level alone with no control by gate operations.


Edited by exodus (01/02/2019 07:02)

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#1488310 - 01/02/2019 07:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: exodus]
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Thanks Exodus, these are a really interesting read.

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#1488321 - 01/02/2019 08:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Some good questions.

From the top of Aplin's Weir to street level is about 3 or possibly 4 metres above the weir wall. So there is no real need to worry about flooding from that respect.

Went up to the circus that was the dam yesterday afternoon. Couldn't get a parking spot but saw the sign that said it was at 154,9% capacity. If water was going to run over the top of the wall of the dam it won't collapse the dam walls. They are engineered to withstand that much force and more.

If and its a bloody huge if, the dam was to over top then the run off will follow the old Bohle River bed and out to sea. Yes that will cause local flooding but its not going to destroy Kelso or anything.

Yesterdays tale of the Nylex.
1.30pm emptied 81mm out of Nylex,
6.30 this morning emptied another 110mm
so at 6.30 I had recorded 191mm
Heavy rain still falling.
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#1488322 - 01/02/2019 08:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Aplinís Weir now exceeded previous 1.77 flood record

1/02/2019 07:06 2.11
01/02/2019 07:12 2.06

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#1488327 - 01/02/2019 08:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Now predicting a possible cyclone forming in the Coral Sea late Sunday. Now if that happens even if its just a piddling little Cat 1 the amount of vegetation damage is going to be huge. Soil is obviously waterlogged so that means a hell of a lot of trees (Mango, Mahogany rain trees etc) will suddenly find themselves falling over. Flood wise yes it will increase the problems we are currently experiencing.

People will start panic buying groceries if the cyclone is declared so it may be an idea to stock up on canned food before the hordes descend. the 3 super market chains do have around 7 days worth of canned/frozen and dry foods stored in warehouses. But with the roads cut fresh food becomes scarce pretty quickly. Meh I have everything we need for a week minimum. Might get another jerry can of fuel for the generator.

The council is going to have a huge road works bill once this is over.
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#1488328 - 01/02/2019 08:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Flood inundation maps for the dam failure event show otherwise SBT, the dam wall is 6km from bohle at kelso, kelso is in its path, the earthen walls could not withstand a breach and keep form they would erode from water flow.

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#1488330 - 01/02/2019 09:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Earthen dams have concrete spillways or concrete spillways with gates to safely release water, history shows earthen breaches have occurred to many dams all over the world all have had massive erosion from massive water flows at the breach point. A big if is caused by a big if rain event, hopefully all ends well with this rain event, but risk is raised when inflows reach beyond historically high known rainfall events. Let us all hope this forecast future rain for the week does not eventuate.

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#1488334 - 01/02/2019 09:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Fairfield Swamp Idalia, another 123mm since 5pm yesterday arvo, last 24hrs to 8 am today- 261mm.
Total for this event, last 5 days - 692mm.

Forecasting has been spot on!

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#1488335 - 01/02/2019 10:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The Dam is not going anywhere.
Sun Water are all over it and following the Operating Manual as required.

The work experience kid has been told to keep his hands in his pocket!

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#1488336 - 01/02/2019 10:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Woolshed 286mm yesterday to 9 am and 286.4mm today. That's what you call consistent.
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#1488338 - 01/02/2019 10:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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218mm yesterday.
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#1488340 - 01/02/2019 10:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ol mate Offline
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Will the monsoon ever move north? we've been waiting for days up here! we get the bands as they come down from cairns area but the quickly pass over. Having said that we got 100mm in 3 hrs last night. We'll keep playing the waiting game i guess.
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#1488342 - 01/02/2019 10:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ross river dam now above 41

01/02/2019 09:36 41.05

So next gateopening sequence should of just been triggered.


Edited by exodus (01/02/2019 10:44)

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#1488344 - 01/02/2019 10:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: exodus]
Smallfry Offline
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Hi Exodus. Where are you getting this info? All I could find was the Council website with 140%, but not the elevation level. thanks.

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#1488346 - 01/02/2019 11:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1488347 - 01/02/2019 11:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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219mm at BG to 9am.
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#1488348 - 01/02/2019 11:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: exodus]
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thanks so much!

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#1488349 - 01/02/2019 11:16 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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For anyone interested in the Ross River Dam level, I have this page setup on my weather site that receives dam level data quite regularly.

It is currently reporting the dam at 41.05m, which is equivalent to 167%

http://aspgweather.com/new/rossdam

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#1488356 - 01/02/2019 11:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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ok so reading everywhere and what people say can be a bit scary. Could i please ask a question. With all this rain still coming and the dam still filling, and the ross river still rising what are the chances of it flooding?

Also has the monsoon trough started to move north again yet?

thanks you

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#1488361 - 01/02/2019 12:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: PVW]
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#1488364 - 01/02/2019 12:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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TCC finally updated

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#1488368 - 01/02/2019 12:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Apparently they are evacuating 90 homes so they can release water from Ross Dam. Breaking story on ABC news
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#1488372 - 01/02/2019 12:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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QLD dam management had a review after the 2011 Brisbane floods, a commission investigated the releases from Wivenhoe, Somerset and north pine dams, it revealed and resolved that in a repeat rain and future forecast event equal to the 2011 flood event that a release should occur when forecasts of that magnitude repeat, a release to lower dam levels to 75% are required, so I do not know what is going on with Ross dam with 170% full and forecasts of nearly 1000mm in the next 5 or so days. That seems comparable in nature thus implementing an override of the automated management plan and act in due haste. I only say this so it is on the record that some of public is watching this dam management as events unfold in real time. Not to cause panic, hindsight is too late in regards to a lack of interventions to act prior to a undesirable outcomes in dam storage release management.

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#1488374 - 01/02/2019 12:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Apparently they are evacuating 90 homes so they can release water from Ross Dam. Breaking story on ABC news
Article here:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-01/t...issing/10768656

Sounds like its some(but not all?) of the black zone, as detailed on page 95 of the EAP, is being evacuated. Article says they're going to open the gates more than scheduled.

http://data.dnrm.qld.gov.au/eap/ross-river-eap.pdf

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#1488376 - 01/02/2019 13:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
QLD dam management had a review after the 2011 Brisbane floods, a commission investigated the releases from Wivenhoe, Somerset and north pine dams, it revealed and resolved that in a repeat rain and future forecast event equal to the 2011 flood event that a release should occur when forecasts of that magnitude repeat, a release to lower dam levels to 75% are required, ...


Bartholomu, that is not a proper reading of the Commission of Inquiry recommendations. The recommendation was if there is a similar seasonal outlook to the 2010-11 season, then consideration should be given to lowering the dam to 75% at the start of the season. That is very different to a short term forecast. Releasing water just before the flood is potentially quite dangerous as I mentioned in an earlier post because the releases could combine with downstream flows and make flooding worse.
Releasing water at the start of the season is safer, but a very difficult judgement to make. Who would have thought the seasonal outlook in say December 2018 would have foreseen what your region is going through now.
Worth watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_4acsP7dGo

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#1488381 - 01/02/2019 13:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Dam failure is a far worse scenario than any controlled release ie evacuations can be carried out prior to release, I just read the report an hour ago, No one wants any persons to be harmed by floods, The difficult part is saving the integrity of the entire dam, a failure would cost many lives as a tsunami of storage water escapes in a uncontrolled fashion. You will find short term forecasting is to be considered with dam management in record flood type events.

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#1488382 - 01/02/2019 13:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thank god they are releasing, 175% with the future forecasts, the right but very hard choice has been made. My empathy and sorrow for those who will be effected by this water storage release.

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#1488383 - 01/02/2019 13:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Media: Transmitters serving the Ross, Bohle and Black Rivers are REQUESTED TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL BEFORE BROADCASTING THIS MESSAGE.

TOP PRIORITY: The Bureau and Emergency Services would appreciate this message being broadcast regularly.
Major Flood Warning for the Ross and Bohle Rivers and Flood Warning for the Black River and Bluewater Creek
Issued at 12:15 pm EST on Friday 1 February 2019

Flood Warning Number: 17

Property flooding is expected in the Ross River early Friday afternoon. Major flood levels are possible in the Ross River at Aplin Weir over the weekend with forecast heavy rainfall.

Important information from Townsville City Council:

It is really important that residents listen to emergency services or Council employees during this flood event.

The increase in flow from Ross River Dam may result in flooding of properties and the public are advised to move personal items to a higher level.

Authorities will further open the Ross River Dam spillway gates to try and prevent more significant flooding for downstream suburbs if this major rain event continues.

The spillway gates will be opened to a higher level, allowing more water to flow out now in order to reduce the potential for significant downstream flooding given the forecast for heavy rain to continue for the next few days.

Ross River:
Ross River Dam continues to spill. River levels at Black Weir are rising and currently below the minor flood level.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 1.91 metres and rising. The river level at Aplin Weir is currently above the record flood level, exceeding the previous record of 1.77 metres from 1998. The Ross River at Aplin Weir will exceed 2.00 metres early Friday afternoon and may reach the major flood level (2.90 m) during the weekend.

Bohle River:
Major flooding is being recorded along the Bohle River during Friday afternoon.

No observations are currently available for the Bohle River at Mt Bohle, but moderate flood levels and renewed rises are expected to be occurring. The river level at Mt Bohle may exceed the major level (7.0 m) during Friday afternoon.

Black River and Bluewater Creek:
Stream levels along the Black River and Bluewater Creek are continuing to fall and are currently below the minor flood level.


Edited by ol mate (01/02/2019 13:26)
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#1488384 - 01/02/2019 13:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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3% in last hour recorded.

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#1488388 - 01/02/2019 14:04 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Risk must be alleviated to ensure the 43m level is not reached, as dam failure in the Emergency Plan states 43m level is the level where dam failure is likely to occur.


The above post from a few pages back in this thread needs a correction so as to avoid this unnecessary fixation on dam failure.
The Emergency Plan DOES NOT SAY 43m level is where dam failure is likely to occur.
The only relevance of the 43m level is that is the level that the operating rules would have gates fully open.
The top of the dam embankments (crest level) is 47.5m level.
And if there is any chance of dam failure the authorities will advise. Best not to speculate on this subject anymore.

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#1488390 - 01/02/2019 14:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Hope everyone up there stays safe. I hope everyone had their grab and go bags ready with important documents and family treasures.

Just a heads up. Now that the Premier has declared a state of emergency you have no rights.

Hopefully your homes will not be broken into by police with no warrants as happened in the Deepwater fires. (after they had escorted home owners off the property). Not hearsay. I know of 2 people who had surveillance cameras that caught them. Many residents here believe they were refused entry to their properties long enough for the police to be able to finish their search of the entire area.

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#1488396 - 01/02/2019 15:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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When the Ross rises to levels like we are seeing / going to see, does it overflow into Ross Creek at all?
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#1488397 - 01/02/2019 15:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Sitting out front of Ross creek now, itís actually very low, surprised they havenít been letting as much water out of the lakes as they can.

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#1488419 - 01/02/2019 16:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like Townsville is going to get a repeat tonight with that lot coming off the coast at Cairns at the moment.
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#1488433 - 01/02/2019 17:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: ColdFront]
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Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Looks like Townsville is going to get a repeat tonight with that lot coming off the coast at Cairns at the moment.


Spot on CF, just love watching them build as they head south down the coast. you must miss it up this time of year?

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#1488434 - 01/02/2019 17:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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You will note no other heights are mention after 43.60 meters on all Emergency action plans for the ross dam. No speculation here the risk from this level up is the high risk height, I have lived beside this dam for 30 years and have studied the entire EAP and other Qld dam operating procedures and policies, note the gate opening percentages are being not shared to the public, The volume is gaining beyond the outflow at this moment, a full opening is required with forecasts at present. as for fixation on dam failure, where are you located from this dam. you soon become fixated when you live right next to it and its at 180% plus volume with massive rain forecasts. Sorry I just can not ignore it.

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#1488437 - 01/02/2019 18:08 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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This might interest you.

http://www.northernwatermanagement.com.a...munity_2012.pdf

They should be, according to this, transitioning to fully open gates in about 10 minutes, ie middle gate fully open.


Edited by Salty (01/02/2019 18:14)
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#1488445 - 01/02/2019 18:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Thank god they are releasing, 175% with the future forecasts, the right but very hard choice has been made. My empathy and sorrow for those who will be effected by this water storage release.

What's with your paranoia ??

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#1488447 - 01/02/2019 18:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: hickory]
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Why attack him?
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#1488448 - 01/02/2019 18:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks salty good read, flood levels that are present when discharge occurs is the elephant in the room along with tides. It is near impossible to get totally accurate effects with 100 year plus events. But a dam good estimate can be made pardon the pun. We need the rainfall to hold off for a good 24hrs at least to help reduce the future discharge rates required for the rest of the week if the forecast eventuates. Far better would be that friggin Townsville dome to do its stuff for a full week.

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#1488449 - 01/02/2019 19:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Thanks salty good read, flood levels that are present when discharge occurs is the elephant in the room along with tides. It is near impossible to get totally accurate effects with 100 year plus events. But a dam good estimate can be made pardon the pun. We need the rainfall to hold off for a good 24hrs at least to help reduce the future discharge rates required for the rest of the week if the forecast eventuates. Far better would be that friggin Townsville dome to do its stuff for a full week.

I think the dome got washed away, might need to build a new one. Jokes aside between 90 and 100 homes downstream from the dam were evacuated today is a concern for some people in our community especially if we get more heavy rain in the area.

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#1488456 - 01/02/2019 19:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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I feel your concern bartholomu. Events like this flood (as well as severe cyclones) make me really anxious. I barely slept last night, fretting about the heavy rain that seemed to just keep coming. And this flood is unprecedented in modern times, so I think we'd all be justified in being a little uncertain about just how bad things are going to get.

I've spent a bit of time reviewing the EAP myself today, and as a resident of the pink zone, if I've interpreted correctly, then we'll be subject to inundation at a dam height of 43.60m. It's concerning that the dam level is still rising, despite the gates being open wider. Yesterday it remained pretty steady for a period, but not today.

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#1488459 - 01/02/2019 19:50 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Salty Offline
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Ross R at Ross River Dam # 6.33pm Fri 41.51 rising
2.96 above Spillway

So, will the dam operator go to transitioning fully open?

I reckon not. Politics.

Fair enough, the people downstream are in the firing line. But then again, dam or no dam, they always were.
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#1488464 - 01/02/2019 20:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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With all the talk being about highly professional dam operators supposedly operating with an ulterior motive, it might be a good time to warn locals of a text being circulated, seemingly coming from a local disaster group, it claims dam wall failure is imminent and to evacuate certain suburbs immediately. Poor spelling and advice give it away to most, but it pays to be vigilant as there are some strange ones about who must be doing this for enjoyment.

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#1488465 - 01/02/2019 20:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Pacman]
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Originally Posted By: Pacman
Originally Posted By: ColdFront
Looks like Townsville is going to get a repeat tonight with that lot coming off the coast at Cairns at the moment.


Spot on CF, just love watching them build as they head south down the coast. you must miss it up this time of year?


Yeah I loved the wet but prefer the climate overall down here mate. Feeling cool in Winter is something I didn't think I'd enjoy until last Winter.
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#1488468 - 01/02/2019 20:27 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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#1488480 - 01/02/2019 21:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Ollieo]
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Ulterior motive? What are you suggesting?

If the procedure is to open the middle gate in transitioning to fully open at a certain operating point, and that procedure is not followed, is it purely down to the "highly professional staff" to make that decision unilaterally?

I think not. That is politics.


Edited by Salty (01/02/2019 21:25)
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#1488483 - 01/02/2019 21:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Dam failure is a far worse scenario than any controlled release ie evacuations can be carried out prior to release, I just read the report an hour ago, No one wants any persons to be harmed by floods, The difficult part is saving the integrity of the entire dam, a failure would cost many lives as a tsunami of storage water escapes in a uncontrolled fashion. You will find short term forecasting is to be considered with dam management in record flood type events.


Can you post your qualifications about reservoir management? ....else sit back and monitor your copy of the operation manual and post your observations post event. Very alarmist.

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#1488484 - 01/02/2019 21:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Salty Offline
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And there you go. I fail to understand the rationale for attacking people for their concerns( unfounded or not) over the unprecedented inflows into the dam.

Currently 190%

No evidence of increased flows to the weirs below, and another big band of rain not far away.

Post event, indeed.
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#1488490 - 01/02/2019 22:05 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Salty]
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Hello Salty,

I'm suggesting that the operation of a dam during a likely historic flood event would be one of the most highly scrutinized jobs around. I'm suggesting dam failure is not an option for anyone involved and the idea that the system would be deliberately mismanaged for political gain is beyond ridiculous.

As for the lack of evidence re Increased flows to the lower weirs, there has been very little rainfall within their smaller catchments over the last 3 hours and they react quickly to this. I don't claim to be an expert here but I assume that the 40m or so wide dam spillway isn't feeding water downstream as quickly as the 150m wide weirs are offloading it?

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#1488493 - 01/02/2019 22:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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New severe weather warning out. Areas north of Cardwell removed. Looks likes the monsoon is staying put and not going on a trip north.
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#1488494 - 01/02/2019 22:22 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Salty]
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Just putting my 10c in... have been avid follower daily (on the sidelines) since Yasi living in Cairns before moving south. Apart from all the "forecasting" the other side of the Forums are when the sXXX hits the fan and real time info and discussion is precious and well received...I believe voicing concerns are important, as those in the know (hopefully) can explain or allay any concerns or fears...
Oh, and to our Townsville friends your doughnut hole looking more like a swimming pool... stay safe...
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#1488495 - 01/02/2019 22:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Ollieo]
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I am not suggesting dam failure either. I am suggesting we are in unknown territory. Seems to me those weirs will react pretty swiftly to full flow from the middle gate. Particularly Black's.

41.53 AHD, and steady as she goes. Let's hope it doesn't rain...

(you clearly have a higher regard for politicians than I do)


Edited by Salty (01/02/2019 22:44)
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#1488496 - 01/02/2019 22:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Ollieo]
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Or out of fear
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#1488501 - 01/02/2019 22:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Great Drone footage of the flooded landscape https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL_NgmXkKW4

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#1488510 - 01/02/2019 23:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Looks like dam levels not recording again this time both BOM and TCC.

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#1488511 - 01/02/2019 23:19 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Salty]
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Haha certainly not impressed with the current crop of politicians at any level eek
Let's hope we all get to enjoy this incredible rain event with no further damage, after years of the Weather having all kinds of excuses for missing us we're in the right spot at the right (wrong?) time.

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#1488518 - 02/02/2019 02:35 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Better late than never.
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Date: 02/02/2019 00:00:00
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#1488519 - 02/02/2019 03:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Petro, I am only to happy to supply you with my qualifications when you are sitting in a deck chair at the ross dam park directly in front of the ross dam wall and book in to stay for 2 weeks. Jetstar are still operating direct flights from Melbourne. I will even drive you from the Townsville airport to the ross dam park. It is a bit rich to call me alarmist as you sit in your chair in Victoria, when the QLD premier just backed the local council to release water early, intervening in the EAP operating manual, I only hope I can post a comment post event, that is why I am commenting now Petro, as my survival chances being 3km from the ross dam in the event of a dam failure are ZERO. I do not want a failure to Occur, I will refrain from commenting when I meet you at the dam car park, or the moderators of this forum request me to.

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#1488520 - 02/02/2019 04:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Early intervention regarding water release when faced with the forecast in the ross dam catchment is what I have been praying for, at 120% the ross dam should have been attempted to be drawn down to 75%, it was unlikely to have been attained, yet we are in real time not hindsight so public comments do count one would hope. The Ross dam is a fantastic flood prevention device until it becomes so full its role is reversed. The situation for we who live in the flood zones it causes a loss of sleep due to the unknown territory that comes with dam levels that have never before been experienced. Oh poo it starting raining heavy again.

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#1488521 - 02/02/2019 04:29 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Dam heights 00.46-41.49m, 3.02-41.47 , FALLING thank god, now the rain has returned in the catchment quite heavy. BUGGER.

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#1488522 - 02/02/2019 04:46 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Does anyone have any idea where people can evacuate to higher ground if needed, the ranges have flooded rivers stopping you, castle hill has landslides closing the road, I imagine the few high rises around a booked out and if you have dogs not possible. Hell flying out seems to be the only prospect. Just stop raining please, the dam was losing height but ever so slowly.

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#1488523 - 02/02/2019 05:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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@bartholomu.

Mate you really need to stop stressing out about the dam smile
I had two foot of water in the house out at bluewater Twice so far

I'm a First time poster long time lurker so howdy guys

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#1488525 - 02/02/2019 06:30 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Yo, Killahrambo, We've had our dose and now watching your area, though admittedly we're more used to downpours. Won't say stay safe, loathe that phrase, but... you understand. smile

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#1488527 - 02/02/2019 07:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Charters Towers has been copping it overnight. Constant rain, seems to be getting heavier now. I'm not sure how much we've had because something seems to be blocking my weather station rain gauge.

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#1488528 - 02/02/2019 07:40 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Killahrambo]
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 94
Hi killahrambo I am sorry for you with being flooded twice, life is the most important thing to be saved, other stuff can be fixed and replaced, I am trying to enhance my calm with a good brekkie thanks mate.

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#1488531 - 02/02/2019 07:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
exodus Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 28/12/2007
Posts: 629
Loc: Mount Louisa, Townsville
/2019 18:02 41.49
01/02/2019 18:33 41.51
01/02/2019 19:25 41.53
01/02/2019 21:02 41.53
01/02/2019 23:31 41.51
02/02/2019 00:02 41.51
02/02/2019 00:46 41.49
02/02/2019 03:02 41.47
02/02/2019 03:15 41.45
02/02/2019 04:33 41.47
02/02/2019 04:52 41.49
02/02/2019 05:19 41.51
02/02/2019 06:02 41.51
02/02/2019 06:31 41.57


Last nights releases and reprieve of rain helped, but she just bounced 6cm in 30mins with this current downpour, not even accounting for eventual run in.

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#1488544 - 02/02/2019 08:52 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
Dahlia Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 25/03/2017
Posts: 3
Hello Bartholomu,
Your stress must be enormous under these circumstances and rightly so. Having experienced peoples stress first hand, in real time, during Brisbaneís ďfloodĒ and several cyclones, you seem to be controlling your stress very well. Those nasty comments you are receiving are from regular nasties on here, who display narcissistic tendencecies. I am a regular lurker 😊 and I use this site to get a real feel of what is happening to make my own decisions ... not what I hear from politicians and news stories. I am following your comments with great interest and empathy.

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#1488547 - 02/02/2019 09:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - January 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13338
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
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Belgian Gardens, Townsville NQ
Bilyana FNQ

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