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#1489547 - 08/02/2019 05:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
The heavier rain seems to have been in the suburbs that do not need or want anymore bloomin rain, hopefully this rain will come to an end latter today. I suspect Jenny Hill is suffering from sleep deprivation and fatigue with her comments about looters, I agree it is a extremely low act for anyone to thieve in a disaster that is why it carries a sentence maximum of 10 years, double the normal penalties for theft crimes carried out in non disaster declared times. Sadly her comments could be deemed inappropriate by some for someone in her current standing in the national spotlight, common sense should prevail and take into account the long sleep deprivation and fatigue being suffered by all who are trying to keep things sorted during this disaster. Everyone is doing the best they can under very trying times. Its all just so damn sad.

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#1489548 - 08/02/2019 05:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Wow the Townsville flood is looking to be a record breaker, it is expected to be a 1 in 500 year event for the Ross river and a 1 in 2000 year event in the Ross dam catchment, This is mind blowing numbers. This info comes from the the Disaster Dashboard.

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#1489549 - 08/02/2019 05:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Currently 20 degrees, Brisk breeze, 97% humidity and 995.7 hec at Kelso.

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#1489550 - 08/02/2019 05:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Oh and it is not raining, thank god.

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#1489552 - 08/02/2019 06:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
If the flooding in Ross river and the Dam catchment is of records being put forward, this would cover the Townsville city councils liability in regards to allowing building to the 100 year flood event flood height. The inquiry and review of this flood event will investigate the timing and management of the Ross dam spillway gates. Not to blame but to improve the entire system for a reoccurrence should be the aim and desire for all concerned, I imagine the hard nut to crack will be avoiding to blame entities or persons in control of hard choices in an uncharted situation as so much damage has occurred to so many.

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#1489553 - 08/02/2019 07:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Mick10]
hanksy Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 421
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Originally Posted By: Mick10
Townsville Airport just broke the wettest February on record mark. Prev record 960mm in Feb 2009, as of 9am airport had received 880mm, and 83mm now since 9am. And done it 8 days into the month!


And its still pouring down in BG, 113 at the airport now!!

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#1489554 - 08/02/2019 08:02 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
The convergence rain band that is hitting Townsville is collapsing, looking like the start of the end of rain or a prolonged reprieve.

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#1489557 - 08/02/2019 08:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
RC Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/09/2007
Posts: 2601
Loc: near Rockhampton, Qld
In a months time we will be back to. "It never rains in Brownsville :D" grin

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#1489558 - 08/02/2019 09:07 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Ross Dam 161% at 4am 8 feb.

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#1489564 - 08/02/2019 09:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: RC]
Targus2019 Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 25/01/2019
Posts: 9
Loc: Araluen
Haha, so right when I lived in the Ville you had to go north or south to see rain then bam a massive event unfolds........and flooded again, reminds me of a certain poem.
^^^that was a reply to RC by the way


Edited by Targus2019 (08/02/2019 09:43)

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#1489577 - 08/02/2019 12:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Flowin Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 15/10/2017
Posts: 966
Loc: Pinjarra Hills, Qld
From afar for this region I have looked at the Townsville and Cairns radar many times during the past week or more. I note webpages that these radars do not offer the accumulation images that are available for some other Radars like Brisbane and Gympie. I find the accumulation images such as 1 hour accumulation really interesting to identify location direction and movement of rain trains, and the since 9am and 24 hr accumulations good to get a feel for areas of heaviest falls better than looking at maps of the point rain gauge totals. The accumulation images are not perfect they do have errors particularly at greater distance from the Radar, but are still useful to get a general feel for distribution over different areas and indicative totals. Also useful to help identify when a rain gauge may be suspect (readings way different to other nearby gauges).
The BoM Radar site information page says that both the Cairns and Townsville Radars are type DWSR 2502 C. It also says that Gympie is type DWSR 8502S and Brisbane is Meteor 1500 S-band. So maybe it is the type of Radar that limits potential for accumulated images for the Cairns and Townsville radars?

But if there is no reason why the Cairns and Townsville Radars could show accumulations, maybe a good time for the NQ / FNQ community to ask BoM to do it?

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#1489582 - 08/02/2019 13:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Jimi Offline
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Registered: 15/03/2004
Posts: 1129
Loc: Killara
Townsville needs another 1.2mm to make it a metre for Feb

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#1489614 - 08/02/2019 17:33 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Flowin]
Red Watch Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 14/03/2010
Posts: 535
Loc: Cranbrook, Townsville
Originally Posted By: Flowin
From afar for this region I have looked at the Townsville and Cairns radar many times during the past week or more. I note webpages that these radars do not offer the accumulation images that are available for some other Radars like Brisbane and Gympie. I find the accumulation images such as 1 hour accumulation really interesting to identify location direction and movement of rain trains, and the since 9am and 24 hr accumulations good to get a feel for areas of heaviest falls better than looking at maps of the point rain gauge totals. The accumulation images are not perfect they do have errors particularly at greater distance from the Radar, but are still useful to get a general feel for distribution over different areas and indicative totals. Also useful to help identify when a rain gauge may be suspect (readings way different to other nearby gauges).
The BoM Radar site information page says that both the Cairns and Townsville Radars are type DWSR 2502 C. It also says that Gympie is type DWSR 8502S and Brisbane is Meteor 1500 S-band. So maybe it is the type of Radar that limits potential for accumulated images for the Cairns and Townsville radars?

But if there is no reason why the Cairns and Townsville Radars could show accumulations, maybe a good time for the NQ / FNQ community to ask BoM to do it?

Try this site. http://www.theweatherchaser.com/radar-loop/


Edited by Red Watch (08/02/2019 17:33)

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#1489629 - 08/02/2019 18:36 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
CuNimJim Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 21/12/2005
Posts: 476
Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
If you tick the check box for rainfall you will see the rainfall accumulation since 9am Flowin. Is that what you are chasing?


Edited by CuNimJim (08/02/2019 18:36)
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2017 - 1,809mm
2018 - 3,151mm
MTD: - 265.0mm (Mar)
YTD: - 1,442mm

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#1489631 - 08/02/2019 18:44 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Red Watch]
Red Watch Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 14/03/2010
Posts: 535
Loc: Cranbrook, Townsville
Originally Posted By: Red Watch
Originally Posted By: Flowin
From afar for this region I have looked at the Townsville and Cairns radar many times during the past week or more. I note webpages that these radars do not offer the accumulation images that are available for some other Radars like Brisbane and Gympie. I find the accumulation images such as 1 hour accumulation really interesting to identify location direction and movement of rain trains, and the since 9am and 24 hr accumulations good to get a feel for areas of heaviest falls better than looking at maps of the point rain gauge totals. The accumulation images are not perfect they do have errors particularly at greater distance from the Radar, but are still useful to get a general feel for distribution over different areas and indicative totals. Also useful to help identify when a rain gauge may be suspect (readings way different to other nearby gauges).
The BoM Radar site information page says that both the Cairns and Townsville Radars are type DWSR 2502 C. It also says that Gympie is type DWSR 8502S and Brisbane is Meteor 1500 S-band. So maybe it is the type of Radar that limits potential for accumulated images for the Cairns and Townsville radars?

But if there is no reason why the Cairns and Townsville Radars could show accumulations, maybe a good time for the NQ / FNQ community to ask BoM to do it?

Try this site. http://www.theweatherchaser.com/radar-loop/

The one I posted is called BoM Weather Radar Loops Archive - Rain Rate & Doppler Wind going way back.

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#1489635 - 08/02/2019 18:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Still overcast and cloudy day, but not rain reported since 9am. Been 13 days straight of rain so far, my totals in Kirwan -

27th Jan - 31.0mm
28th Jan - 59.0mm
29th Jan - 97.4mm
30th Jan - 123.2mm
31st Jan - 191.4mm
1st Feb - 231.2mm
2nd Feb - 212.6mm
3rd Feb - 197.4mm
4th Feb - 224.6mm
5th Feb - 36.8mm
6th Feb - 92.6mm
7th Feb - 10.0mm
8th Feb - 106.6mm

January monthly total - 539.8mm (268.7mm)
February monthly total to date - 1111.8mm (296.8mm)
Yearly total to date - 1651.6mm (1129.6mm)

purely from a meteorological point of view, was only a few mm's off having a unprecedented 5 days straight off consecutive 200mm falls at my place. in the grade scheme it wont mean anything when looking back at this event, just a quirk.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
June 2019 total - 27.8mm (21.2mm)
July 2019 total - 0.0mm (14.9mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 2049.9mm (1129mm)

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#1489687 - 08/02/2019 22:59 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
mitasol Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 26/12/2011
Posts: 883
Loc: Kirwan
And from this end of Kirwan
27th Jan - 51.1 mm
28th Jan - 84.1 mm
29th Jan - 110.7 mm
30th Jan - 159 mm
31st Jan - 170.2 mm
1st Feb - 184.9 mm
2nd Feb - 232.2 mm
3rd Feb - 283.2 mm
4th Feb - 32 mm
5th Feb - 25.4 mm
6th Feb - 73.9 mm
7th Feb - 72.9 mm
8th Feb - 18.3 mm

Total event 1,497.9 mm

my totals are midnight to midnight

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#1489695 - 09/02/2019 02:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Ross Dam 151.84%, 40.37m at 10.30pm 8/2/19.

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#1489698 - 09/02/2019 04:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Ross Dam 149.46%, 40.29m, lake volume 328524 ml at 3.02am 9/2/19. only trace rain recorded in kelso at this time.

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#1489703 - 09/02/2019 06:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Ross Dam 147% at 5.07am 9/2/19, sunrise BLUE SKIES and patchy cloud Yip friggen EEEEEEEEEEEE.

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