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#1490227 - 13/02/2019 14:26 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Vinnie]
Red Watch Offline
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Originally Posted By: Vinnie
Oh ok the webpage says Level 2 water restrictions are now in force within the Townsville area.

But then below it says moving to Level 2 in March .

Needs to be updated and remove that banner.

https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/water-waste-and-environment/water-supply-and-dams/restrictions

The March reference has no year but it does say.....Whilst our dam is currently over 40%, we know how precious our water is, so it is important to implement a considered, wise and sustainable approach towards water use; and ensure we have water security until the $215 million pipeline is built at the end of 2019.


Edited by Red Watch (13/02/2019 14:28)

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#1490261 - 13/02/2019 18:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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So once the pipeline is built no more restrictions?
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#1490304 - 14/02/2019 06:31 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Who Knows Vinne, the water is pumped so a cost is involved, Townsville city council has a allocated budget for pumping when required in extended dry times. Their are rumors the will remove restrictions, but I never expect water restrictions to be removed entirely, Ross Dam at 102.86% at 4.14am, I imagine the spill gates will be closed today as run inflows must be finished by now.

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#1490329 - 14/02/2019 10:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Townsville, from floods to heat to dust!!
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#1490358 - 14/02/2019 14:23 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
39c and the dust is getting thicker, worse than 2009.
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#1490363 - 14/02/2019 16:03 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Not sure if you have Silly Solly's up there, but for $5 I got this Zilch branded dehumidifier container that picks up around 4 litres of water . It's quite big supposed to last 5-6 months. I guess those things will sell well up there. They can go in cupboards etc.

They have calcium chloride dihydrate in it .



Edited by Vinnie (14/02/2019 16:03)
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#1490425 - 14/02/2019 21:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Mick10]
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Originally Posted By: Mick10
Townsville, from floods to heat to dust!!

On TrippleM they were told by BOM it was smoke from fires down south, but I don't think is smells like smoke but more like dirt.

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#1490430 - 14/02/2019 22:25 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Mick10 Offline
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no, thats not right, was definitely dust. and the BOM updated for the Townsville nowcast at 1240pm to include dust haze.
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#1490431 - 14/02/2019 22:42 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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BOM have no idea seen their forcast fail so many times in townsville i stopped looking at their forcasts
Wish i could go to uni and come out with. .oh well weather is weather degree
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#1490432 - 14/02/2019 22:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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In saying that. I do know in the past townsville is the only place in the world that a monsoon trough can sit over and it not rain
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#1490433 - 14/02/2019 22:48 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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For what it's worth, Woolshed's 5 consecutive 200+ days are the 10th time this has happened in Australia; there have been no streaks longer than that. 9 of the 10 instances have been on the tropical coast; the other one was at Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland.

The heat on the coast is also starting to get quite significant. It's only the 3rd time that Cairns has had 5 consecutive 36+ days (one of the other two cases was last November), and the first time in February.

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#1490441 - 15/02/2019 02:51 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Blair Trewin]
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Originally Posted By: Blair Trewin
For what it's worth, Woolshed's 5 consecutive 200+ days are the 10th time this has happened in Australia; there have been no streaks longer than that. 9 of the 10 instances have been on the tropical coast; the other one was at Springbrook in the Gold Coast hinterland.

The heat on the coast is also starting to get quite significant. It's only the 3rd time that Cairns has had 5 consecutive 36+ days (one of the other two cases was last November), and the first time in February.


On official record Blair? Adjusted records ? or Homogenized official records? Acorn 2 has some pretty blaring discrepancies from Acorn 1 despite assurances that all was well there from the BOM at the time. Yet is would seem that BOM officially missed a 23% increase in official temp records in between Acorn 1 and Acorn 2... how is that so ?

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#1490442 - 15/02/2019 03:11 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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As a reminder here is the outlook from BOM for the start of the wet season for Northern Australia

Climate outlook for January to March

Issued 20 December 2018 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/outlooks/archive/20181220-outlook.shtml

Nek minut... record rainfall for most of the far north east coast and adjacent inland areas.

But we got the next 100 years sorted right ?


Edited by marakai (15/02/2019 03:15)

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#1490444 - 15/02/2019 06:15 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Ross Dam 100.26% at 4.24am. Mozzies are epic in numbers, the long term weather is such an unpredictable thing to guess, when it seems like we think we know the future likely outcomes from the various known patterns, chaos theory seems to factor itself in and ruin all the long term forecast models that have been painstakingly put forward by the experts that have the spent so much time and effort to produce a long term forecast, every now and then they get it right, it must be hard to be a long term forecaster.

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#1490445 - 15/02/2019 06:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: bartholomu]
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Registered: 15/12/2003
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Loc: Mareeba 17 S 145.2 E
Originally Posted By: bartholomu
Ross Dam 100.26% at 4.24am. Mozzies are epic in numbers, the long term weather is such an unpredictable thing to guess, when it seems like we think we know the future likely outcomes from the various known patterns, chaos theory seems to factor itself in and ruin all the long term forecast models that have been painstakingly put forward by the experts that have the spent so much time and effort to produce a long term forecast, every now and then they get it right, it must be hard to be a long term forecaster.

Ross River twitter showed the dam dropped to 100% at 1am then at 2am it was 100.5%, did the gates close at 1am ?
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#1490447 - 15/02/2019 06:47 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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The Ross Dam gates will close when inflows stop and 100% is held with no rising, so I guess there must be inflow still happening, it must be minimal inflow by now. With the current microscope being put on Ross dam management, I do not see them allowing any excess water storage of 100%, The earthen embankments have copped a flogging from the heavy rain for 12 days with out much of a break.

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#1490468 - 15/02/2019 12:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
a must read, the BOMs climate statement on the flooding event -

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/st...;utm_content=Br
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2019 Yearly total to date - 2049.9mm (1129mm)

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#1490550 - 15/02/2019 20:45 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: marakai]
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Registered: 14/03/2010
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Loc: Cranbrook, Townsville
Originally Posted By: marakai
As a reminder here is the outlook from BOM for the start of the wet season for Northern Australia

Climate outlook for January to March

Issued 20 December 2018 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/outlooks/archive/20181220-outlook.shtml

Nek minut... record rainfall for most of the far north east coast and adjacent inland areas.

But we got the next 100 years sorted right ?

The slow moving low and associated trough was a rare event and nobody could have predicted that on 20 December 2018 when the statement was issued.

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#1490553 - 15/02/2019 21:37 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Red Watch]
marakai Offline
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Registered: 05/01/2006
Posts: 2270
Loc: Maryfarms NQ
Originally Posted By: Red Watch
Originally Posted By: marakai
As a reminder here is the outlook from BOM for the start of the wet season for Northern Australia

Climate outlook for January to March

Issued 20 December 2018 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/ahead/outlooks/archive/20181220-outlook.shtml

Nek minut... record rainfall for most of the far north east coast and adjacent inland areas.

But we got the next 100 years sorted right ?

The slow moving low and associated trough was a rare event and nobody could have predicted that on 20 December 2018 when the statement was issued.


How about the 17th of Jan then ?


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#1490563 - 16/02/2019 07:09 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
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Ross Dam 99.75% at 3.02am, I would hate to be a weather man trying to work out what our planet can produce in terms of epic events. Such a complex chaotic system our planets weather, no one to blame as no one will ever know how, when and why until after the event has happened, then it just the best guess of how, when and why. That is why we have alcohol and navel gazing, to ponder and wonder.

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