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#1488533 - 02/02/2019 08:10 North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Discussion continues.
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#1488538 - 02/02/2019 08:20 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
Posts: 18892
Loc: The Beach.
Wow at Woolshed. Extraordinary. So that's over 1300mm the past week .
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#1488543 - 02/02/2019 08:43 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13328
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Transmitters serving the area of Condon and Kirwan, west of Townsville, are REQUESTED TO USE THE STANDARD EMERGENCY WARNING SIGNAL BEFORE BROADCASTING THIS MESSAGE.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

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

Issued at 7:34 am Saturday, 2 February 2019.

Extremely heavy rainfall and significant flash flooding are occurring west of Townsville. Heavy rainfall and flash flooding remains a high risk about parts of northern Queensland. Damaging winds possible in the northwest.

Weather Situation: The monsoon trough extends from the the north tropical coast in the Ingham area westward to a tropical low over the northern North West district.

HERBERT AND LOWER BURDEKIN including TOWNSVILLE:

Heavy rainfall is likely within the warning area during today. 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.

Flash flooding is a high risk. Landslides have been reported associated with this event and will continue to be possible in vulnerable areas that have experienced significant rainfall.

The monsoon trough is expected to remain active into next week, with further heavy rainfall expected for already saturated catchments between about Innisfail and Bowen. The potential for significant and dangerous flash flooding will likely continue into next week.

A number of major Flood Warnings are current for this region - please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

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

The heaviest rain is currently falling in the Townsville area with Mt Margaret recording 184mm in 3 hours and 225mm in 6 hours to 6:45am.

Falls from 9am Friday to 6am Saturday include:

Woolshed 349mm

Mt Margaret 323mm

Paluma 240mm

REMAINDER including CHARTERS TOWERS, GEORGETOWN, CLONCURRY, MOUNT ISA:

Heavy rainfall, which may lead to localised flash flooding, is expected over parts of the Gulf Country, North West and Northern Goldfields and Upper Flinders districts during Saturday. Six-hourly rainfall totals of 75 to 125mm are possible, with locally higher totals with bands of thunderstorms.

Currently the heaviest rain is falling in the northeast Gulf Country near Kowanyama, and the North West district.

Isolated damaging wind gusts are also possible with thunderstorms.

Flood Warnings are current for this region - please refer to http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/warnings/

Locations which may be affected include Charters Towers, Georgetown, Croydon, Camooweal, Mount Isa, Cloncurry, Julia Creek, Richmond, Urandangi, and Kowanyama.

Falls since 9am Friday include:

Cloncurry 156mm, including 110mm in 6 hours to 2am.

Doughboy Creek 124mm

May Downs 123mm

Mount Isa 110mm

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 10:45 am AEST Saturday.
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#1488546 - 02/02/2019 08:56 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Absolutely BUCKETING in BG.
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#1488548 - 02/02/2019 09:12 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Chookie Offline
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Registered: 20/03/2009
Posts: 1961
Loc: Kirwan
It is pouring rain in Kirwan and not letting up.

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#1488549 - 02/02/2019 09:14 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Ollieo Offline
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Registered: 07/03/2014
Posts: 19
Loc: Mundingburra
Bucketing down in Mundingburra near aplins weir, amazing totals Alice River area.

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#1488550 - 02/02/2019 09:17 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
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Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
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 and Bohle Rivers and Flood Warning for the Black River and Bluewater Creek

Issued at 7:50 am EST on Saturday 2 February 2019

Flood Warning Number: 23

Major flood levels are expected in the Bohle River at Mt Bohle during Saturday morning. 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 steady and currently below the minor flood level.

The Ross River at Aplin Weir is currently at 2.21 metres and rising. Further rises are expected and the river level at Aplin Weir may reach the major flood level (2.90 m) during the weekend. This prediction is based on forecast rainfall.

Bohle River:
Major flood levels are rising at Little Bohle RIver. Renewed rises are expected further downstream.

No observations are currently available for the Bohle River at Mt Bohle. Based on upstream river levels, the Bohle River at Mt Bohle is expected to now be below the major flood level of 7.0 metres. The Bohle River at Mt Bohle is likely to exceed the major flood level (7.00 m) during Saturday morning.

Black River and Bluewater Creek:
Stream levels along the Black River and Bluewater Creek are currently steady and remain below the minor flood level. Fast renewed rises are expected if heavy rainfall moves back into the catchment areas.

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 11:00 am EST on Saturday 02 February 2019.
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#1488552 - 02/02/2019 09:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Rusty Mango Offline
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Registered: 21/02/2016
Posts: 8
Loc: Forrest Beach, North QLD
52mm in the gauge this morning for the past 24 hours at Forrest Beach. Currently, no rain and quite a pleasant day but looks like it won't last looking at the radar. Everything is full to the brim around Ingham - cattle in the fields outside Forrest Beach have lakes than pastures. PS - loving the discussion and sharing here in the forums. With all the data coming out of BOM, its great to have some clever people who can decipher it all...

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#1488559 - 02/02/2019 10:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13328
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
139mm to 9am in BG.
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#1488560 - 02/02/2019 10:06 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
SBT Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14278
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Another 203mm overnight.
Already beaten the total at my home in Rasmussen for last year by 166mm.
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785mm Jan
734mm Feb
2019 Total 1519mm
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#1488562 - 02/02/2019 10:13 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
slipperyfish Offline
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Registered: 28/11/2011
Posts: 1459
Loc: South Mission Beach QLD
Speaking my old man last night, he canít remember Townsville having a bigger rain event than this. There probably has been but he reckons not even as a kid growing up in Gulliver. He canít recall it.

The numbers are just staggering. Stay safe everyone.

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#1488565 - 02/02/2019 10:32 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Ronfishes Offline
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Registered: 25/02/2013
Posts: 3847
Loc: Gordonvale
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MTD: 240.2mm
Jan: 1022mm
Wet Season TD: 1864.6mm

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#1488577 - 02/02/2019 12:57 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Wezza Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2008
Posts: 761
Loc: North Ward, Townsville. Toll, ...
Burdekin bridge at Selheim is now closed.

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#1488579 - 02/02/2019 13:54 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
exodus Offline
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Registered: 28/12/2007
Posts: 629
Loc: Mount Louisa, Townsville
Just spent 3 hours helping fill and load sand bags at Dalrymple depot, lots of people out helping pretty much drive through service for sand bags.

Shame the council couldnít bring down some water for those helping, I ended up going to coles and they gave me 48 bottles half price, lots of people getting bags too where bring water or coffee.

Everyone pitching in made it light work(weíll relativly) lol.

Just a reminder If you do need bags, they are bloody heavy, some people wanted far too many than the cars could carry safely, lots of suspension very strained.

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#1488582 - 02/02/2019 14:18 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Posts: 13328
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Well done exodus, I'm sure a lot of people would appreciate your efforts!
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#1488583 - 02/02/2019 14:21 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
hanksy Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2010
Posts: 421
Loc: Belgian Gardens, Townsville
Yes, terrific work 👍🏼

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#1488589 - 02/02/2019 15:39 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Tropical Desert Offline
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Registered: 29/01/2014
Posts: 29
Loc: Magnetic Island
Bucketing down in Nelly Bay.
Stay safe everyone in Townsville and surrounds.
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#1488592 - 02/02/2019 15:53 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Rhubarb Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2011
Posts: 780
Loc: West End, Townsville, QLD
Crazy weather!

Our Ross River Dam is at 213% (catchment area 750 km≤).

Our Burdekin Dam is at 132.9% (catchment area 114,220 km≤ - England is 130,373 km≤ for comparison)

Total rain in my rain gauge since Australia Day (26/01) is 818 mm, being 2.68 FEET.

Far out!
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Rainfall
2019: 26/01 - 06/02 = 1,516 mm - Far Out!!!!!!!!!!!
2018 LOTS!!
2017: 823.5 mm
2016: 1,660 mm
2015: 430.5 mm

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#1488593 - 02/02/2019 16:00 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13328
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Pouring again in BG. Just a phenomenal, once in a lifetime event!!
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#1488594 - 02/02/2019 16:01 Re: North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell to Bowen - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
GrannyK Offline
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Registered: 25/10/2011
Posts: 118
Loc: Ayr
Golly thanks for that comparison! Amazing 😯

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