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#1489809 - 09/02/2019 20:07 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
marakai Offline
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Wish I could have given you mine Pac, nearly 40mm here. Mareeba alert got 49mm.
Some other good falls around with Flaggy Creek being the highest with 76mm.

GFS going with some stormy weather this afternoon with falls ~30mm. EC saying 2mm. Hoping EC is on the money though GFS was closer yesterday.


Yeah M8, we need some sunshine for a week or so to get the grass going at least if not just to dry out a little bit, we've got a foot of water flowing in some areas of our paddocks. Even got a bit of mould going on around the place over the last few days... mostly in the teenage girls clothes draws though so not sure what to blame that on.

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#1489811 - 09/02/2019 20:28 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: maadi Tully area

yes marakai..some sunny days will be most welcome....nobody likes a mouldy merkin…

Got the ride-on bogged a few times today before I gave up...the rest can wait..

It wont take too many 37c days to start drying out though...Cairns is only forecast for 35c tomorrow...wonder why we are a couple of degrees above that..?...


Its hard to believe that we have had so much damage from natural disasters in the north and Tully didn't feature at all.... sigh of relief but feel for all the poor bugga's that got water through their homes down in the 'ville and particularly all the farmers that persevered through years of drought only to have been devastated from the outback flooding....all the stock losses and fences and infrastructure ….cruel world..!

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#1489813 - 09/02/2019 20:43 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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A day or 2 of sun would be nice, but I'd still rather have more rain. The creek is running, but dams out this way are still not full. Our water table might have a bit more in it, but it still won't be near enough.

And... here's tonight's sky
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x5I5bImhXM1m1IDeUpHoN3ApvkIoNgQY/view?usp=drivesdk

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#1489833 - 09/02/2019 21:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: scott12]
marakai Offline
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Originally Posted By: scott12

yes marakai..some sunny days will be most welcome....nobody likes a mouldy merkin…
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Its hard to believe that we have had so much damage from natural disasters in the north and Tully didn't feature at all.... sigh of relief but feel for all the poor bugga's that got water through their homes down in the 'ville and particularly all the farmers that persevered through years of drought only to have been devastated from the outback flooding....all the stock losses and fences and infrastructure ….cruel world..!


LMAO Awww.... Damn Scott you just made me spit Mohito all over my my lap top M8 with that Mouldy Merkin comment.

On a more serious note though.
Have to agree though with your comment about those poor bastards that have suffered for years with drought and then getting hammered like this with ridiculous floods wiping out whats left of what they have struggled to preserve by hand feeding over the last few years... absolutely tragic circumstances that they face right now.
Just can't Imagine struggling for so long waiting on rain... and then this happens.

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#1489836 - 09/02/2019 22:54 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Well apparently you're the man with the merkin, marakai….I'd never even heard of the damn things till you educated us... wink grin

I'd say there would have been quite a few farms out there that were just trying to hang onto what breeding stock they could, till they got a decent season and some feed growing...bad enough not being able to fatten cattle for market but even worse now to lose your breeders...its a tough game..I couldn't do it...

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#1489842 - 09/02/2019 23:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
marakai Offline
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Hey merkin....marakai... I can live with that.:) least I edufacated a few of you all about genital wigs... god knows, at least half the population needs one now days apparently , especially in winter. How else are they keeping their googlies warm in winter ?

Know a few people who have already lost a large portion of their stock that had already sold off everything but their main breeders. Now they are just holding their breathe to see what is left once they can get out and see what is left.
Going to take a lot for many people to get back on top after this has all finished. Years of struggle with drought... and then over a couple of weeks when the rain does arrive it screws them like never before.

People who have never cared for livestock before just can't understand what it feels like to see your whole meaning in life destroyed by a massive change in the weather that you were actually hoping for.

Year after year of spending day after day of keeping their stock alive by hand, feeding them while watching many stock die due to dry conditions and then over a couple of weeks watching as many of them drowned or the very soil they stood on turn to slop and trap them in place because they are too weak to move... just as the rain is about to turn their country into a field of green not seen for over two decades.

It takes a very strong character to survive and make it through such events... But that is what Aussies are I guess.

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#1489848 - 10/02/2019 07:47 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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My heart really goes out to all the people affected by flooding but especially the farmers. Hopefully they have a few easy years now to help them recover and restock.

All the rain missed my place yesterday so very happy. Only 2mm. Looking forward to this week of sunny dry weather.
This has definitely been the longest period I have witnessed with out really seeing the sun. Mareeba will not have its 300 sunny says this years.

Imagine how fast the grass is going to grow. It has been relatively slow growing over the last 3 weeks. I mowed the day before the rain arrived and it only just needs a mow now. It usually needs mowing every week at this time of year.

There has been a lot less storms this year too. End of January through February is usually very active up here. I go away for 2 weeks from the 18th so there should be plenty of storms around then.
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#1489849 - 10/02/2019 08:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
A day or 2 of sun would be nice, but I'd still rather have more rain. The creek is running, but dams out this way are still not full. Our water table might have a bit more in it, but it still won't be near enough.

And... here's tonight's sky
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1x5I5bImhXM1m1IDeUpHoN3ApvkIoNgQY/view?usp=drivesdk

Nice photo but where did you take it. Can’t be Chillagoe that green
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#1489863 - 10/02/2019 10:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Katabatic winds here at Smithfield this morning.
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#1489864 - 10/02/2019 10:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Thanks Weary.

Yes. Chillagoe IS that green.
So vivid almost hurts your eyes after depressing dead beige for 9 months.

Taken from my back steps (with cheap spare phone Huawei Y6).


Edited by cold@28 (10/02/2019 10:21)

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#1489869 - 10/02/2019 12:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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&$#@ it’s humid , fortunately the mower refused to start so that jobs on the back burner


Edited by Weary (10/02/2019 12:21)
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#1489871 - 10/02/2019 13:08 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Weary]
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Originally Posted By: Weary
&$#@ it’s humid , fortunately the mower refused to start so that jobs on the back burner


30.2 degrees
62% humidity
Mostly sunny

Pretty nice really

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#1489880 - 10/02/2019 14:45 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Heat and humidity is ripe as hell

Pity the Townsville people shoveling mud and stripping houses in these conditions

Bring back the rain pls ☔️
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#1489881 - 10/02/2019 15:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Loc: Cairns - Upper Bentley Park
How Hot can it get?? 38.6'c here at the moment with Heat Index 52'c

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#1489884 - 10/02/2019 15:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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35.6°C
45% humidity

Sunny day. Blue sky. High puffy clouds.
A very slight haze overlaying the blue...heat?

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#1489893 - 10/02/2019 16:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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She is a warm one. Currently 36.3c but luckily the DP has dropped back to 22c now though it was sitting at 27.5c till around 1pm.
Really hope those cells don't make it as the lake out front is finally shrinking.
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#1489894 - 10/02/2019 17:14 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Indeed Simmo, our temps here didn't peak until almost 2.45pm when it reached 39.5'c.

Cold@28 would have thought your temps to be higher though it appears the coastal fringe have really copped the brunt of this heat.

Cairns Airport peaked at 37.5'c

Would love to go for a swim right now in the creeks to cool the bodies core temperature down a bit!

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#1489908 - 10/02/2019 19:32 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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After a quick calculation, today was our hottest day since the 18th Dec. (54 days).

And just had a nice little storm to cool it down nearly 4 degrees.

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#1489913 - 10/02/2019 19:37 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Pacman]
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Originally Posted By: Pacman
Cold@28 would have thought your temps to be higher though it appears the coastal fringe have really copped the brunt of this heat.

That was at 2.30pm, which is usually the hottest part of the day, then it starts to cool off.

Think I might have to water some of the plants in my food plot though. Have a rampant pumpkin vine stretching through the yard. Took off with the prolongued rainy weather - it will probably die of shock after a few more days with no rain. Leaves looked a bit wilted.

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#1489919 - 10/02/2019 20:18 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - February 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
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Not sure of actual temp here but she was HOT. I did 10km walk thismorning then spent some time out in a boat, I am now various shades of red all over, despite using 50+ sunscreen.
Hoping the storm makes it all the way up here, even just for the cool downdraught.

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