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#1493413 - 07/03/2019 11:53 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
dormant Offline
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Registered: 30/01/2011
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Loc: near ferry, FNQ
Vinnie in Central Q tells us that some have level 6 water restrictions... can you imagine the enforcement of not only two wash loads a week but... three minute showers?

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#1493449 - 07/03/2019 19:16 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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If we do not get a good drop by the end of next week I will have to put the pump back in the river to fill up the tanks. Have never had to put the pump back in March before.
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#1493465 - 07/03/2019 21:02 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: dormant]
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No rain in Chillagoe overnight, but a fair bit of water around Dimbulah.

The season so far hasn't filled the dams west of Dimbulah. Still barely half fill. Hope we get some more rain.

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#1493489 - 08/03/2019 07:40 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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78mm with an impressive light and sound show that lasted more than two hours.
Started so suddenly didn't have time to plug in power and pc so never saw it on radar.


Edited by dormant (08/03/2019 07:42)

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#1493531 - 08/03/2019 15:36 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: dormant]
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Originally Posted By: dormant
78mm with an impressive light and sound show that lasted more than two hours.
Started so suddenly didn't have time to plug in power and pc so never saw it on radar.

Radar shows it was from about 10:30pm to about 01:00am, then some lighter stuff 'til about 03:00.

Enough to lay the dust, anyway. grin

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#1493535 - 08/03/2019 15:56 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Been away two days. Forgot to look in the gauge yesterday morning, just in case, but the gauge is bone dry. Nothing unusual... grin

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#1493578 - 08/03/2019 21:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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You're right, Hickory, 10.30pm suddenly awake and wondering if we'd left anything on. But no, with thunderstorms possibly predicted we'd deployed our gutter lights around the house and enjoyed the show from the verandah till too gaga to stay awake around 12.30am.
A bit like living like troglodytes but better than stumbling around.

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#1493637 - 09/03/2019 19:27 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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16mm in late afternoon shower.

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#1493648 - 09/03/2019 23:06 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: cold@28]
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Nice C@28, that is more than my total for the last 3 weeks.
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#1493652 - 10/03/2019 06:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Simmo FNQ]
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Originally Posted By: Simmo FNQ
Nice C@28, that is more than my total for the last 3 weeks.

To gloat, there were two other falls of 3mm each early in the month. But we've not had much rain since mid February.

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#1493666 - 10/03/2019 11:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: dormant]
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Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Originally Posted By: dormant
Vinnie in Central Q tells us that some have level 6 water restrictions... can you imagine the enforcement of not only two wash loads a week but... three minute showers?


That was an article I found about a town in NSW , not here .
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#1493676 - 10/03/2019 13:11 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Keep the updates coming dormant, I'm checking in from Nagano Japan. Been watching the radar before bed and first thing.

I set up a PVC pipe with a nylex top, should hold around 750.

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#1493688 - 10/03/2019 16:20 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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5.4mm here, yay!!
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#1493691 - 10/03/2019 16:51 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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And the damp conditions roll on - no complaint from me
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#1493694 - 10/03/2019 17:01 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Registered: 07/02/2011
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Just started to rain now.
Nice breeze.

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#1493705 - 10/03/2019 18:22 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Loc: Chillagoe
15mm from 4pm
Still light drizzle
25.8C
77%humidity

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#1493720 - 10/03/2019 20:17 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: cold@28]
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Originally Posted By: cold@28
15mm from 4pm
Still light drizzle
25.8C
77%humidity

Looked like it went to your N.E.

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#1493722 - 10/03/2019 20:44 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Loc: Chillagoe
Most weather goes to the north east of us. When lucky we catch the outer western edges.

At this point in the "wet" season I try not to jinx it by looking at the radar. But we did get a very light sprinkle for some time after the main rain.

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#1493724 - 10/03/2019 20:57 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Loc: near ferry, FNQ
Oh, okay Bunyip. Tipped out 70mm again this morning. If your holiday is more than um, ten days you'll overtop your setup since you always get more rain than I.
However, I can see the totals will drop markedly from now on and maybe, just maybe there won't be mud everywhere when you return.

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#1493726 - 10/03/2019 21:21 Re: Far North Queensland Wet Season - Cardwell Northwards - March 2019 [Re: Ronfishes]
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Registered: 10/11/2015
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Loc: maadi Tully area
Well that looks to be about it for the rain for now...back to warm humid sunshine this week by the looks of it...not really looking forward to it from a physical labouring perspective...the overcast showery conditions have been beautiful to work in...


We stopped in at the lovely Josephine Falls today and happened to get talking to a guide who Mini-buses the backpackers from Cairns on the swimming/waterfall loop...we had a bit of a laugh, as he assessed the situation, about having to mother the people with different levels of swimming abilities ..


About 5 minutes later after he had given a briefing and let them loose, it was pretty amazing to watch how quickly a person with no swimming ability can get into trouble, as an Indian pommy jumped into 4-5m deep water and tried to swim across the bottom pool to reach the side where you can climb up to go down the "slide"...


Poor guy looked like a frog in a blender and within 5-6 metres he was done and had given up actually trying to swim, he was just going underneath the water and then trying to push up to get air..


The guide dived in and tried to help him get across to the rocks but it was futile as the drowning guy was just panicking and dragging him under as well...fortunately the guide made a decision to leave him and quickly get to the other side just 3-4 metres away and uncoil a rope he had on him and throw it out onto the guy ...and then they managed to drag him to the side and up onto the slippery rocks....


I reckon the guy had one or 2 more times under the water and he would have been a goner and no-one could have saved him...to bring him back they had to get flotation devices like kids noodles and float him back across...


I always wondered why so many people drown each summer, particularly tourists...now its very evident to see just how quickly it can happen.....I just wonder why people don't teach their kids to swim when they are youngsters or at least give them the common sense to stay out of the water if they cant..

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