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#1498682 - 10/05/2019 01:05 North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
well into May so far, mild to say the least but with a coral sea low spinning up, chance of some rain next week
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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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#1498943 - 14/05/2019 14:37 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
ol mate Offline
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Registered: 27/03/2010
Posts: 1232
Loc: Ingham, North Qld
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

Severe Weather Warning
for DAMAGING WINDS and HEAVY RAINFALL
For people in parts of Peninsula, North Tropical Coast and Tablelands and Herbert and Lower Burdekin Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:04 pm Tuesday, 14 May 2019.
Ex-tropical cyclone Ann to bring damaging winds and heavy rainfall to parts of northeast Queensland.

Weather Situation: At 2pm AEST, ex-tropical cyclone Ann was located 200 kilometres northeast of Cairns. The tropical low will continue to move west-northwest in the Coral Sea and is expected to cross the northeast Queensland coast during Wednesday.
DAMAGING WINDS:
Damaging winds, with peak gusts of around 90 km/h, are likely to develop before sunrise on Wednesday morning between about Lockhart River and Cooktown, including Lizard Island. These should gradually ease during Wednesday afternoon as the low moves across Cape York Peninsula.
HEAVY RAINFALL:
Areas of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, are expected to develop about the coast and ranges between about Lockhart River and Port Douglas overnight tonight and persist through Wednesday morning.
A separate area of heavy rainfall, which may lead to flash flooding, may also develop about the coast and ranges between about Gordonvale and Ingham overnight tonight and persist through Wednesday morning. These should gradually ease during Thursday.
6-hour rainfall totals may exceed 150mm in isolated locations, particularly on and to the east of the Great Dividing Range.
A Flood Watch has been issued for coastal catchments between Cooktown and Ingham.
Locations which may be affected include Lockhart River, Hope Vale, Cooktown, Wujal Wujal, Ingham, Port Douglas, Mossman, Julatten, Innisfail, Tully, Cardwell, Abergowrie, Lucinda and Ingham.
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#1499050 - 16/05/2019 17:28 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
crikey Offline
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Registered: 01/02/2011
Posts: 3184
Loc: Tweed Heads
Quite amusing to read the above tropical severe weather warning bulletin..during the dry season thread. laugh
Good for some and not for others?
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#1499059 - 17/05/2019 00:55 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
didnt eventuate into much though
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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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#1499450 - 26/05/2019 20:09 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mathew Offline
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Registered: 11/01/2006
Posts: 6861
Loc: Townsville, Queensland
We had heavy showers this evening that was about it's.

2.1mm


Edited by Mathew (26/05/2019 20:25)
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Rs tl 2018-19 Wet Season. > 2018 tl 01/01/19 903.0 mm -
feb-2019 month 883.5 mm Mar 173.4 mm April 7.8 mm May 29.1 mm> June 1.8 mm
(07 06-19_ 03:47 pm) Yr 1297 mm / Wy rain 1.2mm month 1.2 mm/ 0.0 mm

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#1499462 - 26/05/2019 21:39 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
amphetamarine Offline
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Registered: 18/03/2004
Posts: 363
Loc: Cairns
Do croc attacks happen more in dry or wet years>

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#1500157 - 04/06/2019 17:27 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
how was that wind this morning? straight through me down the strand. wind chill down to 10c.
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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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#1500803 - 17/06/2019 23:13 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
some fog around early tonight driving around, parks and open spaces.
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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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#1500930 - 21/06/2019 07:18 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Bloody cold this morning!
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#1500935 - 21/06/2019 07:54 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
0 degrees at kelso below the range at 6am, warmed up to 3 degrees now.

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#1501023 - 23/06/2019 05:22 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
I live between the ross dam and hervey's range about 3km from the base of the range, it seems to be an area that experiences higher than average temps in summer, in the last heat wave we recorded 48%, and like now the cold is extreme it is currently 1 degree and I expect at sunrise will drop to 0 degrees. Over the years I have been told the area has temperature inversions, suffers catabatic wind at night, top of the range-cold air dropping into the upper ross valley. Here at home yesterday morning it was 3 degrees at 7.30am and the radio mention the cold morning being suffered at picnic bay of 13 degrees at the same time, it would be only a 30km distance as the crow flies with a 10 degree temp drop. Lived in this spot for 30 years, has always been like this, the temps are colder than charter towers in winter and hotter in summer. This winter seems to be winding up to a colder than average, this year has been a wild old weather year, extreme heat then extreme flood hope winter does not go extreme where like green tree frogs here and suffer from the cold big time.

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#1501025 - 23/06/2019 06:37 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
Just hit minus 1 degree, holy crap its cold.

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#1501028 - 23/06/2019 08:22 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
Posts: 1231
Loc: maadi Tully area
Holy crap..minus 1.....

That sounds like a ripsnorter of a place to live...

Are you near Alice river area..?

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#1501098 - 24/06/2019 05:39 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
bartholomu Offline
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Registered: 15/01/2011
Posts: 101
A much warmer morning than yesterday, currently 5 degrees, I live between the dam and hervey's range in the upper reaches of kelso scott12. The temp seems to drop 1 or 2 degrees at sunrise, it is a ripsnorter weather wise at this location.

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#1501655 - 03/07/2019 13:57 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
as you guys might have already read, this forum will be closing down in a few weeks.
As an 18 year member of the forum I have had the pleasure of meeting some great people, many of whom I can say are great friends.
We have had so many events in our part of the world over the years, it has been a real pleasure to go through the good and bad with you all. Sharing the experience has been what has made this forum a great place over two decades. Cyclones Larry, Yasi, Yuli and Debbie. So many flooding events, of course this years Townsville floods top that list for me and of course the lean years when 0.4mm was regarded as a relief to get a drop!!
While we are still some weeks away from closing, I just wanted to personally thank all of you for contributing to a great community.

Sadly technology moves on, if any of you have any suggestions in a way we car achieve the forums or have them transferred through to another site, please contribute to the thread in the general weather forum.

Kind regards,
and best wishes to you all for the future.
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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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#1501665 - 03/07/2019 14:15 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Kino Offline
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Registered: 10/08/2017
Posts: 3505
Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
Were you consulted or even notified that this was happening? Or found out the same way?

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#1501757 - 03/07/2019 17:23 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
We have known for a few weeks now, there is an ongoing discussion in the mod forums regarding possible ways to save the forum data.
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#1501901 - 04/07/2019 13:50 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23724
Loc: Townsville
It's been a good run guys. Much love.

Have made many good close friends out of this forum after joining In 2007. Remember it like yesterday.

I really hope someone can save the flood thread and the Yasi Thread
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#1501947 - 04/07/2019 17:53 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Regardless of what happens Trav, I'm thinking of downloading and storing entire threads if necessary.
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#1502002 - 04/07/2019 21:57 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23724
Loc: Townsville
Champion, because I have no idea how to do it haha.

Still can't believe it's shutting down.
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#1502019 - 05/07/2019 07:01 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
I know, I'm finding it very hard to accept.

Even though the community here has shrunk, it's still a community - one which I believe should not be discarded. Hopefully it can be saved somehow, I still love to chat on here about events etc with like-minded people.
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#1502077 - 05/07/2019 13:40 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23724
Loc: Townsville
I may not post here much but I do enjoy laying in bed sometimes and read up on past events now and again!

I agree, it shouldn't be discarded. [censored] form from above in my opinion.
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#1502079 - 05/07/2019 13:54 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6821
Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
How did you get 23714 posts on here ?
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#1502225 - 05/07/2019 23:42 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Dawgggg Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23724
Loc: Townsville
This place was once upon a time the bees knees mate.

Perfectly balanced between the rise of social media and web blogging.

The 12 years I have been on here and the incredible weather events that have occurred in the meantime are to blame I swear. $hit has gone down over the last decade. Many Cyclones, many droughts and many floods. So much anger at Townsville never getting rain, and now I hate the rain after this year.


Edited by Dawgggg (05/07/2019 23:43)
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#1502228 - 05/07/2019 23:56 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Dawgggg Offline
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Registered: 25/03/2007
Posts: 23724
Loc: Townsville
I actually hope it never rains again after what happened.
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#1502286 - 06/07/2019 14:01 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Vinnie Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 17/05/2006
Posts: 6821
Loc: Mulambin , Yeppoon Central Qld
Where are most of you guys going to ? I like reading North Qld weather posts.
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#1502437 - 09/07/2019 00:33 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
as Trav said, so many weather events, been some great stuff posted in here over the years. This place went off before facebook came along, even a few years after it kept going strong.
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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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#1502688 - 12/07/2019 08:47 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Nerd65 Offline
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Registered: 30/01/2011
Posts: 446
Loc: Cranbrook, Townsville
As things go probably my last post here. I'm leaning towards ski.com. Anyhow, very thick mist/fog in Townsville this morning.
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#1502701 - 12/07/2019 13:26 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
I've settled into the Ski forums as well Nerd65.
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#1502725 - 12/07/2019 21:50 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Dawoodman Offline
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Registered: 14/03/2010
Posts: 1271
Loc: Thoopara; Prossie/ Bayswater
Howdy North QLD fam.

I just wanted to say a catchya later and a big thank you to to you all. For the Tropical competitions, the amazing data and the over the top speculation. The North QLD forum has be the primary influencer in getting me interested in the weather.

I will never forget the lead up to STC Yasi. It was a wild ride!. Some shout outs to some users over the years! Nitso and Trav! Mick10! SirBoabTree! and Matthew! Some great weather talk happened up on this board right through the year. (the vic board doesn't have this kind of activity)

I'm down in Vic these days so I'll probably move on to ski.com.au. I'll retire the dawoodman handle (I no longer live in ravenswood) I'll use SitTophamHatt

Its been fun
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#1502730 - 13/07/2019 07:54 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Farewell Dawoodman, see you on the ski forums. smile
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#1502784 - 14/07/2019 22:47 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Mick10 Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25465
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
all the best mate, thanks for the kind words.
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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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#1502855 - 18/07/2019 21:13 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Raindammit]
Oriolus Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 25/12/2010
Posts: 40
Loc: Mundingburra
Losing the WaetherZone forums will indeed be a huge loss. I'm only an occasional lurker, but have relied heavily on this forum, and the fantastic community you guys had here, during cyclones and floods.

Originally Posted By: Raindammit
Regardless of what happens Trav, I'm thinking of downloading and storing entire threads if necessary.
You should find that most or all of the forum has been archived by the Wayback Machine at https://archive.org/web/

You can enter the URL of any subforum or thread into the search box and view it as it was at various points in time. You can even navigate the forum from within the Wayback Machine.

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#1503101 - 28/07/2019 11:34 Re: North Queensland Dry Season Thread - 2019 [Re: Mick10]
Raindammit Offline
Weatherzone Moderator

Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 13366
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Well, this is the last day that weíll be able to post on Weatherzone.

Iím still very disappointed that the forums are closing, and that itís going out with a whimper rather than a bang. There is so much history here, so much emotion and so many stories.

For my final thoughts on the current weather - another coolish if somewhat windy day in Townsville, with a chance of showers by the end of next week. Just another typical July day here.

Out of the 3 weather forums Iíve signed up with in recent weeks, ive settled on one to call home - https://www.ausweatherforum.com/

Theres 90 members and climbing, and in my mind is the most like Weatherzone in spirit. Hope to see you all there.

For those of you that I wonít banter, chat, or laugh with again - thanks for taking part in these forums, thanks for all the information and knowledge youíve shared, and thanks for being someone like me, someone I could share my enthusiasm of the weather with.

Rain hail or shine, Iíll never get sick of discussing weather. Good bye.
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