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#456696 - 13/04/2009 07:54 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Stormy Nights (Dylan) Offline
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Registered: 12/04/2009
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Loc: Townsville, Condon
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Originally posted by beachcomber:
no rain since 4pm. However it certinally did cause dramas yesterday. 70.2mml was the actual reading for Yesterday. ATM winds ESE 4 knots, temp 21deg, Hum 91%, seas calm with a few ripples. Good night and Happy Easter.
Well if 70mm's (which is nothing in the tropics) then your screwed when you get 170mm in the same time.

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#456697 - 13/04/2009 08:13 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Registered: 17/03/2009
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Loc: Whitsundays .
Quote:
Originally posted by Stormy Nights:
Quote:
Originally posted by beachcomber:
[b] no rain since 4pm. However it certinally did cause dramas yesterday. 70.2mml was the actual reading for Yesterday. ATM winds ESE 4 knots, temp 21deg, Hum 91%, seas calm with a few ripples. Good night and Happy Easter.
Well if 70mm's (which is nothing in the tropics) then your screwed when you get 170mm in the same time. [/b]
Yeah I know. But considering most buildings here are built on hills and the worst storm water drainage in the region 70mml is a disaster. Airlie Beach is one big disaster waiting to happen. The locals know its a matter of time before a big one happens. Yeah I realise up ur way 70mml isnt munch to get. ATM its terrible weather, ESE 10 knots, 23 deg,.
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#456698 - 13/04/2009 10:10 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Stormy Nights (Dylan) Offline
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Registered: 12/04/2009
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Loc: Townsville, Condon
Well there is heaps of rain moving towards the Whitsundays so better get sandbagging. wink laugh

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#456699 - 13/04/2009 11:13 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Stormy Nights (Dylan) Offline
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Registered: 12/04/2009
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Loc: Townsville, Condon
Take a look at the Mackay radar. I am drooling over that. I want it lol.

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#456700 - 13/04/2009 11:52 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
***Stormy Sue*** Offline
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i drove though mackay yesterday it looked like they had heaps. all the storm waters drains running nicely on bruce hwy

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#456701 - 13/04/2009 13:08 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Stormy Nights (Dylan) Offline
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Registered: 12/04/2009
Posts: 24
Loc: Townsville, Condon
Really building on radar now. No one on the forum though. Is the radar telling lies then?

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#456702 - 13/04/2009 13:26 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Rainy Night Offline
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Registered: 01/02/2004
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Loc: Jindalee, Brisbane
Rain has been falling almost continously here today, just light to moderate though. Falls since 9 am include Dows Creek 25mm, Proserpine Airport 21, Hamilton Island 15, Mackay Alert 11, Bakers Creek 13.

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#456703 - 13/04/2009 17:52 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Rain has stopped in Mackay, and it looked like it was clearing ... for the time being at least.
Seems likely to be more on the way, though.
Recordings from 9am to 5pm include Mackay MO 18mm
Mackay Alert 19mm, Dows Creek 30mm, Rowallan Park 22mm.

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#456704 - 13/04/2009 21:31 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Registered: 08/01/2008
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Loc: Paradise - Mackay, Qld
G'day Everyone, :wave:

I returned home to find 81.5mm in the gauge since 9am Friday here in Beaconsfield. I think that would be one of the lowest totals around Mackay. I was the only place in the Mackay city area to record below 50mm on Friday with my 46.6mm, and it seems that my 'lower than the rest' trend has continued. I must admit I expected it though, I did have one of the highest March rainfall totals in Mackay, and it always seems to balance out in the end.

Anyway for the time I was away I have been trying to allocate my millimeters to the day they fell on using a combination of both rainfall totals from surrounding sites and radar images. This is what I have come up with:
50.8mm - 11th
9.7mm - 12th
8.4mm - 13th
19.3mm - 12hrs since 9am
That's about the best I can do without actually being here to actually measure it. I feel pretty confident it's within a mm or 2, so I'll leave it at that.

Anyway we went down to Blunderberg for Easter, we had 5mm down there at Moore Park (North Side) for the entire trip, with all the rain at Mackay. Then after we left today they have had a lot of rain and thunder there. Nearby Bucca Weir has had 207mm in the last 12 hours. The rain seems to set in where ever I leave. :rolleyes: confused

All the creeks from about St Lawrence norhtwards all had a bit of a flow to them, nice to see going into the drier part of the year.

I hope everyone had a great Easter. laugh :cheers: laugh
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Bucasia Rainfall:
MTD - 0.0mm (March Ave - 280mm)
YTD - 426.2mm (Annual Ave - 1665mm)

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#456705 - 14/04/2009 09:42 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Mt Pleasant received 130mm since Friday.

I'll be back on Thursday, its been showery on and off up here in Cairns.

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#456706 - 14/04/2009 11:36 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Loc: Paradise - Mackay, Qld
I just got me calculator out and added a few numbers together here and there. So for those that are interested, here are the current Month To Date rainfall totals for the Mackay region (up to 9am today):

429mm – Clarke Range
305mm – Eungella
254mm – Rowallan Park
233mm – Hospital Bridge
224mm – Bakers Ck
222mm – Gooseponds
215mm – Mackay AL
212mm – Dumbleton Rocks
212mm – Ridgelands
212mm – Habana
201mm – Te Kowai
196mm – Dow’s Ck
191mm – Beaconsfield laugh
189mm – Mackay Airport
176mm – Mackay MO
175mm – Finch Hatton
173mm – Stafford Crossing
161mm – Mt Christian
159mm – Greenmount
151mm – Temmburra Dam Tw
137mm – Teemburra Dam Hw
134mm – Mirani Weir AL
92mm – Calen
83mm – Sarich’s
75mm – Hannaville
56mm – Whitefords

And here are the latest Year To Date rainfall totals (up to 9am today):

2576mm – Clarke Range
1637mm – Ridgelands
1521mm – Finch Hatton
1504mm – Rowallan Park
1475mm – Stafford Crossing
1430mm – Teemburra Dam
1403mm – Bakers Ck
1389mm – Greenmount
1388mm - Habana
1377mm – Dumbleton Rocks
1347mm – Dow’s Ck
1346mm – Te Kowai
1332mm – Mackay MO
1319mm – Beaconsfield laugh
1266mm – Gooseponds
1251mm – Calen
1233mm – Mirani Weir AL
1080mm – Sarich’s
923mm – Whitefords AL
795mm – Hannaville

And for comparison (YTD):
1754mm - Cairns
1670mm - Townsville
1082mm - Darwin
450mm - Brisbane
328mm - Rockhampton
300mm - Sydney
143mm - Hobart
121mm - Canberra
73mm - Melbourne
27mm - Adelaide
24mm - Alice Springs
15mm - Perth


Where else but North Queensland I'd say. smile

:cheers:
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Bucasia Rainfall:
MTD - 0.0mm (March Ave - 280mm)
YTD - 426.2mm (Annual Ave - 1665mm)

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#456707 - 16/04/2009 19:40 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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We just got back after spending six fantastic days in Cairns, and to my surprise found 182mm in the rain gauge. smile

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#456708 - 16/04/2009 20:05 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Registered: 19/11/2008
Posts: 844
Loc: Cardwell QLD
Good rainfall totals WWW, thanks for posting those. Hopefully winter & spring will boost the southern state totals. The last three are pretty depressing amounts.

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#456709 - 17/04/2009 20:58 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Loc: Paradise - Mackay, Qld
Good to have you back Tempest. Did you get a nice shower out that way this morning? It looked OK up that way on the radar.

Here are my totals for the last 4 days:
22.9mm - 14th
6.5mm - 15th
1.4mm - 16th
1.2mm - 17th (today)

and 200.4mm so far this month for me. That now means that I have recorded over 200mm in all months so far this year. Based on rainfall records at Te Kowai, the last time that happend was in 1986. smile

Looks like we might be in for some slightly cooler mornings with cool dry air pushing up this weekend into the local area.

Have a good weekend everyone. :cheers:
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Bucasia Rainfall:
MTD - 0.0mm (March Ave - 280mm)
YTD - 426.2mm (Annual Ave - 1665mm)

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#456710 - 17/04/2009 21:04 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Thanks WWW, yeh we did have a heavy shower this mornong. Looks like a great weekend coming up, and its going to be good golfing weather at Laguna on Sunday, I hope.

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#456711 - 18/04/2009 16:07 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
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Loc: Paradise - Mackay, Qld


Does anyone know the fruitloop who sent the above into the local newspaper? According to those figures, Mackay is the wettest place in Australia! :rolleyes:
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Bucasia Rainfall:
MTD - 0.0mm (March Ave - 280mm)
YTD - 426.2mm (Annual Ave - 1665mm)

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#456712 - 18/04/2009 21:53 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Tempest Offline
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Impressive figures, nearly 14m of rain in 1958, however, BOM records prove that those figures are wrong. The guy who recorded those figures must have been standing underneath a broken gutter.

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#456713 - 19/04/2009 00:11 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 24800
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
what a fruit cake!!! so what happened between 1973 and 1989 and where were they taken? is bellender ker ever been a suburb in mackay?
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July 2017 total - 2.8mm (14mm)
August 2017 total - 4.0mm (18mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 705.0mm (1122mm)

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#456714 - 19/04/2009 06:42 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Keith Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2001
Posts: 6453
Loc: Kings Langley, NSW
Bellenden Ker (top station) only has data from 1973. See here for more details.

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#456715 - 21/04/2009 08:01 Re: Central Coast & Whitsundays Wet Season 2009
Tempest Offline
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Very much plain weather, not much rain in sight.

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