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#519810 - 01/02/2007 14:56 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
Squid Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 03/09/2005
Posts: 9535
Loc: Murgon
it can make it Iw it can make it

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#519811 - 01/02/2007 15:15 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 26/11/2006
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RN, thanks for your ever informative info. :wave:

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#519812 - 01/02/2007 16:20 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 27/09/2006
Posts: 114
Loc: Rockhampton, Qld
Cloud and rain playing games with todays temps (well the ones since midnight anyway), high today was 27c shortly after midnight and low today is 21c which was recorded just within the last hour, getting cooler with some heavier rainfall. Of course offical temperatures will be from 9am

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#519813 - 01/02/2007 17:20 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 27/09/2006
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Loc: Rockhampton, Qld
Loving the forecast, lets see if it comes off. Been lightly raining since about 10.30am and should continue right through the night based on radar, 16mm so far.

CAPRICORNIA DISTRICT
Cloudy. Areas of rain, some moderate to heavy falls possible, mostly in the
north and east. Moderate to fresh SE to E winds, strong and gusty at times along
the coast.
Outlook for Saturday ... Rain easing to scattered showers.
Outlook for Sunday ... Isolated showers.

IDQ1006005
ROCKHAMPTON
Cloudy. Rain, moderate at times. Mostly moderate SE to E winds.
MIN 23 MAX 27
UV INDEX - 15 [Extreme]
Outlook for Saturday ... Few showers.

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#519814 - 01/02/2007 17:23 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 03/09/2005
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Loc: Murgon
looking good for ya I am so jelous

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#519815 - 01/02/2007 19:21 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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The gauge just went from 4.5 mm to 18 mm in the last half an hour...

The rains are 'ere, the rains are 'ere... laugh

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#519816 - 02/02/2007 00:21 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 27/09/2006
Posts: 114
Loc: Rockhampton, Qld
Caught a lull in the light rain over the last couple of hours, 31mm so far today, no where near the rainfall along the North Tropical Coast but still really good for this region. Radar shows the rain about to start up again and should last well into the new day, hopefully some heavier stuff can develop.

Wow...at the list of warnings on the Qld BoM page!

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#519817 - 02/02/2007 00:24 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 25447
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
great stuff guys, congrats, anything to put a drop in your dam and green tinge in your grass is a good thing.
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
Marach 2019 total - 310.6mm (192mm)
April 2019 total - 0.0mm (65.8mm)
2019 Yearly total to date - 1973.4mm (1129mm)

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#519818 - 02/02/2007 10:43 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 03/09/2005
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Loc: Murgon
what are ya 9am totals?

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#519819 - 02/02/2007 10:58 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Loc: The Subtropics
A great morning squid. It's damp and cool down by the riverside with 22.5 mm in our gauge. :cheers:

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#519820 - 02/02/2007 11:59 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 03/09/2005
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Loc: Murgon
nice fall there and looks like more is on the way for ya smile

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#519821 - 06/02/2007 12:30 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 23/02/2006
Posts: 290
Loc: What if this, is the new norma...
Bureau of Meat-headology,


BORING WEATHER WARNING FOR CAPRICORNIA DISTRICT.
Issued at 0800 EST on Tuesday the 6th of February 2007

At 5 am EST Tuesday, an isobar with a pressure of 1010 hPa was drawn on a map near latitude 23.3 south, longitude 150.8 east, which is about 25 km north of Rockhampton and 53 km west of Yeppoon. The Isobar is moving NE at about 4 kilometres per hour and should gradually be replaced by another isobar over the next 24 hours.

The isobar may be drawn on tomorrows map as well, and there is a possibility this Isobar may develop into nothing whatsoever during the next 24 to 36 hours.

This may cause extreme boredom and frustration. The potential for nothing to develop along the Capricorn Coast during the week is high.

The next bulletin will be issued by 3 pm EST.

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#519822 - 06/02/2007 12:31 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 03/09/2005
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Loc: Murgon
haha i look forward to your next forcast laugh wink :p

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#519823 - 06/02/2007 12:34 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 31/03/2006
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Loc: Everton Park, Nth Brisbane
Sounds exactly like our forecast for down this way Windee. Boring Boring Boring.
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#519824 - 08/02/2007 10:25 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
Posts: 474
Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
An interesting link showing the extent of the drought in the central coastal and SE parts of Qld.

Remains cloudy here today with a shower about - no rain in sight.

http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/silo/rain_maps.cgi

Choose Drought (under Rainfall menu) and 36 Months (under period).
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2017 - 1,809mm
2018 - 3,151mm
MTD: - 265.0mm (Mar)
YTD: - 1,442mm

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#519825 - 08/02/2007 10:43 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 23/02/2006
Posts: 290
Loc: What if this, is the new norma...
Yes I know CuNimJim, and it depresses me everytime I look at it.

It's a sad fact that CQ places like Gladstone and Yeppoon while coastal, do not recieve coastal weather like the rest of the east coast of Australia, and nothing like we are seeing just a few hundred Kms north in the tropics. We are an arid region, basical a desert by the sea.

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#519826 - 08/02/2007 11:21 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 03/09/2005
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Loc: Murgon
i wonder why that is

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#519827 - 08/02/2007 11:35 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
Windee Offline
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Registered: 23/02/2006
Posts: 290
Loc: What if this, is the new norma...
Simply Geographical.

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#519828 - 08/02/2007 13:23 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
CuNimJim Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2005
Posts: 474
Loc: Whitfield, Cairns
Geography has a little to do with it but we are in a drought - Gladstone has a similar average annual rainfall to Townsville - just over the 1,000mm. However just like Townsville we will have wet periods and dry periods - they tend to be cyclical in nature. We just happen to be going through a dry period.

In Gladstone we have had only 1 decent inflow into our dam (ex TC Beni Feb 2003) in the past 10 years. Fortunately that inflow occurred within months of the dam wall being raised giving us supply until approx 2010. Gladstone was in real water supply trouble in 2003 and it was thanks to Cyclone Benni that provided over 600mm over a couple of days that everything was OK - see link:

http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_reports/boyne_feb2003.pdf

The map I provided the link to in the previous post shows the rainfall deficit not the average annual rainfall. CQ is not typically this dry although there has been a downward trend since the 1970's in the average annual rainfall for all areas including areas such as Yeppoon - which in turn has led to a decrease in their available water supply - which in turn is driving the Rocky to Yeppoon water pipeline.

It is a frustrating time for all of us here and while we are not yet on water restrictions - should we see another poor wet season the councils and water board will be forced to consider it again.

Gladstone is working on the reversible flow pipeline from Lake Awoonga (our dam) to the Fitzroy River (Rockhampton) such that water can be transferred in either direction depending on need. This networking of the regions water supplies should be in place by the end of 2009.

See the link to the Gladstone Area Water Board's dam level:

http://www.gawb.qld.gov.au/dam_levels.htm
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2017 - 1,809mm
2018 - 3,151mm
MTD: - 265.0mm (Mar)
YTD: - 1,442mm

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#519829 - 08/02/2007 13:36 Re: Central Qld Cloudy Season.
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Registered: 23/02/2006
Posts: 290
Loc: What if this, is the new norma...
Well I certianally dont expect to have to rely on a public water supply, I have put in 6 tanks on my property over the past 3 years. Mind you all are less than 5% full. But all it will take is one off track cyclone every 8 years, and i'll always have water.

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