Page 25 of 56 < 1 2 ... 23 24 25 26 27 ... 55 56 >
Topic Options
#912663 - 21/12/2010 22:59 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: kymm]
Rain lover (SHAZZA) Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 15/02/2008
Posts: 1054
Loc: Rockhampton
Originally Posted By: kymm
Hey Shazza, I am in a similar boat to you (no pun intended lol). We are going to Clermont over the xmas break and I really dont want to be stuck on the other side of Theresa Creek if it goes over. At the moment its 8m and rising, so it wouldnt take a great deal for it to go over the road. I guess the best we can do is watch and wait, and make a run home for it if it looks like going over.


I think we will be doing the same - going up there but watching very closely all low level crossings on the highway! Don't really want to be stuck up in Townsville - I like my own bed too much.

Top
#912674 - 21/12/2010 23:37 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Rain lover (SHAZZA)]
kymm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 05/04/2008
Posts: 2261
Loc: Emerald, QLD
I had to go back through info to find out Shazza, I had totally forgotten the levels. Nogoa River peaked at 15.36m and Fairbairn peaked at 4.44m over the spillway.

This has been posted before, but I will post it again. Its a great read http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_reports/Central_and_Western_QLD_Floods_January_2008.pdf

Page 37 has the levels


Edited by kymm (21/12/2010 23:38)

Top
#912686 - 22/12/2010 01:51 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: kymm]
Maclaw Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/12/2008
Posts: 2544
Loc: Emerald Queensland
Let's stay upbeat kids- no flooding until after the 21st January 2011. Ok
_________________________




Top
#912689 - 22/12/2010 02:07 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Maclaw]
kymm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 05/04/2008
Posts: 2261
Loc: Emerald, QLD
More then happy to wait for you to return, before we order any flooding rain Maclaw. I rely on your rainfall figures, because I am too lazy these days to check the rain gauge myself hhehehehe.

Top
#912724 - 22/12/2010 08:08 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: kymm]
JMac Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 16/12/2010
Posts: 362
Theresa Peaked last night at Gregory HIghway crossing at about 10pm, tis falling now and also at Valeria.
Madly moving as much small stuff as I can to celebrate Xmas in the "new house", so we are also watching the creek levels closely.

Top
#912756 - 22/12/2010 09:38 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: kymm]
Sandfly Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 18/10/2010
Posts: 828
Loc: Rockhampton
Originally Posted By: kymm
hmmm....



GFS Still maintaining these kind of totals out to 120hrs.

And this from todays BOM Extended forecast.
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/state.shtml

Forecast for Friday
The monsoon low will move close to the north tropical coast by evening and generate strong winds on the coast between about Cardwell and St Lawrence. Rain areas with moderate to heavy falls will increase over the south-east of the state and the south-east tropics. The heavy falls will become focussed mostly about the Central Coast and northern Capricornia area. Showers and or storms will continue over the remaining tropics and develop over the south-west. Light to moderate NW winds will occur over the far northern tropics. Light to moderate SE to E winds will occur elsewhere and become fresh on the east coast.

Forecast for Saturday
The monsoon low will move into the southern tropical interior. So further rain areas with widespread moderate to heavy falls will occur generally over the south-east quarter of the state. The heavier falls will focus towards to low where low level convergence will be greatest. Showers and or storms will occur elsewhere over the state. Monsoonal rain will develop over Cape York Peninsula. Moderate to fresh NW winds will occur over the northern tropics. Moderate to fresh SE to NE winds will occur over much of the remainder of the state and again will be strong on the Central Coast.
Interesting times!
_________________________
"The harder you work the luckier someone else becomes".


Top
#912770 - 22/12/2010 10:16 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Sandfly]
Rain lover (SHAZZA) Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 15/02/2008
Posts: 1054
Loc: Rockhampton
My own personal opinion is that we could be looking at a significant flood, possibly even as high as the 1991 flood maybe!!

If it does not get as high as 1991 then it won't be far off it.

The ground is that saturated at the moment the water has nowhere to go.

The Fitzroy catchment is still in moderate flood level in places and it will only get worse.


Edited by Rain lover (SHAZZA) (22/12/2010 10:17)
Edit Reason: spelling error

Top
#912783 - 22/12/2010 10:42 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Rain lover (SHAZZA)]
LisaEmld Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 07/12/2010
Posts: 806
Loc: Emerald
Hi All. The family and I flew to Victoria on Monday for Xmas. It is bl..dy freezing. 10cm of snow in the high country on Monday night. Of course we came with nothing but summer clothing and found the shops only have shorts and tshirts on the shelves. Well I hope all of you going away over the next couple of days for chrissy get there and home safe and sound. I know myself that if Emerald is going to experience any sort of flooding I would rather be home to check on the house.

Top
#912786 - 22/12/2010 10:47 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Rain lover (SHAZZA)]
Sandfly Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 18/10/2010
Posts: 828
Loc: Rockhampton
I have to agree with you there Shazza, there seems to some similarity to this set up right now and what happened with the TC Joy DEC 1990. And the subsequent Rocky flood of 1991.

http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/joy.shtml
http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/fld_reports/cyclone_joy_dec1990.pdf


Edited by Sandfly (22/12/2010 10:53)
_________________________
"The harder you work the luckier someone else becomes".


Top
#912861 - 22/12/2010 13:44 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: JMac]
Maclaw Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/12/2008
Posts: 2544
Loc: Emerald Queensland
Originally Posted By: JMac
Theresa Peaked last night at Gregory HIghway crossing at about 10pm, tis falling now and also at Valeria.
Madly moving as much small stuff as I can to celebrate Xmas in the "new house", so we are also watching the creek levels closely.
Good move Jmac
_________________________




Top
#912898 - 22/12/2010 14:59 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Maclaw]
DeniseEm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 22/02/2010
Posts: 1092
Loc: Cobar, NSW
Shazza i was living in Depot Hill in 1991 when the floods hit was amazing went to bed and the flat land out the back was just dry dirt woke up to it covered in water luckily our house which as on the corner of Kent and O'Connell street stayed out of water but the old guy just down from us he had water go all under his. Wasnt a nice experience remember the two fishermen who went out on the boat one of them washed up just over from us behind a house there. Really hit home how bad it was. Can remember catching the boat at Wood St in Depot Hill and going all the way down Campbell St just to go to town then having to catch the boat back home again. Council did well then providing a lift in and out for us all. I was Heavily Pregnant with my first then and they wanted to evacuate me out but me being stubborn stayed at home. But yeah levels like 1991 would be amazing to see in Rockhampton again.

Top
#912918 - 22/12/2010 15:54 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: DeniseEm]
DeniseEm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 22/02/2010
Posts: 1092
Loc: Cobar, NSW
For those who are moving or holidaying thru the Xmas period here is the latest Briefing from the Council.

Central Highlands Regional Council
PO Box 21
EMERALD QLD 4720
Briefing Note
December 22 2010
CENTRAL HIGHLANDS REGION AND RAIN FORECASTS
The Central Highlands Regional Council Mayor, Councillor Peter Maguire, Councillor
Kerry Hayes and Council officers received a briefing from the State Disaster
Coordination Centre this morning regarding weather forecasts for the next few days.
The coastal regions between Cardwell and Mackay will receive significant rainfall. The
impact in the Central Highlands is expected to be significantly less.
The Central Highlands area is forecast to receive its heaviest falls on Thursday and
Friday, with showers and storms continuing through out the weekend.
Council advises that residents should be prepared for prolonged rain periods over the
next few days.
“We may receive some moderate falls of up to 50 mm a day over a number of days,
meaning the chances of flooding beyond that we have currently been experiencing are
minimal,” said the Mayor.
Based on the Bureau’s information, the situation should ease early next week.
The dam is expected to peak over the spillway only slightly higher than the current
estimate of 1.5 m.
Residents staying at home over the holiday period are encouraged to check on their
neighbours and vulnerable friends and relatives to ensure they are adequately prepared
and informed about the weather event.
People who are travelling for Christmas are asked to check road conditions and road
closures before embarking on their journeys, as conditions are constantly changing.
Council will have information about our local roads updated on our website as the
situation warrants.
Information can also be found on www.131940.qld.gov.au
“Drivers are asked to continue to exercise patience and drive to the conditions. At this
time of the year, there are many people on the roads, and with road works and closures
currently in place, please drive safely to your destination.
“There may be local flash flooding in areas due to the rain, so take care and don’t take
unnecessary risks.”
Council is continuing to monitor the weather forecasts and will receive another briefing
tomorrow.
Councillor Peter Maguire
Mayor, Central Highlands Regional Council
Chair Central Highlands Local Disaster Management Group
Ph: 0438 828 335

Top
#912932 - 22/12/2010 16:31 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: DeniseEm]
Maclaw Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/12/2008
Posts: 2544
Loc: Emerald Queensland
Well they are on the ball. Good to see.
_________________________




Top
#912935 - 22/12/2010 16:32 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Maclaw]
DeniseEm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 22/02/2010
Posts: 1092
Loc: Cobar, NSW
Yeah they have been all over it since the rain started last month which is GOOD to see. I think the Mayor is a lil more worried than he is making out to be but its better to be safe than sorry. And its good this time they are publishing the briefings for all to see.

Top
#912942 - 22/12/2010 16:40 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: DeniseEm]
Maclaw Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 29/12/2008
Posts: 2544
Loc: Emerald Queensland
Well when we had the floods in 2008 the mayor was overseas on holiday if I remember rightly, and it seemed like it was like a dogs breakfast, and I am pretty sure the Council won't ever let that happen again.
_________________________




Top
#912950 - 22/12/2010 16:55 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: Maclaw]
DeniseEm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 22/02/2010
Posts: 1092
Loc: Cobar, NSW
NO definately not LOL they have been really right on the mark so far so yeah no cause for alarm YET!!!! but it all depends on the amount of rainfall over the next few days and only Time will tell how much that will be.

Top
#912962 - 22/12/2010 17:24 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: DeniseEm]
mysteriousbrad Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/10/2007
Posts: 1733
Loc: Rockhampton QLD
There is a godawful smell around rocky today from the river, eugh!

Top
#912967 - 22/12/2010 17:32 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
snugaroo Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 19/03/2010
Posts: 713
Loc: Blacks Beach, QLD, Australia
Oh! Is that where that smell is coming from! It's been quite cool and drizzly here on the coast today.
_________________________
It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

Top
#912978 - 22/12/2010 17:47 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: snugaroo]
mysteriousbrad Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 23/10/2007
Posts: 1733
Loc: Rockhampton QLD
Yeah went down along there yesterday arvo and it smelt like fertilizer, today the smell is across town!! Need some of the stuff morticians have under their noses!

Top
#913106 - 22/12/2010 22:36 Re: Central Qld Storm & Wet Season 2010/11 - December 2010 [Re: mysteriousbrad]
kymm Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 05/04/2008
Posts: 2261
Loc: Emerald, QLD
absolutely bucketing down here at the moment

Top
Page 25 of 56 < 1 2 ... 23 24 25 26 27 ... 55 56 >


Who's Online
5 registered (tsunami, Petros, pete28, Mike Hauber, 1 invisible), 62 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Today's Birthdays
Prozerpyne23, Sunday
Forum Stats
29631 Members
32 Forums
23943 Topics
1495699 Posts

Max Online: 2925 @ 02/02/2011 22:23
Satellite Image