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Day to Day Northern Queensland weather

Discussion in 'The Tropics & Cyclones' started by Jellybeans, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Jellybeans

    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm starting this thread to kind of keep all of the WZ Northern Queensland/Tropical refugees together in one thread.

    This is up to the mods and @Richard, but I assume the existing cyclone thread will persist and perhaps diverge if there’s enough interest. This thread will be for more dry-season talk, general rainfall forecasting and statistics analysis, BOM warnings, general observations discussion, etc.

    The cyclone threads are for talk about cyclone threats, etc.

    If anyone has suggestions or thoughts, please share them. I’m sure the mods and admins will change as they see fit.
     
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  2. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    Nice one Jelly.
     
  3. qwill

    qwill Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Qld weather. Hot and windy for 6 months, and then hot and windy and wet for 6 months.
     
  4. Vinny

    Vinny Early Days

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    Oh I created one for Central Qld , or is it best to post all in here?
     
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    MegaMatch Hard Yards Ski Pass: Silver

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    CQ thread is fine I think Vinny, no different from WZ in that respect.
     
  6. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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    All good.
     
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  7. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good one @Jellybeans at last a place where I can talk about weather in my neck of the woods.
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    I do like your UL temps over QLD today. There would be some serious LI & CAPE values if that QLD ground had some heat in it!
     
  9. Bundybear

    Bundybear First Runs

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    Still finding my way around. Haven't found the CQ thread yet.
    I do know it was rather chilly with the wind today.
     
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  10. Richard

    Richard Maintenance Dept Administrator

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  11. Bundybear

    Bundybear First Runs

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    Retired Weather Man Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    As a former Townsville resident ( 25 years ), this is the closest thread I could find for the following photo to be shown and a bit of history discussed.

    I took this photo on 11 Feb 2008 in the middle of the Wet. The end of my street is across the water. The flooded creek shown is tidal but gates about 2 km downstream keep the tides and storm surges out.

    10 years earlier in Jan 1998, the famous " Night Of Noah " saw water here a metre higher.

    A housing development was mooted where the water is. This photo was used by residents to protest the development which would have worsened the flooding.

    The following year 2009 saw 654mm in Jan and 961mm in Feb with the road I took the photo from, submerged.

    Guess what...the development went ahead on the right hand half of the photo. They would have good fishing from their bedroom windows.

    The Idalia and Oonoonba areas, also tidal, were being further developed at the time. Fast forward 10 years to 2019. Rain in Jan 2019 of 461mm and Feb of 964mm, the overall total being less than 2009, caused way worse flooding than 2009, as these developments restricted floodwater flow and higher flood levels. What the developers want...they get, is the motto.

     
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    Retired Weather Man Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Again not quite the right thread. I took hundreds of sunrise/set photos in Townsville. Here is my last one across the airport before moving down to " Bris smoke ".
     
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    Ronfishes Early Days

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  15. Vinny

    Vinny Early Days

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    Jellybeans Walking on a dream Ski Pass: Gold

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    Retired Weather Man Hard Yards Ski Pass: Gold

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    Vinny, Gold is the top annual subscription to this Forum that allows extra features.
     
  18. Ozone Doug

    Ozone Doug First Runs

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    Retired weatherman, That is a beautiful photo ,Need to put it in a calendar. Well I got 3 mm of rain at my place in Roma yesterday ,Not much but may help the grass as it is starting to die off again.
     
  19. Vinny

    Vinny Early Days

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    I was expecting to see the people who posted in the Northern Qld Townsville from Weatherzone threads in here but nope ?
     
  20. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Not a WZ guy but I was sitting under a umbrella watching the main race in Supercars yesterday afternoon. In the eleven year history of the event this was the first time it was affected by rain. Being an ex Townsville boy I was very surprised by the conditions. It never rains in Townsville in July.
     
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    Gleno71 Hard Yards

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    Wow mate.. awesome
     
  22. Raindammit

    Raindammit Early Days

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    First post here from Weatherzone!

    Having a look around now to see how the forum works.
     
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    Seabreezes Early Days

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    I had the V8s on the TV in the lounge room, but wasn't watching it. When I did get to look at the TV, my automatic thought was 'wow, it's very smoky in Townsville!'. Then a second or two later, I realised it was rain. LOL
     
  24. Vinny

    Vinny Early Days

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    Townsville has had 1.7m of rain this year yet Yeppoon got that much a few years back and no flooding, however from memory it was somewhere between 2012-2016 when we got that much ... , from memory it was throughout the whole year not in a week . No rivers here to flood though .

    Townsville could have no rain until next year and still be average... , is it still looking green up there ?
     
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  25. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Normally in North Queensland during winter the prevailing wind is the south easterly which usually means no rain for Townsville due to the lay of the land. Yesterday the weather came from the east which was more conducive to producing rainfall.
     
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    WzTrav Early Days

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    I was drenched at the V8s. Actually got a bit heavy there for a few minutes. Made for an awesome race, its probably the only sport I can watch in the rain and be happy about it. Carnage.
     
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    Raindammit Early Days

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    Still green across some of the city, but browning off a little. The recent rain has kept things ticking along.

    The best thing is that the dam is at 90% heading into the driest part of the year.
     
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    Should be quite cold across the Herbie Burdie from Saturday onwards, with minimums in Townsville forecast to drop below 10C inland from the AP for at least 4 days.
     
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    WzTrav Early Days

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    Can't wait RD

    Waking up to light rain every day is nice, but some cold weather will be good.
     
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  30. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    I was sitting between turn six and seven and had a front row seat when Whingecup lost it. Where were you sitting?
     
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    Ronfishes Early Days

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    Just tipped out a nice 26mm. Was a shocker of a drive to Mission Beach this morning, dark and wet the whole way. The Russel river and Babinda creek were actually fairly swollen and quite dirty.
     
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    WzTrav Early Days

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    I was on the hairpin, where he lost his oil pressure right before the pit entry haha
     
  33. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    You sound like a Ford man. Welcome to the club.
     
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  34. WzTrav

    WzTrav Early Days

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    Born and bred mate, Reynolds spoiled my Sunday though.
     
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  35. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Out of the Holden guys I quite like him and De Pasquale.
     
  36. Weary

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    Hi guys, WZ refugee here
     
  37. Raindammit

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    Few showers around Townsville earlier this morning, nearly 40mm on Maggie Is. The rest of this week is looking dry and cooler, particularly at night.
     
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    Raindammit Early Days

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    Was very foggy across the city this morning!!

    The morning wasn't as cool as it was forecast to be, but the next several mornings will be below 10c inland from the coast.
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Townsville I presume? Good idea to quote your location so folks know where you are. Works well in the snow threads.
     
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    Yup sorry, Townsville. :)
     
  41. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'm ex Townsville, living in Cairns these days.
     
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    Nice! How long you been in Cairns for?
     
  43. Seafm

    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Moved away in 1985 after getting married. Don't really have much family down there anymore. Only go down for the occasional cowboys game and supercars now.
     
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    Ah ok cool. I've been in Townsville since 1995, moved from Darwin. The city has become a nicer place to live over the years, but wouldn't mind moving to Cairns if I had to.
     
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    Almost crystal clear day in Cairns today, beautiful calm morning as well although the blustery SEer has arrived for the rest of the day. Could be some cool nights this week
     
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    Seafm Too far from the snow Ski Pass: Gold

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    Totally agree. Not a cloud in sight at Trinity Beach today.
     
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    7.5C minimum at the Townsville AP this morning (feels like temp 5.7C), coldest night of the year so far.
     
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    Innisfail Aero managed 6.1c on Tues as well :eek:
     
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