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skifree

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Well we had rain but i was working outside most of the day only occasionally forced onto saved carport jobbies.

Where I’ve turned the garden it’s soooo dry underneath. I’m gunna need some proper rain this June to get water into the subsoil.
 

Robbie0404

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just look at that snitchy snarly embedded cold front
poised to slash our state with mongeral bastard weather
from hell, don't ya just love it, damn i'm enjoying this,
more more more...

TH
P.S. (this post bought to you by wolf blass red labal tawny)
I'm watching my wireless weather station barometric meter slowly drop its currently sitting at 994.2 hpa and there's a severe weather warning for damaging winds in place down this way with the chance of those destructive gusts extending to the LSE overnight including tornados
 

betsuin

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Just drove home through some pretty heavy rain fall.
Portrush Rd from Marden to Magill Rd was pretty much a great big puddle on the outside lane. Heading east along Magill Rd and where side streets had a down hill approach was a veritable river outlet on the the main road - fun times!

Good looking radar:

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ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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102 km/h gust at noarlunga with the front
i was up watching when that come through,
sounded like a train wreck next door.
just emptied the gauge... 24.3mm
totals really starting to go through the roof.
97mm in the last couple of weeks... noice
some big stuff to come through this arvo with
with the guts of the coldpool, rather than
scattered shotgun showers these are going to
be more like brenneke slugs and they will hit
just as hard... *drooool.
looks like the southeast will get the best of this
afternoons trashing.

TH
 

Robbie0404

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Last nights event didn't disappoint in terms of rainfall with 22.2 mms recorded by my wireless nylex rain gauge but the damaging winds forecasted for last night never eventuated highest recorded just a mere 30.6 km/h so nothing fancy just garden variety

i was up watching when that come through,
sounded like a train wreck next door.
just emptied the gauge... 24.3mm
totals really starting to go through the roof.
97mm in the last couple of weeks... noice
some big stuff to come through this arvo with
with the guts of the coldpool, rather than
scattered shotgun showers these are going to
be more like brenneke slugs and they will hit
just as hard... *drooool.
looks like the southeast will get the best of this
afternoons trashing.

TH
We were meant to cop a shellacking late last night/early this morning Thunda although that appears to have been delayed until mid arvo around 3pm also 9pm-12 am going by weatherzone app so gonna be a particularly soggy day and night which could be made more interesting if said gusty winds are to make their delayed appearance
 

wernerk

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A very surprising 35.1mm in the gauge at 10:45 this morning (slept through the 9am (me checking the gauge) reset)!!

And right on cue, that nice juicy moderate band of showers heading for Mannum atm collapses to light rain as it hits the river :(

Need some decent prolonged/heavier rain showers to get moisture into the soil as it was quite dry 2 weeks ago.
 

Parklife

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June 4 8am 7mm, today at 8am 54mm and just had a look and a further 10mm; totalling 71mm and still a lovely desert tray cold pool to sample this evening. Satellite looking nasty.

I don't like to whinge at various organisations, but here I go and I haven't had a drop of booze. I contacted the council 2 weeks ago, I'm one of those guys who mows the nature strip, sweeps the footpath and cleans the front kerb and gutter out of the copious amounts of leaf litter. I don't know why because it seems as though those snooty neighbours then like to park their Jags or Mercs out the front. Council preaches sustainability and ecosystems, but loves to plant
deciduous street trees, in particular the Jacaranda. Come late Autumn and the street gutters are chockers full of leaves. There has been more than enough notice of the latest 2 big rain events which has seen in excess of 120mm being dropped over the last 2 weeks. I have contacted council detailing the issue, my green bin is full of leaves cleaned out of my gutters. In the meantime No effort to clean out the gutters, we are talking leaf litter up to the top of the gutter and these gutters are the big old ones about 150mm from invert. Well after last night the stormwater system could no longer cope, clogged full of leaves resulting in a number of localised minor flooding events. Greenhill Rd flooded, cops everywhere blocking off roads, localised inundation of homes adjacent to side entry pits. No to mention the Torrens and subsequently the gulf is now full of rotting vegetative matter. Leaf and litter traps cant possibly cope with the runoff. All that is required is 5-10 small mechanised gangs with a skid steer and a couple of tandems. Allow 2 weeks, $200 to $300K would ensure the eastern metro catchments of the Torrens would be free of crap, now we have a major pollution event but hey, we have pretty purple flowers in spring.
 

Parklife

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Here is an example of the Burnside gentry, old guy next door, a stack of European cars in his shed and daily drive, but gets angry at the council for not mowing his nature strip. He has a big old oak out his front and when it drops the leaves, uses his leaf blower and blows the lot onto the road. The entire road pavement is ankle deep in leaves, and guess where they are now - taking a journey down First creek into the Torrens. Old Adelaide money, you've gotta love it. Give me Lizbeff lads any day.
 
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ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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Why are we so shit at keeping our stormwater system clean & clear?
we dont have enough decent weather to keep the
system clear and unclogged.
6 months of sfa and a coupla days of something to
brag about just aint gunna cut da mustard... or clear
the pippes.

i cant remember a coldpool battering sustained for
such a long time rotating on a stalled trough line,
after years of mediocre rubbish just maybe we'll get
a decent seasonal bollocking for a change.

TH
 
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June 4 8am 7mm, today at 8am 54mm and just had a look and a further 10mm; totalling 71mm and still a lovely desert tray cold pool to sample this evening. Satellite looking nasty.

I don't like to whinge at various organisations, but here I go and I haven't had a drop of booze. I contacted the council 2 weeks ago, I'm one of those guys who mows the nature strip, sweeps the footpath and cleans the front kerb and gutter out of the copious amounts of leaf litter. I don't know why because it seems as though those snooty neighbours then like to park their Jags or Mercs out the front. Council preaches sustainability and ecosystems, but loves to plant
deciduous street trees, in particular the Jacaranda. Come late Autumn and the street gutters are chockers full of leaves. There has been more than enough notice of the latest 2 big rain events which has seen in excess of 120mm being dropped over the last 2 weeks. I have contacted council detailing the issue, my green bin is full of leaves cleaned out of my gutters. In the meantime No effort to clean out the gutters, we are talking leaf litter up to the top of the gutter and these gutters are the big old ones about 150mm from invert. Well after last night the stormwater system could no longer cope, clogged full of leaves resulting in a number of localised minor flooding events. Greenhill Rd flooded, cops everywhere blocking off roads, localised inundation of homes adjacent to side entry pits. No to mention the Torrens and subsequently the gulf is now full of rotting vegetative matter. Leaf and litter traps cant possibly cope with the runoff. All that is required is 5-10 small mechanised gangs with a skid steer and a couple of tandems. Allow 2 weeks, $200 to $300K would ensure the eastern metro catchments of the Torrens would be free of crap, now we have a major pollution event but hey, we have pretty purple flowers in spring.
You live in neighbourhood with jags and mercs I dip my lid to you sir on behalf of us peasants
 
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Robbie0404

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we dont have enough decent weather to keep the
system clear and unclogged.
6 months of sfa and a coupla days of something to
brag about just aint gunna cut da mustard... or clear
the pippes.

i cant remember a coldpool battering sustained for
such a long time rotating on a stalled trough line,
after years of mediocre rubbish just maybe we'll get
a decent seasonal bollocking for a change.

TH
Very well said Thunda its been a good 11 years since the 2011 windstorm that gave LSE a good old bollocking/butt kicking effectively knocking out our power for the whole night/early following day there were even a couple of confirmed tornados one of which hit Kongorong and another just near Kangaroo Inn that night

Also 12 years since a zombie winter cold front that spawned of which went on to be known as Penola tornado

One would hope once the IOD goes into neutral territory we may just get a decent seasonal butt kicking after as you've put it years of mediocre rubbish
 

Parklife

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Very well said Thunda its been a good 11 years since the 2011 windstorm that gave LSE a good old bollocking/butt kicking effectively knocking out our power for the whole night/early following day there were even a couple of confirmed tornados one of which hit Kongorong and another just near Kangaroo Inn that night

Also 12 years since a zombie winter cold front that spawned of which went on to be known as Penola tornado

One would hope once the IOD goes into neutral territory we may just get a decent seasonal butt kicking after as you've put it years of mediocre rubbish
2016 puts up its hand and asks not to be forgotten.
 
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ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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it appears we may be getting the last of the brenneke slugs...
in a few hours it will all be over and back to the land of mediocrity
small shotgun showers to ensue for a day or so, then anticyclonic
gloom clearing to marrow freezing bone snapping frosts.
ya pays ya moneys and ya takes ya chances...
certainly been a wild ride, a roller coaster i wont forget in a hurry,
even with my c.r.a.f.t. i'll remember this event for at least a
couple of months.

TH
 

skifree

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Pissing down right now & I’ll take it, got the next two garden beds turned with chook, sheep & bentonite just in time to get the dry sand wetted up.
 

betsuin

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Would the council get pissy if I intercepted the gutter stormwater racing past my place & funnelled it into my sandbox of a garden?
Ages ago the water main burst up the street, water gushing down the gutter.
Myself and two other neighbours quickly set up water diversions into our front gardens :)
I just put a hose held down with a lump of wood and got a nice steady flow.

So, I'd say got for it - but.. park your car over it to avoid public liability!
 

skifree

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9mm yesterday, 4mm today in the Exeter gauge.

Might try and add up May tonight.
 

Robbie0404

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Just took a quick peek on BSCH forecast charts and came across the surface wind gust projections for next Wednesday seems like were in for another round of really blowy winds however at this stage its still a fair way off so nothing to exactly worry about unless it intensifies or dies out
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skifree

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Community initiated groundwater recharge program if anyone comes asking.

It should actually be quite easy. My block has a gentle fall away (down) from the gutter so once over the footpath it's all downhill.

Just need to run a couple of saw cuts thru the footpath and kerb......
 
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ThÜñDå HûÑtÅ

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It should actually be quite easy. My block has a gentle fall away (down) from the gutter so once over the footpath it's all downhill.

Just need to run a couple of saw cuts thru the footpath and kerb......
sawcuts through the kerb?!!
that's pushing the envelope,
council might get a bit pissed if they see that,
hard to say. depends if there is someone in authority
that cares about it or not.

hows your weather schedule going?
are we back to regular programming yet?
looks like were on channel anticyclonic gloom for the forseeable.

TH
 

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It should actually be quite easy. My block has a gentle fall away (down) from the gutter so once over the footpath it's all downhill.

Just need to run a couple of saw cuts thru the footpath and kerb......
High vis and confidence. No questions will be asked, have you got a mate that can lean on a shovel to stand nearby?
 
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wernerk

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Current rainfall figures for June 2022 :
55.2mm for the month over 8 days at home for the month with a YTD figure of 234.8mm.

As a comparison, the corresponding figures for the airport are 42.8mm / 7 days & YTD 187.3mm.

It certainly has been a wet (& windy at times) start to winter this year.

I have noticed that the measured salinity in our fishpond has dropped dramatically, almost to the lowest level since the pond was established.

The Murray River Rainbows are in "hibernation" during winter with their activity severely subdued, not even showing themselves for food last Sunday. Feeling their very cold water, I'm not surprised.

Quite the opposite in summer when they sometimes "attack" my fingers before I have a chance of releasing the food into the water.
 

wernerk

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Another 1.2mm since my last posting.

36.1 mm at my property over the last 3 weeks and thankfully no storm damage apart from a few twigs. There was a larger branch from a Eucalyptus socialis (red mallee) which had snapped, but was still attached.

Saturday up there was relatively cool when the sun disappeared behind a cloud, but quite pleasant out in the sun. There was some drizzle around the middle of the day and mostly overcast.

Looks like midweek will be wet at this stage.
 
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