Storm SEQLD/NENSW - Areas of heavy rain, showers and storms - February 5-12, 2020

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  1. Auzza

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    BOM have issued a severe weather warning for the Gold Coast. Intense rain rates are coming via Stradbroke by the look of the radar.
     
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  2. Stumer1

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    I watched a simulation of a TC hitting Hervey Bay years ago and it would be messy. My aunty is in evacuation zone 14 I think in Urangan, they it pretty seriously there.
     
  3. dogski

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    Geez Stapy radar starting to fill in nicely now.Up here it's been mostly dry all day.
     
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    Been pulling weeds & mowing most of the morning. Another 9mm adding to the count, 76mm total.
    Started to rain atm on a very soaked land.
    Keep it up!
     
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    Watching this heavy rain with interest that's circled ..hard to tell if it will just be a coast hugger or move inland slightly
     
  6. Gleno71

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    Weeds are so damn annoying ..I'm still to this day wonder how weeds develop
     
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    Yep how and why do they grow so fricken quick.Finally getting some rain after being teased for most of the day
     
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    Looks like areas out around Toowoomba, Warwick are getting a drink, further south Tamworth etc......how good.
     
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    Only a few showers in Kingaroy at the moment.
     
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    Coast hugger I'd say, what a waste. Is there a reason it's not penetrating on land?
     
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    Maybe not. That heavy blob looks like a direct hit between Hinze dam and Coolangatta.
     
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    I mowed the backyard; small dogs do not like grass that tickles their bellies; and I'm dog sitting so it's double trouble lol.
    Been doing the gardens in between showers; front is easier because it has a great canopy above to act as an umbrella; then as soon as the rain goes - back to the vegie garden.
    I don't mind working in the rain ; but the foggy glasses kinds slows me down lol.
    My weeds are few thank heavens & I'm just digging in a weed barrier for the one spot near kikuyu (hate that stuff) If it rains anymore I'll have to hold off the seed planting. They'll rot or wash away.
    Why is rain so good but bad at the same time? lol
     
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  13. Kazza47

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    Whoa check out Oakey; 22 mm in 20 minutes - not bad for a westy.
     
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    The Bom have a large proportion of the rain here late this afternoon and early tonight. It looks like its trying to develop some activity to the north-east of Brisbane.

    Quite humid today and have become cloudy this afternoon. The dew point rose during the morning to 24 C in the late mroning before generally falling from 11am beconing stable in the afternoon before falling a little in the last hour while remaining close to average at 22 C. A near average maximum temperature of 30 C, though it rose and fell several times during the morning and also this afternoon as the temperature falls. Relative humidity fell have remained moderately high and have become high this afternoon (currently 83%). Light WSW to SSW winds in the mid morning, S to ESE with some NE to ESE winds, SSE to ESE from 11am and SE to ESE this afternoon.
     
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  15. dogski

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    And the Toowoomba rain shield is working overtime.3.8 recorded in the official
    gauge.
     
  16. WarwickEye2Sky

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    Wow, absolutely bucketing down here in west Warwick. 53mm total before this line hit. Good stuff. Adam Ant, looks like you are getting hammered right!
     
  17. dogski

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    Finally under one of those heavy rain trains
     
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    Great news for your neck of the woods, The Leslie dam needs to be filled fast !!!
     
  19. T. Rex

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    Maybe that's all they had at the airport, but at Mt Lofty we had 21mm in about as many minutes. I was over at Bunnings in SW Toowoomba. Just as I left there at 3.20pm, I looked NW, and thought that it was as black as I have ever seen the horizon. Within 5 minutes it was pouring with rain, and by the time I was back at Mt Lofty at about 3.45, it was nearly over, just a few drops falling. Looked at the gauge, and saw 21mm, and my wife said it had been raining for about 20 mins. We filled our wild-life pond today, which has been empty since the end of Sept, as we had no water in the tanks. They overflowed 2 days ago, so we filled the pond which took about 3800 litres. After the rain, the tanks were overflowing again, so that was good timing. Doesn't often happen that way does it?
     
  20. Kazza47

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    Our airport is the same no where near the totals I get ; big differences all the time, lol (opposite sides of town)
    I think with this system, everyone will get something eventually. Better than what we were dealing with a month ago that's for sure.
     
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    Very quickly up to 29MM.Very happy
     
  22. Adam Ant

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    Yes it pumping down. Looks like around 60mm with more to come
     
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    Very coastal and very inland. Nothing in between...
     
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    Good stuff T.rex good to see your raintanks full.
     
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    @Warlock_01 looking at the sounding the winds from around the 700hpa to 400hpa level are more northerly which could be stopping the mid level activity from penetrating inland . I could be wrong though
     
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    Cheers for the update Gleno
     
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    A gentle 8mm & counting with plenty of rumblings.
     
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    One thing that really annoys me is when bom issues a severe weather/storm warning and say it will be updated BY a certain time...then 10 minutes later after that time it hasnt been updated
    Obviously the warnings cant be that bad
    I know if i was relying on a severe weather warning for saftey id be waiting for the time it is going to be issued.
    Perhaps bom need to change warnings to
    " this warning will be updated AFTER what ever the time is etc"
     
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    Current severe weather warning to be updated BY 5pm
    Currently at 5:14pm no update
     
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    Just cracked 120mm on the west side of Toowoomba with more to come. Absolutely incredible. I only had 240mm all of last year
     
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    52MM and counting. Wellcamp airport up to 94MM
     
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    5.30pm still no update
     
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    Great job Adam Ant! We have had 84mm total here for the last 4 days. 31mm of that in 30 minutes just a short while ago..
     
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    124mm so far the year. More heavy rain sliding our way from the north.
     
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    STW out as well
     
  37. Stumer1

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    Only 0.6 of a millimetre so far today.
     
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    Just so pleased for everyone out there. Gees, what a relief.
     
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    There's so much low lying residential property. There is zero that can be done to minimize the inundation if a good one got them. Not wishing for it, but back in the day, it was modelled and postulated how it would turn out. Seems to have been little talk about it for 10 years plus because the cyclone gods have sent the systems somewhere else. :emoji_cloud_tornado::emoji_cloud_rain:
     
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    I actually just saw the radar and came onto here to see if you had posted , great to see your part of the country getting a drenching. Keep it going out there Huey
     
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    Seems absolutely ridiculous to even mention it, but the Condamine doesn't need much to do its thing. Rain falling in all the rights spots. There will be some urgent purchasing at the bottle shop/s!!!:redwine::emoji_beers:
     
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    The area between Warwick and Maryvale has a good training effect going! Wow!
     
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    Torrential here. . . 260mms since the event started more to come as well
     
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    2-3 months ago we were in the grip of one of SE Qld's worst drought, smokey skies and the intense heat we all endured praying for rain and it finally arrived. Everything from the soil to the trees and wildlife is alive again. Not so much to the wildlife in the devastating fires in NSW and Victoria. Hopefully this rain will extinguish the fires that were still burning and the animals can all flourish once again. I want to show you all the comparison from November to the current rain event.
     
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    'Very dangerous thunderstorm' for that cell near Oakington.

    83mm has been observed at Goomburra in the hour to 6:12pm

    107mm has been observed at Wellcamp Airport in the 3 hours to 6:00pm.
    43mm has been observed at Warwick in half an hour to 5:00pm
     
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    Wow this rain in the western suburbs is extremely intense. Nothing like the moderate but persistent rain of the first round a few days ago. If this is the intensity they have been getting out west no wonder there's such falls racking up.
     
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    Looking good there Warlock.Amazing how quick it comes back with some good rain
    Hopefully that's the colour we see for a few years and longer
     
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    Warlock that really captures the change very well. It's just amazing how different things were two months ago.
     
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    Whatever is happening out west right now, those locals would be cheering like mad. It would be great if that yellow blob on the radar stays intense and hits Stanthorpe. Radar seems to be filling in once again from up North to give Brissy a drink.
     
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    It was a scene from Mars Nature. Not something we all want to go through again. This is Australia though, we hope it's not a repeat often. How fantastic are these rains!!!
     
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