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Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Rod_outbak » 30 Jan 2019, 5:40 pm

Have you seen the rainfall just West of Townsville?

There's an auto-raingauge that is running faster than a cat snorting speed with his morning espresso as he runs past Roddys' house!

Just incrementing past 219mm since 9am this morning, so thats about 8 and a half hours...
And they'd clocked just over 200mm BEFORE 9am!

Freaking wet for that area...

I'd just be happy with maybe 5 or even 10% of that??
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 30 Jan 2019, 5:52 pm

Yep she's a wet one alright. Hopefully out your way will see some in the next day or two? :unknown:
We're just waiting for it to turn around and head back this way with all the catchments completely soaked it'll be an interesting weekend around our area and we've still got February and March to go!! :shock: :lol: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by bigrich » 30 Jan 2019, 6:09 pm

Daddybang wrote:Yep she's a wet one alright. Hopefully out your way will see some in the next day or two? :unknown:
We're just waiting for it to turn around and head back this way with all the catchments completely soaked it'll be an interesting weekend around our area and we've still got February and March to go!! :shock: :lol: :drinks:


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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by bigrich » 31 Jan 2019, 4:49 am

Ya ever worry about crocs getting around in floodwaters DB ?
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by JimTom » 31 Jan 2019, 5:13 am

There was a croc yesterday walking up the highway just up the road. They do get around in the flood waters. Just another good reason to stay out of them.
Reckon the Barra will be in the chew shortly. Season opens in a day or two.
Hoping some of this rain gets out your way Rod. Should be put to Richmond and down as far as Longreach today.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Rod_outbak » 31 Jan 2019, 6:45 am

Yeah; we've had light rain through the night. I doubt we've cracked even 10mm, but then I dont really want the bucketing over near Townsville!

Looking at the satellite (Longreach radar thoughtfully went toes-up yesterday morning, and expected repair date is maybe 6th feb??), it looks like we indeed might see rain coming down from Richmond/ Hughenden.
Not expecting huge amounts, but then huge amounts would kill what livestock are still alive...

It looks like we might be seeing stormy weather for a week or two; that looks hopeful!
A nice gloomy start to the day.
All the frogs that hang around the landing light have phukked off overnight; getting ready for the big frorgy in the creeks tonight?
There were 4 of them there when I went to bed around 10pm.
Even 'Espresso frog' (lives in the kitchen wall behind the espresso machine, and keeps yodelling for a 'Triple shot with extra froth PRONTO!' when I steam the milk) has gone silent; getting ready for the big hop (~250 metres).

I hope they are proven right...
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 31 Jan 2019, 7:30 am

bigrich wrote:Ya ever worry about crocs getting around in floodwaters DB ?


Not so much where I am mate. Salties are not a naturally occurring animal on around here. Occasionally see freshies down the barron but they're fairly harmless unless ya try to handle or agitate them. Any Salties found have either been transported and released by f@#kwits or escaped from the farm. :thumbsup: :drinks:


Hey Jim Tom that the one in Tully ya talking about?
Had to laugh at the news calling it a 3 1/2 meter monster. ..looked like it'd be lucky to get 3m!!!! :lol: :lol:
Yep the fresh water will be flushing out the rivers and bazza will be boofin!!!!
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 31 Jan 2019, 7:35 am

Rod_outbak wrote:Yeah; we've had light rain through the night. I doubt we've cracked even 10mm, but then I dont really want the bucketing over near Townsville!

Looking at the satellite (Longreach radar thoughtfully went toes-up yesterday morning, and expected repair date is maybe 6th feb??), it looks like we indeed might see rain coming down from Richmond/ Hughenden.
Not expecting huge amounts, but then huge amounts would kill what livestock are still alive...

It looks like we might be seeing stormy weather for a week or two; that looks hopeful!
A nice gloomy start to the day.
All the frogs that hang around the landing light have phukked off overnight; getting ready for the big frorgy in the creeks tonight?
There were 4 of them there when I went to bed around 10pm.
Even 'Espresso frog' (lives in the kitchen wall behind the espresso machine, and keeps yodelling for a 'Triple shot with extra froth PRONTO!' when I steam the milk) has gone silent; getting ready for the big hop (~250 metres).

I hope they are proven right...


Heres hopin some nice light constant water comes ya way Rod. :thumbsup: :drinks:

And to think Tassies a bloody inferno from what I've seen on tv!!!!
Best of luck with it to all the members down that way!!! :thumbsup: :friends: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 31 Jan 2019, 7:38 am

bigrich wrote:
Daddybang wrote:Yep she's a wet one alright. Hopefully out your way will see some in the next day or two? :unknown:
We're just waiting for it to turn around and head back this way with all the catchments completely soaked it'll be an interesting weekend around our area and we've still got February and March to go!! :shock: :lol: :drinks:


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:lol: :lol: :lol: :friends: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by JimTom » 31 Jan 2019, 4:49 pm

Daddybang wrote:
bigrich wrote:Ya ever worry about crocs getting around in floodwaters DB ?


Not so much where I am mate. Salties are not a naturally occurring animal on around here. Occasionally see freshies down the barron but they're fairly harmless unless ya try to handle or agitate them. Any Salties found have either been transported and released by f@#kwits or escaped from the farm. :thumbsup: :drinks:


Hey Jim Tom that the one in Tully ya talking about?
Had to laugh at the news calling it a 3 1/2 meter monster. ..looked like it'd be lucky to get 3m!!!! :lol: :lol:
Yep the fresh water will be flushing out the rivers and bazza will be boofin!!!!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :drinks:


Yeah that would be the one mate, I thought it was Ingham but yep may well have been Tully. Yeah didn’t look like a monster either. Not like the media to sensationalise an article. ;-) still he was a bit to big to be in the water with.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 01 Feb 2019, 6:28 am

Ya not wrong JT I reckon salties are to big to swim with when they hatch....they come out bloody snappin!! :lol: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by bigrich » 01 Feb 2019, 8:29 am

You fellas up north better stock up on beer, it could be forty days and nights . Ya started on that ginormous tinny/ ark yet DB ? lol
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Post by bigrich » 01 Feb 2019, 8:32 am

When ya gather up all the critters two by two, make sure ya leave the politicians behind, don’t want them b@stards breeding up again. Unfortunately, they’ll probably survive, cause cr@p floats. LOL
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Post by Daddybang » 01 Feb 2019, 8:44 am

bigrich wrote:You fellas up north better stock up on beer, it could be forty days and nights . Ya started on that ginormous tinny/ ark yet DB ? lol


bigrich wrote:When ya gather up all the critters two by two, make sure ya leave the politicians behind, don’t want them b@stards breeding up again. Unfortunately, they’ll probably survive, cause cr@p floats. LOL


Got an emergency beer drop organized for this morning mate!!! :D (we've been cut off again for the last two days and I'm down to my last six pack:lol: )
:thumbsup: :drinks:
Poliscum will come in handy to feed the pigs on board. .they'll eat sh@t!!! :lol: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Noisydad » 01 Feb 2019, 10:01 am

Has anyone told Tim Flannery?
There's still a few of Wile. E Coyote's ideas that I haven't tried yet.
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 01 Feb 2019, 10:06 am

Noisydad wrote:Has anyone told Tim Flannery?


Who's he Noisy?? :unknown: :drinks:
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by JimTom » 02 Feb 2019, 9:12 am

You getting any of this rain yet Rod?
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Re: Wet Season on steroids near Townsville...

Post by Daddybang » 02 Feb 2019, 5:01 pm

The Diamantina is flooding. ..it never rains on the dusty Diamantina!!!. :D :drinks:
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