Severe Storms and Flooding warnings thread

 
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Mighty big storms/heavy rain in a band from the west just passing Mildura now the line of storms looks waaay widespread and heavy and should hit everywhere from Broken hill to the Vic coast and all points east.

Batten down the hatches and keep safe team.

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  E1109 Minister for Railways

Location: Bright sunny Darwin
I was watching The Weather Channel this morning and the presenters did mention a "severe weather event" for south-east Australia from then NSW-QLD border down to Tasmania. From what I remember there was cold humid air pushing in from the Great Australian Bight into South Australia and this was going to run into another mass of cloud that was in Central Australia which was going to bring buckets of rain.

Stay safe down south and ensure the beer fridge is covered there 42101, let us know if your end of the world gets some rain.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
I was watching The Weather Channel this morning and the presenters did mention a "severe weather event" for south-east Australia from then NSW-QLD border down to Tasmania. From what I remember there was cold humid air pushing in from the Great Australian Bight into South Australia and this was going to run into another mass of cloud that was in Central Australia which was going to bring buckets of rain.

Stay safe down south and ensure the beer fridge is covered there 42101, let us know if your end of the world gets some rain.
"E1109"


Cheers mate
They have dropped the river here in hay and downstream to try to stop the flooding they expect from these mad weather fronts hope it works Laughing

Apparently that big lump of rock near your old town was running white with waterfalls today as a big storm hit it.
  wrongroad Deputy Commissioner

Location: Grafton
Thanks for the heads up Greg.
However our local weather warnings have just been down graded a bit (Northern Rivers NSW) according to BOM. We do not need any more rain atm.
They are still saying that the rest of the state (south) is going to get a fair bit of rain over the next day or two.
To other rp users........
If you see anyone trying to drive through flood waters in a flash 4WD (ie city type unit) drag them out and beat the living daylights out of them for being stupid.
I hate hearing how the weather caused people to die when their 4WD was washed of a causeway. If you can not see the road surface and / or if the water is flowing strongly, please do not try and drive though it. The budgie will live if you do not make it home tonight.
It is not nice to recover a body, ten kilometres downstream, that has been caught in a barbed wire fence.
Please be sensible in floodwater.
Regards and respect as always.[/b]
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Wrongroad
Sage words of advice mate indeed Very Happy thanks for posting that warning as there are lots of idiots who think because they drive a fourby they can swim....hey people softroaders dont float.

Yeah i think you blokes have had enough rain this year.
  wrongroad Deputy Commissioner

Location: Grafton
Thanks mate,
Just checked the BOM warning and there are flood watches on ten river systems in your general direction.
Keep your feet dry. Very Happy
Regards and respect
  E1109 Minister for Railways

Location: Bright sunny Darwin
Apparently that big lump of rock near your old town was running white with waterfalls today as a big storm hit it.
"42101"


I've had a sticky at the rainfall for my old haunt and for the 24 hours to 0900 this morning, Yulara AWS recorded 70.4mm of rain. Nice if you camped in your swag in the campground-the rain didn't start till after sundown and picked up intensity at around 0330.

wrongroads' advice on floodwaters is good advice indeed, why people have the need to drive through flood waters is beyond me, even in country areas the ability to get flood warnings is at your fingertips and on the radio.

EDIT: finger trouble.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
Ahhh, this is why Tassie will have a cold snap, again.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Thanks mate,
Just checked the BOM warning and there are flood watches on ten river systems in your general direction.
Keep your feet dry. Very Happy
Regards and respect
"wrongroad"


Cheers mate im good where i am unless we get 1955/1974 type floods its the flatest place in Aussie here so when the Bidgee decides to let go it runs across ground a fair way.
  574M White Guru

Location: Shepparton
It's about to hit you in spades, up there in South Hay, see http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR491.loop.shtml#skip

On the other hand, we have ...

* Minor Flood Warning for the Seven and Castle Creeks.

* Flood Watch for the Goulburn and Broken Basins.

* Flood Watch for the Campaspe, Loddon, Avoca and Wimmera Basins.

* Severe weather warning for damaging winds and flash flooding within this area.

How does that song go?

Rain and wind and weather ...
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
It's about to hit you in spades, up there in South Hay, see http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR491.loop.shtml#skip
"574M"


Yeah Chris i was just checking it out have a look at Adelaide and Woomera going to be a wet night and day to come.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Look out Melbourne its going to be wet and wild real soon.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
It's hit Melbourne about half an hour ago.
I work near Moorabbin Airport and there is a weather station there; always interesting to look it up and get wind speed and direction, temperature, rainfall etc.
It will be working overtime today; I think that the worst is yet to come.
  jcouch Assistant Commissioner

Location: Asleep on a commuter train

However our local weather warnings have just been down graded a bit (Northern Rivers NSW) according to BOM. We do not need any more rain atm.


Yeah. Dad rang me up yesterday to see if it was any drier down here in Sydney. He's got a small cattle farm out near Alstonville and reckons he was starting to issue all his cows floaties there was that much rain up there.  Laughing The ground is so wet he doesn't want to take the tractors or 4WDs out in the paddocks because they won't come back. Lismore flood levees should be getting a workout soon.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
It's hit Melbourne about half an hour ago.
I work near Moorabbin Airport and there is a weather station there; always interesting to look it up and get wind speed and direction, temperature, rainfall etc.
It will be working overtime today; I think that the worst is yet to come.
"Valvegear"


Keep safe out there mate.

We have had 25mm now since 0300 and its still steady rain...just talking to my Cuz she lives 60km east of here on a massive property and they have had over 40mm so far and may not be able to get out by the looong driveway if it rains much more.

Edit i confused east and west of here. Rolling EyesEmbarassed
  sparkdriver Assistant Commissioner

Location: Melbourne
I started work at 3am this morning and it started teeming down then and hasn't really let up since. The temperature has dropped from 16 to 11 degrees since about 8am.
  Z1NorthernProgress2110 Chief Commissioner

Location: Burnie, Tasmania
About 5ish this morn, had a heavy down pour with thunder. Still raining atm and more to follow.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Now been over 30mm here and 60mm out on the property.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Ivanhoe has copped a record 81mm since 3am bloody hell i would say the broken hill line will be washed away.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
I hope it's not washed away; I'm booked on the Indian Pacific out of Sydney on the 30th.
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
I hope it's not washed away; I'm booked on the Indian Pacific out of Sydney on the 30th.
"Valvegear"


Mate you will be right only takes a day or so out there to fix it back up.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Thanks mate.
A bit of professional advice  is always handy.

Have you been washed away yet or are you still above water?
  lsrailfan Chief Commissioner

Location: Somewhere you're not
Apparently this rain is supposed to come to Sydney- We haven't recieved it as yet
  42101 Banned

Location: Banned
Thanks mate.
A bit of professional advice  is always handy.

Have you been washed away yet or are you still above water?
"Valvegear"


They lowered the river by around 3 metres during the past week so for now we are ok.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
So far, it's been a bit of a damp squib here in Melbourne's south eastern suburbs, near Moorabbin airport.
We had 8.5 mm of rain overnight, and only 9.5 mm since 9.00 this morning.
The wind is a 17 knot southerly, and the radar wasn't showing any severe rain on the way.

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