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Pacific approaches La Niña. Positive Indian Ocean dipole develops

Started by Graeme Ball Sep 15, 2011. 0 Replies

Steady cooling of the central Pacific Ocean since early winter has increased the chance of La Niña returning during the last quarter of 2011. Current ENSO indicators are approaching values typically…Continue

Queensland Big Wet

Started by Wayne Fallen. Last reply by Wayne Fallen Jan 25, 2011. 4 Replies

For the New Year in Central Queensland, Longreach remains cut off by road and rail to Rockhampton. The Thomson River is in flood, however not affecting the town at this time.  The highway to the…Continue

Victorian Floods

Started by Graeme Ball. Last reply by Graeme Ball Jan 15, 2011. 2 Replies

Thousands of Victorians have been forced from their homes as flood waters spread throughout towns and farms in the state's north and north-west.Some towns were all but abandoned as major flood alerts…Continue

Tags: Werribee River, Werribee

Floods Queensland

Started by Ernest Bradley. Last reply by Wayne Fallen Jan 7, 2011. 5 Replies

It appears as though about 40% of Queensland is under water.  An area larger than the size of New South Wales.There has been record flood levels in various places.  The problem is not only the rain…Continue

Australian Weather Updates from WeatherBug Backyard Reporter Ernest Bradley

Jimboomba Queensland

Some rain fall comparisons

December 2013 Actual =30.2mm

                          Average = 141.04mm

January 2013 Actual = 340.5mm

January 2014 Actual = 67.25mm

January Average = 126.3mm

February 2013 Actual = 572.5mm

February 2014 Actual = 74.75mm

February Average = 242.88mm

Summer (Dec,Jan,Feb) Actual = 172.4mm

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Comment by Patricia Arline Murphy on January 20, 2014 at 9:28am

Graeme Ball - Been watching the temperatures in your area and they are impossible to think about doing much of anything in - especially playing tennis. I thought going through with the tennis matches in 100+ heat was about as nuts as if I'd decided to go out and cavort about in our -20, -30 wind chill temperatures. Extremes in either direction are times to stay in, stay put, and stay smart. Or at least it is to me. You have some wicked heat going there!

Comment by Graeme Ball on January 20, 2014 at 4:40am

G'day all

I thought you might be interested in a report I've uploaded to my website about last week's heatwave in Victoria and the temperature records it created at my location.

The report is at http://bit.ly/1dn6lZi.

Comment by Graeme Ball on January 17, 2013 at 7:31am

After another day in Victoria where temperatures across most of the state exceeded 40°C, it is timely to reflect on Australia's highest recorded temperatures.

Comment by Ernest Bradley on November 17, 2012 at 11:22pm

Hi Hans Glad your Mother is Okay. It's 2:15pm glorious sunshine, but still more to come

Comment by Hans Dietrich on November 17, 2012 at 11:03pm

Hi Ernest, thanks for the update. Was able to talk with my mother in Wacol and she is OK. Just some branches down. Poor Brisbane getting hit again.

Comment by Ernest Bradley on November 17, 2012 at 10:56pm

Hi Hans How are things in the US.  The weather as you know has involved several super storm cells which are still continuing.  Brisbane and it's suburbs are fairing the worst. Reports of damage at Kelvin Grove in the first cell which hit yesterday (Saturday) morning. The local market was ripped apart all stalls were wrecked.  They also recorded the highest rain fall of 124mm to 9am. Wivenhoe Dam received 66mm to 9am then a further 12mm to 1pm today.

We have fairly well at Jimboomba, the major cells keep bypassing us.  We had 26mm of rain until 9am. We had one scare last night with a lightening strike close to the house. Inspected in daylight no damage done.  We are continuing with the thunder and short heavy showers.  There has been further storm warning for today possibly into the night.  We at Jimboomba hope that any further storm continue to pass us by.  Sorry I could not give you any dramatic news from here.

Comment by Hans Dietrich on November 17, 2012 at 2:13pm

Hi Ernest, what's the latest with the Brisbane storms?  Heard three storms colliding. How wide was the path and where did it go? thanks

Comment by David Harpley on November 8, 2012 at 3:06pm

VERY heavy rainstorm here at Prestons (near Sydney) last evening. Our rain rate was a record at 411.4 mm/hr at 4:56 PM. The total rain in the hour was only 16.4mm, but during the downpour we could hardly see our neighbour's house about 20m away.

Comment by Ernest Bradley on April 18, 2012 at 4:44pm

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