Finally!, some decent rainfalls up and down the East Coast.

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 14:05
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Its been a while since our local river has shown signs of rising. Absolute godsend for our farmers around this district, (and firefighters]..Hope it extends inland as well


Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 19:24

Sunday, Feb 09, 2020 at 19:24
Axle, we have had 50mm here in the Central West NSW in the last week. Some more on the way luckily with our dam level at 1.5% and Level 4 water restrictions. Michael
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:15

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 11:15
The funny thing is on 27/1/2020 the BOM issued a rainfall outlook map with virtually no rain expected on the East Coast. This was of course after they also predicted no worthwhile rain until April.

It just goes to show how difficult it is to predict the weather using multi million computers.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 12:58

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 12:58
They are not called the Bureau Of Mistakes for nothing. They also don't recall the past temperatures experienced in Australia. Many farmers can predict the weather far better and so can animals, ants especially. Apparently the BOM don't have an ant colony in their computer or near them for observation and verification purposes.
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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 19:59

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 19:59
Yep lived in the bush most of my life & the ants ALWAYS get it right.
When we lived near the Vic Alps the Gang Gang Cockies used to stay in our lowland forest a couple of days before the first Winter snows on the peaks. Commented on it every year & sure enough the snow would come 2 days later.
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Follow Up By: RMD - Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 22:27

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 22:27
The Bureau Of Mistakes, would not recognize a Gang Gang Cockatoo or ant mounds as important. They are cave dwellers who sit in offices and recalibrate history to suit what is expected of them by some groups. The rains, which would never come again according to Tim Flannery is slowly putting out the fires, Adam Bandt, (not Adam Ant), relies on to prove global something.
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Reply By: rumpig - Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 13:34

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 13:34
Left Brisbane Saturday morning headed for Portland, currently in Broken Hill and today is the first bit of sun we’ve seen. Moonie Hwy had water across it in atleast half a dozen spots between Moonie and St George, huge amount of water all through there. A nice storm that arvo came through Hebel and saw others near Dirranbandi also.....Dirranbandi looks to have mostly missed what surrounding areas had gotten. Water everywhere from Hebel through to Walgett, though Brewarrina looked to have missed out. Roads out on Darling River Run are closed currently, as are ones around Cobar we looked at heading South on.Bourke to Cobar was water everywhere and heard the highway has been closed several times (we got through in time), rained the whole way from Cobar to Wilcannia just about, though 5klms from Wilcannia the rain stopped. Wilcannia looks to have missed out, though this morning we woke to light rain there, hopefully they get abit more there as they need it.



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Follow Up By: rumpig - Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 18:59

Monday, Feb 10, 2020 at 18:59
And just for a complete contrast after 2 days of very wet weather, this arvo we drove through a dust storm about halfway between Broken Hill and Wentworth on the Silver City Hwy

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