Rain and Dust in BIRDSVILLE tonight

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:20
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Well, well, we just had the BEST rolling dust storm I have ever seen (since the 60's) - it came in from the north-west - down the Bedourie road and was amazing. From the caravan park house I was unable to see the Birdsville Auto at all for nearly 30 minutes. Then, those drops fell out of the sky and turned everything to mud - we've had 14.5mm (58 points) which is fabulous and we stood on the verandah and watched the temp go from 47 to 26.6 in a matter of minutes. Even the trees look different. The sky is fantastic and there are still storms all around - and dust storms from every direction.
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:24

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:24
Sounds great Ruth, hope you got some pics...

by the way, I've misplaced your email addy, could you click on my rig pic and send me one...so I can get it again...[god that sounds convaluted..lol..]

Lyn
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:32

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:32
Please keep the rain out your way. Sit on was repaired and returned today, first chance I've had to mow for a month. My grass grows at the rate that the flies multiply in Birdsville :))
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:55

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 20:55
I bet everything just looks beautiful until it has all evaporated into a haze. Hope you can get some more Ruth. Regards to Ian too...
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Reply By: Willem - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:44

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 21:44
Ruth

I can just imagine it!

Cool here this morning but soon whipped up to 36 degrees

Tomorrow is reputed to climb to 40 again before abnother cool change.

Rain is coming, hopefully next week.

Cheers
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Reply By: Steve - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:29

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:29
Wish were there again .....there in August 2005...and all well ..Ian still the Barista, cook , CSO,rouseabout, head kicker, and court jester ?
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:28

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:28
Yep and don't forget his new title of Rocky? He's over the shop this morning making coffees for all his bloke mates - make a change from beer. Hahaha.
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Reply By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:40

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:40
Hi Ruth killer dust storms out your way, we copped one driving into your place last year from the north, had to pull over and stop made wose by all the road works at the time. Looks like the wet may have finally started up here lots of rain all this week everything is looking fresh and greeeen my lawn is a jungle already. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:44

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2006 at 22:44
Wow, I bet that rain felt good.
Any pics of the dust storm. I love dust storm pics

Here's one in Vic a few days ago around the Swanhill region


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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:29

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:29
Fantastic shot, Mad Dog - our storm last night was very similar. We've just been looking at everyone's photos on the TV in the shop whilst having coffee, desperately hoping one of them would let me have a pic to put up here . Your colours are great.
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Reply By: Member - David 0- Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:51

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 09:51
Wow, I wish I had been out there with the camera.

P***ing down here at present
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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:34

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:34
Wet season is late this year, maybe now Darwin's had rain (Tuesday night 100 mls) then it might happen. The graziers are getting desperate here and nothing much left in the river for them - maybe another flood with no rain again this year? Who knows.
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Reply By: Darian (SA) - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 10:50

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 10:50
You could have saved on choc powder for the cappucinos Ruth - just serve them outside ! Bloody hell - love the outback - love BV, can put up with mud but hate that dust. Thought you would have been feet up, on the coast somewhere ?

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Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:32

Thursday, Jan 26, 2006 at 12:32
No - too hot at the coast this year! LOL. Got my feet up here instead - too hot to go outside after 10.30 a.m. Really nice this a.m. - still overcast, about 28 but high humidity so probably more storms around. Now one has broken threw we might get more.
The big double garage up at the aboriginal corporation (next to the museum) blew completely sideways in the storm - one roller door is missing and so is the back of the shed by the looks of it. There are a few whirly-birds lying in people's front yards also.
The rain didn't even make it out to the racetrack and the Pandie Pandie mob just came into town - nothing there either.
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Reply By: Longreach - Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 16:37

Friday, Jan 27, 2006 at 16:37
For those interested, there's a good photo on the front of today's (Friday) Australian.
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