Fog in Birdsville - how unusual!

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Reply By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:01

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:01
Hello Ruth,

Its foggy here in Beulah (Vic) too!! But unlike for you that's nothing unusual. The great news for both of us is the rain. We haven't had the amount you received up there but the 16ml that we did get is just wonderful. It's a very nice follow up to the rain that we planted the crops on last month so there are smiles all around.

All the best,

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:17

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:17
Viv, I heard that Victoria received some rain - think you should receive a bit more with this next front - it should slip south of us. Very hard to be a farmer in these times but good to hear you took the chance to plant and hope a bit more rain comes at the right time for you.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:41

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 08:41
Good to hear Vivvie. We had 1.3mm o/n and are 20% below average to the end of May.

Ruthie, FOG in Bdv is usually alcohol induced. Just a change from metaphore to real. Been out on the bike this morning but won't take it to Innamincka though. Need to lose a few kilos.
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Follow Up By: Nick R (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:41

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:41
Hey Viv, many people sowing dry up there?
many crops up?
We want to see you have a good year
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Follow Up By: Member - vivien C (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:47

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 08:47
Hello Nick,

A lot of people sowed dry just before the earlier rain in May and now things are looking really good. We sowed some dry and then some after the first rain. The crops are starting to come up and we've had a lovely start so I hope that it keeps on that way.

Thanks and we hope that you have a good year down your way as well.

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Reply By: Hairy (NT) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:41

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:41
Gday Ruth,
Here's a couple of Photos of the weather around Alice over the weekend.
The spinifex was steaming!

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:22

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 12:22
Hairy, thanks for that - doesn't it look terrific? Really steaming I'd say.
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:08

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 15:08
Great Pics...
Unfortunatler I live my life in a fog so it's not news to me, with rain down outside it is peeing...
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:16

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:16
Mr Fawlty - you are naughty......
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Reply By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 22:32

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 at 22:32
Hi Ruth, thanks for those pics, I have enjoyed looking at them.

Hubby and I are planning to go to Birdsville for the races this year, was wondering if there would be water in the rivers still by then or does it flow off fairly quickly. Also, with these rains you have had how will the flora be by that weekend? It would also be great to catch up with you if you are still there.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:23

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:23
D, if you camp in town at the CP there is always water in the Billabong which runs along the eastern side of the CP so you have waterfrontage (if quick enough) and the Diamantina River nearly always has waterholes in it down near the racecourse. The River peaked yesterday and will have a nice clean (that means coffee coloured fresh sandy water - not clear water) run which is good for the fishing (and yabbies).
It has been sooo dry that hopefully the good drenching soaking rain we've had has been widespread enough to cause the flora to germinate well - in that case there should be nice flowers very soon. The Simpson should look a treat.
Yes we will be here - last year was the first year in 11 years we were able to go to the Races (we did) and there were no horses (EI) - this year we (and our house and shed full) willbe going to the Races.
The only downside to the rain means that if flowers grow so do the prickle bushes along the Common (that's the 4 klm area between town and the racetrack) - only way to clear a campsite is to chip the bushes out. All part of the adventure.
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 22:18

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 22:18
Thanks for the info Ruth, Would be great to see you around whilst we are there.

Thanks again for info.

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Reply By: Member - Bucky (VIC) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 05:29

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 05:29
Gr8 Pics Ruth

Birdsville must be loving it. Sad thing is its keeping the tourists away.

We too can do with rain, down here in Sth Gippsland its green, but the farmers dams are low, low..

Actually a good old Sth Gippsland flood would be the go.

One day it will be our turn, in the mean time the Wimera is getting a bit


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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:26

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 07:26
Bucky, couldn't get in to reply yesterday - kept coming up with Server Error! The rain isn't stopping the tourists - the boggy roads have pulled them up (in the middle of some of the roads apparently). South Gippsland's turn will come - this rain isn't even very widespread. The bottom end of this Diamantina Shire the roads are muddy and wet and the top end they have bulldust holes that are 3klms long.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Kath - Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 09:23

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2008 at 09:23
G'day Bucky. Be good to have some more here too. The forecasts say it is coming and then it fades to a sunny day. You don't want a number of those on end. Was 80% of 10-20mm for Thursday and then 80% of 5-10mm, but now 90% chance of 10-20. Hope that is operational. Wohoo.
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