Very heavy rain between Gladstone and Gin Gin

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:02
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Hi all if anyone is heading along the Bruce Hwy in the next few hours be carefull as we have and still are getting torrential rain (nearly 3hrs so far).
I would say that the hwy will be cut by tonight or tomorrow morning at Koorawatha and again just before Miriam Vale (I don't know where else as I haven't been here long) as the water runs off the ranges and tops up the flood run off from yesterday.

If you hadn't heard, the road from Miriam Vale to Bundy was cut in numerous places yesterday but was OK by lunchtime yesterday. If this rain has been as heavy around there today they would probably be cut again.
Yesterday Lowmead 150mm
Rosedale 250mm
Baffle Creek 300mm+
All between 10pm Thurs and 6am Fri.

We have probably had 200mm + here today since midday.

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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:19

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:19
Dave,

We have only had 25mm since 12pm today but there is a lot comming by the looks of the radar

Up towards Mt Larcom appears to have had a lot more so the Bruce Highway may get cut between the Calliope Cross roads and there once again.

Maybe Willem could come up here with the GQ and take some of this rain home with him hahahahahahaha

Cheers Kev

Who is not looking forward to going to the Beach Cricket comp tomorrow at the Grand Hotel in Gladstone if it is raining like this :(
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:23

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:23
We have been out in the yard with the boogie board towing the little fella around, at least it isn't cold and he got to wash off under the overflow from the water tanks.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:24

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:24
I wonder how Mark G and the others are going with the EO Gathering in Grafton as there is also a severe weather warning for that area also, Damaging winds, Flash Flooding and Large Hail and Mark was worried about getting scratches in the Navara hahaha
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:25

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:25
My kids want to go for a walk with their gum boots on and umbrella but not with the amount of lightening around.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:34

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:34
Yeah we have had the lightning and thunder for the whole time it's been raining.
It has eased up now but not for long looking at the radar, and more building up west of Gin Gin to come up tonight.

At least we didn't get the short sharp storms that Mark and gang will get, he won't worry about the scratches after the hail hits and in the mountains they probably won't know it's comming until it hits.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:36

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:36
I have tried to call a few of them to warn them but they must be in a valley without phone reception.
Hope nothing major happens down there.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tour Boy- Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:39

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 16:39
I hope they have some muddies and a winch or two....and probably snorkles...LOL anyhow it will make it interesting.

Even the cane toads here were hopping for cover under tha old mango tree.
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Reply By: Member - Greg A (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 17:58

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 17:58
I reckon the water hazards at Baffle Bob's golf course will be full...and then some! 300mm overnight is a bucketload of rain. I left there about a week ago, glad I didn't linger!!

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Reply By: Member - Fred G (Hunter Valle - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:53

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:53
Looks like a rough night coming up for our northern neighbours/members. Stay safe all.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/latest/5279373

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Follow Up By: Member - Fred G (Hunter Valle - Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:58

Saturday, Jan 24, 2009 at 18:58
Thermometer max'd out at 44 here in the Hunter Valley today...some anxious wine makers and harvesters looking to the skies tonight though, watching them rumbling clouds, seeing as the 2009 vintage started a few days ago.
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