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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #30 on: 10 October 2010, 08:17:05 AM »
Flooding in Sunshine coast.

A disaster coordination centre has been activated on Queensland's Sunshine Coast where heavy rain caused flash flooding and landslips overnight.

More than 250 millimetres of rain has bucketed down across the region since 9:00am yesterday.

At one stage overnight up to 80 millimetres of rain fell in just one hour.

State Emergency Service crews have been sandbagging and putting tarps on leaky roofs.

Heavy equipment is scraping sand and debris off the road after a landslip on Noosa Drive.

The disaster coordination centre's Allan Rogers says there is concern a pool may collapse at the Picture Point Resort at Noosa.

"[It has] exposed the foundations of a swimming pool there and there's been quite a deluge of sand been taken down onto main drive in Noosa," he said.

"The pool is currently being inspected by a structural engineer and they'll make some decisions as to the safety of the pool."

He says other landslips have now been cleaned up.

Meanwhile, authorities say this morning's high tide could cause more problems with storm water run-off.

The Bureau of Meteorology's Vikash Prasad says more heavy rain is likely tonight or tomorrow.

"We were looking at hourly rainfalls of getting up to 70 to 80 millimetres in the Sunshine Coast hinterland area. You could probably say it's like a 10 year period where you can get that sort of rainfall," he said.

The Tewantin and Noosa region had the biggest falls - nearby Lake Cooribah recorded 257 millimetres in 24 hours.

- ABC

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #31 on: 10 October 2010, 11:19:44 AM »
WOW the next 48hours look wet!

the rain is now effecting us more here as it has gotten heavy now.

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #32 on: 10 October 2010, 11:22:59 AM »
Also warnings are out!

SE Qld bracing for more torrential rain
Saturday October 9, 2010 - 15:18 EDT
Authorities are warning residents on Queensland's Sunshine Coast to brace for more severe weather.

More than 260 millimetres fell in the 24 hours to 9:00am (AEST) this morning causing landslips and flash flooding, and closing roads.

The Weather Bureau has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and flash flooding on the south-east coast overnight and tomorrow.

Shane Wood from Emergency Management Queensland says residents need to prepare.

"The bureau are predicting some winds coming through tonight and tomorrow and potentially a little bit more rain," he said.

"So we're asking residents to ensure that they've secured all loose items around the home, to make sure that they don't go out in the severe winds, because if there are objects they are quite dangerous."

Brian Rolstone from the Weather Bureau says there will also be gale force winds tomorrow and conditions could be extreme.

"You got to have all the elements right and in the wet years you tend to get that. You get a lot of these features sometimes these east coast lows and lots of rain along the east coast. so the total rain by the end of Monday from now probably in the range of 100 to 200 millimetres," he said.

In the brief respite, authorities are assessing the damage on the Sunshine Coast.

Allan Rogers from the council's Disaster Management Group says traffic is now flowing into Noosa after a landslip was cleared on Noosa Drive.

"We have some minor flooding in the hinterland areas around Eumundi and up towards Pomona. Six mile creek is up - there's a lot of water in the catchment. You know clearing the drains and making sure that the storm water can get away - that's the main work that we're doing at the moment," he said.

And Western Downs regional mayor Ray Brown says the record wet is taking its toll on winter cereal crops.

"A lot of those mildewy type diseases and in the case of wheat a lot of rust has occurred, so it's affecting a lot of the crops themselves during the growth stages. He says the big wet will affect yields," he said.

The widespread rain has closed numerous roads across southern Queensland.

Police have advised motorists to take extra care and not to drive across flooded roads or creeks.

Overnight two people were rescued when their car was stranded in a flooded creek near Jandowae north of Dalby

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #33 on: 10 October 2010, 12:13:00 PM »
As Antonio 2nd last post indicated with the GFS run, NE NSW and SEQ coastal areas are in for a fair bit more rain over the next 48 hours if this trough hangs around as it predicted to do.

It has been a cold and windy day here in Brisbane's Northern bayside.(Bracken Ridge/Sandgate.) Cape Moreton to the East of us has had wind gust up to 85Km/h.

I went down to the waterfront at Sandgate just before high tide this morning and took a few shots of the Bay. You could see the ocean surging and the water was lapping over the walls. Some minor flooding has been recorded in the usual flood pron areas.

If conditions persist it may offer a better photo opportunity tomorrow.


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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #34 on: 10 October 2010, 03:58:39 PM »
Just a quick update rain is getting heavier still.

Weatherzone was talking about a East coast low <<

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #35 on: 11 October 2010, 01:52:13 AM »
So far we have had another 13+mm of rain and winds have peaked at 96km/h at Cape Moreton at 3.47 am this morning and 93 at Double Island Point.

An update on the severe weather system from BoM issued this morning at 5.05am warns:

Synoptic Situation:
An intensifying high over the Tasman Sea. A deep trough off the southern
Queensland coast.

The combination of these two systems is expected to produce wind gusts in excess
of 90 km/hr, mainly along the exposed coast and over the islands. As the trough
moves closer to the coast expect increasing rain during the day with locally
heavy falls developing, particularly late in the day or at night, with the
possibility of flash flooding.

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #36 on: 11 October 2010, 02:02:29 AM »
Just a quick update rain is getting heavier still.

Weatherzone was talking about a East coast low <<

Antonio.

I read that as well Antonio, they stated

You get a lot of these features sometimes these east coast lows and lots of rain along the east coast, so the total rain by the end of Monday from now probably in the range of 100 to 200 millimetres."

Giving them the benefit of the doubt, it has not come out correct with what he was trying to relay, or it could have been slightly misquoted or ........... (no we wont say they got it wrong. ;))

It is definitely not an East Coast Low (ECL). Hpa Pressure reading at home is 1024 and steady and has been for the last 24 hours. The airport is sitting on 1021 Hpa. What we have is a trough over QLD/ NE NSW and a high over the Tasman which is causing this rigorous system to produce strong winds and rain.

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #37 on: 11 October 2010, 03:58:03 AM »
Oh i see now so the trough and combined High with the hectopascals so close together are causing this wind.

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #38 on: 11 October 2010, 04:18:21 AM »
The trough is a form of a low but is not an "East Coast Low" as such, which is a more intense low pressure system of say for example, having a Hpa of around 990 and less.

The trough/low that is embedded around SEQ NE/ NSW is about 1016 Hpa and that combining with the Tasman high of 1036 Hpa, and rising, is generating the storm system we have at present.
 


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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #39 on: 11 October 2010, 04:43:03 AM »
thanks col

Oh my goodnes where did this wind come from all of a sudden just now reached 45kmh
21.6mm in last 24 hours. 8.8 since 9am.

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #40 on: 11 October 2010, 05:45:36 AM »
30.4mm to 9am this morning and 10mm so far today.  Should be some big accumulations by tomorrow.

SWW for the Northern Rivers has been issued.

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Severe Weather Warning
for flash flooding
for people in the Northern Tablelands and Northern Rivers forecast districts

Issued at 11:16 am EDT on Sunday 10 October 2010.
Weather Situation

Deepening low pressure trough off NSW far north coast is expected to bring locally heavy rain this evening and Monday morning.

Showers and rain may lead to flash flooding for the northern parts of Northern Tablelands and Northern Rivers forecast districts.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:

    * Don't drive, ride or walk through flood water.
    * Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.

For emergency help in floods and storms, ring your local SES Unit on 132 500.

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #41 on: 11 October 2010, 05:49:33 AM »
The next 24 hours look very wet as Michael stated high high totals

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #42 on: 11 October 2010, 01:30:42 PM »
The power was out for 4 hors due to a tree falling on 2 powerlines 5 minutes away i think tonight we are going to have to buckle down Byron bay at the moment is close to 75kmh gusts.

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #43 on: 11 October 2010, 01:49:30 PM »
I ended up sick this morning and spent a long time at the doctors, so there went my venture down to the water front to take some pics. Going from yesterdays look,it would have quite dramatic this afternoon with the high tide and storm surge.

It has been wet, windy and cold all day here.

Cape Moreton recorded 106 km/h winds and the wave rider buoy at North Stradbroke registered a H.Max of 9.00 meters.

There has been reports of roof damage and debris being blown around in some suburbs, along with massive beach erosion and we are to expect the worst to hit tonight.

Col

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RE: VIC, NSW & SE QLD Storms then Rain & Floods 5 - 11 October 2010
« Reply #44 on: 11 October 2010, 03:11:32 PM »
Hey OMG the wind here is shocking its getting more and more you can see all wind on my page of station here http://www.ballina-nsw-weather-from-stormboy.com/trends.htm also does anyone know if we will get into the 60kms? (Ballina)

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