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Re: Rain Finally

Post by lazarus » Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:29 pm

Things are beginning to looking a tad better for some of us drought-stricken Aussies, thankfully.

So far this August we've had 25mm(1") of rain where I am, compared to an average of 60mm(2.4") for the same time over past years. That's an improvement over the 6mm(0.2") total we saw last month; things were looking grim.

Especially as our sole water supply is rainwater tanks... and they're woefully depleted. If it wasn't for nightly dew on the roof we'd be importing the stuff ourselves. :( I'm so thankful that we're not running stock for a livelihood, it's hard enough looking after the few "hobby" animals we have.

Here's to hoping that next month Spring will bring better fortunes! <fingers and toes Xed>

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Re: Rain Finally

Post by kyphi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:45 pm

The relief convoy has arrived: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/t ... s/10132274

Still no rain but plenty of roos.
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by Pepi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:53 pm

5.5 inches in Indiana in the last week :shock:

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Re: Rain Finally

Post by JerryF » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm

@HaveaMint,

Great news!

I read this post thinking how the people react to rain around here. I live in the state of Rhode Island, U.S. This area, along with other surrounding states is called New England. We have had high temps all summer. Mostly mid o high 80's ℉. When rain, or even the forecast of rain comes along, it's always frowned upon. Most of our newscasters and meteorologists are the worst with attitude. Rain is touted as ‘bad weather'.

Last weekend, we had two days of rain and one might have thought the world had come to an end. When I bring up the fact that we needed rain, the usual response was, ‘Well, yeah, but two days is ridiculous.'

That's New Englanders for you!

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Re: Rain Finally

Post by Arch_Enemy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:07 pm

HaveaMint wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:26 pm
You can walk across the river here and not get wet.
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I would GLADLY trade some with ALL of you responding to this thread!

We have had rain for all but ~6 days in the past 3.5 weeks, sometimes coming in torrential downpours! The fear for tonight/tomorrow is that high winds could rip trees by the roots from the saturated ground. One thing, though...

My lawn hasn't looked this great in YEARS!!!!
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by Arch_Enemy » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:09 pm

JerryF wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:47 pm
@HaveaMint,

Great news!

I read this post thinking how the people react to rain around here. I live in the state of Rhode Island, U.S. This area, along with other surrounding states is called New England. We have had high temps all summer. Mostly mid o high 80's ℉. When rain, or even the forecast of rain comes along, it's always frowned upon. Most of our newscasters and meteorologists are the worst with attitude. Rain is touted as ‘bad weather'.

Last weekend, we had two days of rain and one might have thought the world had come to an end. When I bring up the fact that we needed rain, the usual response was, ‘Well, yeah, but two days is ridiculous.'

That's New Englanders for you!

:roll:
I'm not too far from you. I work in Athol MA and unfortunately left a window open a couple weeks ago. THe rain, driven by the wind, left a puddle that lasted 8 hours and almost ruined some product. We leave the windows in that area closed now, but with no Air Conditioning...UGH!!!
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by JerryF » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:20 pm

Arch_Enemy wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:09 pm
I'm not too far from you. I work in Athol MA and unfortunately left a window open a couple weeks ago. THe rain, driven by the wind, left a puddle that lasted 8 hours and almost ruined some product. We leave the windows in that area closed now, but with no Air Conditioning...UGH!!!
Huge bummer!
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by lsemmens » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 pm

Thanks to all who contribute to keeping our farmers heads "above water" (pun intended). We also need to pray for rain.
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by HaveaMint » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:38 am

lsemmens wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Thanks to all who contribute to keeping our farmers heads "above water" (pun intended). We also need to pray for rain.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/10 ... shows.html
Wow y'all have it really bad there.
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by lsemmens » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:26 am

HaveaMint wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:38 am
lsemmens wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Thanks to all who contribute to keeping our farmers heads "above water" (pun intended). We also need to pray for rain.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/10 ... shows.html
Wow y'all have it really bad there.
Oh yeah! It's distressing to have to go and put your stock out of their misery. No farmer wants to euthanise any of their animals, sometimes, though, it's better than the alternative.
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by Arch_Enemy » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:36 pm

lsemmens wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:26 am
HaveaMint wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:38 am
lsemmens wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:57 pm
Thanks to all who contribute to keeping our farmers heads "above water" (pun intended). We also need to pray for rain.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/10 ... shows.html
Wow y'all have it really bad there.
Oh yeah! It's distressing to have to go and put your stock out of their misery. No farmer wants to euthanise any of their animals, sometimes, though, it's better than the alternative.
Wow. That's intense.
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by HaveaMint » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:48 pm

Really good rain and could use more, the lake/reservoir is up and OMG there is water in the river again. The pic is the lake water levels and it is a large one, so every foot is a lot of water.
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by Portreve » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:28 pm

I've given the whole "rain in Australia" topic some thought over the years, and if I had the power to do so, I've an idea that I think would work. However, it wouldn't likely be cheap, and there would probably be a lot of folks who would object.

Here's the plan:

Cut a pair of 5km-wide arcs across Australia running from approximately the corners of the two upper west and east states in an arc inland and then back out again in the lower corners of the two lower west and east states. The Pacific and Indian ocean would then fill these respective waterways. Air blowing across the continent would then have additional points from which to draw moisture, hopefully leading to additional rainfall.

Second part of the plan would be to run water feed pipes out into the oceanic waters at various points around the Australian coastline. These would then feed desal/RO plants, and this would mean there would no longer be a dependence on rainfall and having to tax Australia's various aquifers. It would effectively end the need to limit or terminate water usage.
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Re: Rain Finally

Post by Tomgin5 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:09 pm

We finally had some rain yesterday and the day before. 0.82 inches with 0.47 inches in one hour.

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