October 2011 rainfall

There was rain in our gauge in this part of the Mooloolah Valley on 15 days in October totalling 100mm. The average is 90mm. Last year, ahead of that exceptionally wet summer, we recorded 374mm.

Lots of overcast this month, producing complaints from the locals, and a couple of big storms passed over. La Ninja has been weakly positive for a few months, so should be a pretty moist November.


~ by Garry on November 1, 2011.

2 Responses to “October 2011 rainfall”

  1. GWL,
    I am not for one moment trying to upstage your statement on October rainfall, but for now may I say “Hooray, we did better in Toowoomba than you did in the Mooloolah Valley for the month! ”
    We had 115.25 mm over 9 days bringing up 1041 mm for the year, when our annual average for the period is 73 mm. Now, I am no longer envious.
    Heaven only knows what the next two months will bring, but I am inclined to think that the latter end of this year and the beginning of the next will be similar to late 2010 and early 2011.
    What are your thoughts on Mr Lennox Walker at Crohamhurst, and his old mentor?? ( http://swampnews.squarespace.com/ ) I mean they are sort of neighbours of yours really.
    Love to all.

  2. If it were a competition, you could indeed claim honours for the month of October. Not quite there yet for 2011, though, with us pegging at 1,915mm to date. I would be delighted to hear such news for the poor old Garden City.
    Fantastic to know Toowoomba has good water supplies after so long.
    Not so sure about the coming summer. I think it will be wet, but not saturated like last year.
    Went to the Swamp website…is that Lennox Walker? What are my thoughts on what exactly? I’m glad there will be no Travesty Dam, if that’s what you mean. One of Peter Garret’s few fine moments IMHO.

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