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Post  Chook on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 9:57 am

I was given a rain gauge in October 2008 at the end of a 5 year drought, I've kept a record of our rain fall ever since, in the previous 7 years we had only recorded over 500 mm of rain once, 570 mm in 2010.

In 2016 I have taken 715 mm out of the gauge, 145 mm more than 2010 and about 260 mm above the average since I've been recording the rainfall.
Strangely enough, April 2016 was by far the driest April in the past 8 years and a number of months were pretty much average for the same period

I know compared to a lot of you, particularly those in the so called "Sunshine State" this isn't a lot of rain but for us it's been a very wet year

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Post  paul on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 10:40 am

It did seem to be  raining a lot more this year ..............at least the Myponga dam looked fairly full yesterday when I saw it  Very Happy

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Post  Chook on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 11:09 am

@paul wrote:It did seem to be  raining a lot more this year ..............at least the Myponga dam looked fairly full yesterday when I saw it  Very Happy



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Post  madmax on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 12:23 pm

Well December better not be like that next year!

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Post  paul on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 12:32 pm

@madmax wrote:Well December better not be like that next year!
Better bring your " Brolly " just in case  Laughing .......................it's traditionally quite dry ;you should be ok .

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Post  Chook on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 1:03 pm

@madmax wrote:Well December better not be like that next year!

It looks worse as a total for the month than it was,

December only had 13 days that recorde rain
-Highest daily rainfall, 85.6 mm
-4 days that more than 2,5 mm was recorded
-4 of the 13 days less than 1 mm recorded
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Post  paul on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 1:13 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:Well December better not be like that next year!

It looks worse as a total for the month than it was,

December only had 13 days that recorde rain
-Highest daily rainfall, 85.6 mm
-4 days that more than 2,5 mm was recorded
-4 of the 13 days less than 1 mm recorded
I think most of that landed on me  lol!

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Post  Chook on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 1:19 pm

I reckon I rode to work in rain at least 25-30 times this year where the only rain that fell for the day was for about a hour in the morning, usually within a day or 2 of cleaning the bike Mad
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Post  BanditDave on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 4:17 pm

Up here in sunny Queensland we don't purchase those little plastic rain gauges, we make our own from 200litre drums. Shocked

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Post  Chook on Sat 31 Dec 2016, 4:20 pm

@BanditDave wrote:Up here in sunny Queensland we don't purchase those little plastic rain gauges, we make our own from 200litre drums. Shocked

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Post  madmax on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 10:48 am

@Chook wrote:I reckon I rode to work in rain at least 25-30 times this year where the only rain that fell for the day was for about a hour in the morning, usually within a day or 2 of cleaning the bike Mad

Well what does that tell you?

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Post  paul on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 12:44 pm

@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:I reckon I rode to work in rain at least 25-30 times this year where the only rain that fell for the day was for about a hour in the morning, usually within a day or 2 of cleaning the bike Mad

Well what does that tell you?
Work night shift ? ................ Razz

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Post  madmax on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 1:03 pm

@paul wrote:
@madmax wrote:
@Chook wrote:I reckon I rode to work in rain at least 25-30 times this year where the only rain that fell for the day was for about a hour in the morning, usually within a day or 2 of cleaning the bike Mad

Well what does that tell you?
Work night shift ? ................ Razz

No then he'd get wet on the way home instead Razz

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Post  paul on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 1:23 pm

LOL.................& room for a pillion as well  Laughing




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Post  madmax on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 6:24 pm

I think it'd be easier if he just stopped washing his bike. Then all of Adelaide could enjoy some good weather.

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Post  Chook on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 6:46 pm

@madmax wrote:I think it'd be easier if he just stopped washing his bike. Then all of Adelaide could enjoy some good weather.

haha, it spent more of 2016 filthy dirty than clean, got a wash yesterday then was parked at my mates house all night, yep, there was a shower there this morning and it's covered in spots again, still, at least that's better than road grime sprayed up everywhere
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Post  paul on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 7:01 pm

@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:I think it'd be easier if he just stopped washing his bike. Then all of Adelaide could enjoy some good weather.

haha, it spent more of 2016 filthy dirty than clean, got a wash yesterday then was parked at my mates house all night, yep, there was a shower there this morning and it's covered in spots again, still, at least that's better than road grime sprayed up everywhere
I should have known ................dark clouds above as we speak ............. lol!

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Post  madmax on Sun 01 Jan 2017, 8:53 pm

@paul wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:I think it'd be easier if he just stopped washing his bike. Then all of Adelaide could enjoy some good weather.

haha, it spent more of 2016 filthy dirty than clean, got a wash yesterday then was parked at my mates house all night, yep, there was a shower there this morning and it's covered in spots again, still, at least that's better than road grime sprayed up everywhere
I should have known ................dark clouds above as we speak ............. lol!

And then you send them our way Sad

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Post  paul on Mon 02 Jan 2017, 9:15 am

@madmax wrote:
@paul wrote:
@Chook wrote:
@madmax wrote:I think it'd be easier if he just stopped washing his bike. Then all of Adelaide could enjoy some good weather.

haha, it spent more of 2016 filthy dirty than clean, got a wash yesterday then was parked at my mates house all night, yep, there was a shower there this morning and it's covered in spots again, still, at least that's better than road grime sprayed up everywhere
I should have known ................dark clouds above as we speak ............. lol!

And then you send them our way Sad
Just so that you can feel free to wash " your " bike  Razz

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