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KG5
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27 Jan 2012
08:52:13pm
We have had over 900mm or 3ft of rain this week. We are so flooded I can not get to our local PO even.
This morning as it rained heaps more on top of what we already have had. I was as dry as a bone listing the 200 1d red KGVs and some other stuff as well because it was a list for free day on .com . The sound of the cricket over the noise of the rain was very nice. Every time the noise on the TV got loud I would watch the replays.
Perfect time for stamping it was indeed. One minute it was 7.30am the next it was 1.30pm. The rain stopped for a couple of hours and it took the best part of a can of water spray repellent on the cars electrics to start it. Made it to our local PO and back home and it started to pouring with rain again. Looked at the rain gauge again and we have had another 200mm or 8ins and it is 7pm and getting dark. It is still pouring with rain. Well back to stamping, I could not think of a better thing to do. Looks like a lot more stamping as the weather report says another week of rain to go.
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27 Jan 2012
11:50:45pm
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Wow. That's a LOT of rain.

I live about 70 miles (110km) from Forks, Washington, which gets about 120 inches (3,000+ mm) of rain a year... but it pretty much falls slowly, ALL the time, not in great gushes.

Good times for working with stamps, indeed.

~Peter

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cdj1122
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30 Jan 2012
09:38:44am
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Is that rain a part of the Tropical Cyclone that is threatening Western Australia, John ?

Good luck either way.

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KG5
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04 Feb 2012
05:59:03am
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Hello cdj.

The monsoonal trough that fed a tropical low pressure system that basically stayed over the top of us for 8 days. It was nearly low enough to be a cyclone.

600 miles west of us here is the flat dry country and receives very little rain. Last year they flooded for the 1st time in 30 years. It has happened again this year. Unheard of in our history.
I have never seen it before but a monsoonal trough fed a tropical low pressure system out in that flat, dry country last week and is still there. They are having record high flood waters. Many townships have been totally evacuated. This water will travel a 1,000 + miles into the bottom of Australia because it is down hill(no pun) into the Lake Eyre. The desert will flower again. Amazing!

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cdj1122
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06 Feb 2012
02:01:59am
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I saw the film clips of the flooding in NSW over the weekend. Devastating !!!

And here in Florida, a usually lush semi-tropical jungle in many areas that has been historically inundaded with rain as Hurricanes (Tropical cyclones) that either cross or sideswipe the peninsula annually, we are awaiting some rain so that the vast scrub brush plains do not become a tinder box. This period of climate change has tossed the record books and rule books out the window.
The year I spent in the Canadian Arctic, Baffin Bay froze solid by mid-October and only broke up enough for the supply ship to make its run north in late May, early June. Last year only the very northern tip of Baffin Island became iced in from November through March.

Arctic story
Ice skating has become limited on the Clyde River, when in the past the whole Bay was frozen solid for almost six months.


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07 Feb 2012
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Hi All
This set of Australian stamps shows where all the flood water from Queensland finishes up .
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Liz
07 Feb 2012
06:05:47am

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Nice set of stamps Brian.

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Liz
07 Feb 2012
06:08:11am

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KG - waiting to hear that you are o.k. and haven't been evacuated. Terrible flooding according to the news reports we are receiving.

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09 Feb 2012
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" ... one reached Perth in Western Aust and one near New Zealand of all places. ..."

Yes, a correspondent in Christchurch wrote that they had to turn the earthquake machine off for a few days.

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