KINGAROY RAINFALL

2013

 

 


Official
readings for Kingaroy are taken at the Kingaroy Airport.

 94549  -  KINGAROY AIRPORT  -  151.8398E, 26.5737S, 434m ASL


KINGAROY Town  -  151.5072E, 26.3232S, 437m ASL

The rainfall ( in mm ) reported here is read from a commercial rain gauge mounted in the open on a post 2 metres off the ground at our home in Kingaroy itself, some 5km from the Kingaroy Airport.



Here is a link to our States' water resources. 

(The Dam closest to our area is the Bjelke-Petersen Dam

SunWater - Queensland Water Storage Information
 


 

 

The view above is from our house in Kingaroy looking SW towards the Bunya Mountains.

The equipment is supplied by Brisbane Storm Chasers.


(1) These falls were the result of Ex Tropical Cyclone Oswald.

The pics below around Kingaroy were taken on Sunday 27th January, the Australia Day weekend,
the same weekend as in 1974 when south east Queensland flooded.

 

At the corner of Kingaroy and Avoca Streets.
The IGA corner.



Kingaroy Creek
flowing through the town sports fields area and under River Road.
 



River Road
just past First Avenue
where the water from above the old Butter Factory winds it's way through the Memorial Park and the sports areas of the Primary and High School
over First Avenue and out past the Sewerage Farm and into the Stuart River.
 

   



The southern outskirts of Kingaroy.
The Bunya Highway.
 

   



Looking down Pound Street with Somerset Street on the right.
The water overflowed over both streets and flowed down Avoca Street past IGA, as seen above.
 



Alford Street near the Primary School
 

 

 

 

The Memorial Park on the western side looking towards Belle Street.
 

 



Belle Street and Belle Street Park
 



Swickers and Clark and Swendson Road
 

   

 

 


Readings are taken at 9.00 am


2013 RAINFALL

Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
1     1 7   .5            
2   6.5 63     .5       7    
3     31     .5            
4                        
5     .5                  
6     .5                  
7     1                  
8                        
9   1                    
10   6.5   6.5   3            
11 3   3.5 5 1           17.5 .5
12     2 4 5 .5         .5 7
13           3         18 4
14       1 5           7  
15                     1  
16                 3   1  
17         2.5       42   .5 4
18       4     12 4        
19   27                    
20   54.5 3.5       4          
21   7 1.5     12            
22           6.5         1  
23         14.5   6       1  
24                     15.5  
25 (1)  19.5 5 2.5               11  
26 (1)  15 97                    
27 (1)  242 19                    
28 (1)  72.5 7 3           .5      
29 (1)  4.5       .5       2.5      
30         2.5         21 11.5  
31         1             8.5
Monthly Totals 356.5 230.5 113 27.5 32 26.5 22 4 48 28 85.5 24
Days Rained 6 10 12 6 8 8 3 1 4 2 12 5
Cumulative Rainfall 356.5 587 700 727.5 759.5 786 808 812 860 888 973.5 997.5
Cumulative Days Rained 6 16 28 34 42 50 53 54 58 60 72 77

2012 RAINFALL

Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
1           .5            
2         3 .5            
3           51            
4           1         9 2
5     3.5   7              
6                        
7     1                  
8   15                    
9   1                    
10                     58  
11   3.5       1 5     4 8.5 1
12   11         2     13    
13   10         9          
14   11 1       26          
15     5.5 3                
16 2.5   8                  
17 11                      
18 2   14       3       55  
19             5.5          
20                       1
21   40 3.5                  
22   42 8           5     6.5
23     19               6.5  
24 1.5 4           2.5       11
25 98 11       6     1      
26 53 10     10 5.5            
27 9 4       43 1         4
28 8     15   21.5       2    
29 3     10   1.5       2    
30                 1.5      
31         1.5     2        
Monthly Totals 188 162.5 63.5 28 21.5 131.5 51.5 4.5 7.5 21 137 25.5
Days Rained 9 12 9 3 4 10 7 2 3 4 5 6
Cumulative Rainfall 188 350.5 414 442 463.5 595 646.5 651 658.5 679.5 816.5 842
Cumulative Days Rained 9 21 30 33 37 47 54 56 59 63 68 74

2011 RAINFALL

Monthly Totals 305 58 98.5 29 57 15 14.5 37 13 101 1.5 108.5
Days Rained 14 5 7 6 5 3 3 3 2 10 2 8
Cumulative Rainfall 305 363 461.5 490.5 547.5 562.5 577 614 627 728 729.5 838
Cumulative Days Rained 14 19 26 32 37 40 43 46 48 58 60 68
 Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
1                        
2 16                      
3 14           .5          
4 20   1   1         1    
5     35                  
6 14 1 4             1.5   6.5
7 16 1               12   18.5
8

28

                31   33
9 16 3.5   3.5 30         5   4.5
10 48               6     30
11 94                     9
12 2.5     9   7.5           4.5
13           4.5            
14                        
15                   9    
16             12     4.5   2.5
17   24         2          
18 4.5                      
19 12   17 12.5                
20 11   33                  
21 9   5   4              
22   28.5 3.5                  
23       3                
24         11     7     .5 2.5
25                     1  
26                        
27               10   18    
28       .5       20        
29       .5           2    
30         11 3     7      
31                   17    
Monthly Totals 305 58 98.5 29 57 15 14.5 37 13 101 1.5 111
Days Rained 14 5 7 6 5 3 3 3 2 10 2 9
Cumulative Rainfall 305 363 461.5 490.5 547.5 562.5 577 614 627 728 729.5 840.5
Cumulative Days Rained 14 19 26 32 37 40 43 46 48 58 60 69

2010 RAINFALL

Monthly Totals 68 102.5 237 36.5

30

8

18

104.5

134.5

104

26

416
Days Rained 7 8 11 4

6

3

3

6

10

7

7 20
Cumulative Rainfall 68 170.5 407.5 444

474

482

500

604.5

739

843

869 1285
Cumulative Days Rained 7 15 26 30

36

39

42

48

58

65

72 92
Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
1 .5 46 .5 20

1

         

1

1

2 .5 13 58.5                 30
3     49      

5.5

        3
4 6   1                

3.5

5                

6.5

10

 

17

6     90          

60

 

8

4

7     14                  
8 28 8.5 12            

4

 

3.5

9 2.5   2            

39

 

3

10              

1.5

       
11     4        

59

10.5

9.5

   
12       12

2.5

       

12

 

51

13       3            

.5

 
14                        
15          

1

   

1.5

 

2

 
16   20              

28

   
17   2.5                  

61

18 2.5 10    

3.5

     

1.5

   

1

19          

1.5

   

1.5

 

6.5

19

20            

5

18

9

   

74

21        

1

   

9.5

15

     
22   1.5   1.5                
23                    

5.5

29

24              

13

     

11

25        

14

     

2

1.5

 

4

26              

3.5

     

19

27                      

50

28   1                  

26

29     5  

8

 

7.5

 

27

   

6

30 28   1    

5.5

       

2.5

 
31                        
Monthly Totals 68 102.5 237 36.5

30

8

18

104.5

134.5

104

26

416
Days Rained 7 8 11 4

6

3

3

6

10

7

7 20
Cumulative Rainfall 68 170.5 407.5 444

474

482

500

604.5

739

843

869 1285
Cumulative Days Rained 7 15 26 30

36

39

42

48

58

65

72 92

2009 RAINFALL

Monthly Totals 59.5 99 14 48.5 62.5 82 0 0 21 41 24 123.5
Days Rained 8 9 7 8 6 7 0 0 3 7 5 10
Cumulative Rainfall 59.5 158.5 172.5 221 283.5 365.5 365.5 365.5 386.5 427.5 451.5 575
Cumulative Days Rained 8 17 24 32 38 45 45 45 48 55 60 70
 Date Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
1   1.5             2      
2 6                     5
3 1 2 .5 3.5 1              
4 1     3.5   .5            
5     5.5 19         8
9
   
6                    
3.5
(plus a beetle)
 
7         2 4         .5  
8                 11      
9                        
10    
.5
              3.5  
11   8   .5           1    
12   .5 .5 1                
13     2 3.5 1         .5   34
14   17  
17
          4 3.5  
15   4                    
16           8.5           30
17   1 4.5                  
18                     13  
19         10         1.5    
20    
5
    46             .5
21  
60
                  8
22     .5     .5            
23 34         19.5           1
24 1.5       2.5             1
25                        
26 2     .5   3       1    
27 13         46       24   9
28 1                      
29                       11
30                       24
31                        


 

 


 

The above chart, converted from points to mm, is produced from a newspaper clipping in 1970.

A schoolmate, Don Knopke, found it while cleaning his Uncles office.

 

 

 



For comparison with actual rainfall, as I believe that the Sun controls the majority of our ( the whole of the Earth ) weather, below are graphs showing the changing sunspot activity.

 

Thanks to The Solar Physics Group at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center for the image below.
 

 

  >

Here is a link to the graphs
shown below.

Thanks to
NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center

Here
is another interesting site.

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated : 07/01/2014 08:15 PM +1000