Autos are Superior
Doesnt look like it will be red dust for a long time yet!
Breaking Weather News - Outback storms bring a month's rain in 10 minutes
22 November 2010
Thunderstorms over the interior in the last few days have been bringing tropical-like downpours, equivalent to a month's rain in just 10 minutes.
The storms have been focussed in southwestern Queensland, northwestern New South Wales and northeastern South Australia.
On Sunday afternoon, Tibooburra picked up a massive 55mm in about an hour, including 17mm in 10 minutes. Their monthly average is only 16mm. Cobar's monthly average is 35mm but gained 39mm, including 20 in 10 minutes.
Quilpie was drenched with 72mm, more than double the monthly average and their heaviest November rain in 93 years of records.
Quilpie has gained 843mm this year, 500mm more than average and their wettest year since 1956.
Storms fired up again on Monday bringing 28mm to Thargomindah in Queensland.
With further showers and storms likely over a similar area in the coming days some monthly records are almost certain to be broken.
Tibooburra should take its monthly total past 87mm, breaking a 122-year November record.
During the week a trough will take showers and storms across a large area of southeastern Australia, including Adelaide, Hobart, Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. Heavy falls are possible....