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    Default Re: VSalonistas Down Under and the fires

    Thanks for the support guys.

    In the scheme of things its small beer when the ABC factcheckers confirm that the estimate of one billion animal deaths is in fact conservative

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    Default Re: VSalonistas Down Under and the fires

    Heartbreaking.
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    Bad news! Best wishes for recovery even though it must seem on the far horizon.
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    By kind permission of the forum's big cheeses, I've posted an appeal for help in my smoked out.

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    So sorry for you Mark. That is heartbreaking indeed. Did the vines themselves burned or is there a chance for them to grow grapes next year ?
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    The vines are fine, it's just the grapes are tainted and the wine will taste horrible. The evidence presented at the recent seminar says there is no taint carryover to following years.

    Given that almost everything that can burn has burnt, next year should be good.

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    So obviously it will be wrong, but still...it might be partly right. Hope you get some down south Mark.

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    60% / 10mm next Monday. Enough to reduce the risk of new fires but it won't extinguish the ones that are still burning. I think they are likely to burn until they run out of fuel, the CFA has been concentrating on containment lines, they can't be put out because they can't get enough water in there.

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    Well that's a bit shit.
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    Default Arsonists

    It turns out that we have more arsonists than first thought.... but they're birds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Kelly View Post
    It turns out that we have more arsonists than first thought.... but they're birds.
    So your gov has the proof they need that this has nothing to do with climate change. Now they will just recommend shooting all hawks to prevent fires.
     

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    I don't think, for the moment at least, that they really care what is causing the fires, instead they are trying to contain the political fall out following a leadership vacuum over the Christmas/New Year period.

    However, the ferryman always comes for his toll and whether that is in the form of regional economic blow back caused by the fires (see Mark's example, which will be replicated across a wine growing region), a much larger and long term cost to put in place remedial measures to help fight these fires (phasing out of volunteer fire fighting in parts of the country for example - it beggars belief that areas with high population in fire prone areas and only a short distance from capital cities are forced to rely on volunteers to fight fires - see the Adelaide Hills), a much greater push for a change in policy direction (no Prime Minister we cannot just adapt, we have to change) and potentially a change in voting patterns in country electorates, the cost will have to be paid at some stage.
     

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    Default Re: 3 American aircrew killed in water bomber crash.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    So obviously it will be wrong, but still...it might be partly right. Hope you get some down south Mark.
    So the front came through this afternoon, not enough rain to settle the dust but, to add insult to injury, a lighting strike started a new bushfire about a kilometre from the vineyard. The CFA were on it like a fat kid on a cupcake and it's controlled already.

    No firehawks in sight though we do have a resident hawk who is so smart I wouldn't put anything past him. We have a power line that runs over the vineyard to service the hills beyond. The hawk has worked out that if he sits on the power line the rabbits* don't recognise him: they're primed to react to hawk shaped objects moving in the sky, not amorphous blobs that stay still for minutes at a time. The folly of their ways becomes apparent when the amorphous blob sprouts wings and dives upon them but the epiphany is short lived. Rinse and repeat.

    * Rabbits love vineyards: the rip lines make burrowing easy and there's good coverage for nine months of the year. We control them as best we can but there's an endless supply of new colonisers.

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    We apparently have circa 50mm forecast for Fri, 100mm+ for Sat and 80mm for Sun - here’s hoping some of that ends up in your vicinity...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    We apparently have circa 50mm forecast for Fri, 100mm+ for Sat and 80mm for Sun - here’s hoping some of that ends up in your vicinity...
    Pissing down in Sydney today. Forecasts now between 63 -108mm for today (with 12mm in the last hour at Observatory Hill). Looks set to be a wet weekend too...
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    Default Re: 3 American aircrew killed in water bomber crash.

    Quote Originally Posted by Colinmclelland View Post
    Pissing down in Sydney today. Forecasts now between 63 -108mm for today (with 12mm in the last hour at Observatory Hill). Looks set to be a wet weekend too...
    Almost 110mm already fallen today according to WillyWeather! Worse to come tonight and another 140mm due tomorrow supposedly.

    I've had a submersible pump running in part of our back yard to avoid the house flooding.

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    So, it’s still pissing down in Sydney. Apparently its an “East Coast Low”. Whatever, it reminds me of the storm in April 2016.

    Point is, the volume of water being dumped as stormwater is stunning.

    I mean 40 years ago you weren’t even allowed a water tank, so things are progressing, but really?

    We have a desalination plant but we treat water that doesn’t fall in a catchment area as waste. It’s not.
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    We’re taking a *pounding* today for sure. This is circa 240mm (basically 10”) of rain in 3-days; and it’s only 3pm now so that could easily hit 300mm or more based on the rainfall over the last few hours. My cheap submersible pump has been invaluable.

    Some good news has come from this, though: One if the biggest fires that had been burning for over 70-days and had ripped through just shy of 500,000ha is now officially extinguished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    We’re taking a *pounding* today for sure. This is circa 240mm (basically 10”) of rain in 3-days; and it’s only 3pm now so that could easily hit 300mm or more based on the rainfall over the last few hours. My cheap submersible pump has been invaluable.
    Spoke too soon - we flooded. Arse.

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