DISCUSSION: Over the past 24 hours and counting, there has been impressively heavy rainfall impacting many parts of eastern Australia. As shown in the graphic attached above (courtesy of the Bureau of Meteorology), there have been many locations with well overall 2.00 inches (50.8 mm) of rainfall during the 24-hour period extending from 01/11/2017 at 9:00 AM Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to 01/12/2017 at 9:00 AM AEST. Thus, within some of the valleys scattered across various parts of eastern Australia there will certainly continue to be a threat for flooding or even flash flooding. If you or someone you know is travelling or planning to travel through this region, be sure to make them aware of the inherent threat associated with this recent heavy rainfall. Attached below are some specific courtesy of the Higgins Storm Chasing team via the graphic from the Bureau of Meteorology.
"Amazing how it just keeps raining up North. More widespread falls of 50-100mm over the past 24hrs and even falls of up to 150mm were observed.Davidson Creek topped all on 157mm, Jarra Creek 151mm but just as impressive... Menavale continued its unreal run. 108mm helped Menavale record its 6th 100mm day in the past 8 days and its 5th 100mm day in a row!!"
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©2017 Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz