Extraordinary Rainfall Event

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In this rainfall event Ive recorded 163 mm in my backyard so far – and its not done yet!

Did anyone do better than that?

Some sites nearby – Yarrawonga and Cobram had their highest 24 hour rainfall event ever!

And this coming on top of an extraordinarily mild summer and the previous summer being the wettest on record

Here is BOM’s summary of Victoria in February 2012
Posted by Tony Marsh March 01 2012

Well I recorded another 80mm on Sat March 3 but it may have been more cos some debris clogged the gauge and it looked like it had been overflowing. Sat morning I was in Chiltern – they had 300mm last Thursday and there was amazing scouring on the forest floor where water had been flowing (see photo above)