Has it been raining much, in Robertson?
No - its been pissing down!
We have had buckets of rain over the last 36 hours. Yesterday (until 9:00am this morning), we had 90 mm of rain (or 3 and a half inches in the "old money").
Today we had lots more rain, and enough to cause minor flooding in the village.
The Bureau of meteorology's rainfall reporting stations in Robertson are still not functioning properly. One is not reporting at all, and the other does not provide progressive updates (many automatic stations report on a 2 hourly basis).
As a comparative reference point, Fitzroy Falls Dam (about 15 Kms away) showed only 33 mm yesterday (compared to our 90), but another 52 during the day, today.
I am pleased to be able to say it has been raining over the Warragamba Dam catchment today too. (Click to enlarge the map).
As we had a mini-flood in the main street of Robbo this evening, at about 6:30pm, I would not be surprised to find our cumulative total for the last two days approaching 150 to 200 mm of rain. I will know tomorrow, when the results are published.
As a matter of interest, this is what Carrington Falls (our most dramatic local waterfall) looked like at 10:38 AM this morning. And as I have stated already, we have had heaps more rain since then.(Click to see larger file)
The locals are smiling, as only Robertson people can do, when it rains like this. They know this is "How it is meant to be".