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The Perfect Storm
« on: January 31, 2011, 12:56:25 PM »
It was a good movie. But now it looks like the real thing is about to hit. This thing is huge......
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html They are saying that its the biggest system to hit Australia. Compare it with the one that has just crossed the coast
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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 01:12:18 PM »
Holy smoke!

I keep my fingers crossed that it will not be as bad as looks.

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 02:38:47 PM »
With what  you all have already had you certainly dont need this.  We will hope for your safety during this storm. Wish there was somehting we could do..
Chuck

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 05:00:53 PM »
In central Illinois we are going to get anywhere from 10 to 20 inches of snow in the next 2 dayhs and blow 40 miles per hour or higher......I think this is the definition of blizzard. :P
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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2011, 05:07:34 PM »
Button down the hatch and hang on. Good Luck  Gary

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2011, 05:51:35 PM »
Thanks for your thoughs guys. l could get a bit rough  Winds at the centre@ 250 kph rain fall not in mm but meters. Sea level swell to rise at least 12 meters. We all ready have a flood bill in the billions of dollars. Now this  .Global Warming ???

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2011, 08:45:37 PM »
Best of luck to you and anyone in it's path.
Any chance it could miss you or die down before landfall?

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2011, 11:19:44 PM »
Allways the chance that it will change course{ And they do quite often } but not its strength Over warm water{ Coral Sea } they gain strength. When they hit land they weaken and turn into a monsoon trough  {Lots of rain } l remember the last cyclone l was in a few years back it was so strange The rain and wind blew quite hard. Then bright sunshine blue Sky's. People came out to look at what damage they had got. They laughed and said that was not too bad .The eye as they call it was over us .Then the sky turned black and the wind and rain came from the other direction worse than before. lots of people lost there lives because they thought the worst was over...Natures fury at it worst .To me the noise is the worst part. its like a screaming jet engine and there is no escape from it  Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi at 4:00 pm EST:
.Centre located near...... 14.4 degrees South 154.9 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 55 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 34 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 220 kilometres per hour and INTENSIFYING
.Severity category........ 3
.Central pressure......... 960 hectoPascals
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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 08:02:54 PM »
The news here just brought a report saying maximum wind speed expected will be 280 Km/h.

Man, that's faster than the max speed I could go on the Autobahn with my Yamaha!

Be safe and hopefully no one gets hurt or killed.

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 09:27:47 PM »
Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi at 1:00 pm EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.8 degrees South 149.0 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 30 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 35 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 290 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 5
.Central pressure......... 930 hectoPascals

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 09:32:04 PM »
offroad,

Please stay safe and hope you guys weather the storm ok.  Thanks for keeping us up to date.

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2011, 10:34:15 PM »
Thanks Robert
                      l have been tracking this cyclone for days and l have been getting my updates from a place called Willis island { Google } They built this weather station there to monitor these events  like a advanced warning station l was built to withstand the strongest storm events. As the cyclone got closer to the island you could see the wind speed build 140 kph, 160 183.....Then nothing ..... gone  This thing is going to hit land at about 10oclock tonight and is billed as the biggest cyclone ever to hit Australia .There will be mass destruction from the wind And the storm surge is going to be up two meters higher than the biggest king tide. This wall of water will inundate many homes.....

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2011, 09:04:29 PM »
offroad

How did you make out with the cyclone?
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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2011, 09:12:50 PM »
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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2011, 08:04:25 AM »
The devestation has been horrendous..  But we are glad you are ok...I hope that support will be comoing and you all will recover and be able to continue on.  It looks like years ahead though.
Keep us posted from time to time as the news media does not do a very good job of reality..
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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2011, 03:45:10 PM »
Holy cow!!!
There were some short reports here in Germany showing footage when the storm hit the land, but nothing like the pictures you linked!

I guess the insurance companies will go ape when the bills from the ship yards are coming to their offices for compensation......

Good that no one was killed!

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Re: The Perfect Storm
« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2011, 05:06:17 PM »
Most insurance companies dont insure for acts of nature.  I hope this is not true for this event....
You guys will need all the help you can get.
You guys who are not in Australia......dont forget your prayers for them....
Chuck


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