posted on Feb, 18 2015 @ 05:52 PM
As the title says, it looks like we're in for a cyclone, and I sincerely hope it's a fizzer. They have crossed the coast here before, but they're
At 7am EST Tropical Cyclone Marcia was estimated to be 450 km NNE of Yeppoon and 600 km north of Bundaberg, moving SW at 27 km/h.
This is the current threat and track map from Weatherzone. I'm in the red bit.
This is the US Navy track map, which I generally find to be remarkably accurate in it's predictions. I'm in the middle of that.
And here is a current snapshot of what it looks like.
I've been through quite a number of these things in a few countries around the world. Some of them have been frightening, seriously, these things
when they're big are really not funny at all.
Cyclone Marcia is forecast to be a CAT 2 when it crosses the coast and is expected to dump up to 0.5m of rain in some areas with winds in excess of
120km/h. Ordinarily I wouldn't be too concerned about an event like this, however the area that this thing is crossing hasn't seen winds like this
for many a year. Sure they've had rain and some catastrophic floods, the following is Rockhampton from a couple of years ago.
The difference is that this rain has not been accompanied with high winds.
It's the high winds that find the weak points which are generally peoples roofs, trees and tree/powerline interaction. As I said before I sincerely
hope this is a fizzer, but I guess we'll find out tomorrow morning when it's due to cross the coast.
Anyway, there you have it, I may be in for a flogging so I'm off to the bottleshop now to buy some beer. If I don't update this thread tomorrow,
it's because I've got no power.