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posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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CYCLONE YASI: The biggest MEGA cyclone this nation has ever seen is expected to reach 300kph around 10pm tonight:

news.ninemsn.com.au...

This makes Cyclone Tracey look like small fry.

Brace ourselves and God keep all Queenslanders safe!




posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:46 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
Lol

Not debunking, just being a realist.....its really going overboard here


yeah You guys down there have an odd sense of humor



Be safe



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:48 PM
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Tropical Cyclone Yasi at midnight GMT on February 1, 2011. At the time, Yasi was a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds. Image credit: NASA.





posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:49 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman

Originally posted by troubleshooter
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Have you ever been there when a cyclone has crossed the coast?



Yeah

I was stationed at Darwin Met office for 3 and half years. I been through a couple, but nothing greater than a category 2. I also lived in Cairns when there was Category 3 off the coast but it quickly decayed crossing as a tropcial low.

I lived between Townsville and Cairns for twenty years and I don't think you know what you are talking about.

And I am being being very very diplomatic.




posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:53 PM
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The only criticism I have with the media is that they have no used professional reporters who live, work and have property and family in the area...
...the blow-ins don't understand the mood like people who have personal assets in the area.

I would like to hear questions asked by locals who have a pulse on the place.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 06:58 PM
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I would like to hear questions asked by locals who have a pulse on the place.


Yes, ABC radio did a great job with the Victorian floods, mainly speaking to locals..
It really DID highlight the hype and doom portrayed by other media..

eg: Minor seepage under a levee turned into a breach...

So called, streets underwater that locals said they just drove down..

It was good reporting from ABC..



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:08 PM
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Originally posted by troubleshooter
I lived between Townsville and Cairns for twenty years and I don't think you know what you are talking about.


Which part makes you think I dont know what Im talking about?



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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I think that it is hard to downplay a storm of this magnitude, people's lives are at stake. I wish the best to all, and advise you to follow directions if you are asked to get out of Dodge. People in Katrina are a good example of what could happen if you decide to stay behind. This is no joke. And again, don't listen to foolish people who say the talk about the type of devastation that storms of this magnitude can cause is overkill. Foolish people end up dead. Wise people heed the warning and get away safe.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:11 PM
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You should check out the structure now, its phenomenal.

In terms of area its actually quite large. In comparison cyclone Tracy was about 1/10th the size of this storm



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
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You should check out the structure now, its phenomenal.

In terms of area its actually quite large. In comparison cyclone Tracy was about 1/10th the size of this storm


lol, that's a damn lousy job of "playing it down" OZ...



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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Im not downplaying the severity of this storm at all. I would never tell people not to worry, unless I was the one working in the severe weather section in the Queensland office(I do work for the Bureau, stationed in Perth though). All Im saying is that the media estimations about the severity of the storm system are grossly over estimated. It's still an extremely dangerous weather event, and the storm surge IS going to be severe.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:16 PM
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Originally posted by backinblack

Originally posted by OzWeatherman
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You should check out the structure now, its phenomenal.

In terms of area its actually quite large. In comparison cyclone Tracy was about 1/10th the size of this storm


lol, that's a damn lousy job of "playing it down" OZ...

Yes OZ had to turn it around or he would look pretty silly tomorrow.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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ABC is saying 300km/h winds..
Though they do pull a lot of news from Sky....



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Originally posted by backinblack
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ABC is saying 300km/h winds..
Though they do pull a lot of news from Sky....

The equiptment on Willis Island stopped functioning as it passed over...
...malfunction of blown away?



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:36 PM
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This from the Sydney Morning Herald:



....Get out now, Bligh tells north Queensland‘‘I cannot say in strong enough terms, you have to take this window of opportunity to evacuate,’’ Ms Bligh told people at risk of the surge.

‘‘It will close within the next three hours. Do not bother to pack bags, just grab each other and get to a place of safety.’’
....Category five

Earlier today, Cyclone Yasi was upgraded to a category five cyclone, surpassing the size and destructive intensity of cyclones Larry and Tracy...."This impact is likely to be more life threatening than any experienced during recent generations."


Link also has video.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:37 PM
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why would BOM continue to class this cyclone as catagory 5 if there is disputing data that shows otherwise, does not the premier or prime minister also get their data from the same weather service supplied by BOM itself and their predicted forcast models.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:39 PM
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Latest BOM info here...

www.bom.gov.au...



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:40 PM
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Best general media coverage here...

www.couriermail.com.au...



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:44 PM
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Originally posted by troubleshooter
Latest BOM info here...

www.bom.gov.au...


According to this official information, and all information posted this has been a category five for quite some time. Jumping from a category three to five within 6 hours. How come people keep posting that they think it is a category four? Are they reading faulty news, or are they reading old news and are not aware of the current situation?

A quote from the link above:


Remarks: SEVERE TC YASI IS A LARGE AND VERY POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY WITHIN THE WARNING AREA, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN CAIRNS AND TOWNSVILLE. THIS IMPACT IS LIKELY TO BE MORE LIFE THREATENING THAN ANY EXPERIENCED DURING RECENT GENERATIONS. TC Yasi, CATEGORY 5, will continue to move in a west-southwesterly direction during the day. The cyclone is expected to cross the coast in the Innisfail area at about midnight.



posted on Feb, 1 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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Ok guys. Let's take a super conspirational point of view. We all know Australia has been victim of major floods for a couple of weeks now. Don't get on my case for what I'm about to say, but wasn't it predicted that the flooding of Australia was one of the precursor event of the so predicted pole shift? It is said that almost half of the country will eventually sink, along with Indonesia and some south american countries.

Let's look at the facts. A lot of countries are experiencing major flooding such as Australia, Pakistan...It all looks unusual. Now what if, WHAT IF!, it was really happening (the pole shift). Could this cyclone be just another HAARP produced event made by TPTB in order to justify more upcoming flooding in this area? I mean, it's certainly unlikely, but we all know that with HAARP and TPTB, nothing is impossible!

So what do tou think about it? Maybe it's just me, but I find that everything happening right now is odd. Animals dying all over the world, mega storm in the US, mega cyclone in Australia, huge and unusual snow accumulation in European countries, etc etc etc

As for the event itself, all my positive vibes are directed to the people suffering from these awful meteorologic conditions. I hope it's not going to be THAT bad :S





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