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Monster Storm Bears Down On Australia

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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 01:58 AM
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reply to post by HunkaHunka
 

Seriously?

On a ship?




posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:01 AM
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reply to post by backinblack
 


Whatever, im done with you

Personally Im predicting the winds to not exceed 260km/h....im not in QLD severe weather, but thats my own prediction



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:05 AM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
reply to post by backinblack
 


Whatever, im done with you

Personally Im predicting the winds to not exceed 260km/h....im not in QLD severe weather, but thats my own prediction


Good work OZ...
You tell me to listen to BOM, which I did..
You don't like what they say so you're done with me???

Now you say 260km/h when your last post said 290km/h..???

Done with me is fine...
Obviously you just alter what YOU say anyway...

No wonder BOM tells me it will be fine and sunny all day while at the same time my window wipers are on full speed and I can't see for the rain.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:07 AM
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Just to chime in here, I've read a few posts that wonder how long this will last, and I'm not sure anyone's clarified, but when a cyclone/hurricane reaches land, the spinning dies within hours. Sure, there's still a helluva lot of rain that will fall, but the winds die down pretty fast, because the storm can't get the temperature torque it gets from the warm ocean water. Simple as that. in 48 hours, it will simply be a rainstorm. Unfortunately, by that time, the damage will be done.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:09 AM
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We're gonna pull through this together. I'm in melbourne too and I wish I could do something to help, like put someone up for a few months..



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:09 AM
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I agree,
Australian Media always hypes the severity.

This storm is going to be catastrophic, but i don’t think the winds will exceed 300kms, maybe 250-270?

Its not much of a difference, but that’s my punt.

No one knows no websites, no radars no nothing. I don't see a point in bickering like kids about it ( not saying you mate )

Lets just watch and hope that our mates up in North QLD ( even though they are maroon supporters ) hold on.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:11 AM
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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:12 AM
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I'm no expert but it may travel for 350 km's and I believe it's be moving at 30 km an hour so go figure.

I guess we'll both find out how far the storm can travel in due time. I imagine that if people 200k's away had a look at the way the animals are behaving they'd have a decent idea of what's coming their way.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:13 AM
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That's what they call extreme weather phenomena here in Greece. Supposedly, it's a result of climate change.
Hope it won't as bad as it sounds ...



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:14 AM
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Who cares who is right people, a bloody Cat 5 cyclone is coming and people are going to die. Your petty little arguments mean nothing in the greater scheme of things.

Anyhoo......

I found some overlays of what the cyclone would look like if it were over the other continents of the world......

Source

North America



Europe



Asia





Source

edit on 2/2/2011 by Kryties because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:14 AM
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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by HunkaHunka
 

Seriously?

On a ship?



Yep, as part of a carrier group. The Arliegh Burke cracked it's hull it was so bad.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:15 AM
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Well it seems everyone is following this thread now....

Here is an update i copied across from the original cyclone thread.

News Updates:



''Far North Qld to see destruction'' - PM

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 » 04:26pm



Julia Gillard has told the people of far north Queensland all Australians will be thinking of them as tropical cyclone Yasi bears down on them.

She delivered a simple message to affected residents on Wednesday afternoon: 'In the hours of destruction that are coming to them, all of Australia is going to be thinking of them.'

'Our thoughts are with you,' she told reporters in Canberra.

Ms Gillard said Yasi was probably going to be the worst cyclone to hit Australia.

But before the clean-up could begin, she said people were about to face 'many, many dreadful frightening hours'.

Ms Gillard paid tribute to the spirit of Queenslanders, who are only just beginning to recover from devastating floods.

Full Story

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Evacuation centres full - Cairns council

Wednesday, February 02, 2011 » 02:30pm


Cairns residents have been told all of the city's cyclone shelters are full and they must seek refuge in homes and other accommodation in the safest parts of the city.

'Some areas are already experiencing strong wind gusts up to 125km/h which will increase throughout the afternoon and evening,' Cairns Regional Council said in a statement.

'Travelling by vehicle or on foot is unsafe'.


Full Story






(BOM Updates)--------------------------------







IDQP0005
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: Transmitters serving the area from Cape Flattery to Sarina and inland to
Georgetown are requested to USE the Standard Emergency Warning Signal before
broadcasting the following warning.

TOP PRIORITY
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 16
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane
Issued at 3:54pm EST on Wednesday the 2nd of February 2011

A Cyclone WARNING is current for coastal and island communities from Cape
Flattery to Sarina, extending inland to Julia Creek and to the area west of
Croydon.

A Cyclone WATCH is current for the remaining inland parts west to the Northern
Territory border and north of Winton.

At 4:00 pm EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, Category 5 was estimated to be 250
kilometres east of Cairns and 275 kilometres north northeast of Townsville and
moving west southwest at 35 kilometres per hour.

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE 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.

DURING THE EVENING, THE VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE OF CYCLONE YASI WILL CROSS THE
COAST BETWEEN CAIRNS AND INGHAM, ACCOMPANIED BY A DANGEROUS STORM TIDE SOUTH OF
THE CYCLONE CENTRE.

Full BOM Bulletin



This is a satellite picture sequence showing the last 12 Infrared (IR) images taken by the Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA), MTSAT-1R satellite. The image covers the southeast quadrant of the MTSAT-1R satellite's total coverage. - source





SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE 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.

DURING THE EVENING, THE VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE OF CYCLONE YASI WILL CROSS THE COAST BETWEEN CAIRNS AND INGHAM, ACCOMPANIED BY A DANGEROUS STORM TIDE SOUTH OF THE CYCLONE CENTRE.

Tropical Cyclone Yasi, CATEGORY 5, will continue to move in a west-southwesterly direction. The cyclone is expected to cross the coast between Innisfail and Cardwell about 11 pm EST.

Coastal residents within the warning area, and particularly between Cairns and Proserpine including the Whitsundays, are specifically warned of an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SEA LEVEL RISE [i.e. storm tide] as the cyclone approaches, crosses the coast and moves inland. The sea is likely to steadily rise up to a level which will be VERY DANGEROUSLY above the normal tide, with EXTREMELY DAMAGING WAVES, STRONG CURRENTS and FLOODING of low-lying areas extending some way inland. The storm tide will persist for many hours after landfall of the cyclone and secondary peaks may occur around high tide on Thursday morning.

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Further News - Courtesy Ninemsn





Worst cyclone in memory looms off Qld
18:11 AEST Wed Feb 2 2011







Thousands of north Queenslanders are hunkered down in shelters and homes waiting for the most powerful cyclone in nearly a century to slam into the coast south of Cairns.

Category five tropical Cyclone Yasi should make landfall between Innisfail and Cardwell around 11pm (AEST) on Wednesday, with authorities confident they have picked the spot within a 30km range of accuracy.

The cyclone is powered by winds of 295km/h, and gusts have already brought down trees, ruined weather monitoring equipment on Willis Island, off Cairns, and taken out power at Airlie Beach, Ayr and Townsville.


Full Story


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Shopping centre takes 2500 Yasi evacuees






About 2500 people are crammed into one of Cairns' shopping centres which has become an evacuation centre. Food shortages, a power black out and a scary night ahead are feared as Cyclone Yasi barrels towards north Queensland.

Row upon row of people are lying in the food court of the Earlville Shopping Centre, in an area of the mall designated by owners, Stockland, as the safest to ride out Category 5 cyclones, with the expectation of winds topping 290km/hr.

Centre manager Paul Kelsey said they were only asked to open their doors to evacuees on Tuesday afternoon, and the thousands that have sought refuge have caught them off guard.

Full Story


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It's too late to flee from Yasi: authorities









It's too late to get out of the path of the life-threatening Cyclone Yasi, which is powering towards the north Queensland coast with wind gusts as high as 290km/h.

Authorities are now telling residents in the impact zone the time for evacuating is over and they must "seek shelter wherever they are".
Cyclone Yasi has slowed slightly as it bears down on the north Queensland coast, with the Bureau of meteorology (BoM) predicting it will now hit land around 11pm (AEST).

Full Story






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posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:16 AM
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The weather is going really crazy over there. We hope for the best with minimal loses.
Greece respect and know the Aussies are strong and soon they will heal their wounds.
A friend from Greece



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:16 AM
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Another webcam just north of Cairns in Port Douglas.

www.downunderonline.com...

Port Douglas must be a good place... Bill Clinton stayed there when he came out in 2001.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:18 AM
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Originally posted by OzWeatherman
reply to post by backinblack
 


Whatever, im done with you

Personally Im predicting the winds to not exceed 260km/h....im not in QLD severe weather, but thats my own prediction


A wager of some kind would make it interesting.

Perhaps the loser of the debate has to point it out in their signature or something.



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:20 AM
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Here is a small list of well situated web cams to watch the coming storm

www.3aw.com.au...



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:22 AM
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I speak for all Aussies saying we really appreciate the kind wishes from our friends around the world.

It send me shivers and gives me resolve to do more and give more.
edit on 2-2-2011 by squandered because: *more



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:22 AM
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good webcam if anyones interested.

www.ustream.tv...



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:29 AM
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do people even bother to read between the first page and the last page any more?

this is supposed to be a rallying point for relevant information, not reposting what someone else did a page ago.

anyway

Warwick Daily News chief-of-staff Casandra Garvey is visiting her parents in Ayr, smack in the middle of the area expected to be worst hit by Cyclone Yasi. This is her diary of Cyclone Yasi.

www.noosanews.com.au...

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Kirsty Nancarrow
ABC Premium News (Australia)
February 2, 2011

The Cook Shire Council in far north Queensland is warning residents in surrounding communities they are likely to be without drinkable water as early as this afternoon.

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Cyclone Yasi generates social media storm

www.baysidebulletin.com.au...

As Cyclone Yasi approaches the Queensland coast, social media has once again brought people together.

Hundreds have taken to Facebook and Twitter, among other social media platforms, either to vent their frustrations with Mother Nature or to help update people on the category five cyclone.
edit on 2-2-2011 by plexus because: additional information added



posted on Feb, 2 2011 @ 02:31 AM
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Always good to goto the source:


Between Port Douglas and Ayr these winds will become DESTRUCTIVE with gusts in excess of 125 km/hr developing during the couple of hours, spreading into the eastern tropical interior overnight. VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds with gusts up to 290 km/hr are expected to develop between Cairns and Ingham during the evening as the cyclone approaches and crosses the coast. These VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds will also occur to the north of the cyclone and affect the Atherton Tablelands.

Source BOM





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