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NEWS: Super cyclone moving in for third hit on Australia

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posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 02:05 AM
Packing winds of over 300 kilometers an hour (185 miles) a "super cyclone" is heading for Australia. The cyclone named Ingrid has already struck Australia twice and currently listed as a Category 5 which is the highest level. Several communities are evacuating women and children as a precaution. So far none of the cyclone hits have produced casualties.< br /> SYDNEY (AFP) - A "super cyclone" packing winds of over 300 kilometers an hour (185 miles) is bearing down on Australia's remote northwest coast after already striking the country twice in the east and north.

Cyclone Ingrid was upgraded to a Category Five -- the highest level -- early Tuesday over the Timor Sea and was expected to roar across the coast near the Aboriginal community of Kalumburu early Wednesday.

Western Australia's cyclone warning center said Kalumburu and other communities in the far northwest were well prepared for the storm, which is predicted to have sustained winds of 285 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 320 kilometers per hour.

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Sustained winds of 185 mph! That rives big hurricanes that hit Florida. TO make matters worse, this one keeps coming back for more. It seems lucky that it has hit in sparsely populated areas so no one has been killed. However, I wonder how a city like Sydney would fare?

posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 02:16 AM
This one cyclone has terrorised and made some battery and candle manufactures very rich. It keeps losing strength and then gaining it again.

If it joins up with the other cyclone over west australia.....well i hate to think what will happen.

[edit on 15-3-2005 by Mayet]

posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 02:32 AM
Sydney's not in the tropics mate. We're quite safe from such things.


posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 03:13 AM
Just when you thought it was safe to have a really cool accent... somebody points a scalar weapon at your home. How does this measure up against the typical storm track for Australia? I don't spend much time looking at weather forecasts for countries I'll probably never get to visit.

posted on Mar, 15 2005 @ 07:09 AM
I was just wondering about Australian/U.S. bases in regard to this topic and an old bookmark sprung to mind. Check out the concentration of 'internet secure stations' in Australia.

From here.
That's a lot of 'stations' if you look at the global ratio.

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[edit on 15-3-2005 by sanctum]

posted on Mar, 16 2005 @ 11:13 AM

HAARPnetHAARP will zap the upper atmosphere with a focused and steerable electromagnetic beam. It is an advanced model of an "ionospheric heater." (The ionosphere is the electrically-charged sphere surrounding Earth's upper atmosphere. It ranges between 40 to 60 miles above the surface of the Earth.)

ATS HAARP related posts/threads

Check out some of those ATS posts. There is a lot of information relating to HAARP. This Timor/Banda cyclone looks to be coming from an area where recent quakes occurred.

Cyclone tracks from Bom gov

Tropical cyclones are low pressure systems that form in the tropics which, in the southern hemisphere, have well defined clockwise wind circulations with average surface winds exceeding gale force (34 kn). Short period wind gusts are often 40 per cent or more higher than the average wind speed. Severe tropical cyclones have surface winds greater than hurricane force (63 kn).
The circular eye of a tropical cyclone is an area characterised by light winds and often by clear skies. The eye is typically 20 nautical miles (nm) or so across but the eye of a cyclone can range from under 5 to over 50 nm wide.
The eye is surrounded by a dense ring of cloud known as the eye wall which is the area of heaviest winds and seas. Following the passage of the eye the winds shift to the opposite direction with equal force.

Tropical cyclones vary in both size and intensity. Small cyclones such as Chloe (April 1995) may be only 60 nm across whereas large storms, such as Orson (April 1989) and Joan (December 1975), may be up to 300 nm across. Both large and small cyclones can have equally devastating wind speeds near the centre.
Radar and satellite images often show that the eye wall clouds are the innermost coil of a series of spiral rain-band clouds. These bands may extend up to 300 nm from the eye wall and are often associated with thunderstorms and very strong wind squalls.

[edit on 16-3-2005 by JoeDoaks]

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