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Cyclone Yasi

Post by Cardno » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:19 pm

After significant flooding in the south, Queensland is in serious trouble again.

http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemil ... mscol.html

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Post by FLETCH » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:58 am

Once again our thoughts go out to those in Queensland. As if the recent floods were not enough, the storm season is hitting hard.

Yasi is potentially the worst storm/cyclone to hit the state in recorded history. My god this storm is big.

See here: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/nort ... 5997552623

Scroll down for more info. Yasi is compared to two other cyclones that caused a great deal of damage in the past and is also compared to Katrina.

At least there is some warning, lets hope all remain safe.
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Post by Cardno » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:37 am

This thing is almost as big and as fast as Katrina. The major difference is that it will hit a smaller population base, but will still impact around 300,000 people. Also however, it's forecast to drop a massive metre of rain, compared to Katrina which dropped a third of this. It's going to hit both Cairns and Townsville but looks to be heading straight for Cairns.

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Post by Havok » Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:54 am

Cardno wrote:This thing is almost as big and as fast as Katrina. The major difference is that it will hit a smaller population base, but will still impact around 300,000 people. Also however, it's forecast to drop a massive metre of rain, compared to Katrina which dropped a third of this. It's going to hit both Cairns and Townsville but looks to be heading straight for Cairns.
How strong is the storm at this point?
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Post by Gilgamesh » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:44 pm

I hope you all stay safe. Thinking of you guys.

Keep us updated please.
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Post by casebolt » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:38 pm

The weather is not working in its natural way, it is being manipulated by the ones we pay taxes to, silly sinners we are. :D

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Post by Cardno » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:29 pm

Havok wrote:
Cardno wrote:This thing is almost as big and as fast as Katrina. The major difference is that it will hit a smaller population base, but will still impact around 300,000 people. Also however, it's forecast to drop a massive metre of rain, compared to Katrina which dropped a third of this. It's going to hit both Cairns and Townsville but looks to be heading straight for Cairns.
How strong is the storm at this point?
As of this minute it just got upgraded to cat 5 and they are predicting winds of around 290km. The eyes has expanded over night and is now 120km wide.

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Post by casebolt » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:46 pm

Does not sound normal does it?

U.S.A is getting hit NOW with a "HISTORIC" Cold winter storm one is Hot and one is Cold both in ballance.

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Post by Havok » Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:32 pm

Cardno - The games you requested a pause on have been taken care of. Do what you need to do there and be safe! Maybe move back to NZ when it's all over with :)
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Post by Shardin5 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:03 pm

In '86 we had back to back Class5 Typhoons in Oki. Typhoon Rodger came right over KinVille and those of us at Camp Hanson sat right in the eye of the storm. It was really cool. Bunker down, and take pictures.
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Post by Havok » Wed Feb 02, 2011 3:14 pm

I just saw on one of the news pages that Yasi had winds up to 186-mph. That's crazy...
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Post by akshamu » Wed Feb 02, 2011 4:57 pm

Havok wrote:I just saw on one of the news pages that Yasi had winds up to 186-mph. That's crazy...
Has anyone heard from our Aussie friends at all?
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Post by Shardin5 » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:15 pm

Yasi was just downgraded, so that is good news somewhat.
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Post by Havok » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:18 pm

akshamu wrote:
Havok wrote:I just saw on one of the news pages that Yasi had winds up to 186-mph. That's crazy...
Has anyone heard from our Aussie friends at all?
Not yet. Hoping to hear from Cardno tomorrow.
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Post by Logain » Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:30 pm

Cardno wrote:This thing is almost as big and as fast as Katrina. The major difference is that it will hit a smaller population base, but will still impact around 300,000 people. Also however, it's forecast to drop a massive metre of rain, compared to Katrina which dropped a third of this. It's going to hit both Cairns and Townsville but looks to be heading straight for Cairns.
Cairns... One of my best liberty ports in 20 years in the Navy. Great people and awesome diving and snorkeling on the Reef. Hope all goes well for those folks.

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