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Old Mar 17th 2010, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by Steve1977 View Post
a load of rain all over SEQ.
Trouble is the scale only goes to 20mm+....that's like an average day in SEQ!
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
Heron Island is self-evacuating as you say - it not an official evacuation, more a precaution by the resort itself, and Lady Elliott is following. Makes sense - get people out before it gets to the last minute and they are fighting the rough seas.
Poll, that 'rant' by Peter Byrne - was he right? Sounds a bit Michael Fish like to me
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Originally Posted by Steve1977 View Post
http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/forec...sie&noofdays=7

Check out this from New Zealand's Metvuw service.

They've got it clearly hitting the Rockhampton/Gladstone area from Friday morning then sliding down the QLD coast and dumping a load of rain all over SEQ.
don't like this one either.....
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Chances are we will just get a load of rain.......... remember the other week when there was a megga wave warning........ everyone was down the beach waiting for it to hit!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
The powers that be (Poll) is taking no notice of my request so I don't see why she help you out
I'm not at work till the end of the week (just in time for the crossing!) so my powers are a bit limited at present......

Originally Posted by Safin View Post
that I can deal with might just head south earlier by car/train and sod the flight.

Just hope it crosses (or is well clear) before i leave so i know everyone is safe
Might be an idea to have an alternate route south planned just in case.

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Poll, that 'rant' by Peter Byrne - was he right? Sounds a bit Michael Fish like to me
Welll........totally personal view here, yes he does have a touch of Michael Fish about him.
He is right in that we don't have any cyclone watches or warnings current, but bearing in mind the fact that it has been such a quiet season for cyclones in Qld a lot of people aren't prepared at all, even in cyclone-prone areas - no batteries for radios, no tarps, no ropes etc. I will admit to not having seen much media coverage over the last few days - off work so no TV -but a bit of advice to be prepared can't go wrong.
No-one knows where or if it will cross, but by the time we do know it could be too late to rush out and get supplies, or evacuate, in the case of the islands. Heron and Lady Elliott don't evacuate at the drp of a hat, for example, far too costly for them. That particular news report also includes advice from the Local Disaster Management Group, and from one of EMQ's Regional Directors - they aren't in the business of scaremongering, and certainly the RD has a wealth of experience behind him, very skilled guy in the disaster management field.


Be interesting to see if Mr Weatherman has to eat his words.......
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Is the Round The World Floating Fetus anywhere close by?
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Originally Posted by wanderingwombat View Post
Just how prepared are some people?
I've brought the washing in and moved the dog bowl to the inner bit of the patio.
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Originally Posted by DeadVim View Post
I've brought the washing in and moved the dog bowl to the inner bit of the patio.
I'd also recommend turning all the taps on as Wivenhoe dam is quite full these days - give it some spare capacity incase 300mm of rain comes along.
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I'd also recommend turning all the taps on as Wivenhoe dam is quite full these days - give it some spare capacity incase 300mm of rain comes along.
I would do but our tank would run dry and the Dam would be entirely unaffected

Just been nosing through that Weatherzone.com.au site ... there is some cool stuff there. The forums (forii, fora?) are mental.
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I would do but our tank would run dry and the Dam would be entirely unaffected

Just been nosing through that Weatherzone.com.au site ... there is some cool stuff there. The forums (forii, fora?) are mental.
They are aren't they - I can't get over the number of people in the general TC Ului thread (and other cyclone threads in the past) who are almost praying for a cyclone to hit their towns so they can "see what its like"
The techie threads are fascinating though, watching how weather sstems are actually built up and developed.
Lot of good forecasting and different models on the main site too, can spend hours poking around on there!
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Default Re: Cyclone Season......Queensland - TC Ului

Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
I'm not at work till the end of the week (just in time for the crossing!) so my powers are a bit limited at present......



Might be an idea to have an alternate route south planned just in case.



Welll........totally personal view here, yes he does have a touch of Michael Fish about him.
He is right in that we don't have any cyclone watches or warnings current, but bearing in mind the fact that it has been such a quiet season for cyclones in Qld a lot of people aren't prepared at all, even in cyclone-prone areas - no batteries for radios, no tarps, no ropes etc. I will admit to not having seen much media coverage over the last few days - off work so no TV -but a bit of advice to be prepared can't go wrong.
No-one knows where or if it will cross, but by the time we do know it could be too late to rush out and get supplies, or evacuate, in the case of the islands. Heron and Lady Elliott don't evacuate at the drp of a hat, for example, far too costly for them. That particular news report also includes advice from the Local Disaster Management Group, and from one of EMQ's Regional Directors - they aren't in the business of scaremongering, and certainly the RD has a wealth of experience behind him, very skilled guy in the disaster management field.


Be interesting to see if Mr Weatherman has to eat his words.......
I think his point was that it is irresponsible to panic the entire east coast when the cyclone will only cross in one place, and have an effective radius of only a few hundred km. I think he's right on that. The news agencies have been failing to point out that currently no one know where it will hit, and until then no one should panic.
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
They are aren't they - I can't get over the number of people in the general TC Ului thread (and other cyclone threads in the past) who are almost praying for a cyclone to hit their towns so they can "see what its like"
The techie threads are fascinating though, watching how weather sstems are actually built up and developed.
Lot of good forecasting and different models on the main site too, can spend hours poking around on there!
I usually prefer to surf for different kinds of model but those do hold a geeky appeal. I love the 'weather porn' pics

I have to say that being a 'storm chaser' always seemed like a fun thing to do.
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I think his point was that it is irresponsible to panic the entire east coast when the cyclone will only cross in one place, and have an effective radius of only a few hundred km. I think he's right on that. The news agencies have been failing to point out that currently no one know where it will hit, and until then no one should panic.
Yep, preparation is one thing, panic is one step too far, and not necessary.
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I usually prefer to surf for different kinds of model but those do hold a geeky appeal. I love the 'weather porn' pics

I have to say that being a 'storm chaser' always seemed like a fun thing to do.
You can actually sign up to the Bureau to report on storms - they don't ask you to chase them, but I have to admit that appeals to me as well!
A lot of the reports you see in the Courier are called in by Storm Spotters - the reported size of hail stones, that kind of thing.

http://www.bom.gov.au/storm_spotters/
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Originally Posted by Pollyana View Post
You can actually sign up to the Bureau to report on storms - they don't ask you to chase them, but I have to admit that appeals to me as well!
A lot of the reports you see in the Courier are called in by Storm Spotters - the reported size of hail stones, that kind of thing.

http://www.bom.gov.au/storm_spotters/
Slightly too committed for me I think, I'm more of a fair weather fan (!).

I was keen on a girl in the Met Office, I met her in Iceland. I was swiftly exposed to her cold front though.
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