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Cyclone Yasi

This cyclone is huge. My thoughts are with everyone that is in the path of this
huge monster.

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news...-1225998762870
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"IF you're struggling to grasp the magnitude of Tropical Cyclone Yasi, consider this: it is so large it would almost cover the United States, most of Asia and large parts of Europe."

.... unbelievable. 2000 km wide impact. Light your candles, cross your fingers, press your thumb for the people in it's path. They're gonna need it. Again ...

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Re: Cyclone Yasi

Live coverage from ABC News 24

http://media.smh.com.au/national/nat...l?from=newsbox
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

This is probably what it looks like inside the eye of Yasi:

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Cyclone Yasi versus the World

http://www.smh.com.au/photogallery/e...202-1adhm.html
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

Weather reports also indicate that the power of this cyclone will push almost 500km inland.

It's not often that a cyclone will do this, it usually just degenerates into a rain depression..... so this thing is massive.


Also, just got an email from my mate in Cairns. He said:
"As I write this it is 8.15pm and now under 3 hrs till impact! It is eerily quiet and still with only the odd gust of wind ! The calm b4 the storm!!!! We have bunkered down with food and supplies including beer!!!"


Phewww..... lucky he remembered the beer !!!

(Hope he's wearing his brown dacks. This thing looks scary as hell)
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

To give some idea of what this is going to be like (minus sound effects of course).

http://video.theaustralian.com.au/em...?player=narrow
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

The eye of the cyclone looks like it will hit land at Innisfail :

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR192.loop.shtml#skip
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

Just got off the phone to my sister and mum in Brisbane. The news is running nothing else but updates but it seems the estimated km per hour has been reduced to 280km. Let's hope it goes down a bit more before impact.
My thoughts are with Innisfail. El nina has not been kind to Queensland!
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To give some idea of what this is going to be like (minus sound effects of course).

http://video.theaustralian.com.au/em...?player=narrow
We need to get that commentator back to replace the softly softly morons at CNN.

Poor Aussies thought, thoughts are with you.
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The eye of the cyclone looks like it will hit land at Innisfail :

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR192.loop.shtml#skip
Correct !!!



Also, here is the public notice from the Burdekin shire council:
https://s3-ap-southeast-1.amazonaws.com/bscwww/Media/201102020800.CycloneYasi.PublicNotice.pdf



If you go to the home page for the Burdekin:
http://www.burdekin.qld.gov.au/
You will see the disaster management information and public notices relating to the cyclone......... but if you read down a bit further:
"The public pool will be open on the weekend !!!"

GO QUEENSLAND !!! - let's not let the weather ruin a perfectly good weekend.

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Weather reports also indicate that the power of this cyclone will push almost 500km inland.
Once it hits land it will be definitely lose power...without warm ocean water to feed it will die...unfortunately it's big enough and has enough run-up to move quite far inland.

Good luck to your mate and every one else bunkering down for this one...it takes guts.
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

Cairns being my home town I am very worried that this monster could flatten the place. Hopefully it will not be a direct hit and she'll be spared the Cyclone Tracy Darwin type of impact. Whilst these type of things are pretty common in FNQ it only takes that one in every 200 year perfect storm for Mother Nature to remind us who is boss. Fingers crossed X
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Re: Cyclone Yasi


The amusingly nerdy thing about these images over northern hemisphere continents is that to be feasible,the Yasi overlay needs to be "flipped", as cyclones (hurricanes) spin the other way up top.
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

Further to litespeed's radar image is this BOM infrared satellite image updated every hour or so. She really is a monster...

http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.latest.shtml
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The amusingly nerdy thing about these images over northern hemisphere continents is that to be feasible,the Yasi overlay needs to be "flipped", as cyclones (hurricanes) spin the other way up top.
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

OK

SHE'S A CATAGORY 5 NOW !!!!!
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/


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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 25
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane
Issued at 12:59am EST on Thursday the 3rd of February 2011


At 1:00 am EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, Category 5 was estimated to be 120 kilometres south southeast of Cairns and 50 kilometres south of Innisfail and
moving west southwest at 30 kilometres per hour.

YASI CROSSED THE COAST NEAR MISSION BEACH DURING THE PAST HOUR WITH THE LARGE
DESTRUCTIVE CORE AROUND THE EYE EXTENDING BETWEEN INNISFAIL AND CARDWELL.


Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi at 1:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 18.0 degrees South 146.0 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 20 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 30 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 285 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 5
.Central pressure......... 930 hectoPascals
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http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQP0005.txt
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

Fark me is that cyclone big. Hope all the banana benders are ok up there in FNQ
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Re: Cyclone Yasi

The eye appears to be over Tully. That would be a freaky place to be right now.
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The eye appears to be over Tully. That would be a freaky place to be right now.
To be fair, Tully is a pretty freaky place at the best of times
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