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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by taipan on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 07:08

12C is a summers day in England.
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Post by lardbucket on Wed 15 Mar 2017, 11:22

February and early March is reliably warm.

December? You could get anything. It was freezing for the Saffie Test.

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Post by Big Dog on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 21:24

Bit of a blow happening in FNQ:

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Post by horace on Mon 27 Mar 2017, 22:50

I have had the misfortune to have met a few cyclone Debbies
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Post by WideWally on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 02:55

This is a serious situation, so why does Channel 9 have their coverage hosted by a bumbling lightweight like that Karl bloke?
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 05:13

Cannot believe the idiots who went outside to televise. One sheet of flying corrugated iron is all it takes ...

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Post by Big Dog on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 06:48

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Post by JGK on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 09:08

lardbucket wrote:Cannot believe the idiots who went outside to televise. One sheet of flying corrugated iron is all it takes ...


Aye. My uncle nearly lost in leg in Cyclone Tracy that way.

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Post by horace on Tue 28 Mar 2017, 22:43

Aye, a truly devastating event. Wally, Lardy or Bradman do you know whether this cyclone came at an unusual time? IIRC the cyclone risk season in N Qld has usually finished by March.

Meanwhile, it seems the tiny percentage of scientists who hold the view that humans do not contribute to CO2 emissions will have cause for celebration. Industrialists, coal miners, land clearers will also be popping champagne corks.

(Skully may want to move his investments around)

Link. Trump fixes climate science.
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Post by WideWally on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 03:22

The extremely destructive Cyclone Larry hit at a similar time of the year back in 2006 & more recently Ita was in April 2014.
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Post by lardbucket on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 06:36

For FNQ March is probably amongst the most common months ... I certainly remember two good cyclones in March (Justin and ??) early in my FNQ stint, Justin hit on 22 03 1997 much to the disgust of my son who had hoped to have his 11th birthday celebration that day. I would have to look back further to see when Winifred and Joy, usually only spoken of in hushed tones, struck.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-02-02/australias-worst-cyclones/1926526

(link above to some of Australia's worst cyclones, not infrequently in March)

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Post by lardbucket on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 06:45

Cyclone Joy is not listed above, though my friends who lived in Cairns at the time tell me that it was the one that scared them all the most ... body bags were flown in from Brisbane in advance of the storm when it was feared that it would make landfall as a category 4. Fortunately it did most of its damage off-shore.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Joy


Also horrie this link

http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/

gives an idea of number of cyclones and when they occurred. Looking through the list I am again reminded of flying out of an Aboriginal settlement in a small plane as cyclone Dennis approached ... it's the only time I've ever felt that the plane I was in had as much control over its flight path as a leaf. Proud to say I did not throw up.

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Post by Bradman on Wed 29 Mar 2017, 07:42

The two cat 5s that hit me in the Territory in consecutive years were both latish. The weaker(Razz ) one was in mid march and the other one wrecked Anzac Day. Both first played havoc in FNQ. One of them farked around in WA for a bit before being downgraded at Katherine 300km inland. Both were moving a little bit faster than Debbie TF.
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Post by horace on Fri 31 Mar 2017, 00:24

Thanks guys for that. Little planes in FNQ scared the tripe out of me so many times - without cyclonic weather. Flights in Africa and Central America were relaxing by comparison.
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Post by Bradman on Fri 31 Mar 2017, 01:56

Try PNG. Though it was in Africa where I decided to not even bother getting a pilot's licence. Best left to those who like it so much they make a living out of it. Family full of bloody hobby pilots and it shits me to tears they think a fun day out involves doing something akin to letting the local GP perform heart surgery.
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Re: bushfire and weather thread

Post by skully on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 06:51

Awful development from the Tweed

"A 43-year-old mother died trying to save her children after her car crashed off a slippery road and sank into the Tweed River on Monday, police say.

Stephanie King, 43, was driving along Dulguigan Road, Tumbulgum, with her three children - Ella Jane, 11, Chloe May, 8, and Jacob, 7 - in the car when their vehicle veered off the road and slid into the swollen river just after 1.40pm.

Chloe May somehow managed to escape from the vehicle and ran to a nearby farm screaming for help. Her mother and siblings were not able to get out of the car. Police recovered their bodies on Tuesday morning.

"I can tell you the mother was trying to get one of her children out of the car when she passed away she was with the child, holding the child," said Superintendent Wayne Starling."


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Very sad development from this story from yesterday. The car was just 5 m from the bank. No
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Post by Red on Tue 04 Apr 2017, 08:06

Very sad.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun 23 Apr 2017, 22:08

Looks like a wet Anzac Day for Sydney, Melb & Hobart. Not bad elsewhere.
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Post by horace on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 00:04

I detest ANZAC Day. We should only have participated in WW2. Our rulers sentenced umpteen Australians to slaughter and be slaughtered in unjust wars.

Menzies should have been tried as a war criminal for pig iron, Nazi appeasement and Vietnam. Howard with Bush and Blair should be in the dock for the 100s of thousands slaughtered in Iraq and for causing what may become a 100 year war.

The sacrifice of those sent should never be forgotten, nor should the lives lost on all sides.
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Post by JGK on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 01:04

horace wrote:I detest ANZAC Day...


The sacrifice of those sent should never be forgotten...


Err... Isn't that why we commemorate ANZAC Day?

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Post by Red on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 01:46

JGK wrote:
horace wrote:I detest ANZAC Day...


The sacrifice of those sent should never be forgotten...


Err... Isn't that why we commemorate ANZAC Day?

There seems to be a polarity though because some believe that ANZAC Day actually glorifies war (especially the focus on the flawed Gallipoli campaign) and want this to be seen as a remembrance day which mourns the loss of life in all wars.
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Post by horace on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 02:16

Red wrote:
JGK wrote:
horace wrote:I detest ANZAC Day...


The sacrifice of those sent should never be forgotten...


Err... Isn't that why we commemorate ANZAC Day?

There seems to be a polarity though because some believe that ANZAC Day actually glorifies war (especially the focus on the flawed Gallipoli campaign) and want this to be seen as a remembrance day which mourns the loss of life in all wars.


Red gets it right. Cheap effort Mr K.
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 06:25

horrie - could you please translate Red's post into one coherent idea? I'm not really aware of anyone who chooses to see Anzac Day as 'glorifying war' other than those who wish to raise that particular straw man in order to tear it down.

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Post by taipan on Tue 25 Apr 2017, 06:59

Remember the days when Red used to lecture us on grammar and spelling.

Good times.
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Post by Big Dog on Fri 19 May 2017, 10:13

Looks like its raining in every capital in Aust.....except Hobart Razz
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