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Tropical Cyclone Yasi
      #90136 - Tue Feb 01 2011 05:49 PM

Approaching Cairns, QLD, Australia, forecast to be a Cat 5 at landfall...

see Cairns News

Queensland has already been inundated with extreme flooding earlier in the year, and this cyclone approaching Cairns will add to troubles.


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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90137 - Tue Feb 01 2011 07:42 PM

We are now recording the Radar out of Cairns/Willis Island for the approach of Yasi:

http://flhurricane.com/imageanimator.php?97


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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90138 - Tue Feb 01 2011 08:17 PM

Conditions at Willis Island (Yasi is nearing this now)

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDQ60801/IDQ60801.94299.shtml

Queensland Storm Surge maps:

http://www.police.qld.gov.au/forms/qldfloods/default.html

note the most damaging landfall points for storm surge are reversed in the southern hemisphere, points south and west are more affected down under than in the us, where the general rule is more north and east of landfall.



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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90139 - Tue Feb 01 2011 08:19 PM

Latest Bulletin:

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 11
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane
Issued at 5:01am EST on Wednesday the 2nd of February 2011

A Cyclone WARNING is current for island and coastal areas from Cape Melville and
Sarina, extending inland to Croydon and Hughenden.

A Cyclone WATCH is current for coastal areas from the remaining tropical
interior east of Camooweal and north of Winton.

At 4:00 am EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, Category 5 was estimated to be
650 kilometres east northeast of Cairns and 650 kilometres northeast of
Townsville moving west southwest at 30 kilometres per hour.

SEVERE TC YASI IS A LARGE AND VERY POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES AN
EXTREMELY SERIOUS THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY WITHIN THE WARNING AREA,
ESPECIALLY BETWEEN PORT DOUGLAS AND TOWNSVILLE.

THIS IMPACT IS LIKELY TO BE MORE LIFE THREATENING THAN ANY EXPERIENCED DURING
RECENT GENERATIONS.

The Cyclone has now reached CATEGORY 5 and will continue to move in a
west-southwesterly direction during today.

Coastal residents within the warning, and particularly between Port Douglas and
Townsville are specifically warned of an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS sea level rise
[i.e. storm tide] as the cyclone approaches and crosses the coast. The sea is
likely to steadily rise up to a level which will be VERY DANGEROUSLY above the
normal tide, with EXTREMELY DAMAGING WAVES, strong currents and flooding of
low-lying areas extending some way inland. People living in areas likely to be
affected by this flooding should take measures to protect their property as much
as possible, and be prepared to follow instructions regarding evacuation of the
area if advised to do so by authorities.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 90 km/hr are expected to develop on coastal islands
later this morning, then extend onto the coast during the day, and further
inland across the northern tropical interior overnight.

Between Cooktown and Ingham these winds will become DESTRUCTIVE with gusts in
excess of 125km/hr during the afternoon and VERY DESTRUCTIVE with gusts above
280 km/hr between Port Douglas and Cardwell during the evening as the cyclone
approaches. These VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds can also occur on the seaward side of
hills to the north of the cyclone and are also forecast to reach the Atherton
Tablelands.

FLOODING RAINS will develop from Cooktown to Sarina during the afternoon and
then extend inland overnight.

People between Cape Melville and Sarina, extending inland to Croydon and
Hughenden should complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a
safe place.
- Boats and outside property should be secured.
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
Management Services website [www.disaster.qld.gov.au]
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service [SES] on
132 500 [for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage].

People about the remaining tropical interior east of Camooweal and north of
Winton should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat
increases.
- Information is available from your local government
- For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland's Disaster
Management Services website [www.disaster.qld.gov.au]
- For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service [SES] on
132 500 [for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on
buildings or roof damage].

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi at 4:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 15.7 degrees South 151.7 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 20 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 30 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 295 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 5
.Central pressure......... 924 hectoPascals


Please ensure that neighbours have heard and understood this message,
particularly new arrivals or those who may not fully understand English.

The next advice will be issued by 8:00 am EST Wednesday 02 February.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau's
website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State
Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.


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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90141 - Tue Feb 01 2011 10:59 PM

Added webcam recording + radar : http://flhurricane.com/imageanimator.php?98

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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90142 - Wed Feb 02 2011 12:16 AM

I did some minor searching and found a link to a good AVN image here:
http://www.goes.noaa.gov/sohemi/sohemiloops/shirgmscol.html


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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: GrantB]
      #90143 - Wed Feb 02 2011 08:54 AM

This is really massive. Australia from tip of the top to bottom is about 2400 miles.

http://www.bom.gov.au/gms/IDE00035.201102020630.shtml


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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90144 - Wed Feb 02 2011 11:06 AM

You guys would find this interesting:

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/flo...e-1225998762870


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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: Kate77]
      #90145 - Wed Feb 02 2011 01:11 PM

Live streaming from ABC 24 in Australia

http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/

streaming cam: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/cyclone-yasi-cairns-cbd


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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90146 - Wed Feb 02 2011 03:37 PM

Those folks have lost so much in the floods and, now this on top of that.

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Re: Tropical Cyclone Yasi [Re: MikeC]
      #90148 - Thu Feb 10 2011 08:12 AM

Yasi is the most powerful Cyclone that strikes Australia. Australians are so upset with this. The Australian state of Queensland has been devastated by the impact of Cyclone Yasi. Yasi, a Category Five storm, slammed to the state of Queensland after the region had seen the most detrimental floods in over a century. At the least, the destruction from Cyclone Yasi will cost Australia $2 billion or more.

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