ATTN:Cyclone to hit Queensland coast!


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LazerLordz

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Dear all Australians in CS.Please take note.!
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Tracy strength cyclone heading to Qld
13:41 AEDT Tue Mar 8 2005

A cyclone as powerful as the storm that devastated Darwin 30 years ago was heading toward the Queensland coast, with weather forecasters unable to accurately predict where it will strike.

Cyclone Ingrid is rated a powerful category five and has a compact centre with winds gusting up to 290kph - drawing comparisons with Cyclone Tracy, which hit Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974.

The Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in Brisbane said on Tuesday the cyclone was about 290km northeast of Cooktown and moving west at eight kph.

Warning centre supervising meteorologist Phil Alford said the cyclone had a very destructive core.

"Where Tracy was a category four, this is a category five," he said.

"It is a deeper cyclone but with a very concentrated sort of vortex."

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Warnings for the far north Queensland coast between Port Douglas and Cairns are being issued every three hours.

Mr Alford said computer models had been unable to accurately predict where the cyclone is likely to cross the coast.

"Because of that we've got a fairly large warning zone from Lockhart River to Port Douglas," Mr Alford said.

"But one thing is for sure. All models say it's going to cross the coast - none of them are saying it's going to turn around and head off towards New Zealand or something."

Mr Alford said it was possible the cyclone could turn more westerly or even south-westerly and pick up speed by Wednesday, when an upper level trough that is impeding it moves away.

Terry Dukes, the reporting officer and weather observer at Cooktown Airport, said weather conditions on Tuesday were fairly normal, but people were preparing for the worst.

"This one's a bit spooky," Mr Dukes said.

"The cloud hasn't moved for the last two or three hours as far as coming towards us so it tells me that whatever it's doing it's possibly going a little bit to the northwest.

"If it keeps going that way we are happy," Mr Dukes said.

Federal Liberal MP Warren Entsch, whose far north Queensland electorate of Leichhardt is in the path of the storm, has warned locals not to be complacent.
 

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LazerLordz said:
Dear all Australians in CS.Please take note.!
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Tracy strength cyclone heading to Qld
13:41 AEDT Tue Mar 8 2005

A cyclone as powerful as the storm that devastated Darwin 30 years ago was heading toward the Queensland coast, with weather forecasters unable to accurately predict where it will strike.

Cyclone Ingrid is rated a powerful category five and has a compact centre with winds gusting up to 290kph - drawing comparisons with Cyclone Tracy, which hit Darwin on Christmas Eve 1974.

The Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre in Brisbane said on Tuesday the cyclone was about 290km northeast of Cooktown and moving west at eight kph.

Warning centre supervising meteorologist Phil Alford said the cyclone had a very destructive core.

"Where Tracy was a category four, this is a category five," he said.

"It is a deeper cyclone but with a very concentrated sort of vortex."

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Warnings for the far north Queensland coast between Port Douglas and Cairns are being issued every three hours.

Mr Alford said computer models had been unable to accurately predict where the cyclone is likely to cross the coast.

"Because of that we've got a fairly large warning zone from Lockhart River to Port Douglas," Mr Alford said.

"But one thing is for sure. All models say it's going to cross the coast - none of them are saying it's going to turn around and head off towards New Zealand or something."

Mr Alford said it was possible the cyclone could turn more westerly or even south-westerly and pick up speed by Wednesday, when an upper level trough that is impeding it moves away.

Terry Dukes, the reporting officer and weather observer at Cooktown Airport, said weather conditions on Tuesday were fairly normal, but people were preparing for the worst.

"This one's a bit spooky," Mr Dukes said.

"The cloud hasn't moved for the last two or three hours as far as coming towards us so it tells me that whatever it's doing it's possibly going a little bit to the northwest.

"If it keeps going that way we are happy," Mr Dukes said.

Federal Liberal MP Warren Entsch, whose far north Queensland electorate of Leichhardt is in the path of the storm, has warned locals not to be complacent.
This is funny.

I get Queensland cyclone warning not from ABC, SBS, Channel 9, 10 or 7, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, Today FM, Triple J or 2CH.

But from a photo forum based in Singapore.

The world is getting smaller?
 

Drudkh

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Sion said:
This is funny.

I get Queensland cyclone warning not from ABC, SBS, Channel 9, 10 or 7, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, Today FM, Triple J or 2CH.

But from a photo forum based in Singapore.

The world is getting smaller?
http://www.bom.gov.au/cgi-bin/wrap_fwo.pl?IDQP0005.txt
http://www.disaster.qld.gov.au/news/view.asp?id=1014&s=scdo
http://www.abc.net.au/news/items/200503/1318974.htm?queensland
 

LazerLordz

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Sion said:
This is funny.

I get Queensland cyclone warning not from ABC, SBS, Channel 9, 10 or 7, Sydney Morning Herald, Daily Telegraph, Today FM, Triple J or 2CH.

But from a photo forum based in Singapore.

The world is getting smaller?
Heh.I first saw this warning from an American site.Does that further the point that the world is getting smaller?Hell yeah :)

Please keep us updated of any happenings or was it just another bad forecast.
 

Benign

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So is Victoria Bitter and Four X.
Errrrr.............those were the days :bsmilie:

Now is chardonnay, shiraz, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, riesling......... :sticktong

Complimented with the abalones, king crabs from coldwater down south.... :lovegrin:

p/s: Queenslanders still on beer and meatpies?
 

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