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Old 01-02-2011, 17:06   #61
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There is a difference between the way Hurricane and Cyclones are measured. Even though they are born and behave in a similar fashion.
The US uses the Saffir/Simpson Scale while in Oceana we use the Australian Cyclone Severity Scale.

The scales can be seen here. (I cant seem to be able to post xls data without it going haywire)

Source Tropical Cyclone Plotting Information / Intensity Scale Comparison

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How good is my planning! Flew from Alice Springs to Cairns on Saturday for a week. Just been out buying supplies and getting ready to hunker down.
Be safe mate. Let us know how you get on.

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Wind Speeds up to 160 nautical miles per hour!!!

Details of Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi at 7:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 16.1 degrees South 150.9 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 160nautical miles per hour
.Severity category........ 5
.Central pressure......... 922 hectoPascals

Good luck to anyone up there

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On a side note, Where the hell is that red head from canberra at the moment. Anna bligh is doing an amazing (almost stateman-like) job. That "other" labor woman seems to be under a rock somewhere. Its time like this that a good prime minister would be on tv several times a day explaing what the federal govt is doing. (maybe she is busy reading Bush's guide to emergency management)

While I know that Anna is communicating on behalf of the army and over federal depts, but jooolia could at least make a statement or two.

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From the BOM "Yasi is likely to be the most life-threatening storm in living memory".
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Its time like this that a good prime minister would be on tv several times a day explaing what the federal govt is doing. (maybe she is busy reading Bush's guide to emergency management)
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AHahahahah!! She's gone fishing, in Texas.


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On a side note, Where the hell is that red head from canberra at the moment. Anna bligh is doing an amazing (almost stateman-like) job. That "other" labor woman seems to be under a rock somewhere. Its time like this that a good prime minister would be on tv several times a day explaing what the federal govt is doing. (maybe she is busy reading Bush's guide to emergency management)

While I know that Anna is communicating on behalf of the army and over federal depts, but jooolia could at least make a statement or two.

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The rest of the country is either under water or on fire!!!
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On a side note, Where the hell is that red head from canberra at the moment. Anna bligh is doing an amazing (almost stateman-like) job. That "other" labor woman seems to be under a rock somewhere. Its time like this that a good prime minister would be on tv several times a day explaing what the federal govt is doing. (maybe she is busy reading Bush's guide to emergency management)

While I know that Anna is communicating on behalf of the army and over federal depts, but jooolia could at least make a statement or two.

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The TC has moved slightly south(seven news)
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Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi

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This guy does a good detailed analysis of why this storm will be so nasty.



I have friends with boats in Cairns…. I imagine and hope they have headed way up Trinity
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On a side note, Where the hell is that red head from canberra at the moment. Anna bligh is doing an amazing (almost stateman-like) job. That "other" labor woman seems to be under a rock somewhere. Its time like this that a good prime minister would be on tv several times a day explaing what the federal govt is doing. (maybe she is busy reading Bush's guide to emergency management)

While I know that Anna is communicating on behalf of the army and over federal depts, but jooolia could at least make a statement or two.

end of rant.

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Thank goodness. I think perhaps She realises Queenslanders do not want her wineing tone in front of them right now. She may even rethink her oneoff flood levy.

Townsville will possibly be worse affected than Cairns now.
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Thank goodness. I think perhaps She realises Queenslanders do not want her wineing tone in front of them right now. She may even rethink her oneoff flood levy.

Townsville will possibly be worse affected than Cairns now.
Have you noticed how she is sounding and looking like Margerat THATCHER.
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I tend to change channels when she is on.
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Have you noticed how she is sounding and looking like Margerat THATCHER.
Maggie had balls. She was know as the Iron lady as you would remember. Anna is like Cast Iron.. Jooolia is more like Iron Oxide- Rust!

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