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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1775 on: June 14, 2021, 03:28:49 PM »
Couple of wraps of detcord or shearcord would fix that sucker. It'd be a tricky one to saw through.

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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1776 on: June 14, 2021, 03:47:25 PM »
It'd be a tricky one to saw through.

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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1777 on: June 15, 2021, 05:55:49 AM »
A few years ago I got caught in a windstorm like that up the back of Healesville.  It's been the only time in my life I was genuinely scared.

We got a job to a tree across the road so headed off to investigate, whether SES were needed etc.  The wind hadn't picked up at that stage.  On the way there the guy driving said we won't be going back that way.  A big tree had fallen across the road as we drove under it.  As we drove along we passed other trees that had partly fallen, but been caught up in others.  A bit further up we came across the tree that we were attending.  It was huge and by now the wind had really picked up.  We parked the car and luckily in the forest on the other side was a small clearing about 50m square. We stood in the middle and tried to work out where each tree would land near us.  Every few minutes we would hear a crash and in the distance you would see the trees falling.

After a while someone must have cleared the first tree as a few people would drive up to our car and beckon us over.  F... that you walk to me.  We would suggest they wait with us until it died down, but no they wanted to drive back the other way.  After the wind dropped we were out of there.

That same day a few people died in the area from trees falling.
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1778 on: July 27, 2021, 11:42:46 PM »
mad windy here again

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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1779 on: July 28, 2021, 06:08:54 AM »
Tad gusty here. Slept well in the shed in the camper.. few trees down again. No power in certain streets around me
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1780 on: July 28, 2021, 10:19:34 AM »
Tad gusty here. Slept well in the shed in the camper.. few trees down again. No power in certain streets around me
What wont she let you in th house ???

trees down, yea be plenty of that around I'd guess thunda and Shit going on here
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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1781 on: July 28, 2021, 10:20:04 AM »
Pouring rain and sunny at the same time, only in Melbourne...
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1782 on: July 28, 2021, 01:29:12 PM »
What wont she let you in th house ???

trees down, yea be plenty of that around I'd guess thunda and Shit going on here
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1783 on: July 28, 2021, 01:33:15 PM »
14 day isolation is done. Awaiting for phone call/email so I can start terrorising the streets again  :D
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1784 on: July 30, 2021, 02:53:24 PM »
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1785 on: August 02, 2021, 04:27:56 PM »
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1786 on: August 30, 2021, 05:18:38 PM »
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1787 on: August 30, 2021, 06:30:41 PM »
Can see a heap of snow on mt Skene from my place.

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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1788 on: August 30, 2021, 07:28:24 PM »
Can see a heap of snow on mt Skene from my place.

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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1789 on: September 03, 2021, 05:49:44 PM »
13mm and rising for the afternoon, will need an ark soon if it keeps up...
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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1790 on: September 03, 2021, 05:53:09 PM »
13mm and rising for the afternoon, will need an ark soon if it keeps up...
Still 1 in 20 cars with no headlights on...
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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1791 on: September 03, 2021, 06:20:51 PM »
Still 1 in 20 cars with no headlights on...

That’s the anti headlight brigade, they work on the theory if they can’t see you, you can’t see them.
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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1792 on: September 03, 2021, 06:36:47 PM »
Still 1 in 20 cars with no headlights on...

No headlights required in lockdown :)
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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1793 on: September 03, 2021, 07:54:54 PM »
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1794 on: September 20, 2021, 12:44:05 PM »
its insanely windy at moment at home

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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1795 on: September 20, 2021, 01:37:01 PM »
its insanely windy at moment at home

https://www.windy.com/?-38.185,145.364,10

The buidling I am on just moved 20mm away from the bay. The wind is crazy down here and the rain is horizontal

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Re: Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1796 on: September 20, 2021, 03:13:39 PM »
its insanely windy at moment at home

Neighbour up the road built a retaining wall out of Besser blocks and rendered it. He then bolted a 6 foot high Colorbond fence to it. In this wind the fence acted like a sail. The fence is now leaning at 20 degrees and has taken the top 3 courses of bricks with it.
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1797 on: September 20, 2021, 03:19:01 PM »
fragments of snow falling in Ballarat at the moment
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1798 on: Yesterday at 06:22:04 AM »
Nothing like you guys down south are getting, but its forecast for Windy here.
Its the top end of the stuff you guys have now.

At present, we should be getting 20-25 knots of wind.
Not even a puff of wind outside.  ???

I might be retracting that statement later.... but happt for the wind to bugger off.
Waaay too dry here at the moment for any wind.
 
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Re: Batten down the hatches Vic
« Reply #1799 on: Yesterday at 08:21:07 AM »
Nothing like you guys down south are getting, but its forecast for Windy here.
Its the top end of the stuff you guys have now.

At present, we should be getting 20-25 knots of wind.
Not even a puff of wind outside.  ???

I might be retracting that statement later.... but happt for the wind to bugger off.
Waaay too dry here at the moment for any wind.

Did you get any of the rain, last night? We missed out, but a mate near Marburg got a good drop.
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