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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #125 on: February 20, 2019, 08:24:04 AM »
Tropical Cyclone Oma expected to whip up king tides

Funny, I always thought that the king tides were astronomical, not weather related ??? >:D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #126 on: February 20, 2019, 08:45:24 AM »
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #127 on: February 20, 2019, 08:59:56 AM »
Funny, I always thought that the king tides were astronomical, not weather related ??? >:D

King tides sounds way worserer the storm surge...….media's thesaurus
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #128 on: February 20, 2019, 09:07:19 AM »
Funny, I always thought that the king tides were astronomical, not weather related ??? >:D
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"King tide" is a colloquial term for an especially high spring tide, such as a perigean spring tide. "King tide" is not a scientific term, nor is it used in a scientific context. The use of the term "king tide" originated in Australia, New Zealand and other Pacific nations to refer to an especially high tide that occurs only a few times per year. The term has now come to be used in North America as well,[1] particularly in low-lying South Florida, where they cause sunny day tidal flooding.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #129 on: February 20, 2019, 10:15:42 AM »
Today - this morning - right now is the King tide for QLD. Hervey bay is getting a 4.32M tide today. On the local's facebook page there is a pic of the Kingfisher barge at the River Heads ramp. If any of you have ever been to Fraser that you'll understand when I say the barge is sitting as high as the carpark, the concrete ramp is completely submerged, and the barge ramp is set slightly downhill to the road to load vehicles. West beach camps at Coongul, Awinya, Wooralie will be getting wet and back beach camps with this swell and tide will no doubt be on the news tonight with a few getting washed away.
IF the low pressure, rain and storm surge was all aligned with today there would have been major trouble all along the East coast but the tides drop again from today - still pretty big though.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #130 on: February 20, 2019, 11:59:59 AM »
Apparently, more models are coming into line with it hitting the coast, but maybe just north of Fraser.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #131 on: February 20, 2019, 12:08:54 PM »
It's interesting looking at it's predicted path from a week ago



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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #132 on: February 20, 2019, 08:51:17 PM »
ECMWF has changed their model again

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #133 on: February 20, 2019, 09:39:38 PM »
Weatherzone forum saying it's as good as dead, Cat 1 by morning they are saying and it's struggling to intensify due to the size of it's eye and no evidence of dry air entertainment (track map says Cat 2 still though).....will see how much rain it brings though,  hope some places that need it get a drink
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #134 on: February 21, 2019, 07:36:51 AM »
We'll get rain for sure and a bit of wind.

By the time it hits the coast, it won't be much bigger than a willy-willy by the current "modelling".

All the news channels are beside themselves, just itching for the first hit of a problem.
Some poor bastard at inskip will have his tent blow down and 48 news reporters will swarm on him like flies to a fresh Stanley Steamer.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #135 on: February 21, 2019, 07:42:38 AM »


Some poor bastard at inskip will have his tent blow down and 48 news reporters will swarm on him like flies to a fresh Stanley Steamer.

Hahaha,.it's funny cause it's true


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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #136 on: February 21, 2019, 09:07:27 AM »
Stuck this one in the 70's thread too ..    All this talk and Hype over Cyclone OMA  going to do this and that ......
 Its time I  reckon,  We need another Cherry Venture type grounding event on  Teewah   [ Highly unlikely due to the lack of shipping traffic these days though  ] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFagW_RTb_U   ...      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3odV6wLMmY  ....  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTeb2_tHL0k      so the next generations can make memories of trips to the wreck .    ;D ;D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #137 on: February 21, 2019, 09:29:30 AM »
We'll get rain for sure and a bit of wind.

By the time it hits the coast, it won't be much bigger than a willy-willy by the current "modelling".

All the news channels are beside themselves, just itching for the first hit of a problem.
Some poor bastard at inskip will have his tent blow down and 48 news reporters will swarm on him like flies to a fresh Stanley Steamer.

Last night's news had people evacuating Fraser, "scared" that they could be marooned there ::)
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #138 on: February 21, 2019, 09:37:27 AM »
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #139 on: February 21, 2019, 09:54:29 AM »
it's even got an official name on the news now......OMAgedden

somebody should do the world a favour and blow up the news chanels
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #140 on: February 21, 2019, 10:09:26 AM »
Last night's news had people evacuating Fraser, "scared" that they could be marooned there ::)

So, from one island to another..... good move.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #141 on: February 21, 2019, 10:11:56 AM »
Weatherzone is saying to watch end of next week when it does a u turn from up North and returns South as a low pressure system / no longer a cyclone...should get plenty of rain they are saying.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #142 on: February 21, 2019, 10:19:21 AM »
Out here, we're down for 3/4 of 5/8ths of fukk all so far.

Mal, if you think it was dry last time you were here, you should see it now.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #143 on: February 21, 2019, 10:24:27 AM »
Out here, we're down for 3/4 of 5/8ths of fukk all so far.

Mal, if you think it was dry last time you were here, you should see it now.
yeah plenty of places had SFA / no rain this Summer, everyone in Qld other the FNQ wants the rain bad.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #144 on: February 21, 2019, 10:33:52 AM »
Out here, we're down for 3/4 of 5/8ths of fukk all so far.

Mal, if you think it was dry last time you were here, you should see it now.

Are you on town water or just tanks?
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #145 on: February 21, 2019, 10:50:01 AM »
Tanks only....

28,000 or 30,000 litre underground unit, the main unit that feeds the house.
10,000 gal tank for drinking water washing cars and stuff, but I can draw from it for the house by switching some valves.
1,500 emergency tank, so if ya run everything out over a long week-end, you still have some backup until the water truck gets there.

All run on a separate pump, so if a pump Shits itself, we're still good to go.

Tons of water here at the moment, its just the yard is screwed.
Front dam (little bloke) dead dry.
Back dam, about 2 feet of water in it.

The 50 ducks and 4 turtles that live there will be fighting it out soon for the last drops.

I'm getting sparks off the tyres on the cars as I drive over the grass.

Poor ol farmers, are running irrigation every day.... the sun steals most of it.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #146 on: February 21, 2019, 02:33:41 PM »
Reading Weatherzone just now, don’t get your hopes up for to much rain...they reckon cyclone won’t come as close as first thought it might and might not even return next week now.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #147 on: February 21, 2019, 03:48:45 PM »
Reading Weatherzone just now, don’t get your hopes up for to much rain...they reckon cyclone won’t come as close as first thought it might and might not even return next week now.

Yeah, the models seem to have it turning north further out so bugger all rain except for the coast, still plenty of uncertainty though so likely to change again.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #148 on: February 22, 2019, 09:58:38 AM »
New tracking map makes it all clear.....

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #149 on: February 22, 2019, 10:07:54 AM »
Its that wild and wooly here atm apparently, its frightened or blew the skin of a Brown snake  ;D ;D Just had roughly a 5' long skin come blowing down the footpath and wrap around our bin  ;D
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