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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #150 on: February 22, 2019, 10:18:33 AM »
Down to a Cat 1 now and seems to have pulled up a fair way off the Coast, looks like it will sit there for the Weekend before heading North. I think wind and waves will be about the extent of the effects.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #151 on: February 22, 2019, 10:46:28 AM »
Down to a Cat 1 now and seems to have pulled up a fair way off the Coast, looks like it will sit there for the Weekend before heading North. I think wind and waves will be about the extent of the effects.
they showed a beach this morning that was pretty much gone, not sure which one it was - could have been TV speak - in other words very little changed not sure anymore.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #152 on: February 22, 2019, 11:43:28 AM »
Wave heights up to 12m off of Brisbane


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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2019, 01:19:14 PM »
that's nuttin, i've had 3 out 4 wheelie bins blow over..... damn you Oma.

(We have 2 for the cottage and 2 for the house)

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #154 on: February 23, 2019, 12:44:04 PM »
Bye bye cyclone Oma,  Ya Bin bandit old bitch, Promised us all a decent wet blow job and only gave  a salutary puff and drizzle as you turned and run away,  Short changed us on the rain we were supposed to get, 30 mm out of 300 + is something at least I guess ...
Now onto the next apocalyptic event of the week so the Gnat brained media and local governor Bleeters and Dooms dayers,  can scare more of the mindless unwashed Sheeple ..
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #155 on: February 23, 2019, 12:50:06 PM »
I wouldn't rule out it coming back yet....

Remember, years and years ago, we had a cyclone that behaved like a drunk walking up a steep driveway.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #156 on: February 23, 2019, 01:32:54 PM »
Yeah, If it finds a nice warm deep patch of ocean it could spin up again, A few of lows pushing up from the Southern areas with a warm front might help in the mix too .
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #157 on: February 23, 2019, 04:46:45 PM »
that's nuttin, i've had 3 out 4 wheelie bins blow over..... damn you Oma.

(We have 2 for the cottage and 2 for the house)

You've got a lot to answer for with your "Making everything secure". It's so dry here I've started watering my cactus.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #158 on: February 23, 2019, 04:57:03 PM »
Weatherzone called it dead 2 days ago...appears they were right.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #159 on: February 23, 2019, 07:25:37 PM »
Weatherzone called it dead 2 days ago...appears they were right.

Yah, Weatherzone got one right  :cup:  Just a lucky guess?   Wonder how many times they have got it wrong  ;D

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #160 on: February 24, 2019, 06:51:30 AM »
I'm having my morning coffee, looking out at a cloudless sky, with the lightest of a cool morning breeze...............and cursing like a drunk sailor cause I'd cancelled our weekend camping due to the forecast. The reporters in raincoats said we'd be having 10m waves at Beaudesert and 85 feet of rain blowing sideways from the 7000km winds.................curse the bastards.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #161 on: February 24, 2019, 07:12:45 AM »
Same sort of morning here.... really nice.

A mate from the Sunny coast has cancelled a week-end at Somerset for the same reasons.

Oh well, i'd been putting off checking the roof, at least now its done.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #162 on: February 24, 2019, 07:34:46 AM »
Yah, Weatherzone got one right  :cup:  Just a lucky guess?   Wonder how many times they have got it wrong  ;D

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more often then not they have the forecast right several days beforehand, it's why I frequent that forum over reading the likes of Hollywood Higgens Facebook page or listening to the media beat up an event like they do.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #163 on: February 24, 2019, 11:47:49 AM »
Weatherzone called it dead 2 days ago...appears they were right.

Except for

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

which was wrong, guess that's the thing with forums, plennty of opinions, sorting out the ones worth listening too is the trickey bit, the Weatherzone forum consensus is likely to be more accurate more often than those who have financial incentives in sensationalising it though.



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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #164 on: February 24, 2019, 10:01:53 PM »
Except for

which was wrong, guess that's the thing with forums, plennty of opinions, sorting out the ones worth listening too is the trickey bit, the Weatherzone forum consensus is likely to be more accurate more often than those who have financial incentives in sensationalising it though.
the thing was dying, it didn't go Cat 1 that next morning but was dying...may not of been 100% in thier call, but was alot closer then the doom and gloom predictions  the news channels / weather guys they have continued on with the next 2 days, and then continued to tell everyone we'd get bucketloads of rain....some places got shower or two, we didn't even get a single spit of rain at my place.
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #165 on: February 25, 2019, 07:20:04 AM »
Could'nt resist this one.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #166 on: February 25, 2019, 07:39:49 AM »
more often then not they have the forecast right several days beforehand, it's why I frequent that forum over reading the likes of Hollywood Higgens Facebook page or listening to the media beat up an event like they do.

That's why I like South Brisbane Storms - very professional & factual, without any of the hysteria or dramatics >:D
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #167 on: February 25, 2019, 07:42:44 AM »
Yeah, If it finds a nice warm deep patch of ocean it could spin up again,


Just looking at JTWC http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html & they also say a chance of Oma spinning back up. They're also watching another low out Fiji way
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #168 on: February 25, 2019, 12:01:33 PM »
the thing was dying, it didn't go Cat 1 that next morning but was dying...may not of been 100% in thier call, but was alot closer then the doom and gloom predictions  the news channels / weather guys they have continued on with the next 2 days, and then continued to tell everyone we'd get bucketloads of rain....some places got shower or two, we didn't even get a single spit of rain at my place.

Fair enough, I didn't really see any media coverage of it so don't know what they were saying. The models I saw at that stage though showed it pull up further from the coast with no real rainfall, and it hanging there for a day or two before weakening and moving North which is what happened. The models aren't perfect but out to about 3 day's are generally pretty accurate. Further out than that everyone is pretty much just guessing, computer models included, but at least they normally show a low level of certainty as well.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #169 on: February 27, 2019, 03:42:52 AM »
For Christ's sake, its gotta rain out here soon.... please.

To this date last year, 254.2mm of rain.
To this date this year, 11.2mm of rain.

We get a tad more heat out here than Brisbane, and i'm pretty sure, yesterday was the first day this summer, we dipped under 30 degrees.
The grounds here are shot to hell at the moment.

I can't help but think, when we get rain, we'll really get RAIN.

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #170 on: February 27, 2019, 06:32:06 AM »
Brisbanes run of 46 days above 30 degrees ended yesterday or the day before...Ipswich / out your way was at 61 days and still going
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #171 on: February 27, 2019, 07:24:24 AM »
Brisbanes run of 46 days above 30 degrees ended yesterday or the day before...Ipswich / out your way was at 61 days and still going

Yeah, has cooled a little here on the GC just need some more rain as well now. I also in the news that Hollywood Higgins has himself in a little trouble

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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #172 on: February 27, 2019, 12:00:01 PM »
Yeah, has cooled a little here on the GC just need some more rain as well now. I also in the news that Hollywood Higgins has himself in a little trouble
hadn’t heard anything about him...just looked on his site and it appears he’s abused someone online did he?
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Re: Batten Down the Hatches Qld
« Reply #173 on: February 27, 2019, 12:03:41 PM »
Doesn't specify who did the abusing, just administrators for the site.