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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby Rita Hayworth » April 9th, 2014, 7:12 am

Keep us updated Fossy and let's us know how you are doing ... that storm really packed the punch!

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby Fossy » April 11th, 2014, 4:52 pm

Sat. 12 April 7:50 am
Ita crossed the coast at Cape Slattery at about 11;00pm last night as a Category 4 Cyclone with winds up to 270kph. It has weakened to a cat 2 cyclone. It is presently over Cooktown, 200km north of Cairns. Cooktown is a very old town with many pre 1985 buildings. Extensive damage is expected. (New building regulations introduced in 1985 required buildings to be strengthened to better withstand cyclones). Port Douglas, 80km north is already feeling gale force wind.
The present forecast is for Ita to pass about 60km to the west of Cairns at about 7:00 pm today. Heavy rain is falling at the moment, but the wind has not yet arrived. Hopefully the wind will only be gale force by the time it reaches us.

The link I posted previously is dynamic and is being updated hourly.

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby knitwit45 » April 11th, 2014, 5:42 pm

Stay safe, Fossy.
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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby Fossy » April 12th, 2014, 5:18 pm

All is well, the storm has passed with no problems for me. As expected Cooktown copped the most damage. The highway into Cairns is cut by floodwater to the north and south, but that should clear by tonight. The storm passed in the night, I was asleep and did not even notice it.

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby Rita Hayworth » April 12th, 2014, 5:32 pm

Thanks Fossy for this timely update ... I do appreciate this very much! :)

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby Fossy » April 13th, 2014, 11:21 pm

some pictures taken before and after cyclone Ita

http://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/speci ... 6883558524

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby Rita Hayworth » April 24th, 2014, 8:30 am

Woke up with a downpour of rain - raining MOUNTAIN LIONS and GERMAN SHEPHERDS today ... :shock: :roll: :shock: :roll: :!:

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby knitwit45 » April 24th, 2014, 8:37 am

Poodles and bobcats here! :shock:
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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby movieman1957 » April 24th, 2014, 8:55 am

The poodles will not last long.
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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby knitwit45 » April 24th, 2014, 8:58 am

:D :D :D
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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby knitwit45 » April 27th, 2014, 6:57 pm

The poodles grew to Newfoundlands!!! Under a tornado watch right now(6:55 pm). Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike this time of year???? It's beautiful but it can be LETHAL......YUCK.
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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby RedRiver » April 28th, 2014, 5:02 pm

In western Kentucky, it's been raining for two days. The forecast is for several more. Poor Sugar is spending a lot of time under the couch!

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby moira finnie » April 28th, 2014, 5:59 pm

RedRiver wrote:In western Kentucky, it's been raining for two days. The forecast is for several more. Poor Sugar is spending a lot of time under the couch!

But no twisters in your neck of Kentucky, I hope? We had a lovely Spring day--cool but sunny and have had daffodils bursting forth in the last week. Still not too many sprouts on the trees, but people have started sneezing, so I guess the pollen is a good sign. We are expecting the rain you are experiencing for the next three days.
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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby Rita Hayworth » April 30th, 2014, 9:56 am

In Seattle, we are expecting a mini heatwave 80 degrees today and 84-86 degrees tomorrow - could break records in our area ... right now I'm having the fan on to keep 8) .

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Re: 'Round the World Weather Report

Postby movieman1957 » April 30th, 2014, 10:59 am

I'll be swimming to my car later. Flash flood warnings all around. A friend of mine works at a store at the Annapolis docks and they are already almost flooded.
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