Northern Wet Season 2011/12

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Perth Weather Live » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:40 pm

dont think its going to end up into much at all.. closer to end of dec before things start getting started.. thats what ill miss about living in Hedland, is the Cyclones

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby silvercloud » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:41 am

I still miss the cyclones even though I've been gone from the Pilbara for years and years.

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:04 pm

44.9 in Derby today, hottest day since 1972 when records began.
Curtin reached 45.1

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:17 pm

and TC Alenga was born:
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Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:02 am

The storm moving close to Kununurra yesterday arfternoon.
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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby merk » Thu Dec 15, 2011 5:35 pm

Hi all

At Ringer Soak today we had a total of 18mm, and with the barometer falling, currently at 1002, looks like more rain could be on the way tonight.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:38 pm

I'd love to be up there right now. :(

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby merk » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:07 pm

That is definately one of the good things about being up here, the thunder, lightning and the downpours! Well it is good unless you have to try and get out by road for some reason, then it isnt much fun! lol

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby merk » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:36 am

Well last night's storms were pretty good.

23.8mm in total and at one stage our rain rate was 129.4mm/hr, and with the associated thunder and lightning just above us, it was great to experience!

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby @weather_wa » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:27 pm

Carnarvon to mark floods anniversary:

The Shire of Carnarvon says it has been a long and tiresome road to recovery since last December's devastating floods.

This weekend marks one year since the Gascoyne community of Carnarvon was struck by what was described as the worst floods in living memory.

Homes were inundated, fruit plantations wiped out and pastoralists suffered huge stock losses.

Carnarvon Shire president Karl Brandenburg says it has been a long year for locals.

"They got over the sadness and the destruction they were faced with and they've just got back and worked very hard but it's been pretty tough on everybody, businesses, plantations," he said.

Earlier this week, the State Government allocated $45 million to fund flood mitigation works in the town.

The work will include the construction of a levee system to protect the community and the horticulture industry from severe flooding.

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:19 pm

47.1 in Marble bar today, their hottest day in nearly 4 years.
Nyang going for 48 tomorrow.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:38 pm

Neil Bennett wrote: @TheWAWG Still not hottest this year, that was back on Jan 30 with 48.4 °C at Forrest (Eucla)

In WA of course.

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:16 pm

Nyang is now 46 degrees for tomorrow.
Roebourne and Marble Bar are forecast for 48.

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Perth Weather Live » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:15 pm

Some scorching weather in the North West today.


Karratha - 46.3
Learmonth - 43.7
Marble Bar - 48.3
Mardie - 48.5
Newman Airport - 43.7
Onslow Airport - 47.3
Paraburdoo - 44.4
Port Hedland - 39.0
South Hedland - 43.9
Roebourne Airport - 48.5
Telfer - 46.1

Looks like Port Hedland had a decent day

southhedlandweather.com recorded 43.9

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Postby Fu Manchu » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:24 pm

Roebourne nailed 49

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby Pete » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:10 pm

Learmonth reached 48.9 degrees at 2:12pm. Currently sitting on 47.8 degrees.

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Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:46 am

Love this photo from between Kumarina and Newman taken by a great bloke on twitter.
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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby @weather_wa » Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:05 pm

Ex-Tropical Cyclone Heidi wrap up:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/ex-t ... p-up/20011

Willemien Phelan, Saturday January 14 2012

The remnants of Heidi continue to bring heavy rain to WA.

Ex-tropical cyclone Heidi continues to bring heavy rainfall to the WA Gascoyne and Pilbara.

In southeastern parts of the Pilbara, Mount Vernon picked up 117mm in the past 24 hours. This is its heaviest January rainfall in at least 72 years and heaviest for any month in 15 years. Meekathara received 46mm, which is close to double its monthly average and heaviest since last February.

Locally heavy rainfall should continue to fall on Saturday and Sunday, spreading across to the Goldfields and Interior districts. The signature of the tropical system will peter out by Tuesday, however a low pressure trough will linger across WA for most of next week. This trough should continue to trigger thunderstorms through inland parts of WA.

There is a chance that this trough could affect the Perth region today, with possible thunderstorms in the city on Saturday afternoon and evening.

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby @weather_wa » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:30 pm

Marble Bar cut off by flooding:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/marb ... ding/20037

Tuesday January 17, 2012 - 11:15 EDT

Food supplies in the Pilbara town of Marble Bar are running low due to flooding which has closed a number of roads in the region.

Sheryl Wilkins from the Marble Bar Roadhouse says supply trucks have not been able to make their weekly delivery and the store has now run out of a number of items.

"We have run out of potatoes, onions, fresh vegetables, bread," she said.

"There is still flour, long life milk, some tinned meats, some frozen vegetables and we are on the last of the fresh meat now, well frozen fresh, so there's probably a few days left, pastas and things like that."

The town's mail was yesterday delivered by plane.

Jim Cahill from the Fire and Emergency Services Authorities says they are keeping a close eye on the situation in all communities affected by flooding.

He says contingency plans are in place if water levels do not recede.

Mr Cahill says supplies could be flown into communities if needed.

"We have been monitoring the situation since last week and all the heavy rain," he said.

So we are watching the river and water levels very carefully and also talking to the people at Marble Bar and the other remote communities."

Flooding has also forced the closure of Karijini and Millstream Chichester National Parks in the Pilbara.

Alex Bowlay from the Department of Environment and Conservation says the roads are unsafe and rangers are clearing debris from them.

He says Millstream may reopen midweek, while Karijini could reopen at the end of the week.

- ABC

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Re: Northern Wet Season 2011/12

Postby @weather_wa » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:27 pm

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for Heavy Rainfall and Damaging Winds
For people in northern parts of WA, within area bound Roebourne to Millstream to
Pannawonica to Cape Preston. This includes people in, near or between Roebourne,
Karratha and Dampier.

Issued at 2:00 pm on Sunday 22 January 2012

WEATHER SITUATION
People in the warning area are advised that there is a risk of SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS during Sunday afternoon.

At 1:38 pm a line of storms was located near Roebourne to Millstream, moving
west at around 55 kilometres per hour. The line is expected to reach Karratha
around 2:30 to 2:45 pm.
These thunderstorms may be accompanied by DAMAGING WINDS and FLASH FLOODING that
could cause DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

Wind gusts to 94 kilometres per hour were recorded at Roebourne airport when the
line passed through there at 1:20 pm Sunday.

The overall weather pattern is not unusual for this time of year, but these
thunderstorms may produce severe weather in some parts of the warning area.

WHAT TO DO: FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises people to secure loose
items, move vehicles under cover and stay inside away from windows. If there is
lightning unplug electrical appliances and avoid using land line telephones. If
caught outside find shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and
streams. If driving through heavy rain slow down and turn your lights on or if
visibility becomes low pull over and park until it passes. For SES assistance
call 132 500. For more safety tips visit http://www.fesa.wa.gov.au

The next warning will be issued by 5:00 pm Sunday.

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