TC Laurence

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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:16 pm

Mon 18:00 WST
N
133 km/hr wind speeds
181 km/hr gusts
939.8 hPa

Mon 18:03 WST
N
156 km/hr wind speeds
191 km/hr gusts
939.5 hPa
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby Tim S » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:25 pm

Its just recorded its strongest gust so far, 211km/hr, not bad. :lol:
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby SimonB » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:28 pm

Gee, missed this most of today - but the radar at Port Hedland looks pretty scary at present. An awesome looking storm line off the coast along with a clearly defined eye. Amazing...
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:33 pm

Mon 18:08 WST
N
157 km/hr wind speeds
211 km/hr gusts
939.6 hPa

Mon 18:15 WST
N
154 km/hr wind speeds (83 knots)
211 km/hr gusts (114 knots)
942.2 hPa

Mon 18:30 WST
148 km/hr wind speeds
200 km/hr gusts
947.2 hPa
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:53 pm

Mon 18:38 WST
N
148 km/hr wind speeds
194 km/hr gusts
949.6 hPa

Mon 18:45 WST
N
146 km/hr wind speeds
202 km/hr gusts
950.3 hPa
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:13 pm

Mon 18:55 WST
N
144 km/hr wind speeds
206 km/hr gusts
952.5 hPa

Mon 19:00 WST
N
143 km/hr wind speeds
193 km/hr gusts
953.6 hPa
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 7:26 pm

Mon 19:15 WST
N
150 km/hr wind speeds
194 km/hr gusts
956.0 hPa


Mon 19:21 WST
N
144 km/hr wind speeds
196 km/hr gusts
958.2 hPa

Will be updating obs every 15mins or 30mins from now on.

Mon 19:30 WST
N
139 km/hr wind speeds
193 km/hr gusts
959.7 hPa
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:04 pm

Mon 19:45 WST
N
131 km/hr wind speeds
187 km/hr gusts
963.3 hPa
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:37 pm

Mon 20:15 WST
SSW
113 km/hr wind speeds
157 km/hr gusts
970.5 hPa
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby adamD » Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:56 pm

Final update I will do...

Mon 21:30 WST
SSW
89 km/hr wind speeds
126 km/hr gusts
981.4 hPa

The winds have now eased off and the AWS survived through the whole cyclone, the Mandora AWS is one tough AWS.
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby SimonB » Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:21 pm

Tried posting an image, but my host appears broken - will do in the morning, but check out the observations for Mandora (graph of pressure/rain/wind etc)! Whew, glad I wasn't there this arvo/evening.

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Re: TC Laurence

Postby SimonB » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:25 pm

Gee, did I fart or something???
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby Blue Skies » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:09 pm

{edit out reply, sorry] Move along, nothing to see here....new comment below.
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby Blue Skies » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:12 pm

Actually it should be noted that Laurence is still a cat 2 several hundred km inland near Telfer this evening and looks to last as a TC until tomorrow morning, by which it will be well into the interior by then. He's setting a few unusual precedents before he says farewell.
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby Blue Skies » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:39 pm

Awfully quiet in here today - too much egg nog?

Someone needs to post that Laurence was downgraded to a tropical low today and is bringing some rain and storms to the interior at present.

This thread was started two weeks ago - that's not a bad run for a cyclone!
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby Blue Skies » Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:48 pm

Just wanted to follow up on Laurence to round out the story - the remnants of Laurence tracked across central Australia bringing good rain to Uluru, enough to cause waterfalls to form on the Rock. Flood warning went out for NSW but the expected totals weren't realised, Bourke got around 50mm and similar falls in other western NSW towns, enough to cause minor local flooding. Laurence eventually merged with the trough running down the eastern seaboard and vanished. So the Sydney-Hobart race was unaffected by the cyclone in the end and the race experienced pretty mild weather.
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby MJ » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:18 am

Well if i remember right TC Vance was still effectivley a Cat 1 equivilent system when it entered the the Great Australian Bight... and packed a punch as it passed near Kalgoorlie en-route, to the bight, was a tad windy in ADL and most of Vic too just to finish of the round trip back east.

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Re: TC Laurence

Postby MJ » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:36 am

MikeF wrote:MJ this link is close but not quite t6he same

It does show 8km resolutions and some 4km resolutions of the bulk of Austraia

https://www.nemoc.navy.mil/site/satelli ... acom_mtsat



Found out this to about our little MTSAT that we use OoOo so much,

http://mscweb.kishou.go.jp/index.htm .... yes it is just about past it's MTFD, design life span :(:( but MTSAT-1R 's replacement is already there from what i was able to read at this early hour in the morning in MTSAT-2. but is positioned 5º further east at 145ºE as oppossed to MTSAT-1R's 140ºE, at a nice cruzing Alt of 36'000 KM :roll: that all.... make a nice view looking back, whos got the hubble controls again... it need turning the other way damn it :P.

Anyway the SatPic url is http://mscweb.kishou.go.jp/sat_dat/img/reg/sat_img.htm

And yes the little green dots just of the coast would be rotto :D

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Re: TC Laurence

Postby Tim S » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:14 pm

Not sure if this is related to rainfall from Laurence but MODIS has a very nice pic of a photoplankton bloom just off Eighty mile beach. You can also see the muddy water at the mouth of the De Grey River, no doubt a result of whats left of the floodwaters reaching the ocean and probably feeding the photoplankton bloom.
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Re: TC Laurence

Postby Blue Skies » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:23 pm

Nice picture!

There was also an article in one of the weekend papers about an 'explosion' or particularly bad occurance of the toxic irakunda jellyfish around Broome at the moment being blamed on 'the cyclone'.
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