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Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Benni.G. » Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:23 am

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Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
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Darwin Regional Forecasting Centre

PRIORITY



TROPICAL CYCLONE WATCH

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1
Issued by the BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, DARWIN
at 11:20 am CST Tuesday 15 February 2011

A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for a developing tropical low for coastal
areas from Daly River Mouth to Goulburn Island, including Darwin, Croker Island
and the Tiwi Islands.

At 9:30 am CST a Tropical Low was over land be 45 kilometres southwest of
Batchelor and 100 kilometres south southwest of Darwin and slow moving. The low
is expected to move north or northwest into the Beagle Gulf and may develop into
a tropical cyclone during Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

GALES are not expected in coastal areas within the next 24 hours, however gales
could develop later.

The Territory Controller advises communities under Cyclone Watch that now is the
time to put together your emergency kit, clear your yards and balconies, and
commence home shelter preparations.
Residents of Darwin and the Rural Area are advised that if you DO NOT have
accommodation constructed to the Building Code or are unsure of your present
accommodation you should determine which public emergency shelter to use. This
advice is issued to allow you sufficient time in which to take the necessary
precautions before winds reach a dangerous level.

Details of Tropical Low at 9:30 am CST:
.Centre located near...... 13.3 degrees South 130.7 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 55 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... slow moving
.Wind gusts near centre... 85 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 1004 hectoPascals

Please ensure that neighbours have heard and understood this message,
particularly new arrivals or those who may not fully understand English.

The next advice will be issued by 5:00 pm CST Tuesday 15 February.

This advice is available on telephone NT-1300 659 211

DARWIN Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre


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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Duideka » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:54 am

save it to your computer and upload to somewhere like imgur.com

here ya go:
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Benni.G. » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:05 pm

Cool, thanks for that Duideka.
Starting to get a bit breezy here, actually very windy with some short sharp violent gusts. With the amount of rain we've had, if it starts to get any windier, trees are goin to be droppin everywhere. Been raining for about 22 hours now.
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Benni.G. » Tue Feb 15, 2011 5:38 pm

Another 108mm since 9am, been raining 24 hours now and no sight in end for the time being.
Getting some 50 knot gusts
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Lily » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:26 pm

Hello fellow weather watchers, Lily here dropping in from over at the Australian Weather Forum *waves to Fu*

One of our members, 28storms, a US based group of meteorology undergraduates, has posted a new youtube link over on AWF that I thought you would all like to see regarding the current tropical lows over WA and NT way.

Enjoy :lol: (and love the forum, I've lurked for some time, well done all!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5kSe7EBHT8
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:47 pm

Lily, you are marv :)

Oh and I'll have to sort a sig banner with a link for you :)

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Tasman » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:12 pm

Great link thanks Lily :D

Here comes Carlos and Dianne ...and maybe even a third one off eastern Australia :|

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby BigStorm » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:28 pm

great vid, very informative.The only prob I could find id that they are expecting the system off our NW to continue to move away from the coast whereas the BOM have changed the track to show a more southerly movement instead of the WSW movement in the vid.

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Lily » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:50 am

My pleasure :D

So now it's a race to see who comes first (NT or WA) and becomes Carlos! Shame we don't get TC's in Melbourne, I find them fascinating, but given I can't stand humidity (nor does my poor frizzy hair lol), I'll stay put in Melbourne and watch from afar :P
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Lily » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:47 am

And we have a winner! TC Carlos is continuing to make himself known in NT :lol:
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Lily » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:11 pm

Latest from 28storms, unfortunately a few hours old due to youtube site maintenance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0c69KumXUQ
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Duideka » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:30 pm

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:00 pm

Darwin's had a lazy 600mm from this event and more to come you'd expect.

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Pete » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:06 pm

Just waiting for Cyclone Dianne to form now.

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Duideka » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:49 pm

This things all over the place.

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Benni.G. » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:09 am

Well what a wet event that little bugger was. 789mm for me in three days : Tuesday 173mm, Wednesday 397mm, Thursday 219mm. Well it's finally stopped raining a few hours ago but, it's about to start again :x . I had no power for 28 hours but wasn't really worried cause had phones, radio, food and plenty of water. A lot of trees down, mainly because the ground was so wet and with the wind they just fell over, a lot of them slicing power lines in half, I haven't seen any power poles down, pretty much because they are all steel.
Heaps of houses had some sort of water entering either through the roof or coming in the front door. I have never seen it rain so much in all my life but it pretty much just was all gone quickly thanks to Darwin's very good drainage system.
And it was lovely and cool, getting to about 25 degrees, so I had jumper on all day :lol: .

The winds were pretty intense on Tuesday night with a strong Monsoonal flow into the northern quadrant of the developing low, as these systems tend to strengthen during the night.
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Benni.G. » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:12 am

Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:Darwin's had a lazy 600mm from this event and more to come you'd expect.

I'm coming down to Gero next Thursday, hopefully I can bring some down with me and some humidity lol, I think that dry weather would just about make me keel over. :P
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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Duideka » Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:57 pm

Hmm, it's a ex-TC now but they reckon it will re intensify at WA/NT border. My father lives in Kununurra so called him up to let him know what was on it's way.

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Duideka » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:01 pm

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Re: Tropical Low - North Western Northern Territory 14 February-

Postby Duideka » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:45 pm

JTWC not tracking this anymore.
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