surface 3 second wind gusts > 279 km/h. This new Cyclone Yasi groups page boasts a roster rounded out by severe storm chasers from Northern Queensland, a registered BOM spotter and administrative … http://radar.strikeone.net.au/?fuseaction=loops.main&radar=192&numberofImages=10&dateStart=0&dateFinish=0, http://radar.strikeone.net.au/?fuseaction=loops.main&radar=212&numberofImages=10&dateStart=0&dateFinish=0, All the latest videos of Yasi can be found on the following hub: PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FUTURE WARNING ON TROPICAL CYCLONE YASI WILL REST WITH TCWC BRISBANE. [7], The rainforest around Mission Beach was flattened by the cyclone. It was physically the largest system seen in the Coral Sea for a long,long time. The BoM and the Government are beating this up as much as they can for political reasons. It is the worst cyclone to hit Australia since 1918, with 290 km/h winds. The eye was about 35km wide and did not pass over Lucinda,not by a long shot. And that it is nowhere near Lucinda. So frustrating when you don’t get to reply! Grow up. The strongest wind gust I have seen in DATA is the 180 at Lucinda. Yep,I’ve noticed some rusted-on BOM haters attempting their usual schtick. Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi directly impacted the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and parts of Australia, while parts of Fiji and Papua New Guniea were indirectly impacted. If a hypothetical fleet was working between Ingham and Cairns they would have moved north to the least dangerous side of the track. CYCLONE MOVING WEST AT 8 KNOTS. The highest combined storm surge and wave action ever to hit Australia was during the Mahina cyclone which struck Bathurst Bay, Australia on March 1899 and claimed over 400 lives. At a guess no one measured the vertical differentials even close to SL. Cyclone Yasi began developing northwest of Fiji on the 29th of January, 2011 and started to move westwards. A total of 14 people died as a result of Category 4 Cyclone Ada, that caused severe damage to resorts on Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands in January 1970. The couple of hundred years prior to that were very active.” Cyclone Tracy’s eye,with central pressure of a ‘mere’ 950hPa, passed over Darwin Airport and wind gusts were recorded to 217km/hr before the anemometer broke.Its radius of gale force [34-40knot] winds was only 50km. How exactly do you think “enormous rewards” were reaped. “The past 100 to 150 years has been very quiet in Queensland in terms of what happened in the past. Seven lives were lost when two fishing trawlers were sunk off the coast from Onslow, while one motorist drowned while attempting to cross a flooded creek near Carnarvon. The storm which started in the Coral Sea, destroyed hundreds of homes in the northern Queensland towns of Tully, Mission Beach, Innisfail and Cardwell. “Clump Point just made it inside the NW side of the eyewall and is at the north end of the Mission Beach area.”. This meant that most of the food and shelter needed for the wildlife has been destroyed. http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/opinion/a-generation-later-what-extra-security-do-we-really-have/story-e6frerdf-1226000460601, http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/lives-put-in-danger-by-broken-promises/story-e6freoof-1226000454840. Is he trying to tell the experts how to suck eggs? BoM severe weather meteorologist Kevin Parkyn said the remnants of ex-tropical cyclone Anthony moved over northern Victorian and southern NSW yesterday. Following the disaster, just 12 houses remained. They’d have full radar and satellite gear.They’d be moving to avoid the projected tracks days in advance. Step back Step forward. The storm was roughly the same strength as Cyclone Larry but took longer to pass. No-one claimed a 300km/hr windspeed,that’s media rounding. Approximately 13% of the reef were exposed to Cyclone Yasi, from Cairns to Townsville (ABC, 2011).Marine specialists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) initial damage assessments found that Cyclone Yasi had left varying levels of destruction to 300km of 2400km-long reef (ABC, 2011). It crossed the coast on April 23 at Cape Preston, 70 km west of Karratha. I think you just has to look at Bligh’s face during her press conferences – she was really bloody worried. On Magnetic Island 90 per cent of the houses were damaged or destroyed. I notice the much vaunted storm surge was mercifully much weaker than predicted too. The storm which started in the Coral Sea, destroyed hundreds of homes in the northern Queensland towns of Tully, Mission Beach, Innisfail and Cardwell. Seventy-one people were killed, and many thousands injured. A BoM shelter is always a good idea. Also, it seems that while the general public were all asked to stay safe and ‘hunkered up’, it would seem that that advice is something that the media thinks does not apply to them. Got abused by a poster called v. Their post below. www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/ www.mapsofworld.com/lat_long/fiji-lat-long.html 252589‑cyclone‑yasi‑map.jpg 820561‑cyclone‑yasi‑map‑2pm‑february‑2. It can always be justified etc. Cyclone Debbie is expected to have more severe winds than Cyclone Yasi did in 2011, with the category 4 storm claiming its first life on Monday. The damage bill was estimated at $390 million (1970 value). Looking at the latest current obs (3.30am Qld) at the BoM clickable map. Tropical Cyclone Yasi. SD; as a veteran chart watcher and given the extent of current super cell like activity I say this cyclone Yasi is the largest in our living memory. Remarkably, it was still classed as a cyclone at Julia Creek, the furthest inland a cyclone has been recorded. These features occur along 1,500 km of the Great Barrier Reef and also the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. Daydream, South Molle and Hayman islands were affected. Cyclone Yasi was a very large (~700 km wide) Category 5 cyclone that impacted the central-northern region of Queensland and large areas of the Great Barrier Reef shelf in early February 2011. It intensified into a Category 5 as it impacted on the Northern Territory coastline before weakening and building back up to category four as it crossed WA’s Kimberley coast. Cardwell – 200 homes destroyed, Mission Beach and Tully lost 20 homes each. Tully is to the direct West of this, and Cardwell to the South. Thanks Tony. The storm passed between the two big cities of Cairns and Townsville which only suffered minor damage. Simon at Australian Climate Madness notes this for rebuttal of the inevitable “Yasi caused by global warming” links that will be pushed on the blogs and by the press: . Yasi intensified to a category five cyclone overnight and its impact is ''likely to be more life-threatening than any experienced during recent generations'', the Bureau of Meteorology says. “The distance from Lucinda to Tully is about the width of the eye.”, http://users.tpg.com.au/johnsay1/Stuff/yasi_lucinda_point.xls. Yasi was a very large very powerful cyclone and evacuation and other more or less drastic preparations were called for. AT 1AM on the 3/1,the wind was steady at 62 knots with gusts to 87 knots [161km/hr] probably from the S to SE as the anemometer direction was playing up,and we know the eye was to the NW crossing over Tully Heads. Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi Radar Loop. Tropical Cyclone Yasi was a tropical cyclone that caused a lot of damage when it reached the Australian coast at about midnight on Wednesday 2 February 2011. Five hours earlier the eye of the cyclone passed over North Rankin gas platform where the minimum pressure recorded was 905 hPa, the lowest ever in an Australian cyclone. It was the biggest storm in Queensland's history, with more than 10,000 people moved from their homes. There were also possibly 100 aboriginals killed. It was among the most powerful recorded cyclones to have hit the Queensland coast. Frightening and Catastrophic. Obviously we do not yet have winds from the strongest core, can only hope it is v restricted. ===== HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE BRISBANE AT 1913UTC 31 JANUARY 2011 HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA SITUATION At 1800 UTC Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi … The Bureau of Meteorology says Cyclone Yasi will be a severe category three or four cyclone when it crosses the Queensland coast, likely early on Thursday morning. Warwick Hughes has a new post up Cyclone Yasi has been exaggerated by Govts and beaten up by media “What the record shows is we go through extended periods, hundreds of years, of high activity and extended periods of little activity,” Nott says. 2011 – CYCLONE YASI (Category 5) Cyclone Yasi crossed the Queensland coast at Mission Beach and Tully, south of Cairns. Our estimate of the frequency of such ‘super-cyclones’ is an order of magnitude higher than that previously estimated (which was once every several millennia12, 13, 14), and is sufficiently high to suggest that the character of rainforests and coral reef communities were probably shaped by these events. The total damage cost was estimated to be in excess of $20 million. Emily crossed the Queensland coast in late March 1972, just to the southeast of Gladstone, Qld. | Legal. This is the highest level on the Seffir-Simpson Scale and Category 5 is reserved for storms with winds exceeding 155 mph (69 m/s; 135 kn; 249 km/h).. The Australian BoM warning for northern Queensland is being couched in stronger language as Cyclone Yasi has intensified to category 5. MEGA CYCLONE YASI: Forecast Track Map (BOM) Map legend. Hate to tell ya Luke but those of the nanny-state persuasion expect the taxpayer to provide all the solutions to their well being. Another La Niña event caused major damage to Queensland when Tropical Cyclone Yasi crossed the north Queensland coast in February 2011, destroying homes, crops and businesses. Severe tropical cyclone Yasi made landfall early on the morning of February 3, 2011 near Mission Beach on the Queensland north coast. SEVERE TC YASI IS A LARGE AND VERY POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS THREAT … Or was it a “normal” event with “normal” consequences? John; Warwick Hughes would agree with you; he has an interesting post on his blog; http://www.warwickhughes.com/blog/?p=809#comments On 2 February, it was upgraded to a Category 5 system and made landfall near Mission Beach (138 kilometres south of Cairns) between midnight and 1:00am (AEST) early on Thursday 3 February. By analysing ridges of broken coral pushed ashore by storm surges, he has catalogued the incidence of super-cyclones over the past 5000 years. 1918 – CYCLONE INNISFAIL (Category 5) Yasi was at 930hPa at landfall,the lowest recorded of the modern era. Source: BOM. Track map of Tropical Cyclone Yasi. Do you mean Charters Towers,well south of the track picking up 85mm [probably a decile 9 daily fall] and steady 30 knot winds at 9AM? EXPECT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 35 KNOTS CLOSE TO THE CENTRE INCREASING TO45 KNOTS BY 301800 UTC. Tiresome crap Spangled – the event was well monitored nationally and internationally by meteorological organisations. Lua is the strongest cyclone to strike Australia this year and the strongest since Cyclone YASI hit Queensland last year, Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology said. At landfall the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) reported Yasi as a category 5 storm on the Australian Cyclone Scale, i.e. You can almost hear the sigh of relief when they report that at least someone had the good grace to die. Two issues prevail, poor sampling to begin with and no subsequent instrument calibration checks. What this has resulted in, in a way, is to make Yasi ‘seem’ to be nowhere near as devastating as what it could have been, had it arrived in 1899, 1918, or even in the 70’s. You’re full of shit. No lives were lost and no serious injuries were reported. A pearling fleet-not that they exist nowadays-working in remote waters with a mothership would be equipped for weeks at sea,and would be moving large distances as a matter of course. Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi | Bureau of Meteorology Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi began developing as a tropical low northwest of Fiji on 29 January and started tracking on a general westward track. [2], Cyclone Yasi did not cause the damage that government expected as it missed major cities. Pleasure craft for part time sailors in a marina are not the priority that commercial vessels are. Approximately 13% of the reef were exposed to Cyclone Yasi, from Cairns to Townsville (ABC, 2011).Marine specialists from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) initial damage assessments found that Cyclone Yasi had left varying levels of destruction to 300km of 2400km-long reef (ABC, 2011). Please provide your evidence for your beliefs. You mean with the ease those boats moved out of Hinchinbrook resort? Also, if you’d been in Lucinda at 1 am you’d probably have been looking at a starry sky. It shows the eye coming ashore at Bingil Bay, and Mission beach is on Bingil Bay. The cyclone quickly intensified and moved to the north of Vanuatu and was named Yasi at 10pm on the 30th by the Fiji Meteorological Service. …. It seems everyone who has experieced local hurricanes at close quarters thought it was the biggest they’d been through,that’s all. 1978 – CYCLONE ALBY (Category 4) A decision to run would be pointless: in which direction and how much time have we got? I think you just has to look at Bligh’s face during her press conferences – she was really bloody worried. Copyright © 2014 - 2018 Jennifer Marohasy. Cyclone Yasi was one of the more powerful cyclones to batter far north Queensland in 2011. There is nothing they could do to satisfy you. Since 1985, 44 TCs generated gale force winds (≥17 metres/second) within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP). We don’t know exactly how strong the wind was at Willis because it was totalled well before maximum speeds were experienced,so I’ll go with the Cat 5 estimates,thank you. Cyclone Yasi began developing northwest of Fiji on the 29th of January, 2011 and started to move westwards. 85mm so far at Cloncurry with winds of 20-35 knots? http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/yasi_now_just_a_category_three_no_dead_reported_yet/. A Cyclone Warning is issued by BoM when gales or stronger winds are expected to hit within 24 hours. His conclusion 1989 – CYCLONE ORSON (Category 4) I took a reef dive cruise from there Xmas eve 2009. Seems it weakened a bit before it came ashore, and immediate damage was not as bad as feared. The best estimate of damage cost is between $130 and $150 million, most of this being crop losses to the value of about $90 million. We have the best warning systems so far in our history,SD,and there is no earthly reason why people should die in Cat 5 cyclones that have been assessed and tracked for days. Cyclone Yasi was a very large (~700 km wide) Category 5 cyclone that impacted the central-northern region of Queensland and large areas of the Great Barrier Reef shelf in early February 2011. I posted a comment in the Australian today re Prof Nott’s work making reference to one of his papers in which he uses the term ‘super cyclone’, actually in the title. I watched the ch 9 extended coverage last night and the person who impressed me the most (between the politicians including the premier and the reporters) was the BOM spokesman; a calm professional approach amongst all the hype and hyperbole; did anyone else notice. http://www.bom.gov.au/announcements/sevwx/tc_ingrid/faraway_bay_image.shtml, At 11pm EA time the Cairns 512km composite radar loop gives a good impression of the cyclone “hot” spots including Cairns and imho Mackay also a wild one, http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR191.loop.shtml#skip, The Strikeone site keeps up to a couple of hrs of BoM radar data… here’s the Cairns and Townsville radars: If you are aware that you live in an area prone to flood, cyclone, bushfire, earthquake, whatever and if you are smart you have a plan of survival. Our ability to accurately make these assessments has been limited by the short (less than 100 years) instrumented record of cyclone intensity. The combined effects of heavy rain, large seas and gale- to storm-force winds caused widespread damage in the region between Cairns and Townsville and the loss of two lives. The Lucinda observation station was 40-50kmkm from the eye-wall when the cyclone came ashore,losing intensity as it advanced over land. Cyclone Yasi passed over the Great Barrier Reef, causing serous damage to some parts. It is the worst cyclone to hit Australia since 1918, with 290 km/h winds. We look back at some of the worse contenders since 1899: 1899 – CYCLONE MAHINA (Category 5) It then progressed and climbed the cyclone category ladder reaching category 4 just days later. QUEENSLAND Premier Anna Bligh has finally described Mega Cyclone YASI as a “frightening and catastrophic” cyclone telling a quarter of a million residents in the projected path of the storm they only have three hours left to run for their lives. I’ve read a few of Nott’s papers. The damage bill was estimated to be $39 million (2003 dollars). http://cyclone.videohq.tv. What the longer term records show, however, is that the frequency of extreme cyclones follow a predictable long-scale pattern. MEGA CYCLONE YASI: Forecast Track Map (BOM) Map legend. We also don’t know how many if any chose to sail the 200km to Cairns or Bowen. by Ken Stewart Several Indonesian fishing vessels were reportedly sunk by the cyclone in the vicinity of Ashmore Island, with at least four lives lost. The automated Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) weather station on Willis Island provided amazing data this morning as Cyclone Yasi swept past. BOM: Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 10 #TCYasi February 1, 2011 at 8:04 AM Public At 1:00 am EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, Category 4 was estimated to be 740 kilometres east northeast of Cairns and 750 kilometres northeast of Townsville … Tropical Cyclone Yasi was a tropical cyclone that caused a lot of damage when it reached the Australian coast at about midnight on Wednesday 2 February 2011. Cyclone Yasi developed as a tropical low north-west of Fiji on 29 January 2011. Interesting factual info from the Bolter, please see end of article for those pesky facts from Pielke jnr putting the history and number of these cyclones into some sort of reality. Of course the cyclonic winds rapidly abated over land,but the cyclone decayed only slowly compared with many. Why would you expect its highest measurement to be similar to the actual intensity at the eye? So all the armchair pundits and know all Dad’s army climate sceptics would be saying “what a bloody waste money”. Arlington Reef just offshore Cairns has seen stronger winds. The eye came ashore a few hours later at 930hPa,so the beast did not weaken. Observations made by the BoM in recent months has shown that a 0.8C drop in water temperatures in parts of the Pacific Ocean has affected sea winds between ... including Tropical Cyclone Yasi… More than 400 people perished after Cyclone Mahina hit Bathurst Bay on 4 March 1899. [3] It did however destroy 30% of the houses in Tully. Just listen to the oldies being interviewed and they generally coped. The closest to the eye of the cyclone is Lucinda Point just north of Ingham on the coast yet it’s record shows the highest wind gusts were 180km. The sea-surge was not great as compared with cat 5 cyclones and it would be doing people a favour letting them know that cyclones come worse than this. The closest the eye wall got to Lucinda was 55-60km. Is Ken’s conclusion worthy of special notice because he has looked at all the evidence,and he has the skill set in cyclone study? IMES ARE IN AEDT | REFRESH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES BOM: Current Yasi track projections Local coverage at cairns.com.au Q&A: Preparing for a cyclone Email us your status and tips: news@news.com.au Evacuation and info hotline 1300 993 191 Register as evacuee at Red Cross 12.24am Some people are keeping their sense of humour as they… Townsville shows highest wind gusts at 135km. Yasi was a Category Five storm, the highest level, with winds of about 300 km/h. The category five cyclone brought wind gusts of up to 285km/h and … The cyclone hit early in the morning, and when it crossed the coast – hitting the northern beaches of Cairns it was a Category 2 cyclone.

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