Queensland Floods Spread to NSW
Posted by feww on January 7, 2011
Back-to-Back Disasters Could Hit Australia
Australia: Rainfall Forecast
BOM Forecast: Total Rainfall [07 to 14 Jan 2011]
B.O.M. Product Code: IDYPME04
Queensland Flood Map
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NSW Flood Map
Australia Flood Map
Click images to enlarge. Download large image (5 MB, JPEG) — captured January 6, 2011
Download large image (5 MB, JPEG) — captured December 12, 2010
Queensland floodwaters move south of the state border affecting the village of Goodooga in New South Wales, Australia, in early January 2011. The two false-color images were taken by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite before and after the flood waters crossed the state border. The top image was captured on January 6, 2011, and the bottom on December 12, 2010. “Both images use a combination of infrared and visible light to increase the contrast between water and land. Water ranges in color from light blue to navy. Clouds appear light blue-green and cast shadows onto the land surface below. Vegetation is bright green. Bare ground appears in shades of pink-brown. The rectangular areas of fluorescent green and light blue south of the river belong to an irrigation station.” Source: NASA-EO.
TOP PRIORITY – FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
Heavy rainfall leading to localised flash flooding and potentially worsening the existing river flood situation
For people in the Southeast Coast and Wide Bay and Burnett districts. — Issued at 10:50 pm on Friday 7 January 2011
Synoptic Situation: At 10pm EST, an upper level low was located offshore fromthe Capricornia district while a low level trough was located near the Wide Baycoast.
Heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms are currently occurring about the southern Wide Bay and Burnett district and are forecast to develop about the Sunshine Coast during Saturday morning, and remaining parts of the Southeast Coast district on Saturday afternoon. Heavy rain may lead to localised flash floodingand/or worsen existing river flooding.
Flood warnings are current for various rivers and streams in these districts;refer to these products [www.bom.gov.au/qld] for further information.
The State Emergency Service advises that people in the affected area should:
· avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters
· take care on the roads, especially in heavy downpours
· avoid swimming in swollen rivers and creeks
Contact the SES on 132 500 for emergency assistance if required.
The next warning is due to be issued by 5am Saturday
This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau’s website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 219. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.
Queensland Warnings Summary
- Coastal Wind Warning 1,
- Severe Weather Warning 1,
- Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Queensland 1,
- Flood Warning – Fitzroy River,
- Flood Warning – Burnett River,
- Flood Warning – Mary River,
- Flood Warning – Stanley & Brisbane above Wivenhoe Dam,
- Flood Warning – Lockyer, Bremer, Warrill & Brisbane below Wivenhoe.,
- Flood Warning – Condamine-Balonne Rivers,
- Flood Warning – Macintyre/Weir,
- Flood Warning – Moonie River,
- Flood Warning – Thomson/Barcoo/Cooper Ck,
- Queensland flood warning summary.
New South Wales Warnings Summary
- Flood Watch 1,
- Flood Warning – Richmond/Wilsons,
- Flood Warning – MacIntyre River,
- Flood Warning – Peel and Namoi Rivers,
- Flood Warning – Castlereagh River,
- Flood Warning – MacQuarie River,
- Flood Warning – Bogan River,
- Flood Warning – Lachlan River,
- Flood Warning – Murrumbidgee River,
- Flood Warning – Murray River,
- Flood Warning – Culgoa, Bokhara, Narran,
- Flood Warning – Warrego River,
- Flood Warning – Barwon-Darling US Bourke.
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