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Cyclone YASI Rainfall Rates – Satellite Images

Posted by feww on February 4, 2011

TRMM Images of Cyclone YASI Rainfall Rates

YASI crossed  Australia’s coast of Queensland around midnight on February 2. Shortly before landfall, the mega cyclone was packing sustained winds of 250km/hr (155mph), with wind gusts of up to 305 km/hr (189 mph), the Joint Typhoon Warning Center reported.


TRMM satellite flew above YASI at 03:39 UTC (Feb. 2 at 10:39 p.m. EST/1:39 p.m. Australia local time) and captured data for this image.  “Yasi was still dropping moderate to heavy rain over Australia in an area southeast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The yellow and green areas indicate moderate rainfall between .78 to 1.57 inches per hour. Red areas are heavy rainfall at almost 2 inches per hour.”Source: NASA

A Day Earlier…


TRMM satellite took this image of YASI rainfall at 19:27 UTC on February 2, 2011 about 5 hours after Yasi had made landfall. “It shows the immense size of the storm with rainbands swirling clockwise around the center stretching from the southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria to midway down the northeast coast of Queensland.” Source: NASA. Click images to enlarge.

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image


Source: AUST BOM

“The first Yasi-related death was announced today after a 23-year-old man was found dead in his home last night. Police said he was killed by fumes from a generator he was running inside a closed room after the storm knocked out electricity.”Source

Australia WARNINGS

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MEGA CYCLONE YASI CAUSING MUCH DESTRUCTION

Posted by feww on February 3, 2011

YASI Still a CAT 2 Cyclone Leaving a Trail of Destruction in its Path

Innisfail, Mission Beach, Tully, Tully Heads and Cardwell have borne the brunt of the category five mega cyclone, early reports say.

The mega  cyclone made landfall between Innisfail and Cardwell about midnight local time. The eye took more than an hour to cross the coast.

TROPICAL CYCLONE YASI FORECAST TRACK MAP

Issued at 7:48 am EST Thursday 3 February 2011. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 32 [mirrored below.]


Map legend. Source: BOM

The ‘Devil’ and its Tail


MEGA CYCLONE YASI QUEENSLANDING – MTSAT- Enhanced satellite image – NOAA

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image


Source: Australia Bom

YASI: About 14 hours after landfall …


Source: CIMSS

Infrared Image of Cyclone YASI taken by AIRS

At 03:29 UTC /1:29 p.m. Australia local time on Febr. 2 (10:29 p.m. EST, Feb. 1), the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured an infrared image of Cyclone Yasi as its center was just southeast of Willis Island. The infrared image showed powerful thunderstorms with strong convection and heavy rainfall (purple) surrounding a large area around a very clear eye. Image and caption: NASA

A Trail of Destruction: More, Even Bigger Disasters to Follow

“Cyclone YASI has almost wiped out Australia’s banana industry and vast tracts of caneland, with plantations flattened by the fierce winds,” a report said.


Banana crops destroyed b y YASI. Crops intended for human consumption destroyed by yet another human-enhanced disaster. The storm surge has left a vast area under water. Source: News Limited via the Australian. Image may be subject to copyright.


The Sheer Power of YASI. A freeze frame from Australian TV. Image may be subject to copyright.

IDQP0005 – Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Queensland — Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: Transmitters serving the area from Port Douglas to Bowen and inland to Richmond and Croydon are requested to USE the Standard Emergency Warning Signal
before broadcasting the following warning.

TOP PRIORITY
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 32 — Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane  —  Issued at 7:46am EST on Thursday the 3rd of February 2011

A Cyclone WARNING is current for coastal and island communities from Cairns to Ayr, extending west across the tropical interior to Mt. Isa.

At 8:00 am EST Tropical Cyclone Yasi, Category 2 was estimated to be 110 kilometres south southeast of Georgetown and 245 kilometres west southwest of Cardwell and moving southwest at 38 kilometres per hour.

YASI CONTINUES TO WEAKEN, BUT IS PRODUCING HEAVY RAIN AND DANGEROUS WIND GUSTS AS IT MOVES ACROSS THE TROPICAL INTERIOR.

The DESTRUCTIVE CORE of Yasi, with gusts in excess of 125 km/h, will weaken as it continues to move in a west-southwesterly direction. Yasi is south-east of Georgetown and will be near Mt Isa tonight as a tropical depression.

DAMAGING WINDS, with gusts above 90 km/hr, are occurring along the coast and extend inland to Georgetown and Hughenden. They will extend further west towards Richmond and Julia Creek during the day.

HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES and large waves will continue between Port Douglas and Ayr and sea levels may again exceed the high water mark on the morning high tide.

FLOOD RAINS will continue along the coast and ranges, with heavy rains extending across the adjacent inland.

FLOOD WARNINGS are current for a number of rivers between Cairns and Mackay.

People in the path of the dangerous cyclone should stay calm and remain in a secure shelter while the destructive winds continue.
– Do not venture outside if you find yourself in the eye of the cyclone; destructive winds from a different direction could resume at any time.
– Follow the advice or directions of Police, Emergency Services personnel and local authorities.
– For cyclone preparedness and safety advice, visit Queensland’s Disaster Management Services website [www.disaster.qld.gov.au]
– For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service [SES] on 132 500 [for assistance with storm damage, rising flood water, fallen trees on buildings or roof damage].

Details of Tropical Cyclone Yasi at 8:00 am EST:
.Centre located near…… 19.2 degrees South 143.9 degrees East
.Location accuracy…….. within 35 kilometres
.Recent movement………. towards the southwest at 38 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre… 140 kilometres per hour
.Severity category…….. 2
.Central pressure……… 983 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 11:00 am EST Thursday 03 February.

This warning is also available through TV and Radio Broadcasts; the Bureau’s website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 212. The Bureau and the State Emergency Service would appreciate this warning being broadcast regularly.

Australia Weather Warnings:

Queensland Warnings Summary

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YASI a Mega Cyclone

Posted by feww on February 2, 2011

YASI REVVING UP TO MAX POWER

YASI Now an Extremely Destructive Cat 5 Cyclone, as Forecast by FIRE-EARTH

BE WARNED! YASI looks set to dump the maximum possible precipitation available in the SW Pacific atmosphere, and some, over the state of Queensland.

THE FIRST PHASE OF COLLAPSE IS WELL AND TRULY UNDERWAY! IF YOU’RE PLANNING TO MOVE TO AUSTRALIA TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PLUNDER … THERE’S A LOT MORE WHERE THIS ONE CAME FROM.


MEGA CYCLONE YASI – Visible IR Satellite Image 2-km Res. Source: CIMSS.  See inset for time/date. Click image to enlarge.


Super Cyclone YASI – IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS.  See inset for time/date. Click image to enlarge.


Cyclone YASI (Tropical Cyclone 11P). IR Satellite Image 2-km Res. Source: CIMSS.  See inset for time/date. Click image to enlarge.

MAX POWER – MAX PRECIPITATION

YASI looks set to dump the maximum possible precipitation available in the SW Pacific atmosphere, and some, over the state of Queensland, FIR-EARTH forecasts.


Cyclone YASI (Tropical Cyclone 11P). Water Vapor Satellite Image 8-km Res. Source: CIMSS.  See inset for time/date. Click image to enlarge.

NEW ERA for MEGA CYCLONES HAS STARTED?

‘SEVERE TC YASI IS A LARGE AND VERY POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES AN EXTREMELY SERIOUS THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY WITHIN THE WARNING AREA, ESPECIALLY BETWEEN CAIRNS AND TOWNSVILLE.’ ~ Australia BOM

“THIS IMPACT IS LIKELY TO BE MORE LIFE THREATENING THAN ANY EXPERIENCED DURING RECENT GENERATIONS.”

“TC Yasi, CATEGORY 5, will continue to move in a west-southwesterly direction during the day. The cyclone is expected to cross the coast in the Innisfail area at about midnight.” BOM said.

YASI knocked out the Willis Island Radar as it passed overhead, JTWC said.

MEGA CYCLONE YASI: Forecast Track Map (BOM)


Map legend. Source: BOM

Frightening and Catastrophic

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.

“Do not bother to pack bags, just grab each other and get to an area of safety.” Ms. Bligh has said.

Details for Mega Cyclone YASI (BOM)

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image

Will you now end the energy plunder?
We doubt it!

AUSTRALIA WEATHER WARNINGS

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In Nature They Don’t Trust

Posted by feww on January 29, 2011

The Disaster Continent

TC Bianca Moves South along Western Australia’s Coast, as Anthony Returns for Queenslanding

NOT Smart!

Waging a war against nature and expecting to win it are two frightfully unintelligent acts.

Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, cyclones, wildfires, drought and deluge as well as all other natural forces work as nature’s  defense mechanisms. Australia is not immune to any of those forces (hint!)

Australia is not alone. All around us there’s a growing body of evidence that nature has begun targeting communities that are participating directly or indirectly in the vicious and destructive wars of resource depletion, poisoning and pollution against her.  In these worsening wars of aggression, there are no such things as innocent victims and, unfortunately, some collateral damage should be expected because nature’s response is often collective.

Satellite Images of Tropical Cyclone BIANCA


TC BIANCA – MTSAT-2 Satellite image – Source: Digital Typhoon – Date/Time as inset. Click images to enlarge.


Cyclone BIANCA. IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS. See inset for status. Click image to enlarge.


A natural-color image of TC BIANCA, a massive cyclone, captured by
MODIS instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite at 6:30 UTC on January 28, 2011. Source: NASA-EO.

Oceania Weather Animation for January 2011

Rainfall in Tropical Storm Bianca (TRMM – NASA)


Tropical Storm Bianca’s rainfall was captured by NASA’s TRMM satellite January 26, 2011. Heavy rainfall of about 2 inches (50 mm) per hour recorded. Source: NASA

Tropical Storm Bianca Forecast Track


Click images to enlarge.

Tropical Cyclone Anthony: Who would have thought Anthony will return?

Details for: TC Anthony

Details for: Severe TC Bianca

Australia: Current Warnings

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TC Laurence Intensifies to 140 km Winds

Posted by feww on December 15, 2009

Cyclone Update: TC Laurence Intensifies to 140 km/h Winds [Gusts of ] Despite Moving Close to Shore

TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (Laurence)

Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 15 09:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 14.6ºS, 125.4ºE
  • Location:  Located approximately 530 nmi northeast of Port Hedland, Australia
  • Movement: Has been tracking southwestward at 06  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  075 knots, Gusts 090 knots [compared to winds of 35 kt and gusts of 45 kt 24 hrs ago]
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 5.3 m (16 feet)

The system is now expected to move further inland and dissipate within the next 72 hours.


TC Laurence Revised Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


Infrared Mosaic Color Background  – Meteosat-7/MTSAT/GOES-West – South Pacific Region – CIMSS/SSEC/Wisc. Click image to update and enlarge.

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The Attack of the Cyclones

Posted by feww on December 14, 2009

5 Tropical Cyclone Systems Active Globally, 4 in the Southern Hemisphere

TROPICAL CYCLONE 05B (WARD) – Indian Ocean

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 8.9N 81.4E
  • Location:  160 nmi northeast of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Movement: Has been tracking west (270 degrees) at 04 knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  30 knots; Gusts: 40 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.6 m (11 feet)


TC Ward MTSAT 1R (IR4) + Blue Marble Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: Digital Typhoon


TC Ward Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Ward Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 04P (MICK)

# 01 Active Tropical Cyclone in South Pacific

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 15.6S 176.5E
  • Location:  Located approximately 145 nmi north-northwest of Nadi, Fiji.
  • Movement: Has been tracking 150 degrees at 09  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  055 knots, Gusts 070 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 6 m (18 feet)

TC Mick is intensify buffeting the tourist area of the Yasawa Islands west of Fiji with strong winds and torrential rain.

Mick may be heading towards Tonga.


TC Mick Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Mick Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 06S (Laurence)

# 02 Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 12.0S 125.4E
  • Location:  Located approximately 235 nmi west of Darwin, Australia
  • Movement: Has been tracking 290 degrees at 06  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  035 knots, Gusts 045 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.6 m (11 feet)


TC Laurence Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Laurence Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 05S (Five)

# 03 Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 11.7S 82.4E
  • Location:  Located approximately 650 nmi southeast of Diego Garcia Island.
  • Movement: Has been tracking 220 degrees at 06  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  035 knots, Gusts 045 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.3 m (10 feet)


TC Five Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Five Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

TROPICAL CYCLONE 03S (Cleo)

# 04 Active Tropical Cyclone in Southern Hemisphere

  • Date Time: December 14 00:00 UTC
  • Approximate Position: 17.7S 61.7E
  • Location:  Located approximately 400 nmi east-northeast Réunion Island, Indian Ocean
  • Movement: Has been tracking 190 degrees at 07  knots during  the past six hours.
  • Max Sustained Winds:  030 knots, Gusts 040 knots
  • Max Significant Wave Heights: 3.3 m (10 feet)


TC Cleo Projected Path. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC


TC Cleo Satellite Image. Click image to enlarge. Source: JTWC

  • Latest Full Disk Image Available Here

[Conversion Note: 1 nautical mile (nmi) = 1.852 km; 1 knot = 1nmi per hour]

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