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YASI: If the ‘Devil’ Were a Cyclone

Posted by feww on January 31, 2011

Cyclomageddon: TC YASI Larger than Queensland

Massive Cyclone YASI Could Strike Queensland With 200+ km/hr Winds

Tropical Cyclone YASI was located about 2,000km east of Cairns, Australia at 11:00UTC on January 31, 2011. The cyclone was tracking west at speeds of about 30km/hr.

Details of Cyclone YASI (TC11P) at 11:00UTC on January 31, 2011

  • Location:  2,000km east of Cairns, Australia
  • Position:  14.0S 161.0E
  • Max Sustained Winds: 150km/hr
  • Wind Gusts: 200km/hr
  • Source: FIRE-EARTH estimates (based on data provided by JTWC and others)

If the ‘Devil’ were a cyclone, it would probably look like YASI


Tropical Cyclone YASI – IR Satellite image. Source: MTSAT-2 via Digital Typhoon. Remnants of ex-cyclone Anthony are seen moving across Queensland. Click images to enlarge.

Oceania Weather Animation for January 2011


TC YASI (Tropical Cyclone 11P). IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS.  See inset for time/date. Click image to enlarge.

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image


MTSAT-1R


Source: JTWC


Australia: Current Weather Warnings

Australia Headline News

“The operators of Brisbane’s Wivenhoe Dam could be risking more flooding because of their refusal to immediately release unneeded water from the dam, according to engineers and hydrologists.” Said a report.

Cyclone Anthony

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TC ANTHONY Prepares for Queenslanding, Followed by YASI

Posted by feww on January 30, 2011

ANTHONY Returns to Australia, Followed by YASI

  • TC ANTHONY to strengthen to at least a Cat. 2 cyclone before Queenslanding

  • YASI Could  Strengthen to a Cat. 4A Hurricane Force Before Making Landfall in Queensland

UPDATE: Tropical Cyclone ANTHONY

Issued at 10:04 pm EST Sunday 30 January 2011. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 18.


Source: Australia BOM

Remarks:

Tropical Cyclone Anthony is currently moving southwest and crossing the coast near Bowen.

DESTRUCTIVE WIND GUSTS are currently occurring about coastal and island communities between Cape Upstart and Proserpine.

DAMAGING WIND GUSTS are currently occurring about coastal and island communities between Ayr and Mackay.

ABNORMALLY HIGH TIDES are expected between Ayr and Mackay. LARGE WAVES are likely along the beachfront between Ayr and Mackay.

HEAVY RAINFALL with FLOODING is occurring about the coast and adjacent inland between Ayr and Mackay.

– People in the path of the cyclone should stay calm and remain in a secure shelter while destructive winds occur.
– 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.
– Heed the advice and follow the instructions of Police, Emergency Services personnel and local authorities.
– For emergency assistance call the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES) on 132 500. [Source: Australia BOM]

Tropical Cyclone YASI


Tropical Cyclone YASI (Tropical Cyclone 11P). IR Satellite Image (NHC Enhancement). Source: CIMSS.  Click image to enlarge.

FIRE-EARTH Forecast: Massive TC YASI could  strengthen to a Cat. 4A Hurricane Force, with sustained winds of about 210km/hr and wind gusts of 270km/hr  before striking Queensland.

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image


Oceania Weather Animation for January 2011

Details for: TC Anthony

Details for: Ex-TC Bianca

Australia: Current Warnings

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