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YASI Could Become Super Cyclone

Posted by feww on February 1, 2011

TC YASI Could Power Up to a Super Cyclone Force

Cyclone YASI Could Strengthen to a Super Cyclone with Winds of 300+ km/hr Before Queenslanding

FIRE-EARTH Moderators forecast YASI strengthening to a monster super cyclone with sustained winds of up to 260km/hr and wind gusts of 300+ km/hr before making landfall [probability of 55%]

FIRE-EARTH also forecasts storm surges of up to 20m in some coastal areas of Queensland.

Edging Ever Closer!


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


Cyclone YASI (Tropical Cyclone 11P). Visible IR Satellite Image 4km Res. Source: CIMSS.  See inset for time/date. Click image to enlarge.


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


Cyclone YASI
(Tropical Cyclone 11P). Shortwave IR Satellite Image 4km Res. Source: CIMSS.  See inset for time/date. Click image to enlarge.


Tropical Cyclone YASI – IR Satellite image. Note the perfect symmetry as YASI strengthens to a probable Super Cyclone. Source: MTSAT-2 via Digital Typhoon. Remnants of ex-cyclone Anthony are still visible. Click images to enlarge.

Australian authorities have  evacuated thousands of people from the northeast as the monster cyclone YASI continues to strengthen.

Local forecaster confirm that destructive winds from the cyclone could strike Queensland coast by Wednesday morning.

“This is not a system that’s going to cross the coast and rapidly weaken out,” Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Gordon Banks told Reuters, warning the storm’s destructive winds could reach as far as Mt Isa, 900 km inland.

“We could see this system pushing well in across northern Queensland as a significant tropical cyclone with damaging winds and very heavy rainfall,” Banks said.

Australian Region Infrared Satellite Image

Severe Tropical Cyclone YASI: Forecast Track Map

Remarks

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE BRISBANE

Issued at 4:59 pm EST Tuesday 1 February 2011. Refer to Tropical Cyclone Advice Number 7.

YASI IS A LARGE AND POWERFUL TROPICAL CYCLONE AND POSES A SERIOUS THREAT TO NORTH QUEENSLAND COMMUNITIES

The Cyclone is expected to slowly intensify overnight and continue moving in a west-southwesterly direction.

DAMAGING winds with gusts to 90 km/hr are expected to develop on the islands during Wednesday morning, then extend onto the coast during the day, and further inland across the northern tropical interior overnight.

Between Cooktown and Townsville these winds will become DESTRUCTIVE with gusts in excess of 125km/hr late Wednesday afternoon and VERY DESTRUCTIVE with gusts above 170 km/hr between Port Douglas and Cardwell during the evening as the cyclone approaches.

As the centre approaches the coast sea levels between Cairns and Townsville will rise significantly above the normal tide with damaging waves, strong currents and flooding of low lying areas near the shoreline.

Flooding rains will develop from Cooktown to Sarina during Wednesday afternoon and then extend inland overnight.

People between Cooktown and Sarina and extending inland to areas from Georgetown to west of Charters Towers should immediately commence or continue preparations, especially securing boats and property [using available daylight hours/before nightfall].
– 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).

People between Lockhart River and Cooktown and remaining tropical interior should consider what action they will need to take if the cyclone threat increases.
– Information is available from your local government
– 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).

Australia Warnings

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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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