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02 February 2011 @ 02:17 pm
Fuuuuuuuck ...  
Good luck North Queenslanders.

Cyclone Yasi took out one of the weather stations tracking it this morning. A station that was built to withstand Category 5 cyclones. Up north they have either fled or barricaded themselves inside.

For those of you abroad, yes, that's the same state that spent most of the last two months underwater. Bloody hell.

And you Americans in the Big Snow, keep safe! Stay inside and put an extra dog on the bed!

Can we have a carbon tax now, please? It has to cost less than mopping up after so many extreme weather events.
FEELS TERRORIST!momebie on February 2nd, 2011 03:24 am (UTC)
Wow, world. WOW.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 2nd, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
Scary stuff. I wish I could post 10-15 degrees C to people who need it.
Coffeejunkiicoffeejunkii on February 2nd, 2011 03:39 am (UTC)
that's one big storm :(. when is it supposed to make landfall?
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 2nd, 2011 01:53 pm (UTC)
It started at about 11pm and will be going through the night, with storm surges following in the morning. There is minimal news coming out of Queensland tonight because everyone is battened down and not going out for anything.

In trivia news, the storm cell is allegedly the size of North America -- I hope they mean the United States ... ah ... perhaps they do mean North America after all:
cyclone Yasi

Just turned the news back on and Egypt is going to hell in a handbasket, too. Bloody hell ...
(no subject) - coffeejunkii on February 2nd, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Amazing Little Ecosystemwinterthunder on February 2nd, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
Holy shit. I'm halfway around the world and that thing makes me want to hide.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 2nd, 2011 01:54 pm (UTC)
I'm a thousand miles away and I have the same feeling. I've been to some of the islands in its path and they are not high ... with the storm surge predicted it's deeply worrying.
Brissygirlbrissygirl on February 2nd, 2011 03:58 am (UTC)
Remuslives23 is on the outskirts of Yasi and she is getting battered already! I feel sorry for the poor central and north queenslanders, they can't catch a fucking break!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 2nd, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
It's INSANE! Poor bloody Queensland, just as everyone was finally over Cyclone Larry ... And poor remus!
Hollyhollyxu on February 2nd, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
What. Just, what.

*crosses fingers*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on February 2nd, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
Deeply disturbing stuff. My fingers are also crossed!
winstonmomwinstonmom on February 2nd, 2011 04:49 am (UTC)
That looks really scary. I will be sending all my good karma wishes their way.
I am really concerned about them.
ineffably_roma on February 2nd, 2011 05:00 am (UTC)
Yikes! Yes, carbon tax now!
ecosopherecosopher on February 2nd, 2011 05:50 am (UTC)
I know, right? M's parents live just inland from Port Douglas. I called this morning to see how they are, and his mum burst into tears. We will ring again this afternoon, but even if we can't get through, we're satisfied they're not on the coast and they have a plan of action, so it's just a case of waiting and seeing.

It's not just the fact that it's so strong, it's that it's so BIG as well.
Jaeenchanted_jae on February 2nd, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
Scary weather all over the place.
bare_memabonwitch on February 2nd, 2011 06:18 am (UTC)
Wow. That thing scares me, and I'm nowhere near it! Crossing my fingers for people...
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on February 2nd, 2011 06:29 am (UTC)
It looks positively malevolent - I've been staring at pictures of it all day and its just getting scarier. Time for QLD to get a break. However, I also don't want VIC to cope it again - seems like it one or the other in quick succession at present. And yes - I'd vote for a carbon tax!
Nennenenne on February 2nd, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Now you've really had a whole lot of weather lately. That looks downright scary!
Susan: earth museumlil_shepherd on February 2nd, 2011 08:14 am (UTC)
That storm's presence is making the news (not quite top, which remains Egypt, but in the headlines) over here. We are also getting lots of pundits muttering about global warming.

Let us hope everyone heeds the warnings and stays safe. (Aussie lady, in Cairns but originally from England, interviewed on the BBC World Service, "We've taken all precautions... filled the bath and everything else we can with water, mattresses to hide under if the roof comes off, planty of chocolate and wine."

Interviewer, "All the essentials, then."
mrsquizzicalmrsquizzical on February 2nd, 2011 09:08 am (UTC)
i just can't comprehend the magnitude of this thing! holy shit.

following the big floods, too. just like '74, '75 again. SO WEIRD!
AutumnHearti_autumnheart on February 2nd, 2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
Not all that weird -it's the la nina with extra-warm sea- surface temps in the Coral Sea that is the trigger for both weather system this time, just as it was then. Water temp was 28 celsius this week according to the lab gossip.

Weird or not, it is very scary, though!
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Astaastarael02 on February 2nd, 2011 09:20 am (UTC)
Oh my god, that is HUGE. If that cyclone was up here it looks like it would cover half of Europe at once. That is scary-how would you run away?? D:

I hope everyone in Queensland comes out of this OK. They've had enough difficulties this year already :(