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A mighty storm – the type able to beach coal freighters – is headed Sydney’s way. Follow its progress, or zoom in for a closer view. This webcamshows not very much, as is the way with webcams.
Emergency crews stand ready tonight as residents of NSW coastal areas brace themselves for what threatens to be the most dangerous of three major storms to hit the state this month …
The winds were predicted to build in Sydney from around 10pm and to peak between 2am and 3am.
UPDATE II. Junia comments:
2am on the central coast. Rain and some wind. But not heavy and wild weather yet. Perhaps it will blow out to sea? Fingers crossed.
Same here. Maybe we’ll just get a lot of water.
- On the smaller radar image, the Warragamba Dam catchment area is shown with a brown outline stretching from Lithgow to Goulburn.
Rain in that area is water for our taps!Posted by Evil Pundit on 2007 06 19 at 04:22 AM • permalink
- Who was it betting a junior $10.00 in the other thread the dams were going to be over a certain %?
Do any of our punters here know if sportsbet or any others accept wagers on rainfall?? (I exclude wagering your credibility in ther case of many envirotards)Posted by thefrollickingmole on 2007 06 19 at 04:51 AM • permalink
- #6 Huzza! Tonight I’m going to shower like it’s 1999.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 06 19 at 05:28 AM • permalink
- For a good time, check out the comments here.Posted by Margos Maid on 2007 06 19 at 05:32 AM • permalink
- Guys, if any of you are employers, or are mates with employers, please be lenient on staff members who are in SES or volunteer firies.
I’m a member of both SES and RFS, luckily with a flexible employer. We are stretched very thin after more than a week of solid storm relief work. Most of us have juggled work and volunteering as best we could, I’ve done half days at work (8am-midday), then 8 hrs on a storm crew till 8pm, then 2 hrs at home catching up on work, repeated.
We are running out of volunteers, esp those on AWAs who don’t get paid of they don’t attend work. Please be supportive of your staff who are emergency volunteers and cut them some slack when the community needs help. They’ll thank you for it with loyalty.
If the business is not going to collapse without them being there for a few days, please let them go if they have to. They will be able to provide letters or phone calls from SES management confirming their attendance if needed. You will look good by helping the community this way.Posted by SheikYerbouti on 2007 06 19 at 05:56 AM • permalink
- freshly shorn sheep freezing their butts off in the snow
Sounds like some sort of Kiwi dessert.Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 19 at 06:49 AM • permalink
- I guess it could be climate change, which UN guy Ban-Ki Moon-bat says is also responsible for the Darfur carnage.
- A mighty storm – the type able to beach coal freighters
Well there you have it. Global WARming is fighting back!!Posted by Shaky Barnes on 2007 06 19 at 07:43 AM • permalink
- That beached ship should be no problem to get back out to sea, all that has to be done is disguise it as a whale and give Greenpeace a call, those silly bastards will come in their droves to push it off the sand.Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 19 at 08:03 AM • permalink
- Hang in there guys.
We get such boring weather here…Posted by ThinAndBritish on 2007 06 19 at 08:17 AM • permalink
- Send some over the ranges – or to Brisbane or Melbourne. We all need just one rain event such like the three that have hit Sydney/Newcastle. Just one, a big one, with about 100mm of rain, maybe 150mm. Need it before September 1 – or August 1 for Melbournians.
Flannery’s dad lives in Albury-Wodonga. Maybe Timbo will visit and predict Lake Hume will a dust bowl. Where’s a global warming alarmist when you need one?
- I sent off the quotes for our insurance claim today…Maybe I should have waited. Temperature has dropped considerably in the past hour, barometer is below 990 and the wind is just beginning to pick up. Should be an interesting night. Cat 2 cyclone force winds are predicted, heavy rain, and snow above 900m.
Tony Jones is a f%#king idiot.
Why, oh why, are so many of our media people stuck on, “Completely F5c6king Stu4id and Traitorous”?
Absolutely incredible, that the ABC can be so traitorous, and hopes to get away with it.
Tony Jones tries to play dumb, lol.
We have taken note Tony.
- Thanks, Ash.
We’re locked down for the night. Our house is OK in wind, it was built for these conditions and has survived 95 years of these storms on a lee shore. It’s the rain we don’t need as the ground throughout the city is completely waterlogged and water is still pooled everywhere (including our yard after more torrential rain last night). The runoff has nowhere to go and the predicted winds will bring down more trees. The message here tonight is, stay indoors.
- Speaking of the Goracle…
A delightfully ironic storyof his mighty influence. (scroll down to the part titled “The Gore connection”)
So Big Al’s been on the Board of Apple for FOUR YEARS, and Apple is still weaseling on electronic recycling. Gore will surely feel Gaia’s wrath!!Posted by Tex Lovera on 2007 06 19 at 11:06 AM • permalink
- #30 MareeS – sounds like conditions here in Richmond a few years ago when Hurricane Isabel came through. I feel for ya’ – hope you’ve got an alternate power source. We had trees down on power lines all over the place; I was lucky & got power back after only 5 days.
Or maybe y’all have underground power lines? (Fingers crossed.)
Good luck, and stay safe.
#11 SheikYerbouti – y’all are doing yeomen’s work. Hope all y’all’s employers are cooperative & flexible (over the years, I’ve had some who were, and some who didn’t care about anyone but themselves). Good luck and be careful. I’ll keep you in my thoughts; wish I were.Posted by Barbara Skolaut on 2007 06 19 at 12:17 PM • permalink
- Well, 2:20 am in Eastern Sydney and scarcely a sparrow’s fart, just some mild showers. I guess Al Gore can’t be everywhere at once.Posted by Jim Geones on 2007 06 19 at 12:20 PM • permalink
- #32: Not surprising, Tex. Al’s also on the advisory board of Paco Enterprises (“Operation: Money is Green, Too”), but he spends most of his time here in the company cafeteria, where the food servers have been told to keep him amply supplied with eclairs and iced tea. Occasionally we give him a room and let him show his movie, An Inconvenient Truth, to an audience of used crash-test dummies, but he takes their silence to be sheer awe (“You know, Paco, every time I show that film, people are so moved and thoughtful that they just continue sitting in their seats, long after the movie’s over.”) Of course, the game was almost given away that one time when Jean, the Haitian janitor, wandered in, and fainted because he thought he had stumbled into the secret zombie vault. But we just expalined that away as “low blood sugar”, and Al is still none the wiser.
- HAHAHAHA, Paco, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was true. But don’t you dare put him in the office next to mine!
Imperial KeeperPosted by Elizabeth Imperial Keeper on 2007 06 19 at 02:39 PM • permalink
- Slightly off-topic, but for a bit of humor related to the weather stations that Real Scientists ™ use to predict Global Warming, check these out—
how-NOT-to-measure-temperaturePosted by Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on 2007 06 19 at 11:28 PM • permalink
- Gaia is battling with herself. The forces of Gaia the Good sent cold air rushing into the Sydney Basin forcing the cyclonic winds generated by Gaia the Vengeful 1000m above the heads of her sleeping children. Her AGW acolytes will wonder why we were spared – perhaps it was because we so readily heeded the warnings to park our cars.
- #44 He’s clearly holidaying/preaching in Queensland.
Here are some maxima to 3pm this afternoon in the Sunshine State:
Mount Isa 9C, Boulia 9C, Longreach 8C (with reports of sleet in the mountains east of there!), The Monument (near Mount Isa) 7C, Bundaberg 12C and Rockhampton 14C.
The lowest ever June maximum recorded in Queensland is 6C at Applethorpe. So far both Applethorpe and Stanthorpe have only reached 5C.
Your friendly weather correspondent.Posted by Ben Haslem on 2007 06 20 at 02:59 AM • permalink
- hah! it’s because of my storm preparations that I was able to avert the storm from the central coast and hunter region.
We spent 5 mins picking up some stuff outside that would be flung around in a gale force wind- a ladder, a piece of galvanised iron and the combpost bin lid.
Because I was fearing another 2 day blackout we used lots of power – lights, big dinner cooked, tv, DVD player, heater, computer, internet. Stayed up late too. The theory was that if the power is going to go down again, it may as well go down fighting. I was awake using power at 2am when the storm was supposed to hit. No going to sleep waiting to be bashed by gaia for me! (Quizmania has to be the worst tv show ever…)
Gaia obviously was impressed at this household’s defiant attitude and turned away from the central coast. The solution to storm protection is clear – you don’t propitiate gaia you thumb your nose at her.
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Gee, Bondi’s looking pretty dark. Here in HK its very sunny, hot and 32 degrees.