Great Blizzard pounding Chicago; extremely dangerous Cyclone Yasi nears Australia

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:31 AM GMT on February 02, 2011

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The Great Groundhog's Day Blizzard of 2011 is wreaking havoc tonight from Texas to Michigan, and is poised to spread dangerous winter weather eastwards to New England during the day Wednesday. Four states have declared states of emergency—Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, and Kansas—and the National Guard has been called out in Illinois and Missouri. Up to 1/2” of ice has caused power outages in Indianapolis, and blizzard conditions have engulfed Chicago, where heavy snows of up to two inches per hour are falling in high winds. Winds tonight at Chicago's Calumet Harbor were tropical storm force, 39 mph, with gusts to 49 mph. Winds gusts of 60 mph were occurring at the Chicago buoy, 10 miles offshore in Lake Michigan.

The storm will probably be Chicago's biggest blizzard since January 2 - 4 1999, when a storm dumped 21.6" of snow. With tonight's snowstorm expected to have very unstable air aloft, "thundersnow" with snowfall rates of 4 inches/hour is possible, and there is a chance today's blizzard could rival Chicago's greatest snow storm of all time, the blizzard of January 26 - 27, 1967. That immense storm dumped 23 inches of snow on Chicago, stranding thousands of people and leaving an estimated 800 Chicago Transit Authority buses and 50,000 automobiles abandoned on the city streets and expressways. Twenty six Chicagoans died in the blizzard, mostly due to heart attacks from shoveling snow. Strong winds in Chicago today are expected to generate 14 - 18 feet waves on Lake Michigan, with occasional waves up to 25 feet. A significant coastal flooding event is possible for the city, with beach erosion and flooding along Lake Shore Drive. I'll have a full update on the great blizzard in the morning.


Figure 1. Satellite image of the Groundhog's Day Blizzard of 2011, taken at 8pm EST February 1. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.

Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Yasi nearing Queensland, Australia
Tropical Cyclone Yasi continues to intensify as it speeds westwards towards vulnerable Queensland, Australia. Yasi, now a Category 4 storm with 140 mph winds, is under light wind shear of 5 - 10 knots, and over record warm ocean waters of 29°C (84°C). Low wind shear, record warm sea surface temperatures, and favorable upper-level outflow should allow the cyclone to maintain Category 4 strength until landfall Wednesday evening (local time.)

The Austrailian Bureau of Meteorology had this to say about Yasi in their latest advisory:

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.

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

On Wednesday morning at 9:30am local time, Yasi hit tiny Willis Island, where a minimum pressure of 938 mb and a peak wind gust of 115 mph was observed before Yasi cut communications and damaged the radar.

Queensland faces three major threats from Yasi. The cyclone will bring torrential rainfall to a region with saturated soils that saw record flooding earlier this month. The latest rainfall rates in Yasi's eyewall as estimated by microwave satellite imagery are 20 mm (0.8") per hour. The GFS model is predicting that a wide swath of Queensland will receive 5 - 10 inches of rain over the next week, due to the combined effects of Yasi and a moist flow of tropical air over the region. Fortunately, Yasi is moving with a rapid forward speed, about 21 mph, and is not expected to linger over Queensland after landfall. The heaviest rainfall will miss Queenland's most populated regions to the south that had the worst flooding problems earlier this month, including the Australia's third largest city, Brisbane.

Yasi will bring highly destructive winds to a region of coast south of the city of Cairns (population 150,000.) Townsville (population 200,000) is farther from the expected landfall of the eyewall, and should see lesser winds. Strong building codes have been in place in Queensland since the 1960s, which will help reduce the damage amounts. The fact that Yasi's eyewall will miss these two major cities is lucky, since the coast is less populous between the two cities.

A dangerous storm surge in excess of ten feet can be expected along the left front quadrant of the storm where it comes ashore. The tidal range between low and high tide along the coast near Cairns will be about 2 meters (6 feet) during the evening of February 2. Yasi is expected to hit near midnight, halfway between low and high tide. Thus, the inundation from the storm surge will be about 1 meter (3 feet) less than it would have been had the storm hit at high tide.

Yasi is larger and more dangerous than Cyclone Larry of 2006, which hit Queensland as a Category 4 storm with 135 mph winds. Larry killed one person and caused $872 million in damage (2011 U.S. dollars.) Yasi will bring heavy rains to a region with soils already saturated from record rains, and may become a billion-dollar cyclone.


Figure 2. Tropical Cyclone Yasi as captured by the Willis Island radar, as the western eyewall of Yasi moved over the island. Image credit: Australian Bureau of Meteorology, and kindly grabbed for me by Margie Kieper.

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In TC Yasi, 18 meter wave reading...they're now saying it's not accurate because the buoy is getting turned upside down...WOW!!!
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Quoting atmoaggie:


Note that there is some radar beam attenuation, there...much more going on on the south end than appears in this loop...
Cairns got lucky i'd say, with that last southerly dip... and something tells me Dunk Island will live up to it's name! hope folks all got away with their lives; hate to think what they will return to.
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385. Skyepony (Mod)
UW - CIMSS
ADVANCED DVORAK TECHNIQUE
ADT-Version 8.1.1
Tropical Cyclone Intensity Algorithm

----- Current Analysis -----
Date : 02 FEB 2011 Time : 133200 UTC
Lat : 17:48:26 S Lon : 146:14:01 E


CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
7.0 / 899.9mb/140.0kt


Final T# Adj T# Raw T#
7.0 7.0 7.0

Latitude bias adjustment to MSLP : +1.9mb

Estimated radius of max. wind based on IR : 27 km

Center Temp : +14.0C Cloud Region Temp : -75.9C

Scene Type : EYE

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Yasi --
I hope people were/are prepared.
I notice that most of the news statements include the following:
"People should be prepared to be self-sufficient for several days if the storm damaged roads and transport links".
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Cairns radar has just gone down... bugger

Eye is now fully over land.
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NAM still liking snow for LA-MS. A little further from the coast, this time, tho.

Snow cover by midnight tomorrow night:
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We have also had rolling blackouts this morning as well.
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According to ABC7, this ranks #5 in the list of biggest snow storms Chicago's had. And it could still go up that list as another band of heavy snow moves across the area.
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TC Yasi updates broadcast LIVE
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Thanks Pat, Aussie, and MahFL.
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/abcnews24/

Live feed of Australia TV storm coverage, they opened it up to viewers outside of AU.
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East of Houston, TX was 21F last night and currently is 26F. Expected high is 34F today. Forecast for Thursday night is snow/sleet/freezing rain depending on which area of Houston you are in. Just as a heads up, most of us along the GOM coast don't do well in the cold. ... Keeper, can you give your fans a rest now?

A blast from the past:
1983


It was the coldest Christmas Eve on modern record in the United States. Arctic air covered almost 90% of the country with temperatures well below freezing and, in many areas of the north, well below zero. On Christmas day 125 record lows were set in 24 different states. Chicago, IL recorded its' coldest temperature ever with a reading of -25°. Miles City, MT established a new U.S. record high barometric pressure of 31.42 inHg or 1063.9 millibars. Sioux Falls, SD led the nation with record cold as the city stayed below zero for 8 consecutive days. Oklahoma City, OK set their highest barometric pressure reading with 31.14 inHg.

Miles City, MT set their all-time record low and coldest high temperature with -38° and -25° respectively. Sheridan, WY also recorded their all-time coldest temperature of -37°.

Locations reporting their lowest December temperature: Alma, WI: -32°, Billings, MT: -32° (broke previous record by 18 degrees), Waukon, IA: -27°, Dubuque, IA: -25°, Chicago, IL: -25°, Rockford, IL: -24° and Youngstown, OH: -12°-Tied (broke previous daily record by 12 degrees).

Locations reporting daily record low temperatures for the date included: Chester, MT: -52°, Wisdom, MT: -52°, Havre, MT: -50°, West Yellowstone, MT: -48°, Bozeman, MT: -46°, Chinook, MT: -46°, Conrad, MT: -46°, White Sulphur Springs, MT: -46°, Fort Assinniboine, MT: -44°, Lincoln Ranger Station, MT: -44°, Shelby, MT: -43°, Great Falls, MT: -42° (broke previous record by 18 degrees), Lewistown, MT: -42°, Livingston, MT: -41°, Cut Bank, MT: -40°, Butte, MT: -40°, Boulder, MT: -40°, Grass Range, MT: -39°, Del Bonita, MT: -38°, Virginia City, MT: -38°, Glasgow, MT: -37°, Helena, MT: -37°, Townsend, MT: -37°, Choteau, MT: -35°, Valier, MT: -35°, Casper, WY: -33° (broke previous record by 20 degrees), Kalispell, MT: -30° (broke previous record by 13 degrees), Ennis, MT: -30°, Timber Lake, SD: -28°, Watertown, SD: -28°, St. Cloud, MN: -28°, Mobridge, SD: -26°, Wheaton, SD: -26°, Waterloo, IA: -26°, Rochester, MN: -26°, Rapid City, SD: -26°, Sisseton, SD: -25°, Valentine, NE: -25°, Cheyenne, WY: -25°, Aberdeen, SD: -23°, Sioux Falls, SD: -23°, Green Bay, WI: -21°, Scottsbluff, NE: -21°, Des Moines, IA: -19°, Moline, IL: -19° (broke previous record by 10 degrees), Grand Island, NE: -19°, Omaha, NE: -19°, Sioux City, IA: -18°, Peoria, IL: -18°, Lincoln, NE: -18°, Indianapolis, IN: -17°, Kansas City, MO: -17° (broke previous record by 14 degrees), Springfield, IL: -16°, Fort Wayne, IN: -16°, Columbia, MO: -16° (broke previous record by 14 degrees), South Bend, IN: -15° (broke previous record by 11 degrees), Akron, OH: -15°, Dayton, OH: -15°, Toledo, OH: -15°, Topeka, KS: -14°, Mansfield, OH: -14°, Lewiston, ID: -13°, Concordia, KS: -13°, St. Louis, MO: -12°, Cincinnati, OH: -12°, Columbus, OH: -12°, Marquette, MI: -11°, Pittsburgh, PA: -11°, Beckley, WV: -11°, Lexington, KY: -10°, Jackson, KY: -10°, Wichita, KS: -10°, Springfield, MO: -10°, Cleveland, OH: -10°, Elkins, WV: -10°, Detroit, MI: -9°, Pocatello, ID: -8°, Louisville, KY: -8°, Huntington, WV: -7° (broke previous record by 11 degrees), Paducah, KY: -6°, Charleston, WV: -6°, Wilmington, DE: -5°, Asheville, NC: -5°, Nashville, TN: -4°, Erie, PA: -3°, Bristol, TN: -3°, Amarillo, TX: -3°, Tulsa, OK: -2°, Knoxville, TN: -2°, Oak Ridge, TN: -2°, Atlantic City, NJ: -1°, Allentown, PA: -1°, Harrisburg, PA: -1°, Trenton, NJ: -1°, Fort Smith, AR: 0°, Oklahoma City, OK: 0°, Lubbock, TX: 0°, Roanoke, VA: 0°, Yakima, WA: 0°, Lynchburg, VA: 1°, Sterling (Dulles Airport), VA: 1°, Huntsville, AL: 2°, Chattanooga, TN: 2° (Broke previous record by 10 degrees), Atlanta, GA: 3°, Newark, NJ: 3°, Philadelphia, PA: 3°, Birmingham, AL: 4°, Baltimore, MD: 4°, Tupelo, MS: 4°, Greensboro, NC: 4°, New York (LaGuardia Airport), NY: 4°, Abilene, TX: 4°, Washington, D.C.: 5°, New York (Kennedy Airport), NY: 5° (broke previous record by 10 degrees), Dallas, TX: 5°, Charlotte, NC: 6° (broke previous record by 11 degrees), Raleigh, NC: 6°, New York (Central Park, NY), NY: 6°, Midland-Odessa, TX: 6°, San Angelo, TX: 6°, Wichita Falls, TX: 6°, Richmond, VA: 6°, Athens, GA: 7°, Dallas (DFW), TX: 7°, Bridgeport, CT: 8°, Shreveport, LA: 8°, Greenville-Spartanburg, SC: 8°, Jackson, MS: 9°, Wallops Island, VA: 9°, Montgomery, AL: 10°, Macon, GA: 10°, Meridian, MS: 10°, Norfolk, VA: 10°, Augusta, GA: 11°, Columbus, GA: 11°, Wilmington, NC: 11° (broke previous record by 10 degrees), Columbia, SC: 12°, Austin, TX: 12°, Waco, TX: 12°, Mobile, AL: 13°, Baton Rouge, LA: 13°, Cape Hatteras, NC: 13° (broke previous record by 10 degrees), Houston, TX: 14°, Olympia, WA: 14°, Pensacola, FL: 15°, Portland, OR: 15°, Del Rio, TX: 15°, San Antonio, TX: 15°, Savannah, GA: 16°, Austin (Bergstrom), TX: 16°, Lake Charles, LA: 17°, New Orleans, LA: 17°, Galveston, TX: 17°, Victoria, TX: 17°, Astoria, OR: 18°, Jacksonville, FL: 18°, Charleston, SC: 18°, Quillayute, WA: 18°, Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX: 19°, Tallahassee, FL: 20°, Corpus Christi, TX: 20°, Brownsville, TX: 24°, Daytona, Beach, FL: 30°-Tied and Orlando, FL: 35°.

If the brutal dangerous cold wasn’t enough, 1983 the Northern Plains was in the grip of a ferocious ground blizzard. Over the stretch beginning on the 18th through the 25th temperatures were rarely above zero across the area and strong winds made conditions especially dangerous. The worst conditions occurred from the 23rd through the 25th as light snow and loose surface snow combined with strong northwesterly winds to produce whiteout conditions for extended periods of time.

The ground blizzard paralyzed most areas, completely blocking most roads with drifts 4 to 5 feet high. One drift in southwest Minnesota climbed to 15 feet deep and took five hours to clear with a large snowplow. With sub-zero temperatures and winds gusting up to 60 mph, at times, wind chills were from -60°to -100°. The intense and long- lived cold spell burst gas lines, caused propane gas to solidify, and froze water pipes and tanks.

The last of five consecutive days that the temperature remained below zero occurred on this day for Chadron, Alliance and Scottsbluff, NE. Cheyenne, WY warmed above zero in the late evening on this day due to Chinook winds, and ended their longest recorded streak of below zero temperatures at 120 hours.

Source:
http://www.examiner.com/weather-history-in-national/weather-history-december-24-record-temps-storms -wind-snow?render=print
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Quoting Grothar:
YO! What happened to the WU page. I have been trying to get on for that last half hour. It redirects me to all different pages. I don't even know how I got on here. None of the links work Does anyone know if there is a problem? I can't find anything. And no wise-ass remarks about my age atmo!!
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Closest Weather obs. 50km's south of the eye.
Link
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Note that there is some radar beam attenuation, there...much more going on on the south end than appears in this loop...
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371. MahFL
Yes the links don't work. They released code that seems not to have been tested, wtg Wundergound.....!!!!!
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It seems to have fixed itself. I will have to ask my IT person what I have on this computer. I am just a user, so I have no idea how to find what you are talking about. LOL I think of a computer as a typewriter with a brain. Those of you too young to know what a typewriter, please don't ask. It will make me feel way too old, like the time I went into an electronics store and asked if they had stylises and I was asked what that was. And when I explained, I still got a vacant look.
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Quoting Grothar:
YO! What happened to the WU page. I have been trying to get on for that last half hour. It redirects me to all different pages. I don't even know how I got on here. None of the links work Does anyone know if there is a problem? I can't find anything. And no wise-ass remarks about my age atmo!!

Try this.... Link
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Here Grumpy..


classic.wunderground.com
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Quoting RecordSeason:
Fox News

Fox is reporting 59ft waves off the coast near Townsville.


That is a false reading that Bouy has been upturned by wave action.
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The wave buoy only records waves up to 18 meters, and the waves are now breaking over that buoy, so they are no longer an accurate reading. The location of the buoy is in a place where waves do not normally break," she told a news conference at 10:40pm local time.


From the Fox News article I just linked to...
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ABC News Stream
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Fox News

Fox is reporting 59ft waves off the coast near Townsville.

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The ADT Estimate is the RAW data and not official as its not corrected for the Pacific Basin Lower Surface Pressures,..

930mb is official


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128 km Cairns Radar Loop
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Quoting RecordSeason:


141kts / 902


LOL. where did you get that info from,,, the official is 930hPa
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IDQP0005
Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Queensland
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: Transmitters serving the area from Cape Flattery to Proserpine and inland
to the Northern Territory border are requested to USE the Standard Emergency
Warning Signal before broadcasting the following warning.

TOP PRIORITY
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 24
Issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, Brisbane
Issued at 11:54pm EST on Wednesday the 2nd of February 2011

A Cyclone WARNING is current for coastal and island communities from Cape
Flattery to Proserpine, extending west across the tropical interior to the
Northern Territory border.

At 12:00 am EST Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi, Category 5 was estimated to be 120
kilometres south southeast of Cairns and 50 kilometres southeast of Innisfail
and moving west southwest at 27 kilometres per hour.

THE LARGE DESTRUCTIVE CORE OF CYCLONE YASI IS STARTING TO CROSS THE COAST
BETWEEN INNISFAIL AND CARDWELL, WITH A DANGEROUS STORM TIDE AND BATTERING WAVES
TO THE SOUTH OF THE CYCLONE CENTRE.



Tropical Cyclone Yasi, CATEGORY 5, will continue to move inland in a
west-southwesterly direction towards the Georgetown area during the morning.

As the cyclone crosses the coast, an EXTREMELY DANGEROUS SEA LEVEL RISE [i.e.
storm tide] will occur between Innisfail and Ayr, peaking between Mission Beach
and Lucinda.

Higher than normal tides exceeding the high water mark, and damaging waves will
continue between Cairns and Proserpine until at least the morning high tide.

VERY DESTRUCTIVE winds with gusts up to 290 km/h between Cairns and Ingham and
the adjacent ranges will extend inland and gradually weaken.

The VERY DESTRUCTIVE CORE of the cyclone will take up to 4 hours to pass.

DESTRUCTIVE winds with gusts in excess of 125 km/h between Cape Tribulation and
Ayr will spread inland overnight.

DAMAGING WINDS with gusts to 90 km/hr are occurring in remaining coastal areas
between Cape Flattery and Proserpine, and are forecast to extend through to Mt
Isa during Thursday.

Winds are forecast to gradually ease about the east coast during Thursday
morning.

FLOODING RAINS will develop from Cooktown to Proserpine tonight and gradually
extend inland.

People in the path of the very dangerous cyclone should stay calm and remain in
a secure shelter, above the expected water level, while the very destructive
winds continue.
- Do not venture outside if you find yourself in the eye of the cyclone; very
destructive winds from a different direction could resume at any time.
- Follow the evacuation advice or directions of Police, Emergency Services
personnel and local authorities.

People in remaining areas between Cape Flattery and Proserpine and extending
west across the tropical interior to the Northern Territory border, should
complete preparations quickly and be prepared to shelter in a safe place.
- Boats and outside property should be secured.
- 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 Severe Tropical Cyclone Yasi at 12:00 am EST:
.Centre located near...... 17.9 degrees South 146.3 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 20 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the west southwest at 27 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 285 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ 5
.Central pressure......... 930 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 1:00 am EST Thursday 03 February.

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


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141kts / 902

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Quoting RecordSeason:
Landfalling at peak intensity. Utterly devastating storm..

Winds are at 130Kts
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Who Broke my WU? Only have IE here at work. This sux.
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YASI Floater - Rainbow Color Infrared Loop
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Landfalling at peak intensity. Utterly devastating storm..
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Quoting IKE:

Are you on IE? Firefox is okay for me?

Never use IE on WU. It don;t like it. Firefox is fine, so is Google Chrome.
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classic.wunderground.com
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Quoting AussieStorm:
Lucinda Point Observations
Closest to the eye


24 mm rain - surprisingly low
It seems the radar was correct showing mainly light to moderate rain

All the better if it is true
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I am having problems with the pages. The HIDE button is hidden and part of the words are lopped off. I guess this is one way to get rid of some of the bloggers on here. Any suggestions?
Are you on IE? Firefox is okay for me?
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The Eye is just the Storms center,,the Destructive Impact is under way and has been for Hours now.


Never liked the Landfall term,,all my days,

Its misleading as all get out.


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Yasi Eye now minutes from Tully.
20km's inland from Mission beach
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ERCOT: Statewide rolling power outages ordered to conserve energy-KHOU.com

HOUSTON—The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a generation shortage due to numerous plant trips that occurred because of the extreme weather...
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Quoting reedzone:
Hmm, may snow in Florida next week, models are showing another arctic blast coming down, a rain changing to snow event for northern Florida. Similar to last year..


Drove the kids to Georgia last year to see snow. Told them I would only go as far as Jacksonville this year if it snowed there. They may get their wish!
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Quoting Neapolitan:
The western eyewall just passed over the mainland around Mission Beach/Wongaling Beach. Yasi's heavy front left quadrant should push directly into Cardwell within the next hour.

I have just had a frightening phone call from my brother. His GF lives in South Mission Beach. She has evacuated to Port Douglas. She is expecting to return to nothing. Her house is 200 yards from the beach and its fairly flat once off the beach. Her Father lives in Tully which is next stop for Yasi. he was forcably evacuated by police today.
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Hmm, may snow in Florida next week, models are showing another arctic blast coming down, a rain changing to snow event for northern Florida. Similar to last year..
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The western eyewall just passed over the mainland around Mission Beach/Wongaling Beach. Yasi's heavy front left quadrant should push directly into Cardwell within the next hour.
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Lucinda Point Observations
Closest to the eye
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