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#1389198 - 03/10/2016 12:15 Tennant Creek , Barkly region NT - Lack of radar coverage
TerryLloyd Offline
Cloud Gazer

Registered: 02/10/2016
Posts: 2
Working and living in Tennant Creek ,NT , I am continually frustrated at the lack of local weather information due to the shutdown last year of the Tennant Creek radar station .
Planning of work around local weather events (ie storms) is near impossible and raises many safety issues , from the lack of a basic essential service .
Any feedback would be appreciated

Terry Lloyd

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#1389199 - 03/10/2016 12:25 Re: Tennant Creek , Barkly region NT - Lack of radar coverage [Re: TerryLloyd]
TerryLloyd Offline
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Registered: 02/10/2016
Posts: 2
Terry Lloyd

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#1392043 - 02/11/2016 13:23 Re: Tennant Creek , Barkly region NT - Lack of radar coverage [Re: TerryLloyd]
Willoughby Offline
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Registered: 10/05/2003
Posts: 988
Loc: Darwin NT
Yes it is a shame but apparently the Tennant Creek radar was only meant to be 'experimental' and now the time is up.

Your best option would probably be to take the issue to Warren Snowdon.

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#1402115 - 14/01/2017 15:35 Re: Tennant Creek , Barkly region NT - Lack of radar coverage [Re: TerryLloyd]
Oakdean Offline
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Registered: 04/01/2017
Posts: 9
Yes it never ceases to amaze me, of the lack of radar obs in areas of low population, we used to live and work in a mine just west of Tennant Creek, many years ago, so l know the area well.
The we lived in Eromanga, sth west qld, same deal there, no obs in any of that country, it's appalling really, for the safety of travelling tourists, and workers, never mind the hundreds of local people that live in those areas and Oil Well Staff, that would be jolly happy to know if rain is coming by being able to look at a radar image, the whole area around Birdsville is terribly neglected, and that is a major tourist route. l at least rallied for online floodway indicators for some of the creeks in the Eromanga area.
Major cities are the winners in all aspects, including communications. The governors and councils wants people to live out in remote areas but there is no incentive to do so.

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