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#1450724 - 29/01/2018 15:08 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Leelee Offline
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Registered: 30/11/2012
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Loc: Karratha, WA
Enjoy guys, Broome getting all the action this year!

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#1450810 - 29/01/2018 22:26 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
darwindix Offline
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Registered: 12/03/2016
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Loc: Jingili Darwin
Hi people.For the the last four days in Darwin we have been copping 100 to 200 mm falls plus and up to 100 kmh gusts .Lots of trees down ,no structural damage but equivalent to a cat one type of scene .Even if this low doesn't eventuate into much it has still made for a belated start for the Darwin wet season .Maybe in the wrong post but nothing has started in the NT forum yet and looks like it's gonna impact the WA crew from now on.

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#1450811 - 29/01/2018 22:36 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Yeah Darwindix been watching the NT radar and online stuff. Looks mad. Its going spastic here in Broome right now. over 300mm for this event and its bucketing down. 30-40-50knts bloody spectacular to see the amount of rain. 130mm+ since 9am and no let up.
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#1450813 - 29/01/2018 23:13 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Sepo Offline
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Registered: 19/10/2010
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Loc: Broome, WA
Agree guys this is quite an event. Sustained gales I reckon now around Broome. TC Hilda was a bit more intense for about an hour or so as she headed south but this is just constant with no let up and the rain is phenomenal. A lot of trees weakened by Hilda and Joyce are going to be down after this. Including my nice shade frangipani that went down about an hour ago.

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#1450829 - 30/01/2018 04:53 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
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325mm and still climbing 520mm for the event to date (4 days). Been an interesting night for sure. Amazing wind gusts with such heavy rain for so long.
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#1450847 - 30/01/2018 09:40 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
ozone doug Offline
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Registered: 06/11/2006
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Loc: Roma SW QLD Eye to the West...
Wow, A fair bit of action up there .Rain and wind .I would be excited if i got a shower of rain here lol.
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#1450850 - 30/01/2018 10:04 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Leelee Offline
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Registered: 30/11/2012
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Loc: Karratha, WA
Wow guys, 403mm and counting just for the last 24hrs in Broome. Insane. How's Chinatown holding up? How are you guys holding up?

We had a 220mm night last Feb in Karratha and the water was lapping at the laundry door. I know you're built for it but surely 400mm is pushing things?

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#1450975 - 30/01/2018 23:01 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Twister1 Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Chadstone Vic
Guys updates how are things pics reports anything

EPIC system and near record rain what a WEt you guys in Broome are having
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#1450981 - 31/01/2018 00:38 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Sepo Offline
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Registered: 19/10/2010
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Loc: Broome, WA
Pretty good drainage in the town really so whole flooded roads on TV look impressive they act like storm water drains and then flow into a series of canals around town that eventually lead to Roebuck bay, which is looking pretty brown / red today with the runoff. In old Broome there are some large trees down and generally around the whole town area a lot of Mahogany trees down, don’t know why they planted them here. Highways north and south are closed which means no road trains can get into town with supplies so we will see how we go with that. TC Hilda back in late December certainly had some stronger gusts but gales lasted a lot shorter time. We had gales here for pretty much 18 hours. Quite a few trees that were weakened by previous TC’s have come down plus a lot of smaller stuff. Amount of rain seems to have been main problem with leaking roofs, some electrical damage closing some schools etc.

Its the wet so you sort of expect a bit of rain and of course cyclone / low risk so in the end it’s nice to turn off the aircon for a couple of days and be glad there was nothing destructive....

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#1450990 - 31/01/2018 08:38 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
cold@28 Offline
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Registered: 07/02/2011
Posts: 2262
Loc: Chillagoe
Thanks for that update Sepo. Great to get a first hand report.

Reminds me of arriving in Darwin a few years ago to several days under the low that preceded Cyclone George. Days of heavy rain, and the house leaked all along one side between the slab and the wall.

I used to go up there for the Wet Season...


Edited by cold@28 (31/01/2018 08:39)

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#1451135 - 01/02/2018 13:34 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Just heard a report that the rig tender boat anchored off Cable Beach recorded consistent 73-74knt (138kms/hr) winds from the recent Tropical LOW. Amazing wind gusts and probably explains some of the damage especially on the Cable Beach side of town. The Port weather station stopped working early at 8:30pm with gusts 58knts/107kms/hr so considering it got a lot stronger later explains the higher gusts. Airport winds were a lot less but maybe friction over land reduced it or a good spray of WD40 might be needed for future. Amazing system.

Highway North had some amazing flows down the Logue River 130kms inland. Road surface torn up and deep cuttings into lanes. Lead ups to Bridges have foot deep torn up/de-surfaced bitumen.
Highway South on Roebuck plains is metre deep in water for a long way. White sign post reflectors are under so the road is not visible so its closed aswell. Gnarly system. Still amazed by it. Bring on the next one!!
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#1451140 - 01/02/2018 13:44 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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If you are on facebook check out ABC KIMBERLEY page. Some amazing video and aerial shots coming out now. https://www.facebook.com/ABCKimberley/
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#1451224 - 01/02/2018 22:33 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Sepo Offline
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Registered: 19/10/2010
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Loc: Broome, WA
That makes a lot of sense based on the damage around town, as you say Popeye, interesting that the fact it wasn’t a cyclone caught a lot of people off guard and there’s a bit of finger pointing going on... one issue is that they need to consider opening the evacuation centre when based on severity of weather not just on yellow alert, I.e. when there’s a cyclone. I think though generally it will be a wake up call for locals, at least for a couple of years 😀, to trim trees and take good notice of severe weather warnings even if it’s ‘just a low’. The old scoff that I’ve heard since arriving here 10 years ago that “nothing ever hits Broome - everything goes past down to the Pilbara” should also be forgotten based on this wet. Last point - I know it wasn’t a cyclone but due to the convection and strongest winds being away from the centre and for Broome just stalling there and hammering us for many hours, the effects / processes were the same. Maybe we should adopt the US terminology of Tropical Storm. At least it will get away from the ‘just a low’ attitude....

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#1451667 - 05/02/2018 12:49 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Sepo Offline
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Registered: 19/10/2010
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Loc: Broome, WA
Another week, another Low on the horizon..... for Northwest WA anyway wink

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#1452035 - 09/02/2018 19:07 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Yeah Sepo, EC is showing an eagerness to bring it on home like the others this season. Maybe a repeat big rainfall dumper and bit of a stiff breeze on the cards again. Hope so.
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#1452037 - 09/02/2018 19:09 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
We might need to rename the entire section of the weatherzone forums to Broome's Tropical Cyclones and Lows and that includes the Qld threads aswell. haha
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#1452044 - 09/02/2018 19:49 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Mike Hauber Offline
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Registered: 13/07/2007
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Loc: Buderim
No we'll keep one Qld thread open for model runs at 12-14 days.

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#1452045 - 09/02/2018 19:55 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Sepo Offline
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Registered: 19/10/2010
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Loc: Broome, WA
😂

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#1452084 - 10/02/2018 09:48 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
haha sounds good Mike
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#1452330 - 12/02/2018 13:59 Re: WA Tropical Cyclone Season 2017/2018 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
EC and GFS now putting quite a nasty TC onto the Coast down the Pilbara way. Could be a wet passage as it moves offshore of Broome. Will give it some time though just incase it decides to follow the well worn track this season and dropping down through here.
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