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#246258 - 29/03/2007 16:45 Re: First Ever Hurricane Wind Warning For Southern Australian Waters
Yabbra Offline
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Registered: 30/03/2002
Posts: 3398
Loc: Wardell, Northern Rivers N.S....
Why is it classed as a hurricane? or at least given hurricane warnings instead of severe weather or something.

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#246259 - 29/03/2007 17:05 Re: First Ever Hurricane Wind Warning For Southern Australian Waters
TOM1111 Offline
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Registered: 27/10/2004
Posts: 2789
Loc: medowie near williamtown-octob...
its not classed as a hurricane
there was hurricane strength wind warnings out for coastal waters

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#246260 - 29/03/2007 17:52 Re: First Ever Hurricane Wind Warning For Southern Australian Waters
Inclement Weather Offline
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Registered: 07/03/2006
Posts: 5373
Loc: Diamond Valley
Quote:
Originally posted by Yabbra:
Why is it classed as a hurricane? or at least given hurricane warnings instead of severe weather or something.
Yes Yabbra, there are three main categories of Ocean wind warnings: GALE, STORM, and HURRICANE force winds. Hurricane force is sustained winds (10 minutes) of >64 kts.
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#246261 - 29/03/2007 19:35 Re: First Ever Hurricane Wind Warning For Southern Australian Waters
Matt12 Offline
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Registered: 23/03/2007
Posts: 54
Loc: Boronia,Victoria
It's just so amazing to see that on the satelite at the bottom of Australia rather than at the top.

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