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#562226 - 30/11/2008 20:06 Re: Top End Wet Season Buildup 2008 - Sept to Nov 2008
Ben Quinn (BSCH) Offline
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Registered: 23/06/2001
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Loc: Caboolture, ~45km north of Bri...
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Originally posted by Jacob:
Very impressive footage, but all the leaves are still on the trees.. unless it rained epoxy resin 1 hour before the gusts, I'll keep my opinion on the strength, and it isn't a 'my storm is bigger' situation, it's called opinion.
Funnily enough, they've showed some footage of the damage path from The Gap storm on channel nine Brisbane tonight during a weather special and low an behold, they show 2 seperate scenes where tree's have had their leaves completely removed. The first was right next to a house that had it's roof structure completely removed. There wasn't a single leaf left in the canopy of the tree. The second showed a house with most of the roofing iron missing and in the background you could see a line of tree's with little or no leafs left on them. In both scenes, as briefly as they flash up on screen, i got the feeling that the damage and defoliation had occured in a narrow strip, more so in the second scene.

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#562227 - 30/11/2008 23:05 Re: Top End Wet Season Buildup 2008 - Sept to Nov 2008
Jacob Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 17/09/2001
Posts: 6288
Loc: Sydney, NSW
That would change my opinion totally. Defoliation seems to be a pretty good gauge in my experience, but I guess the sustained-gust aspect vs brief and more intense is something I won't quite understand. Suprisingly there isn't too much information online with regard to identifying damage this way.. Pub science maybe, but when you've little else to go on...

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#562228 - 01/12/2008 01:02 Re: Top End Wet Season Buildup 2008 - Sept to Nov 2008
Jacob Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 17/09/2001
Posts: 6288
Loc: Sydney, NSW
Things feel much nicer at the moment, even though the obs say it should be very uncomfortable.. I've always noticed that a few days after a long awaited storm, regardless of the observations, the weather feels much more tolerable. Are we missing a measurement? a science we can't put our finger on.. or is it purely psychological..?

Obs say it should be very unpleasant, but 3 days ago with the same obs I was dying a weather induced death!.. odd.

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#562229 - 01/12/2008 01:12 Re: Top End Wet Season Buildup 2008 - Sept to Nov 2008
Mendarkq Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 01/06/2004
Posts: 13
Loc: Darwin NT
Yes, same thoughts excactly.

Its psychological not meterological smile

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#562230 - 01/12/2008 16:12 Re: Top End Wet Season Buildup 2008 - Sept to Nov 2008
Thunderstruck Offline
Lightning man

Registered: 10/05/2001
Posts: 14856
Loc: Seaford Meadows, SA
Lots of noise to the east, the standard afternoon Howard Springs storms is up, but a little more N which INTERESTS me if it can slide down the sbf...not the most amazing structure BUT it has frontal updrafts and is moving in steadily. See how it goes when it smells the seabreeze.

TS cool

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#562231 - 01/12/2008 16:56 Re: Top End Wet Season Buildup 2008 - Sept to Nov 2008
babichacha Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 01/08/2006
Posts: 307
Loc: Darwin - City Valley
Nice loud booming right now coming from north of us - music to my ears!

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#562232 - 01/12/2008 17:27 Re: Top End Wet Season Buildup 2008 - Sept to Nov 2008
DJC Offline
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Registered: 22/10/2007
Posts: 5905
Loc: Townsville, Condon. 621mm PMR,...
There is a December thread for you guys now so you can post in there.

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