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#588030 - 08/09/2007 21:30 TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 12557
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Thought I'd start up a thread where people can post their weather links that they've got tucked away in their 'favourites' tab. Hopefully this will turn into a good resource for the more interesting times of the year!!

Feel free to add some!!

Storm Chasing Websites

Severe Weather Chasers
Brisbane Storm Chasers
Townsville Storms

Weather education sites:

Tropical System Forecasting Basics
Extreme Instability (mostly photos)
Interactive: 100 years of drought in Australia

Cyclone/Hurricane sites:

Tropical Cyclone Names (BOM)
UK Met Office Cyclone guidance for the South Pacific and SE Indian oceans
BOM Tracking Map
Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC)
US Navy/NRL Tropical Cyclone Page
Australian Severe Weather - Tropical Cyclones
Tropical Storm Risk (TSR) website
Real time Tropical Cyclone information (NOAA)
National Hurricane Centre homepage (NOAA)
Fiji Meteorological Service
Current Tropical Cyclone Information (Australia)
Stormpulse - Current Atlantic Activity
Badan Meteorologi & Geofisika (Indonesian BOM)
Cyclone Formation Probability (next 3 week forecast)
Tropical Storms, Worlwide
Listing of all Tropical Cyclones from Australian Bureau of Meteorolgy data
Statistical prediction of weekly tropical cyclone activity in the Southern Hemisphere

Rainfall outlook sites:

COLA/IGES Precipitation Forecast
GFS Accumulated Precipitation Forecast
Operational Concensus Forecasts (OCF)
Australian Weather News (AWN) \'WeatherWall\' - Rainfall

Synoptic & Shear Forecasting Sites:

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)
Australian Weather News Synoptic Charts
24hr Shear Tendency - East Australia Region
'Earth' GFS Visualisation by Cameron Beccario


Satellite sites:

Asian and Australian Satellite Imagery
Global Mosaic Satellite Images
MTSAT Colorized IR Loop (Eastern Aust and Pacific to 160W)
Tropmet.com tropical satellite page

MJO:

MJO Forecast
All-season Real-time Multivariate MJO Index
BOM MJO Homepage
NOAA ESRL MJO forecasts

ENSO related:

BLUElink Ocean Forecast (SST\'s, Australia)
Multiple ENSO animations (Climate Prediction Centre)
Real Time POES Imagery Atlantic/East Pacific SST Loop (Climate Prediction Centre)
Global SST anomalies (updated daily, UNISYS)
Current Operational SST Anomaly Charts (updated every 4 days, NOAA)

Local Radar Sites:

Radar & Satellite System by Strikeone
The Weather Chaser radar loops

Streaming web cams

Townsville Sky Cam

International Radar Sites:

Real Time Weather Data - Radar page (NCAR, United States)

Online Radio Stations:

4TO FM (Townsville)
HOTFM (Townsville)

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#588031 - 08/09/2007 23:01 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 24779
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
Charts -
Aust. & International Charts

More Tropical Cyclones
Atlantic Hurricane Warnings
Fiji Warning Centre, central Pacific Cyclones

General Sites
Stormchasers - latest aust. chart and sat info, rainfall/storm discussion.
CIMSS - Tropical Cyclone images, upper level analysis etc from around the world.
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July 2017 total - 2.8mm (14mm)
August 2017 total - 4.0mm (18mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 705.0mm (1122mm)

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#588032 - 08/09/2007 23:43 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Willow Offline
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Registered: 23/11/2006
Posts: 855
Loc: Whitsunday
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www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/whitwillow

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#588033 - 21/09/2007 15:30 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
*Runoff* Offline
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Registered: 24/01/2005
Posts: 2209
Loc: Whitsundays
http://www.atmosphere.mpg.de/enid/77d9810278d8243047762d9afac0ae3b,55a304092d09/192.html Consider it done RD.

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#588034 - 22/10/2007 15:11 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Willow Offline
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Registered: 23/11/2006
Posts: 855
Loc: Whitsunday
http://users.qld.chariot.net.au/~carls/current.htm
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www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/whitwillow

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#588035 - 23/10/2007 22:19 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
DJC Offline
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Registered: 22/10/2007
Posts: 5905
Loc: Townsville, Condon. 621mm PMR,...
This is a good site to see the progression of SST's over northern Australia and a forecast of temps over several days.
http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/forecasts/idyoc13.shtml?region=13&forecast=1#

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#588036 - 24/10/2007 07:00 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
DJC Offline
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Registered: 22/10/2007
Posts: 5905
Loc: Townsville, Condon. 621mm PMR,...
Here are some other links that I have come across.

This is a site that contains numerous charts and predictions for the MJO:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/MJO/mjo.shtml#discussion
Benefits and hazards:
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/precip/CWlink/ghazards/ghaz.shtml

This is a update from the Darwin RSMC (BOM) for the El Nino-Southern Oscillation and Intra-Seasonal Patterns such as their expected onset of the monsoon:
http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/tropnote/tropnote.shtml

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#588037 - 01/11/2007 23:27 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
pindanred Offline
Weather Freak

Registered: 30/10/2007
Posts: 542
Loc: woods drive broome
my fave sight is within the JTWC site. the Modis Rapid Response System is awesome! full colour down to 250 metres. it has most places on the planet.

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#588038 - 11/11/2007 10:08 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Miss T Rain Offline
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Registered: 26/08/2007
Posts: 170
Loc: Rocky, MTD 14.1mm. No La Nina ...
I like to use this for finding a LLCC in the formative stage of TC development. It has other uses too.

http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/quikscat/

These maps display the ocean surface winds at a 10m height from satellite passes as processed by NOAA/NESDIS, from near real-time data collected by NASA/JPL's SeaWinds Scatterometer aboard the QuikSCAT satelite.

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#588039 - 21/11/2007 17:59 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
SBT Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14153
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Wind speed and Queensland building codes

There have been a few questions about what rating means what so i did a bit of homework and came up with the following information:
Qld timber framing wind speeds
C = Cyclone area. On or above the tropic of Capricorn
N = Non Cyclone area. Below the Tropic of Capricorn

C1 50 meters per sec = 150KPH
C2 61 metres per sec = 219 KPH
C3 74 metres per sec = 266KPH

N1 34 meters per sec = 122KPH
N2 40 meters per sec = 144KPH
N3 50 meters per sec = 150KPH
N4 61 meters per sec = 219KPH
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Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 694mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#588040 - 23/11/2007 01:23 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Carl Smith Offline
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Registered: 21/12/2001
Posts: 1042
Loc: Gold Coast
Here is a good one - GFS 180 hr forecast of Global Precipitable Column Water:

http://www.coaps.fsu.edu/~maue/extreme/gfs/current/plan_water.html

Jack up the speed control to get a really neat flowing animation!

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#588041 - 07/12/2007 10:16 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
DJC Offline
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Registered: 22/10/2007
Posts: 5905
Loc: Townsville, Condon. 621mm PMR,...
This is a great site to track the progression of the MJO using the Multivariate MJO Index. This includes phase diagrams, time-longitude plots etc.

http://www.bom.gov.au/bmrc/clfor/cfstaff/matw/maproom/RMM/index.htm

A lot of people probably already know about this site but for those who don't this is great.

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#588042 - 09/12/2007 11:07 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Mick10 Offline
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Registered: 02/11/2001
Posts: 24779
Loc: Kirwan, Townsville - NQld.
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Originally posted by Michael Bath:
I've added a couple of pages that compare tropical cyclone season maps for all years 1980/81 to date. There's a page for all Southern Hemisphere maps based on JTWC data:

http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/seasonal_comparison.htm

and Australian region maps from both BoM and JTWC data:

http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/seasonal_comparison_aust.htm


The pages might makes things a little easier when wondering how seasons compare generally over the years. I can extend the Australian region maps with BoM data back to 1906/07 but then the page will get a bit long and slow to load. Any suggestions as to how these pages should be set up / broken up to be more useful are certainly welcome.

There are extensive archives of TC maps that most of you are already aware of - but please, if you have any ideas for presentation of data or different maps, let me know smile

JTWC data goes back to 1945 so I'll be adding those seasons prior to 1980/81 as I get time.

http://australiasevereweather.com/cyclones/

cheers, Michael
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Kirwan, Townsville Nth Qld -
July 2017 total - 2.8mm (14mm)
August 2017 total - 4.0mm (18mm)
2017 Yearly total to date - 705.0mm (1122mm)

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#588043 - 09/12/2007 12:02 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
SBT Offline
Meteorological Motor Mouth

Registered: 07/02/2007
Posts: 14153
Loc: Townsville Dry Tropics
Thanks Mick10.
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202mm April 2017
Best 156mm 19/5/17
2017 Total 694mm
2016 Total 649mm
2015 Total 375mm
2014 Total 1032mm
2013 Total 715mm







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#588044 - 13/12/2007 22:42 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 12557
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
MJO forecast: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/people/wd52qz/mjoindex/index/diagram_40days_forecast.gif

(Also added to my original post in this thread).

:cheers:
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#588045 - 02/01/2008 16:57 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
CGmick Offline
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Registered: 10/08/2007
Posts: 7
Loc: Darwin, Northern Territory
Some good links there people. Have added some to my ever exhaustive list ! Will pop some of mine in as well - this one i use for the US severe weather events http://www.rap.ucar.edu/weather/upper/

for the MJO http://www.apsru.gov.au/mjo/index.asp

Mike

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#588046 - 14/01/2008 20:32 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Tsv_boy Offline
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Registered: 01/09/2007
Posts: 56
Loc: Townsville - Aitkenvale near t...
A site that provides a few more options for the standard BOM radar images. I like the ability to "save" the image set.

http://www.radar.strikeone.net.au/

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#588047 - 18/01/2008 11:19 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
Raindammit Offline
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Registered: 14/02/2002
Posts: 12557
Loc: Townsville & Bilyana NQ
Quote:
Originally posted by Tsv_boy:
A site that provides a few more options for the standard BOM radar images. I like the ability to "save" the image set.

http://www.radar.strikeone.net.au/
Added to the original post.
:cheers:
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#588048 - 18/01/2008 15:49 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
CycloneJosh Offline
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Registered: 03/12/2007
Posts: 591
Loc: West Hollywood, California USA
Hey guys,

Another member here introduced me to this site, which has a beautiful selection of satellite imagery in and around Australia:

http://realtime2.bsch.au.com/vis_sat.html

But something weird happened, and it stopped updating on 09 January. frown Can anyone recommend another site like this, that has so many high-res, close-up, regional shots of the tropical waters around Australia? I'd be deeply obliged.

Thanks! smile
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#588049 - 22/02/2008 23:28 Re: TROPICAL WEATHER LINKS - GREAT THREAD TO START LEARNING
CraigA74 Offline
Weatherzone Addict

Registered: 27/03/2007
Posts: 1249
Loc: Diamond Valley Qld
Just found this one by accident

http://home.att.net/~thehessians/disasterwatch.html

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