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TC Yasi, Queensland Cyclone Feb 02 onwards

Discussion in 'The Tropics & Cyclones' started by smitty484, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. trappers

    trappers Safety not guaranteed Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Actually, no. The southern eyewall was about 55km from the Lucinda AWS.
    http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone/history/yasi-radar.shtml

    Dunk Island which was essentially smack bang in the middle of the eye is 65km from Lucinda point as the crow flies (according to Google) and the eye was about 20-30km wide.
     
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  2. Spiceman

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    Ok, I wasn't thinking from Dunk I was thinking from Tully... From Dunk I make it out to be around 68km as far as the crow flies, so I don't have an issue with your calculation, the only thing I will say is that during the cylone Dunk was just inside the southern eyewall and Bingle Bay was almost in the middle... So I reckon 65kms is a fair cop.. I will say thanks for correcting me though, it's a fair point. My main issue is the lack of knowledge of some about how the winds work in a cyclone. I believe firmly that the strongest gusts would have been between Cardwell and Silkwood... As I said on the night, I just wish we had an AWS somewhere to measure the winds... because the strongest winds according to the BOM were within 15 nautical miles of the centre, so within about 28kms of the centre of the eye which would have been slightly less than half way to Lucinda Point but very close to Cardwell which is around 35kms as far as the crow flies and I think that was reflected in the damage between silkwood and Cardwell which seemed to be in that kind of zone to get the strongest winds...

    Outside of that area were the 64knot winds or 118kph, I think that is reflected well in the winds at both Lucinda and even Townsville which had gusts over 130kph... I think this is lost on some people, that the strongest winds are within that 30kms radius of the centre, and unfortunately we don't have measurements recorded in that area....
     
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  4. tbnext

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    Im still not sure what most of you mean, lots of dissing of a guy who apparently heads (and has for years) a cyclone building code, lots of speculation and "science" without numbers.

    What do you think the max winds were-who cares but just curious. The sand blasting the paint from the bar at Dunk was certainly impressive.
     
  5. Rush

    Rush Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    For those weather nerds who are interested in tropical cyclone prediction over the decades, try and dig this up:

    Chan, J. C. L. and J. D. Kepert, (Eds.), 2010: Global Perspectives on Tropical Cyclones – From Science to Mitigation. World Scientific Publishing, 444 pp.
     
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    Any photos from Willis Island? Anything left?
     
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    This one is interesting:

    From: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/true-force-of-yasi-may-never-be-known.htm
     
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    Well i finally got an email from my youngest bro ...

     
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  10. Retired Weather Man

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    As a former resident ( 25 years ) in Townsville I went through Cyclone Yasi. Here are a few photos...the first is my yard with ex shed and ex Poinciana tree, and 4 fences flattened at their join.

    The next 2 photos are my street in both directions.

    Our house briefly lifted from the stumps on the southern side and dropped again straight away. 3 stumps were replaced.
     

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    And even 2 months after Yasi, the 2011 wet was not finished with us yet. Here is a photo from the Townsville Bulletin of the intersection of Bayswater Rd and Reardon St.
     
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    WzTrav Early Days

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    Top gust of 159kmhr at the Townsville Airport from Yasi.
     
  13. Raindammit

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    Some photos of my property at Bilyana, 6 days after Yasi. Bilyana went through the Southern eye wall, with the eye itself just a couple of km to the North.





     
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    The damage to those palms would be agonising (clearly plenty of planning) but the most shocking view is the background, was green then brown. How long did the recovery take?
     
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    Well, about 6 months after the cyclone there were HUGE fires that raged through the mountains for weeks on end, so any rainforest that was left was almost certainly destroyed.

    However, by the next wet season some greenery returned and by about 2016 the mountains were fully green again, if a little threadbare. Today, you wouldn't even know that Yasi had happened - at least from a distance.

    The immediate rainforest behind our property is still recovering, there is still no real canopy yet and I suspect it will be at least another 5 or so years before everything gets back to pre-Yasi levels. The royal palms I've since found out are VERY resilient to cyclones - we only lost a couple. Here's a couple of very recent photos:

     
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