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Old 07-09-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Welcome Sailors, Crusiers, Members, and Guests,

The purpose of this forum is to discuss weather, and become more educated about weather, and the natural acts of our earth, and how they affect us. By natural acts of our earth, I mean and include such things as tides, earthquakes, volcanos, and potential resulting tsunamis, which are not weather events, but may effect us.

This forum was created with the concept that we should not clutter the Storm Warnings forum with weather discussion. That forum should remain as a quick reference for sailors needing information about severe weather; perhaps with little time or connection speed via any communications method. At the same Cruiser Log did not have a dedicated forum to discuss weather, and natural acts of earth.

I suggested and volunteered to take on this forum as a self challenge, in preparation to go cruising our oceans, as self-educating, while helping others interested in sailing. I am not a weather expert, but I have read about "The Weather Rock", which goes something like this:

Suspend a rock from a 2 meter / 6 foot tripod. This rock is the perfect weather indicator, it never fails. It is more accurate than your local weather person. This rock is the living word and is 100% correct. This is how it works:

If rock is casting a shadow it is sunny.

If rock is swaying it is windy.

If rock is dry it is dusty.

If rock is wet it is raining.

If rock is white it is snowing.

If rock is shaking there is an earthquake.

If rock is dry, the weather is fair.

If rock is warm, the sun is out.

If rock is not visible, it's dark outside...or your eyes are closed.

If rock is under water, there is a flood.

If rock is gone there is a tornado (Run!!)

Well, the weather rock joke is in fun, but not very practical to the observant, as we do not need a rock to know what is happening around us. Meanwhile we may need the best weather information and prediction we can obtain for our respective Area of Operation (AOP).

In time I will post a variety of topics related to the above; some facts and triva. I ask for your questions, as a challenge to myself. I may or may not know the answer, but will try to find those I do not know, as well invite others that know the answers to post them.

Your input is most welcome. The weather is not always fair, but your questions, experiances, education, or constructive feedback are.

I suspect many that read the Storm Warnings have trouble understanding the jargon; and the resulting meaning, impact, and intent. Fire Away.

Up for this challenge,

Jeff

......I think I am....

CLIMATE: What we expect.

WEATHER: What we get.

QUOTE by Jimmy Buffet: "The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
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Old 01-21-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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Hi Jeff, Looks like all hells breaking out in the pacific and off western australia at the moment. What a summer of storms, brazil , queensland floods. Looks like 3 cyclones a week in the pacific at this time! I've never seen it like this before.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:28 AM   #3
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HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10 ISSUED BY THE

AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING CENTRE BRISBANE

AT 0708UTC 24 JANUARY 2011

GALE WARNING FOR NORTH EASTERN AREA

SITUATION

At 0600 UTC Tropical Cyclone Anthony was centred within 40 nautical miles of

latitude eighteen decimal five south (18.5S)

longitude one hundred and fifty eight decimal four east (158.4E)

Recent movement : east southeast at 19 knots

Maximum winds : 35 knots

Central pressure: 995 hPa

AREA AFFECTED

Within 30 nautical miles in the northern semicircle

and within 120 nautical miles in southern semicircle.

FORECAST

Winds 34/40 knots within 30 nautical miles in northern semicircle

and within 120 nautical miles in southern semicircle.

Rough to very rough seas. Moderate to heavy swell.

Forecast positions

At 1800 UTC 24 January: Within 100 nautical miles of 19.2 south 160.1 east

Central pressure 992 hPa.

Winds to 35 knots near centre over water.

At 0600 UTC 25 January: Within 135 nautical miles of 19.3 south 160.1 east

Central pressure 990 hPa.

Winds to 35 knots near centre over water.

REMARKS

All ships in the area please send weather reports every three hours. Regular

weather observing ships use normal channels. Other ships please use either

email to marwxqld@bom.gov.au or fax to +61732398776 or satellite to SAC 1241

through Land Earth Station Perth 212.

Next warning will be issued by 1300 UTC 24 January 2011.

WEATHER BRISBANE
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:31 AM   #4
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40:3:1:24:40S096E999:11:00

IDW21100

SECURITE

HIGH SEAS WEATHER WARNING FOR METAREA 10

ISSUED BY THE AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY, PERTH

AT 0926UTC 24 JANUARY 2011

Gale Warning FOR THE WESTERN AREA

Please be aware, wind gusts can be a further 40 percent stronger than the

averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height.

SITUATION AT 240900UTC

Vigorous westerly flow with embedded cold fronts.

AREA AFFECTED

South of a line 50S081E 48S084E 48S096E 50S098E moving to south of a line

50S084E 44S103E 47S108E 50S109E by 241800UTC and 50S089E 44S098E 43S113E 46S118E

50S118E by 250300UTC.

FORECAST

NW/SW winds 30/40 knots. Rough seas, moderate to heavy swell.

WEATHER PERTH
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