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Offline Master of Disaster

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Heat Wave
« on: January 24, 2009, 11:36:05 PM »
Hey guys, looks like we could be busy in the coming week with temps in the low 40's

Tuesday              Min 23    Max 41
Wednesday            Min 25    Max 41
Thursday             Min 27    Max 41
Friday               Min 23    Max 39

Info obtained from BOM
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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 11:38:04 PM »
Naaaaaaaaahhhhh... Chillax bro. :mrgreen:

Probably expect a few bans if the winds get up as well... Fingers crossed all will be well and it will eb the end of the week before we know it ;)

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 12:38:47 AM »
Im chillaxed as they come, now i did hear someone say BEER... :-D
« Last Edit: January 25, 2009, 03:28:22 PM by Master of Disaster »

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2009, 05:31:11 AM »
I had a look at the BOM website & found this.....we live in a fascinating country where it is flooding to the north & heatwave to the south.....6.4m of water at Birdsville    :-P

IDS20370
AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT - BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY
SOUTH AUSTRALIA REGIONAL OFFICE

FLOOD ADVICE FOR INLAND RIVERS 
Issued at 11:05 am on Friday, 23 January 2009

1. FLOOD ADVICE :
DIAMANTINA RIVER SYSTEM
Floodwaters that have been travelling down the Diamantina River during recent
weeks are currently arriving at the Queensland/South Australia border at
Birdsville.  Upstream at Roseberth Station the river levels are steady above
Major flood level. At Birdsville the Diamantina River has reached 6.37 metres
and continues to rise above Moderate flood level.   

Flood waters are expected to flow into South Australia in this area today and
will progress towards Goyder's Lagoon and Lake Eyre in the coming weeks.

GEORGINA/EYRE CREEK SYSTEM
There has been Major flooding along much of the Georgina River in Queensland for
the last two weeks. Floodwaters at Bedourie, Cluny and Glengyle [Eyre Creek]
have remained steady above Major flood level during the last week. Recent
rainfall has contributed to renewed local rises in small creeks and tributaries.

Floodwaters on Eyre Creek are expected to reach the South Australian border in
about one to two weeks time.

Travellers in these areas are reminded to take care at creek crossings and to
seek information on track conditions and closures from DTEI; either by telephone
[1300 361 033] or via the internet
[http://www.transport.sa.gov.au/quicklinks/northern_roads/northern.asp]

2. RIVER HEIGHT OBSERVATIONS :
For the latest river heights refer to
http://www.bom.gov.au/hydro/flood/qld/west.shtml   

Eyre Ck at Glengyle    5.23m Steady at Major   6.30am Fri 23/01/09   
Roseberth Stn          5.30m Steady at Major   6.00am Fri 23/01/09
Birdsville             6.37m Moderate, Rising  7.25am Fri 23/01/09

The next Flood Advice will be issued on Tuesday 27th January 2009
Andrew Macmichael
lives at Pt Noarlunga South.

My personal opinion only.

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2009, 08:44:33 AM »
6 days of 35 and over!  finally this is real summer.

Monday        Dry. Sunny.                            Min 17    Max 35
Tuesday       Dry. Sunny.                            Min 23    Max 41
Wednesday     Dry. High cloud.                       Min 25    Max 41
Thursday      Dry. High cloud.                       Min 27    Max 41
Friday        Dry. High cloud.                       Min 23    Max 39
Saturday      Dry. High cloud.                       Min 23    Max 35

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2009, 02:09:41 PM »
Just another day in SA,what ever goes down will be hit hard and fast ....

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2009, 04:55:06 PM »
Mount Gambier will be in a heatwave from Tuesday-Thursday

Tuesday: 36
Wednesday: 35
Thursday: 37

It looks like we'll have 3 consecutive days of Total Fire Bans  :wink:
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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2009, 10:46:59 PM »
Sorry Robert, not an official heatwave until 5 days over 35, or three days over 40......

And high temperature doesn't always equal fire ban....tomorrow is predicted to be hot in numerous areas, but no bans...so presumably, very little wind happening...hope it stays like that   :-D

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2009, 06:25:33 AM »
Long Range maps and Synoptic charts are leaning towards a bit of a holy filtered day thursday

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2009, 07:08:41 AM »
Dont forget to drink lots of water while out and about....

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2009, 08:50:36 AM »
The cool change following the heatwave will probably be the busiest day.

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2009, 09:31:11 AM »
Long Range maps and Synoptic charts are leaning towards a bit of a holy filtered day thursday

The cool change following the heatwave will probably be the busiest day.

Im taking a punt and guessing that Tuesday and Thursday will be the busiest although Wednesday could be a busy day with moderate notherlies but anything is possible we just go to expect the unexpected

I am thankful i've got a supervisor who will allow me to leave work for fire calls if the incident is big enough  :-)
« Last Edit: January 26, 2009, 09:33:06 AM by Robert-Robert34 »
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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2009, 09:46:31 AM »
How many calls will the doo get robert?
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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2009, 09:49:55 AM »
i vote 6

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2009, 10:33:03 AM »
Big fat ZERO for me :evil:
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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2009, 11:09:53 AM »
0.5 maybe :lol:

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2009, 12:04:31 PM »
CFA have issued CODE RED DAY for Tuesday,for those that don't know CODE RED is a TOTAL FIRE BAN in Victoria.....They are also saying the rest of the week may be the same... If they can post them early why can't we???

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2009, 12:34:34 PM »
The CFS is still learning... I think :-P

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2009, 12:48:51 PM »
Hmm, now what chores shall I do when it's really hot - should I go and cut that steel up with my angle grinder or maybe weld up that old water tank in the paddock...... no.... I think this week I'll get the mower out and trim up the stoney paddock at the side of the scrubby area next to the haystack and the shed full of vintage machinery......

Don't laugh, there's some ****wit out there thinking this right now........

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2009, 01:34:59 PM »
The doo want have any jobs.....you need a crew for that.....

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2009, 01:43:15 PM »
How many jobs did the Doo have last year? :-D

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2009, 02:04:12 PM »
No jobs there please - I want a quiet week!!!! But will go with 1/2 a job though :wink:
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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2009, 04:14:02 PM »
Meh heat wave, evryweeks a heat wave up here....  :oops:
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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #23 on: January 29, 2009, 05:13:48 AM »
Minor correction to Bill - in CFA a Code Red day is not just a TFB day.

Code Red is really for internal use, as a means of advising levels of preparedness and response (there are also Codes Green, Yellow & Orange). The Code Red definition may vary slightly from region to region, but it is generally when the forecast FDI is greater than 35. For a predominately forested area they will work on the forest FDI (naturally), for a grassland area the grassland FDI. For a mixed area, an average of the forest and grassland FDIs is taken.

A TFB is usually called when the forecast FDI is likely to be 50 or above in three (sometimes two) selected (strategic) locations within the fire ban district. So our preparedness and response on a TFB day is the same as for a Code Red day, which it is anyway, being above FDI 35.

In terms of advising the public we still tend to use terms like Low, Medium, High, Very High & Extreme fire danger.

What is good, is that where the forecasts show a string of probable Code Red or potential TFB days coming up, then yes getting the media advice out there asap is very important.

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Re: Heat Wave
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2009, 06:04:30 AM »
Temp here in Naracoorte is 33 and north wind has just started blowing take care guys and girls and drink heaps....