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Offline Michael Bath

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Tropical Low WA: 26 - 28 Feb 2009
« on: 28 February 2009, 01:47:50 AM »
The BoM started warnings for potential flooding and a tropical cyclone watch for the Pilbara yesterday afternoon. Charts this morning indicate any TC will not last long before hitting the NW coastline.

The EC model indicates another possible TC near Christmas Island.
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RE: Tropical Low WA: 26 - 28 Feb 2009
« Reply #1 on: 28 February 2009, 11:58:17 AM »
The latest from WA BOM on the tropical low.

Flood Watch
for the Pilbara Region
Issued at 9:22 AM on Friday the 27th of February 2009
Western Australia Flood Warning Centre
 
Meteorological model guidance is indicating that a tropical low will bring
widespread very heavy rainfall of 100 mm to 200 mm with possible scattered
heavier falls to Pilbara region from Saturday evening onwards.   The most likely
area to be affected by flooding is the De Grey and Fortescue River catchments
and the Pilbara Coastal streams between Port Hedland and Karratha. 

There continue to be a possibility that the area surrounding Onslow and Karratha
extending inland to Paraburdoo, including the Maitland, Robe and adjacent
streams, may also be affected by flooding during Sunday and Monday.


At this stage they have downgraded their forecast of the low becoming a Cat 2. It is now tracked to reach CAt 1 and hit the coast near Karratha approx. sometime Mid morning on March the 1st 2009

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