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  1. So, I live in New Zealand now.

    It's like the old Zeeland, but warmer, and further south... and the nights get shorter the further north you go. And 100% less Dutch.

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    2. crimsone

      crimsone

      Alas, not where I am.

      Being as Auckland is antipodal to southern Spain, if it snowed I'd be a bit concerned.

      Still, there's a good amount of snow on some of the mountains a little further south, and the South Island is a whole other story.

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      oh no, can you cope without snow

    4. crimsone

      crimsone

      Oh yes.

      I can go visit the snow when I want to, and there's even an indoor ski slope not that far away.

      I get to climb old volcanoes instead.

  2. Looks like it's forecast to do a really tight loop de loop, and head off back up towards Cairns or PNG. That said, it's developed a decent trough stretching from just S.W of its center to a comparatively weak low center a bit NE of NZ's North Island, which is forecast to become fully occluded by 1am sunday (New Zealand Time), with a high building into the Tasman Sea... but with another nasty antarctic low trying to break through below it. Perhaps it'll just fall apart out at sea instead?
  3. We never talk about the south in here... ... but this one is lovely in so far as nobody seems quite sure where it's going to go. For a while there the models were split between Australia and New Zealand, but it looks like they've vaguely settled for Australia for now... http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/products/tc_realtime/storm.asp?storm_identifier=SH152019
  4. Ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha! Ha Ha Ha! *chuckle*
  5. Did anybody make it into the eye of this thing safely? Considering that the eye just went over an entire city, I'm quite surprised that I've not seen any 'inside the eye' footage.
  6. I'm not saying it's not difficult or dangerous - it is... but flying through a cat4 hurricane is probably a lot safer for them that a mission to investigate an invest and check for a low level circulation. In a hurricane, they go high and can kind of see what they're aiming for (if only on radar)... for an invest they'll go low, and it's a hell of a lot more difficult to find the center. Add into that the potential effects of turbulence on aircraft altitude, and I'd imagine it to be a bit "seat of your pants".
  7. NHC went with 155MpH and 919mb as of "0100 pm CDT" ... that's 1mph short of Cat 5. If they don't pointlessly upgrade that in their next update, I can only presume they'll take a closer look after the fact at some later date.
  8. This is why we say that it's a bad idea to be anywhere near Major hurricanes. If Brett can get it wrong, what chance do I stand?
  9. Just read a comment on facebook from someone with a profile stating they work at NBC15... that they've heard from Brett's Wife that he's OK.
  10. Alternate link to Brett's Car's feed (can't really call it Brett's feed anymore!)
  11. Realtime wind speeds... http://ds.weatherflow.com/storm/michael#30.047,-85.032,10,8,!180980,1 (actually, perhaps not as realtime as I first thought)... but interesting.
  12. Barring a miracle, Panama City is pretty much getting devastated over the next few hours. Even if the buildings survive, a hell of a lot of infrastructure won't.
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