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(BBC-US)   Australia has gone from apocalyptic wild fires to once in a decade end-of-the-world type storms   (bbc.com) divider line
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2020-05-24 4:22:11 PM  
Once in a decade is not that frightening, Subbs.

He added that authorities were "asking people to secure property and make sure everything loose is tied down"

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2020-05-24 5:12:22 PM  
Some areas could see up to 10cm of rain.

That's not a storm (pulls out Hurricane Harvey) this is a storm.
 
2020-05-24 7:39:30 PM  
I'm in the middle of the storm right now. It's a bit windy and wet.
No avian bovines so far
 
2020-05-24 7:39:30 PM  
It's divine punishment for them giving us that Hitler guy.
 
2020-05-24 7:40:39 PM  
After living in Brisbane, 10 cm doesn't impress me any more.
 
2020-05-24 7:41:16 PM  
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2020-05-24 7:41:33 PM  
Once in a decade end of the world storm?

Subby how do you muster the bravery to even leave the house?
 
2020-05-24 7:50:50 PM  

Reverend J: After living in Brisbane, 10 cm doesn't impress me any more.


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2020-05-24 8:00:07 PM  

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:squint: Via con dildos?
 
2020-05-24 8:01:39 PM  

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:squint: Via con dildos?


I'm doing grainy gifs tonight. It's a thing I'm workshopping.
 
2020-05-24 8:08:49 PM  
Some areas could see up to 10cm of rain.

I had 15 cm. of rain one day this week. I guess how much of a problem it is depends on your terrain and ground cover. Or how close you live to the nearest dam.
 
2020-05-24 8:13:09 PM  
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2020-05-24 8:16:06 PM  

Reverend J: After living in Brisbane, 10 cm doesn't impress me any more.


That's what she said
 
2020-05-24 8:19:52 PM  

Reverend J: After living in Brisbane, 10 cm doesn't impress me any more.


I didn't realise WA was so fragile.
 
2020-05-24 8:21:41 PM  
I remember hearing this on the radio back in the early 1960s..

Rolf Harris - In The Wet (Original 45)
Youtube K8_pxZr4miQ
 
2020-05-24 8:33:19 PM  

Reverend J: After living in Brisbane, 10 cm doesn't impress me any more.


It's a very girthy 10cm, Brooce.
 
2020-05-24 8:39:25 PM  
the world ends every ten years? Why hasn't it reached us god dammit??
 
2020-05-24 8:50:12 PM  

namegoeshere: Once in a decade is not that frightening, Subbs.

He added that authorities were "asking people to secure property and make sure everything loose is tied down"

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Get back with me when your dams start cascade failure and overtopping. (Michigan)
 
2020-05-24 8:52:28 PM  
Once in a decade storms, 100 year floods, 500 year floods...
Seems like we have these events twice a year now.
 
2020-05-24 8:53:31 PM  
God hates all those fish.

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2020-05-24 9:07:35 PM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: God hates all those fish.

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That's a lot of lightening.

So open lens (aperture) captures all the light/lightening....so what's up with the circles and horizontal lines in the foreground?
 
2020-05-24 9:13:30 PM  

Resident Muslim: SloppyFrenchKisser: God hates all those fish.

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That's a lot of lightening.

So open lens (aperture) captures all the light/lightening....so what's up with the circles and horizontal lines in the foreground?


Boats?
 
2020-05-24 9:15:03 PM  
I was promised a storm and all I got was a bit of a breeze and it's a little bit damp.

Further north copped it a bit worse though.
 
2020-05-24 9:18:46 PM  
I live a short distance from the sea and have spent some time at sea over the course of my life...I'm not used to seeing lit up ships.
I'm more used to the darkness suddenly having more shape with red/green lights.

But I guess your explanation is reasonable, open aperture, moving ships create the lines, stationary ships create the circles as they rock and, uhm, roll.
It just seems like a lot of white light.
 
2020-05-24 9:19:27 PM  
That'll buff right out mate

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ABC news
 
2020-05-24 9:24:48 PM  

Resident Muslim: SloppyFrenchKisser: God hates all those fish.

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That's a lot of lightening.

So open lens (aperture) captures all the light/lightening....so what's up with the circles and horizontal lines in the foreground?


It's slow shutter speed (usually with a very small appetite). Those are boats
 
2020-05-24 9:29:33 PM  
10cm? Hey, we just had that this week in Ohio (over aboot 2 days).

/ of course now I'm considering growing rice
 
2020-05-24 9:30:57 PM  

chitownmike: Resident Muslim: SloppyFrenchKisser: God hates all those fish.

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That's a lot of lightening.

So open lens (aperture) captures all the light/lightening....so what's up with the circles and horizontal lines in the foreground?

It's slow shutter speed (usually with a very small appetite). Those are boats


farking autocorrect!
 
2020-05-24 9:42:05 PM  
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Ouch!!
 
2020-05-24 9:45:16 PM  
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2020-05-24 10:08:52 PM  
I can't believe no one has posted that tired 2020 calendar yet.

/nor that it's not butter
 
2020-05-24 10:28:31 PM  
That's a brief squall. Stop whinging, WA.

Pfft. Bunch of whiners.

Try living in Darwin, NT during the wet/cyclone season.

I still have fond memories, more than once, of getting off the bus from town and crouching on the ground next to the bus stop before running for shelter at the shops during a torrential downpour with lightning strikes around me every two seconds burning coconut trees, while worrying about catching the deadly Nightcliff Gardener disease from soil contact and wondering if the crocodiles would have come up from the nearby creek towards the pool opposite to avoid the choppiness. I was also incredibly drunk at the time as is local custom.

There's a reason they call it Darwin.
 
2020-05-24 10:32:56 PM  
"Wind gusts of up to 132km/h (82mph) were recorded there, while Perth endured gales of up to 117km/h."

Where does subby live, that a low-end Cat1 hurricane is the end of the world?

I'd guess NYC from the pearl clutching, but they don't recognize that the world exists south of the Belt Parkway.
 
2020-05-24 10:41:01 PM  
I live in Perth and this storm was one of the laziest media beat-ups in some time.

Sure a few people lost a fence and a tree branch or two dropped on cars, but it was nothing to get panties bunched over.  It was only notable by the amount of area it covered not its ferocity.

There's a local humourist who covered the over-reaction nicely.

https://thebelltowertimes.com/mrs-per​t​h-storm/
 
2020-05-24 10:42:13 PM  
Australia is a pretty big place. There's room for all sorts of manners of death there.
 
2020-05-24 10:45:17 PM  

Resident Muslim: SloppyFrenchKisser: God hates all those fish.

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That's a lot of lightening.

So open lens (aperture) captures all the light/lightening....so what's up with the circles and horizontal lines in the foreground?


I took that to be breaking waves.
 
2020-05-24 10:47:59 PM  
Time lapse boats makes sense, too.
 
2020-05-24 11:02:53 PM  

Al Tsheimers: Some areas could see up to 10cm of rain.

I had 15 cm. of rain one day this week. I guess how much of a problem it is depends on your terrain and ground cover. Or how close you live to the nearest dam.


Considering outside the immediate coast, it becomes arid/desert w/in 15km, it can lead to gully washers and flash flooding, so, you're correct.
 
2020-05-24 11:10:13 PM  

Reverend J: After living in Brisbane, 10 cm doesn't impress me any more.


Mum married Dad in 1972 and moved with him to Brisbane just in time for 1974.  She says she remembers manhole covers floating.
 
2020-05-24 11:35:52 PM  

abhorrent1: Once in a decade storms, 100 year floods, 500 year floods...
Seems like we have these events twice a year now.


Well, we do according to today's media.
 
2020-05-24 11:48:43 PM  
"When questioned, several native animals demonstrated how they felt about the upcoming storm danger."

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2020-05-25 12:30:49 AM  
Damn, that storm was so powerful it blew Denmark all the way to Australia:
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2020-05-25 1:10:58 AM  

SloppyFrenchKisser: God hates all those fish.

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When I was in Switzerland I watching lightning strike in multiple places at the same time in the Canton of Geneva from the seventh floor TV room. It snaked along the mountain tops of the Jura Mountains in France and along the Salève a giant table rock mountain that Frankenstein's Monster climbed in the novel. It was cool as Hell. You can understand why people invented dragons seeing what lightning can do in such circumstances. The lightning was very like dragons.

There are several places on the Earth where lightning storms are almost continuous and where millions of strokes happen a year. One is in South America (Venezuela, I think) and the HIghlands of Africa and many places on the oceans are very prone to electro-magnetic storms. These make my Geneva weather look like ordinary Weather Network news days with not much to report. Cool. Fantastic. Super-human nature just being nature without a thought to or for humanity.
 
2020-05-25 1:12:28 AM  

Walker: Damn, that storm was so powerful it blew Denmark all the way to Australia:
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I also noticed. But hell, Australia may be a bit out to kill you, but Denmarks is safer there than in its usual location at the present time. If you can't be in New Zealand, very remote areas of Canada, Australia and possibly even bits of the US or Africa will do.
 
2020-05-25 1:15:22 AM  
Whoops. Denmarks is safer. The result of simultaneously trying to type Denmark's and Denmark is. It is not a portemanteau word (Lewis Carroll) but the same sort of balance of mind produces it.

My mind is getting way more fair and balanced as I get older. Just like Fox News 666 and the Beastly Mr. Trump. Senior Moment or art? Glitch or trouvaille?
 
2020-05-25 1:15:54 AM  
Addendum:  They mispelled Kalibari Desert.
 
2020-05-25 1:17:58 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: "When questioned, several native animals demonstrated how they felt about the upcoming storm danger."

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The Fark Squirrel. Gene Simmond of the Squirrel World.
 
2020-05-25 1:19:07 AM  
Whoops! Simmons. Speaking of misspelling.
 
2020-05-25 1:19:35 AM  
Oh, to Hell with it. It's already Monday.
 
2020-05-25 1:35:05 AM  

Walker: Damn, that storm was so powerful it blew Denmark all the way to Australia:
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W.A. has Waikiki as well.
 
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