[Offtopic] Re: 46.1 C and climbing
Colin C Consiglio
Colin_C_Consiglio at yahoo.com.au
Sun Feb 8 00:12:34 EST 2009
I'm sure that many reading are thinking of all touched by this extremely
unusual coming together of situations.
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Subject: [Offtopic] Re: 46.1 C and climbing
Cool change has come and things are looking better here. Sad to read that 14
lives have been lost today with the inferno that just swept across the
state. It got up to 46.7 C .. and higher in other parts of the State.
Attached is another snap I just took facing North, roughly the same
direction and view as the previous one. We still have smoke spilling over
our property ant it has given the moon an orange tint. I'll admit to
tweaking the colours and enhancing the contrast to squeeze as much out of
the little digital camera as it isn't all that good with long exposures.
2009/2/7 Roland Gesthuizen <rgesthuizen at gmail.com>:
> Temperature in Melbourne outside right now is 46.1 C and climbing.
> Humidity is 5% and wind speed is gusting at 41 Km/h. Crazy weather
> again this January that is breaking all sorts of records. Classic
> bushfire conditions with a cool change in a couple of hours to make
> things worse for the smokies (fire fighters) with wind changes.
> If I can describe the skies above me .. it has turned a pale orange
> with some ash falling. Here is a picture of Mt Dandenong just before
> the smoke hit us from the North. No danger for us from the alert page
> although a fire has sprung up in the bush behind us (downwind) in Fern
> Tree Gully. Good thing that the hills around us have been
> progressively 'cool burned' to reduce the fuel loading. We are under
> no direct threat, just on alert .. listening to the ABC Radio
> Just came back inside after watering down the windows, walls and
> testing the sprinker system on our eaves and roof. Another two good
> trees are dying on my property, both 80+ years old. These gum trees
> have survived previous droughts and even a bush fire .. but not these
> conditions. Even plants we are watering in the evening are burning dry
> from the heat and hot wind. I might thump the next climate change
> denier that I meet that doesn't listen to scientific reason.
> Inviting two good mates over for dinner (home made sushi). They have
> offered to help stand guard if things change and we activate our
> Regards Roland
> Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College
> "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can
> change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
> --Margaret Mead
Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
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