I convinced a pelican to pose for me the other day.
One advantage of being unnecessarily ancient is that one (yes, third person reference) can remember odd events and facts.
For instance, back 4th April 1974 a very big (as in wide) cyclone named Alby strode purposefully southwards in the Indian Ocean. Its centre was some 400Km off the coast as it passed Perth’s latitude yet I remember that day for its extreme winds (maximum gust of 130Kmh in Perth City and 143Kmh in Fremantle) as I was out on the road doing delivery work. Five people in the State’s south-west did not survive the day.
Cyclone Alby has been recorded by the Weather Bureau as one of the notable cyclones on its website.
I have been watching Cyclone Marcus for the past couple of days, (ht to eldest son and family in Darwin) and found the Meteye map on the BOM site to be eerily reminiscent of Alby.
Be aware that we could be in for a late season cyclone affecting the South West. Do the necessary preparations and clean-ups just in case!
And hope that it doesn’t happen!
Addendum – overlay of Marcus-estimated on the Alby-actual track
Three Cat 5 Hurricanes in a month – or is it five weeks?
A couple of Cat 3’s in between.
Climate Change is still a load of Codswallop according to the Koch Brothers and those whose intelligence have been bought by Koch money!
Trump is still wanting out of the Paris Climate accord unless there are terms favourable to the USA.
What does he want? The Paris Accord to keep its Hurricanes to itself?
Or a donation to the USA to cover the Trillion Dollars it will take to recover from this year’s hurricanes?
Let’s not think ahead to next year – – – –
Just a few budgerigars in the Great Sandy Desert
And just a few more.
The Aquarium is going quite well.
Here in Western Australia we look after all our old stuff.
Old Growth forests are protected by Law – unless they are needed by woodchippers
Old buildings are kept in pristine condition. Unless a developer wants them
However I have finally found something old which we do revere.
Old Growth Concrete.