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    Jan 7, 2013, 4:12 PM - CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #1

    Hey guys and gals, just updating everyone on our situation here today....

    We are expecting temps of 44c/ 110f here today, with winds of up to 80kph which are creating disastrous conditions for bushfire. Authorities are advising everyone to leave the area and labeling fire conditions catastrophic. The is a build up of fuels in the area, and the dry conditions and strong winds could make situations worse...We have fires burning roughly 100klms away, but are contained at this stage. The potential for disaster is very real, and recieving messages from the fire service to leave the area, makes it more real. So my friends, please keep your fingers crossed for us here.
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    Jan 7, 2013, 4:15 PM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #2

    will do, that sounds terrible, i think i will stick with rainy england , keep safe
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    Jan 7, 2013, 5:54 PM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #3

    I don't believe in crossing fingers but ill sure say a prayer or two for u guys

    Had to look at my speedometer on my bike to find out how fast 80kph were . 50 mph for us US guys
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    Jan 7, 2013, 6:10 PM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #4

    Wow, that doesn't sound too good.
    Stay safe!
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    Jan 7, 2013, 7:21 PM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #5

    Stay safe man! Prayers coming your way
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    Jan 7, 2013, 7:45 PM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #6

    Thanks everyone, nice to have some prayers and thoughts for us here. Some of us are going to be in great danger today. No immediate danger at the moment but any fire in these conditions in going to be unstoppable. Any fire that starts here and we will be leaving! Will hopefully check in later and update everyone on the situation.
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    Jan 8, 2013, 12:17 AM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #7

    We are there with you! Keep your head up and think that you and everyone will be fine! Good thoughts always bring good things...
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    Jan 8, 2013, 4:54 AM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #8

    Sending positive thoughts your way bro.I wish you strength in the face of all adversity.
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    Jan 8, 2013, 5:21 AM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #9

    Be safe, be cool, positive thoughts for you and yours
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    Jan 8, 2013, 6:23 AM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #10

    I appreciate all the support and kind words, all is good here... the temps peaked at 43.1 c/ 109.5 f and has only dropped 5 degrees and its nearly 10.30 at night! Cool change coming tomorrow but temps soaring back up to 40 on Friday and Saturday.... Those days are listed as catastrophic conditions again. Temps are halving tomorrow so we will get a little relief before the sauna starts up again! Thanks again people <3
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    Jan 8, 2013, 8:21 AM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #11

    Wow! If I could send you some of my 27F temps I would!
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    Jan 8, 2013, 4:53 PM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #12

    Quote stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    Wow! If I could send you some of my 27F temps I would!
    I was just thinking the same. And that is warm considering we were at -1F a few nights ago.

    Stay safe Aussie brothers and sisters.
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    Jan 9, 2013, 12:40 AM - Re: CATASTROPHIC weather conditions in Australia! #13

    Stay safe hobbit we are pulling for you Aussies ! I hope all is well.

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