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Pam forms in south Pacific

Discussion in 'Storm Watch' started by DandyDon, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Threatens to become a major storm: Cyclone Pam moves through Pacific Ocean with potential of turning into category five system - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    From Weatherunderground...

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    ---------- Post added March 11th, 2015 at 03:05 AM ----------

    Wow building from a Cat-1 to a Cat-5 in a couple of days, and with Nathan sandwiching some of the islands.

    This site has a fascinating illustration of the spinning air currents of the two storms, as well as a third one trying to form on the west side of Australia: 404 Not Found

    ---------- Post added March 11th, 2015 at 03:06 AM ----------

    Well, heck - I can't edit the link in that last post, but it does work. Click this: 404 Not Found
     
  2. DandyDon

    DandyDon Old men ought to be explorers ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Even tho it says "404 Not Found," that link will show a live action illustration of the 3 cyclones - 1 west of Australia, 1 east of the country, and this one further east, as well as Tropical Storm to the north.

    Looks like Vanuatu is getting hit pretty hard from this Cat-5, with Nathan following from the west...
    Flooding in Small Pacific nation of Vanuatu as cyclone hits maximum strength - Telegraph
     
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Divemaster

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    Southern Vanuatu has taken an apsolute pounding. Vila,tanna and several other islands have had the local housing decimated.
    yet Santo is untouched and at random southern islands are untouched.
    This is a third world country that took a worse pounding than New Orleans in the usa.
     
  4. Wingy

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