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Hot as hell and the flames are closing in

 
 
Reply Sun 1 Jan, 2006 02:27 pm
Hoping, all our friends down under are doing fine (although it has been the hootest day since 1939) and not attacked by the various fires!

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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jan, 2006 07:52 pm
Some of the hottest days recorded in California happened in 2005. I'm sure other parts of this planet also suffered from unusual weather patterns in addition to the tsunami and hurricanes of the Gulf of Mexico.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jan, 2006 08:00 pm
Sydney 45.2!!!

That's 113 F.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jan, 2006 09:07 pm
Incident Update
02/01/2006

CFA advises residents in the Wangaratta area, that the fire that begun on 1 January has now been declared safe.


Stawell Fire (Deep Lead Fire)
Incident Update
02/01/2006

CFA advises residents in the Stawell area that the fire which begun on 31 December 2005 is 85 to 90 percent contained.

http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/Show?pageId=publicIncidentUpdates
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dadpad
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jan, 2006 09:11 pm
NSW Rural Fire Service

Fire Update 2 January 2006
Posted: 02/01/2006

Firefighters are currently working on a number of fires across the state, in particular Gosford ( Kariong, Umina, Pearl Beach, Patonga, Phegans Bay, Horsfield Bay), Junee (Junee and Illabo) and Wollondilly (Appin). Conditions have eased considerably today, however, residents and visitors to these areas are advised to prepare their properties and families.

http://www.bushfire.nsw.gov.au/dsp_content.cfm?CAT_ID=684
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sun 1 Jan, 2006 10:04 pm
"Some say the world will end in fire.
Some say in ice...."
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Wilso
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 12:32 am
It was horrendous. I love the summer and the warm weather, but yesterday was just beyond belief.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 12:35 am
We've had our share of wild fires in southern California
and it is a frightening experience. I hope, you are all
safe and take precautions to stay cool.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 12:38 am
Eeeyuck! 113 is way too hot. I'm glad the fires seem to be abating.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 12:47 am
At what point do bunnies spontaneously combust? This could cure Australia's wabbit problem.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 04:44 am
dlowan wrote:
Sydney 45.2!!!

That's 113 F.


Was it hot over your way Deb?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 07:32 am
Nah, it cooled down on Saturday, I think.


Lucky...my air conditioner is on the blink, and hopefully I will have time to get it fixed before the next lot.
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 01:19 am
dlowan wrote:
Nah, it cooled down on Saturday, I think.

Lucky...my air conditioner is on the blink, and hopefully I will have time to get it fixed before the next lot.




Awwwwww, hotsy BunnyWabbit!! Snookums.....


You want HOT!! We had HOT!! When immigrants from Southern India complain to me about the heat, I think it must be HOT!! I also think to myself... 'It isn't February yet either, y'know that's when it gets freakin' HOT!!'.


I am also applying for some sort of refugee status from this hell-hole to somewhere cooler - any takers in the Nthn Hemisphere??
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 02:24 am
You need more fibre.
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lezzles
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 02:45 am
Hello Everyone! I've been off-line for three days as my computer kept telling me I would have to install a modem, so it's nice to catch up on what's been happening.

As I live on the Central Coast I thought you might be interested in a few of my thoughts and experiences over the last week. Luckily I am across the lake from the fires but it has certainly not been pleasant.

Murder could quite cheerfully have been committed by me during the last week as at night roaming bands of idiots have been letting off fire-crackers. Hanging, drawing and quartering would have been appropriate. They think the fires may have been deliberately lit. Evil or Very Mad

My Celtic skin rebels at the constant sweaty outpouring of the 3-4 litres of water I have been drinking each day, and I am covered in itchy red blotches. Embarrassed

I got so sick of my hair being wet all the time I finally grabbed the scissors and cropped it off.

My escape plan was to drive to some relatives in Sydney (an hour away). But they announced that both highways to the city were closed by the fires. Plan B was to drive to the lake, wade in, sit in the mud and try to think nice thoughts.

The joy I felt when the southerly buster hit and the temperature plummeted. I opened all the doors and windows to cool the house and myself down as quickly as possible. Everything was so warm - the bed, the chair seats, the towels, even the toilet seat.

The guilt I felt while enjoying the above, knowing that the speed of the wind and the direction change was causing havoc for those wonderful, brave fire fighters trying to control the beast. The St John's Ambulance volunteer who died.

You wonder what else there is to burn.

It has been a nasty fortnight with this horrid heat building up a bit more each day it seemed. I too wonder what February will be like.

Thank you for your kind thoughts - it means a lot.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Thu 5 Jan, 2006 02:46 am
In February I'll be in Thailand. Thankfully, I enjoy warm weather, 'cause I'm told it's gonna be HOT.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 02:26 am
Here we go again!!!!

Total fire ban across the state (vic) for Australia Day
Batten down the hatches Kiddies This is as bad as i have ever seen it.
We could lose Halls gap tomorrow.
Thankyou to the reinforcements being provided by the NSW RFB.

Map red=going yellow=contained green controlled
http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/images/news_image/overview_20060125_1130hr_statesummary.jpg
More general news
http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/Show?pageId=publicIncidentUpdates
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 04:16 am
Aargh.
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 04:46 am
oh. i can't wrap my brain around it. -10°C here today, and that's one of the warmer days. It's friggin freezing. I think we should share - I'll readily take some degrees - all that you can spare- and slap them on over here. It's not fair.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 25 Jan, 2006 04:32 pm
I had no idea the fires were that furious.
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