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1956 - climate change?
robert morris <>
Mon, 8 Mar 2010 06:18:54 +0000
Lloyd's note is very interesting.
If we had 4 TC's in SEQ now in the space of 4 months - what's the betting that
the climate change band wagon would be jumping up and down saying - "look it's
global warming in action". Perhaps it already was?
> Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:42:05 +1000
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 1956
> S/W Qld's current rain for March - 248mm.
> Wettest on record for March - 310mm.
> When? 1956. What event took place in 1956?
> Steve - The year of tropical cyclones reaching S Qld – 4 over S Qld from
> Dec 1955 until mid March 1956 - hasn't been an event like it since I
> From the BOM site -
> 1. Unnamed TC from 6-16 December 1955 reaching the SE Qld coast
> around Brisbane
> 2. Unnamed TC from 6-12 Feb 1956, came in NE Qld through central Qld
> and to SE Qld and NE NSW
> 3. Unnamed TC from 14-18 Feb 1956 came in about Bundaberg, over SE
> Qld and NE NSW
> 4. TC Agnes – 23 Feb – 11 Mar 1956 – came in about Townsville,
> through central Qld to the SW
> I was at school in Warwick (SE Qld), overlooking the Condamine River,
> one of major streams forming the headwaters of the Murray-Darling
> system. Seemed to be continually in flood for months.
> Cyclone track map at
> Lloyd Nielsen
> Mt Molloy, Nth Qld
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