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    Live trip report during severe weather warning

    So Browny and I decide to go camping this evening. As I write this it's 1810 hours.

    Just found out this is the forecast for the remainder of the evening:

    IDW28001
    Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
    Western Australia



    TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST
    SEVERE WEATHER WARNING
    for Damaging Winds with Locally Destructive Gusts and Abnormally High Tides
    For people in parts of WA southwest of a line from Perth to Hyden to Esperance
    including the Perth Metropolitan area, Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret
    River, Bridgetown, Narrogin, Katanning, Albany and Esperance.
    Issued at 4:40 pm on Saturday 30 July 2011

    WEATHER SITUATION

    A deep low lies to the south of the state with a strong cold front approaching
    from the west. The front is forecast to move through from late Saturday evening
    through to Sunday afternoon. From late Saturday evening DAMAGING WINDS to 100
    kilometres per hour could result in DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY southwest of a
    line from Perth to Walpole, extending to southwest of a line from Perth to Hyden
    to Esperance during Sunday morning. IN LOCALISED AREAS southwest of a line from
    Perth to Walpole DANGEROUS GUSTS in excess of 125 kilometres per hour could also
    cause SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION TO HOMES AND PROPERTY from late Saturday
    evening until Sunday morning.

    HIGHER THAN NORMAL TIDES are likely. FLOODING OF LOW-LYING COASTAL AREAS is
    possible between Mandurah and Augusta. DANGEROUS SURF CONDITIONS are possible
    which could cause some beach erosion.

    Heavy showers and thunderstorms with small hail may cause local flooding at
    times.

    The worst weather is expected in areas southwest of a line from Mandurah to
    Albany.

    WHAT TO DO
    FESA State Emergency Service [SES] advises people to secure loose objects, move
    vehicles under cover and stay inside away from windows. If caught outside find
    shelter away from trees, powerlines, storm water drains and streams. Boat
    owners should make sure their boats are securely moored. Take extra care on the
    roads as flooding is possible. If driving through heavy
    rain slow down and turn your lights on or if visibility becomes low pull over
    and park until it passes. For SES assistance call 132 500. For more safety tips
    visit www.fesa.wa.gov.au



    The next warning will be issued by 8:00 pm Saturday.

    This warning is also available through TV and Radio broadcasts; the Bureau's
    website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 213.

    And I've attached a pic of Browny playing with the fire!

    I hope we're able to camp the entire night in our hammocks, will either provide an update later in the evening or first thing in the morning!



    Cheers,

    Jason and Browny.
    All in all and I'm loving every rise and fall the sun will make and I will take breath to be sure of this

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    Pretty cool "reports from the front lines" ... have fun but stay safe out there folks!

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    Good luck with that and I think its great that you are sticking it thru and not panicing. Keep your tarps tight it sounds like you are in for one heck of a ride.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Well it's 2053 now and there have been a few showers but nothing too hardcore yet. Wind hasn't been too bad either.

    In the hammock now so will update in the morning

    All in all and I'm loving every rise and fall the sun will make and I will take breath to be sure of this

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    Senior Member uneekwahn's Avatar
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    0727 hours.

    We have survived. No hail, a fair bit of rain and some heavy wind though.







    Last edited by uneekwahn; 07-30-2011 at 18:53.
    All in all and I'm loving every rise and fall the sun will make and I will take breath to be sure of this

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    Good to hear.

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    Thanks for the update, I'm glad you are ok.
    I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. - E. B. White (1899 - 1985)

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    Well, all in all, the weather report was a bit of a fizzle.

    We were camped behind a small hill, with a large drop off behind which the wind howled up and over. So heavy rain and moderate winds were more what we had to play with. I would not have liked to be on the windward side of the hill though, probably be halfway accross the country by now.

    My young bloke ( 6yo ) had a great time and wants to go again, so his first proper night out bush cant have been that bad I guess.

    Hopefully we'll be better organised with some video for the next one, and have something worthwhile to show you folks.

    Bill.
    I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questioned about their motives.

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    Must have been kinda awesome to go thru. Glad everyone is OK. I love the sound of rain from under a tarp.

    PS what is that monstrosity the little one is eating--looks good.

    Jason

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    video around the camp fire and an attempt at showing our hammock setups (in the dark!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs-hYXu8rQg?hd=1

    video of me in the hammock babbling about crap and listening to the rain at 3 in the morning!

    http://youtu.be/PLGTDxFXLRw?hd=1
    Last edited by uneekwahn; 07-31-2011 at 03:28.
    All in all and I'm loving every rise and fall the sun will make and I will take breath to be sure of this

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