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Western Australia after Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) Passes

January 28th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Western Australia - January 28th, 2009

Western Australia - January 28th, 2009

Coastal towns in Western Australia have begun cleaning up after Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) blew through yesterday morning, reports ABC News Australia.

The category 2 cyclone caused flooding, as over 200 millimeters of rain fell on the area. Its over-135 km/h winds also caused damage to power lines, roofs and trees in towns such as Onslow.

However, the alert has been lifted, ports and mining operations have reopened, and the clean-up has commenced.

Here, clouds can be seen breaking up and moving away, reopening the skies above the region.

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) Hits Western Australia – UPDATE

January 27th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 27th, 2009  © JTWC

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 27th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) made landfall just after 7am (AWDT) near Onslow in Western Australia.

Heavy rain is falling over the north-western part of Western Australia, reports ABC News Australia, as Dominic moves further inland.

The cyclone, which was at Category 2 strength when it hit the coast, has caused flash flooding. As conditions for motorists are dangerous, residents have been asked to stay at home and to avoid using the roads.

Damage in Onslow was minor, including downed power lines and structural damage to roofs.

Dominic has since weakened to a Category 1 cyclone and then to a tropical low.

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) Makes Landfall in Australia

January 27th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 27th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 27th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S - enhanced image

Tropical Cyclone 10S - enhanced image

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic), located approximately 72 nautical miles east-northeast of Learmonth, Australia, has moved southward at 6 knots over the past 6 hours.

Surface observations suggest that the storm had an intensity of 50 knots when it made landfall.

Dominic will weaken below 35 knots by TAU 24. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.

The JTWC will issue no further warnings, but will monitor the system closely for signs of regeneration.

source JTWC

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) approaches Australian Coast – UPDATE

January 26th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 26th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 26th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) is now located approximately 115 nautical miles northeast of Learmonth, Australia. It has moved southwestward at 6 knots over the past 6 hours.

A weather radar loop from Dampier, Australia show the low level circulation center has slowed down and convective bands wrapping into it have tightened slightly.

It is showing a well-definied center. The maximum significant wind speed has increased to 40 knots, with gusts up to 50 knots. Maximum significant wave height is still 12 feet.

The system remains in an environment favorable for continued development with low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures.

Dominic is tracking along the northwest periphery of a low to mid level subtropical ridge.

However, at TAU 12, a mid-latitude trough will weaken the steering ridge, causing the cyclone to slow further then recurve southeastward towards land and dissipate.

source JTWC

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) Moves towards Australian Coast

January 26th, 2009 Category: Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 25th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic) - January 25th, 2009

Tropical Cyclone 10S - enhanced image

Tropical Cyclone 10S - enhanced image

Tropical Cyclone 10S (Dominic), located approximately 140 nautical miles northeast of Learmonth, Australia, has moved southwest at 8 knots over the past 6 hours.

Animated imagery shows deepening convection wrapping into the low level circulation center (LLCC) with good dual outflow channels.

Radar depicts a discernible LLCC with moderate reflectivity values in a semi-circular band along its southern boundary.

The system has maximum sustained winds at 35 knots, with gusts of up to 45 knots. Maximum significant wave height is 12 feet.

Dominic remains in an environment favorable for continued development with low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures.

It is tracking along the northwest periphery of a low to mid level subtropical ridge.

However, at TAU 24, a mid-latitude trough will weaken the steering ridge, causing the cyclone to slow then recurve southeastward towards land and dissipate.

source JTWC