WHATS IN THIS BLOG: • What’s a perfect storm doing down under? • Unbelievable impact of the storm.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA, IS A STATE LARGER IN AREA THAN TEXAS, but with far less population – just 1.7 million. Furthermore, it’s a dry state. For instance, three quarters of the state gets less than 10 inches of rain per year. This week the state experienced a perfect storm — the biggest storm in 50 years. Coming from the north, which is unusual, this weather system was on the verge of a hurricane (wind speed 70 mph), and in Australia it was called a mini-cyclone. Mix in a couple of tornadoes simultaneously, and you have a problem.
The system slashed its way across the state, downing around 20 transmission towers in the electrical grid.… More