Thanks folks, all good here, we did have to go to high ground at 10.30pm last night.
I can assure you the lagoon did not get sucked dry exposing the reef, we currently have very high tides due to a full moon and a big swell.
I saw some footage of a wave going across the lagoon last night, from all reports a 1.3 metre wave did hit the island, bit of coastal erosion. Some of which is probably attributed to the big swell. This is more likely due to the tropical low that looks like it is going to slide down the eastern coast of New Zealand this week.
Cyclones, Tsunamis and Covid, cricky the end of the world is nigh.
Last Edit: Jan 16, 2022 22:22:39 GMT 12 by planecrazy
Post by planecrazy on Jan 17, 2022 21:16:27 GMT 12
While I didn't hear any of this, have spoken with a few locals who heard cracks and bangs the other night. Below a couple of quotes re the event from the local met lady.
Significant Pressure drop from volcano shock wave. There have been several reports of people on LHI hearing what sounded like thunder, fire crackers, car doors banging or even their ears popping between 6pm and 7pm on Saturday 15th. This would have been caused by the shockwave passing over the island and the significant 7 hectopascal change in the barometric pressure at the time. Several other stations around Australia and the world also recorded this.
Sea Level Observations at LHI During the event I carried out several sea level and surge observations for the Joint Tsunami Warning Centre. There were several Tsunami waves that impacted LHI which came in from a NE direction and wrapped around the island affecting the lagoon also. The highest wave surge that I observed (as well as LHI Police) at Neds Beach was 1.1 metres. Norfolk Island recorded 1.3 metres.
PS the swell is still pumping from the east.
Last Edit: Jan 18, 2022 9:21:37 GMT 12 by planecrazy
So lucky with this one got down when she was due on Flightaware, half an hour staring out to sea, no patience so high tailed it over the the re fueler to see if he knew when she was due, heypressto! Not the best angle of her coming in but beggars can’t be choosers I guess.
This one may well be up there with one of my rarest spots, only airworthy Yeoman in the world of very few that still exist, I believe? Happy to be corrected if incorrect?
Love the starburst scheme.
Ag aeroplanes never get a looker tag, this thing isn’t so bad from some angles.
Beauty in the eye of the beholder, as I type in the air on her way to Coolangatta.
Last Edit: Apr 15, 2022 10:54:07 GMT 12 by planecrazy