Thursday, January 04, 2018

Deluded MSM: "Monster storm" [updated]

Been lightly raining in these parts since 0230.  Nothing unexpected, even under the solid blue rain radar of Metservice.  Barely 20mm in 8 hours, the farm drains have only just filled with running water in the past hour.  Unfortunately looks like it will ease in a couple of hours, it is almost clear of the murder capital of NZ (Kaitaia).

Campers in West Auckland and Coromandel have been told to evacuate or risk being caught up in a monster storm due to hit the region today

So much for the media beatup of a monster storm.  Certainly no Bola or Giselle, barely worth getting wet to check things like water tanks are functioning.  And zero wind - 10 knots at the most.

A load of media bollocks looking to fill the holiday pages of their rags.

A total of 85mm over a day and half.  Looks to be clearing from the West, a couple of half decent sub 50 knots puffs.  So much for the "monster" - nothing to get exercised over - an expected and normal easterly for this time of the year.

Enjoyed the idiot box entertainment seeing nutters living on low lying coastal land waiting for the cavalry to arrive and fix their now flooded overpriced baches.  Ever thought of moving away from the eroding seafront?

And to keep the "it's all climate change fault" meme going at full steam, Taxcinda has an article.  When it gets to around 100 knots + I'll take notice of weather.

1 comment:

pdm said...

After living near Dannevirke you would know all about strong winds PM.