Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cyclone Yasi packs winds near 200 mph in Autralia. May need to redefine the Saffir-Simpson scale.

Once again, like an apocalyptic scene clawing its way out of your least favorite book, Earth Sink, and emerging from an imaginary world of fiction into present day reality, comes a record breaking cyclone in Australia. Cyclone Yasi is an unusually intense category 5 storm. This super cyclone or super typhoon or super hurricane, whatever you care to call it, is immense, spanning some 400 miles (650 km) across. So far, Cyclone Yasi has packed winds of up to 186 mph. That's NASCAR speed! This is arguably the strongest cyclone in the history of Australia. If it can happen there, it can happen here, too. Mark my words, we will soon be reading about proposals to redefine the Saffir-Simpson scale. Get the book! Earth Sink. It's only fiction 'til it's not!

Click here to read the article from the Sydney Morning Herald.

Click here to read the news article from Reuters.

Click here for a description of the Saffir-Simpson scale.

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Click here to read the book review by KIRKUS Discoveries.

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