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The smoke’s blowing in from interstate

By johnboy - 18 January 2014 11

The ACT Emergency Services Agency is currently receiving calls from the public concerned about the presence of smoke over Canberra.

The smoke is coming from a fire at Araluen, south of Braidwood, in NSW.

There are currently no fires burning in the ACT.

4:24 PM

[Courtesy ESA]

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The smoke’s blowing in from interstate
Masquara 9:54 pm 19 Jan 14

Masquara said :

IrishPete said :

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Araluen is a lovely town. I hope there was not too much damage in the area.

Is Araluen growing again? It once had a population of 60,000 but was pretty much just the pub when I was last there. With Braidwood’s gentrification, I guess tree-changers could be heading to Araluen as well!

Too many zeroes in that population.

Yes, one too many! 4,000 in the valley and many more a little way into the hills.

Oh and about a thousand Chinese in the valley who weren’t counted …

Masquara 9:40 pm 19 Jan 14

IrishPete said :

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Araluen is a lovely town. I hope there was not too much damage in the area.

Is Araluen growing again? It once had a population of 60,000 but was pretty much just the pub when I was last there. With Braidwood’s gentrification, I guess tree-changers could be heading to Araluen as well!

Too many zeroes in that population.

Yes, one too many! 4,000 in the valley and many more a little way into the hills.

Pork Hunt 5:52 pm 19 Jan 14

IrishPete said :

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Araluen is a lovely town. I hope there was not too much damage in the area.

Is Araluen growing again? It once had a population of 60,000 but was pretty much just the pub when I was last there. With Braidwood’s gentrification, I guess tree-changers could be heading to Araluen as well!

Too many zeroes in that population.

During the gold rush IP. I recall reading somewhere about the phenomenal number of police stations in the valley. Another Rioter might be able to find a source…

IrishPete 3:32 pm 19 Jan 14

Masquara said :

poetix said :

Araluen is a lovely town. I hope there was not too much damage in the area.

Is Araluen growing again? It once had a population of 60,000 but was pretty much just the pub when I was last there. With Braidwood’s gentrification, I guess tree-changers could be heading to Araluen as well!

Too many zeroes in that population.

Masquara 1:55 pm 19 Jan 14

poetix said :

Araluen is a lovely town. I hope there was not too much damage in the area.

Is Araluen growing again? It once had a population of 60,000 but was pretty much just the pub when I was last there. With Braidwood’s gentrification, I guess tree-changers could be heading to Araluen as well!

poetix 12:41 pm 19 Jan 14

Araluen is a lovely town. I hope there was not too much damage in the area.

CraigT 7:12 pm 18 Jan 14

shauno said :

huwr said :

There’s a great wind map on http://earth.nullschool.net which can show very neatly what is happening. Some of the smoke is also coming from Victoria.

Yea its not bad that for a fun thought experiment using a super computer and has potential if they can plug in a lot more local inputs. So when you zoom in to a place it then adds in the extra data inputs but thats very difficult because how can you then adjust the global model. Its not accurate at a local level its all based on MSL pressures and have a look at the wind speeds on some of the lows around Antarctica way to low I can say that from experience.

Yes, Shauno’s measurements are more accurate than BoMs.

Any chance you can share your published data, Shauno? Or is this yet more personal delusion?

shauno 5:23 pm 18 Jan 14

huwr said :

There’s a great wind map on http://earth.nullschool.net which can show very neatly what is happening. Some of the smoke is also coming from Victoria.

Yea its not bad that for a fun thought experiment using a super computer and has potential if they can plug in a lot more local inputs. So when you zoom in to a place it then adds in the extra data inputs but thats very difficult because how can you then adjust the global model. Its not accurate at a local level its all based on MSL pressures and have a look at the wind speeds on some of the lows around Antarctica way to low I can say that from experience.

huwr 4:58 pm 18 Jan 14

There’s a great wind map on http://earth.nullschool.net which can show very neatly what is happening. Some of the smoke is also coming from Victoria.

shauno 4:47 pm 18 Jan 14

We need a blimp in the sky with live cams so we can watch the goings on around the area from the comfort of our lounge chairs.

MERC600 4:39 pm 18 Jan 14

Well thanks for that note. Woke up after a small zzz, had a squiz out the window, and thought what the hell.

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