Weather Extremes

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It seems like we live in a time of weather extremes.

I have just come in from an afternoon of 10 degrees in Sandy, Utah - very chilly to say the least, moving from one building to another. Tonight we are promised 0 - 2 degrees with windchill taking it way lower (too cold to snow)

As I hover over a heater, my thoughts are with relatives and friends of my home state of Queensland, Australia (hometown, Mackay), now in summer.

Pictured is this morning's cyclone map showing an approaching cyclone with a circle of major devestation of 500 miles across (major wind rotation the size of Texas - Texas fits into Queensland about seven times), predicted to cross the coast in the early hours of tomorrow.

This cyclone will probably take 12 plus hours to pass a fixed point. Sugar and bananas will be the major industries hit (not forgetting tourism in the Great Barrier Reef). The area affected by this cyclone is still recovering from recent extensive flooding.

Houses in cyclones are subjected to major stresses. Memories of my youth through twelve cyclones, had me helping with opening and closing windows on different sides to save our home (preventing pressure buildups that would have torn the house apart) as the rotating winds tore through our sugar farm.

Certainly a time for prayer and hopeful expectation.

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Larry,

My prayers are with you and your family and friends in Sandy, Utah and especially your homeland, Queensland, Australia. It's very hard when there's not a thing you can do about it, but I do believe that prayers are answered.

This is a very moving human interest story that often goes unnoticed by the media in the states. I noticed and I pray for you and your family.

Feb 01, 2011 03:37 PM #1
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So sorry to here about your hurricane or cyclone! We live with that down here in Southern Texas. Keep me posted on the out come. I am sure we will hear something on the International News But just in case keep me posted...

Feb 01, 2011 05:11 PM #2
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Lord, please bless and watch over Larry, his family and all the people in Australia-you rule the winds, please have them go ABOVE the homes instead!

Feb 01, 2011 07:01 PM #3
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Andrea Swiedler
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Larry, the weather all over the globe is certainly going to affect all the farmers. I wrote yesterday about this snow causing barn roofs to collapse. These small farmers can't afford that, and so many animals are at risk. Prayers are going out for everyone in the path of this destruction in Australia.

Stay warm!

Feb 01, 2011 09:40 PM #4
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Larry - our prayers are with all of the people in harm's way. That is a monster storm.

Feb 02, 2011 12:01 AM #5
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Hi Larry, All my prayers and thoughts to your family and friends and everyone that's in the storms path. Seems this year we've seen such wild weather.

Feb 02, 2011 02:09 AM #6
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Larry, Thinking of your family.  I need to check the weather, but sending prayers and great thoughts your way.

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Larry ~  Have been watching this so closely and sending up constant prayers . . . take care.

Feb 03, 2011 12:14 AM #8
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