Tropical Cyclone Rusty Makes Landfall; Brings Strong Wind Gusts

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, with 1-minute sustained winds of 136 km/h and gusts to 170 km/h, Tropical Cyclone Rusty came ashore as a severe… tropical cyclone-a category 3 storm by the Australian system of cyclone classification (approximately equivalent to a category 1 storm on the U.S. Saffir-Simpson Scale). Rusty made landfall in Pardoo, which is located approximately 110 kilometers east northeast of Port Hedland. Rusty is weakening as it moves further inland, but still wind gusts of 165 km/h were expected near the center of the storm…

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Tropical Cyclone Rusty to Deliver High Winds, Heavy Precipitation and Flooding to Coast of Western Australia

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Cyclone Rusty formed only on Saturday, February 23, but grew rapidly and intensified due to… low wind shear (5-10 knots) and very warm waters off the northwestern coast of Australia (31-32° C). It is expected to intensify further as it approaches the coast as the upper level environment remains highly conducive for development. Rusty is expected to make landfall near Port Hedland around 6 p.m. WST on Wednesday Feb. 27 (5 a.m. EST, Wednesday 2/27) as a severe tropical cyclone-a Category 4…

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Cyclone Lua Poised to Make Landfall on Port Hedland

BOSTON, March 16, 2012 – According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, the fifth cyclone of the season in Australia, Cyclone Lua is poised to make landfall as a strong Category 3 storm (on the Australia tropical cyclone scale) sometime tomorrow morning between Pardoo and Walall. This region is home to Australia’s largest iron ore port as well as several oil and gas facilities. As of the Australia Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) 8:52 p.m. WST advisory today, Cyclone Lua was about 390 kilometers north-northwest of Port Hedland and 495 kilometers…

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