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Strange 'S'-shaped radar phenomenon appears off W[estern]A[ustralia] coast
ABC ^ | Thu 13 Feb 2014, 8:15pm AEDT

Posted on 02/14/2014 10:29:11 PM PST by BenLurkin

The shape was spotted on the weather bureau's radar map on Wednesday about 30 kilometres west of Rottnest.

After checking the satellite, the bureau's Neil Bennett ruled out the phenomenon being caused by cloud.

"There's no cloud, there's nothing to produce a rain echo, ... which we do see a lot, but not this particular shape," he said.

"They don't take on S shapes and things like that.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc.net.au ...


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Do any FR radar experts seen this kind of thing before?

A screenshot of a Bureau of Meteorology map showing a strange S-shaped formation off the coast of Western Australia on February 12, 2014. (ABC News)
1 posted on 02/14/2014 10:29:11 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

That is real weird, it isn’t my fault, and I can only hazard a guess that checking local air currents, pressure, and particulate matter would give them any hints as to what they were seeing.


2 posted on 02/14/2014 10:34:13 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare; shibumi

SNEK!!!


3 posted on 02/14/2014 10:35:05 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, Nessie went missing.


4 posted on 02/14/2014 10:36:02 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: BenLurkin

5 posted on 02/14/2014 10:36:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Salamander
SNEK!!!

Big, big-big SNEK!!!
LOL!

6 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:11 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Salamander

LOL Bet you just did a head count on the fambly.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 10:40:41 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Salamander; shibumi

Classic Chinese dragon!


8 posted on 02/14/2014 10:41:53 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: BenLurkin

What in the Sam Hill?


9 posted on 02/14/2014 10:43:06 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a sine!


10 posted on 02/14/2014 10:44:10 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BenLurkin
Kind of odd that there's a place called Serpentine just to the right of the cross hairs on the map.............Just saying.
11 posted on 02/14/2014 10:44:40 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Friggin’ huge snek!

Maybe Titanoboa!

:-O


12 posted on 02/14/2014 10:46:40 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: BenLurkin

S(atan)


13 posted on 02/14/2014 10:47:11 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: The Cajun

I saw that too. We need to hack the NSA servers and cross-reference all smart asses living in Serpentine. That will narrow things down.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 10:47:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

I only checked to see if Bob T Boa was still here.

Everybody else is fairly “normal” sized.

:D


15 posted on 02/14/2014 10:48:05 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Darksheare

Damn Chinese got their paws in everything.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 10:48:52 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

I knew it. Automatic snek mommy reflecks. ;-)


17 posted on 02/14/2014 10:49:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Army Air Corps

LMAO!!!

Good ‘un.


18 posted on 02/14/2014 10:49:37 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: The Cajun

Oh. My. God.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 10:50:06 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: TigersEye

After that 3 week wandering snekscapade, you betcha!


20 posted on 02/14/2014 10:52:32 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander; shibumi

http://youtu.be/3i6BeGKe0Gk !


21 posted on 02/14/2014 10:56:02 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Salamander; Darksheare; The Cajun
Is it"

Could it be?

Yes ....... it's .....

Snek-nado!


22 posted on 02/14/2014 10:58:26 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BenLurkin; mikrofon; Charles Henrickson

From this angle it looks more like a “N”


23 posted on 02/14/2014 10:58:31 PM PST by martin_fierro (A Nomaly)
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To: shibumi; Salamander; The Cajun

Snakes on a plane?
Meet snake on a map!


24 posted on 02/14/2014 10:59:40 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: TigersEye; Salamander
cross-reference all smart asses living in Serpentine

A shifty and slithery bunch of *lay-abouts* I would guess.

25 posted on 02/14/2014 11:00:53 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Darksheare

LOL

Pinky was dangling from the exercise tree the other night and hubby came wandering through the room, saw him and shrieked “SNAAAAAKE!!!”.

I almost laughed myself out of my chair.

That reminded of me him.

:)


26 posted on 02/14/2014 11:02:17 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: BenLurkin

Sharknado!!!! B-)


27 posted on 02/14/2014 11:02:29 PM PST by Nowhere Man (Mom I miss you! (8-20-1938 to 11-18-2013) Cancer sucks)
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To: shibumi

Samuel L Jackson was not available for comment.


28 posted on 02/14/2014 11:03:12 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: martin_fierro

Oh, you would do this.

;]


29 posted on 02/14/2014 11:03:52 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Army Air Corps

LOL. A little math humor.


30 posted on 02/14/2014 11:04:24 PM PST by Rocky (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell)
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To: The Cajun

Prone to hisssssssssy fits, no doubts.


31 posted on 02/14/2014 11:04:30 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

There are more horrid videos of various game over sounds from the metal gear series.
All of them saying “snake? Snake?! Snaaaaake!”


32 posted on 02/14/2014 11:05:17 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

33 posted on 02/14/2014 11:06:21 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Darksheare

~Why~?

LOL


34 posted on 02/14/2014 11:06:57 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: The Cajun

Sure, that’s bound to be true. But good for a game o’ darts and a good story at the local pub don’t you think? They’d be Ozzie smart asses after all.


35 posted on 02/14/2014 11:08:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Darksheare

;D


36 posted on 02/14/2014 11:09:31 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander; Darksheare

Snake Plissken
On an Inclined Plane


37 posted on 02/14/2014 11:14:01 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Ummmm....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threshold_(TV_series)

The series was pretty good but didn’t get any publicity; it was then cancelled...


38 posted on 02/14/2014 11:15:27 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Salamander

I honestly do not know why.
Just that it is.
I feel like some horrible wizard spreading terrible knowledge onto an unprepared population of readers.
(Take that, lurkerdom!)


39 posted on 02/14/2014 11:16:23 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: shibumi
Badger badger badger badger.....


40 posted on 02/14/2014 11:17:25 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Darksheare

Kinda like freaky fertilizer?

;]


41 posted on 02/14/2014 11:18:18 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: shibumi; Salamander

Look on his face says, “I’m heading WHERE?!”


42 posted on 02/14/2014 11:19:49 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: BenLurkin

“Give me an ‘S’”!


43 posted on 02/14/2014 11:22:57 PM PST by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: BenLurkin

RUN!!!!!!!!!!!


44 posted on 02/14/2014 11:24:01 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Darksheare

I think he looks zombified, myself.

[now there’s a sequel I’d watch]


45 posted on 02/14/2014 11:28:23 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Salamander

I just had an entire trailer for “Zombie Snake” run through my head.
Sadly, this phone is incapable of letting me type it out rationally.


46 posted on 02/14/2014 11:42:48 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Salamander

“Go forth in the knowledge that there are horrid mind melty things out there! You are most welcome! Bwah-hah-hah-haaa!”


47 posted on 02/14/2014 11:44:22 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had to save that pic, awesome.


48 posted on 02/15/2014 12:03:00 AM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: BenLurkin

I’d have to see a loop. Given the location I’d bet there was an imaging loop too. I see know reference to how long it was there and if it moved. Outside of those I’d say hardware issue.


49 posted on 02/15/2014 12:06:31 AM PST by enduserindy (A painted trash can is still a trash can.)
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To: BenLurkin

Looks like a software glitch


50 posted on 02/15/2014 1:39:40 AM PST by fso301
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