The South Eastern Times : August 8th 2019
2 OPINION IT has been an eventful few days in Millicent with plenty of good news stories in many spheres to share on our pages. For example, we are happy to state our caring and capable SA Ambulance Service paramedics brought a baby into the world at a Millicent home. In the arts world, a new display by eight talented local artists has gone on show at the Millicent Gallery, while a world-renowned artist has just painted a mural of a squid at the Millicent skate park and attracted national media coverage. In the business sector, the Grand OUR VIEW Hotel is celebrating a $50,000 prize to help renovate its accommodation facilities. The premises will also welcome Channel Nine’s Today Show television cameras for its weather telecasts tomorrow morning. Looking ahead to the weekend, the attention of many will turn to the ninth annual Millicent Business Community Association outstanding business awards function. It has rightly become one of the social highlights on the Millicent calendar and The South Eastern Times is proud to be a long-standing sponsor. It is a night when Millicent honours those who have served the community well in the past 12 months. The organisers have wisely kept the successful elements of good food and music while making subtle changes to TALKING TO THE TIMES ABN: 65 007 614851 Published: Tuesday & Thursday Deadlines: Displays: 10am 2 days prior to publication Classifieds: 11am day prior to publication Copy: 5pm 2 days prior to publication General Manager: Dennis Jackson Phone: 8724 1505, Email: email@example.com Advertising: Kelly Costin Phone: 8724 1530, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Supervisor: Melissa Prior Phone: 8724 1508, Email: email@example.com Editor: Brett Kennedy Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Administration: Caroline Hammat Email: email@example.com Responsibility for editorial comment is taken by Brett Kennedy, 81 Commercial Street East, Mount Gambier. The SE Times proudly uses 100% recycled paper. Send your news tips and contributions to: firstname.lastname@example.org Published by The Border Watch Pty Ltd ABN: 78 007 828 819 Registered office: 42 Davenport Street, Millicent SA 5280 Postal address: PO Box 22, Millicent SA 5280 Telephone: (08) 8733 3755 Fax: (08) 8733 4341 Business Hours: 8.30am - 5.00pm, Monday - Friday Proud member of Audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulations 726885 Environment ‘favourable’ for tornado formation DURING July, there were multiple articles in The South Eastern Times about storm damage and discussion about whether tornadoes occurred. In the July 16 edition of The South Eastern Times, there was a spectacular photograph of tree damage on a farming property at Avenue Range. From the photograph and the description by Lucy McCourt-Pearce, it is clear this damage was due to a tornado. The tornado would have almost certainly occurred late afternoon on Wednesday, July 10, as the strongest cold front so far this winter swept across the region. INDEX 50 YEARS AGO ...........................................8 TV GUIDE ...............................................11-13 PUZZLES ........................................................16 CLASSIFIEDS ............................................17 SPORT ..............................................................18 WEATHER FOR MILLICENT BEACHPORT TIDE TIMES Thursday 8 3.50am 1.11m 8.58am 0.93m 2.33pm 1.13m 9.37pm 0.66m Friday Thursday Max 12°C Min 6°C Showers Chance of rain - 95% 10-20mm UV: Low Friday Max 11°C Min 6°C Showers Chance of rain - 95% 5-10mm UV: Low Saturday Max 12°C Min 6°C Showers Chance of rain - 90% 1-5mm UV: Low Sunday Max 13°C Min 6°C Showers Chance of rain - 85% <2mm UV: Low Monday Max 13°C Min 5°C Shower or two Chance of rain - 80% <1mm UV: Low District: Thursday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Possible small hail. Winds westerly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly 35 to 55 km/h in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 12. Friday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Possible small hail. Winds west to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h tending south to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to around 6 with daytime temperatures reaching around 11. Saturday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and early afternoon. Possible small hail in the morning. Winds southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to around 5 with daytime temperatures reaching around 13. Coastal: Thursday Gale warning for Lower South East coast. Winds westerly 20 to 30 knots, turning northwesterly 30 to 40 knots around midday, then west to southwesterly 35 to 45 knots from late afternoon. Seas around 1 metre, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the morning and 3 to 5 metres during the afternoon. 1st swell southwesterly 2.5 to 3 metres, turning westerly 4 to 6 metres around midday. 2nd swell southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday, then decreasing below 0.5 metres later in the evening. Friday Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 knots turning southerly 20 to 25 knots during the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell west to southwesterly 5 to 6 metres. 2 - The South Eastern Times, Thursday, August 8, 2019 Saturday 10 11.19am 1.16m 10.44pm 0.70m Sunday 11 11.01am 1.26m ROBE TIDE TIMES Thursday 8 4.17am 0.90m 9.16am 0.69m 2.35pm 0.93m 9.42pm 0.39m Friday Saturday 10 7.59am 0.85m 10.00am 0.85m 1.28pm 0.87m 10.56pm 0.38m Sunday 11 10.55am 0.91m Thursday 8th Sunrise 7.01am Sunset 5.27pm Friday 9th Sunrise 6.59am Sunset 5.28pm Saturday 10th Sunrise 6.58am Sunset 5.29pm Sunday 11th Sunrise 6.57am Sunset 5.29pm www.thesoutheasterntimes.com.au 751545 9 5.31am 0.87m 9.44am 0.78m 2.17pm 0.90m 10.13pm 0.37m 9 5.13am 1.11m 9.20am 1.05m 1.55pm 1.12m 10.06pm 0.66m The cold front brought windy conditions to most parts of the South East. Wind gusts of almost 110kph were recorded at Coonawarra and Naracoorte weather stations and there were scattered trees and tree branches brought down, along with some isolated building damage and power outages. In amongst all of this, was the narrow swathe of destructive winds at Avenue Range caused by a tornado. In August 2013, another tornado struck Kingston, damaging about 25 buildings along a narrow path through the town. Another frontal system affected the South East on Tuesday, July 23. For most of the South East, this was a typical windy, wet winter’s day. A couple of thunderstorms developed out at sea and one of these thunderstorms crossed the coast at Southend, resulting in localised wind damage in the town. MESSY MORNING: The Bureau of Meteorology believes a tornado is responsible for last month’s significant damage to an Avenue Range property. The meteorological environment on July 10 was particularly favourable for tornadoes to form, so it was not a surprise to hear that at least one tornado had occurred. In fact, it would be surprising if this was the only tornado to have occurred in the South East on this day. Often tornadoes go unidentified or perhaps unnoticed by the wider community, because they impact bushland or open farming country. However, the impact can be huge, such as in July 2010, when a tornado cut a swathe of damage and destruction right through the town of Penola. Over 40 houses or buildings had damage of some sort, several had major structural damage, many people’s lives were affected and the damage bill amounted to several millions of dollars. Sheets of roofing iron were lifted off, roller doors blown in, fences damaged and windows broken. Unlike at Avenue Range, it is not possible to be definitive about whether this damage was due to a tornado or not, but from witness descriptions and State Emergency Services reports, the pattern and nature of the damage is not inconsistent with a small, short-lived tornado having occurred. Jenny Dickins Meteorologist Bureau of Meteorology What do you think of the situation that there will be at least four candidates standing for the Corcoran ward vacancy on Wattle Range Council? STEPHEN TIDY, Millicent There is an adequate number of candidates and there is youth and experience. TREVOR CRANAGE, Millicent It is good to have this level of interest. YVONNE MITCHELL, Millicent It is good to have a choice. the format to keep it fresh. The change for 2019 is the addition of regional comedian Tim Rochow. In his capacity as master of ceremonies, Tim is sure to add a measure of levity to the night. The focus of the event will be the announcement of the winners in seven categories, the Community Spirit award winner and the newest addition to the prestigious association hall of fame. There will be many memorable moments created at the Millicent War Memorial Civic and Arts Centre on Saturday night.
August 6th 2019
August 13th 2019