A few pics of the thunderstorm which crept along the Richmond Range west of Casino and Kyogle this afternoon.
It sure put out an impressive anvil and gave several decent updraft pulses with interesting base lowerings, but overall remained a bit mushy. Interestingly, the anvil thunder was constant. I saw just one fully branched CG come from the top of the storm in front of the updraft.
I heard on the UHF radio while chasing that there was hail near Mallanganee (probably about the time of the first photo) , but not sure what size. Also - the relevant BoM warning:
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING
For people in parts of the
NORTHERN RIVERS Forecast District.
Issued at 1:43 pm Thursday, 11 October 2007.
Severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones in the warning area over the next several hours. At present a single thunderstorm cell which may be marginally severe is headed in the direction of Kyogle.
Hi Mike - yes - the inland cells look very nice on VIS !