Hi all, as John said we've had a little action down here the last two days. Friday arvo (Nov 9th) I sat atop Mt Cooper in Melbourne's NE and watched Severe warned storms move E from the western suburbs. It's the highest point in metro Melbourne. There was plenty of electrical interference on AM radio but very little visible lightning. Storms moved through the northern rain catchments which is good although I was left bathing in sunshine
I went home at 5pm and at 8pm I could see from my balcony that a small cell had formed over the eastern ranges. It put down 1/2 dozen visible CG's as it moved away leaving clear sky in it's wake and I scored a nice shot of a triple forked CG. Today (Nov 10th) saw some strong development early in the arvo with towers constantly punching up with pileus caps! Several impressive anvils formed and again severe warnings issued - I must say the BOM seem intent on issuing Svr warnings when they dont appear warranted. I decided not to chase into the ranges - perhaps thats something to do with memories of the Great Plains!