Author Topic: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008  (Read 22612 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jimmy Deguara

  • Australian and Tornado Alley storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 2,218
  • Gender: Male
  • Storm Chaser since 1993, Tornado Alley 2001
    • Australia Severe Weather
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #30 on: 13 December 2008, 07:30:02 AM »
James,

That is awesome structure wise and impressive given the contrast. If you do have time, definitely post some video of the timelapse if you have it. Looks definitely interesting. Well done!

Regards,

JImmy Deguara
-------------------------------------
Australian Severe Weather
www.australiasevereweather.com

Australian Thunderbolt Tours
www.thunderbolttours.com

Phone  0408 020468  (International :  61  2  408 020468)

Jeff Brislane

  • Guest
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #31 on: 13 December 2008, 08:18:03 AM »
Kane, yes that is likely a beaver tail allthough you can't see in the photo how well defined it is.

So there were three, maybe even four supercells the 10th as it looks like a possible fourth near Nambucca Heads. James i'm taking was on the Grafton cell and MB on the northern most cell. So i'm asumming that the cell near Coffs was pretty much unseen apart from Kanes pics.

Some great structure from all cells on both days, and yesterdays cell, what a beast to top it off.

Regards Jeff.

bustagust

  • Guest
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #32 on: 13 December 2008, 01:56:28 PM »
Hey Michael and James!
They say lightning never hits twice but who would have thought that the pair of you would shoot exactly the same lightning strike from two different angles before you met up. Freakeee...

It's the last one in your post, Michael and the second last one in James' post. You guys must be in sync.
cheers, H

Offline James

  • Elephant Trunk F2
  • *
  • Posts: 149
  • Gender: Male
    • Sydney Storm Chasers
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #33 on: 15 December 2008, 01:07:40 PM »
As mentioned earlier here is the video of the Woodenbong storm looking to my south near Maroon towards Mt Barney. Apologies it has taken me a few days to get the video up.

http://www.vimeo.com/2520292 or go to ww.vimeo.com/2520292 for larger video

Unfortunately I haven't been able to capture higher up as the base was enormous (I had a 0.7x Wide Angle lens on). I have mainly concentrated on the Wall cloud and base. The Wall cloud wasnt rotating however the base and above were. Half way along the outflow kicks in from the east (left) and proceeds to start killing the updraft.

I proceeded west through trees for around 10 minutes and managed this view looking at Mt Barney.



I then headed north through more trees and about 15 minutes later it was on it's way to becoming a big shelfy.


« Last Edit: 15 December 2008, 01:25:31 PM by James »

Offline Michael Bath

  • storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 1,602
  • Gender: Male
    • Australian Severe Weather
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #34 on: 15 December 2008, 01:17:25 PM »
James and I had caught up by the time those lightning pics were taken.  Have since seen a report of larger hail that smashed windscreens at Tatham - a few ks south of where I was in the hail.

Permanent radar loop and other data for 10th December 2008

---> Grafton radar loop


Brisbane

Moree

03.30UTC

04.30UTC

05.30UTC

06.30UTC

07.30UTC



Location: Mcleans Ridges, NSW Northern Rivers
Australian Severe Weather:   http://australiasevereweather.com/
Lightning Photography:   http://www.lightningphotography.com/
Early Warning Network: http://www.ewn.com.au
Contact: Michael Bath

Offline Brad Hannon

  • Thunderbolt Tours Group
  • Stove pipe F3
  • ******
  • Posts: 427
  • Gender: Male
  • Colorado Beast - 2nd June 2005
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #35 on: 16 December 2008, 06:38:01 AM »
Lovely HP looking updraft with rotation.
   

Great stuff James.  Stunning structure and great to see the timelapse - is worth watching on the vimeo link.  As you mention, it is interesting to see the upper level rotating cyclonically (spelling??) in the timelapse while the wall cloud and associated scud is less organised and moving left to right in opposing directional flow.

Brad
hmmm June 2nd......

Offline Jimmy Deguara

  • Australian and Tornado Alley storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 2,218
  • Gender: Male
  • Storm Chaser since 1993, Tornado Alley 2001
    • Australia Severe Weather
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #36 on: 17 December 2008, 04:39:20 AM »
James,

No need to apologise - thanks for the timelapse. Certainly rotating there and incredible contrast. Two days in a row of supercells. I can tell you know, I knew exactly where you were in each of the photographs as I recognised the land features. You do not get much opportunity in the area making it hard to track down storms with limited photographic opportunities.

Regards,

Jimmy Deguara
-------------------------------------
Australian Severe Weather
www.australiasevereweather.com

Australian Thunderbolt Tours
www.thunderbolttours.com

Phone  0408 020468  (International :  61  2  408 020468)

Jeff Brislane

  • Guest
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #37 on: 17 December 2008, 04:48:42 AM »
Imagine if you were out climbimg Mt Barney on that day and got caught in a supercell! At that altitude you would have probably been inside the mesocyclone!

Offline Michael Bath

  • storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 1,602
  • Gender: Male
    • Australian Severe Weather
RE: NSW / QLD Supercells: 10-11 Dec 2008
« Reply #38 on: 17 December 2008, 03:31:52 PM »
Have finally uploaded all the pics of the supercell west of Lismore last week (10th December 2008). Have a look here 
Location: Mcleans Ridges, NSW Northern Rivers
Australian Severe Weather:   http://australiasevereweather.com/
Lightning Photography:   http://www.lightningphotography.com/
Early Warning Network: http://www.ewn.com.au
Contact: Michael Bath