Author Topic: QLD & NSW Severe Storms w/ Supercells, Large Hail, Lightning: 12-19 Dec 2010  (Read 32905 times)

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Offline Simon McCombe

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Nice photos there Colin. Hope to catch some like that too one day. Looks like it could be the same situation again tomorrow.

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Wow! coming to a rooftop near you....... ;D nice structure.  Hope we get to see some pics of its lifecycle.

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hmmm June 2nd......

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Great pics Col - quite a different beast to what we had south of the border.

Photos of the LP-Classic looking supercell which tracked from west of Maclean to near Casino between 4pm and 6pm. There was some brief hail to 2cm as the storm rapidly collapsed just SE of Casino, though I'm sure it was a lot larger further south. The updrafts and structure were amazing to watch. Especially given this season!






























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Michael, you must be chuffed to have seen that beauty! Great to see pics of that structure.  Hope to see more.  Was there anyone else on it and did you get video?
hmmm June 2nd......

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Hi Brad, was great to see - given the previous 3 months have had next to nothing. I was chasing alone but some others were out and about so hopefully some other pics will get posted.

I have video including timelapse sequences.

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Gyday all here is some more of the storm seen from my location near Casino.Lovely Lp structure!! havn't seen one around here for a while!


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Great shots MB and Rodney!! Nice to break the spell with a beauty.

Headed home from work in the Gold Coast this afternoon via a slightly longer route than normal taking in Beaudesert, Rathdowney, Kyogle and then Casino. Managed to catch 3 separate storms each one getting better the further south I went (Can I insert a GO NSW in here ...).

The first one was the start of the cells near Rathdowney that moved NE and went onto hit Brisbane later.

   

   


As I was trying to get home I decided to leave this one and head across the border to Kyogle

   

   

A nice classic-LP storm moving due north with good structure. Unfortunately it was fast running out of moisture so I moved on down to the cell Michael Bath was on and boy was it a monster! Seriously nice Supercell with classic structure. BOM warning had hail in the 4-5cm range however as MB said, it died entering Casino so didn't get to witness any. This storm nearly made up for the lack of storms the last 2 months!

   

   

   

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Hello all,

Some very nice photos. Good work guys.

I am quite happy with my photos, was quite awesome to watch this storm. Up there with the best storm structure I have seen. Admittedly, I haven't seen many powerful storms.










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AMAZING pictures guys well done, Apparently though it is not over yet has anyone seen tomorrows cape and lifted index it is a ripper

Cape close to 4000 near me (Ballina)
Lifted index almost 10 near me as well so heres hoping for a super cell tomorrow

(hail would be nice :) )

and here is a quick snap i have from the cell near Casino today

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I have video including timelapse sequences.

Great! was hoping you would have timelapse.  Glad you got a great storm after a tough season.

Brad.

James - great photos of the structure and very sharp too!
hmmm June 2nd......

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Hi all,

Awesome storms up north and you too Michael T. Well done! Some nice solid and crisp structures for a change.

The supercell south of Brisbane shows a brief overshoot as it punches into a relatively warm layer aloft - likely resulting in the very large hail.

I took some pictures of the storm you were on Michael T but the storm collpased when I got there - it overrode the boundary or was overcome by dry air separating the moisture feed. I knew the storms would be healthier early on before dry air entrainment would be an issue.

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Lovely shots of the three storms James. I still haven't looked through mine properly but will do up a video when time permits.

Michael T - where did you take your photos from?

Jimmy - which area are you referring to with your storm?

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Looks like a storm line is coming in from the southwest to us and it is full of CG activity

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Oh that should learn me to post more often - I have had to start up a new account  :d

Awesome shots of the cell near Casino. Standing in our front yard, we could see it developing and it looked fantastic! The mammatus over our house from it was just amazing. Couple hours before hand, driving out of Lismore, there were three definite and separate anvil clouds which were expanding very quickly. One blew out pretty quickly though.



Over looking the Northern Ridge of Lismore




Anyway, to add to the gallery of the Casino cell, here are a couple of mine.

I cant take credit for the first one - I refused to climb up the ladder with the camera as I am a clutz. So the huz took it.
 


Then we jumped in the car for a looksie.





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This is from the Marsden/Waterford of Brisbane (originally posted on WZ forums)


Hail Storm South Brisbane 15.12.10.AVI

Large hailstone photos from Loganlea (originally posted on WZ forums)



« Last Edit: 17 December 2010, 04:19:18 AM by Michael Bath »
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