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Offline Mathew Townsend

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Nice photos everyone!!

Today looks promising and aswell tomorrow with possible mesoscale development. Thundery rain is about to hit the region now but still waiting for potential severe stormsm firing up behind it. Instability looks so extreme today and even tomorrow which looks worse!

Happy chasing!!!

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Hi Michael,

Photos were taken from Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island. The storm was the one that affected the Logan area.

Heading out now. Fingers crossed for today

Michael

Offline Leo76

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Rumbles over Wardell/Dalwood at the moment. Looks like Stanthorpe just got some rain by the looks of the radar loop.


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Watch our for that meanie bitch cell which moving NE from Glen Innes!! That cell would be for us if the path stays that way. It went to dark red core already!
Thundery rain here in Ballina now :)

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STW issued once again.It is looking a bit more organised and active on the radar than yesterday.

SEQ warning from BoM:

For people in parts of the
GOLD COAST CITY and
SCENIC RIM Council Areas.

Issued at 11:47 am Thursday, 16 December 2010.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 11:55 am, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Mount Barney, the area south of the NSW border and the NSW border.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east.

They are forecast to affect Border Ranges National Park and Rathdowney by 12:25 pm and Numinbah Valley, Little Nerang Dam and Laravale by 12:55 pm.

Damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.



NSW warning:


For people in the Hunter, Central Tablelands, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Illawarra, Southern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:33 pm Thursday, 16 December 2010.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Scone, Cessnock, Maitland, Bowral, Armidale, Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Orange, Mudgee, Bathurst, Katoomba and Goulburn.

Offline Leo76

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Hail being reported in Murwillumbah.

Anybody looked at the Newcastle radar loop? Wyong looks like they got a little wet!  :d

Offline scottme

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Superduper cell time! About to get really interesting over Windsor - 2 huge cells merging from different directions. I'd say there are lots of hail damage from Warragamba up

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Hi everyone,time for the lunchtime update ! Nice looking cell developing quite quickly about 100 to 150 Kms to the N of us here and looks like its heading NE,Toowoomba/dalby region. Havnt checked the radar yet to see what its doing. Remembered the camera today !!! and will post them later.  

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this cell looks so intense, i just have no words to describe it. i hope everyone in the area is in a safe place, i didnt edit the image it is straight from the BOM warning


TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DESTRUCTIVE WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING

For people in parts of the
Sydney Metropolitan,
Greater Newcastle,
Central Coast and
Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury areas.

Issued at 1:53 pm Thursday, 16 December 2010.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:55 pm, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Fairfield, Horsley Park, Penrith and Warragamba. These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Hornsby, Parramatta, Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Richmond by 2:25 pm and Manly, Maroota, Mona Vale and Terrey Hills by 2:55 pm.

Other severe thunderstorms were located near Bilpin, Toukley, Wyong and Tuggerah. They are forecast to affect Glenorie, Budgewoi, Mannering Park and Nords Wharf by 2:25 pm and Woy Woy, Swansea, Umina and Lake Macquarie by 2:55 pm.

Destructive winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.

At 1:35 a spotter in Blacktown/Silverdale reported marble sized hail.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 2:55 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Hunter, Metropolitan, Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Northern Rivers, Mid North Coast, Southern Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.



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Lightning kills one, injures two
December 16, 2010 - 2:13PM

One person has been killed and two others have been injured by a lightning strike at a NSW golf course.

The three people were struck by a bolt of lightning at the Hawks Nest Golf Club, on Sanderling Avenue, Hawks Nest, north of Newcastle, at about 12.55pm, a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said.

They were taken by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service to hospital.
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Offline Colin Maitland

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Hot and cold winds blowing everywhere right now. I am shutting everything down till this passes now, I dont want a spike and lose everything. I think I need to get a mobile braodband for the lap top.

  Just an update here in Brisbane:

For people in the BRISBANE CITY, LOCKYER VALLEY, LOGAN CITY, IPSWICH CITY, REDLAND and parts of the GOLD COAST CITY, MORETON BAY, SCENIC RIM, SOMERSET and TOOWOOMBA Council Areas.

Issued at 1:13 pm Thursday, 16 December 2010.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 1:15 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the area south of Toowoomba, the area southwest of Toowoomba, Bundamba Lagoon, Enoggera Reservoir and Rosevale.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the east to northeast.

They are forecast to affect Brisbane CBD, Ipswich, Gatton and Toowoomba by 1:45 pm and Beenleigh, Logan City, Laidley and southern waters of Moreton Bay by 2:15 pm.

Damaging winds, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and large hailstones are likely.

Offline enak_12

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Hey guys amazing supercell structure there guys! wish I could have finished work earlier to be up there :(. I went out anyways but any new updrafts were drying out quickly anywhere south of North of Grafton. The first shot is the storm west of Grafton,I went as far as Glenreaigh but gave up the chase. If you look under the anvil you can sort of make out the top of the supercell which approached Casino.



This next shot is a different storm that fired up near Nymboida. This didnt last to long however.



I'm getting excited for today, the cloud band is clearing and things are starting to heat up for this afternoon!! :)

Offline Simon McCombe

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Another line building from about Moonie down to Narrabri heading approx. to the east at the moment,might develop into some strong storms later so stay alert and stay safe.

Offline Richary

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Penrith reported 30mm of rain in 15 minutes leading up to 2pm, and there had been a big black cored storm over Warragamba. Meanwhile this one up near Wyong looks nasty.


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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES, FLASH FLOODING and DAMAGING WIND

For people in the Northern Rivers, Hunter, Metropolitan, Central Tablelands, North West Slopes and Plains, Northern Tablelands and parts of the Mid North Coast and Illawarra Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:09 pm Thursday, 16 December 2010.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Grafton, Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Armidale, Orange, Tamworth and Moree.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 6:10 pm.

If severe thunderstorms develop in Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding areas, a more detailed Severe Thunderstorm Warning will be issued to people in this area.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.



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It's really dark in the Newcastle CBD and my car is on the roof  :o