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Offline Michael Thomas

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Severe storms - SW WA 27-29 July 2011
« on: 29 July 2011, 11:50:38 AM »
Yesterday an impressive squall line hit the SW coast of WA. With this squall line, wind gusts to 126 km/hr were recorded at Rottnest Island-

Time            Temp  dew point Wind dir, speed and gusts Pressure     Rain (mm)
27/05:30pm    13.7    13.1    WNW    46    69     1006.1     6.6
27/05:28pm    13.5    12.9    WNW    46    72     1006.1     6.4
27/05:23pm    12.9    12.1    WNW    50    115     1006.1     6.0
27/05:18pm    11.8    10.7    WNW    74    126     1005.5     3.4
27/05:17pm    12.1    11.0    WNW    78    126     1005.5     3.0
27/05:13pm    13.6    11.8    NW    96    126     1003.4     1.4
27/05:11pm    17.5    14.2    N    54    95     1005.0     0.6
27/05:06pm    18.3    14.2    N    46    65     1004.0     0.2

After the squall line went through, more descrete storms formed out to sea before moving across the coast later in the evening. The town of Waroona was hit by a storm which caused extensive damage to houses and trees. Some very interest photos below. Also, see the news article-

http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/galleries/photo/-/9929680/tornado-alley/9929681/

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/the-clean-up-starts-after-last-nights-storm/18179


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Re: Severe storms - SW WA 27-29 July 2011
« Reply #1 on: 30 July 2011, 01:11:03 AM »
Here's the radar for the storms which hit Waroona, WA from 1430UTC

128km Radar Loop for Perth (Serpentine), 06:00 27/07/2011 to 18:00 27/07/2011 UTC
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