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Offline Michael Bath

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NE NSW storms 1st November 2006
« on: 03 November 2006, 01:22:24 AM »
Chased yesterday afternoon and encountered a slow moving severe storm south, and then NE of Casino. This storm lasted for about 8 hours after forming on the Dorrigo Plateau about 10am and heading mostly NNE. It did have supercell characteristics near Grafton then struggled in lower moisture for a while before picking up about 4pm south of Casino. It again became highly organised.

Enjoyed about 1.5 hours of the storm's approach and have some great timelapse sequences, but had had enough of that and decided to head into the precipitation core once it got close. The storm crossed the Bruxner Highway east of Casino and there were many reports of hail on the UHF.

From the NW side of the side, violent outflow winds hit. Driving into the storm was at first moderate rain, then intense rain with small hail, following by a barrage of 2-3cm stones and also some hitting were 4cm.  Very enjoyable !!

Will post some pics later this morning :)
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Re: NE NSW storms 1st November 2006
« Reply #1 on: 03 November 2006, 01:47:46 AM »
Sounds like a great chase!

Well done! Post the timelapse.

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« Last Edit: 03 November 2006, 03:08:14 AM by Jimmy Deguara »
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Re: NE NSW storms 1st November 2006
« Reply #2 on: 03 November 2006, 02:34:39 AM »
Some pics - video will obviously take a lot of time lol
















Just heard a home lost its roof at Clovass (just east of Casino) - not surprising given what I experienced just before going into the hail.

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Re: NE NSW storms 1st November 2006
« Reply #3 on: 03 November 2006, 05:09:29 AM »
Top stuff Michael! I was watching this storm periodically on radar (well i think it was the same one). It had what i would describe as a comparatively somewhat small, but intense and sustained reflectivity on Grafton radar. At the time I was thinking it might be an LP (-ish) supercell. Great pictures.

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Re: NE NSW storms 1st November 2006
« Reply #4 on: 05 December 2006, 07:11:28 AM »
« Last Edit: 05 December 2006, 07:23:07 AM by Michael Bath »
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Re: NE NSW storms 1st November 2006
« Reply #5 on: 05 December 2006, 10:30:44 AM »
Great loop  :)