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Offline Jimmy Deguara

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Storm Chase - 10th December 2006
« on: 12 December 2006, 01:10:47 AM »
Hi,

What an adventure I had Sunday! Went out for a chase and ended up having to visit the Oberon region just before it all went off! Got some impressive staccatos and crackling thunder. Then took off to attempt some hail punching no matter what the size. Obviously the storms had gone severe given the sudden increase of lightning activity. Went down the wrong road and had to turn back. Passed through a cattle grid and the car died!

The annoying part was that the storms were slow moving and producing some impressive staccato lightning bolts. I also was about to position and move with the storm complex having read the situation well! I had to watch the system slowly drift away.

Coincidently the tow truck driver was a close friend to David Caroll.

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Re: Storm Chase - 10th December 2006
« Reply #1 on: 12 December 2006, 02:52:55 AM »
Gees, how frustrating - car troubles are often on my mind when the car doesn't feel 'quite right' on the day.

Looking forward to seeing some images when you get a chance. Here's the VIS satpic loop of the event - yet another day of west heading storms......


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Re: Storm Chase - 10th December 2006
« Reply #2 on: 12 December 2006, 05:10:48 PM »
Hi guys,

It is official the hail bashing green camry will be laid to rest! The cost to fix the engine is well over $1000 - I won't bother - I am going to get another vehicle.

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Jimmy Deguara
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Re: Storm Chase - 10th December 2006
« Reply #3 on: 13 December 2006, 02:24:51 PM »
Hi Michael,

The animation (which I was able to observe at school) shows an outflow boundary! Classic! In the absence of decent windshear, the outflow boundary plays a vital role in storm initation and movement. I picked this early on and was ready for a long chase when the disaster mentioned above stuck!

A real shame.

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