Author Topic: Eastern NSW Storms including Canberra severe hailstorm - 24 Feb - 1 Mar 2007  (Read 32957 times)

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Offline David C

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I should say, my brother was out at Campbelltown and got 2cm hail with this cell.
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Hi guys, just wanted to say G'day to all my fellow storm chasers out there, this being my first post.

I was in Cranebrook in a mates backyard at the time and this is what we saw facing South around 7pm.

There was alot of movement and clouds were being sucked in from all directions,
just awesome to watch!









After the front passed over us we were hit with about 35mm of rain an about
half an hour... lucky I did the mowing yesterday!
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Thanks for posting those storm photos Wol !!   You will now have noticed I moved your post into this existing thread :)

Photos by Jimmy Deguara the past few days:

24th February




28th February




1st March



Thanks Michael for placing all these pictures online. Much appreciated.

I would like to point out a funnel on the 24th February from the strong cell near Warragamba as it began to weaken:

« Last Edit: 03 March 2007, 03:06:49 PM by Jimmy Deguara »
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Thanks michael, only just realised there was an existing topic.

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Great photos all - I love the colours in those photos Wol.
We pretty much missed out here in Narrabri yesterday, lots of action south and north of us though. The activity in the north developed very quickly and there was a burst of warnings coming from the BOM as they kept expanding the warning area.
Dave

PS- I heard that 2,500 panes of glass were shattered on the glass houses at the CSIRO Plant Industry facility in Canberra during the big hail storm. Pretty sad for those guys, hope it doesn't ruin too many experiments.

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Welcome Wol!!!  Fabulous pics everyone and very mean colours to them - undoctored i hope!  Certainly you would have been chaffing at the bit when that came over!  The adrenelin would have been overboard!

Enjoy the forum Wol - it's a fabulous place to be!

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A couple of lightning pics from last night (1st March). Rodney was over at my place for a BBQ and storms which formed in the Moree region surprisingly made it over to the Northern Rivers. There was a lot of CG action well to the west, and a lot of obscured anvil crawler chain reaction type lightning spreading east south-eastward.   It was very difficult to photograph but fun to watch and listen to the booming thunder.  Got 9mm of rain from it as well.




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Hello

I filmed the life cycle of a thunderstorm cell over Penrith from start to near end and took some time lapse of that storm (Saturday afternoon 24/2/2007). At one stage, the storm was very lightning active. I filmed and observed a high number of CGs. Its peak phase lasted about 30 minutes.

It was quite an impressive storm at times prior to its weakening phase and I understand it caused flash flooding in parts of Penrith and produced 2 cm hail as well. It caused extensive blackouts in that region.

Not to be outdone later, I was with friends at Castle Hill Saturday evening and we successfully finished up in the heart of that evening storm. It dropped approximately 36 mm of rain where we were in that suburb which turned out to be the highest rainfall from that storm anywhere in Sydney. It caused extensive overland flows and local flash flooding due to the intensity of rain that was falling. There was no hail but some power blackouts occurred across parts of that suburb.

While running around outside in it and looking for shelter, a significant lightning strike and loud thunderclap overhead sent us scurrying for shelter.

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Beautiful shot of the stattaco.  Bet the cows were unimpressed by it!

  I'd like also if you'd have the watermarks off from your photos - my personal view also :)

Just to let you know that your photos are copyrighted automatically under the Australian Copyright Act regardless, as you are the 'author'.  It in fact does not cost you anything, you don't have to register or pay for copyrights.  Watermarks like yours and others just remind people that it's copyrighted - but most are not aware that it's automatic in Australia.  Unless your'e employed to take photos (like a journo) for the exclusive use of a newspaper then you don't necessarily 'own' the shots, but if your'e a freelance snapper like the rest of us your photos are copyrighted by law automatically.  Sleep easy.

Just for your info fellas/gals.

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Mike,

Even though we have copyright on our own pics, it doesn't stop people especially foriegners from taking them and using them without permission. The main thing to stop people from doing that is really to limit the size and the quality.

Some pics from the 01/03/07

First storm over Campbelltown



Second storm near Kemps Creek



Wall cloud of Third cell





Nice HP structure developing to the west of Luddenham



This area had strong rotation





HP Beast!






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Didn't anyone else see the surprisingly well structured little LP cell that developed over Kurrajong on Friday the 2nd? I just happened to be right there with a camera. Check out the amazing sun beams! It pays to always take a camera with you as I was actually about to have dinner a Kravings when I noticed this cell devlop.




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Again  Jeff, terrific movements of moisture well captured. That entree size LP cell is just magic. Also nice smorgasboard of storm shots from Jimmy's chases last week. Cheers, Con.

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Hi Jeff,

Absolutely amazing storms including the surprising rotation. I saw them on your camera but nothing beats seeing them this size!

The LP was observed by me but by the time I would have gone for it it would have disappeared or weakened. I was on the way home from the pub. Excellent - I am glad you got it as it verifies I was not seeing things amongst the haze. I am not sure if others noticed larger similar structures to the north perhaps near the Wyong area.

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Here's a short slideshow I made of the front as it was approaching the Penrith area...


HugeUploads Download Link  (not the best file hosting site,
you'll need to wait about a minute before you can download the file)


Download zip file to desktop, unzip file, open folder, and double click on 'index.html'
then click play.
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