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Offline Clayton

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Re: Nsw / vic heat, Rain and storms 17 - 19 Dec 2009
« Reply #15 on: 20 December 2009, 04:17:18 PM »
Hey

We also got a decent storm with nice shelf cloud and had a good gust front which caused a couple of weak gustnadoes.
There were some good CGS in the storm as well
Got some video the storm but missed the gustnadoes. Will post Pictures of it tomorrow.


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Re: Nsw / vic heat, Rain and storms 17 - 19 Dec 2009
« Reply #16 on: 20 December 2009, 05:04:53 PM »
Hi guys,
The Border Mail is our local paper down here (Albury/Wodonga) www.bordermail.com.au has some good articles and photographs detailing the damage of the storms and bushfire from Thusrday.

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Re: Nsw / vic heat, Rain and storms 17 - 19 Dec 2009
« Reply #17 on: 21 December 2009, 01:10:53 AM »
Storm Chase north of Coffs Harbour 19th December 2009

I chased the high CAPE system of the Northern Rivers but remained near Coffs Harbour. The cell finally came into view near Nana Glen and Glenreagh. Picture attached. That was a long day - left Sydney 5:15am and got home 10:40pm 13 hours driving.












The storm was obviously weakening by the time it got out of the hinterland.

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Re: Nsw / vic heat, Rain and storms 17 - 19 Dec 2009
« Reply #18 on: 21 December 2009, 05:11:53 AM »
A few photos of the shelf cloud that passed over Lismore yesterday (19th).

I was at a Christmas thing so not chasing, but managed to time the arrival to watch the storm move in from the WSW. These were taken at Goonellabah:

All photos for 19 December 2009









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Re: Nsw / vic heat, Rain and storms 17 - 19 Dec 2009
« Reply #19 on: 21 December 2009, 06:44:17 AM »
I was at a family Xmas get together yesterday but was still able to grab a couple of pics. Viewing options to the west were pretty ordinary but I was able to get some pics of the earlier development, the guster overhead and some lightning from the retreating cell.











Once again the jpeg compression from RAW doesn't do the lightning picture justice.....but you take the good with the bad I guess.

South Lismore, Northern Rivers NSW.....Supercells are us!!

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Re: Nsw / vic heat, Rain and storms 17 - 19 Dec 2009
« Reply #20 on: 21 December 2009, 01:37:43 PM »
Western Sydney Storms 17 December 2009

I was at Castle Hill Thursday night and managed to take the photo below from the Castle Towers car park roof looking west. I like it because it shows a small storm cell dropping a rain shower near where the fire occurred at Londonderry in Western Sydney. It suggests mother nature quenching an area scarred by fire only hours earlier.

The storm passed over Castle Hill bringing relief from the heat. Raindrops were large but the rain was not torrential. It brought some wind but no hail. Some cloud to ground lightning observed but by the time it passed over, much of the lightning was in the form of anvil crawlers.

It appears that there was a thunderstorm around the Prospect area that same day that brought damaging winds because I noted when driving around the area Friday morning and again late afternoon, a significant amount of leaf litter from trees was observed on the roads. I also observed a number of broken tree branches including some large trees that had been damaged and or brought down. I observed damaged trees on the Great Western Highway around Prospect / Girraween, near Myrtle Street Prospect and Lancelot Street Prospect.

Further to the storm at Albury / Wodonga, I have had a look at the Weather Station ID 072160 for Thursday 17 December 2009 (Latitude 36.07S and 146.95E) being the Albury Airport site and it shows wind gusts of 87 KM/H occurring at 2.43 PM from the NW, 104 KM/H gusts occurring at 2.44 PM from the NW and 107 KM/H gusts occurring for a 6 minute period from 2.46 PM to 2.52 PM from the WNW before easing to gusts of 89 KM/H at 2.56 PM and tapering away thereafter. Its highly likely the damage from winds occurred during this short period. It appears that no rain occurred as the weather station shows no rainfall from the event. It is also noted that the temperature dropped from 38.3C at 2.32 pm to 28.7C at 2.52 pm before climbing back to 33.9C at 3.30 pm.


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Re: Nsw / vic heat, Rain and storms 17 - 19 Dec 2009
« Reply #21 on: 13 January 2010, 03:55:06 AM »
The following photos depict a funnel/possible landspout tornado at Bathurst on 18th December 2009. The photos were taken by Ray Pickard 6km NE of Bathurst - website: www.bathurstobservatory.com.au

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It moved easterly and rapid rotation was visible. There was heavy rain at the time, but very little thunder.

The sequence was captured between 4.33 and 4.37pm EDT










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