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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #15 on: 19 February 2010, 04:45:58 AM »
Wow!  That is AWESOME!  Its amazing that (at least) two people were able to video this! 

It looks pretty intense as it hits that structure/tyres.  Some of that debris is moving dangerously fast.  Only a guess but looks to have winds of 150km/h or thereabouts.

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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #16 on: 19 February 2010, 07:13:33 AM »
fantastic , looked interesting on radar too as the precip suddenly rotated , sitting on a boundary you would think . great sound too , you can hear the inflow whining on the house
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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #17 on: 19 February 2010, 10:29:00 AM »
Yes that latest footage is awesome. Look at the debri cloud at the base - probably in the order of EF1 damage by the looks - hard to tell though without a close examination. Nice rope out as stated!

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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #18 on: 19 February 2010, 10:47:46 AM »
Reckon the family in the second video should buy a lotto ticket not just for being able to take such a wicked video but also for having it rope out when it did!

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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #19 on: 19 February 2010, 01:14:40 PM »
That 2nd video made 9 news in Sydney tonight, and they just interviewed the couple on "The 7pm Project" on 10. Lucky it broke apart when it did for them!

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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #20 on: 21 February 2010, 03:34:09 AM »
The system that dropped all the rain on the South East of QLD has progressively made its way up north. The areas around Bowen have received more than 250mm of rain in the last few days.

As reported by the news, the Bruce Highway was cut due to the flooding stranding many people.

Its of interest to note that there is a slight chance of a tropical low forming although BOM has shown no interest in it at this stage. At this stage it would be a "very low" chance but still, worth keeping an eye on it. The main worry is, not the forming of a cyclone but with possibility of more rain to come, it would exasperate the problem of flooding throughout the coastal communities of Northern QLD.

JTWC are monitoring it, tech reports read,  (remember it is still very poor and the main area of concern is for more rain)

      (1) THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 17.5S 147.9E
IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 17.5S 148.3E, APPROXIMATELY 150 NM EAST-SOUTHEAST
OF CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY
DEPICTS DISORGANIZED, PERSISTENT DEEP CONVECTION FLARING NEAR A
BROAD MID-LEVEL CIRCULATION. RADAR IMAGERY FROM CAIRNS AND A 190336Z
AMSU IMAGE HINT AT BROAD, LOW-LEVEL CYCLONIC TURNING WITH THE
MAJORITY OF DEEP CONVECTION DISPLACED NORTH. A 182358Z ASCAT IMAGE
DEPICTS CONVERGENT FLOW ALONG THE SOUTHERN FLANK OF A WEAK MONSOON
TROUGH POSITIONED ALONG 15S. SURFACE OBSERVATIONS THROUGHOUT THIS
AREA DO NOT INDICATE A LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC) BUT SHOW
15-20 KNOT CONVERGENT EASTERLIES WITH SLP VALUES 1008 TO 1010 MB AND
SLIGHT 24-HOUR SLP RISES. UPPER-LEVEL ANALYSIS INDICATES A GENERALLY
FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT WITH WEAK VERTICAL WIND SHEAR AND FAIR POLEWARD
OUTFLOW. HOWEVER, THE 850 MB VORTICITY SIGNATURE REMAINS WEAK AND
ELONGATED. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 15 TO 20
KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1008 MB.
BASED ON THE LACK OF A LLCC AND CLIMATOLOGICALLY HIGH SLP, THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS REMAINS POOR.


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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #21 on: 21 February 2010, 05:37:43 AM »
That tornado would be strong F0 or weak F1 rating?

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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #22 on: 21 February 2010, 04:16:10 PM »
Just watched the 2nd video!  "its coming through to me bloomin corrrrn"  ;D hahaha

His commentary is priceless!

and of course there's the magic media description below the still image "mini-tornado" grrr.
« Last Edit: 21 February 2010, 04:28:49 PM by Brad Hannon »
hmmm June 2nd......

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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #23 on: 21 February 2010, 04:41:03 PM »
and of course there's the magic media description below the still image "mini-tornado" grrr.

I was pleasantly surprised when 10 showed it again on their late night news that night, and stated that there were an average of 3 tornadoes a year in Quensland, with others probably not seen due to the remote areas. No mention of the dreaded mini word. Commented to my girlfriend that I was amazed they had got it right for once.

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Re: NE NSW / QLD Storms/Rain ( incl Atherton tornado ) 15 - 18 Feb 2010
« Reply #24 on: 26 February 2010, 02:21:28 AM »
A few pics from 15th February taken at McLeans Ridges, NSW

As mentioned earlier in this thread, some weak activity spread across during the afternoon. The outflow kicked up an interesting line of congestus.








Later on a powerful lightning show occurred for about 2 hours - however the rain proved to be a menace.







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