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Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« on: 27 August 2008, 08:52:19 AM »
Great to finally see some unstable weather heading our way, considering how stable (and boring) it has been lately.

The models don't indicate anything crash hot (especially CAPE and shear) and activity seems likely early and around the border, I don't expect much out of this system personally.

The upper level trough should also bring showers later in the week.

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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #1 on: 28 August 2008, 03:03:08 AM »
Nice to see another potential storm day so soon after the one I missed last Friday. Not bad for August. Last night's Brisbane sounding shows -16 at 500 hPa and GFS forecasts about -19 C for this arvo so some destabilisation expected. Shear is quite good and DPs are improving. A SE change may stuff things up for here but we'll see.

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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #2 on: 28 August 2008, 08:48:34 AM »
Storm have fired in the area of marginal to moderate instability across northern NSW.
A warning (well more accurately an 'advice' or 'watch') for large hail and damaging winds was issued at 12:45pm .

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NORTHERN RIVERS and parts of the
MID NORTH COAST and
NORTHERN TABLELANDS Forecast Districts.

Issued at 12:45 pm Wednesday, 27 August 2008.




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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #3 on: 28 August 2008, 10:01:16 AM »
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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #4 on: 28 August 2008, 10:32:34 AM »
Michael, the webcam at the moment is providing an interesting picture. ;) How's the conditions there atm?

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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #5 on: 28 August 2008, 10:42:07 AM »
Got 11mm of torrential rain and a few mins of hail to 1cm in that - very nice !   Quite a few close CGs before the rain hit.
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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #6 on: 28 August 2008, 11:07:30 AM »
Hi all,

Michael: Did you manage any pics? I noticed the radar and lightning tracker are going nuts over your way!

We have only just missed out here with the storm front starting near Moree.

May be in with a chance Saturday night or Sunday fingers crossed :D

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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #7 on: 28 August 2008, 11:25:49 AM »
Yep :)

The hailstorm passed over my place at 4.30pm





About to unleash. Rain rate got to 146mm/hr with 11mm in total.



Lots of hail but mostly less than 1cm



Flanking line when cell was approaching Byron Bay.



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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #8 on: 28 August 2008, 11:48:21 AM »
Nice RFB structure Michael! You can see a nice hint of green in the second shot! No wonder the rain deluge was pretty significant.

Looks like it's finally time to dust off the ol' chase equipment lol.

Hopefully this the start to an unforgettably >lightning severe< storm season! ;)

The bureau has forecast a more "normal" storm season, coinciding with a lift in sunspot activity. Apparently it has something to do with it affecting the barometric pressure? I heard this while watching Landline on ABC last week.

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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #9 on: 28 August 2008, 01:27:30 PM »
Really nice photos there Michael! Northern Rivers has started well this season, hopefully a sign of things to come after a poor last season.

Some photos of the storms across NE NSW this afternoon. First pics taken around 1430 west of Grafton with the rest east of Guyra/Armidale shortly after. All shots taken at around 36,000 feet.

   

   

   

This was the last storm on the southern edge to the ESE of Armidale. Nice structure!

   

The photo below is the monster storm 300kms off the coast of Port Macquarie. Very nice overshoot!

   

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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #10 on: 28 August 2008, 02:29:30 PM »
Great to see the action from the air too - thanks for putting those up James.

Light rain and a bit of thunder is persisting in the area this evening. Good to get the tanks topped up after nearly a month of no rain.

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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #11 on: 28 August 2008, 02:58:50 PM »
Gyday here are two pics i snapped looking south and then east on my way home from work after 4pm. Some very heavy rain could be seen blanking out everything  about 1km away. Some scud like guster thing? sweeping along the NW flank to the rear of the cell which was almost at Michael's at this time.


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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #12 on: 28 August 2008, 07:38:18 PM »
Glad you are all getting some action!  Off-shore to Sydney it's going nuts at the moment 1:05am with the WZ lightning tracker showing plenty happening (got the pics guys?)  Noticed Halls Creek also in WA getting smashed with a nice front moving through also.

Loved the shots from the aircraft, the second to last one in the series shows some hefty convection going on and just brilliant.  Thanks James for the photos, nice to see the other end of the storms for a change.
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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #13 on: 29 August 2008, 08:43:54 AM »
Hi all

Went for a drive around yesterday after my keen eyed partner spotted a rather odd cloud formation. Armed with the camera (after we went back and got it) we cruised around and took some shots



Near Boat Harbour



Looking over Goonellabah



Bexhill looking toward Lismore



Another shot from Bexhill


We wondered if Mike was going to be out and about. I can see by the above posts you were!


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RE: Late Winter Storms NE NSW/SE QLD: 27-29 August 2008
« Reply #14 on: 29 August 2008, 11:25:09 AM »
Got 11mm of torrential rain and a few mins of hail to 1cm in that - very nice !   Quite a few close CGs before the rain hit.

Ah! Those were the days of yonder I recall (flangs, small hail and torrential rain), we might get a few this year!

Nice shots everyone, not at all bad for August! Very noice.