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Offline Brad Hannon

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Melbourne storms - 20 April 2010
« on: 22 April 2010, 05:40:18 PM »
Got some really nice lightning-illuminated structure shots on Tuesday night from dusk to 1am from local northern and eastern suburbs storms which were very lightning active and very slow moving. There were reports of flash flooding and high numbers of SES calls in the SE suburbs.

Here is one of my fav's....

hmmm June 2nd......

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Re: Melbourne storms - 20 April 2010
« Reply #1 on: 23 April 2010, 02:27:38 AM »
Hi Brad - the lightning is well placed on that shot - nice.

Any ideas on why so much of the more intense storm activity on the day formed and persisted over the Bay? Seems a trough line or boundary was anchored for hours across the area, leading to some big rainfall totals (approaching 100mm) across parts of the Mornington Peninsula.

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Re: Melbourne storms - 20 April 2010
« Reply #2 on: 27 April 2010, 06:56:01 AM »
Thanks Michael.  The lightning was quite active and the storms quite slow moving so I had a nice structure show from my vantage.  Not sure what the mechanism was for the backbuilding over the bay and unfortunately I was unable to chase or check obs at the time due to work.  Perhaps John may have something in answer to this question?
hmmm June 2nd......