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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #135 on: 19 February 2009, 05:43:24 AM »
after the heavy rain, now the storms are coming back.

Yesterday we had a squall line south of Darwin from WSW to ENE with a nice and long shelf cloud.
Actually the first one this long I've ever seen AND pictured.  :D

Here it is. (I had to cut off the right side because of a stupid pole in the way, and a stupid power line detrackted my focus..  :'( )

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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #136 on: 19 February 2009, 07:49:54 AM »
Great shot!  Our area received 84-140mm from this system in the 24hr accumulative period!  The lack of storms may take a nice change from Saturday onwards.  Next week is just insane!
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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #137 on: 19 February 2009, 05:57:06 PM »
Mike,

Certainly looking up - might have to go for a drive on Sat :)

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« Reply #138 on: 21 February 2009, 05:40:08 AM »
still the storms are far from perfect or spectacular....BUT....

Yesterday was the day of iridescent clouds!!! And better....iridescent pileus!!!!!!

and a nice sunset.

I hope for more on the weekend.

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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #139 on: 22 February 2009, 05:17:12 AM »
Some lovely examples there Cloud Fairy - glad you were there to capture it :)

I see there was a severe thunderstorm warning for the Nhulunbuy area this morning - anything to report ?
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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #140 on: 23 February 2009, 04:07:24 PM »
Chase Report Feb 22 09

Headed down to Adelaide River (100 km' south of DWN) at about 1430 on Sunday Arvo managed to intercept 2 storms (between Noonamah and AR) before heading back at about 1830.  Great formations but not a huge amount of activity given the promising instability indicators.  Have posted a few photo's from the chase. 

Apologies to cloudfairy .... a certain telephone carrier starting with T, made trying to meet you mission impossible :(

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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #141 on: 23 February 2009, 05:28:55 PM »
Hmmm .... not Really a chase but another report for Feb 22 09

Seems the storms haven't finished for the night.

Storm Cell moving West off of Nightcliff had some promise.

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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #142 on: 24 February 2009, 06:40:00 AM »
Great pics Adrian!!!

Here are mine from yesterday :)  ;D ;D ;D <- thats how I looked like from yesterday afternoon on.

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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #143 on: 24 February 2009, 06:46:15 AM »
And a nice shelf from Saturday :)
Hope you like it.


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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #144 on: 24 February 2009, 06:47:43 AM »
Hi all,
Adrian: those are some stunning photos! Those colours and composure are really great!
The cloud structure is pretty well defined also. Were these over land or out over the ocean? Would have been nice to have seen them from a grounding point of view but really great shots none-the-less! PRINT! lol.

Cloudfairy: really great photos also! I like the first one a lot.
It's great to see the Darwin/NT area finally getting the storms it's renowned for! :D
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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #145 on: 24 February 2009, 02:11:13 PM »
Hi Shauno,

Thanks for the feed back, I am pretty sure these were grounding over the ocean.

Renate - fantastic shots :) now I wish I had gone out on Saturday.

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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #146 on: 25 February 2009, 09:56:47 AM »
Sunday night proved to be the awesome night to photograph at Nightcliff jetty...I could only see flashes from work and yeah - depressing.  But..all was not lost on the Monday morning at 1:30am!  Plenty of instability abounds and the OIC emailed me with some details for a chase location and he was right...squall line came in - I hate them!  Outflow dominant and the last image really only showed a decent storm with about 10 big long strikes.  Storms are about but cloud cover is a hassle!

Here's some of my pics from the last few days.







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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #147 on: 25 February 2009, 10:51:08 AM »
Hi All

Great pics Cloudfairy Adrian and Mike, nice to see some great storms come back to Darwin.  Mike that's what should
have happened while i was there!!  Anyway keep them coming to us few who are storm deprived.

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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #148 on: 27 February 2009, 09:21:06 PM »
Wow! Awesome photos everyone!! :)

It's been some time since my last post, I'd like to catch up and share some of my Feb 2009 highlights, Renate and myself hit the storms hard when they finally popped up! :D






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Re: Darwin Storm events 2008/2009
« Reply #149 on: 07 March 2009, 06:04:16 AM »
Even that it is pretty quiet here atm, I found a nice looking single multicell yesterday evening, just before sunset.
I was out in Coolalinga for archery and had trouble to concentrate on the targets as I saw this beauty to the east. So I decided instead of shooting straw I will go and hunt a fat storm for dinner ;)

I went past Humpty Doo for the second pic (Mike, there where we stoped the fist time on our first chase, where you spotted the vortex),
then I drove to Windows on the Wetlands for the last one.
Can't remember where I took the first pic....anyway, the pics are from Humpty Doo to Windows on the Wetlands and from 6.30pm till 7pm

And this morning, just before 4am I woke up because of a loud bang....so the 3-4am storms are back ;)
thunder and heavy rain in Rapid Creek....Airport seems to be left out.
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