Author Topic: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008  (Read 26029 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline nmoir

  • Elephant Trunk F2
  • *
  • Posts: 200
  • Gender: Male
  • "busting chases since 1999"
    • Oculi.com.au
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #45 on: 09 October 2008, 06:51:24 AM »
This is a photo taken in Clovelly (sydney) by a herald photog on monday arvo  , he fluked a bolt

(c) 2008 Quentin Jones
Nick Moir
Photographer
The Sydney Morning Herald
and www.oculi.com.au

Offline Mike

  • Australian Severe Weather Moderators
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 1,348
  • Gender: Male
  • Dry season here...boring!
    • http://StormscapesDarwin.com
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #46 on: 09 October 2008, 07:08:02 AM »
Phew, that's a nice image - great structure.  Fluked the bolt?  More-so luck I think!  Anyone who gets a single shot daytime strike is def lucky (unless you have a lightning detector attached to your camera - like some people who shall remain nameless!!!!)
Darwin, Northern Territory.
StormscapesDarwin.com
Lightning Research 2010/14

Offline Brad Hannon

  • Thunderbolt Tours Group
  • Stove pipe F3
  • ******
  • Posts: 427
  • Gender: Male
  • Colorado Beast - 2nd June 2005
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #47 on: 09 October 2008, 10:38:38 AM »
Jealousy is a curse so they say.....doh I must be cursed!  and im not referring to Jimmy's good looks or Nick Moirs funky hair either.  Geez I need a good storm down here.  Getting very jealous of the great action occuring up north.  :'(

In all seriousness though, great reports, pics and discussion everyone.  This forum really is operating really well and providing a fantastic resource and link for chasers and a great record of chases and severe weather amongst other things. ;)

Fluked the bolt?  More-so luck I think!  Anyone who gets a single shot daytime strike is def lucky

Speaking of luck and flukes with daytime lightning photography, I took this in June 2006 in Wyoming with roaring inflow behind us, handheld leaning against a paddock fence at 1/200th sec at 4pm in the arvo!  The original image is sharp as a tack too  ;D
hmmm June 2nd......

Offline Richary

  • Barrel tornado F4
  • *
  • Posts: 680
  • Gender: Male
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #48 on: 09 October 2008, 12:59:31 PM »
I once fluked a daytime bolt up near Lismore, was photoing this approaching front and didn't even realise until I had the pics developed that I had caught one. Unfortunately no longer have that particular photo in my possession, though it wasn't very spectacular.

Offline vrondes

  • Multi-vortex F1
  • *
  • Posts: 77
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #49 on: 09 October 2008, 04:20:01 PM »
On our return from Tamworth last Sunday afternoon  we bumped into some nice storm structure in the Hunter. 1st shot is of a nice LP cell near Aberdeen. 2nd and 3rd shots were taken of some nice updrafts as we went through Musswellbrook. Great reports and photos from all, Cheers, Con.
LP cell taken on the Scone side of Aberdeen 0n the 5th at 17:13:35.

Taken coming into Musswellbrook on the 5th at 17:23

Taken at the lights in Musswellbrook on the 5th at 17:25

« Last Edit: 10 October 2008, 04:19:14 PM by vrondes »

Offline vrondes

  • Multi-vortex F1
  • *
  • Posts: 77
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #50 on: 09 October 2008, 04:36:48 PM »
On Monday the 6th a visit to the Entrance when the line went through resulted in some nice vortices and a funnel as the ragged lowerings of the gustfront went through. As it headed out to sea the front displayed some decent base features , and threw in a rainbow as well, Cheers again, Con.
This shot taken at the Entrance on the 6th at 16:13:45

This shot taken at the Entrance facing NNE at 16:24:20


« Last Edit: 10 October 2008, 04:04:32 PM by vrondes »

Offline Jimmy Deguara

  • Australian and Tornado Alley storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 2,218
  • Gender: Male
  • Storm Chaser since 1993, Tornado Alley 2001
    • Australia Severe Weather
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #51 on: 10 October 2008, 06:18:21 AM »
Well done Con! I know which cell it was and knew it was somewhere along the coastline. This is the cell you are most likely referring to yes?

Can you please edit your specific posts and place some times as I am curious as to your location at the various times.

Regards, Jimmy Deguara




« Last Edit: 16 October 2008, 08:50:09 AM by Michael Bath »
-------------------------------------
Australian Severe Weather
www.australiasevereweather.com

Australian Thunderbolt Tours
www.thunderbolttours.com

Phone  0408 020468  (International :  61  2  408 020468)

Offline Michael Bath

  • storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 1,602
  • Gender: Male
    • Australian Severe Weather
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #52 on: 10 October 2008, 08:36:21 AM »
Radar loops for the 5th October 2008 Hunter Valley storms.

---> Newcastle 128km

---> Newcastle 256km

MB
Location: Mcleans Ridges, NSW Northern Rivers
Australian Severe Weather:   http://australiasevereweather.com/
Lightning Photography:   http://www.lightningphotography.com/
Early Warning Network: http://www.ewn.com.au
Contact: Michael Bath

Offline Brad Hannon

  • Thunderbolt Tours Group
  • Stove pipe F3
  • ******
  • Posts: 427
  • Gender: Male
  • Colorado Beast - 2nd June 2005
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #53 on: 10 October 2008, 09:14:12 AM »
On Monday the 6th a visit to the Entrance when the line went through resulted in some nice vortices and a funnel as the ragged lowerings of the gustfront went through.

Ok, so now I know for sure the weather gods are teasing me!  I stayed on the 5th floor of a resort at the Entrance last week for 3 nights.  I was disappointed to barely see convection the whole time and then within 4 days of returning to Melbourne I read this report from Con about a line, vortices and a funnel at the Entrance! ::)
hmmm June 2nd......

Offline vrondes

  • Multi-vortex F1
  • *
  • Posts: 77
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #54 on: 10 October 2008, 04:17:42 PM »
Thanks for the comments Jimmy ,.I've added the times and locations in ... Brad, I'm sure there is a dynamic summer waiting for you, I've got a few more from the weekend once photobucket is back on line. Cheers, Con


Offline vrondes

  • Multi-vortex F1
  • *
  • Posts: 77
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #55 on: 16 October 2008, 08:19:22 AM »
A  few more photos from the 5th and 6th,
Oct 5th, 17:15:01,  it started to break up fairly quickly after this shot.

Oct 6th, 16:13:37

Oct 6th, 16:23:40


Cheers, Con.


« Last Edit: 16 October 2008, 08:26:12 AM by vrondes »

Offline Mike

  • Australian Severe Weather Moderators
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 1,348
  • Gender: Male
  • Dry season here...boring!
    • http://StormscapesDarwin.com
Re: NSW & S QLD Storms: 2-6 October 2008
« Reply #56 on: 16 October 2008, 08:52:22 AM »
That's a wonderful shot of the rainbow and the coast there Vrondes.  Was anyone else in the park aware of what you were photographing and did you give them some info?
Darwin, Northern Territory.
StormscapesDarwin.com
Lightning Research 2010/14