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Severe Weather Discussion => Australian Severe Storms, Weather Events and Storm Chasing => Topic started by: Richary on 29 November 2007, 03:09:37 PM

Title: NSW Storms 28 - 29 November 2007
Post by: Richary on 29 November 2007, 03:09:37 PM
I am guessing seeing as nobody has started a new one that nobody has been out spotting storms in the west of NSW and other areas.

Today I had a day trip on Rex to Griffith, and as there have been a few storms out that way the last few days was interested to see what the afternoon held. By 3pm it was starting to build up with some rain around out of a few cells, not generating any visible lightning but there was plenty of static on the car radio.

I got to the airport at 4pm for the 4:40 flight. There was thunder to the west (no strikes visible) and a nice storm off to the NE that started creating some single shot CGs as we were getting closer to boarding. I thought it would be a pretty bumpy ride but the pilot did a good job of dodging the turbulence. All the way back to the Blue Mountains were plenty of nice cumulous, mostly below our cruising altitide (whatever that was) with a couple of clouds breaking through to higher levels.

The best formations were just west of the Blue Mountains with some pretty high clouds and good structure. I saw when I got home there was a severe storm warning issued for that area.

None of the clouds were that spectacular = took a few shots of it building about 3 but didn't have the camera handy in the plane.
Title: RE: NSW Storms 28 - 29 November 2007
Post by: Jimmy Deguara on 29 November 2007, 03:54:47 PM
Hi Richary,

Yes - the heights of the storms are one thing I noted today. It seemed like the new developing towers kept going up past what seemed to be the equilibrium level or inversion. This created some reasonable structures.

Here is an example of one pretty structure:



Jimmy Deguara
Title: RE: NSW Storms 28 - 29 November 2007
Post by: Richary on 29 November 2007, 05:01:50 PM
Yes, that one looks like the last big one I saw to the south of us as we headed over the mountains! Quite impressive from the air as well.

Now just have to wait for some of them to come across the ranges towards Sydney!
Title: Re: NSW Storms 28 - 29 November 2007
Post by: Jimmy Deguara on 30 November 2007, 02:42:10 AM

That storm I photographed was to my WNW and over the region just north of Lithgow. As I said a pretty storm with impressive pulse structure and decent height.


Jimmy Deguara
Title: Re: NSW Storms 28 - 29 November 2007
Post by: Shaun Galman on 30 November 2007, 07:30:14 AM
November 29. 2007 Upper Western Current Weather Update.

Hi guys,
Thought I'd just add in a quick update of the great rainfall we received this morning. We've had sporadic rain on and off all night but from 8am it really set in quite heavy only to stop as I'm typing now (1:18pm). The totals must be up around the 20-30mm mark, possibly more? Not sure what the official readings would be as yet but I will eventually find out from a few locals. It has been desperately needed out here for some time!

The storms over the last few days have been just out of reach for us here, seeing only the one HP storm on the 24th that did carry a huge shelf cloud surprisingly (photos and report posted in another thread for that date).

Jimmy: That cell looks amazing, almost like some sort of nuclear "mushroom cloud" formation. I'd imagine a storm breaking the cap to that distance would not be too common? The updrafts must have been strong to say the least!

Title: Re: NSW Storms 28 - 29 November 2007
Post by: David Brodrick on 01 December 2007, 11:29:49 AM
Great Divide, NSW Mid North Coast, 29th November 2007

My fiance and I drove from Glouster to Tamworth yesterday and had to core punch some high precipitation cells along the way. There was torrential rain but no hail. I believe the storms were severe warned for flash flooding.

First photo is looking south, from a little south of Nowendoc. Initially we were going to take a dirt forestry track from Moonans Flat to Nundle but we piked when we saw the weather developing. Lucky we did or we would have been right under this storm.

Second photo shows a groovy lowering on a storm a little north of Nowendoc. There was moisture aplenty but we didn't encounter or see any evidence of high winds.

Best wishes,