Storm NENSW / SEQLD - Scattered Thunderstorms - 1st October 2020

Warlock_01

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From North Burleigh. Few little spits as she's moving pretty quick. Nice cool change though that's a bonus.
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CirrusFibratus

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Trace amount of rain here, along with a few claps of thunder. Cells are moving quite fast so is expected. Nice and refreshing though.

Edit: Looking at the latest radar scan, it looks like the southern cell that went over us deteriorated in passing, however the one above has gone deep red/black and looks to be doing quite well.

There's something about that Samsonvale/Narangba area that causes NE moving cells to explode when they go through there.
 
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TweedStorm

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No hail down this way. I went for a drive down to Murwillumbah and its was great to watch storms develop around the hills. Beautiful scenery in front of the Art gallery there. Lot of thunder but strangely not much thunder. I think they were high based storms down here as a result of that strong sesbreeze here all day.
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Ken Kato

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1st image below - Some of the hail at Morayfield taken by Sarah Jane.
2nd image - Some hail also at Morayfield taken by Brenda O'meley.
3rd image - Some of the reports submitted to WeatherX.
4th image - The back end of one of the sunset-illuminated storms moving out to sea:

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PlumbBob

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Nice pics and coverage all :thumbs: Weather gods definately fed some lucky areas :cool:
Yes, hope Gleno shows up with his photog talent :emoji_medal:
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I did take a quick drive to the G Coast for some views.
1st is of that good Cell just sth of border at 3:40pm'ish - 6 portraite panels, stitched
2nd from home looking west at 5:15 - 3 landscape panels, stitched

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MegaMatch

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Nice photos people.

I am getting very impatient waiting for something to happen up here, especially after the failure that was last season. All I could see from here this afternoon was wispy high-based rubbish way off in the distance. And now it's ridge for another week at least. Really pathetic start to the season so far from the look of it, with very little opportunity for any thunderstorms given the endlessness of this friggin ridge.
 

MegaMatch

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And I'm pretty sure what completely stuffed up moisture levels even ahead of the dryline today was residual dry air from those stupid westerlies that blew across on Sunday, followed by another one of those stupid bubble highs that extend up the NSW/QLD coasts. Useless. I mean, for god's sakes, the dewpoint at Hervey Bay today was 9.9C until the seabreeze hit.
 

Ken Kato

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Great photos everyone. The 1st image above is another sunset one I took yesterday.

The 2nd and 3rd images illustrate the point I often try and make whenever the topic of WATL not showing any rain with thunderstorm setups comes up.
You can clearly see how the 1mm threshold for any rainfall to show up on the WATL maps can often miss low-precip isolated storms, not to mention the correlation between forecast rainfall amounts and storms being pretty weak, unless there's likely to be widespread heavy storms around.
In contrast, the percentage of models going for any rainfall reaching 0.2mm or higher was around the 75 to 100% range for many locations yesterday (although that was overcooked to some extent).

There is a subscription based version of WATL which displays precip of 0.2mm or above as well as internal probability of precip (0.2mm or higher) products used for operational forecasting but the public WATL page won't show anything below 1mm. The moral of the story is, just because the WATL maps don't show anything for a low-precip storm day, it doesn't always mean that there won't be storms.
 
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