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NENSW / SEQLD - Scattered Thunderstorms - 1st October 2020

Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by Seabreezes, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. 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.
     
  2. Retired Weather Man

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    Thunder heard to west of Wynnum North at 1515K.
     
  3. Nic Bri

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    Thunder here and wind is definitely cooler...sun is now out and a shower. Love a tiny random afternoon cell.
     
  4. Warlock_01

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    Looking down the south, Coolangatta seems to have done ok
     
  5. Ken Kato

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    Some modest size hail (but quite a bit of it according to the report) at Kholo just north of Ipswich too. Photo from Denica Goldsbrough:

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    2 spits. The end
     
  7. 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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    Bit of a left-turner in the cell at Samsonvale.
     
  9. Slovenski

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    Would have been great if it fired up 50km further west for me LOL
     
  10. Ken Kato

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    Quite a few hail photos and reports coming in now, mainly small to medium size like these ones from Springbrook captured by Ceris Ash:

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  11. Falling_Droplet

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    Weakening a little as a mild thunderstorm quickly came through. 1.5 mm of rainfall.
     
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    Moved to the NW of Wynnum North...

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  13. Ken Kato

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    There's a severe thunderstorm warning current for one of the Sunshine Coast cells as I type this.

    The hail from that cell's becoming bigger than previous hailstones as you can see in the photo below by Bekka Payne in Caboolture:

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    Captured this interesting cloud formation. Little marsupial.
     
  15. Ken Kato

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    Some more photos of the larger hail that's been falling.

    1st one from Stokers Siding south of Murwillumbah (captured by Lisa McGuire and shared to the HSC fb page)
    2nd one from Morayfield East (captured by Tim Burley and shared to the HSC fb page):

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  16. 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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    That was supposed to read not much lightning folks
     
  18. shark

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    I was trying to grasp some higher philosophical meaning in it!

    Here in Burleigh we got brushed by the north tip of that border storm for a few drops. The classic GC deflection.
     
  19. Presto

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    Saw the end of that cloud coming down the highway home this afternoon. Didn't think it dropped anything.
     
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    The cell going passed Beenleigh now looks like it would be a nice concentrated dome.
     
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    Caboolture again.

    edit: To the people disappointed in today, it was always going to be isolated given the limited amount of moisture available.
     
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  22. 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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  23. chunky

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    Wonder if Gleno71 got some pics!
     
  24. 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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  25. 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.
     
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  26. Gleno71

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    Wow awesome pics everyone and great reporting from everyone and thanks to Ken for the updates and forecast charts.
    yes i managed to take some photos of the decaying storm south of the border, 1st photo is looking south over Gold Coast airport, 2nd photo is from Pt. Danger looking south.

     
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    It's painful alright Mega, that's why I took off today after seeing some development to the south west and knowing the steering winds were favourable. Grab the moment while it's on offer, if you're free of commitments of course.
     
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    Looks like I was right about that NE moving cell that split from ours, Caboolture is a nice little hotspot for storms, always has been.
     
  29. 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.
     
  30. Slovenski

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    Funniest thing about this afternoon was that last cell forming above us, giving a couple drops/m2 and intensified on the other side of the road taking off N.E.
    It was puffing up nicely as well watching it at sunset.
     
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    I wasn't in a great height spot to get these. Nice shots from everyone!

    Can you spot the plane dwarfed by the storm?

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    And one to help if you can't see it :) I didn't have a great zoom on for this.

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    A couple of isolated thunderstorms moved through the local region this morning along with some areas of light rain.
    Only a little light rain fell here.
    Some convection this afternoon, but nothing came of it. Dry air above the surface invaded quickly, and there wasn't enough depth of moisture.
     
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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.