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Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by Jellybeans, Jul 4, 2019.
doughnuts and scud down here.
And during that it seems as though the sea breeze was pushed back which enabled Obs Hill to crack the elusive 31C mark!! 31.6C the max recorded at 4:32pm.
Strong sun here and very warm again.
Really just hit us at Warriewood torrential rain with a lot of small hail mixed in with it.
That Pymble cell is a monster! View of its butt from Crows Nest...!
Heavy rail, no hail around Whale Beach. Friend at Terrey Hills got smashed by hail not long ago.
Edit: Southerly running into the basin / southern suburbs of Sydney now.
A sharp shower here. Very fat rain. Popped up just next to us. Only lasted 5 mins. Will be interesting to see what the southerly does
edit: now with thunder. For the enjoyment of whoever is to my east
Media coverage: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw...ey-s-north-central-coast-20210114-p56u7a.html
Still popping east of the Shire, too little too late for most it, won’t make much difference IMO.
SW Sydney really not keen for any storm action today..
Edit: Nevermind, didn't last long until a few cells have now appeared on radar, lol.
Looking east over north head
I can see another tower lifting near Hornsby way. Give it 10...
So disappointed down ere
Wouldn’t worry too much, it’s pretty much deteriorated. That Pymble-Northern beaches cell was an atomic bomb, not much outside that though.
Classic summer day. Hot and sunny during the day with afternoon storms.
Small hail to 1cm in Newcastle.
Big storm rolling through the area between Kurri and Wallsend, lucky there isn't much through there, it would be dropping big stones
The hail was a bit soft with that one, it didn’t hurt to be out in it covering the car, and there wasn’t a lot of thunder with it. So it was a bit unusual like that.
An impressive cell grafting its way through the Hunter, sliding left
I'm in Husky atm.
I noticed development starting around midday overhead and to the west and north. It was at that point I knew there'd be nothing happening here.
I went for a 2 hour walk around the area from 12.30 "to keep an eye on the sky".
The skies to the south remained absolutely clear the whole time, until the scud rolled in about 2 hours after the southerly hit at about 2 pm.
Wonderful light show with impressive sound effects at Port Stephens tonight - moving out to sea now.. sheet lightening and forks - lighting up Tomaree headland like daylight
Impressive amount of vertical shear and CAPE at the passing of the front through the Sydney, Illawarra coast (offshore) tomorrow night (7-10pm).
Prime for Funnels & Spouts. Would not want to be in a tub on the Tasman tomorrow night.
Steen will have his camera pointing to the ocean.
How's this progged sounding, some 500 km offshore Sydney. All vorticity and lift.
3.16 EHI. -8C Lift.
.... and Yacaaba headland too. Beautiful storm!
Who's up for some storm chasing in a boat, lol.
Early cloud has broken up to another warm, humid, sunny day in Sydney, with a few fluffy white cloud# about, left-over marine layer. It’s about 25-27° across Sydney, with OH leading the pack at 27.6°.
The forecast doesn’t seem to like the chances of storms this afternoon. We’ll see what happens (or doesn’t).
Here’s a webcam picture (https://webcamsydney.com/) of storm clouds developing South of Sydney around 5:00 PM yesterday afternoon:
Buladelah to Dorrigo might explode in the next 3-4 hours IMO.
There she blows...
Meanwhile this home grown high cloud is thickening around Sydney and starting to get very annoying.
Incoming for just north of Newcastle. My workplace is on the southern edge of that blob's path..
Sea breeze killed that cell dead in its track!!
That thing fizzed, like a soft drink. That one headed for Foster is gassing too.
Dammit, I was hoping to sit out on my back deck with a beer and watch the show! Ah well. Though the sea breeze is much appreciated as it blows straight through my east-facing house...
There's another one inbound. Not convinced it'll make it either though.
One from yesterday evening.
IMG_3556 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
I will post more once I go through all my photos.
Heading out to the top the hill to have beer and watch the incoming storms arrive or die.
Storm clouds fighting the nor-easterly sea breeze at Port Stephens. Don't know which will win, but family have bailed from the beach leaving me on the the lilo listening to the cricket
Not looking real good from my vantage point, sea breeze is quite cool, the sky has filled with anvil junk with some mammatus thrown in too.
This pick is looking towards Bulahdelah, Dungog more to left of pic.
Ok a few pics from last nights awesome lightshow. And funny enough we somehow missed getting a direct hit, only 1.2mm fell, it was probably a only a matter of a couple hundred metres to be fair, Nelson Bay may have scored more rain. Most of the lightning was out to sea as the storms moved ever so slowly north-east.
Flicking through the photos that I have taken there seemed to be a bit of rotation, if I get some free time I may put them in a time lapse.
IMG_3689 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
Looking South-east out the heads on sunset
IMG_3801 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
IMG_3844 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
And believe it or not this photo is getting close to 9pm and the colour and light was unbelievable at that time.
IMG_3873 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
A few minutes later with a wide angle shot, getting closer.
IMG_3880 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
Great pics! It sure was a fantastic son et lumiere show last night. Not mutch rain at Shoal Bay. Sat on the unit balcony and watched awestruck for ages as storm moved north up the coast. I wonder where all the energy came from to cause that amount of lightening lasting for hours. It's not as if it has even been very hot at all?
Nice southerly just hit Bodalla, Merimbula 14c but Moruya airport 22c, expect that to drop rapidly shortly.
The beautiful thing with a change in upper levels, a lot of moisture and wind shear.
Whilst thermal heating is a key component in TS activity, it's not a fundamental ingredient.
We are at the envy of all the SE QLD & Nor-Coasters this Summer - it's been unique set-up for Storm activity in NSW.
Catalyst Fig 1.0:
One of the best public cams about.
Home looking settled this eve (including the waxing crescent moon), off shore looks unsettle however:
On the North Bondi Coastalwatch camera you can see lightning from the cells about 200 km offshore. Amazing how far storms can be viewed over the ocean.
Just had a decent gust move through. Looks like the humidity has dropped like a rock.
Yep a stiff westerly. The Harbour has hit its daily max now too - currently 25.1C (daytime max 24.1C)
Snow flurries up high. - 2 first thing at CP
So as we know the new Obs Hill site is warmer in sea breeze conditions.
Yesterday it trailed the airport by 0.8C (28.9 v 28.1) in a NEer. Today it’s 2.0C ahead in an ESEer
Just come back home to the Hunter Valley, after a week in Tamworth.
Hot and humid up there, and similar here.
Maximums are being reached after 4:30pm, which is typical of summer, but more so in dry periods.
Still hovering around 28C outside, going for 30C tomorrow, after an overnight low of 13C - which is below average.
Picture post-card day, is the apt description. After that run of 2 weeks of gloom such a nice change, the lack of humidity caught me absolutely off-guard negative dew points from 1 to 4pm. Looks like a possible 40 degrees in the west between the 23 to Australia day. Shocking but welcomed that we're talking about 1 Western Sydney 40 this January.