SE Qld Storms this arvo

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  1. Hank Scorpio

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    Some decent storms around SE Qld this arvo. 31mm fell at the Gold Coast Seaway in 15 minutes. Kind of missed us at Kingscliff (just on the NSW side of the Border). Any reports of hail or damage?
     
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    i was at ashmore when it hit and it was some of the heavyest rain i have ever seen, there was a little bit of hail but not much, bit of wind tho brought down some trees. Kingy looked like there was some on the way when i drove past it later in the arvo
     
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    They were claiming up towards Eumundi hail stones the size of tennis balls on the news. Initially it appeared to be 3 distinct cells. One over the border ranges, another near Toowoomba and the third up along the Sunshine Coast.

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    hey bato, where in ashmore were you, its where i live, how heavy was the rain
     
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    damn, looks heavy.
     
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    verm it was, could hardly see the back fence at my place and its not even 10m away
     
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    Impressive. Good shear, about 1000 CAPE, minus 6 LI's and dewpoints of 15-20. A sea breeze moving over some inland topography. Tewantin RSL near Noosa copped 20mm in 15mins, pretty good considering how fast they were moving through.

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    Surface winds also got fairly interesting:
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    on goldcoast in the seaway it recorded 31mm in 15 min
     
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    On top of the Ben Lomond Range they had 30cm of hail yesterday afternoon, with drifts accumulating of over a metre! New England Hwy was closed for 2.5 hours to clear the black ice.
     
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    I was at the Tafe.
     
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    yeah good analysis quro, LI's seem a bit high compared to totaltotals and CAPE for this one, maybe u can explain to me why that is. Im still waiting for a 3000+ CAPE to connect with some moisture :evil:

    nothing like thunderstorm season [​IMG]
     
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    There was about 5 minutes of small hail stones mixed in with the heavy rain at parkwood.
     
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    I was driving around Ashmore just after the storm hit, and saw some smouldering bushes on my left then looked to my right and a tree on the right hand side of the road was on fire.

    No power lines down, just lightning hit them apparently.
     
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    Yea i Drove past those trees too, wasnt fun going thru the traffic lights that wernt working.
     
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    My g/f's uncle lives in Springbrook and he said he had golf ball sized hail that made drifts of around 1 foot deep.

    We were in Elanora on the Gold Coast at the time and got caught outside in the rain. I havn't seen rain that hard in a long, long time.
     
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    storms hitting sydney now