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Discussion in 'Systems & Severe' started by MegaMatch, Oct 23, 2020.
Supercell just prior to hitting Hollywell on the northern end of the G.C.
A friend of a friend (Barry Andrew) posted these of his house on a mates Facebook page...(sorry don’t know location)
EDIT ...the guy lives at Springfield
The donut hole strikes again on the southern GC. I'm not surprised we didn't get any for the Hinze dam and surrounding suburbs. Springbrook splitter in force once again.
A short period of light rain with another cell approaching that looks to pass to my south again.
Some more light rain as a cell to the north-west possibly heads this way. Quite dark skies being surrounded by storms and continuing to thunder. The temperature remains close to average while continuing to fall. The dew point is falling slowly, slightly above average. Relative humidity have been slightly above average while rising. Light S to SW winds have shifted to E to SE in the past few minutes.
Holy sheep dip!
I went outside to get the cat before this hit (& I am no skinny mini) - the gust of wind ( I stopped & turned to see what the roar was) nearly knocked me off my feet - never experienced a gust of wind like that.
Now we have a 3 carriage express train boring down on us.
So now I know why the wind died for an hour or so after the other cells sideswiped us.
Holy schmoley can keep that to yas elves.!!
What a memorable afternoon albeit weird with that gusty northerly wind and storms coming pretty much from the same direction. No hail or tornados around here and very little rain but saw some powerful lightning strikes during the course of the afternoon.
Kingaroy's wind gusts lulled to around 20 then straight up to 67 with that gust from before.
Can't help shaking my head at the radar though; the freakin thing is splitting again, lol
Stay safe everyone, these storms are strange & unpredictable and this lot we're sending through to you all will be equally so.
Yeah it's a good place to live if you hate hail Warlock. We seem to do far better with Vicious storms when they come from the south/southwest.
It was pretty sad looking down on the Tweed River this arvo but all in all I was stoked with some of the lightning I saw down Murwillumbah and at Terranora. Some very close CGs
42,000 have lost power.
A thunderstorm decayed and passed to my north without rain. While there no luck here but maybe something later from the activity forming further to the Northwest, its been interesting watching this unfold.
Quite an incredible day, and still more coming in. Can't remember anything like it. Hopefully everyone on here is ok, lots of reports of damage in many places.
Round 1 Hail here (short burst, 3-3.5 cm max):
Round 2 hail (long burst, 3-3.5 cm max):
Round 3 (pea-sized) - no pics
I'll write more tonight, but I don't think SEQ has ever seen storms quite like today's. In my area we've never had 2 (3 if you count the pea-sized) in one day let alone in 1 hour and I've been following storms here for decades.
Looks pretty decent from here Kazz, I told it to bugger off, I don’t want any of what’s around today thanks lol.
The temperature have continued to fall close to average. Dew point have been stable and has remained slightly above average. Relative humidity is steadily increasing while remaining slightly above average. Light E to SE have tended E to NE in the past few minutes while the wind speed eased through the afternoon.
Uneventful day here for us, everything south and north of us, had a light shower at some point.
Overall good rain for the event, disappointed that we didn't see a proper storm from any of the days here though. Hopefully this is just the start of a prolific season however.
Totals for the event:
See you all next event ✌️
Yeah it's not going your way lol.
It's freaky ; starts stop to a dead silence then starts again; but there are a heap of clearly defined cells all in a row so it makes sense.
Bird life starts to come out & then they hunker in the next tree, lol.
Gonna take a long time for this to pass. No drenching rain though.
I was actually more worried about a few clouds that hung really low in a column, but didn't appear to be rotating at all so that was a relief.
May have spoke too soon, seems like a small dark cell heading my way.
Cricket balls around the corner in Springfield Lakes. Meanwhile at home an epic 3mm.
Of course everyone, you do realise that after today, the complaints about every other storm day will start as they may not match up to this; started the season too strong, lol.
Two rounds of storms first with 5 cent sized hail second with a variational mix some up to and slightly larger than 20 cents. Now the storms have passed the wind is up again from the N ....kinda weird.
BOM have now updated the warning to include:
*** 14cm HAIL REPORTED AT FORESTDALE***
I think we're going to struggle to see another storm day like this in SEQ for decades let alone this season.
It's only really been memorable from a hail perspective, though. Very few pics of impressive structure floating around or wind reports.
No , Geham State Forest
Just South of the Hampton / Esk turnoff
Peachy state forest is just north of Hampton.
Highfields and Toowoomba never got a storm!
Only 1.4 mm from the storms today.
I might have called this a bit too early! lining up on us now.
With the storms passing to the south, the remaining storms look to pass to my north.
After falling the temperature have now stabilised while remaining close to average. For a short period the dew point rose and fell briefly before stabilising while remaining slightly above average. Relative humidity has stopped rising and has stabilised remaining slightly above average. Light E to NE winds have become N to NE.
Trace of rainfall here.
I’ve just had a special request from UQ researchers (wanting to analyse and reconstruct this afternoon’s hail event in SEQ) to ask the following:
Anyone who has collected 10 cm hail or larger in their freezer and willing to donate the hail for research can you please get in contact with firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff from UQ can collect the hailstones. Please ensure they are kept in the freezer, sealed in a plastic bag. Thanks so much and stay safe.
If possible, hailstones should be bagged individually to prevent sublimation (ice evaporating).
These images are an example of part of the analyses and reconstructions they do. So if you could help out, it’d be much appreciated !
Yes mate here she comes
A relatively uneventful day out here apart from lots of wind earlier, then some rain, small hail for 5 minutes, lots of growling & great looking clouds. 7mm fell into the gauge. Awesome posts, reports & pics everybody, thanks for sharing. Hope everybody got through today relatively ok.
Given todays stormage extent, would it be correct in describing it
'Brisbane's Greatest Storm Day' ?
All over for us out here today it seems.
Decided to go for my usual afternoon walk. I'm dry, but everything north of here looks like the end times
30 seconds of pea sized hail here, but a mate at Springfield Lakes had bigger than tennis ball sized, heavy damage to 2 cars and his kitchen window smashed.
Got a few pics while watching from outside the Woolies undercover carpark. My chasing consisted of running up and down the stairs and trying to recharge the phone Wish I'd taken my camera gear, even from there I could have gotten a few decent shots to mark the day, phone better than nothing though. The mammatus were directly above me and then watched the green slide by as it hit to the south of me.
I would guess it’s a close 2nd but 27/11/2014 was the most destructive for Brissy in the last 10 years although The Gap storm in 2009 would beat it hands down, epic end to October and being Halloween too, we had some golf ball sized hail here at Mount Hallen followed buy pea to marble size and some good rain. Around 80mm for the event so far, now it’s mowing time
I have experienced passing showers of rain and the occasional "sun shower". First time I have experienced "passing hail" and a "sun hail".
I must say I haven’t seen a widespread severe outbreak of storms that drop massive hail like today in a long time and considering some of the hail we had started before the rain did. Isn’t the hail meant to be after the storm passes as the hail shaft is normally at the back end of the cell ? Also some areas had 2-3 severe cells one after another so wondering why the energy wasn’t sapped from the atmosphere in the first 1-2 ?
I missed the storm but going to be epic sunset in northern NSW where I currently am.
Quite dark to the northeast before another storm passes close by the north with the sky having a yellow tinge to it.
La Nina is probably giving these storms an extra kick.
The lorakeets know it's all over here, party time
Looking forward to the pics mate. As always.
The wind is picking a little as a storm passes by while continuing to be N to NE. The temperature have been stable while remaining close to average. Dew point have remained slightly above average and generally stable. Relative humidity have been slightly above average and has been stable.
Quite the stunning sunset here.
Nice sky to end a wild day
Quick and (very) rough edit of one of those cells that passed of the City, snapped this while I was heading north after intercepting the VDS stuff further west.
I just find this one kinda cool because it's the exact spot I shot that little timelapse this morning.
This storm went on to batter parts of Brisbane as a supercell.
In the 22 years I have lived in Brisbane I have never seen so many active and dangerous storm cells on the radar at once.
Crazy to think Forest Lake where I live got some heavy rain and pea size hail yet Forestdale which is next to us got 14cm Hail.