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Orebound

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Orebound

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Killer photos. Is there a Mothership hiding in that Vega pic??

Thanks Richard.

Ha yeah it was a pretty little thing. That was actually the very first storm we chased for the season on a day that was considered quite marginal. Prior to that image above it was lofting out 3 inch hail and produced several funnels.
 

Greysrigging

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'Mothership' storm and dust storm, Cape Lambert, WA
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Series of pics I took of a storm developing near Marble Bar Dec 2012
Road to Marble Bar...about 43c
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Storm clouds developing....
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The Hillside Station Road.
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The Coongan River crossing....the flowing water was almost too hot to bath in...
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The cloud and rain dramatically dropped the Marble Bar temp by 16c ! pretty rare to see that low a temp in Marble Bar mid afternoon in December !
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Heading out of town towards Port Hedland
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Some dust in the air...
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And I'm thinking...hmmmm gunna get a wet arse camping at Pardoo tonight....
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Greysrigging

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Bit further South heading towards Sandfire...I used to travel fairly regularly Darwin-Karratha. Contrasting landscape after a Cyclone dumped a lot of rain along the coast, think it might have crossed the coast near Pardoo.
In any case, the countryside looked like Gippsland dairy pasture, lush and green.
 
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Orebound

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Bit further South heading towards Sandfire...I used to travel fairly regularly Darwin-Karratha. Contrasting landscape after a Cyclone dumped a lot of rain along the coast, think it might have crossed the coast near Pardoo.
In any case, the countryside looked like Gippsland dairy pasture, lush and green.

Ah yep that would probably be around Anna Plains I'm guessing?

You are probably thinking of TC Rusty. We were actually down there ourselves for that system and yeah, it dumped a ridiculous amount of rain. I believe it was in excess of 500mm at Pardoo Station where we were.

Here is a clip of us driving out of Pardoo Station like 3 days after the storm had crossed the coast (audio muted because the wife is swearing profusely at me :))

 

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Storm brewing at the Area C airport ( near Newman )....yep fights delayed meaning all the interstate FIFO's missed their connecting flights over East. Not so bad for me as I have to overnight in Perth regardless....
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This was the start of the storm on the night of 2nd/3rd Dec 2003 in Melbourne.
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You can see the sort of updrafts in the clouds that afternoon.

Storms dumped golf ball-sized hailstones on Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs cleared on Tuesday afternoon, Bureau of Meteorology forecasters thought there would be no more wild weather that night, so after issuing several severe thunderstorm alerts for the Melbourne metropolitan area in afternoon, the bureau decided to cancel its warnings in a statement just after 8pm.
They were caught by surprise when a massive once-in-a-100year storm descended on Melbourne's northern, western and inner-eastern suburbs.
Four hours later a huge storm began dumping more than 100 millimetres of rain in some areas between midnight and 2am and left a multimillion-dollar trail of devastation. The BOM issued the first of a series of new warnings at 11.38pm as the storm formed north of Melbourne.

We got 52mm of rain in about 45min, which flood our place which was on a hill!!! It overwhelmed the gutters.

The cloud tops were very strange that afternoon..... there's something odd about the winds on top of those clouds, along with the cloud formations.
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Take a look at the radar at 12.40 UTC. There was a sudden storm formation that intensified and rotated about the same location for about 2 hours.
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Seafm

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This was the start of the storm on the night of 2nd/3rd Dec 2003 in Melbourne.
12020016 - Copy.JPG

You can see the sort of updrafts in the clouds that afternoon.

Storms dumped golf ball-sized hailstones on Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs cleared on Tuesday afternoon, Bureau of Meteorology forecasters thought there would be no more wild weather that night, so after issuing several severe thunderstorm alerts for the Melbourne metropolitan area in afternoon, the bureau decided to cancel its warnings in a statement just after 8pm.
They were caught by surprise when a massive once-in-a-100year storm descended on Melbourne's northern, western and inner-eastern suburbs.
Four hours later a huge storm began dumping more than 100 millimetres of rain in some areas between midnight and 2am and left a multimillion-dollar trail of devastation. The BOM issued the first of a series of new warnings at 11.38pm as the storm formed north of Melbourne.

We got 52mm of rain in about 45min, which flood our place which was on a hill!!! It overwhelmed the gutters.

The cloud tops were very strange that afternoon..... there's something odd about the winds on top of those clouds, along with the cloud formations.
12020008.JPG

12020009.JPG


12020010.JPG


Take a look at the radar at 12.40 UTC. There was a sudden storm formation that intensified and rotated about the same location for about 2 hours.
200312020350200312021950_MelbourneRadarAnim.gif


storm_animation.gif
Where do you get those archive radar images from?
 

Sandy

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This was the start of the storm on the night of 2nd/3rd Dec 2003 in Melbourne.
12020016 - Copy.JPG

You can see the sort of updrafts in the clouds that afternoon.

Storms dumped golf ball-sized hailstones on Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs cleared on Tuesday afternoon, Bureau of Meteorology forecasters thought there would be no more wild weather that night, so after issuing several severe thunderstorm alerts for the Melbourne metropolitan area in afternoon, the bureau decided to cancel its warnings in a statement just after 8pm.
They were caught by surprise when a massive once-in-a-100year storm descended on Melbourne's northern, western and inner-eastern suburbs.
Four hours later a huge storm began dumping more than 100 millimetres of rain in some areas between midnight and 2am and left a multimillion-dollar trail of devastation. The BOM issued the first of a series of new warnings at 11.38pm as the storm formed north of Melbourne.

We got 52mm of rain in about 45min, which flood our place which was on a hill!!! It overwhelmed the gutters.

The cloud tops were very strange that afternoon..... there's something odd about the winds on top of those clouds, along with the cloud formations.
12020008.JPG

12020009.JPG


12020010.JPG


Take a look at the radar at 12.40 UTC. There was a sudden storm formation that intensified and rotated about the same location for about 2 hours.
200312020350200312021950_MelbourneRadarAnim.gif


storm_animation.gif

Where do you get those archive radar images from?
http://www.australianweathernews.com/news/2003/031203.SHTML

Weather summary for EVERY day back to 2000:
http://www.australianweathernews.com/news/2003/00news2003headlines.shtml

Great resource.
 
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Compilation shot from my fresh iso-project.

Images from
  • Rainbows (not from rain, rather sprinklers, but off the back of a great sunset) on 28th March
  • River rushing from the event on the 2nd April (this year)
And a pretty pic of the sunset the other day to add to that:
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Steve777

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Sydney has been pretty storm-deprived lately. I haven't seen lightning or heard thunder since early March, even though parts of Sydney have seen some more recent events.

I've had a look through some of my old photos. Here's a picture of the shelf cloud of an approaching storm on December 5, 2014. That month was a vintage one for storms.

These would have been posted in the Weatherzone forums:

Approaching Thunderstorm by Steve, on Flickr

Here's a frame from an iPhone video I tool of the same storm:

Approaching Storm - Lightning by Steve, on Flickr
 

POW Hungry

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Sydney has been pretty storm-deprived lately. I haven't seen lightning or heard thunder since early March, even though parts of Sydney have seen some more recent events.

I've had a look through some of my old photos. Here's a picture of the shelf cloud of an approaching storm on December 5, 2014. That month was a vintage one for storms.

These would have been posted in the Weatherzone forums:

Approaching Thunderstorm by Steve, on Flickr

Here's a frame from an iPhone video I tool of the same storm:

Approaching Storm - Lightning by Steve, on Flickr
Yeah nice.
I thought we'd have a bigger Autumn for storms given the combo of increased moisture and ULL cold pools in the last 4-6 weeks, but not to be.
Look forward to seeing the publication of May zonal anoms soon. I suspect those Westerlies have pushed everything Eastwards for Syd.
 
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