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#1076309 - 14/02/2012 18:24 NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012
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The next system has keen interest amongst many forecasters, the low pressure trough moving through NSW on Thursday, arriving Friday, will certainly give some great rain falls as the system is likely to stall over SE NSW. Monday the 20th looking very good at present as the trough will deepen. Good storms , fingers crossed.

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#1076316 - 14/02/2012 18:47 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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This looks impressive to me!

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#1076319 - 14/02/2012 18:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Ah, I like that updated map, wasn't looking as good on the 12z.
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#1076321 - 14/02/2012 19:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Thanks David. Monday would normally be a day that i would try and get off work somehow.....

At this stage there looks to be ample sheer both in terms of speed and low level turn, something that has been lacking of late. Based on the modelling you'd think there will be some organised storms about the place. An upper surge of relatively cooler air will also be present, so plenty of support and deep convection.

Too early to call as to the final target area, but my suspicions are that the usual haunts will be visited by some action. Namely the hunter, right up to the border. Lets hope thing hold and those who missed out this time will get a piece of the action....... i reckon there could be a few phone calls into work for illness wink
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#1076329 - 14/02/2012 19:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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I hear you greg, luckily i dont start work until 10pm over weekend, then free after some sleep.. I will be keen to see the aviation forecasts as the system moves closer.
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#1076485 - 15/02/2012 12:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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I'm struggling to get excited about this upcoming trough and storms, looks like winds on the coast will be southerly more often than not during the period, not to mention the weak directional shear that will struggle to push any storms towards the coast. To make matters worse my car is currently being trucked from Perth after my holiday, so not going to be able to get out and about either. Bugger!

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#1076595 - 15/02/2012 17:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: CoastalStorm22]
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The latest GFS has certainly downgraded it for around these parts, with the southerlies on Saturday as you mentioned, and then shear slacking off greatly on Sunday, and then absolutely no turning on Monday at all, with SW'lys blowing and a S'ly change coming up as well. Soundings are also looking very traintracky, so the risk of cloud is pretty high in this system. That being said, I will be in SE QLD from Saturday, so you guys will get smashed smile

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#1076603 - 15/02/2012 17:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ben]
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Bloody hell. I just watched the wall o storms approaching over the brindabellas disintigrate! Doesn't look so bad on radar, but to the eye, a storm turned into blue sky. Crap.

still some stuff down south a bit, but surely that NE wind didn't push it back? If this keeps up, I'll go spray weeds.

And, as expected, the confident-sounding forecasts of lots of precip for the next few days has been fizzed down to possible this and areas of that. Temperature forecasts have gone up, too.

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#1076613 - 15/02/2012 17:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ben]
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Not sure if that storm cell will make it even into Tuggeranong tonight, I guess we can't get storms every night can we?

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#1076631 - 15/02/2012 19:02 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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I just turned on the laptop to see why it is absolutely pouring at my place, but I'm looking at all blue sky along the north! Ah, double-yolker yellow cores right over me. They sure are. Driveways all over the road coming in. And thunder, excellent. This is nice! It sounds like Queensland on the roof.

Edit: holy crap! It's turned white outside! Radar says the cores have joined, and are turning orange. And they're right over me, bullseye. WOW.

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#1076638 - 15/02/2012 19:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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This is actually pretty brutal, it seems to have camped out, it's not moving, although the rain was pouding the eastern side, now it's attacking the western side. The rain is unbelievable, I'm not used to this. Massive drops, densly falling. My western windows look like being behind a waterfall.

Just had a violent white flash with a "click", and then a defeaning clap of thunder, and when I went to look out the windows, there's drenched rabbits flying in all directions, they seem to be doing laps of the house, scared out of their wits.

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#1076653 - 15/02/2012 20:38 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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I could see all those updrafts over ACT way from my place. Looked quite nice at one stage so hopefully a sign of things to come over the next few days!

Mike. smile


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#1076671 - 15/02/2012 21:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Oh, and regarding the storm, I got 30mm.

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#1076677 - 15/02/2012 21:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Heard claps of thunder from your cell Ant as I walked up Mt Ainslie. Had no idea where it was so abandoned our walk half way up. Glad someone got something out of it!

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#1076694 - 15/02/2012 22:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: upper level disturbance]
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Originally Posted By: upper level disturbance
Heard claps of thunder from your cell Ant as I walked up Mt Ainslie. Had no idea where it was so abandoned our walk half way up. Glad someone got something out of it!


If you'd kept going, you'd have been able to see it, I have a good view of Mt Ainslie. It was pretty amazing, and it was so small. I got lucky! 30mm is marvellous, I just hope it didn't all woosh away.

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#1076700 - 15/02/2012 22:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: upper level disturbance]
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Impressive fall Ant ,Nice!!! I could see that cell from here on the far southwestern horizon.

Not sure what to think about the weekend. Storms appear certain, but nothing gets me at all excited. It looks like a continuation of my average season, where I cant seem to get a chase better than say 6/10. According to gfs Saturday looks gutted with the SE ripping into more local areas,and pushing the instability into places I couldn't be bother driving to. It appears the bureau aren't on board with this scenario with northerly winds forecasted for the Hunter and Sydney coastal waters. If these northerlys appear on gfs, then expect the orange red cape figures to return to those areas closer to Sydney. Instability aside, the shear is well below par, but nevertheless from a good direction( I do like storms moving in from the southwest)and there is just enough throughout the lower half of the atmosphere to push storms along.Upper temps are significantly warmer compared to last weekend, but still very respectable for this time of year, but of course the surface temps will be a couple of degrees warmer this time around. So going off the gfs latest run, i'd pick maybe Lithgow, however if theres northerlies possibily the west Sydney metro will be the go, but with almost 3days to go alot could change still. Sunday, I dont know, but I could see Bredbo picking up something as usual. Monday is a dogs breakfast but some strong speed shear in the Hunter is still interesting despite it being linear.

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#1076701 - 15/02/2012 22:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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I decided tonight to let it go through and not try to get photos. My weather knees were strangely quiet, so I get the feeling that there is something bigger probably on monday. I am not going to bust a gut up to mt ainslie. here in gilmore the rainfall was short, it was about 3mins from the east, then nothing at all - blue sky.

I blame the mountains across the road - and the new suburb of tralee for interfering with the rain.
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#1076737 - 16/02/2012 05:42 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Originally Posted By: ant
Oh, and regarding the storm, I got 30mm.



Nice! Being on the edge of that storm we got a miserable 0.4mm, not really enough to keep the veggie garden going now...

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#1076776 - 16/02/2012 09:19 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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30mm Ant - well that is "wooshing" stuff for sure smile

Models seem to be going a bit quiet this morning for sure. Temps looking a bit higher again, sadly nights warming a tad on northerly breezes. Extended GFS though pushed the red line back out of larger settled areas of NSW pretty much the rest of Feb though so maybe no excessive heat.

The models showing a fairly neutral phase over SE NSW - in those circumstances it might go either way - end up wetter OR hotter - next day or two will tell.

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#1076785 - 16/02/2012 09:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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The forecast seems to be all over the place doesn't it, the odd conditions seem to play havoc with the models. Yesterday morning was the first really strong sun morning in a while, and I'm sorry to say there was a touch of autumn in the sun.

This morning, everything was drenched, with the sun getting to work on it early. Last night's deluge (we finally got a deluge!) had rolled fist-sized rocks down the hill, the road was a mess, everyone's driveways seem to have re-located themselves.

Our forecast temps are creeping up too, and the precip forecasts more tenuous. I figure with the warming and the moist air, storms will happen, but whether we'll get it or Bredbo/Jerangle hogs it all remains to be seen! The storm last night seemed to come up from south on my range, it was spawned there and then puffed northwards. I could see blue sky west, north and east for the duration.

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#1076849 - 16/02/2012 12:45 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Some pretty explosive development happening just to the south of Canberra. Going to be an interesting afternoon ahead.

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#1076852 - 16/02/2012 12:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bogong]
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Yep Radar shows action down Cooma/Jindabyne way - note that Ginini has had a fall of about 16mm in the last hour or so too - only about 10 degrees on Ginini - fresh!!

Bubbles piling up a bit on my western flank, just started appearing in the last hour or so. No sign of precip but clouds are puffing up.

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#1076853 - 16/02/2012 12:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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As bogong says, the SW sky is spectacular right now. The clouds are really shooting up, but so very dark underneath. The tops are all white, with that slight yellow tinge that means something good. It's not that hot outside, sort-of softy warm. Very little wind though, which is also promising.

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#1076861 - 16/02/2012 13:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Looking pretty active South West of Lake Carg, should be good in a few hours time.
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#1076883 - 16/02/2012 15:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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North of the ACT is absolutely blowing up right now, got a view of 3 well developing cells around Yass perhaps?
That and here we just got the edge of something shooting up near Holt
Will post shortly.

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#1076884 - 16/02/2012 15:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Phil1983]
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Some nice rumbles to the WSW of here now after the nicest day for about a month up this way

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#1076888 - 16/02/2012 15:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Phil1983]
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#1076902 - 16/02/2012 15:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Phil1983]
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Looks like Braidwood is going to get smashed by a pretty impressive left mover.

Torrential rain just starting in Deakin. Agree with BoM that the slow moving nature of cells and reasonably high DPs (in the low-mid teens which is high by Southern Tablelands standards) will definitely make flash flooding a significant risk.

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#1076909 - 16/02/2012 16:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bogong]
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Wow, what an interesting complex of storms! At the aiport, there seems to be several circling around, with thunder going off in all four corners, loudly too. We just got soem torrential stuff that if it wasn't hail, it was awfully close. Now it's just heavy storm rain.
It's quite warm outside, thing says it's 24c, and it's really mild, wind seems unusually soft. and it's a westerly.

A storm seems to be hatching in about the spot as yesterday too, south of my place. On the Canberra 128km radar, I'm just under the "ea" in Queanbeyan. So I can always see what's happening there. there'll be driveway carnage.

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#1076915 - 16/02/2012 16:12 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Sadly looks like the storm has run out of puff for the timebeing, the radar is showing lots of activity but nothing is coming out of the sky in Tuggers at least just 3.2mm in the gauge so far.

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#1076916 - 16/02/2012 16:14 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Seems my call for Braidwood to get smashed by a left mover was a bit premature... Looks like these pulsey cells look impressive for a while and then collapse. The cell that was heading for Braidwood seemed to be spawned by the convergence of outflow from 2 earlier cells. The collision of outflows obviously created an impressive storm before it too starts to weaken.

Looks like this messy pattern will continue for a few hours yet. And maybe enhanced as some form of trough line approaches from the west.

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#1076923 - 16/02/2012 16:22 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bogong]
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We are still getting rain at the airport, but it's like my storm yesterday, you're in heavy rain, with sun and blue sky visible through it, in this case to the west! And probably north.

Maybe the Braidwood storm hit some easterly wind (edit, no it's a NNW wind at Braidwood)? I'm debating whether an easterly will see these things dying, as the wind is currently from the west... there's a wannabe line above Albury, and a monster line west of Griffith... wondering if they're going to plough through to ACT or vanish like a stuck ballooon.

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#1076944 - 16/02/2012 17:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Wishes I was out, but decided to have the day off and relax with a swim n a beer. Nice little cells around the place but brief.
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#1077024 - 16/02/2012 20:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Great to see Melbourne is going off with storms while Sydney again gets jack....let's watch this next system split head south and north and explode over the hunter !!!!

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#1077039 - 16/02/2012 21:40 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Sigh. Stuck balloon. All fizzled out.

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#1077048 - 16/02/2012 22:27 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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yep, i amused myself taking photos of back burns around canberra. not an evening for lightning.
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#1077050 - 16/02/2012 22:30 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Had a small cell pop up to our west (i'd assume just north of Yetholme out over the pines near Kirconnell), threw out some very nice crisp, clear CG's. Nice to see for such a small and isolated cell - that fell over itself quite quickly. TBH I can't really recall much clear-as-day CG activity here this summer, it was very nice to see. Of course by the time I got the camera it decided to curl up and die. Hoping for some really interesting stuff to develop tomorrow!

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#1077084 - 17/02/2012 07:19 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: kismet]
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I managed to get 0.2mm out of that one. It was a nice evening sitting on the deck listening to the orchestra of cracks and rumbles and watching some of the flashes, temps have been pleasant enough too, not too cold at least. Being mainly dry made the show a good one for watching outside.

Yes see what happens over the next few days, still another 3-4 days of showers to go. Nice clear morning today might be good for the build up.

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#1077097 - 17/02/2012 08:54 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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I was playing tennis in Bx and had a great view of all that clear air lightning. Some impressive cloud built up around us yesterday but I've not heard of any heavy totals around.

Wish I had my camera at Tennis - some lovely shots of the tall towers tops aglow in the late afternoon light.

Looking at the sky/sat pic/radar, I'm concerned that this stuff may be coming through too early for this area today for anything very exciting, however there is a cell sparking a bit near Cowra, touch and go whether it tracks to us.

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#1077101 - 17/02/2012 09:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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I'd expect the chances of storms in eastern Sydney are good today as there's a cricket match on smile.

As PD says, blazing sunshine with a few wisps of cirrus on the horizon. 30C should be reached in western Sydney allowing for ample heating, you'd think there'd be something out there. The sun does have that tired look about it though, autumn is about to knock on the door in the more elevated areas. High SSTs should keep autumn away from the coast for a little while yet.

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#1077107 - 17/02/2012 09:37 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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This is a bit sad, yesterday the forecast was for possible storms around dawn today, clearing to a hot day. They later removed the early storms bit. Well, we're getting one! Not exactly dawn, but at dawn it did look like we were in for it, and now we are. Nothing dramatic though.

I hope it does warm up, I am feeling a bit under-dressed. Absence of wind during this weather cycle has been noteable, I wonder if that's a late summer or early autumn thing?

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#1077112 - 17/02/2012 10:02 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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I'd expect the chances of storms in eastern Sydney are good today as there's a cricket match on smile.

As PD says, blazing sunshine with a few wisps of cirrus on the horizon. 30C should be reached in western Sydney allowing for ample heating, you'd think there'd be something out there. The sun does have that tired look about it though, autumn is about to knock on the door in the more elevated areas. High SSTs should keep autumn away from the coast for a little while yet.



BOM have added the dreaded "mainly in the west" into the 05:15 forecast, not to mention they've pumped up the NE'ly from "light winds mainly from the northeast" to reaching 30k/hr near the coast by afternoon, so the chance of any interruptions seems unlikely at this stage.

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#1077115 - 17/02/2012 10:17 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: CoastalStorm22]
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I wouldn't rule out rain in the East, I don't think we'll have much luck with good quality Tstorms though.
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#1077125 - 17/02/2012 11:27 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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A couple of good build ups just to my westish area. Cowra storm slow moving - been sneaking closer for hours but still not here.

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#1077132 - 17/02/2012 11:54 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Dramatic increase in towers everywhere around us here. A very tall storm creeping towards us - just going over Blayney now. Radar shows a number of strikes - looks very impressive from here, now too close to get a good shot of the structure and overshoot.

The storm to our NE (north of Lithgow pushing over the Wollemi upper Colo region) looks good from here too. Shooting up through a cap.

The sky here has changed dramatically in the last 20 minutes. I got quite a surprise when I looked out again.

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#1077133 - 17/02/2012 11:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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a picture from my back yard looking south towards Picton

something might come from that cloud build up

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#1077134 - 17/02/2012 12:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Definitely some good potential today, might have to grab the camera on my lunch break!
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#1077135 - 17/02/2012 12:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Originally Posted By: chapo


a picture from my back yard looking south towards Picton

something might come from that cloud build up


Where abouts are you located, Chapo?

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#1077138 - 17/02/2012 12:13 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: CoastalStorm22]
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Storms now rapidly developing on the Southern Highlands and BMs. Hard to see the cricket not being interrupted now.

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#1077139 - 17/02/2012 12:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: CoastalStorm22]
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I'm in Ambarvale which is in the southern part of Campbelltown

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#1077143 - 17/02/2012 12:25 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Can see that anvil to the West from here in Rosebery, looks pretty decent.
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#1077144 - 17/02/2012 12:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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A number of large and menacing looking towers to the SW and W... just hope there is something around after work to photograph.
A bit torn too, want to watch the cricket .... hopefully there's just a small disruption and we get 30-40 overs each side.

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#1077145 - 17/02/2012 12:37 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Looking west from warrawong


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#1077146 - 17/02/2012 12:38 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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it appears the formation in my pic before has split in two and half of it is going NE and the other half is still heading N

NE cloud formation



The loud formation heading North


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#1077148 - 17/02/2012 12:41 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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This link shows developing storms southwest of here. If you click on the time lapse link you will see some synchronised convection going up; the shear is quite pronounced at high levels.

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#1077149 - 17/02/2012 12:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Keith]
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Just chucking in the mix the view from Rosebery facing W:


2012-02-17 12.37.40 by davebassjunkie, on Flickr

Apologies for dodgy reflections, going from an office window smile


Edited by davidm (17/02/2012 12:44)
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#1077150 - 17/02/2012 12:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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The NE'ly seems to be eating that storm alive around the Macquarie Pass area. The Mittagong Range sure is copping a pounding, as is Kangaloon- we had a member from Kangaloon a while back but haven't heard from her in a while.

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#1077153 - 17/02/2012 12:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Glad to see the BoM is on the ball again today....
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#1077154 - 17/02/2012 12:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Storm splitting around Bx - very black just to our south with a very solid rain belt, anyone under that will be copping it big time. Also a solid cell just to my north whilst in the middle we will get a shower.

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#1077155 - 17/02/2012 12:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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Glad to see the BoM is on the ball again today....

They have gone up pretty quickly I must admit. I daresay Bowral would be copping hail now, that should prompt a warning.

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#1077156 - 17/02/2012 12:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Mittagong is about to be hammered

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#1077160 - 17/02/2012 12:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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View approx 15 min ago (12:40pm) From my front door at Currans Hill, west of campbelltown looking SW.


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#1077161 - 17/02/2012 12:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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I like these photos of the developing storms people! I should bring a card reader to work so I can do some, the clouds to ACT's SW and South are pretty photogenic. We're getting a repetition of yesterday, except today we had light rain for most of the morning, now sun and humid heating. Hopeful of some serious entertainment later today.

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#1077162 - 17/02/2012 13:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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A few rumbles around here now. The narrow gap between the storm cells is coming right at me.

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#1077164 - 17/02/2012 13:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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This was taken about 12pm.

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#1077165 - 17/02/2012 13:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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still no storm warning out

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#1077167 - 17/02/2012 13:19 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Sydney again a basket case as usual !!!!

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#1077169 - 17/02/2012 13:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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this is from my backyard looking to the south west



this is from my backyard looking to the south


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#1077171 - 17/02/2012 13:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Nice shot DC

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#1077175 - 17/02/2012 13:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Poor Picton might get smashed...again.
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#1077176 - 17/02/2012 13:41 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Went to the top of Mt panorama, plenty of work being done around Track for 12 hour race next weekend.

This is looking west from Mcphillamy Park.

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#1077177 - 17/02/2012 13:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Love the pic David C, good vantage point there.
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#1077178 - 17/02/2012 13:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Nice shot again - it filled in very quickly after those photos were taken. That area on the left of photo is much darker and that was the really heavy core that kept developing and just snuck by to our south.

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#1077181 - 17/02/2012 13:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Just had a peek outside - next lot approaching and hopefully we will actually get something out of it this time.

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#1077182 - 17/02/2012 13:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING
For people in the Snowy Mountains and parts of the Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands and Australian Capital Territory Forecast Districts.

Issued at 1:42 pm Friday, 17 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Bowral, Bathurst, Katoomba, Goulburn, Cooma and Bombala.

About time BOM!
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#1077184 - 17/02/2012 13:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Great pics everyone.
Actually i think Sydney's done well with storms especially the western suburbs "FOR ONCE" Ive been weather watching here in the Penrith area since 1981 and the last time i remember it like this was between about 1984 thru to 1991 Peaking in 1986.
And the Nepean/Hawkesbury river hasnt had a major flood since about 1991 infact the dam hasnt overflowed since the late 90s so its well overdue.


Edited by rain gauge (17/02/2012 14:00)

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#1077185 - 17/02/2012 14:03 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Wrong again - once more it's splitting and going around.

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#1077187 - 17/02/2012 14:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Detailed warning now too

Quote:
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 2:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the area west of Picton and the Nattai Tablelands. These thunderstorms are moving towards the north. They are forecast to affect Lake Burragorang, the Burragorang State Recreation Area and Oakdale by 2:30 pm and the Jamison Valley and the Blue Mountains south of Hazelbrook by 3:00 pm.
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#1077188 - 17/02/2012 14:09 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Argh. Why does it always go "AROUND" Canberra? Do the politians stink that much?

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#1077189 - 17/02/2012 14:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DaveM]
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Anvil rain is the most likely outcome for the coast,, shear is weak and should keep the east protected from any of the stormage out west (mountain huggers)

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#1077190 - 17/02/2012 14:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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adsman, when you see the plumes of steam coming up in a high humidity day, you would think they are full of hot air.

Plenty of large clouds out here in gilmore, but no photos as yet.
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#1077191 - 17/02/2012 14:22 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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Michelago once again copping it, with a large black core overhead right now. I dare suggest that part of the world has done better this summer than the Northern Rivers.
As for Sydney, it's hard not to see some of this stuff pushing into the metro area over the next few hours, although BOM's call of "mainly in the west" looks like it might be the correct one.
I'm under one of those massive anvils at the moment, and it is very still and muggy here at present. 26.9 outside. A very pleasant 21.2 inside.

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#1077192 - 17/02/2012 14:28 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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If the Monaro keeps producing like this, signs might be installed on the Monaro Highway at Williamsdale: 'Storm Zone next 60 km'. That narrow valley seems to benefit from the ranges on either side, the storms probably feed off the corridor of heat.

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#1077194 - 17/02/2012 14:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Love it
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#1077195 - 17/02/2012 14:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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I'm keeping an eye on the area over the gong to see how much further that will intensify.

Edit: It died in the arse


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#1077197 - 17/02/2012 14:47 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rojo]
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Anyone think that cell near Yass/Gunning might make it abit closer to Goulburn without falling appart?
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#1077198 - 17/02/2012 14:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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So strange that the storms seem to be attempting to avoid the coastal plain and cut to the north. That is more typical of a day with a SE'ly not a day with a classic SYD NE'ly sea breeze.

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#1077200 - 17/02/2012 14:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
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I think it's the upper level shear that's the fly in the ointment today for the coast. We might be heading to the worst possible outcome, anvil rain. This would mean no storms OR cricket.

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#1077204 - 17/02/2012 14:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Originally Posted By: Brad_Nuker
I think it's the upper level shear that's the fly in the ointment today for the coast. We might be heading to the worst possible outcome, anvil rain. This would mean no storms OR cricket.



In typical SYD fashion we'll probably get storms tomorrow in a worse setup with a light SE'ly. Trough could be right overhead and steering is much stronger.

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#1077207 - 17/02/2012 15:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Yes it will be interesting when I go home in an hour or so.
I am about 15 kms South of Michelago and I have been able to sit on the deck every afternoon/evening for the last week or so watching the storms all around me..
We have had upward of 100 mm in that time..


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#1077208 - 17/02/2012 15:02 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Farmer]
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Just a 'typical' Sydney storm day in general really .... Tomorrow will explode over the hunter like always !!! It's just crap!

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#1077209 - 17/02/2012 15:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Some really nice-looking well-defined clumps of cloud here, again mostly around the SW/S quadrant. It's warm, muggy, windless... A few splots of fat rain are falling, but no proper "storm" yet.

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#1077211 - 17/02/2012 15:31 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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It was looking like a traditional Summer storm day from years ago... for a while. You know The sunny, perfect warm day with towers building and looking like they're closing in from the West. Now it's just cloudy, weak and all heading North, get it together Sydney ffs.
If rain with no storm interrupts the cricket that will bomb my Friday - There might be some chance later but i'm not holding my breath.


Edited by Ocean Thunder (17/02/2012 15:32)

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#1077213 - 17/02/2012 15:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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26mm of rain here in buxton missed the main part of the storm which was just to out west. nice light show. grin

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#1077215 - 17/02/2012 15:38 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: poida84]
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Nice big close CG here in Wolli Creek and some mammatus over head.


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#1077216 - 17/02/2012 15:38 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: poida84]
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Yep, as per usual, it's all collapsing as it drops off the mountains.
*SIGH*

It better not rain at the cricket now. That'll just ruin my evening.

Homer

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#1077217 - 17/02/2012 15:45 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: poida84]
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Just heard a rumble of thunder. It's been fairly gloomy for an hour or so after what most Sydneysiders would call a typical summer day (the cloudy days are typical too, but normally not so many).

There is a bit of mammatus overhead - not that well developed. Can't see anything nearby on the radar.

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#1077218 - 17/02/2012 15:48 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Steve777]
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I dont know where people get the idea Sydneysiders are whingers?

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#1077219 - 17/02/2012 15:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Originally Posted By: rain gauge
I dont know where people get the idea Sydneysiders are whingers?


trololol

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#1077221 - 17/02/2012 15:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: aussielunix]
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Yeah i dont get what is with all the whinging.. today's forecast was storms mainly in the west, they were NEVER forecast for the coast.. even GFS nailed it.

Sun/mon is a different story.

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#1077222 - 17/02/2012 15:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Exactly Flood

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#1077224 - 17/02/2012 15:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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There was no "mainly in the west" in yesterday afternoon's forecast if i remember correctly.

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#1077225 - 17/02/2012 15:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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wouldnt mind being on that cell sout of nowra, hoping for a few of them next week,

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#1077226 - 17/02/2012 15:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Yeh I know but we can live in hope, Had some close rumbles and CG's but nothing too write home about.
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#1077227 - 17/02/2012 16:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Steve777]
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This trough line - according to WZ's Synoptic - for tomorrow is back out near Adelaide and on Monday is up in NE NSW yet they are still predicting storms for both these days in Sydney, especially tomorrow.
How do they come to these conclusions - Do they just put it out there if there is even a 5% chance and change it last minute or what??


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#1077228 - 17/02/2012 16:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: CoastalStorm22]
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Originally Posted By: CoastalStorm22
There was no "mainly in the west" in yesterday afternoon's forecast if i remember correctly.


I don't blame it.. it is an 'automated' forecast afterall, and full credit to it changing this morning.

I remember about a year ago the forecast was 'mostly sunny' and bang, the city gets hammered by a torrential cell in the afternoon.. perhaps BoM have tweaked their system a bit since then.

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#1077229 - 17/02/2012 16:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Bathurst also successfully dodged any precip. Still storms breeding out west so who knows what may happen the next few hours.

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#1077230 - 17/02/2012 16:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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That area otherside of braidwood has come back to like and into the black!
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#1077232 - 17/02/2012 16:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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I wasn't whinging, just factually reporting, although I will admit to having posted the occaisional whinge in this forum. I was just surprised that it looks as if we have a storm approaching on the North Shore and especially to hear the thunder when the nearest storms seem to be near Penrith and Camden. I thought it might have meant that something was developing close to Sydney. At this point, the peal of thunder seems to have been a one-off and nothing more is happening around here.

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#1077233 - 17/02/2012 16:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Originally Posted By: rain gauge
I dont know where people get the idea Sydneysiders are whingers?


We probably have a little vent because (I can't speak for everyone) we are 'coast-locked' or 'CBD locked', with at least an hours worth of traffic, generally more to get out anywhere near the storms that people in Penrith have been getting almost daily for the last week.
Just when we think we might see something exciting coming our way it generally nicks off in the opposite direction last minute.
Just a thought/explanation

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#1077235 - 17/02/2012 16:14 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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I might agree if i didnt see everytime for years on end.
And the way i see it is BOM doesn't promise anything, they only warn you about a potential threat.


Edited by rain gauge (17/02/2012 16:15)

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#1077236 - 17/02/2012 16:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Issued at 4:06 pm Friday, 17 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Batemans Bay, Canberra, Goulburn, Cooma, Ulladulla and Yass.
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#1077237 - 17/02/2012 16:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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I'll back up OT's thoughts.
I couldn't really give a rat's a*** whether it rains at the cricket or not. I was just planning on spending the evening watching it. I'll just watch something else.
What's disappointing though is the classic summer afternoon build up over the Blue Mountains with towering cu's and huge anvils eventually ending up with three spots of rain.
I remember the days when this type of scenario would eventuate in a guaranteed pearler. These days it's the exception rather than the rule.
It's the disappointment that brings on the whinging.

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#1077238 - 17/02/2012 16:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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OK not sure what happened on this forum before me, i've only been on a year...
But the 'being stuck' around the CBD might still be your answer to our frustration.:)
And what Homer said.


Edited by Ocean Thunder (17/02/2012 16:18)

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#1077239 - 17/02/2012 16:18 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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oh wow

See that massive cell on the radar heading towards Ulladulla? Anyone in the area?!

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#1077241 - 17/02/2012 16:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Phil1983]
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yeah i see that one... a boomer.
It's a long shot but the only CBD chance might be something like that coming up from the South.. not sure if that cell and others will have the legs though.

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#1077243 - 17/02/2012 16:25 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Phil1983]
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Frustrations one thing but trying to blame someone is different.. The Sydney CBD gets bucket loads more rain than penrith does infact the northern suburbs do as well as all coastal suburbs.. And in recent years "VERY RECENT" penrith has done a little better on the severe storm front but dont forget all those years where the CBD did a lot better and we got nothing
However i see no fun in the damage they can do. Unless you're a panel beater a roof tiler or you have to work in it or get trapped in it.


Edited by rain gauge (17/02/2012 16:26)

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#1077245 - 17/02/2012 16:28 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Exactly.. take that cell near ulladulla as an example, that'll cause extensive damage down that way.. you wouldn't want that anywhere near the CBD. We don't need stormage on the coast anyway, we've had plenty of rain recently.

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#1077246 - 17/02/2012 16:31 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Yeah imagine if the 1999 hail storm moved over the CBD, lucky it didnt. But imagine that sized hail hitting all the glass boxes in the CBD, not to mention all the people underneath it

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#1077247 - 17/02/2012 16:32 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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I don't think i personally blamed anyone and i don't dig the damage either, but FYI we haven't had hail for a long time on the Northern Beaches.. i got photos back in late Winter '10 of all times. Only pea sized hail too. So damage isn't generally the first thing i think of and it's out of all our hands who gets damage and where it takes place.

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#1077248 - 17/02/2012 16:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Wow, hope PingTang's on that cell heading for Nowra, looks nasty!

Edit: oh, not looking as good now


Edited by CoastalStorm22 (17/02/2012 16:37)

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#1077249 - 17/02/2012 16:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Strange that as of 10 minutes ago, the radar showed nothing at the SCG, but watching channel nine, it was raining and play has stopped. It still shows nothing and it is raining steadily.

Homer.

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#1077253 - 17/02/2012 16:41 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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It's raining in the CBD too, yet zilch on radar. It must be under the beam, but usually this only happens in misty drizzle (mizzle) situations.

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#1077256 - 17/02/2012 16:48 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Originally Posted By: Brad_Nuker
I think it's the upper level shear that's the fly in the ointment today for the coast. We might be heading to the worst possible outcome, anvil rain. This would mean no storms OR cricket.



Excellent call Brad.
That's exactly what we're getting.

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#1077257 - 17/02/2012 16:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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Funnily enough Wollongong (appin) radar is picking up the rain in the CBD but terrey's is not.. I wonder what's blocking out those echoes.

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#1077258 - 17/02/2012 16:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Funnily enough Wollongong (appin) radar is picking up the rain in the CBD but terrey's is not.. I wonder what's blocking out those echoes.


Strangely enough, so is the Newcastle radar.

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#1077259 - 17/02/2012 16:54 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Michelago has been hammered by rain.
I just came past the servo there and the creek is flooded as are the paddocks.
Another storm has just rolled over me and is heading towards Michelago again.
Lots of thunder and lightning and absolute whiteout.
Visibility maybe 50 metres
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#1077260 - 17/02/2012 16:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Exactly what Homer said about the 'traditional' Sydney storm days of the past .... Something has changed in the last decade ( apart from the odd exception - April 99 ) I am older enough to remember the ripper storms Sydney regularly used to get that would build over the mountains and power on thru - strengthening even - the suburbs all the way to the coast and then leave a wicked light show on dusk out to sea .... Those days are DEAD ! Melbourne or Hobart would get more thunder days ! And to make matters worse Warner isn't scoring any runs either so the cricket is boring! Lol


Edited by danG01 (17/02/2012 17:04)

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#1077263 - 17/02/2012 17:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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What a flang fest it is here at Michelago.

I am looking out my front door and watching CG's that are just strobing everywhere and probably averaging a strike every 30 seconds or so
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#1077264 - 17/02/2012 17:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Some great CGs hitting near the highway at WW Falls at around 2pm. Took out the traffic lights for kilometres. No hail that I observed and only moderately heavy rain. Some solid looking updrafts earlier this morning though, especially out Lithgow way where a wonderfully crisp flanking line hid under the shadow of an equally well defined anvil.
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#1077265 - 17/02/2012 17:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Farmer]
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What a flang fest it is here at Michelago.

I am looking out my front door and watching CG's that are just strobing everywhere and probably averaging a strike every 30 seconds or so


I see that on the radar, so very jelous!
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#1077266 - 17/02/2012 17:14 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Originally Posted By: danG01
Exactly what Homer said about the 'traditional' Sydney storm days of the past .... Something has changed in the last decade ( apart from the odd exception - April 99 ) I am older enough to remember the ripper storms Sydney regularly used to get that would build over the mountains and power on thru - strengthening even - the suburbs all the way to the coast and then leave a wicked light show on dusk out to sea .... Those days are DEAD ! Melbourne or Hobart would get more thunder days ! And to make matters worse Warner isn't scoring any runs either so the cricket is boring! Lol


Lived all my life in Sydney, spent a good part of it in Marine Rescue Services and Fire Brigades. It seems to me that I recall the traditional summer "southerly buster" as a lot of dark dark clouds, lots of lightning, squally winds and not all that much rain.

Now being on (and out off) the coast, and in the north of the city, I might have missed what you have seen, but can't recall too many rescues and flood/storm relief jobs from a "southerly buster".

I wonder if this is a case of nostalgia being a file that takes the rough edges off memory?

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#1077269 - 17/02/2012 17:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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Originally Posted By: Rabbitz
Originally Posted By: danG01
Exactly what Homer said about the 'traditional' Sydney storm days of the past .... Something has changed in the last decade ( apart from the odd exception - April 99 ) I am older enough to remember the ripper storms Sydney regularly used to get that would build over the mountains and power on thru - strengthening even - the suburbs all the way to the coast and then leave a wicked light show on dusk out to sea .... Those days are DEAD ! Melbourne or Hobart would get more thunder days ! And to make matters worse Warner isn't scoring any runs either so the cricket is boring! Lol


Lived all my life in Sydney, spent a good part of it in Marine Rescue Services and Fire Brigades. It seems to me that I recall the traditional summer "southerly buster" as a lot of dark dark clouds, lots of lightning, squally winds and not all that much rain.

Now being on (and out off) the coast, and in the north of the city, I might have missed what you have seen, but can't recall too many rescues and flood/storm relief jobs from a "southerly buster".

I wonder if this is a case of nostalgia being a file that takes the rough edges off memory?


Not sure Dan actually said anything like that tbh.

Homer

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#1077271 - 17/02/2012 17:31 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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Originally Posted By: Homer


Not sure Dan actually said anything like that tbh.

Homer


Sorry Dan (& Homer),
It was directed more as a general comment, regarding the "it was better in the old days" sub-text.

The old nostalgia file could have just as likely have been used in my mind as anyone else...

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#1077272 - 17/02/2012 17:33 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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Originally Posted By: Rabbitz

I wonder if this is a case of nostalgia being a file that takes the rough edges off memory?


Its a known Psychological phenomenon that people look at the past with rose tinted glasses.

As for storms, radar looks rubbish here. The anvils on these things are massive which isn't helping at all. Looks like southerly winds might kill things off on the coast tomorrow which is a shame frown

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#1077274 - 17/02/2012 17:42 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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Originally Posted By: Rabbitz
Originally Posted By: Homer


Not sure Dan actually said anything like that tbh.

Homer


Sorry Dan (& Homer),
It was directed more as a general comment, regarding the "it was better in the old days" sub-text.

The old nostalgia file could have just as likely have been used in my mind as anyone else...


No dramas.

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#1077277 - 17/02/2012 17:51 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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Pooring rain here now, a bit of lightning but mainly very heavy rain.
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#1077279 - 17/02/2012 18:03 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Farsouthscanner]
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Wind is up on mt Ainslie, but so is the very heavy rain. Gungahlin is clear, waiting for the storm right above me to move on. Sorry about clipped style, using iPhone, watching sky. There are some great shots here. The danger level for me is high. Will post tonight.
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#1077280 - 17/02/2012 18:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Farmer]
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#1077281 - 17/02/2012 18:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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Very windy here, storm is imminent, stay safe peterh.

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#1077282 - 17/02/2012 18:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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The large mass over brindabellas is now sucking lower cloud into it. Towers going up everywhere.
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#1077283 - 17/02/2012 18:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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Maybe just maybe we are a chance with that 'clearing' behind the mess? i have a feeling lol!

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#1077284 - 17/02/2012 18:17 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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#1077285 - 17/02/2012 18:19 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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For people in the South Coast, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Snowy Mountains, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the Illawarra, Central Tablelands and Central West Slopes and Plains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 6:06 pm Friday, 17 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Batemans Bay, Orange, Canberra, Goulburn and Parkes
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#1077288 - 17/02/2012 18:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Let's just say there isn't hail here yet. Only thing not.
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#1077290 - 17/02/2012 18:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Originally Posted By: danG01
Maybe just maybe we are a chance with that 'clearing' behind the mess? i have a feeling lol!
NOPE forget it it died......check out the amount of lightning over the state frown and sydney lol ? i am OVER it!!!!!

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#1077291 - 17/02/2012 18:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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Rain is now very heavy. Lightning is right above, Canberra has vanished. If there is a clearing, can it hurry up and get here??
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#1077292 - 17/02/2012 18:40 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Canberra getting smashed at the moment. Will be lots of flash flooding.

Can someone please start a separate Sydney whinge thread - I thought this one was to talk about storms.

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#1077293 - 17/02/2012 18:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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If the other person up here with me in the other car is on weatherzone, I hope that this mess clears soon - the light is returning. Teddy, how's monash going?
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#1077295 - 17/02/2012 18:51 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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LOL, Bogong well said. Just on the edge here but its great to watch.

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#1077296 - 17/02/2012 18:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: strontium dog]
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Wow that was some serious rain. Just got 20 mm in the space of about 20 minutes smile Couple of close CGs too (200 metres away or so by my reckoning, only half a second between flash and sound).


Edited by Cimexus (17/02/2012 18:56)
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#1077297 - 17/02/2012 18:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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Originally Posted By: peterh
If the other person up here with me in the other car is on weatherzone, I hope that this mess clears soon - the light is returning. Teddy, how's monash going?
Mostly cleared here now about 10mm of rain very light now.

Teddy

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#1077299 - 17/02/2012 19:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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Sorry for late report in : Slow moving dry cells passing through Junee 2 hrs ago had CGs start a grassland fire to the South West of the town. RFS Units from Junee Old Junee and Yathella were deployed to the area bringing the fire under control a short time ago as winds eased.

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#1077300 - 17/02/2012 19:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Goody]
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Just got a report fromm chase partner Troy Barrett who was on that Bungendore red core, got 4cm hail and very strong outflow. Got some images of the guster, very impressive. I'll let him post them up when he's ready. He's got a flat car battery... But I can't get to him, I'm still on pain killers for my knee:) if anyone is on the tarago rd look out for a Toyota echo with hazard lights on......
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#1077302 - 17/02/2012 19:17 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bogong]
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Originally Posted By: bogong
Canberra getting smashed at the moment. Will be lots of flash flooding.

Can someone please start a separate Sydney whinge thread - I thought this one was to talk about storms.


Totally agree Bogong! grin
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#1077307 - 17/02/2012 19:32 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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20mm here in Griffith looks like more to come!

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#1077309 - 17/02/2012 19:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
Just got a report fromm chase partner Troy Barrett who was on that Bungendore red core, got 4cm hail and very strong outflow. Got some images of the guster, very impressive. I'll let him post them up when he's ready. He's got a flat car battery... But I can't get to him, I'm still on pain killers for my knee:) if anyone is on the tarago rd look out for a Toyota echo with hazard lights on......



Does he still need someone to come out, I am in Goulburn and can help out but would be 45mins
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#1077310 - 17/02/2012 19:45 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Issued at 7:33 pm Friday, 17 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Batemans Bay, Orange, Goulburn, Yass and Parkes.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in the Australian Capital Territory district and the warning for this district is CANCELLED.
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#1077312 - 17/02/2012 19:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Got CG's every 40-50secs at the moment, Lots of Easterly winds but no rain at present.
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#1077313 - 17/02/2012 20:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: strontium dog]
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Just back from chase that began @ 6.00 pmish. Wsa only just out the door in Dickson when saw quite interesting lowering heading between Mt Majura and Mt Ainlie. Unfortunately there was nowhere to stop so blasted out the Federal Hwy to try and track it. Snapped photos as we went (my 10 year old son was on his maiden chase). Should have stopped near Eaglehawk but wanted better vista so headed to Sutton Wombeyan roada. Got okay to good shots there but they did not match the vista that was on offer near Eaglehawk. Knew there was going to be an incoming line so headed back to Canberra and took some snaps on Federal Hwy hill near Fyshwick/Airport turn off. Then backtracked to North Gungahlin to stay ahead of the line. Headed back to city to pick up other sons and noted tree down in the hotel strip on Northbourne. Pictures later. Best chase of the season, but should have been better.

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#1077314 - 17/02/2012 20:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: upper level disturbance]
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Getting smashed at the moment!
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#1077316 - 17/02/2012 20:09 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: upper level disturbance]
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A couple of photos of the storm front between Michelago and Bredbo around 6:30




Michelago Storm 1


Michelago Storm 2




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#1077320 - 17/02/2012 20:14 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Farmer]
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If only I had a good night vision cam, Holy crap!
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#1077323 - 17/02/2012 20:19 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm
Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
Just got a report fromm chase partner Troy Barrett who was on that Bungendore red core, got 4cm hail and very strong outflow. Got some images of the guster, very impressive. I'll let him post them up when he's ready. He's got a flat car battery... But I can't get to him, I'm still on pain killers for my knee:) if anyone is on the tarago rd look out for a Toyota echo with hazard lights on......



Does he still need someone to come out, I am in Goulburn and can help out but would be 45mins



He got a boost from a local. Thanks for the offer!
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#1077324 - 17/02/2012 20:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm
Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
Just got a report fromm chase partner Troy Barrett who was on that Bungendore red core, got 4cm hail and very strong outflow. Got some images of the guster, very impressive. I'll let him post them up when he's ready. He's got a flat car battery... But I can't get to him, I'm still on pain killers for my knee:) if anyone is on the tarago rd look out for a Toyota echo with hazard lights on......



Does he still need someone to come out, I am in Goulburn and can help out but would be 45mins



He got a boost from a local. Thanks for the offer!


No problems! Happy to help out a fellow chaser.
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#1077325 - 17/02/2012 20:22 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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That cell to the North East of Canberra is pumping out some amazing crawlers.

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#1077327 - 17/02/2012 20:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: strontium dog]
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Originally Posted By: strontium dog
That cell to the North East of Canberra is pumping out some amazing crawlers.


Belive me it sure is! I am right in the thick of it!
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#1077332 - 17/02/2012 21:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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That dinner-time storm over Canberra was a cracker, a real classic. I was down near the airport, and heaps of horizontal crawler lightning right over head, and it went for ages. I chased the tail end of it as I headed home, it was black/purple, still with plenty of that horizontal lighting as it heads to the coast.

As dark fell, a super-active thing moved along to my north, lighting up the house with the flashes (must be the Goulburn storm), and now there's something flashing madly just to the SW, with some powerful deep booms. There's quite a gusty little easterly blowing, so that combined with storms sailing in from the west is interesting.

My driveway was in horrible shape, evidently some really violent rain. 28mm in the rain tube, but I'm guessing the rain-rate was up on the storm on Wednesday night as larger rocks had been tipped upright and moved. That storm tripped my bore and irrigation tank circuit too.

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#1077333 - 17/02/2012 21:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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& we are back for another lot, another great light show...
11.4mm but this is sure to be added too now.

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#1077334 - 17/02/2012 21:14 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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very active light show although not very strong here in west kambah

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#1077335 - 17/02/2012 21:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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Weird that it's still out at tuggers! It's flashing in through my bedroom window (west) and doing these deep, powerful booms. Just as well the chihuahuas don't mind thunder. Maybe it's a nice fat storm.

I knew we were in for something good when the storms hadn't broken mid afternoon. If they hold off until home-time or later, they're always better.

Jeez, it sounds like there's a plane going over, poor buggers, yuck.(It's a secret plane, it's not on that flight radar site).

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#1077336 - 17/02/2012 21:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Good lightning off the coast - the East's first real chance for a light show in a while. Can see constant distant flashes, too far to photograph atm (unless anyone has any tips on aperture/exposure for very distant lightning?)
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#1077337 - 17/02/2012 21:26 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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Really Dave? Cool. I've been watching on radar but thought visibly it must've been a while off.

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#1077338 - 17/02/2012 21:27 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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Just quickly.

I went for an after work chase to Braidwood today. I got a good view of the beast just 15kms east of me, however it was it no mans landd. This storm would've packed a serious punch 4-5cm copius hail I have no doubt.



I headed north to Nerriga anticipating new cells on the outflow boundary. This is exactly what happened, however these storms were weaker but still made some small hail drifts south of Nerriga. Followed the storm to St Georges Basin, where it finially became very lightning active with some excellent staccatos.

Now getting light rain, but sometimes a very loud boom every 5minutes or so.

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#1077339 - 17/02/2012 21:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Pelting down, just had a close CG here in Dickson.

Here's some photos from earlier.

Lunchtime mega turkey, pushing 40,000 feet.



Very interesting rounded lowering between Mts Majura and Ainslie, 6.00 pm ish



The same storm as above north of Wombeyan.



Incoming line about 6.30, Federal Hwy, looking south, just near Fyshwick Gunghahlin exit.


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#1077340 - 17/02/2012 21:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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just getting some loud heavy shaking rumbles coming in from the sw of kambah

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#1077342 - 17/02/2012 21:32 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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Good, that means there's still lots of them to come for me! Very bright white lightning flashes here, and growly thunder. And rain.

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#1077343 - 17/02/2012 21:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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yep it was louder then eased of as it got over head but was very bright cc

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#1077344 - 17/02/2012 21:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Just hobbled to the front porch to watch a little, some nice cold outflow. The models were suggesting strong mid level winds, along with the induction of the colder 500 temps, there's still enough grunt for a 3rd line later tonight. The trough is still about an hour away. Tomorrow the trough will be sandwiched up against a ridge so should be stationary for the next 3 days over eastern parts. Tomorrow should see a repeat, damn it I wish I could chase. All my NSW friends, do me proud!!!
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#1077346 - 17/02/2012 21:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Originally Posted By: rain gauge
I dont know where people get the idea Sydneysiders are whingers?


hahaha they sure are!

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#1077349 - 17/02/2012 21:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: poida84]
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If I had to live in sydney, I'd whinge too. (reowrr, slap). Ahem. still good solid (noisy) rain but the theatricals have calmed down.

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#1077357 - 17/02/2012 22:12 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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The fact is that it is normal for storms to die in the Sydney basin, we just have to get use to it.
Looking not to bad to the SW on radar atm. Might get some rain a little later here.
PS: Sydney traffic is just a bloody joke these days, to many people.

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#1077358 - 17/02/2012 22:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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Hi Greg,
I don't post often, just lurk, but I'm hearin ya. I'm in what I call the doghnut hole (Sussex Inlet). Amazing looking storms fire up out west (southern highlands)..and we get nothing. Having said that, this afternoon saw the slowest moving front on record. Took two, maybe three hours to come up the coast. A few flangs, about a minute apart, geez it's hard to get a storm on the coast. I used to live in Penrith, that place goes off!! Not here though. It's quiet here now. Had 35ml since 9am this morning. Hope there's something more in this for us. Don't hold out much hope though.

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#1077361 - 17/02/2012 22:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: poida84]
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that last cell was frustrating it vanished just as it got to us

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#1077362 - 17/02/2012 22:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: LuvsaStorm]
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Originally Posted By: LuvsaStorm
I'm in what I call the doghnut hole (Sussex Inlet).


We've had a place at Berrara since before I was born. I sometimes wonder if it's because the budawangs seem to come down pretty close in that area. Or maybe it's something to do with Wreck Bay and Jervis Bay and the headlands. But yeah, you watch the build-up, hear the rumbles and.... it all fizzles.

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#1077363 - 17/02/2012 22:22 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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Originally Posted By: stormymick
that last cell was frustrating it vanished just as it got to us


Yeah, it all seems to have calmed right down, worse luck. Well, there's always tomorrow!

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#1077364 - 17/02/2012 22:31 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Interesting radar in Sydney, the offshore storm is looking good and the line in the west will most likely follow the ranges. Reckon Sydney will get the chunk of rain, less intensified. Still hope that the offshore cell will continue its current course towards Sydney grin
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#1077365 - 17/02/2012 22:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Hi Ant,
Yeah you've got that right, Berrara/Sussex topography seem to kill storms. Rumble, rumble, Oh well, just have to deal with it. Very quiet here now, no rain, very humid though. I won't give up hope for a last ditch effort on this system :-)

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#1077368 - 17/02/2012 22:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: LuvsaStorm]
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I've had the odd decent storm down there, but never with the outright savagery of our ones. I reckon it's the Budawangs.

Radar is showing plenty of green over us, but it's not raining.

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#1077370 - 17/02/2012 22:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 10:26 pm Friday, 17 February 2012.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in NSW and the ACT.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Oh well, Fingers crossed for tomorrow!
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#1077371 - 17/02/2012 22:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Have had a rather on/off afternoon and evening around here. Nice storm passed at around 3pm this Argo but skimmed just west of Camden. Just sitting here watching tv and am hearing thunder again. Looks like a rather unexciting cell passing to the NE but it is giving off some decent light and persistent rumbling.

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#1077373 - 17/02/2012 22:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Lauren]
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Just a carbon copy of last week, another dud. Very dissapointing!
Duane.

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#1077374 - 17/02/2012 22:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Lauren]
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Yeah Dave, i'll take an offshore lightshow as a consolation prize for sure. Hope it holds in there.


Edited by Ocean Thunder (17/02/2012 22:56)

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#1077376 - 17/02/2012 22:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Tomorrow looks the goods for late avo. All the ingredients should start to align by 4pm, the infeed of moisture should get to the right levels in the Mids at around the time of max heating, good convergence to the se of Canberra, and jet stream exits over southern act by the same time. Only concern to me is that 500 winds aren't that strong despite the 300 level being sufficient. So my guess is that storms will be wet, with isolated hail cores where heights of storms increase when they are isolated.... Like the case if troy's / michaels storm.

My virtual target area would be captains flat again , with the view to move around the bungers/ braidwood/ goulburn triangle.
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#1077377 - 17/02/2012 22:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Would that be this dud Duane?


I don't know if I'd call today a dud... Two bands of storms, the second entailed 2 hours of constant rain, lightning and lovely, deep, rolling thunder.
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#1077378 - 17/02/2012 23:02 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: LuvsaStorm]
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Yes, really frustrating. But when the "planets align" it goes off like a cracker! Been a while since that, maybe 2 months? I unfortunately had to core punch a storm on the Princes Highway, OMG I was **fing terrified. Could not pull over in the car because of trees on the highway. Could not see 10ft in front. Flangs left and right. Sheesh, don't want to do that again anytime soon :-).
Maybe i'll get to watch one tonight instead of being in the bloody middle of it.

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#1077381 - 17/02/2012 23:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
Tomorrow looks the goods for late avo. All the ingredients should start to align by 4pm, the infeed of moisture should get to the right levels in the Mids at around the time of max heating, good convergence to the se of Canberra, and jet stream exits over southern act by the same time. Only concern to me is that 500 winds aren't that strong despite the 300 level being sufficient. So my guess is that storms will be wet, with isolated hail cores where heights of storms increase when they are isolated.... Like the case if troy's / michaels storm.

My virtual target area would be captains flat again , with the view to move around the bungers/ braidwood/ goulburn triangle.


Loving the sound of this and looking forward to tomorrow smile
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#1077383 - 17/02/2012 23:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bigwilly]
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Nice shot there Will. Lots of lightning to the south atm, mainly out to sea but I will take an off shore consolation prize as well Ocean Thunder.
Iím watching the radar with great interest atm, something good might still happen.

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#1077384 - 17/02/2012 23:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Got some more late night rumbles, nothing as exciting as earlier but a nice little show.
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#1077385 - 17/02/2012 23:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bigwilly]
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Originally Posted By: bigwilly
Would that be this dud Duane?


I don't know if I'd call today a dud... Two bands of storms, the second entailed 2 hours of constant rain, lightning and lovely, deep, rolling thunder.



Will,

You said you were too many beers down to take pics????

That is a pisser of a shot!!! laugh

Had 12mm here this arvo and a whole heap of lightning to boot. Even watched a hail core smash Lake Albert but guessing Duane missed that just like it missed me by 1km or so.

Got a few bolts with the lightning trigger and watched some amazing crawlers so a happy chappy here!!!

Mike. wink

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#1077386 - 17/02/2012 23:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Mikezoom]
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I'll be getting my zoom lens out and hold off going to bed for just a bit longer.... just incase of course Marts. smile That lightning active 'finger' on the radar keeps reaching North and i think whatever conditions are ripe for it just out there, are the same just off the coast here.

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#1077388 - 17/02/2012 23:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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just waiting on those crazy lightning shots from Bono at Malabar.

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#1077389 - 17/02/2012 23:28 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Getting a fair bit of lightning and rain over Penrith now

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#1077390 - 17/02/2012 23:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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The stuff in the west of the basin is interesting atm. Just maybe we might get something. The waiting game is on.

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#1077392 - 17/02/2012 23:30 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
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Some very loud and close lightning strikes here in south Penrith along with a very heavy shower. 10mm so far in the last 15 mins.


Edited by rain gauge (17/02/2012 23:33)

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#1077394 - 17/02/2012 23:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Very nice rain gauge. I think there will be at least some rain around here soon, I just hope I didn't jinx us by saying that.

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#1077395 - 17/02/2012 23:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Sorry, should have explained that was from last week's stuff! Too many beers tonight to go any further than the backyard (although I still got a couple of crawlers, complete with sopping clothes on clothesline haha) but I'll upload them tomorrow when I'm not so tired!
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#1077396 - 17/02/2012 23:37 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Marts]
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Marts, it looks to be headed east, tho you can never tell if it will make it.

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#1077398 - 17/02/2012 23:40 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Long Road Home]
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Originally Posted By: Flood
just waiting on those crazy lightning shots from Bono at Malabar.


I am out here at the golf course nothing crazy at present frown

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#1077400 - 17/02/2012 23:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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100 Kim's east of here would be nice ..... God I am desperate lol

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#1077401 - 17/02/2012 23:48 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Originally Posted By: Ocean Thunder
I'll be getting my zoom lens out and hold off going to bed for just a bit longer.... just incase of course Marts. smile That lightning active 'finger' on the radar keeps reaching North and i think whatever conditions are ripe for it just out there, are the same just off the coast here.


Probably worth it - just spotting the CGs now.
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#1077405 - 17/02/2012 23:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Almost constant lightning to the ESE out to sea atm. Yer, might miss out here rain gauge but it's still good to see the sky light up like that.
Time will tell.


Edited by Marts (17/02/2012 23:57)

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#1077407 - 18/02/2012 00:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Marts]
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there was a fair bit of rain and a bit of lightning in Campbelltown but nothing else out of the cell that just passed through

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#1077410 - 18/02/2012 00:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Light showers here now, hope I don't get rain-wrapped.

This is from around 11pm, when the cell was further South:


2012-02-18-2252 by davebassjunkie, on Flickr

More to come smile
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#1077411 - 18/02/2012 00:45 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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Just spent the last hour or so rock-hopping over a headland but really got nothing special on the Canon at all .... it was just a bridge too far away. Good to see some action though, albeit distant.
It's moving too East for every inch it gains going North.

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#1077414 - 18/02/2012 01:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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_DSC9675

Tonights shot lol - collection of three shots shots blended as nothing major dropped frown

And zoomed and cropped - crap really lol


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#1077415 - 18/02/2012 01:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Nothing great today but caught a nice sunset cloud formation west of Dee Why and the pick of a very distant bunch from tonight is attached (with a grainy effect). Just a little something.

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k525/Bretto771/Feb%2017%202012/IMG_3409.jpg

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k525/Bretto771/Feb%2017%202012/IMG_3443.jpg

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#1077416 - 18/02/2012 01:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Nice one Dan and David, sky is still lighting up over the ocean atm. Still could be some action later going by the radar. Something will make it into the basin later I hope.
Nice shots as well Ocean Thunder.


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#1077417 - 18/02/2012 01:20 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Marts]
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Unfortunately this was the best I got:


0043-016 by davebassjunkie, on Flickr

0018-013 by davebassjunkie, on Flickr

Was a pretty good show, fairly constant flashes, looking at the radar signature it would've been an interesting cell to have on land. Shame I couldn't get down to the beach, but son is asleep and don't think he'd like a midnight walk.


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#1077436 - 18/02/2012 08:31 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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no photos from last night, but the view from gunning was just incredible. tried to double back to lake george, but forgot the narrow dirt road - was slippery, murky and large parts of trees on the road. Got to the lake in time for second storm, small hail and heavy rain. no photos.

tried mt ainslie again, but the mist rolled in and I called it a night.
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#1077437 - 18/02/2012 08:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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Was out at the RSL Club for tea last night and didn't hear a thing and on the way home everything looked pretty dry. I woke up this morning and the garden was wet and the gauge had 10mm in it. So must have been pretty patchy. So some egg on my face. With the sun out now and temps rising, looks like lawn mowing for me today!
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#1077438 - 18/02/2012 08:47 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Duane]
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Great shots guys!

Well that was a pretty interesting late cell off the Sydney coast last night - while there was tonnes of lightning as other have said a lot of it was embedded. I spent a few hours trying to get some shots but it wasn't until after 1:00am that it really started to fire off Manly beach. Its kinda funny as I spent all day hoping for storms but at around 2:00am i was hoping the storm would die so i could go to bed and sleep...

Hopefully some more action today!

Heres some of my shots from last night;


Offshore Lightning and Cruise Ship 18/02/2012 by sixdegreesbelowthehorizon, on Flickr


Offshore Lightning 18/02/2012 by sixdegreesbelowthehorizon, on Flickr


Offshore Lightning Fairy Bower 01 18/02/2012 by sixdegreesbelowthehorizon, on Flickr


Offshore Lightning Fairy Bower 02 18/02/2012 by sixdegreesbelowthehorizon, on Flickr

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#1077440 - 18/02/2012 09:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: 6DBTH]
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Top stuff as always 6DBTH.
The focus is awesome and looks like they were just a bit closer than they were at Dee Why.
And some great shots too Dan and David... i tried but got nothing last night, one of my worst efforts!


Edited by Ocean Thunder (18/02/2012 09:08)

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#1077453 - 18/02/2012 09:40 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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are crawlers the branches of lightning that spread out in the clouds? heaps of them last night if they are.
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#1077458 - 18/02/2012 10:03 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: peterh]
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great work team! LOve it:)

peter you are correct - what you saw would have been crawlers. Anvil crawlers are my favorite.
I like todays set up so far, keen to see the updated maps at noon. Fair bit of moisture this morning about the place, pea soup fog here in the Belconnen area.
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#1077460 - 18/02/2012 10:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Great shots everyone! Yeah, today looking pretty good although it would be nice to see it a bit drier in the mids, just to get some lovely visuals/pics on any good instability. A bane of the La Nina years at times, those murky mid levels.
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#1077461 - 18/02/2012 10:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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There will be one or 2 isolated cells that will have the structure for nice pics, but mostly imbedded thunderies.

To get onto the right cell, you really need to be on it as it initiates, other wise the cell will be in no-mans land before people know it. I'm seeing chatter of chaser convergence already on FB at the Goulburn Maccas. Good luck everyone!
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#1077462 - 18/02/2012 10:20 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
There will be one or 2 isolated cells that will have the structure for nice pics, but mostly imbedded thunderies.

To get onto the right cell, you really need to be on it as it initiates, other wise the cell will be in no-mans land before people know it. I'm seeing chatter of chaser convergence already on FB at the Goulburn Maccas. Good luck everyone!



Which Maccas? North or South?
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#1077463 - 18/02/2012 10:20 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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Great shots and comments all!! We missed out in the heart of BX but we had our turn(s) a few weeks ago. Generally everyone gets a turn eventually. Good to see the SE areas get good storms - theyve missed out on much of the rain the last month or so.

A few good'ns went around us and we spawned a few for downstream so all in all not too shabby.

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#1077464 - 18/02/2012 10:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm
Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
There will be one or 2 isolated cells that will have the structure for nice pics, but mostly imbedded thunderies.

To get onto the right cell, you really need to be on it as it initiates, other wise the cell will be in no-mans land before people know it. I'm seeing chatter of chaser convergence already on FB at the Goulburn Maccas. Good luck everyone!



Which Maccas? North or South?


I always get confused with that one mate. It's the one with the carpark backing onto some paddocks. When i've seen other chasers there they always seem to park up the back, closest to the best views basically. The one nearest to the bakery.
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#1077467 - 18/02/2012 10:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Unfortunately the beers last night prevented me from going any further than the back verandah so it was out with the 10-22 to pick up a couple of crawlers...







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#1077469 - 18/02/2012 10:51 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bigwilly]
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Very nice photo's ^, I was in the same boat beers kept me contained.
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#1077470 - 18/02/2012 11:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Not a bad back verandah view BW!
Nice shots.... Ive got some plans tonight so if there is
Something around I'll probably miss it! All i'll have for my efforts this weekend (and early morning finish) Is 3 cheap distant cg's, went for the 'mordor' look. smile But it was fun.
Possibly Sunday could be a go'er.
Enjoy your stormy weekend all!


Edited by Ocean Thunder (18/02/2012 11:07)

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#1077489 - 18/02/2012 13:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Awesome shots guys smile

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#1077490 - 18/02/2012 13:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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First cells of the day blooming in the usual spots around Oberon and the Wollemi NP. The SE'ly established itself early this morning after a SW'ly brought a dry and surprisingly cool morning.

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#1077497 - 18/02/2012 13:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Keep and eye on this webcam http://www.centralwestflying.com/wx/bthwc.php# based at Bathurst airport facing west! Updates each 5 min.

Storms already firing, loving it!
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#1077498 - 18/02/2012 13:54 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Nice Pileus on the storm over the BM's atm.

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#1077501 - 18/02/2012 14:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: kismet]
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Police just advised a large storm near Lake Cargelligo, shows up on radar pretty clear ..
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#1077505 - 18/02/2012 14:27 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Lithgow... copping it.

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#1077506 - 18/02/2012 14:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
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For people in parts of the
Central West Slopes and Plains,
Riverina,
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Upper Western Forecast Districts.

Issued at 2:14 pm Saturday, 18 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Griffith, Tibooburra, Cobar, White Cliffs, Wanaaring and Ivanhoe.
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#1077508 - 18/02/2012 14:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Well, I am going to head out to Murlan. I'll be on UHF 21 if anyone is in the area.
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#1077510 - 18/02/2012 14:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Nice pea-hail storm here atm, not a single CG though.

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#1077515 - 18/02/2012 15:22 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: kismet]
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Where's here kismet? Bathurst or Meadow Flat? And where is Meadow Flat?

Homer


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#1077516 - 18/02/2012 15:25 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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Meadow Flat atm Homer, halfway between Bathurst and Lithgow.

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#1077517 - 18/02/2012 15:27 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: kismet]
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
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For people in the Central Tablelands and parts of the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Illawarra, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Lower Western, Upper Western and Northern Tablelands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 3:17 pm Saturday, 18 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce damaging winds over the next several hours in parts of the Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Lower Western and Upper Western districts. Locations which may be affected include Griffith, Tibooburra, Cobar, White Cliffs, Wanaaring and Ivanhoe.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce large hailstones, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds over the next several hours in the Central Tablelands and parts of the Mid North Coast, Hunter, Illawarra, North West Slopes and Plains, Central West Slopes and Plains and Northern Tablelands districts. Locations which may be affected include Orange, Mudgee, Bathurst, Katoomba, Tamworth and Gunnedah.
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#1077518 - 18/02/2012 15:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: kismet]
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Originally Posted By: kismet
Meadow Flat atm Homer, halfway between Bathurst and Lithgow.


Thanks champ.

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#1077527 - 18/02/2012 15:48 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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Yeah, kismet has been around for years. Loves his storms. Think he produced this in 2007:


http://www.blackheathweather.com/generalphotos/meadowflatcreek1.jpg

Some meaty stuff heading our way, lots of rolling thunder although its mostly embedded, so we will see what it produces.
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#1077534 - 18/02/2012 16:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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^^To this day the best storm i've ever been party to grin

11mm and it looks to be finishing up.

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#1077537 - 18/02/2012 16:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: kismet]
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Top of Mt Panorama, looking N to NE.

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#1077541 - 18/02/2012 16:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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It's looking dark and stormy to the NW from the beach... it's a shame knowing that we'll see none of that action as it drifts by. As long as that SE breeze keeps puffing there'll be nothing around the Coast today.
It's looking solid on radar... the guys on the other side of the ranges must have their hands full.

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#1077544 - 18/02/2012 16:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Very crisp, chunky anvil to one of the storms to my north; just going by its strength I'd say she's pretty strong.

Unfortunately it's looking depressingly stable here...
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#1077549 - 18/02/2012 16:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Severe looking cells to my west but they are staying out there moving north along the ranges.

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#1077563 - 18/02/2012 17:38 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Storm Hunter]
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Well today has been about... Oh Wow cells looking great, then just falls appart frown
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#1077566 - 18/02/2012 17:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Yeah, G.Storm, if you look at Sydney's sounding this arvo you can see that there isn't much wind support at 500hPa and even 300hPa is marginal for winds as well. I'd imagine it was similar there? Its frustrating as other factors are quite good.

Nothing much here, a few nice CCs and a few mm in the gauge but that's about it.
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#1077567 - 18/02/2012 17:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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It's crazy how dark those clouds just to the NW are because the storms are i'm guessing, a hundred k's off at least... it has the look of a storm about to hit here. Must be holding a hell of a lot of water.


Edited by Ocean Thunder (18/02/2012 17:58)

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#1077568 - 18/02/2012 17:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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Yeah, G.Storm, if you look at Sydney's sounding this arvo you can see that there isn't much wind support at 500hPa and even 300hPa is marginal for winds as well. I'd imagine it was similar there? Its frustrating as other factors are quite good.

Nothing much here, a few nice CCs and a few mm in the gauge but that's about it.


Sunday looks good. Similar setup to Friday with trough line far to the west but this time the steering is significantly stronger. If we get development as we did Friday without question it will make it to the coast this time.

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#1077571 - 18/02/2012 18:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
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Wow hey.Didn't even see anything. Was at Goulburn maccas before midday and the sky looked unstable. Found a spot 1km south of Gunning and waited,waited,waited..... By 1pm we knew something was wrong,however we gave it till 4pm before giving up. Heading for home got a call from a fellow chaser saying something was going near Canberra with a few bolts observed, however visually it looked weak and we knew it wouldn't go on with it. Something was obviously very wrong,very annoying and depressing, I cannot stand busts these days. Dunno if I can be bothered putting in tomorrow now, the shear will probrably funnel "storms" into nowra anyway assuming they even develop...


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#1077585 - 18/02/2012 18:31 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mkeene(pingtang)]
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Originally Posted By: mkeene(pingtang)
Wow hey.Didn't even see anything. Was at Goulburn maccas before midday and the sky looked unstable. Found a spot 1km south of Gunning and waited,waited,waited..... By 1pm we knew something was wrong,however we gave it till 4pm before giving up. Heading for home got a call from a fellow chaser saying something was going near Canberra with a few bolts observed, however visually it looked weak and we knew it wouldn't go on with it. Something was obviously very wrong,very annoying and depressing, I cannot stand busts these days. Dunno if I can be bothered putting in tomorrow now, the shear will probrably funnel "storms" into nowra anyway assuming they even develop...


I even waited till about 1:30pm before heading out, One started to look good out Marulan way it karked it. Then shot down to Tarago to get on those few bolts mkeene was talking about and it just fell to bits, gave up had a beer at the pub and now home chaseing my beer out og the fridge and dinner into my gut.

I am not holding high hopes for tomorrow either.
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#1077591 - 18/02/2012 18:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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It's bucketing down in Bathurst now, plenty of flangs , one very close by too. Damn loud .

http://www.centralwestflying.com/wx/enlargewcp.php?img=20120218/18/WebCam_20120218_182502.jpg photo short time
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#1077595 - 18/02/2012 18:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mkeene(pingtang)]
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Just something missing today in the SE, def moisture there, however i feel there were pockets of stable air that just sucked the life out of anything trying to form around here. I feel for ya Michael, looked the goods around 1pm. I mean just take the cell near us right now, i've just glimpse a look at the base, looks like a it's has a nice RFB, dark with a triple stacked look, rock solid up draught, i can even see hail streaks from the the anvil.... BUT, it will follow all of the other cells behaviour today. Frustrating.

I'd like to see the soundings from today, i wonder if there was some warming on the uppers that the models didn't pick up. It would explain how cells would get to a certain development stage, yet just couldn't hang on long enough.

To better things, dangerous storm west of Scone. It would have an epic outflow feature, and seems to be feeding the Blackville cell. If anyone is on the that one, i'd love to know!

I have mixed feeling about tomorrow. I'll have a look at the models tomorrow morning. I hope a better return for those chasing.

haha, some nice clear airs coming out of this tiny little cell..... typical:)


Edited by Greg Sorenson (18/02/2012 18:56)
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#1077598 - 18/02/2012 19:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Plenty of hail here tonight, storm had a nice red core over the top of us a short while back, its moving over central CBR & the airport now.
Only 3.0mm out of it though, plenty of loud rumbles.

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#1077606 - 18/02/2012 19:26 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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A weird one that one, it seemed like it had almost passed before it started raining, then we had small hail then once it was seemingly gone I went out to put some rubbish out and had to duck as a flang struck somewhere very close by. 3mm as well.


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#1077608 - 18/02/2012 19:28 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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Getting our thundery shower now at Higgins prompted by the arrival of the easterly.

Some very strong updrafts that gave the impression the storm to follow would be impressive. As observed by others, something definitely pulling the rug from under them just as they get going.

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#1077609 - 18/02/2012 19:30 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Teddy]
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There's something a little unsettling about being a few kilometres from home outside on a wheelchair with a small active cell between you and home... Got home safe now just in time, it's now hailing here with some pretty heavy wind swept rain... Gutters overflowing fast.

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#1077610 - 18/02/2012 19:30 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: bogong]
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That cell over Canberra does look interesting lets hope you guys get something out of it to make up for our pit falls today. Had a good look cell just go up just the otherside of Goulburn and then colapse just as quick. Hopefully this easterly will feed something too keep me entertained later this evening.
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#1077613 - 18/02/2012 19:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Would be good to be around Hall A.C.T right about now! Hope someone is getting some photo's of that!
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#1077617 - 18/02/2012 19:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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So THAT'S what it's up to. That storm has been puzzling me for hours. I was thinking it'd come up at me from the south and then turned west, but the radar reveals all. Wow, Hall is the place to be for sure.

I've had storms booming away to my south since 3.30pm, they seemed to be tracking West -> East, me on their northern edge, with a few splats of rain. I didn't look at the radar though.

This one seemed quite small and appeared from the SW, boomed its way NE over me and rained (and boomed), and then the easterly seemed to hit it and it headed back NW, making a lot of noise. I'm still getting the odd big boom from it although it's long-gone. Must be deafening for those under the good bit of it!

apart from that though, storm-wise it's been a lame day. Clouded over in the morning, cleared around lunchtime, warmed up a bit, but never really delivered.

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#1077619 - 18/02/2012 20:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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ant it is about to head into Yass and unleash its frustrations me thinks, Why oh why can it not come and put on a show here.
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#1077620 - 18/02/2012 20:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Well that was a bit of an anti-climax, swept through too fast, only to build up again with that nice bit of black we can see on the radar, so envious of Hall dwellers right now

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#1077621 - 18/02/2012 20:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: 3WINTERS]
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Weird. I just got another boom, it must be from "that" cell, but it would have to be 50 kms away?

And visually, it was as boring as bat pooh, just a fluffy grey mess.

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#1077623 - 18/02/2012 20:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: 3WINTERS]
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Just had some nice hail here and some awesome flangs.

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#1077624 - 18/02/2012 20:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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murrumbateman is in for a world of hurt look at the radar being in the black on BOM, Quite a big black bugger too!

Hope of one us can get some good photo's or vid of this!


Edited by Goulburn Storm (18/02/2012 20:10)
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#1077628 - 18/02/2012 20:12 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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been getting thunder and lightning for the last few hours have had little rain have had hail size around 2cm were i live have had power up and down and out still getting very large lightning and very load thunder. dont know how long it will go for but is as black as out there and alot of action so watch for spot fires and be careful out there.

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#1077630 - 18/02/2012 20:18 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: beabea]
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That core must have missed Murrumbateman by who knows what. Now looks to be heading towards Gunning.
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#1077631 - 18/02/2012 20:30 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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I recognise that spot. and OMG! that is phenomenal!

Originally Posted By: Blizzard
Yeah, kismet has been around for years. Loves his storms. Think he produced this in 2007:


http://www.blackheathweather.com/generalphotos/meadowflatcreek1.jpg

Some meaty stuff heading our way, lots of rolling thunder although its mostly embedded, so we will see what it produces.


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#1077633 - 18/02/2012 20:32 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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We waited for hours at gunning this afternoon and nothing.... now look.... un !@#$ beleivable.

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#1077634 - 18/02/2012 20:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mattysmith]
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I'm STILL getting booms from it! Very short ones, but there's power there. Can see the top now too, like a very fat mushroom.

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#1077635 - 18/02/2012 20:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mattysmith]
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I thought you would be pissed mattysmith and your fellow chaser!
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#1077636 - 18/02/2012 20:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mattysmith]
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getting more active up here still no wet stuff just thunder and light so more of a dry storm very dangerous as we have a lot of fire material around so as it heads your way watch out it is very active unless it calms down but it is rolling rumbles here and the wind is not that high either but if you have animals watch them as it is setting them off.

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#1077638 - 18/02/2012 20:37 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: beabea]
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Looks just to sideswipe Gunning, Damm wish that would have happened earlier today!
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#1077640 - 18/02/2012 20:41 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Sounds like we are just getting some wet stuff now the storm is moving ene at around 24km/h so here it comes and goes and still coming.

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#1077641 - 18/02/2012 20:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: beabea]
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I am going to have a stab at Boorowa being its next target if it lives that long....
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#1077643 - 18/02/2012 20:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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It wont die. Its found something to feed off and nothing to stop it...

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#1077644 - 18/02/2012 20:47 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Now it's dark, I can see the rest of it... Spectacular! Flashing madly, that's one violent storm. It was quite benign when it clipped me. Just noisy.

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#1077645 - 18/02/2012 20:47 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mattysmith]
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Its strobing away outside my lounge window. Very lightning active now!

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#1077646 - 18/02/2012 20:48 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mattysmith]
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Its starting to turn very easterly


Did anyone manage to get any pics of this cell?


Edited by Goulburn Storm (18/02/2012 20:49)
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#1077647 - 18/02/2012 20:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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We might as well give up chasing matt as its becoming quite clear we are wasting our time and money on nothing time and time again. What is going on. I mean seriously

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#1077649 - 18/02/2012 20:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mkeene(pingtang)]
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Finally got a good view of the lightshow here at home, mkeene I know that feeling but when it does pay off its an awsome feeling though the bank balance for petrol doesn't quite feel the same way...

Just me or does anyone else think that cell might be spliting


Edited by Goulburn Storm (18/02/2012 20:54)
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#1077650 - 18/02/2012 20:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mkeene(pingtang)]
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wake me from this nightmare.

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#1077652 - 18/02/2012 20:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mattysmith]
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Originally Posted By: mattysmith
wake me from this nightmare.


That must hurt allot after your efforts earlier today
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#1077653 - 18/02/2012 20:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mkeene(pingtang)]
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I think it makes sense now, the very thing that we were lacking today was cooler temps in the uppers, sun goes down, nocturnal cooling kicks in, and there you have it, best storm of the day. All the ingredients were there, except one.
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#1077654 - 18/02/2012 21:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Originally Posted By: Greg Sorenson
I think it makes sense now, the very thing that we were lacking today was cooler temps in the uppers, sun goes down, nocturnal cooling kicks in, and there you have it, best storm of the day. All the ingredients were there, except one.


Me was thinking along the same lines, but its just not fair.
Also winds are now more from the east


Edited by Goulburn Storm (18/02/2012 21:00)
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#1077655 - 18/02/2012 21:03 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Grrr, Now its a two part cell full of energy and fun. Today's efforts feel like a waste of time.

Yass gets a second helping...


Edited by Goulburn Storm (18/02/2012 21:05)
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#1077656 - 18/02/2012 21:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Interesting chase day. Late start with rumbles of thunder getting me up Mt Stromlo to admire LP looking thing near Hall @ 4 pm while a Williamsdale-Burra cell tried to get going to the south. It had powerful updrafts that promised a lot but seemed to lose momentum just above mid levels.



Decided to follow it as it wandered sort of ENE but it clearly had had enough just north of Wamboin, so after exchanging SMSs with Troy Barrett and wondering what was going wrong, headed home to Duffy.

Again @ 6 pm was prompted from my slumber by thunder, and noticed strengthening cell sort of near Woden/Tuggeranong heading NNE direction. I liked the striations in, and darkness of the small updraft region, so tracked it to Red Hill and it was starting to look tasty.



Then headed down hill to the golf driving range and demarcation between dark developing base and sky was very marked.



Then headed out Canberra Ave, toward Queanbeyan, where the updraft started to show itself and was looking good!





Tried to get a photo of it against the back of the storm but the rain wouldn't cooperate. As I headed back towards Fyshwick, that updraft seemed to collapse and I thought the storm was weakening, but I was wrong. Had a couple of great flangs in Fyshwick and headed home to Duffy.

As the storm headed north it soon became apparent from radar and visual that the storm was still powering along, so I headed to Red Hill for some sunset shots as it traversed Murrumbateman.





Edited by upper level disturbance (18/02/2012 21:18)

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#1077657 - 18/02/2012 21:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: upper level disturbance]
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Awsome pics upper level, Wish we could have gotten some more close up ones but great work!
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#1077662 - 18/02/2012 21:40 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Nice one mate! So glad that someone got a photo of it.
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#1077668 - 18/02/2012 21:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Useful shots ULD... the only one that chimes with what I saw is teh last one, as it was disappearing to the north, a fat mushroom. All I saw when it was closer was a messy, grey nonentity. That first shot shows it was quite a pretty cloud clump.

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#1077672 - 18/02/2012 22:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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this afternoon it looked promising towards Camden with some nice cloud build up but alas nothing came from it

hopefully tomorrow will be a better day

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#1077684 - 18/02/2012 22:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Damm Hit Boorowa just like I thought, If only it has been that easy today!
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#1077686 - 18/02/2012 22:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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It won't stop til it reaches Darwin.

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#1077689 - 18/02/2012 22:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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It won't stop til it reaches Darwin.


HAHAH, I think it might be on its last legs now..
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#1077697 - 18/02/2012 23:41 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
ant Offline
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Yes, some place called "Bigga", never heard of it, but it killed the storm. Look at that stuff up west of gunnedah, why don't we ever get whoppers like that?

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#1077709 - 19/02/2012 02:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ant]
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Looking at tracker and radar, i knew it was going to be a busy night at work. I even got called in early 8pm instead of 10pm. ! massive amount of storm damage!
4000 people without power Dubbo, Condo had power lines come down over railway line, train ran into lines, causing some troubles! Many other towns also hit with high winds, lightning, including , Wellington, Dubbo, Coonabarabran, Orange, Grenfell, Molong, Warren, Gilgandra! I so wish i wasnt stuck in this control room until 6am ,still plenty of staff working at the moment restoring power to those unfortunate customers! They deserve a medal. chasing storms would be more fun! I dont think anyone headed out west far enough to see it ? one day will make my way out!

See what might occur today!
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#1077720 - 19/02/2012 07:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Well the BOM seem confident of storms in Sydney today:

Partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms developing in the west early afternoon then extending to the coast later.

Source: BOM, Sydney Forecast, 0516 19/2/12

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#1077722 - 19/02/2012 08:03 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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The storms will reach the coast very late tonight according to models affecting mainly southern Sydney. Today is the end game for this event with peak rain totals predicted late this afternoon. Still quite uncertain where exactly the greatest storms will be, only yesterday models had the peak in the Capertee valley and northern end CT's almost hunter, yet today models have the peak in the southern CT's more around Goulburn, while previous days the peaks were mostly around the central CT's. So I guess anywhere from southern to northern CT's could still be the peak storms. I was hoping to see at least one decent rain total here today out of this event, we will see.

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#1077732 - 19/02/2012 09:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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Spot on PeterDuke. You have summarised this event for today really well. We will now just have to watch the radars from lunchtime onwards to see which areas will get the most intense thunderstorms and how far East will they go.

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#1077734 - 19/02/2012 09:14 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: reckless]
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Well, the stronger shear arrives in the evening so it makes sense that most of the stronger activity will stay on the ranges and possibly thewest Sydney metro reigon until evening. I think I have to go inland to atleast Tarago/Goulburn/Tarlaga but the coast will get something as the shear increases towards nightfall whether its just dregs or not we shall see. Interesting to note bureau, have mentioned "possibly severe" in many of the reigonal forecasts, you dont see that every day.


Edited by mkeene(pingtang) (19/02/2012 09:15)

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#1077738 - 19/02/2012 09:51 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mkeene(pingtang)]
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Yes being as I am already in Goulburn poke I am going to sit on the radar until it looks like something juciy today, I don't want to be running around chaseing cells that just fall appart like yesterday. Let me know if any of you guys are in town.
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#1077745 - 19/02/2012 10:20 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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That little surge of colder upper support arrives for sw metro about the same time shear improving 5pm and after. Im hoping for development to delay a little til mid afternoon and for a massive storm line to roll through SH and sth CT 4-5pm and into sw metro by 6pm, too much to ask?, ps i like your chase mobile on ure website goulburn storm, all it needs now is some hail dents smile

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#1077757 - 19/02/2012 10:45 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Quagmelson]
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BOM tweeked the Canberra forcast @ 9:44am this morning.
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#1077759 - 19/02/2012 10:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Quagmelson]
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I am not fussed by the cirrus invading from the south, probably not thick enough to be a pain yet.....wait and see game, as soon as I see anything on radar that is not stuck on a 1000m pimple of land I will move.
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#1077777 - 19/02/2012 11:27 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ozthunder]
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Just noticed 18z GFS has pushed the main storm action even further south. Looks like its a bullseye for Canberra now, might not reach Sydney until very late at night.

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#1077783 - 19/02/2012 11:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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okay... am grounded by presence of kidlets, so no chasing - taking 6yo and twin 4yo kids out is frowned upon. Last night, set the camera and tripod up under the pergola, facing red hill, and got these:

















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#1077787 - 19/02/2012 12:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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The cap is still holding up here, nothing much at all except a bit of high cloud. DP is okay at around 14C.

I would guess mid to late arvo for up here, before any action starts.


Edited by Blizzard (19/02/2012 12:09)
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#1077788 - 19/02/2012 12:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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Very nice pics peterh, I can not wait until my daughter is alittle bit more older to get her out in the action. I am going to say I think either around wombeyan caves or tarago/bung is where things might flair up today.
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#1077790 - 19/02/2012 12:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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GS, have you considered the Crookwell Wind Farm as a possible chase location? It has a fantastic view to the SE, E and with a bit of work the N.

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#1077792 - 19/02/2012 12:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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Originally Posted By: Blizzard
The cap is still holding up here, nothing much at all except a bit of high cloud. DP is okay at around 14C.

I would guess mid to late arvo for up here, before any action starts.


With the trough so far to the southwest this is the type of day (like 2 days ago) where action probably has to initiate on the trough first and then in turn can force the downstream pre-frontal trough to develop near SYD or over the ranges. My concern now would be the high cirrus down near the trough possibly slowing development there.

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#1077793 - 19/02/2012 12:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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Yes, been out that way a few times. Looking at the moment something is going up near Bigga. I am still not set on a location for today yet, I haven't seen an area that is standing out at me.

SB - Is that where you thinking of heading this arvo?


Edited by Goulburn Storm (19/02/2012 12:24)
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#1077794 - 19/02/2012 12:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Looks like there's a good chance that the hunter will get nothing again. Shear looks to be worse then yesterday, although it does look like picking up late this arvo/evening. As PD said, coastal regions could get something late.

Strong southerly change will ruin the day tomorrow, unless something kicks off before midday.

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#1077797 - 19/02/2012 12:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm

SB - Is that where you thinking of heading this arvo?

Nah, I'm more an armchair storm chaser, snow is more my thing. Was out that way in September trying to escape the coastal heat wink.

The Cullerin Range is good for anything approaching from the west, especially on the Crookwell-Gunning road.

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#1077809 - 19/02/2012 12:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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See there is some activty starting up in the cooma corridor and out near grenfell.
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#1077826 - 19/02/2012 14:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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A whole lot of nothing out there at present. Some weak cells near Cooma, maybe the baseball cap is on too tight? At least it's cooler than expected here.

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#1077830 - 19/02/2012 14:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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At Moss Vale. Sky looks benign ,sunshine with a mix of fluffy cu and cirrus. The further southwest you go the more cirrus you get.I may have a better chance of something If I head south towards Canberra as an outflow boundary may trigger new storms further and further north as the arvo progresses , however that cirrus on the sat pic really does look evil,and im really beginning to think another bust is in the making. Atleast its only 50minutes home. Wont travel any further unless theres a reason to...

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#1077836 - 19/02/2012 14:33 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mkeene(pingtang)]
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Originally Posted By: mkeene(pingtang)
At Moss Vale. Sky looks benign ,sunshine with a mix of fluffy cu and cirrus. The further southwest you go the more cirrus you get.I may have a better chance of something If I head south towards Canberra as an outflow boundary may trigger new storms further and further north as the arvo progresses , however that cirrus on the sat pic really does look evil,and im really beginning to think another bust is in the making. Atleast its only 50minutes home. Wont travel any further unless theres a reason to...


So where do you feel your going to lay in waiting? I still feel somewhere near Tarago would be a good starting point
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#1077839 - 19/02/2012 14:42 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Looks like some convection developing over the ranges west of sydney atm.

Currently 28.6/19.8 in Parramatta so enough heat energy in the basin to support any convection. Upper level cirrus appears to have mostly held off so hopefully the opportunity for a few cells to develop in the basin ahead of the trough line.

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#1077843 - 19/02/2012 14:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidg]
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gs im saying nth of act for sure we have a identical carbon copy cell forming in the exact same spot of that cell last night.
forming now west of kambah headed same direction to the nth will take a pic when it moves to a clearer spot

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#1077845 - 19/02/2012 14:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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stormymick, yes I had a feeling today would follow some of yesterday's trends but I hope they don't fall appart just as quick though I think its going to be late/dusk chaseing today as I am not feeling the same enviroment yet.
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#1077852 - 19/02/2012 15:17 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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I'm going to start rolling towards nth of the act Tarago area.
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#1077858 - 19/02/2012 15:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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got a young anvill steping of the ridge now over tuggers atm

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#1077860 - 19/02/2012 15:40 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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Sitting on castlereagh rd atm grabbing a time lapse of these cells - doing their usual trick of dying off the ranges
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#1077864 - 19/02/2012 15:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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Storms more or less evolving as the ACCESS, U.S., and EC were showing in my opinion. Perhaps 1-2 hours later but none of those showed much activity near the SYD basin until after 2000 or so, this could be one of those rare SYD basin night storm events.

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#1077865 - 19/02/2012 15:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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Just heard cracks of lightning, a bit out of the blue considering where the other storms are.

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#1077869 - 19/02/2012 15:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: GrizzlyBear]
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just got a small rumble its starting to get some energy
just as typed it a solid crack to s/w


Edited by stormymick (19/02/2012 15:53)

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#1077895 - 19/02/2012 16:09 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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In quandary! do I head towards Goulburn, or slide south down the coast, that cell west of Moruya in no mans land is looking good. May head to Mossy Vale and reevaluate, even if the coastal stuff slides north Bungonia, Wingello Moss Vale may not be a bad place.
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#1077900 - 19/02/2012 16:13 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ozthunder]
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I think that Moruya one may hit Batemans Bay, has a northerly drift to it, looks pretty decent.

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#1077901 - 19/02/2012 16:13 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ozthunder]
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I am out at tarago ozthunder and its coming this way and looking great!
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#1077907 - 19/02/2012 16:20 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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gs getting some good rumbles to my nth west its headed your way

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#1077922 - 19/02/2012 16:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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gs a good cell heading for tarago were getting good solid rumbles here to our east and its growing

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#1077927 - 19/02/2012 16:51 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DESTRUCTIVE WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING

For people in the Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Riverina, Australian Capital Territory and parts of the South Coast, Central West Slopes and Plains, Lower Western, Upper Western and Snowy Mountains Forecast Districts.

Issued at 4:29 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Nowra, Batemans Bay, Orange, Canberra, Goulburn, Wagga Wagga, Albury, Deniliquin, Griffith, Hay, Cobar and Bourke.

At the time of issue, a particularly dangerous thunderstorm with potential for very large hail and destructive wind gusts was approaching Batemans Bay from the southwest.

In the west of the warning area, damaging winds are more likely to occur than large hailstones or very heavy rainfall.

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#1077933 - 19/02/2012 16:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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I've directed Troy Barrett to 20kms east of braidwood where had reported a well developed stacked guster on the western edge. He can stay put for the incoming from the west also. I think there will be another cell similar to possibly develop once cells move into the ne flow
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#1077936 - 19/02/2012 17:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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Warnings are popping up everywhere over Twitter .... this sounds like a dangerous storm for many hours ahead.

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#1077937 - 19/02/2012 17:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Greg Sorenson]
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it seems Batemans Bay is going to get pumped from the storm there

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#1077940 - 19/02/2012 17:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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The Eurobodalla storm is in the forest, possibly the Mt. Wandera transmitter site got a direct hit. Batemans Bay town is just getting the edge of it.

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#1077943 - 19/02/2012 17:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: DrizzlyBear]
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I thought finally it was going to be our turn. Was on line for a direct hit then magically splits in two with both halves going in different directions missing us completely. We miss out again.
Duane.

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#1077945 - 19/02/2012 17:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Duane]
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Duane that's what has been happening here over the last 6 weeks and counting

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#1077947 - 19/02/2012 17:33 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: petethemoskeet]
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looks like ulladulla is going to get smacked

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#1077949 - 19/02/2012 17:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: munga]
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Over Bathurst now!

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#1077951 - 19/02/2012 17:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: munga]
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Looks like between Katoomba & Blackheath is getting pounded,looks to be moving NE, might come into the Hunter latter if it dos'nt fizzle out,all the storms in the past week have been staying just west of here moving north up the ranges the storms today look to be moving more on a NE heading,they should come closer to the coast later or after dark.

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#1077953 - 19/02/2012 17:54 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Storm Hunter]
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Reports of several large trees over roads between Lake Cargelligo and Condobolin.. council being called to remove.!
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#1077954 - 19/02/2012 17:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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blackheath to medlow bath is getting hammered cars pulled over everywhere due to hail from police scanner

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#1077955 - 19/02/2012 17:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Storm Hunter]
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I think I chose the wrong time to leave Penrith - cells on the mountains exploded after I gave up hope on any making their way into the basin. Ah well, I'm sure that'll still be the case anyway. Can see some drizzle making its way into the basin, hopeful for another late night light show.
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#1077957 - 19/02/2012 17:59 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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Originally Posted By: davidm
I think I chose the wrong time to leave Penrith - cells on the mountains exploded after I gave up hope on any making their way into the basin. Ah well, I'm sure that'll still be the case anyway. Can see some drizzle making its way into the basin, hopeful for another late night light show.


Its a race between the trough and loss of daytime heating right now. I don't see anything into the basin outside of the far west til around 2000. 2000-midnight is the period right now where activity could make it in.

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#1077959 - 19/02/2012 18:02 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
Lauren Offline
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Currently in north Richmond and the cells bursting over the rangers are looking quite impressive. Can't upload any pic till I'm home though :-( hope my family down in Ulladulla have all their cars tucked away. That storm look menacing!

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#1077962 - 19/02/2012 18:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Lauren]
aussielunix Offline
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Nowra / Greenwell Point in the firing line for a decent looking cell.
Would love to be atop Nowra Hill getting some pics right now.

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#1077966 - 19/02/2012 18:13 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: aussielunix]
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I was just abot to say something similar. Nowra quite often misses out, but tonight looks promising.

That Ulladulla/Batemans Bay cell sure looks mean.

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#1077970 - 19/02/2012 18:17 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: windjammer]
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Blackheath was on the edge of the most intense stuff but still 15.5mm here, with 8.5mm at one stage in 8 minutes, at around 6pm. No hail. Twitter has reported that traffice has come to a halt in Medlow Bath after a hail storm, am trying to find out more. Car accident there now too, blocking both directions. I could hear the hail from here.

Twitter is great for instant weather info, just type Medlow Bath in your twitter account search function. More info will come in soon, i'd guess.

Hail up to 2cm piece size in Medlow Bath at around 6pm, possibly a bit bigger in isolated stones. Good cover on the ground too, melting now.


Edited by Blizzard (19/02/2012 18:25)
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#1077971 - 19/02/2012 18:18 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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I'm on rocky hill goulburn, for our storm. Good CG's but very rain wraped
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#1077974 - 19/02/2012 18:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: stormymick]
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had a look at the Bathurst storm from behind. This is what greeted me before I got out of town.



have some videos to upload but think it is only inflow.


Edited by MillthorpeSnow (19/02/2012 18:25)

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#1077982 - 19/02/2012 18:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MillthorpeSnow]
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My folks in Greenwell Point just got an SMS from Budget Direct to say the storm is dangerous and they should take care.
When did insurance companies start sending out pro-active msgs ?

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#1077983 - 19/02/2012 18:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MillthorpeSnow]
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Lindsay , this is the look from the eastern side of town.
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#1077984 - 19/02/2012 18:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Lauren]
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Originally Posted By: Lauren
Currently in north Richmond and the cells bursting over the rangers are looking quite impressive. Can't upload any pic till I'm home though :-( hope my family down in Ulladulla have all their cars tucked away. That storm look menacing!


Look forward to seeing what I ended up missing in that area smile
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#1077987 - 19/02/2012 18:37 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MillthorpeSnow]
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What an awesome sunday, things working out as hoped with late development, dont dissapoint now tonight!, hope pingtang and others whove been frustrated score big tonight. Good things come to those who wait, and put in effort! I just want a good lightning show and a sunday night dance in heavy rain with the missus and a beer, bring it biatch!!

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#1077988 - 19/02/2012 18:38 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Quagmelson]
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DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING

For people in the
Greater Wollongong and parts of the
Wollondilly/Wingecarribee areas.

Issued at 6:19 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:20 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Kangaroo Valley, Fitzroy Falls, Kangaloon, Robertson, Nowra and the Morton National Park (west of Nowra).

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect Jamberoo, Kiama, Albion Park, Minnamurra, Lake Avon and the area just east of Bowral by 6:50 pm and Gerringong, Shellharbour, Dapto, Pt Kembla, Unanderra and Lake Nepean by 7:20 pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.

At the time of issue, a particularly dangerous thunderstorm with potential for very large hail and destructive wind gusts was west of Ulladulla moving northwards and will possibly affect the Nowra area in the next hour or two.

In the west of the warning area, damaging winds are more likely to occur than large hailstones or very heavy rainfall.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 7:20 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes and parts of the Hunter, South Coast, Central West Slopes and Plains, Riverina, Lower Western, Upper Western and Australian Capital Territory districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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#1077989 - 19/02/2012 18:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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from just taking a look to the south of Campbelltown it looks like business is about to pick up around the basin hopefully

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#1077993 - 19/02/2012 18:47 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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Originally Posted By: Blizzard
Blackheath was on the edge of the most intense stuff but still 15.5mm here, with 8.5mm at one stage in 8 minutes, at around 6pm. No hail. Twitter has reported that traffice has come to a halt in Medlow Bath after a hail storm, am trying to find out more. Car accident there now too, blocking both directions. I could hear the hail from here.

Twitter is great for instant weather info, just type Medlow Bath in your twitter account search function. More info will come in soon, i'd guess.

Hail up to 2cm piece size in Medlow Bath at around 6pm, possibly a bit bigger in isolated stones. Good cover on the ground too, melting now.


32mm here with that storm - fair bit of moderate size hail (malteser size) - max rate of 133mm/hr

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#1077995 - 19/02/2012 18:51 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Just got spanked by the cell near Moss Vale - car is dented, how I did not lose the windscreen is a miracle as there were some larger than golf balls in it. Currently at Bowral, cell appears to be strengthening again. Watched this cell from initiation !! Urly beast now
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#1077996 - 19/02/2012 18:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: aslaws]
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Thanks aslaws. Fatal accident apparently at Hartley too. Not a good day to be out and about.
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#1077998 - 19/02/2012 18:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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Looks like the storms will be heading into the basin now. Can hear alot of distant thunder in Glenmore Park now. Looking very dangerous over Warragamba area, both on the radar and when you look out towards that direction.

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#1078001 - 19/02/2012 18:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
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Look at the 64km Wollongong radar. Is that a hook echo? Possible tornado?

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#1078002 - 19/02/2012 18:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
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Originally Posted By: vfusion
Looks like the storms will be heading into the basin now. Can hear alot of distant thunder in Glenmore Park now. Looking very dangerous over Warragamba area, both on the radar and when you look out towards that direction.


Interesting what the interaction will be between the cell headed E-SE towards Camden and the cell approaching from the SW from Appin.

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#1078003 - 19/02/2012 18:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Blizzard]
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Hi All ! Might look good in the radar atm for here but it is actually very quiet out there with no rain falling and no thunder/lightning.

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#1078005 - 19/02/2012 19:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ozthunder]
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it looks like its heading towards Wollongong now

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#1078006 - 19/02/2012 19:02 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
chapo Offline
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if that happens it will happen over Campbelltown

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#1078007 - 19/02/2012 19:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Wind has just hit Nowra, and there's some decent boom crash.

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#1078009 - 19/02/2012 19:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
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Originally Posted By: MascotWX


Interesting what the interaction will be between the cell headed E-SE towards Camden and the cell approaching from the SW from Appin.


Similar track to the 1999 April hailstorm but I doubt a exact copy.

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#1078014 - 19/02/2012 19:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Peter Konnecke]
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Picton is getting hit again

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#1078020 - 19/02/2012 19:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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That was nuts in bowral!, Lucky I found a spot to hide from the hail. BOM at 18:50 frame 3 really did look like a nice hook.
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#1078021 - 19/02/2012 19:25 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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It does look like a hook echo, the Sydney radar does back up what you're looking at, floody. Both on doppler and the 128km zoom. It would be good if the Wollongong doppler wasn't producing what looks to be false echoes so there would be more backup. It definitely was a nasty looking cell for a while.

Looks like Sydney might be in for some action soon. Fingers crossed for all of you, hopefully you'll get something decent smile Fingers crossed that something makes it up here too.

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#1078025 - 19/02/2012 19:28 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Peter Konnecke]
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Uploaded the time lapse from this afternoon's convection over the Mountains:

Things looking increasingly good in the East smile


Edited by davidm (19/02/2012 19:29)
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#1078026 - 19/02/2012 19:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Funnel Cloud]
chapo Offline
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two cells are converging over Campbelltown as we speak

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#1078027 - 19/02/2012 19:33 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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The Detailed STW has been updated to include a cell out at Colo Heights:

Quote:
DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING

For people in the
Greater Wollongong and parts of the
Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury and
Wollondilly/Wingecarribee areas.

Issued at 7:20 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:20 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near the escarpment west of Wollongong, Nowra and the Morton National Park (west of Nowra). These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Gerringong, Jamberoo, Bulli, Lake Cataract, Bundanoon and Fitzroy Falls by 7:50 pm and Wollongong, Kiama, Dapto, Pt Kembla, Bowral and Moss Vale by 8:20 pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.


http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN65152.shtml

Edit: Nice timelapse, davidm! It's great just sitting back and watching storms develop.


Edited by Funnel Cloud (19/02/2012 19:35)

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#1078028 - 19/02/2012 19:33 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
chapo Offline
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also the Camden cell is getting stronger over Campbelltown

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#1078031 - 19/02/2012 19:34 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Updated again

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DAMAGING WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and FLASH FLOODING

For people in parts of the
Sydney Metropolitan,
Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury and
Wollondilly/Wingecarribee areas.

Issued at 7:32 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 7:35 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Douglas Park, Oakdale, Picton, Thirlmere and the area west of Picton.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect Colo Heights, Camden, Campbelltown, Oran Park, the Burragorang State Recreation Area and Wedderburn by 8:05 pm and Sutherland, Badgerys Creek, Engadine, Holsworthy, Leppington and Liverpool by 8:35 pm.

Damaging winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.

Eartlier this afternoon, Vincentia near Jervis Bay recorded 26mm of rain in 10 minutes, and Yallwell near Nowra recorded 23mm of rain in 10 minutes. Hail larger than golf balls has also been reported from a storm near Moss Vale.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 8:35 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Illawarra, Central Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and parts of the Hunter, Metropolitan, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Riverina, Lower Western and Upper Western districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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#1078033 - 19/02/2012 19:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Campbelltown/Liverpool Region looks like they are going to cop it pretty bad, still don't know what to expect for Penrith. Light rain falling atm, with a little thunder and lightning.

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#1078034 - 19/02/2012 19:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
floody Offline
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I drive down Macquarie Pass to work in Wollongong, so I'll check out the area affected by that hook echo if its accessible and get pics of anything interesting.

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#1078035 - 19/02/2012 19:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: floody]
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http://gbnstorm.com/hook.jpg Here is an image of that hook.

Did anyone in the area get and pics of the hail, I did but it wasn't as big as reported.


Edited by Goulburn Storm (19/02/2012 19:54)
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#1078037 - 19/02/2012 19:53 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: floody]
chapo Offline
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atm Campbelltown is between the Camden and Appin cell

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#1078038 - 19/02/2012 19:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
chapo Offline
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Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm
http://gbnstorm.com/hook.jpg Here is an image of that hook.

Did anyone in the area get and pics of the hail, I did but it wasn't as big as reported.


the pic isnt there

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#1078040 - 19/02/2012 19:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Originally Posted By: chapo
Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm
http://gbnstorm.com/hook.jpg Here is an image of that hook.

Did anyone in the area get and pics of the hail, I did but it wasn't as big as reported.


the pic isnt there


Just checking the problem now soz.

http://gbnstorm.com/hook.htm


Edited by Goulburn Storm (19/02/2012 20:03)
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#1078041 - 19/02/2012 19:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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looks to be a hook on that cell near colo heights to me.

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#1078047 - 19/02/2012 20:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Just walked over to Nth Curl Curl and it's looking very dark to the South and West, (took a couple of not too spectacular shots of the CBD with dark clouds looming) still couldn't make out any lightning at that time. All the ingredients are looking sweet atm for some action soon, it's got a very unstable feel to it outside and the surface winds at least are just about ideal.
Gusty moist NE'ster blowing off the ocean here at Dee Why, hope it does the job to get a non-damaging storm brewing around these parts.
Radar is on track right now.
Hope i haven't jinxed it.

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#1078052 - 19/02/2012 20:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Here is an image of that hook. - Sorry about the previous link my typo

http://gbnstorm.com/hook.htm

Just hit you back button to return.
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#1078053 - 19/02/2012 20:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: floody]
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Tropically heavy rain in Bowral, very heavy indeed and long lived too - been bucketing for twenty minutes.

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#1078054 - 19/02/2012 20:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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looks like it's turning into more of a thundery rain mass the further north it gets.

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#1078055 - 19/02/2012 20:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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So, may I ask, what is so special about a hook?

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#1078058 - 19/02/2012 20:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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Loc: Ellalong.10kms SW of Cessnock ...
There could be a tornado if there is a hook on the radar.

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#1078059 - 19/02/2012 20:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
chapo Offline
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lots of thunder and rain here in Campbelltown but no hail as of yet

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#1078060 - 19/02/2012 20:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Storm Hunter]
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Thanks SH

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#1078061 - 19/02/2012 20:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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Originally Posted By: Rabbitz
So, may I ask, what is so special about a hook?



Means the cell could be rotating... meaning tornado activity,

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#1078064 - 19/02/2012 20:14 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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Originally Posted By: Rabbitz
So, may I ask, what is so special about a hook?


It means pirates are near.
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#1078066 - 19/02/2012 20:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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Originally Posted By: davidm
Originally Posted By: Rabbitz
So, may I ask, what is so special about a hook?


It means pirates are near.


haha, There here to steal the thunder!
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#1078067 - 19/02/2012 20:17 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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Originally Posted By: Rabbitz
So, may I ask, what is so special about a hook?


The Weather Zone Glossary is great to look up terminology you don't understand.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/help/glossary.jsp?l=h

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#1078068 - 19/02/2012 20:19 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: aussielunix]
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Wooah !

That pulsed so many times here in Wolli Creek!

/me gets candles ready


Edited by lunix (19/02/2012 20:19)

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#1078070 - 19/02/2012 20:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: aussielunix]
chapo Offline
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the cell is no longer a serve storm

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#1078072 - 19/02/2012 20:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: aussielunix]
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mea cupla.

I didn't think to look in the glossary

Thanks All

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#1078073 - 19/02/2012 20:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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CANCELLATION DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
Issued at 8:09 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.
Severe thunderstorms are no longer affecting Sydney Newcastle Wollongong or surrounding areas. The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.

Eartlier this afternoon, Vincentia near Jervis Bay recorded 26mm of rain in 10 minutes, and Yallwell near Nowra recorded 23mm of rain in 10 minutes. Hail larger than golf balls has also been reported from a storm near Moss Vale.
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#1078074 - 19/02/2012 20:24 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Rabbitz]
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two videos I took today. Both are the rear of the storm that went through Blayney/Bathurst. Can someone with some knowledge tell me what I was actually watching? inflow?

Thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-R0eSEhrg8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvFZQ6xrW_g

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#1078077 - 19/02/2012 20:28 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MillthorpeSnow]
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Some lightning, thunder and light rain at Artarmon.

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#1078085 - 19/02/2012 20:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Steve777]
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Confusing storm motion in SYD. All storms cut E-SE and mainly missed the CBD and now suddenly everything has resume NE motion again.

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#1078087 - 19/02/2012 20:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
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STW re-issued for the sydney and hunter smile

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
New South Wales

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES, FLASH FLOODING and DAMAGING WIND
For people in parts of the
Sydney Metropolitan,
Greater Wollongong and
Wollondilly/Wingecarribee areas.

Issued at 8:46 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 8:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were
detected on weather radar near Appin and Helensburgh.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect Engadine, Waterfall and Wedderburn by 9:10 pm and
Sutherland, Sydney Airport and Campbelltown by 9:40 pm.

Large hailstones, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds are
likely.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
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The next warning is due to be issued by 9:50 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Illawarra,
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Metropolitan, South Coast, Southern Tablelands, South West Slopes, Riverina,
Lower Western and Upper Western districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's
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#1078088 - 19/02/2012 20:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
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its getting wierd here in Campbelltown there is continous lightning but no thunder to go with it

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#1078089 - 19/02/2012 20:49 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
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Wind seems to be coming from the SSE, which I think is starting to kill everything.
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#1078090 - 19/02/2012 20:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MascotWX]
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Originally Posted By: MascotWX
Confusing storm motion in SYD. All storms cut E-SE and mainly missed the CBD and now suddenly everything has resume NE motion again.



Lining up nicely for the Western suburbs. Coast will surely get something from the incoming NE push?

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#1078092 - 19/02/2012 20:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidg]
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Warning says Campbelltown by 9.30??

They're getting it now for crying out loud.

Homer

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#1078094 - 19/02/2012 20:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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Radar looks great, but ive got uninterrupted views to the S SW and W and there is hardly any lightning at all, just the odd bolt, like every 2 to 3 minutes

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#1078095 - 19/02/2012 20:58 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Quagmelson]
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Holy #### BOM just worked out that storm!
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#1078098 - 19/02/2012 21:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Homer]
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Here was the prelude over Dapto - 90 minutes later deluge and huge cracks!


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#1078099 - 19/02/2012 21:02 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Initial storms were pushing more E - what you can see now is the action on the change moving up the coast. Not sure about a NE push - more like S to SE change pushing the convergence line N to NE smile Storms appear to be weakening again now as energy levels drop.

EDIT: Guess you might mean the storms pushing to the N to NE rather than referring to the winds...


Edited by BNE (19/02/2012 21:04)
Edit Reason: Now it makes sense...

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#1078101 - 19/02/2012 21:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ....]
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Rain rate has just picked up in sutherland. Not much lightning and no thunder. Nothing severe happening at the moment. Pretty empty STW

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#1078102 - 19/02/2012 21:05 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ....]
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Very unusual set-up for the Sydney Basin. You have thunderstorms moving up the coast from the South an nearby inland moving NE. Then you have another intense storm front moving in from the west, currently around Cowra (Look at the 256 kms radar). Hence there is chance some parts of the Sdney basin will cop it twice.

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#1078103 - 19/02/2012 21:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ....]
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Originally Posted By: BNE
Initial storms were pushing more E - what you can see now is the action on the change moving up the coast. Not sure about a NE push - more like S to SE change pushing the convergence line N to NE smile Storms appear to be weakening again now as energy levels drop.

EDIT: Guess you might mean the storms pushing to the N to NE rather than referring to the winds...


That was my thinking also, the S, SSE seams to be killing off most of the energy though I guess the Helensburgh or Appin storms haven't got it yet.
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#1078104 - 19/02/2012 21:07 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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the wind has picked up and the rain is pouring down here now

theres more thunder and lightning here in Campbelltown now

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#1078106 - 19/02/2012 21:09 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Quagmelson]
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Originally Posted By: Quagmelson
Radar looks great, but ive got uninterrupted views to the S SW and W and there is hardly any lightning at all, just the odd bolt, like every 2 to 3 minutes


Yeah noticed that too frown. Been trying to spy a few stray bolts but hardly anything doing. All embedded CC stuff. Not much in the way of structure i wouldnt think anyway. Quite a few sparks to the SE of that cell though.

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#1078109 - 19/02/2012 21:12 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidg]
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Well it was a half interesting evening here in the macarthur region. At around 7pm we headed back toward Campbelltown from Richmond and could immediately see cells brewing up to the west and south west. Here are some pics i managed to snap sitting near bunnings narellan overlooking the Kirkham sports field. this storm appeared to develop a slight hook echo on the radar as it passed through Picton and as it approached us had a very interesting base on it with what appeared to be some rotation, but it was hard to tell as it was approaching dark. Apologies for the bad quality. i was so focused on trying to get any pictures that i didnt even bother playing around with settings, and also the size. a bit big i know.
















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#1078113 - 19/02/2012 21:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: ....]
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Originally Posted By: BNE
Initial storms were pushing more E - what you can see now is the action on the change moving up the coast. Not sure about a NE push - more like S to SE change pushing the convergence line N to NE smile Storms appear to be weakening again now as energy levels drop.

EDIT: Guess you might mean the storms pushing to the N to NE rather than referring to the winds...


Lol yep prob should have been a bit clearer. Convergence has weakened significantly. S'ly will prb kill the CBD's chances of scoring anything out of the line moving in from the West.


Edited by davidg (19/02/2012 21:17)

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#1078114 - 19/02/2012 21:17 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Yeah so far so weird.. Had 3 very random cg's almost overhead even though those main cells are still miles off?? Now not much is happening. There's flashes out to sea to SE and some in the SW direction but the way this storm is moving is Just messed up. First E now NE and hopefully it beats the SE wind everyones talking about. Cmon hurry it up!

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#1078116 - 19/02/2012 21:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm
Here is an image of that hook. - Sorry about the previous link my typo

http://gbnstorm.com/hook.htm

Just hit you back button to return.


First I should ask, where exactly is the hook? I think you might be referring to the "hook" on the southern edge on the storm. Assuming that the storm is a cyclonic supercell (which seems reasonable), any hook echo should be in the the NW quaduant. The radar feature there I would think is more typical of a V-notch.

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#1078117 - 19/02/2012 21:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Bathurstscan]
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Only a couple of pics as I have to give over the room with the PC to sleeping kids. More tomorrow.

The first is a nice updraft area, weakly rotating.





This one just before I smacked with large hail.

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#1078119 - 19/02/2012 21:26 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MC Thomas]
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Lauren, excellent photos!! Love the structure! Honestly, this is an excellent series of photos.

Everyone in the Illawarra/Sydney/Southern tablelands can thank me, I just left there this morning.

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#1078120 - 19/02/2012 21:27 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Listening to Sydney airport ATC, a roll cloud is moving over the airfield, with winds at the southern end of airfield at 120/20-25kts, northern end north at 5kts, and at the 07 threshold at 160/15kts.Aircraft landing 07.Just changed to Rwy16s'.


Edited by Satt (19/02/2012 21:29)

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#1078121 - 19/02/2012 21:28 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MC Thomas]
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Originally Posted By: MC Thomas
Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm
Here is an image of that hook. - Sorry about the previous link my typo

http://gbnstorm.com/hook.htm

Just hit you back button to return.


First I should ask, where exactly is the hook? I think you might be referring to the "hook" on the southern edge on the storm. Assuming that the storm is a cyclonic supercell (which seems reasonable), any hook echo should be in the the NW quaduant. The radar feature there I would think is more typical of a V-notch.


See Ozthunders pics! Also it was fairly NW on that storm at the time if you see all frames and was close to the cell at the time.
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#1078122 - 19/02/2012 21:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Ozthunder, Awsome photos there. Wish I had your nice camera!
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#1078123 - 19/02/2012 21:33 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Satt]
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Originally Posted By: Satt
Listening to Sydney airport ATC, a roll cloud is moving over the airfield, with winds at the southern end of airfield at 120/20-25kts, northern end north at 5kts, and at the 07 threshold at 160/15kts.Aircraft landing 07.Just changed to Rwy16s'.


have they closed the airport due to lightning yet?

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#1078125 - 19/02/2012 21:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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#1078126 - 19/02/2012 21:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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the storm is getting stronger out near badgerys creek according to BOM's radar

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#1078127 - 19/02/2012 21:36 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Storm has just skirted past Penrith, Wind picked right up, bucketed down for a few minutes, but thats about it. Can see on the radar that it was just the outskirts. Looks like it will hit the Hills Region pretty hard.

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#1078129 - 19/02/2012 21:37 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
vfusion Offline
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Yeap, based on what we just got here and that was just the side of the storm I would say that Badgery Creek would be getting a beauty.

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#1078131 - 19/02/2012 21:38 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
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Update from that Moss Vale storm, Lots of tress down and local flooding at the time. They are still trying to catch up with the trees down so take care if your in that area.
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#1078132 - 19/02/2012 21:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Hi newbie here..

Just want to mention something I think might be a bit interesting are the very strong storms showing up on radar out in the west of the state near the Nyngan/Cobar areas if you look at the 512km BOM radar view. I don't remember seeing such strong storms showing up on radar that far out, well not very often? Must be whopper storms or a glitch??


Edited by rainwest (19/02/2012 21:43)

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#1078133 - 19/02/2012 21:41 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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The airport is still open with the odd go-around. A lot of aircraft in holding patterns.

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#1078134 - 19/02/2012 21:41 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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For people in the Metropolitan, Central Tablelands and parts of the Hunter, Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Upper Western Forecast Districts.

Issued at 9:30 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Destructive winds and large hail are more likely for the west of the warning area, heavy rain and flash flooding more likely near the coast. Locations which may be affected include Gosford, Sydney, Wollongong, Orange, Dubbo and Cobar.
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#1078135 - 19/02/2012 21:42 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Satt]
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Heavy rain here in Nth Parramatta. Looks set to continue with a large cell moving in from the SE.

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#1078137 - 19/02/2012 21:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Originally Posted By: Goulburn Storm


Yeah Flightradar is starting to look like its been attacked by Mr Squiggle with all the runway changes in the last 90 mins .

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#1078138 - 19/02/2012 21:44 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidg]
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TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

DETAILED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for LARGE HAILSTONES, FLASH FLOODING and DAMAGING WIND

For people in the
Sydney Metropolitan and parts of the
Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury areas.

Issued at 9:39 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 9:25 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Waterfall and Warragamba.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect Sutherland, Liverpool and Penrith by 9:55 pm and Parramatta, Sydney City, Sydney Airport, Sydney Olympic Park, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Richmond by 10:25 pm.

Large hailstones, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

36 mm or rain in 30 minutes to 9pm at Reverces in the Illawarra district.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover or away from trees.
* Secure or put away loose items around your house, yard and balcony.
* Keep clear of fallen power lines.
* Keep clear of creeks and storm drains.
* Don't walk, ride your bike or drive through flood water.
* If you are trapped by flash flooding, seek refuge in the highest available place and ring 000 if you need rescue.
* Unplug computers and appliances.
* Avoid using the phone during the storm.
* Stay indoors away from windows, and keep children and pets indoors as well.
* For emergency help in floods and storms, ring the SES (NSW and ACT) on 132 500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 10:40 pm.

A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Metropolitan, Central Tablelands and parts of the Hunter, Illawarra, Southern Tablelands, Central West Slopes and Plains and Upper Western districts.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 218. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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#1078139 - 19/02/2012 21:45 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
chapo Offline
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the cell near Badgerys Creek has been updated to severe

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#1078140 - 19/02/2012 21:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidg]
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31mm here so far and still coming down.

Lots of embedded CC lightning but not much thunder to be heard. Some strong gusts coming through also, as opposed to the last few storms around this neck of the woods where there has been hardly any wind.

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#1078141 - 19/02/2012 21:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rainwest]
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Thanks for the update Goulburn Storm, seems like quite an impressive storm and it's great there are photos of it. I have used your radar image (hope you don't mind), see below-

If the hook echo you refer to is at the red arrow, I disagree smile.
If it is at the blue arrow, then yes I will agree, a small inflow notch/possible small hook.

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#1078142 - 19/02/2012 21:48 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Lots of lightning and distant rumbles atm. Had one big bang a couple of minutes ago as well.
If the radar is correct there should be action soon.

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#1078144 - 19/02/2012 21:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Entertaining afternoon, 4pm on we had almost constant thunder from a monster going along the southern horizon, it then seemed to generate a friend that headed NE for us, and another approached from the ACT, then more along the north. We were angle-grinding and welding a metal pergola so when the crawlers were over head, we stopped for beer!

Not much rain out of it though, we saw a huge deluge go along the north towards Bungendore, but I didn't get much. Got a bit just now, but looking at what people north of here got, it's pretty lame.

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#1078146 - 19/02/2012 21:52 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MC Thomas]
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Originally Posted By: MC Thomas
Thanks for the update Goulburn Storm, seems like quite an impressive storm and it's great there are photos of it. I have used your radar image (hope you don't mind), see below-

If the hook echo you refer to is at the red arrow, I disagree smile.
If it is at the blue arrow, then yes I will agree, a small inflow notch/possible small hook.


No problems, Happy to share any info. I am not expert and allot of you will have allot more experience than myself but to me and from what I understand there is a small hook echo on that cell. If I am wrong, no worries if not I would like to know just so I can further my education on the matter.


Edited by Goulburn Storm (19/02/2012 21:53)
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#1078148 - 19/02/2012 21:54 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Satt]
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Originally Posted By: Satt
The airport is still open with the odd go-around. A lot of aircraft in holding patterns.


No departures at present

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#1078149 - 19/02/2012 21:55 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Looking impressive on the radar between Windsor and Blacktown, small little cell popped up behind Penrith. Still light rain, wind and lots of thunder & lightning here.

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#1078151 - 19/02/2012 21:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: MC Thomas]
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Originally Posted By: MC Thomas
Lauren, excellent photos!! Love the structure! Honestly, this is an excellent series of photos.



I agree, thanks for posting those Lauren - great stuff.
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#1078152 - 19/02/2012 21:56 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Satt]
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Speaking of unhappy planes, this arvo as the main monster was going along to the south, a plane appeared and headed right into it (they use my hill as a turn marker) which seemed.... odd! Looked like a Dash 8, Bombardier? Not long after, a Qantas 737 appeared right overhead, very low, taking a careful northerly track around the storm, followed by another. hmmm!

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#1078153 - 19/02/2012 21:57 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: gwilli]
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Appin Doppler is Bizzarro!

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#1078155 - 19/02/2012 22:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mArV]
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Outflow looks to be setting off a whole new complex on the north side of the city.

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#1078156 - 19/02/2012 22:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mArV]
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Originally Posted By: mArV
Appin Doppler is Bizzarro!


Very strange!

I think its got another fault, That radar goes up and down like a hookers undies
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#1078157 - 19/02/2012 22:00 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mArV]
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that small cell just south of penrith has exploded! Direct hit imminent.
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Constant thnder and lightning + heavy rain continuing here in Nthh Parra. Has been quite a show thus far.

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#1078158 - 19/02/2012 22:01 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: mArV]
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It's howling down in Wolli Creek now.
Quite squally too. Rain is coming in sideways.


Edited by lunix (19/02/2012 22:02)

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#1078159 - 19/02/2012 22:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidg]
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Originally Posted By: davidg
that small cell just south of penrith has exploded! Direct hit imminent.
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Constant thnder and lightning + heavy rain continuing here in Nthh Parra. Has been quite a show thus far.


Yeap it is absolutly bucketing down at Glenmore park now, sideways rain. Heavier then the 110mm night last week

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#1078160 - 19/02/2012 22:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Satt]
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Decided to head out to east of Canberra after small cell went red just east of Tuggeranong. Left about 5 pm and when I got to Bungendore decided to head north east to Tarago rather than south east to Braidwood. Saw curved contrail where jet had decided to avoid anvil.



Took photo of monster storm north of Bateman's Bay. Note the domed overshoot.



Got ahead of guster, which I suspect was the original Tuggeranong cell, between Bungendore and Tarago and stayed ahead of this all the way to Goulburn. Ran into Steve Feral half way between Lake Bathurst and Goulburn. This photo was taken 25 kms south of Goulburn.



Turned right off Goulburn Tarago road 15 kms south of Goulburn and took this photo. Not sure if it is what it looks like. Who knows!



Storm got to Goulburn at 7.20 pm. I headed back to Canberra shortly after.

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#1078162 - 19/02/2012 22:04 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: aussielunix]
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this cell is massive and stretches out to sea

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#1078163 - 19/02/2012 22:06 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
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After an hour or so of thundery rain, a picked up nicely here, with lots of thunder and lightning, some of it pretty close, and steady moderate rain.

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#1078164 - 19/02/2012 22:08 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Steve777]
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Wow Sydney is 'back' baby ..... Just had a flang hit next doors house it was a monster !!!! I was standing in my balcony and suffice to say I have had to change my undies !!! It sounded like a super huge whip cracking in my ear !! Wow ( missed that one as always ) but got a few others images soon smile


Edited by danG01 (19/02/2012 22:09)

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#1078165 - 19/02/2012 22:10 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Steve777]
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Still waiting for the hit here. No wind, no rain as of yet and absolutely quiet except for the faint distant rumble.
The lightning rate is intense to the south, especially the south west which i presume is that cell near Windsor.

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#1078166 - 19/02/2012 22:11 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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i wonder what tomorrow will bring

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#1078167 - 19/02/2012 22:12 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: danG01]
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Does anybody know if its possible to get large hail at night time...i cant remember ever getting large hail this time of night in australia...quite common to get damaging hail at night in europe but im not sure about it happenng in oz...can anyone enlighten me on this

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#1078169 - 19/02/2012 22:15 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Originally Posted By: chapo
i wonder what tomorrow will bring


Were still trying to deal with today, hehe. But yes it is a very interesting question.....
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#1078170 - 19/02/2012 22:16 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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For people in the
Sydney Metropolitan and parts of the
Central Coast and
Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury areas.


Issued at 10:10 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.
The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 10:00 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Sydney Airport and Riverstone.

These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast.

They are forecast to affect Hornsby, Sydney City, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and waters off Bondi Beach by 10:30 pm and Calga, Woy Woy and Mona Vale by 11:00 pm.

Large hailstones, very heavy rainfall, flash flooding and damaging winds are likely.

32 mm of rain in 30 minutes to 10pm at Peakhurst. 23 mm of rain in 10 min to 10 pm at North Rocks
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#1078173 - 19/02/2012 22:18 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: munga]
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Great sound and light show here - nearly constant, some big bangs nearby...

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#1078174 - 19/02/2012 22:18 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: upper level disturbance]
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Originally Posted By: upper level disturbance
Decided to head out to east of Canberra after small cell went red just east of Tuggeranong. Left about 5 pm and when I got to Bungendore decided to head north east to Tarago rather than south east to Braidwood. Saw curved contrail where jet had decided to avoid anvil.



Took photo of monster storm north of Bateman's Bay. Note the domed overshoot.



Got ahead of guster, which I suspect was the original Tuggeranong cell, between Bungendore and Tarago and stayed ahead of this all the way to Goulburn. Ran into Steve Feral half way between Lake Bathurst and Goulburn. This photo was taken 25 kms south of Goulburn.



Turned right off Goulburn Tarago road 15 kms south of Goulburn and took this photo. Not sure if it is what it looks like. Who knows!



Storm got to Goulburn at 7.20 pm. I headed back to Canberra shortly after.



Nice work today!
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#1078175 - 19/02/2012 22:19 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Hi guys. Some you may remember me as Ben Purse who was the youngest member here. Just saying that there has been a lot of thunder and lighting and some heavy rain here.

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#1078176 - 19/02/2012 22:20 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Torrential rain here in south penrith.
Ive recorded 18mm in last 30 mins.. I suspect tho most of the heavier stuff went thru Badgery's creek Kingswood, St Marys and St clair..
Backed off a bit now however still a rumble every few minutes.
Badgerys creek now over 40mm


Edited by rain gauge (19/02/2012 22:21)

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#1078178 - 19/02/2012 22:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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Bexley Rd Closed at Bexley North Flooded... Stay Safe everyone
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#1078179 - 19/02/2012 22:21 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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lol. Mona Vale by 11.00 pm. They are also getting it already.
Seriously, what are these clowns looking at?

Very heavy rain, strong winds and lightning every 3-8 seconds. Strangely enough, not much thunder, although as I speak, just heard probably the loudest for the night. Even then, it wasn't that loud.

Homer

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#1078180 - 19/02/2012 22:22 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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950pm to 1010pm 31mm in 20mins!!, copped the direct red core, it built rapidly to the sw over st marys area lightning picked up big time, most was hidden by the rain, during the heaviest deluge even cracks of lightning were obscured by the heavy wind blown rain couldnt see a bolt to save my life, not through lack of trying, was standing out in it!, radar reveals a red/black core passed briefly over. Still raining hard with a few flashes to sw. I was pouting a lot at about 830pm, the missus will attest to that, but what a show!!, this will take me through 5 more dissapointing storm days without blowing a gasket smile

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#1078181 - 19/02/2012 22:22 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: rain gauge]
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Originally Posted By: rain gauge
Torrential rain here in south penrith.
Ive recorded 18mm in last 30 mins.. I suspect tho most of the heavier stuff went thru Badgery's creek Kingswood, St Marys and St clair..
Backed off a bit now however still a rumble every few minutes.
Badgerys creek now over 40mm


Still raining quite heavier in Glenmore Park, but have to agree, St Marys & St.Clair would have seen heavier rainfall totals. Not expecting anything to severe tonight over Penrith, cells seem to be moving to fast. Think I might call it a night and go to bed.

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#1078182 - 19/02/2012 22:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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Nyngan obs at 926pm, 81 km/h gusts. Currently at work and reports of trees down everyone, partial building collapses also.! Also reports of tornado winds down in Condo , Tottenham areas.
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#1078183 - 19/02/2012 22:23 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: RaV]
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The cell that went through between Blacktown and Penrith (the Badgerys Creek cell) has insane lightning in it.

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#1078185 - 19/02/2012 22:25 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Jason12349]
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Rain is picking up here now, still only rumbling though. Should pick up in the next 15 minutes i hope. Last time we had a decent storm a few weeks ago, the cell basically divided over Woy Woy and missed us completely. Sounds like you folks in the basin are getting pounded.

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#1078187 - 19/02/2012 22:26 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Brad_M]
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Pretty good solid rain here, ruining the view of any lightning of course, but the past couple of hours kinda make up for that poke
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#1078191 - 19/02/2012 22:29 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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It's going off over the Northern Beaches... i just watched Collaroy Plateau get blacked out by a massive strike (caught it on film luckily) followed by Long Reef in a separate strike.. Crazy stuff! It's weird looking at a blacked out landscape.
Pics to come.

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#1078193 - 19/02/2012 22:32 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: davidm]
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water is 3ft deep here Wolli Creek and there is one car sitting half way along the flooded road with hazards on.
Not sure if they are stuck.
I am fairly close to the SYD AP and the AWS there just updated.
17.8mm in 10mins with a total of 26.8 in 45mins.

plenty of sirens around too.

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#1078195 - 19/02/2012 22:32 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Ocean Thunder]
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Originally Posted By: Ocean Thunder
It's going off over the Northern Beaches... i just watched Collaroy Plateau get blacked out by a massive strike (caught it on film luckily) followed by Long Reef in a separate strike.. Crazy stuff! It's weird looking at a blacked out landscape.
Pics to come.


Can not wait for those pics...Good Stuff
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#1078196 - 19/02/2012 22:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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For people in the Metropolitan, Central Tablelands and parts of the Hunter, Illawarra, Central West Slopes and Plains and Upper Western Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:29 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, large hailstones, very heavy rainfall and flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Destructive winds and large hail are more likely in the west of the warning area, heavy rain and flash flooding more likely near the coast. Locations which may be affected include Gosford, Sydney, Orange, Bathurst, Katoomba, Coonamble, Nyngan and Dubbo.
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#1078197 - 19/02/2012 22:35 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: StormSpottersAu]
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the airport would have to be closed now forsure

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#1078200 - 19/02/2012 22:39 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Brad_M]
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Originally Posted By: Brad_M
Rain is picking up here now, still only rumbling though. Should pick up in the next 15 minutes i hope. Last time we had a decent storm a few weeks ago, the cell basically divided over Woy Woy and missed us completely. Sounds like you folks in the basin are getting pounded.


Looking at the latest radar images I think you should get a good show in Woy Woy.

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#1078202 - 19/02/2012 22:40 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: chapo]
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getting a good storm at Bathurst now, high winds and rain, plenty of lightning as well!
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#1078203 - 19/02/2012 22:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
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So much for those storms not reaching coastal Sydney. Quite monsoonal here ATM, streets are a river. Remote raingauge reads 30mm in half hour, still constant rumbles outside.

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#1078204 - 19/02/2012 22:43 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: vfusion]
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Very bad lightning storm here around 10pm. I haven't seen so many fairly close strikes in quite a while. What a time to be finishing watching a murder mystery. I was in the thick of the main cell on radar but not at the core, thankfully! About 24mm so far; there was a peak rate of 155mm/hr but the wind, though gusty, wasn't really strong.

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#1078206 - 19/02/2012 22:46 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Keith]
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For people in the Central Coast and parts of the Sydney Metropolitan, Greater Newcastle, Maitland/Cessnock and Blue Mountains/Hawkesbury areas.
Issued at 10:44 pm Sunday, 19 February 2012.

The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 10:40 pm, severe thunderstorms were detected on weather radar near Hornsby and Terrey Hills. These thunderstorms are moving towards the northeast. They are forecast to affect Gosford, Woy Woy and Mona Vale by 11:10 pm and Budgewoi, Wyong and Tuggerah by 11:40 pm.

Very heavy rainfall and flash flooding are likely.

67 mm in the hour to 1020pm at Peakhurst in Sydney. 57 mm in the hour to 1030pm at North Rocks.
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#1078207 - 19/02/2012 22:48 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Fujita]
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In Reply to Keith:

I got the edge of that storm as well, geez the lightning was severe, i'm quite thankful that it skirted around me.


Edited by Jason12349 (19/02/2012 22:50)

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#1078211 - 19/02/2012 22:50 Re: NSW Storms - Slow Moving trough 15th - 20th Feb 2012 [Re: Marts]
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This will go down as one of the best flang sessions every for me, CG would not be more than a 50m away and some epic ones less than a few hundred meters away.
It is hammering down here atm and still some close lightning.
Finally got a storm.