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#1222762 - 29/11/2013 08:39 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Michael Bath Offline
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Loc: McLeans Ridges, Northern River...
Apologies I have not posted from the recent outbreak - so little free time lately. Here's the tornado Jason Paterson and I witnesssed last Saturday.

Ben Lomond area (NSW Northern Tablelands) Tornadoes 23 November 2013

The initial plan this day was to chase the Northern Rivers region, but a quick look early on Saturday 23rd November showed powerful storms active in the North West Plains district. Given the position of the upper trough and its forecast position later, I decided the Northern Tablelands were be a good option early, with a drop back to the Northern Rivers for the late afternoon and evening storms later on.

We left Lismore at noon and were hoping the NW Slopes activity would be in the Glen Innes to Deepwater area in a couple of hours. This wasn’t to eventuate with storms tending to remain a little further south and west. So we progressed further south along the New England Highway, eventually all the way to Guyra. By this time the sky was cluttered, it was cold and rain areas were occurring from the scattered thunderstorm activity. Despite the gloom there was the odd powerful CG punching through the murk. Everything was featureless but using some radar and seeing darker skies to the west we edged back north a bit. We expected to cop some hail and that soon occurred just east of Ben Lomond, along with several pulsing CGs.

We wanted out of the low cloud so moved north again. As we dropped off Ben Lomond Hill down to Glencoe the skies opened up! That change from 1400 metres to 1200 metres elevation allowed for views of the severe storm that was to our southwest. We knew straight away it was severe but that became even more obvious when we found a good vantage point on Grahams Valley Road, just north of the Glencoe village.

The initial intention was to try and capture the lightning but the wall cloud on this storm had dramatic motion and a very obvious clear slot in the RFD. Just after setting up the tripods we spotted a needle funnel cloud. This soon became the first tornado touchdown, but lasted less than a minute. Over the next two minutes a second tornado developed then evolved into a large cone structure., with what appeared to be other small funnels around it. This only lasted a minute, but after just 30 seconds the third large elephant trunk tornado developed and it persisted for approximately 90 seconds, with a very brief small rope-out. A tail cloud also formed east of the wall cloud during the period.

In total, tornadoes and funnels were observed over a seven minute period between 4:07 and 4:13 EDT After this time the storm took on a more classic hailstorm appearance and sure enough it was dropping golf ball sized hail just our south. This is depicted in the latter two photos.

















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#1222763 - 29/11/2013 08:40 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Michael Bath Offline
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Loc: McLeans Ridges, Northern River...
continued...










BoM have identified three tornado tracks :

- Tenterden Rd (where the house was destroyed - est 160 km/h ave speed)
- Ben Lomond area (160 km/h ave speed)
- Wards Mistake (120 km/h ave speed)

None of which is what Jason Paterson and I saw which was over Maybole/Grahams Valley - so that makes four!

MB


Edited by Michael Bath (29/11/2013 08:42)

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#1222773 - 29/11/2013 09:49 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
orangeroughy Offline
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Registered: 14/08/2012
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Loc: Orange, NSW
Nice work guys. Great report and pics. Nearly knocked over the tripod in your excitement but thankfully kept it in place for the tornado touchdown!!
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#1222782 - 29/11/2013 10:47 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
ozone doug Offline
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Loc: Roma SW QLD Eye to the west.
Great job guys ,nice photos .
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#1222821 - 29/11/2013 15:00 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: ozone doug]
Homesick FNQ Offline
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Loc: Murgon Qld
Fantastic photos, video and report guys. WOW is what comes to my mind.
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#1222824 - 29/11/2013 15:39 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Steve O Offline
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Registered: 02/03/2011
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Loc: Mt Stapylton, QLD
Absolutely amazing, that should put the end to the term mini tornado. Great stuff MB and JP.

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#1222914 - 29/11/2013 21:36 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Rojo Offline
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Registered: 20/11/2008
Posts: 138
Loc: Sydney south
Great photos. The rest of the season is going to be tough. How do you better that?

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#1223231 - 01/12/2013 21:52 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Mezo Offline
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Registered: 01/12/2011
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Finally got through processing all my photo and video from the November madness!

November 12th (Oakey and surrounds) -





More - http://ozstorms.com/galleries/2013/12th-november-darling-downs-queensland/

November 14th (Windsor)







More - http://ozstorms.com/galleries/2013/14th-november-windsor-queensland/

November 15 (Mount Coot-tha)



More - http://ozstorms.com/galleries/2013/15th-november-mount-coot-tha-queensland/

November 16 (Peak Crossing)








More - http://ozstorms.com/galleries/2013/16th-november-peak-crossing-queensland/
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#1223232 - 01/12/2013 21:52 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Mezo Offline
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#1223279 - 02/12/2013 08:20 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Mezo]
Homesick FNQ Offline
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Registered: 21/01/2010
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Loc: Murgon Qld
Awesome photo's Mezo, gave me goosebumps. I'll watch your video's later when I have time to sit and ponder.
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#1223304 - 02/12/2013 10:23 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
ozone doug Offline
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Loc: Roma SW QLD Eye to the west.
Enough stuff here for a weatherzone calander lol. its great
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#1223395 - 02/12/2013 22:08 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
joesk Offline
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Registered: 25/08/2010
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This photo, vid , chase report thread is certainly loaded with quality, I missed most of the action as I was at Noosa , but did manage to run into a few storms towards the end of the outbreak. Here is that LP supercell passing over me , on the bank of the Logan river at Staplyton on the 24 nov. cheers Joe.

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#1223407 - 02/12/2013 23:20 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Mezo Offline
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Registered: 01/12/2011
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Loc: Springfield, QLD
Awesome timelapse! Those little LPs are fascinating to watch.

And those pics from Michael - that wall cloud is just insane! Tornado isn't bad either poke
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#1223444 - 03/12/2013 09:41 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Steve O Offline
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Loc: Mt Stapylton, QLD
Cool Vid Joesk!!
Heres another image of that cell. Also Mezo, stunning photos mate really some nice shots real quality.



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#1223562 - 03/12/2013 18:29 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
joesk Offline
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Registered: 25/08/2010
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Loc: In a BUS, where ever I stop..


Thanks Mezo and Steve O, your pics and vid are nothing short of amazing, everybody's are.

This vid is of the nov 18 storm, viewed from Pinkenba , at the end the skipper of the little boat demonstrates the use of a new anti lightning headgear, The name of his boat is "FRIGHTNING"

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#1223637 - 04/12/2013 04:35 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Benny boy Offline
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Registered: 16/11/2013
Posts: 5
Loc: Sandgate,QLD
I've got a good photo of that same storm from joesk's time lapse but I cant figure out how to post it on here,I'm a dummy when it comes to computers.any tips?

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#1223754 - 04/12/2013 18:09 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
Steve O Offline
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Registered: 02/03/2011
Posts: 1637
Loc: Mt Stapylton, QLD
I just use photobucket. Upload to there, then copy the image code. Copy and paste it here.

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#1223773 - 04/12/2013 19:15 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
joesk Offline
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Registered: 25/08/2010
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Loc: In a BUS, where ever I stop..


One from nov 16, viewed from Cleveland. Cheers.

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#1223902 - 05/12/2013 13:05 Re: November 2013 Storm Outbreak - NENSW/SEQLD - Photos, Videos & Chase Reports [Re: Seabreeze]
joesk Offline
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Registered: 25/08/2010
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Loc: In a BUS, where ever I stop..




Another look at the Cleveland storm ,

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