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#1228611 - 03/01/2014 03:30 WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014
Popeye Offline
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Registered: 30/12/2006
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
May as well start off the WA NWest Thread for Jan. Looks like it should be an active period for the Nwest with possible Monsoons and TC's forecast.

Went out on a quick chase on the plains tonight with Orebound. Watched a sweet storm roll across the inland area. Managed to score a couple of nice pics.

Got to see the TC Christine footage and pics. Scarey stuff. Point Sampson/Wickham/Roebourne looked pretty messed up. Should be some good footage out soon.

A pic from the plains tonight.

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#1228849 - 04/01/2014 00:20 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
zobubble Offline
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Registered: 07/01/2013
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Loc: Broome, WA
Awesome pic Popeye. The rain this season has been welcomed with open arms. Looking forward to getting some more monsoonal weather in the next couple of months before the dreaded DRY creeps up on us again. As for the TC's, nothing around Jan 27 please! I would like to make it to my holiday destination smile

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#1229071 - 04/01/2014 15:31 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Yeah cheers Zobubble. Last night went off apparently out on the plains again but I couldn't drag myself off the floor after the hangover from hell from the after chase drinking session with Orebound. lol. Need to gain abit of form if he comes back through town. It does seem likely that the Nwest will fire again soon. I cant wait. Learnt a heap about lightning photography the other night. Cant wait for the next round of storms.
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#1229089 - 04/01/2014 16:00 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
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Registered: 17/12/2009
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
Yes the plains certainly turned it on again last night to the point where we were treated to the spectacle of a relatively rare TLE show. Discreet clean cell well to the east began discharging beautiful Blue Jets high into a crystal clear sky above the storm anvil. Missed the first couple so wound up the ISO in an attempt to capture one and after a period of savage CG discharges the cell fired off another 5 or 6 Jets which I was fortunate enough to capture.

When I get home I will enhance the photos a bit to bring out the colour but you get the idea. Image is obviously noisy due to high ISO causing a few hot pixels etc.

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#1229185 - 04/01/2014 19:23 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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That's bizarre looking. Awesome capture Orebound. Wish I had of got out for some photos. Would love to have seen something so rare like that. Looks like Broome delivers the goods again lol. Told you so. haha. Almost looks like a comet behind the storm at first glance.
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#1229186 - 04/01/2014 19:26 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
T_D_S Offline
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Registered: 17/03/2013
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What can I say??? Mother [censored]!!! LMFAO! laugh Awesome stuff mate, VERY rare to capture a BJ!(I can go into detail why later). Hats off to you though, you have joined a VERY exclusive club that's for sure, capture numbers of these events from terrestrial observations would be 100's or less, (D)SLR captures would be even lower again!!!

Poor suckers like me chase this stuff around all of our lives and here you go nailing several at once, none the less just "holidaying" while returning home from a cyclone chase that you nailed too. cry woe with me... grin

My condolences Popeye, ya finally get around to putting up an image and here go's OB showing you up, BIG TIME! LOL! poke
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#1229207 - 04/01/2014 20:38 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Orebound Offline
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Registered: 17/12/2009
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
Cheers guys, certainly an event I won't soon forget. Unfortunately no photograph will ever truly show the magnificence of what we witnessed. Luminescent spraying of vivid blue light high into the upper atmosphere certainly left the jaw dropping on the ground. I have seen no shortage of extremely aggressive thunderstorms in recent times but no amount of lightning activity will ever match the beauty of the TLE.

Looking forward to getting the images to Photoshop to clean then up. It appears we have 7 separate images including a couple of "blue starters"

In the meantime, here is a zoomed image of the same storm prior to it throwing up fresh heads and putting on the TLE show.

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#1229220 - 04/01/2014 21:30 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
princessweather Offline
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Registered: 05/02/2011
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Wow the images you guys have posted are truly awesome! Taking pictures of storms is what started my lunacy, also helped me to not be totally utterly terrified of storms! Now I get dragged inside when there just overhead!

Unfortunately my pictures are not even close to being as impressive as the ones here! And storms are becoming a rarity, however being windy is generally a given! Well done and if these pictures donít do the storms justice then they must have been incredible!

The blue Jet blew me away, that would be amazing to have witnessed, but to capture it, magnificent effort!

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#1229240 - 04/01/2014 22:39 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
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Loc: Port Hedland WA / Darwin NT
Thanks PW but as far as lightning photography goes I'm seriously not in the league of many of the photographers out there, well and truly still learning.

Here is one more before bed anyway, was a lovely clear night surrounding isolated storms as you can see.

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#1229243 - 04/01/2014 22:47 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Bugger wish I went down the Mangrove to join you Jason. That looks a lot nicer than the stuff we had the night before. Waiting now for more storms lol. Clear as out tonight.
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#1229248 - 04/01/2014 23:04 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Roadtrain crawler.

Nothing beats a 52metre roadtrain rushing past at 110km/hr in the dark. Love it.

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#1229256 - 04/01/2014 23:25 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
zobubble Offline
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Registered: 07/01/2013
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Loc: Broome, WA
This is turning into a phot comp by the looks of it. Haha. Amazing images guys! I wish i had your patience and your talents. Keep 'em coming!

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#1229287 - 05/01/2014 08:44 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
KarrathaGirl Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2012
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Loc: Karratha WA
Hi guys, any thoughts on where the next low will pop up ? Talk around town is mid January we could be up for another blow, I've got 90 signs to go back up and have to make a decision.
Great pics boys, I sure do miss broome ( previously Broometime)

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#1229396 - 05/01/2014 17:18 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Hey KGirl. Models are still toying with the idea of this NT system moving across. You would think in a normal set up it would come over west but you just can never guess really. If anything it will be 12 days away if it does eventuate in WA waters and not NT/QLD waters. No doubt it would take a while to get your signs back out but it depends on the business you can raise in that time and what the negative is if they are not out. I would throw them out and if it turns out you have to take them back down then so be it. Good luck. Stonker here in Brooome today. Up over 40 and its just plain ole hot.
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#1231821 - 14/01/2014 22:40 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Storm front approaching Broome is over 200kms long. Might put the glass (bottle) of wine on hold and go for a quick chase. Should be good. I hate it how the Broome radar goes down for windfinding. Right when all the good stuff comes in.

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#1233005 - 19/01/2014 16:07 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Leelee Offline
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Registered: 30/11/2012
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Loc: Karratha, WA
GFS keen on a CYCLONE late next week, EC and BOM keen on a LOW in Pilbara area during same time frame.

My money is on possible start in GOC / overland Kimberely, popping out near Broome (and giving them more rain/storms) heading out to sea and rapidly intensifying, but peaking at only cat3, low end cat4 max. Then crossing between the usual Pardoo to Onslow area.

Discuss?! smile

Either way, looking forward to a weather watching week rain wise, perhaps more whether it will actually come through than actual weather haha


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#1233190 - 20/01/2014 22:44 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Dawgggg Offline
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That low is bringing some great rainfall to inland areas. Looks awesome on hedland radar.
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#1233327 - 21/01/2014 20:16 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Leelee Offline
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Registered: 30/11/2012
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Loc: Karratha, WA
http://www.bom.gov.au/wa/forecasts/nwcyclone.shtml

Updated Tropical Cyclone Outlook for the Western Region
Issued at 2:47 pm WST on Tuesday 21 January 2014
for the period until midnight WST Friday 24 January 2014.

Existing Cyclones in the Western Region:

Nil.

Potential Cyclones:

A tropical low lies over the inland Pilbara. The low will move south and weaken
over the next couple of days. This system will bring significant rainfall to
the eastern Pilbara, eastern Gascoyne, and the Goldfields in the next few days.

Likelihood of a tropical cyclone being in the Western Region on:
Wednesday Very Low
Thursday Very Low
Friday Very Low


There are no other significant lows in the Western Region at present and none
are expected to develop over the next three days. However, this weekend a weak
low could form off the Kimberley and move westwards. On Monday there is some
risk of the low intensifying while over water north of the Pilbara coast.

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#1233329 - 21/01/2014 20:22 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Sounds good Leelee. Did you guys get any rain down Karrachi way. Been constant 20-30knts + here in Broome for almost 3-4 days. Crappy weather. Might get a few more showers out of this last system before it clears way for the next one this weekend. Active period which is nice.
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#1233374 - 22/01/2014 03:06 Re: WA Kimberley and Pilbara Wet Season - January 2014 [Re: Popeye]
Popeye Offline
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Loc: Cable Beach - Broome WA
Unbelievable rain here in Broome tonight pouring down.
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