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#1441512 - 17/11/2017 19:28 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Kino Offline
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There are going to be some massive falls along the escarpment tonight if this continues....been red over there for almost an hour.

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#1441513 - 17/11/2017 19:37 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Kino Offline
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Really firing up across the Illawarra now grin plenty of thunder and lightning and RED radar.

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#1441514 - 17/11/2017 19:38 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Wave Rider]
Max744 Offline
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Loc: Cooks Gap NSW
Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Originally Posted By: Max744
Evening all, just thought I'd let you know that we're currently having a pearler of a hailstorm here at the farm. Not big hail, but lots of it. Once I can get outside I'll get some figures out of the rain gauge for you smile


Maybe share some photos too? grin



Mate, you're gonna have to teach me how to do that poke

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#1441515 - 17/11/2017 19:38 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Wave Rider Offline
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Wow it's smashing down back at home! Think I can safely put another storm on the signature.

Hey Max you have to put it onto a photo hosting website like Flickr for example.


Edited by Wave Rider (17/11/2017 19:41)
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2017-18 storm total= 11
Oct 25th
Nov 6th(3), 17th
Dec 2nd, 14th
Jan 2nd(2), 8th(2), 9th

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#1441516 - 17/11/2017 19:40 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Wave Rider]
Max744 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Wave Rider
Wow it's smashing down back at home!

Hey Max you have to put it onto a photo hosting website like Flickr for example.


Still doing pretty well here too

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#1441517 - 17/11/2017 19:41 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Wave Rider Offline
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Awesome! Only 5mm on my part of the highlands that I am at now.
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2017-18 storm total= 11
Oct 25th
Nov 6th(3), 17th
Dec 2nd, 14th
Jan 2nd(2), 8th(2), 9th

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#1441518 - 17/11/2017 19:43 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Homer Offline
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Yeh, some really interesting development over the Illawarra now!
So jealous.

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#1441521 - 17/11/2017 19:52 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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31mm in one hour at Kiama.

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#1441523 - 17/11/2017 19:59 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Edited by Wave Rider (17/11/2017 20:05)
_________________________
The longer you wait for storms, the more you appreciate them.

2017-18 storm total= 11
Oct 25th
Nov 6th(3), 17th
Dec 2nd, 14th
Jan 2nd(2), 8th(2), 9th

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#1441524 - 17/11/2017 20:10 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Sidney Offline
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Loc: Macquarie fields ( South west ...
Princess motorway would be insane to drive on right now near the Wollongong area based on that radar!

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#1441525 - 17/11/2017 20:18 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Wave Rider Offline
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I really wish I went down there this arvo.

I can see the lightning from up here!


Edited by Wave Rider (17/11/2017 20:23)
_________________________
The longer you wait for storms, the more you appreciate them.

2017-18 storm total= 11
Oct 25th
Nov 6th(3), 17th
Dec 2nd, 14th
Jan 2nd(2), 8th(2), 9th

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#1441526 - 17/11/2017 20:27 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Been storming now for over 2 hours - will be some massive falls around, hopefully no landslides.

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#1441533 - 17/11/2017 21:45 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Max744 Offline
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Loc: Cooks Gap NSW
Originally Posted By: Kino
Been storming now for over 2 hours - will be some massive falls around, hopefully no landslides.


Been going constantly here at the farm for nearly 4 hours!!!! Be interesting to see the totals in the morning.

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#1441542 - 17/11/2017 23:24 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Registered: 02/02/2011
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Loc: Melbourne (Belgrave); Corryong...
Hey g'day guys! Reporting from Parramatta, having arrived safely in Sydney from Melbourne. And I was able to get in amongst the storm action that's been impacting Victoria and NSW/ACT. Here's my story; associated BOM observations will come soon. smile

I left my home in Belgrave in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges at about 6:45am, and reached Melbourne Airport - via train to the City and then the Skybus from Southern Cross - just before 9am.

The flight to Sydney departed at about 11am and arrived just before 12:30pm. Following lunch at Kingsford-Smith I then proceeded by train to Circular Quay and then by ferry to Parramatta. I finally reached my accommodation at about 4:45pm, roughly 10 hours after leaving home. smile

Weatherwise it wasn't my best storm day, but it was my BEST day in terms of watching and photographing storms from the air!! And it was my best storm day to date here in Sydney! =D

Temperatures in both Melbourne and Sydney ranged from the mid/high teens in the morning to the mid/high twenties in the afternoon, with humidity to boot; the muggy conditions were offset by cool breezes. Based on current BOM observations it ranged from 16.4C to 26.5C in Melbourne, and from 19.1C to 23.5C in Sydney.

Apart from misty fog in Belgrave, it was a mostly sunny morning in Melbourne. But with such high humidity and with the atmosphere highly unstable, showers and thunderstorms began developing to Melbourne's north during the journey to Tullamarine!

Convection increased dramatically while I waited at Melbourne Airport for my flight. It got very dark towards Wallan as a thunderstorm approached after 10:30am; I didn't see any lightning, but it was detected on this cell on the Weatherzone tracker.

The cell weakened at about 11am, dropping only light spitting rain (while I waited on the tarmac for the plane to leave), but another thunderstorm suddenly erupted around the same time. Thankfully this new storm cell didn't break lose over the Melbourne metropolitan area until it was well south of the airport.

Once the plane finally took off, the fun really began! Firstly we dodged an intense storm over Yan Yean (very heavy rain and possible hail cascading from the cell's belly, with a bit of a gutter and a possible microburst associated with it).

As soon as the plane made it around the northern side of this storm and over the Great Dividing Range, I was treated to an incredible demonstration of nature's power! The view from the plane window during the remainder of the flight showed extensive cloudcover with dozens of cumulus congestus and enormous cumulonimbus towers; the biggest and most violent thunderstorms punched high into the stratosphere!! I even got to literally see some storms forming before my very eyes, within minutes!

The flight was diverted somewhat due to all this convective activity, and because of all the cloudcover I had little visual reference of where I was; I couldn't even see Corryong or Canberra! crazy

The most visually spectacular thunderstorm I saw during the flight was of course the very same storm cell that has raging almost non-stop for many hours just offshore in the Tasman Sea/South Pacific Ocean from Wollongong and Kiama. I first sighted the storm between about Tumut and Canberra (at about 11:45am), and from afar it was MASSIVE and INTENSE!!! I even got to see the base of this stubborn beast during the final approach into Sydney Airport after flying over the northern Illawarra region, and I was wondering to myself if there were any waterspouts churning underneath it! wink

The flight was mostly smooth, although the plane flew into thick cumulus cloud between Campbelltown and the Royal National Park, making the decent into Sydney bumpy for a couple of minutes.

Once I finally made it into Sydney, the weather was mostly sunny for a couple of hours. But by the time I boarded the ferry from Circular Quay to Parramatta at 2pm, it turned cloudy and got dark to the west as severe thunderstorms approached Sydney and the Blue Mountains from the Central Tablelands.

These storms dissipated well before reaching Sydney unfortunately. Plenty of storms kept forming or at least trying to form to the west, northwest and southwest throughout the afternoon and into the evening, but very few of these cells survived long enough to make it even into Western Sydney sadly, so yes it seems the Sydney Storm Shield was online.

So I was left with a humid, breezy, mostly cloudy afternoon and evening with only one or two spots of rain. No beautiful sunset this evening btw. frown

But at least my journey on the Parramatta River Ferry was still enjoyable, all the more by the sight of the powerful storm that was and STILL IS holding together and refusing to die near Wollongong to the south! And I even got to see a few lightning flashes after 9pm as the storm finally moved into the Illawarra. smile

Currently around 21C here in Parramatta, and 20C in the City. Happy to be back in Sydney for the sixth time. smile

Lots of pics to come in coming days via Instagram. wink


Edited by aussiestormfreak (17/11/2017 23:26)

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#1441547 - 18/11/2017 06:00 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Wave Rider Offline
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61mm of rain at home since 9am with Dombarton Loop getting 116mm, they are some big totals!
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The longer you wait for storms, the more you appreciate them.

2017-18 storm total= 11
Oct 25th
Nov 6th(3), 17th
Dec 2nd, 14th
Jan 2nd(2), 8th(2), 9th

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#1441552 - 18/11/2017 07:23 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Steve777 Offline
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Loc: Artarmon (Sydney North Shore)
Some pretty impressive totals there in the Illawarra. Some big totals in the NW slopes & plains also, e.g. Narrabri and Gunnedah 60 & 59.

Sydney missed out. There seems to have been no rain overnight, with totals from yesterday afternoon all a millimetre or less. If a cell didn't develop over your head or at least nearby, you missed out.

There's a chain of showers marching just off the coast from the NE, coming ashore near Port Kembla.

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Mostly cloudy (mid to high level) with patches of blue sky and some sunny breaks. Windy and about 20-21.


Edited by Steve777 (18/11/2017 07:24)

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#1441556 - 18/11/2017 08:27 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
DaveM Offline
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Registered: 21/05/2001
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Loc: Bathurst NSW about 700 m asl
Asf excellent report. smile also max, kino n Reilly good to read smile
Sadly here bugger all last night storms I was hoping for from NW yesterday just fizzed. We did get some thunder n lighting from about 8pm but only light rain from about 9 or 10.

This morning though we are under that huge cloud band running down the GDR and for about an hour now its been just the loveliest rain. Just RAIN nice!!

Steve those nws&p numbers are good too smile

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#1441557 - 18/11/2017 08:27 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Max744 Offline
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Loc: Cooks Gap NSW

Morning folks, just letting you know we've had no power since 10 o'clock last night and it's still out. The transformer across the road took a hit, and of course the power company, that charges extortionate rates, refuses point blank to despatch a repair crew, as usual. But that's a rant for the local members. Once I get a chance I'll check the gauges and get some rainfall figues happening.

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#1441558 - 18/11/2017 08:46 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
Kino Offline
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Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
Likely to break the 100mm at home before 9am! Flogging down!


Edited by Kino (18/11/2017 08:49)

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#1441559 - 18/11/2017 09:06 Re: Surface Trough/Upper Cold Pool/Low, Thurs 16/11 - 20/11/2017 - Severe storms, showers and rain [Re: Kino]
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Registered: 10/11/2010
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Loc: Green Valley, just west of Liv...
Originally Posted By: Kino
Likely to break the 100mm at home before 9am! Flogging down!

A tale of two cities, Wollongong has been right in the path of that rain train for ages, meanwhile 'back at the ranch' ie Sydney, we have had next to nothing, grrr.

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