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#837368 - 21/02/2010 22:04 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: roves]
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Nobody taking notes about the showers heading in from the top of the yorke peninsula! Oh well then, there they are sneeking on down towards Adelaide and it's northern suburbs. Oh yey,, that includes me. smile Lets have a looky at the obs then,, hmmm Adelaide airport with a slight breeze from the south west, nothing too destroying there,,,, Outer harbour, a southerly and the wind seems to be dropping out,, it could just get hear!, but with little fanfare , it just doesn't feel right. But i'll take what it's got smile

May the clouds bring us some refreshing rain!
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#837393 - 21/02/2010 22:41 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Weather Guru]
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Call me cynical but these last couple of months have made me not get excited about rain until it is actually raining...it would be nice to get a few drops though smile

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#837409 - 21/02/2010 23:06 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: -Deano-]
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Graeme and I are back from our chase. Some awesome stuff to be seen from in No Man's Land... so, so worth the chase, though most of the lightning was still in daylight (damn I need that trigger, LOL).

Anyway, it's getting late and we have to be up early, so I'll write up a full report in the morning with pictures. smile
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#837412 - 21/02/2010 23:11 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Helen]
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Loc: NE suburbs, Adelaide, South Au...
I'm also back home.... Ended up not coping with watching the radar all arvo...
Enjoyed the drive once again & it was probably worth it....

Also discovered a reasonable dirt road heading into no-man's land from near Morgan. It is a dead-end but you can get about 30km NNW of Morgan..... and I had a decent enough view from there.... smile

Also must add a thanks to Lennie for the phone updates. smile


Edited by teckert (21/02/2010 23:41)

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#837413 - 21/02/2010 23:36 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: teckert]
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Can't wait for reports/photos smile
Nice and pleasant outside, hope it's like it tomorrow smile

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#837422 - 22/02/2010 00:18 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: _Sarah_]
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Getting close now, maybe we will get a sprinkling or two overnight after all...there's a nice drizzle patch heading this way about 30km away smile

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#837423 - 22/02/2010 00:24 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: -Deano-]
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Pitter, Patter, the sound of wet stuff hitting the ground.

Just a bit .

John.
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#837424 - 22/02/2010 00:36 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: buggerthatwasclose]
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Yeah, it's just started spitting here too smile Hopefully it can do what the drizzle did in the northern 'burbs and intensify when it hits the hills smile

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#837425 - 22/02/2010 00:41 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: buggerthatwasclose]
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It seriously could be a week before I have time to do a full report & photos, so I've tried to get these few up for the time being. Possibly not the best of the lot but they will do for now.

Must say I was impressed with the last big storm that went through north of me. Was still a fair distance but I'm pretty sure I could make out a bit of a shelf cloud that lasted for quite awhile on it. It put out an amazing amount of pulsing CG's...
The evening light & the turbulent sky made for some rather interesting cloud features later too...

Anyways, here a few pics to start with....

The End of the Road..... no man's land....






Was lucky to capture one of the pulsing CG's!



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#837427 - 22/02/2010 01:03 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: teckert]
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Nice one's Tim. I love the sunlight on the fore ground, it always brings out the intense colours and contrast with stormy skies and a daylight bolt, very nice.

Really wanted to head out today but had a dinner to go to, plus Doctor Poo after grin

John.

BTW, it Has stopped spitting here, all 10 seconds of it evillaugh
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#837428 - 22/02/2010 01:15 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: buggerthatwasclose]
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Great pics Tim, doesn't look like it would be hard to get around the whole "no through road" thing in the first picture poke

Looks like the drizzle is doing just what I wanted it to and thickening up on its approach to the hills smile We may finally get a reading for once!!

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#837429 - 22/02/2010 04:21 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: -Deano-]
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Nice to see you got something guys. Unfortunately due to financial problems I couldn't afford the trip out this time.. Looks like I missed a good show. Can you find that road on the map Tim? or do you have coordinates? or even a guess to where the turn off if near Morgan grin I was really impressed with the size of the tops from here in Adelaide, a whole line of storms at various maturity.

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#837430 - 22/02/2010 04:51 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Astro_man]
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Might be Samsons Well Road, looks to extend to about 26km North North West of Morgan. Google maps don't show this area too well though... Will go for a drive one day to check it out. Thanks Tim.

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#837441 - 22/02/2010 07:53 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Astro_man]
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Nothing last night but a light show to the north so 1mm total for this system.
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#837447 - 22/02/2010 08:54 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: roves]
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Yep Andy - thats the road.... it splits into 2 right at the end - one goes into that gate in the photo (Mason - there's a fence there as well as a gate) & the other ends up being the driveway of a homestead/station lol.... I do wonder what they thought of me driving up to their house & then turning around all the way out there lol....

Might try a couple of the other roads sometime, maybe Balah Road... Has to be a decent dirt road especially if you get caught out with a big rain storm. (unless you have 4WD).

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#837453 - 22/02/2010 09:39 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: teckert]
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1mm for us from those couple of showers overnight, better than nothing I spose smile

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#837457 - 22/02/2010 10:03 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: teckert]
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Nice work Tim, aren't you glad I told you to go for a drive? poke

Anyhow, here's my long report. grin

Looking at the charts it looked to be a good chasing day. Sadly, the shopping had to come first, so frustratingly I went down to Munno Para to do the deed. As I pulled into the car park, I saw some nice cloud build up above me and with the humidity already starting to climb; I got in and out of the shopping centre relatively quickly.

As I approached Gawler, I could see several anvils way off in the north, with towering cumulus development between each one. A quick car wash and I was on my way again.

On the approach to Tarlee I started to get real excited. Lots of explosive cumulus hugged the ranges over towards Eudunda. On a clear piece of road I rang Tim Eckert and suggested he head out that way. Unbeknownst to me at the time, the action was further northeast than what it appeared. In the mean time, I also rang Graeme to get him to take some photos of the anvils and towers.



I finally got home and could hardly wait to get the shopping put away. I was getting rather antsy and wanted to be on the road. We loaded up my car with the essentials (food, drink, camera gear) and headed off. We got to the Burra-Hallett T-junction at around 5:30pm and made the decision to head out towards Redbanks Conservation Park.



Knowing that NW-SE system was slowly heading in a northeasterly direction, we thought this would be our best bet.. The further we drove, the darker it got and as we neared the Braemar Station turnoff, we stopped kicking up dust on the dirt road. We decided to keep going, eventually passing the turnoff to Koomooloo Station. Approximately 5km from the turnoff the road became too wet for 2WD travel, so we turned the car around, stopped and set up to take some photos.



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#837458 - 22/02/2010 10:03 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: teckert]
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A little while into our photographic journey, one of the local gentlemen stopped by to make sure that we were okay. We explained what we were up to and he had a giggle after telling us he’d only mentioned to his wife earlier in the day how this weather was fabulous for stormchasers, “…you know, like those ones in the US.”

He said the lightning he’d seen earlier in the afternoon was the best he’d seen in the 20-odd years he’d lived in the area… of course we’d missed that. He also reported that they’d had 10mm at their homestead, but that further up the road it had rained so much that he couldn’t get through with his 4WD. He estimated that the next homestead would have had more than 25mm of rain.

Eventually he left us to do our thing, but it was lovely chatting to someone with such local knowledge. This and last year have been the best for quite some time out bush. With some properties having completely destocked through lack of feed, a couple more years of this will see them able to put stock back on the land. It’s beautiful country out there, but very harsh.





As sunset approached and it started to get darker, the opportunities for lightning photos increased. It was all over the north to southeastern horizons so, whilst the eye candy was fabulous, the photo opportunities were a bit harder to come by.



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#837459 - 22/02/2010 10:04 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: -Deano-]
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Around 9:30pm we decided to head for home. There was still plenty of lightning to been seen, but too far away to photograph by then.

All-in-all, it was a great afternoon/evening.

Larger versions of this set can be found HERE as my website's server has had a meltdown overnight. frown
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2017 YTD - 67.8mm Yearly Average - 403mm
Jan - 32.8mm (10mm) / Feb - 35.0mm (10mm) / Mar - - (15mm) / Apr - - (31mm)
May - - (46mm) / June - - (51mm) / July - - (59mm) / Aug - - (54mm)
Sept - - (48mm) / Oct - - (38mm) / Nov - - (23mm) / Dec - - (18mm)
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#837470 - 22/02/2010 11:01 Re: South Australian and Adelaide day to day forecasting [Re: Helen]
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Hey you did good Helen(and Graeme)! I left home at about 4.00pm and just headed east through Jamestown, on to Whyte Yarcowie, left through Terowie, ten kms toward Yunta then on a dirt road which I followed then stopped when I kept finding water over the road. I should have got closer but was wary of wasting any more fuel than I should. Plus my wife told me "dont be long"!
I was impressed with all the pulsing CGs that were on show even in the brightest glary conditions. It can be frustrating trying to catch all the action with camera when it is spread all around. The only option is to shrink everything down with a wide angle lens (or do a panorama).
As for talking to locals, thats great however they can be a nuisance at times. I've missed a lot of great pics at times as I've got stuck talking to people at that crucial time when the action is about to peak. I'm too polite not to talk back but sometimes you just want to say P-- OFF! Other times of course its a pleasure to chat when things are a bit quiet and they can give some invaluable local info.
Anyway I'm still having problems uploading pics to my computer so I'm not sure what I've got but I'll persevere. Helen's and Tim's pics however summed up what was there for me.
Hey Helen, we're yet to meet but one day it'll happen. If I see you on the road I'll stop and amble over to you and say something obvious like "Takin some photos are ya"? This actually happens to me. You can then reply to me "YES, NOW P-- OFF"! laugh

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