Monthly Archives: March 2008

Storm with pileus explodes over central Sydney

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Michael,

 Well storms have slowly returned here. I was surprised yesterday when I looked to my southeast just for a rest from the work on the computer and I saw a pileus on top a tower and mature storm in progress! Earlier, it seemed there were cumulus towers but that's about it - they seemed to be struggling.

 This storm persisted within the Sydney area for some time before slowly collapsing. The storm was an LP storm (not a supercell of course) and did dump some small hailstones over its path east of Parramatta.

During the night time, more storms approached and developed rapidly from the west moving over the southern suburbs of Sydney. Apparently a severe warning was issued briefly. Here is yesterday's storm picture:

 

On another note, I noticed and am disappointed in whoever is responsibile for maintaining updated records of updates for time zones from around the world. The clock does not change until next week and the computer changed over this morning.

Jimmy

Thunderstorms return – Numbucca Heads scores direct hit from hailstorm

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Hi Jimmy,

It has been nice to see thunderstorms return to the region with today Friday being the third in a row. Although activity locally has been fairly weak so far, some significant storms with hail are likely to have occurred mainly on the eastern Northern Tablelands and parts of the Darling Downs. 

Looks like Nambucca Heads just copped a direct hit from a hailstorm this afternoon just before 3pm.

MB

Storms last night

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Michael,

Glad to have gotten through this week leveling out any hitches. Some interesting events arising earlier in the week. Suffice to say one cannot become too complacent in this chaotic world of idiocracy amongst some members of the Australian weather community. I am glad that we have a small group of sane, well groomed and like minded storm chasers and weather enthusiasts on this website who accept the importance of accurate reporting procedures to assist research and education in severe weather.

Weatherwise, there were storms last night but I could not be bothered to even venture out beyond the balcony for only a few minutes whilst on the phone with Nick Moir. Good to see a change in the weather patterns though as we move through the remaining part of the weather season.

Jimmy

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