Had a bit of a light show offshore this evening managed to get out and get a few pics
this evening round 8-40
Another waterspout to add to the collection. This is from today 31/05/11 at around 1pm from Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island -
Note this is not my photo but I was given permission to post online. Not a bad waterspout there, I can confirm that the vortex is definitely reaching the water (bit hard to see in the resized image). Point Lookout would have been a great place to be today with numerous storm/updraft pulses going up just offshore. Wouldn't be suprised if there were multiply waterspouts off Point Lookout during the afternoon but I can 'only' confirm one.
31st May 2011
Here are some pics from todays action. Noticed a cell creeping towards the coast at Ballina, this is what it looked like at South Lismore
With one last check of the radar I bundled the kids and camera gear in the car and headed off to a lookout at Ballina to try my luck. The cell was sitting about 30km offshore and the bolts were infrequent so it was hard to know where to point the camera at times. Anyway here's the best of them
Spewing this one blew out....there were a few others like this. There is some ghosting of the sensor that you can see that might indicate what the bolt may have looked like.
Hope you enjoy