Monthly Archives: November 2011

Batemans Bay Thunderstorm – 29/11/11

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So last night was intense... There was an amazing lightning show, with constant lightning for about 3 or 4 hours! Theres a video below and some of the better pictures. I stopped trying to get any more video/photos of the storm roughly 2 hours into it as it was getting fairly dangerous to be outside... There were 3 lightning strikes with in 150 metres of where I was at the time, looking around today, a tree looks a little cooked. Any way, enough talk, heres the video and pictures: (I have a couple different videos, however this one was the safest to put on youtube, the rest are constant flashes and would certainly cause some issues with Epileptics... I've still put a warning on the video for people who do suffer from epilepsy and seizures as the flashing could trigger a seizure.)


Video: Batemans Bay Thunderstorm - November 29, 2011

Storm Potential for central NSW 29th November 2011

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Update: Michael Thompson posted this image of a explosive dryline supercell from the 29th November 2011 event:

Given the strong instability and generally decent turning profile, there is the likelihood of severe storms over central NSW this afternoon and evening. CAPE values show the atmosphere is more than sufficient for hailstorms with very warm humid air and sufficient cool temperatures aloft. I would not be surprised if there are a few supercells today if storms can remain isolated. Given the capping particularly to the west, isolated storms are a decent chance.

I guess we shall see what happens.

By the way, I would again like to mention that the GFS is being contaminated by data and over estimating moisture in the Riverina - I would only anticipate higher based storms in this region.


Jimmy Deguara