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Storms, Rain and Snow 5th December 2013

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gfs.stormcast.bsch.init-2013120412z.fcst-201312051700z.t500.nsw.null.0Depending where you are in NSW or Victoria today, this system's influence is impressive. Temperatures at 500hPa over Sydney for instance will drop in just 6 hours from -14C to -24C by 06Z or 5pm this afternoon. This is rather impressive destabilisation. Rain totals down in SE NSW are impressive and there should be snow on the higher peaks of the Snowy Mountains. I would not be surprised with such cooling that a few storms will develop but with higher bases due to lack of moisture.

Taree Hailstorm (25/11/2013 1605hrs)

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Taree just got hit real hard with a hail storm and strong winds.

I was in the middle of maintenance/repairs of one of my radio masts as it hit luckily as the winds were strong enough to bend my UHF base antenna near horizontal and the guy cables were about to snap.

There was enough force in the wind that I (one very heavy block) was being dragged across the concrete from the force even though the mast was guyed (albeit with bodgy rope only atm thus my determination to hold it).

Hail up to and including 5cm fell heavily in the area (bloody hell it hurt too) and the ground went white quickly.

Just doing this as a quick write up since I need to return and attempt a fix on my VHF antenna. I've never seen a bend like that before on my UHF and hope I don't again for some time to come. It's not nice with strikes IN town holding a metal mast and being pelted by hail lol.

 Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast.
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast.
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast. 
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs. This was taken by the wife where I was holding the radio mast.
Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs.

Taree Hailstorm 25/11/2013 1605hrs.

Hail Storms NE NSW and SE QLD November 16 2013

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Another round of severe storms occurred on the Coffs coast today, although I was working I took some snaps of the approaching storm. I soon heard reports of golf ball and larger hailstones falling in Toormina, it didn't get that big where I was in town but a friend of mine from Toormina saved some of the big stones in their freezer which I took some photos of. I live a few streets down from them and my old car is sitting out the front of our house, it copped quite a few dents and broken window guards.

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