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Quakers Hill and Schofields Hailstorm 26th September 2018

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Quakers Hill and Schofields Hailstorm 26th September 2018

Hail pictures by Sarah Ninnes

With the axis of an upper trough to be stationed over Sydney and temperatures aloft of -22C, it wouldn't take much heating to get storm development. A rain band had produced rainfall over Sydney during the morning and lasted until at least late morning. 

Hail pictures by Sarah Ninnes

Hail pictures by Sarah Ninnes

Hail pictures by Sarah Ninnes

Hail pictures by Sarah Ninnes

Katie Whelan @kt6871 on Twitter

A brief clearing and it could be seen a band of cumulus were showing signs of development to the south and southwest. An area of convergence with NW winds meeting the southeasterly and northeasterly boundary was situated near Castle Hill. Although storms developed further south, an intense storm developed along this regional convergence tripe point and produced a swathe of hail across the Quakers Hill to Schofields region and the storm redeveloped northwest.

Unfortunately, the hail dumped over those areas and only moderate rain progressed beyond this region.

For more of this storm, check the twitter link

 

Wyoming Supercell and Landspout! 7th June 2018

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Today we (Fredrick Muscat and I) started out early from North Platte and had to track all the way to Gillette - (skipping breakfast and having lunch). After lunch there was a some procrastinating about going into Montana versus chasing the local activity. We opted for local and were rewarded with two nice cells. The first began to weaken as the other further south strengthened. The base structure was quite neat. Then suddenly, a landspout is observed from around the rain. These images show the structrue and also the landspout zoomed thanks to Fredrick Muscat and my image with structure. The storm was impressive but lined out - the back end base and associated updraft may have produced an LP.

We then attempted to head for the Rapid City cell but it collapsed- we are spending the night there.

If someone would like to report this to the NWS as a landspout feel free to do so. Might have to check the geocodes of the camera to see time and location

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