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Sixty Minutes Interview Jimmy Deguara and Dave Croan way back in 2004

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Sixty Minutes Interview Jimmy Deguara and Dave Croan way back in 2004

As part of our yearly pilgrimage, Liz Hayes and the professional Sixty Minutes crew chased along side us on a few days in Tornado Alley during the May 2004 season! It was certainly a pleasure to be able to chase and in an excellent season with 20 tornadoes showing Sixty Minutes what chasing was all about! Even whilst we were doing an interview, a storm approached Oklahoma City which became tornado warned. But the true test was trying to navigate the same crew into a mega-supercell - a literal giant that controlled the whole of Oklahoma with multiple tornadoes and a huge mesocyclone approaching you guessed it Oklahoma City. We intercepted this supercell with tornadoes near Geary but unfortunately was not able to get the Sixty Minutes crew down through the supercell due to bad reception, difficult road network and putting them through danger. They were only entering the northern part of the core and had experienced near base ball sized hailstones - this storm produced grapefruit sized hailstones. Nevertheless, it was an awesome privilege to be able to work with such an excellent crew with Liz Hayes! This video re-surfaced recently amongst the archives!

Supercell and Storms SW Sydney October 23rd 2021

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Supercell and Storms SW Sydney October 23rd 2021

Some potentially dangerous storms developed across NSW with an upper level retreating trough and remnant cold air allowing for the development of storms including a few supercells. One of the supercells developed SW of Appin and Picton region. Some very severe microbursts were experienced with whiteout conditions and hail. The storm weakened as it hit the region near Appin.

Severe Storms Western Sydney 1st October 2021

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Severe Storms Western Sydney 1st October 2021

More instability across eastern NSW with severe storms developing about midday over the Blue Mountains and SW of Sydney. for several hours the storms developed west of Warragamba and moved southeast. Gradually outflow began to force the boundary slowly east. The development of storms also progressed towards Penrith and finally moved across the Sydney basin. Initially, the air was dry across the metropolitan area feeding into the storms meaning bases were slightly higher although consolidated. As the outflow boundary relocated eastwards, moisture did feed into the new storms.

The first cell SW of Glenmore Park did develop reasonable base structure though it lacked instability - the wind shear pushing over. This cell followed by another moved southeast. As the boundary consolidated over the lower Blue Mountains, cells became more organised but outflow dominant. The third more significant cell produced hail over Glenmore Park. The outflow though eventually pushed the activity near Blacktown which eventually pushed towards the coast.

 

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