Overcast with oppressive humidity follows lightning show

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Overcast with oppressive humidity so far today. Storms should start to fire along the ranges and then hopefully closer for an afternoon chase here.

Yesterday was a long chase with Rodney and Greg Spencer (visiting from WA) with lightning persisting well into this morning. Very tired due to lack of sleep, but can't complain with over 100 photos !

Marginal conditions for storms

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It was quite hot down here yesterday and a reminder of the smoke haze coming over during the afternoon and evening. Southerly change passed through overnight making this morning overcast. I was thinking of going for a chase today but again time beat me and risk of ordinary to substandard storms in the chasable vicinity made heading there unworthwhile.

Perhaps tomorrow or Tuesday or I will hve to await another 10 or so days:)


Spectacular severe pulse storm mid level funnel near Tenterfield

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Friday's chase was great. Saw a spectacular severe pulse storm go up on the Queensland border just north of Tenterfield. Saw the entire lifecycle of this storm which was great. Moved a bit closer to Wallangarra where a mid level funnel revealed itself!   Activity did not last long with one more very strong pulse storm near Warwick then pretty much nothing by 4pm.

Today instability is quite good and moisture has improved a bit so should see some storms in the Northern Rivers today, though mainly on the ranges. Maybe another chase day. Hot and humid already as I write this at 1030