Scattered storms at Goulburn and Crookwell 17 February 2012

On Friday 17 February 2012, I undertook a storm chase around the Goulburn / Crookwell region. During, the early part of the afternoon, I sat at Memorial Park overlooking Goulburn watching thunderstorm cells and cloud towers build to the south slowly making their way northward towards me. A few of my favourite ones are attached. These were pulse storms but photogenic in nature and they make for great contrasts.

Following that, a storm built to the north west towards Crookwell which I chased down around Crookwell. This storm produced substantial rainfall as it slowly decayed. I drove back to Goulburn to expeience further storms during the evening before returning to Sydney late at night.

On this day, I found that numerous pulse storms were propogating then decaying and where one storm decayed, a new storm would build nearby. At sunset, I remember several storms cells merging to form a cluster of storm cells which weakened in intensity late into the night.


2 thought on “Scattered storms at Goulburn and Crookwell 17 February 2012”
  1. One of my favourite photo is this thunderhead picture. It did not last long but provided great contrast. This eventually merged with other cloud towers. I do not know what happened to this cluster of storm as I went chasing the northern storm cell over Crookwell before returning to Goulburn a few hours laters close to evening.

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