Rain then thunderstorms over the North, 8-9th

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A couple more CBs...
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was that looking towards Taupiri?
as that might have been our hailer :)

i do remember now driving through hail that i thought was going to smash the windscreen on the car...and it did break off bits of plastic on the car...
May 1987 i think it was....from memory...
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Canterbury like Thunderstorms over Waikato yesterday, cool conditions and lots of hail.

Nice Lightning photo's NZstorm.
Here's a couple of Cb pics.
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Just testing to see if you were really awake ;)
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another lightning snap. I was being rained on when I took this shot. :)
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and another...

awesome lightning piccies too 8)
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Good reports and photos guys. It looks like you had a very worthwhile trip. Attached is a map of yesterday's lightning (purple and blue crosses, grey ones were from earlier in the week (Tuesday?))
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Good to see storms eventuated somewhere from this system :) .
Was that 10 Cent peices that fell from the sky ;) nice lightning pics there NZstorm too good to see pics from up there not just down here :D .
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NZstorm, have just cropped your photo a little. ;)
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Yeah, agree with Jase. GREAT photos fellas! :D
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Anyone gonna post that beautiful sunset we saw looking across the Hauraki Plains? ;) 8)
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Just for you Foggy... ;)
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Very nice... will be getting a new camera by Friday! :)

Outlook is quite dry now, next thunder risk may be around the middle of next week by the ECMWF model?
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i like that drop shadow effect :)
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Nice one kaimaikid,

Mine turned out really bad - too much red and not much light.

That sunset was stunning.
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Have been following this thread and really like the pics!! You guy's certainly had more luck then we did down here on the 8th and 9th.

Great lightning NZstorm! And cool cloud pics others.

Would be nice to have a Waikato chase one day.

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You guy's certainly had more luck then we did down here on the 8th and 9th.
Thought it might have been a good TS season in Caterbury/Otago this year with the SouthWesterlies. We have had too much Ridging and dry air up here. It was good to have a Thundery afternoon Saturday as so many went out chasing.
Looks like some TS potential next week.
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what was great about that day was it was one after another that kept on coming up through the waikato, from basicly 1pm to 9pm :) :)
i.e not just a one bang wunder :)
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another photo i found i had takem which i missed putting up :)
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spwill wrote:
Thought it might have been a good TS season in Caterbury/Otago this year with the SouthWesterlies.
I've found in my couple years of stormchasing and looking at models that setups with SouthWesterlies arnt as productive as say Southerly situation.
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SouthWesterlies arnt as productive as say Southerly situation
I was meaning SouthWesterly regime so Southerlies included.
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i see in the local paper, a horse and her foal were killed by lightning, glen murrary way, on the day we went chasing
700mm deep holes in the ground where they stood!
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Interesting report Brian. I'm sure that was from the storm that spwill and I were looking at late afternoon on the way back to Auckland.
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