Thunderstorm Potential Early Dec 2009 in the North

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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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great to see the sunshine here today!
with light winds , just marvelous :)

looks like warm and dry NW winds this coming week from tuesday/wedensday for the NI, for 5 days or so.....summer :)
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Manukau heads observer wrote:great to see the sunshine here today!
with light winds , just marvelous :)

looks like warm and dry NW winds this coming week from tuesday/wedensday for the NI, for 5 days or so.....summer :)
Good job too Looks as if December at this stage is turning into a far better pattern month after last month. :B
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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some very intense lightning activity over the tasman atm.... :D
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Manukau heads observer wrote:great to see the sunshine here today!
with light winds , just marvelous :)
Good to see the west coast getting some nice weather today. Been unsettled here with 8mm rain after about 10.50 this morning - cleared up 2-3 hours later, but some light drizzle at present.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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ah, yes, I can see that sea breeze convergence over auckland way
bright blue skies and strong sunshine here this afternoon...forgot what the sun looked like!
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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ah, yes, I can see that sea breeze convergence over auckland way
Got the shower here now, quite heavy.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Its now puhing east,blue sky now with a southerly,no rain today.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Lightning kills 12 cows on a Northland farm, TV3.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Lightning-kills- ... fault.aspx
I can see that sea breeze convergence over auckland way
Towering Cu line was there much of the day, stayed dry at my house.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Cb's inland from Oamaru this afternoon also heavy thunderstorm over Riverton Thornbury area around 6pm
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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spwill wrote:Lightning kills 12 cows on a Northland farm, TV3.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Lightning-kills- ... fault.aspx
This is numbing and upsetting news to read this morning and it is a tragedy. I am certain the deaths of these cows would have been instantaneous and atleast for today I can find some solace and comfort in that thought :(
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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A nice summers day for Auckland.

Looks quite possible isloated thunderstorms will pop up over east North Otago to Christchurch this afternoon with the S change. The high cloud needs to clear out.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Looking brighter to the west now,hopefully the NW pushes the cloud through so we can get some heating in before the southerly hits.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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On the humid side here today, 15C dewpoints making the current 22C feel warm.
Isolated thunderstorms on the Front to the west.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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and the radar down again...
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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DT-NZ wrote:
spwill wrote:Lightning kills 12 cows on a Northland farm, TV3.
http://www.3news.co.nz/Lightning-kills- ... fault.aspx
This is numbing and upsetting news to read this morning and it is a tragedy. I am certain the deaths of these cows would have been instantaneous and atleast for today I can find some solace and comfort in that thought :(
I suppose they are dairy cows so wouldn't "meat" the end of their friends in other cattle farming operations.
If anything is a "tragedy", it's the way that meat cows are treated on their way to being killed at the abattoir. Getting killed by lightning is more peaceful than what happens to meat moo moos on their way to our dinner plates.
I feel more sorry for the farmer, hope he has insurance.
We surely don't need words like "numbing" and "tragedy" for a bunch of cows killed quickly whilst chilling out under a tree. There are millions of things happening everyday in the word more fitting for such words.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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We surely don't need words like "numbing" and "tragedy" for a bunch of cows killed quickly
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I was honest with how I felt at that time when I typed that post - attack the idea by all means - you are after all entitled to your own opinion of which I respect.

Know also that I do encourage robust and healthy forum debate - however in this instance - do not attack me for the way how I felt!

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There are millions of things happening everyday in the word more fitting for such words.
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I was honest.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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<snip>I feel more sorry for the farmer, hope he has insurance.<snip>

I do have deep respect for all farmers and deep empathy for this Northland farmer, his family and the financial strain that must come with the loss of the cattle.

Grief... my sister and her husband lost their farm during the ash wednesday bushfires... a farm that had been in the family for many generations.

I dis-engage from this discussion with you Myself... released... no more, finished - if you have a problem take it off forum and e-mail Foggy or mods (honestly I'm ok with being banned from here).
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