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Re: Thunderstorms Canterbury 19th & 21st October!!

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Ended the day with one good rumble and a brief shower about 2.00,15mm today which is rather handy to help delay having to turn the pump on for the season.
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Never heard or saw anything and I was in Halswell???? :?:

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Yes another unstable day producing weak thunderstorm activity, that hail was the size i had at work on Monday.
Not too much at work today apart from some brief one or two hail stones pea sized around 2pm as a SW came through, and seen one IC lightning bolt nearby followed by silent thunder.
But that rain this morning was really heavy, 5mm within 10 minutes.
Maybe a simular but weak repeat tomorrow morning as another trough brushes through in the early hours, should be exiting by daybreak but like todays action it happened as the front departed.
Not too much on the outlook for a week or so now.
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NZ Thunderstorm Soc wrote:Never heard or saw anything and I was in Halswell???? :?:

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We didnt get any precipitation (rain or hail) from the thunder activity but I saw the noon radar and went outside and you could hear the thunder in the distance as it rolled over and behind the port hills with 2 flashes of lightening observable.
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This must be one of the few thunderstorms I've missed. :-k
If it wasn't for this forum I would of missed it.
No one here mentioned they heard thunder.
Thanks Leighton for observing the lightning and hearing the thunder from your place.
At that time I was head down buttocks up, concentrating of cleaning away the filth from the hospitals kitchen floor by using new cleaning techniques they are using here now. :B :mrgreen:
Driving home at 1:30pm, the sky did look thunderstormy northwards as what it did when I drove to work around 7:45am but the conditions weren't that right enough to be interested in any thunderstorm activity.

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I had a clear view south of the city and the port hills from my desk @ work, saw about 8 flashes of lightning, a few of those were sheet lightning with visible bolts, thunder too , was very impressive as you could see the full brunt of the thunderstorm coming over the hills, and clear blue sky just behind it, a real nice cell. As it passed out to sea we got a few drops here in town, but they were BIG drops, no hail in the city tho.
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Weetbicks wrote:I had a clear view south of the city and the port hills from my desk @ work, saw about 8 flashes of lightning, a few of those were sheet lightning with visible bolts, thunder too , was very impressive as you could see the full brunt of the thunderstorm coming over the hills, and clear blue sky just behind it, a real nice cell. As it passed out to sea we got a few drops here in town, but they were BIG drops, no hail in the city tho.
it was avery nice cell indeed weetbix! where i was working in wigram you could see the whole outline of the CB quite impressive while observing the lightning and hearing the spine chilling sound of thunder!
i wouldnt of classed that as a weak storm though jason it certainly packed abit of punch and sure as sure didnt look small. :D
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Any lightning photos?
... or the actual cloud that the thunder/lightning came from.
thanks Ben, for saving those pieces of hail.
There are still a few Cu forms around, now coming up to evening but, now that i'm observant, things will dwindle away.

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I got some on my phone at work John but i have trouble trying to even get them on my own computer! if and when i do i will try and get them on here!!
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mikestormchaser wrote:I got some on my phone at work John but i have trouble trying to even get them on my own computer! if and when i do i will try and get them on here!!

Thanks mike.

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There we go John, there not great qaulity however thats all i had for a camera from my phone at the time!! im proud i have been able to share my first photos on here :P
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Got pretty stormy here in Cracroft around 3am. Blew like a bastard most of the night too!
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