Thunderstorm Potential Early Dec 2009 in the North

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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Tomorrow it seems Waikato is left out on the action and Auckland and Northland gets it.....
Just did a run through with WXSIM and it is agreeing with M/S at this stage... LOL
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Tornado Tim wrote:Tomorrow it seems Waikato is left on the action and Auckland and Northland gets it.....
Just did a run through with WXSIM and it is agreeing with M/S at this stage... LOL
Tim where in Northland?

From Whangarei north to Cape Reinga the locals break it into zones like... Far North (FN) and Mid North (MN) regions ie;
Cape Reinga to roughly about Kerikeri is and all areas inbetween is FN - from Kaikohe to Whangarei its MN... anyway... going to post some pics I took today over on the general dec thread - take care.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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I would drop the thunder word from the Auckland City forecast today. Looking like we should be stuck in fairly overcast cool conditions with showers but I doubt thunderstorms. These are more possible over lower Northland. I can't see us getting the forecast max temp of 22C either.

I wonder whether the Manuwatu tornado was a devil.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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the rain radar animation shows the front is drifting south again though, onto the auckland area....
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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NZstorm wrote:I wonder whether the Manuwatu tornado was a devil.
Yes, I did wonder about that, but going by the description of "a big mushroom cloud ... about 200m high", it certainly sounds more like a tornado - a lot more powerful and longer lasting than your average devil too - perhaps an FE1?
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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14C here feels cool after recent warm weather , bring back the humidity.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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This is how it felt during the day over the lower NI this weekend and early week.
spwill wrote:14C here feels cool after recent warm weather , bring back the humidity.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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I see MetService have a confident thunderstorm forecast for Auckland today.

Considering a drive north this afternoon into the warmer weather/sunshine of Northland.
15C here overcast light rain.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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MS talk about two different zones. The wind convergence in northland and the actual front over auckland. Which will you be going for spwill?

If the front does get firing is it expected to slowly drift south onto northern waikato? i sure hope it does.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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The wind convergence in northland and the actual front over auckland. Which will you be going for spwill?
Would be good to get north of these overcast skies and hopefully something interesting develops up there.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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We are hoping and praying we get some good rainfall up here in these parts... we really need the rain.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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A couple of thundery cells have formed NW of Auckland near kaipara
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH


Issued by MetService at 12:42 pm Friday 04 December 2009
Valid until 06:30 pm Friday 04 December 2009
This watch affects people in the following weather forecast districts:
Northland
Auckland
Great Barrier Island




Issued by: Oliver Druce



This watch will be updated by: 06:30 pm Friday 04 December 2009
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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A drive up SH16 would run into that very active, slow moving and strengthening line..
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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yikes! that line on the 15min radar looks nasty and continues to build and slowly head towards the city. So very tempted to get the afternoon off. I would not be all that surprised if metservice issue a full thunderstorm warning by 2.30.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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What 15-minute radar are you looking at?
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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dan wrote:What 15-minute radar are you looking at?
sky tv. On the 52" tv its way better then the computer screen.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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those cu's looking west hav'nt moved much at all over the past 5mins!!!! whereas earlier on this morning they were fair chugging along... now, they've just stopped kind off.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Yea!!!

Alan's station tracking 2 storm cells on his lightning radar!!!
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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jamie.h wrote:So very tempted to get the afternoon off. I would not be all that surprised if metservice issue a full thunderstorm warning by 2.30.
Go on... do it jamie.h _b - spwill's contemplating it... not sure what NZ Storm is doing... not only that I do like your thunderstorm video's - you take good storm footage, your've got an eye for angle's and lines of those storm fronts... awesome...
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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Full Severe thunderstorm warning issued now. The lightning detector makes it look as if it's happening all around us.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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DT claps her hands loudly together making a thunderous sound - well looks like maybe some action guys - yea!!! *smiles* best fun and news I've heard all day *chuckle* - take care.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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This weather station http://www.lineman.co.nz/Weather/index.html has reported 39mm in the last hour! 8-o
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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At Helensville, thunder/lightning here, storm line just to the north, about to head north.
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Re: Thunderstorm Potential Early December, 2009

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is the other rain band killing its warm energy supply? looks like its weakend over the past hour
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