Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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There, now, looks likely to be a good thunderstorms scenario for Canterbury for the Monday 14th, once, today's influential NW dies away.
I don't know where but one is likely to pop up somehwere?
If not, I'll eat my underpants :eek:


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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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WELL :eek: :eek: :eek: somebody's put their hand on the table....!

I dunno if the Lone Star will cook those for you, John! [-X
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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And you're not allowed to go and buy a 'special' pair for the occasion either. :D
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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:lol: yes i just read the MS forecast.. sounds good with a low risk for south Canterbury of severe thunderstorms with hail 20mm or more in diameter! :eek:
Depending in what time these storm might accour id be keen to chase, as i am working late at the moment.
Will have to see what happens, but will keep an eye out for much of the day when i can.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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CAPE values look pretty decent (~300) and good Lifted Index as well...winds look to be variable all day but then switch to Southerly late in the day...Upper air temps not too shabby either...getting to about -30C at 500mb...hmmm, should be good...will take camera, but can't update from work, as they are cracking down on internet usage there....and it probably really isn't appropriate for me to be doing this sort of stuff from work, anyway, to be fair...
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Getting better ! Not sure if I'll be able to chase ... :-/
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Fine, blue dome and sunny this morning in Chch. Temp 12 degrees. Bring on the thunder
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Maybe some winter scenes today due to hail on the ground.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Even here now the NW is starting to die which is great,should be an interesting day we hope
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Hope to leave work early, like you gllitz work is cracking down on internet usage here to, cant even view the forum now!
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Very large TCu just to north of Oamaru now in fact appears to have some virga trailing down from it over the sea to east . I am likely to chase or assess as I can do it officially in my role as Civil Defence Emergency Management and any affects of storms on local communities in my area if they occur.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Actually that makes me wonder if there's a phone number we, storm chasers, should be aware of in case of big damages (hail, tornado) we could encouter during our chasing ?

And what do you think of that low risk alert for more severe t-storms ?
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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The local emergency managment office would like to hear from observrs if you do see damage from storms . Waitaki Contact is 03 4330300 or 021323580.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Met Service should have an 0800 number for severe weather reports. I think Ashburton is my pick today for some decent hail.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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READY TO CHASE, team! PM me for cell #.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Long time no post, only just remembered password!

Helloooo easterly - looking out the nice new office window I should have a good view of this unfolding!!
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Good luck to everyone heading out today, be sure to take plenty of pics !
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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16 degrees this morning, already on the high with hardly a cloud in the sky except for some decent CU about a certain area of the hills. Should be an interesting afternoon. Variable winds no more than 5km/h hr here at the moment.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Got the day off so am good to chase! Just got a 1000D camera to so hopefully some nice pics to! And will video to of course if I can......

Andrew and me might team up if he's free? Looks like your saying you are free Andrew? Have sent you a txt anyway. 03 gonna try get off work by midday..... we'll be in touch with him.

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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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It will be intersting to see what happens here. This is the first time ive seen metservice include small tornados in there thunderstorm outlook. Quite a bit of cloud around here this morning so im hoping that will burn off by lunch time.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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BUGGER! Boss is being *n*l today... won't be able to chase until 4:30 aaagh!
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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is there any chance of seeing something just west of chch, perhaps 10/15km west ?
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Weetbicks wrote:is there any chance of seeing something just west of chch, perhaps 10/15km west ?
YES.
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Sweet, then I'm off work @ 3:30 and heading out on my bike :)
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Re: Canterbury Thunderstorms - 14th December 2009

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Weetbicks wrote:Sweet, then I'm off work @ 3:30 and heading out on my bike :)
BIKE?!!! Unadvisable.
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