Thunderstorms East Coast SI 17th Nov!!

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Re: Thunderstorms East Coast SI 17th Nov!!

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Cloud cover breaking up, sunlight appearing.
15.7 degrees and rising.
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Re: Thunderstorms East Coast SI 17th Nov!!

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Orion wrote:Cloud cover breaking up, sunlight appearing.
15.7 degrees and rising.
probably not for long though Orion.
cleared up here earlier on too and was mostly blue skies for a couple of hours but now its back to raining heavily.
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Re: Thunderstorms East Coast SI 17th Nov!!

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Well the good news from here is that it has cleared up and is sunny with a light NE blowing and TC looks good.
I presume that is where the lads are today :D
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Temp. has been up to 19.2, now 18.2 deg.
Some dark and interesting-looking clouds to the SSE of here, probably to do with that blob of red and blue showing on rain radar near Rangitata River.
A slight to gentle southerly breeze - and here comes the rain and rapidly increasing wind from the south now!
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Thunder, sounds like it's to the east of here?
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Yup sunny here now with plenty of blue sky. NE which is getting fresher.
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13.4 degrees, fresh to strong southerly breeze, rain.
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Re: Thunderstorms East Coast SI 17th Nov!!

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Heavy rain, thunder and lightning in Asburton now. :smile:
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Gary McConnochie wrote:Heavy rain, thunder and lightning in Asburton now. :smile:
Thought it would be, judging by the purple sky over that way!
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Anyone seeing any hail?

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This is a radar image plus vertical cross section. The line extending southwest from Ashburton marks the cross section.
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Hoping this band wont move out to sea like it looks like it will. Its NE at ground level but clearly NW in the atmosphere as low puffy clouds are floating quickly west to east. :-# Fingers are crossed.
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How/where did you get the vertical cross-section stuff ?!? :?:
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I am on the MetService weather desk. I appreciate all the info posted here. It is a big help, thanks everyone.
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Would love to have access to better radar when we are chasing. Have seen one weak funnel, brief thin rope half way to the ground.
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Re: Thunderstorms East Coast SI 17th Nov!!

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Heard one clap of thunder here about an hour ago, nothing since, Low and and light rain now.
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Metservice have got the high risk area right judging by the radar as its going to be a south of Banks Peninsular event.
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Hordur wrote:I am on the MetService weather desk. I appreciate all the info posted here. It is a big help, thanks everyone.
Ah yes, it helps. :mrgreen: Thanks for sharing then ! _b
03Stormchaser wrote:Would love to have access to better radar when we are chasing. Have seen one weak funnel, brief thin rope half way to the ground.
Did you guys manage any shots or videos ? :smile:
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Hordur wrote:Anyone seeing any hail?

No hail were I am in Ashburton but very heavy rain!!
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I am on the MetService weather desk. I appreciate all the info posted here. It is a big help, thanks everyone.
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I know that the reports of the recent Auckland thunderstorms helped the severe forecasters too...and M/S did a good job that day keeping up with everything :)

the hail might have passed just to the south of ashburton?
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White specs on the radar SW of birdlings flat!
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Lots of them indeed ! :eek:
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Sky blackened and darkeneing overhead so the Southerly change is not far away. Saw a small rope out to the west but that quick unable to photo it :smile:
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Looking nice and dark to the south from here now, can see the nice big CB too :-)
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Well the change has come through. Winds around to the SW with the associated temperature drop and darkening sky moving over. Sferics nothing much to write home about. Well that's it until the next possible thunderstorm event, when ever that happens :-s
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Why on earth do the storms always go out south of Banks Peninsula all the bloody time now? They always used to come straight at chc from Ashburton way about a decade plus ago, then, something happened and they always do this sideways shuffle away from town. Does anyone have an idea why?
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