Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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More video, strong winds through Mt Roskill last night.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPi5m_m ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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thats impressive :)
did you guys see the big hail stone reported?
impressive :)
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Manukau heads obs wrote:thats impressive :)
did you guys see the big hail stone reported?
impressive :)

Yes, impressive and points to a weak supercell.

Good speed shear and strong lift with that front.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Area51 wrote:Yes, it was pretty willing through the southern reaches of Auckland with a short, sharp CB squall with associated lightning and instantenous thunder around 0330. Certainly an early wakeup call for the household!
Same thing in Leamington,Cambridge at same time, from a different cell. Each lightning flash was making the landline phone squeal. First time in a while have been relieved when the strikes started to get further away rather than closer.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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If anyone at Metservice is reading this, can we get a satellite and radar loop of the storm reaching its peak?
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Manukau heads obs wrote:thats impressive :)
did you guys see the big hail stone reported?
impressive :)
Yes, decent size hail there. A friend who lives in the Waitakeres at Huia reported hail that size a couple of months back with a westerly flow storm, a zone for severe hail out there.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Vertigo wrote:If anyone at Metservice is reading this, can we get a satellite and radar loop of the storm reaching its peak?
I saved a series of Weatherzone's version of the Akld radar imagery from 11:30pm to 12:30am.
Below is a cropped, blow-up of the 11:45pm image...
Ak Radar ℅ WZ-MS - Oct 29, 11.45pm.jpg
Note: The background/radar-overlay should be correct. I compared it back in June to MS's imagery (a few days after it was brought into question then) and found that it was actually spot-on.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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you couldn't get more of a direct hit on the main auckland isthmus from a relatively compact intense area if you tried :)
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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lightning strike from vid
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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nice :)
El NIno (if only weak) certainly around this spring
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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120 km/h squall recorded at Waiheke just after midnight according to this article…

'Storm lights up night skies in Auckland' - NZ Herald
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Manukau heads obs wrote:nice :)
El NIno (if only weak) certainly around this spring
Whatever it is, I like the trend here. 2 consecutive months with a substantial sunshine surplus, 4 of 5 months below average rainfall. About time too, for here anyway.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Lightning Timelapse on the 29th of October UTC time.....
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Report of an apparent damaging tornado in Cambridge at about 3am yesterday morn (Thursday)…

'Squashed: Mini-tornado downs trees' - Waikato Times (Stuff)


Personally, I think it sounds more like the similar squall conditions experienced here?

Also note that in the video-interveiw, the property owner refers to it as a possible 'small tornado', which the stupid reporter has translated into the 'm-word'. :mad:
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Looks like a squall to me, all the tree debris fell in the same direction indicative of straight line winds.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Nice pic of the hail :) I see canterbury has a risk out now of storms. Will keep watch this afternoon.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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We have a thunderstorm in Oamaru as I type this currently
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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A juicy-looking group of clouds north of Ashburton at present.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Rapid developments here in ChCh, lightning out Halswell way.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Lightning and frequent thunder now observed to the south from Burwood \:D/
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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looks very nice out the window (lots of lightning) and on radar!
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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That looked like it was spinning like a top. The core was going to go over me until it died and jumped to the east.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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Nice wee storm passed by chch.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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oh wow that was impressive, it was definitely spinning there and lowering, looks to have blown off the coast now.
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Re: Rapid succession of fronts- Strong SW Flow (27 Oct-1st Nov)

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That was very spectacular from my 6th floor window. Great lightning dispay accross the Port Hills and the CBD, now moved out to the east. But not a drop of moisture.
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