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HP Supercell and Possible Tornado Sydney: Wednesday 2nd February 2005
by Jimmy Deguara

A High Precipitation (HP) supercell developed today and moved through the Sydney suburbs dropping violent winds and very large hailstones let alone the very heavy rainfall. A possible weak tornado is being investigated.

David Croan and Paul Graham were in position next to a rotating base and it seems that at least a brief tornado touched down.

Richard Davis took this photo of a funnel at Hornsby:

Contact me for more information.


From Bureau of Meteorology

A couple of frames are missing between 4 and 5pm

  • Sydney local scale loop 0200z to 0800z 02/02/2005 (1pm to 7pm local)
  • Kurnell local scale loop 0315z to 0715z 02/02/2005 (2.15pm to 6.15pm local)
  • Newcastle local scale loop 0400z to 0900z 02/02/2005 (3pm to 8pm local)

    Satellite Images

    From Weatherzone: 1pm to 6pm local

    02/02/2005 02z 02/02/2005 03z 02/02/2005 04z 02/02/2005 05z 02/02/2005 06z 02/02/2005 07z

    Analysis Charts

    From Bureau of Meteorology

    Sydney sounding at 3pm local

    02/02/2005 06z

    GFS Model Analysis

    From NOAA 02/02/2005 06z analysis run

  • Liftex Index
  • CAPE
  • Relative Humdity surface
  • Relative Humdity 850 hPa
  • Relative Humdity 700 hPa
  • Relative Humdity 600 hPa
  • Relative Humdity 500 hPa
  • Relative Humdity 300 hPa
  • Temperature (C) surface
  • Temperature (C) 850 hPa
  • Temperature (C) 700 hPa
  • Temperature (C) 500 hPa
  • Temperature (C) 300 hPa
  • Winds (knots) surface
  • Winds (knots) 925 hPa
  • Winds (knots) 850 hPa
  • Winds (knots) 700 hPa
  • Winds (knots) 500 hPa
  • Winds (knots) 300 hPa
  • Winds (knots) 200 hPa
    Document: 200502-06.htm
    Updated: 4th November, 2005
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