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Storm Chase in the western parts of the Northern Rivers: Wednesday 9th November 2005
Report compiled by Michael Bath

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It was the first anniversary of the day but although some storms were likely, conditions were not favourable for severe weather. Instability was quite good with cape about 2,000 over the Northern Tablelands. However windshear was very light so the expectation was for storms to form on the ranges to the west and hardly move.

Dave Ellem and I headed out to Mallanganee lookout. Dave had just received his new Canon 20D digital SLR so was keen to give it a test run.

The day went pretty much as expected with weak storms forming on the ranges. A couple of small cells tried to get going closer to where we were but they did not persist.

Just before 5pm a couple of nice updrafts developed on the Northern Tablelands. It was a highlight of the day as interesting mushroom clouds formed in the light wind shear.

Shortly after 6pm we decided to head back to Casino and met up with Rodney Wallbridge. After Maccas we moved to the vantage point NW of town to watch the sunset and distant lightning.

It was a warm evening and nice to relax and watch the fading storm which was over the Tenterfield area.


From Bureau of Meteorology

  • Grafton local scale loop 0030z to 1000z 09/11/2005 (11.30am to 9pm local time)

    Satellite Images

    From Bureau of Meteorology and MODIS: Land Rapid Response System

    09/11/2005 0315z 2.15pm local

    04z 05z 06z 07z 08z 09z 3pm to 8pm local

    Analysis Charts

    From Bureau of Meteorology

    09/11/2005 06z

    GFS Model Analysis

    From NOAA 09/11/2005 06z analysis

  • Liftex Index
  • CAPE
  • Relative Humidity surface
  • Relative Humidity 850 hPa
  • Relative Humidity 700 hPa
  • Relative Humidity 600 hPa
  • Relative Humidity 500 hPa
  • Relative Humidity 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: 200511-03.htm
    Updated: 13th January 2006
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