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Dalby Sat 4 Nov 2006

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Dalby seemed like the place to start today, so we took off down the Warrego Hwy in the early arvo. Between Toowoomba and Dalby heavy cloud and possible storms became visible, which was confirmed as we approached Dalby.

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Michelle, Drew and I met up with Chrissy, Rod and Michael Bath. A line of storms was firing the odd lightning strike and moving towards us, so we back tracked a short way to avoid the rain.

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Some lone sun-rays made their way right across the sky and onto a hill on the opposite horizon.

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We drove a little further E again to stay ahead of the storms. Mammatus was now visible:

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We let this line make it's way over us to avoid wasting our entire time driving (attempting to stay ahead of it), and hoping to get some lightning out of the back of it. The northern part of the line was veering NE towards Kingaroy and the southern part was heading SE. A small shelf cloud feature was now visible:

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The southern part was now edging back towards us.

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