Brisbane Thu 18 Dec 2008
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was restricted to NSW until later
in the afternoon. In the early
evening storms were developing
along a NW / SE line with a
particularly impressive cell near
I figured I
was too late to try for Marburg
to get onto the NW edge of the
cell, but most of the lightning
seemed to be dropping on it's
eastern side anyway. We ducked up
to a local spot and I was
surprised by the view we got
considering how far away it was.
shot is a little furry but I
include it to show the structure
of what turned into a very
defined roll cloud.
close enough to the storm to be
called a gustfront or shelf
cloud, but considering it didn't
seem attached to the cloud base,
I'll call it a roll cloud. It
became beautifully defined as it
was now weakening as the roll
cloud passed overhead.
already become very infrequent
but the storm did give me one
more as the rain started.
after this, the storm died and
didn't even make it to the water.
The southern end of the line
however continued well out to
12:30am, more stuff appeared out
west just this side of the
ranges. At around 3am it arrived
cloud-to-ground bolts landed on
the northern and southern end of
this line with little for us,
almost a repeat of Sat
6 Dec 2008
waiting all night for some decent
lightning and finally scoring one
great bolt. We eventually got
home around 4am.
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