First Storms of Spring 2014

Nothing much to say about this event. Strong Jet stream influence, and some convergence of sorts, maybe frontal influence, behind a main cold front boundary triggered a line of thundery rain containing many CC’s and a few CG’s here and there. Nothing spectacular but nice to watch, the thunder was quite punchy at times, no cracks but solid thuds and booms from overhead lightning. This actually very much reminded me of 4 December 2013 in the mid north where we had mid based showers and storms, but lots of lower level moisture. In both events they sat along a line and moved slowly north and east training down. Lightning frequencies were a little bit higher this time around though. Even had a few dozen pings of 3 to maybe 4mm hail at West Lakes. Anyway a couple of very average pictures, but hey, the first ones of 2014-2015 storm season so why not share them!

Bright Cg over the gulf

CC a few km away.

 

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One Response to First Storms of Spring 2014

  1. Good to see you out among the action Mark! Re “the thunder was quite punchy at times, no cracks but solid thuds and booms from overhead lightning” – yes it was very interesting thunder and got me to thinking that no two “thunders” would I presume ever be identical. Your cc photo seems to be a very characteristic kind of lightning for SA, and at least looks like it’s on the cloud base. Why it would be there I don’t know but it makes for good photography 🙂

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