This day was quite a weak setup, however given bases approaching 3.5km I chased what was about, which turned out to be primarily on 3 separate convergence lines running nearly due north to south. Given the excellent inverted V sounding, the storms produced reasonable micro burst activity with gusts to 80km quite frequent with them that I observed. The strongest cell of the day was SE of Burra, however it was too far out for me too punch, so I watched it from 10km away do its thing, some nice bolts in there!
I had hoped this today would produce something nice, however rain pretty much screwed the whole day but out of hope I headed north and seen a few okay storms. Certainly the ones east of Burra district were quite powerful storms getting up in clear air, but being in unchaseable country they may as well have been 200km away.
The beginnings of the rain event were to occur this day. Out of sheer luck the convection got going 50km north of Clare and concluded with a right moving cell poleaxing Clare producing the most bolts by far of any cell this day, as well as some flooding rain. The real moist thunder is something I seldom hear in SA but it was prolific with these cells, huge booming window rattlers from powerful Cg’s. I even managed to spot a few through the rain curtains and extremely low cloud bases. With humidity near 90% without cells, the outflow scud and inflow areas were damn near touching the ground. I feel spoilt to have seen these cells.
It rained out rapidly at this point and with close bolts dropping and it raining out I bolted home to watch the flash flood, good times!