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Southerly Change - 16/04/15 UPDATE #2

The Southerly Change has now arrived at Point Perpendicular with wind gusts around 33km/h around 11:20am this morning, It is on target to reach Nowra shortly after midday.

Earlier when it reached Ulladulla it dropped the temperature from a summery 27.2c to a more autumn 23c.

At this stage there is not real strong winds associated with this change with Montague Island only recording wind gusts of around 42km/h.

Southerly Change - 16/04/15 UPDATE

Southerly Change Update - 10:30am
As at time of writing the Southerly Change working its way up the NSW coast has now reached Ulladulla where it has dropped the temperature from a summery 27.2c to a more autumn 23c.

At this stage there is not real strong winds associated with this change with Montague Island only recording wind gusts of around 42km/h.
The change is still on target to reach the Shoalhaven (Nowra) area around midday.

Southerly Change - 16/04/15

Good Morning, Currently there is a Southerly Change making its way up the NSW coast. This will bring a return to more autumn temperatures and trigger coastal shower activity.

We have more on the up coming rain event here:
http://www.stormspottersaustralia.com.au/site/?q=node/99

Possible Thunderstorms! 15/04/15 - 3:30pm Update

Currently some minor thunderstorms have moved over the Southern Highlands and also parts of Western Sydney.
The Blue Mountains and currently out west from the ACT along Cowra is an area of interest to watch at present for more possible severe storm action with strong winds and large hail possible.

There currently isn't anything really inhibiting these storms from making the coastal areas, again something to watch for the chance of a off shore lightning show.

The Rain is coming!

From tomorrow (Thursday) we will see a moisture-laden cloud band make its way first off in to South Australia which will stretch over agricultural regions in the state and bring up to falls of around 15-30mm by Friday this rainfall activity will stretch in to western Victoria and south western NSW. The Lower Western region of NSW could see falls of 50mm+ and areas of the Southern Tablelands & the ACT around 30mm.

Also on Friday brings a small chance of a light dusting of snow above 1800m for the snowy mountain region.

USA Tornado Facts

USA Tornado Facts
About 1,000 tornadoes hit the United States every year.

Most of these touchdowns in America’s Plains states the area affectingly known as Tornado Alley, which is generally considered to be Oklahoma, Kansas, the Texas Panhandle, Nebraska, eastern South Dakota, and eastern Colorado. Tornadoes, however, can occur almost anywhere in the United States, including west of the Rockies and east of the Appalachians.

Super cell tornadoes are most likely to occur between 3:00pm and 9:00pm in the afternoon/evening.

Southern Highlands - 07/04/15 Squally Storm

Landscape Time!

As the storm season is all but over now, it is time for us to get in to our other passion during the off season which is some landscape photography. I recently had the opportunity to head out on a shoot and here is one of the photos I was able to capture of a "fern bridge" in the Kangaroo Valley area.

Landspouts and Waterspouts

The landspout looks like a slender tornado over land, but is not associated with an organised rotating cloud, does not form below a wall cloud and is generally not intense enough to do much damage. The mechanism which forms a landspout is similar to the waterspout: relatively cool air passing over hot ground produces updraughts and cumulus clouds. Random swirls can be caught up in an updraught and so tighten up into a funnel which is made visible by raised dust, rather than by condensation of moisture.

Thunderstorm Asthma In Canberra

Research reveals evidence of ‘thunderstorm asthma’ in Canberra

THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER 2015

RESEARCH REVEALS EVIDENCE OF ‘THUNDERSTORM ASTHMA’ IN CANBERRA

Research by The Australian National University (ANU) into pollen in Canberra has provided the first evidence that the region is prone to a phenomenon known as ‘thunderstorm asthma’.

The findings come from research collected through the Canberra Pollen app, which begins its second year of delivering daily counts and forecasts of pollen levels to users from 1 October.

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