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Timber Floor Au Oct 8th 2007 8:53 am

Huge Electrical Storm
 
Theres a huge electrical storm, firing in from Ipswich Esk and Toowoomba way towards Brizzy.

BOM are saying hailstones, very high winds are likely.

The light show is AWESOME.

Get that CAR under cover NOW !

emmyjc1 Oct 8th 2007 8:59 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 

Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au (Post 5399953)
Theres a huge electrical storm, firing in from Ipswich Esk and Toowoomba way towards Brizzy.

BOM are saying hailstones, very high winds are likely.

The light show is AWESOME.

Get that CAR under cover NOW !

Just done it! heres a page about last night
http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/...ead-story.html

FluffyTheCampfireSlayer Oct 8th 2007 8:59 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 

Originally Posted by Timber Floor Au (Post 5399953)
Theres a huge electrical storm, firing in from Ipswich Esk and Toowoomba way towards Brizzy.

BOM are saying hailstones, very high winds are likely.

The light show is AWESOME.

Get that CAR under cover NOW !

Just sat on my balcony watching it roll in at the moment! This is gonna be a goodun! :eek:

emmyjc1 Oct 8th 2007 9:03 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 

Originally Posted by FluffyTheCampfireSlayer (Post 5399968)
Just sat on my balcony watching it roll in at the moment! This is gonna be a goodun! :eek:

Im scared!

Pollyana Oct 8th 2007 9:03 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 

Originally Posted by FluffyTheCampfireSlayer (Post 5399968)
Just sat on my balcony watching it roll in at the moment! This is gonna be a goodun! :eek:

Its gonna be big, and there will be more to come - BoM reckon Wednesday will be quiet but the other nights could be pretty nasty.

FluffyTheCampfireSlayer Oct 8th 2007 9:12 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 

Originally Posted by Pollyana (Post 5399978)
Its gonna be big, and there will be more to come - BoM reckon Wednesday will be quiet but the other nights could be pretty nasty.

Maaan! This is wicked! Never seen lightning like this in my life!! :thumbsup:
You certainly start to appreciate the power of Mother Nature, living out here! :ohmy:

Timber Floor Au Oct 8th 2007 9:16 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 
MAN HOW COOL IS THIS !!!! jeeze aint seen one like this for a couple of years !! Last time, was when Q1 opened.

For those in UK< who have never been to Australia..

The typical scenario ( during summer months , and its only SPRING ! )

Hot day, then gets very hot and very humid..
Wnid picks up, about 4pm ish.. then very high winds, and you can see lightening from all directions.
It swirls around you, and the cracks of thunder shake your fillings, the storm intensifies, ...
The humidity increases, the lightening strikes get more ferocious..
Then if your very unlucks, HAIL hits you !

And i mean HAIL the size of Cane Toads wrapped in KINDER EGG BOXES !! wearing shiny helmets and drinking LUCOZADE !!

Its a marvel !!

I LOVE IT !

Timber Floor Au Oct 8th 2007 9:24 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 
BOM RADAR

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR66...ange=true#skip

Daydreamer123 Oct 8th 2007 9:25 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 
Oh wow! Get me all excited! I grew up in Johannesburg, with brilliant, scary storms. I miss them! Can't wait to get to Oz now. I love the feeling of the electricity in the air, making your hair all static!:thumbsup:

Sheff_Sparky Oct 8th 2007 9:26 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 
more pics if you can please!

These are fantastic:thumbsup:

Timber Floor Au Oct 8th 2007 9:28 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 

Originally Posted by Sheff_Sparky (Post 5400021)
more pics if you can please!

These are fantastic:thumbsup:

http://cornfordphotography.com/Vario...ng%20Large.jpg

moneypenny20 Oct 8th 2007 9:29 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 
Well unless it comes back it was total crap down here :mad: Expecting something special, bit of rain, few loud claps, couple of flashes and now it's all gone :(

Timber Floor Au Oct 8th 2007 9:30 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a3...tning3_1_2.jpg

Timber Floor Au Oct 8th 2007 9:31 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 

Originally Posted by moneypen20 (Post 5400029)
Well unless it comes back it was total crap down here :mad: Expecting something special, bit of rain, few loud claps, couple of flashes and now it's all gone :(

Apparently you have it coming your way, from out west in next hour..

http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDR663.shtml

bcworld Oct 8th 2007 9:32 am

Re: Huge Electrical Storm
 
About 10 minutes ago just saw the Emirates flight from Auckland coming in over the Southside with lightning bolts nearly hitting it every few seconds.....bet that was a fun ride! Quite surprised they came in at the height of the storm.


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