Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

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Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:38 pm

This relates to the super cell that started, would you believe, just west of the Bungle Bungles! around what I make to be 1pm on the 27th Jan!!! Then travelled 3500k's or thereabouts almost the entire coast of WA!
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1195&start=520
Many towns and two cities damaged by it. Gero, Perth, Northam, Wongan Hills and York

Some saying bigger than the super cells of March 2010.

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 20111

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:39 pm

The extended radar loop of the event
http://radar.strikeone.net.au/?fuseacti ... 1296310200
Seriously, watch where it starts!
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Reason: The data has been lost :( So link will no longer show the record of that remarkable storm

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 20111

Postby Fu Manchu » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:40 pm

I would have to say I have never in my life seen a storm travel that far, or even 1/4 of that!

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 20111

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:45 pm

Indeed, on ABC radio they said it was traveling at 90km/h down the coast.

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What a Storm (some Pics)

Postby nocky » Sun Jan 30, 2011 7:48 am

What a storm!! almost beats a cyclone, as Rusted wrote in another topic, winds up to 150kmh for Northam, here in Narrogin gusts of 130kmh and 10 minute avgs of 75kmh (according to my station), many trees and fences down in town and the bowling club lost it's roof completely, some sitting on the greens and some on the main road, missed pic of that as camera went flat and no power.
(my comparison of the storm to a cyclone will no doubt cause some discussion, but yes I have been in 4 cyclones, 3 in the north west and also Alby in Perth, this storm came faster than a cyclone with almost no warning, I looked at the radar and said to missus "Rain Coming" went to get clothes off line and saw storm approaching, was still as, then less than a minute it exploded to full force)

First 3 pics are of approaching storm and the last is about a minute later, when taking the first 3 it was calm, dead still, and pic 4 was taken less than a minute later with pouring rain and debris in the sky, centre far right you can see a sheet of corrugated iron, it looks small as it was a couple of hundred feet in the air, plenty of other crap was in the air but hard to see with the digital box brownie, batteries went flat on camera (holiday over use) and no power to recharge

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#4 Notice debris centre of pic, far right is a sheet of corrugated iron, within seconds I was soaked to the skin by the heaviest and biggest drop rain I can remember, combined with the literally howling wind and flying debris, my missus described it as like a scene from wizard of oz, it was really quite spooky

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby floppy » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:14 am

Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:Indeed, on ABC radio they said it was traveling at 90km/h down the coast.

it definitely ran out of gas by the time it got here

I was listening to all the static it caused on the radio thinking boy we must have really upset someone
but by the time it hit Albany it was very average

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:16 am

pistolknight wrote:Some of Perth to Katanning saw a pretty wild storm with Northam-Narrogin coping the full force, plenty of damage in Northam, Brookton, Pingelly, Cuballing, Narrogin, speaking for Narrogin it was wild, many trees down and fences flattened, power lines also down and the Narrogin bowling club lost entire roof and some of the internal walls also ripped out with roof, the only pictures I have so far are here viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1227&p=32707#p32707
I also spent a week at King River Albany and got almost 50mm of rain on Monday the 24th January and another storm on Friday 28th saw about another 20mm, don't know what Pete and Nev got in town.
What a start to 2011, I've seen almost as much rain this month as I did for all of 2010 (seriously) so a fantastic start to the year, all indications point to the trend continuing, which is also pleasing


Same event found here with photos from PistolKnight in Narrogin...
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1227

pistolknight wrote:Some of Perth to Katanning saw a pretty wild storm with Northam-Narrogin coping the full force, plenty of damage in Northam, Brookton, Pingelly, Cuballing, Narrogin, speaking for Narrogin it was wild, many trees down and fences flattened, power lines also down and the Narrogin bowling club lost entire roof and some of the internal walls also ripped out with roof, the only pictures I have so far are here viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1227&p=32707#p32707
I also spent a week at King River Albany and got almost 50mm of rain on Monday the 24th January and another storm on Friday 28th saw about another 20mm, don't know what Pete and Nev got in town.
What a start to 2011, I've seen almost as much rain this month as I did for all of 2010 (seriously) so a fantastic start to the year, all indications point to the trend continuing, which is also pleasing

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:33 am

Chase reports with more photos and discussion on this storm also found here
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1224

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:07 am

floppy wrote:
Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:Indeed, on ABC radio they said it was traveling at 90km/h down the coast.

it definitely ran out of gas by the time it got here

I was listening to all the static it caused on the radio thinking boy we must have really upset someone
but by the time it hit Albany it was very average

Nev

Oops i mean it was travelling that fast between Geraldton and Perth... slowed down after that :oops:

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:01 pm

Would have gone and overtaken a few Grey Nomads with caravans then :lol:

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:10 pm

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:11 pm

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:12 pm

Nine News Perth:
A 17 year-old girl has been electrocuted in Geraldton after stepping on a live power line early this morning, following yesterday's storm. 2 teenagers who tried to rescue the girl have been injured.

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:16 pm

Video of the Storm from Perth by Von Karmen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ps5Eybf3hg
This one capture a really good vibe of the rain and thunder and your good old back yard :) Almost feel like I'm there.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbQu7xNt3gY

From EllenBrook where Von Karmen was
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4YurItu ... re=related

The roll Cloud viewed on the western flank of this storm which kind of split in two for a while. Shot from Quinns
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1topbniiRqk

From Mandurah
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfCQXN70 ... re=related

This from Northam showing it just immense!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4sZ1pN5 ... re=related

and this from York (I think from one of our WAWG members property. White Gum Farm? Where the ultralight airfield is??)
One of the most incredible shots yet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wygvxtdv ... re=related

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Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby ladynicole » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:52 am

My house was severely structurally damaged during this storm. Just over 4 weeks later and our loss assessor has only just received the structural engineers report. Absolutely no progress on the repair of our house.

Must say though, the storm was amazing, but frightening.

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Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:18 am

That must be incredibly frustrating. Rusted from the rain had his place wrecked. Hope insurance communication is good and progress happening.

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby ladynicole » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:46 am

The storm last night didn't help. We received only 7mm rain but it all ended up in my son's room... builders who came up to tarp the roof for temporary repairs wouldn't walk on most of it due to the roof beams being smashed. They classed it as too dangerous to walk on. Unfortunately for me that means every drop of rain on our 250m2 roof ends up inside somewhere.

The lightning and thunder started in town around 7pm and didn't quit until around 1am this morning. It was like the storm stalled over town. Absolutely amazing lightning and thunder. Non stop flashes and the thunder sounded like a huge stock whip cracking overhead. Thankfully, the small amount of rain we received stopped any major lightning fires.

My father's paddock caught fire Sunday night in the lightning storm that flashed through. Thankfully he only lost around 6ac before it was brought under control.

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:18 am

You would bare witness to so many amazing storms out there.
Many of us try to get out that way as often as we can :)

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Re: Extraordinary storm event 28 Jan 2011-pre TCBianca

Postby ladynicole » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:22 am

Your always welcome to come pull up a chair on our broken verandah! LOL. We've had thunderstorms for the last 3 nights and I think more was predicted for tonight. Goomalling always gets great storms, not so good when your house is broken though. :)

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