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November – A month to remember!

For a storm enthusiast, November was like Christmas as a child. For more than a week as an upper trough lingered overhead, there was storms within the SE Queensland region. And not just garden variety storms either. Across the month the region saw some spectacular supercell structure, very large hail, even waterspouts off the coast and tornadoes in NE NSW. To top this off, we were treated to one more round of severe weather over the weekend over 23rd-24th as the month rounded out. It truly was a month to remember!

Although I didn’t get out and chase as much as I would have liked due to work commitments, I did manage to plant myself in front of a few storms. Here’s a few of my favourite shots I gathered from the November to remember…

November 12th – between Oakey and Toowomba


November 14th – Windsor


November 15th – Mount Coot-tha


November 16th – Peak Crossing


November 23rd – Near Moonie


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What’s been happening

Since I last posted here there has actually been quite a few storms around, unfortunately I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write a proper post! I won’t attempt to wrap up the last few weeks in great detail now. However, since I last posted there was some magnificent supercell storms in the SE QLD area, most notably in mid November when we had two solid days of severe storms.

Since then there has been some impressive isolated cells here and there, but nothing as widespread as that weekend back in November. Hopefully we will have another outbreak like that again soon (on the weekend again would be nice too, thanks weather gods).

Here’s a few of my favorite photos I’ve taken over the last few weeks. In that time I have upgrade to the Canon 7D after my old 550D decided to pack it in. Now, I just need some excuses to get out there and give it a good work out!


Go to gallery to view the rest!

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Last storms of the 2011/2012 season

On 22nd April, 2012, I was lucky enough to be out and about with the camera for one last round of storm action for the season. I managed to find a nice little discrete cell on the back roads of Elmore in northern Victoria right on sunset.

The storm was really nicely structured and through out some great bolts as we watched on, include this one below that I managed to catch with the camcorder…


Here is the accompanying video that we shot…

And you can view all the regular photos from the day in the gallery.

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