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West Macgregor twister!

By johnboy 27 January 2013 23

This in from Chris:

Footage has been uploaded to youtube, this was captured at Macgregor, 1810 local time during todays storm. I think it passed just behind the houses and headed out towards the empty fields. The sound was crazy.


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Gregsoandso 1:21 pm 30 Jan 13

Conan of Cooma said :

Gregsoandso said :

My chase partner and i were slightly caught out of position as we make the call to chase just north of Gunning, but managed to get back to the NE flank of the Canberra storm which proved to be the most spectacular structure wise where we could see all the dynamics at play. We did get into the northern flank of main rain core, and i’ve gotta say i’m not surprised it dumped 60-70mm in some of the northern burbs.

You’ve missed out on some excellent storms down Cooma/Nimmitabel/Bombala way in the last two years.

Yes, and don’t i know it! Due to work or other commitments i’ve had to be content with radar from afar. There was a tornado near Bombala on the 11th of November 2011. There was small right up on it:
And there was some footage on youtube:

I chased on the 20th of Jan last year near Bredbo and stayed on a stationary Tornadic supercell for the better part of 90mins which produced a brief tornado out in no-mans land:

The Monaro corridor as well as the far SE corner has access at times to good wind shear, so storms can be highly organised. Another tornado of note was the one between Nimmitabel & Cooma 23rd December 2008. It was a strong tornado too, doing some significant damage to trees and tracked for around 10kms on the ground from the damage reports i’ve seen.

Another storm chaser also capture a tornado near Gunning a couple years back too…. so you could almost say we’re in a tornado hot spot of sorts.

Gregsoandso 1:01 pm 30 Jan 13

astrojax said :

is a storm chaser a twitcher of weather?

I guess you could say that. Similar to a bird watcher, you would anticipate where your bird / storm is likely to be – so you just ry and be in the right place at the right time to document it. But storm chasing can be perhaps a touch more of a white knuckle ride:)

Gregsoandso 12:27 pm 30 Jan 13

Chop71 said :

I think there may have been several other touch down points. Corner of Tyllard and Gininderra Drive (some bigger gums down) and on bottom of Jauncey Court / Bettington Street and along Lohtsky street.

Thanks for that. We have already noted the Tyllard / Gininderra damage which forms the Eastern most point of our path thus far. We will definitely check out Jauncey Court / Bettington as it appears to be inline with our general path that we’ve mapped out already.

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