2018-12-16 Another day of storms

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In summary, a nice looking LP (Low Precip) rotating cell passed over West Ryde, NSW, Australia an hour ago with cool pictures captured. This type of storm is a summer-time phenomenon in the southern hemisphere, occurring from September to March. While tornadoes do occur in Australia, they are not as common or as large as those in the USA. Dave jokingly offers to export some F5 tornadoes, warning not to live in a trailer home during one.
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A nice looking LP (Low Precip) rotating cell passed over home an hour ago...
West Ryde, NSW, Australia

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Cool pictures!

Is this a summer-time phenomena?

Do these formations lead to tornadoes?
 
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jedishrfu said:
Cool pictures!

Thanks :smile:

jedishrfu said:
Is this a summer-time phenomena?
Yes, we are in summer in the southern hemisphere but the storm season stretches from around September through December to around March
jedishrfu said:
Do these formations lead to tornadoes?

Tornadoes do occur in Australia, but that are not as common nor as big as their USA cousinsDave
 
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So ahh Dave, hey we'd be willing to export a few of these F5 babies. I mean if you're interested.I'm sure the folks here would be happy for them living in another country as nice and big as Australia.

They don't take up a lot of space and they due tend to rain on parades. Oh yes, and don't be living in a trailer home at the time otherwise you'll wind up in Kansas.
 
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1. What caused the storms on December 16, 2018?

The storms on December 16, 2018 were caused by a combination of warm, moist air colliding with a cold front, leading to strong upward motion and atmospheric instability. This created the perfect conditions for severe thunderstorms to develop.

2. Were there any significant damages or impacts from the storms?

Yes, there were several reports of damages and impacts from the storms on December 16, 2018. These included power outages, downed trees and power lines, and some structural damage to buildings. There were also reports of flash flooding in some areas.

3. How were the storms predicted and tracked?

The storms on December 16, 2018 were predicted and tracked using a variety of tools and technologies, including weather radar, satellite imagery, and computer models. Meteorologists also used their knowledge and expertise to analyze and interpret the data and make predictions about the storm's path and intensity.

4. Were there any tornadoes during these storms?

Yes, there were several tornadoes reported during the storms on December 16, 2018. These tornadoes ranged in intensity from EF0 to EF2, with wind speeds reaching up to 135 mph. However, thanks to early warnings and preparedness efforts, there were no reported fatalities from these tornadoes.

5. How do storms like these affect the environment?

Storms, especially severe ones, can have a significant impact on the environment. They can cause erosion and flooding, damage to vegetation and habitats, and even contribute to air and water pollution. However, storms also play a vital role in regulating the Earth's climate and can bring much-needed precipitation to dry areas.

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