STORM CHASING 2007-2008

I sat around at home in Springwood as several small cells approached from the south.

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A rumble got me out of the house to have a look and a small gustfront was forming.

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This cell was slightly west of me and tracking north, so I figured Mt Coot-tha would be a good spot.

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Thankfully, it was - because it was heading straight for me and developing a gorgeous guster!

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Some showers to the east:

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I couldn't decide whether to let this baby roll over me or head off and try and stay ahead of it in case it developed into something even better.

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After posing with my camera for Channel Nine, I figured I didn't have much to gain by staying (except maybe some hail dents) so I took off. I left it till the last minute and because traffic was a nightmare, this thing was nipping at my heels!

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I just knew I wanted to go north so I ended up on Samford Rd. The traffic finally eased as I hit the open road past Samford...

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...and eventually on to Dayboro where the storm eventually died.

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There was the occasional lightning flash down south from a new system heading up through Harrisville, but with no direct roads down there I decided to head home down the eastern highways. I wish I'd gone west and back down through Esk because this cell intensified around Marburg. On my way home I ended up run into some heavy rain, but still there was very little lightning.