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Hobart tornado

Postby brayden » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:18 pm

Wow!

http://www.themercury.com.au/article/20 ... IR_HzbzUoz

No doubt othe pics/footage to come

Arrived in melbs this morning and hobart and sydney get the storms!
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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:55 pm

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What makes this cold front/low different to other lows throughout the year which regularly hit Tassie?

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Postby floppy » Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:00 pm

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Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:10 pm

From the guys in the BoM office in Hobart apparently.

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And video here:
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Postby Fu Manchu » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:15 pm

Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:Image

What makes this cold front/low different to other lows throughout the year which regularly hit Tassie?

That might be a fake photo from what I'm told? Anyone know more?

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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby Cmon Aussie Cmon » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:25 pm

Fu Manchu wrote:
Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:Image

What makes this cold front/low different to other lows throughout the year which regularly hit Tassie?

That might be a fake photo from what I'm told? Anyone know more?

Just checked again and they're saying it's a photoshop.

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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:30 pm

Storms rattle Hobart:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... bart/22795

Ben Domensino, Friday November 9, 2012

Hobart was battered by rain and hail as thunderstorms moved across parts of Tasmania.

A low pressure system and associated trough moved over the state's southeast this morning, triggering severe thunderstorms. These storms have been moving along the East Coast this afternoon as the trough moves north.

Heavy rain amounted to 4mm in Cape Sorell and 2mm at Hobart Airport in a period of just 10 minutes this morning. The highest accumulated falls between 9am and 2:30pm were in Tannack, which recorded 17mm and Grove, with 11mm. For Tannack, this was the heaviest rain since August.

Thunderstorms over the state's capital city also resulted in reports of tornado sightings, hail and localised flash flooding.

Showers and isolated storms are still a risk in Hobart this afternoon, although conditions will become more stable this evening as a ridge of high pressure moves into the region.

The weekend looks much calmer, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures climbing into the low 20s on Sunday.

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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:33 pm

Storm threat eases in Tasmania:

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/news/stor ... ania/22788

Friday November 9, 2012

The worst of southern Tasmania's wild weather appears to have passed, after earlier warnings of tornadoes and thunderstorms.

Several tornadoes were sighted in the state's south, including one filmed near Mount Wellington.

Weather forecasters cancelled a severe thunderstorm warning late this afternoon for south-east district, the Upper Derwent Valley and the southern midlands.

Several areas reported heavy hail and localised flooding.

Hundreds of workers were evacuated from the Vodafone call centre at Kingston.

The centre's roof started leaking during a hail storm about noon.

The 560 workers there were sent home due to hazards associated with electrical equipment.

Meanwhile, businesses on Hobart's eastern shore were hit by flash flooding and hail covered properties at Howrah and Kingston.

The State Emergency Service fielded calls from dozens of residents seeking advice about securing their homes.

Kingborough Council spokesman Paul West said a handful of homes were flooded but the worst of the wild weather appeared to be over.

"My understanding is that the worst of the front is past and there's probably a little bit more to come, but I think we've had the worst of it," he said.

"We're just monitoring the situation, we've got our workforce on call and on stand by ready to respond if necessary."

Police said there were four car crashes around the state during the severe weather.

The storm also delayed the start of the Sheffield Shield game between Tasmania and Queensland at Bellerive.

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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:25 pm

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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:37 pm

Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:
Fu Manchu wrote:
Cmon Aussie Cmon wrote:Image

What makes this cold front/low different to other lows throughout the year which regularly hit Tassie?

That might be a fake photo from what I'm told? Anyone know more?

Just checked again and they're saying it's a photoshop.


It's fake:

http://forum.weatherzone.com.au/ubbthre ... ost1139077

Here is the original photo:

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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby Storm Wolf » Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:14 pm

My friend lives in Hobart - she called me up excitedly about an hour ago to say they had been on a warning. She did say there were a lot of fake photos coming out. It annoys me that people find it amusing to put misleading pictures out.
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Re: Hobart tornado

Postby @weather_wa » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:37 pm

Here are the warning that was issued today:

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
for DESTRUCTIVE WIND, LARGE HAILSTONES and TORNADOES

For people in the
Upper Derwent Valley and parts of the
South East and Midlands Forecast Districts.

Issued at 10:35 am Friday, 9 November 2012.

THIS INCLUDES A TORNADO WARNING.

Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, large hailstones and tornadoes in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include New Norfolk, Oatlands and Richmond.

The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Move your car under cover.
* Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.
* Avoid using the telephone during a thunderstorm.
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.

The next warning is due to be issued by 1:35 pm.


Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Tasmanian Regional Office
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

CANCELLATION SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Issued at 3:42 pm Friday, 9 November 2012.

Severe thunderstorms are no longer occurring in Tasmania/Antarctica.
The immediate threat of severe thunderstorms has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary.
The State Emergency Service advises that people should:
* Beware of fallen trees and powerlines.
* Avoid driving, walking or riding through flood waters.
* For emergency assistance contact the SES on 132500.

Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at http://www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 216. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly.

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