Michael Thompson's Australian Storm Chase Diary
24th February 2007 - Lightning barrage, Southern Highlands, NSW

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Weak pulse convection near Robertson
A nice rain free base
Weak pulse convection near Robertson

Nice rain free base just west of Moss Va;e

The 24th of February was not looking that good. Marginal instability and virtually no wind shear. None the less I took the trip up the infamous Macquarie pass. At the top of the pass I near Robertson I saw a weak pulse cell blow up near Moss Vale. In the short 15 mins I took to get there the storm had matured.

The nice thing about the storm was the lightning - a video of which is below.

A short video of the Highway hail is below

Near Bundanoon
Near Bowral
Near Bundanoon
Video stills of some lightning from the day