cloud near Wagga -22nd April 2001
put it mildly I'm absolutely stoked about seeing my first (hopefully)
funnel cloud. It occurred on the 22nd of April from 11.45am for about
10 or 15 minutes, about 10km North of Wagga traveling in roughly a southerly
direction. I'm pretty sure it was rotating clockwise (from above) and
had two very distinct 'shells' comprising the cone (outer) and condensation
funnel (inner) the later of which didn't really show up too well on
the photo. The camera used was not brilliant. It was not a thunderstorm
at this stage but turned into one about 15 min later over Wagga. There
was no obvious rotation in the storm except for the part which protruded
from the base of the cloud, which resembled a wall cloud and dissipated
along with the funnel while I watched it. I couldn't see if it touched
the ground or not and was too excited to even think of getting closer
as I was only about 5km away.
Thompson - It is interesting to note that the times match pretty well
Goler's report, was it the same funnel ??
Robert has an excellent summary of conditions that day, including maps.
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Astridge. Photos used with permission.