Thursday, 26th October
Thursday October, 2017 was an interesting day. This day was all about the Kinematic environment, as very favourable wind shear was in place for supercells, although a touch high based.
This is exactly what transpired during the afternoon hours. Several high based supercells developed, producing large hail and damaging winds, however these storms were moving close to 80km/h. We intercepted this storm north of Boonah.
Sunday, 29th October
The struggle for moisture continued into late October across South Eastern Queensland. High based thunderstorms developed across the eastern Darling Downs before finally encountering higher moister levels east of the Great Divide. This sparked an intensification of thunderstorms, with this storm quickly becoming a prominent cloud to ground lightning producer. Whilst not ever gaining severe strength, it did produce some interesting high based structure.