The last gasp of an afternoon storm in the hills between Kyogle and Nimbin. Camera exposure: 52mm focal length, 2 seconds, F18
I was feeling a bit left out as massive thunderstorm systems including supercells were occurring in other parts of the state. The temptation was too much, so headed to Mallanganee on the Northern Tablelands for a few lightning shots. Australian Severe Weather Forum discussion here
I did a solo storm chase on 10th February 2007 to the Northern Tablelands where large hail was encountered southeast of Tenterfield (Australian Severe Weather Forum discussion here). After the main activity dissipated, more storms kicked up west of Tenterfield and persisted into the evening.
I had to go to Ballina for a family function knowing thunderstorms were likely in the evening. Sure enough, a nicely structured cell developed and edged closer during the early evening. This first pics are looking across the Richmond River at Ballina towards the southwest.
Lighting was difficult to capture this evening with the storm a little too far away, or putting out massive anvil crawlers that overexposed the shots.
A couple of CGs show up below an advancing shelf cloud structure at McKees Hill near Lismore.
A couple of infrequent lightning bolts occurred as storms cleared to the north. This was taken from home at McLeans Ridges.