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Queensland ASWA Meeting – Summary

Posted Saturday 27th of September 2014

  The Australian Severe Weather Association held a meeting this afternoon at Logan North Library. There were five presentations: Thunderstorms & Instability 101 - Anthony Cornelius This presentation covered the essential ingredients of a thunderstorm: Moisture Instability A trigger Anthony covered the basics of thunderstorm forecasting There’s usually a stable layer of air just above the ground. A…

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Interesting Pattern in Clouds Behind the Storm Band - Photo by David Findlay

Trough Brings Afternoon Band of Storms

Updated Friday 26th of September 2014

A broad trough of low pressure extending along the entire east coast, from Victoria to north QLD and the Northern Territory, has brought a band of storms to the South East Queensland coast this afternoon. Early in the morning a band of showers and storms brought rain and lightning to inland areas east of Warwick…

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Screenshot from the Sentinel Hotspot Map this afternoon

Deliberately Lit Fires Near Nudgee Golf Course Bring Smoke to Brisbane

Posted Thursday 25th of September 2014

If you were wondering where the smoke was coming from this afternoon prior to the storms, here’s what happened. Some fires were deliberately lit near the Nudgee Golf Course. You can see these fires on the Sentinel Hotspot Map this afternoon. They were only 6km from the Brisbane CBD and the inflow winds blowing toward…

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Monitor Global Radiation Levels with uRADMonitor

Updated Thursday 25th of September 2014

Did you know there is radiation passing through you right now? It’s a little known fact that Earth naturally has a certain level of radiation in the environment. It comes from radioactive elements naturally occurring, plus releases from nuclear testing and major accidents in the past. Don’t worry, the level is low enough to not have…

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