With some pretty amazing instability prognosed for northern Victoria and southern NSW last week, I took the opportunity to head off for a couple of days. I was fortunate to experience a couple of spectacular twilights for entree before the main course which was a delicious beast of a supercell.
Waiting patiently in the heat for hours whilst a things began to fire across SW Vic and east NSW, I copped a few SMS’s from people about what I would be missing. Holding firm under the sun and flat cumulus fields above, watching radar updates of the said development was almost wearing tediously thin by 4pm !
Sticking to my guns paid off though and the sky broke a mere 50km NW of me in my target area, and I headed off for my own bit of action. A very nice supercell rapidly got organised and ploughed its way across the NSW Riverina plains for the next 3hrs with myself at times desperately trying to stay in position in front of it.
It turned out to be an awesome chase with some truly epic scenes and experiences before a 5hr drive home and and up for work 3.5hrs later.
You’ve gotta be in it to win it ! Well…. to have more opportunities to experience it anyway !