Krugersdorp Hailstorm – 9 Jan 2016

Krugersdorp Hailstorm – 9 Jan 2016
Krugersdorp Hailstorm – 9 Jan 2016
January 11, 2016

Featured Image via cindyseeber (Twitter) On Sat 9 Jan 2016 a storm developed over the Westrand which quickly turned severe. It resulted in millions of Rand in damage across Krugersdorp (the hardest hit), Hartbeespoort and Brits areas. After checking the radar data on Mon 11 Jan, it can be confirmed that…

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Pretoria Hailstorm – 14 Dec 2015

Pretoria Hailstorm – 14 Dec 2015
Pretoria Hailstorm – 14 Dec 2015
December 16, 2015

On Mon 14 Dec 2015 Pretoria East received quite a few thunderstorms with the first thunderstorm occurring before noon. This is slightly uncommon (but definitely not unheard of) as most thunderstorms generally occur in the afternoon. Because of the early start to convection on the day I had been following the…

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Thunderstorms – 19-22 Sep 2015

Thunderstorms – 19-22 Sep 2015
Thunderstorms – 19-22 Sep 2015
September 19, 2015

Please note that: I am not a forecast meteorologist/forecaster and this is only my opinion/interpretation and predictions made by numerical models (such as GFS used here) beyond 3/4 days can be inaccurate, particularly when it comes to precipitation and temperatures at specific locations. After an interesting introduction to the Spring season,…

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South African Tornadoes, Waterspouts and Funnel Clouds – 2014/15 Season

South African Tornadoes, Waterspouts And Funnel Clouds – 2014/15 Season
South African Tornadoes, Waterspouts and Funnel Clouds – 2014/15 Season
April 17, 2015

1. 16 Oct 2014 - Elandslaagte area Produced by a long-lived supercell which developed over extreme NW'ern Mpumalanga and dissipated near the Mozambique border over Kruger National Park (KNP). Produced large amounts of hail N of Skukuza camp in KNP. https://twitter.com/VernAtal/status/522840938435993600   2. 18 Oct 2014 - Carolina area More…

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Do What You Do Best

Do What You Do Best
Do What You Do Best
February 16, 2015

(Updated: 25/06/2015) Reasoning This post is in response to another made by Storm Report (that I read on 13 Feb 2015) in which they provided a technical explanation about what they believe caused the Pietermaritzburg hailstorm on 6 Feb 2015 and their subsequent response after removing their post. The post was removed after complaints…

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