Thursday, February 22, 2007
On a recent trip to Marree in the far north, I had to weave in and out amongst a few thunderstorms. This picture of the weather radar shows part of the action, and it is one of only two photos I managed to get without blurring (I took about a dozen but there were so many bumps that most were of no use). Anyway, the magenta and red areas are large storm cells, with heavy rain and turbulence. The lightning flash indicates electrical activity, and at one stage I had these symbols all over the screen too. Funnily enough, by the time I got to Marree, there was no rain falling and the wind was no problem. However, there were large areas of raised dust as seen in the other photos.