Kalgoorlie 256km Radar/Lightning

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Radar Details

Kalgoorlie-Boulder Weather Watch and Windfinding Radar
Western Australia
30.7850°S  121.4520°E  360m AMSL

LocationAdjacent Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport Radar TypeWF 100 C Band Typical Availability2030-0115; 0230-0715; 0900-1315; 1430-1915

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder radar has good coverage in all directions, due mainly to the flat topography of the area. The local Goldmine Dumps (5 Km in the NE quadrant) do not affect the radar signal. During the Summer months severe thunderstorms can sometimes be seen to the maximum range of 250 kilometres, even though smaller showers cannot be seen at this range. In the Winter months, general rain areas can be detected, these can cover a great area and generally move from the northwest. Winter Thunderstorms can also be detected, although these generally don't achieve the intensity of Summer thunderstorms. As a general rule the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Weather Watch radar has a coverage of Leonora to the North, Norseman to the South, Southern Cross to the West and Zanthus to the East. Heavy rain directly over the radar site can cause attenuation of all signals. Path attenuation can also occur when the radar beam passes through intense rainfall, with the returned signals from cells further along that path reduced.

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Weather News

Nature's fireworks light up the skies of the Top End

12:14 EDT

Storms sparked to life over parts of the Top End and Tiwi Islands on Saturday afternoon with some lingering late into the evening.   Storms initially flared up over far eastern parts of the Arnhem district but it was not long before western and central parts, along with the Tiwi Islands, saw storms as well.   Image: Radar imagery showing showers and storms over the Top End.

Coffee and cakes baked with love, as Armidale community recovers after tornado

23:56 EDT

Northern Tableland locals have filled the hearts and bellies of work crews and residents affected by a tornado that swept through Armidale.  Thursday evening's tornado was one of several weather fronts that travelled across the state, bringing with them severe winds, rain and hail.  The area went more than 24 hours without electricity or treated water before power was returned to the community at about 10.30pm on Friday.

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