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Chase Report for 03 May 2001
On this day my wife and I were on the way to an appointment. When I left the house I loaded up the camera with some new film and took it with me. My wife Raeanne said why are you bringing that? I said just cause you never know. Anyway we were driving along over the causeway when I just happened to look at a small storm coming in over near Kings park. Guess what was hanging out the bottom, a funnel! I said &%#@ that's a funnel. It was pretty big, so I raced up riverside drive and pulled over on the grass. I got about 5 pics, it was very wide here and extended about 1/3 of the way to the ground. We watched it for about 10mins here. I now had some pics so I thought id try to get closer, we raced up to Kings park and it was still going. I couldn't get a shot for all the trees in the way. Then all of a sudden another funnel comes down right next to the big one! So nows there's two funnels going and do you think I could get a view to get a shot, nope, trees everywhere. So anyway after about 20mins I finally get a clear view and the funnels gone. It was quite wide and lasted about 20mins all up. I waited abit longer but it seemed to be crapping out somewhat so we drove off. I kept looking back and blow me down another long skinny funnel came down! I pulled over and got some more pics and we were 30mins late for our appointment. Perth has had no storms all summer then the day we got married there was a great lightning storm that came right over our wedding reception, then today 3 funnels in 20mins :) I didn't have the video but hey at least I got some pics. Pic 1 is a zoomed out image showing the small storm. Pics 2-9 is the first funnel and 10-11 are the second skinny funnel.