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Storm Chaser "Under the Dryline"

  • 1 Oct 2019
  • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Gregory Place, 1/28 Fortescue St, Spring Hill Qld 4000


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RGSQ Lecture Series

Justin Noonan

Take a journey across Australia and the USA as we hunt down the biggest storms on the planet! From thunderstorm set-ups, to the ecstatic highs and devastating lows of chasing. Throw in a few life and death moments, along with some of the most picturesque scenes you will ever see! 

Growing up in SE QLD, spring thunderstorms are something you become used to. The big flood of 1996 on the family farm along the Albert River would set off a series of events that would shape the person Justin Noonan is today. Justin began making his own weather maps and harassing the Bureau of Meteorology weekly about current events in his early teens. In 2001, he received his licence as a fresh faced 17 year old and ventured out on his first chase near Beaudesert. After many years of trying, 2010 was his first year chasing in the USA. He was lucky enough to see his first tornado and live out a life long dream. Every year since, he has returned to the US, now with 87 tornadoes under his belt, including surviving the deadly Joplin Missouri EF5 tornado in 2011 which sadly killed 162 people. His passion is not limited to thunderstorms, in March 2017 he was in the eye of Category 4, TC Debbie and has recently started chasing volcanoes. He has been fortunate enough to turn what was a hobby into a secondary job as well as being a forecaster for The Early Warning Network.


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