Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Research article
13 May 2015
Research article |  | 13 May 2015

Hail events across the Greater Metropolitan Severe Thunderstorm Warning Area

A. A. Rasuly, K. K. W. Cheung, and B. McBurney


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Short summary
A climatological oriented geographic information system is used to model hail storm occurrence during 1989--2013 in the Greater Metropolitan Thunderstorm Warning Area of New South Wales, Australia. There was an average of 14.3 events per year, but a significant decreasing trend of hail frequency in recent years has been identified. Spatial models have established three main hail distribution patterns: the Sydney metropolitan, coastal area and strong topographic effect.
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