Hailstorms
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On April 14 1999, a unique data set was collected which was the first of its kind. The 5-cm Doppler radar at Kurnell, Australia, near Sydney, was operating with a base data recorder for the first time that a severe storm passed within the radar domain. That storm was the great Sydney Australia hailstorm, that produced over one-billion dollars (Australian) damage to the eastern suburbs, making it the costliest Australian natural disaster in history.