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THUNDERSTORM 0003

 

Date: 23-08-1996    Time: 14:00 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Storm Stage: Mature
Path / Movement:
8-10 miles away / Northwards


I was going to try and audio-tape this storm but the tape recorder wasn’t available. It was just as well as it never really got that close and drifted past Macclesfield only giving distant thunder. There was a high consistency of C-G strikes along the base of this cell, sometimes in the form of multi-discharges up to three individual streaks at once. The storm drifted out of view shortly afterwards, but not before I managed to get a single photograph of the base cloud.

Looking at the satellite imagery the storm cells appeared to have been the result of a convective hook forming along a low-point of a waving cold front, which are usually the culprit of strong and steady thunderstorm development.


DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
VISIBLE 23.08.1996 13:28

INFRARED 23.08.1996 13:28
COLOUR 23.08.1996 13:28


 


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