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THUNDERSTORM 0004

 

Date: 10-05-1997   Time: 14:10 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Storm Stage: Mature
Path / Movement:
Overhead / NE
Footage Quality:
VHS
 

This was the first storm I filmed now finally acquiring a video camera; a Hi8 HP65 Samsung. At first I wasn’t doing very well in terms of where to aim the camera and the storm was also quite weak. However I was lucky and caught my first streak which was a rather close twin-channelled C-C across the sky. It was about 0.4 miles away (2/5 miles), which was worked out from the time between the lightning and the thunder, but the thunder itself wasn’t very loud, more of a crackly nature and then a strong rumble. Once I looked back at the footage and saw the streak, I was definitely hooked from that point on and left me wanting to film another one.



The storm continued over the Pennines and dissipated, giving one last I-C before falling silent. It had formed from an occluded front approaching from the west with fairly active convective cells.


DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
VISIBLE 10.05.1997 13:07

INFRARED 10.05.1997 13:07
COLOUR 10.05.1997 13:07

VISIBLE 10.05.1997 14:48
INFRARED 10.05.1997 14:48
COLOUR 10.05.1997 14:48


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