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THUNDERSTORM 0007

 

Date: 08-06-1997    Time: 15:00 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Storm Stage: Developing
Path / Movement:
Overhead / NE
Footage Quality:
VHS


This storm was a Multicell heading NW. Most of the lightning was in sheet and mini C-C form near the back of the storm. Although the displays of lightning were a letdown due to daylight brightness, the thunder it gave was quite substantial. The storm approached with a very pronounced rain shaft beside a dark and fairly high-level cumulonimbus base; sort of mid-stratocumulus level. There were lower bits of arcus cloud embedded within it.



After a few minutes it started to mature a bit. It passed through the area dumping a fair amount of rain and shouting loud with some strong thunder that I have found to be associated with high cloud-base storms. Only two streaks of lightning were observed however, so most probably happened within the cloud or out of view. It did seem quite bright under the storm as well so that wouldn’t have helped visibility. When the storm left it showed off a large wide feathery thunderhead that didn’t show much sign of defined spreading at the back. Just as it cleared the area, the thunderhead started to develop properly at the back and was beginning to look less feathery.

After the cell had cleared I spotted a rather spectacular anvil to the west:




DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
VISIBLE 08.06.1997 12:51

INFRARED 08.06.1997 12:51
COLOUR 08.06.1997 12:51

VISIBLE 08.06.1997 14:32

INFRARED 08.06.1997 14:32
COLOUR 08.06.1997 14:32

VISIBLE 08.06.1997 17:21

INFRARED 08.06.1997 17:21
COLOUR 08.06.1997 17:21


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