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THUNDERSTORM 0009

 

Date: 27-04-1998    Time: Cell 1: 18:20 BST, Cell 2: 19:15 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Storm Stage: Developing
Path / Movement:
Cell 1: 10-15 miles W, Cell 2: 3-4 miles W / NNE
Footage Quality:
VHS
 

This wasn’t a particularly exciting event. A weakly electrified string of convectional cells occurred within a non-frontal-low that was filling in to the west. There was hardly any gradient wind to carry them so they were free to develop within the unstable atmosphere in a uniform fashion. The cells were predominantly to the west of Macclesfield. Cell 1 was showing distant flashes from under the base with distant thunder heard whilst later a closer cell (cell 2) gave a close-by lightning and a good thunder which occurred whilst I wasn’t filming. It may have proven quite a good shot as the rain curtains weren’t very dense and the cloud base was quite spectacular and visible for a time. The cells then fell silent as the non-aggressive development continued northwards.

CELL 1



CELL 2


DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES
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VISIBLE 27.04.1998 17:28

INFRARED 27.04.1998 17:28
COLOUR 27.04.1998 17:28


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