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THUNDERSTORM 0017

 

Date: 17-07-1998
Time: 18:20 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Convectional Multicell
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: T0017.doc
Event Timeline: T0017events.xls


As T0016 and a few other cells trundled over the hills, a very large but still pretty weak storm powered in from the ENE. It had strong cell development and a well-defined large mushroomed anvil. Although the storm cell was about 5-7 miles north from Macclesfield, the anvil was almost overhanging overhead. As it passed distant thunders were heard amongst the daytime noise pollution.

Only 2 discharges were captured on camera during this stormís passing. The first was a C-G strike in the far bottom-right of the screen. At the time I was filming the arc of towers in hope of videoing the cell lighting up like a bulb, or capturing a large positive flash strike from the anvil to the ground, and hence why I wasnít filming the cloud base. The second discharge was a C-C discharge which was fully caught on camera. Both discharges were very bright considering it was during the daytime and at more than 5 miles distance.

After the active cell rolled over the Pennines the line of convergence creating this array of storm cells eventually came over Macclesfield in the form of electrically-inactive cells with heavy rain and bubbly updraught bases.


DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES
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VISIBLE 17.07.1998 17:45

INFRARED 17.07.1998 17:45

VISIBLE 17.07.1998 17:45 + Grid

INFRARED 17.07.1998 17:45 + Grid


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