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THUNDERSTORM 0021

 

Date: 29-10-1998
Time: 17:43 GMT
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Convectional Multicell
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: T0021.doc
Event Timeline: T0021events.xls


This cell came down the Cheshire Gap after the sun had gone down. It was quite distant to the north of Macclesfield giving a few I-C (In-Cloud) discharges that lit the cloud up from within. There was no rain present at Macclesfield at the time. The cloud base wasn’t obvious as it was still a few miles north, however out of the blue a gigantic flash occurred and barely a few seconds later a tremendous long thunder. Looking at the footage later, judging by the nature of the thunder, the shadows on the roof-tops and the fact the storm cell was a few miles north, it had me thinking it was a positive flash that had jumped to the side of the cell and landing somewhere in Macclesfield. The storm gave a few more distant I-Cs as it passed over the Pennines but was a fairly weak feature.

The I-Cs:


The Positive Flash:


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