SITE NAVIGATION :: HOME :: THUNDERSTORMS :: ARCHIVE :: PS0004

PASSING THUNDERSTORM 0004

 

Date: 02-09-1999
Time: 21:37 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Frontal Multicell
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: PS0004.doc
Event Timeline: PS0004events.xls

As a Cold Front approached the UK from the Southwest (moving into warm humid Spanish Plume air) it became stationary as was predicted lying from the Isle of Wight to Northern Ireland. Much of northwest England was set to be itís the path as strong thunderstorms developed in the south and west Midlands ahead of the surface front in the rising instability. However the front managed to become stationary a bit further SW than anticipated so the storms passed just to the SW of Macclesfield. As the front stalled and became stationary (and more frontal in nature), one rogue active cell was just close enough to see from my advantage point about 20-30 miles SW. It continued to dissipate in intensity, giving Heat Lightning and the odd brighter flash every now and then, but the best discharge was caught at it's last breath; a distant but bright C-G. It continued to flicker dimly in the distance but it was now too faint for the camera to detect.

WETTERZENTRALE SPHERICS (CREDITS)
EUROPE 24-hour LIGHTNING SPHERIC LOCATION

EUROPE 24-hour LIGHTNING SPHERIC INTENSITY

DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
COLOUR 02.09.1999 18:25 + GRID

COLOUR 02.09.1999 18:25
INFRARED 02.09.1999 18:25 + GRID
INFRARED 02.09.1999 18:25
VISIBLE 02.09.1999 18:25 + GRID
VISIBLE 02.09.1999 18:25

INFRARED 03.09.1999 03:32 + GRID
INFRARED 03.09.1999 03:32

 


RAVENSTORM CREDITS