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THUNDERSTORM 0033

 

Date: 29-07-2000
Time: 11:00 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Multicell
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: T0033.doc
Event Timeline: T0033events.xls


Once again, I was out and about at the time when this started developing, but not for long. I noticed the heavy convection that sparked off as the sun heated the surface. I thought given the fact it was only 11 o’clock in the morning with slack north westerly air flow there was a good potential for some electrical activity out of these developing cells.

As predicted, the cell I was keeping an eye on and had the camera trained on had matured quickly with strong and organised updraughts given away by an advancing arcus cloud formation and a pronounced rain curtain. It started discharging as it skimmed Macclesfield less than a mile south west as it moved south easterly. A powerful C-G strike was caught on camera with a strong thunder to match.

As it proceeded into the distance south eastwards it gave some strange-shaped C-C lightning which was elongated across the sky.

The thunderhead was clearly visible as it left the area, being feathery in nature.

DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
VISIBLE 29.07.2000 14:54

INFRARED 29.07.2000 14:54
COLOUR 29.07.2000 14:54


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