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THUNDERSTORM 0039

 

Date: 15-08-2001
Time: 04:00 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: High-based Multicell
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: T0039.doc
Event Timeline: T0039events.xls


This was very short-lived and dissipated almost as soon as it woke me up in the early hours. A pulse of showery activity broke out ahead of a cold front to the west as a Spanish plume of air whistled up over the country, most likely a pocket of upper-level vorticity. The cloud bases were quite high evident as the sun started to rise after the storm had dissipated.

Before dissipating it gave a couple of close C-C discharges and then fell silent as the sun started rising. Unfortunately I only noticed afterwards that the camera was slightly out of focus. It was a challenge to notice seeing as my eyes weren’t even in focus at that time of the morning! As the sun rose in the east the silhouette of the dissipating anvil head and associated altocumulus was seen as the activity drifted northwards.

Later on in the day the same cold front started making progress across the country and dragged T0040 up from the depths of the south west.


DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
INFRARED 15.08.2001 02:17
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INFRARED 15.08.2001 03:57
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INFRARED 15.08.2001 06:41
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COLOUR 15.08.2001 06:41
COLOUR 15.08.2001 06:41 + Grid


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