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THUNDERSTORM 0041

 

Date: 03-05-2002
Time: 11:20 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Convectional Multicell
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: T0041.doc
Event Timeline: T0041events.xls


The cool and unstable air flowing from the north was warmed intensely by the strong late spring sunshine and set off a few thunderstorms in the northwest region. The cells were perhaps orographically enhanced by the Pennines as they rolled over from the north east.

I was out and about when this cell gave its initiation discharge which gave an extremely loud thunder cracking the skies to an overhead C-C. I rushed home and continued the filming that had already been started (remotely)! It then discharged a few more C-Cs with pretty loud thunders underneath the dry sector of the storm where there wasn’t much precipitation visible. Maybe this the reason why the thunder was clear and loud (no muffling caused by the rain)?




The storm then continued southwards and by this time precipitation became more apparent under the base.

DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
VISIBLE 03.05.2002 12:33

INFRARED 03.05.2002 12:33
COLOUR 03.05.2002 12:33

VISIBLE 03.05.2002 14:14
INFRARED 03.05.2002 14:14
COLOUR 03.05.2002 14:14


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