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THUNDERSTORM 0044

 

Date: 13-05-2003
Time: Cell 1 - 15:30, Cell 2 -15:47 (BST)
Location:
Reading, Berkshire UK
Type: Convectional Multicells (2 cells)
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: T0044.doc
Event Timeline: T0044events.xls


I filmed this cluster of cells whilst I was in Reading. Produced from a cool and unstable north-westerly, they were reaching maturity as they built up energy tracking across the Midlands. However this particular cluster was weakly electrified and hard to film, however the cloud shots were spectacular and the second cell produced some C-G and possibly a positive flash (P-F) which produced an impressive long booming thunder.

Cell 1 and Cell 2 were the first two of an array of cells to cross Reading on this day. There was a short lull between the two cells which I didnít feel was long enough to class them as two separate storms. They were probably sharing the same anvil. However, behind these two cells was a strong convergence zone moving in which shortly after produced T0045, an incredibly active squall-line that left these two cells shouting without a microphone.

CELL 1

CELL 2 (3rd shot is the C-G)


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INFRARED 13.05.2003 13:37

INFRARED 13.05.2003 13:37 + GRID


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