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THUNDERSTORM 0047

 

Date: 02-04-2004
Time: 18:07 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Local Convection in cool and dry airmass
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Fujifilm FinePix A310 Digital Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS, DIGI

Storm Statistics: T0047.doc
Event Timeline: T0047events.xls

This was a very pretty storm, in that it was a developing singlecell (or compact multicell) developing slowly in an unstable cool and dry airmass. The setup for the afternoon was slow-developing isolated wintry showers and thatís what we got. This cell gave only four discharges in itís time over Macclesfield but two of them were rather pretty as the blue sky and wispy wintry precipitation curtains were also present in the shot due to the high cloud base (dry airmass).

It continued developing as it went northwards into a more energetic storm. There was a brief soft hail shower as the storm went over, and virga was definitely occurring shown in the photos.

Although the development was slow, the anvils of surrounding cumulonimbus cells were pretty spectacular, and with some of them you could see right through the base-line due to virga.


 

DUNDEE SATELLITE IMAGES (CREDITS)
VISIBLE 02.04.2004 17:14
VISIBLE 02.04.2004 17:14 + GRID
INFRARED 02.04.2004 17:14

INFRARED 02.04.2004 17:14 + GRID
COLOUR 02.04.2004 17:14
COLOUR 02.04.2004 17:14 + GRID


RAVENSTORM CREDITS