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THUNDERSTORM 0048

 

Date: 06-07-2004
Time: 21:54 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Local Convectional Wave (upper-level PV)
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS, DIGI

Storm Statistics: T0048.doc
Event Timeline: T0048events.xls

T0048 was a very slow developing, slow-moving storm, quite weakly electrified and had a low precipitation echo looking at the radar. Although weekly electrified, it had a steady discharge rate give or take a few lulls in activity. The line of activity was associated with an upper-trough feature releasing medium and upper-level instability.

The storm approached in twilight and was visibly flickering away in the distance, but became irregular in activity as it dissipated and new cells developed behind it. I saw virga in the twilight before the storm hit. The best part of this storm was when it eventually made it to Macclesfield and produced a large C-C discharge (although low-amp) overhead.



After that the storm cell dissipated completely, however a couple of hours later the same convectional system generated T0049 directly overhead which was a completely different story.


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