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THUNDERSTORM 0059

 

Date: 16-05-2006
Time: 18:13 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Convergence Zone Multicell
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Fujifilm FinePix A310 Digital Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS, DIGI

Storm Statistics: T0059.doc
Event Timeline: T0059events.xls

This storm occurred in the late afternoon as a stationary convergence zone lying across Cheshire and Manchester formed. It seemed to be developing quickly in places with a strong rolling updraught just south of the rain curtain 9which was to the north). There were only three close discharges documented throughout the duration. Two of them were close C-Cs directly in the camera’s view, but slightly faint with the off-chance one of them was accompanied with a C-G judging by the loud snapping thunder it produced.



As the convergence line shifted southeast shortly after the discharges there was a torrential downpour of rain with mixed pea-sized hail. The cloud base after the rain had cleared was very photogenic with turbulent rolls of stratocumulus mixed with the cumuliform bases.


 

 

 

 

 


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