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Today's Convection - But No Storms!

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« on: July 29, 2008, 09:15:14 pm »

Quite a disappointing day here with no thunderstorms over my location yet again despite the intense sunlight and heat. However it make up for it in some ways with some great convective clouds. I seen some pretty impressive cumulus towers, not of a single updraught but often multi updraughts. If these had of developed into CBs then I'm sure we would have had multicelluar t-storms today. Unfortunately no anvils seen as none of the impressive convective clouds glaciated (turned to ice at the top). Hopefully Wed will be more interesting. A few not so good images from today's desperate attempts to catch storms.













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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 08:15:11 am »

Cracking shots Martin! #3, 5 & 6 stand out for me.  Shocked well done!!!
 
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 12:38:31 pm »

Thanks for the reply Steven. I tried my best anyway and the weather just wasn't having any of it. Will keep an eye out for potential convection today/tonight when the latest model data is available.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 12:48:57 pm »

Not unusual weather, but I like the #5 image with a good horizon and a lot of Cu above those buldings
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2008, 03:26:47 pm »

Thanks Roman. That last image is a bit more unusual. Multi updraughts of that quality have been hard to come by in N. Ireland this year. That group of Cu are about 4 times the height of Slieve Gallion mountain. In general, nothing unusual but fun to watch and shoot anyway. It's always good to practice photography on the more conventional stuff so your kills are sharp when the good stuff appears.  Smiley
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