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« on: May 11, 2009, 06:42:35 pm »



Look at the anvil on this Supercell, what a beast!. The animated Sat 24 clip is worth seeing. The anvil on that supercell just exploded in size at awesome speed. ESTOFEX have a level 2 forecast out for 5cm hail and tornadoes. Will be interesting to see what happens from this.
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009, 12:00:59 am »

Just seen it on estofex aswell, im sure there would be some action going on underneath that thing! how wide do u reckon it would be?
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 01:25:25 pm »

That anvil alone is at least the size of N. Ireland, maybe bigger. There's another clump above it which may be a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS). There where 7 Supercells over France that day. I seen some of the images which are very cool.

Here are the images...

http://www.infoclimat.fr/multimedia/photolive.php?start=0&d=&auteur=&motcle=&dept=&region=&ord=
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 01:53:33 pm »

those images are fantastic! cant get over the fact of that anvil being the size of northern ireland!! As far as my images go from the other day, they were non existent, too blurry with the wind and the rain getting on the lens and i think the water has got inside the camera aswell, cant get it to switch on  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 02:29:31 pm »

I had that water problem too last year when imaging a thunderstorm, camera stopped working. I took the card and batts out then wrapped it in a towel and set it near the hot press over night. The next day it was working fine. Worth a try.

Speaking of anvil sizes, last year there was a risk of severe t-storms in Ireland. Two large storms formed to the W and E spine of Ireland and began moving N. They produced lightning and flooding (with a tornado risk) for hours but when they crossed the border the sparks stopped. The anvil on the E storm was the entire length of Ireland. A friend and I could see some of it from Glen Shane at dusk and the mammatus could be seen through the windscreen overhead. Maybe something like that will appear this year again and produce the sparks  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009, 03:15:34 pm »

I have seen the photos... impressive.
BTW, southern Germany is experiencing some sever weather too...  Roll Eyes
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