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Thunderstorm Outlook - Wed August 13th

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Martin Mc Kenna
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« on: August 13, 2008, 05:55:54 pm »

Just back from a successful hunt. Began at 14.00 and found a high location and watched the storm clouds VERY slowly organize into a big structure. It produced a long duration t-storm over the Sperrins then slowly crept down the mountains and over parts of Maghera. Plenty of thunder, c-gs, I-cs etc. The bolts where not too far away from me so I was taking a big risk. Caught two c-gs on video. The structure was excellent with a highly detailed rim around the intense precip core. The highlight was a big brute of a funnel. A dark twisted form evolved out from the rain free base of the storm on the N side very close to the main rain core. It was a gorgeous object with smooth sides. It was bent and twisted. It did not hang down but was suspended in a horizontal position by strong updraughts. I thought this going to drop into a big tornado!. It was directly N of W over the Sperrins. Fantastic show!. Nearly filled a 2GB card with images and video.
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