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Ardboe Area Thunderstorms - Aug 18th

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« on: August 25, 2010, 04:36:05 pm »

Here's a few images taken from a storm chase to Ardboe at the Abbey Cross area on the W side of Lough Neagh on Aug 18th. First image shows a large cell over Maghera at mid day, the other images show a storm moving through the Ardboe area with several very large anvils. This was a chase with Declan O'Doherty in which we heard 14 rumbles of thunder from several different cells and had one strong spin-up under an updraught base which tried to produce a funnel - but no joy this time. A fun day out.







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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2010, 05:40:49 pm »

WOW! Some dramatic images Martin - well done.

Now why can't I be treated to 'cloudscapes' like that? Time to move, methinks.  Angry
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 01:10:04 am »

Thanks very much Andy, keep watching and you will be treated for certain. Some in the UK got treated to an F1 tornado a few days ago  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 07:51:56 am »

Great stuff Martin!  Keep these pickies comin' - always good to see Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 07:50:36 pm »

Thanks Mark  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2010, 11:23:53 pm »

Wonderful shots - some great structures there,Martin.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 05:04:50 pm »

Class shots Martin, no.1 is my fav, nice contrast within the clouds and between the freshly cut fields and the sky.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2010, 03:23:10 pm »

Thanks for the comments John and Paul - looks like it's going to be a long wait for another convective day with all this high pressure over us, at least on the positive side we are getting clear skies this time so that's a good thing.
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