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Thunderstorm Gust Front - July 7th

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« on: August 02, 2011, 12:09:45 pm »

Here's a menacing gust front/shelf cloud which Declan and I intercepted on July 7th on the Glenshane Road. In reality this guster was pure black and evil - actually some of the darkest threatening clouds I've ever seen to date however I had to expose the image to show structure rather than brightness so these dont do them justice at all, the precip behind it caused flooding and the lightning knocked out the power in 40,000 homes across N. Ireland. Check out the report on my site for better quality images and more detail on the chase.

http://www.nightskyhunter.com/Shelf%20Cloud%20-%20July%207th%202011.html





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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 03:41:10 pm »

I've never personally seen one, but it looks like something out of the midwest U.S that John can probably attest to. Good catch Martin.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 04:27:27 pm »

Cheers Richard, Shelf clouds are among my favourite storm structures.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 09:20:59 pm »

That is a menacing looking beast!  Shocked
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011, 11:39:57 am »

Detailed account Martin and great images too, love the one with the gust front snaking above the road in the last image looks cool.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011, 02:05:34 pm »

Many thanks Mark and Anton
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 05:53:50 pm »

I think I'll have to move over there Lol. There's never a dull moment, Martin.

Superb photos. report  and a video too. Riveting.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 06:23:26 pm »

Thanks John, looks like more storms on Thurs and weekend so fingers crossed for something cool happening.
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