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Polar Air Convection - Oct 27th

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« on: October 27, 2008, 11:49:52 pm »

The weather was a wonderful sight today thanks to the unstable air mass descending over. Sky was filled with wonderful huge cbs with nice anvils and countless mammatus displays. All combined with a nasty chill which made photography painful, literally. Many showers of sleet and hail dropped from the cells. Here's a few snaps taken with numb red hands.











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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2008, 02:09:18 am »

A gust front which passed over my house on a large cell. Heavy sleet from it, dark too.



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« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2008, 09:00:40 am »

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A gust front which passed over my house on a large cell. Heavy sleet from it, dark too.
Had a seemingly endless succession of those here for the last 10 days ... until this morning when, despite the forecast, it looks like a solid sheet of nimbostratus. Thermometer reads +2.8C but the precipitation is light rain - and the force of the wind has dropped. Suspect that a polar cyclone is mixed in with the arctic air flow.
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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 10:11:30 am »

Extremely heavy snow falling here now Brian. Absolute white out - just like mid Winter. Amazing.
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« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 11:15:55 am »

Continuous rain stopped, wind back to force 6, sky breaking back to low grade convective with minimal breaks.
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