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Convective Image Report from May 21st

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Martin Mc Kenna
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« on: May 26, 2009, 01:52:50 pm »

Thanks very much Andy, I'm glad you enjoyed the report. Yes it took a while to write up, that's the most annoying thing about reports, how does one start and end etc. It's good to put some flesh on the bones though and explain each image for readers who may or may not understand what's going on.

The thunderstorms breaking out part was in ref to N. Ireland only although I know storms were promised yesterday for S Britain. Those storms formed over France, as a cluster of mesoscale convective systems (MCS) and produced lightning at over 100 strikes per min through the day and night, the anvils were larger than Ireland on each of them. Unfortunately the models didn't handle the synoptics very well so instead of moving up over Britain, they crossed the Channel and veered to the east over the Ocean, which was unfortunate because they were absolutely incredible storms, having said that, booming thunder was heard from the UK coast. There's always next time, with high pressure building and hot temps over the weekend there's always the chance of a thundery break down later in the period.

Thanks again Andy for your comments, very much appreciated. I reported the funnel to TORRO.
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