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Paul Sherman

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    May 1st was a great Chase day for the Netweather Chase Team and we saw our 1st Supercell of the trip. We blasted south from our overnight position of decatur and chose a target of Lampassas. Grabbed Lunch and the 1st and only storm of the day innitiated about 50 miles to our North weat moving towards us. We blasted west on Highway 29 towards Llano, the Supercell was now just to the North of us, we had a great south road option and let this slow moving beast follow us, we then had a great chase on red dirt roads and through creeks of standing water. Stopped sporadically on the way and saw ragged Wall clouds and areas of rotation, the College of Du Page tour bus rolled along and at one point about 30 people were on a tiny Texas road in Gillespie County.

    We finally moved towards Frederickburg and shot Lightning before eating at Chillis for a well deserved Beer and Fajitas. One funny point in the trip was when we were watching a Wall Cloud and suddenly Ian shouted "Yes" we thought a Tornado was on the ground only to be told Liverpool had just beaten Chelsea

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    post-24-1178129761_thumb.jpg - Supercell FFD Approaching us with Softball Hail about 3 miles North

    post-24-1178129815_thumb.jpg - College Du Page Storm Bus

    post-24-1178129853_thumb.jpg - Hail core approaching

    post-24-1178129911_thumb.jpg - Supercell Base

    post-24-1178129952_thumb.jpg - Group watching their 1st ever Supercell

    Lightning Photos @ Fredericksburg

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    I also have some amazing Video of this storm and Nathan has Timelapse of a rotating Meso. We will put these up on our down day tomorrow.

    Paul Sherman

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  • Location: Norton, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter, warm and sunny in summer
  • Location: Norton, Stockton-on-Tees

    Nice photos Paul, particularly the supercell base and the lightning pics!

    Keep it up mate!

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Excellent i am glad you are seeing what you went for, look forward to more reports and pictures.

    Regards,

    Russ.

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    Amazing lightning shots, like ya vehicle too!!

    Here's the ariel shots of those storms.

    courtesy of Olivier Staiger..

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  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire

    Great photos, wish i was there too. :lol:

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  • Location: Basingstoke, Hants
  • Weather Preferences: Unexpected gusts of wind, and cumulus clouds in rude and amusing shapes.
  • Location: Basingstoke, Hants

    Cracking photos - oh aye. Nice one. Glad to see the chase is turning out to be a good one so far.

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

    On the group photo, I am nearest, with Stewart and Ian behind in that order. Interestingly, the SUV you see driving down the road pulled up and we met another chaser called Keith, from Austin. He's the guy who advised us on a location for the lightning photography. We bumped into him again later whilst photoing the storms from the east of Fredericksburg. A really nice guy :lol:

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    Stunning shots there Paul. Can't wait to see the anvil crawler video. May lady luck keep smiling mate.. :)

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    Working fine mate..Top draw shots there..

    Bit small though :nonono:

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  • Location: Liphook
  • Location: Liphook

    Neat photos up here, looks like a decent enough supercell just a shame the lower shear was just not there for a tornado, still supes can be just as much fun to watch I guess!

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Bit of a Bonus this, see if you can spot what I found when looking through my 1,200 pictures that are uploaded, have only been through a fraction of them

    Paul S

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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)

    Paul, have an almost identical picture too in my images of that day:

    Close up:

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    I think there were a few occasions that afternoon/evening in the Texas Hill Country where I thought I saw lowerings from the storm's base.

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
    Nice find!!

    How many pics did you actually take in total Paul?

    About 1600 Lou, Stewart took about 4000 pictures, have had a boring night so decided to upload a lot of them and see what ones to delete and what ones to store etc, just goes to show Nick you have to have eyes everywhere!

    Netweather Chase Team sees a Supercell and Tornado / F Cloud on there very 1st Chase day. Made me a lot happier!

    Paul S

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