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Paul Sherman

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

    Day 8 saw the Netweather team Playing the Slight Risk in SW Kansas and the NW OK Panhandle. After leaving Garden City which then got obliterated by Hail larger than Tennis Balls, we situated ourselves awaiting the NE New Mexico Storm to roll into The NW Oklahoma Panhandle & SW Kansas Border. Our Storm soon became a HP Supercell and we chased it for about 4 hours. Finished the day in Liberal (Ks) where we have a great Linear squall with embedded Hail at the moment. The team saw numerous Funnel Clouds and a nice Landspout, many Gustnados were also encountered. B)

    post-24-1210042777_thumb.jpg - Hail Approaching

    post-24-1210042805_thumb.jpg - Beautiful HP Appearance

    post-24-1210042833_thumb.jpg - Storm Really cranking up with Wall Cloud

    post-24-1210042879_thumb.jpg - Michael Fish with Funnel Cloud forming behind

    A great Chase and really enjoyable, Paul M will post up the Landspout pic in a while

    Paul S & Team

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  • Location: Rossland BC Canada
  • Location: Rossland BC Canada

    The black cloud brings out the red in Michael's calves.

    Seriously, those are fabulous pictures, it's really interesting to see the photos of something you've been following on radar, you get no real idea of the low-hanging wall cloud or how black it is.

    Tomorrow is looking even more fabulous on the latest progs by the way. More about that when you open a thread for day 9.

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  • Location: Aviemore
  • Location: Aviemore

    Here are a few from me:

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    Land spout

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    Have adjusted the contrast in this one to bring out the spout a bit more

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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)

    Here's a selection of photos from me, hopefully slightly different from the others:

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

    My connection is almost non-existant so no pics. Check the discussion thread for a couple I uploaded earlier to whet your appetite B)

    I started the day in Amarillo heading down to Clovis, NM for lunch. Storms fired off the high plains and once it became apparent nothing would form ahead of these storms any time soon, I headed off, eventually reaching Roswell with a cluster of 3 cells 15 miles to the West. I took the west road option and intercepted the southern most cell which became dominant with a beautiful stacked, striated appearance and completely insane inflow. It was clear that this was a monster hail producer with a bright white central column of hail, and pretty much every vehicle which passed me coming the other way had lost at least 1 window, if not all of them. The base of this cell then went into overdrive overtaking me and preventing any more nice structure shots, I repositioned myself in North Roswell and watched the core go well North of me by about miles. As I was deciding whether to go after this cell or catch the enxt cell, the car was buffetted by strong winds and rain from the West, with visibility dropping considerably. I spend 10 seconds trying to work out what was causing this as I was under only very light echoes on the radar... must be the RFD I think, and at that point, I hear a massive thud as a tennisball sized hailstone hits the car, then one on the road infront, then another. Then bang bang bang bang bang..... At this point I'm already executing a point turn on a narrow side road to get the hell out of there. I drive half a mile south to get completely out of it, but most of the hail stoped 300 metres south of where I was. I check damage and I have several dents in the bonnet and roof, the wing mirror on the passenger side was hit and the bodywork flew off never to be seen again. I go abck about 10 minutes later and most of the stones are still above golf ball size. The biggest I saw lying around was about hen egg (2") but I'm sure they looked larger when they were falling :)

    After that I watched the next storm to come through, but chasing it was impractical due to storms forming over the only road I could use to follow it. I'm sat with more storms rolling over roswell right now. Some nice lightning and more hail although only small this time.

    I've uploaded 1 video of the supecell to youtube already. Low quality due to me being unable to do things with large files, but I think it turned out pretty col for a 5 minute job :)

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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London

    Great photos gents. looks like you have been having a good chance to get some stunning pics this year B)

    keep them coming and keep safe

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

    :) Best pictures yet guys B) That is some wall cloud. Great stills video and lightning video stills too, in fact I am spoiled for choice.

    Look forward to the next installments :)

    Russ

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

    I've just got back in from another session shooting lightning. With these storms, it appears impossible to take a bad shot! I have put all the photo's I took into a fast slideshow and put it on youtube. I really like the sequence which shows the thunderstorm with the anvil lit up on the first section. It looks amazing B)

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  • Location: Greenhithe, N/W Kent (home) City Of London (work)
  • Location: Greenhithe, N/W Kent (home) City Of London (work)

    Cracking pics of incredible cloud formations B)

    I've just got back in from another session shooting lightning. With these storms, it appears impossible to take a bad shot! I have put all the photo's I took into a fast slideshow and put it on youtube. I really like the sequence which shows the thunderstorm with the anvil lit up on the first section. It looks amazing :)

    Blimey that lightening looked really powerful, really lit up the sky :)

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

    At last..!! some action on the plains, with plenty of chasers live-streaming yesterday i got to see some of

    what you guys have captured ,lots of lightning, big hail and fantastic cloud structure shame that low level

    shear was absent as i'm sure they could have been a few tornadoes.

    Great photo ops today too hopefully.

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  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and heatwave
  • Location: Napton on the Hill Warwickshire 500ft
    I hear a massive thud as a tennisball sized hailstone hits the car, then one on the road infront, then another. Then bang bang bang bang bang..... At this point I'm already executing a point turn on a narrow side road to get the hell out of there. I drive half a mile south to get completely out of it, but most of the hail stoped 300 metres south of where I was. I check damage and I have several dents in the bonnet and roof, the wing mirror on the passenger side was hit and the bodywork flew off never to be seen again. I go abck about 10 minutes later and most of the stones are still above golf ball size. The biggest I saw lying around was about hen egg (2") but I'm sure they looked larger when they were falling B)

    If its a hired car assume you have to pay for the damage ?

    Dont want to put a downer on what seems to be a great adventure but ...?

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

    Some great photos there guys!!!! Love that turquoise colour that the hail creates in the cloud.. Beautiful!! :)

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  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and storms
  • Location: Hayward’s Heath - home, Brighton/East Grinstead - work.

    Thanks for the pictures and reports guys. It seems like the action is really hotting up. I stayed up til gone midnight tracking the storms on live streaming, radar and with Rogers valuable input. I have to say Gorky there was some great live streaming of the Roswell storm with its rotating wall cloud that never seemed to quite make it into a tornado. The excitement was tangible on this side of the Atlantic.

    To all the guys good luck for the next few days. Please keep us informed where you are as it is really interesting tracking the same individual storms you are chasing.

    c

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  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!
    Here are a few from me:

    Hello! Not heard anything from you yet!! How are you finding your first ever chase?? Scared to death yet? lol :)

    Please Sir: What is the difference between a land spout and a (tor) Nado?

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  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and thundery or Cold and snowy.
  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003

    Lovely pics guys! hope your having fun :) One day ill be able to afford to join ya.

    Have fun !

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  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire
  • Location: Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

    Just noticed these pics....All I can say is WOW :)

    Simply amazing pictures guys, its a totally different world over there compared with what we experience here.

    Did I read that right...Hail stones the size of tennis balls :)

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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)

    Currently 5 to 8 in the morning here, will get some breky soon then ponder over the models and forecasts to see where to position today. Anyway, here's a short youtube clip of the storm we chased yesterday:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uytwW91wkMM

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

    Thats one low wall cloud Nick, Imagine if people saw that in the UK, they'd think

    the end of the world had come..!!.. Some great lightning too...

    Looking good for a southern jaunt for you guys today then..?

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  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme winter cold,heavy bowing snow,freezing fog.Summer 2012
  • Location: South Derbyshire nr. Burton on Trent, Midlands, UK: alt 262 feet

    Great pictures lads, thanks for the updates, fantastic lighting shots, the latest Google image shows some heavy stuff moving in.

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    Will be over there in the States myself shortly for 2 weeks, firstly in Vegas, then Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite in California, then on to San Francisco, though not storm chasing or likely to see any, may get the chance to see some weather worth photographing.

    Keep safe all,

    Best wishes

    Paul

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  • Location: Liphook
  • Location: Liphook

    Wow some amazing photos guys they are great wish we had storms like that here, even though you only got a funnel cloud and a ladspout those storms still look far more severe then anything you'd get back in the UK.

    Loving the videos by the way everyone!

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  • Location: South Cheshire
  • Location: South Cheshire
    Currently 5 to 8 in the morning here, will get some breky soon then ponder over the models and forecasts to see where to position today. Anyway, here's a short youtube clip of the storm we chased yesterday:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=uytwW91wkMM

    Holy schmoley :):):) Can you imagine being stuck under that thing!! It's ominous enough watching it from where you are. Simply amazing...

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