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Paul Sherman

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

    Well where do I start with today! My initial Target was Matador or Paducah in the SE Texas Panhandle and this bore us fruit on this day, we even had Lunch in Plainview which got a Cone Tornado later that day on the road we Stopped On to watch Initiation on the Dryline. Made a decision to target the East Storm but it was a seriously Tough choice not to head West for the Plainview cell. We Intercepted the Cells near Paducah and then dropped back South for the Rampaging Plainview Storm that was munching everything in its Path. Got back to Paducah when the Tornado Sirens went on and observed Wrapping Rain Curtains and Strong RFD, Bailed out on this and lucky we did as the Town has suffered Extensive Damage with Houses that have Windows Blown Out. We headed East and observed 2 Funnel Clouds that made it halfway down to the Ground just East of Paducah, then Core Punched the Northern Supercell which gave us a few scary moments with Cg Bolts raining down around the car, but the guests were loving it :) Finally got back West of the Storm Complex and the guys witnessed some of the most incredible Lightning ever (And It is Close to topping my all time best as well) Amazing Anvil Crawlers and Spectacular Cg Lightning. If you like my Cg Pictures you aint seen nothing yet, John H got some Incredible Shots and some of the best I have ever seen out here.

    post-24-1241071673_thumb.jpg - The Chase Beasts - Bertha and Doghouse

    post-24-1241071708_thumb.jpg - Chase Team 1

    post-24-1241071731_thumb.jpg - Initiation on the Dryline - This Storm went Crazy with Baseball Hail

    post-24-1241071766_thumb.jpg - Here it is 30 Minutes Later

    post-24-1241071793_thumb.jpg - Plainview Supercell approaching

    post-24-1241071842_thumb.jpg - Our Position

    post-24-1241071868_thumb.jpg - Mammatus

    post-24-1241072229_thumb.jpg - Nice Structure and Striations showing Rotation

    post-24-1241072279_thumb.jpg - :lol: :lol: :) Just before we got the Tornadic Circulation

    And then after all that the Lightning which was Incredible

    post-24-1241071897_thumb.jpg - Cg

    post-24-1241071945_thumb.jpg - Another

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    It then got a Whole lot Closer and Better

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    I really enjoyed todays Chase but the One mistake I made was not targeting the Plainview Storm when it was only 20 Miles away, all the guys asked me if i was on my own what Storm would I choose, and I said Plainview, but we did see a few Funnel Clouds and were extremely Close to the Tornadic Circulation.

    One last thing just wait to see some of John H pics of the Lightning, you will not believe some of the shots

    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)

    Some stunning lightning photos there, looking forward to the others. A 3 day wait for a proper chase - but well worth the wait.

    Certainly ended up in the best area for supercells.

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  • Location: Truro, Cornwall
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Heavy Snow Summer - Hot with Night time Thunderstorms
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall

    Magnificent pictures! Well done! :)

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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.

    Fantastic chase Guys. Glad to see you all safe and sound.

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  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.
  • Weather Preferences: Love Weather, Hate the Spin and Lies to do with our Planets Climate.
  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.

    Stunning lightning photos well done guys! :)

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  • Location: Midleton, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Midleton, Cork, Ireland

    What can I say... a day I will never forget. Just going to post up some pics I took before I fall asleep infront of me lappy. more will come. I believe Pat has some good video of us getting pounded by RFD in Pauduca (probably not right spelling but its late). More toorrow....

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    We miss Stu !!!!!

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    Best lightning show I've seen in my entire life.

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.

    :) Amazing photos!

    Sounds like you all had a great day, I just hope I see something like that when I come over.

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  • Location: Shoeburyness, Essex - 6.2m asl
  • Location: Shoeburyness, Essex - 6.2m asl

    Amazing pictures there, John. That is lightning to die for...well, photographically, not literally!

    Glad you guys stayed safe. It certainly seemed to be going wild as things were kicking off. Hope you manage to spot an elusive twister today.

    Good luck

    Peter

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  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.
  • Weather Preferences: Love Weather, Hate the Spin and Lies to do with our Planets Climate.
  • Location: Hampton and Fairfield, Evesham , Worcestershire.

    WOW....! ;) Lightning dont come much better than that! ....! you lucky people. ....youre not missing anything here! ;) Best Wishes to all IAN.

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  • Location: Hull
  • Location: Hull
    I think they have to be the most spectacular lightning shots I've ever seen!

    Have to agree with paul, them photos are absolute beautys!

    Keep em coming guys. If i'm allowed i think i'll go on the trip next year, it will help me to overcome thunderstorms (I love them) but since a kid i have been very scared of the lightning as i nearly took a direct hit once. (Fishing)

    Lewis

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

    WOW!!! Fantastic shots there John... Absobloodylutely fantastic.

    Have to agree with what's been said.. Amongst the best lightning photos I've ever seen..

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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 shots capturing all the awesome power of these storms, pretty damn close strikes too.!!

    Would have loved to hear them, looking forward to the video upload...

    Singled out this photo as i'm sure youve caught the stepped leader making contact.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

    Marvellous pics, guys...I wish I was there! ;)

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    Those lightning shots are just truly sublime.... :D

    The way the cloud structures are lit up. People would pay money to go and see even an artificial light show such as mother nature has treated you all to here!! :lol:

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  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Location: Sittingbourne, Kent

    Brilliant, brilliant photos. I almost wish I was there, bet the noise was huge from those strikes.

    Hope you have as good a day today.

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  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny , cold and snowy, thunderstorms
  • Location: Weston-S-Mare North Somerset

    Amazing photos, keep it coming

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  • Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
  • Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
    What can I say... a day I will never forget. Just going to post up some pics I took before I fall asleep infront of me lappy. more will come. I believe Pat has some good video of us getting pounded by RFD in Pauduca (probably not right spelling but its late). More toorrow....

    We miss Stu !!!!!

    Wish I could be there guys. Looks spectacular

    Love the doll

    When is Ian doing the steak challenge?

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
    Goodness :lol: :D !

    Were those close CGs taken from inside the vehicle, your hotel, or another building?

    :D Erm Outside the Car whilst Sipping a Bud! :D

    Wish I could be there guys. Looks spectacular

    Love the doll

    When is Ian doing the steak challenge?

    Stu we are getting ever closer to Amarillo but just not got there yet, might be early next week.................And Pat (dogs32) might even attempt it as well :lol:

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  • Location: Sedgley/Dudley, West Midlands. 672ft/205m
  • Location: Sedgley/Dudley, West Midlands. 672ft/205m

    Crikey stunning shots! what a storm, glad the hard work hs paid off for you guys.

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