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Paul Sherman

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

    Started the Day in Cloudy Drizzly Amarillo with 14c and had a Chase Target of Plainview down the I27 - After Grabbing Lunch the Dryline was once again Setting up about 25 Miles West of Plainview, watched Towers Turkey Up and Down

    post-24-1242189314_thumb.jpg - Dryline Initiation

    After that the 1st Supercell Took off North and we got involved in a Huge DustStorm which we rode out just South of Tulia

    post-24-1242189392_thumb.jpg - DustStorm

    We then ditched the Northern Storm and headed East to a more Favourable Area for Storms towards Turkey (Tx)

    post-24-1242189450_thumb.jpg - Our Position

    After then deciding to Ditch the Northern Storm and with only 40 Minutes of Light left we targeted the Childress Storm to See if one of these High Based Cells could finally Deliver

    post-24-1242189659_thumb.jpg - Leaving the Northern Storm

    We then got involved with the Vortex2 Armada as we went into Childress, just the 20 or so vehicles and what we then saw at Childress was the best Structure of the Day.

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    After this I took the photo I have been trying to get for 6 years (Namely a Daytime Lightning Shot) And I am Very Happy :)

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    We ended the Day with the Customary CG Lightning Shots - But if you like these you aint seen nothing yet! Some of the guys absolutely Nailed their Lightning Shots Tonight!!

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    post-24-1242190032_thumb.jpg - Mamma & Cg

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    post-24-1242190119_thumb.jpg - Spider Lightning

    post-24-1242190148_thumb.jpg - Cg Heaven!

    A great Day and the Guys are more than Happy!

    Paul Sherman

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  • Location: south London
  • Location: south London

    This was our AWESOME SUPER CELL NO.11 :) ...so far

    there will be a video uploaded shortly of a awesome strike

    Im in heaven :)

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  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl
  • Location: East Renfrewshire 180m asl

    Great pictures guys, an absolutely amazing day :):)

    I took 754 shots... lol. Most of them are of nothing attempting to take lightning pics tho :)

    Anyway, here are a few...

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    Gustnado-

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    And the lightning (+mammatus in a few)

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    I have loads more, especially of the dust storm but i'll let the others post some up.

    (Didn't mean for the lightning ones to be so small)

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

    Great shots guys

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  • Location: Northampton, UK
  • Location: Northampton, UK

    What a fantastic day! Never seen anything like it...... To have been able to watch the storm develop from the initiation point to finishing in Childress was like nothing I have seen before. Got some good shots but nothing compared to some of the other ones the guys have been posting.

    What an experience!

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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)

    Incredible photos guys, some fine photographers amongst you!

    Childress is becoming your second home now!

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  • Location: (home) Teesdale 283m asl (work) Hartlepool
  • Location: (home) Teesdale 283m asl (work) Hartlepool

    Wow - beautiful photographs - well done everyone - it looks like you had an amazing day :)

    Tammy

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  • Location: Middle Wallop, Hampshire SO20
  • Weather Preferences: storms and extreme weather
  • Location: Middle Wallop, Hampshire SO20

    Great stuff guys, excellent lightning shots! I cant wait to hit the forums first thing in the morning to see whats gone on overnight.

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  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK
  • Location: Wickham, S Hampshire, UK

    Some of that mammatus structure is awesome. I'm so glad your team managed to latch onto some action yesterday as it was touch and go for a while! Personally quite pleased with my morning target of Turkey, TX though I was a bit surprised to see initiation start so far west.

    Now, on to today . . . . :o

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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.

    Some more awesome lightning shots especially the daytime shot from Paul. Worth the 6 year wait for that one.

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  • Location: South Cheshire
  • Location: South Cheshire

    Absolutely amazing, all of them... that daytime lightning shot of Pauls just gives me the shivers!! Well done!! :o

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

    Cloud structure on that cell is amazing and to grab CG's with it is just absolutely

    marvelous (did you use Pats camera lightning detector?).

    Had just about everything thrown at you yesterday apart from the elusive tornado, loved the

    'anvil crawlers' and some of those CG's at the Days Inn car park were seriously close, looking

    forward to hearing those bolts on the video. Well done all of you...!

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  • Location: North Worcestershire, Midlands. 73m A.S.L.
  • Location: North Worcestershire, Midlands. 73m A.S.L.

    Great shots as ever everyone, well done. :o

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

    NL

    I just lucked out and as it was throwing out some pretty rapid Cg's got my Tripod out and Set the Camera to F22 With an ISO Of 200. Then got the shot on a 1 Second Exposure.

    In A Word LUCKY!! :o ;)

    Thanks for all your comments guys - Now where are those Tornadoes This Year!! :o :o

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    Paul, maybe you're going to live out that old tv programme chestnut of getting the tornado on the last day :o .

    That photo of the 3 CGs behind the pylons and building is stunning :o (can't recall whose it is) .

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  • Location: Long Stratton Norfolk: Tornado Hot Spot.
  • Location: Long Stratton Norfolk: Tornado Hot Spot.

    Hi cant find me last post?? just wanted to let you Bloke know we are in Lawton Ok heading North somewhere today havnt really looked at everything yet but rough idear is to intercet front asap :-) great day yesterday but very hard chase difficult roads and many many miles ugggg

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  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Squall Lines, Storm Force Winds & Extreme Weather!
  • Location: Haverhill Suffolk UK

    some of the CGs were very severe....

    Unforunately uploading causes the resolution to diminsh....

    Awesome Dogs (9 - 12 seconds) never seen lightning like it.

    I'd like to add that after following the live streaming from lastnight which was incredible guys, all of your photography is tops too. Especially liked Paul's last one with the multipule CG strikes, but all of them are great guys. Spectacular as TRL says!

    Thoroughly enjoyable and really really look forward to being out there 2010. :huh:

    Seasons

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