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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 Weatherford Texas and had a prelimary Target of Fredericksburg for some Storms today. Did not envisage Supercells today but we got on a few that were producing Extreme Hail near and along I-10.

    So make that 8 Storms from 8 Days and 4 Supercells in the Death Ridge Pattern :(

    Got to Fredericksburg at 5pm as some Storms were firing over the Mountains and drifting East. Booked into our Hotel and then hit the road to a Supercell that was 23 Miles to our South.

    post-24-1243481463_thumb.jpg - Down in this part of the World it is all about Viewpoints

    post-24-1243481510_thumb.jpg - Reports were coming in of Grapefruit Sized Hail with this Supercell

    Thank god we had the Barons as it did not drop out once and allowed us to manouvre around the Cell, Definately No Core Punching today :):(

    post-24-1243481602_thumb.jpg - Our Position - Internet Coverage was BAD! Good Old Barons!

    Stewart (Audmun) Look away now :(:)

    post-24-1243481655_thumb.jpg - Some Golfball Stones!

    post-24-1243481688_thumb.jpg - Hail to 3" - Across in a field some Grapefruit 4-5" Stones were seen

    post-24-1243481735_thumb.jpg - Had to drive through some pretty dense Hail Fog along I-10

    The scene went from the Normal Tropical Palm trees to Autumn as every Tree had been stripped bare of its leaves

    post-24-1243481866_thumb.jpg - Hail drifts and Stripped Trees

    post-24-1243481905_thumb.jpg - Fredericksburg Mammatus Sunset

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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)

    Hail Fog:

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    We found some biggies near Boerne TX - just of the I-10:

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    The hail reports in the area nearby:

    2250 400 2 NW BOERNE KENDALL TX 2982 9876 SMASHED WINDOWS AND DENTED METAL ROOF IN BOERNE FROM GRAPEFRUIT SIZE HAIL. (EWX)

    2310 175 3 SSE WARING KENDALL TX 2991 9878 SPOTTER REPORTED GOLFBALL HAIL IN WELFARE. (EWX)

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  • Location: Aberystwyth, West Wales
  • Location: Aberystwyth, West Wales

    I'll add some CG screengrabs :(

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    And this one taken with the point and shoot again with no exposure settings! I'm getting good at this :(

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  • Location: SE London
  • Location: SE London

    brilliant photos guys. the size of the hail is scary, wouldn't like to take a direct hit from hail that size.

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

    Those clouds dont look all that threatening would never in a million years suspect they'd

    drop grapefruit sized hail...! love the 'hail-fog' looks really eerie..

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

    Chuffed you had another good day. Good photos. Shows how much hail fell that it is sufficient to strip the trees of any leaves!

    One day, one day. :lol:

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  • Location: Northampton, UK
  • Location: Northampton, UK
    What is hail fog?

    From Wikipedia -

    Hail fog sometimes occurs in the vicinity of significant hail accumulations due to decreased temperature and increased moisture leading to saturation in a very shallow layer near the surface. It most often occurs when there is a warm, humid layer atop the hail and when wind is light. This ground fog tends to be localized but can be extremely dense and abrupt. It may form shortly after the hail falls; when the hail has had time to cool the air and as it absorbs heat when melting and evaporating.

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL

    Maybe someone somewhere was saying "All hail to Paul and the crew" for managing to be so successful during the "drought", and locating these storms.

    Sorry 'bout that :D

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

    Here's a video of the tower lightning...

    tower_lightning.wmv

    Didn't know i'd got that until I looked at the vid in the hotel, I was just shooting the hail fog.

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  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!
  • Location: Winchester, Hampshire ~ Southern Central!
    From Wikipedia -

    Hail fog sometimes occurs in the vicinity of significant hail accumulations due to decreased temperature and increased moisture leading to saturation in a very shallow layer near the surface. It most often occurs when there is a warm, humid layer atop the hail and when wind is light. This ground fog tends to be localized but can be extremely dense and abrupt. It may form shortly after the hail falls; when the hail has had time to cool the air and as it absorbs heat when melting and evaporating.

    Thank you! Thought it might be hail melting and evaporating.

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

    Great photos everyone. :D

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  • Location: south London
  • Location: south London
    Here's a video of the tower lightning...

    tower_lightning.wmv

    Didn't know i'd got that until I looked at the vid in the hotel, I was just shooting the hail fog.

    AWESOME...I missed this post.....lovely.never knew lightning could do such a thing.roll on next year...well done mark for the capture

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  • Location: Cumbria UK
  • Weather Preferences: Cloud 9
  • Location: Cumbria UK
    What is hail fog?

    Hi

    Hail fog forms when you get millions of tonnes of hail falling into warm air. I lays on the ground whichis also warm andiIt creates a thick cold fog , which can and does cause lots of road accidents. Its like when you open the fridge door in a warm room only 100s of times thicker.

    Tom

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  • Location: Western Isles
  • Location: Western Isles
    From Wikipedia -

    Hail fog sometimes occurs in the vicinity of significant hail accumulations due to decreased temperature and increased moisture leading to saturation in a very shallow layer near the surface. It most often occurs when there is a warm, humid layer atop the hail and when wind is light. This ground fog tends to be localized but can be extremely dense and abrupt. It may form shortly after the hail falls; when the hail has had time to cool the air and as it absorbs heat when melting and evaporating.

    you learn something new every day on this site.

    great images guys, love the hail fog ones.

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