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An Introduction

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Joey.G

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Hi,

My name is Joe. Ive never blogged before, nor have I really read anyone elses so ill be guessing how this works...

I am an amater storm chaser of sorts, most of the charts dont mean alot to me yet so chases are generally impromptu and often misguided but Ive got to try! I love extreme weather, especially lightning and ive been trying for a while now to take photos of it but ive been rather unlucky. Ive only recently discovered this online community and got my radar subscription so hopfully soon ill be able to post my first real lightning pics!

Anyway, heres some photos ive taken over the years prior to 2009 when ive not been stuck in work or traffic. Some are taken in my proverbial backyard from unexpected events, some ive driven miles for and not represented are the thousands of miles ive driven for nothing lol.

Now I gotta go to work, bring on the next storm!

Joe

PS If anyones interested in getting some bigger res images for desktops etc. just send me a message
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Welcome to Netweather Joey. Some really nice cloud structures there. Good luck on capturing some lightning, I'm sure you'll succeed!

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[quote name='Somerset Squall' date='28 July 2009 - 20:08 ']Welcome to Netweather Joey. Some really nice cloud structures there. Good luck on capturing some lightning, I'm sure you'll succeed!

SS

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Thanks alot, ill be doing my best! This site is going to help alot I think.

I see your more of an enthusiat for the big tropical storms than our home grown stuff. I wonder if you can answer a question thats been plauging me for a while now. Ive seen quite alot of footage from hurricanes etc from watching programmes like savage earth an the like, but there never seems to be any lightning in them. I would have thought there would be plenty potential to build up charge, even if the discharges ended up being solely IC. Any ideas?

Joe

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I don't know for sure, but on simple terms perhaps the lack of interaction between cold and warm air might have something to do with it?

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Sounds very plausible, hmmm, now I really want to know! Some reading is needed....

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This is a very late reply but its simply because the system is a warm cored system, therefore there isn't going to be much in the way of ice which is pretty much what helps give a charge and ths the lightning. Most lightning in the system will occur in the outer bands though sometimes you will also see it occur in the eyewall of rapidly developing hurricanes, esp at the lower end of the scale as the convection punches higher up and thus colder cloud tops which in turn allows lightning to occur.

Its more complex then that but thats a basic outline...

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