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Gust Front Outflow

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[font="Calibri"][size="3"]Just wanted to talk about a day of an evening storm chasing which included an interesting gust front ahead of what was an interesting day of thunderstorms at the time.[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]It was one of the most impressive sights that I’ve seen to the visual eye for a long time and certainly gives you the edge when something like this comes at you, it is something you don’t see every day and I hope that more will come in the future.[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]This type of gust front came about from some thunderstorms that moved up from France and then across parts of the south-west UK and at the time and moved north and east though missing the south-east the time these photos were taken. [/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]At the time this gust front was huge in appearance and must have been at least few miles wide and reports came in before it passed over, of strong outflow winds in excess of 40mph or so and even a “gustnado” was reported across the Channel and no surprise when you see this shelf cloud coming at you.[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]The first photo is the shelf cloud approaching in from the south-west and advancing towards the observer and you can see the trees in the distance being pulled in one direction, this was the result of the winds beyond the shelf cloud.[/size][/font]

[font="Calibri"][size="3"]Later in the sequence you can see the shelf cloud move through and then another outflow boundary although weaker and less defined moving through, the air was reasonable stable at lower levels you can teelof the smoothness of the shelf cloud and little precipitation fell and just the outflow winds passed by.[/size][/font]

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