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Supacell

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  1. With what could be the most thundery spell of the season upcoming I think now is a good time to start a shiny new thread. A little early to go into too much detail on what will happen but some models are bringing in the risk of storms from as early as tomorrow night. There then looks to be a few days where hot, humid air residing over at least the southern half of England and Wales could lead to numerous rounds of thunderstorm activity. This could spread further north at times. Both homegrown and imported storms are a possibility, and with the magnitude of CAPE being forecast some of the storms could be quite spectacular. The old thread is here If you want to talk about a lack of storms then the No Storms Club is still open for business. Keep on chatting
  2. I will be starting a new thread tomorrow morning to take us into what looks like a storm fest for the weekend and next week. Let's hope it comes of.
  3. You can get big thunderstorms in September. For example there were some awesome storms on 13th September 2016 in the northwest and then in the south on the 15-16th September 2016.
  4. So you probably witnessed the same lightning i did approaching junction 3? Unfortunately that junction was closed, had it been open i probably would have got into that storm. End of next week and beyond looks good. Plenty of heat/fuel with increasing CAPE. Let's hope we get a trigger and it comes off. I'll be out again if at the weekend or work permits it.
  5. Thanks @Flash bang flash bang etc. Yes, not all storms are easy to chase, and the fast motion of Friday's storms made it quite difficult. However, I still got something. Storms do need witnesses. That being said, here is my video of the chase
  6. Sorry for the late report but I did a storm chase yesterday. I didn't expect to chase so wasn't at all prepared. I was convinced it would be only the far east that had a chance and so when I heard a distant rumble i went straight to my netweather radar to see a storm bearing down on Belper. I headed out but the storm was moving very quickly and so ended up watching it briefly before chasing it up the M1 all the way into Yorkshire. There was a lot of rain for pretty much the entire journey with some torrential downpours. Lightning was feint and so only slightly visible, clearly very elevated. It became more spectacular by the time I reached the M18/A1 junction near to Doncaster where I saw a few nice IC's and a couple of CG's. I was not catching the storm up though and I was under too much precipitation to get out. I was rain f****d. So I decided to stop chasing and reassess my options. I decided to head east in order to intercept a storm moving north through Lincoln. My target was somewhere around Brigg near the Humber. As I was driving east on the M180 a storm broke out right in front of me near to Scun-thorpe. This storm produced some spectacular lightning, but I was stuck in the car on the motorway. By the time I could come off the storm was heading over the Humber. The storm near Lincoln died out before reaching me, and all the activity was now heading north through North Yorkshire and north of here. All in all not a bad day considering I didn't expect anything. I saw some impressive lightning but nowadays I like to get out the car and film/observe. Not a patch on the storms in June but a nice end to the brief hot spell. The video will be up some time tomorrow.
  7. I didn't stop until after there, between Grindale and Burton Fleming but hello anyway. However, if it wasn't me then it could have been one of those gun toting lampers, thankfully I have not ran into any of them as yet. I've met a few of the angry farmers though ?
  8. Thought I would put up a short write up about my storm chase from Friday, along with the video that I have now finally edited and uploaded. Soon after midday I headed north from my location as I was of the thought that north of me would fair better with storms, my focus especially on Yorkshire. Unfortunately I had decided on north-east. I say unfortunately as it would, at least at first, be the areas directly north of me that got the strongest storms. As a severe storm moved through Sheffield, Barnsley and then Wakefield, I was near to Doncaster. I made an attempt to catch the storm by heading west along the M62, but I wanted to get ahead of it so I could get some footage without being stuck under rain. I headed north into Wetherby, then Harrogate and eventually Ripon in North Yorkshire but I just could not catch it up. It soon became clear that this storm was now moving slightly west of north and this was the killer blow that ensured I would never catch it up. As I drove in the direction of Leyburn I decided to stop and film the best I could get, which was a few flashes and rumbles on the eastern edge of the storm. The most active parts was many miles to my west, and moving away quickly. Feeling a bit dejected, looking at the Yorkshire Dales to the west of me getting a hammering, I felt there was possibly one more chance for me. Some thunderstorms had started building in Lincolnshire and I knew the main area of instability was pushing east with time. I wondered if heading east towards the coast would pay off. I decided to take the risk and headed east. I had thought I may be able to intercept some storms moving through Hull, but they died out before crossing my path. By the time I reached Bridlington, my eastward limit without a boat, I could see an anvil occasionally flashing from a storm out to sea but unfortunately any storms on land had died out. I knew (thought) that today would go down as a disappointment and decided to have a walk along the cliffs above Sewerby (just north of Bridlington) before starting the 100 mile journey home. But soon I was seeing the odd flash to my south-east (slightly inland) but many miles away. Within minutes that odd flash had turned into fairly frequent flashes, and on radar a new storm appeared, and was moving north a few miles inland. I no longer wanted to head home, and instead I headed back inland as increasingly frequent flashes lit up the dusk sky to my south. A few miles inland I stopped and was now seeing frequent flashes, and the odd nice bolt to my south. I would say there were around 10-15 flashes a minute. On checking the radar I could see I needed to be a little west of my location if I wanted to experience being in the storm, but the storm was moving fast and so leaving my viewing spot and heading west ran the risk of me missing the storm completely. I decided to take the risk, I headed westwards and pretty soon hit the rain. It was only a small storm spatially, so much so that through the rain I could see the moon shining just to my south. I wanted to be ahead of the storm, and so I raced northwards, but the storm was moving too quickly to outpace it and so I eventually decided to stop and let the storm move directly over me. As it did there was a brief but very intense bout of strong winds and large hailstones (estimated the size of marble to grape size). For a couple of minutes I could see nothing, and my car was being hammered with hailstones. From inside the car the noise was loud, it sounded like my windscreen was going to crack but I was too excited over what I was seeing to think to much about that. Within 5 minutes the hail and winds subsided and left just heavy rain. I decided to chase it in the direction of Filey, although I knew I couldn't catch it up. Instead I drove through flooding and drifts of hailstones as bright flashes of lightning lit the sky ahead of me. By the time I reached Filey the storm had long moved out to sea. The video is below, severe storm first appears at 23:55 into the video.
  9. June 2020 has surpassed June 2016 and May 2018 to become the best month for storm chasing since I started chasing in 2004. This taking into account the number of storms and the quality of them.
  10. Thought I heard thunder about 20 mins ago. Now confirmation on radar, lightning about 5 miles to my west at that time.
  11. Fantastic picture! I can confirm large hail and strong winds near to Muston as I was under it. Video will be up tomorrow I hope.
  12. Haha I had a Big Mac earlier. Onto the little storm. It was little in spatial size but omg was it intense. Moved over very quickly and lasted about 10 mins but it was crazy. Hit me just outside the village of Hummanby near Filey. Hailstones clattering on the car, I would estimate grape size, really strong winds and bright flashes of lightning. I got some decent flashes and a couple of good CGs as it approached but once it was overhead there was no way I could be outside in it. Inside my car I had nil visibility so had to stay stopped until it passed. It moved away as quickly as it arrived but as I chased it to the coast it had left behind drifts of hail, icy floodwater and there were branches everywhere.
  13. There is anvil lightning flashing out to sea from here in Bridlington from this
  14. Currently sat on the coast of Bridlington wishing that storm in the North Sea to move northwestwards
  15. I agree on that, hopefully that will be the case this afternoon/evening. Sun is breaking out here now, so good signs.
  16. Not sure about all of Stoke as it is a fair sized city but I was on the western side of Stoke on the evening of the 16th June and there was a very decent storm with lots of lightning, thunder and torrential rain.
  17. I am in the cloudy zone and I therefore have a wry smile on my face. But, I am still thinking a bit north of here. I can see my area probably being the initiation zone. My plan is to drive to somewhere around North Lincolnshire and close to the A1 for a fast route north from there.
  18. I need for the storms here to hold off until after 12.30 which is when I finish work. Going to take all my chase gear with me just incase I have to head straight out. Some models have the second round of storms breaking out across my area around midday/early pm but then others are further north and slightly later. Ultimately I think I will be heading north today.
  19. Thats awesome mate, thanks for watching them all ? I did not count my miles exactly and the milometer on my car is not showing as the bulb has gone, but it was 3 full tanks of petrol plus a bit, so over a thousand in total (from Sat to Wed). Yes I have been splashed and I have nearly aquaplaned off the road haha. This is the first time I have literally almost come off the road and believe me, I was more shaken up than I allowed myself to sound. There was a lorry right behind me too. Thats one of my nine lives gone! The close thunder did make me jump, I couldn't hide that one so well ? I will hopefully be out again later in the week but I am back in the office from today. Bonus is I finish at 1pm on Friday, but ideally I want the storms to come at night as I expect they could be quite spectacular if they do.
  20. And yet a few miles away in Belper there was nothing. When you say best for last 3-4 years, did you not get the storm on Wednesday?
  21. Unfortunately I am back working from the office next week after 3 months working from home. Perfect timing! Then again, if I had been back last Monday I would have been annoyed as I would have missed out on 3 of the 5 days I chased on, following what was a terrible spring for convective action. Speaking of which, here's my last video from last week as storms came into my area of Mid Derbyshire during the late afternoon on the 17th.
  22. I know it's turned a little quieter now but even so, posts not relating to storms or convective activity will be removed. So, onto some storm related stuff. Some of my videos are now uploaded to YouTube. Just one more video to upload from a chase on my doorstep on June 17th. That should be up in the morning.
  23. I have unlocked the old thread so you can quote the post you wanted to quote. But please quote in this thread ?
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