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  1. A showery and breezy start to the day here. Was woken up around 3:30ish with heavy hail and a rumble of thunder.
  2. Milky white/hazy skies here in Chard this afternoon. Feeling muggy though, much more so than the last few days.
  3. Beautiful, clear blue skies here today. Very nice indeed. Looking to be a tad warmer tomorrow too!
  4. I thought I would start this post as I'm interested in finding out the answers to a couple of questions I have regarding thunderstorms. The early hours of this morning (19/07/2017) was a great night for storms in my area but I wanted to know - There where numerous cells around me all producing good amounts of lightning - frequent too. The cell to my SW, then W was a particularly prolific one, spitting out lighting (mostly IC) every 20 seconds or so. My question is what causes a highly productive cell to suddenly stop producing lightning. Literally it went from flash after flash to then
  5. That was an intense 3 hours of storms for a long time. Even better than the storms back in May. The lightning was amazing from a distance, anvil crawlers that ended with CG's, Different colours of lightning, from distant yellows to bright purples, amazing. Had 2 storms that came directly overhead. One at around 1:30ish and a much larger one, albeit shorter in time storm at about 3:00. That last storm gave me the loudest thunder I have ever heard! Every blinding overhead flash was immediately followed by explosive - literally sounded like an explosion- of thunder. You could even hear the split
  6. Great webcam find there OddSpot. Saving that ready for the summer!
  7. Lightning activity seems to have diminished down here although still some very heavy rain on the way. Storm rumbling nicely over between Weymouth and Poole. I wonder if water had a part to play as the storms that followed the River Severn were particularly active until the storms went further inland, and the activity over Weymouth Bay are still going? EDIT - A couple of strikes appearing again near to Crewkerne now - maybe because its nearing Lyme Bay perhaps?
  8. Trying to hold together as it slowly approaches this way. Another strike now near to Blandford in Dorset.
  9. Live 2 day Chasercon event happening now in Denver if anyone is interested. A large agenda throughout the weekend with top chasers talking about past chases, etc. Well worth a look at the live stream on Youtube.
  10. Not sure if this has been mentioned, and I'm not sure what the set up is for one, but is there a possibility of a sting jet with this Low midweek?
  11. Looks really nice on sat24, although not very electrically active now
  12. Cells really gathering pace and organising into a line from West Somerset down across Exmoor and into Exeter. In fact some of the cells really are intensifying very quickly on radar.
  13. Yeah I suppose you are right, although nothing like the intensity of some of the storms that some people have, and continue to see now Living this close to the south coast (Lyme Bay) I start thinking to myself, if storms that are active over the channel then hit land and decay, Am I close enough to see them or, on the other hand, If they are not active over the Bay but become electrified over land, will I be too far south to miss them when they 'pep' up as it were! If you know what I mean!
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