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  1. The high frequency of CC lightning in the storm to the E-NE of Kettering is something I've rarely witnessed (if ever). Must be quite extraordinary for those directly beneath the cell at present.
  2. Right, so thanks to those Brum reports, that's definitely a squall line with electric potential NW of Kettering, and not a very ominous succession of power flashes indicating an imminent loss of power, then!
  3. shadyjam

    Hurricane Ophelia

    Listening to Minks' 'Ophelia' as the day turns to an eerie half-light under yellowing clouds. Quite eerie, not unlike an eclipse in progress. Occasional gusts in the East Midlands, but nothing extraordinary, wind-wise. Such a spectacle!
  4. shadyjam

    No Storms Club 2017 Season

    Welcome to Kettering: the driest, most unfathomably storm-free zone in all of England. I'm starting to believe there is a meteorological phenomenon associated with the area--some sort of blocking microclimate--that keeps convection from traveling or forming overhead, and I'm going to start an old wives tale about it. Even when cells are in the vicinity, they somehow manage to circumnavigate the town. No storms this year. Still.
  5. That would be the cell currently passing over Corby, NE of Kettering, which has intensified quite rapidly during the past half-hour.
  6. Shelf cloud! I stand corrected (I tend to misuse wall quite often--bad habit). Thank you! Quick snap.
  7. Decent shelf cloud approaching Kettering from the SW approx. 10 mins ago. Decent inflow channel and plenty of unusual appendages below base on arrival. All of this preceded by what I can only assume was undulatus asperatus?
  8. Impressive storm popped off on radar just N of Kettering around 16:45. Seems to be back-building, and developing a very high-precip core. Frequent lightning and thunder. Fantastic and unexpected, considering how quickly it developed.
  9. Unexpected, freak strikes in Kettering (N Northants), which are temporarily dipping lights and fans. Powerful stuff out there. No mention of any activity on the lightning detector, though--perhaps pings will appear after the next refresh.
  10. Ramping up in Kettering (NE of Northampton) now. Moderate precipitation, plenty of CC, and progressively louder booms of thunder. Last night's storm lost its organisation over the Midlands, so thankfully this line of cells seem to be making amends by developing on approach.
  11. Can any well-versed meterologist explain what this interesting 'hook' feature developing to the NW of the main cell is, and how it seems to be almost sucking energy from the core?