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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Day 9 was an amazing experience for the Netweather Team. The day started early at 345am with a nasty storm at Childress, straight line 60-80mph winds with vivid Cg Lightning.

    post-24-1178685440_thumb.jpg - Pretty Close

    Me & Nick knew the squall line would come into play today but targeted an area between Abilene & Lubbock for Discrete Supercells ahead of the approaching Squall line from hell. This thing was marching eastwards and munching everything in its path. We initially moved towards the line with 54f temps and everyone was shivering in the car, we moved down the squall taking a peep inside a few times before running into the car as the gust front came towards us.

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    We always tried not to go too far south down the line as surface temps in South East Oklahoma were at 78f with South Easterly winds. When the 1st cells went up ahead of the line they quickly became Supercellular, we knew we only had limited time before the squall hauled them in. Our cell had a great Pendant shape and was near Throckmorton (Tx) We hauled towards it and then it came into view, a rotating Mesocyclone just North of Throckmorton.

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    We only had 20 minutes on this cell before the squall ate it up, then as the squall came towards us we managed to outrun it about 10 miles in front and was treated to an amazing sight.

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    post-24-1178685944_thumb.jpg - Mothership Supercell

    The scenes behind us were to stunning to not get some shots

    Check out this Shelf Cloud!! It takes all 5 images to see the whole structure

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    The best part of the day was watching the reaction of the other 5 when this shelf appeared, every one of them had jaws on the ground!

    Paul Sherman & Team

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  • Location: Long Stratton Norfolk: Tornado Hot Spot.
  • Location: Long Stratton Norfolk: Tornado Hot Spot.

    Really nice shelf, cool well done Paul and team

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

    A few more pics here:

    First sight of the Throckmorton Supecell

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    Mesocyclone behind the town

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    A small funnel appears briefly but does not last for long

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    F5 Wedge Precip'nado

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    What that coming over the hill?

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    It's a monster!

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  • Location: Long Stratton Norfolk: Tornado Hot Spot.
  • Location: Long Stratton Norfolk: Tornado Hot Spot.

    hey guys did you know tornado report 20 miles south of throckmorton at shackleford !!!

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  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Tornadoey
  • Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire - 80m ASL

    We were a little way off when the tornado was reported. Apparently it formed pretty early on in the supercell's lifetime and it didn't produce after that. We spoke with a spotter who said he had been watching it for 45 minutes with no sighting.That was at around 22:00 UTC, the tornado was reported about 50 minutes prior to that so I guess to have caught that one you had to be on the storm from initiation.

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  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL

    Great pics guys especially the shelf. Keep em coming and stay safe.

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  • Location: south east London
  • Location: south east London

    Hi all

    has been a long day driving through torrential rain (visibility down to around 5 metres at times) though it was all worth it as we managed to bag some awesome pics for you all when i get home and go through the video and pics I will post the best ones with a mini diary of how i saw things.

    I hope you all continue to follow our progress over the next ten days or so :):):):)

    ps thanks to everyones kind posts and words of encouragement and maybe the odd derogatory one too B) :D:)

    Ian Cameron

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    Fantastic shots yet again, incredible, thats one giant 'Jelly fish' as my daughter once said.

    Even with 'slight' risk days, spectacular events do occur..!

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  • Location: Norton, Stockton-on-Tees
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold in winter, warm and sunny in summer
  • Location: Norton, Stockton-on-Tees

    Isn't nature amazing?

    Seriously great pics there Paul, adding to the many that have gone before!

    Could this be the best NewtWeather storm chase yet?

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  • Location: Redhill, Surrey
  • Location: Redhill, Surrey

    I cannot repeat my initial reaction to those pics! by it was along the lines of' Wow that is *bleeeeeeeep* awesome!!! :p

    What stunning pic's guys!

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    Hi Ian, stormtroopers here.

    We have really enjoyed the tales, the shelf is amazing. Have you done this kind of thing before as you look familiar, have you been on tv?

    Good luck with the supercell hunting, when does a cell become a supercell?

    Keep safe, hope the steaks are to your fancy.

    Stormtroopers '07.

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    Stunning Photo's there. That shelf cloud is just amazing. Looks like nature has handed you lucky people a winning hand this year!!.. :p

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  • Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, 57m ASL
  • Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex, 57m ASL

    Amazing photos! I think my jaw would have been scraping the ground as well.

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Really good pictures there. :p

    That experience will be with you all for a long time no doubt.

    Regards,

    Russ.

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  • Location: Barnet, North London
  • Location: Barnet, North London

    Wow! :p

    Good to see things working out well over there.

    Isn't there someone who could photoshop the shelf cloud pics into one long panorama??(with permission of course)

    It would be beyond me, sadly!

    smich

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  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.
  • Location: South Shields Tyne & Wear half mile from the coast.

    There you go, for all the late nights ive been puttin in

    i'm sure Paul will let me off with copyrights!!

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  • Location: Barnet, North London
  • Location: Barnet, North London

    NL, you're a star!!!!!!!

    That must have been magnificent to see.

    smich

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  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Yes Thanks Paul, You are a bit more technical than me, it certainly shows you what we were looking at and trying to photo.

    Paul S

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    !! :wallbash::whistling: !!

    That has me lost for words.

    It's been great following your diaries of this chase trip. What a week or so you've had.

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  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL
  • Location: Swallownest, Sheffield 83m ASL

    Great work there NL... Its an awesome view. :wallbash:

    Aye. You have put some late nights in.. Fancy sharing the last pack of Pro Plus?? :whistling:

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