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Itchy
07-04-2012, 04:33 PM
Those chase started at 730am intercepted at about quarter too, I wound on the SE side of the cell as it was going much faster southward that I had thought.

Radar at time of intercept
http://ontariostorms.com/picture.php?albumid=13&pictureid=275


Intense lightning with this storm this shot is when I arrived looking east
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/7501020176_bc169ece13_b.jpg

looking west was just grey/green and flashes of lightning still, very low light visibility. I really knew I needed to go SW to try and catch back up but that just didn't happen the way I wanted.

Here is looking NW at a shelf on the cell, lot's of huge cg's coming down around it and around me here

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8141/7500999978_36562b4306_b.jpg

This is looking straight west at same time as above shot of what I was trying to catch up to in vain
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8281/7500990902_4ea1d807ff_b.jpg

I am on NW side middlesex and that would of been much farther west so I had no chance really, just forgot what it was like to chase a cell moving almost straight south and paid by winding up on the SE side.

Here I catch up to the midsection of the cells southern portion, some rotation in the line here

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7248/7500978834_e32159ac9e_b.jpg

A cell was closely following this large one I chased, I watched it as I got back into town. Photogenic shelf and a lot of lightning, this cell was smaller but tall on radar (40,000 one point) and looked very nice. However it was slowly shrinking in strength i noticed and that trend continued so I did not chase, it fell apart soon after passing over me.

This was the SW side of the cell

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