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Itchy
05-11-2013, 12:46 PM
A huge super soaker of a thunderstorm was dying to my south. Was not much for looks but caused some flooding in Elgin County I think.

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I started the chase to check out its front side and see how it looked. It was beginning to collapse sadly.



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Lines of cumulous began forming and growing/organizing so I blasted North to catch up to hope they formed a storm.

The view as I drove

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I finally saw a line beginning to organize in a way you could tell it would be the next storm. This was all just south of St. Mary's



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Core now dropping on right side of this image, some nice rotation was present on the right side as well.

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A new huge core began dumping to the left of this shot, a clear cut began to hack into the storm and cause a funnel. It was interesting how the clouds were stretching at the small storms midlevel from shear.

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Good rotation here

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Weak funnel that lasted about a minute

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Rotating base looking nice as funnel shrinks and dies

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A new core to the left of my photos began to collide with this cell, when it happened a rotating lowering formed and I was treated to a very odd merge I had never seen before. It gave me a brief glimpse of some very nice storm structure and an interesting lesson.

I relocated and by that time this thing begin to suck up moisture and rotate at a decent rate but not tornadic.

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Really began to pick up in intensity briefly

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Old cell to the right, new one to the left merging and rotation in between.

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I began to take marble hail so I backed up, the base I was picturing before is the one in the far distance and low to the ground with a shelf cloud in the foreground running towards me. The base in the background was showing good rotation.

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The flank following was rotating as well and almost on top of me.

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The shelf was looking nice and the small area of rotation in the back was tightening up but was eventually drowned out by rain and died :(

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later that day another cell skimmed London that looked nice.

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DarkSky
05-11-2013, 04:49 PM
Beautiful shots!