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Itchy
06-16-2013, 11:08 PM
As usual a storm is coming and was stuck with something hard to shake off. This time taking pictures at a fathers day event. I manage to leave at a tasteful time with a time limit to chase as my car was filled with perishable food. I was on the south side of town and I could see the big one approaching from the NW and to my North at the time an outflow dominant cell was building.

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I start to head toward the new cell and it has a much better look to the updraft than the other cell.

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I get closer and notice classic structure I would want to see for a decent rotating storm. 45 degree updraft and a lowering feeding of the core.

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Storm was just west of London now having warnings issued and it had organized very nicely. Some nice motions as it was organizing further.

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Here us when from my vantage point at this stage of the storm the motions were strongest. Lightening activity began to increase now as well.

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Wall cloud is still going here just above the annoying roof access. Great motions!

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The storm began to cycle at this point losing the lowering as I repositioned. Good motions still on left side of apt building. I let the core hit me after this as I had to get my food in a fridge fast (it was really hot still). Consistent moderate wind and some painful hail. First time I have ever seen such a mix of different shapes of hail!
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