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Itchy
12-04-2009, 08:25 PM
One of my first really nice storms with a camera, this was also my second year chasing and was 18 now. I didn't know of any community really then for chasing and just whent out when it felt right taking pics. I was too dumb to record dates and places etc....... One think I know was that was somewhere west of Avon still in Middlesex


Anyways!!!! A big Mucky cell formed North of London Ontario and I noticed A rock hard updraft heading dead south while the big but weak storm headed east. The updraft was feeding off the weak storms core Building energy fast !

I approached from the North facing South and the pictures wound up with terrible contrast, this one was so bad I had to wreck the picture to show the large inflow tail from the core

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3088/2786182314_0e82af121d.jpg

when I got into a good position the updraft was large and had a nice foot on the core, the base was sucking scud up from the rain, Eventualy scud begin whirling up all over the base and the updraft began to twist

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Soon after a portion of the rain core began to rotate and a cone funnel formed in the center for a short while, after it disapeared in the rain a large wall cloud formed .

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3094/2786192022_946611230d_b.jpg

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After that the storm began to fall apart, I forget where But I remember golfball hail being reported

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2785335367_f44ae39b09_b.jpg

DarkSky
12-06-2009, 12:59 AM
Thanks for the shots!