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Itchy
05-06-2010, 12:51 AM
This was a very fun easy chase! On a scale of one to ten for difficulty to chase this one was a 2, I love Isolated storms!
I was too dunce at the time to look at storm tracks when copying the storm but it HAD to of had a MCS on it at some point.

This was around the time I was at the southeastern edge of the storm
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/4576695491_bba87bd111_o.gif

Here was the view of the core to the west
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3415/4576738601_692eec02bb.jpg

Closer now and on the southern side now, this was looking west
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/4576879809_03985274e6.jpg

Forming flank to its south
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4042/4577390568_383b9a2563.jpg

I was now around the southwestern side
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4576695523_a4c75eda4b_o.gif




This was the flank now
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4007/4577404222_3ce116274c.jpg

Now the base to my north was beginning to form a vertical wall
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4064/4576793715_643e942b4e.jpg

Now it's starting to get some spin and a clear slot begins to cut in
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4579445883_ccde925505.jpg

Little funnel like lowering spins for a brief bit under the base
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4049/4576781421_0ecb280773_b.jpg

Looking northeast towards the base, it now has a portion curling into itself
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3314/4577450190_2c96183592.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3334/4576821665_f2867cfa38.jpg




Looking west at the flank
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3353/4577459766_5849073df7_b.jpg

Little while later now the flank had begun to drop a core of its own
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3386/4576695543_1315840e06_o.gif

This was looking north behind the main cell
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4577464358_c8e6b783bf.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4583260000_18bb2e606c.jpg

The Southern base from behind looked very nice!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4577478414_df665a95d2.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4021/4579454879_694d4a71f8_b.jpg

Now the flank that was beginning to rain and even had some hail, This was looking west
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3299/4576835127_db108e16b1.jpg

Here was an area of isolated rotation along the line
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/4576855449_4e827442f5_b.jpg

I got ahead of the storm again but by then it had weakened considerably
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/4576875107_678171aa60.jpg
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/4577504002_bef2ecf946.jpg

On the way home I watched a high base storm begin to drop a core,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2d3KFeo7Ylg

Derecho
05-06-2010, 06:47 AM
VERY nice!! Congrats on the chase, you didn't see anything like hail or wind damage?

DarkSky
05-06-2010, 10:58 AM
Great shots! And some very photogenic clouds. Nice!

ontariolightning
05-06-2010, 01:00 PM
sweet little storm!

Itchy
05-06-2010, 02:40 PM
I didn't get a chance to sample the brunt of the cell but on the way back under clear sky just north of the flank that was trailing me I drove through a hail core that had pea to marble sized stones bouncing off the car and created a light a coating on the pavement

**Thx for the comments!!**

rawfed
05-06-2010, 04:54 PM
very photogenic clouds. Nice!

LOL.
Yes awesome shots!