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Itchy
07-12-2010, 10:50 AM
This was around London and Dorchester, the wall cloud would have started around 6:15 or so. This was around the time I left, it was at 28,000ft and looked like it was finaly exploding visually outside as I got to watch the updraft build.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4786837690_5183d28041_z.jpg


It was around this time the funnel formed so very annoying, here are shots of the tower building that caused it

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4785342322_50f04bf486_b.jpg



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Between now and the time it took for the next shot (not very long) it produced a tiny little funnel as the tower was in the early phases. Now the storm was larger and had a faded but nicely sheared anvil, this scan is around the time the wall cloud began to form
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4786837750_34311d33f8_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4784760857_7470e40569_z.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4784805663_2f37f31c8d_z.jpg


Now the wall cloud began to take shape matter of nothing to solid in less than 5 minutes!
One minute I'm driving through some trees looking at this
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4785462172_888104fb19_z.jpg

Few minutes later that

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4118/4784905645_19794591e8_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4096/4785562876_83819fba0b_b.jpg

I then take some video and take some time to get closer, by then it had changed shape but had lots of motion still

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4095/4785604096_5802bd5074_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4785637568_2e00805f1b_b.jpg

This cool little thing had laminer sides and just hung around for a bit


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4102/4785680864_f7f996d16a_b.jpg

Around now the storm began to die fast there was still some cool structure and motions going on underneath the base

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4080/4786837788_1c6c78caf0_z.jpg

The clouds on the right were intersecting with the ones on the left right above the base

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4077/4785699456_2d0cfca6e3_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4123/4785718444_3d0e9dc05c_b.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4785104603_3bfece8a16_b.jpg

After this image within ten minutes the storm had become an elevated junker and this base was gone!


Here is a video with my crummy point and shoot camera



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DarkSky
07-12-2010, 11:19 AM
Great shots! Textbook wall cloud lowering from it. Good stuff!

Itchy
07-12-2010, 05:55 PM
Thanks! It was a surprising treat that's for sure, if If I had left 15 min sooner I would have quality shots of that little landspout funnel :mad: