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Derecho
08-17-2010, 11:25 PM
Around 7pm a nearly stationary thunderstorm developed near Milverton in norhern Perth County. Eventually it picked up speed and inched across Wellesley Township, taking a southeast turn towards Waterloo. About 200 thunders were observed by Buffalo radar. The thunderstorm then took on supercell characteristics on radar, including mid-level and low-level rotation. When the new scan came in, the storm had progressed to St. Jacobs in Woolwich Township- about 5km north of here- with a small hook echo. We hoped in the car and drove north to intercept it.

After we left, the storm fizzled, but we caught a brief wall cloud and possible funnel cloud.

Because the photos are over 1mb, you'll have to click on each to view.

Storm view from my house
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/medusan/9.png

Wall cloud develops
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/medusan/10.png

Approaching the thunderstorm by RIM Park
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/medusan/11.png

Entering Woolwich Township
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/medusan/13.png

Just leaving Conestogo, shelf cloud
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/medusan/6.png

Possible brief funnel just outside of Bloomingdale near eastern portions of Waterloo
http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/medusan/1.png
(http://i901.photobucket.com/albums/ac218/medusan/1.png)

DarkSky
08-18-2010, 12:49 AM
Great shots Derecho.

ps - I edited your original post and used the "Insert Image" icon and put the links into the pop-up box so that the images are shown directly in the msg just to make it easier.

Derecho
08-18-2010, 10:52 AM
Great shots Derecho.

ps - I edited your original post and used the "Insert Image" icon and put the links into the pop-up box so that the images are shown directly in the msg just to make it easier.

Thanks! :)

And, no problem.

Itchy
08-18-2010, 08:03 PM
great storm and shots!