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Itchy
05-20-2011, 08:13 AM
This chase took me to the NE Edge of the city then straight east almost after that.

Storms were coming in from Sarnia, they were in a mess as I arrived all jumbled together, isolated areas of rotation were occurring
though here and there.

As I first arrived looking south

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small swirls were occurring all over

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Growing base to my south

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Rain Approaching from the west

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Small area of rotation overhead

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Small RFD like clear slot cutting into the north side of the base to my south

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Causes tightened area of rotation for a short while.

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I now head east, the base to my south falls apart and something interesting happens to the east of me where I was headed very fast from a high rain free base

Out of nowhere this scud forms in seconds

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In no time it looks like this

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A large rain free base was building to my immediate NE it had some cool fingers forming and dissipating

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I needed to get some distance

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It began to go Hp sadly.... Here was a inflow tail on the southeast side of the base

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Here's looking more north another core was crashing into the storm now you can see it on the left

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Another shot of the inflow tail, Many red cg's were coming down nearby me between me and this view making picture taking a dangerous affair

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The storm then lost all visibility so I decided to head back west and see whats going on with this messy cell, its midlevel was messy looking but the core had a decent rain foot. Soon some scud began pouring out

This is Looking NW roughly

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It then formed into a rotating wall cloud, I was pretty surprised how fast it formed and dissipated all in about ten minutes

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After the wall cloud fell apart I called it a day