todays thunderstorms

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  1. wxnut

    wxnut TPF Noob!

    Sep 9, 2004
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    This is a copy of a report I sent to a storm spotter group here in Wisconsin, so excuse the fine details.

    Time: 4PM to 6PM
    Date: 5-6-05
    Location: Columbia and Dodge counties
    Duration: 2 hours

    Got on the Dodge county storm as it was just exiting Columbia county,
    entering Dodge county, on Hwy 33 just west of 73. Here large amounts of
    pea sized hail was falling, covering about 25% of the ground. I raced
    ahead of the storm as it was heading south east and drove south of
    Beaver Dam. From my vantage point here at Hwy 151 and Forest road, 5
    miles south west of Beaver Dam, at 4:57 pm, I could see a VERY intense
    precip core over Beaver Dam, and a small developing wall cloud that
    appeared to be just west of Beaver Dam, moving south east. Here is a
    picture from that time...


    I stayed with the storm, staying south of the precip core for another
    40 minutes, when I broke off the chase because it did not appear as
    organized as it was before.
    Traveling back north, in Leipsig, at 6PM I observed small piles of pea
    sized hail on the sides of the road. I estimated the hail had been there
    for at least 20 minutes, so I figure it was covering the ground at the
    time it fell.


    At this same time, a small cell was trying to get going to the west of
    Leipsig but it never really got going...


    Doug Raflik

  2. Raymond J Barlow

    Raymond J Barlow TPF Noob!

    Jan 28, 2005
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    Grimsby, Ontario Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Great shots Doug!!!!! I also love to storm chase, and capture the fasination! I feel the storm through yur photos, and you did a great job! 1st one is spectacular.
  3. Shan

    Shan TPF Noob!

    May 5, 2005
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    CHCH ,NZ

    ~~~~I love the first one ~~~may be you can take more grass in the pic,the grass in the wind shows the heavy wind~~~:)

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