RaVeNStOrM

THUNDERSTORM T0031
Date: Saturday 4th June 2000
Time: 02:00 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Path: Overhead

Synoptics:
Spanish Plume
Duration: 15 minutes
Type: Multicell, likely linear
Average lightning type: I-C
Average discharge rate: 417 seconds
Footage Quality:
VHS

 

I was actually caught out in this whilst on a night out. The night started dry but getting towards 11pm it was raining very heavily, but with no lightning. It was when I eventually got home the lightning started happening, assumptions being the focus of the activity (developing cells) were at the back-edge of the whole system. A few I-Cs were seen, but nothing too exciting.

As this is a storm that caught me unawares, the data collection was quite minimal, so I'm missing the Sferic charts for example. However collecting archive data showed that it was a slow-moving Spanish Plume low, so likely heavy rain everywhere without all of it being thundery. The back edge was marking the cold front, so the likely reason why the back edge was still electrically active.


SATELLITE IMAGES (Credits)
VISIBLE 03.06.2000 16:04

VISIBLE 03.06.2000 16:04 + Grid
INFRARED 03.06.2000 16:04
INFRARED 03.06.2000 16:04 + Grid
COLOUR 03.06.2000 16:04
COLOUR 03.06.2000 16:04 + Grid

VISIBLE 04.06.2000 03:55
VISIBLE 04.06.2000 03:55 + Grid
INFRARED 04.06.2000 03:55
INFRARED 04.06.2000 03:55 + Grid

COLOUR 04.06.2000 05:36
COLOUR 04.06.2000 05:36 + Grid


CHARTS (Credits)


NO SFERIC CHARTS AVAILABLE
 


 
Mark Seltzer  www.electricsky.co.uk

 

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