Monday, July 26, 2010

July 24 - Along the Dewitt / Macon County Border

A severe thunderstorm with a history of producing significant straight line wind damage developed in WC IL and churned it's way ESE. Schuyler, Fulton and Mason Counties received the brunt of this storm however its trajectory put us in harms way as well. The strongest part of this storm appeared to be headed between Decatur and Clinton so I took a short jog N for the easy intercept. On arrival, it appeared to be weakening yet did not disappoint in producing ominous structure as well as gusty winds.

Traveling E to get ahead again, it quickly transitions into an outflow dominate squall line with whale mouth of a shelf at which point I call it quits but not before grabbing a few more snaps.

Time lapse clip VIDEO LINK

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