Convective chat Tues 10th...ongoing
Posted 12 April 2012 - 18:38
Lightning strike perhaps?
Heres the story:
I walked up the hill overlooking the airport early in the afternoon to enjoy the convective panorama and the runway lights were fine at that point - they were clearly illuminated. The storm here passed directly over the airport in the late afternoon but from what I could see the strikes were mostly CC, not CG. I noticed there were no flights during the storm but they resumed soon afterwards. It would be interesting to hear what actually happened!
This post has been edited by Coolcirrus_: 12 April 2012 - 18:39
Posted 12 April 2012 - 19:51
This post has been edited by st3althm4ster: 12 April 2012 - 19:54
Posted 12 April 2012 - 20:31
I agree Chris - you couldn't have avoided thunder if you tried in S Hants/Dorset today
I've got hundreds of photos to sort through too! I'll have to post them at the weekend.
I reckon it's the most productive 'home-grown' thunder day here since June 2007, with the exception of those Spanish Plumes
Posted 12 April 2012 - 20:42
You might get something briefly. Just had a shower pass through which only appeared on the radar a few minutes ago. Other than that no real measured rain the last few days. 0.2mm Tuesday, 0.4mm today.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:09
The rain radar at the moment has a line of rain moving west to east immediately south of Snowdonia, and another line heading east to west immediately north of snowdonia. Distance between can be no more than 50 miles.
It might mean nothing at all, on the other hand............?
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:18
Posted 13 April 2012 - 11:37
Could the "smoke" be Steam? Wet lights, especially high powered lights would create steam when drying off.