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"Supercell Thunderstorm over Galway" 8/5/16

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  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭ RoisinD


    Watched them forming and head towards Galway. Had a little blast of rain few distant booms nothing else

    NW Clare


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    Hi guys best storm in Galway for years, non stop rumbles of thunder ,utube link below

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEs6mD9lU9A&feature=youtu.be

    Man! Thats a feckin wall cloud on the left!!!!! SWEEET!!!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Im now thinking thats a Supercell... what time was this at exactly?

    Update the title of the video to " Possible Supercell Thunderstorm over Galway"


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 688 Aerohead


    Iancar29 wrote: »
    Im now thinking thats a Supercell... what time was this at exactly?

    Update the title of the video to " Possible Supercell Thunderstorm over Galway"

    That was around 6-15 pm I went after it for a few miles and at one stage it formed a funnell and I could see it turning but due to torrential rain I could not film it


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Thanks for the report!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,512 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Iancar29 wrote: »
    Im now thinking thats a Supercell... what time was this at exactly?

    Update the title of the video to " Possible Supercell Thunderstorm over Galway"

    Don't know how to change the title


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,170 WheatenBriar


    Storm 10 wrote: »
    Don't know how to change the title

    Click Edit on the first post,the title bar will be at the top and you can change it there
    You can only do it within 48hrs


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,966 ✭✭✭ Pat Dunne


    Click Edit on the first post,the title bar will be at the top and you can change it there
    You can only do it within 48hrs

    Or a helpful Mod could assist :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,296 ✭✭✭ FortySeven


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    Got caught under this at salthill. Lightning was ferocious. Didn't stop a bunch of clowns trying to impress some girls by jumping around on the diving tower.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 18,273 ✭✭✭✭ Douglas Hot Fridge


    FortySeven wrote: »
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    Got caught under this at salthill. Lightning was ferocious. Didn't stop a bunch of clowns trying to impress some girls by jumping around on the diving tower.

    If storms and waves don't stop them a little bit of electricity won't :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    FortySeven wrote: »
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    Got caught under this at salthill.

    Thats the wall cloud , aka where a funnel or tornado would form !!! lol


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 688 Aerohead


    Iancar29 wrote: »
    Thats the wall cloud , aka where a funnel or tornado would form !!! lol

    I followed it as far as Barna and it formed a funnel but never dropped to the ground, I could see it turning but due to the torrential rain I could not take a picture, but it was exciting to see.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,182 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    Iancar29 wrote: »
    Thats the wall cloud , aka where a funnel or tornado would form !!! lol

    how is a wall cloud formed and why is it called so?


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Wanderer78 wrote: »
    how is a wall cloud formed and why is it called so?

    Wall clouds are basically the location of strongest updraft within the CB tower.
    They're formed when some rain-cooled air is pulled upward, along with the more buoyant air. The rain-cooled air is very humid, when its lifted it quickly saturates to form the lowered cloud base. Nearly always in a rain free area too. Its when these begin to rotate (which Aerohead said he saw a signs of ) then its becomes a mesocylone.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,068 ✭✭✭ Iancar29


    Radar scan from the time with info attached.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,271 ✭✭✭ jArgHA


    Really interesting photo, video and explanation, many thanks to all for posting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭ Hooter23


    An image of the lightning I captured from the storm in Galway...

    http://imgur.com/ktxP24g


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,141 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Zzippy


    Got caught out on the lake around Oughterard during this, just made it to shore before the worst hit. Most spectacular thunderstorm I've seen in years, incredibly frequent lightning and thunder constantly rumbling. Seemed to appear out of nowhere too, one minute a bright humid day, the next dark clouds overhead and head for the shore!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,308 ✭✭✭ Hooter23


    Another thunderstorm in Galway in last hour more out towards the Oranmore area


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,788 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I got got in the thunderstorm last Sunday while on the bike going from Spiddal to Moycullen. I got absolutely soaked. I didn't see much of it though as I just kept the head down! :D


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