19th February 2012, Severe storm, Southern
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is my best chase so far for 2012. The cell developed out in front of a
junky line of 'main trough' storms. This isolated for albeit for only
90 mins allowed my storm to become more severe than the main storms. At
this stage I am getting interested in the storm, but need backbuilding
as this is a close as I can get
I was very fortunate that the storm did backbuild, but also become stronger with a weakly structured rain free base (RFB).
repositioned slightly to get a better view and the storm now shows some
nice structure, this was very slowly rotating - on a US mid west scale
a 1 out of 10, but good for us.
At this stage the storm becomes outflow dominated and unleashes strong winds and large hail.
The storm weakens as the line of junk from the west begins to take over the region, but not before hail denting my car.
Another storm struggles as it is overtaken by the junk further west ( right side of picture)