Author Topic: US trip 2006 - 14th May multicells and spectacular mammatus Del Rio, Texas  (Read 5663 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Jimmy Deguara

  • Australian and Tornado Alley storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 2,218
  • Gender: Male
  • Storm Chaser since 1993, Tornado Alley 2001
    • Australia Severe Weather
From Eastland, central Texas, after a late night and early morning lightning display, it was decided that a trip to southern Texas was in order. Given the high CAPE and deep layer shear, severe multicells and perhaps a supercell could be expected. We didn't think we would end up in Del Rio very near to the border with Mexico!


Initially, the storms exploded along the retreating cold front but never really got organised beyond multicell status. Severe hail up to golf ball size was warned for. One of the storms nearby had indications of producing downburst winds to 70 miles per hour. A snapped power pole was filmed in Del Rio with this storm.





Heading out of the storm on the northern side, and a great structure was observed due to the inflow characteristics of the atmosphere! It fell apart later.



It was a waiting game until sunset that led to the feature of the day - spectacular mammatus!







The rest of the mammatus will be included in the latest photographs catalog.

Regards,

Jimmy Deguara
-------------------------------------
Australian Severe Weather
www.australiasevereweather.com

Australian Thunderbolt Tours
www.thunderbolttours.com

Phone  0408 020468  (International :  61  2  408 020468)

Offline Michael Bath

  • storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 1,602
  • Gender: Male
    • Australian Severe Weather
Location: Mcleans Ridges, NSW Northern Rivers
Australian Severe Weather:   http://australiasevereweather.com/
Lightning Photography:   http://www.lightningphotography.com/
Early Warning Network: http://www.ewn.com.au
Contact: Michael Bath

leeds1909

  • Guest
Hi,

Fantastics photos Jimmy ! ;D

What camera do you use?



Mohamed

Offline Jimmy Deguara

  • Australian and Tornado Alley storm chaser
  • Administrator
  • Wedge tornado F5
  • *
  • Posts: 2,218
  • Gender: Male
  • Storm Chaser since 1993, Tornado Alley 2001
    • Australia Severe Weather
Hi Mohamed

I use a Canon 350D

The contrast and colours were sensational and great to photograph on this particular evening.

Regards,

Jimmy Deguara
-------------------------------------
Australian Severe Weather
www.australiasevereweather.com

Australian Thunderbolt Tours
www.thunderbolttours.com

Phone  0408 020468  (International :  61  2  408 020468)

Offline Jane Gough

  • Rope Tornado F0
  • *
  • Posts: 15
  • Gender: Female
    • stormygirl.net
What a sight! Fantastic images Jimmy, keep them coming.
Weather and Photography
www.stormygirl.net