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Winds from hurricanes, typhoons, tropical cyclones and land gales

South Dakota Supercell 5th June 2018

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We put all out effort to get to North Dakota and Bismark only to make the decision to head south in a last ditched effort.

We made it to Selby South Dakota in time for a spectacular lightning show. The wind was absolutely howling from the NE – dust was sandblasting us! The structure of the cell was amazing. More to come. Fredrick Muscat got an insane crawler with the storm structure. Thanks to Fredrick for his assistance in editing dirt in some of the pictures – the dirt marks on the sensor were from another day – I had not picked it up until tonight.

Temora Storm Complex 27th November 2017

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Temora Storm Complex 27th November 2017

A few of the higher resolution pics of the Temora storm complex from SW of Temora today. A line of convergence occurred near Narrandera. These literally took off as we passed under them. The main core was further south so we took note of its structure. After some time I noted that the precipitation was persistent and we decided to check it out. This lead to the main chase. Consolidated base and inflow outflow interaction. Lightning caused a grass fire with thin plume rising under the updraft. Unfortunately we had to head back and leave a long lived storm complex go!

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Storm SW of Temora cranking up. Lightning started a fire – smoke plume below base