“WEATHER-GEEK” CAMERA FOOTAGE
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After 80 DAYS without it, the LC Valley finally gets some… thanks inpart to Pacific Typhoon remnants!
Wo, hadn’t seen 1INCH hail before in Idaho.
07-17-12 2 severe storms x-section (looking East)
This Monsoonal push results in flash-fllooding East- Severe WX North & West of us over 6hr period.
Severe Storm Approaches LWS Area, Looking SW
ridge-convection/orographic building with mid-level (strong) wind-sheer.
Building CB (Cumulo-Nimbus) moves in from Columbia Basin, nearly missing WX-Geek Cam, offering a rare cross-sectional view of intake/feeder/mechanics of rapid “Squall-Line” passage.
Severe Weather, visible wall-cloud advancement, and vivid lightning displays highlight this late-night pre-frontal passage. (hint: watch tree across the street)
Slowly building CU (Cumulus) in light mid-level air currents result in a ‘slow-boil’ early summer’s afternoon.
Strong storm passage over North Idaho panhandle results in “outflow” wind-sheer spreading out over Spokane Valley to the west…
Poof!!!! There it is …and, it had been such a nice day.
Notice the fair-weather cumulus & passing beneath the cirri-form in upper-level jet.
Glider pilots love such “cloud-streets” and are able to soar great distances on these lead edges.