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Weather Pictures and Storm Chasing
Chase June 21 2004

Route:Soest - Almere Buiten - Zeewolde - Dronten - Lelystad - Biddinghuizen - Roggebotsluis - Ketelhaven - Elburg - Nijkerk

A mid-level trough from the northern North Sea into England was moving into the Low Countries this day. Large scale forcing for upward vertical motions across the area ahead of the shortwave trough and a few 100's of J/kg CAPE within the uncapped polar airmass were enough for scattered and local clustered storm development.
I tried my luck by chasing convection in the province of Flevoland. I arrived there at about 11 in the morning and chased untill 6 PM. Storms were often photogenic and once in a while suspicious looking lowerings were present underneath storm bases. I haven't seen any spouts or funnels, but elsewhere in the country multiple funnel clouds have been observed. The storms itself were wonderfull, with nice outflow features such as shelf clouds and an amazing whale's mouth display. Near the core CG's struck regularly.
A nice polar airmass chase!



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