Sunday, July 25, 2010

Storms 072410

NOAA warned of a cold front a couple days ago.  The temps went from 100 to 85.

These first two pictures were taken at Oliver and 109thN.  Harvey County had a Severe Thunderstorm warning around 4:45pm when the first two shots were taken.  I can't decide if the large area of white on the first picture (Taken towards Newton) was a hail core or just very heavy rain.
The second was looking back towards Wichita.

The second group of pictures were taken just before the Severe Thunderstorm warning for NW Sedgwick.  The storm had set up several individual storms that were beginning to squall out.  When a storm squalls out there is a power sharing among the individual cells.  Sometimes this causes cells to power up temporarily and cause heavy rain, hail.  This is what occurred yesterday as the storm was gathering.  It was also powered by the heat of the day, and as the sun set and the local area cooled down from the cold front moving through the storms lost their punch and Wichita received some sorely needed rain.  The Butler Co Storm (3rd pic) had a nice inflow and possible wall cloud on it.  It didn't last.  Both storms had little areas of rotation caused by the winds of the cold front smacking it around, but as stated the storm evened out and lost power.

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