Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Edited video from 26 April chase
The three clips in this video are from yesterday's chase. Clip #1 is normal speed from my first observation point east of Culpeper, watching the development of the southern end of the line from which the severe storm eventually formed and plowed through the Fredericksburg region. Clip #2 - sped up 4 times - is of the cell just to the north of the first one near the Culpeper airport, showing a clear slot and perhaps the beginnings of rotation. Finally, clip #3 (also sped up 4 times) is from just west of the I-95 / Route 17 interchange looking east at a lowered cloud base that is sucking up scud and apparently rotating. This is the storm that pounded the Fredericksburg region with hail and spawned at least one waterspout over the Potomac River.
Posted by Chris White at 9:14 PM