Severe Weather 2009 / 2010 Season


This evening turned out better than I expected after a forecast of an "afternoon shower or thunderstorm, tending to late thundery rain". The ensuing rain band formed a distinct line at one point and it seems I was in the best spot to see a huge gust front.

Lightning lands ahead of the storm Lightning lands ahead of the storm Lightning lands ahead of the storm Lightning lands ahead of the storm Lightning lands ahead of the storm

Radar at 6:54pm
Radar at 6:54pm

I wasn't expecting a gust front at all and was very surprised to discover it was huge!

Gust front gets closer Gust front approaches Gust front approaches Gust front approaches

Lightning illuminates the rain shaft behind the gust front

Once the rain hit, it obscured most of the subsequent lightning.

Heavy rain obscured most of the subsequent lightning

Radar at 6:54pm
Radar at 6:54pm