7/10/2004 REPORTS: East/Midwest/Northern Plains/Southeast US

Dan Robinson

Another day of mostly widespread convection in many areas of the US. I chased all day Saturday in WV, where there seemed to be more aerial coverage of storm cores than dry ground. I never saw this many simultaneous active cells in my home state before. I managed to get into five or six storms, expecting a lightning show - but only experiencing impossible-to-film 'rain wrapped' lightning deep in the cores (typical for this region).

Spent another hour at the local television tower waiting for a storm that eventually died.

Late afternoon, I drove north of Charleston and encountered some excitement as a near-stationary storm caused flash flooding along small creeks in the area:

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