Mammatus near Del Rio

Hi,


From Eastland, central Texas, after a late night and early morning lightning display, it was decided that a trip to southern Texas was in order. Given the high CAPE and deep layer shear, severe multicells and perhaps a supercell could be expected. We didn't think we would end up in Del Rio very near to the border with Mexico!

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Initially, the storms exploded along the retreating cold front but never really got organised beyond multicell status. Severe hail up to golf ball size was warned for. One of the storms nearby had indications of producing downburst winds to 70 miles per hour. A snapped power pole was filmed in Del Rio with this storm.

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Heading out of the storm on the northern side, and a great structure was observed due to the inflow characteristics of the atmosphere! It fell apart later.

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It was a waiting game until sunset that led to the feature of the day - spectacular mammatus!

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The rest of the mammatus will be included in the latest photographs catalog.

More here after the wind mills:

http://www.australiasevereweather.com/phot...2006051702.html

http://www.australiasevereweather.com/phot...2006051703.html

http://www.australiasevereweather.com/phot...2006051704.html


Regards,

Jimmy Deguara
 
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