The Gust Front

I positioned myself were Hawthorne road cross from Schuyler to Newport over a ridge. The storm line was approaching from the west, putting out a lot of cloud to ground lighting. A band of white scud cloud formed and raced outward from the storm. I figured it was the gust front. I noticed that this part of the line was collapsing. The lightning became infrequent. When the band came over there was a brief strong gust of wind. It was enough to bring down some twigs. Yes, I know that there were trees down in other places. After that I was left with the dissapating cell. During this stage the storm rains itself out to leave a dying thunderhead. The gust front raced eastward to reek havoc in the eastern Counties were new cells formed.

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Ted in Herkimer says ... on Saturday, Jul 9 at 10:10 PM

Awesome! You captured quite a display of the raw power of nature at work in our ever-changing weather patterns. These individual gusts form an important part of an ever-vibrant storm system. It is inspiring to witness such things so close to home.

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