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.
The Gust Front
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