Monday, August 10, 2009

Quick-hitting front blows through Shelby and Tipton counties

Photos taken of the gust front / thunderstorm outflow as it quickly approached from the northwest, then engulfed the north Bartlett area. Right on its heels, a pretty good thunderstorm with 30-40 mph wind and heavy rain moved overhead. Over .25" of rain was measured in just 15 minutes with the storm.

You can also view a time-lapse video of the front below. You will see first see the initial clouds come in from the west, then the front itself appears out of the northwest and "boils" overhead as eddies in the turbulent atmosphere seem to "roll out" from under the front. The strong wind is evident as well in the trees as the front crosses over. Great footage and editing by ANDe of Gemini Media Transfer Services!

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