here are some photos of a great chase I had on Friday, starting in SE Lombardia at the time of storm initiation and then continue following those impressive supercells into Veneto region. Expected initiation round 13-14z in Lombardia and got there in time.
Storm initiation south of Mantova...
Soon an insane supercell formed...
Few minutes later...
A bit further NE...
Brief funnel cloud for about 20s...
Later in western Veneto... the same supercell...
Another funnel cloud under the wall...
Then a new supercell formed to the west... with massive wall cloud...
Both supercells with wall clouds at the same time!
Then another funnel formed...
Though not sure what was this thing... it was rotating and trying to reach the ground... it came from the funnel above..
This first supercell then had an insanely impressive beaver's tail... just to worship that one!
I left this one and dropped to the new one...
A bit later...
I was then continuing towards Padova... soon wall cloud was going crazy and funnel was observed... the same as many other were seen from there when it then drag onto the Colli Euganei later... if not a tornado, thats at least massive funnel close to the ground. It was rotating rapidly!
Then going more towards Padova via highway...
When I soon got blasted by hail... hell it happened 4th time on this chase... I rather stopped before getting destroyed...
I just observed the monster going into Venice lagoon... nice wall cloud hanging there still...
And then... when sun finally came out... colors were incredible... as well as majestic structure...
Its convection was simply too explosive... towers were going up like crazy... one have to love 2000+ CAPE!
Soon I was also able to see a nice overshooting top...
Surprisedly... another overshooting top formed later... two at the same time!
The day was over... I wasn't even bother catching it as it was going close to the sea and no way I could catch it, also highway was blocked due to an accident south of Padova. But structure was relly amazing at sunset...
Here are more photos from this chase: Weather Photo Gallery - Well structured tornadic supercells (Veneto, Italy) - 17/07/2009
And here is also a time-lapse video of rotating wall clouds... and later on this evening explosive convection... YouTube - Supercells in north Italy on July 17th 2009
Noth Italy simply rox this summer!
In my zone that never happens
Mamma mia Marko!!! Lavoro Eccellente!!!
I'm astonished...Your photos are always wonderful... Simply the best I've ever seen about T-Storms... Never stop chasing my friend!
Stazione meteo e webcam Zola Predosa-Calderino (BOLOGNA Ovest)
Ma sono stupende.. che mesociclone! :-)
.."Ma una parte di me ascoltava il silenzio di quel bosco,di tutti quegl'esseri nascosti,e pensavo..esiste anche questo intorno a noi,cio' che non verra' mai toccato,nè visto da tutti gli uomini comuni..solo da quelli che vivono davvero..
Gran bel multi-report Marko!
Giornata che entrerà nella storia per la bellezza strutturale di queste supercelle.
Abbiamo, credo, avuto una passata a mò di Plains qui, nel nostro paese.
And if the cloud bursts Thunder in your ear, You shout and no one seems to hear
always looking at the sky
great photos marko!
Always Looking at The Sky
W il Thunderstorm Team!
"Esiste anche un F5 per caso?"
"E come sarebbe?"
"COME IL DITO DI DIO." (TWISTER)
NEVER STOP CHASING!
Really good job.
My sincere compliments
Andrea Tritto - staff MNW Piemonte
Le mie foto su flickr: [URL]http://www.flickr.com/photos/31004467@N05/[/URL]
...Tornati al solito tram tram invernale...Solita menata!
Il mio avatar???mai stato così azzeccato!!! Devo solo resistere fino ad Aprile!!!
Wonderful photos..... Very Beautiful Supercell!