2012 Pearisburg storm
2012 by Steve Warrick

I just happened to be heading from Radford to Pearisburg this day on the back roads, and to my surprise and excitement, encountered probably one of the most interesting thunder storms of my life (to date) in my car AND with my camera at the ready!
This storm was relatively isolated, but packed a punch. All weather this day was moving from SW to NE. When I left my house a few minutes prior, the temperature was about 65F(?). Many people I saw were wearing shorts that day.
3-24-2012 apprx 3pm.

I grouped the shots of the radford storm separately (thus out of order from) the pearisburg storm, to reduce confusion.



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Radford storm (behind to the east)
000_7568 early fluffy long edge of radford storm

000_7573 radford storm

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000_7581 radford storm

000_7586 radford storm

STITCH of 000_7607 looking east at radford storm

000_7618 radford storm







Pearisburg storm (ahead to the west)


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000_7587 looking west

000_7588 looking west

000_7591 looking northwest

000_7592 looking west

000_7593 looking northwest

STITCH of 000_7594 west the entire arcus shelf cloud storm front (I think that's what the technical term is)

000_7603 looking west

000_7604 looking southwest

000_7605 looking west

000_7606 looking northwest

000_7609 looking south edge of storm

000_7610 looking west

000_7611 looking northwest

STITCH of 000_7611b looking north towards pearisburg

000_7612 looking north

000_7613 looking south directly under leading edge of storm

STITCH of 000_7613b looking south towards dublin

000_7614 looking southwest directly under leading edge of storm

000_7615 looking north directly under leading edge of storm

000_7616 looking northwest mountains fading into rain

000_7617 looking south directly under leading edge of storm

000_7619 straight up leading edge of storm



(37.4 MB) MOVIE of 000_7620 raining hard hail-slush too. (Watch for the shot out the side window towards the end)



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000_7628 signs of hail-slush ice on car

000_7630 hail slush-ice increasing on roads

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000_7637 zeb's road

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(137.6 MB) MOVIE of 000_7639 hail-slush icy mountain climb (neat low foggy cloud near the beginning)



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(45.9 MB) MOVIE of 000_7650 thick hail-slush icy roads just outside pearisburg



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000_7663 rt460 east other side of pearisburg

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