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Supercell in Montreal - July 24th, 2008

by Rain1290 • 14,892 views

Here's a massive thunderstorm moving into the region. This was taken from Southwestern Pierrefonds, which is in the West Island of Montreal. We got mostly heavy rains, strong gusts of wind along...

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Hi davidstorm0, I'm glad you liked the video. We do often get many thunderstorms during the Spring and Summer, but very few of them are inherently supercells. Every year, we commonly see 2-3 of them becoming severe thunderstorms, as in this video. On average, we typically witness about 40 thunderstorms every year, particularly in June to July and early August. ~Trav.~
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A Southern California dream - never hardly see this in Long Beach, Ca. Very mild weather in precipitation. Pitiful to say the least. Are those tenement buildings across the way there?
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cavolo: in questa citta d'estate bisogna tenere sempre gli ombrelli a portata di mano
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Hi grandpokebrospro1, Thank you for your comments and I'm happy to learn that you loved the video! As for your question, my brother was playing that game in the room next door and the music sort of got in the way with video. However, I later felt that, during the short time period for which it was present, the song well suited the storm entering, especially with the shelf cloud being present. :) ~Trav.~
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Hi Xcat, It was indeed a scary storm, and quite the frightening entrance, wouldn't you say? I do recall there being some history of the storm showing signs of rotation in the uodraft area before it reached my location, which is why it is referred to as a supercell. The video was actually taken last Summer, so no, the snow is still very well here, and I'm thereby not happy! lol I saw your video of the wet snow and have commented on it.:) Thanks for watching and commenting! ~Trav.~
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Beautiful storm. I'd like to see one of these.
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I absolutely love storms. I used to live in Florida, and the storms were amazing. I miss them so much! Sometimes I'd go for a walk in the middle of a storm without and umbrella and enjoy getting soaked. It was definitely hot enough. I bet Quebec has quite a different climate, but that sky is gorgeous.
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awesome rotation! the incrase of speed might trigger a tornado! awesome! i know i love watching storms, but supercells are one of my most favorite types of severe storms!
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Hi Helba1984, The storm previously had a history of a persistent mesocyclone before entering my area, as well as producing almost golfball sized hail. Though no signatures of lowering or rotation in this video, I still found it appropriate to classify it as an inherent supercell out of respect with its history. :) It was a part of a squall line, though. No tornado touchdowns were reported beforehand. ~Trav.~
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@Rain1290 No obvious signs of rotation but from around :22 - 37 on the left, there does seem to be a somewhat clockwise rotation but nothing significant. Probably just strong winds.
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Hi HatakeAmber, I noticed that trend in increased frequency in t-storm occurrences over the years, although there have been anomalies where very little numbers of them erupted during the Spring/Summer of 2005, while by contrast, a highly active (and violent) season during the following Summer in 2006. Feel free to visit my profile from time to time and leave some comments or any storm news you may have to keep in touch. Can't wait for the big storm months - May to August! ~Trav.~
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Here in southern RI...lotsa wild Tstorms the day before, on 7/23/08....which I've videotaped and ADDED onto YouTube.... and more Tstorms the next day, same as yours on 7/24.... Meanwhile..you got quite a gorgeous shelf-roll cloud and woweee..awesome heavy rains and strong winds.... 3 days later, 7/27/08...lotsa more Tstorms again...also on YouTube...and many during parts of August.
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We are getting more and more frequent storms here in montreal,cant wait for this summer,i'll film some too from my point of view,i would like to stay in contact with you :D
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I've seen a lot of hurricanes. This looks very similar.
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Waw, greate capture, this shelf cloud is absolutely greate and very spectacular. I like the severe weather events.
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this is such an awesome video. the sky is so menacing. how i wish we had storms like this in Pennsylvania! its rare i see something like this here. excellent stuff man!
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Hi PYSTAZ, Supercells are definitely my favorite type of storms considering all that they have in their arsenal aside from the rotation. Speaking of rotation, I heard that this storm had a history of it, but I don't think there were any official touchdowns. I didn't spot any wallcloud formations at the time, but I did hear that there was one elsewhere. In either case, the gust front had powerful winds and the rains were massive! Thanks for watching and commenting, my friend! ~Trav.~
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Now that's scary. I wouldn't want to be caught in a storm like that. Nice video! I can tell you are happy now that all of that snow is gone. Actually, it was snowing over here today! I even have a video for it. -Extreme-Cat2
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this thing produced man if you've seen the videos yet
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Yeah, this was a really defined shelf cloud as well as a nice rain shaft - I hope to see some similarly structured storms this Summer! This must be a common phenomenon is much of the Midwest, I'm sure! You guys are lucky! There was some rotation associated with this storm earlier before it passed through our region, but no history of tornadoes. There was some localized flooding in nearby regions and some minor damage scattered all about from the downdrafts. Thanks for watching! ~Trav.~
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i would have crapped my shorts LOL so far montreal has been unlucky this summer with storms like that :(
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@Zam1Fear Indeed, there is no distinctive rotation in association with this storm. However, before the storm arrived on the island of Montreal, it was demonstrating signs of fairly defined funnel cloud formations. In general, however, this storm produced strong downdrafts (76 km/h gusts), heavy rains and pea-sized hail locally. Thanks for watching. :) ~Trav.~
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AWESOME FOOTAGE! p.s. when i watched this vid, it was thunderstorming where i live XD
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indeed, it reminds of an approaching storm. Check 'Gustav approach' or smth like that. It's the same shape - very low edges and plain gray insides.
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