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Published on Jul 13, 2009
This is a video of the first thunderstorm that was closing in our area around 8:30 p.m. The sun that appeared later in the afternoon was just enough to fire up these storms in a very small amount of time - they just appeared on radar almost as if from nowhere. They quickly moved in from the Northwest and headed SE. All of these storms were a part of a multi-cell storm complex along the cold front in the area, so it was one after the other - everything lasted for about 2 hours and cleared up at around 11:30 p.m.
You really have to hear how strong the downdrafts of the storm were towards the end of the video and how they were pelting the rain against the window. They were gusting at speeds close to 85 km/h in our area at that brief moment. Marble-sized hail was also reported.
Oh yeah, don't mind my mom near the end there - she gets frantic pretty easily. lol Who could blame her, though, when the weather's like this!