July 26, 2012 Storm Intercept
By Stephen Barabas on July 27, 2012, 1:00am
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Today went pretty much as I expected. The stronger and more severe of the weather stayed off to the west of the state and as it came into Connecticut it weakened.
With that being said, it was still fun and interesting as a meteorologist to drive 20 miles to the west and get onto a car garage roof to record the incoming storm.
It produced a pretty nice ragged shelf cloud which was accompanied with gusty winds, that I estimate were around 45 mph, heavy rain and the most spectacular? The lightning! It's been a while since I've seen such frequent lightning as was today. I was expecting the winds to make the event, but I was mistaken. The lightning truly made today's storms, at least in my area. Amazing!