Awesome Pictures From Opposite Sides of a July 18, 2011 Thunderstorm in Jefferson County!

We received awesome pictures from four individuals of a non-severe thunderstorm over western Jefferson County on Monday July 18th.  They were taken around 830 pm CDT, give or take 5 to 10 minutes.

The thunderstorm was moving south-southeast through western Jefferson County.  As you recall - it was a hot and muggy day with afternoon maximum temperatures in the 90s and heat index temperatures in the 103 to 109 in the area where the thunderstorm traveled. Consequently, there was plenty of energy available for the storm's updraft tower, however, there wasn't a lot of vertical wind shear which kept the storm below severe weather limits.

Have you ever wondered what a thunderstorm looks like from opposite sides?  Well, here is your chance.

Three individuals were east of the storm and one was located west of the storm.  Below are brief summaries of where they were located, which direction they were looking toward, as well as their pictures.  Click on images for larger versions.

Individual #1 - David Budde.  Located in Wauwatosa, Milwaukee Co.  Looking west.

Budde picture

Individual #2 - Brock Burghardt.  Located in Oconomowoc, Waukesha Co.  Looking southwest-west..

Brock picture 1  Brock Picture 2  Brock picture 3

Individual #3 - Steve Hentz.  Located at the Milwaukee/Sullivan NWS Forecast Office southeast of Sullivan, Jefferson Co., looking west.

Hentz picture 1  Hentz picture 2  Hentz picture 3

Hentz picture 4

Individual #4 - Tyler Spencer. Located in Madison/Lake Mendota.  Looking east.

Spence picture 1  Spence picture 2



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