By a County Press reporter
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
STORM experts have appealed for photographs and information about a severe thunderstorm that hit the Isle of Wight this month.
The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation said it was investigating the August 2 storm and would welcome accounts of the hailstorm and photographs of the hailstones.
"Severe wind damage was also reported that evening and information on this will likewise be of great help with our research," said Jonathan Webb, director of the organisation’s thunderstorm division.
The group hopes to include the information in a presentation at its annual conference in October.
Anyone with information or pictures can contact the group via http://www.torro.org.uk/site/report_form.php or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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by David Blackford
21st August 2013, at 07:03:24
I think the time was 2150hrs when the storm hit Seaview/Nettleston. The most significant aspect was the lightning which was almost continuous for a short while and the large hailstones hammering on the window which I feared might break the glass. The size of the hailstones was evident the following morning by the holes in the leaves and tomatoes of plants growing in my back garden and also the leaves of vegetables at Sandland allotments.The plastic roofing of a cold frame was also punctured - although the plastic was probably brittle by age.
by Mr Elliott
21st August 2013, at 03:01:01
I was out fishing, came right over head, never seen a storm like it, it was awesome.
by Russell Palin
20th August 2013, at 22:45:46
Alverstone Garden Village was hit with very large hail, damaged crops so I hear.
by Graeme Egerton
20th August 2013, at 20:44:19
Good work Phil!
by John Lennon
20th August 2013, at 20:00:36
I must have been the only person on the island to have slept through the bloomin' thing! Never heard a thing! Don't know what all the fuss is about. A bit of a breeze and a shower!
by phil cooper
20th August 2013, at 19:03:23
Graeme, at 25C sound travels at 776 miles per hour. Or, to put it another way, every 4.6 seconds sound travels one mile.How do I know? I've just had my tea and spent a happy 5 minutes on Google to aid digestion.
20th August 2013, at 18:05:10
I remember the old myth that for each second between the lightning and thunder, there is one mile between you and the storm. If you paid attention at school, you will know this is cobblers due to the speeds of light and sound. I'm still not sure if you should unplug the telly though? Should you?
by michael brian chandler
20th August 2013, at 17:11:55
ive got chip marks on my garden fences and on the wood on the side of my house from the hailstorm must have been big stones!! my windows sounded like they were going to break. i bet they were painful if not worse if out in the storm!!
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