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May 14, 1997

Lamesa, TX Supercell

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While heading west towards a distant supercell we encountered a newly developing storm near Lamesa that we followed for just over an hour.

updraft hits the tropopause Mammatus under the storm anvil

The storm had several updraft bases that merged into one strong updraft

Thunderstorm updraft base Two updraft bases

As we followed the storm, it produced a microburst

Microburst under the back of the updraft Storm sucks microburst back up into cloud

As the storm transformed it developed a striated base with a large inflow tail

Low Precipitation supercell with striated base and inflow tail

as the inflow tail dissipated the storm began to look like a flying saucer and began to take on high precipitation characteristics.

Storm has the look of a flyng saucer Storm with precip under the normally rain free base

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