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Intense Storm Disrupts Air Traffic Into Vancouver International

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A short lived but intense storm disrupted air traffic into Vancouver International Airport. A special weather advisory was issued to incoming air traffic on 124.6 mhz.

I was on Stevestons water front at Fishermen’s wharf. I am looking over towards the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island and I see a ominous band of turbulent clouds. This band extended from a southerly direction to a almost northerly direction. They where headed towards west Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport.

I knew the cloud would make for good photographic material but my vantage point was not as good as I would like so I moved down to Garry Point Park. You can get a 360 degree without anything in your way. There I proceeded to photograph these huge black turbulent clouds. I was out of my vehicle close to the water and the wind was gusting over 30 km. I headed back to my car and the rain an a small amount of hail came down. I could hear the cloud rumbling many times. This was a short lived storm but carried a big punch disrupting air traffic into Vancouver International Airport.

 

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7:30 pm of the same day

I went back to Garry Point in the evening and observed another intense storm with lightning strikes . I shot quite a few pictures of this storm in infrared and also started a new group where a number of weather related pictures ar posted. Weather clouds an storms

http://www.flickr.com/groups/weather_clouds_and_storms/

I shot some of the picture in infrared because it lends itself to producing detail you might not see other wise. Infrared pictures tend to be more black and white producing very little color.

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