Severe supercells and hailstorms in CNTRL-E France – July 30, 2017

Severe hailstorms were reported in eastern parts of central France on July 30. Several discrete supercells formed, producing large to very large hail.


Well-developed supercell over la Loire (42) late on July 30. Note the rain-free base, wall cloud and precipitation offset to the right. Photo: Alexandre Mancini / Rhône-Alpes / Auvergne infos météo.

Hailstones up to about 3-4 cm in diameter were reported. Several storm chasers photographed the parent supercells, make sure to see the time lapse at the end.