Supercell in Messina (video) – November 1, 2013

A supercell was caught on video over the Strait of Messina late yesterday afternoon as reported by MeteoWeb. The region was hit by thunderstorms that produced excessive rainfall and local flooding. The video clearly shows the supercell’s rotation as well as the wall cloud slowly being wrapped by rain in the rear flank downdraft (RFD).

Messina was part of SLGT risk area of DAY 1 Outlook for 1/11/2013


Wall cloud on the Strait of Messina supercell, November 1. Source: MeteoWeb / XDanyReporterX / Youtube.com

Video of supercell over the Strait of Messina. Source: XDanyReporterX / Youtube.com