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Severe thunderstorm outbreak in Germany – June 22, 2017

It was an exceptionally active day over Germany yesterday! Numerous severe thunderstorms hit much of the country, also moving into Czech Republic. We take a look at the best reports received so far. We are updating with additional reports, so check back soon!

Thunderstorm activity commenced in the morning with a MCS/QLCS approaching N Germany across the North Sea. The QLCS intensified over land and hit several large cities, including Hambur and Hannover.


MCS/QLCS over N Germany in the morning hours.

https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2030518980504526/


Amazing view at the approaching storm from Uetersen Airfield, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany! Amazing photos by Fabian Förster!

Approaching Mesoscale Convective System over Hamburg, N German. Photo: Samir Gaddah.

Spectacular view of the structure on the MCS over Hagenow, N Germany. Photo: Nadine We

Exceptional multi-level shelf cloud on the MCS near Hamburg, N Germany! Report: Stormchasing S-H

Amazing multi-layered shelf cloud over Erden, Germany by Andreas Hahn.

Approaching MCS near Wittenburg, Mecklenburg Vorpommern just after noon local time. Photo: Cindy Meyer‎

Severe thunderstorm approaching Prignitz, Germany. Photo: Johannes Herper.

Shelf cloud on the Mesoscale Convective System over Hamburg, N Germany. Report: partners Cyclone Of Rhodes.

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https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/posts/2030600090496415

By mid afternoon the QLCS had weakened, but several discrete intense tail end HP supercells developed.


Dissipating QLCS and forming discrete HP supercells.‎

Exceptional radar presentation of the monster supercell near Giessen, SE Germany. Lightning rate on this storm alone was 500 flashes per minute! Radar: Kachelmannwetter.com‎


Monster HP supercell near Magdeburg, Germany in mid afternoon! Images: David Steg / Markus Riexinger.‎

Wall cloud on the monster HP supercell near Magdeburg, Germany! Photo: B a s t i.

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Large hail in Blankenheim, Germany this afternoon. Photo by @Walrathis.

Additional organized thunderstorms were initiating across SW and CNTRL Germany.

https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2030059483883809/

https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/photos/a.1423656947857402.1073741825.1377757209114043/2030597287163362/?type=3&theater

By mid evening most of Germany (except the south) was under very active thunderstorms, which were moving also into Czech Republic.

https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2030206817202409/

Nearly half a million lightning flashes over central Europe on June 22!

Also check out these videos of today’s thunderstorms, from the morning MCS/QLCS over N Germany to intense isolated supercells later in the afternoon and evening.

https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2029976560558768/
https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2029947317228359/
https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2030048207218270/
https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2030142110542213/
https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2030325633857194/
https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2030254270530997/

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UPDATE: Severe thunderstorms hit N Germany - large hail, tornado reported (June 22, 2017; 12:15 UTC)
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