Some fo the weather models were a little crazy going all out! I was more conservative in my approach to this potential chase day... or at least I tried to be!
This is the 1:30PM surface analysis I whipped together, at the time everything seemed to be up in the air but I was still confident storms would fire.
This photo was taken on Airport Rd at the 25th Side Road looking due east at a developing storm over Beaverton. Echo tops were estimated to be 45,000ft when this photo was taken.
Here's a photo of the Beaverton cell as seen by the KBUF radar. You'll see it had a wee little hail marker in there at the time.
This beautiful storm near Dundalk produced a non-rotating wall cloud and had some wonderful structure.
As the storm cell tracked SE and moved farther away more of the storm as a whole became visible and it looked beautiful.
This was an impressive shot I could barely fit into the wide angle. Not only can you see the wall cloud under the rain free base but you can also see the full structure of the primary updraft and its flanking line plus the rain to the left side of the image.
After following the first storm for a while it became high based and began to fall apart. Thankfully everything was firing along a boundary sinking south and these fresh storms exploded near Melancthon.
The storm core was less than impressive, there was plenty of heavy rain and small hail but nothing too substantial as far as wind went. The storm also had a cold, elevated look to it. Probably a result from training over the previous storms outflow.
This storm which was just a little to the west of the previous storm was in untouched warm air and had beautiful billowing updraft and several interesting lowerings.
Most impressive was the lowering on the west side of the storm as well as the impressive rain foot closer to the northern forward flank.
Blasting south to keep pace with the storm as it headed towards Orangeville narroly missing Grandvalley and interesting outflow/inflow feature presented itself as a hybrid shelf cloud which was fed by westerly inflow.
Near the Caledon Village the OIrangeville cell or what was left of it morphed into an interesting multicell cluster with an amazing amount of motion and scud activity but nothing that really presented itself as threatening.
A small rain and hail shaft to my immediate south near the Brampton Airport
This was taken just a short jog down the road from the previous photo, again you can see how in some places the storm appear high based and in other they have a much lower base level all a result from transecting outflow.
This photo was an accident as I clicked the shutter while rounding a corner. What can I say? It turned out great!
Unfortunately, the problem with the while Caledon area and northern reaches of peel is that the whole area is tree laden. I was still able to get some sunset shots where the sky peaked through the tree canopy.
Here's a shot of the storm cluster as it moved over Brampton producing small hail of up to quarter size and some wonderful lightning. The storm continued south and eventually moved out over Lake Ontario.