DISCUSSION: Just over four days ago, a major hailstorm impacts areas both in and around Istanbul, Turkey. Prior to the onset of this major hailstorm, there was a particularly impressive regional cloud exhibition on display as strong rising motion was evident in the raw footage attached above. In addition, right at the very beginning of the footage attached above, you can see the rising motion in action by way of the rapidly rising cloud columns towards the back-right portion of the image. This is a clear sign of what was a fairly strong core updraft. There is no debate that this was a particularly intense storm based on the many sources of large hail reports which were submitted and observed in other footage closer to the ground during the course of this recent severe weather event that slammed south-central Europe. This event reinforces the point for why it is incredibly important to always remain weather-ready during any period of time in which there is a threat for severe weather!
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