DISCUSSION: Within the past 24 to 36 hours, yet another impressive round of strong to severe thunderstorms erupted over parts of western to northwestern Germany. As has consistently been the case in recent days and weeks, the skies once again did not fail to disappoint people who were in the path of some of the particularly stronger convective storms. With strong convective instability in place both prior to and at the time of convective initiation, this greatly boosted the potential for strong to severe thunderstorm activity to be generated across several parts of Germany. As you can see in the image and raw footage attached above, one of the stronger storms exhibited fairly impressive misoscale to mesoscale features such as effective low-level lifting of developing clouds which helping to generate the shelf-like cloud feature racing out ahead of the approaching thunderstorm. This type of shelf-like cloud feature is very characteristic of strong to severe thunderstorms since features acts to often lift and destabilize air parcels out ahead of the storm which act to keep a given storm revitalized throughout the course of its lifetime.
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