DISCUSSION: Over the past 24 to 48 hours, a few rounds of deep convective storms roared through many parts of western Europe as a few pulses of energy pushed across western/central Europe. As these low/mid-level energy surges helped to invigorate the regional surface-based environment, there was a substantial increase in the amount of warm, moist air surging into the region of concern (that being the heart of central Spain and just west of Madrid). This sudden increase in the amount of warm, moist air in the region allowed for a greater amount of convective instability to materialize which consequently allowed thunderstorms which did erupt to become quite deep.
Often times with such deep convective storms, you will also find an increased potential for large quantities of damaging hail to fall as well. As one particular thunderstorm smacked the city of Cenicientos, Spain back on Thursday (07/06/2017) afternoon, this is precisely what happened. However, in this particular situation, there was also heavy rainfall to go along with the copious amounts of hail which fell. Therefore, as captured in the footage above, there was flash flooding in the streets of Cenicientos, Spain along with large quantities rushing along with these floodwaters. Thus, making travel even more treacherous in these areas until the floodwaters gradually subsided. Hence, it is always imperative to have a healthy degree of inherent respect for the natural power of Mother Nature.
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