>> Thursday, July 10, 2008
About a quarter till 4pm, Jeff grabbed me and we took a look at a thunderstorm moving into Charlotte. Our camera on top of the Dowd YMCA had a great view of the storm, and we are pretty confident we were able to watch, as well as show you on live TV at 3:51 and 4:01, a wall cloud move just from just northwest of Center City to just north of Center City prior to falling apart. Sure enough, the storm was exhibiting some rotation. Thankfully, a tornado never touched down, but it was definitely impressive to watch.
Here is some time-lapse footage of that wall cloud approaching Uptown. This footage is property of News 14 Carolina.
Below is the reflectivity and velocity data from the GSP NEXRAD at the time...you can clearly see the small velocity couplet.