June 15, 2009 Hail and Storm Pictures

Photographer: CBS6 viewer Ryan Brown: Caught the shelf cloud that formed on the leading edge of the severe thunderstorm as it moved into the greater Capital Region. This shot was over the toll booth at Thruway exit 24. Shelf clouds form as a result of cold thunderstorm outflow lifting the warm moist air it encounters as it pushes away from the storm. Essentially it's a mini-cold front. No severe weather is associated with shelf clouds, however, depending on the strength of the outflow, strong winds can follow its passage. In this case, surface winds behind the shelf were not particularly strong Photographer: CBS6 viewer Ryan Brown: Another view of the shelf cloud near Thruway exit 24





Shelf Cloud over Thruway Exit 24, Monday June 15, 2009  Shelf Cloud over Thruway Exit 24, Monday June 15, 2009   
   
Photographer: CBS6 viewer Margorie Corbett: Shelf cloud moving over Ballston Lake, NY, Saratoga County. The view is looking WSW with the storm moving toward Glenville, Schenectady County at approximately 5:50pm Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: Shelf cloud over Latham, NY, off of Route 9 at exit 7
Shelf Cloud moving over Ballston Lake, Monday June 15, 2009  Shelf Cloud over Latham, NY, Monday June 15, 2009    
Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: Another view of the shelf cloud over Latham, NY, off of Route 9 at exit 7


Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: Significant hail accumulation near the Crossgates Mall area to the intersection of 155 and Route 20 in Guilderland, Monday June 15, 2009
Shelf Cloud over Latham, NY, Monday June 15, 2009  Deep hail near Crossgates Mall, Guilderland, NY, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: Quarter sized hail from the Guilderland area

Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: Accumulating hail in and around Westmere painting an almost winter like picture as if it had snowed.

Quarter sized hail in the Guilderland area, Monday June 15, 2009  Accumulating hail in the Guilderland area, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: Accumulating hail on the Hiawatha Trails Golf course in Guilderland and the erie fog that followed due to the significant temperature drop into the 50s with the air temperature reaching the dewpoint temperature causing saturation and the fog Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: More of the erie but spectacular hail fog over the Hiawatha Trails Golf course in Guilderland
Accumulating hail and the erie fog that followed on the Hiawatha Trails Golf Course in Guilderland, Monday June 15, 2009  Accumulating hail and the erie fog that followed on the Hiawatha Trails Golf Course in Guilderland, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: CBS6 viewer and former WeatherNet 6 spotter Sean Organ: More of the erie but spectacular hail fog over the Hiawatha Trails Golf course in Guilderland Photographer: CBS6 viewer Steve Bessette: Significant hail in Bennington, VT. A long duration period of torrential rain and hail battered Bennington, VT with flash flooding reported downtown
Accumulating hail and the erie fog that followed on the Hiawatha Trails Golf Course in Guilderland, Monday June 15, 2009  Significant hail in Bennington, VT, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: CBS6 viewer Steve Bessette: Hail on the ground in Bennington, VT, Monday June 15, 2009


Photographer: CBS6 viewer Dan Duprat: Hail on the ground in Bennington, VT, Monday June 15, 2009

Significant hail in Bennington, VT, Monday June 15, 2009  Significant hail in Bennington, VT, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: WeatherNet 6 spotter Jason Satas: Penny to quarter sized hail fell for seven minutes at Jason's location near Galway Lake in Saratoga County Photographer: CBS6 viewer Kevin Dorsey: Roughly 1/2" diameter hail is pictured here, (3/4" is the 2008 cut-off size for severe) However, the hail fell for a long duration accumulating up to a depth of an inch
Significant hail near Galway Lake, Galway, NY, Monday June 15, 2009  Significant hail in Scotia, NY, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: WeatherNet 6 spotter Paul Barbarulo: A long duration period of hail in Scotia left accumulations which lasted up to several hours after the storm had moved out of the region, 0.44" of rain fell in a short time at this location with the passage of the storm Photographer: WeatherNet 6 spotter Jonathan Visnosky: Hail up to an inch in diameter was reported in Oneonta, with slightly larger than 1/2" diameter hail falling at Jonathan's location at approximately 4:25pm
Hail in Scotia, NY, Monday June 15, 2009  1/2 inch diameter hail in Oneonta, NY, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: WeatherNet 6 spotter Ron Weiss: Major hail storm in the process of coating surfaces in Gilboa, NY, Schoharie County. The storm was in the process of ending at the time of this shot at approximately 6:39pm, Monday June 15, 2009. An inch of rain was also recorded at this location with the passage of the storm
Photographer: WeatherNet 6 spotter Chris Fatato: This hail fell from the thunderstorm between 5:55pm and 6:20pm in Colonie on St. Francis Lane. Approximately 1/2" diameter sized hail fell at this location with hail covering the ground. The duration of hail lasted approximately 10 to 15 minutes. A total of 0.90" of rain fell from the storm with an amazing 0.86" of it falling in twenty minutes
Significant accumulating hail in Gilboa, NY, Monday June 15, 2009  Significant hail in Colonie, NY, Monday June 15, 2009 
Photographer: WeatherNet 6 spotter Robert Schrom: Penny sized hail (3/4" in diameter) fell for approximately 10 minutes starting at about 6:15pm on Monday June 15, 2009 according to Robert. Photographer: WeatherNet 6 spotter Sherle Slingerland: The merger of the Capital Region Severe storm and a severe storm tracking across southern Albany County resulted in a new hail core forming over Coeymans Hollow which went on to produce this golf ball sized hail (1.75" diameter) around 7pm
3/4 inch diameter hail in Guilderland, NY, Monday June 15, 2009  Very large hail stones in Coeymans Hollow, NY, Monday June 15, 2009