Not much popped up on radar away from the Bay breeze this afternoon, but one cell did go up just west of Fredericksburg about 1630. I stopped in southern Stafford county to watch the base as the rain shaft strengthened, seeing some interesting motion on the back side of the updraft. The two photos above are the best representation of what I was viewing but nothing else exciting happened, not even lightning. However, the overall updraft did appear to be slowly rotating with a few minor striations showing in the cloud canopy. That was enough to keep my interest until the overall storm began to weaken and I could see through the rain shaft. Pretty convenient “chase”, as I was coming home from work and was less than 5 miles from the house.

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