Bartlett storm casts shadow over three states - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Bartlett storm casts shadow over three states

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - On Wednesday evening, a large isolated thunderstorm developed over Bartlett, a suburb of Memphis. It remained almost stationary and dumped a good dose of rain in just 45 minutes. The sun was setting off to the west-north-west of this storm as it grew to over 50,000 feet. Karl Wildenstein captured this shot of it from Mississippi.

Below is a close-up of the storm from David Dahler

Here is the cool part. The sun cast an amazingly long shadow that was seen from Collierville all the way to north Alabama. The image below was taken by Kim Barron in Collierville as the sun was setting. 

As I said above, this storm was having an impact well to the southeast of Memphis. The images below are from north Alabama courtesy of James Spann in Birmingham. They are from Smith Lake and Trussville. The timing, location of the sunset and lack of cloud cover made for a really cool sunset for several communities in north Alabama.

It's still amazes me that the shadow could be that long and reach that far from one thunderstorm near Memphis. Mother nature always has something cool to see, we just have to look for it.

Spencer Denton
Noon and 4 PM Meteorologist
Twitter: @sdentonwx
WMC Action News 5 Storm Tracking Team

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