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                   Thursday, October 2, 2014 2:47PM CDT

St. Louis metro severe storms - October 1 & 2

By DAN ROBINSON
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VIDEO: Lightning over the Gateway Arch on Wednesday night

Yet another 1,000 mile trip back home to St. Louis (from a medium-term business trip) for a round of fall severe weather. First was lightning over St. Louis on Wednesday night:

Lightning behind the Gateway Arch
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The "main event" was Thursday the 2nd, which began in the STL metro with this elevated supercell at Mascoutah, IL:

Supercell at Mascoutah, IL
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The last round of significant storms rolled through the metro area around 5PM, with the most impressive gust front shelf cloud I've seen over the city yet. These are three 5-frame panoramas shot from the Eads Bridge:

Severe thunderstorm gust front over St. Louis
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Severe thunderstorm shelf cloud over St. Louis
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Severe thunderstorm shelf cloud over St. Louis
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