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A Supercell Thunderstorm Cloud Over Montana
Credit & Copyright: Sean R. Heavey

Explanation: Is that a spaceship or a cloud? Although it may seem like an alien mothership, it’s actually a impressive thunderstorm cloud called a supercell. Such colossal storm systems center on mesocyclones — rotating updrafts that can span several kilometers and deliver torrential rain and high winds including tornadoes. Jagged sculptured clouds adorn the supercell’s edge, while wind swept dust and rain dominate the center. A tree waits patiently in the foreground. The above supercell cloud was photographed in July west of Glasgow, Montana, USA, caused minor damage, and lasted several hours before moving on.
[Source: NASA]
H/t beloved fellow Igor.
~Eowyn

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Judy
9 years ago

Awesome.

Judy
9 years ago
Reply to  Judy

Thought it worth repeating. 🙂

Dave
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9 years ago

Steve,
If only we were so lucky.
🙂
-Dave

Joan
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Joan
9 years ago

This is extremely haunting, yet beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us!

Vincent Feinman
9 years ago

Awesome Blog! I love weather photos, can’t seem to get enough of them! I have a Weather Blog that teaches you about stuff like this, as well as a couple Photography Blogs.
Keep up the good work!