21 June 2013


Impressive. The sort of thing The Atlantic does so well.

Amazing timelapse of a supercell ~ a rotating thunderstorm that is almost, but not quite, a tornado.

The storm here was not just a rotating supercell," but one with insane structure and amazing movement.

Place: Texas, near the town of Booker, in the NE-most corner of the state.

"We chased this storm from the wrong side (north) and it took us going through hail and torrential rains to burst through on the south side. And when we did ... this monster cloud was hanging over Texas and rotating like something out of Close Encounters."

Note early in the first part how the rain is coming down on the right and actually being sucked back into the rotation.

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