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Supercell thunderstorm over the northern Sandhills of Nebraska with tornado

supercell_oMike Umscheid Photography posts on Facebook this spectacular image


Distant tornado from an amazing supercell thunderstorm over the northern Sandhills of Nebraska, west of Merriman, on 17 June 2014

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Twin Tornadoes on the Ground!

coker_dual_tornadoesStunning photo of dual tornadoes within a mile of each other on June 16th, 2014

Photo taken by stormchaser Matt Coker.

You have to see this to believe it!

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‘Light Speed’ clouds at sunset

light_streakcloudsCalvin Owen Jones writes:

To capture this image, my camera’s shutter was open for about five minutes, creating the cool “light-speed” effect of the clouds as they rolled by. I took this photo near Vancouver, BC, Canada.

 

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Stunning Frontal Cloud at Sea

frontcloud This frontal cloud formed from a  northeast wind shift and lifting of humid ocean air enough to cool it below the dewpoint. Taken about 5 miles offshore of Seaside Heights New Jersey, 8am May 14th, 2014

This photo  was taken by commercial fishermen Michael Wark on his boat.

 

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“Hurricane” in the desert

This is something you don’t see every day.

From NOAA EVL – Satellite Captures Rare Cloud Rotation in the Desert

This small low pressure system is bringing rain to the area around Twentynine Palms, CA. The remnants of a storm that developed over the Gulf of California, the low has taken on an anticyclonic rotation as it moves north northwest. This image was taken by GOES East at 1715Z on July 6, 2011.

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Volcanic eruption in Chile

Puyehue-Cordón Caulle eruption
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This natural-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows the thick, brown ash plume from the June 4, 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano Complex in Chile. The plume is easily identified as it towers over the bright white clouds in this scene.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC

Supercell thunderstorm with lightning

Title: Supercell Thunderstorm. Submitted by: Glenn A. Marsch, Prof. Physics, Grove City College

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Grand balcony sunset

Name and Title of Photographer: Glenn A. Marsch, Prof. Physics, Grove City College

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Nighttime fireworks treat

Summer thunderstorms in west central Florida are an every day event. However nighttime storms, after the sun’s energy is removed to power them, are rare. Read the rest of this entry

Guess the location

Hint – somewhere in the USA

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