Note the vertical vortex coming from the base of the thunderstorm along with the second larger vortex in what is called the “rope” phase.
A tornado touched down in Riverside on Thursday May 22nd, 2008. The National Weather Service said at 4:38 p.m. Thursday that Doppler radar was tracking a tornado moving south near Moreno Valley in Riverside County. It was all part a an intense late spring weather system which lashed Southern California on Thursday with fierce thunderstorms that unleashed mudslides in wildfire-scarred canyons, spawned this tornado and dusted mountains and even low-lying communities with snow and hail. (photo from The Associated Press)
This picture was taken of an approaching thunderstorm. It looked like a cottonsky! The clouds are cumulonimbus mammatus which often accompany violent thunderstorms.
Location: Sun City, Arizona. Date: September, 2002
Photographer: Greg Banfield aka Motoman
A pulse storm developed south of Singleton and gave off some very nice cloud-to-ground lightning! Very powerful bolts.
Location: Singleton, NSW, Australia
Photographer: Ben McB
2 minute exposure of a super cell thunderstorm. The tornado sirens at Sheppard Air Force Base were sounded when the 80+ mph winds hit the base. Notice the inflow of the clouds into the bottom of the super cell…
Location: Wichita Falls, Texas
Date: May 2000
Photographer: Mark Papak
Several captures of lightning taken during a night time storm over Dallas, Texas.
Photographer: James Langford
Spectacular electrical storm on 7-23-03. Taken just outside Joplin, Missouri, near Shoal Creek.
Photographer: Alyson Lowe