Video still of a tornado underneath it’s parent Supercell thunderstorm with pretty awesome structure. This was taken on May 22, 2010 in South Dakota on the Bowdle wedge tornado day. The picture clearly shows how big a parent thunderstorm is vs. the tornado underneath it.
It’s Severe Weather Preparedness week, be sure you have a plan for severe weather this year! Here’s a link to get you started: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/severe.html#.Uxjx_SRkLO8
A tornado touches down near Saddle Mountain on the west sides of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife refuge on November 7, 2011. This tornado remained over almost entirely open country during it’s lifecycle and featured one of the more pronounced RFD cuts (clear looking area around the tornado) I’ve ever seen! (Photo by Brett Wright)
If you missed it yesterday, be sure to check out part two of our documentary film series about storm chasing. The Bear’s Cage: Storm of the Year is a good watch and we appreciate all of the compliments thus far: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3JCU-fz8I4
A supercell thunderstorm spins over open fields on August 17, 2009 near Geary, Oklahoma just before sunset. I always think”Wheel in the Sky” when I see this because the rotating updraft is clearly discernible. This storm only produced marginally severe hail and tons of lightning, but it was certainly pretty!
Also if you haven’t yet…Part Two of our documentary film series about storm chasing, The Bear’s Cage is out and ready to be watched! It’s a good one! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3JCU-fz8I4