Scary and Amazing Structure of Supercell and Thunderstorm

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A supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. For this reason, these storms are sometimes referred to as rotating thunderstorms.



A massive supercell pulsing with electricity pushes across the Kaw River Valley

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Cool supercell, Storm Over the Skies of Southwest Oklahoma on June 29th 2015. 


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At times Mother Nature can be quite powerful but also beautiful at the same time. With the monsoon season in Arizona come some of the most beautiful skies. 


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Supercell cloud and lightning by Xtef Mistik


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When this supercell storm produced a tornado earlier we thought we had seen the best it could offer........and then there was this scene! near Bledsoe,
New Mexico on May 29th, 2015 by Brad Hannon


Incredible supercell thunderstorm, storm produced 6 confirmed tornadoes
Incredible supercell thunderstorm at dusk on June 21st this year. This South Dakota storm produced 6 confirmed tornadoes prior to this shot (Of which I have photos of them all)! The lightning and structure of the storm were top notch! by Roger Hill


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A stacked plates supercell spins over open fields in south central Iowa on June 24th, 2015

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Of the four classifications of thunderstorms (supercell, squall line, multi-cell, and single-cell), supercells are the overall least common and have the potential to be the most severe. Supercells are often isolated from other thunderstorms, and can dominate the local weather up to 32 kilometres (20 mi) away.

Supercells are often put into three classification types: Classic, Low-precipitation (LP), and High-precipitation (HP). LP supercells are usually found in climates that are more arid, such as the high plains of the United States, and HP supercells are most often found in moist climates. Supercells can occur anywhere in the world under the right pre-existing weather conditions, but they are most common in the Great Plains of the United States in an area known as Tornado Alley and in the Tornado Corridor of Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil.