February 2017: Picture of the Month

February 2017: Picture of the Month

March 11, 2017
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thundercell

Spaceship or cloud? Although one may wish that it is an alien’s spaceship, this is an expressive thunderstorm known as a supercell. These storm systems are centered on mesocycolones, rotating updrafts that can span several kilometers and deliver torrential rains and high winds.

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