Super-cell Lightning, Snyder, Nebraska Under a super-cell thunderstorm, a "wall cloud" or "pedestal cloud" may form. This is frequently associated with tornadoes and micro-bursts. Here, a "cloud-to-ground" lightning bolt strikes from a wall cloud.
Check out this extreme up-close footage of a tornado that touched down just north of Wray, CO yesterday. This video was posted by Reed Timmer Meteorologist and Extreme Storm Chaser. Pinner - I saved this June
I want to get a picture of lightning. I'm never in the right place at the right time with my camera. There are very few thunderstorms in Wyoming. To capture the color purple is a millisecond rare twinkling of an eye photo.
Severe weather is nothing new for Iowa and neighboring states. Extreme weather events don't seem that unusual either. But 2008 was a year when weather claimed a high number of lives in Iowa, as well as homes, businesses, farms--entire towns.