Great Plains Severe Storm

Great Plains Severe Storm

Great Plains Severe Storm

The photo above showing a nasty storm gathering strength above the Great Plains was taken from Elizabeth, Colorado on June 2, 2012 about 1:05 p.m. I watched the sky change from cobalt blue with fluffy cumulus clouds around noon to this “end-of-the-world” monster.  Image credit: Theresa Bauman

We were under a tornado warning so I locked the horses in the barn and took cover. At right is a classic example of an inflow band, also sometimes called the “beaver tail.” Whenever you see a beaver tail such as this, not only is the whole storm rotating but it’s also dominating the environment for miles around. Though we endured strong winds, lightning and a lashing rain, we got off lucky — no damages were sustained.



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By |2015-07-22T15:13:59+03:00Jun 21, 2012|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

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