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Dramatic Timelapse Shows Develpment of Supercell “Mothership” Storm Cloud in Wyoming

Yikes! The Mothership has returned to Wyoming a laClose Encounters of the Third Kind!” Yesterday a gigantic storm cloud spun into a flying saucer shape in eastern Wyoming near Newcastle and a storm-chasing group called Basehunters captured it all on film. Luckily, by the end of the footage, the storm dissipates.

You can see some images from Twitter below:

Source: Capital Weather Blog


Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Aqua4U May 21, 2014, 12:11 PM

    As expected… Nancy is out there in front. In this case I’ll note that today’s – 05.21.14 – APOD published a YouTube link to this story. AND they asked where first heard.. herd.