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

by Nancy Atkinson on May 19, 2014

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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 Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Aqua4U May 21, 2014 at 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.

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