It’s happened to most of us at least once or twice in our life. Innocent as we are, we head outside, enjoy the scenery, look up to the sky, and see… wait, what? What the heck is that? It’s the sky. It’s doing something really strange. Like, really strange. If you haven’t figured it out by now, we’re talking about cloud formations. But not just any cloud formations, we’re talking about some really avant-garde, experimental, out-there cloud formations. The type of things you truly don’t see often.
Mesocyclone Clouds (Supercells)
We know how this looks (it looks very scary. But hear us out for a second: these menacing storm clouds really aren’t as terrifying as they seem. Supercell clouds form during organized thunderstorms, and they create a deep rotating updraft, exactly like the one in the photograph. It’s for that reason that they’re also called ‘rotating thunderstorms’. Yet, the storm itself is usually pretty harmless. These kinds of clouds often take shape over rural Nebraska, so keep your eyes peeled!