Supercell cumulonimbus thunder cloud

Supercell cumulonimbus thunder cloud

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Credit: HOWARD BLUESTEIN/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Developing supercell thunder cloud. A supercell is a thunderstorm that contains a mesocyclone, a rotating column of rising air. Mesocyclones often produce tornadoes, and supercell thunderstorms always produce strong winds, downbursts and heavy rain and/or hail. Photographed in the USA on 5th May 2001.

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Keywords: 05/05/2001, 2001, 21st century, american, cloud, clouds, cloudy, cumulonimbus, developing, extreme weather, formation, forming, gathering, mesocyclone, meteorological, meteorology, storm, stormy, supercell, thunder cloud, thunderstorm, tornadic, united states, us, usa, weather

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