Supercell thunderstorm

Supercell thunderstorm

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Caption: Supercell thunderstorm. Time-exposure image of lightning (lower right) striking during a supercell thunderstorm. This is a severe long-lived storm within which the wind speed and direction changes with height. This produces a strong rotating updraft of warm air (a mesocyclone) as well as a separate downdraft of cold air. This is a classic supercell structure. Supercell thunderstorms are capable of producing tornadoes. Photographed near Mobridge, South Dakota, USA, on 14 July 2011.

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