Supercell thunderstorm

Supercell thunderstorm

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Caption: 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. Supercell thunderstorms are capable of producing tornadoes. Photographed near Dumas, Texas, USA, on 18 May 2010.

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