Cool pics of thunderstorm in Texas

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  1. Shithead

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    Texas thunderstorm looks like a nuclear explosion
    By Yaron Steinbuch

    May 12, 2015 | 1:53pm

    No need to duck and cover!

    This cloud is no radioactive nuke bomb – but a thunderstorm supercell that mushroomed majestically over Lubbock, Texas, on April 11 [photo above].

    Photographer Darin Kuntz, who has spent his whole life in so-called Tornado Alley, captured the image from his back yard.

    A huge supercell dominates the Texas skyline like an atomic explosion on April 11 in Lubbock, Texas.Photo: Barcroft

    “While it is common to see a storm of this size here, this one stood out that day as it stayed together and continued to build and max out in altitude,” he said, according to Barcroft Media. “It also all came together as the sun was going down and created a once-in-a-life shot for me.”

    The billowing clouds reached as high as 50,000 feet in an area of very unstable air that helped propel them to such heights, the Washington Post reported that day.

    The storm unleashed large hail in the updraft but didn’t spawn any tornadoes.

    The Fujita scale, which rates tornado intensity, was created in Lubbock, Kuntz noted.

    “Storm season is an interesting time,” he said. “We spend most every day in a tornado watch. Everyone that has seen the picture says it is the greatest single storm photo they have ever seen.”
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    The power of nature!. If I saw clouds like that, I'd take cover.
     
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    there was a flash t-storm here that shock the house
    i can only imagine what that was like :eek:
     
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    Umm, not to be too much of a stickler for details, but how exactly is it that this guy's "back yard" sits some 1500 feet higher than anything else in Lubbock, Texas?
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. It doesn't take much to be a "reporter" now a days.
     
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    Great pics. You mind sending us one of them Texas-sized anvil tops out here to Northern California?

    Here is a picture of the storms we are getting:

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