The End Nears: Time-Lapse Of Massive Storm Supercell

May 20, 2014


This is a time-lapse of a giant supercell storm in Wyoming. What the hell is a supercell? Well, contrary to what my dick of a roommate tried to convince me, it's not a new efficient battery. He's a filthy liar, so I threw one of his shoes over the balcony while he was in the shower and I'm not going to say anything when he comes out looking for it before work. Your meteorological lesson for the day, via Wikipedia:

A supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. For this reason, these storms are sometimes referred to as rotating thunderstorms. Of the four classifications of thunderstorms (supercell, squall line, multi-cell, and single-cell), supercells are the overall least common and have the potential to be the most severe. Supercells are often isolated from other thunderstorms, and can dominate the local weather up to 32 kilometres (20 mi) away.

Heck yeah, I want to be INSIDE it. Remember the first time you were on a plane and flew through a cloud? It wasn't as exciting as you thought it would be, was it? Then you got ABOVE the clouds. Now that -- that shit's magical. I like to pretend I'm floating above a giant cloud city where all the angels live but they're shy so you have to use magic vision to spot them. "What's magic vision?" What you get after staring at the sun for two minutes.

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Brandito, who would have punched that supercell in the throat and told it TO SETTLE THE F*** DOWN, OR ELSE. It's true, I saw him jump-kick a tornado once.

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