Tags: clouds | wyoming | supercell | storm

Clouds in Wyoming Converge, Form Supercell Storm Captured on Video

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 11:25 AM

By Morgan Chilson

A supercell storm's clouds in Wyoming have gone viral after a photo and time-lapse video of the natural phenomenon took off on social media this week.

A group called Basehunters recorded and posted the clip on their Facebook and YouTube pages Sunday, where it quickly gathered more than 9 million hits.

In the time-lapse video, a towering column of black clouds swirls and then converges into what's called a supercell.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

The National Weather Service said supercell storms "contain updrafts that rotate about a vertical axis," which is what creates the impressive swirling effect.

"Supercells often produce damaging wind, large hail, and tornadoes, and most strong to violent tornadoes are associated with supercells," according to the NWS. "Once formed, a supercell may perpetuate itself for an appreciable length of time, even upon encountering an environment that is hostile to the development of new storms."

Despite the danger associated with such storms, photographs and video of supercells are popular online.

"The video of this supercell forming is pretty amazing. Personally I would be headed in the opposite direction. #tornadoes #supercell," one YouTube user commented on the Basehunters video.





The Basehunters’ supercell video went viral the same week as the anniversary of the destructive storm and tornado that hit the Moore, Oklahoma, area and killed 24 people last year. On its Facebook page, the Basehunters posted a video they took of that tornado and wrote, "Thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the residents of Moore & OKC on this one-year anniversary."




Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Hershey's Cadbury Lock Keeps Out British Chocolate Imports

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 06:35 AM

An agreement recently struck between Hershey and a British importer that would prevent Cadbury chocolate from being impo . . .

NYC Economy: Blizzard Miscue Put $200M Hit on Businesses

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 06:11 AM

New York City took a $200 million hit from the bungled shutdown of its transit system as a not-so-historic blizzard appr . . .

Hope Solo's World Cup Chances to Hinge on Alcohol Counseling?

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 05:47 AM

Completion of alcohol counseling may be one of the tasks set for goalkeeper Hope Solo by the U.S. Soccer Federation if t . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved