Don't miss stormchasers' stunning footage of a rare supercell

Mother Nature put on an awesome display of power in Wyoming Sunday with a supercell thunderstorm. Lucky for us, pro stormchasers caught it on film.

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Video screenshot by Rusty Blazenhoff/CNET

Looking like something straight out of a Hollywood movie, dark clouds gathered swiftly in a large swirl over a rural section of Wyoming near Newcastle on Sunday evening, forming a rare weather phenomenon called a supercell. It's the most dangerous of all thunderstorms, marked by an ominous-looking vortex of air that can quickly turn into a tornado.

Stop what you're doing and check out this time-lapse video of the storm's supercell formation shot by the brave thrill-seeking stormchasers at Basehunters Chasing. They've crammed a little bit over an hour's worth of the supercell's footage into an action-packed 2 minutes.

It starts getting really nuts around the :55-second mark.

(Via Mother Jones)

About the author

Rusty Blazenhoff has been deeply involved in cyberculture for more than 20 years, and immersed in pop culture since getting her first copy of Dynamite magazine. She loves kitsch, quirky artifacts of Americana, and enjoying island life in Alameda, Calif., with her daughter. She makes a mean Fluffernutter.

 

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