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)

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