The awesome power of this tornado, just south of Parker Colorado, is evident by the amount of earth being consumed in its vortex. Despite this power, Mother Nature was just putting on a spectacular show; only a single tree was damaged. By Zachary Caron
Super-cell Lightning, Snyder, Nebraska Under a super-cell thunderstorm, a "wall cloud" or "pedestal cloud" may form. This is frequently associated with tornadoes and micro-bursts. Here, a "cloud-to-ground" lightning bolt strikes from a wall cloud.
Swirling Peaceful Death / Subtle yet hurtful / Calm yet crazy / Dark clouds swirl /Snow white clouds sway behind / Wanting to help /But their friend has become /Demented / Nothing to do but endure / And hope He calms soon